Reviews - Contemporary

Charlotte Jones and professional baseball player Jake Ross meet when they volunteer for the same organization. Jake is focused on securing a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal that is on the verge of falling apart due to his bad boy reputation. Charlotte has a secret crush on Jake, and is mortified when she collapses in front of him and he takes her to the hospital.

The last person Jenna ever expects to see walk through the doors of her shop is Rod, the boy she crushed on in high school — but sometimes fate throws a girl a second chance at love.  Rod has only come into the shop to pick up something for his son Jamie, but the moment he sees Jenna standing behind the counter, he knows fate is throwing him another opportunity to win her heart.

A Cowboy to Keep
Hebby Roman, Cara Copelin, Andrea Downing, Kristy McCaffrey,
Devon McKay, Hildie McQueen, Patti Sherry-Crews

A solid collection for lovers of cowboys and westerns, “A Cowboy to Keep” offers seven stories by seven different authors in the genre. The stories are of varying quality, but the writing is decent throughout. 

In "City Boy, Country Heart", cowboy Chay Ridgway has traded horses for the subways of the city, but can he be happy there when the country still holds his heart? 

In The Dreaming Hour
Le Veque

In 1933 Mississippi, a black man named Lewis is murdered because he dared to love Victory Hembree, a white woman. Six months after his death, the woman gives birth to a mixed-race baby, but the child disappears. The proudest family in town is involved in both incidents, which makes it dangerous for anyone even to speak about it, and the mysteries are buried over time. 

Fated Desires

Jenna Gavin seeks to escape her verbally abusive and neglectful husband by moving to her brother’s hometown of Trappers’ Cove, Minnesota. Kindling a new romance is not on her agenda. When she meets former baseball superstar, Gabriel Foxx, she strives desperately to keep him at bay and away from eight-year-old Finn, who craves the father figure missing from his life.