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Title: Rancher’s Wild Secret
Author: Maisey Yates
Harlequin Imprint: Desire
He’s come to Gold Valley Vineyards for revenge…
Not to fall for the enemy!
The renowned spokesperson for her family’s wine empire, Emerson Maxfield is engaged to a man solely to win her father’s approval, and the sheltered beauty never, ever steps a toe out of line. Which, to rancher Holden McCall, makes her the perfect tool to exact his secret revenge. All he wants is for her family to pay for what they did to his mother, but his plan to publicly destroy the wedding of the year starts to disintegrate as his lethal seduction ensnares his heart, too…
Truth time–I didn’t read the blurb for this one at all; I just saw it was a Maisey Yates book and couldn’t even see the blurb over my own grabby hands. So I started it knowing absolutely nothing beyond the title and it was a new series–so certain aspects of the plot took me a teensy bit by surprise.
Steamy sex scenes? Complicated hero? Hero and heroine who think they know themselves but who actually don’t have a clue? Totally expecting. Dark, deep revenge plot? Took me a bit by surprise. (Again, could have been solved by reading the blurb. But obviously that’s not how I roll.) Once I got over my aggravation with them (really, Holden? How did you truly think any of this was going to make your sister feel better? Thank goodness he had Emerson to do his heavy lifting there) and they allowed themselves to even think about reaching for an HEA, though, I couldn’t put the darn thing down.
Though, honestly, that was what I expected, going in. Now how long must we wait for book 2? 😉 (Probably not that long, honestly. I don’t understand how she has so much time to write, with all of the beautiful knitting I see her doing on Instagram. Doesn’t she sleep?)
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
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.
Also recommended this month:
Title: Soldier’s Christmas Secrets
Author: Laura Scott
Harlequin Imprint: Love Inspired Suspense
He’ll do whatever it takes to protect his family!
When a plane crash leaves special ops soldier Hawk Jacobson with amnesia, all he knows is that the plane was sabotaged and he has a target on his back. His survival depends on letting everyone—including his wife, Jillian Wade—believe he’s dead. Until gunmen come after Jillian and the daughter he never knew existed. Can Jillian help him regain his memory in time to expose a killer?
My name is Laura Scott and I’m a registered nurse by day and an author by night. I have written 50 books for Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense as well as two indie series – Crystal Lake and The McNallys. I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my husband of 33 years. I hope you enjoy my books as much as I love writing them!
Title: A Wyoming Christmas to Remember
Author: Melissa Senate
Harlequin Imprint: Special Edition
She couldn’t remember anything…except her love for him.
Stricken with temporary amnesia, Maddie Wolfe can’t remember a single thing about her life…or her boy-next-door husband, Sawyer. But even with electricity crackling between them, it turns out their fairy tale’s careening toward disaster. When Sawyer’s unexpectedly thrust into caring for his newborn twin nephews, will he finally change his mind about being a dad and give Maddie the family of her dreams—and his?
About the author:
I’ve written many novels under my own name and pen names (including one secret pseudonym, but email me, and I’ll tell you!). My books include my debut, SEE JANE DATE, made into a TV movie, and THE LOVE GODDESS’ COOKING SCHOOL. Other novels are: The Solomon Sisters Wise Up; Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?; The Breakup Club; Theodora Twist (for teens); Love You To Death; Questions To Ask Before Marrying; The Secret of Joy; and The Mosts (YA). I’ve also written seven romance novels for Harlequin Special Edition under the pen name Meg Maxwell. In the Hurley’s Homestyle Kitchen series: COWBOY IN THE KITCHEN; THE DETECTIVE’S 8 LB, 10 OZ SURPRISE; THE COWBOY’S BIG FAMILY TREE; THE COOK’S SECRET INGREDIENT, CHARM SCHOOL FOR COWBOYS; and SANTA’S SEVEN-DAY BABY TUTORIAL, a Christmas-themed novel. I also contributed a book for the Montana Mavericks series The Great Family Roundup: MOMMY AND THE MAVERICK.
I’ll be writing more romances for Harlequin Special Edition under my own name in 2018 and beyond, starting with THE BABY SWITCH! in April. In July look for Detective Barelli’s Legendary Triplets. In August: The Maverick’s Baby-in-Waiting. And another in November.
Short stories can be found in American Girls About Town and Flirting With Pride and Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives On The Original Chick Lit Masterpiece. Essays in: It’s A Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life In Your Twenties and Everything I Needed To Know About Being A Girl I Learned from Judy Blume.
I’m a former book editor (romance and teen fiction) from New York City and now live on the beautiful coast of Maine with my teenage son and our sweet shepherd mix, Flash, and our comical lap cat, Cleo. Please come visit my website at MelissaSenate.com for more information.
Title: Holiday by Candlelight
Author: Laurel Greer
Harlequin Imprint: Special Edition
A tragic accident ended the life he once knew
Is a Hanukkah miracle right around the corner?
This year, Dr. Caleb Matsuda could do without holiday cheer. After an avalanche robbed him of his ability to practice surgery, he struggles to make it through each day. He may be intrigued by new colleague Garnet James, but she’s also a search-and-rescue volunteer who could be in danger at any moment. If only she wasn’t perfect for the man he used to be…
About the author:
Raised in a small town on Vancouver Island, Laurel grew up skiing and boating by day and reading romances under the covers by flashlight at night. Ever committed to the proper placement of the Canadian “eh,” she loves to write books with snapping sexual tension and second chances. She lives outside Vancouver with her law-talking husband and two daughters. At least half her diet is made up of tea.