Books By Tamara- plus a free read

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Soldier Jameson Hunter faces the battle of his life: winning the heart of Charlotte Mackenzie, widowed mother of a young recruit.
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Ten Years ago love slipped through Chance’s lasso. This time “He was going after her and she didn’t stand a chance, just like a calf in a Chute, he was going to rope her with his love and ride back into her life.”

Carrie Stewart is a dedicated horsewoman. She runs a successful breeding and training program. She is a good friend, a good sister and a favorite aunt, but she has been burned by love. Carrie has never gotten over her first love, Chance Ryan. After ten years of absence Chance shows back up in her life. Should she risk her heart again, with the man who left it broken at her feet in the past? Chance has some serious work ahead of him to win back the one woman he could never forget.
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Through Fights and Fire, Prejudice and Passion, Burns A Special Kind of Love

A Special Kind of Love
A divorced school teacher, estranged from her family, wants to start over. Sharon Daily moves to Gaines, Wyoming with her ten year old autistic son, Aaron. She hoped to find kindness and acceptance in this small town. She wasn’t looking for love…

Tanner West, the Fire Chief of Gaines, seems to have it all. Great job, loving family, and any woman he wants to warm his bed at night. But, Tanner has suffered too. A Native American in a white world, he longs to find love and acceptance. He is ready for more than someone to share his bed. He wants someone to share his life. And Sharon really lights his fire.

Making a life with Sharon will require A Special Kind of Love.

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Chasing Love, Book 2 Circle R Ranch – Tamara Hoffa
Published December 25, 2013
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What’s a girl do do when she finds out her lover is a younger man? She runs for the hills! But Chance Ryan isn’t taking “no” for an answer, he is Chasing Love!

Samantha Cross went out in search of a one night stand to celebrate her thirtieth birthday. She found more than she was looking for, when her sexy cowboy turned out to be her new neighbor, and seven years younger than her too.
Chase Ryan was looking for the one. He found her and she disappeared on him into the night. When he shows up at her door with an apple pie, the fun begins.
Samantha may run, but he is Chasing Love.
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LR Cafe Reader’s Choice Runner up for Best Cowboy of 2013!

Chasing Love received a Crowned Heart 5 star review from InD’tale Magazine!
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Fetching Love, Book 3 Circle R Ranch – Tamara Hoffa
Published May 2. 2014
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As a fourteen year old, Megan Malone thought Chad Ryan hung the moon, but the boy of her dreams was already a man. Chad left town for seven years. Now he’s back. He’s the new veterinarian in town and he’s working for her dad, in the Animal clinic that she manages. Never mate a dog from your own kennel, so the saying goes, but…

Chad Ryan is a dog. The skinny little girl who used to trail after him like a lost puppy, is now a beautiful woman. He has no business even noticing. On the heels of a failed relationship, and the beginning of his career, there is no time for love in his life.

A matchmaking mom and dad, a boisterous yellow lab and fate have different plans. When it’s dropped in their path, no dog can resist Fetching Love.

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January 6, 2015

Twenty-five and never been kissed, Jenna Raynes is a beautiful woman with a rubenesque figure often overlooked by men. In the mood for a little honey, the sassy new schoolteacher is stopped in her tracks by one growled word from an alpha bear…“Mine.”

Bern Helms’ inner bear catches the scent of his destined mate. His animal’s desire is drawn to her curves, but Jenna is human, and not lured to him by instinct. Convincing her begins as a sizzling, sweet affair that is soon spoiled by danger. In their small backwater town, nerves are strung taut. Someone is abducting shifter children.

When confronted, Jenna is as protective of her students as a mamma bear. For Bern, all bets are off when the kidnapper’s take Jenna too. Nothing will keep a bear from his mate. The hunters will become the hunted…

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Charlie and Jamie celebrate Valentine’s Day

Jamie had Evan on Skype.
“Man, what should I do for your mom for Valentine’s Day? Do you think it would be lame if I just took her to Romas?”

“Naw, I’m sure she’d like that. It’s your place after all, gag me. But you better do something more than that. Get her some roses or jewelry or something. Don’t get chocolate, you know she’ll complain about the calories and that you’re making her fat if you do.”

“ Your mom’s not fat”

“I know that, and you know that, but, you know women, and mom is really sensitive about her weight as she is getting older”

“Yeah, I know. Jewelry sounds like a good idea. How about one of those “mother’s ring” things with your birthstone? Then it could be from both of us.”

“That sounds great, just don’t expect me to chip in for it. You know what a grunt makes, nothing!”

“Yeah right, you’re just blowing all your dough on booze and hot women”

Evan laughed, “Don’t I wish. Not gonna happen in the sandbox. I gotta go. Tell mom I’m sorry I missed her and I’ll call again as soon as I can.”

“Okay Ev, love you son” Jamie still couldn’t believe he got to call this amazing young man “son” but he truly was his son in every way but blood.

Jamie sipped his coffee and thought about the coming holiday. This would be their first Valentine’s as a married couple and he really wanted to make sure it was special. She made his life complete, filling up the space in his heart he hadn’t even known was empty. He would call Michael this afternoon and make sure he saved their table for them. Right now he’d better head to the Cool Springs Galleria and look for that ring
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Charlie sat on the edge of the bathtub and stared at the little stick. It said “pregnant” seriously? First off that really shouldn’t be possible, when she had Evan the stick only turned blue or didn’t, now the fracking thing talked to you. Pregnant. She was pregnant. Shock ran through her. She and Phillip had tried for years to have another baby and she’d never gotten pregnant. Now she was forty years old. But, fast on the heels of her shock was a thrill of joy. She felt the smile break across her face. She was pregnant! She and Jamie were going to have a baby. Would it have Jamie’s green eyes? And her red hair, or be dark haired like Jamie. Maybe it would be a girl, she’d always wanted a little girl to dress up. Oh my God, what was Jamie going to think. He was almost forty-two. Were they too old to have a baby? No people were having babies in their forties all the time now, and Jamie would be such a great dad. He had already proved that with Evan. He was going to be so excited. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day and they were going out. That would be the perfect time to tell him. But, how should she tell him? She needed to think of some unique way to clue him in. She’d have to talk to Bethany about it. Bethany always had the best ideas…

Charlie had her package all wrapped and a special card she had made attached. She was dressed all in red. A slinky wrap dress, with a low cut bodice and a pair of F me heels. She figured she better rock the sexy while she could, before too long she would be waddling. She giggled to herself as she finished fixing her face in the mirror. Jamie’s arms came around her from behind and he kisses her neck.

“Mmmm, you smell delicious, baby. Maybe we could just stay home and I can have you for dinner.”

“I don’t think so mister. You promised me Roma’s and I have my face fixed for some of Michael’s meatballs.”

“Oh, all right. I’ll take you out, because I want to show you off anyway. But I reserve the right to have you for dessert.”

Charlie turned in his arms and laid a hand on his cheek, “you don’t expect me to argue with that do you?” She slid her hand around the back of his neck and pulled him down for a kiss. She brushed his lips softly and then let her tongue trace his bottom lip. He opened for her and took over the kiss, thrusting his tongue into her mouth and devouring her like a starving man. His hands slid from her waist to her behind and he pulled her tight against his growing arousal.

Charlie pulled back and gave him a wink.

“Hold that thought for later. I’m hungry.”

“Me too.” Jamie growled nuzzling into her neck again.

She pushed him back playfully.

“Down boy. Later.”

She turned and walked back into the bedroom. She grabbed the package off the bed and her purse and headed for the front door before he could change her mind.
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They sat at their table in Romas. The remnants of a beautiful meal surrounding them and Charlie reached across the table and took Jamie’s hand.

“Thank you for a wonderful evening, my darling. Everything was perfect. I have something special for you.”

“I have something for you too, baby.”
Charlie smiled.

“Mine first.” She pulled the package from beneath her seat and handed it to him.

“You need to open the card first.”

Jamie gave her a quizzical look and opened the card.

A little gift to make you smile, practice makes perfect, there’s no denial
So take this gift and practice well, in seven months you’ll need to know

“What does that mean?” Jamie asked.

“Open the package and see”

Jamie pulled off the paper and gaped at the doll resting in the cardboard box he could see through the plastic window. Baby alive. Then she saw the light bulb go off in his head. He jumped from his seat and knelt down next to her chair.

“Are you… are we… a baby?”

Charlie nodded, tears in her eyes. Jamie was looking at her with such love on his face. She put her hands on either side of his face.

“We’re going to have a baby,” she said

Jamie scooped her out of the chair and swung her around in a circle.

“Hot Damn!” he set her down and looked up, the whole restaurant was staring at him. “We’re having a baby!” he shouted. Applause broke out, and shouts of “congratulations” followed. Michael rushed up and clapped him on the back.

“I can’t believe your broken old ass knocked her up,” he said. He turned and gave Charlie a hug.

“Champagne for the happy couple. On the house. No kidding, Congratulations man.”
Michael walked away and Jamie focus fell back to Charlie.

“I can’t believe it baby.” He held her chair as she sat back down, then he walked back to his side of the table and collapsed unto the chair. Shaking his head , he looked slightly shell shocked, but happy. He reached into his pocket and withdrew a small wrapped box, he handed it to Charlie.

Charlie unwrapped it and opened the little blue velvet box. Inside rested a Mother’s ring.

“I’ll have to take it back and have another stone added now” he said.

Charlie could only smile. She had her man, her son and a new baby on the way, there would never be another Valentine’s Day as special as this one.

I hope you enjoyed Valentine’s Day with Charlie and Jamie.I have a romantic date with my hubby, a bathtub and some candles waiting for me. So Happy Valentine’s Day all. May all your holiday dreams come true. Smile Somebody Loves You!

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Fate brought them together. Lies keep them apart. Love could set them free. All they need is to trust in Bear Hearts.
Fate has dealt bear shifter Martin Kruger and rotten hand. His destined mate, Dr. Elizabeth Montrose, is the enemy and suffers from a fatal illness. He‘s waited over two hundred years for a mate he might never have the chance to claim.
Elizabeth has long ago given up dreams of love, marriage and children. Her life is her research and now that is gone in a puff of smoke, thanks to the bears of Honey Corners. A tiny spark of hope blooms in her heart when the handsome bear tells her they are mates, but will that instinctual bond be enough to overcome all that stands between them?

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A trip to the library can change your life, but Guiles Fredricks never expected to find his mate standing behind the checkout desk. One whiff of her blackberry and lavender scent has him hooked, but the fear haunting her emerald green eyes makes his bear roar to claim and protect her.
Gina Salducci came to Honey Corners to hide. On the run from her abusive ex- boyfriend she fears she will never be safe. Nick Mancuso runs Atlantic City, he has ties to the mob and won’t hesitate to kill her if he finds her. Obviously her taste in men sucks.
When her fears are realized and danger finds her, will she run again, or find it in her heart to trust the bear that vows he is her mate?

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Most shifters are lucky to find one true mate in life. A hundred years after the murder of his first mate, the Goddess gifts Sebastian Von Drake with a second match. However, his sassy mate resists their union. Her past hold secrets she doesn’t want to share.
Alice Miller is drawn to the stick in the mud wolf like no one she’s ever met before, but she can’t mate him and risk everything. Why won’t he take no for an answer?
Danger, intrigue, traitors, spies, and secrets…combined with the irresistible passion of a shifter for his mate. Bastian will claim Alice, come hell or high water. No matter how much the sassy wolf howls.

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When Marine widow Monica Montgomery’s son tore his ACL sliding into home plate, the last thing she expected to find at the hospital was a second chance at love. But the six foot six orthopedic surgeon tempts her to play doctor.
Too bad her teenage daughter is hell bent on keeping the Navy Lieutenant Commander’s love boat anchored in port.
Dr. Jason Knight has patched up military men and women from Afghanistan to Okinawa. Now he faces his greatest challenge, filling the hole in the lives of this broken family.

 

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Coming June 26, 2016

Physical therapy can heal her shattered body, but will love heal her shattered soul? A Sniper’s bullet shattered Army Medic Sandra O’Donnell’s shoulder and her sunny outlook on life. Plagued with nightmares and PTSD she is back home and attending rehab, but unsure where her career in the Army will lead. With the help of her Physical therapist, Caleb Brooks, she is recovering from her physical trauma. Can Caleb’s best friend, Zach Winters help heal her emotional scars? The sexy corpsman with the heart of gold may be just the medicine she needs.

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Saving Private Blue- Savannah has endured years of heartache ever since Billy broke up with her and joined the Army. Her only comfort is Travis, Billy’s brother. What happens when two brothers love the same woman? Can broken hearts be mended? Will true love prevail above all else?

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Locked and Loaded- After society turned its back on him, ex-Army Ranger Hunter McKay finds a family in an outlaw motorcycle club. When Holly Farris’ research lands her in a seedy bar, the biker and the journalism student collide. Can an ambitious young reporter win the heart and trust of a jaded former soldier?

Julie Morgan
Delta Force- Fighting in the war changed Logan Saunders.
Facing the possibility of losing everything, he has to make a choice: In the line of fire, there is fight or flight. This is a fight Logan intends to win.

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Blurred Lines- A lonely young woman meets a Navy submariner on leave. His heart has been broken; hers has never awakened. Will their lust-filled communion make a difference?

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Flight Risk- Just when he thought he’d gotten rid of her, Lennox King shows up as a combat photographer embedded with his unit. Brooks is in the hot zone already, but her presence is guaranteed to make it a scorcher.

Natasza Waters
Committed to Chase- Combat took Jesse’s leg, but as a retired SEAL he has no regrets. He’s got a new mission. Her name’s Charlie and the chase is on.

Lily-Ann Jonson
Blondie’s Hero- When Teufel Hundens Bar & Grill needs a new bartender will Retired Marine Jake Peterson be the hero that Blondie needs? Or will hidden truths and her ex’s anger have Blondie doubting not only Jake but their budding love as well?

Piper Presley
Thorn of a Soldier- Young and newly married Marisa and Brody Clark will soon be separated when army soldier Brody gets deployed. Will Marisa remain Brody’s devoted military wife or will an ex-boyfriend convince her to untie the knot?

Ellie Keys
Belinda’s Mission- Belinda Banneker (B.B.’s) world has been rocked in more ways than one and only one person can set it to rights. The only problem is no one knows where this man, well no one, but B.B.

Shelley Munro
Innocent Next Door- Special Air Services soldier Nikolai Tarei owes his neighbor and friend a favor, but looking out for his twenty-two year old niece is stretching friendship too far. Summer is young but her sex appeal, sassiness and brazen disregard for safety have Nikolai scrambling to protect both her and his battered heart.

C.J. Pinard
Antihero- He’s dealing with a haunted past of crime and war. She’s trying to stay clean and walk a straight path. Is the chemistry storming between them enough to keep them together?

Carly Carson
Taken by the SEAL- Navy SEAL Declan Moynihan has orders to clandestinely shut down a notorious slave brothel in a Middle East war zone. Laila Catami, his accidental captive, is the mysterious woman being brought in to run the brothel.

Marissa Dobson
Ace in the Hole-Returning home from a deployment, Navy SEAL Ace Diamond finds the only woman he’s ever loved pregnant and living in his house. Gwyneth didn’t expect reuniting with the man who broke her heart. After all these years, will they give love a second chance?

Xandra James
SEALed with a Vegas Kiss-I’m in Vegas to stop a wedding. I’ve been in love with Molly ever since I could remember but I’m no good for her, so I’ve stayed away…when I could. But now her brother—and my CO—has found out the groom-to-be is a dick, and I have no intention of ignoring a direct order to take him out of the picture. My mission is to stop the wedding at all costs, but success hinges on whether I can keep my hands to myself and my heart under wraps.

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