Monday, May 20, 2019

May 2019 HQN Special Edition series showcase + review of Double Duty for The Cowboy by Brenda Harlen

Hi Peeps. May is usually a fantastic month for me, it's my birthday month it's the month I really get my hands dirty in the garden etc... But this May wasn't a thrill, my husband had a mini-stroke and just had surgery to remove plaque from his carotid artery, we had to cancel our vacation to Destin to celebrate my 65th and our 40th wedding anniversary. All went well at the hospital he's home resting and hopefully we can reschedule our vacation for later in the year. 
At least things at Harlequin are looking up with this fantastic line of six down home reads. Plus I'm reviewing Brenda Harlen's Double Duty for The Cowboy.
Enjoy!!




A Fortunate Arrangement

by Nancy Robards Thompson
Miniseries: The Fortunes of Texas: The Lost Fortunes
On Sale: Apr 15, 2019

Synopsis
From “office wife” to love for life

Landing a job as Austin Fortune’s assistant was a dream come true for Felicity Schafer—until she made the mistake of falling for her boss! But the brooding executive was nursing wounds from a nasty divorce, so she kept her distance. Now, after five years, Felicity seems no closer to a promotion—or to getting Austin to open up. Will giving notice finally get Austin to take notice?



Dealmaker, Heartbreaker

by Rochelle Alers
Miniseries: Wickham Falls Weddings
On Sale: Apr 15, 2019

Synopsis
When a business deal
Becomes an affair of the heart.


Big-city Noah Wainwright’s always viewed business as a game. But when he stumbles across bed-and-breakfast owner Viviana Remington, she’s playing by different rules. Rules of honor that bring the love-’em-and-leave-’em playboy to his knees. And reserved Viviana’s hardly immune to the real-estate guru’s many charms. When Viv learns how the Wainright family plays the game, though, all bets are off…


His Texas Runaway

by Stella Bagwell
Miniseries: Men of the West
On Sale: Apr 15, 2019

Synopsis
On the run from trouble
Straight into this cowboy’s arms


Veterinarian Chandler Hollister has brought home many strays…but no one like lovely Roslyn DuBose. Exhausted, the soon-to-be single mom gratefully accepts his help—and invitation to spend the night at Three Rivers Ranch. As one night becomes many days, Roslyn finds her way into Chandler’s heart. But before this working man becomes a family man, Roslyn must face the one obstacle to their happy future—her secret past


The City Girl's Homecoming

by Kathy Douglass
Miniseries: Furever Yours
On Sale: Apr 15, 2019

Synopsis
Eight dogs, eight cats…and one ornery cowboy!

Megan Jennings just found the ideal temporary home for sixteen suddenly displaced pets. Too bad the farm’s owner isn’t giving the two-legged, former New York attorney the same warm welcome. A city girl broke Cade Battle’s heart and no way the gun-shy cowboy’s trusting in the feelings Megan awakens. But after being orphaned as a teenager, Megan knows she’s finally found her forever family. Can she make Cade believe it, too?


Switched at Birth

by Christine Rimmer
Miniseries: The Bravos of Valentine Bay
On Sale: Apr 15, 2019

Synopsis
A NEW IDENTITY, A NEW LOVE

Ever since Madison Delaney learned she was switched at birth, her life has been in a tailspin. The Hollywood actress arrives in Valentine Bay hesitant to reveal herself to her new family, but she quickly encounters Sten Larson living next door. The down-to-earth shipbuilder makes Madison question everything she thought she wanted. Can a movie star find happiness in small-town Oregon?


Double Duty for the Cowboy

by Brenda Harlen
Miniseries: Match Made in Haven
On Sale: Apr 15, 2019

Synopsis
A marriage of convenience…
Turns into the love of their lives!


When Regan Channing finds herself in the family way, the last thing she expects is for another man to make her his wife! Especially not former bad boy Connor Neal. But Connor’s changed. Pretty soon Regan’s newborn twins have him wrapped around their fingers. And the electricity sizzling between Connor and Regan could power Haven for days. But can the deputy’s debt of obligation ever become true love?




My Review:

Double Duty for the Cowboy-May Special Edition
Brenda Harlen
Ah a modern marriage of convenience is an interesting trope but not every author can pull it off, have no fear though because Brenda Harlen nails it in Double Duty for the Cowboy. Regan and Conner rule these pages with their personalities their chemistry and their relationship drama and let’s not forget the cutest babies EVER! It was clever how Brenda steered them through the many obstacles in their life with compassion, humor and a little steam too! A fabulous romance, small town setting, a stable of great secondary characters that series fans know well a tight plot plus BABIES will keep pages turning until that all important HEA.
When Regan Channing finds herself single and pregnant she knows her uppity family will not approve but she’s having this baby so what she really needs is a miracle or maybe a white knight and while she was barfing in the bushes one just happened to show up.
Deputy Conner Neal always had feelings for Regan but being a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks mean he never stood a chance, until now and he’s taking it. Odd but his usual distaste of commitment is nowhere in sight.

Well that's all folks I hope you find a title or two to take home with you today. And be sure to come back every month when I showcase a new batch of Harlequin Special Editions!!

18 comments:

  1. They always have such great reads and perfect for summer romances. ;)

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  2. These titles all look so good to me and I just love a good Harlequin!

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  3. I haven't read a Harlequin book in years! These sound like some great reads.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  4. Double Duty Cowboy sounds like a good read and who doesn't need a white knight to show up. Hope your hubby keeps improving and that wonderful trip eventuates.

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    1. It was fab Kathryn and thanks for the kind words

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  5. They all sound like they have some good heartwarming charm. That City Girl's Homecoming is tugging on me the hardest. Glad Double Duty Cowboy was a sweetie story for you, Debbie.

    Crossing my fingers that you guys can get away for that trip of yours. I loved seeing all the pictures and plans that you've made.

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    1. thanks pal, my fingers legs and eyes are crossed that catastrophe doesn't strike twice. We're trying again in August.

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  6. These look good. I like the different storylines, like switched at birth and hello cowboys!

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    1. they all sound good Kim. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I hope your husband has a speedy recovery, and that the two of you get to share a wonderful and relaxing vacation! I love Harlequin Romance! Double Duty Cowboy sounds so good! I love that he finally gets the opportunity to get the girl he's always had feelings for, and she meets such a wonderful knight in shinning armor, and who doesn't love sweet little babies!!! Great Review Debbie!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  8. I do wonder about the whole twin thing, why are they so popular. I need an essay :D

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  9. So glad to hear your husband is doing well, Deb. And those books look so good together. Great review. XOXO!

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    1. Thanks Chris, the next month you have one out its your turn xo

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