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REVIEW – Cowboy in a Kilt (Kilted Hearts #1) by Kait Nolan


Kilted Hearts #1

Kait Nolan

Release Date: January 13

A cowboy without a home

Robbed of the family ranch that should have been his legacy, Raleigh Beaumont is a man with no roots and no purpose. When a friend drags him to Vegas, he figures he’s got nothing to lose. But after a hell of a lot of whiskey and a high stakes poker game with a beautiful stranger, he finds himself the alleged owner of a barony in Scotland.

An heiress with a crumbling heritage

When her brother’s bride disappears just days before the wedding that’s meant to save their ancestral home from the mad marriage pact that’s held their family captive for generations, Kyla McKean believes they’ve been granted a reprieve. Until she finds out about the new, single—male—owner of Lochmara and knows she’s next on the chopping block or ownership of both their estates reverts to the crown.

A modern answer to a three-hundred-year-old problem.

Raleigh’s lost his land once. He’s not about to lose it again. Not even because of some lunatic pact made centuries before he was born. Kyla’s desperate to save Ardinmuir. She agrees to marry him on one condition: They wed for one year to satisfy the pact, then get a quick and quiet divorce. There’s no stipulation against it, and they’ll both get what they want.

But this displaced Texan and his fiery bride are about to find so much more than they bargained for.

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I went into Cowboy in a Kilt both looking forward to it and not being entirely sure ….. Being a Scot, I find I’m often disappointed in books where the characters are Scottish and the writer obviously hasn’t done their homework fully and the language/dialect/words/location just don’t fit or are just plain wrong and that drives me crazy! While I know I will have to suspend some belief reading certain fiction, some things should be right… Sorry, kinda not sorry…

Kait delighted me as she has definitely paid attention to locations, words (and spelling) and while there are some of our colloquial phrases and words used she didn’t over use them when the characters were speaking.

I could picture settings, especially the drive from up north to Edinburgh… all of this, along with the story just made me love this book more! I also got the feeling that Ms Nolan might like this awesome (ok, I’m biased! 😁🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿) wee country of ours!?!

Raleigh was a great guy. Hadn’t had the happiest life since his mum passed then was, IMHO, betrayed by his dad…

Meeting a stranger at a casino with a strange proposition was just another weird turn in his world.

I don’t know how I expected him to be when he got to the village but the gods, the guy threw himself into the whole experience.

Kyla, poor Kyla. He she is thinking her brother is gonna bear the weight of the centuries old pact around their family property and that of the Lennox family, when all of a sudden things change and she’s suddenly in the spotlight.

I liked Raleigh and Kyla together. They formed a friendships that was developing into more – but there was the complication of Kyla already having a boyfriend who lived in the city. I didn’t entirely like the premise of how things would go, especially when it was obvious that feelings were more than were being admitted…

I liked the supporting cast of characters, one or two in particular and you could definitely see some future couples within the friend/family group!

An excellent first book in the Kilted Hearts series and I can’t wait for more!!!!

** Read the novella Jilting the Kilt to meet the main characters that are gonna be in the series and for a glimpse at a happy couple from one of Kait’s other series!!!

Meet Kait Nolan:

Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin’, and can wield a ‘Bless your heart’ like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements. She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world’s most perfect food. When she’s not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off.

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COVER REVEAL – Knight (Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team #8) by Laramie Briscoe

Title: Knight

Series: Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team #8

Author: Laramie Briscoe

Genre: Small Town Romance

Release Date:  June 9, 2023

Cover model info: Robert W. Wander Aguiar

Cover designer info: Laramie Briscoe

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Book Tropes:

Romantic Suspense

Small Town Romance

Found Family

First Responders

Blue Collar Romance

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Book Description:

Mason “Menace” Harrison

I’ve worked up from being the single dad on the original Moonshine Task Force to the leader of the Laurel Springs Police Department. Getting the title of Chief of Police is one of the most important things I’ve ever done. 

On the second official day of my command – a teenage girl is taken. 

I’ve never been the type of person to back down from a challenge. With my guys, my kids, and my wife by my side I know I can do anything I set my mind to. I just wasn’t counting on it possibly tearing the town of Laurel Springs apart.

Like always, when they need a knight in shining armor, I’ll be there. And I won’t let the girl go without a fight. 

If there’s one thing I promise. It’s to keep my family and my town safe. Lord help anyone who stands in my way.


“If you need me, take me,” Rina’s breathless voice echoes through the silence of the kitchen. “All that frustration? Take it out on me, big guy.”

“Remember you asked,” I warn her.

“I always ask, and there’s no one else I’ve ever trusted more than you,” she stands on her tiptoes, connecting our lips together.

“Hang on…”

“As tight as I can,” her words are a promise, as were mine.

About Laramie:

Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of over 30 books, with sales of over half a million copies.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on Apple Books, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Her books have been known to make readers laugh and cry. They are guaranteed to be emotional, steamy reads.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on Netflix. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband.

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EXCERPT TEVEAL – Flaunt (Carmichael Family #4) by Adriana Locke




Release Date: June 2nd

Genre/Tropes: Roommate-to-Lovers / Blue Collar / Small-Town Romance

Flaunt by USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke is coming June 2nd!

Make sure to pre-order this roommate-to-lovers romance TODAY!


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“Banks!” Ashley calls, stopping me in my tracks. 

“What?” I groan and face her again. “Call someone else. Whatever it is, call someone else to help her. I’ll even pay for it. It’ll be cheaper than the therapy I’ll have to endure after seeing her.”

“She needs help.”

I cross my arms over my chest. “Oh, I know that. I rode with her all the way to Orlando and back to pick up someone’sshit when they moved in with Maddox.”

She sighs.

I sigh back at her.

We watch one another. Neither of us says a word. But Sara? Sara says lots of words, many of which can be heard through the phone dangling in Ashley’s hand from across the room.

If Sara had called and asked for my help, I wouldn’t answer. The woman is hell on wheels. She’s headstrong and thinks she knows everything. Her aversion to physical labor is astounding.

If I’m water, she’s oil—oil that hasn’t been changed in a hundred-thousand miles. And I’m basically holy water, so it’s a no-go.

But it’s not Sara who’s asking for my help. It’s Ashley. And Ashley is family. 

Oh, fuck my life.

I blow out a long, hasty breath.

“I’ll let you come over for dinner tomorrow, too,” Ashley says, luring me in with her fluttery lashes. 

Still, I hold strong and think it through. 

Even if I put up an argument and do my best to resist her pleas for help, I’ll give in. Arguing will only delay the inevitable. At worst, Ashley will call Maddox, and he’ll call me, asking me to go. And I can’t say no to Maddox because he never says no to me.

Except for the spiders.

“Three dinners,” I say. “And movie nights with you guys every Saturday for a month.”

She grins and thrusts the phone my way.

I take it, glaring at her. It only makes her giggle.

I sigh again, just to set the stage. Can’t let Sara think I’m happy about this.

“Hi, giant pain in the ass,” I say.

“Thinking about my ass again, I see.”

This is gonna suck. 


Looking for a Fake Fiancé

Have you ever wanted to prove someone wrong so badly that you could taste it?

It doesn’t matter if they’re right. The fact that they had the audacity to say it is what counts.

Hi. It’s me. I’m that person.

The man I’ve been casually seeing told me I’m not “wife material” and should “lower my expectations”. Didn’t he realize I lowered them the moment I met him for dinner?

Obviously not.

Am I petty? Maybe. Annoyed? Of course. Determined? Definitely.

I need someone to help me flaunt my new engagement—my fiancé couldn’t wait to pop the question because I’m that amazing—in his face.

The problem? I don’t have a boyfriend, let alone a husband-to-be.

Which brings us to you.

Are you handsome? Successful? A smooth talker extraordinaire?

Are you willing to do all the things that someone madly in love would do?

Putting your hand on the small of my back. Forehead kissing. Acting like I’m a treasure you can’t live without. I need you to be prepared to do all those things … and maybe more.

What do you get out of this? I’m willing to negotiate terms—especially if they include a job and a place to stay. It’s a long story. 

One night. One event. Let’s put on one heck of a show.

From USA Today and Amazon Charts Bestselling author comes a “hot and hilarious!” fake-dating tale between two frenemies that turn into roommates, coworkers, and, ultimately, lovers. Fans of close proximity, one-bed trope, and blue-collar, small-town heroes will fall madly in love with this story.

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author, Adriana Locke, writes contemporary romances about the two things she knows best—big families and small towns. Her stories are about ordinary people finding extraordinary love with the perfect combination of heart, heat, and humor.

She loves connecting with readers, fall weather, football, reading alpha heroes, everything pumpkin, and pretending to garden.

Hailing from a tiny town in the Midwest, Adriana spends her free time with her high school sweetheart (who she married over twenty-five years ago) and their four sons (who truly are her best work). Her kitchen may be a perpetual disaster, and if all else fails, there is always pizza.

Learn more at adrianalocke.com

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