No Judgements by Meg Cabot

Bree batters down the hatches for a huge storm that it about to hit Little Bridge Island, Florida where she is now living. This storm is predicted to be devastating but Bree is determined to stay on the island. She is not really too concerned about her own situation but thinks about all the pets that are on the island that will be left behind by their fleeing owners. She comes up with a plan that people can call her and she will rescue all pets that have been left behind by their owners. She promises that she will help and not judge anyone about their decision to leave the pet. She gets help from the handsome Drew, the nephew of her boss. Bree and Drew are drawn together during the storm but Bree is not sure if their relationship will last. Meg Cabot always writes an entertaining story and this one is no exception. Bold, engaging characters with zany parts of the story make this an enjoyable book that is sure to please.

Hell on Wheels by Penny Dee

I’ll admit it…..I’m a sucker for biker romance! I love the bad boy and the helpless girl combination. Penny Dee has a wonderful series, “The Kings of Mayhem MC” and this book is number four in the series. Chance has returned from a stint in the military with wounds that are visible and invisible. Chastity has had a rough life, abuse and homelessness to make her a person in need of stability and protection. Her step-brother is a maniac who is out to get her and she meets Chance who is eager to help her. Great story line and solid characters who make this an outstanding read!

The Undercover Cowboy by Lori Wilde

Allie Grainger has to get herself together! She is getting a new job, so that’s a start! After almost being trampled to death by a longhorn herd, she is relieved that her savior is a gorgeous cowboy. Little does Allie know that this cowboy is an undercover FBI agent who is investigating a ring of art thieves. To add more insult, she has just been interviewed by the person who is thought to be the ring leader! Cowboy Kyle hates to think of the beautiful Allie being party to the crime but a job is a job! A fun, short read with plenty of spice!

The Golden Oldies Guesthouse by Dee MacDonald

Tess and Simon Sparrow are in love! These two “golden oldies” were in their sixties when they met and fell madly in love! They decide to move from London to Cornwall, England. There they find an old dilapidated mansion that seems like the perfect place for them. The mansion boasts beautiful, cliff-side views but needed to be totally refurbished to become a respectable guesthouse! This delightful story is full of great characters and crazy situations! I found it to be engaging and full of heartfelt emotions and love. I would recommend this five star book to anyone!

Temptation by Inara Scott

Zoe is a high-profile patent attorney in San Francisco. She has a group of co-workers and friends that have made up her social circle for years. One of her friends, Conner, begins to become “more” than a friend after an accident that has her spending quite a bit of time with him. This novel is both sweet and steamy but just perfect for a long summer night! Excellent addition to the contemporary romance genre.

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!