Western Romance, Romantic Suspense and Smoking Hot Reads: A Holiday Gift Guide

A holiday season without Christmas-themed reads just isn’t the same, is it? Well, don’t worry, every Monday in December leading up to Christmas, we will have gift guides for every kind of reader so every romance fan on your list can get into the spirit of the season! 

You may not be able to give your friend an actual cowboy for Christmas, but fortunately you can still give her the Western hero of her dreams…and in a form that is much easier to wrap.

Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates

Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey YatesThe holidays are all about celebrating time with our loved ones, and for widowed single mother Ellie Bell, she would love nothing more than to have that special feeling of being kissed under the mistletoe after five years of holiday blues. Little does she know that her close friend, cowboy Caleb Dalton, would be more than happy to throw his cowboy hat into the ring. This book from New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates is perfect for anyone with a space on their shelves for an uplifting and emotional read guaranteed to warm the heart!

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Wyoming Heart by Diana Palmer

Wyoming Heart by Diana PalmerThey say opposites attract, and this city girl and country boy are definitely no exception. Rancher Cort Grier is dedicated to working the land and doubts an author like Mina Michaels could ever fit in, no matter how attracted to her he may be. Mina, however, is a little more willing to take a chance! No Western Romance collection is complete without New York Times bestseller Diana Palmer, so make sure you add this story of alpha cowboy heroes to your shelf.

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The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby by Cathy McDavid

The Cowboy's Christmas Baby by Cathy McDavidFamily time is always a key part of the Christmas experience, and for Tanner Bridwell, the discovery that he has a daughter only gives him more hope for the holiday season and the future, especially when things are looking grim. Will his newfound family bring the love of his life back into his arms just in time for Christmas? Read this Harlequin Heartwarming story from New York Times bestselling author Cathy McDavid to find out!

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Ready to crack the case, catch the criminal and wrap things up with a passionate kiss? These three reads are the perfect gift for anyone who likes to combine their romance with a suspenseful story to really get the heart racing!

Soldier’s Christmas Secrets by Laura Scott

Soldier's Christmas Secrets by Laura ScottLaura Scott delivers a truly exciting read just in time for the holidays, with a story that includes a plane crash, a hero with amnesia and a family in danger. You will definitely be on the edge of your seat as Hawk Jacobson works to overcome his memory loss while keeping his beloved daughter safe!

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Safety Breach by Delores Fossen

Safety Breach by Delores FossenGemma Hanson is being pursued by a killer, but Sheriff Kellan Slater is there to help–they may have a history, but that’s not going to stop him from making sure Gemma makes it out of this alive. USA Today bestselling author Delores Fossen once again returns with a story that will have you in its grips from page one…so make sure you have snacks at the ready!

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Colton’s Rescue Mission by Karen Whiddon

Colton's Rescue Mission by Karen WhiddonThe adventures of the Colton family continues with Colton’s Rescue Mission by Karen Whiddon, a story that combines forbidden love and high stakes action into one unforgettable story! Remy Colton doesn’t want to fall for Vanessa Fisher, but when she becomes the target of a killer, he’ll do everything in his power to protect her.

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Know someone who likes to keep things hot enough to melt the snow outside? Well, these are the perfect reads for anyone who craves smoking hot stories!

Naughty or Nice by Rachael Stewart

Naughty or Nice by Rachael StewartWhen she was eighteen, Eva had her heart broken by her brother’s best friend. Now Lucas is back in her life and wants to buy her business…but she’ll only give him a chance after she finally gets what she wants! This sexy read from Rachael Stewart is a definite must-read for anyone looking for an extra sexy Christmas.

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Duty or Desire by Brenda Jackson

Duty or Desire by Brenda JacksonNew York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson returns to her Westmoreland series with Pete Higgins, who is an honorary Westmoreland that falls for the very tempting nanny of his orphaned niece. Sparks may be flying, but Myra definitely has a secret that they’ll both have to work through before things can really heat up.

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The Greek’s Surprise Christmas Bride by Lynne Graham

The Greek's Surprise Christmas Bride by Lynne GrahamTycoon Leo is definitely not interested in romance. As a guardian to his  nieces and nephews, he knows that he needs a wife to help, and Letty is perfect for the job. Of course, it’s only a matter of time before this marriage of convenience turns into a night of passion! Lynne Graham‘s latest book is a wonderful read for fans of Christmas weddings.

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Want to bring some holiday romance home with you for free? Head on down to the comments and share the title of the last book you gave someone as a gift! You could win a copy of:

Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates

Safety Breach by Delores Fossen

Duty or Desire by Brenda Jackson

Open to residents of the US and Canada, excluding Quebec. Contest closes December 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET. One (1) winner will be randomly selected from all entries on or around December 16. For full official rules, click here.

Update this contest is now closed.

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Comments ( 13 )
  1. Debra brown
    December 9, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Goodnight Moon

  2. Juanita Whisenant
    December 9, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Christmas in Silver Springs

  3. Melinda M
    December 9, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Coming Home for Christmas by Raeanne Thayne

  4. Charlotte
    December 9, 2019 at 11:03 am

    The temptation of Gracie by Santa Montefiore

  5. Marcie R
    December 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Kissed by the Country Doc by Melinda Curtis to my friend who likes wholesome stories.

  6. Gayle L
    December 9, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    The Guardians

  7. Darlene Campbell
    December 9, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Coming Home to Crimson by Michelle Major

  8. Sue C
    December 9, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Very old fashioned romance novels – Betty Neels’ holiday romances for a huge fan of Betty.

  9. Caitlin
    December 10, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Twisted Twenty-Six

  10. Mary Nott
    December 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Small Creatures Such As We

  11. Jean
    December 12, 2019 at 7:42 am

    It is an older Christmas Harlequin Super Romance but one I enjoy so I share it with friends who like the same stories as I do. “True Heart” by Peggy Nicholson

  12. bn100
    December 14, 2019 at 12:18 am

    pride and prejudice

  13. Elissa
    December 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    This contest is now closed, and congratulations to our winner by random draw, SUE C. Please check your inbox for an email from me. -Elissa from Harlequin

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