Maid for Love (McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 1) by Marie Force

The McCarthys of Gansett Island: Book 1Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then shes knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthys Resort Hotel by Gansetts favorite son, Mac McCarthy. Hes back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be maid for love. “With the McCarthy’s of Gansett Island, Marie Force makes you believe in the power of true love and happily ever after. Over and over again.” Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Serendipity series.

Author: Marie Force

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
1868 reviews

The Color of Heaven (The Color of Heaven Series Book 1) by Julianne MacLean

“A box of tissues should be included in the purchase price of this book…. I finished THE COLOR OF HEAVEN in a matter of hours, but I’ve no doubt the read and the lessons imparted through Sophie’s story will stay with me… probably forever. THE COLOR OF HEAVEN is an incredibly poignant and unbelievably gripping novel, deserving Romance Junkies’ highest rating.” FIVE BLUE RIBBONS – Chris at Romance JunkiesA deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live…and love.Full of surprising twists and turns and a near-death experience that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed.THE COLOR OF HEAVEN is a work of fiction and was a USA Today bestseller.”A gripping, emotional tale you’ll want to read in one sitting.” – New York Times bestselling author, Julia London”Brilliantly poignant mainstream tale.” – 4 ½ starred review, Romantic TimesWatch for book 2 in this series: THE COLOR OF DESTINY – Available nowBook Three: THE COLOR OF HOPE – Available nowBook Four: THE COLOR OF DESTINY – Available March 1, 2014

Author: Julianne MacLean

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1765 reviews

Long Time Coming by Edie Claire

4.5-STAR, ROMANTIC TIMES TOP PICK and Winner of the Road to Romance REVIEWER’S CHOICE Award!!!

Originally published in 2003 by Warner Books (Warner Forever).

Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her…

Eighteen years have passed since Joy’s childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after–determined never to come back. But when her father’s illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.

Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can’t identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises–Jenny’s erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny’s horrendous death–and Joy’s own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed–and the childhood friendship she treasured–now suddenly seem very much alive…

LONG TIME COMING is a remarkably well blended romance and mystery, with fascinating shades of the paranormal. The way each layer of Joy’s discovery of her forgotten past is revealed is deftly done and exceptionally suspenseful. The relationship between Joy and her parents is heart warming. This one will have you hooked from the first page. December 2003 Top Pick. Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine

An abundance of charm&Joys perky first-person narration carries readers along to a warm, gratifying conclusion. –Publishers Weekly

Emotionally gripping, suspenseful and superb&I was held in wonderment over much of this story and realized early on to expect the unexpected. This is a story of trust, love, friendship and healing. Ms. Claire is an author I hope to see more of in the future. If Long Time Coming is any indication of her writing talent, I will be first in line at the bookstores to get more of her work. This is a positively splendid tale from start to finish and is highly recommended.
Reviewers Choice Award — Road to Romance

Two words. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Edie Claire has written a wonderful novel about friendship, love, guilt and death& Utterly riveting. Rating: 10/10– Contemporary Romance Writers

“Claire’s charming romance disproves the adage that you can’t go home again.” — Booklist

A book of healing, understanding, rebirth, and finally growing up. A story that you won’t forget easily…I could only sigh in appreciation as I turned the final page.” — Romance Reviews Today

“Intense, well-written and thought-provoking.” — Old Book Barn Gazette

A most fantastic novel& When the story comes to an end and the lights have been lowered&and the reader is left with a longing to know more…there is no better compliment to the author. — Romance Junkies

Author: Edie Claire

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
3971 reviews

Port Honor (The Port Honor Series Book 1) by TS Dawson

Like the captain of a vessel, there had been one man that charted the course of Amelia’s life, her grandfather, and now he was gone. Just when she was learning to navigate on her own, along came Gabriel.What began as a job interview for small town college student Millie Anderson turned out to be so much more. Upon sight of her future boss, she was captivated. Was it the thrill of young love, forbidden fruit or was Gabriel Hewitt the moon to her tide? The pull toward him was undeniable. Gabriel was older, wiser, more experienced in the ways of the world and unlike any of the college boys. He was a man, a real man.Some books are Southern Satire, some are Romance, but Port Honor is the blend of both. Port Honor is the story of first love and rising to the occasion when it comes to the challenges life presents in the South.Excerpt from the book…My pulse had quickened at the sight of him and the sound, the demand in his voice urging the door to bend to his will. The blond hair, the blue eyes, the build, the height; he could have been Hitler’s wet dream. He was the very definition of easy on the eyes.The door was not the only thing that might have been about to come undone. I was incredibly nervous with being late and then the agony of sitting there waiting and now the sight of him. My mind had roamed to the thought of whether this was a test or punishment for being late: if I waited then I had the job or had he just hoped to keep me waiting until I gave up and went away. Had I not taken the hint and now I was just wasting more of his time? Was he pissed? He had just cursed at a swinging door. I gathered my nerve and stood as he came toward me. I was still trying to decide whether to make my apologies and run or to stay when he started to speak. “Miss…” he trailed off snapping his fingers trying to recall my name. Right, I suppose a man that looks like this has never bothered to remember a woman’s name beyond that of his mother or perhaps even his grandmother, but that may be stretching it. I extended my hand to shake as he approached. “Anderson, Millie Anderson,” I said as he took my hand. When our hands touched for the shake, I could feel a current run through me. My heart pounded and the room was suddenly hotter. Our eyes locked for a moment and he suddenly broke the connection, eyes and hands. Had he felt that as well?

Author: TS Dawson

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
65 reviews

Lady Sun by Marni MacRae

Sophia has booked the vacation of a lifetime. A week on a deserted island.
Hoping for a retreat and recharge from her life in the middle of a Northwest winter, she sets out to enjoy seclusion and sun in paradise.
Flying halfway around the world, Sophia boards the yacht chartered to take her to the secluded island in the Maldives.
There she meets Lucas, a fellow vacationer. Tall, dark, and handsome, Lucas is a cowboy, misplaced in the tropics.
Shunning Sophia’s attempt at friendship, Lucas keeps to himself until the two travelers are thrust into an unwelcome adventure.
Sophia soon learns that Lucas may be her only hope for survival, and that paradise is not so easily reached.

Author: Marni MacRae

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
76 reviews

Country Heaven (Country Love #1) by Vicki Green and Kari Ayasha

Heaven is in the eyes of the beholder,
To help others see that beauty,
Makes the heavens open its loving arms

Memphis Johnson loves his Montana ranch. It is something he has worked hard for all his life. When his Pa died, he swore he would give back by helping others see the beauty in the land, as Pa did for him. But with that can come trouble and even heartache. One misfortunate girl begins a different kind of hard work for Memphis. He tries to help her learn the ropes and tame her wild ways. His heart opens too wide for her, and he finds he has to change tactics fast or lose her.

Sadie Tisdale is your typical ‘city girl’, with the latest fashions and a wealthy father who gives her anything she asks for. She loves to party, hang out with the wrong people and doesn’t have a care in the world until one night… After being arrested, again, her father has had enough of her wild ways and decides to teach her a lesson. A lesson which could cost her the love of her father and the money she is supposed to receive on her twenty first birthday if she doesn’t comply.

Spoiled city girls don’t mix with country. Will Sadie learn there is more to life than staying out all night and having sex with a different guy each time? Can she calm her wild ways or will she run?

*This is intended for 18+ readers

Author: Vicki Green and Kari Ayasha

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
108 reviews

Dear Cupid (Texas Heat Wave Series Book 2) by Julie Ortolon

Once upon a time, there was a redhead named Kate Bradshaw who naively believed Happily Ever After lay a heartbeat away. One kid, one divorce and a stack of bills later, Kate’s sour attitude isn’t winning any points with the love-struck readers of her Dear Cupid advice column. If she’s going to keep her job, she needs a man to remind her that romance can be fun. Someone attractive. Someone easygoing. Someone with whom she can polish her rusty flirting skills—and absolutely nothing more. Enter Michael Cameron…

One might think a drop-dead-handsome movie animator would have no problem finding a wife. As Kate soon discovers, one would be sorely mistaken. A little too attached to his shabby bachelor pad couch and rumpled Hawaiian shirts, Michael is counting on Dear Cupid to turn him into husband material. Little does Kate know Michael’s secret plan: Convince Kate to give love a second chance.

Author: Julie Ortolon

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
82 reviews

Where Words Fail (Save Me Series Book 1) by Katheryn Kiden and Kathy Krick

Abby Irons has it all together.She has a life everyone envies. She’s the frontman for the band Thirty Ought Six and co-owns Ironsound Records with her twin brother Alex. A girl with the world at her feet so young must be happy.
Except everything is tainted by a past that won’t stop coming up. A present that is falling apart everywhere but onstage, and a future that shes not so sure about.
Deceased parents, a sick brother, a six year old niece with no mother and a band and business to keep going while everything is falling apart.
When her lead guitarist Derek admits himself into rehab for a drug problem will his replacement cause more problems than he fixes?
Jameson Williams lost the love of his life because of an addict father.He won’t keep a woman around for more than a night because of it and hasn’t had much of a life since he got out of the Marines. His older brother pushes him audition for a temporary guitar position for a major band and make something out of himself. When he gets it he’s more than excited…Until he reaches the tour bus and meets the band.
Will his past bite him and ruin any chance of a future?
Money,fame,love and life are all up in the air.
**This book contains mature language, emotional situations and adult situations. Recommended for people 18 or older.”

Author: Katheryn Kiden and Kathy Krick

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
36 reviews

The Trouble With Kilts (The MacLarens of Balmorie Book 3) by Kam McKellar

The MacLarens of Balmorie series continues with Kam McKellar’s 3rd contemporary Scottish romance. Jamie is a wounded Highlander with an attitude and Riley is the kind of woman who can’t resist a challenge.

Riley Brooks’ life is in a tailspin. With divorce papers shoved into her suitcase, she takes off for a much needed vacation to Scotland to see her cousin Lucy wed Ian MacLaren. Highland romance is in the air, but she wants none of it. Neither does Jamie MacLaren. The Scottish farmer is pissed off and bitter, and wants to be left alone. But when Riley’s ex-husband shows up at the castle to reopen old wounds, misery loves company, and Riley and Jamie join forces with a little Scottish whisky to ease their hurts, and maybe open their hearts…

The Trouble With Kilts is the 3rd in the author’s MacLarens of Balmorie series of humorous, fast-paced, short contemporary romances with a Scottish Highland twist. The full series:

1. Mad About Plaid
2. A Scot Like You
3. The Trouble with Kilts
4. Any Scot of Mine

Author: Kam McKellar

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
42 reviews