“Build a wall about your heart.” Riordan Wollstonecraft labors under the heavy burden of his forebears. For generations, a curse has followed the dashing young men of his family, guaranteeing the women they love an untimely death. The youngest grandson of the Earl of Wollstonecraft Hall, charismatic Riordan is quietly resigned to his fate, an educator who devotes his life to good works, and ignores any longing for something more . . .
Widowed and penniless, Lady Sabrina Lakeside is desperate to avoid a second forced betrothal—this time to an aged marquess. Her chance encounter with Riordan leads her to an impulsive offer: a temporary marriage of convenience that could benefit them both. His agreement is as surprising as it is welcome. Before long, Riordan’s keen intellect and kind words have Sabrina rethinking her plans of a union in name only. But her new husband is holding something back. Will giving in to their tantalizing passion lead her only to further heartache . . . or could it be the first step toward healing them both?
The most sought-after bachelor in Scotland, the seventh McTiernay brother cannot be caught, by seduction or love—unless a roving Highland beauty lays siege to his heart . . .
AN UNEXPECTED DESIRE Conan McTiernay will leave the joys of wedlock to his happily married brothers. He’s too busy mapping out Scotland to protect her borders from English invasion. . . . Until he’s dispatched to escort a cloistered Highland lass safely back to his family’s castle.
A FOREVER LOVE Mhàiri Mayboill has embarked on her journey facing an impossible choice: Marry or take the vows of a nun. But she cherishes her freedom too much to be tied to any man. Yet this arrogant Highlander with his spirited ways and piercing eyes awakens more than desire. For two people who want nothing of love but have everything in common, emotions soon forge an unforeseen bond. But happiness is never simple for a McTiernay, and more surprises lie ahead . . .
When Princess Vilhelmina Dragomir is awakened from her hellish sleep with a blood kiss from a handsome stranger, she learns that much has changed while she’s been away. The armies of the Black Lily and the vampire Crown have amassed and are on the brink of war.
No romantic entanglements, no family. Mikhail Romanov, Captain of the Bloodguard, took a vow when he joined the Bloodguard. But he never planned for the gut-punching attraction he would feel for the untouchable princess. He must keep his focus, though. In order to avenge his family, it’s essential he help Mina claim her crown and keep his damn hands off of her.
But Mina sets her heart on the elusive captain, and keeping his focus on the great battle ahead becomes harder and harder. While they're making plans, the evil King Dominik has been making some of his own. This time, he will show no mercy to the Princess...
Each book in the Vampire Blood series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 The Black Lily Book #2 The Red Lily Book #3 The White Lily Book #4 The Emerald Lily
Welcome to Noble House, Where Your Passion is Our Pleasure, and Someone is Always Watching…
Hacker Madeline Zane gets off on crossing lines. So when she discovers security flaws in the Noble House website, she thinks nothing of showing up at the door of the hybrid fetish club and demanding an audience with the owner. Especially after watching an intense online scene of the notorious Dom bringing a submissive to her knees.
Kochran Duke is weary of always being in control, but meeting Maddy rekindles his pleasure in what had become strictly business. And instead of making him jealous, seeing her submit to his old friend Ezra has him aching for something he didn’t even know he was searching for.
The kind of heartbreak Ezra’s lived through changes a man. Maddy makes him crave a life he thought he’d put behind him for good. Watching her with Kochran only fuels his desires, rousing the caged beast within.
Fortunately at Noble House, virtually any fantasy can become reality.
Burned by her cheating boyfriend, Jasmina is finished with the idea of forever after with any guy. That fairy tale doesn’t exist—at least not for her. From now on, protecting her heart and letting pleasure rule is her motto.
Lucky for her, she has the perfect men in mind. Noah and Kyle, two of the hottest cops in West Palm Beach. She hasn’t been able to get them out of her head since they handled an altercation at Wicked Brand, the tattoo parlor she manages. When they come back to get inked, sparks fly.
Noah’s ready to play, and Kyle’s on board. All they want is her—submission, bondage, spanking…no strings or regrets. Seductive days roll into steamy nights, igniting feelings the guys hadn’t expected and Jasmina can’t deny.
What began as a sensual adventure could turn into so much more…if Jasmina can risk a different kind of love.
Each book in the Wicked Brand series is STANDALONE: * Wicked Takeover * Wicked Seduction * Wicked Times Two
I love this sneak peeks library by Kensington Publishing. They offer cozy mystery, mystery, romance and more.
Go to the link below and click on any books that you'd like to get a sneak peek of. https://issuu.com/kensingtonpublishing
Now in its third edition, Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising delivers revised, expanded, and new chapters covering Facebook's newly released apps and services designed to target and monetize their 1.7 billion active users. Advertisers are then taken further than Facebook itself, as Marshall and co-authors provide priceless audience insight, exploring what was happening before visitors click on ads and what needs to happen after--10 seconds later, 10 minutes later and in the following days, and weeks.
Updates specific to this edition include:
The introduction of ad space in Newsfeeds, Facebook Live, Branded Content and how to profit from it The launch of Facebook's Marketplace where businesses can sell direct to their community The integration of Instagram ads as part of the Facebook platform Tapping into Audience Network to maximize campaigns and increase conversions on all website traffic High-profile case studies from the Golden State Warriors, Jack Daniels, Rosetta Stone, and examples from President Obama's social media campaign for re-election
Even though Facebook changes daily, this book can still help any business to some degree.
I was surprised to find a chapter on “How to find your perfect audience,” I know so many authors, bloggers, and handmade business that has no clue how to use their pages insights to find their audience, so for someone that wants to learn more on how is on their pages insights works for them, than this book is for you.
If you looking to build your page with tons of likes by advertising give this book a try, but keep in mind if you’re not a graphic artist or a designer than please get someone to create your ads so they don’t suck, you want to grab likes not run them off and I have seen some ads that totally sucks and had me running away instead of liking their page.
Now, they just need to create a book on how to keep the audience you just gained by placing ads. We all know how crafty Facebook is by hiding post even if you hit get notifications on the pages. I have been an admin on a few pages that have over 10k likes and the only 1k people would see the post, crazy, you pay to get them but yet Facebook hides your post so then you lose them, kind of a double edge sword here.
After horse trainer and rancher Annie Carson visits a feedlot in eastern Washington, she is determined to save as many horses from slaughter as possible before hightailing it back home--until she discovers the sleazy owner seemingly trampled in his corral. With the fate of the feedlot herd in her hands, Annie must navigate unfamiliar territory while trying to track down a killer and solve an increasingly tangled mystery. But unfortunately for Annie, returning to the Olympic Peninsula alive will be trickier than she ever imagined.
Growing up with horses I have a deep love for them and follow several rescues that go out and payees to keep these amazing creatures from not only becoming food, but also to save them from heartless abuse. So, when I noticed this book on NetGalley I jumped on it.
The story offers great characters, story development, description of the settings and some huge surprises along the way. I really liked Annie’s voice and how she related to the entanglement she was placed in and look forward to reading more of Annie’s adventures. For you romance readers out there, you’ll love Annie’s boyfriendMarcus, which is very prominent in the story.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because of repetitious and a few slow parts, but it wasn’t a lot of either one.
I recommend this to not only cozy mystery lovers out there, but also to romance lovers that love mysteries and horse. This is a totally standalone book, I never felt like I was missing much at all.
Title: The Coalson Family Cookbook of Memories Author: Maggie Adams Length: 266 paperback Source: Author requested review Gere: Cookbook Review by Laurie Rating: 5
You asked for it - You got it! The feisty, no-nonsense mother, Ginny Coalson, of those wild Coalson Brothers has put together a cookbook featuring the fabulous recipes found in The Tempered Steel Series along with stories of the boys growing up! PLUS, some author friends and family have contributed to the scrumptious fun as well.
It's a must have if you love the series, and a great introduction to it if you like to collect down-home recipes that add a heaping helping of love and leave out the calories.
No matter if you a fan of The Tempered Steel series or not, this cookbook will fit anyone cookbook shelf.
Maggie Adams not only gives you recipes, she also gives a glimpse of characters in the series, how cool is that!
There are appetizers, soups, salads, bread and baking, side dishes, breakfast favorites, main dishes, chicken, pork, seafood, and dessert. There is pasta, stews, canning recipes, Chinese, home-style favorites and much more.
I was very pleased with the recipes I made and was happy how easy they are explained. There are some images, but not images for every recipe.
No Excuses is a hot, full-length contemporary romance, featuring blindfolds, rope play, food fights, and sexy architectural features like wainscoting. As in all Nikky Kaye books, cheating is not allowed, but some funny stuff and a HEA are non-negotiable. --- Maddie's rules for attending a work retreat:
1 Pack the right clothes. Especially extra underwear. 2 Don’t try to school your insanely hot boss on acceptable trust exercises. 3 Be prepared for the extracurricular ropes course. 4 Make sure there is a safety net when you fall, because you will fall hard
Gage doesn’t appreciate how hard it is to be his right hand woman—especially when I’m spending so much time with my own right hand, fantasizing about him. My demanding, control freak boss is testing all my limits, and I don’t know how long I can stay professional.
No Excuses is another amazing book by Nikky Kaye. Mixing a fly by the seat of your pants girl with the ultimate planner seems like quite a long shot, and it really is. But when Gage decides that everyone must attend a work retreat designed to build trust and teamwork, Maddie is put into some pretty precarious situations.
Gage is just the right amount of controlling with a small dash of humility that allows you to fall in love with his over-bearing controlling self. He's really quite lovable underneath it all, he just needs to be in control. Maddie never thought that was what she needed, until a few "trust exercises" later and suddenly things seem a little different.
Nikky Kaye is a go-to author for me and she has yet to disappoint. If you are looking for a super hot romance, unique and fun characters, and a good dose of humor, then this is the perfect book for you.
Title: The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop Author: Caroline Roberts Length: Novel Source: Netgalley Reviewed by Laurie Rating: 2 Sexual Rating: 1
Emma is the proud owner of The Chocolate Shop by the Sea, nestled in the heart of the cosy seaside village that’s become her home. With Christmas right around the corner, she and her assistant Holly are busy cooking up the locals’ festive favourites.
From cinnamon hot chocolates to reindeer lollipops, Christmas wouldn’t taste the same without a little cocoa magic. And for Emma it’s the perfect distraction from her romantic pains of the past. So when the shop’s miserly landlord threatens to hike up the rent, Emma’s Christmas and New Year suddenly look a lot less cheerful.
With the whole village rallying behind her – and loyal spaniel Alfie by her side – Emma’s determined to hold onto her chocolate-box dream.
The chocolate calendar countdown is on. Can Emma rescue her business and her broken heart?
I wanted to love this one, but it just didn’t happen.
First I was sadly disappointed because it was listed under Netgalley as a romance book, but it’s not. In order for a book to be romance the romance has to be the main focus of a story and in this story you don’t even get to know the hero name until after chapter 20 and you still never get his background other then what he did for a living, his little detail of an x-girlfriend a few other likes and dislikes. One could say well, he was there is over 20 so that would even it out right? Not really because even after she meets Max, he still wasn’t the main focus, her business was first and far most Max was second and you can see that with the on again off again and her mindset still on her business. Also, keep note when she was off with him the story of her business just kept going so he really wasn’t there that much.
My other big disappointment was after Emma finally got with max they were on again and off again several times. They would go out one night and she would just decide this wasn’t for her and didn’t want to see him anymore, got rather annoying after a couple of times
The main focus of this story is Emma, her chocolate shop ups and downs and her assistant. I was very impressed with the detail of the chocolate making and ownership of the shop, the author must have done a lot of research for the story.
This is a sweet romance so no sexual rating for this one. I want to also note the majority of the story is in first person and it’s Emma POV unlike the majority of romance stories being third persons.
I was going to rate this book a three star because it got rather good after she meets Max, but her on again and off again relationship just put me off and it seems to just drag the story out way too much for my taste. The main focus of the story was not romance and to tell you the truth it didn’t have much Christmas to the story and that is what I look for when Christmas is in the title so I settled for 2 stars.
For you, America readers beware this book is by a British author so, you’ll find some words spelled differently, mention of British holidays that you may not know and there is no reference to help readers that don’t know about the holiday she is talking about. I’m lucky I have an English gamer friend, so I could easily understand the holiday and spellings, but if it wasn’t for him I would have had no clue what some of it was. I want to mention this because I see so many readers get upset because of things like this when they really shouldn't.
If you're looking for a great heartfelt sorry about a struggling lady trying to keep her candy shop and a touch of romance, please give this story a try. The authors writing style is great, but for a romance reader, I have to have the romance as the main focus.
I almost forgot to make mention there are a couple of truffles recipes in the back of the book, Festive chocolate-orange truffles, and Emma's Boozy truffles.
When people need help or are injured, they call out for their friends and family. When an animal needs help or is injured, it calls out for…anyone…that can help them…
One person hears them…
Tabitha is determined to bury her aching heart in the service of her animals at Exotic Landscape. Until she’s yanked out of her cozy retreat to help someone in need…and she gets more than she bargained for. Detective Ronin Chandler understands secrets. He’s got a few of his own. But when the woman he loves gets into trouble – the kind that stretches even his belief system – he struggles to understand…and to help…before he loses her. Maybe forever. As the danger escalates, Tabitha and Ronin need to find out who they can trust…and who they can’t…and who wants them dead…before it’s too late.
Psychic Visions is one of my favorite paranormal romance series. They are stand-alone enough that I can enjoy each one individually, but there's enough crossover that you get to know the world and how it works. The world isn't so different than ours, it just has a variety of psychic powers.
Rare Find went a little to far into the psychic abilities for my personal tastes though. We actually meet Tabitha in book 5. A lover of animals, she has a special connection. That special connection is her ability to feel what they are thinking and find out what they need and want to be happy and healthy. This I can believe. But the next step in her psychic development just was a little too much - just barely.
Detective Ronin is a great guy - even if he is afraid of cats - like panic attack afraid. But he's fiercely protective and crazy smart and it's just what Tabitha is going to need. Their romance is an odd one because Tabitha isn't actually present in the real sense throughout part of the book. But this dangerous situation only cements Ronon's feelings for her and insticts to protect her at all costs.
Rare Find was one of the more exciting additions to the series - with a good dose of action compared to some of the others. It was a real page turner that was a good step along the path of the series. I think what really stood out to me in this one was a gathering of characters and ideas from past books that seem to be coming together into something really big coming up.
The Copper and the Madam (Blind Cupid #3)
Author: Karyn Gerrard
Source: Author Request
Sexual rating; 4
In 1897 London, Detective Sergeant Rory Kerrigan never expected to find love among the crime-ridden streets he’s vowed to protect. His wretched past has hardened his heart, keeping emotion from his life. This ensured no interference with his police work. Yet an unlikely woman finds a way around his defenses.
Rea is owner of the brothel, The Blind Cupid, and harbors a desolate past of her own. As a result, she trusts no man. However it is hard to deny the ruggedly handsome Rory is everything honorable and appealing. He awakens feelings she’s never experienced before.
A grisly murder has Rory and Rea determined to bring the killer to justice. As danger lurks, secrets are revealed and passion ignites between them. Despite the obstacles, will the copper and the madam acknowledge their mutual yearning even at the peril of their lives?
The Copper and The Madam story is fun and full of surprises. I read it in one day, each time I put it down to do something I had to hurry up to get back to read the story.
This is a fun way to bring Victorian romance to readers by having a cop and madam romance together. Both Roy and Rea sparks sizzle on the pages and as a romance reader this is what I look for, it doesn’t matter if there is sex in the books if the characters connect in the right way you can feel the attraction right off the bat and these two had it for me. But believe me, this is an erotic romance so, you have plenty of sex in the story. LOL. The author also goes into some detail of the settings that is going on around them so all in all you get a good quick story.
My only wish for the story is that the author would have gotten more into the villains POV, so many authors miss these side characters and they just make the stories much more interesting to the readers.
I recommend this to anyone that would like a twist to Victoria romance.
Since the Coalson brothers first appeared on the publishing scene in 2014 in Whistlin' Dixie, readers and fans have been asking about the wonderful food Mama Ginny Coalson served at their Sunday dinners. Well, never one to disappoint my fans (I hope), I made your wishes come true (and Ginny's too, as she was working on a cookbook for a fundraising effort).
I gathered all the food talked about in the Tempered Steel Series, added some of my own plus friends, fans, and other authors, to make The Coalson Family CookBook of Memories a truly down-home cookbook. It's filled with yummy comfort food, warm friendships, and even some short stories of the brothers growing up, told by Mama Ginny, herself. Oh, and like any good friend, I left out all the calories and guilt!
I hope you enjoy the cookbook and the memories from a woman everyone would be happy to call "Mama."
About the Author:
Maggie Adams is an Amazon Best Selling contemporary romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Amazon’s Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, humor, on November, 2014 and then again at #61 in 2016. Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with Leather and Lace, Something’s Gotta Give, Love, Marriage & Mayhem, and Forged in Fire. She is also the recipient of the Dayreader Review’s Best New Series Award for 2015. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into International recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK.
When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling (usually just to the grocery store), dancing (around the kitchen to avoid cooking) and relaxing with her family (aka taking a nap while watching a movie). She loves to chat, so feel free to look her up!
A heartwarming stand-alone novella from New York Times bestselling
author Elizabeth Hoyt!
Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, really rather loathes Christmas. The banal
cheerfulness. The asinine party games. And, worst of all, the obligatory trip
to the countryside. His grandmother, however, loves the holiday---and Adam
loves his grandmother, so he'll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her. But
when their carriage wheel snaps, they're forced to seek shelter at the home of
the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he's ever met . .
Sarah St. John really rather loathes rakes. The self-satisfied smirks. The sly
predatory gazes. Oh, and the constant witty banter rife with double meaning.
But in the spirit of the season, she'll welcome this admittedly handsome
viscount into her home. But as the snowstorm rages, the Yule log crackles, and
the tension rises, Sarah and Adam find themselves locked in a fiery, passionate
kiss. If love is the true meaning of Christmas, it's the one gift this
mismatched pair can't wait to unwrap.
Jemma Banks is finally ready to celebrate and enjoy the
Christmas season in a way she never did as a child. But when her father breaks
his pelvis, she returns home to Marietta to care for him. He is desperate to
make amends with Jemma, but she is determined to leave Marietta with her heart
intact, even if it means being compared to Scrooge.
Physical therapist and snowboarder EJ Corpa can’t
ignore the pull when he lays eyes on his patient’s daughter for the first time.
Jemma is beautiful, but guarded. Deep down, EJ knows she’s a woman who’s
longing for a little fun. When she agrees to help with his clinic’s tree for
the Mistletoe and Montana auction, the armor she’s so carefully constructed
begins to fall away, and the magic of the holiday season takes hold.
With ice skating, hot cocoa, and Christmas tree decorating
for a great cause, EJ and Jemma begin falling for each other. Will EJ begin to
see that life’s adventures are more thrilling when there’s someone to share
’Tis the season for second chances, in this heartwarming
story of star-crossed lovers reuniting.
Findley Callahan has until Christmas, a scant six months away, to prove to the
court she can provide a loving and safe home for her learning-disabled child.
So she retreats to the only haven she’s known: her mother’s house in Missoula,
Montana, where she can make a new start and find a good job.
Reese Moore can’t believe it when his teenage love arrives to work at his
father’s company. But there’s bad blood between their families, dating back to
a business partnership that drove Findley’s father to suicide.
When Findley is targeted by someone trying to pin corporate fraud on her, Reese
is determined to save her—but will their broken hearts be able to forge a new
future amid old hurts and new threats during this season of love and goodwill?
Title: Nothing Stays the Same (Soul Mates #2) Author: Catherine Chant Genre: Young Adult, Time Travel Romance Length: 461 pages Publisher: Indie Release Date: August 16, 2016 Reviewed by: Jasmyn How far would you go to save someone's life? Leah and Brennan are going all the way back to 1973.
One Choice Changes Everything...
In 1973, The Beat Detectors are the hottest TV pop band to hit the airwaves since The Monkees, thanks to the appealing vocals of rising teen idol Ronnie Basford. But behind the scenes, not everything is rainbows and unicorns. Ronnie realizes much too late that one bad decision can ruin your whole life.
Forty years later, Ronnie is dead from an apparent suicide and his sixteen-year-old son Brennan wants answers. He needs to understand how it all went so wrong. When he finds himself dropped back in time, to the set of his father's TV show, he's determined to redirect the course of his father's life and create the happy ending Ronnie deserved.
Soccer star Leah Reinard has been crushing on Brennan Basford for ages. When they end up at the same summer job, she thinks the fates have finally aligned in her favor. That is, until Brennan suddenly disappears from existence. One day he's there, the next day, he's gone. And no one but Leah even remembers him. Can Leah find Brennan in time to stop him from ruining both their futures?
First, a bit of a warning. This is part of a series - which turned me off a little at first because it isn't listed as such anywhere on the book itself. But, for the most part, anything was explained rather nicely if I needed to know it. I did feel like I was missing a large part of the history of Leah and her sister and the events that happened to her sister before this started. They do play a pretty important part in the end.
This was a super sweet time travel romance though. We meet Brennan, a teenager struggling with life who gets more thrown at him when he father kills himself. Brennan thinks it all goes back to his father's teenage years when he was a member of a teen band The Beat Detectors. Things happen and Ronnie and Leah both end up back in the days of his father's teenage years.
I really enjoyed how the author put this together. From the clothing to the speech and the attitudes, it was an amazing portrayal of a slightly different period of time. It was easy to believe that I was going back right along with them. Brennan is on a mission though, and he won't even talk about going back to his present until he finds a way to fix his dad's past. But fixing the past may change the future in ways that make my head hurt to think about - time paradox and all that.
Catherine Chant really handled this crazy past changing the present thing very well. She let it run its course and consequences be damned. But she added a bit of a twist at the end that really sealed the deal and made this story a winner for me. I can't give it away because - spoiler - but it was unique and inventive, which are two of my favorite things.
Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood—even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him—and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.
Rehvenge is a complicated character. His dual nature is a constant struggle and the source of a recent medical issue with his drug of choice. I really enjoyed learning more about his history and life. At first, he didn't seem like the right person for Ehlena. She was a gentle and loving soul, which is everything that Rehvenge appeared not to be. When they meet, however, they have this wonderful clash of personalities that just works for both of them on so many levels.
As with the rest of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, there is so much more going on behind the scenes. We get to see into the Sympath colony and it really helps to explain a lot about the way Rehvenge lives and his attitudes towards much of life. His history is a little creepy - especially when we find out more about his family, so be prepared for an "ewwww, gross" moment or two.
The story is full of twists and reveals and the plot behind the scenes continues to move forward. I feel like something big is about to happen and I can't wait to find out what it is. While we get to see almost all of the brothers and a couple of the girls, I really wish we got to see more of the women in their lives. They are all such awesome characters, and I want to see more about what they are doing.
Lucas lives in New York, but he's always loved Marietta. When he gets engaged, he decides Montana is exactly the place to get married. Tanner Ranch brings back happy memories of horseback riding and summer nights under the stars making it the perfect place to hold his wedding. However, Erin Tanner walks back into his life and other memories start to make him doubt whether he's chosen the right bride.
Erin Tanner is content to live a simple life in Marietta, helping her dad run the family ranch. However, things haven't been easy for the Tanners. With their ranch in financial trouble and in desperate need of repair, Erin knows she needs to do something. And fast... Even if that means saying goodbye to any hopes of a romantic future with Lucas St. Claire by hosting his wedding at the Tanner Ranch.
While Lucas struggles with his feelings, Erin tries to move past hers and accept that Lucas isn't part of her future. But the connection they felt years ago pulls them toward one another, and Lucas is forced to face the truth of what he really wants in life
Willow Arden adores her life as the coronation planner in the Vicenza palace. The tiny island kingdom is the perfect place to raise her baby daughter. But when Emory, the sexy heir to the throne and her almost lover, comes home after a year-long hiatus, her perfect life is shaken to its core.
Emory’s spent his whole life putting Vicenza’s interests over his own. After taking a year off to live the kind of life he always wanted, he’s returned and he’s committed to the throne.
But when Willow and Emory meet again, the attraction between them ignites, as white-hot and hopeless as ever. Emory can’t betray his commitments, and Willow must protect her heart at all costs. One way or another, one of them will lose everything.
The best gifts come wrapped in a kilt...
Beautiful Lady Rowena Pepperwirth can have any man her heart desires. Unfortunately no gentleman has elicited even the slightest flutter—until she meets the brooding Lord Forres at a holiday house party. With just one look at the dashing Scottish lord, Rowena suddenly knows what she wants for Christmas.
Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres, is in need of a wife. When he meets the lovely Lady Rowena, he knows she'll be a good mother to his daughter and a capable household manager. But Quinn doesn't count on Rowena being the most tempting woman he's ever met. He's determined not to risk his heart, but Rowena's just as determined to give him the greatest holiday gift of all—a chance at true love.
Welcome to Thornwaite, a quaint village tucked up in England’s beautiful but rainy Lake District… where homecomings happen and surprises are in store for the four Holley sisters…
Anna Holley, the third of four sisters, has always felt a little bit forgotten. A family tragedy when she was a child had her retreating deep into shyness, and social anxiety kept her on the fringes of the cozy chaos of the busy vicarage.
After several years away from home, Anna returns for Christmas... and an important announcement from her father. As much as she once loved the village, coming back is hard and puts Anna's social capabilities to the test.
Avoiding her sisters’ bossy questions, she heads out to the local pub one night, and meets a handsome stranger nursing a pint. Somehow, unburdened by expectations, Simon seems like the perfect person to spill all her secrets to—including a hopeless, long-held crush on her sister’s boyfriend. Confident she’ll never see him again, Anna returns home… only to discover the next day that Simon is actually her father’s new curate!
Anna is beyond mortified, but Simon won’t let her retreat into her usual shyness—and for once Anna is forced to confront the past, and all the fears and feelings she’d tried so long to hide. But with his own heartache that needs to heal, can Simon help Anna to make this the most magical Christmas either of them have known?