* 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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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

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* 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

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* 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

* Release Day Blast * FALLING FOR A COWBOY by Karen Rock

FALLING FOR A COWBOY
Rocky Mountain Cowboys Series
Karen Rock
January 1, 2018
Harlequin Heartwarming

BLURB:

Doesn’t he get that she’s blind?

Barrel racer Amberley James wants to join the premier rodeo circuit more than anything, but she faces the ultimate hurdle when she loses her eyesight to a rare genetic condition. All she’d ever wanted seems out of reach.Giving up is the only option…until her best friend and local hero, Jared Cade steps in. The last thing she wants is Jared’s help. But his persistence at encouraging her to get back in the saddle is ridiculously annoying. And undeniably inspiring…

 

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EXCERPT:

“Am I going blind?”

A drumming sound signaled Dr. Hamilton tapping on his desk. Then a long sigh.

“Gene therapy studies are still too early to be conclusive. Amberley, I wish I had a better prognosis. This is a heck of a thing.”

“So—so that’s it?” Amberley’s voice shook.

“We can arrange for a service dog.”

“I don’t need a dog,” she cried. “I need my eyes back.” My life.

“The Lord doesn’t give us more than we can handle—”

Easy for a sighted person to say. Amberley shook off her mother’s hand, shot to her feet, stepped forward, then bumped into the desk with her thigh. Hard. Her teeth ground together. She’d become a hermit these last few weeks for this exact reason. At home, she navigated the space well enough, keeping the tormenting sense of helpless, hopeless at bay.

But here—here she couldn’t hide from it. In the real world, her vision blossomed into a bigger problem and she shrunk into someone incompetent, dependent, weak, a person she never wanted to be.

“I can handle a fifteen-hundred-pound stallion at fifty miles an hour. But this—I can’t deal with this. What am I supposed to do with my life?”

She’d been planning on trying out for the ERA Premier tour team again at their end-of-summer qualifiers. Now she’d never be good enough to ride with them.

Or ride at all…

The life she’d always wanted ended before it’d even started, and she had no contingency plan.

* Review * UNITED BY THEIR ROYAL BABY by Therese Beharrie

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* Review * UNITED BY THEIR ROYAL BABY by Therese BeharrieUnited by Their Royal Baby by Therese Beharrie
Series: Conveniently Wed, Royally Bound
Published by Harlequin Romance on January 1, 2018
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four-half-stars

A baby to heal their countries and their hearts?

When Queen Leyna of Aidara took the throne, she walked away from her first love, King Xavier of Mattan, putting duty first. Now their kingdoms are under threat, and the only way to bring stability is with a royal union.

Leyna knows the man she loved has barriers around his heart, but she can’t deny the glimmer of hope she still sees in his eyes. And knowing only an heir will save their countries, they must fight to find a way back to each other…

 

A royal reunion! Possible danger to their people lead two leaders to figure out a plan that will strengthen the bond of their principalities … even if it means stirring up old feelings and leads them to question decisions they made in the past. The characters are both appealing, and I found myself hoping they’d be able to find their way back to each other. Strong characters, well developed conflict and an interesting plot make it a very enjoyable read!

Queen Leyna of Aidara made the difficult decision to put duty first when she took over the throne at a young age and chose to end her relationship with her childhood best friend and first love Xavier. She has worked hard to be the best Queen she can be and to keep her kingdom prosperous and at peace. When a possible threat arises, she is put in the position of having to revisit the past and relive her decisions once again.

King Xavier of Mattan knows their kingdoms will better off if he and Queen Leyna join forces … meaning they need to wed and produce an heir as soon as possible! When decisions made in the past continue to haunt them, will they be able to forgive each other and find the love they once held in their heart for each other as their future hangs in the balance?

four-half-stars

* Review * UNEXPECTEDLY PREGNANT by Joss Wood

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* Review * UNEXPECTEDLY PREGNANT by Joss WoodUnexpectedly Pregnant by Joss Wood
Series: Little Secrets / The Ballantyne Billionaires
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2018
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five-stars

Will a baby on the way reunite ex-lovers?

Three years after Tyce Latimore let Sage Ballantyne walk away, they end up back where they started—in bed. Now she’s carrying his child…and there’s no way he’s losing her again.

Tyce is tempting. Dangerous. Addictive. Sage left him for all the right reasons. But one passionate mistake could reunite her with the world-famous artist for all the wrong ones. A baby on the way ups the ante. So does an explosive secret that threatens their two families and could shatter Sage and Tyce’s precarious reunion…

 

Another sexy Ballantyne takes on the world! Really enjoying the continuation of Joss Wood’s The Ballantyne Billionaires series and getting little sister’s story! The chemistry between them is hot, and the heart wrenching story of the past intrigues us and pulls at our heart strings as we follow along on their journey towards forever. Loved it!

Three years ago, Sage Ballantyne had an explosive fling with artist Tyce Latimore for 6 short weeks and chose to walk away before she became too attached to the man who wasn’t willing to give everything that she wanted. When a chance meeting puts them in the same room together again, those same old sparks strike and lead them right back into bed with each other. This time it’s not going to be quite as easy to walk away … because she’s carrying his baby!

Tyce has virtually nothing to offer Sage, but he’s not willing to miss out on knowing his child, so he sets out to convince her that they can make this work. He knows he has to be honest with her though … and the secrets from the past just might be too much for her and her family to handle when skeletons from the closet are drug out and put on the display! Can they overcome her distrust when she finds out what he’s been keeping from her?

five-stars

* Review * A VIRGIN FOR A VOW by Melanie Milburne

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* Review * A VIRGIN FOR A VOW by Melanie MilburneA Virgin for a Vow by Melanie Milburne
Published by Harlequin Presents on January 1, 2018
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four-stars

Her innocence—exposed!

As London’s top relationship columnist, Abby Hart can’t tell anyone her biggest secret: not only is her perfect fiancé entirely fictional, she is also utterly untouched. Invited to attend a prestigious charity ball with her “husband-to-be,” she throws herself upon the mercy of brooding millionaire Luke Shelverton.

After his own engagement ended tragically, Luke is reluctant to take credit for Abby’s diamond ring. To protect her reputation, he agrees to a convenient arrangement. Except Abby’s effervescence kindles a fire he’s tempted to indulge… And uncovering her innocence compels Luke to initiate his temporary fiancée into all the sinful delights of the bridal bed!

 

A favor for a friend turns into much more in Melanie Milburne’s latest Harlequin Presents! I enjoyed discovering the sweet connection between the characters who had been friendly from afar for years. Seeing them admit to their pasts and connect over what they were starting to feel for each other was a turning point in the plot of the book. I felt like the ending was rushed, but overall it was a solid read and very enjoyable!

Abby Hart is desperate! If she doesn’t find a date to take along as her so-called-fiancee “Mr. Perfect”, she can kiss her job as an advice columnist goodbye! She’s been invited to the ball of the year who only the most prestigious get invited to, so there’s no turning this down … but who will agree to be madly in love with her, just for the night?

Luke Shelverton says no way when his little sister’s best friend comes sweet talking him with his favorite baked goods asking for a favor. He wants no part of going to a high society event and pretending to be her fiancee … but he lets her tale of woe get to him and agrees to do her this favor … begrudgingly! How is he to know that spending a little time with Abby is all that it takes to have her under his skin and in his mind all the time.

four-stars

* Review * CLAIMING HIS SECRET HEIR by Joanne Rock

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* Review * CLAIMING HIS SECRET HEIR by Joanne RockClaiming His Secret Heir by Joanne Rock
Series: The McNeill Magnates
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2018
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four-half-stars

Can he win back his wife?

When Caroline McNeill shows up outside her husband’s mansion, she claims to have no memory of the past year…or their passion-filled honeymoon. But faking amnesia is the only way Caroline can find out if Damon was behind her abduction. She needs to trust him—a man she craves but still barely knows—before she can tell him about their infant son. Did the Silicon Valley mogul merely marry to claim an inheritance then dispose of her? Or is what they share real and forever?

 

A bittersweet reunion leads to the uncovering of secrets and lies as Joanne Rock brings the next of the McNeill Magnates to life! The plot is exciting as we wait to see who is behind the dastardly deeds and if their love can survive the deception. We didn’t see as much of the family in this book as we have been in previous ones in the series, but the legwork was there with occasional mentions of the back story. Quite an enjoyable read!

Unsure who to trust after she suffered an abduction, Caroline Degraff McNeill makes her way home to her husband Damon. She decides to play a ruse and pretend to still be suffering a deeper amnesia than she actually is to see if she can decipher whether he was in on her kidnapping or not. She has to know whether she can trust him with the news she has to share with him … that she delivered him a son a few weeks ago!

Damon McNeill has been living a nightmare since his wife disappeared just after their honeymoon. He’s finally come home to the family after searching the world over, and suddenly there she is … on the sidewalk in front of their house! Where has she been? Was this all some type of game to her or was she truly taken against her will? He’ll stop at nothing to get to the bottom of what happened to his wife!

four-half-stars

* Blog Tour / Review * Harlequin December Tour – ALWAYS A LAWMAN by Delores Fossen

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* Blog Tour / Review * Harlequin December Tour – ALWAYS A LAWMAN by Delores FossenAlways a Lawman by Delores Fossen
Series: Blue River Ranch
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on December 1, 2017
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Ten years ago, Sheriff Gabriel Beckett helped convict the man who murdered his parents in a shocking crime that still haunts his small Texas town. Now the terror has returned and the woman who escaped the attack is a target again.

Jodi Canton loved Gabriel—until that love shattered with his parents’ murder and her father’s conviction. Taunted with threats, she’s determined to bait the real killer out of hiding. Drawing out a criminal puts her life on the line, but Gabriel’s protection puts her heart in danger. Even if they survive a predator, can they risk everything to heal each other?

 

Danger lurks around every corner in the first installment of Delores Fossen’s Blue River Ranch series! The intrigue kicks off from page one and only grows more and more sinister as more suspects come to light in the threats against Jodi. The backstory of the plot is well laid out, the characters are interesting and well-developed and the overall story is really easy to get drawn into. Looking forward to more in the series!

Ten years ago Jodi Canton’s life was shattered. She was attacked and left for dead after being rejected by the man her young heart was sure she was in love with. On the eve of the anniversary of that tragic night, threats have started arriving to all of the key players in the small Texas town it happened in.

Sheriff Gabriel Beckett hasn’t forgiven himself for letting Jodi flee his house and straight into danger the night his parents were brutally murdered. He worked hard to put away the man found to be guilty of the crime … Jodi’s own father. Can these new threats possibly mean the wrong man is in prison?

 

 

 

 

 

 
Title: Always A Lawman
Author: Delores Fossen
Genre: Western Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Intrigue
Blurb:
A sheriff’s heart-wrenching past threatens to destroy his future in USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen’s brand-new Blue River Ranch miniseries…
Ten years ago, Sheriff Gabriel Beckett helped convict the man who murdered his parents in a shocking crime that still haunts his small Texas town. Now the terror has returned and the woman who escaped the attack is a target again.
Jodi Canton loved Gabriel—until that love shattered with his parents’ murder and her father’s conviction. Taunted with threats, she’s determined to bait the real killer out of hiding. Drawing out a criminal puts her life on the line, but Gabriel’s protection puts her heart in danger. Even if they survive a predator, can they risk everything to heal each other?
USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, is an Air Force veteran who has sold over 100 novels. She’s received the Booksellers’ Best Award for romantic suspense, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. Her books have been featured in Woman’s Day and Woman’s World. In addition, she’s had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through her webpage at: www.deloresfossen.com
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Title: A Christmas Bride for the King
Author: Abby Green
Genre: Holiday Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Presents

Blurb:
Reluctant ruler Sheikh Salim Al-Noury would rather abdicate than taint his realm with his dark secrets. Until one exquisitely beautiful diplomat is hired to persuade him to reconsider the throne… Christmas means heartbreak to Charlotte McQuillan, so working abroad over the festive season is the perfect getaway. But Salim proves to be her most challenging client yet as his rugged masculinity awakens untouched Charlotte to unimaginable pleasures! Soon Salim accepts that he alone can bear the weight of the crown. And his first proclamation will be to make Charlotte his Christmas queen!!
Abby Green has been hooked on romantic stories ever since she was a little thing, lying in bed, making her aunt tell her (over and over again) about a Prince and a scary forest and the Princess he was rescuing.
Thankfully (for her aunt), she learned to read and discovered the wonderful worlds of authors like Judy Blume, Jackie Collins, Jilly Cooper and Barbara Taylor Bradford to mention but a tiny few, as well as the great lexicon of Harlequin Mills and Boon romances.
A career in Film and TV as a 2nd Assistant Director was thrilling and exciting for many years, but Abby always had that other side of her that wanted to write and make up stories about Princesses rescuing Princes from scary forests – because we all know that’s how it really pans out, right?
After submitting to Mills and Boon in London and receiving a rejection letter, albeit with notes, she stuck her foot firmly in the door so it wouldn’t close, and about a year later, an author was born.
She was nominated in 2011 for the prestigious RITA© Award for her book ‘Breaking The Sheikh’s Rules.’
She lives in Dublin, Ireland and you can find out more about her and her books here: www.abby-green.com
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Title: His Secret Son
Author: Brenda Jackson
Genre: Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Desire

Blurb:
Three nights with a Texan…and one pregnancy surprise! Only from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson! The Texas rancher and navy SEAL who fathered Bristol Lockett’s son died a hero’s death…or so she was told. Yet when Laramie “Coop” Cooper strolls into her exhibit at an art gallery three years later, he’s very much alive—and still making her pulse zing. The all-consuming chemistry between them is as undeniable now as it was then, but Bristol won’t risk her heart—or their son’s. Little does Bristol know he’s determined to win over his unexpected family at any cost!
Brenda Jackson, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over 100 novels and novellas, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. She married her high school sweetheart, Gerald, and they have two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brandon, ages thirty-six and thirty-four, respectively. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her professional writing career began in 1995 with the release of her first book, Tonight and Forever. Since then she has written over 100 titles, which includes a made-for-television movie by BET, One Special Moment as well as the movie, Truly Everlasting. She was a 2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Fiction for her book, A Silken Thread; and was named Romance Writers of America’s Nora Robert’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2012.
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five-stars

* Review * SNOWED IN WITH THE RELUCTANT TYCOON by Nina Singh

* Review * SNOWED IN WITH THE RELUCTANT TYCOON by Nina SinghSnowed in with the Reluctant Tycoon by Nina Singh
Series: The Men Who Make Christmas
Published by Harlequin Romance on December 1, 2017
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four-half-stars

The spirit of Christmas…

Justin Hammond might be heir to a family business that thrives on Christmas, but for him the festive season holds only bad memories. Being drafted to make some tough financial decisions should be straightforward—until he meets feisty executive Carli Tynan.

With her zest for Christmas and determination to save her favorite Hammond’s store, Carli vows to remind brooding Justin of the holiday’s magic—starting with a kiss in the snow! Can Carli show this reluctant tycoon just how special Christmas can be?

 

A holiday to remember! With the second book starring the family surrounding Hammond’s Toy Store, Nina Singh brings us Justin’s story. We met his brother and learned a bit about their childhood trauma in the first book in this duet, but in this one we get to hear Justin’s take on it. The characters are really fun to get to know and the plot of the story is heartwarming. We get to see more of the past settled for the family in general, but the one surprising thing to me was that we didn’t get to see the brother’s meet up and reconnect as part of either book … that was disappointing, but overall the story was really easy to connect with and very enjoyable … and the future tidbits we got to see in the epilogue was sweet!

Justin Hammond finds himself being finagled by his long lost father into getting his foot into the family business, Hammond’s Toy Store by doing some consulting. When he suggests closing a severely underperforming store in the company fold, he finds himself meeting resistance in an unlikely place!

Project Manager Carli Tynan has been thriving working under his father, Jackson Hammond, and she dearly loves her job. When she hears the store in her hometown and the one she herself worked in as a teenager is under threat of being closed, she’s heartbroken! She has to find a way to prove to Justin how meaningful that location is … even if it means taking him along on a trip home to let him see it in action himself!

four-half-stars