Last Chance Cowboys: The Outlaw by Anna Schmidt

Amanda Porterfield wants to live an independent life on her own away from her parents so she accepts a position to be a governess in Tucson for two teens. She meets the overbearing, widowed father of the two teens and begins to feel uneasy about the position. The father has paid for her to live in a boarding house in Tucson and she is determined to try out this new position regardless of her worried feelings. Seth Grover is a handsome, undercover detective, investigating a band of outlaws while living in the boarding house. He immediately notices the beautiful red-headed Amanda and tries to ignore his feelings. He must keep his mind on his job and not be distracted. This appealing story is so pleasing to read. I found the characters to be likable and realistic and the plot was engaging and animated. I love historical fiction and this story was a great example of romantic “cowboy historical fiction”. I would definitely recommend this book to all!

Last Chance Cowboys: The Outlaw by Anna Schmidt will be available July 4, 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Her Australian Cattle Baron by Margaret Way

Amelia Boyd is accompanying her adopted sister, Marigold, to visit the beautiful Australian manor, Kooralya. Marigold is about to marry Jimmy, the brother of Koolralya’s owner, Royston Stirling. Royce is a handsome, brooding man who is eager to meet the two ladies. It soon becomes apparent that there is a problem between the prospective bride and groom. Amelia feels a strong connection to Royce, even with his arrogant personality and rude demeanor. Royce is also attracted to the beautiful Amelia and decides that he must be with her. This is not just a love story! There is a GREAT plot with more turns than a mountain highway! I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it to those who love a good romance and a free tour of Australian cattle country.

Her Australian Cattle Baron by Margaret Way will be available on June 27, 2017 by Lyrical Shine. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Through Your Eyes by Shannyn Schroeder

Deirdre Murphy leaves her home in Ireland to visit cousins in the United States. While in Chicago, she will be working in a bakery and trying to help out her aunt. Deirdre works for the family pub back in Ireland and has had a boyfriend that she is sure will end up being her husband in the future. Suddenly her plans change course after she meets Tommy O’Malley, tattoo artist and hockey player who is tough and “good with his hands”. His past is full of one-night stands until he meets sweet and innocent Deirdre. Perhaps his “type” of woman is changing, now he needs to convince Deirdre. An honest and realistic contemporary love story that proved to be engaging and mesmerizing. A four star recommendation for anyone who loves a good, solid love story.

Through Your Eyes by Shannyn Schroeder will be available May 30, 2017 by Zebra Shout. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

A Reference to Murder by Kym Roberts

What’s more exciting than books and a good mystery? A Reference to Murder has Charli Rae Warren back in Texas at the Book Barn, selling books and solving murders. The story begins with a famous bull rider, Dalton Hibbs, having a drunken night of fun before he disappears. Charli has to get to the bottom of this incident, quickly, before someone else gets hurt. A satisfying story of fun and suspense, filled with many great characters and surprises. Recommended for all those who love cozy mysteries.

A Reference to Murder by Kym Roberts will be available May 16, 2017 by Lyrical Underground. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.