Take it easy and enjoy the last weeks of summer with fun and sexy contemporary Texas romance.


This month, we celebrate both National Lazy Day and National Relaxation Day. These holidays beckon us to take it easy and enjoy the last weeks of summer with fun and sexy contemporary Texas romance stories.  


Workplace Romance 

When a new luxe dating app causes scandal, the creator and a tech exec reluctantly work together … and passion ignites!  


Will investigating the town’s latest mismatch lead to a match of their own? 


Everyone in Royal, Texas, knows the Winters family despises the Del Rio family. So how in the hell did Misha Law’s dating app match tech entrepreneur Trey Winters’s brother with a Del Rio? The alpha businessman demands answers and—after one look at the headstrong, beautiful app programmer—so much more. But as sparks between them ignite, the spotlight threatens their privacy—and their growing connection. Will Misha prove that love and a good algorithm can conquer any challenge? 


The Rancher Meets His Match is the second book in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Diamonds & Dating Apps series. Now available from major book retailers. 


J. Margot Critch graduated from Memorial University with a BA in Religious Studies and Folklore. She currently lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, with her own romance hero, Brian, and their little fur buddies. A self-professed Parrothead, when she isn't writing steamy contemporary romance and romantic suspense, she spends her time listening to Jimmy Buffett music and watching the ocean, all the while trying to decide if it's too early to make margaritas. 




Enemies to Lovers Romance 

When her sneaky spouse starts screwing around with his ex, there’s only one thing to do… 


Eva Hart’s dreams just went belly up. After marrying her dream guy and happily accepting the visa that came with the ring, she’s more than a bit dismayed to discover the jerk is cheating. And since demanding a divorce will mess up her plans, the self-reliant woman approaches her husband’s grumpy best friend with a perfect eye-for-an-eye proposal… 


Ethan Steele’s moral compass never budges. But when the sobbing blonde beauty begs him for help, the loyal tech genius’s own feelings of betrayal have him cautiously agreeing to join in on some sly fun. And as he convinces the vengeance-plotting planner to cut loose and live a little, he’s shocked by the passionate chemistry that erupts. 


Deciding that slipping between the sheets with another man would be a delicious double-cross, Eva bites her lip and suggests that she and Ethan get hot and heavy. And while the smitten self-starter is reluctant to let things go that far, he’s soon wondering how to turn their provocative partnership into forever. 


Will serving it up cold start a fire that lasts for a lifetime? 


The Revenge Pact is a flirty stand-alone in the Madly Bad at Love romantic comedy series.  


Brooke Stanton moved to Manhattan straight out of college because her sister lived there and she could crash on her couch. Six years later (after a quick jaunt in London), she moved to Los Angeles and wrote a column for Examiner.com and a popular humor blog about the highs and lows of IVF. But her true passion is writing fiction. She’s the bestselling and award-winning author of the Bloom Sisters and Forbidden Romance series and now calls Dallas, Texas home. 

Maida Malby is authoring (revising, editing, drafting) as well as mommying (driving her kid to and from golf and cooking camps) this summer. She’s also reading and reviewing and sharing them on her blog Carpe Diem Chronicles at maidamalby.com and her various social media accounts. Follow her at @MaidaMalby or @maidamalbyauthor.