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📝REVIEW📝: 5 Stars to The Bride Takes A Cowboy by Maren Smith, Genre: Historial-Western Novella ~ Available Now!

Bride takes a Cowboy

The Bride Takes A Cowboy

By

Maren Smith

Genre:  #WesternHistorialRomance  #VirginBride #Novella #Standalone #MarriageOfConvenience

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  April 21st 2019

Read:  April 25th 2019  *ARC provided by Renee Brooks PA

Kindle Edition:  82 pages

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

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Synopsis:

I was his new beginning. He was my last chance.

I need a husband. Today. Now, if possible. I thought any man would do, but when my first choice is run out of town the day before we’re to be married, I’m forced to consider it when cowboy Gage Pennell proposes. I don’t know him. I’ve never met him before today. Up until a few hours ago, he was working for my nearest and dearest enemy, the same man who wants to steal everything from me.

I’d rather die than let that happen. If my neighbor gets his way, I actually might. But Gage is more than just good looks and heart-stopping swagger… and I’m desperate.

But, am I this desperate?

I guess we’ll find out, because when my neighbor puts his most ruthless plan yet into action, I’m forced to fight back the only way I can. And in the Wild, Wild West, sometimes it’s the bride who takes the cowboy.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Bride Takes A Cowboy:The Bride Takes A Cowboy: by Maren Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
I loved this book! And guess what? Another new author to love. If you’ve been reading my latest reviews, then you know I’ve been enjoying all new-to-me authors.

If I had one complaint with this book, it is that is ended too soon. I actually haven’t read a historical-western romance in ages. After I read the blurb for this one, I knew I wanted to read it. Do you know what really amazed me? For such a short story, the author packed it with everything you’d find in a full length novel. Her characters were truly developed well. I personally felt like I knew them, and connected to them. Not only the H/h but all the secondary characters as well. There was enough angst and drama to entertain me. In addition, the characters has wit and sass and I was smiling throughout like a goon. And of course there is an amazing HEA! I’ll say it agin, I really enjoyed this book. And I am excited to read more from this author.

The synopsis does a pretty good job of giving you insight to where this story is going so I will not add anything more because I would hate to spoil this fun book. I will add though that because Gage has two older brothers, I’ll be stalking this author to make sure I don’t miss any mentions of them having their own books. 😉

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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I loved this book! And guess what? Another new author to love. If you’ve been reading my latest reviews, then you know I’ve been enjoying all new-to-me authors.

If I had one complaint with this book, it is that is ended too soon. I actually haven’t read a historical-western romance in ages. After I read the blurb for this one, I knew I wanted to read it. Do you know what really amazed me? For such a short story, the author packed it with everything you’d find in a full length novel. Her characters were truly developed well. I personally felt like I knew them, and connected to them. Not only the H/h but all the secondary characters as well. There was enough angst and drama to entertain me. In addition, the characters has wit and sass and I was smiling throughout like a goon. And of course there is an amazing HEA! I’ll say it agin, I really enjoyed this book. And I am excited to read more from this author.

The synopsis does a pretty good job of giving you insight to where this story is going so I will not add anything more because I would hate to spoil this fun book. I will add though that because Gage has two older brothers, I’ll be stalking this author to make sure I don’t miss any mentions of them having their own books. 😉

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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After the shock discovery of Adriel’s true nature, Sebastián and Sienna whisk her away to Venice in the hope of tracking down Millicent Balanza.

A powerful witch in her own right, Millicent, is a direct descendent of Sienna, and Adriel’s only hope.

Wary of her own gifts, Millicent has retreated from the real world and lives a solitary existence. She hasn’t spoken to another living soul for many years, but this could change as she senses Sienna’s presence.

Will Millicent reveal herself to Sienna?

Is she powerful enough to protect Adriel?

Only time will tell.

Back in London, leader of the vampires, Zahir, is on the hunt for Sebastián and Sienna, hell bent on making them answer for their crimes.

Following the death of Lucy, Zahir will leave no stone unturned until he finds out why she was murdered by Sebastián, and why Sienna conspired to cover up the crime.

Desperate for answers, he tracks down Adriel’s ex-lover, Benjamin, who has been compelled by Sebastián to forget the events of the last few days.

Now, only Benjamin’s blood will reveal the truth.

Will Zahir discover what Adriel is?

What will the discovery mean for them all?

RELEASE BLITZ: Desperately Seeking Roommate by Micalea Smeltzer ~ Genre: Romantic Comedy

 

Title: Desperately Seeking Roommate
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: April 26, 2019

Blurb

WANTED: A ROOMMATE
Requirements
 1.     Don’t be a
smoker. That’s gross.
2.     Don’t be a jerk. I
have no time to deal with your mood swings.
3.     Clean up after
yourself. Is it really so hard to put dirty clothes where they belong?
If you meet these qualifications, call me.
Sincerely,
Desperately Seeking Roommate
When I put the ad in my university’s newspaper, the last
thing I ever expect is for the star football player to respond.
From what I know of him, Abel Russo is a womanizer and an
absolute jerk.
Sadly, he’s the only thing stopping me from being evicted by
my annoyingly gleeful landlord.
It should be easy enough—there’s no chance we’ll fall for
each other. But then he gives me lingering looks, and I might just be looking
back. 
All I wanted was a roommate, but I’m about to get so much
more than I bargained for.   
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Excerpt
Abel’s lips turn up
but he doesn’t take his eyes off the road. “Like what you see, Blondie?”
My cheeks redden at
being caught, but I stick my chin haughtily into the air unwilling to cower at
being called out. “Maybe there’s a bug on your face.”
That smile of his
widens. “There’s not.”
“So confident,” I
mutter, crossing my arms over my chest and staring out the windshield.
“Why wouldn’t I be?
You kissed me.”
“I kissed you back,
big difference.” I kick my flip-flops off and rest my bare feet on the
dashboard.
“Kissing back is
still kissing.”
“Ugh,” I toss my
hands up, “you’re impossible.”
“Impossibly
handsome? Charming? Irresistible? All three? Definitely all three.” He answers
his own question.
Author Bio
Hi.
I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going
to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask
me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to
Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music
and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that
best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it
for anything.
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COVER REVEAL: The Difference by Kaylee Ryan ~ Genre: New Adult Romance ~ Release Date: May 20, 2019

 

 

Title: The Difference
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance

Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Photo: Sara Eirew

Models: Simon Cooki & Pamela Tremblay Mcallen

Release Date: May 20, 2019

 

Blurb
I’ve kissed
a lot of frogs, just to be covered in warts.  I’ve been lied to,
cheated on, and used more times than I can count.  I don’t have it in
me to keep going.  I need a break from it all.  I need time
for the wounds to heal, and the scars to fade. 
Wouldn’t
you know it’s my luck, to meet a gorgeous man, after declaring my self-imposed
break? He’s charming, sexy, and determined to change my mind.

 

I wasn’t
looking for her, but when I overheard her conversation, I had to add my two
cents. Within minutes of talking to her, I knew she was unlike anyone I’d
ever met.  Bruised from past relationships, she’s built a fort around
her heart. Doesn’t she know the prince always rescues the princess?
I think
about her all the time.  The more I’m around her, the more I want to
be.  I’ve made my choice.  It’s her. Now, all I have
to do is prove to her that I’m the difference.
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Author Bio

Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling
author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s
reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl,
Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.
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RELEASE TOUR: Clear as a Bell by Emily Hussey ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance (novella) is Available Now!

Title: Clear as a Bell
Author: Emily Hussey
Genre: Contemporary Romance (novella)
Release Date: April 26, 2019
Miranda Montgomery is determined to win the contract with the new hospital. Her company provides specialised IT services and the job is crucial if she wants to keep the business afloat until Christmas. Hugh Paterson is the Chief Operating Officer at the hospital, and Miranda needs to curb her tongue if she is going to keep him onside.
There’s no denying the attraction between the two, but to act on that could have consequences for them both. It’s already apparent there are those who would sabotage her business if they could, and Miranda must use her wits to survive. That doesn’t quell the heat and passion when she and Hugh run into each other at an industry conference.
Subsequent events make her understand that for the sake of her employees, she has to put the contract first. After all – she and Hugh can pick up where they left off when the job is finished. At least, that’s what she thought. She never expected Hugh to leave her alone at Christmas.

“As I said in my email, there are a few aspects of your proposal I want to clarify.” He flipped through a bound report on the table in front of him, stopping at a section marked with sticky tabs. “Back-up and security procedures. That’s my first area of concern. Data confidentiality is crucial. How do you vet your employees?”
Jack drew himself up as though about to speak. Miranda jumped in before that could happen. This was an easy question.
“We request all employees to submit to national police checks before permanent employment is offered, Mr. Paterson. We engage contractors according to work load, and they are also required to undergo the check as well.”
He nodded. “Hugh, please. No need to stand on formality.” Pursing his lips, he made a few notes in the margin of the report. Upside-down, the jottings were unreadable.
Miranda pushed on. “Part of our induction program entails instruction on our corporate policies, and processes for maintaining security. Everyone understands that a breach results in instant dismissal, and the prospect of legal action.”
Hugh looked to Jack again. “Can you run me through your risk management process?”
What was it with this man? She maintained a poker face over rising irritation. She couldn’t afford to jeopardize the contract. IT Health Solutions needed this job. It was make or break time. She focused on a business-like portrayal.
“If you look at the appendices, Hugh, you’ll see a copy of our risk management report. This assessment takes place at the beginning of every project, with responsibility apportioned to those who should monitor the impacts. It’s a dynamic document, updated every month. As soon as an issue is identified, we’ll be on to it.”
Hugh Paterson looked up from the report, put his pen down, and sat back in his chair. He regarded Jack intently, tapping the cover of the report. “On paper, you’ve come across with a well-thought out proposal. What guarantees can you give me that your company can—”
Miranda couldn’t let the meeting continue in this vein. Leaning forward, she tapped one fingernail on the table.
“Mr. Paterson—Hugh—IT Health Solutions is my company. If there are any guarantees required, you will need to speak to me. Jack will address some of the technical questions.” She sensed his surprise, but couldn’t help herself. “If you read that report thoroughly, you would have seen the section on company ownership and key personnel. Is this an indication of the level of due diligence undertaken by hospital administration?”
She felt Jack nudge her foot under the table. She knew what that meant. Shut up, Miranda. Your mouth will get us into trouble one of these days. He said it often enough.

 

Hugh’s posture shifted slightly as his eyes slid from Jack to Miranda. She held his gaze and her breath. He ignored her question and didn’t rise to the bait. He remained silent for one, two beats.
Emily Hussey splits her time between work in Melbourne CBD and her home in Adelaide, South Australia. She has lived in several Australian cities, and spent a few years living in Alice Springs, the setting for the Red Centre series.
 
While there, she also obtained her private pilot’s licence, providing the technical background for the aviation scenes in the Red Centre Series.
 
Emily enjoys the short story format, and has been published in local anthologies. The genres range from crime to romance, with some contemporary fiction for good measure.
 
She was a marriage celebrant for 24 years, and has married couples in many different locations, ranging from private gardens, to beaches to caves or rural locations. Many of her clients remain friends to this day.
 
The bottom drawer is always full of outlines for future projects. So many ideas, so little time. Plans revolve around making writing her 9-5 job, and gaining inspiration from travels both in Australia and overseas.
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RELEASE BLITZ: Ruin (Kenshaw Legacy #1) by Piper Frost ~ Genre: Sports Romance ~ Available now!

 
Title: Ruin ( Kenshaw Legacy #1 ) 
Author: Piper Frost 
Genre: Sports Romance 
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My life is flipped upside down when my mom abandons me and my brother, leaving us with an angry father who gets abusive if we so much as breathe wrong. Everything went downhill in our lives and it’s only getting worse.  
When I move out to live with my aunt, it’s like a vacation getting away from my dad, but leaving my kid brother with him is one of the hardest things to do. Another hard thing to do is get a job, but the Kenshaws are good people and they’d give the shirts off their back to anyone that needs help. Which is a plus because I want Paige Kenshaw to lose her shirt. I’m only supposed to get a job, not fall for the hottest girl in my new high school.
Not fall for a Kenshaw. 


Paige is the closest thing to family I’ve felt in a long time, and she gives me everything. I want to give her the world back, but I can’t ignore my dad. And that could ruin everything. 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Revenge ( Kenshaw Legacy #2 ) 
Author: Piper Frost 
Genre: Sports Romance 
Release Date: May 9th 
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I’ve spent the last three years paying for a crime I shouldn’t have even been involved in, and now I’m headed back to the one place I was taught to hate.
Kenshaw Ranch.
And only because my brother’s all I have left in this fucked up world. Well, maybe not the only thing. Little Leena Kenshaw is still here, and she’s all grown up. Barely legal, edgy, and not taking anyone’s shit. There’s something between us that not even the ice princess can deny. There has been since we used to fool around in her daddy’s barn when we were fifteen.  
I’ve never been good at doing what I’m told, so staying away from her isn’t an option. And neither is changing my troublesome ways. Thankfully, Leena likes the adrenaline rush about as much as I do. Causing havoc is much more fun with a sexy as hell sidekick. We’re both screwed up just enough to be perfect for each other.  
Thing is, we do more fucking than talking. She’s my ride or die, but when it comes to communication, I suck at it. She’s got an
unsupportive family I wish I could take her away from, but I’ve got a secret that I need to clean up my act for. My ideas of revenge get replaced with thoughts of a forever with Leena.
One thing us Sterling brothers suck at is staying away from the Kenshaw girls.
And I’ll do anything for the girls I love.
 

 

 
Thelma and Louise. Boris and Natasha. Frost and Piper. When these two teamed up, they never knew how amazing it would be working together to create wonderful masterpieces of joy, tears, humor, and heartbreak. 
 
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The world was at my fingertips and I lost it, leaving my heart shattered as everything slipped through my fingers. But I had to let it all go. In truth, I am my own worst enemy.
 
Revenge was the only thing I cared about until her. It consumed me. It also pushed the only good thing I had away.
 
Now I’m fighting for the life of the woman I love, all because of a past I wouldn’t walk away from. Like I said, I’m my own worst enemy. The pieces I’m made of are bent, broken, and sharp. I cut everyone I love. But I won’t lose her.
 
Her life is on the line, and I’m going to save hers with mine …








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NEW RELEASE: Bride Takes a Cowboy by Maren Smith … Historical Western Romance…..NOW OUT!

If Millie Hackett can’t find a husband, she can’t claim her inheritance. If she can’t claim her inheritance, she can’t keep her home. When the man she initially chooses is run out of town, she’s left with a choice: stay and fight, pack and run, or marry the handsome cowboy who tried to warn her about her neighbor… and then proposed.

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I was his new beginning. He was my last chance.

I need a husband. Today. Now, if possible. I thought any man would do, but when my first choice is run out of town the day before we’re to be married, I’m forced to consider it when cowboy Gage Pennell proposes. I don’t know him. I’ve never met him before today. Up until a few hours ago, he was working for my nearest and dearest enemy, the same man who wants to steal everything from me.

I’d rather die than let that happen. If my neighbor gets his way, I might. But Gage is more than just good looks and heart-stopping swagger… and I’m desperate.

But, am I this desperate?

I guess we’ll find out, because when my neighbor puts his most ruthless plan yet into action, I’m forced to fight back the only way I can. And in the Wild, Wild West, sometimes it’s the bride who takes the cowboy.

EXCERPT:

Knowing she’d failed everybody, Millie got up off the floor and walked outside.

The cool night air struck her face, easing the hotness that always flushed her when she got this mad. The sun had gone down, but it wasn’t quite dark yet. The sky was gray, a tinge of orange staining the clouds along the western horizon. She couldn’t see the riders, they were gone. She could barely make out the individual stalks of corn in the field they’d never get to harvest, or the gnarled old desert willow in the pasture where her parents were buried, or the crossbeams and spikes of the cavalry blockades she’d always hated because they were a constant visual reminder that her grandpa wasn’t well. He never would be well again and, in all likelihood, he’d only get worse as time went by. There was nothing she could do about that, just like there was nothing she could do about this.

“Might I have a word with you, Miss Hackett?” Gage asked from the doorway. He said it cheerfully, although he wasn’t smiling when she looked back at him.

“Millie,” she corrected, by way of consent. “Any man willing to cower with me in my kitchen when my neighbor comes to kill everybody has earned the right to call me by my Christian name.”

Now he did smile, but it was only a flash of a thing—there and gone again even before he stepped out into the coolness to stand with her on a porch that wouldn’t be hers for very much longer.

Propping a shoulder against a roof post, he said, “Nice night.”

Yeah, it was.

“Nice breeze. House is positioned just right to catch it.”

“Grandpa built it a long time ago. Daddy helped him expand it, once when he was a boy and again when he was my age and fixing to bring my mama home as his bride.” She turned her face into the breeze, letting it dry the tears she refused to cry.

After a moment of polite silence, Gage said, “Mighty peaceful. A man could get used to spending his life on a porch like this, watching the sun go down after a hard day’s work.”

Which was about how far he had to go before it tickled at Millie that none of this was what he was really trying to say. She looked at him to find he wasn’t studying the sky or the field or the crops or any of the things his comments had suggested he’d been admiring. He was staring straight at her.

“Take your measure of me,” he invited. “My name’s Gage Pennell. I’ve worked hard all my life, wrangling cattle mostly and trail riding, but my daddy was a farmer. I’ve worked fields, built fences, and took care of livestock most my childhood. I’m a good man. Upon occasion, I’ll have me a drink or enjoy a game of chance, but neither rules my life. Whenever I’m in town and not on the trail, I make an effort to put my butt in the pews on Sunday morning. A time or two, I can even be counted upon to stay awake through to the end of service. I’m honest. When I give my word, I keep it. I don’t take to liars, and it’s not my preference to tell them.”

She stared at him, knowing this ought to make more sense than what her brain was making of it, but the longer she listened, the more confused and, oddly, anxious she became. “What are you saying?”

“Hurley Ames,” he specified, nodding vaguely in the direction of her neighbor’s house. “He might think he’s in the right, but the longer I sat listening to that braggart messenger he sent us, the more I began thinking how dead wrong he was about one very important thing.”

“What?” For the life of her, she couldn’t think of anything Hurley—or his messenger—was wrong about. Apart from his tactics.

“Me,” Gage said bluntly. “I find myself standing here before you, Millie, being a man of two parts. First: Despite that braggart’s claims to the contrary, I am not afraid to hitch myself to anyone. Especially not to a woman as stubborn, strong, hard-working, and determined as I can barely comprehend that you must be in order to have dealt with all this on your own up until now. And second: The more I learn about all this, the more I find I don’t got the stomach for ignoring bullies. So,” he said, and it was all Millie could do to focus on the words he was saying and not the glaringly obvious ones he wasn’t. “Having taken my measure of you and given you everything you need to take yours of me, let me ask you a question…”

About Maren Smith

Coffee fanatic, human mom to four adorable furbabies, I am an International and USA Bestselling author of more than 160 titles over the last 25 years. I love writing contemporary, historical, science fiction/fantasy, paranormal, romantic comedy and steampunk romances.

I also write under the pennames of Denise Hall, Darla Phelps, and Penny Alley.

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