* Review * AN UNEXPECTED ARRANGEMENT by Heidi McCahan

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* Review * AN UNEXPECTED ARRANGEMENT by Heidi McCahanAn Unexpected Arrangement by Heidi McCahan
Published by Love Inspired on January 1, 2021
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four-half-stars

Changing your life is never simple…

He needed a fresh start,

but twin babies weren’t part of the plan…

Hoping to start over, Jack Tomlinson intends to leave his hometown—until twin babies are dropped on his doorstep. He needs help, and the best nanny he knows is Laramie Chambers. As they bond over the babies, Jack can’t help but feel drawn to Laramie. But proving he’s not just her friend’s irresponsible brother could be a bigger challenge than suddenly becoming a dad…

 

A ready-made family! AN UNEXPECTED ARRANGEMENT by Heidi McCahan is a delightful read for anyone who loves a sweet connection, adorable babies and happily ever afters. Great characters paved the way for an intensely emotional story. There were a few spots that could have been developed a tad more, but overall it was a highly enjoyable solid read.

Jack is a sweetheart. He’s easy to like, easy to sympathize with and a joy to get to know.

Laramie brings such a refreshing aspect to Jack’s life and it’s adorable to watch them both fall for these surprise babies … and each other!

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a sweet, faith-based romance.

four-half-stars

* Review * BREAKING THE PLAYBOY’S RULES by Melanie Milburne

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* Review * BREAKING THE PLAYBOY’S RULES by Melanie MilburneBreaking the Playboy's Rules by Melanie Milburne
Series: Wanted: A Billionaire #2
Published by Harlequin Presents on January 1, 2021
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four-half-stars

A Greek getaway to remember!

Millie refused to enjoy her blind date with outrageously attractive lawyer Hunter. After the pain of her last relationship, how could she let herself? But when her mother needs his help, Millie must face Hunter again. This time, she can’t deny he makes her heart race…

For their second meeting, Hunter turns the full force of his charm on Millie. He’s normally a closed book—he’s learned to keep his family commitments private. But sweeping Millie off to Greece to explore their unmatched chemistry is breaking all of his rules…

 

An undeniable attraction! With the second book in her Wanted: A Billionaire series Melanie Milburne brings a fumbled blind date back to life in BREAKING THE PLAYBOY’S RULES. The characters each have a back story that is emotional and compelling. I enjoyed watching them fall for each other very much.

Millie is the epitome of a good girl who lets her conscious lead her in her decision making more than maybe she should. Life hasn’t been easy, but it’s led her to be self-sufficient.

Hunter is a sweetheart. He comes across as brash and self-deserving at first, but he’s got a heart of gold and a loyalty to be matched by no other.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an unexpected connection that leads to a highly deserved romance.

four-half-stars

* Review * THE FUGITIVE by Nichole Severn

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* Review * THE FUGITIVE by Nichole SevernThe Fugitive by Nichole Severn
Series: A Marshal Law Novel #1
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on January 1, 2021
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five-stars

She’s on the run, pregnant…

And about to find out whom she can trust.

When Raleigh Wilde reappears in Deputy Beckett Foster’s life as a fugitive, he’s shocked. He has a job to do, but she needs his help clearing her name. By-the-book Beckett is having none of it until he learns she’s pregnant—with his child. With a killer willing to do anything to keep Raleigh from discovering who embezzled millions from the charity she runs, the lawman will do whatever it takes to ensure he doesn’t become a fugitive father.

 

I was hooked from start to finish! Nichole Severn kept me on my toes with the kick off to her new Marshal Law series! The excitement is high as secrets are unraveled and threats seem to be around every corner. I really enjoyed the characters and am looking forward to more to come in the series.

Raleigh is easy to like and sympathize with as her world is exploding all around her. She’s sweet, self-assured and determined to find out who was set her up.

Beckett is a conundrum. He’s a really good guy at heart, but his past makes him quick to judge and watching his hard-nosed attitude hurt her on more than one occasion was somewhat hard to forgive.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a mystery that has many twists as a romance is swirling in the background.

five-stars

* Review * THE CHILD WHO CHANGED THEM by Tara Taylor Quinn

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* Review * THE CHILD WHO CHANGED THEM by Tara Taylor QuinnThe Child Who Changed Them by Tara Taylor Quinn
Series: The Parent Portal #5
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on January 1, 2021
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four-stars

Their fling created a baby

And nothing would ever be the same…

Burned by infertility and divorce, Dr. Greg Adams knows he’ll never have the family he always wanted. So he refuses to settle down—even if he once felt something deeper with his colleague, widow Dr. Elaina Alexander. But when Elaina announces she’s pregnant with his miracle child, Greg finds his life turned upside down. Can the good doctor convince Elaina that their happiness lies within reach—and with each other?

 

An emotional story of love when they least expect it! With book five in her Parent Portal series Tara Taylor Quinn brings Elaina and Greg to life as dreams are fulfilled, miracles occur and love conquers all.

Elaina is a complex character. At first she seems straightforward, but as her past unravels we learn what a soap opera of a life she’s been living over the years. She’s career driven, but takes time to appreciate life and isn’t afraid of going after her dreams.

Greg is a sweetheart. His infertility derailed his marriage previously, so hearing that a miracle has given him a second chance is so heartwarming.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an unexpected baby story with a lot of heart, comfort and joy.

four-stars

* Review * WHAT THE GREEK’S WIFE NEEDS by Dani Collins

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* Review * WHAT THE GREEK’S WIFE NEEDS by Dani CollinsWhat the Greek's Wife Needs by Dani Collins
Published by Harlequin Presents on January 1, 2021
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four-half-stars

She wants to be his wife…

…but only on paper!

Tanja’s whirlwind marriage to Leon Petrakis is over. She hasn’t seen him since he returned to Greece five years ago. Yet, to keep the baby daughter she’s adopting, Tanja has a last request: she and Leon stay wed…in name only.

Leaving behind his exhilarating connection to Tanja wasn’t easy for Leon. Yet, to shield her from his family’s notorious reputation, he had no choice. He can’t reject Tanja’s request to make her dreams of a family come true. But ignoring their still-smoldering electricity? Impossible!

 

A reunion like no other! Dani Collins always delights with a compelling love story and WHAT THE GREEK’S WIFE NEEDS is no exception. An intriguing plot kicks off quickly with attention grabbing characters, unusual circumstances and a really sweet happily ever after.

Tanja is strong-willed and a real go-getter. She was heartbroken when her husband walked out five years ago, but she’s gone on to forge her own way. Dire times might necessitate reuniting, but she won’t fall for his tricks again.

Leon is complex. He’s lived a life filled with luxury and scandal, but at his core he means well. He couldn’t bring Tanja into the middle of his family drama all of those years ago, but he can’t walk away now when she needs his help adopting the baby that has stolen her heart.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a reunion story filled with emotion, resurging passion and lots of heart.

four-half-stars

* Review * SECOND CHANCE ON CYPRESS LANE by Reese Ryan

* Review * SECOND CHANCE ON CYPRESS LANE by Reese RyanSecond Chance on Cypress Lane by Reese Ryan
Series: Holly Grove Island #1
Published by Forever on December 1, 2020
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four-stars

In this heartwarming second-chance romance, a woman returns home and discovers that, when it comes to finding love, there's no place like home.

Rising-star reporter Dakota Jones is usually the one breaking the news---until an inadvertent scandal wrecks her career. The only place she can go to regroup is Holly Grove Island. But her small South Carolina hometown comes with a major catch: Dexter Roberts, the first man to break Dakota's heart, is her new boss. Working alongside Dexter, who is more attractive than he has a right to be, shows Dakota what might have been . . . but she isn't giving him another chance to break her heart.

Dexter has always regretted the way things ended between him and Dakota. Her return could be his opportunity to finally make amends. But the more time he spends with Dakota, the more he realizes his feelings for her never went away. Now he has just a few months to convince her to give their love a second chance. But for Dakota to agree to stay, Dexter will have to reveal the devastating truth about why he let Dakota go all those years ago.

Includes the bonus novella Kiss Me at Sweetwater Springs by Annie Rains!

 

Sweet, sultry and oh so satisfying! With the first book in her new Holly Grove Island series, Reese Ryan brings a small town to life with a slow-burn reunion of first loves! The characters are richly developed, the setting is comforting and the plot held my attention throughout. I’m looking forward to a return trip!

Dakota is attention grabbing from the start. She never thought she’d be returning to her small hometown after setting out to set the world on fire in the New York broadcasting scene, but an unexpected scandal has rocked her entire foundation.

Dexter is a sweetheart. He can’t believe the woman he’s never gotten over is back in town, but those old feelings don’t take long to overflow once again.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a small town setting with a lot of heart.

four-stars

* Review * HOT HOLIDAY FLING by Joss Wood

* Review * HOT HOLIDAY FLING by Joss WoodHot Holiday Fling by Joss Wood
Published by Harlequin Desire on December 1, 2020
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five-stars

A Christmas fling makes the perfect gift

for the bachelor who has everything…

Sparks fly the moment Adie Ashby-Tate and Hunt Sheridan meet. Too bad Hunt doesn’t do relationships. But career-minded Adie, working with him to boost her business, is too tempting for the millionaire influencer to resist. When she agrees to a no-strings tryst, he jumps at the chance. The only rule: no commitment. But the Christmas spirit might change all the rules…

 

Fast paced, steamy and delightful! Joss Wood’s latest is sure to please if you’re looking for a little holiday cheer during your down time. The characters are refreshing with a holiday fling you won’t want to miss.

Adie and Hunter each have an emotional backstory that has led them to the place in life they are each pursuing at the moment, but falling for each other wasn’t part of the cards they dealt when agreeing to a temporary holiday fling … too bad no one told their hearts!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a spicy connection that goes from sex to so much more as they begin to open their hearts to each other.

five-stars

* Review * FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS WITH THE MILLIONAIRE by Jennifer Faye

* Review * FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS WITH THE MILLIONAIRE by Jennifer FayeFairytale Christmas with the Millionaire by Jennifer Faye
Series: Once Upon a Fairytale #3
Published by Harlequin Romance on December 1, 2020
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five-stars

He thinks he has it all…

…until he meets his spirited Cinderella!

Under threat of eviction, Alina Martin finds herself making a deal with infamous CEO Graham Toliver. He may be used to getting what he wants, but Alina’s not going to back down. Yet as Alina gets to know Graham, she realizes that there is more to the charming CEO than she initially thought—could their arrangement lead to her happily-ever-after in time for Christmas?

 

Jennifer Faye sparkles in this heartwarming tale! With the final book in her Once Upon a Fairytale trilogy the author spins a story of a modern day Cinderella meeting her Prince Charming and it’s sure to melt your heart. Loved the characters, loved the supporting cast and loved the happily ever after!

Alina is a doll. She goes out of her way to be helpful to all, even the ones that are only out to ridicule her. When she’s faced with an eviction, she sets out to track down the owner of the building and convince him the tenants deserve more.

Graham is easy to like. He might be a billionaire businessman but from the start it’s easy to see that he has a caring heart.

I highly recommend this book as well as the rest of the series to anyone who enjoys a little fairytale magic mixed in with their romance.

five-stars

* Review * THE QUEEN’S IMPOSSIBLE BOSS by Natalie Anderson

* Review * THE QUEEN’S IMPOSSIBLE BOSS by Natalie AndersonThe Queen's Impossible Boss by Natalie Anderson
Series: The Christmas Princess Swap #2
Published by Harlequin Presents on December 1, 2020
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four-stars

She was bound by duty. But oh so tempted by desire…

Switching places with her twin was supposed to give Queen Jade a couple of weeks’ escape from duty in New York. Now she has to handle a professional scandal and her sister’s impossible billionaire boss!

Alvaro Byrne knows something about his employee is different—especially the instant heat between them! Discovering her true identity only increases temptation…because as Jade’s bound to her throne, Alvaro’s committed to his business empire. Perhaps, just for Christmas, they can explore their unrivaled connection with no paparazzi, no royal protocols—and no promises…

 

Temptation at it’s best! With the conclusion of The Christmas Princess Swap duet, Natalie Anderson delights her reader with Queen Jade’s side of the twin switch. The storyline is fresh and satisfying.

Jade catches the reader’s heart quickly because she’s a stressed Queen who wants nothing more than to please her country and fulfill her duty, but life is hard when you’re being pulled in different directions and forsaking yourself with no one by your side so a secret getaway sounds ideal.

Alvaro is easy to like. He starts out being a stuffy boss who’s putting his foot down over a mistake that Juno made, but it doesn’t take him long in Jade’s presence to know that something is different in the way she makes him feel.

I recommend this book and the duet as a whole to anyone who enjoys a royal romance with a twist. Lots of heart in the back story of these princesses!

four-stars

* Review * HIS LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS FAMILY by Michelle Major

* Review * HIS LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS FAMILY by Michelle MajorHis Last-Chance Christmas Family by Michelle Major
Series: Welcome to Starlight #3
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on December 1, 2020
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five-stars

A perfect Starlight Christmas

Is this Christmas the perfect time for their last chance?

Widowed after an unhappy marriage, single mom Brynn Hale has finally returned home to Starlight. She’s ready for a fresh start for her son, and what better time for it than Christmas? Still, Nick Dunlap is the one connection to her past she can’t let go of. Nick let his status-conscious parents talk him out of pursuing Brynn in high school and he’s not sure he deserves a chance with her now. But the magic of the season might make forgiveness—and love—a little bit easier for them both…

 

Small town perfection! With the third book in her Welcome to Starlight series Michelle Major keeps to the heart of the holidays as widowed single mother Brynn reunites with her childhood friend and sets out to give her son the best Christmas ever. Great characters with multiple storylines that all mesh into one amazing story.

Brynn is such a kind soul and watching her start to live again is golden. Her kid is adorable, and she deserves the world.

Nick is a sweetheart. As the much-loved police chief of their hometown he’s a steady force to be reckoned with when life starts to crumble.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys a small town filled with supportive characters and home town goodness around every corner.

five-stars