SHIELDED BY THE COWBOY SEAL by Bonnie Vana #ReleaseBlast @TastyBookTours @bonnievanak

The SOS Agency grants one Navy SEAL his most personal mission yet.

SHIELDED BY THE COWBOY SEAL
SOS Agency #2
Bonnie Vanak
Releasing Feb 1st, 2017
Harlequin 

 

The SOS
Agency grants one Navy SEAL his most personal mission yet.
Home on
leave at his family farm, Navy SEAL Cooper Johnson receives an unexpected
assignment: to protect a beautiful socialite on the run from her abusive ex.
Grieving his kid sister, a brave cop killed in the line of duty due to a faulty
bulletproof vest, Coop is in no mood for work until he meets Meg Taylor. Soon,
he finds that riding the land, lovely Meg safe beside him, is a surprising
comfort to his heart. But when he discovers Meg’s dark past and the evidence
she possesses that her ex would kill to keep buried it will take both the
cowboy and SEAL within him to get the ultimate justice.

Such delicious warmth.

Meg slowly opened her eyes. She’d been back at the car, Sophie curled beside her, wondering how they would survive the storm and not freeze to death. The cold had pierced her bones like icy knives.

And then she’d closed her eyes, trying to keep her dog warm by holding Sophie tight. The nightmare had been too real. Sophie, kicked out of the house by her husband, wandering the streets during a south Florida cold snap. Curling up in a doorway to stay warm, whimpering and afraid, confused as to why her owners had abandoned her…

She drove, as she had in the past when it really happened, searching the streets for her beloved dog. But this time during the nightmare, a handsome stranger picked Sophie into his arms and scowled at Meg, as if blaming her for Sophie’s condition.

Now as she stirred, she became aware of lying in a warm bed, blankets piled atop her. A lamp glowed softly on a nightstand.

Meg realized she wore only panties and a bra.

And in addition to being half-naked, there was a hard male body next to her, also half-naked. Panic swept through her. She startled and moved away, but a strong, muscled arm hooked around her waist.

“Relax,” a deep male voice said. “You’re not going anywhere.”

The voice was strange, tinged with amusement and a New England accent. The body belonging to that accent was hardened with thick muscle, not soft with fat like Prescott’s. She became aware of the scent of him, all cedar and spicy aftershave, a pleasing masculine smell, not the fancy and expensive cologne disguising the vodka Prescott had consumed far too much lately.

“Get away from me,” she mumbled. “Why are you doing this?

“No one dies on my watch, Princess, and you were entering hypothermia. Body heat is the best way of keeping warm. I daresay your little dog knows this, otherwise she’d be nipping at my toes instead of snuggled beneath them.”

He added, with a wry sound, “And if you got frostbite, the local doc would have to amputate those pretty pink toes of yours.”

She had to get out of here, but oh, the warmth beneath the blankets and the firm, muscled body beside her gave off heat like a blast furnace.

Meg blinked hard, trying to summon precious energy. “Her name is Sophie.”

“Should have called her Ouchie.”

Meg’s mushy brain couldn’t register the joke, until she lifted her head and saw her rescuer hold up his hand where a half moon marked the skin. “Bit clean through my glove.”

“Oh no! I’m so sorry.” Mortified, she struggled to sit up, more concerned about her dog biting a total stranger who had saved them from death than her lack of clothing.

He pushed her down. “Easy now. You need to stay under these covers a while longer.”

“My dog…”

“No worries,” he said easily. “I trust she’s had her shots, and I’ve had mine, so you needn’t worry about your furball getting a disease.”

Meg realized he was joking. The tension gripping her sore, tight muscles eased a little. She peered upward to get a closer look at him. A thick shock of wavy dark brown hair was cropped short. He had an intense gaze, thin cheekbones and a wide mouth. Handsome, with a hint of Irish blood in those ice-blue eyes.

A dusting of black hair covered his muscled chest. Washboard abs rippled beneath smooth, tanned skin. He was mouthwatering, a prime example of masculinity. Meg stared, still struggling with the unreality that this man had rescued her from the cold and warmed her with his body.

“You’re Cooper Johnson?”

“The one and only,” he drawled. “Your host over the next several days.”

She pulled the blankets up to cover her breasts, well aware her lacy red bra provided thin covering in the chill, and her nipples had turned rigid.

From the cold. Not the pull of attraction toward this handsome stranger. It didn’t matter if her libido sat up and started shimmying.

All she had to do was think of what Prescott would do if he found her, and her heated blood turned to ice.

“Where’s Sophie?”

Cooper lifted the bottom of the blankets. Snuggled at his feet, wedged partly beneath the covers, her dog snoozed. Relief filled Meg. She tossed back the covers, climbed down the length of the bed and gathered her dog into her arms, checking her over anxiously.

“She seems okay.” Meg drew in a deep breath as the awakening Sophie licked her face.

Sheer male interest flared on Cooper’s face. He rearranged the blankets around his waist. Realizing he must have had a bull’s-eye glimpse of her rear end, Meg flushed. She clutched the dog just a little too tightly, and Sophie squirmed.

The interest faded as his expression shuttered. He scratched the bristles on his hard jaw. “You feeling okay now, Princess?”

At her nod, he flung back the blankets, displaying a pair of long, muscled legs. A dusting of hair didn’t hide a wicked-looking scar on his left thigh. Her fascinated gaze traveled upward to the black Jockeys he wore…

And the very large bulge beneath them showing a blatant male reaction.

Seems as if Cooper Johnson was equally attracted to her.

Not that she’d do anything about it. Not in her lifetime.

His mouth curved into a knowing smile as he reached down to the floor, retrieved a pair of jeans. Cooper slid into them and stood, buckling the belt.

“Had to get you warm. Can’t help the consequences. I’m a guy, and you’re a very attractive woman.”

He shoved a hand through his thick hair and the move flexed the biceps of his right arm. A tattoo of a snake writhed with the motion as well. Sailors got inked, from what she knew. And he was a Navy SEAL.

Not regular Army, like her brother had been.

SEALs were tough, Lacey had told her, but their missions and lives were shrouded in secrecy. She wondered what happened to him that he was here now with her.

Bonnie
Vanak 
is a NY Times bestselling author.
After a career in journalism, she became a writer for an international charity,
traveling to poor countries like Haiti to write about issues affecting the
poor. When the strain of her job demanded a diversion, she turned to her
childhood dream of writing romance novels. Bonnie lives in Florida with her
husband and two rescue dogs. Visit her website at www.bonnievanak.com or email
her at bonnievanak@aol.com.
 

 

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Book Review: A Thankful Heart by Melissa McClone #BookReview @melissamcclone @TulePublishing

A Thankful Heart ( Love at the Chocolate Shop #2) By Melissa McClone

 198 pages

Published November 3rd 2016 by Tule Publishing

Blurb

Chocolate is better than men, and so are dogs. At least, that’s what Dakota Parker tells herself as she mends her broken heart and finds forever homes for rescue animals. So far, so good. She can indulge her love of chocolate where she works while her foster dogs provide her with the unconditional love she craves. What more does she need?

Seattle architect Bryce Grayson is counting the days until he can return home to the big city with his father in tow. That is if he can convince his dad to leave Montana. Bryce’s escape plan, however, goes astray when he meets Dakota. Her sweet kisses put the chocolate she sells to shame. Maybe he should be the one to move to Marietta, but could he be happy living in such a small town?

He has until Thanksgiving to decide.

My Review

What I loved the most about this story was Dakota’s passion. She loved volunteering at the animal rescue center and working at the Chocolate Shop. Both are easy to be passionate about.  She is also fostering two dogs and a mouse. Love the story about her foster animals.

Bryce comes into town from Seattle to take care of his dad who has broken both his legs and needs help or Bryce thought he needed help. The wonderful people of Marietta are working on taking care of him, feeding him, but he does need someone to help and he shouldn’t be alone. Bryce is determined to have his Dad move with him to Seattle but his father loves this wonderful small town. He is very active in this town and has many friends. His Father is determined to that Bryce falls in love with Marietta.

Bryce’s Dad sends him to the chocolate shop every day to buy chocolate when Dakota is working. He isn’t eating the chocolate but giving them as gifts for those who are helping him. Bryce is still not happy. He doesn’t like the town, prefers the big city.

I really enjoyed reading this book from start to finish. The authors storytelling is fantastic. The main characters are well developed and very enjoyable to read. I loved how everything worked in this story.

This is a five star book in my opinion!

I want to thank Netgalley and Tule Publishing for providing me an ARC to read.

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Forgotten Trails by Bonnie Paulson #BookBlast @bonnierpaulson @PromoBookTours

forgottentrailsforgotten_trails_ebook_jpgWhen a Native American Salish woman seeks out her past, she must challenge her beliefs in herself and her family or lose her chance at love.

Rachiah has always prided herself in her heritage in the Salish community in northwestern Montana. When she finds out her dad isn’t her biological father, Rachiah determines it’s time to find out the truth everyone has kept hidden.

Damon has hurt a girl like Rachiah in the past. His need to make it up to her and assuage his guilt overwhelms him, forcing him to pursue a friendship with Rachiah when her aloofness would normally discourage him from trying further.

Will Damon’s need to fix his guilty past mess with Rachiah’s need to find herself? Or will they both diminish into the forgotten world of what-ifs and ranches?

Grab the next installment of the Montana Trails series and get roped into a family saga worth risking your heart for.

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Real people, real loss, real love. Bonnie
Bonnie focuses on the emotional thrill of the romance, the discovery of self and the dynamic forces at play to both pull and push love growth.
With 6 children and her own eternal romance at home, Bonnie lives her own dream every day. She’s spoiled with blessings and wants to share the joy of ever-after possibilities with others.
Whether it’s a happy-ever-after or a happy-for-now, the emotions will leave you story drunk for days, if not years.
You’ll be able to say where you were when you closed the book.
Surviving all things real and coming out better on the other side.

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Book Review: Her Christmas Cowboy by Katherine Garbera #BookReview @katheringarbera @TulePublishing

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Blurb

There’s no place like Marietta, Montana for the holidays, and retired Marine Lane Scott has finally, reluctantly, returned home…

…only to run into a sweet and sexy woman from his past, Felicity Danvers, who is running away from her Christmas loving momma.

Lane can’t resist playing the hero and sweeping Felicity out of town. He vows he’ll do everything he can to make this holiday special for her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer and overcome any obstacle—but can they both trust that it’s not just Christmas magic bringing them together?

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My Review

Her Christmas Cowboy (Copper Mountain Christmas #5) by Katherine Garbera

This sweet Christmas story is about Felicity and Lane.  They both have some issues when about relationships. Their issues are for different reasons but when Felicity falls on a patch of ice and Lane goes with her she recognizes those eyes.

Lane Scott is a double amputee and is a retired Marine, I love how this story shows the emotions that Lane is going through. His thoughts and how hard it can be to be a double amputee. Can Lane put the emotions aside for a relationship with Felicity?

Felicity is an elementary school teacher and her mother loves Christmas so much that she goes overboard. She was trying to get away before her mom saw her and that is when she fell on the patch of ice with Lane. She had so much on her mind that she needed to get done before Christmas that she wasn’t thinking. That is how she fell and her high school crush went with her. When they both got back up Lane asked her to get some Hot Chocolate and so the story starts.

I really loved both characters and felt that the author did a fantastic job of bringing them to life. The story felt real and their relationship issues felt real. I love reading this story.

Thanks to Tule Publishing and Netgalley for giving me an ARC.

I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s.

The Scott Brothers series
Book 1: A Cowboy for Christmas
Book 2: The Cowboy’s Reluctant Bride
Book 3: Her Summer Cowboy
Book 4: Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside
Book 5: Her Christmas Cowboy

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The Hot Cowboy by Alexa Davis #ReleaseBlitz @OnceUponAnAlpha

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Rachel has just finished her junior year of university and is looking for an internship to help her prove her worth in her veterinary program. Daniel is just starting to take over the business of running his family’s ranch and could use a little more support with the animals Thanks to a university professor that connects the two of them, Rachel is spending her summer interning on the ranch.

While we all come with our baggage, Rachel comes with more than most, saddled with severe anxiety related to a car accident that occurred a couple years ago. Due to the scars that canvas her body, she feels less than whole, and needs someone to help her see the incredible person she really is. And Daniel believes he is the man for the job.

While plenty of people try to get in their way, their core family and friends are cheering them on. Will they make the most of things and start their life together?

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STOLEN AWAY by Jennie Marts #ReleaseBlast @IndieSagePR @JennieMarts

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STOLEN AWAY

by Jennie Marts
Hearts of Montana #3
Publication Date: September 26, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis: Elusive charmer Cash Walker is a tough-as-nails cowboy, except when it comes to the shy woman who shows up with a pretty smile, a wounded spirit, and a goat riding shotgun in her passenger seat.Recently divorced from an abusive husband, Emma Frank has come home to Broken Falls, Montana. Lost, alone, and unable to escape the bullying tactics of her ex-brothers-in-law, she finds solace and friendship at the Tucked Away farm and with the handsome cowboy who believes in her and who helps her find her own courage.

There’s a darkness in Cash’s past that’s kept him from ever letting anyone get too close, but he can’t seem to stay away from Emma, who seems to be the one to finally break through his tough exterior and steal this cowboy’s heart.

EXCERPT 

 

Screw all that business of not getting involved with her.

He wanted her. Wanted to kiss her so badly he could taste it. Wanted to kiss her beyond all reason, beyond good sense.

Closer.

His head screaming at him to stop, but his heart and his body ignoring it, crying out with their own desires of want and need. He’d been thinking about her and now here she was—warm and in the flesh and so close to being in his arms.

His hands itched to slide up her arms, to caress her skin, to plunge into her hair. He ached to pull her to him, to slide her body under his, to touch and explore.

Closer still. So slow. So sweet. His lips barely brushing hers in the faintest of whispers. Her breath sucking in at the barest degree of touch. Her lips trembling.

Be brave, Emma. I won’t hurt you.

He froze. His lips scarcely touching hers. Because he would. He would hurt her. Eventually. He always did.

The darkness inside of him always won out, and he eventually ended up hurting them all. Not physically, but by his stubborn refusal to commit to a relationship, to not settle down with or give anyone a chance to really be with him. He hurt them by walking away, not giving anything of himself—anything real.

But he didn’t want to hurt her. Couldn’t bear to think of causing her any more pain. She’d had enough. Been through enough.

The last thing she needed was him.

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Synopsis: Sometimes you find what you need in the most unlikely places…

Charlie Ryan’s cheating fiancé left her with a broken heart and even broker bank account. She’s hit rock bottom, but everything is about to change. Suddenly, she’s inherited a Montana farm named Tucked Away from a grandmother she never knew existed. A fresh start is just what she needs – and no men in her future this time, even if the local vet is as hot as a Montana summer.

Zack Cooper is content with his simple life. Running his veterinary practice and raising his daughter are enough to keep him busy, and he doesn’t need a high-maintenance city girl like his ex who plans to sell her grandma’s ranch and split faster than a setting sun. So why can’t he stop thinking about Charlie and her hot-pink cowboy boots…and the way her eyes say she wants to stay while her lips tease him with plans of leaving?

Just when both start to believe love might be worth the risk…one night will change everything.

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Synopsis: Secrets have a way of revealing themselves….

Right after a fire breaks out in her diner, a phone call changes Cherry Hill’s life. The tragic death of her cousin leaves Cherry sole guardian of her eight-year-old nephew. But the upper crust side of the Hill family deems her unfit and is determined to take Sam away from her. The only one on her side is the sexy sheriff, Taylor Johnson, the man who broke her heart nine years ago when he left town.

Taylor Johnson has sworn to protect the citizens of Broken Falls, but should that extend to a fake engagement to the woman who captured his heart so long ago? It doesn’t take long for his pretend feelings to turn real for both Cherry and her adorable nephew, Sam.

But Cherry’s been hiding a secret from Taylor that could rip this new family apart…

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ABOUT JENNIE MARTS

Jennie Marts

Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. She is a USA TODAY Best-selling author and writes for Entangled Publishing. Reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”

She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.

Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, and her latest series about hot hockey players, the Bannister Brothers Books.

Jennie loves to hear from readers. Follow her on Facebook at Jennie Marts Books , or Twitter at @JennieMarts. Visit her at www.jenniemarts.com and sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest news and releases.

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