Archives for January 2018

* Review * TAMING THE TEXAN by Jules Bennett

* Review * TAMING THE TEXAN by Jules BennettTaming the Texan by Jules Bennett
Series: Billionaires and Babies
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2018
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four-half-stars

Stranded with a rich, rugged rancher…

Single mom Alexa Rodriguez’s first child-free vacation in years is supposed to be low-key. But then she meets brooding Texas rancher Hayes Elliott. Heir to an empire and suffering deep emotional pain, he tries to push her away—even as she craves his touch. And when a storm strands them together, their undeniable chemistry explodes. Now Alexa finds herself introducing Hayes to her precious son, imagining herself in Hayes’s world and keeping secrets that could destroy everything…

 

She’s out of her comfort zone, he’d rather hide-away from the world … but when circumstances have them stuck together during a storm, sparks fly and passion ignites! This was a super quick, fun read! He’s surly and has a few reasons for being that way … she hasn’t had the best luck in life, but is happily willing to try again as long as her little one is along for the ride. It doesn’t take long for them to grab our attention … and our hearts … on a wild ride towards forever!

When her best friend pretty much forces her to take a vacation by stealing her kid and buying the getaway, single mom Alexa Rodriguez doesn’t know how she’s going to pass the time! She decides to look around at some of the offerings at the B & B and stumbles into neighbor Hayes Elliott at the stable.

War-hero Hayes Elliott isn’t happy to see a stranger on his land, but when he finds out she’s a guest over at his sister-in-law’s B & B, he realizes he’s going to have to play nice. He would much rather not have to interact with outsiders while he’s still being plagued by PTSD and heartache after returning home. Alexa surprises him though and is way too tempting to resist! They soon find themselves taking opportunities to see each other again and she even introduces him to her son … but there’s a major secret blowing in the wind between them … when he finds out what she knows and didn’t share, will they be able to salvage a relationship or will he use the info to his advantage and delve back into his shell again?

four-half-stars

* Review * SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE by Rachel Gibson

* Review * SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE by Rachel GibsonSimply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson
Series: Chinooks Hockey Team #1
Published by Avon on March 20, 2012
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three-half-stars

Georgeanne Howard leaves her fiancé at the altar when she realizes she can't marry a man old enough to be her grandfather, no matter how rich he is. Hockey superstar John Kowalsky unknowingly helps her escape, and only when it's too late does he realize that he's absconded with his boss's bride. This bad boy isn't looking to be anybody's savior but his own. Still, a long night stretches ahead of them—a night too sultry to resist temptation.

Seven years later, Georgeanne and John meet again. She is on her way to becoming Seattle's domestic darling and he is past his hellraising days. Shocked to learn that he has a daughter, John's determined to be part of her life. Georgeanne has loved John since the moment she jumped into his car, but will he risk the wrath of his boss, and one final chance at glory, to prove that this time his love will be everlasting?

 

A quirky story of life, lust and eventually a happily ever after! The main characters are fairly well developed, but there was a side plot of Mae/Ray that I found to be a bit distracting. For a hockey romance, there wasn’t really much of a hockey context involved, but it was an entertaining read.

The moment Georgeanne Howard decided to run out on her wedding, her life was changed forever! Her unknowing hero whisks her away into a night of temptation too steamy to be denied.

When hockey player John Kowalsky realizes that the woman he helped into his car is none other than the soon-to-be bride of his boss, he’s fit to be tied! Heads are going to roll if this ever gets out … namely his!

Seven years later, their lives are in totally different places when they meet by happenstance again. John has settled down from his wild ways that somewhat stemmed from a past that she knew nothing about back when they were first together … and Georgeanne has made something of herself in the culinary world. When John accidentally finds out about the daughter they share, Georgie is determined not to let the guy that hurt her do the same to her daughter. She doesn’t need his help and doesn’t appreciate him trying to insinuate himself into her happy life! John isn’t going to take no for an answer when it comes to a kid that is just as much his as hers … will the fireworks lead to a feud worthy of the tabloids, or will they figure out a way to work together towards a better future?

three-half-stars

* Review * HER SOLDIER OF FORTUNE by Michelle Major

* Review * HER SOLDIER OF FORTUNE by Michelle MajorHer Soldier of Fortune by Michelle Major
Series: The Fortunes of Texas: The Rulebreakers
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on January 1, 2018
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four-half-stars

Nate doesn’t know what kind of trouble Bianca is in

He only knows that he is honor-bound to protect her. He owes her brother that much. And ever since Nate Fortune found out he is related to the world-renowned Texas family, he’s braced for the unexpected. But nothing could have prepared the former navy SEAL for the reappearance of Bianca Shaw. The shy teenager Nate used to know as “Busy Bee” has blossomed into a beautiful young woman—and she’s just arrived at his Paseo ranch with a suitcase and her four-year-old son in tow.

Bianca isn’t sure she should get lost in the arms of a man whose embrace feels so much like home. Because this soldier’s heart holds secrets, and Bianca wonders if her dreams of family are too good to be true…

 

Two weary souls find a soft place to land, but will secrets tear them apart before they even begin?? With the first delve into the Fortunes of Texas new sub-series The Rulebreakers, Michelle Major steals our heart as she’s often known to do with a cast of lovable characters. A war-hero left with more wounds on the inside than on the out, a loving mother who needs a support system in life, and an adorable little tyke who steals scene after scene … the plot is well balanced with enough joy and romance to carry us through the strife that threatens the happily ever after we’re all looking for. A really enjoyable read!

Bianca Shaw’s life hasn’t been going so great lately … her beloved brother was killed at war, her no-good husband walked out on her, and now she’s really hit hard times.  She could really use a helping hand right about now, and she can’t think of any other place to go except for to the one person her brother told her would always be there for her … his best friend Nate Fortune.

Nate’s life has been in a bit of a turmoil lately as well. He’s still suffering from PTSD from that last mission in Afghanistan that didn’t bring her brother home, and he’s carrying a whole lot of survivor’s guilt in his heart. He was also thrown for a loop to learn that the father they thought had died years ago is actually alive and well and a surprise member of the renowned Texas Fortune family! When Bianca shows up at his door with a suitcase and her son in tow, he doesn’t hesitate to take her in … but will she be more than his aching heart can handle?

four-half-stars

* Review * SLAMMED by Victoria Denault

* Review * SLAMMED by Victoria DenaultSlammed by Victoria Denault
Series: San Francisco Thunder #2
Published by Forever on December 5, 2017
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five-stars

Not every goalie plays it safe...

As a publicist for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team, Dixie Braddock is too busy rescuing the players from trouble to get into any of her own. Except, of course, when it comes to the super hot new goalie. Because when a guy's kiss curls your toes and sets your heart on fire, how the hell do you just walk away? But if anyone ever catches them together, she'll lose her job faster than any slapshot.

Eli Casco is on the brink of having everything he ever wanted. He's finally been called up from the minor leagues to play on a championship team. And he just had the most mind-blowing night with the woman of his dreams. But now that he's an official Thunder player, Dixie is determined to keep her distance. None of the fame and fortune means anything to him without her to share it. If he truly wants Dixie in his life, it's time to throw down his gloves and put everything on the line.

 

Flirting leads to more than they bargained for in the next San Francisco Thunder novel! Eli and Dixie grabbed my attention from the very start with their adorable flirtiness of semi-forbidden lust! As I got deeper into each of their back stories, it made me grow even fonder of each of them. He had a past trauma that haunted him no matter how much he tried to overcome it, she had a heartache happening that she had no control over … each looking for comfort in their own way, but finding the strength to support the other through their things before even helping themselves. I really loved this story … it was sweet, sassy and steamy … and best of all, full of hockey studs!

Dixie Braddock is living the life now that she’s become a permanent publicist for the San Francisco Thunder hockey team! She loves her job and the most of the people around her … only one part of her life is bringing her down, and there’s nothing she can do to control it.

Elijah Casco is instantly attracted to Dixie when he is called up for one game from the Thunder’s farm team. Once he returns back to his own team, they continue to text and talk and have a major flirt fest going on. A publicity jaunt that brings them together is the perfect place for them to act on their attraction … but when they return to reality, they find out that Eli has been called up to the Thunder … and their relationship is now forbidden!

five-stars

* Review * THE BAD GIRL AND THE BABY by Nina Croft

* Review * THE BAD GIRL AND THE BABY by Nina CroftThe Bad Girl and the Baby by Nina Croft
Series: Cutting Loose #3
Published by Entangled: Brazen on December 4, 2017
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five-stars

Captain Matt Peterson prides himself on being able to handle anything...until he winds up as the guardian of his baby niece, Lulu. Two years and six nannies later, his well-ordered existence is in chaos. Still, he’s all Lulu has. Except, well...there is an aunt...

Darcy Butler has spent the last three years in prison for beating up her abusive brother-in-law. Her only regret is that she didn’t hurt him worse and stop him from killing her sister in a drunken car crash six months later. But now, Darcy just wants to rebuild her life. Starting with finding her sister’s child.

But Matt doesn't want an ex-con with a record for violence anywhere near Lulu. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to keep away from Darcy, himself. Despite their differences, their chemistry is combustible...and the sex is incredible! Still, it can’t possibly last. Can it?

 

Turmoil, compassion and lust are just a few of the exciting things Nina Croft stirs up in the latest book from her Cutting Loose Series! The characters we’ve met previously in this series have been really fun with intriguing back stories, and this one is no different! She understandably has a major chip on her shoulder, and he’s so uptight he might never even give her a chance … but all bets are off when she reaches out and gives him the info he needs to open his eyes and let her be in her niece’s life! A really great read … it’s feisty yet has a warm, gentle side as well … it’s steamy, yet endearing at the same time … and best of all, it’ll steal your heart from start to finish!

Darcy Butler is fresh out of a three year prison sentence for pounding on her abusive brother-in-law. She only wishes she had done more permanent damage that would have stopped him from killing her sister in a drunk-driving accident a few months later and leaving her niece an orphan! She promised her sister she’d make sure LuLu was okay if anything ever happened to her, and she’s trying to do just that … only hear guardian’s lawyer keeps putting up road blocks!

Army Captain, Matt Peterson has been juggling a lot for the last two years since he became the only family little LuLu had left and turned his world upside down to take her in. He knows her aunt has been trying to see her, but he doesn’t want an ex-con with a record of violence anywhere near her, so he’s been letting his lawyer handle it. When Darcy tracks him down and sets him straight on exactly what happened with his brother, he’s left with no other option than to let her at least see their niece. As he watches her fall under adorable LuLu’s spell, he can’t help but feel attracted to the woman she actually is, and all that she’s dealt with to be the person she is today!

 

five-stars

* Review * UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION by Katee Robert

* Review * UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION by Katee RobertUndercover Attraction by Katee Robert
Series: The O'Malleys #5
Published by Forever on November 28, 2017
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five-stars

Scandal. Wealth. Power. Seduction. Welcome to the world of the O'Malleys.

Ex-cop Charlotte Finch used to think there was a clear line between right and wrong. Then her fellow officers betrayed her, and the world is no longer so black and white. Especially when it's Aiden O'Malley, one of the most dangerous men in Boston, who offers her a chance for justice. The only catch: she'll have to pretend to be his fiancée for his plan to work.

Aiden can't afford to let anyone see the man behind the mask. To run the O'Malley empire, he has to be cool and controlled at all times. But the moment he meets Charlie, they're playing with fire. Her slightest touch is enough to send him over the edge. At first their "engagement" was a way to eliminate his enemies. Now he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe-- even if he has to destroy his own family to do it.

 

Captivating, breathtakingly sexy and a delve into the forbidden! Katee Roberts takes us for a wild ride of lust, revenge and power with her latest book in the mob-filled life of The OMalleys! If you’ve read previous books in the series, you will definitely recognize the family members and their enemies as they are mentioned, but you can easily pick it up and read it and enjoy it without having read previous ones.  You will miss out on some of the feelings that those earlier books unearthed, but this book is still a strikingly powerful strand-alone! The characters catch our attention and leave us waiting to see if they will become more than friendly enemies … but the wait doesn’t last long! The plot keeps us turning the pages to see what’s going to happen and who’s going to pay for the crimes that have been committed. It also sets us up nicely for the next story … I can’t wait!

Charlotte Finch was living the life she’d always dreamed of as an NYPD cop and fulfilling her family destiny, until one day the rug was pulled out from under her when she was set up by her fellow boys in blue to take a fall and be coined a dirty cop. Nothing she said or did helped her once she was wrongly labeled. Now she’s just living day by day burning up inside from the injustice. When she’s approached by a man she knows for a fact is one of the most dangerous in all of Boston, she truly hesitates before she agrees to his plan … but when someone is offering her the chance at revenge for the man that took her down, how can she really resist??

Aiden O’Malley has been running the family ever since his Dad stepped down and went out of town to regroup. He’s making enemies in and out of the family, but no matter how much he cares for his siblings, he has to do things that he doesn’t want to do in order for the good of the overall family and organization. Bringing Charlie home as his make believe fiancee is going to set off fireworks for sure, but if she can help him set up the take-down off the century on the enemy who has his sights set on his little sister, it will all be worth it! What he doesn’t expect however, is her to turn him upside down and have him wishing with all of his might that he could keep her as his very own!

five-stars

* Review * MISSION: MEMORY RECALL by Virginia Vaughan

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * MISSION: MEMORY RECALL by Virginia VaughanMission: Memory Recall by Virginia Vaughan
Series: Rangers Under Fire
Published by Love Inspired Suspense on January 1, 2018
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four-half-stars

Nothing's more dangerous than fall in love

CIA analyst Bethany Bryant has risked her career to prove her former love, soldier Marcus Allen, actually survived a military ambush -- and betrayed his country. But when she finally tracks the rugged army ranger to a remote Texas town, Marcus doesn't remember who he is ... or why someone's trying to kill him. With an assailant determined to silence them both for good, Bethany and Marcus must go on the run in the hope he'll regain his memories. But will Bethany's risky gambit to expose the truth clear his name and give them a future ... or end their second chance at forever?

 

Action packed from the first page! She thought their romance was prematurely ended with his death … until news came to light that led her to believe he betrayed her and his country and faked his death. She has devoted her life to tracking him down … and now that she has, will she believe the story he has to tell? The characters are easy to relate to, the plot is exciting and keeps us guessing who is guilty of what throughout … great read!

CIA analyst Bethany Bryant thinks she has finally tracked down the fugitive she has devoted her life to hunting down for the last two years … her former love, Marcus Allen. Devastation over his loss was nothing compared to the betrayal and heartbreak she felt when she found out he had snookered not only her, but also the country he had sworn to serve. She wants nothing more than for him to be brought to justice once and for all for his desertion!

When Marcus gets called out of the kitchen at the diner he works at because a customer says she knows him, he’s thrilled! He’s been trying to get answers as to who he is and where he belongs for 2 years now, but keeps hitting dead ends. Could this be the answers he’s been praying for? He’s not so sure, because almost as soon as he steps foot beside her, danger rears it’s ugly head in the form of bullets tearing through the window. Who wants the secrets he wants to remember so badly to be kept silent once and for all?

four-half-stars

* Blog Tour / Review * BAYSIDE’S MOST UNEXPECTED BRIDE by Kerri Carpenter

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* Blog Tour / Review * BAYSIDE’S MOST UNEXPECTED BRIDE by Kerri CarpenterBayside's Most Unexpected Bride by Kerri Carpenter
Series: Saved by the Blog
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on January 1, 2018
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four-stars

Always a Blogger. Never a Bride?

Word on the street is that Sawyer Wallace, editor in chief of our favorite—but financially strapped—local paper, has been offered a hot deal to save the Bayside Bugle! All he’s got to do is reveal the identity of the Bayside Blogger. Even if doing so means losing Riley Hudson, his oldest friend. And, maybe, the woman making him rethink his singleton status!

Riley’s just as crazy about her best bud and boss—which is why she’s always kept him at a distance. Plus, only Sawyer knows her real identity. Talk about compromising positions… Would revealing the truth destroy their chance at leaving the friendzone? Or perhaps there will be wedding bells for this couple, who truly are meant for each other!

 

Sweet & sassy! With a fitting wrap up, Kerri Carpenter brings us the final book in her Saved by the Blog series. It’s a heartwarming story of overcoming past adversity to allow yourself to reach for the life  you’ve always wanted. A friends to lovers/falling for the boss trope leads us into Riley’s story. We’ve been waiting for the big reveal of the mysterious blogger’s identity, so it’s no surprise when that happens just as we expected. The characters are all familiar from the past books in the series, and the happily ever after is sweet!

Owner/Editor of the town treasure, the Bayside Bugle, is trying his best to keep things at an even keel even though the newspaper is in dire financial straits. He’s tried everything he knows of to keep the institution afloat, but times are tougher than ever. When a saving grace offer comes in right before he might have to start laying employees off, it seems like a no-brainer to grab it with both hands … until he hears the benefactor’s stipulation … he wants to know who the Bayside Blogger is!

Riley Hudson loves her job and the town she lives in, and if her tidbits of gossip lead to happily ever afters for her friends … all the better! When sparks start flying harder than ever between Sawyer and her, she’s not sure how to handle it. She really likes him, but she’s been bit by the boss/employee situation in the past and doesn’t want to relive that nightmare. Will she decide to take the chance on love?

 

 

 

 

 

To save his family’s newspaper, Sawyer Wallace has to decide if he can out his best friend, Riley Hudson, who’s been gossiping about everyone in town as the Bayside Blogger. Will revealing the truth destroy their chance at happily ever after? Find out in this delightful & playful novel by award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter.

 

 

About Bayside’s Most Unexpected Bride:

Title: Bayside’s Most Unexpected Bride
Author: Kerri Carpenter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 1, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin, Special Edition
Series: Saved by the Blog
Format: Digital eBook / Print
Digital ISBN: 9781488093388
Print ISBN: 9781335465535

 

Always a Blogger. Never a Bride?

Word on the street is that Sawyer Wallace, editor in chief of our favorite—but financially strapped—local paper, has been offered a hot deal to save the Bayside Bugle! All he’s got to do is reveal the identity of the Bayside Blogger. Even if doing so means losing Riley Hudson, his oldest friend. And, maybe, the woman making him rethink his singleton status!

Riley’s just as crazy about her best bud and boss—which is why she’s always kept him at a distance. Plus, only Sawyer knows her real identity. Talk about compromising positions… Would revealing the truth destroy their chance at leaving the friendzone? Or perhaps there will be wedding bells for this couple, who truly are meant for each other!

 

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Excerpt:

“Hey, boss. What’s up?”

He steepled his hands on his desk and peered at her with his dreamy hazel eyes.

Damn. Dreamy? She meant irritating. Beady even.

The weather was unseasonably cold already and he was sporting a pair of corduroy pants and a somewhat ugly argyle sweater that she knew had been a Christmas gift from his mother last year. Not the most stylish of outfits and yet somehow he looked like he’d walked out of the pages of an L.L.Bean catalog. Just because he was tall with broad shoulders and had really cute sandy-brown hair that flopped on his head because he needed a haircut. And today he was wearing his glasses. What was it about a large lumberjack-looking man who wore glasses? Why did that make her stomach twist up into knots? And then there was his lopsided smile…

What in the heck was she doing? This was Sawyer Wallace, lifelong friend and, more importantly, boss. She couldn’t size him up like a piece of meat. Especially because they worked together. Especially because of what had happened to her in New York.

“Riley,” he began.

“Sawyer,” she countered, and bit her lip in anticipation.

He reached into his top desk drawer and pulled out a colorful silk scarf. “Before I forget, Tony found this at The Brewside. Said you left it there a couple of weeks ago and he kept forgetting to give it to you.”

She reached for the bright yellow scarf with lime-green polka dots. One of her favorites.

“Thanks,” she mumbled. “Tony must have given this to you while you were on your date.” She used air quotes for the word date and wiggled her eyebrows.

Sawyer exhaled a long breath.

“What?” she asked, feigning innocence.

“‘Bayside’s forever bachelor’?” he quoted. “Really?”

She shrugged.

“I thought I told you to keep me out of the Bayside Blogger’s column.”

Copyright © 2018 Bayside’s Most Unexpected Bride by Kerri Carpenter

 

 

Other Books in the Saved by the Blog series:

Falling for the Right Brother


Saved by the blog!
 

This just in, fair readers! Chic and stunning, that gorgeous new woman about town is none other than our very own little Ellie–now Elle–Owens. She’s a far cry from the frumpy, bookish student we used to know, but then, living in Italy will do that to a girl! Still, this blogger can’t forget the infamous video that caused her to leave!

Apparently Miss Elle has been spotted with yummy contractor Cam Dumont…but we thought her heart belonged to his little brother. Are Cam and Elle a new couple? They were seen cooling their passions in the bay…in April! If this is love, let’s hope she’s swimming with the right brother. The Bayside Blogger will keep you posted.

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Bidding on the Bachelor

 

Another roll of the dice

Big news, fair readers! Bayside High’s favorite It Girl is back. Would you have bet Clarissa Blackwell would ever return? Ten years ago, she crushed Jasper Dumont’s heart under her Jimmy Choos and left town for a bigger, better life. Her return raises one question: What is she running from (or is it to) now?

Perhaps Jasper knows? One look at Carissa and he fell in the bay! (Rich, single and devastatingly handsome, Jasper’s our catch of the day.) That icy plunge should have brought him to his senses, yet “Casper” has been spotted together all over town. Does this mean Bayside’s legendary couple may reunite? The stakes are high, but the Bayside Blogger’s money is riding on love!

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Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances that are sweet, sexy, and sparkly. When she’s not writing, Kerri enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry. Visit Kerri at her website, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or subscribe to her newsletter.

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four-stars

* Review * TEMPTED BY HER GREEK TYCOON by Katrina Cudmore

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * TEMPTED BY HER GREEK TYCOON by Katrina CudmoreTempted by Her Greek Tycoon by Katrina Cudmore
Published by Harlequin Romance on January 1, 2018
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four-stars

Resisting her boss’s charms…

Loukas Christou needs a wife. For the luxury hotel tycoon, honoring his parents’ memory by acquiring their dream hotel should be simple. But to complete the deal he must be married. Enter temporary PA Georgie Jones, who offers to be his matchmaker!

Georgie never stays anywhere long-term—her mother’s abandonment proved that even the strongest relationships never last. She should be focused on finding Loukas a bride, but resisting the temptation of her Greek tycoon’s kiss is easier said than done!

 

Opposites attract! She’s happy and carefree … he’s serious and straight-laced — who could ever imagine the pair of them together? With a sweet love connection, we go on the journey of watching these two characters deal with their past guilt and desertion to finally wake up and see what’s standing right in front of them. Even though they think they can walk away with only a few nights together … in the end, it’s not that easy! A sweet story with fairly well developed characters and a fun plot.

Loukas Christou needs a bride … but only a temporary, convenient one! In order to make one of his late father’s dreams come true, he needs to be married to fulfill the contract to purchase a piece of property that would have meant the world to his mother and father. He works hard to keep their memory alive and their business thriving even though he has to fight his brothers and sister tooth and nail to do so sometimes. A wife to help keep his family on the straight and narrow would be an added benefit too!

Recently hired as his new temporary PA, Georgie Jones already has a great relationship with his siblings even if his first impression of her is quite flighty. She can’t deny he’s hunky and sends a thrill throughout her body with just one look, but she’s certainly not the type to do happily ever after. Her past issues lead her to flit from one project to another in life … but surely she can help him out right? Who doesn’t need a personal matchmaker when they’re looking for a convenient bride?

four-stars

* Review * CONTRACT BRIDE by Kat Cantrell

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * CONTRACT BRIDE by Kat CantrellContract Bride by Kat Cantrell
Series: In Name Only
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2018
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four-half-stars

She’s marrying her billionaire boss…for a green card

All work and no play for reasons he won’t talk about, CEO Warren Garinger keeps his company at the top. And he needs his ace marketing consultant, Australian Tilda Barrett, to stay in the States despite an immigration mix-up. His solution: a marriage in name only. New problem: beneath Tilda’s staid suits and severe buns lies the sexiest woman he’s ever met. Now their brief wedding kiss is all he can think about and Warren vows to not only marry his convenient wife but bed her, too…

 

Can a marriage of convenience turn into love? Warren doesn’t think that’s even a possibility or he wouldn’t have offered himself up when the mood struck! We recognize most of the supporting cast from the past books in this series, and it’s fun to watch Warren have to let go of his past hangups to actually see the potential in front of him after he held such a grudge over Jonas & Hendrix for falling in love. I really enjoyed this series!

Australian marketing consultant Tilda Barrett finds herself in a real pickle when she learns there is an issue with her work visa and she must return to Australia in two days time and turn her job at Flying Squirrel over to a replacement. A secret past makes it difficult for her to ever return home again … but it doesn’t seem like she has any choice in the matter!

CEO Warren Garinger knows that Tilda is a huge asset in his current campaign to gain Australian market share, so there’s no way he’s letting her be thrown off this project. When all the legal channels turn up no options for them, he decides to take matters into his own hands and offer a temporary marriage solution. Little does he expect his tight-laced new wife to knock his socks off with one glimpse of what she wears under those prim and proper business suits!

four-half-stars