Title: WANT ME, COWBOY
Author: Maisey Yates
Harlequin Imprint: Desire
Her rancher boss is looking for the perfect wife… and she wants the job!
Poppy Sinclair kept her feelings for Isaiah Grayson secret for a decade. When her infuriatingly gorgeous Stetson-wearing boss enlists her help in finding him a convenient wife, she threatens to quit. Until Isaiah counters with an interesting proposal: Why doesn’t she marry him? Can she say yes to sharing his life and his bed, but not his heart?
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A sweet and steamy romance about two halves finding their whole!
Want Me, Cowboy was such a fun read. Even when I was shaking my head at Isaiah’s obtuseness (90% of the time) or when I wanted to smack him upside the head (50% of the time), I was rooting for him and Poppy to somehow figure out how to be together. Yes, it would have been nice if things could have gone easier for her here–but if things had gone more smoothly, then she wouldn’t have been with Isaiah. (It isn’t explicitly mentioned, but given his particular social/interpersonal issues I’m guessing he’s somewhere on the autism spectrum. Fortunately for him, he’s got a family and at least one friend–Poppy–who accept him and love him as he is, even when he’s behaving in ways that seem counter to keeping people close to him.)
Poppy wasn’t without her own issues either, though, and I loved that she owned up to them and did what she could to counter all of her instincts that were telling her to bail on their relationship once and for all. Though their black moment felt pretty bleak, they both put in the effort needed to come back together with a very satisfying resolution. And that epilogue? Simply wonderful.
I can’t wait to come back to Copper Ridge for another visit–who’s next? 😉
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.
In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.
Title: THE ITALIAN’S CHRISTMAS HOUSEKEEPER
Author: Sharon Kendrick
Harlequin Imprint: Presents
From making the billionaire’s bed… To Christmas between his sheets!
Shy housekeeper Molly Millar always tries her best. She’s anxious to impress outrageously wealthy houseguest Salvio de Gennaro, but instead is unfairly criticized by her employer! When she’s found sobbing by Salvio, he comforts her…with the most amazing experience of her life. But when that incredible encounter costs Molly her job, Salvio rescues her with an irresistible proposition: become his temporary housekeeper—just in time for Christmas!
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To the horror of my parents, I left school at sixteen and held a bewildering variety of jobs: I was a London DJ (in the now-trendy Primrose Hill), a decorator and a singer. After that I became a cook, a photographer and, eventually, a nurse. I waitressed in the south of France, drove an ambulance in Australia, saw lots of beautiful sights but could never settle down. Everywhere I went I felt like a square peg–until one day I started writing again and then everything just fell into place. I felt like Cinderella must have when the glass slipper fit!
Today, I have the best job in the world, writing passionate romances for Harlequin. I like writing stories which are sexy and fast-paced, yet packed full of emotion–stories that readers will identify with, laugh and cry along with.
My interests are many and varied–chocolate and music, fresh flowers and bubble baths, films, cooking and trying to keep my home from looking burglarized! Simple pleasures–you can’t beat them!
I live in Winchester, one of the most stunning cities in the world, but don’t take my word for it–come see for yourself! I regularly visit London and Paris. Oh, and I love hearing from my readers all over the world…so I think it’s over to you!
Title: AN AMISH WIFE FOR CHRISTMAS
Author: Patricia Davids
Harlequin Imprint: Love Inspired
Will marriage save her family? Christmas with the North Country Amish.
Bethany Martin has until Christmas to prove to the Amish community that she can raise her siblings—including her mischievous brother—without a husband. Then handsome newcomer Michael Shetler arrives, winning over Bethany’s siblings. He might be the answer to their prayers, but Michael has a troubled past. Can Bethany love a man with secrets…even if it’s the only thing keeping her family together?
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USA Today Bestselling author Patricia Davids grew up on a Kansas farm with four brothers. After college she began a wonderful career as a nurse. In 1973 Pat wrote a letter to a lonely sailor. Little did she know her talent with words would bring her love, marriage and motherhood.
An avid reader, Pat longed to write a book, but put her dream on hold as she raised a family and worked in an NICU. It wasn’t until 1996 that she began writing seriously. Today, Pat enjoys crafting emotionally satisfying romances where love and faith bring two people together forever.