Italy’s picturesque Lake Como is the perfect destination for love, except the path to happy-ever-after isn’t always smooth…
Cousins Gianna and Carla aren’t looking for romance. Gianna’s nursing a broken heart and Carla’s wed to the family business. Until charismatic brothers Dario and Franco arrive on Lake Como’s stunning shores…and sweep them off their feet!
Find out what happens when a case of mistaken identity leads to a fake engagement in Bound by a Ring and a Secret
And discover Carla and Franco’s story in Falling for Her Convenient Groom
Falling for Her Convenient Groom
(Wedding Bells at Lake Como #2)
By Jennifer Faye
Paperback & ebook, 159 Pages
August 24, 2021 by Harlequin Romance
Will their business deal… …give them more than they bargained for?
To appease her overbearing father, Carla told him that she’s engaged. She doesn’t, however, have a fiancé…yet! That’s where Franco comes in—if they marry temporarily, she’ll ensure that both of their companies will mutually benefit. Since neither wants a relationship, saying “I do” is strictly for business. But with their undeniable chemistry, can they keep it that way?
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Other Books in the Series
Bound by a Ring and a Secret
(Wedding Bells at Lake Como #1)
By Jennifer Faye
Paperback & ebook, 175 Pages
May 25, 2021 by Harlequin Romance
A mistaken identity… …a proposal that changes everything!
Photographer Gianna is done with men. Retreating to her villa on the shore of Lake Como, Gianna is stunned to find gorgeous Dario renting her house! When Dario is mistaken for her long-gone fiancé, they realize a fake engagement could solve problems for them both. Pretending to be in love should be easy, but what happens when very real feelings start to grow?
Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming
contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and
enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into
nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews
Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a
TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
What a fun book! Carla and Franco are both cut throat when it comes to business, both are interested in keeping their family businesses afloat. Carla’s father, Carlo Falco has suffered a heart attack, but can’t seem to back off and let her take the lead as CEO. Her solution…strike up a contract with him which includes her getting married and settling down. She’s found the groom, but things take a turn when she realizes this may not be just a marriage of convenience after all. Groom Franco is ever attentive, but both he and Carla come from an old family feud. The Marchello and Falco families can not trust each other or move past their grievances. Will Romeo and Juliet be able to mend the rift in business and marriage?
I loved every minute of Falling for Her Convenient Groom. It’s a quick read–the perfect length, that leaves you wanting to read the rest of the series. I do recommend starting with book one since the characters are family and make cameos in this installment. Set in a dreamy Italian lake town with sweeping villas and rich flavors, this is a wonderful escape. Franco is dead set against marriage and family from scars of his childhood, but what a gentleman! He is the gem of the story. Not to miss! Thanks to the author for the complimentary copy for the tour.
Content and trigger warnings: alcoholism, gambling, absent parents, heart disease, off page scene, mention of consummating a marriage.
Suddenly single—and pregnant—Abby James hopes Three Springs, Texas, will give her the fresh start she craves. But five minutes in and she’s already clashed with a former Navy SEAL on horseback. Wes Tanner might be devastatingly handsome, but Abby has no time for romance. Especially with a man intent on leaving town. Abby wants to plant some roots…and falling for the tempting Texan could upend all her plans!
Cattle rancher Evan Bishop is desperate for Paige Palmer’s help. The veterinarian is in Three Springs for the holidays, but the single dad hopes she has time to save his ailing livestock. Paige is up for the challenge, though not quite up to resisting the cowboy’s rugged charm and his darling devotion to his little girl. Can Paige learn to trust the rancher before the countdown to Christmas ends?
Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.
Three Springs, Texas is the perfect place to start a new series. The pace is slow, the characters mostly octogenarians seeking to make a match in others and there’s a strong sense of community. A town so small gossip travels like wildfire and the local gardening club meetings soak up the whole population. Abby is coming to make a new start in her little red convertible and stylish clothes, when she hits a pot hole on the side road and has to be taken into town on horseback by cowboy Wes. It’s a fun start to two reluctant adults meeting one another int he middle of nowhere. Abby needs a fresh start since being jilted by her ex- boyfriend, so she heads to her cousins in the town where their grandparents had roots. I loved the mentions of family history and the rich folklore which surrounds Three Springs. It has a deep history full of treasure and strong willed occupants. The general store renovation works perfectly for anyone who’s been to an old Western town. There’s always an old general store, not to mention wooden plant sidewalks.
My only wish was the Wes and Abby would have speed outside their internal dialogue and interacted a bit more honestly with one another. The readers know the thoughts of both main characters inside and out, but it’s not until the ending chapters anything plays out. Slow paced, clean romance with an old Wild, West town which has settled into a place where community wraps around its occupants to hep them have a better life. If you want a book with endearing townsfolk who look out for heartwarming, western, clean romance, toureach other, look no further!
Content and trigger warning: cheating, alcohol consumption, unwed pregnancy, widowhood and absent family members.
I received a free copy fo the tour and all opinions are my own.
“If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody, don’t show up … don’t start caring about me now.”
What can go wrong being stuck on a cruise ship with your ex and entering into a fake relationship with a sexy coworker? It might not be the Titanic, thank goodness, but Eve Richard’s heart is sinking by the minute and love is definitely going down.
Pulitzer-prize-winning war journalist turned small-town newspaperman, Adam Seager, has given up a lot for his work, country, and family, but not this time. He knows what he wants, and it’s his coworker, Eve. Her smile is the brightest part of his day and a daily reminder that more adventures are yet to come. When they are both assigned a travel feature on board a new cruise ship, it’s the perfect opportunity to let his feelings set sail.
Eve will never date another coworker or writer again. Been there, done that. Time to pursue her own writing dreams, even if it means bunking with the infuriating and complicated Adam Seager. So what if the butterflies he sets off in her belly can rival the waves outside their cabin. She intends to keep things strictly professional … that is, as much as they can be while also pretending to be a couple. Their relationship might be fake, but the pull to get to know more of him is real. Her reporter’s gut says there is more to uncover than meets the eye. But what will happen when they are back on dry land?
Tara September is a multi-award-winning contemporary romance author living in Southwest Florida. Tara holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. Previously, she was the Communications Manager at WWE and a PR Manager for The Walt Disney Company.
Fueled by an IV of green tea and Prosecco, Tara is finally writing the happily ever after tales she’s been dreaming about. Proud mom to twins and four cats, she also blogs over at When Tara Met Blog @tarametblog, a lifestyle and parenting blog of 16 years.
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Set sail for an engaging adventure between two journalists on a cruise and writing for their local newspaper. Eve has vowed to never date a co-worker again after being burned. Adam is out to prove he deserves a place in her life. When work throws them together, literally, bounds are about to be tested. With constant witty banter between the two, this is a page turner! I loved Adam’s snarky personality and confidence weighted with an equal measure of care and concern for pursuits outside himself. Eve is in need of a confidence boost after being burned. Adam is the one to help. I read the book in one day since the conversation and interactions between the two main characters are fun to behold. Hugh, the ex shows unexpectedly to try his hand at winning back Eve. Prepare for sparks to fly. Thanks so much to the author for an engaging, laugh out loud romantic comedy. I received a complimentary copy for the tour and all views are my own.
Content and trigger warnings: adult, “F” word, detailed bedroom scene (I skipped over), plagiarism and sexism in workplace.
Title: The Merchant and the Rogue: Proper Romance Victorian Author: Sarah M. Eden
Series: Book 3 in The Dread Penny Society Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Mystery/Suspense, Inspirational Fiction Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (August 17, 2021) Length: (368) pages
Trade paperback ISBN: 978-1629728513 Audiobook ASIN: B0921TS4TF eBook ASIN: B098TVLLM7 Previous Books in the Series: The Lady and the Highwayman (2019) & The Gentleman and the Thief (2020) Tour Dates: August 16 – 29, 2021
BOOK DESCRIPTION London, 1865 Vera Sorokina loves reading the Penny Dreadfuls and immersing herself in tales of adventure, mystery, and romance. Her own days are filled with the often- mundane work of running the book and print shop she owns with her father. The shop offers her the freedom and income to employ and protect the poverty- stricken Londoners she’s come to care about, and it gives her father something to do other than long for their hometown of St. Petersburg. She is grateful for the stability in their lives, but she often feels lonely. Brogan Donnelly was born and raised in Ireland, but has lived in London for several years, where he’s built a career as a Penny Dreadful writer. He has dedicated himself to the plight of the poor with the help of his sister. His membership in the secretive Dread Penny Society allows him to feel he isn’t entirely wasting his life, yet he feels dissatisfied. With no one to share his life with but his sister, he fears London will never truly feel like home. Brogan and Vera’s paths cross, and the attraction is both immediate and ill- advised. Vera knows from experience that writers are never to be trusted, and Brogan has reason to suspect not everything at her print shop is aboveboard.
When the growing criminal enterprise run by the elusive and violent Mastiff begins targeting their area of London, Brogan and Vera must work together to protect the community they’ve both grown to love. But that means they’ll need to learn to trust each other with dangerous secrets that have followed both of them from their home countries.
AUTHOR BIO Sarah M. Eden is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning Proper Romance series novels including The Lady and the Highwayman and Ashes on the Moor. Combining her passion for history and an affinity for love stories, Sarah crafts smart, witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day traveling to all the places she reads about. WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS
TOUR BLURB Join the virtual book tour of THE MERCHANT AND THE ROGUE, Sarah M. Eden’s highly acclaimed historical romance, August 16-29, 2021. Thirty-five popular on-line influencers specializing in historical romance, mystery/suspense, and inspirational fiction will join in the celebration of its release with a spotlights, exclusive excerpts, and reviews of this new Victorian-era novel set in London, England.
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The Dread Penny Society is back again in installment three of Sarah Eden’s series. I liked this one best of all of them I’ve read. Brogan and his sister are heroes in their own right and there’s so much more to them than the rumors which have been spread. The reader learns to look beneath the surface past the obvious. Vera is a strong woman in London who runs a shop and takes care of street urchins on the side. It truly is a hard life to live on the streets of London as a child at this time. Shop owners are also battling bullies and crime to keep their doors open.
I do recommend reading these books in order as they build on one another and the characters carry over. If you are a point A to point B reader who likes plot resolution before moving on, you may want to delay reading the penny dreadful chapters all in one sitting, since they break up the pacing and plot. I was able to follow along this time since I enjoyed the candy store plot with paranormal folklore sandwiched in between the main chapters. This is a unique series with rich detail. Loved the cover design and colors. Enjoy!
I received a complimentary advanced copy from the publisher, thoughts are my own.
Content and trigger warning: moderate violence, crimes against women and children.
Raelyn Bell’s journey started in “Break the Stone,” the first
novel in the Golden Chains series. After following the puzzle pieces and
escaping dangerous threats, she discovered that her Ma has been alive all these
But learning that information came at a cost. In “Hunt the
Storm,” Raelyn travels across the world to a desert with the goal to bring
her Ma home. While dealing with the grief of what she had already lost, Raelyn
pushes people away, including her boyfriend, Kody, who only wants to help and
support her. An evil overlord in this foreign land stands in her way of saving
Ma. Will Raelyn ever find the parent connection she has always searched for?
Will her and Kody last through the obstacles they face in the desert?
Praise for BREAK THE STONE: “I read Break the Stone as
a preliminary beta reader. Even with an unpolished copy, I could not put it
down. It’s a fantastic debut for new author Cassie Swindon, full of suspense
and romance.” Anna Cackler
“This is a great book that will make you laugh, cry, and keep you in
suspense! I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next book in this
exciting trilogy!” Marcia Campbell
“This story will make you want to keep reading to til the end to
find out what will happen. It’s a great book and you will not be disappointed.
It does end in a cliffhanger but it’s well worth the read and you will want to
read the next book just find out what will happen next.” Dianna Malone
“A fantastic read from a new author! The mystery and seduction that
sucks you in and takes you for an emotional rollercoaster ride. There are many
twists and turns that keep you guessing how it will end and leave you wanting
more. You will fall in love with Raelyn and join her on the journey to find out
what happened to her mother. This is the first book in a trilogy and I cannot
wait for book 2.” Catherine Kroeger
“Every sentence Cassie writes serves a purpose, each paragraph is
carefully detailed, and each scene leaves the reader grateful for the next
chapter. With a strong supporting cast of characters, a deepening mystery, and
relationships that both challenge and deepen our cultural understanding, Break
the Stone is a fascinating and seductive story that will leave you wanting
more!” Natalie Proudfoot
Cassie a fiction Indie author with
three novels launching in May 2021, August 2021, November 2021. She lives in
Raleigh, NC with her husband, two kids and somehow…4 cats. So, she’s
surrounded by fur, legos, Disney music, costumes, and goldfish crackers. If she’s
not writing or reading, she’s hiking, kickboxing or crafting.
A society woman leaves her comfortable lifestyle so that she can help her daughter adjust to the arrival of twin sons in a small town where the courageous doctor teaches her about taking risks.
Wealthy and sociable Margaret Millerson has always thought of her brother’s Chicago mansion as her home. But when she receives the telephone call that her daughter has given birth to twins three weeks ahead of the expected due date, Margaret must leave her comfortable home, her family, and her friends to travel out of state. While she is helping her daughter care for the infants, Margaret becomes reacquainted with the town’s doctor, Matthew Kaldenberg.
Dr. Matthew Kaldenberg stays busy caring for the health of the citizens of his small town. His profession offers him daily practice in defeating death, his greatest enemy. During the twenty years since losing his own wife and baby in childbirth, Matthew has saved his money for the purchase of a flying machine. But when Matthew takes Margaret for flights on his biplane, he learns that his dreams of rising above the griefs and losses of his past come with a cost. He doesn’t want to lose the trust of the people he cares about most, or the chance at a relationship with Margaret.
Both Matthew and Margaret must make difficult decisions to hold on to the love they have discovered. Will Matthew’s heart recover from sorrow? Will Margaret find her true home?
Michelle De Bruin grew up in Southern Iowa and graduated from Eddyville High School. These beautiful memories of childhood spent on her family’s farm are the inspiration to the setting in the books of the Tomorrow series.
After high school, Michelle received an Associate’s Degree in Office Management from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She returned to the family farm and later married Tom De Bruin.
Tom and Michelle and their two teenage sons, Mark and John, live in Pella where Michelle works as the Spiritual Services Facilitator for Christian Opportunity Center. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and in Religion with a Christian Ministries emphasis from Central College in Pella, Iowa.
In 2015, Michelle began writing and joined the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) where she discovered that the stories she wrote for fun might actually amount to something. She finished her manuscript for Hope for Tomorrow and eventually found a home for it with a small publisher of Christian fiction.
Characters that bring to life the delights of farm and small town living, whispers of Dutch heritage, and Christian faith make Michelle’s stories distinct.
The first thing I noticed about Coming Home to Mercy is that the bakery owners written in the book have my name! I have never read the name written in the pages of fiction, as it is relatively rare int he U.S. I was so excited to see it! The baker’s family are mentioned several times in the story line, so it was an extra special treat.
A slow moving Christian fiction tale, the author highlights changes at the turn of the century. The differences between city and country life, the East coast versus more rural communities. The slower pace and family oriented communities are contrasted to high society life. Technological advances are also discussed: airplanes, telephones, cars versus horse drawn buggies. The two main characters are both widowed and neither have plans to re-marry or seek a second relationship. Both have broken hearts which have mended over the years. I wish we knew as readers why they had fallen in love sooner than we did. Their first meeting years ago is vaguely alluded to. I enjoyed the Christian themes as well as the emphasis on taking care of those around you and being humble. The author does a good job fully fleshing out what every day life would have looked like during this time period.The chores, the ironing, laundry, meals, charity work. It reminded me a bit of a cross between historical fiction and Amish fiction. Coming Home to Mercy is a clean read to escape the hustle and bustle of today’s busy culture for a simpler time. Thanks to the author for the complimentary copy as part of the official tour.
Content and trigger warning: clean, gambling, spouse and child loss.
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (August 3, 2021)
Length: (416) pages
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0764239137
Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0764212369
eBook ASIN: B08LG91Y95
Audiobook ASIN: B0983VZ6XZ
Tour Dates: August 2 – 15, 2021
As a barrister in 1818 London, William Snopes has witnessed firsthand the danger of only the wealthy having their voices heard, and he’s a strong advocate who defends the poorer classes against the powerful. That changes the day a struggling heiress, Lady Madeleine Jameson, arrives at his door.
In a last-ditch effort to save her faltering estate, Lady Jameson invested in a merchant brig, the Padget. The ship was granted a rare privilege by the king’s regent: a Letter of Marque authorizing the captain to seize the cargo of French traders operating illegally in the Indian Sea. Yet when the Padget returns to London, her crew is met by soldiers ready to take possession of their goods and arrest the captain for piracy. And the Letter—-the sole proof his actions were legal—has mysteriously vanished.
Moved by the lady’s distress, intrigued by the Letter, and goaded by an opposing solicitor, Snopes takes the case. But as he delves deeper into the mystery, he learns that the forces arrayed against Lady Jameson, and now himself, are even more perilous than he’d imagined.
“Johnson debuts with a tense story of powerful interests teaming up to thwart a legal challenge in Georgian-era England…Johnson steeps his story in legal maneuvering, layers of intrigue, midnight chases, and even a hint of romance. While faith elements are subtle, this enthralling novel will appeal to fans of both legal thrillers and historical inspirationals.”— Publishers Weekly
“… a mystery worthy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This richly historical and lively paced story has all the makings of a modern classic.”— Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of Shadows of the White City
“At once atmospheric and gripping, Johnson’s latest is a luminous and refreshing new offering in inspirational historical fiction.”— Rachel McMillan, bestselling author of The London Restoration, and The Mozart Code
“A fascinating glimpse into a Regency London readers seldom see.”— Roseanna M. White, bestselling author of Edwardian fiction
Todd M. Johnson is the author ofthree legal thrillers: The Deposit Slip (2012), Critical Reaction (2013), and Fatal Trust (2017), and The Barrister and the Letterof Marque (2021), his first foray into historical mystery. He has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years, specializing as a trial lawyer. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Law School, he also taught for two years as adjunct professor of International Law and served as a US diplomat in Hong Kong. He lives outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and daughter.
Join the virtual book tour of THE BARRISTER AND THE LETTER OF MARQUE, Todd M. Johnson’s highly acclaimed historical mystery, August 2-15, 2021. Over twenty-five popular on-line influencers specializing in historical mystery, suspense, and inspirational fiction will join in the celebration of its release with an interview, spotlights, exclusive excerpts, and reviews of this new Regency-era novel set in London, England.
Worlds collide for both young and mature readers, who will love the fast-paced thrills, chemistry between characters, and interplay of witchy fantasy, mythology, Celtic folklore, and reality in The Wise One—book one of The Scottish Scrolls series.
Mckenna’s never thought much of her nightmares, but on her seventeenth birthday, a vivid dream of burning at the stake awakens her dormant abilities, thrusting her into a world where faeries are real, spirits hold a grudge, and a High Priestess obsessed with a 16th-century prophecy is tracking her every move.
Now, her overprotective dads, Seán and Andre, are forced to tell her the truth—they know who her birth mother is, and her life is not the surrogate story she’s always been told. Abigail, Mckenna’s mom, is some sort of mystic, and Mckenna a Wise One.
Whatever the hell that means.
With the help of a persistent little wren and company of a newfound friend, Mckenna journeys to Ireland in search of her mother and real answers. Along the way, she learns to harness her innate magic and trust her intuition, as best she can anyway—Cillian, a kind and passionate delegate who crosses her path, is proving much harder to read.
Only her mother could truly help her halt her ill fate and prepare her for what’s to come . . . before she gives in to the darkness she knows is buried deep within.
Author K.T. Anglehart expertly weaves a story set in Ireland that is both timeless and unique, a perfect cross-market read for those searching for the next endearing urban fantasy classic.
Praise for the Book
“A heartwarming coming-of-age story with characters that resonate, rich European folklore, and enchanting details that tickle the senses long after the last page is read.” —V. G. Anderson, author of The Light in the Sound
Katrina Tortorici Anglehart is a born and bred Italian-Canadian from Montreal. A devoted academic, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; a graduate certificate in Scriptwriting; and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. After dabbling in TV writing and working as a digital marketing content manager, she left the nine to five to launch her freelance editing and coaching career. Today, she relishes in helping aspiring authors to develop and refine their stories.
Besides English, Katrina speaks French, Italian, and Spanglish. When she’s not writing, diving into magical reads, or Netflixing, she’s travelling with her favourite human–her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband, Andy–and obsessing over her pet bunny, Magic, and newly rescued pup, Nessie. Katrina currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
There is so much to love about the Wise One! Urban Fantasy set between the United States, Ireland, England and the Isle of Man. The references to the Isle of Man were my favorite since my ancestors immigrated to the U.S. from there. I’ve read a lot of fiction and this is a place rarely mentioned, so, hats off to the author for including Manx folklore! With tour-like descriptions of landmarks, mystical spots and the lore surrounding the fae, this is one magical tale. I read it all within 24 hours being pulled by the story line as well as the earth based intuitive and empathic main characters. The political messages got a bit heavy at times for me, but the story telling was fantastic. Reading the Wise One makes me want to visit all of these places and see them for myself. I’m glad this is a series, so there’s more to look forward to. I enjoyed the authentic nods to the language, landscapes and folk tales of each region explored. Thank you to Prism Book Tours and the author for a free copy as apart of the official tour!
Content and trigger warnings: parental abandonment, drug trafficking, moderate violence, nudity, gay relationship, swearing.
In this upper middle grade series, a pre-teen
international thief turns over a new leaf (sort of) to right societal wrongs in
her snooty new town. For Frankie, using her less-than-legal set of skills to
pull a heist against a crooked real estate mogul with the help of her new
friend Ollie was super gratifying, but she’s getting restless now. In the
second book in the series, the potentially reformed thief dives into the
dangerous and political world of trafficking exotic animals. Frankie and Ollie
hear that there’s a dangerous exotic animal farm supplying Greenwich’s elite
with lions and tigers and bears. Feeling an instant kinship with the endangered
creatures locked away in their cages, Frankie makes it her mission to find the
perpetrators, free the beautiful beasts, and ensnare the bad guys in a trap of
“Fast and cinematic.”—School
“A thriller for fans of plot-driven stories.”—Kirkus Reviews
Brittany Geragotelis, a former Olympic-bound
gymnast and magazine editor, is a self-professed pop culture junkie turned
author. Her paranormal action book Life’s a Witch received 18 million reads on
the writing site Wattpad.com. What the Spell is the first published book
in the series, followed by Life’s a Witch and The Witch Is Back. The
Infamous Frankie Lorde is her first series with Pixel+Ink. Brittany lives
in Los Angeles with her awesome husband, two clever boys, one scaredy-cat, and
a crazy dog.
A home renovation… Could change this friendship forever
Heidi Welch has her eye on the perfect home…until Reid Masterson buys it! Now Heidi has one last chance to get back the home of her dreams from her childhood friend and longtime crush. If she helps Reid with the renovations, he’ll sell her the house. But “just friends” seems just about impossible…especially when friendship keeps getting in the way of falling in love.
USA Today Bestselling Author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn’t come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.
The Golden Matchmakers Club #1 gets off to a fun start with two best friends vying for a home. In on a renovation project, Reid and Heidi find out that there is much more to their childhood relationship than there once was. They can not figure out why they are both feeling a connection deeper than just friends. When Heidi becomes bound and determined to help maker her dream cottage come true, Reid has his reservations. She’s an accountant by trade, and has never lifted tools for construction, but he will not win this bid. Such a fun dynamic between the two of them, while their families scheme behind the scenes to get them together. Golden socialites meet to scheme and plan “chance” meetings outside of their joint project, and soon there’s trouble. I enjoyed Reid’s realizations of life priorities and Heidi’s overcoming childhood neglect to carve her own path. It’s nice to see into both main character’s thoughts as they navigate following their feelings. Highly recommend this series and can’t wait to see what the men and women on the Matchmaker’s Club plot next, though I think Reid and Heidi may have just pulled this one off on their own! Contemporary romance set in a small town.
Content and trigger warning: clean, parental abandonment.
I received a complimentary copy of Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart from the publisher as a part of the official blog tour.