Susan Mallery’s ‘Before Summer Ends’ [EXCERPT]

Woman holding tulips
Escape into Susan Mallery’s Before Summer Ends. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Many of us have that one unrequited love that always seems to haunt us with the question: “What if?” For one woman, she’s spent her life asking that irritating little question, and yet she knows she and her dream man aren’t even in the same league. After all, she’s just a humble teacher and he’s her brother’s handsome, successful best friend. But when he makes a gesture that helps her through a difficult time, does it indicate that she’s not the only one who has been carrying a torch all these years? Find out in Susan Mallery’s thoughtful new novel, Before Summer Ends. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from her forthcoming book. —J&H

Read more of this post

Writing Genre Fiction That Challenges Reader Expectations [GUEST POST]

Every writer has a different end goal in mind. (Photo courtesy Canva)

I’ve loved reading romance books my whole life, even before I knew what they were. When I was eight, I wrote fan fiction of the movie Labyrinth where Jareth and Sarah get together. Basically, I love romance stories because there’s something so satisfying about following two characters through to their happily ever after.

Read more of this post

When Your Love Life Is Washed Up, ‘Only A Cowboy Will Do’ [REVIEW]

Cowboy in jeansWill
Do fairy tale endings come with a cowboy? (Photo courtesy Canva)

Getting older is for the birds. Rather than dwell on the inevitable, sometimes a girl simply wants to escape, unwind, and forget about everything for a while, including men. But wouldn’t you know it? That’s just when a really cute one swaggers right into your life! Maybe that’s why A.J. Pine’s third Meadow Valley novel is titled, Only A Cowboy Will Do. Because sometimes, a cowboy is just what the doctor ordered.

Read more of this post

Jennie Marts’ ‘When A Cowboy Loves A Woman’ [EXCERPT]

Cowboy love
New beginnings are possible wherever there is love. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We’ve known enough friends who have been wounded by love that we totally believe in the need for second chances. In Jennie Marts’ new addition to her wonderful Creedence Horse Rescue series, When A Cowboy Loves A Woman, that’s just the kind of sweet hope she doles out. This is the kind of story that proves even the most fragile hearts can heal with a bit of TLC, even after something as tragic as losing a spouse. But don’t worry, this isn’t one of those books that gets mired down in loss. Rather, it is filled with joy and lots of fun banter. We hope you enjoy this excerpt! —J&H

Read more of this post

Two Couples Meet Their Match in Katie Lane’s ‘The Heart of a Texas Cowboy’ [REVIEW]

Cowboy love
What is a cowboy to do when he falls for the wrong woman? (Photo courtesy Canva)

Twin sisters. Two unsuspecting cowboys. A surprise pregnancy. Love is about to buck these men clear out of the saddle. Do the girls have what it takes to throw a rope around the hearts of the guys they want so they can keep them for good? Find out in Katie Lane’s juicy Western romance, The Heart of a Texas Cowboy.

Read more of this post