New Release! The Round Yard by Alissa Callen

The Round Yard Book Cover The Round Yard
Woodlea #4
Alissa Callen
Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Romance
Harlequin MIRA, HarperCollins Publishers
1 February 2019
Ebook, Paperback
290

For only child Neve Fitzpatrick, family is everything. When she loses her mother, she heads to the bush to rent a farmhouse near her grandmother's family home. To keep herself busy and her grief at bay, she offers to look after two little redheaded cowgirls and adopts a sassy pony and sweet donkey in need of a refuge.

Drover and horse trainer Tanner Callahan may have just found his mother, but he's resolved never to let anyone too close. Abandonment has cursed him all his life, and he won't let it happen again. Only two things unnerve him: children and small-town matchmaking. Then he meets occupational therapist Neve. Warm-hearted and unforgettable, she represents all that Tanner feels will forever remain out of reach.

But when an old iron key unlocks family secrets from the Second World War, Neve needs help only Tanner can give. As the threads of the past unravel, and locusts threaten to suffocate the land, Neve and Tanner must make a choice. Will fear keep them running or is the home each yearns for already within grasp?

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My Thoughts On The Read

The Round Yard by author Alissa Callen is a nice, feel good read with so many likeable characters, set against a backdrop striking countryside setting. Neve and Tanner were perfectly matched in intensity and the secondary characters added layers to a read that continues the quips and one-liners in the story. This novel is an all-round feel-good read.
Review copy received from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley

 

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New Release! The Cafe By The Bridge by Lily Malone

Child psychologist Taylor Woods needs a man. Flashy restaurateur Abel Honeychurch to be specific. Abe can help her get justice for her brother, Will. Taylor knows Abe, too, was scammed by the same woman who broke her brother’s heart and stole everything in his pockets.

But bringing a lying, cheating scammer to justice isn’t easy when all Abe wants to do is forget the whole sorry saga. He’s returned to his home town of Chalk Hill to lick his wounds and repay his debts, renovating his nanna’s house and opening the Chalk ‘n’ Cheese cafe.

He’s miserable. And it would be easier to stay miserable if everyone else around him wasn’t so darn cheerful. It’s wildflower season in Chalk Hill with a cafe full of upbeat bushwalkers, and it’s all Abe can do to remember to put sugar, not salt, in his customers’ cappuccinos. He definitely has no time for the mysterious red–headed guest who admires his cheesecake and adores his flat white.

Taylor’s mission to help her brother seems doomed – how will she gain the trust of a man whose every instinct tells him never to trust a woman again?

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The Chalk Hill Series

 

New Release! Blind Date Bet by Nicole Flockton

Never say never…

After loving and losing a soldier once, Isabella Knowles made a vow: No more military men. She’s rebuilt her life and has a classroom full of fifth graders to love, which is more than enough even though her father doesn’t agree. When he sets her up on a blind date, she only goes to humor him — never dreaming that the man she meets will tempt her to break her one rule.

In theory, Ethan Masters is not opposed to the wife, kids and house with a white picket fence. But he loves his career as a K-9 handler in the air force, and a dream promotion dangles before him like dog tags. While contemplating his future, he accepts a drunken bet for a blind date, never dreaming that the captivating woman fits perfectly into his ideal, all-American dream. Only one problem. She’s gun-shy about all things military.

Can Ethan prove to Isabella love is worth the risk?

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New Release! Playing For Keeps by Jill Shalvis

Playing For Keeps Book Cover Playing For Keeps
Heartbreaker Bay Series #7
Jill Shalvis
Contemporary Romance, Fiction
Hachette Book Group AU
22 January 2018
Paperback, Ebook
384

If you're planning on falling in love you'd better be sure someone is there to catch you...

When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark - the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She's yoga pants, he's a suit. She's a tattoo artist, he's a straight-laced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie.

Caleb doesn't do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he's learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He's never worried about it before - not until he finally gets behind Sadie's armor and begins to fall.

Both guarded and vulnerable, Sadie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they're each willing to risk...

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My Thoughts On The Book

Playing For Keeps by author Jill Shalvis features the character’s of Sadie and Caleb, and is the seventh book in the Heartbreaker Bay series. Sadie and Caleb are undeniably attention worthy from the start. Both character’s are full of heart and humour and their chemistry is off the charts. Little Lollipop is an undeniable draw-card presence in the story that is an all-round unmissable read, and a fabulous addition to the series.
Review copy received from the Author

 

 

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Book Series Spotlight! Valentine Bay Series by Melanie Shawn

Welcome to the feature spotlight for author Melanie Shawn’s latest series Valentine Bay. There are three books in the series and each one is a stand alone 18+ read. All books are available now from leading retailers!

Protecting My Heart by Melanie Shawn (Book One)

Welcome to Valentine Bay!

Ella Fletcher spent all of high school in love with the boy next door–her best friend, Donovan. It was never more than that, but she fooled herself into believing friendship was enough.

Donovan Valentine knew he could never make a move on his best friend Ella. After all, she depended on him. He was the only stable man in her life. If denying his feelings was the price he had to pay for protecting hers, then he was more than willing to pay it.

Celebrating their high school graduation, they drunkenly took part in a marriage ceremony using fake IDs. But now, fifteen years later, it turns out that the IDs weren’t so fake, and neither is the marriage.

When Donovan returns to Valentine Bay to straighten things out, will this accident turn into the best thing that ever happened to them?

*** Standalone romance with HEA and no cliffhanger ***

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Rescuing His Heart by Melanie Shawn (Book Two)

To Genevieve Rollins, Gavin Valentine has always been a casual hook-up. A no-strings fling. The sexy fighter pilot was only in town when he was on leave, so it could never be more than that. She didn’t have feelings for him. What would be the point?

But when he tells her he’s moving home to Valentine Bay, she just may have to rethink everything between them. Can she dig down under her sassy, sarcastic shell and find true vulnerability inside?

For Gavin Valentine, life has taken a turn. Diagnosed with a medical condition that means he’ll never be cleared to fly again, he loses everything that matters to him, pretty much overnight. The future he’d always seen for himself is gone in a blink.

Can the lone wolf pilot open up enough to let love in, and learn that sometimes the future you never pictured is the one you were meant to have?

*** Standalone romance with HEA and no cliffhanger ***

18+

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Rocking Her Heart by Melanie Shawn (Book Three)

Stand-alone Valentine Bay romance, complete with HEA–and plenty of heat and heart along the way!

When sexy rock star Jet Valentine’s five years of bad behavior finally causes his life to implode around him, he knows it’s time to make a fresh start. There’s only one place to do that: Valentine Bay. And there’s only one person who can help: his friend and rival since high school, Abby Baxter.

When Abby Baxter reads all about Jet’s life falling apart, her heart goes out to him. But can any relationship they start in the aftermath survive? And how can she trust that he’ll still want her after his life is back on track?

When all is said and done, will Jet find life with Abby as fulfilling as the thrill of the stage? And will Abby ever be able to trust that he does?

18+

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