Review: The Consequence of His Vengeance by Jennie Lucas

May Contain Spoilers

I have mixed feelings about this book.  On one hand, it was engrossing and filled with angst. On the other, Darius was a jerk, and it took a while to warm up to a guy whose only motivation for seeing his ex was revenge.  He’s going to seduce her for dumping him the day they were going to elope, when she was eighteen.  Letty’s rejection of Darius was an act of desperation and love; her father had just confessed to running a Ponzi scheme, and she didn’t want to put Darius’s dreams of starting a software company in danger. 

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Review: Baby for the Deputy by Cathy McDavid

May Contain Spoilers Cathy McDavid is one of my favorite Harlequin Western Romance writers.  Her books always feature likable, relatable characters.  Instead of exotic locations and billionaires, she writes about cowboys and ranches and living in rural America.  In Baby for the Deputy, the protagonists have to deal with the unexpected discovery that their no strings attached relationship now has a very important string; Melody is pregnant.  While she and Aaron struggle to figure out how to work a baby into their lives, and what their relationship really means to them, Mel must learn to become more open-minded in terms of Aaron, her future, and even the rest of her family. Read more

Review: A Cowboy in Her Arms by Mary Leo

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This was another mixed bag for me, and I knew I would have issues with certain aspects of the story. While in college, Callie had an argument with her boyfriend, and he stormed off. She discovered later that he cheated with her best friend. When her best friend ends up pregnant, Joel does the noble thing and marries her, breaking Callie’s heart. She retreats to her small hometown, and tries to forget both Joel and Sarah, and all the hurt they caused her.

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Review: Her Cowboy Lawman by Pamela Britton

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Despite some minor irritations, I thought this was a great read. Lauren Danners is a young widow struggling to raise her son. She reluctantly moves in with her brother Jax, grateful for his generosity, but slightly resentful that she must rely on him. When Jax encourages Kyle to take up steer riding, Lauren has a whole new set of problems to focus on. What if her baby is hurt by a crazy steer?
Lauren mets Bren at Kyle’s first show. Bren is the town’s sheriff, as well as a retired Green Beret. After a miserable marriage to an ex military man, Lauren has sworn off another relationship with one. Bren, a more mature hero, is bothered by the 12 year age difference between them, and declares Lauren off-limits. Dating her might make waves for his re-election.

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Review: The Bounty Hunter’s Baby by Erica Vetsch

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I checked this out of the library on a whim. So glad I did. This is a feel good romance with a pinch of danger. Thomas is a bounty hunter, and he’s after cattle rustler and murderer Jase Swindell. When he finally thinks he has Swindell captured, he has an unpleasant surprise. The murderer has a pregnant girlfriend who interferes with his capture, and then goes into labor! Poor Thomas does the best he can, but Anna, suffering from consumption, doesn’t live to see her son. Instead, Thomas does the right thing and takes the baby to the only safe place he knows; Esther’s ranch.

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Review: Surrendering to the Vengeful Italian by Angela Bissell

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Angela Bissell knocked it out the park with this story. Its multi layers kept me engrossed from page one. I enjoy second chance at love romances, and Surrendering to the Vengeful Italian delivered on so many levels. A touching exploration of the pain and guilt after the loss of a child, as well as the desperate need to keep a dysfunctional family safe, I could not put my Kindle down.

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