Sunday, January 31, 2021

Winners - - Forever Romance Giveaway


The two randomly chosen winners of the 

bundle of four books from Forever Romance are:





Please send your full name and mailing address to:

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Excerpt Tour - The Vineyard at Painted Moon

The Vineyard at Painted Moon
by Susan Mallery
Publisher: HQN
Release Date: February 9, 2021

Step into the vineyard with Susan Mallery’s most irresistible novel yet, as one woman searches for the perfect blend of love, family and wine.

Mackenzie Dienes seems to have it all—a beautiful home, close friends and a successful career as an elite winemaker with the family winery. There’s just one problem—it’s not her family, it’s her husband’s. In fact, everything in her life is tied to him—his mother is the closest thing to a mom that she’s ever had, their home is on the family compound, his sister is her best friend. So when she and her husband admit their marriage is over, her pain goes beyond heartbreak. She’s on the brink of losing everything. Her job, her home, her friends and, worst of all, her family.

Staying is an option. She can continue to work at the winery, be friends with her mother-in-law, hug her nieces and nephews—but as an employee, nothing more. Or she can surrender every piece of her heart in order to build a legacy of her own. If she can dare to let go of the life she thought she wanted, she might discover something even more beautiful waiting for her beneath a painted moon.

Excerpt #11
The Vineyard at Painted Moon
Chapter 3

They danced for another three songs before going to get something to drink. Several of the female guests stopped her to admire her ring. Barbara hadn’t had much of a chance to study it herself. She would guess the diamond was at least three carats. A little large and flashy, but she was confident she could carry it off.

 Stephanie met them by the bar.

“That was amazing,” she said with a happy sigh. “I’m so thrilled for you both.”

 “You did a very nice job,” Barbara told her, doing her best to keep the surprise out of her voice. “The moment was perfect.”

Stephanie hugged her. “Next, the wedding. Let me know if you want my help planning that, Mom. It’s one of my skill sets.”

A wedding? Barbara hadn’t thought that far ahead. Obviously she and Giorgio would have some kind of ceremony. At their age, it made sense to make it small—family and a few close friends.

 She immediately recalled her first wedding. She and James had been young and there hadn’t been any money to waste on something as frivolous as a wedding. They’d been married in a small church and the reception had been in the old farmhouse where they’d lived. It hadn’t been the wedding of anyone’s dreams.

She looked at the ring glinting on her left hand, then at the crowd enjoying themselves. She was the matriarch of Bel Après, and the owner of a successful business. Money was no object.

“Giorgio, what do you want for a wedding?”

He drew her hand to his mouth and kissed her knuckles. “I want whatever makes you happy, my love.”

He was such a good man.

 Barbara considered her options. Having the wedding at Bel Après made the most sense. There were spaces for large events. Even though the winery wasn’t gauche enough to pimp itself out as a destination anything, they did host parties for major customers or special occasions. Still, a wedding required planning.

Barbara looked at her oldest daughter. Stephanie managed the retail store and tasting room. She could, in a pinch, manage the wine club, as well, and she planned whatever parties were held on the property, including a handful of weddings. While Stephanie didn’t have anything that could be considered talent, she was organized, and honestly, how hard could it be to plan a wedding?

“All right,” Barbara said. “Stephanie, you can plan my wedding. I want a real one,” she added. “Traditional. Nothing ridiculously modern. I’ll accept fun and elegant and a little over-the-top, but that’s all.”

 Stephanie grinned. “We can make that happen. We can even talk about a lot over-the-top.”

Barbara held in a sigh. “We’ll talk about it later. Right now I want to dance with my fiancé.”

 She turned to Giorgio and held out her hand. He pulled her close, then led her to the dance floor. So much happiness, she thought, leaning against him. The night was perfect, and the rest of her life was going to be just as wonderful.

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Review - - The Ex Talk

The Ex Talk
by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Reviewed by Santa

Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who's fresh off a journalism master's program and convinced he knows everything about public radio. 

When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk, two exes will deliver relationship advice live, on air. Their boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts, given how much they already despise each other. Neither loves the idea of lying to listeners, but it's this or unemployment. Their audience gets invested fast, and it's not long before The Ex Talk becomes a must-listen in Seattle and climbs podcast charts.  
As the show gets bigger, so does their deception, especially when Shay and Dominic start to fall for each other. In an industry that values truth, getting caught could mean the end of more than just their careers.

Santa says:

The Ex Talk by Rachel Solomon was a refreshing 4 star read for me. I really liked both the heroine and hero in this book. Both are passionate about their work at a local public radio station and, as it turns out, each other. 

Our heroine, Shay Goldstein, works as a producer for several shows at the station. Her life is an ordered one. She always uses the same sound booth at the station, she meets weekly for dinner with her mom, her best friend from childhood, and their respective boyfriends. Her boyfriend would join except he bolted as soon as she used the L-word. It has been several months since the break up and in an effort to move on Shay buys a house. A big, empty, lonely house. She is an adult now and has been saving up for one ever since she started working but something is still missing in her life. At this point, her choices are to either swipe right on a dating app or get a pet. Still gun shy on the relationship front she goes to the shelter and picks a wily Chihuahua to cuddle up with on those cold Northern Pacific nights. 

The only thing or person left disturbing her peace and using HER studio in her time slot is the new kid in town. Domenic Yun, fresh from earning his masters degree in journalism, is eager to be at the top and covering only real news items. He probably can see how miffed she is whenever he does wrong, which is often. But he just shrugs his broad shoulder and unfolds his tall, lanky body from her chair. So smug, so sure of himself and so good looking but Shay has no time for any of that now.

Especially now when management calls a meeting to brainstorm ideas that will attract a larger audience to their fledgling station. It seems that fundraising drives are no longer doing that trick. Somehow they could possibly make the show into a podcast reaching an even bigger audience. Someone suggests a show based on the new digital dating scene and how to navigate it which somehow becomes a show featuring two people who are no longer dating to talk about dating other people. Their boss suggests Shay and Domenic host the show. There’s just one problem - actually several problems - but most importantly, they never dated. They barely know one another outside of work. Never mind any ethical issues like they would be lying to their audience. 

The other problem is that Domenic is dead set against it! He’s a serious reporter not some talk show co-host. It takes a bit of convincing on Shay’s part. After all, their jobs are on the line. He finally agrees and in an effort to seem somewhat sincere they get to know one another better. They become closer and get to know one another’s vulnerabilities and hurts. Domenic, a Beta hero in the finest sense, has always been attracted to Shay. They fall in love in a sort of reverse order of what the show is all about. However, deceit has its price and a betrayal all but crushes their relationship. It will take a great deal of work for one of them to be brave enough to fight for their love. 

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes an enemy to lovers story, You will cheer for them as much as I did.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Review and Giveaway - - Reunited on Dragonfly Lane

Reunited on Dragonfly Lane
by Annie Rains
Sweetwater Springs - Book 7
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Reviewed by PJ

Boutique owner Sophie Daniels certainly isn't looking to adopt a dog the day veterinarian Chase Lewis convinces her to take in Comet. A rambunctious puppy with a broken leg may not be the best choice for a first-time pet owner. And house calls from the handsome doctor -- her high school sweetheart who's just moved back to Sweetwater Springs -- may not be the best choice for her heart either.

Chase has come home to help his nephew but finds that he's forgotten just how much he enjoys small-town life. However, sooner or later, he's going to have to face the past and his unresolved feelings for Sophie. Now that Comet needs both their help, Chase is going to let the four-legged matchmaker work his canine magic. Then Chase will prove to Sophie that first love is even better the second time around.

PJ's Thoughts:

Over the past few years, Sweetwater Springs has become one of my favorite fictional small towns to visit. With each book in the series I read I feel like I come home for a visit with old friends and leave with new ones. 

As Annie Rains has done with each book in this series, Reunited on Dragonfly Lane features a likeable main couple readers will find it easy to cheer for. High school sweethearts who were in love but too young to handle the strain of a life-threatening accident, Chase and Sophie went their separate ways when they were eighteen. Now, ten years later, Chase has returned to town and they're both dealing with the fact that those feelings they thought had been left behind in their teens are, in fact, ready to flare to life once again. But each of them has unresolved emotional baggage to overcome for this second chance at love to succeed. Their journey is poignant and heartfelt, with forgiveness and acceptance at its core. I was with them every step of the way.

Sophie and Chase are both fully developed characters with layers, flaws, and relatable obstacles to overcome. The yearning between them is palpable but I appreciate the fact that Rains takes her time with them this second time around, allowing them to slowly rebuild their foundation of friendship and trust before taking their emotions deeper. She also surrounds them with a supportive cast of secondary characters, enhancing the community feel of the story. I especially enjoyed Sophie's best friend Trisha and Trisha's young son, Petey (Chase's former sister-in-law and nephew) who have key roles in this book. I'm hoping Rains has plans for them in her next series.  Creating a sense of community is something this author does well. But while her ensemble cast gives fans of the series a "welcome home" feeling with every new book, she crafts each story in such a way that a reader is able to begin with any of the seven books in the series without feeling lost or confused. 

If you enjoy sweet, small-town, contemporary romance with relatable characters, heart-tugging, emotional depth, satisfying sexual chemistry (without on-page sex), and a feel-good happy ending, I enthusiastically recommend Reunited on Dragonfly Lane, along with the rest of the books in the Sweetwater Springs series. I'm sad to bid farewell to Sweetwater Springs but I'm already looking forward to whatever Annie Rains has planned for readers next. 

Have you read any of Annie Rains' books?

Do you enjoy your contemporary romance sweet or spicy? Or do you like both?

A cute dog on the cover of a book is an automatic magnet for me. How do you feel about pets in romance? 

Thank you to Forever Romance for this fantastic giveaway.

Two randomly chosen readers who post a comment before 11:00 PM, January 29 will each receive a bundle containing the four Sweetwater Springs books pictured above. 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Spotlight on The Heiress Gets a Duke


The Heiress Gets a Duke
by Harper St. George
The Gilded Age Heiresses - Book 1
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: January 26, 2021

Even a fortune forged in railroads and steel can't buy entrance into the upper echelons of Victorian high society--for that you need a marriage of convenience.

American heiress August Crenshaw has aspirations. But unlike her peers, it isn't some stuffy British Lord she wants wrapped around her finger--it's Crenshaw Iron Works, the family business. When it's clear that August's outrageously progressive ways render her unsuitable for a respectable match, her parents offer up her younger sister to the highest entitled bidder instead. This simply will not do. August refuses to leave her sister to the mercy of a loveless marriage.

Evan Sterling, the Duke of Rothschild, has no intention of walking away from the marriage. He's recently inherited the title only to find his coffers empty, and with countless lives depending on him, he can't walk away from the fortune a Crenshaw heiress would bring him. But after meeting her fiery sister, he realizes Violet isn't the heiress he wants. He wants August, and he always gets what he wants.

But August won't go peacefully to her fate. She decides to show Rothschild that she's no typical London wallflower. Little does she realize that every stunt she pulls to make him call off the wedding only makes him like her even more.

Excerpt #1
The Heiress Gets a Duke

The very air in the room altered when August entered. She was simply stunning wrapped in her Worth gown and her confidence. She pulled the door closed behind her, her chin parallel with the floor and her shoulders squared to face him. It was almost as if she had been born to be a duchess.

“You are angry with me.” Noting the way her small hand kept a secure hold of the doorknob as if she intended to leave at the first sign of trouble, he stayed where he was so that he would not frighten her. He wanted many things from the woman before him, but her fear was not one of them.

Eyes bright with her fury, she said, “Of course I am. Do you have any idea what you have done?”

Even though he knew that it would only goad her, he could not stop the smile from twisting his lips. “I presume you mean the waltz?”

“You know precisely what I mean. Everyone thinks that you intend to propose to me now instead of Violet.”

It was terrible of him, but he could not resist himself when it came to her. Smiling widely now, he leaned a shoulder against a shelf and said, “You did ask me to not dance with her tonight, if I recall.”

She violently let go of the doorknob, if such a thing was possible, and crossed her arms over her chest to pace the short distance to the low-burning fireplace. The library was a small but comfortable room with dark oak paneling and a seating area with several overstuffed chairs and low tables set before the fire. Aside from the bookcases framing the mantel, and the row of them at his back, they were the only furniture in the room. Had she kept the chairs between them because she feared being alone with him? A twinge of guilt made itself known that she was probably right.

“I should have realized you would make this into another sparring match. Whatever your reasoning, you have made everyone believe that you intend to propose to me. Why would you do that?”

She could not look directly at him when she asked that. Her gaze had settled somewhere along his ear. Interesting. Also of note, the color on her cheeks was higher than when she had walked into the room. Partially due to her anger but, he would be willing to bet, also because she was as attracted to him as he was to her. Watching the myriad of expressions on her lovely face during their waltz had made him suspect as much. Now he knew for certain.

Tipping his head slightly to attempt to force her to meet his gaze, he explained, “Perhaps because I do mean to propose to you. Have you considered that?” He was surprised to find that his heart was pounding with those words.

Breath lodged in her chest as she jerked to meet his gaze. “What? No.” Her lips parted as she appeared to struggle to form her next words. “I . . . I do not accept.”

Not yet, but she would. “I have not proposed to you, yet.”

Having overcome her apparent shock, she drew herself up. “That hardly matters. I won’t accept when you do, so you shouldn’t bother.”

“Thank you for the fair warning, but I rather hope to change your mind.”

She laughed at that. Laughed as if he were a lowly servant asking for her hand rather than a duke. “Impossible.”

For the first time that night, a glimmer of anger burned in his chest. “I am a respected peer with four estates and—since I lack the requisite excessive weight and want of hair of others in my position—more than a passing attractiveness.”

She took in a breath and closed her eyes briefly before catching him with that directness he found both enticing and unsettling. “The fact that you believe those are the only things that recommend you as a spouse is both troubling and sad.”

He could only stare at her, taken aback by her opinion. “As troubling and sad as they may be to you, they are very sound reasons for marriage. Why would you not want to marry me?”

Crossing her arms over her chest again, she asked, “Why on earth would I ever marry you? You truly cannot fathom a woman turning down your offer of marriage, can you? I do not intend to marry you, because I like my life as it is now. You have absolutely nothing to offer me.”

“Nothing is such a strong position.” He heard himself saying the words and moving forward without ever consciously thinking of what he was saying. “You like kissing me. The marriage bed will be no hardship for either of us.”

As he wove around the chairs separating them, she took a step back until she came up against the bookcase. The soft flames of the fire lit up the rose of her cheeks and the interest in her eyes. They had fallen to rest on his mouth, much as his own gaze was eating up the sight of her soft lips. It was amazing how the simple reminder of their kiss had changed them both so fast.

Dear God, to have her in bed beneath him would be one of the greatest accomplishments of his life.

“That is hardly . . . That is no reason . . .” Her gaze moved back and forth between his eyes and his mouth as he came to a stop in front of her. Near enough to touch, but he did not dare take that path yet. “Are we like horses to you, then? Choose the mare you would prefer to breed and we all simply go along with your choice?”

He managed to swallow down his laugh, even as her words made heat pulse in his veins. “That is not at all how I see this, and it is hardly fair to assume as much when I am willing to negotiate.”

“Not fair?” The softness that had crept into her eyes was burned away by a new wave of anger. “You have some nerve speaking to me about fair play. None of this is fair. You decide you need money and then decide to marry to get it. Now you’ve decided that I will be your convenient bride, no matter how I feel about it.”

This time he could not hide his laughter. “I assure you that you are anything but a convenient bride. You are the most stubborn and infuriating woman I have ever met.”


I'm looking forward to reading The Heiress Gets a Duke.

Do you enjoy stories set in the Gilded Age? What is it about this era that intrigues you?

Have you read any Gilded Age romances you would recommend?

Monday, January 25, 2021

Review - - Highland Defender

Highland Defender
by Kathryn Le Veque
Scots and Swords - Book 2
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Reviewed by PJ

Ashamed of a decision he made in battle that cost good men their lives, the dark Highlander Bane Morgan escapes to Edinburgh to forget his past. But the more time he spends away from his Highland home, the more he's filled with regret and despair.

Lucia Symington knows something about despair. Forced to work off a family debt for a clan with little moral compass and a particular hatred for her, Lucia loses herself a little more each day. When a chance meeting with Bane gives them both a glimpse of what their future together could be, Bane pledges himself to the Ludus Caledonia, the warrior training club where he can reconnect to the fire for justice that still burns within him. The Highland Defender has returned...only to discover that his quest to free his lady could cost them both everything...

PJ's Thoughts:

Combining adventure and romance, Highland Defender is another enjoyable story in Kathryn Le Veque's Scots and Swords series. Le Veque has become one of my favorite authors writing in the medieval era. Her characters, settings, and situations, even the Ludus Caledonia (the Cal), appear fresh, original, and authentic to the time.

Bane and Lucia were both sympathetic characters in whom I quickly became invested. Battling depression and survivor's guilt, Bane had given up on life but, most importantly, on himself when he first encountered Lucia. A good, honorable, and loyal man, he had made a decision guided by the pride and arrogance of youth, and was still paying the emotional price. Lucia was not in the best of situations herself, though better than Bane. Her situation had come about due to her innate sense of honor but had begun deteriorating to the point where her life could easily be at risk. I really felt for these two and the situations they were in. I liked them and was cheering for them to overcome the hurdles in their path. 

The first part of their story is slower paced but the action picks up by the half-way point. I especially enjoyed the fight scenes at the Cal. I also appreciated that the author had no easy or quick fixes for Lucia and Bane, taking the necessary time for each of them, Bane in particular, to rediscover their inner strength and courage to overcome the obstacles life has given them. It made their decisions, their bond, and the conclusion of their story, that much more satisfying.

There is a strong secondary cast surrounding Bane and Lucia in this book. I especially enjoyed a young boy and an elderly laird who have a profound impact on the hero and heroine. There is also a particularly nasty villain. Actually, two. Without giving away any spoilers, I'll just say that justice was very sweet. 

This is the second book of a series but can be read and enjoyed on its own. I will say, however, that having read book one, Highland Gladiator, it was fun to catch up with several characters from the Cal and learn more about some of them. It has only made me more excited for book three. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Review - - Enjoy the View

Enjoy the View
by Sarah Morgenthaler
Moose Springs, Alaska - Book 3
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: January 19, 2021
Reviewed by PJ

A grouchy mountaineer, a Hollywood starlet
And miles of untamed wilderness...
What could possibly go wrong?

Former Hollywood darling River Lane's acting career is tanking fast. Determined to start fresh behind the camera, she agrees to film a documentary about the picturesque small town of Moose Springs, Alaska. The assignment should have been easy, but the quirky locals want nothing to do with River. Well, too bad: River's going to make this film and prove herself, no matter what it takes.

Or what (literal) mountain she has to climb.

Easton Lockett may be a gentle giant, but he knows a thing or two about survival. If he can keep everyone in line, he should be able to get River and her crew up and down Mount Veil in one piece. Turns out that's a big if. The wildlife's wilder than usual, the camera crew's determined to wander off a cliff, and the gorgeous actress is fearless. Falling for River only makes Easton's job tougher, but there's only so long he can hold out against her brilliant smile. When bad weather strikes, putting everyone at risk, it'll take all of Easton's skill to get them back home safely...and convince River she should stay in his arms for good.

PJ's Thoughts:
Sarah Morgenthaler's Moose Springs, Alaska has quickly become one of my favorite contemporary romance/romantic comedy series. Filled with quirky characters, impeccable comedic timing, and a satisfying depth of emotion, these stories are delightful page-turners I can't get enough of.
In Enjoy the View, Morgenthaler gives readers the comedy and quirkiness we've come to expect but adds another layer with the danger and intensity that come with climbing the daunting Mount Veil. It's clear this author has more than a passing acquaintance with mountain climbing. Her descriptions create a feeling of authenticity as they carry the reader into the middle of the danger, and exhilaration, of the life-threatening elements of a 14,000 ft. climb. It's easy to believe the characters' driving need to master the geological beast. But the author also understands the sheer genius of comedic relief in the midst of intensity. The scene-stealing, love-sick marmot darn near steals the whole book and had me laughing so hard I was sure my condo neighbors would start banging on walls any second. In fact, the entire book is filled with passages that tickled my funny bone. 
*Note: I recently learned that the author is not a mountain climber and that her knowledge was gained through research which makes her ability to immerse me in the climbing experience all the more impressive.
In addition to the adventure and comedy, Enjoy the View also brings a sweet and satisfying romance for Easton and River. I loved the banter between these two as well as the gradually developed friendship and mutual respect that deepened into more. I admired River's determination to take control of her future, even if I didn't agree with her every action. Easton has unexpected layers and I loved all of them. He's fascinated me from the beginning of the series and it was so much fun to finally see him step into the spotlight and find his partner in love. 
You can absolutely begin this series with Enjoy the View and thoroughly enjoy River and Easton's journey. The author has written these books so that each can stand on it's own but I do believe you'll enjoy them even more, especially the scenes with earlier couples and other secondary characters, if you read them in order. Three times the laughter. Three times the fun. 

Have you read a book recently that made you laugh out loud? 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Winner - - The Forever Girl


The randomly chosen winner of a print copy of

The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis is:

Patty B from NY


Please send your full name and mailing address to:

theromancedish (at) gmail (dot) com

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Winner - - Someday My Duke Will Come


The randomly chosen winner of a

print copy of

Someday My Duke Will Come by Christina Britton is:

Katie Chapman


Please send your full name and mailing address to:

theromancedish (at) gmail (dot) com

Friday, January 15, 2021

Tour Review & Giveaway - - The Forever Girl

The Forever Girl
by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release Date: January 12, 2021
Reviewed by PJ

When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery. 

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.

PJ's Thoughts:

In The Forever Girl, Jill Shalvis has crafted a funny, endearing, emotional, sweet, and sexy, story of family found, second chances, forgiveness, self-acceptance, and learning to open your heart to love.
Each of the four main characters brings a different perspective to their group. Bound together by one year spent in Cat's family home as foster siblings, they made the choice to be family. While those chosen bonds have been put to the test over the years, they have never broken, though they are currently strained to the limit. Cat, on the eve of her marriage to a man she's sure is Mr. Right, but might be Mr. Wrong, is determined to bring her family together again and see those bonds strengthened, even while she's falling apart. Heather, the youngest, has grown up but still can't keep a secret...except the one she's been keeping for the past three years. Walker is still their strength, except for his vulnerable heart, which has always belonged to Maze. And Maze, the fiercest among them, while also the one with the most tender heart, is the one who most needs to open that heart to the love and forgiveness that has always been there for her. They all found a special place in my heart and I was there, laughing (out-loud, snort-laughing, more than once), crying (there are some incredibly poignant moments), and cheering them on to happy endings (however that looks for each of them).   
Shalvis surrounds her main characters with a vividly-depicted secondary cast who provide conflict (mother-in-law from hell, anyone?), humor (the dog descriptions are hilarious), and steadfast friendship, then wraps them all up in a fun, sigh-worthy, and emotionally-satisfying story that has my enthusiastic recommendation. 

Do you enjoy women's fiction novels?
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Have you read Jill Shalvis before? Do you have a favorite Shalvis novel?
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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.


Cover Reveal - - The Guardian


 Release Date: March 9

Guard against any danger. Especially if it comes from within.

Detective Matteo Garza doesn't just do the job--he is the job.

He's learned the hard way that work and pleasure can't co-exist.

So when his little sister's best friend accidentally uncovers a money laundering scheme
led by one of Remington's most cold-blooded criminals,
Garza vows to keep things strictly business as he keeps her safe.

No matter how much the quirky mathematician
makes him feel things best left buried.

No matter how much she makes him want.

Delia Sutton knows she's not like most people,
just like she knows she needs to forget her ages-old crush on Matteo
and focus on survival.

But the closer they get, the bolder she becomes--
the more she breaks down his carefully crafted barriers to discover the man beneath.

Danger is closer than either of them could possibly imagine
and no one can be trusted.
Delia needs a guardian to fight by her side, and Matteo will do anything to protect her.

No matter who the enemy is.
The Guardian is a scorching forbidden lovers romantic suspense featuring a grumpy Alpha hero who would walk into fire to save the woman he loves and a smart-is-sexy number-nerd heroine who would save him right back. Equal parts heart-pounding suspense and steamy romance. Complete standalone with no cheating and a full (but hard-fought!) HEA.

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Meet Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. 

When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. 

Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love.

Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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