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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT!!! ~ Just The Way You Are by Ann Roth

Title: Just The Way You Are 
Series: Dunlin Shores Series #1
Author: Ann Roth
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 8, 2019

 

How can she resist?
After a painful breakup and the loss of her job, Cinnamon Smith feels battered and bruised. The only place to go is her best friend Fran’s bed-and-breakfast in the small coastal town of Dunlin Shores, Oregon. The first person she meets on her arrival is Nick Mahoney, Fran’s handyman. Cinnamon’s attraction to Nick is immediate, and the feeling is definitely mutual.
But Cinnamon has spent years working toward a certain kind of life, a life she can’t have with Nick. Spending time in Dunlin Shores and with him is beginning to change all that. Then she gets a job offer that will put her career goals back on track… Which means choosing between the life she’s always wanted and the love that’s right in front of her.

 

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT!!! ~ Unexpected Shelter by Abby Tyler

Title: The Unexpected Shelter 
Author: Abby Tyler
Genre: Sweet Romance
Release Date: May 7, 2019
She saved the town’s abandoned animals. He saved her.
 
Abby Tyler welcomes you to the witty, well-meaning busybodies of Applebottom, Missouri, where the community its pies — and its matchmaking — very seriously.
 
Savannah Perkins has always loved the animal shelter her father started in memory of her mother. It’s been her life’s work and a peaceful place for her to care for him as he declines into dementia.
 
But it’s a hard living, and volunteers have gotten difficult to come by.
 
Until Luke.
 
No one is more surprised by Luke Southard’s arrival in Applebottom than his father. Mayor T-bone had no idea he had a son.
 
While Luke waits on the local veterinary school to accept his transfer, the town suggests he help out at the shelter.
 
But some of the local boys take issue with his closeness to Savannah, blaming him for vandalism around town. When the new vet school refuses him, Luke figures he’s overstayed his welcome.
 
It will take some quick thinking by the town to help Luke and Savannah save both the shelter and their tender new love.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ September by Hilari T. Cohen

Title: September
Series: The Gypsy Moth Chronicles Book 4
Author: Hilari T. Cohen
Genre: Contemporary/Small Town Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019
Cover Design: Cover by Noelle Raffaele
There’s a baby boom in the small town of Bluff’s Cove!
At least that’s how it feels to CeCe. All of her friends are pregnant, but try as they might, she and her husband Carl have had no success. So CeCe agrees to one round of a dangerous fertility treatment in the hope that they’d have a precious child of their own at the end of the grueling regimen of hormone shots and crazy mood swings. 
Then one day, during her regular shift as an ER nurse, a remarkable thing happens. Now CeCe will need to convince Carl to alter his preconceived notion of what constitutes a family. Can he let go of his stubborn pride long enough to grant her this one true wish? Will he open his heart to accept the smallest gift she has to offer?
 
In September, Book Four of The Gypsy Moth Chronicles, CeCe and Carl’s world is turned upside down. Can their love for each other survive the ultimate test?

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Stirred by Annie Dyer

Title: Stirred
Series: Severton Search & Rescue
Author: Annie Dyer
Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2019

 

Enemies. Foes. Until one night changed them forever.
 
The small town of Severton doesn’t have many secrets. One of the few is exactly why Scott Maynard, bar owner and search and rescue hero, refuses to speak, acknowledge or even breathe the same air as Keren Leigh. 
 
Keren has been Severton’s dentist for far too long and now she’s ready to move to the city, escaping the war with Scott and broadening her dating circle in the hope of a future that doesn’t just consist of evenings at home alone with a book, ancient pyjamas and a glass of wine.
 
All it takes is a one-night ceasefire for all of her plans and their decade-long feud to be stirred up. But they’re not the only ones to be shaken: Severton has acquired its own arsonist and other secrets are being exposed, leaving a completely different battle to be fought.
 
Warning: contains alpacas, retired ladies who make their own gin and have an eye for younger gentlemen plus an alternate use for a bath.
 

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BOOK TOUR!!! ~ Bless Your Heart by Reece Taylor

Title: Bless Your Heart
Series: Twin Oak Series Book 2
Author: Reece Taylor
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 17, 2018
Cover Designer: Laura Hidalgo

Hannah has moved home after finishing college and is taking over the family real estate business. Everything is falling into place with one exception—Lee Burkett. She’s wanted him for as long she can remember, and now is the time to make that dream a reality.
Lee always knew what he wanted in life: to have a thriving law practice in his hometown of Twin Oaks … and Hannah Dale. His practice is moving along nicely, and he believes his relationship with Hannah is, too, until unforeseen circumstances stand in their way.
 
Bless Your Heart is a wild ride as Lee and Hannah attempt to find their way to each other and maneuver the twists and turns of living in a small town. Fall in love with them and learn more about the quirks of Twin Oaks and its assortment of larger-than-life residents.

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SALES BLITZ!!! ~ Catch Him If You Can by Jennifer Shirk

In Jennifer Shirk’s newest installment in her Accidentally Yours series, town widower Wade Roberts is being bombarded by Cape Harmony’s matchmaking mamas. His only way to stop them: pretend to be in a relationship with his sister’s best friend, Arden Pearson. But when what started as an act begins to shift into something more, it might take a village to convince Wade that Arden’s his perfect match.

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Title: Catch Him If You Can

Author: Jennifer Shirk

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 13, 2018

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Series: Accidentally Yours

Format: Digital eBook

Digital ISBN: 9781640636156

 

Synopsis:

Veterinarian Wade Roberts is done with love. But try convincing the elderly folk of Cape Harmony who are determined to play matchmaker. Now the young single women in town are bombarding him with baked goods and love notes, and being “taken” is the only way to stop the meddling grannies—which is why he needs a fake fiancée. Fast.

Arden Pearson loves planning weddings. Other people’s weddings, that is. After her own engagement ended in disaster, she prefers to live vicariously through her work. But when she needs to persuade a big client that she’s capable of planning the celebrity wedding of the year, she’s willing to go as far as pretending to be engaged herself to her best friend’s older brother.

Soon their ruse has everyone in town believing they make the perfect couple—including Arden. She’s always been nothing more than a kid sister to Wade, and it might take a village to convince him otherwise…

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Excerpt:

Copyright© 2018 Catch Him If You Can

Jennifer Shirk

He threw Arden a tight smile, hoping she’d get the hint and play along. “Yes, because I’m dating Arden here. We’ve been waiting to finally make it official in town.” He gave Arden’s shoulder an extra squeeze when her mouth dropped open. “Didn’t want to tell people too soon. You know, in case it didn’t work out. But I think we can finally come clean, don’t you agree, honey?”

Arden slowly blinked her ocean-blue eyes up at him as if coming out of a yearlong coma. “Uh, right…babycakes.”

Babycakes? Seriously? That’s the first nickname she could think of?

Wade’s smile was frozen in place as he turned back to Judy. “See?”

Judy pushed her dark-framed glasses up her nose, then laid a hand on her heart. “Oh my. This is such wonderful news! Better than I’d hoped. I knew something was going on between you two.”

You did?” they both asked. He and Arden regarded each other. She seemed as confused as he felt.

Judy nodded. “Yep. I’m an expert on true love. Been married sixty years next month,” she said proudly.

“That must be why you’re so good at matchmaking,” he lied. “Sorry to take your work out from under you like this.”

She blushed and waved his comment away. “You’re too sweet. But the girls and I just wanted to see you happy for a change now that Kinsley was settled.”

Happy for a change? Was he really that miserable looking?

Arden cleared her throat, nudging him in the side with her knuckle. Ow. The woman had steel for bones.

“Babycakes,” Arden said between her teeth, slyly poking him again, “I really need to buy my coffee and get going. I have an appointment this afternoon to prepare for.”

“Oh right. I forgot. Well, you know your money’s no good when you’re with me, honey,” he said, winking at Judy. “Order what you like. I’ve got it.”

Arden smiled up at him sweetly before ordering. “Two regular macchiatos—no, make that grande macchiatos, a bag of regular ground coffee, and four gingerbread muffins. Oh, and you might as well throw in a couple of those ham paninis. It’s almost lunch time after all.”

Wade narrowed his eyes. “Two coffees, a bag of coffee, four muffins, and a couple of paninis, honey?”

“Yes, babycakes,” she said with an innocent smile. “I’ve been so very hungry lately. Gee, I hope I’m not eating for two.” When she gingerly pressed a hand on her belly, he choked.

“Uh, she’s kidding,” he told Judy, handing her the money. “That’s what I love about her.” He gave Arden a sidelong glare. “She’s so much fun to be around.”

Fun as a rabid rottweiler.

Judy winked as she gave him back his change. “Trying to one-up Kinsley with a baby, huh?”

He shook his head. “No. There’s no baby.”

“Yet,” Arden chimed in.

Wade gritted his teeth. At that very moment he wasn’t sure who he was more annoyed with: his nosy personal matchmaker or his sassy, fake, almost-pregnant girlfriend.

One of Judy’s staff came over to the counter and handed Arden her bag of food and take-out tray of coffees. “Thanks so much,” Arden said. She gave Wade a wide grin. “And thank you, baby lips.”

It’s babycakes. Couldn’t she even keep the nickname straight? She was a terrible fake girlfriend.

Judy chuckled. “You two are so cute together.”

Wade harrumphed as he watched Arden sashay to a side table for napkins. “See you later, Judy.” He pointed a finger at her before turning away. “Remember, no more matchmaking. Arden is very jealous.”

“Oh, of course.” The older woman folded her hands and seemed insulted. “I wouldn’t think of it now.”

Halleluiah. He was almost sure he heard angels singing, and hoped what Judy said was true. No more matchmaking. No more women. No more gifts. And if it were true, he needed to ensure pronto that his newfound-fake girlfriend didn’t blow his cover. He glanced around, and when he saw Arden had left, rushed out the door to catch up with her.

Other Books in the Accidentally Yours series:

Bargaining with the Boss (Accidentally Yours #1)

Kinsley just wanted to have some fun for a change. Then she wakes up in a stranger’s bed, with her bridesmaid dress on backward and a hazy memory of what happened at her friend’s wedding. With a quick escape, she can get back to her predictable life. But then she meets her new boss—the same guy she’d woken up next to—and seeing him with a clear head doesn’t make him any less attractive.

Mixing business with pleasure has never been Damon’s style, and easily avoided, but the hotel he just bought comes with an unexpected perk—its manager. “Sensible” Kinsley today is as alluring as “impulsive” Kinsley was the night before, and she talks him into a deal. If she can turn around the hotel by the end of summer, he won’t tear it down to put up a more profitable condominiums.

Their plan is simple…until falling for each other becomes more than they bargained for.

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About Jennifer Shirk:

 

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Montlake Romance and Entangled Publishing. Her novel, FIANCE BY FATE—a 2015 Readers’ Crown Finalist—became an Amazon #1 best seller for Series Romance. And recently, Wrong Brother, Right Match, WON the Sweet Traditional category of the 2017 Golden Quill Contest and became a #1 Amazon bestseller for Holiday Romance.

She resides in a beach resort in NJ, so when she’s not writing or working on her tan, she’s taking care of her most treasured possessions: her husband, daughter and puppy (Sox).

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Teach Me Sweetly by Abby Gale

Title: Teach Me Sweetly
Author: Abby Gale
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2019
When I accepted the teaching position in a town the size of my thumb, 
all I cared about was making some money until I was ready to pursue my dream. 
My time here was supposed to have an expiration date. 
My plan was simple.
Until her.
The girl with a cupcake and fascinating sadness.
Her beauty got my attention first, then her loneliness and melancholy captivated me. 
Her words and pain fed my interest, but it was her heart that sealed my fate. 
I came to this town with no expectations. 
But I didn’t know my dream and muse was waiting for me in a school uniform.
 

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Crucible by Natalie Bennett

Title: Crucible
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 10, 2019
Raelynn Davenport.
An elusive beauty queen with a sordid past.
The Blackwoods.
A prominent family with a graveyard full of tortured skeletons.
 
The plan couldn’t have been simpler.
 
All I had to do was swap my big city life and tarnished reputation for a fresh start in a small town. Catching the immediate attention of said town’s heartthrobs was nowhere on my agenda.
 
Unapologetic about their true intentions, I find myself in the center of a game that has no concept of moral aptitude.
 
All I wanted was peace.
 
All they crave is madness.
And in this game, losing isn’t an option.
 
Not when we’re playing for my life.
 
Prelude to Affliction

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COVER REVEAL!!! ~ Waiting For You by Jasmine Stevens

Title: Waiting For You
Series: The Holbrook Series #1
Author: Jasmine Stevens
Release: February 5, 2019
Genre: Rural Romance
Cover Design: Soxsational Cover Art

Eighteen years ago, Charlotte Denver left the quaint country town of Holbrook after a tragic accident. Now, she’s back in town to renovate her old family home, which will feature in the magazine where she’s employed as a journalist. Making the rundown house sellable will allow Charlotte to sever all ties with her tragic past and finally move forward with her life. That is until the one person she’d spent all these years trying to forget is contracted by her magazine’s editor to help her complete the job.

Will Beckett is no longer the twelve-year-old kid who used to play practical jokes on her, tease her and make her belly laugh. Now he’s a ruggedly handsome, sweet talking, successful builder. Despite Will’s wholesome country charm and sexy smile that makes Charlotte’s heart skip a beat, she’s determined to concentrate on the job at hand and protect her heart at all costs.
Will never thought he would see his best friend again, but now she’s back, as stubborn and strong-willed as ever. Her return reminds him all over again of everything she lost because of him, and he desperately wants her forgiveness. As they reacquaint with each other, Will becomes just as determined to reunite their friendship, and he’s set to win her heart.

Can Will break through Charlotte’s wall of defence or will his heart be broken again?

 

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COVER REVEAL!!! ~ Teach Me Sweetly by Abby Gale

Title: Teach Me Sweetly
Author: Abby Gale
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2019
When I accepted the teaching position in a town the size of my thumb, 
all I cared about was making some money until I was ready to pursue my dream. 
My time here was supposed to have an expiration date. 
My plan was simple.
Until her.
The girl with a cupcake and fascinating sadness.
Her beauty got my attention first, then her loneliness and melancholy captivated me. 
Her words and pain fed my interest, but it was her heart that sealed my fate. 
I came to this town with no expectations. 
But I didn’t know my dream and muse was waiting for me in a school uniform.
 

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