Laura Marie Altom
Laure Marie Altom’s is an amazing Harlequin American Romance author and I’ve read a couple of her books that made me want more. This book is part of Harlequin American Romance’s The State of Parenthood miniseries and it one on of the many books in the series that I’ve read an enjoyed. I have a weak spot for romance novels that have children in the plot because I’ve always found that they make the novels so fun and exciting to read. The heroine, Jess Cummings, is a widowed mother of two daughters and she owns a large ranch that caters to horses but she has been having trouble maintaining the ranch since her husbands death. When six feet of tall, lean cowboy rides up kicking just, Jess thinks a holiday miracle has arrived. Not only does he help with an injured colt, Gage Moore, the hero, hires on to work her ranch because her parents and the local vet doctor pay for his month salary already. The handsome, trustworthy Texan is everything Jess could want in an employee but is the ex-rodeo star too good to be true? That may be the case because Gage came to Oklahoma haunted by a saddle load of grief but he’ll help Jess get the ranch in shape by Christmas, then be on his way.
After all, the job was always meant to be temporary but how can he leave now that the hardworking single mom has given him a reason to stay? And if he does, can he be the husband and father Jess and her daughters need? That is what both Jess and Gage need to decide because it is something they both need to decide especially since the girls are coming to really love Gage even though her oldest daughter Lexie has been giving Gage trouble. Jess’s youngest Angela loves Gage from almost the begining but Lexie being the oldest and loving her father more doesn’t want Gage in her or her mother’s life and replacing her father. I really enjoyed the intraction between Jess and Gage because they have a chemistry very powerful from the very beginning but also the intraction between Gage and Lexie is also very fun and wonderful to read because they like one another deep down even though in the beginning they fight like cats and dogs. The ending was the best part because it left me content that they have a wonderful family that is now happy even though they had a few very rough patches on long the way. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
A DADDY FOR CHRISTMAS $ 4.99 (216 Pages)
A Family Wasn’t In His Plans…But Is It In His Future?
When six feet of tall, lean cowboy rides up kicking just, Jess Cummings thinks a holiday miracle has arrived. Not only does he help with an injured colt, Gage Moore hires on to work her ranch. The handsome, trustworthy Texan is everything Jess could want in an employee. But is the ex-rodeo star too good to be true?
Gage came to Oklahoma haunted by a saddle load of grief. He’ll help Jess get the ranch in shape by Christmas, then be on his way. After all, the job was always meant to be temporary. But how can he leave now that the hardworking single mom has given him a reason to stay? And if he does, can he be the husband and father Jess and her daughters need?
I love to read the Harlequin American Romance line of books and Laura Marie Altom is one of the authors that I love reading from that line of books. I love her books even though I’ve only read and bought 4 of her most recent books I’ve loved reading the. Her most recent one called Three Boys and a Baby is my favorite of the all. It was such a good book that I told all my book loving friends that they had to get it and read it right away. I also loved the Three Men and a Baby movie, which Ms. Altom wrote inspired the book, and it did remind me of it when I was reading the book. Some of the books are probably out of print except for her most recent release Three Boys and a Baby, so you’ll probably going to have to search used book stores if you want to find the books. Here are the descriptions of the 4 books from the back covers and pictures:
DANCING WITH DALTON $ 4.99 (219 Pages)
Two Left Feet?
It takes two to tango, but Rose Vasquez hasn’t felt like dancing since her husband died. For her little girl’s sake, she’s determined to make a new life in warm, friendly Hot Pepper, Louisiana. But something strange and wonderful is happening in the dance studio she just bought, where her latest student is—literally—sweeping her off her feet.
Or A Guy Who Knows All The Moves?
Being groomed to someday take over his family’s banking business is one thing, but performing the tango at this year’s Miss Hot Pepper Pageant could be Dalton Montgomery’s greatest challenge. Especially when his alluring teacher and her irresistible daughter show him what’s missing in his bachelor world. Now he’d like to return the favor by filling Rose’s dance card and becoming her partner—for keeps.
HER MILITARY MAN $ 4.99 (249 Pages)
She Needed Him…
Constance Price, aka Miss Manners, is at her wit’s end. Thanks to less-than-stellar rating on her daily radio show, her boss is demanding a turnaround—fast! And that means asking Garret Underwood—her biggest critic and past love—to join her. Whenever the navy SEAL calls in, her ratings skyrocket! There’s no way Connie can ask him to help. Or can she?
But Could She Keep Her Secret?
Garret’s in town only temporarily and is “willing” to give Connie a hand. As much as she needs him, Connie plans to keep him at an emotional distance. Keeping him away from her ten-year-old daughter, on the other hand, won’t be easy. But how can she tell the man she once loved he’s the father of her child?
THE RIGHT TWIN $ 4.99 (217 Pages)
Two Of A Kind!
Sarah Connelly knows that being an identical twin can have its advantages, but lately those advantages have been working more for her sister than they have for her. When an emergency calls her twin away, Sarah agrees to run her sister’s successful inn for a weekend. Shouldn’t be too hard, right? But when she meets Heath Brown, one of the guests, Sarah realizes the weekend is going to be a lot more complicated than she expected. Heath is perfect for her—smart, handsome, sexy….
What Sarah doesn’t know is that Heath has some secrets of his own. Secrets that aren’t too different from hers!
Heartwarming stories with truly twinspirational characters!
THREE BOYS & A BABY $ 4.99 (219 Pages)
Two’s A Handful…Three’s Trouble!
Dr. Ella Garvey’s eight-year-old twins loved to stir things up. But when they hatched a daring plan with her neighbor’s son Dillon, to keep a baby they’d found abandoned in the park, it was mischief times ten. The parents’ frantic search for the runaways caused the normally take-charge pediatrician not only to fall apart, but also to start falling for Jackson Tate, Dillon’s divorced dad.
Ella wanted a fairy-tale ending. But then the firefighter’s ex arrived on the scene, and now Dillon expected his father to turn back the clock. Of course, Ella loved the idea of sharing three boys and a baby. But when it came to the man she wanted to marry, it was strictly hands off!