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Highland HogmanayHighland Hogmanay by Em Taylor


Genre: Comtemporary Romance

Source: Personal buy


  • Publication date: July 24, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07483Q246
  • Length: 75 pages


Description (Amazon)

The week between Christmas and New Year is always dreary and for single mum of two small children, Isla, it’s doubly so. A toddler throwing a tantrum and an over-inquisitive four year old are stressing her out. The broken carrier bag spilling her shopping out in the wet street is the final straw. But handsome Mark Ferguson turns up out of the blue to help her.

The New Year may be looking up, until she finds out that Mark owns one of the biggest computing firms in the USA. Can they make a long distance relationship work and can Mark stop trying to make their relationship into a business venture?

This book contains scenes that are not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.




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My thoughts:

Highland Hogmanay by Em Taylor is a sexy, Contemporary Romance set on the small island of Kilrigh, Scotland. #3 in the “Kilrigh Heat” series, while, it can be read as a stand alone, I’d recommend reading “Highland Fling” and “Highland Haven”.
Isla, is a single mom with two small children, a four year old and a toddler, temper tantrums and over-inquisitiveness, makes her world turn, sometimes anyway, some of us totally understood.
Mark Ferguson, to the rescue or is he. When Isla learns Mark is the owner of one of the biggest computing firms in the USA, can she make their budding relationship work for them or will she give up on her new found romance?
I think, “Highland Hogmanay”, is my favorite of this series. I love little children in a story, they make things interesting. Hogmanay in Scotland, is the week between Christmas and New Year.
Another well written, quick read by Em Taylor, with entertaining and interesting characters. A fun, sexy, Highland adventure with a fantasy or two throw into the mix. A definite romantic adventure! Beautifully written and well excuted. Another great read by Em Taylor.

From the author: **This book contains scenes that are not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.**

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild with some heat involved
Reviewed by: AprilR



Highland HavenHighland Haven by Em Taylor

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Kilrigh Heat, #2

Source: Personal buy


  • Publication date: March 8, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XHKZ619
  • Length: 125 pages


Description: From Amazon 

When Erin Murray decides to escape her past in Glasgow, she picks the small island of Kilrigh as her haven. Arriving at her new home, she’s alone and scared, but is welcomed by the overly cheerful laird’s son. But the tall, dark and sexy Finlay must earn her trust–something she’s not willing to give easily.

Erin begins to let the walls of her heart come down, only for her past to darken Kilrigh. Can Finlay keep her world from falling apart and can their budding relationship survive this threat?



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My thoughts:

Highland Haven (Kilrigh Heat Series Book 2) by Em Taylor is a delightful Romance. The “Kilrigh Heat” series continues with “Highland Haven”. See, “Highland Fling”. Set on a small island in Scotland, Kilrigh.

Erin Murray, is trying to escape her past in Glasgow, so she settles on the small island of Kilrigh. She’s alone and scared, but is soon welcomed by the laird’s son, Finlay. Finlay just happens to be tall, dark, sexy and cheerful. Their chemistry is flies off the pages, the reader can almost feel the sparks, coming off the pages, between Finlay and Erin. Erin is not easy to trust, especially after her abusive ex-boyfriend.

Well written with engaging characters. The plot is a sweet love story, with some trust issues, the past returning unexpectedly, a bit of danger, lots of sparks, and a few twists and turns. A lovely story of learning to trust and finding love amongst the darkness of your past. Beautifully written and excuted.

I have enjoyed this series by Em Taylor and look forward to reading more from her. She draws the reader into the story and captures their heart. A quick read, to me, anyway. I read it in one afternoon. A delightful love story you don’t wish to miss from the fabulous Em Taylor.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating:Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR


Jean-Luc: Once Is Never EnoughJean-Luc: Once Is Never Enough by Vonnie Davis


Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Paris Intrigue #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.



(Courtesy of Amazon)

Product Description

Her daughter’s kidnapping. A metro bombing. Going undercover. Zoey Morningstar’s trip to Paris wasn’t to include any of these things. But it does. Although Jean-Luc LeFèvre rescues her little girl from the Red Hand, the threat to her child continues. Zoey is grateful to Jean-Luc, but her need to help capture the abductors must override any desire she feels for the handsome agent with his own brand of justice…and danger. Jean-Luc is not pleased when Zoey, a crime scene photographer with just enough training to get them killed, is assigned to work with him in the French Counterterrorism Unit. Not only does she take too many risks, she drives him to distraction. As Zoey and Jean-Luc track the terrorists, their feelings for each other grow as fast as the danger. Jean-Luc is determined to protect Zoey and her daughter, but the sinister grasp of the Red Hand is strong and far-reaching. It will take more than love to keep them all safe.


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My thoughts:

Jean-Luc: Once is Never Enough by Vonnie Davis is an intriguing story. #2 in “Paris Intrigue”, while I feel some readers may wish to read #1 “Niko:Licensed to Kill”, before reading this, it’s not necessary to fully enjoy “Jean-Luc”. What a Romantic Suspense!

Zoey Morningstar, her child Taylor Ann, Jean-Luc LeFèvre, the Red Hand Terrorist group and the French Counterterrorism Unit, makes for some exciting and thrilling reading. Zoey and Jean-Luc’s chemistry is explosive and steamy.

Well written with well developed, realistic and engaging characters and a plot to literally die for, Vonnie Davis will certainly capture your heart in “Jean-Luc”. Definitely a heart thumping, action packed tale, set in Paris. With intrigue, danger, murder, terrorist, a kidnapping, suspense, passion and a race for time, readers will be awe stricken, as Ms. Davis writes a story that plays out like, a movie. I was glued to the pages from the beginning to end. This is one of those stories that lingers in one’s mind, long after the ending.
An unbelievable realistic story, that felt as if it was pulled straight out of todays headlines!

I love Vonnie Davis’ complex, compelling, intriguing and powerful stories. She is an expert with characterization, descriptions and her plots are simply mesmerizing.
You don’t wish to miss this action packed Romantic Suspense! I can’t wait to read the next book in the “Paris Intrigue”. An amazing story! The battle of the sexes helped carry “Jean-Luc” along. Well done,Vonnie Davis!!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Steamy
Reviewed by: AprilR

ROAMING WILD by Tracey Devyln

Roaming Wild (Steele Ridge Book 6)Roaming Wild by Tracey Devlyn

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Steele Ridge,  #6

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.



  • Publication date: June 20, 2017
  • Publisher: Steele Ridge LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0716VZQYN



(Courtesy of Amazon)


Product Description

She’s loved him forever…

The last thing traveling nurse Evie Steele expects to find aboard theRV housing her mobile health clinic is her brother’s best friend. As always,Deke’s close proximity stirs her forbidden desires and long-suppressed dreams.But his sudden reappearance in her life and curious interest in herpatients makes Evie wonder what he’s hiding.

…but now his secrets could destroy them both.

Special agent Deke Conrad is in big trouble. Not only does he have athing for his friend’s little sister, but what should be aroutine mission is turning into a tour of temptation and survival. Hefooled himself into thinking he could keep the beautiful and dynamic Eviein the dark while he used the cover of her Med Mobile to track down a mercilesswildlife trafficker. But he didn’t anticipate the lure of her scent or thewarmth of her smile…or the string of dead bodies littering their path.

When Evie winds upin his enemy’s crosshairs, Deke must unleash every weapon in his arsenal tosave her, including his heart. But will he be too late?


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My thoughts:

ROAMING WILD by Tracey Devlyn is an amazing Romantic Suspense. “Steele Ridge” Book 6 , but can be read as a stand alone. If you enjoy family saga, then I’d suggest reading the other 5 books in the series. However, not necessary to enjoy this story.

The hero was a ruggedly sexy, strong and a protective, alpha male. The heroine was feisty, brave and brazen, a true heroine. I loved Evie and Deke, their story was intriguing in itself, but when added in the suspense, and mystery, WOW!

The conflict was enough to keep me turning pages. I was emotionally invested from the first page to the last. The plot flowed seamlessly and continuingly. Fast paced and action packed with conflict, danger around every corner and the wildlife aspect was a plus for me. I enjoyed the fact Evie had issues, with panic attacks, as one who suffers from them occasionally, the author nailed it!

An intriguing story with all the drama, emotions, conflict, suspense, mystery and romance a great Romantic Suspense should have to impress readers and keep them returning to Steele Ridge. Simply flawless, in my humble opinion!

A must read for Romantic Suspense lovers, and fans of the “Steele Ridge” saga. Tracey Devlin is one of my favorite Romantic Suspense authors. She writes such thrilling, page turning stories, with emotional turmoil, as well as family oriented stories. The twists and turns were surprising, intriguing, and impressive. Another hit for Tracey Devlin!! Can’t wait to visit “Steele Ridge” again, and learn what is in store for readers and the Steele family. I adore the Steele family!

Rating: 4. 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

CUPID CURES by Sylvia McDaniel

Cupid Cures: Small Town Western Contemporary (Return to Cupid, Texas Book 5)Cupid Cures: Small Town Western Contemporary by Sylvia McDaniel


Genre: Contemporary Romance (Small Town Western)

Series: Return to Cupid, Texas, #5

Source: I received a complimentary copy.  All opinions are my own.

  • Publication date: May 25, 2017
  • Publisher: Virtual Bookseller, LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071R11D8K
  • Length: 139 pages


(Courtesy of Amazon)


Can Cupid Cure Not Only a Disease, But a Heart as Well?

Kyle Lawrence must fulfill a bet by dancing naked around the Cupid statue at midnight. Only he doesn’t believe in the superstition of finding true love, and at this moment, he doesn’t have time for forever after. A beautiful investigator from the USDA has arrived to warn of a possible cattle epidemic.

Life has not been easy for Dr. Tempest Tangier. A no nonsense veterinarian, who arrives in Cupid to investigate the possibility of a deadly cattle disease and end the infectious spread. But when she shows up at the Lawrence clinic, only to see a naked man breaking in, she quickly realizes the town holds more secrets than her past.

Can a rigid doctor with a famous past and a veterinarian with a gentle heart determined to save the cattle and the livelihood of his neighbors work together and in the process rescue each other?

Return to Cupid, Texas Series
Cupid Stupid
Cupid Scores
Cupid’s Dance
Cupid Help Me
Cupid Cures
Cupid’s Heart


Available for pre-order!!

My thoughts:

Cupid Cures by Sylvia McDaniel is a great small town romance. #5 of the highly anticipated “Return to Cupid, Texas” series. While, #5 it can be read as a stand alone. However, to thoroughly enjoy this series from the beginning, might I suggest reading all of this delightful and entertaining series.

This is the story of Kyle Lawrence, the local veterinarian with a gentle heart and Dr. Tempest Tangier, a USDA investigator, with a famous past. Plus the superstition of dancing naked at midnight around the Cupid statue brings true love. Superstition or truth? You decide!

A delightful tale that is heartwarming as well as entertaining. I think this one is one of my favorites of this series.

Tempest and Kyle most find a cure for
a possible cattle epidemic before it’s too late for the neighbors of Cupid, Texas. Sparks fly in more ways than one between Kyle and Tempest.

This series has been such a fun but serious series. Full of surprises, twists and turns, plus a sweet and heartwarming love. The characters are engaging, believable and realistic. The storyline is once again, entertaining and interesting. I enjoyed how Kyle and Tempest worked together to find a cure for not only the cattle but for their hearts, as well. Can they rescue themselves as well as the cattle, and their neighbors livelihood?

A quick read, packed full of emotion. Another lazy and relaxing afternoon read. A great read by Sylvia McDaniel! I absolutely love this series.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

“Return to Cupid, Texas Series
Cupid Stupid
Cupid Scores
Cupid’s Dance
Cupid Help Me
Cupid Cures
Cupid’s Heart”


LuAnn and the Latin Lover (Snowbirds Series Book 3)LuAnn and the Latin Lover by Hebby Roman


Genre: Contemporary romance/Season romance

Series: Snowbird series #3

Source: I received a complimentary  copy.



  • Publication date: March 8, 2017
  • Publisher: Estrella Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06X97K6KV
  • Length: 186 pages


(Courtesy of Amazon)

Product Description

LuAnn Sparks and Joaquin Sandoval were childhood friends; his parents were employed by LuAnn’s family. LuAnn, born to wealthy parents, marries well and leads a privileged lifestyle until she loses her husband and their money. Joaquin is a bad-boy, Harley-riding rebel whose clever invention makes him an overnight millionaire. Reunited after more than twenty-five years apart, they still care for each other. But LuAnn is trying to put her life back together. And Joaquin is determined to obtain custody of his eight-year-old daughter. Can an up-tight socialite and a tattooed-biker find a forever-after-kind of love and forge a new family together?


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About the author….

Hebby Roman is the multi-published, Amazon best-selling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her first contemporary romance, SUMMER DREAMS, was the launch title for Encanto, a print line featuring Latino romances. And her re-published e-book, SUMMER DREAMS, was #1 in Amazon fiction and romance. Her medieval historical romance, THE PRINCESS AND THE TEMPLAR, was selected for the Amazon Encore program and was #1 in medieval fiction.
She was selected for the Romantic Times “Texas Author” award, and she won a national Harlequin contest. Her book, BORDER HEAT, was a Los Angeles Times Book Festival selection. Her contemporary romance, TO DANCE AGAIN, was a 2016 RONE Finalist.
She is blessed to have all her family living close by in north Texas, including her two granddaughters, Mackenzie Reese and Presley Davis. Hebby lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband, Luis, and Maltipoo, Maximillian.


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My Thoughts: 

LuAnn and the Latin Lover by Hebby Roman is a great Contemporary Romance set yes, in an RV Park on South Padre Island, Texas. It’s the third and possibly final book in “Snowbirds” Series. It features an “older” or more “mature” couple. Some call them “season romances”, personally I enjoy older or more mature couples. I relate more to these type characters.

This is the story of LuAnn Sparks and Joaquin Sandoval, once childhood friends. Joaquin’s parents worked for LuAnn’s wealthy family. But tragedy strikes both LuAnn and Joaquin, leaving them adrift. So they move to Padre Island, where they meet again. Joaquin is a Harley-riding rebel, and a bad boy, who becomes a millionaire overnight, due to his invention. He’s seeking to gain custody of his eight-year old daughter, after his wife’s tragic death. LuAnn lived the life of a privileged society matron, until her husband unexpectedly dies, leaving her penniless so she moves to an RV Park on Padre Island, guess who her neighbor is, yes, her old childhood friend, sexy, Joaquin.

Ms. Roman did an exceptional job with these mature, exciting characters. They were easy to relate to, beliveable, realistic and lovable. The plot moved smoothly and did not lag. The plot also pertained to everyday life, love, tragedy, second chances and the maturity of dealing with unexpected issues.
Can love find it’s way into the lives of an up-tight socialite and a tattooed-biker? Or will they give up their second chance at love? They are just like day and night, but they do get alone very well in the bedroom.

A well written story with some twists and turns. The spice level was great, to me. I have to admit, I was unexpectedly happy with Joaquin and LuAnn’s story. I intend to go back and read the other two in this series. “LuAnn and the Latin Lover” shows readers that a subgenre, just as “season romances”, can and does appeal to older readers, such as myself. It was a surprise to me, and one I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
While, this was my first time reading the “Snowbird” series, I had no trouble following the characters nor the plot.

Contemporary romance fans, will enjoy reading a story with mature/older characters and the amazing plot, I believe. Don’t let the title fool you, it’s about more than sensuality, it’s about filling a gap between lost, grief and finding love and a HEA.
I was unexpectedly pleased with Joaquin and LuAnn’s story. I hope you will give “LuAnn and the Latin Lover” a chance, I think you will enjoy reading about these mature, older characters, as much as I did.
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat reating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR


St. Helena Vineyard Series: Healing Hearts (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Second Chance Book 3)St. Helena Vineyard Series: Healing Hearts (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Reina Torres

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Kindle Worlds Novella, Second Chances #3, St. Helena Vineyard Series

Source: I received a complimentary copy.


  • Publication date: January 25, 2017
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N155ZA0
  • Length: 140 pages
  • Book 3 of 3 in Second Chance Series (3 Book Series)



(COURTESY of Amazon)


She’s never been stronger – He’s Dr. Fix It – But you can’t just write a prescription for the heart!

Stella always had a little bit of hero worship for Kyle from the moment he bandaged her skinned knee on the playground, but while he grew up to be the ultra-confident man you could lean on, she became the woman who was determined to stand on her own two feet. When her lifelong dream was in danger of falling apart, the last person she expects to throw obstacles in her way is the same man who makes her heart tremble with a glance. Can fate really be that cruel? After all, fate owes her one after dealing her one disastrous blow after another. Can she trust that it’s her turn to come out on top?

If there’s something that needs fixing, Kyle O’Malley is the man you call. From para jumping into war torn areas to rescue injured soldiers, to helping his patients recover from life altering physical injuries, he’s hands on and all kinds of intense. Stella gets under his skin in more ways than one, and her soft curves are more than a match for his hard edges. But she’s a distraction that he doesn’t need. He’s determined to start his private practice in St. Helena. Building his practice means everything to Kyle, but Stella is quickly becoming close to his heart.

Kyle is the Grandson of Stan O’Malley who owns Stan’s Soup & Service Station on Main Street. And Kyle watched Dax, one of his oldest friends, succumb to forever love in Need You For Always. Now it’s Kyle’s turn to find happiness.

Healing Hearts continues to explore the sun dappled vineyards and groves of St. Helena after the conclusion of Marina Adair’s amazing romance series. You’ll find new friends along the way and visit with old friends at every turn.

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St. Helena Vineyard Series: Healing Hearts (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Second Chances series) by Reina Torres is a quick read that’s perfect to curl up to on a cold night. Set against the fictional community of St. Helena Vineyards.
It will grab your heart from the beginning and hold you in awe. It is a 3 part book series, but can be read as a stand alone. Has re-appearing characters but does leave the reader confused, if not read the other two in the series. Very emotional but well worth the time to read.
The characters are realistic and true to life in more than one way. The storyline is well written and emotionally charged.
I enjoy Ms. Torres talented storytelling! She may be a fairly new author but a very talented one.
A Novella packed full of emotions, part of the Kindle Worlds series. Although, a quick read, Ms. Torres manages to make the story not feel rushed, and manages to tell this incredible story with such ferocity that the reader is spellbound.
Although, I really had a hard time connecting to the hero in the beginning, he manages to redeem himself by the end. The heroine has a heart that is wounded, and a dreaded diagnois but she manages to hang on to hope and her spirit. But will she be able to find her HEA before it’s too late?
If you are a fan of second chances, emotionally charged romance and talented writing, then “Healing Hearts” is the story for you to read. Why don’t you give it a try, I feel you will be overjoyed you did. I enjoyed seeing these two characters find themselves and find their second chance. A sweet but sometimes difficult romance to read, due to the emotional turmoil. A definite pick up your spirit kinda of read. Perfect for a moment of alone time! My only complaint, I didn’t want the story to end.
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

REKINDLED, A CHRISTMAS NOVELLA by Marliss Melton and Trish Dawson… review

Rekindled, A Christmas NovellaRekindled, A Christmas Novella by Trish Dawson

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Novella)

Series: Southern SEALS, #1

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: December 22, 2016
  • Publisher: James-York Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N1V9BHT
  • Length: 77 pages

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Navy SEAL Alex Morrigan anticipates a joyous reunion with his former girlfriend, Tori Wilde. Even after a two-year break to focus on their careers, she is still the only woman he wants. And now that he’ll be stationed near their home town of Edenton, North Carolina, Alex figures it’s time to rekindle their relationship. What could go wrong?

When Alex drops unexpectedly back into Tori’s life and into her bakery, her feelings rise up like a loaf of gingerbread. True, she’s now almost engaged to the best catch in the county. True, she has a successful business and a plan for her life. And true, she’s never stopped thinking about her first love, Alex. Everything in her life has changed, except her fear of loving a Navy SEAL on active duty. Yet while her practical mind tells her one thing, her fast-beating heart says something else. What if she makes a decision she’ll regret forever?



Rekindled, A Christmas Novella by Marliss Melton and Trish Dawson is a great Contemporary Romance set in Edenton, North Carolina. Second chances, small town romance, Military romance, and rekindling romance makes for some great reading. BTW, I loved the location in Edenton, North Carolina, I lived near there, in the snall town of Creswell, and I do mean small, for years and am familiar with the location. What a plus for me!

Navy SEAL Alex Morrigan and Tori Wilde are a great couple, albeit a bit confused after a two year break from their relationship, from their feelings for each other and dealing with a long distance relationship. Tori is moving on with her life, she is dating and on the verge of being engaged. Alex is expecting a wonderful reunion, boy, will he be shocked!
Tori is a strong, independent women who owns her on bakery business, but she feels her family’s disappointment, she still has feelings for Alex, he was her first love, afterall. But, the long distance relationship was taking its tow on her life, she knows the strain that a long distance relationship has on a Military couple, and the endless waiting for his return. Alex, is now stationed near Edenton, their home town, and feels that it’s time to rekindle their relationship. Won’t he be shocked to learn Tori is dating and almost engaged! He gets into his “courting mode”. But can Alex and Tori rekindle their love during this magical time of Christmas?

While, a quick read, only about 77 pages, Ms. Melton and Ms. Dawson, manages to bring together a very satisfying read, that has cute, sometimes funny one liners, charm, warmth, and will leave the reader with that warm and fuzzy feeling, Christmas stories often bring to life.
I enjoyed seeing Alex and Tori rekindle their love for each other and make their relationship stronger. But, will they be able to make their relationship work this time? Will Tori be able to overcome her fear of being in a relationship with an active Navy SEAL? You’re have to read, “Rekindled, A Christmas Novella” to find out for yourself.
A satisfying and enjoyable Christmas season read. I believe this is the start, “Southern Series”, book 1of a new and what promises to be an exciting series. I hope so, anyway. Can’t wait to read more! I would have enjoyed a longer version, but I enjoyed this story, all the seem. Would I recommend reading “Rekindled”, yes I would! A quick read for when you only have a few moments in your day. Great job, ladies! Hope to see more in the future!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

HIRED HEART: December Indulgence by Elizabeth Rose.

Hired Heart: December Indulgence (An Indulgences Novella Book 13)Hired Heart: December Indulgence by Elizabeth Rose

Genre: ContemporaryRomance

Series: An Indulgences, #13

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: January 8, 2017
  • Publisher: RoseScribe Media Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MR492EJ
  • Length: 128 pages


(Courtesy of Amazon)

December Indulgence:

Samantha Forester is the administrative assistant to her Scrooge of a boss, Max Southerland. No man hates Christmas more than him.

When she books a trip to Aragon Island to do a follow-up on the eco-friendly villas their crew has installed, she takes the liberty of booking indulgence fantasies for both of them at the Indulgences Resort. Little does Max know what’s in store for him when they land on the island and he finds out they’re booked there through Christmas.

Can a Scrooge of a man change his ways before he loses the most wonderful woman in the world, forever? Find out in Hired Heart.

(For those readers who have enjoyed my Tarnished Saints Series, you will find five characters from that series who make guest appearances in this book!)



Hired Heart: December Indulgence (An Indulgences Novella Book 13) by Elizabeth Rose is a sweet Contemporary Romance set against the backdrop of Aragon Island, Panama, where fantasies can come true. While, Book 13, it can be read as a stand alone. Readers who enjoyed Ms. Rose’s “Tarnished Saints” series, will be overjoyed to learn at least five of the characters from Sweetwater also make guest appearances in “Hired Heart”.
The “December Indulgence” series, is part of an exciting Multi-author collection, set on a resort island. A Novella, only about 128 pages, which is packed full of the romantic fantasies of the Christmas season.

Samantha Forester is an administrative assistant, and is in love with, Max Southerland, her Scrooge boss, who just so happens to hate the Christmas season. She books a trip to Aragon Island to do a follow-up on the villas their crew installed, meantime she takes the liberty of booking them both indulgence fantasies, at the Indulgences Resort. Max is unaware this trip is more than a business trip. He’s in for a few surprises! With the help of a few friends from Sweetwater, can Sam make Max see she’s the woman he needs in his world and his life, before it’s too late? Take a trip to Indulgences Island to find out, in “Hired Heart”.

“Hired Heart”, is a light-hearted romance set on the beautiful Aragon Island. Ms. Rose descriptions makes the reader wish to visit there themselves. They were so vivid, I could almost feel the warm breeze and smell the amazing fragrance of this paradise island. My only complaint, I would have loved to seen it a bit longer, however, with that said, Ms. Rose manages to get her story across to the reader, without any difficulties.

Well written with engaging characters and a unique storyline. With the help of friends and a matchmaker from Sweetwater, this story comes to life with their antics, especially, Aunt Crappy. Once again, Elizabeth Rose has written a story that will take your breath away, as you follow these characters on their journey to find a HEA.

This is the first story I’ve read in this series, but I certainly wish to read the rest. Ms. Rose is an amazing storyteller, one who pulls the reader into her story and grips their heart, as the characters race to find their forever dreams and the love of a lifetime. A great read from beginning to end! I would recommend to fans of Contemporary Romance, islands, fantasies indulgence, guest appearance from other stories and the Christmas season. Very enjoyable and a satisfying read!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by:AprilR

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