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Her Reluctant Bodyguard

Her Reluctant Bodyguard
A contemporary inspirational romance

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"There are no words.
Honestly, there are no words to explain how much I loved this book. This is probably one of the absolute best books I have ever read in my entire life. I just don't know where to begin."
-- Rebecca Lynn,
The Pen and Muse 

...full book review

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"Her Reluctant Bodyguard is an amazing, compelling story about love, but most of all faith…faith in one’s self, faith in others and faith in God."
-- AJ, Blackraven’s Reviews

...full book review

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Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber Merry and Bright
Debbie Macomber
Christmas romance

. . .a heartwarming  holiday novel

Merry Knight is taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her.  More. . .

Seduction on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire Seduction on the Sand
(Billionaires of Barefoot Bay, Novella #2)

Roxanne St. Claire
Top Contemporary romance novella
Red Hot rating

. . .suddenly everything is...hard.

Like everything in his life, becoming a billionaire was easy for Elliott Becker. He bought some land in Massachusetts and discovered he sat on two billion dollars worth of rare Goshen stone. Lucky, charming, and blessed with every gift from every god, Elliott expects his simple purchase of property in Barefoot Bay will go the way everything does for him in life...easy. Until he meets the woman who currently owns that land and suddenly everything is...hard.  More. . .

Peace by Piece by Carol Brill Peace by Piece
Carol Fragale Brill
Brilliant Beach Books, 2013
Top Women's Fiction/Contemporary Romance

She's nearly given up on love...

Six years after Thomas’s unfaithfulness in college, Maggie has nearly given up on love. Enter Izzie, a motherless eight year old, and every maternal instinct kicks-in. With Donald, Izzie’s dad, Maggie waits for the thrill—for anything magic: a spark, a quickening, a quiver racing up her spine. More...

Read about what inspired this author to write about the sensitive, important topics of anorexia/bulimia,
as well as other issues that many women face today. Read more here...
Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay
Secrets on the Sand
Roxanne St. Claire
Best Contemporary romance novella

Zeke is no longer a geek—he’s gorgeous.

Roxanne St. Claire recently stopped by to tell us about her brand new trilogy, The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay!
The series is a spinoff of her highly popular Barefoot Bay quartet.
Read our interview with Roxanne, and learn more about her fantastic new book, Secrets on the Sand. . . 

sisters in love, melissa foster
Is it the right time to
set her desires free?

summer nights, susan mallery, contemporary romance
He'll teach her about kissing
on hot summer nights...

reflected in you, sylvia day
He provided the
darkest of pleasures...

Fighting Fate by Linda Kage
Logan Xander isn't quite
the murderer she's believed
him to be...

sisters in love, melissa foster, historical romance novel Sisters in Love
(Love in Bloom Series)

Melissa Foster
World Literary Press, 2013
Best Contemporary romance, Red Hot

Is it the right time to set her desires free?

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.

Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn't know how to stop doing what he does best.

When Blake walks into Danica's office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give into the heat and risk her career... More...

“Powerfully written and rivetting...” – Jane Porter, national bestselling author

“ Steamy, passionate, and revealing...” – Diane C. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review …full book review

“Foster does a fantastic job...” – Natasha Jackson, Readers’ Favorite …full book review

Available at Amazon
fighting fate, linda kage, contemporary romance, new adult romance Fighting Fate
Linda Kage
Omnific Publishing, 2013
Best Contemporary Romance
New Adult Romance, Hot

Logan Xander isn't quite the murderer she's believed him to be...

When Paige Zukowski enrolls at Granton University in honor of her dead brother, she has no idea fate will land her on the same campus with the very guy who killed him. But Logan Xander isn't quite the murderer she's always believed him to be. More...

Top Pick

“It gripped my heart from beginning to end.” Jenn, BRNT ...full book review

Available at Amazon
reflected in you, sylvia day Reflected in You
(A Crossfire Novel)

Sylvia Day
Berkley Trade, 2012
Best Contemporary Romance, Red Hot

He provided the darkest of pleasures...

Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside... Read more here on BRNT...
summer nights, susan mallery Summer Nights
(Fool's Gold, Book 8)

Susan Mallery
Harlequin HQN, 2012
Best Contemporary Romance

He'll teach her about kissing on hot summer nights...

 Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he's determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher's wife. Read more here...

rescue my heart, jill shalvis
Their desperate trek
will have its share of risks...

barefoot in the rain, contemporary romance
...he’s still capable of turning
her world inside out...

my kind of christmas, robyn carr
The Riordan brothers have a reputation...
perfect fit, carly phillips
Their chemistry explodes...
top conteporary romance, rexcue my heart, jill shalvis Rescue My Heart
(An Animal Magnetism Novel)

Jill Shalvis
Berkley, 2012
Best Contemporary Romance book

Their desperate trek will have its share of risks...

Holly learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, Adam is the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him.

For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks... More...

Recommended Read
“...wickedly sexy tale...” – Tammy, Fallen Angel Reviews …full book review

Top Pick
RT Book Reviews

Available at Amazon
barefoot in the rain, roxanne st claire Barefoot in the Rain
(Barefoot Bay)

Roxanne St. Claire
Forever, 2012
Best Contemporary romance novel

...he’s still capable of turning her world inside out...

When "Life Coach to the Stars" Jocelyn Bloom is embroiled in scandal, the only place she can hide is the one place she wishes she could forget. She left Barefoot Bay-and the boy next door who knew all her secrets-years ago. Now nothing about the tiny island off the coast of Florida is quite how she remembers it, especially Will Palmer. He's even more gorgeous and tempting than ever... More...

A Perfect 10
“...a stunning tale...” – Patti Fischer , Romance Reviews Today …full book review

Available at Amazon
top contemporary romance, my kind of christmas, robyn carr My Kind of Christmas
(Virgin River)

Robyn Carr
Harlequin MIRA, 2012
Best Contemporary romance

The Riordan brothers have a reputation...

The Riordan brothers may have a reputation for being rough-and-tumble, but Patrick has always been the gentle, sweet-natured one. These days, his easygoing manner is being tested by his high-octane career as a navy pilot. But for the Riordan brothers, when the going gets tough…the tough find the love of a good woman.

Except the woman who has caught Patrick's attention is Jack Sheridan's very attractive niece.

Angie LeCroix comes to Virgin River to spend Christmas relaxing, away from her well-intentioned but hovering mother. Yet instead of freedom, she gets Jack Sheridan. If her uncle had his way, she'd never go out again. And certainly not with rugged, handsome Patrick Riordan. More...

A Perfect 10
“I am totally addicted...” – Marilyn Heyman, Romance Reviews Today …full book review

Available at Amazon
best contemporary romance novel, perfect fit, carly phillips Perfect Fit
(Serendipity's Finest)

Carly Phillips

Their chemistry explodes...

Michael Marsden escaped Serendipity to become an undercover cop in Manhattan, where the Marsden name wasn't known. But Michael's independence is compromised when he returns home to replace his sick father as chief of police. Back in the shadow of his family, he's as lost and restless as ever, until he's challenged by someone he never anticipated.

Cara Hartley is the Serendipity cop with whom Mike had a one night stand three months earlier. Neither expected anything more but fate has other things in store. When Mike returns as Cara's boss, the sexual tension between them is impossible to ignore... More...

Top Pick
“...excellent read!” – Bunny Callahan, RT Book Reviews …full book review

Available at Amazon
greatest contemporary romance book, her forbidden hero, laura kaye
You always want what you can't have...
exclusviely yours, shannon stacey
Their chemistry is as potent as bug spray...
run the risk, lori foster
The heat between them is undeniable...
top contemporary romance, nightingale way, emily march
Her life is in danger, and
he is determined to protect her...

great contemporary romance, her forbidden hero, laura kaye Her Forbidden Hero
Laura Kaye
Entangled Publishing, 2012
Best Contemporary romance, Red Hot
Available on Kindle and NOOK

You always want what you can't have...


Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend's little sister, but her return home changes that...and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco's not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he's not about to let her see the mess he's become.


When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can't stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa's not looking for protection--not anymore. Now that she's back in his life, she's determined to heal her forbidden hero... More...

Five Stars
“...highly recommend Her Forbidden Hero...” – Tamara Hoffa, Manic Readers/Sizzling Hot Book Reviews…full book review

5 Stars
The Romance Reviews

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greatest contemporary romance novel, exclusively yours, shannon stacey Exclusively Yours
(The Kowalskis)

Shannon Stacey
HQN Books (reissue edition), 2011
Best Contemporary romance

Their chemistry is as potent as bug spray...

When Keri Daniels's boss finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive bestselling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job.

Joe's never forgotten the first girl to break his heart, so he's intrigued to hear Keri's back in town—and looking for him. He proposes an outrageous plan—for every day she survives with his family on their annual camping trip, Keri can ask one question.

The chemistry between Joe and Keri is as potent as the bug spray, but Joe's sister is out to avenge his broken heart, and Keri hasn't ridden an ATV since she was ten. More...

Five Stars
“...easy to recommend.” – Nichole Howard, The Romance Reader …full book review

Available at Amazon
greatest contemporary romance novel, run the risk, lori foster Run the Risk
(Love Undercover)

Lori Foster
HQN, 2012
Best Contemporary romance

The heat between them is undeniable...

When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend's unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious—and in far more danger—than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her….

Pepper has spent years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new "construction worker" who's moved in next door. More...

A Perfect 10
“ A stellar read...” – Patti Fischer, Romance Reviews Today …full book review

Available at Amazon
great contemporary romance book, nightingale way, emily march Nightingale Way
(An Eternity Springs Novel)

Emily March
Ballantine Books, 2012
Best Contemporary romance

Her life is in danger, and he is determined to protect her...

Dark, brooding Jack Davenport hides his secrets well, never telling his wife about the dangers of his job, never sharing his thoughts or worries . . . never sharing himself. After tragedy strikes, their marriage shatters. Now a threat to Catherine Blackburn’s life brings her back into his—and gives them a second chance.

A reporter whose most recent investigation has ignited a national controversy and put her in harm’s way, Cat thinks she can handle herself. So when Jack grabs her off the street and sweeps her to his home above Eternity Springs, she’s furious. More...

Top Pick
Five Stars
Romance Reader at Heart

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sisters in love, romance, melissa foster Best Contemporary romance
Red Hot

Top Pick
“Powerfully written and rivetting...” –Jane Porter, national, bestselling author

for Romance Readers
Midwest Book Review

Melissa Foster's

greatest contemporary romance, the future of our past, kahlen aymes Best Contemporary romance
Warning: Red Hot
Some Erotica

Top Pick
“...the best book I've ever read...” – Kerry-Ann McDade , Reading a Little Bit of Everything …full book review

5 Stars
Bookish Temptations

5 Stars
Reviews by Molly

Kahlen Ayme's

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