There are lots of fun things about being a romance author, but one of the best parts is when you get to show off a shiny new cover to the world. Today, I’m beyond excited to share the cover for my next book, SWAP AND SMELL THE ROSES! Y’all…this book has my heart, as does this cover. I love everything about the whole situation! This is Book 1 in a 2-book series (plus a special online read, but more on that when it’s ready…) about best friends Willow and Bailey, who swap living situations for two months. Bailey takes Willow’s Brooklyn apartment and Willow, in turn, takes Bailey’s tiny cottage in Connecticut. The latter is the setting for SWAP AND SMELL THE ROSES…it’s a small town, slow burn, grumpy/sunshine, romance with both heat and heart. It’s available for preorder now, or you can add it to Goodreads. Let me know what you think of the cover, and in the meantime, here’s the full book description:
In this deliciously tender, steamy romance, a burned-out musician swaps city life for cottage country only to find that slowing down means a racing heart, thanks to the grumpy guy next door…
When Willow Moore’s lifelong dream of music stardom goes bust, she’s burned out enough to need drastic change. As in, she’s trading her Brooklyn apartment for two months in the Connecticut countryside. Soon she’s baking bread, spending Saturdays at the farmer’s market and stopping to smell the roses, but some things in her new #cottagecore life aren’t so pleasant. Like her landlord, former chef Reid Harrell. As grouchy and reserved as Willow is chatty and outgoing, Reid is an annoyingly sexy keep-out sign. If only Willow was good at staying away.
Something about Reid, a sliver of pain poking through that flinty facade, makes her wonder if they’re more alike than she thought. Reid once chased success, too, and found it—at a price. Now all he wants is to be left alone to garden, but Willow’s not giving up so quick, especially when one of their heated arguments sparks an idea for a song. Her renewed creativity awakens them both, hurling them into a passionate vortex neither expects.
As the summer winds down, Willow is forced to confront her needs, wants and desires, not to mention Reid, the hardest puzzle of all to figure out. Maybe it’s time for the city girl to stop dwelling on dreams dashed and start following her heart—no matter where it might take her…
I barely got out of bed last week, y’all. I’m still only able to sit at my desk for about two hours before I need a break. This was a knock-down, drag-out, stuffy-head, cough-ridden festival of exhaustion. And yet, I’m excited! Because my head is finally clearing and it’s a beautiful Spring day and I have a new book out! In truth, all is good!
My brand new book is FOUR WEEKS TO FOREVER. I am so excited for this book to be out in the world. It’s Book 3 in the new Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Wedding series. This is a rival-to-lovers romance about a plucky florist and the Irish chef who infuriates her… and their unexpected collaboration for the biggest wedding in the history of Royal, TX.
If you buy the paperback, it will come as a 2-in-1 edition, paired with Joanne Rock’s MAKE BELIEVE MATCH. Joanne’s book and mine are not only back-to-back in the series, her heroine and my heroine are best friends. So I think you’ll really enjoy reading these two books together. It’s a GREAT deal. And an awesome pairing, if I do say so myself!
Buy FOUR WEEKS TO FOREVER:
I know I shouldn’t be surprised that it’s almost the end of the year. I mean, I had a few clues–summer is in the rear view mirror, Thanksgiving came and went, and Christmas gifts have been exchanged!
But I’m still surprised, ever year. What is it about the last part of the year that makes it go SO fast? (I don’t know the answer to that question, but if you do, let me know.)
Anyway, our close proximity to the end of December means that RANCHER AFTER MIDNIGHT has arrived! This book set around New Year’s Eve is all about fresh beginnings, redemption, and new love. Even though it’s Book 9 of 9 in the Texas Cattleman’s Club series, Ranchers and Rivals, you can 100% read this as a standalone. I absolutely love Heath and Ruby’s story and I think you will, too.
But don’t take my word for it, here are a few early reviews readers left on BookBub:
“This is a well-written, emotionally charged story with relatable characters and the issues they face.”
“Ms. Booth’s story is a lovely reminder that love changes us all for good.”
“If fun and sexy romance make you tingle, this is for you.”
Let me know if you decide to read RANCHER AFTER MIDNIGHT. And Happy New Year! You all are the absolute best. I mean that!
It’s true. I really do love a Christmas romance. I guess it’s because it combines two of my favorite things–falling in love and Christmas. It’s twice as many cozy feel-good vibes! All of that makes me super excited to share that A CHRISTMAS NEGOTIATION is now out in the world! This is a re-release of A CHRISTMAS RENDEZVOUS, with a new title and cover, but all of the same holiday yumminess inside! You get a pajama-clad meet-cute, a one-night stand, rival lawyers fighting over the fate of a famous department store, all of the Christmas fun I could squeeze into one book, and kittens. So many kittens! Jeremy and Isabel are one of my all-time favorite couples, and I hope you feel the same way. So take a little “me” time, grab a copy of this book, curl up in your favorite chair and enjoy a holiday escape!
Well, let me tell you… The Problem with Playboys is my brand new release, Book 1 in the all-new trilogy, The Little Black Book of Secrets. This series follows three childhood best friends–Chloe, Taylor, and Alexandra–who all somehow end up in the crosshairs of an anonymous social media account called Little Black Book. LBB seems hellbent on taking down some very rich and powerful people, and in some instances, that includes my heroines and the people they love. Unmasking Little Black Book is going to take some serious work! (Three books, to be exact.)
In The Problem with Playboys, Parker is a sports agent whose star client is the very first target of Little Black Book. Chloe is a crisis PR expert. Seems like a perfect match, except for three things: Parker worries about almost nothing while Chloe worries about everything, Parker ridicules Chloe’s profession when they meet for the first time, and did I mention that Parker and Chloe’s parents were married briefly and now hate each other? It makes for quite an interesting and sexy situation! This book takes you from New York to Miami and back again, and is a real rollercoaster as Parker and Chloe try to navigate the existential threat of Little Black Book, competing family loyalties, and the biggest obstacle of all–their mutual agreement that romantic love never lasts. I loved watching these two figure it out! I hope you will, too! As always, if you have a chance to read, please drop me a line at karen [at] karenbooth [dot] net. I love hearing from you!
The Problem with Playboys is available from retailers everywhere. Click HERE to find your retailer of choice.