Publisher: Signet Eclipse

ONLY A PROMISE by Mary Balogh

ONLY A PROMISE by Mary BaloghOnly A Promise by Mary Balogh
Series: The Survivor's Club #5
Published by Signet Eclipse Genres: Historical
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyTanya

 

Chloe Muirhead thinks all that is left for her is spinsterhood.  After she has fled from London two different times, she never wants to set foot back in town.  So instead she has sought refuge with her mother’s godmother, a Duchess who takes her in as a companion.  She never dreamt of meeting the Duchesses grandson and finding a kindred spirit.

Ralph Stockwood has wounds from the Napoleonic wars that are both visible and invisible.  It is the invisible ones that have changed him more than people know.  When he is called to his grandparents’ house to yet again receive the “you need an heir” speech he resigns himself to find a wife.  What he doesn’t expect is that his grandmother’s companion will proposition a marriage of convenience.  Convenience in that they will both get what they want.  She wants a husband, children and a place to live far away from town.  He wants someone who knows he can’t love and will give him an heir.

What neither is prepared for is how they fit so well together, both in thoughts and actions.  When tragedy strikes and their situation changes it is nice to see how the author has shown them growing together.  While I thought that Ralph was more than a “little” cruel at times it did not ruin the story for me.  I loved seeing their love bloom and grow.  While a promise is to be broken, it might be the way to drive these two closer.  Only A Promise is a heartfelt historical that will make you smile.

VIPERS RULE by Stephanie Tyler

VIPERS RULE by Stephanie TylerVipers Rule by Stephanie Tyler
Series: Skull's Creek #2
Published by Signet Eclipse Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyMelissa

Talon “Tals” Garrity has always been hooked on Maddie Wells. But family and other issues kept them apart in the past. Now in the process of getting a divorce, Maddie has returned to Skulls Creek, determined to find Tals. Maddie plans to find Tals and get the chance with him that she missed out on in the past. Tals has never forgotten Maddie but he’s not sure he wants to revisit the past, no matter how much he’s dreamt about Maddie over the years. Now with her soon-to-be ex-husband’s shady business deals bringing danger to Maddie, Tals is set on protecting her. But will he protect his heart or will he take a chance on Maddie?

 

Vipers Rule is the first book of Stephanie Tyler’s Skulls Creek series that I’ve read but I’ve quickly added the others to my must read list. Talk about missing out on a series! Tal and Maddie kept me enthralled as I turned the pages but the tease of Preacher and Rocco left me wanting more! Sexy with just the right amount of danger, Vipers Rule shouldn’t be missed.

SWEET ACHE by K. Bromberg

SWEET ACHE by K. Bromberg

SWEET ACHE by K. BrombergSweet Ache by K. Bromberg
Series: Driven
Published by Signet Eclipse Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyMelissa

Hawkin Play is always covering for his brother, Hunter. Always doing what it takes to keep him out of trouble. Now he’s facing jail time for protecting him and the only way out may be to do a college seminar so that the judge can look good to other alumni. Quinlan Westin has enough on her plate without being the teaching assistant to the arrogant rock star. Quinlan’s obvious distain for him and Hawks obvious attraction to her leads to a bet between him and his bandmates on if he can seduce her or not. As Hawk and Quinlan spend more time together, they find more than just attraction, they find love. But can their love survive the truth of the bet and Hunter’s hatred of his brother?

 

HOLY COW!!!!!!!! Just…….HOLY COW!! Never having read K. Bromberg before, I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up Sweet Ache. What I didn’t expect was a story filled with steamy scenes, heartbreaking moments and just the right amount of tenderness. I’m stamping JOYFULLY RECOMMENDED all over this book!

CRAZY FOR THE COWBOY by Vicki Lewis Thompson

CRAZY FOR THE COWBOY by Vicki Lewis ThompsonCrazy for the Cowboy by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Series: Sexy Texans #1
Published by Signet Eclipse Genres: Western
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyMelissa

Vince Durant returns to his hometown of Bickford, Texas determined to do the two things he never did before he left, catch the wild stallion called Ghost and convince Georgina Bickford she should go out with him.  Georgina has always stayed in Bickford, determined to keep her store open even as the small town seems to be dying around her. When Vince arrives he finds himself being drawn into the effort of keeping Bickford alive. As Georgina and Vince work together they begin to fall in love. But Vince has no intention of staying and Georgina will never leave Bickford. Can they save the town they both love and find a way to stay together?

 

Crazy for the Cowboy by Vicki Lewis Thompson started off a little slow so I had a hard time really getting into it at the beginning. But as I got further and further in I found myself falling in love with Bickford and with Vince and Georgie. I was cheering for them to find a way to save this small town and for Vince to figure out that Georgie was the home he didn’t know he was looking for. This sweet romance is a hidden gem that is perfect for readers looking for that feel good moment!

SILVER THAW by Catherine Anderson

SILVER THAW by Catherine AndersonSilver Thaw by Catherine Anderson
Series: Mystic Creek
Published by Signet Eclipse Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher

ReviewedbyMelissa

Amanda Banning fled her abusive husband with their six year old daughter. She’s barely scrapping by working two jobs when a winter storm destroys the rental house they live in. Jeb Sterling has been finding little notes all over his property, wishes actually and now that he’s met Amanda he thinks he knows exactly whose wishes they are. Before long he has Amanda and her daughter staying with him and knows he’s in over his head as he falls in love with Amanda and her daughter. But just as things are beginning to look up, her soon to be ex-husband shows up, determined to punish Amanda. Can Jeb protect the family he’s come to love from the monster in her past?

 

When it comes to romances filled with emotion that connect with the reader, Catherine Anderson is a master. Handling the difficult story of domestic abuse, filled with moments of happiness and suspense keeps you on edge! Silver Thaw is another winner from Catherine Anderson.

HERO by Samantha Young

Alexa Holland is ashamed of her father. The things he’s done and the lies he’s told. Caine Carraway hates the Holland name. Alexa’s father was directly involved with his mother’s death and he’s never forgotten nor forgiven.  When Caine runs into Alexa his animosity ends up getting her fired!   Caine isn’t sure why heContinue Reading

HILLBILLY ROCKSTAR by Lorelei James

Good ole boy and country western star Devin McClain enjoys what he does for a living, who wouldn’t? Fame, fortune, and women are enjoyable to this nonchalant cowboy and he knows that some fans are more into him than others.  He has to take a step back and look, however, when he begins getting threatsContinue Reading

SWEET HARMONY by Luann McLane

Country star Cat Carson is ready for a change. She switches music labels, a move that brings her to Cricket Creek and Jeff Greenfield. Jeff is not a big fan of Cat’s brand of country music, he’s all about classic country. Now their label wants them to do a duo together. From the moment theyContinue Reading

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

Maria Cervantes is known around Miami as a community activist.  Unfortunately, at the latest charity event Maria overhears the wrong conversation.  As Maria attempts to get help the party is blown to bits.  Being the only survivor Maria is a hot commodity among the good guys and bad guys.  The bad want her dead andContinue Reading

AVENGER’S HEAT by Katie Reus

Erin Flynn is a tough woman! She suffered unspeakable atrocities at the hands of people that were supposed to protect her.  Recovering physically wasn’t quite as hard as recovering emotionally.  Becoming an Enforcer has driven Erin the past year. As an Enforcer it is her duty to protect others from harm.  She has been givenContinue Reading

THE MAN PLAN by Tracy Ann Warren

Ivy Grayson has some dreams that she would like to see come true.  Finding that she needs to step out of her comfort zone and take a chance to realize them, she is soon within the orbit of the object of her affection, whom she has loved for her entire life.  However, James Jordon, doesn’tContinue Reading

HOT PURSUIT by Jo Davis

Cara Evens plays in a rock band and travels around playing the music she loves at various clubs and bars.  Cara is one of the lucky ones, the band is actually her band and she is wealthy enough that she can afford to do what she wants and enjoys and be able to pay herContinue Reading

FLAMEBOUND by Tessa Adams

FLAMEBOUND by Tessa Adams

Xandra Morgan might be a witch from a royal family, but she recently found out that she has had a target on her back since birth from the Arcadian Council of Witches and they are fighting with deadly aim.  Having survived the last attempt, Xandra was hoping for some down time to just be aContinue Reading

SPELLFIRE by Jessica Anderson

SPELLFIRE by Jessica Anderson

Rabbit knows he has burnt his last bridge and it’s only a matter time before the person he thought he could trust kills him.  After all, he betrayed not only his friends and fellow Nightkeepers, but also destroyed the love he had with Myrinne and to top it all off, his magic is gone.  Imagine Rabbit’s surpriseContinue Reading

DARKNESS HUNTS by Keri Arthur

DARKNESS HUNTS by Keri Arthur

Half Aedh, Half Werewolf Risa Jones is back with her own personal Reaper Azriel by her side.  Risa’s Aedh powers allow her to walk through the grey realm.  Unfortunately, her latest trip through the gray fields puts her head-to-head with a psychotic serial killer.  This killer wants to play a game of cat and mouseContinue Reading

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