Thursday, April 25, 2019

April 2019 Harlequin Special Edition Showcase + review for Guarding His Fortune by Stella Bagwell

Welcome to the April 2019 Harlequin Special Edition series showcase. This month you'll find lawmen and ranchers and cowboys nannys and heiresses from the SE and you'll always be assured of that all elusive HEA. Enjoy the six April offerings plus my review of Guarding His Fortune part of the Fortunes of Texas long running series.

To Keep Her Baby

by Melissa Senate
Miniseries: The Wyoming Multiples
On Sale: Mar 15, 2019

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She was determined to transform herself.
But to him? She was perfect.
After Ginger O’Leary learns she’s pregnant, it’s time for a whole new Ginger. James Gallagher’s happy to help his aunt’s new student, but after years of raising his siblings, becoming attached isn’t in the plan. Yet neither is the way his heart soars every time he and Ginger match wits. What will it take for these two opposites to realize that they’re made for each other?
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The Nanny Clause

by Karen Rose Smith
Miniseries: Furever Yours
On Sale: Mar 15, 2019
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Three kids. One pregnant cat. And one perfect nanny…

When Daniel Sutton’s daughters rescue an abandoned calico, the hardworking attorney doesn’t expect to be sharing his home with a litter of newborns! And the adorable kittens aren’t his only houseguests. Animal shelter volunteer Emma Alvarez is transforming the lives of Daniel and his three girls. The first-time nanny is a natural with kids and pets. Will that extend to a single father ready to trust in love again?
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The Lawman's Romance Lesson

by Marie Ferrarella
Miniseries: Forever, Texas
On Sale: Mar 15, 2019
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He used to believe in love.

Until life took an unexpected turn…

And Daniel Tallchief’s fiancée left him. But staying in Forever, Texas, to raise his little sister was the right choice. Until her teacher Shania Stewart tells Daniel he’s too strict with his party-obsessed sibling! The handsome lawman doesn’t know whether to ignore her or kiss her. But Shania knows. It’s going to take a carefully crafted lesson plan to tutor this cowboy in love.
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His Baby Bargain

by Cathy Gillen Thacker
Miniseries: Texas Legends: The McCabes
On Sale: Mar 15, 2019
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Friend. Baby wrangler. Family man?
A McCabe comes to the rescue!

Ex-soldier turned rancher Matt McCabe wants to help his recently widowed friend and veterinarian, Sara Anderson. She would like him to join her in training service dogs for veterans—oddly, something Matt is averse to. Instead he volunteers to take care of her adorable eight-month-old son, Charley! This “favor” feels more like family every day…though their troubled pasts threaten a happy future. Are their growing love and shared experiences enough to keep them together?
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An Unexpected Partnership
by Teresa Southwick
On Sale: Mar 15, 2019
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“I’m having your baby.”
“Prove it.”

He’d been duped—hard—once before, so ex—hockey star Leo Wallace can’t take Tess at her word. Yes, they had one amazing night, but she told him to forget it ever happened. And now she wants Leo’s help to save her family business? Leo agrees to be the partner Tess needs. But it’s going to take a paternity test to make him believe this baby is his. He just can’t trust his heart again…no matter what it’s saying.

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Guarding His Fortune
by Stella Bagwell
Miniseries: The Fortunes of Texas: The Lost Fortunes
On Sale: Mar 15, 2019
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Protecting a Fortune is hard work.

Falling for one is harder.

Savannah Fortune is off-limits, and bodyguard Chaz Mendoza knows it. The pretty grad student he has been hired to look after is smart, opinionated—and rich. He would lay down his life for her. Still, what would she want with a regular guy like Chaz? Her family has made it clear he has no permanent place in her world. But Chaz refuses to settle for anything less…
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My Review:

Guarding His Fortune
The Texas Fortunes: The Lost Fortunes
Stella Bagwell

It’s always magic when Stella Bagwell writes a story and her installment of The Fortunes of Texas series Guarding His Fortune is a prime example. Featuring two prolific families that are already connected at the hip this novel further connects the Fortune and Mendoza families with a heartwarming romance and mystery featuring a couple who on paper seem unlikely but in reality sparks will fly. The low angst romance and suspenseful high drama threat facing the Fortune family make for a delightful nail biting page turner where readers get to reconnect with both families while enjoying a well deserved HEA for Chaz and Savannah. Series may be read out of order.

Savannah Fortune does not need a bodyguard/babysitter following her around Austin while she’s there studying epidemiology but apparently her father is taking this so-called threat against all the Fortunes seriously and hired one anyway, a brawny, sexy as all get out one at that.
Chaz Mendoza is in trouble, because even though he knows all too well about rich society girls like Savannah he can’t miss the electricity he feels when he’s near her and the fact that she doesn’t really fit the mold of shallow and spoiled shouldn’t faze him because she’s his job. But he’s really going to need divine intervention to keep his distance.