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Mailbox Monday – 9/25

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Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Tell us about your new arrivals by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky at mailboxmonday.wordpress.com.

I won a $15 gift card from Cecelia from her Instagram followers giveaway. Thanks, Cecelia! If you’re on Instagram, you should definitely check her out at @ceceliareads.

Three more ebooks this week. Pianos and Promises is a Kindle Freebie. I picked Midnight Exposure up a week or two ago but forgot to post it. I requestedChristmas Cowboy is from NetGalley.

EBooks

Mailbox Monday – 9/25Pianos and Promises by Jennifer Peel
Published by Snowy Peaks Media on October 14, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 364
Format: eBook
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From Best Selling and Award Winning Author, Jennifer Peel, comes a three-story collection of contemporary romances. Set in Nashville, the City of Music, Pianos and Promises follows the interwoven lives of three different couples.

Christopher and Jaime
Doesn't everyone say you should marry your best friend?
Jaime has two goals in life: marry her best friend, and buy her very own grand piano. Christopher never gets the memo and marries someone else. But when Christopher's wife dies, Jaime finds herself raising his young daughter and on the end of a very unlikely proposal.
Can their friendship endure a marriage of convenience?

Beck and Call
What happens when a dashing Englishman and an almost-famous country star collide? Sparks. And lots of them.
Call's life always seems to be on the cusp of working out, only to unravel at the last moment. For instance, when she finally meets the guy--the man she's been fantasizing about from afar--their first meeting is nothing like she hoped; in fact, she wishes she never met him.
But can the charming Englishman change her mind?

Cole and Jillian
Can a few hours really change your life?
Jillian knows a thing or two about the country music scene, and she wants no part of it after her country singer ex-husband. But as fate would have it, she's seated next to country legend Cole Pendleton on a red-eye flight home to Nashville from Las Vegas. Between her emotional state, her fear of flying, and maybe a little vodka, she finds herself taking comfort in Cole's arms and lips during their four-hour flight.
Cole is determined to prove to her that he's a man of his word, but can Jillian trust his midnight promises?

Mailbox Monday – 9/25Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh
Series: Midnight #1
Published by Montlake Romance on August 21, 2012
Source: Purchased
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 315
Format: eBook
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Point, click, die.
When two hikers disappear, their hometown in Maine blames the blinding storms. But the truth is far more sinister. Unaware of the danger, tabloid photographer Jayne Sullivan follows an anonymous tip to find the most reclusive sculptor in the art world. Instead, she finds sexy handyman Reed Kimball—and a small town full of fatal secrets.
Five years ago, Reed buried his homicide detective career along with his wife. But when a hiker is found dead, the local police chief asks Reed for help. Why was a Celtic coin found under the body? And where is the second hiker? Avoiding the media, Reed doesn’t need a murder, a missing person, or a nosey photographer. Then Jayne is attacked, and her courage is his undoing. Reed must risk everything to protect her and find a cunning killer.

Mailbox Monday – 9/25Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Series: Copper Ridge #10
Published by Harlequin Books on October 24, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Genres: Christmas Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
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It's Christmas in Copper Ridge, and love is waiting to be unwrapped…
Falling for a bad boy once is forgivable. Twice would just be foolish. When Sabrina Leighton first offered her teenage innocence to gorgeous, tattooed Liam Donnelly, he humiliated her, then left town. The hurt still lingers. But so does that crazy spark. And if they have to work together to set up her family winery's new tasting room by Christmas, why not work him out of her system with a sizzling affair?
Thirteen years ago, Liam's boss at the winery offered him a bribe—leave his teenage daughter alone and get a full ride at college. Convinced he wasn't good enough for Sabrina, Liam took it. Now he's back, as wealthy as sin and with a heart as cold as the Oregon snow. Or so he keeps telling himself. Because the girl he vowed to stay away from has become the only woman he needs, and this Christmas could be just the beginning of a lifetime together…

Gingerbread Kisses by Beate Boeker

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Gingerbread Kisses by Beate Boeker Gingerbread Kisses by Beate Boeker
Published by IndieWrites on September 29, 2015
Source: Purchased
Genres: Christmas Romance
Pages: 40
Format: eBook
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A cookie specialist finds sweet romance in the snowy Alps of Italy.

 

Michelle’s Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge doesn’t start until November 23, but I’m already in the mood for Christmas stories.

Gingerbread Kisses is a novella in the Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 collection. Carol is baking cookies for her sister’s wedding in a beautiful hotel in Italy. She practically raised her sister and is feeling a little lost at the thought that she will be losing her. Of course, the fact that the sister is over-demanding and subjects Carol, and everyone else, to her whims, makes the idea of marrying her off a little easier. Whoever heard of skinny gingerbread men? Tom is the manager of the hotel and best friend of the groom.  It’s a sweet romance. Tom has bit of a temper, but is really a nice, thoughtful guy. I like Carol, too, she’s pretty and curvy and nice, but when she has to confront people she can.

It made me smile. Granted the romance was quick but it’s a novella, that’s expected. The fact that they lived on two different continents, Carol in Boston, Tom in Italy, didn’t end up posing much of a problem, either. It was a PG romance with a happy ending and I really liked it. It was perfect holiday reading. I’m looking forward to reading more in the collection.

About Beate Boeker

Beate Boeker is a USA Today bestselling author with a passion for books that brim over with mischief & humor.

Several of her novels were shortlisted for the Golden Quill Contest, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the ‘Best Indie Books’ contest, and the RONE Award.

By day, Beate is a global marketing manager with a degree in International Business Administration, and her daily experience in marketing provides her with a wide range of fodder for her novels, be it hilarious or cynical.

Widely traveled, she speaks German, English, French, and Italian and lives in the North of Germany together with her husband and daughter.

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