Celebrating dads as romantic heroes

Some of the best heroes in romance are dads. 


Happy Father’s Day, Texas romance readers! Some of the best heroes in romance are dads like in the first of our three books featured today. If they’re not yet fathers, like the other two, we somehow know they’ll make good ones someday.


Family Is Everything

Pecan Valley resident Felicity Buchanan takes on the impossibly tough role of being both mother and father to orphaned infant, Jack. The half-brother to her teenagers Honor and Nick became her responsibility after his parents perished in a car crash. Felicity’s best friend Dr. Graham Murphy is also experiencing parenting challenges of his own with his rebellious teenage daughter, Diana, who has been lashing out since the death of her mother. These two friends join forces for mutual support and find themselves seeing each other in a new light. Now, if only their children will get on board, this pair is ready for their sweet, small-town, friends-to-lovers romance to reach its happy-ever-after.


Accidentally Family is the first book in a new series by Sasha Summers, set in the fictional community of Pecan Valley in the Texas Hill Country. The author resides in the same area with her supportive family and her grumpy cat Gerard, the Feline Overlord.


Youthful Angst 

In Sophie Jordan’s steamy young-adult romance, it is the teenagers giving Kissing Lessons. Beautiful, wild, and (according to rumors) experienced Hayden Vargas wants to earn enough money so she can leave her judgy, small Texas town as fast as possible. Thanks to shy nerd Emmaline Martin, who convinces Hayden to teach her how to attract guys in exchange for cash, she now has the opportunity. Standing in her way is her student’s big brother, Nolan. The popular Mr. Nice Guy wants to protect his sibling from being tarnished with the same brush as Hayden, so he meddles in their lessons. Soon, they are learning each other’s secrets and acing their favorite subject: kissing.


Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas Hill Country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high-school English teacher, she's a New York Times and USA Today internationally best-selling author of over thirty novels. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows.


Regency Frolic

Many of our Texas authors write historical-romance stories set in England during the Regency era. Cerise Deland is one of them, and today we feature Lady Fiona’s Tall, Dark Folly, the first book in her new series, Four Weddings and a Frolic.


On her way to her aunt and uncle’s May Day Frolic, Lady Fiona Chastain’s coach breaks down. As luck would have it, to her rescue comes the same man she had fallen for the first time she saw him six years ago, Rory Fletcher, the Earl of Charlton. It’s easy falling in love the second time around until they learn of an ancient, bitter feud between their families. Old hatreds are hard to set aside, but love conquers all, and for Lady Fiona, her supposed enemy is her one-and-only love.


Originally an East Coast gal, Cerise Deland came to Texas as soon as she could. That was twenty-six years ago, and she’s still here, loving the people and the weather.


Maida Malby is celebrating Father’s Day with her Air Force veteran husband and their pre-teen son in hot and dry West Texas. She is currently writing Global City Tryst, the latest installment in the Carpe Diem Chronicles series, multicultural, international, contemporary romance books that take readers away to fabulous locations in the US and Southeast Asia. Find out more about them at maidamalby.com.