Tag Archives: Author – M

The Perfect Bargain by Jessa McAdams (aka Julia London)

theperfectbargain-jessamcadamsAmerican lass seeks brawny Scot…

As if being newly single isn’t brutal enough, Sloane Chatfield’s friends are getting obnoxious about setting her up. When Sloane insists she’s waiting for a certain sexy fictional Highlander to come along, her friends surprise her with a trip to Scotland to find her a new boyfriend. She’d rather have a root canal. But if she can find a Highland hunk to "break her heart" before her friends arrive…

In a remote Highland village, Galen Buchanan is struggling to keep the family pub afloat. Everything is falling apart, he’s running out of money, and now there’s an opinionated American lass parked at his best table, driving him mad. But then Sloane asks Galen to be her pretend Highland boyfriend…and offers him enough money to save the pub. It’s only for a few days, he figures. What’s the worst that could happen?

Order The Perfect Bargain by Julia London writing as Jessa McAdams now!

New Year’s Resolution: Romance! by Christie Ridgway, Leslie Kelly and Tanya Michaels

cover55236-mediumMidnight, January 1: time for a big change. Time to make a New Year’s resolution to find romance—or else!

Say Yes by Christie Ridgway
Cautious florist Ashley Walker is excited to embark on her "Year of Yes" no matter what happens. But accepting a surprise job offer leads to an awkward discovery: she’s hot for her millionaire boss, Chase Bradley!

No More Bad Girls by Leslie Kelly
Scorched by a string of nightmare ex-girlfriends, Lex Rollins resolves to date only nice women…then is lured by siren Lia before midnight! But Lia is really Amelia, a good girl playing naughty for a night. Can a blind date as their real selves uncover their true desires?

Just a Fling by Tanya Michaels
Shy, insecure Erin Cross makes two bold resolutions: (A) get on a plane, and (B) have a fling. In pursuit of Option A, she’s mistaken for a key witness in a mob trial and whisked away by a sexy FBI agent! Which just leaves Option B…

Order your copy of New Year’s Resolution: Romance! now!

Wild Holiday Nights by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, Debbie Rawlins – Review

Reviewed by Zara B.

Rating: ★★★★★

Wild Holiday Nights—a Harlequin Blaze 3-in-1 release—will leave you in the holiday spirit! Chocked full of romantic angst and holiday spirit, each novel will give you just a glimpse at what a magical time of year can do with a reluctant couple!

A perfect way to immerse myself into the upcoming holiday, I was excited to review this book. Two out of the three authors are on my automatic buy list, so I had high hopes…but even the one who isn’t gave me a wonderful, full story in just a few thousand words.

Beginning with Samantha Hunter’s Holiday Rush, we’re introduced into the choatic world of holiday weddings. Cake guru Calla Michaels is dealing with a crazed robber, an almost impossible deadline, and a bit of financial strain this holiday season…so the last thing she needs is her brother’s out-of-town partner Gideon Stone showing up to ‘watch’ over her. Especially since she’s not sure she’s gotten her lust for the man out of her system. And while Gideon has plans to protect Calla, he also can’t continue to fight the growing feelings between the two. In the end, Calla’s rushed schedule isn’t the only holiday ‘rush’ these two will share!

I enjoyed this story. I’m not a big fan of Ms. Hunters work, but this one was nice. I did feel like I should have known the people from Texas already (like from another story) but it held its own in this package.

Up next was Playing Games by Meg Maguire. With nasty weather grounding planes, Carrie Baxter and Daniel Barber are forced to share a rental car in order to get home. It must be fate! The two shoot sparks off each other from the beginning and we quickly learn they had an odd past as Daniel was Carrie’s high school boyfriend’s best friend. Only Carrie always thought Daniel told her ex something bad to break up with her but…did he?

I won’t say more. Well, other than you MUST read this story. I wanted more of it. I felt almost cheated because I so wanted a more in-depth look at these two and where they’ll be headed. It was that fabulous. The hero is brooding, sexy and so insecure in a good way. And while Carrie wasn’t fabulous, she fit him well. I’ll be watching for more of the unrequited love stories from Ms. Maguire because she does it so well!

Last in this work was All Night Long by Debbie Rawlins. Where overworked paralegal soon-to-be lawyer Carly Watts is forced to work Christmas in order to finish a deal with Jack Carrington. Only Jack’s waffling a bit. Can Carly convince him to stick with the deal?

This wasn’t my favorite out of the book. It wasn’t bad by any means. It also left some unresolved questions that gave me pause. Ultimately, though, the two find themselves exploring their relationship. It should work out nicely if he gives her a job so she’ll move closer…when she’s blamed for ruining the deal! But I’m not sure how it will work. Lovely writing, just felt like something was missing.

Overall, though, the middle story Playing Games made this a keeper on my shelf!

Order your copy of Wild Holiday Nights now!

 

About the Book…

HOLIDAY RUSH by Samantha Hunter
Cake guru Calla Michaels is canceling Christmas to deal with fondant, batter and an attempted robbery. Then officer Gideon Stone shows up at her door. Calla thought her kitchen was hot enough before…

PLAYING GAMES by Meg Maguire
With her plane grounded on Christmas Eve, Carrie Baxter agrees to share a rental car with her secret high school crush. Sure, Daniel Barber is hotter than ever, but he’s still just as prickly, too. It’s gonna be one looong drive…and an unforgettably X-rated night!

ALL NIGHT LONG by Debbi Rawlins
Overworked paralegal Carly Watts needs Jack Carrington’s signature, but he’ll do whatever it takes to buy more time before selling his grandfather’s company. Including having one very naughty night before Christmas!

The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery

thechristmaswedding-susanmalleryIn her youth, Molly Anderson couldn’t help crushing on gorgeous bad boy Dylan Black—even though he only had eyes for her older sister. When things didn’t work out between them, he said goodbye to Molly as well, vowing they’d have a great adventure when she grew up. Years later, dumped by her fiancé just before Christmas, she’s finally ready to take Dylan up on his promise.

A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes back into his life—grown-up and gorgeous—he’s stunned. So why not whisk her away for some no-strings-attached fun?

Laughter-filled days and late-night kisses are changing Molly’s life, for good. The only gift she truly wants now is Dylan’s love, but when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping, she may lose him again…this time forever.

Order your copy of The Christmas Wedding Ring now!

Wild Holiday Nights by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, Debbie Rawlins

wildholidaynightsHOLIDAY RUSH by Samantha Hunter
Cake guru Calla Michaels is canceling Christmas to deal with fondant, batter and an attempted robbery. Then officer Gideon Stone shows up at her door. Calla thought her kitchen was hot enough before…

PLAYING GAMES by Meg Maguire
With her plane grounded on Christmas Eve, Carrie Baxter agrees to share a rental car with her secret high school crush. Sure, Daniel Barber is hotter than ever, but he’s still just as prickly, too. It’s gonna be one looong drive…and an unforgettably X-rated night!

ALL NIGHT LONG by Debbi Rawlins
Overworked paralegal Carly Watts needs Jack Carrington’s signature, but he’ll do whatever it takes to buy more time before selling his grandfather’s company. Including having one very naughty night before Christmas!

Order your copy of Wild Holiday Nights now!

Stranded With The Rancher by Janice Maynard – Review

Reviewed by Lacey M.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Stranded with the Rancher by Janice Maynard is another installment for the Texas Cattleman’s Club: After The Storm novel series. The rancher in question? Billionaire horse breeder Drew Farrell. A man who’s day starts with the usual argument with his determined neighbor, Beth Andrews. But within minutes, the two are huddled together in a storm cellar praying for their lives. They two—who have spent the better part of a year or so bickering—call a truce…and seal it with an unexpected kiss. But when the two emerge from their dark haven, will their passion be enough to move past the obstacles that have kept them apart…until now?

While mostly romantic, I found this book a bit slow and disjointed. I didn’t feel the characters meshed well (any of them) and their reactions were a bit off. The brothers (Jed and our hero, Drew) were the best of the lot and the only time I really enjoyed them is when they were with each other…not their women! I found the heroine, Beth, to be too emotionally stunted and unsure. She had too many contradictions and her interaction with Drew seemed more forced than I would have thought if the two had secretly liked each other for a long time before actually giving in to their feelings after a major disaster. I would hope the other authors helping to write this series did a better job bringing the characters to life and making you care about them. The most intriguing and memorable thing about this book is the pregnant girl who is now in a coma!

Order a copy of Stranded with the Rancher now!