A Highlander Walks Into a Bar by Laura Trentham

Isabelle (Izzy) welcomes her mother back to Highland, Georgia after returning from a trip to Scotland. Her mother surprises her by bringing a true “Highlander” with her who is a very wealthy Earl. His disappearance from Scotland comes as a shock to his family and the Earl’s nephew is sent to find him and bring him back home. So we have two Highlanders and two beautiful women and of course the sparks begin to fly. I am an avid fan of Laura Trentham books and I really hope that this series can captivate the emotion and sincere, engaging characters that Ms. Trentham is so popular for in her Cottonwood series.

Wrangling His Best Friend’s Sister by Leslie North

After her husbands death, Ava Pearson and young son move back to her parents home in Texas.  Ava is trying to become a journalist but she first must be able to take care of her son and live on her own.  She secures a position with her brother’s best friend on his ranch.  Bran has known Ava all their lives and feels like he may have made a bad decision in hiring her.  Ava has always had a crush on Bran so that makes the story even more interesting!  Sweet love story with a touch of country!  

Strands of Love by N.J. Walters

Time travel with two handsome hunks….brothers, in fact. From Texas to another galaxy(?), a woman is moved to another land on a magic tapestry. She meets two brothers and has to decide if she wants to go home or stay with them. I have a question, do they wear a kilt? Crazy story of time traveling in this steamy book. (And I do mean steamy!!)

The Goddess Gets Her Guy by Ashlyn Chase

Mother Nature is urged by her sisters, Fate and Karma, to let them find a date/man for her. Mother Nature’s goddess name is Gaia. She is the head goddess and is very strict with her paranormal subjects. Gaia is highly irritated that her subjects cannot keep her number one rule, never reveal your supernatural powers to anyone, not even your mate. Mother Nature/Gaia decides to go to the rain forests of Puerto Rico to get away from it all and meets Dr. Aaron Samuels who is there to do research. The two become close and Gaia wonders if her strict rule is something that she can follow. Cute story line with snappy, sizzling dialogue. Fun reading for anyone who wants a getaway from it all!

Wolf Rebel by Paige Tyler

Rachel is a wolf-shifter who has had emotional turmoil since being attacked in a Chattanooga cemetery by a huge clown. She is a SWAT officer now for the Dallas police department. Even after moving to a different city, she still has been having reoccurring nightmares of that night in the cemetery. Rachel meets Knox through a job she has been assigned to and realizes that her life will never be the same since they met. This book has it all, a Shifter’s story with tons of adventure, action and scary moments. When I worked as a children’s librarian, I always thought the books for middle readers with shape-changing humans were a little silly. Now after reading the adult version of these books, I can see the appeal of these stories. The author of this book was very meticulous in her descriptions of shape-changing for the first time. I appreciate her creativity in making this a four star read!

Summer on Moonlight Bay by Hope Ramsey

Lia has just come to Magnolia Harbor, South Carolina after spending many years in the US Navy. She is homeless and jobless but hoped to meet an old Navy friend who lives here and perhaps work with him again. On her drive in, she sees an animal lying in the road. She stops to check on it and finds a darling puppy who is injured. Lia and the puppy make it a veterinary clinic and meet Noah, a visiting veterinarian. Lia tries to settle in town and decides that it might be a great place to live, especially because of Noah. I loved this sweet romance and enjoyed the characters and fast-moving plot. Very interesting subplot about domestic violence.  Also contains a bonus novel.

Wind River Protector by Lindsay McKenna

The story begins with an engrossing story of a female pilot, Andy, being shot down in Afghanistan.  This is also another survivor of a nearby crash, Dev Mitchell, the pilot.  The two make it to safety and we are brought to the present time with a meeting of the two again in Wind River.  The story is so emotional and heartfelt, I loved it as much as the other Wind River books in the series.  In this book, the author shows her military knowledge and obvious love for veterans.  She does make her feelings known about men and what kind of man a woman should want. I appreciate her views but think that she was redundant in expounding on those views.  Still, great story and fabulous series!