Fall in love with these two stories where Texas and Hollywood collide. 


No other month is more associated with love and Romance than February, and it is only fitting that we feature romance books in the Valentine’s Day issue of Lone Star Lit. Fall in love with these two stories where Texas and Hollywood collide. 


Fake Relationship 

Can a relationship based on make-believe ever find its true Hollywood ending?  


Piper Torres needs to save her career. 


After being fired from her popular sitcom for gaining too much weight, she’s desperate to land another role. Her heart is set on scoring the part of Heledd, Welsh warrior princess, on Battle of Fortunes, the latest fantasy series taking the streaming world by storm. 


British actor Grant Cammish has been the resident womanizer and villain on Battle of Fortunes for five years and is ready for something new. He's set his sights on his favorite comic book hero of all time, Captain Justice, an icon of American pop culture. Only problem? Grant is “too British” for the role. 


When Grant and Piper's PR machine comes up with the idea of a fake relationship to help them land their dream roles, Piper is reluctant to agree. After all, Grant is an aloof snob, and Piper is America’s sweetheart: it’s a disaster waiting to happen. 


Except Grant isn’t what he seems. It turns out there’s a softer side to one of Hollywood’s most reviled villains—one the public never gets to see. But can a relationship based on make-believe ever find its true Hollywood ending? 


While mostly set in Los Angeles, some scenes in Hollywood Affair are set in San Antonio where the heroine Piper Torres grew up. This delightful friends-to-lovers celebrity romance is available from major book retailers. 


Texas-born Molly Mirren, a San Antonio resident, loves being a writer. She also loves witty company, exotic food, creative cocktails, and obscure music. When not writing, she is doing laundry. She is also a firm believer in the Oxford comma and defends it fiercely. Molly loves to read and will read almost anything if it holds her attention. So far, the stories that have popped into her head have all been romances and she has published five of them.  


Opposites Attract Western Romance 

He’s Texas. She’s Hollywood. 

… and together they’re playing with fire! 


Dionna Reed is in Royal, Texas, to help plan her starlet bestie’s wedding. But when the bride and groom bail, all the planning falls to Dionna … and the too-hot, too-sexy best man who’s convinced Texas can outdo Hollywood for this wedding event of the year. Well, bring it on, cowboy. 


Tripp Noble has one week to convince city-slicker Dionna that Royal is the perfect place for his cousin’s wedding—all the while keeping his hands off the gorgeous maid of honor. But cowboys don’t always follow the rules … 


A Cowboy Kind of Thing kicks off the latest Texas Cattleman’s Club miniseries: The Wedding. The Texas Cattleman’s Club is a long-running contemporary romance miniseries centered on a Texas rancher’s club set in the fictional town of Royal, Texas, not far from Dallas. It’s available from Harlequin and all retailers where books are sold.  


Award-winning author Reese Ryan writes sexy, emotional stories set in small Southern towns about thirty-plus-somethings finding love while navigating career crises and family drama. She’s the host of Story Behind the Story, her YouTube show where romance readers and authors connect. 




Maida Malby is back in the writing cave this winter to finish Samui Heat, the latest installment in her series Carpe Diem Chronicles. When not writing, she’s testing fusion recipes of dishes she plans to include in this novel, which features a chef hero and a heroine who is his toughest critic.