Kelly, Carla, The Admiral’s Penniless Bride


Kelly, Carla, The Admiral’s Penniless Bride,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2010).

Title:  The Admiral’s Penniless Bride

Author:  Carla Kelly

Imprint:  Historical

Issues:  Bereavement; Debt; Embezzlement; Gendered Expectations (Women); Suicide; Unemployment


Sally Paul is down to her last penny. As she spends it on a cup of tea – to stave off being at the mercy of the workhouse – the last thing she expects is an offer of marriage…from a complete stranger!

Admiral Sir Charles Bright’s seafaring days are over–and according to society, that must mean he’s in need of a wife! Discovering Sally’s in need of a home, he offers a solution…

They marry in haste – but will they enjoy their wedding night at leisure?


Thacker, Cathy Gillen, A Texas Soldier’s Family


Thacker, Cathy Gillen, A Texas Soldier’s Family,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2016).

Title:  A Texas Soldier’s Family

Author:  Cathy Gillen Thacker

Imprint:  Western Romance

Issues:  Embezzlement; Parenthood;


Don’t mess with this Texan!

On the last leg of his tour of duty, Captain Garrett Lockhart is summoned home to Laramie, Texas, to handle an urgent family matter—a scandal that could destroy the enduring legacy of the Lockharts. Except it’s already being “handled” by Hope Winslow, a professional crisis manager.

Hope is also the beautiful single mother of the most adorable baby boy the Army doctor has ever seen. Garrett is resisting Hope’s efforts at damage control—and pushing her clearly defined boundaries. Too bad she can’t resist him…and fantasies of a future with her Lone Star soldier!

Dear Reader,

Welcome back to Laramie, Texas, for a five-part series about a brand new branch of the Lockhart family!  Lucille Henderson Lockhart and her late husband, Frank Lockhart, both grew up on ranches in Laramie County.  Now Lucille plans to return to her roots, and she wants her five children around her.

In this first story, Army physician Captain Garrett Lockhart agrees to help his mother weather a crisis at the family’s charitable foundation.  But he does not agree with anything renowned scandal manager Hope Winslow wants to do!

The second book shows us that rancher Chance Lockhart is as bullheaded as the bulls he invests in.  And sparks really fly when he goes toe-to-toe with rival Molly Griffin at Christmastime!

No one knows why cowboy Wyatt Lockhart and SPA-turned-riding-instructor Adelaide Smythe broke up years ago.  In book three, we see there’s still a lot of history – and a set of twins – between the two of them.

In book four, cowgirl-chef Sage Lockhart returns to Laramie determined to retain her legendary independence, only to fall hard for Western-wear store owner Nicholas Monroe.

And finally, in book five Special Forces soldier Zane Lockhart believes in duty, honour and country above all else, but when he goes after returned fellow military officer Nora Caldwell, he finds much more is expected.  I hope you enjoy reading this series as much as I loved writing it.

Happy reading!

Cathy Gillen Thacker

Lang, Kimberly, The Privileged and the Damned


Lang, Kimberly, The Privileged and the Damned (The Marshalls, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2012).

Title:  The Privileged and the Damned (The Marshalls, Book 1)

Author:  Kimberly Lang

Imprint:  Modern Tempted (KISS)

Issues:  Blackmail; Child Abandonment; Embezzlement


Introducing The Marshalls… A rich, powerful family: if the U.S. had a royal family, this would be it!

Running scared, Lily needs a fresh start– and, fingers crossed, she’s found one. After all, why would any of her new employers, members of the hot-shot Marshall dynasty, even think to look beyond her humble facade?

Until she catches the roving eye of infamous heartbreaker Ethan Marshall…

A fling with one of the Marshalls is a bad idea–especially for a girl with a scandalous past. But Lily is terrifyingly susceptible to Ethan’s lethal brand of high-class charm…

Hunter, Kelly, Flirting With Intent


Hunter, Kelly, Flirting With Intent (The Wests, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2011).

Title:  Flirting With Intent (The Wests, Book 1)

Author:  Kelly Hunter

Imprint:  Modern Tempted (KISS)

Issues:  ADHD; Embezzlement; Injury


Ruby’s Relationship Rules…

Ruby Maguire is done with being jerked around by men. Now she just needs to know three things about a potential bedmate: his name, where he’ll be in a week’s time and what it is he wants from her.

Damon West knows plenty about subterfuge and secrets, and nothing about being truthful with women. But Ruby demands honesty between them so Damon gives her as much as he can: I’m Damon West. I’ll be leaving Singapore in a week. And I want you to touch me.

At least, that was the intent…but something’s telling normally bulletproof Damon that one week with Ruby might not be so easy to recover from…

Hart, Jessica, Hitched!


Hart, Jessica, Hitched!,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Hitched!

Author:  Jessica Hart

Imprint:  Modern Tempted (KISS)

Issues:   Divorce; Embezzlement; Gendered Expectations (Women); Self Esteem


Planning the most-talked-about wedding of the year is enough to break engineer Frith Taylor out in a cold sweat. She’s used to construction sites, not wedding fairs! But estate manager George Challoner’s offer of help is one that’s too good to resist.

George may be the rebel of the prestigious Challoner family, but his insanely good looks are giving Frith wedding fever! Charm personified, he’s making her feel things she hasn’t dared feel before. Maybe her little sister’s wedding won’t be the only one Frith’s planning…?