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Harlequin Recommended Reads – October 2019


Title: Reunited by the Badge

Author: Deborah Fletcher Mello

Genre: Romance

Harlequin Imprint: Romantic Suspense

Publication Date: October 1st, 2019

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR



My Review:

This is an action packed, contemporary, romantic suspense with two great families with starring roles.

Dr Paul Reilly volunteers to work in mission hospitals abroad although his normal role is in a Chicago hospital. He suspects that one of the medicines he has been prescribing has had a detrimental affect on his patients and sets out to investigate why, sending samples back for his brother to check. When those samples and the results are stolen, they suspect the drug company are endeavouring to thwart their investigations. Concerned about what he’s getting into, Paul calls up the only person he can trust to advise him – Simone Black, the woman who broke his heart. As the two meet, they discover that others are after them and so begins their desperate race to find the evidence and stop more people being killed by the rogue medication. Can they keep themselves safe and stop the pharmaceutical company selling unsafe medicines? What will happen as the two work together again? Can they give their love a second chance?

You just have to love the Black family and the Reilly brothers! They’re a superb group, each with their own quirks but all filled with love and determination to support and protect as well as tease each other. This story is fast paced and full of suspense but also has some laugh out loud moments, too. I really enjoyed reading it and have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys contemporary romantic suspense. I’m really looking forward to reading more in this series in future!

Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this book (via NetGalley) which I have chosen to read and this is my honest review after doing so.


A megacorporation starts killing patients… And two exes must reunite to save lives!

When he discovers his patients’ lives are threatened, Dr. Paul Reilly can turn to only one person: Simone Black. She will have his back, even if they don’t agree on much else. But as the former lovers work together to track down the evildoers who are tampering with medications, they rediscover unexpected feelings for one another…even as an enemy wants to silence them permanently.


Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44195853-reunited-by-the-badge

Universal Buy Link: https://books2read.com/u/4AxaDo


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/



Title: Risk Everything

Author: Janie Crouch

Genre: Romance

Harlequin Imprint: Intrigue

Publication Date: October 1st, 2019

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR



My Review:

This is the second story in a series but works well as a standalone, too. Computer coding and hacker geek, Bree Daniels, is getting married to Deputy Tanner Dempsey in a couple of weeks and everyone is determined to help make this the wedding everyone will remember – though the pressure is getting to Bree who is more reticent and is definitely not looking forward to saying her vows in front of about 500 folk. However, there’s danger on the way for this couple, deadly danger which starts with a fire at the women’s centre, New Journeys. They suspect one of the shelter’s families is being targetted but proving it and protecting them from her abusive ex and his friends is going to prove difficult – and could stop the wedding!

This is a fast paced, suspense filled romance where you’re never sure what will happen next. The characters are great and you really have to feel for Bree as she struggles to compose her vows and is dreading the big day’s audience. The community is brilliant, especially how they come together to help and protect their own. Tanner and his brother, Noah, are superb heroes and I really hope Noah and Marilyn get together properly in a future book in this series – and her children are delightful, too!

I have no hesitation in highly recommending this to anyone who enjoys reading edge of your seat romantic suspense! Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this book (via NetGalley) which I have chosen to read and this is my honest review after doing so.


The wedding is two weeks away, if they survive until then…

Following a fire at the New Journeys women’s shelter, Deputy Tanner Dempsey is on high alert, and his fiancée, Bree Daniels, fears that one of the shelter’s clients is being targeted. Outmanned and outgunned, Tanner and Bree must make a last stand for justice and unravel the twisted plot of a dangerous sociopath. Will it be “’til death do us part” before they can say “I do”?


Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44293348-risk-everything

Universal Buy Link: https://books2read.com/u/3GezNQ


Author Bio:
USA TODAY bestselling author Janie Crouch writes what she loves to read: passionate romantic suspense. She is a winner and/or finalist of multiple romance literary awards including the Golden Quill Award for Best Romantic Suspense, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the coveted RITA© Award by the Romance Writers of America.

Janie recently relocated with her husband and their four teenagers to Germany (due to her husband’s job as support for the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years. When she’s not listening to the voices in her head (and even when she is), she enjoys engaging in all sorts of crazy adventures (200-mile relay races; Ironman Triathlons, treks to Mt. Everest Base Camp) traveling, and movies of all kinds.


Author Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211574.Janie_Crouch

Web: http://www.janiecrouch.com/

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

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2pmEH1X

Twitter: https://twitter.com/janiecrouch





Title: The Greek’s Billion-Dollar Baby

Author: Clare Connelly

Genre: Romance

Harlequin Imprint: Presents

Publication Date: October 1st, 2019

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR



My Review:

This is in the style of a Cinderella romance. Hannah has been let down by the people she should have been able to trust and rely on for love. Now she’s celebrating New Year’s Eve at a party in a hotel in Greece. That’s where she literally bumps into a Greek adonis and the attraction is instant – so much so that they agree to have one night together. He’s an extremely wealthy widower, riddled with guilt after the murder of his wife and son four years ago. He’s been celibate ever since but can’t resist this stranger. After an unforgettable night they go their separate ways . . . until Hannah finds him again to inform him about the consequences of their time together….. He’s determined to keep her and their baby safe but is also adamant that he will never love Hannah….

This is a steamy romance with a couple who have both suffered tragic events in their lives. Can they help each other heal and find a love that lasts together? There are some heartbreaking and heartwarming moments in this fairy tale contemporary romance which is a lovely, easy read story to escape into.

Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this book (via NetGalley) which I have chosen to read and this is my honest review after doing so.


The man with the iron will… Meets the woman who will change his life!

All the money in the world couldn’t save Leonidas from the pain—and guilt—of losing his loved ones. Since then, he’s forbidden himself all pleasure in life. Until he meets enchanting innocent Hannah at a lavish party in Greece… Reeling from the discovery of her fiancé’s infidelity, Hannah is determined to swear off men. But her instant chemistry with Leonidas is undeniable. And for one night, they break all their rules, indulging in red-hot oblivion—with inescapably powerful consequences…


Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43705282-the-greek-s-billion-dollar-baby

Universal Buy Links: https://books2read.com/u/bw29JG


Author Bio:
Clare Connelly writes romance that will set your soul on fire. She is the best-selling writer of more than fifty indie romance novels and in August 2017 published her debut novel for Harlequin Presents, and has a title coming out with Harlequin Dare in February 2018. She reads and writes romance voraciously, and lives in a small bungalow by the sea with her lovely husband, two small children and a hard-working team of MacBooks.

http://www.clareconnelly.com for more!


Author Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ebs6Aq

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1160213.Clare_Connelly

Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarewriteslove

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

Website: http://www.clareconnelly.com/






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