I love second-chance romances. Couples who fall in love
only to lose each other have lots of time to stoke the fire as they search for a relationship as
intense as their first love. By the time they get back together, the sparks really fly!
Thatâ€™s the case with Jess and Cade in Cowboy Summer, and
youâ€™ll find the same heat and passion in these classic novels by some of my favorite authors. I
had to put them in alphabetical order (by last name), because I couldnâ€™t choose a favorite!
- Kari Lynn Dell:
Tangled in Texas
Kari Lynn Dellâ€™s books are wildly authentic because sheâ€™s the
real dealâ€”a ranch-raised cowgirl and true-life rodeo competitor. Sheâ€™s a compelling writer as
well, creating characters who are vivid and alive. In this story, physical therapist Toriâ€™s latest
client is her ex, bronc rider Delon Sanchez, whoâ€™s suffered an injury that may end more than
his rodeo career. The chemistry between these two ranges from fiery disputes to touching
love scenes, and like all her books, itâ€™s full of heat and action as well as humor and emotional
insight. If you want to get a taste of the true cowboy life, you need to read this author!
- Kristan Higgins:
Waiting On You
Kristan Higgins just might be number one on my list of
romance writers. Her books are always quirky and fun, but with an undercurrent of love, loss,
and deep emotion. She has a sunny view of the world that puts me in a good mood even when
her characters are struggling, and I can always feel her fondness for her characters shining
through even as she pokes gentle fun at their foibles.
In this story, Colleen Oâ€™Rourke has stuck to playing
matchmaker for her friends ever since Lucas Campbell broke her heart, because sheâ€™s not
about to risk that kind of pain again. But when Lucas comes back to town, itâ€™s clear the two
have unfinished business to resolveâ€¦
- Brenda Novak:
This Heart of Mine
Brenda Novak writes great stories, whether theyâ€™re
suspenseful thrillers or heart-tugging romances. This one sets up a high-stakes barrier
between the hero and heroine: after Phoenix Fuller and Riley Stinson broke up, she was
unjustly convicted of killing his next girlfriend. She was pregnant when they broke up, and now
that sheâ€™s out of prison, she wants to get to know her son. But Rileyâ€™s doing just fine as a
single parent, and he doesnâ€™t want her help.
Watching Phoenix return to the town that refused to believe
in her while Riley struggles to reconcile the woman sheâ€™s become with her sad history is
moving, emotional, and very, very rewarding.
- Nora Roberts: Rising Tides
Oh, how I love Nora Robertsâ€™ Chesapeake series! As always,
the lush setting is artfully brought to life and the characters are uniquely appealing.
Ethan Quinn is my favorite kind of heroâ€”quiet and damaged,
yet strong. When heâ€™s drawn back to his family to protect his adopted 12-year-old brother,
heâ€™s also drawn to the familyâ€™s housekeeper, Grace Monroe, a girl heâ€™s admired since high
school. Abused as a boy, Ethan vowed heâ€™d never to marry or have children, and Grace
mistakenly believes he has no feelings for her. Once the two get their second chance, theyâ€™re
forced to reckon with their difficult pasts and learn that while love is always a risk, itâ€™s also the
key to healing.
- Susan Wiggs:
This is a different kind of second-chance romance. Sure,
Sarah Moon reunites with her high school nemesis and sparks flyâ€”but she also finds herself
giving a second chance to her hometown, her family, and the life she left behind, and she gets
a second chance to love herself after fleeing a toxic marriage. Susan Wiggsâ€™ books are all
classics as far as Iâ€™m concerned. Sheâ€™s a uniquely skilled writer who knows how to open up her
characters to reveal their flawed and wounded hearts while making us care deeply about their
journey toward happiness and love. Just read!
Blue Sky Cowboys #1
At last, a brand new, sweet and sexy contemporary
romance series from award-winning author Joanne
CONTEMPORARY WESTERN ROMANCE
Jess Bailey traded her cowboy boots for high-heels and took on the city years agoâ€”but it
wasn't long before she found that it's easy to get lost in a crowd. And when she finds out her
father is selling her beloved family ranch, she hightails it for her home-townâ€¦
Cade Walker is swept away with the return of his old flame, Jess. He's also recovering from a
brief but tempestuous marriage to a woman Jess detests and Jess isn't sure she can trust him
anymore. But when someone starts sabotaging the ranch and Jess is the number one suspect,
Cade is the only one who believes her. Trusting each other might mean a second chance at a
life they've always been meant for...
Romance Western [Sourcebooks Casablanca,
On Sale: June 25, 2019, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492616986 / eISBN:
Joanne Kennedy is the RITA-nominated author of ten contemporary Western romance novels,
including Cowboy Trouble, Tall, Dark and Cowboy, and Cowboy Tough. The first book in her
Decker Ranch trilogy, How to Handle a Cowboy, was named one of Booklist's "Best Romances
of the Decade." She lives in a secret mountain hideout on the Wyoming border with too many
pets and a retired fighter pilot. The pets are relatively well-behaved. Joanne loves to hear from
readers and can be reached through her website, www.joannekennedybooks.com.
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