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Harlequin March Recommended Reads! #Review #Contemporary #Romance

Now I hope you’re ready for this different post! Harlequin are recommending three new books for you to read and I requested and was gifted two of them via NetGalley. I’m sharing information about all three books and letting you know what I thought about the two I have read . . . . Keep reading to find out more!

 

Title: Tempted by the Badge

Author: Deborah Fletcher Mello

Genre: Romance

Harlequin Imprint: Romantic Suspense

Publication Date: March 5th, 2019

I thoroughly enjoy reading romantic suspense and this is another great example of the genre! The fact that it involves a teacher, Joanna Barnes, protesting her innocence despite lots of evidence to the contrary made it even better for me. I found it so easy to relate to Joanna and was so glad her best friend’s brother, Mingus Black, also believed her and sought to help prove her innocent. It is an intricate plot with plenty of red herrings and surprises.

The main characters are well developed and their romance potent but this doesn’t detract from a range of superbly portrayed secondary characters, too. The Blacks are such a great, loving family and Mingus is somewhat of a rule breaker, never doing things quite as the others would anticipate but they still all love and support each other no matter what. It is a story full of intrigue, misdirection and love, a real page turner to keep you on the edge of your seat wondering how they can prove Joanna’s innocence!

Synopsis:

Proving her innocence…at all costs. The exciting second book of the To Serve and Seduce miniseries.

Former Chicago cop Mingus Black is used to liars. So why does the PI believe a teacher who insists she’s being framed? Joanna Barnes is totally convincing…in more ways than one. The chemistry between Mingus and Joanna becomes perilously potent, but until he can find out who framed her for a heinous crime, everything they love hangs in the balance.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43171450-tempted-by-the-badge-mills-boon-heroes

 

Author Bio:

Writing since she was old enough to put pen to paper, Deborah Fletcher Mello firmly believes that for her, writing is as necessary as breathing. Her first novel, TAKE ME TO HEART, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author. In 2008, Deborah won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best Series Romance for her ninth novel, TAME A WILD STALLION. Her publication, CRAVING TEMPTATION was named one of Publisher’s Weekly Best Books for 2014 and was also nominated for a 2015 Emma Award for Book of the Year. As well, her novel PLAYING FOR KEEPS was a Library Journal Best of 2015 and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice award for Best Multicultural Romance. Most recently, Deborah was named the 2016 Romance Slam Jam Author of the Year.

Born and raised in Fairfield Country, Connecticut, Deborah maintains base camp in North Carolina but considers home to be wherever the moment moves her.

Author Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Vrizy5

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/172159.Deborah_Fletcher_Mello

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebbMelloWrites

Web: http://deborahmello.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbMelloWrites/

Universal Buy Link: https://books2read.com/u/bPZXrA

 

Now this is the one I chose not to read, though I may be tempted to do so later!

Title: Boss

Author: Katy Evans

Genre: Romance

Publication Date: March 5th, 2019

Harlequin Imprint: Desire

Synopsis:
“We play by my rules now.” —Kit, the new boss

Who does Kit Walker think he is? The trust-fund heir waltzes in and wants to boss me around, but if I catch him misbehaving, his father will yank his inheritance. Stalemate, right? Not when our chemistry is irresistible! Ironically, we run the top dating app. Could this be my “perfect match”…or the perfect scandal? —Alexandra, the one in charge.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41218072-boss

Author Bio:

Katy Evans is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over a dozen novels, starting with her blockbuster debut romance, Real. She writes sexy contemporary romances with smoldering hot alpha males.

Author Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6997072.Katy_Evans

Web: http://www.katyevans.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorkatyevans

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKatyEvans/

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EDXWJy

Universal Buy Link: https://books2read.com/u/47xljj

 

And last, but by no means least, is the second story that I requested via NetGalley and chose to read . . . . 

Title: Anything for His Baby

Author: Michelle Major 

Genre: Romance

Publication Date: March 1st, 2019

Harlequin Imprint: Special Edition

This is a lovely, sweet romance. Shep Bennett has moved into town to be nearer to his family after discovering he’s a father. His young daughter, Rosie, has been left with him by her mother who hadn’t previously told him she was even pregnant. The child is traumatized by events in her life and Shep is struggling to cope. He’s in town to work on a construction project, part of which involves him buying the Bumblebee Bed and Breakfast – the place that Paige Harper’s Gran owned and ran. Now Paige’s Mum has sold it to him and Paige doesn’t want to move out. Paige and Shep come to an agreement after he discovers that Paige seems to know just how to calm Rosie. However, with big business involved will he be able to keep his promises? What about the building attraction between Shep and Paige – will they be able to resist each other? Add in the delightful Rosie and you’re sure to have a heartwarming story with plenty of surprises along the way!

If you enjoy contemporary romance with a struggling single Dad who is used to having his own way and a feisty lady who is out to succeed make sure you get to read this heartwarming romance!

Blurb:
Shep Bennett would do anything for his daughter… even fall in love!

Shep Bennett’s as smooth as they come…except when it comes to his new daughter. Paige Harper has the magic touch with the traumatized toddler, so she strikes a bargain. She’ll care for Rosie, if Shep will let her run the inn he bought out from under her family. But will Paige be able to keep her heart out of the deal?

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41755388-anything-for-his-baby

 

Author Bio: 

Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at www.michellemajor.com.

Author Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L2fVKa

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6468588.Michelle_Major

Twitter: https://twitter.com/michelle_major1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichelleMajorBooks

Universal Buy Link:  https://books2read.com/u/bo7DJA

 

Many thanks to Lady Amber’s PR for providing materials for this post and organising the blog tour it is part of.

I requested and received copies of both books I have reviewed in this post via NetGalley and the reviews are my honest opinions after reading them.

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