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About Josie Riviera
Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.
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A scintillating seasonal stew of Love at First Sight, Second-chance Romance, and Fantasy sprinkled with conniving children looking for a mate for mama.
Ten New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors bring you stories of love, wonder, and surprises. With puppies, mermaids, talking dogs, letter-writing snowmen, department store Santas, firemen, feuding families, and holiday traditions, these tales promise to make your Christmas merry and bright. So, grab your favorite yuletide beverage, curl up on the couch by the fire or in a beach chair by the ocean, and enjoy Unforgettable Christmas Promises, brought to you by THE AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD.
Mimi Barbour – Christmas, Puppies, and Romance – He has his claim on the very fluffball she wants... The fight is on for who gets the puppy! New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.
Leanne Banks – The Rancher’s Best Gifts – When a man and women from feuding families have a temporary secret affair, no one expects the consequences to be forever! New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.
Rachelle Ayala – Dashing Through Christmas – Misty Jolly and Dash Weston play guessing games while rushing through a Christmas project with no help from Westie, a “talking” dog. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Taylor Lee - Nuthin’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Can two strong-willed people resist the fates and ‘not’ fall in love? USA Today Bestselling Author.
Josie Riviera – A Portuguese Christmas – Love can come softly, like holiday snow. Or sweep you away like a riptide. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Patrice Wilton – A Santa to Keep – Will the magic of Christmas open the hearts of the widow and the grumpy mall Santa and offer them the best gift of all: love? USA Today Bestselling Author.
Traci Hall – Christmas on Misty Beach – He’s a fireman, she’s a hot mess. Add dogs, a sick dad, and the holidays, and you’ve got a romance for the ages. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Susanne Matthews – Come Home for Christmas – Can the spirit of Christmas erase ten years of pain? A second chance romance. International Bestselling Author.
Susan Jean Ricci – Ripples Under the Sea: A Christmas Tale – Two Marine Biologists are swept into the currents of love in this charming Christmas tale of aquatic antics, sorrow, and separation at the most wonderful time of the year. USA Bestselling Author.
Katy Walters – Love Letters from a Snowman – Despite her brother’s arguments that a lady shouldn’t work, Tabitha takes a post as governess. It’s not the position that attracts her but the twinkle in the green eyes of her employer, Lord Balfour. A Regency Romance. USA Today Bestselling Author.
Despite thwarting dogs and Mother Nature’s wrath, these couples fight to begin again and forge a new path. Sometimes their second chances arrive where they least expect them or even wave through a window. Whether best friends, co-workers, or strangers, these men and women struggle with roadblocks that pop up all around them.
Join us as these romances enlighten your reading time with miracles, poker games, hiding from the past, disabilities, political shenanigans, military tactics, and starting life over for a new lease on life.
From starting over to second chances, all these heroes and heroines are looking for one thing: A New Beginning.
Unexpected Desires written by USA Today Bestselling author Stacy Eaton - Kelly Smith keeps to herself and has only a few work friends, so when questions arise, it’s easier to pack up and leave, then answer. That is until Mike scares the bejesus out of her at the cemetery and then shows up at her place of employment.
Kissing Plans written by New York Times Bestselling Author Mona Risk – He’s been her best friend for ten years. She regrets agreeing to an arranged marriage and he promised to help her, only to realize he can’t let go of her.
A Window to Love written by USA Today Bestselling Author Katy Walters – Samantha Davies vowed never to trust another man when her husband left her and their two children for his secretary, but then Doctor David Roberts waved to her through the window.
The Tactics of Love written by USA Today Bestselling author Alyssa Bailey - Marine Pilot Chopper Frazier and Army doctor Felicity Torrez each retired early to start a family, but their new life seems to be full of roadblocks.
Casey’s Charade written by USA Today Bestselling author Susan Jean Ricci – Royce Cooper is zesty, captivating, and knows how to play a good game of poker. With his talent for bringing out the best in people, Casey considers leaving her unconventional job and the past to start anew with this interesting man – that is, if their dogs approve their humans’ blooming relationship that’s getting hotter by the second.
All Gia’s Men written by USA Today Bestselling author Taylor Lee – Logan and Gia faced a bigger challenge than mere political shenanigans. Fiercely independent, accustomed to controlling and managing every element of their lives, they run into a force bigger than either of them—Mother Nature.
Holly’s Gift, written by USA Today Bestselling Author, Josie Riviera – Miracles don’t always come easy. Sometimes it takes a secret wish to light an angel’s way. God answering a prayer? Tim doesn’t hold his breath. But one faith-filled woman makes him want to pray one last time for a Christmas miracle.
Forever & Always written by Best Selling author, Susanne Matthews - Brandi’s entire life has focused on ballet. When an accident leaves her crippled, she’s adrift without a future. Jarrett has loved the petite ballerina all his life. Can he help her find a new lease on life?
Fall in love SIXTEEN times over when you read each of these touching holiday stories, brimming with hope, Christmas cheer, and thrilling romance.
Mimi Barbour – Alone at Christmas: Being alone is Tara’s worst nightmare, especially during the holidays. Her wish comes true when she finds Mr. Right injured and stranded, but will they survive the dangerous storm?
Rebecca York – Christmas Miracle 1935: Can he trust her enough to help free her father from jail?
Patricia Rosemoor – Marrying Molly: Dear Santa, Please let me meet a McKenna man who will help me end Sheelin O’Keefe’s horrible curse on both our families. Molly Kavanaugh
Susanne Matthews – What Dottie Wants: All Ronnie wants is to give Dottie a great Christmas, but not being able to find the doll she wants may make that impossible.
Traci Hall – Christmas Kiss: Can a teenage crush become forever love?
Angela Stevens – Dear Sinterklaas: Dan had his heart stolen by a girl on summer vacation, now it’s Christmas time, and with a little bit of magic from Sinterklaas, he hopes to make his Christmas wish come true.
Stacy Eaton – Finding Love with Dear Santa: All Faith wants is to get her life back on track.
Stephanie Queen – He Has Santa: A second chance hockey romance.
Josie Riviera – A Chocolate Box Christmas Wish: He’s been all over the world. She’s a home-town girl. Can a holiday wish bridge the gap?
Mona Risk – Dalia’s Christmas Wish: Will the doctor make the right decision between an angry fiancée and a medical emergency?
Rachelle Ayala – Toy Soldier Christmas: Can a toy soldier make her wish come true?
Dani Haviland – A Plate of Christmas Cookies: Is it too much to ask for a second miracle?
Taylor Lee – Please Christmas: Be Done: When his 7 year old son ran away looking for Santa... and all his teenage daughter wants for Christmas is for it to be done....the district attorney concedes not only did he lose his wife to cancer, but he was in danger of losing his children.
Susan Jean Ricci – Cruising for Mr. Right: Can a widow discover second chance romance aboard a Christmas cruise and make the right choice between two adoring men?
Alyssa Bailey – Christmas Wishes and You: Beth’s Christmas Wish of a Second Chance at Love could happen if only she would be willing to risk her heart... again.
Nancy Radke – Zsuzsa’s Christmas Wish: She asks Santa for a strong man to help corral a mule that won’t stay home and is given a rancher who plans to corral her.
SEVEN SWEET AND SASSY STORIES of SUMMER From International USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors.
Days filled with lemon yellow sunshine, nights of velvety warmth… summertime is the season of love. Romantic tales filled with memorable characters, these nine binge-worthy books will sweep you away like a summer breeze.
STILL WATERS: Alyssa Bailey, USA Today Bestselling Author: When city ideals meet country tradition, the summer heat is the least of their worries.
WEDDING BELL BLUES: Susanne Mathews, International Bestselling Author: The wedding may be canceled, but the honeymoon's on!
MAEVE: Josie Riviera, USA Today Bestselling Author: He’s all business. She loves to laugh. When business conflicts with pleasure, what could possibly go wrong?
LISA: Denise Devine, USA Today Bestselling Author: When Lisa’s life crashes, she returns to Enchanted Island. Is true love waiting in this idyllic place from her childhood?
HOPE: Aileen Fish, USA Today Bestselling Author: Will Always Hopeful find her Sir Galahad?
JUDE: Taylor Lee, USA Today Bestselling Author: An arrogant, go-it-alone homicide detective and a quirky intelligence analyst team up to solve a murder during the Summer Solstice Celebration.
LADY IN DISTRESS: Katy Walters, USA Today Bestselling Author: Could he protect her, would she continue refusing him? Little does he realize the height of passion, or the depth of terror that lay before them.
Savor the magic of Josie Riviera’s New Year romances—exclusively in one boxed set!
A sweet, heartwarming story is the hallmark of a romantic holiday season.
With this exciting offer exclusively from USA Today bestselling author Josie Riviera, enjoy three emotionally satisfying sweet romances, a trio all wrapped up and ready to read! Bundle up and save with captivating stories celebrating the promise of new beginnings.
This set includes three sweet romances:
A Chocolate-Box New Years
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A Chocolate-Box Irish Wedding
A woman who wanted more. A man who wanted her. Can they rediscover their love in the seaside Irish town where it all began?
A disillusioned landscaper, a billionaire toy shop owner, and a grandmother who secretly wanted them to have a second chance at romance. Sometimes you need to step away from a relationship, to appreciate true love.
This book is a wholesome and clean, small-town contemporary holiday romance, where a Happily-Ever-After is guaranteed. An interracial sweet romance.
If you love to binge-watch a certain wholesome holiday movie channel, Josie Riviera’s romance bundle is the perfect gift to yourself any time of the year.
Seven NY Times and USA Today Bestselling authors have come together to give you a collection of strong heroes and heroines that prove when you put your mind to something, your destiny is your future.
Whether you’re just starting out or starting over, losing your love or finding a new one, a first chance, or a second...maybe even a third, destiny is in your hands. It’s in your grasp. You find a way, you work hard, and you believe enough to make it happen.
WHISKEY SMASH (New): Jen Talty, USA Today Bestselling Author: While he prefers a double shot of whiskey, he’s not opposed to taking a stroll down champagne lane, but not if it’s going to cost him at the track.
DON’T BRUISE THE BANANAS (New): Susan Jean Ricci, USA Today Bestselling Author: As Cindy and Jay DeMatteo approach the seven-year itch, will their treasured memories inspire their relationship to move forward, or do other circumstances interfere with their marriage?
GIRLS IN THE CITY - ALISON (New): Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author: Surgical resident Alison catches the eye of Chief Rich, but she doesn’t want to start anything with him because of a longed for transition. But her heart has other ideas.
IN TANDEM: Tamara Ferguson, USA Today Bestselling Author: When Jake Loughlin and Danielle Reardon are fatefully reunited at Dragonfly Pointe during the restoration of the Inn, will unveiling the dark secrets of the past help expose a ring of human traffickers?
GIVE ME A CHANCE: Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author: A single father. A woman on the run. Can they find comfort in each other?
SEEKING RACHEL: Josie Riviera, USA Today Bestselling Author: When faith is adrift, the heart is the compass leading the way home.
FOR THE LOVE OF CANDY: Patrice Wilton, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author: The life Candy scratched out for herself and son is coming to an end. Her Miami bar provided a decent income, but more important it provided a touch of magic. During storms the lights will flicker, the wall will sweat, and if you wish for something it will happen. Now with all that’s going on, the last thing she needs is the magic of love.
He’s been all over the world. She’s a home-town girl. Can a holiday wish bridge the gap?
In Cora Carpenter’s small California hometown, Christmas is tailor-made for couples. Unfortunately, Cora is a party of one, thanks to a con man who stole her heart, then bilked her out of thousands of dollars.
What’s on her Christmas wish list this year? Nothing whimsical. She’ll take a new vacuum cleaner, thanks—and no dating for the foreseeable future. But when she meets a stranger with a broken-down car, his warm smile and perilously blue eyes almost make her want to tweak that list. If only she could get over the pain and humiliation of her past.
A double whammy of betrayal and a broken heart sent anchorman Patrick Gervez thousands of miles west looking for a fresh start. But the pretty child care provider’s unforgettable amber eyes and deft hand with a set of jumper cables does funny things to his heart—and makes him wonder if she’s a forgotten dream come true.
Except she’s as skittish as a piece of tinsel in a windstorm. And the only way to help her forget her heartbreak, is to convince her to forgive. Especially herself.
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A disillusioned landscaper, a billionaire toy shop owner, and a grandmother who secretly wanted them to have a second chance at romance.
1-800 New Year is the fifth book in the 1-800-series by USA Today bestselling author, Josie Riviera.
Shanice Williams is tired of struggling to make ends meet and keep her landscaping business afloat. When she inherits her beloved grandmother’s farmhouse and the home where she grew up, she is forced to sell because of financial difficulty. Once Lincoln Reid, her long-ago boyfriend, arrives in the picturesque town of Roses, Shanice questions his motives for wanting to purchase her house. She refuses to allow him to tear it down in order to build housing for his employees. But does she have a choice?
Even worse, she begins to fall in love with him. Again.
Lincoln has loved Shanice since their college days. But she disappeared after they’d dated for only six months, and left him without an explanation, only a “Dear John” note scribbled on a card. Since then, he’s attempted to get over her, all to no avail.
He figures if he stays in town long enough and courts her, she might fall in love with him again. Do Lincoln and Shanice have the courage to risk heartache and start over?
Sometimes you need to step away from a relationship, to appreciate true love.
This book is a sweet and clean, small-town contemporary holiday romance, and will remind you of your best-loved Hallmark stories, where a Happily-Ever-After is guaranteed. An interracial sweet romance.
Read all the 1-800- books in this series. All are standalone and can be read in any order.
1-800-SUMMER (A RONE finalist!)
1-800-series (Three sweet small-town contemporary romances in one set!)
Their unexpected attraction kindles something as warm and sweet as a holiday candle. But the weight of their pasts could turn the promise of their love to ashes.
Gabe Waters is usually prepared for anything—as a professional stuntman, his life depends on it—but nothing prepared him for Noelle Wentworth, the unattainable high school crush whose bravery once saved him from more than just a bully’s flying fist. There’s no hint she recognizes him, but Gabe knows that face, those eyes…and he sees something that wasn’t there before.
Candleglow and Mistletoe is a heartwarming, sweet contemporary holiday romance that will rekindle your belief in love, Christmas, and Happily-Ever-After. Readers are saying “This book has it all,” and “I couldn't put this book down and have read it a couple of times now.”
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A commitment lit by a spark of interest can spread to a wildfire of passion, devotion to spending a life together, the desire to cherish their love forever.
Nine Award-winning, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling authors invite you to engage in their bounty of Happy Ever Afters, a box set of romance so filled with oohs, ahs, and a sniffle or two that you’ll want to read it over and over again.
Mimi Barbour: The Surrogate’s Secret – Can she give up her babies for the man she loves? NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Stacy Eaton: Unexpected Trouble – NEW! – Running into his trouble-making high school sweetheart, Maggie, was the last thing Gregory excepted. USA Today Bestselling Author
Leanne Banks: Indispensable Sweetheart – An unexpected night of passion between the millionaire and his assistant brings a surprise pregnancy. Will the CEO finally see that she is his Indispensable Sweetheart? USA Today Bestselling Author
Rebecca York: Wyatt – Will gypsies thwart a murder conviction and douse the smoldering passion between lost and found again lovers? NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Patrice Wilton: Hooked On You – Will a playboy fishing boat captain be able to convince a strong, determined, and wary woman that he is ready to be caught? NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Josie Riviera: Aloha To Love – A screenwriter on the edge of success. A scientist who’s a stickler for detail. Their chemistry could erupt into something special…or go up in smoke. USA Today Bestselling Author
Susanne Matthews: The Captain’s Promise – The woman he loves is in danger. He’ll risk anything to save her – his family, his crew, his ship, and his mission. Award-winning, Best-selling Author
Nancy Radke: The Bravest Woman in Town – He’s a spy, she’s a smuggler. Can love grow while they evade the army searching for them? A Civil War romance. USA Today Bestselling Author
Dani Haviland: Big Mac - NEW! – Fate and science said they should never have met but after that first touch, he knew he’d stay with her forever. Would the sudden appearance of the father he never knew be their doom – and the start of a pandemic? USA Today Bestselling Author
Prepare for romance in this heart-warming holiday book brought to you by USA Today bestselling author Josie Riviera.
After Chiara passes her RN license exam, she plans to leave Virginia and return to her beloved Kansas hometown for good. Except her home health client’s handsome brother makes her consider changing her plans.
Between his job, his sister’s injury, and his horse ranch, Vance has no time for Christmas. But Chiara’s delight in the season makes him willing to do anything to keep the enchanting smile on her face. When it comes down to asking her to stay, can he let go of his painful past, throw his heart over the fence, and follow it toward a future together?
Light and sweet, this romance is full of Christmas cheer. Because sometimes the best gifts are hiding right under your heart. Don't miss Josie Riviera's other sweet holiday romances!
Can she resist the handsome, charismatic Prince Charming a second time?
Margaret Snow doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but as a devoted mother she’s determined to give her five-year-old daughter a Christmas filled with heart-warming memories. The once successful swimsuit model in glamorous LA returns to her small, snowy upstate New York town to buy back the foreclosed trailer she once called home. Her menagerie of rescue animals travel with her, including a deaf parrot and a kitten with one eye.
She doesn’t expect to see her former high school sweetheart, the athletic, ever-popular, and decisive Fernando Brandt, nor his dwarf twin brother.
Sparks fly when she realizes that the teenage hockey star is now a successful Realtor who is also interested in her dilapidated trailer for reasons of his own.
Can she surrender her insecurities and accept the true gift of Christmas, finally feeling worthy of unconditional love?
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