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{Review} Loving Lauren by Jill Sanders

Chase is back in his hometown. Helping his dad with his veterinary practice is high on his list. So is being with the lovely Lauren West. Years ago, he found a unique way to bind them together. Now all he has to do is prove to her that he’s the right man to spend the rest of her life with.

{Review & Giveaway} Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster

After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents’ beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she’s felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn.

{Review & Giveaway} The Bride Wore Denim by Lizbeth Selvig

When Harper Lee Crockett returns home to Paradise Ranch, Wyoming, the last thing she expects is to fall head-over-heels in lust for Cole, childhood neighbor and her older sister’s long-time boyfriend. The spirited and artistic Crockett sister has finally learned to resist her craziest impulses, but this latest trip home and Cole’s rough-and-tough appeal might be too much for her fading self-control.

{Review & Giveaway} Close to Heart by T.J. Kline

As the only veterinarian in town, Justin Hart doesn’t have time to think about romance. So when A-list actress Alyssa Cole crashes her car outside his clinic, it’s entirely unexpected when there’s a spark between them he can’t ignore. Still, she’s a movie star, and he’s just a small town cowboy.

{Review} Hold Me Close by Shannyn Schroeder

Maggie O’Leary is finally coming home to Chicago. After more than a year in Ireland, she’s ready to make a plan for her future. But first, she’ll have to confront the tragedy that scarred her so deeply. Asking for a job in the family bar is the first step, and it’s one her family isn’t entirely happy about. At least Shane Callahan, her best friend in the world, is behind her a hundred percent. He’s also a hundred percent more lovable than she remembered…

{Spotlight & Giveaway} The Single Game by Amanda Black

Now a senior at Mercer County High, Eden is ready to re-enter the dating scene. Still burned over the betrayal of her ex, she’s looking for someone sweet and innocent. With the help of her two new friends, Zoe and Amy, Eden makes a list of what she’s looking for: an eager virgin, ready for training—and no jocks.

{Review & Giveaway} Take the Fall by Marquita Valentine

As a teenager, Seth O’Connor went to jail for a crime he had nothing to do with. He took the fall to protect the girl he loved, but the cruel realities of prison hardened him. After doing his time, Seth shuts her out and enlists in the Marines—until his grandmother’s funeral forces him to come home and face Rowan Simmons once again.

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{Review} Loving Lauren by Jill Sanders

Chase is back in his hometown. Helping his dad with his veterinary practice is high on his list. So is being with the lovely Lauren West. Years ago, he found a unique way to bind them together. Now all he has to do is prove to her that he’s the right man to spend the rest of her life with.

{Review} The Return of Brody McBride by Jennifer Ryan

Former bad boy, now-decorated Army Ranger Brody McBride is home and on a mission: Find the woman he never should have left behind and right the wrong he did eight years ago.

{Review} Gage by Tess Oliver

After nearly losing his friend in a logging accident, Gage Barringer is convinced now more than ever that he needs to find a different job. But his side business of breaking colts at the small Montana ranch he inherited from his grandfather doesn’t earn him enough money.

{Review & Giveaway} Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster

After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents’ beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she’s felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn.

{Review & Giveaway} The Bride Wore Denim by Lizbeth Selvig

When Harper Lee Crockett returns home to Paradise Ranch, Wyoming, the last thing she expects is to fall head-over-heels in lust for Cole, childhood neighbor and her older sister’s long-time boyfriend. The spirited and artistic Crockett sister has finally learned to resist her craziest impulses, but this latest trip home and Cole’s rough-and-tough appeal might be too much for her fading self-control.

{Review & Giveaway} Close to Heart by T.J. Kline

As the only veterinarian in town, Justin Hart doesn’t have time to think about romance. So when A-list actress Alyssa Cole crashes her car outside his clinic, it’s entirely unexpected when there’s a spark between them he can’t ignore. Still, she’s a movie star, and he’s just a small town cowboy.

{Spotlight & Giveaway} The Single Game by Amanda Black

Now a senior at Mercer County High, Eden is ready to re-enter the dating scene. Still burned over the betrayal of her ex, she’s looking for someone sweet and innocent. With the help of her two new friends, Zoe and Amy, Eden makes a list of what she’s looking for: an eager virgin, ready for training—and no jocks.

{Spotlight & Giveaway} Sweet as Sin by J.T. Geissinger*

Twentysomething Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock ’n’ roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit…which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.

{Spotlight & Giveaway} Corner of Ocean and Bay by Gina Azzi*

Sometimes, stepping out of your comfort zone has consequences.

And some secrets can’t be forgiven.

Or forgotten.

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July Reviews

Loving Lauren by Jill SandersDiscovering Delilah by Melissa FosterThe Bride Wore Denim by Lizbeth SelvigClose to Heart by T.J. KlineHold Me Close by Shannyn SchroederTake the Fall by Marquita ValentineTakedown Teague by Shay SavageRight Next Door by A.J. PryorDylan's Redemption by Jennifer RyanFalling for Owen by Jennifer RyanOnce and Again by Elisabeth BarrettDeputy's Secret by Morgan BlazeThe Return of Brody McBride by Jennifer RyanSoldier's Choice by Morgan BlazeMelting Ice by Jami DavenportShamrocks and Secrets by Cayce PoponeaCowboy's Pride by Morgan BlazeGage by Tess Oliver by Tess Oliver

In Progress & TBR

{Review} The Bride Gift by Sarah Hegger{Review} True Love Way by Mary Elizabeth{Review} Rush by Gina Gordon***{Review} An Unexpected Woman by Sandi Layne 2013***{Review & Giveaway} Maybe by Amber L. Johnson{Review} Unclaimed Regrets by Stacy M. Wray{Review} Buckhorn Beginnings by Lori Foster{Review & Giveaway} Seaside Nights by Melissa Foster{Review} Nobody’s Angel by Sarah Hegger***{Review} Starting Over by Stacy Finz{Review} Her Lucky Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan{Review & Giveaway} Nobody’s Fool by Sarah Hegger{Review} Tough Love by Lori Foster{Review & Giveaway} My Lady Faye by Sarah Hegger{Review & Giveaway} The Heat of the Moment by Katie Rose{Review} All I Need Is You by Wendy S. Marcus***

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