Review: A Lawman for Christmas by Karen Kirst

May Contain Spoilers

This literally started with a bang, when Isabel confronts a bank robber and is saved by deputy Ben MacGregor. Ben is shot, Isabel stitches him back together, and the bank robber gets away. Isabel is the only person to have ever seen his face, so Ben fears for her safety. When Isabel protests his protective services, not wanting any scandal to touch her family, he stubbornly refuses to let her out of his sights. When a little boy is dropped off on her doorstep, they have another mystery to solve. Does the little boy have anything to do with the bank robber?

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Review: The Billionaire’s Forever Family


May Contain Spoilers

The Billionaire’s Forever Family features one of my favorite romance tropes – care-giver of an orphaned relative struggles to raise the child, and then has to fend off a custody battle. Cassie Frost has been raising her niece Emily since she was born. Her sister, a free-spirit, and that’s being kind, because deep down she was selfish and cared more for herself than for her own daughter, thought Cassidy would bail her out of every stupid decision she made, has recently passed away from a sudden illness. Thinking that Emily needs a male role-model in her life, Cassie reaches out to Will Connelly, suspecting that he might be Emily’s father. What she doesn’t expect is a threat to her guardianship and having her whole life thrown in an uproar.

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Review: Head Coach by Lia Riley


May Contain Spoilers

Head Coach is a quick, fun read about a hockey coach and a sports journalist. Neve has been covering the Hellions hockey team, and she is the bane of Tor’s existence. The head coach of the team doesn’t like distractions, and Neve has managed to constantly get under his skin. With his team struggling after one of the retirement of one of his key players and the threat of a team lockout when union negations take a turn for the worst,  he isn’t in a particularly pleasant mood when dealing with the press. When Neve and Tor are caught in a compromising situation, he tries to defuse the situation by letting her sports journalist peers know that he’s rather get naked with a penguin than Neve. Ouch! Not sure that I would be forgiving after a crack like that, and Neve isn’t too sure she can ever forgive him either.

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Review: A Child’s Christmas Wish by Erica Vetsch




May Contain Spoilers

I am so glad that I discovered Erica Vetsch. This is the second Love Inspired Historical I’ve read by her, and I really enjoyed it. At first I wasn’t so caught up in the plot – yet another fire disaster leaves heroine Kate and her elderly relatives in a financial bind, and neighbor Oscar reluctantly offers to put them up at his house until they can figure out what to do. It seems that every western I have read recently in this line has had a fire burn down a house or a barn.

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Review: Twins for the Texas Rancher by Marin Thomas


May Contain Spoilers

I grabbed Twins for the Texas Rancher after the library added two months of Western Romance to their collection. Having read Marin Thomas in the past, I started with the second book in her Cowboys of Stampede, Texas series. I vaguely remember starting the first book, it not holding my attention, and putting it down for another day. This one worked better for me, but mainly because the hero has some different challenges to overcome.

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