I grew up a HUGE soap opera fan. As a result, I've become a fan of book series...the satisfaction of closing one door and the anticipation of what's behind the next. Crimson Romance has some great series. I've featured the first book in three of my favorites and invite you to check out the remaining reads at Crimson Romance's ebookstore.
The Reluctant Debutante by Becky Lower (Book 1 in the Cotillion Ball Series)
Rallying for women’s rights alongside Amelia Bloomer is more important to Ginger Fitzpatrick than finding a husband. After all, it’s 1855, and women in New York City, and all of America for that matter, have been superior to men in every way—except legally—for hundreds of years. Ginger believes her cause is far more exciting than the new Cotillion Ball that’s become accepted by high society as a way for young ladies to be introduced into society.
On the night of Ginger’s debut, she again meets the dark and mysterious stranger who saved her from the police the previous day at a rally. The man, Joseph Lafontaine, begins to ignite her passion for things other than women’s rights and makes her rethink her stand on marriage. But what she and the rest of New York’s high society don’t realize is that the man is half Ojibwa Indian, and therefore, unacceptable for marriage to a fine, cultured young lady. He’s accepted by the Fitzpatrick family as a friend of one of Ginger’s brothers and as a patron of their family banking business, but they draw the line at suitability as a spouse for Ginger.
Ginger must ultimately decide if she will obey her family’s wishes or continue to live life by her own set of rules. As Ginger becomes part of the largest train wreck of its day on the outskirts of St. Louis, she finally understands what makes life worthwhile.
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Jackson Taylor has few illusions. As one of the top fashion photographers in New York, he's seen how images are manipulated. That goes double in Texas, but after a vacation fling he finds himself tied to the place he's hated all his life: Lockhardt, Texas. His new wife is trouble he doesn't need, but he can't seem to say no...
Kathleen Witte has grand plans: she's going to train her horse for the World Equestrian Games and change the future for her family's famous Texas ranch. But after a vacation romance with Jackson Taylor, her teenage crush, turns into a drunken honeymoon, all her plans are in jeopardy. Luckily for her Jackson remembers Texas chivalry and agrees to a new plan: fake being in love and stay married for appearances sake...
The plan is simple: stay married until Kathleen's birthday when her grandfather will hand over the reins to the ranch. But nothing is ever simple in Texas. There are sisters to deal with, horses to train, and the little matter of Jackson disappearing every day. Kathleen is falling hard for the Texas transplant but can a tropical moment turn into a real, forever kind of love?
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Wildly by Debra Kayn (Book 1 in Playing for Heart Series)
Rules, boundaries, and social graces were not part of Shauna Marino's world growing up in Cottage Grove, especially around former Wimbledon champ Grayson Schyler. Older and wiser, Grayson rocked Shauna's world until she went crazy. Her teenage crush came to an embarrassing end when she propositioned him in his office naked, humiliated her father in front of the whole town, and was subsequently sent away to college to gain her self-respect. Now she's back with a reputable job working for the city, and determined to prove to everyone she's matured. Only she's never stopped loving Grayson, and the desire to throw herself at him never left.
Only one woman ever set Grayson's heart on fire, and he'd sent her away to save her reputation and his tennis career. He never expected her to return all grown up and more sexy than he remembered. Now that scandal is no longer a concern to his tennis career, he plans to go after Shauna and sample what she was willing to give him years ago. Except she's out to prove she no longer wants him. Her actions tell him she's lying. Nothing will stop him from proving her wrong, so he can finally get the girl out of his mind
Have a wonderful week, Everyone, and happy reading!