Seasoned Romance On My Radar: December 2019

Seasoned Romance

As the year closes out, I have a few seasoned romance titles I’d like to share with you. All of these books have main characters over the age of 35(ish) and they are all coming your way in December. If you’re interested in characters living their best lives, falling in love, causing mischief, and finding happiness these seasoned romance books are the thing for you!

❤ Indicates the books that I have read and recommend.

Edge of Reason (Arrow’s Edge MC #1) by Freya Barker

Brotherhood and beer meets single mom and apple pie.

I am a riding contradiction. 
A scholar, a cynic, a brother, and a biker.

My name is Trunk.
I’m smart enough to recognize the chip on my shoulder, and cautious enough to keep it right where it is. 

I am a misguided romantic.
A mom, a daughter, an agent, and a survivor

My name is Jaimie. 
I’m strong enough to look after my family alone, and too stubborn to accept I don’t have to.

We make an odd couple—our differences obvious—but when hatred and danger threatens to destroy everything of value in our lives, we only get stronger. 

Trunk is Tahlula’s brother from TRACKING TAHLULA, we had to know he was worthy of his own tale! He’s a tough nut to crack but cares deeply for the plight of innocent children around him. Jaimie is an equally difficult heroine, she’s probably too tough on herself but working with Trunk, oddly enough, might just smooth out her edges a bit.

All the Befores by Samantha Chase

Susannah Westbrook never thought she’d find love again.

After a failed marriage, focusing on her children instead of her love life was the best thing to do. Now years later, she’s content with her life. But when she meets Colton Hale, she decides that she wants to be more than just content—she’s ready to take a chance on love once again.

After just a year of being together, Colton is ready to spend forever with Susannah—to give her the happily ever after she deserves. But old insecurities have a way of making a comeback when you least want them to.

Will they be able to get over all their befores for a chance at their happy ever after?

Two “over forties” finally decide to put themselves first. It’s scary territory when you’ve spent your entire life taking care of others and figuring out what to do when those you love don’t need you as much as they used to sometimes means stepping out of your comfort zone and putting your heart on the line.

The Life She Chooses by Maggie Christensen

Two families. Two troubled pasts. Can they find a future together?

Following the loss of her husband and the devastating accusations surrounding his death, Kay Jackson has experienced the icy chill of alienation from the close-knit town of Granite Springs. Thrust into the position of personal assistant to a professor at the local university, Kay, who prefers to stay in the background away from the town gossips, is unsure how she will cope.

When Nick Kerr’s wife leaves him for a younger man, the professor is left nursing a broken heart while struggling to adapt to life as a single parent of two teens. Reeling from the indignity of his wife’s actions, Nick has no intention of putting himself in such a vulnerable position again.

However, as Kay and Nick’s professional relationship develops, they find themselves drawn to each other. As their friendship begins to morph into something more, Kay’s daughter arrives in town intent on controlling her mother’s life. The combined actions of Kay’s daughter and Nick’s children reinforces the many doubts the couple have on embarking on a new relationship.

Is there a future for Kay and Nick or will their families destroy any chance of happiness?

Roller Coaster Romance by Kate Moseman

Love is the wildest ride of all.

After the amusement park Vanessa works for goes belly-up, she moves to Florida for a dream job as a manager at Destiny Park, the most elaborate theme park in the world. 

In this glittering playground where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted, she meets Thomas—a charismatic union organizer who has just 30 days to convince his fellow employees to unionize.

When upper management decides to bust the union at any cost, Vanessa and Thomas must appear to be on opposite sides even as their magnetic attraction brings them closer and closer. 

Will their smoldering feelings finally ignite and burn away the overwhelming obstacles to their happily-ever-after, or will it all explode like one of the nightly fireworks?

If you love sweet contemporary office romance, high-stakes intrigue, and theme parks, then lower your safety bar and keep your hands inside the vehicle—because Roller Coaster Romance is a fast-paced and flirtatious must-read!

Time After Time by Josie Kerr

Christine Dearborn met her soulmate in high school. They eloped shortly before he went to boot camp, allowing her to escape from her austere, loveless childhood home. But being a military wife came with its own challenges, and Christine fought her own enemies at home even as her beloved battled adversaries overseas.

William Cashton had always been a guardian. When he was eighteen, he promised to protect his wife and his country. Fighting a foreign enemy turned out to be the easy part, and the war at home has more devastating casualties than Cash ever imagined.

Five years after she let Cash walk away, Christine gets a phone call that changes everything. Can Christine convince Cash to try to salvage their marriage, or will their emotional wounds be fatal? 

Maid for Christmas by Rose Bak

When Nina Jimenez slips into James Fitzgerald’s office to clean one evening, he assumes she is the cleaning lady. An understandable mistake, given that Nina is filling in for an employee on vacation for the holidays. The high-powered CEO of Johnson Janitorial, she likes playing undercover boss to stay in touch with her employees and keep herself grounded. 

Their attraction is instant. After years of guys trying to use her or feeling intimidated by her wealth, Nina enjoys the anonymity of being plain old Nina, maid. But as their holiday romance blossoms, it becomes harder and harder to justify not telling James who she really is. 

When her secret comes out, will James still like her for who she is? Or will their relationship die like a dried out Christmas tree? 

Maid for Christmas is the third book in the Good with Numbers holiday novella series. This steamy standalone short read office romance features a seasoned independent woman, a meddling brother, and a holiday HEA. 

Love After Broken by Whitney Walker

I lost you. You lost her. 
Together again, we are found. And life just got a lot more complicated.

Seventeen years ago we’d said goodbye. I learned to live without him. Life has brought us together again.  But for what purpose? I’m living a happily ever after most women only dare to dream. My perfectly scripted life is complete, with a comfortable marriage to a doctor, an expensive SUV adorned with children’s sports stickers, and a Pinterest-inspired, designer-decorated home.

But Sean was the love of my life.

I’m taking life one breath at a time. My wife is gone. Trying to outrun the pain, I face an uncertain future as a single father at a new hospital in a new city. Unless fate has a different idea. My here-and-now has collided with my past. I’ve just said hello to the woman I’ve never forgotten holding in my arms, devastated, as I told her goodbye.  

Elizabeth was my first love.

A Christmas gift of a second chance. One impossible choice. Settle for safe and good enough? Or pursue the fairy-tale ending that unbreaks our broken hearts?

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