Wednesday, August 24, 2016

September Harlequin Special Edition Showcase/Review(s)

As promised here is my monthly showcase of Harlequin's Special Edition series novels, this month I'm reviewing Caro Carson's Her Texas Rescue Doctor and Marie Ferrarella's A Maverick and a Half.
Enjoy after all Harlequin makes the world go round!






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Spin doctor meets ER doctor 
Living in her Hollywood movie star sister's shadow is hard enough! But as her personal assistant, Grace Jackson is continually repairing the swath of damage the diva leaves in her wake. And now her antics have landed her in the Texas Rescue ER! What Grace needs is to find her sister the perfect man—someone to dispel the rumor mill. Satisfy the paparazzi. But where could she find this superhero wannabe? 
Enter ER doctor Alex Gregory: he's dignified, gifted…and a bit of a nerd. Still, he has an eye for genuine people like lovely Grace. So he reluctantly agrees to let Grace make him over and help salvage her sister's reputation. From geek to chic, Alex becomes a dazzling escort for a celebrity-studded charity ball. But Grace has to wonder: did she remake Alex for her sister—or herself?
Caro Carson's Website






My Review

Her Texas Rescue Doctor
by Caro Carson

Carson’s latest in her Texas Rescue series is fast paced, fun and hotter than an Austin summer staring a down to earth, caregiver couple. The escapades of her larger than life co-stars is Hollywood perfect and watching her dynamic duo get their well deserved HEA is fantastic.

Grace Jackson tries to fetch some good publicity for her diva, bad behaving, movie star sister Sophia by booking her a gig at a Texas Rescue event. When Sophia ends up in the ER its Grace who goes gaga over the dreamy ER doc.
Dr. Alex Gregory can’t wait to be free of his latest, prima donna patient and her irrational demands. But he’d love to play doctor with her sexy, unassuming sister.
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TEACHING THE RANCHER HIS L-O-V-E's! 
Rust Creek Ramblings 
Readers, it's back-to-school time in Rust Creek Falls, and new single mama Marina Laramie has returned to her classroom for the first time since baby Sydney was born. Did you hear about her parent-teacher conference with handsome ranching dad Anderson Dalton? Seems they bonded over his young son, Jake, and now we here at theGazette are hearing there is a marriage in the works! 
A rancher, a schoolteacher, a grade-schooler and a baby: it does paint a lovely picture. But is it too good to be true? Those in the know whisper this is a marriage of convenience to help Anderson gain custody of his son. We, however, are rooting for something more. Raise your hands, hopeful romantics, if you think Marina and Anderson's "arrangement" has the makings of a grade-A love match!
Marie Ferrarella's Website



My Review
A Maverick and a Half
By Marie Ferrarella

Ferrarella’s Rust Creek Falls Montana Mavericks installment is a testament that love of all kinds conquers all. Her duo, the pragmatic rancher hero and the heart as big as Montana teacher heroine were perfect for their roles. Her flowing narrative was big sky perfect and the catch-ups keep readers up to novels past speed.
Anderson Dalton is still trying to cope with all it means to be a dad to his newly discovered eleven-year-old son, Jake. He can definitely see why the boy has a crush on his beautiful teacher; he just wishes he could stop his own crush on her.
Teacher and single mom, Marina Laramie offers some friendly advice to one of her introverted student’s, handsome rancher, single dad; and soon realizes she’s the one needing advice on how to stop thinking of the man in all kinds of inappropriate and un-teacher like ways.
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OVERVIEW:

One Magical Montana Summer 
Circumstances took Casey Brand's vacation plans with her sister and new niece on a slight detour. Now she's staying in Brock McCallister's garage apartment in exchange for her help with his daughter with autism. But she still has horses to ride, sunsets to savor and a handsome man to admire…who is proving more friendly than expected. 
Getting divorced and dealing with custody issues has pretty much beaten Brock down. Yet how can he stay in a foul mood with Casey's optimistic outlook right next door? Because of her, his daughter is communicating better, his home shining brighter. She's even brought life back to the ranch's old chapel. But is she ready to perform the same dramatic transformation with his tattered heart?  
Joanna Sims Website





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ONE WEEK TO BUILD A HAPPY-EVER-AFTER? 
The cowgirl: Brooke Laughton wants one thing: the family she can't have. When a gorgeous man and a giggling baby girl step onto her Cedar River ranch, her dream comes true. Or so she hopes… 
The city boy: Tyler Madden wants to find the baby's unwitting birth father—Brooke's missing brother—and fulfill a promise to the late mother. Then he can go back to his lucrative law practice. Or so he hopes… 
But one little baby has a different agenda. Little Cara wants a family…and the lonely cowgirl and the commitment-phobic lawyer are just the mommy and daddy she needs! She's got one week to show them what's right in front of them. Desire. Love. And the promise of a forever family…
Helen Lacey Website





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OVERVIEW:

When opposites collide…the plot thickens 
When former Special Forces agent Jack Garner opens his door to Erin Riley, he makes two things clear: he won't sleep with her, and he writes alone. Clearly, fame and fortune have done nothing to brighten this bestselling author's brooding manner. But his second book is long overdue, and Erin is there to jumpstart his writing…if not his heart. 
Bright, chatty and positive, Erin is like a sunny day to Jack's perpetual night. And even as she struggles to contain her sizzling attraction, she knows she can help Jack have a breakthrough. When the words finally start to flow, Jack starts to wonder if "once upon a time" could become "happily-ever-after." Now, that would be something worth writing about…
Teresa Southwick Website





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OVERVIEW:

Love and the reluctant mogul 
A tragic accident has left software mogul Callan Tierney guardian to a young girl and caregiver to her elderly grandparents. But "family man" isn't Callan's strong suit and he chafes at his new responsibilities. Until he reluctantly accepts the help of Livi Camden—a one-night stand who's haunted his dreams ever since… 
Two months ago, widow Livi Camden finally let loose with one exotic Hawaiian night that left her breathless…and pregnant. Now, on a mission to make amends to a family her forbears have wronged, Livi finds herself helping her one-time tropical lover. As passion reignites, she hesitates to reveal her pregnancy. Is Callan willing to add "husband" and "daddy" to his list of family duties?
Victoria Pade's Goodreads page





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I hope you've enjoyed this month's showcase/review(s) of Harlequin's Special Edition series
come back tomorrow for Harlequin's September Presents series showcase and next month for the next showcases.


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21 comments:

  1. So many great books, thanks Debbie!

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    1. I know and so little time kindlemom LOL

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  2. Loving the titles and there is a little something that will appeal to everyone.

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    1. That's what I really like about SE Kim, there really is something for every type of contemporary romance lover

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  3. Love seeing all the ranch and ranch town settings and the cowboys in this batch. :) I can see why you liked them, Debbie!

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  4. Hi Debbie - thank you so much for showcasing this months Special Editions! You rock :)

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    1. You're so sweet Helen, I wish I could review them all, every month!

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  5. Such "Summery" romance stories! Harlequin will always be the best go-to for feel good romances for me. They're my first adult books so there's some sentimentality attached to them too

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  6. They all sound great, my pick is Her Texas Rescue Doctor, weakness for medical like romance!

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  7. I always enjoy a good Special Edition story!

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  8. Can you tell I've been on deadline?! They all sound terrific to me!! XOXO!

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    1. <3 Glad you reached "the end" LOL

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    2. Thanks! Somehow it's always like emerging from my own private cave. (!)

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