The Unflappable Miss Fairchild (Uncommon Courtships Book 1) by Regina Scott

From award-winning author Regina Scott comes a tale of choosing to follow the rules or being true to your heart.The ever practical Anne Fairchild knows the rules of engagement in Regency England—the proper way a young lady should seek a husband. She’s been groomed to make the best match possible so she can help the two elderly aunts who raised her stave off poverty. So why is it one moment in the presence of the dashing Chas Prestwick, and she’s ready to throw propriety to the wind?The black sheep of the family, Chas excels at shocking Society with his wild wagers and reckless carriage racing. But his bravado masks a bruised and lonely heart. Can the sweet-natured Anne convince him to take the greatest risk of all—on love? This sweet traditional Regency romance was originally published by Kensington Zebra.“. . . very likeable hero and heroine, humor, and one laugh-out-loud scene that stars one of the most outstanding examples of ‘bad’ writing since the Bad Hemmingway contest folded.” — The Romance Reader“Ms. Scott’s appealing characters will win your heart.” — RT Book ReviewsExcerptShe’d heard that some members of the ton raced their carriages for sport, but she’d had no idea that a carriage could go so fast. Trees, houses, and other carriages whizzed passed so quickly that she barely had time to register them. There was no chance of escape. To jump would have killed her at this speed. Her heart was pounding as loudly as the thundering hooves of the bays. The wind whipped her face, snapping the ribbons of her bonnet against her cheeks. When she put up a hand to catch them, her bonnet flipped off the back of her head. In moments, her hair was free of its bun and streaming out behind her. They careened around a turn, and the curricle tipped onto its right wheel. Anne watched terrified as the ground seemed to hurtle toward her. With a deft flick of the reins, Chas turned the horses and brought the curricle with a thud onto two wheels again. Anne swallowed her fear and clutched the curricle’s sideboard so hard her knuckles stood out of her grey kid leather gloves.“Just a little farther, Angel,” he called over the roar of the wind. He winked at Anne, then frowned as if noticing her for the first time. “Don’t get sick on me, now. I thought you were made of stronger stuff. Relax and enjoy the ride.”Relax? Had he lost his mind? They whipped past a drayman’s wagon with inches to spare, the neighs of his frightened horses echoing behind them. Yet as they continued to fly down the road, she began to feel less afraid and more excited. The exhilaration of traveling as fast as the wind was rather heady, and she began to understand why gentlemen raced.“What record are we trying to beat?” she ventured over the roar of the wind and the thunder of flying hooves.“Curricle and pair to Kew Gardens,” he shouted back. “Lord Petersborough and I set the record last Season, fifty-five minutes from Knightsbridge, specifically to the Hose and Garter Inn. We were well nigh onto breaking it when the wheel came off.” “Where do we stand now?” she asked. Before he could answer, the curricle hit a rut, and she bounced in the seat so hard that her hands broke free of the sideboard. She slid across the leather seat, right up against Chas Prestwick. Face burning, she scrambled away from him to the other side of the curricle.“Miss Fairchild,” he scolded, grinning wickedly as he whipped the reins again, “if you persist in throwing yourself at me, I will begin to think you have designs on my virtue.”“Nonsense,” she managed to reply. “I believe the ton would agree that you have no virtue left on which to stake a claim.” Chas only laughed at the comment and urged the horses on.Anne shook the hair out of her face. The tension must have been getting to her, for she would never have been so bold with any of her other suitors. Why was it with him she felt so free?

Author: Regina Scott

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Dragon’s Baby (New & Lengthened 2021 Edition) : A SciFi Alien Romance (Red Planet Dragons of Tajss Book 1) by Miranda Martin

Not every alien is an enemy, even if he kidnaps you…

Calista is happy with her life of scientific research. She has no need for a man, she has her books, her friends, and her work. Things are fine until her ship is attacked by space pirates and crash lands on a desert planet with heat so intense she and her friends can’t survive without help.

Ladon is a Zmaj warrior resigned to a life alone, who only desires to protect his treasures. His hopes for a mate faded long ago, yet when he meets Calista something stirs. It takes no more than one look to know that she belongs to him. He’s been alone for so long but she is the ultimate treasure and he will protect her.

Now there’s only the small problem of her living long enough to understand.

A devastated planet, a mysterious history, space pirates, and threats environmental and alien beset them on all sides. The sexy Zmaj warrior will have to battle the planet’s ultimate threat in an epic effort to obtain the one thing he knows Calista needs to survive. Then maybe they can begin to come to terms with the feelings they create in each other.

But will the other humans accept this huge and alien looking dragon warrior? Or will they find him just as big a threat as the rest of the red planet? The future of both their races depends on it.

Alien Dragon’s Baby is a full length scifi novel with a happily ever after ending, plenty of steam, bloody battles and alien-human intrigue. It is standalone and has been co-written by newcomer Miranda Martin and one of the hottest science fiction romance authors out there, Juno Wells.

Author: Miranda Martin

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Tea & Comfort (Madrona Island Series Book 2) by Andrea Hurst

Fear made her run – A second chance at love made her stay

After receiving life-changing news, Kyla Nolan ran away from her life as a top model in New York and left her fiancé, Luke Bradford, behind. Now, almost two years later, Kyla has a rebuilt her life as the successful owner of Tea & Comfort on Madrona Island. She lives in a cozy home behind her tea shop, has great friends, and a community where she belongs. But Kyla’s life is thrown off balance when Luke moves to the island.
Luke has purchased the local vineyards, just like he and Kyla had always dreamt of. But Luke is not here just for the grapes. He is determined to discover why Kyla left him, if she still loves him, and if the future they planned is truly over.
Kyla must face her past and make a decision. She knows that this time around if they have a chance at happiness she will have to reveal her true identity and the secrets that drove her away…
Tea & Comfort is the second novel in the Madrona Island series. It follows the Amazon bestselling novel, The Guestbook. Escape to the enchanting island where comfort food and serenity await. Catch up with your favorite characters and meet new ones. This book can be read as a stand-alone novel or as part of the series.
Fans of Marie Force’s Gansett Island series and Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series will enjoy Andrea’s Madrona Island trilogy.
Reader’s praise drawn from over 1000 Amazon reviews of The Guestbook
“It warmed my heart and renewed my faith that life can have happy endings.”
“Engaging the reader from the first page… [it is] a story that filled the soul.”
“A great story of true friendship and love.”
“If you like the Notebook, you will love this book too.”
Early reviews for Tea & Comfort
“Tea & Comfort is interwoven with warmth, friendship and learning to love
and trust again.”
“I loved it! The best yet!”

Author: Andrea Hurst

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Mason (Remington Ranch Book 1) by SJ McCoy

Mason Remington fell in love with his little brother’s best friend, Gina, when she was still in high school. It seemed they’d found their forever early in life. But somehow it all went wrong. Now–ten years later–Gina’s back in town. This time he doesn’t intend to let her leave.

Mason spent the years he lost with Gina building a business, breeding and training horses, and helping keep his family’s ranch going. Gina threw herself into a life in New York City where she has a career as a photographer…and a fiancé.

Gina needs to sell the ranch where she grew up and move her dad to New York. When she returns to Paradise Valley to finally close that chapter of her life, the last person she wants to see is the man who broke her heart all those years ago.

Mason isn’t going to let the only woman he’s ever loved walk out of his life forever without explaining what went wrong. He never understood why she left. Now he has one last shot to make her stay.

This book is intended for adult readers aged 18+

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Each Remington Ranch Romance can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers here! Each book contains one couple’s story.

Book 1: Mason

Look out for the other brothers, who will each get their own book:

Shane

Carter

Beau

Author: SJ McCoy

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Despised & Desired: The Marquess’ Passionate Wife (Love’s Second Chance Series: Tales of Damsels & Knights Book 1) by Bree Wolf

In the third installment of USA Today bestselling author Bree Wolf’s emotionally charged ‘Love’s Second Chance Series’, Ellie must find a way to save Frederick’s soul…before he decides to return to the battlefield and certain death.Long ago, he kept her secret.Now, she will save his soul.ELSBETH MUNFORD is set to marry the man she loves until an accident destroys her life. Her beauty tainted by ugly scars, Ellie resigns herself to a life of spinsterhood.FREDERICK LANCASTER, brother to the MARQUESS OF ELMRIDGE, returns home from war. A hero in the eyes of others, he is haunted by nightmares. Unable to make his peace with the past, Frederick retreats into the dark until his brother dies and he not only inherits his title, but with it the obligation to produce an heir.When two damaged souls find themselves tied to one another, will they pull each other under? Or will they help each other rise again from the ashes of their shattered lives?*This is a tale that will remind you that love does conquer all! Two lost people find themselves thrown together by life’s twists and turns and embark on a journey to free themselves of the pain of their past in order to live again…really live with all the passion and love one dreams of. This is a good old fashioned romance with a dash of humour, romantic tension and memorable characters!**Although certain characters appear in multiple books, ‘Despised & Desired – The Marquess’ Passionate Wife’ can be read as a stand-alone. However, in order to avoid spoilers, I’d advise against reading them out of order. Love’s Second Chance Series#1 Forgotten & Remembered – The Duke’s Late Wife (Rosabel & Graham)#2 Cursed & Cherished – The Duke’s Wilful Wife (Anna & Edmond)#3 Despised & Desired – The Marquess’ Passionate Wife (Ellie & Frederick)#4 Abandoned & Protected – The Marquis’ Tenacious Wife (Henrietta & Connor)#5 Ruined & Redeemed – The Earl’s Fallen Wife (Charlotte & Sebastian)#6 Betrayed & Blessed – The Viscount’s Shrewd Wife (Beth & Tristan)More to follow:#7 Deceived & Honoured – The Baron’s Vexing Wife (Madeline & Derek)A Forbidden Love Novella Series#1 The Wrong Brother#2 A Brilliant Rose#3 The Forgotten Wife#4 An Unwelcome Proposal#5 Rules to Be BrokenMore to follow:#6 Hearts to Be Mended

Author: Bree Wolf

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Bodyguard Bear (Protection, Inc. Book 1) by Zoe Chant

A BBW witness to a murder + the sexy bear shifter bodyguard sworn to protect her with his life + firefights and fiery passion = one hot thrill ride!

Curvy paramedic Ellie McNeil loves her job, even though her schedule dooms her to perpetual single-hood. But on an overnight shift, she witnesses a murder. Ellie bravely agrees to testify against the murderer, who runs organized crime in her city. But she’ll need one hell of a bodyguard to make it to the witness stand alive.

Growly bear shifter Hal Brennan runs Protection, Inc., an all-shifter private security company. A former Navy SEAL, he left his clan’s wilderness home for a life of danger and excitement. His parents keep calling and pestering him to look for his mate, but Hal is convinced that he doesn’t need anyone. Then he’s hired to guard Ellie. Now the bodyguard bear has a true challenge: to protect his mate… and open his heart.

Bodyguard Bear is a sizzling hot, standalone BBW bear shifter romance. No cliffhangers!

Author: Zoe Chant

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Tackling Summer (Season of Love Book 1) by Kayla Dawn Thomas

Hard working, no nonsense, Chanel Eber is ready for a summer at home working on her family’s ranch. Her plans are derailed when she comes across a bottomed out sports car on a remote country road. When she discovers her father has brought on her university’s hotshot football star as summer help, she is furious. There’s no place for a lazy, city boy on the Double O.

Maddox Warren has been banished to the middle of nowhere, sentenced to manual labor on a cattle ranch. As star of the Doumit University football team, this is unacceptable, but his coach is determined to boost his work ethic. Maddox can shut up and do his time, or he can kiss his football career goodbye. Determined to muscle his way through, his frustrations grow when he meets the bossy, cranky rancher’s daughter.

The two battle their way through tractor driving and horseback riding lessons; both determined to conquer the other and to reclaim summer. In the process Maddox and Chanel discover there’s more to the other than either of them expected.

Author: Kayla Dawn Thomas

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Was I Right?: Abridged Edition by Mrs. O. F. Walton

May Lindsay and her young stepsister Maggie are left penniless and homeless when their father the local doctor dies. Maggie can go to live with her three maiden aunts, but May at the age of nineteen is faced with a choice. Should she take the position of companion to a girl she doesn’t know, who lives some distance away, or accept a proposal of marriage from the man who has been her friend since they were small children?

May Lindsay makes her decision, but it is not long before she wonders if she has done the right thing.

This is a story of life in Victorian England as May, who has led a sheltered life, is pushed out into a much bigger world than she has previously known. She soon encounters titled families, and is taken on a tour of the Holy Land which occupies much of the story.

Two men seem to be a big disappointment to May Lindsay. Will her Christian faith hold strong in these troubles? Was she right in the decision she made before leaving home?

Chris Wright is the author of over thirty books, starting with young fiction for an English Christian publisher in 1966. He has written both fiction and non-fiction, mostly with a Christian theme, for a variety of publishers. Chris is married with three grownup children, and lives in the West Country of England where he is a home group leader with his local church.

Author: Mrs. O. F. Walton

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Seizing Control (Black Shamrocks MC Book 1) by Kylie Hillman

*New Cover, Reformatted and Re-Edited*
Only daughter of the volatile President of the Black Shamrocks MC and long-suffering sister to four overprotective brothers, Madelaine O’Brien has survived circumstances that would have broken a lesser woman.

Mik ‘Mad Dog’ Kennedy is her salvation, her reward for continuing to fight, and the matching piece of her soul.

With her life finally happy and on track, will the reappearance of the monster from her past be the event that finally breaks her? Or will he be the catalyst she needs to put it all behind her, once and for all?

They say when life gives you lemons; make lemonade. What happens when life keeps sending you demons who refuse to stay buried? Do you lie down and accept defeat or rise to the seemingly unwinnable challenge, and start SEIZING CONTROL?

Disclaimer: This story contains graphic situations that may not be suitable for all readers.

Author: Kylie Hillman

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Was I Right?: Abridged Edition by Mrs. O. F. Walton

May Lindsay and her young stepsister Maggie are left penniless and homeless when their father the local doctor dies. Maggie can go to live with her three maiden aunts, but May at the age of nineteen is faced with a choice. Should she take the position of companion to a girl she doesn’t know, who lives some distance away, or accept a proposal of marriage from the man who has been her friend since they were small children?

May Lindsay makes her decision, but it is not long before she wonders if she has done the right thing.

This is a story of life in Victorian England as May, who has led a sheltered life, is pushed out into a much bigger world than she has previously known. She soon encounters titled families, and is taken on a tour of the Holy Land which occupies much of the story.

Two men seem to be a big disappointment to May Lindsay. Will her Christian faith hold strong in these troubles? Was she right in the decision she made before leaving home?

Chris Wright is the author of over thirty books, starting with young fiction for an English Christian publisher in 1966. He has written both fiction and non-fiction, mostly with a Christian theme, for a variety of publishers. Chris is married with three grownup children, and lives in the West Country of England where he is a home group leader with his local church.

Author: Mrs. O. F. Walton

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews