Publisher: Harlequin

THE COWBOY’S LITTLE SURPRISE by Barbara White Daille

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THE COWBOY’S LITTLE SURPRISE by Barbara White DailleThe Cowboy's Little Surprise by Barbara White Daille
Series: The Hitching Post Hotel
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Cole Slater had cruelly rejected Tina Sanchez and then left town. She never had the chance to tell him that she was pregnant so now that’s he returned home, she’s faced with the difficult task of telling him about their son. Cole wants Tina’s forgiveness for the past but once he learns about their son he is determined to be a better parent than his. Can he and Tina make a family together?

 

Harlequin was the first type of romance I ever read and I still love them to this day.  The Cowboy’s Little Surprise is a wonderful example why! Barbara White Daille deftly handles the how the past affects the decisions we make while building a future for Cole and Tina. Pick this one up for a quick read that will leave you with that feel good feeling!

NOT QUITE MARRIED by Christine Rimmer

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NOT QUITE MARRIED by Christine RimmerNot Quite Married by Christine Rimmer
Series: The Bravos of Justice Creek
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

 

Dalton Ames was just getting over his divorce when he met Clara Bravo on a cruise ship. What followed was a vacation filled with passion. Although they had agreed that when the trip was over so was their relationship, Clara still hoped that Dalton would allow them to try dating. But he broke her heart when he told her that he didn’t want to try moving forward. That’s why when Clara got home and found out she was pregnant, she didn’t want to contact Dalton and let him know. After procrastinating Clara finally shares the news with Dalton, only to have him propose marriage. Clara is not ready to go that far but as she and Dalton begin to truly know each other waiting for the birth of their child, they find that the passion they shared on vacation is growing into something more.

 

 

Christine Rimmer is one of my favorite Silhouette authors, I never miss a book from her! Not Quite Married continues The Bravos of Justice Creek series and they just keep getting better. Don’t miss this gem!

THE ITALIAN’S DEAL FOR I DO by Jennifer Hayward

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THE ITALIAN’S DEAL FOR I DO by Jennifer HaywardThe Italian's Deal For I Do by Jennifer Hayward
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Rocco Mondelli is shocked to discover that his late grandfather didn’t leave him a controlling interest in the family’s business.  He is also disheartened to learn that his grandfather had been keeping a mistress young enough to be his granddaughter!  However, Rocco soon finds that the young woman is super-model Olivia Fitzgerald, and she doesn’t want anyone to know who she is or why she skipped out on a very lucrative contract.  Olivia Fitzgerald has her own demons to ward off and fighting an attraction to the handsome playboy isn’t helping things.  Wanting only to realize her dreams and seeing that she doesn’t have another option, she agrees to the proposal that Rocco presents her with at the risk of losing herself.  Will Rocco and Olivia find that sometimes the price of fulfilling their dreams is too great, or will they push on to achieve their goals?

 

The Italian’s Deal for I Do is an emotional tale that pushes the protagonists to work through their issues and truly trust each other before attainting their HEA.

 

Rocco was the typical jump-to-conclusions Hero, but he wasn’t too prideful to issue that apology when it was called for in The Italian’s Deal for I Do.  Olivia was amusing when she teased Rocco about things that he completely denied.  Placing him in the hot seat just added to the foreplay between the two of them in The Italian’s Deal for I Do.  The troubles that Olivia went through seemed quite plausible, and I felt that Rocco was truly there to hold her hand as she navigated her way through them.  Rocco and Olivia learned quite a lot on their road to HEA in The Italian’s Deal for I Do, and it was gratifying when they completed their tasks.  I found that there was some symmetry in both Rocco’s and Olivia’s tasks, as well.  Hindrances were placed in both their paths, but they had to choose what was more important in order to see things through.  They seemed to realize that sometimes they would have to give up things in order to move forward in The Italian’s Deal for I Do, and this seemed to fully evolve their characters, too.

PRINCESS’S SECRET BABY by Carol Marinelli

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PRINCESS’S SECRET BABY by Carol MarinelliPrincess's Secret Baby by Carol Marinelli
Series: The Chatsfields Gold #11
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Princess of Surhaadi, Leila, is determined to break from the oppressive pall that has covered her family for the past sixteen years! Forcing a confrontation, revealing a truth that Leila has long suspected, she runs away….and into the arms of a willing stranger!

James Chatsfield believes that the beauty is up to some media coverage subterfuge for a competitor, but he can’t help being drawn to her. Unable to turn down what she is clearly offering, James falls for her and discovers some things that Leila failed to mention!  Attempting to contact her again, he finds his way blocked, and he is soon headed off to forget her.  However, when the news reveals something she should have, James wastes no time to right the wrongs of the past.

Princess’s Secret Baby grabbed on to the reader from the start with the dark ominous truths revealed in the opening pages.  The tale couldn’t maintain that darkness throughout the pages though, as Princess’s Secret Baby would have been a terribly depressing story.  Carol Marinelli knew what she was doing when she developed James as he completely embodied a romance hero in Princess’s Secret Baby.  Sure, he had some failings, one that was glaring and a little off putting, but it wasn’t in your face, and I tried hard to overlook it, because he did have a point for his actions.

Leila was a complete and utter innocent in more ways than one and that was hard to swallow in Princess’s Secret Baby, however, she did come from a completely different background.   James worked hard to win Leila, and I felt that she probably should have let him off the hook in one area that truly wasn’t his fault, but I don’t think she knew that he blamed himself for that in Princess’s Secret Baby.

In the end, Princess’s Secret Baby is a part of a series, however, there was something that wasn’t completely wrapped up or explained about things that occurred in Princess’s Secret Baby.  I’m afraid that in order to garner that information, one would have to read Leila’s brother’s story Sheikh’s Desert Duty.

THIRTY DAYS TO WIN HIS WIFE by Andrea Laurence

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THIRTY DAYS TO WIN HIS WIFE by Andrea LaurenceThirty Days to Win His Wife by Andrea Laurence
Series: Brides and Belles #2
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Attending a ten year class reunion, BFF Tyler Dixon and Amelia Kennedy elope.  After a fabulous one night, busy businessman Tyler is off jet-setting and Amelia returns to real life.  Attempting contact with her errant hubby to obtain their quickie divorce, Amelia discovers something life changing!  Tyler isn’t so easily persuaded to give his BFF a divorce. Now he wants to try to hang on to what they’ve got and make a go of it.  However, Amelia sees things differently, but she agrees to a trial period of one month.  Will Tyler be able to convince Amelia that they have what it takes, will she even buy it, or will these two lose more than their matrimonial state?

Andrea Laurence’s stories always seem to have something more going on below the surface and Thirty Days to Win His Wife is no exception.  Ms. Laurence delves deeper into the characters and doesn’t fail to disappoint.

Tyler and Amelia seemed perfectly matched in Thirty Days to Win His Wife, but Amelia had some other plan wrote for her HEA.  It’s a plan that she hadn’t fully explored as she only saw things from the “perfect” side, and she wasn’t willing to realize that that beautiful image had some hardships along the way in Thirty Days to Win His Wife.

Amelia saw what she believed was Tyler getting his way in all things, but she hadn’t seen that there is another side to that image, and a secondary character opened her eyes to that truth in Thirty Days to Win His Wife.

At times I found it hard to like Amelia, because Tyler was just so wonderfully fabulous—all that and a bag of chips, too!  He has Amelia’s number, and he pushes her some in Thirty Days to Win His Wife, but when he thinks all is lost, he clears the field.  Tyler doesn’t give up without a fight, and he intends to win this round to achieve their HEA in Thirty Days to Win His Wife!

THE BILLIONAIRE’S BRIDAL BARGAIN by Lynne Graham

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AT THE COUNT’S BIDDING by Caitlin Crews

AT THE COUNT’S BIDDING by Caitlin Crews

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PLAYING BY THE GREEK’S RULES by Sarah Morgan

PLAYING BY THE GREEK’S RULES by Sarah Morgan

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LET ME BE THE ONE by Bella Andre

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IF YOU WERE MINE by Bella Andre

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