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Barbara Dunlop Books In Order

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Publication Order of Chicago Sons Books

Sex, Lies and the CEO (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seduced by the CEO (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bargain with the Boss (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Stolen Bride (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Colorado Cattle Barons Books

A Cowboy Comes Home (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowboy in Manhattan (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Intimate Bargain (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Millionaire in a Stetson (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowboy's Temptation (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Cowboy Standing (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gambling Men Books

The Twin Switch (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dating Dare (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Son (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Husband in Name Only (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of High Country Hawkes Books

Breakaway Cowboy (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Match Books

An Unlikely Match (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Impractical Match (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Extraordinary Match (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Astonishing Match (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unpredictable Match (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Montana Merricks Books

The Bull Rider's Redemption / Chase (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Secret Son (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Montana Millionaires: The Ryders Books

Seduction and the CEO (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Bed with the Wrangler (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Convenient Virgin Bride (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paradise, Alaska Books

Match Made in Paradise (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finding Paradise (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strangers in Paradise (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tall, Dark and Restless Books

Flying High (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Stakes (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Whiskey Bay Brides Books

From Temptation to Twins (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelve Nights of Temptation (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Temptation, Her Secret (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Forever Jake (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Next to Nothing (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Close to Call (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Order (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunderbolt over Texas (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Boyfriend (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire's Bidding (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire Who Bought Christmas (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beauty and the Billionaire (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ceo's Accidental Bride (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billionaire Baby Dilemma (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Jingle Bell Princess (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jingle Bells and Wedding Vows (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss Me in the Summer (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Wish-List Wife / Mad about Mindy... and Mandy (With: Toni Blake) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of American Extreme Bull Riders Tour Books

The Bull Rider's Redemption / Chase (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irresistible Cowboy / Tanner (By: Sarah Mayberry) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Casey (By: Kelly Hunter) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cody (By: Megan Crane) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Doctor for the Cowboy / Troy (By: Amy Andrews) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Takes All / Kane (By: Sinclair Jayne) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gage (By: Katherine Garbera) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rescued by the Cowboy / Austin (By: Jeannie Watt) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dynasties: The Lassiters Books

The Black Sheep's Inheritance (By: Maureen Child) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Single Mom to Secret Heiress (By: Kristi Gold) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expecting the CEO's Child (By: Yvonne Lindsay) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lured by the Rich Rancher (By: Kathie DeNosky) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beauty and the Best Man (By: Maureen Child) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taming the Takeover Tycoon (By: Robyn Grady) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reunited with the Lassiter Bride (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Single Mom to Secret Heiress (By: Kristi Gold) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dynasties: The Lassiters (By: Yvonne Lindsay,Robyn Grady,Kristi Gold) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hotel Marchand Books

with Marie Ferrarella, Jean Brashear, Maureen Child, Judith Arnold, Kristi Gold, Ingrid Weaver, Laurie Paige, Marisa Carroll, Shirley Jump, Lori Wilde, Kara Lennox
In the Dark (By: Judith Arnold) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Setup (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unknown Woman (By: Laurie Paige) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damage Control (By: Kristi Gold) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bourbon Street Blues (By: Maureen Child) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Like It Hot (By: Lori Wilde) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Is Lovelier (By: Jean Brashear) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unmasked (By: Ingrid Weaver) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Summer Lover (By: Marisa Carroll) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Secret Life (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Second Chance (By: Kara Lennox) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legacy (By: Shirley Jump) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Summer Lover (By: Marisa Carroll) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Cattleman's Club: Heir Apparent Books

Back in the Texan's Bed (By: Naima Simone) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Rancher's Pleasure (By: Joss Wood) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Collar Billionaire (By: Karen Booth) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble with Bad Boys (By: Katherine Garbera) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Tough (By: Janice Maynard) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trapped with the Texan (By: Joanne Rock) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Catch a Bad Boy (By: Cat Schield) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bidding on a Texan (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Highest Bidder Books

Gilded Secrets (By: Maureen Child) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exquisite Acquisitions (By: Charlene Sands) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Silken Seduction (By: Yvonne Lindsay) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rogue's Fortune (By: Cat Schield) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Precious Inheritance (By: Paula Roe) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Golden Betrayal (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Hudsons of Beverly Hills Books

with Leanne Banks, Maureen Child, Catherine Mann, Emilie Rose
Blackmailed Into a Fake Engagement (By: Leanne Banks) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempted Into The Tycoon's Trap (By: Emily McKay) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transformed Into the Frenchman's Mistress (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bargained Into Her Boss's Bed (By: Emilie Rose) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Propositioned into a Foreign Affair (By: Catherine Mann) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seduced into a Paper Marriage (By: Maureen Child) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackmailed Into a Fake Engagement / Tempted Into the Tycoon's Trap (By: Leanne Banks) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hudsons: Luc, Jack and Charlotte (By: Leanne Banks) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of NASCAR Books

A NASCAR Holiday (By: Roxanne St. Claire,Debra Webb,Kimberly Raye) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peak Performance (By: Helen Brenna) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Famous (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Dreams (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunderstruck (By: Roxanne St. Claire) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Zone (By: Debra Webb) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Speed Dating (By: Nancy Warren) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts Under Caution (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Throttle (By: Wendy Etherington) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Time to Lose (By: Carrie Weaver) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back on Track (By: Abby Gaines) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Speed Bumps (By: Ken Casper) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In High Gear (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Flame, New Sparks (By: Day Leclaire) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends and Lies (By: Katherine Garbera) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rookie (By: Jennifer LaBrecque) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Pursuit (By: Wendy Etherington) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Overheated (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A NASCAR Holiday 2 (By: Gina Wilkins,Pamela Britton,Abby Gaines,Ken Casper) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Chance Worth Taking (By: Carrie Weaver) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turn Two (By: Nancy Warren) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Natural (By: Abby Gaines) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking Control (By: Ken Casper) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Risky Moves (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hart's Victory (By: Michele Dunaway) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miles Apart (By: Ken Casper) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forbidden Attraction (By: Marisa Carroll) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truth and Consequences (By: Bethany Campbell) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fully Engaged (By: Abby Gaines) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Teaming Up (By: Abby Gaines) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hitting the Brakes (By: Ken Casper) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slingshot Moves (By: Anna Schmidt) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extreme Caution (By: Jean Brashear) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Line (By: Michele Dunaway) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tailspin (By: Michele Dunaway) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A NASCAR Holiday 3 (By: Jean Brashear,Brenda Jackson,Wendy Etherington,Marisa Carroll,Liz Allison) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running on Empty (By: Ken Casper) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victory Lane (By: Marisa Carroll) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Flag, White Lies (By: Jean Brashear) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Banking On Hope (By: Maggie Price) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Within Striking Distance (By: Ingrid Weaver) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taste for Speed (By: Dorien Kelly) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Over the Wall (By: Dorien Kelly) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Track Mind (By: Bethany Campbell) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Holds Barred (By: Marisa Carroll) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checkered Past (By: Abby Gaines) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Outside (By: Helen Brenna) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Force Of Nature (By: Kristina Cook) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scandals and Secrets (By: Ken Casper) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running Wide Open (By: Ken Casper) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very NASCAR Holiday (By: Gina Wilkins,Debra Webb,Nancy Warren) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Racing Hearts (By: Vicki Lewis Thompson,Nancy Warren,Dorien Kelly) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossing the Line (By: Jean Brashear) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shades Of Love (With: Dorien Kelly) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raising The Stakes (By: Wendy Etherington) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Corner (By: Marisa Carroll) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Comeback (By: Abby Gaines) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What He Didn't Say (By: Maggie Price,Carol Stephenson) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One in a Million (By: Marisa Carroll,Abby Gaines) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Time, Forever (By: Dorien Kelly,Pamela Britton) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Right Before His Eyes (By: Jean Brashear,Wendy Etherington,Liz Allison) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Snow Day(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Barbara Dunlop is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author that has written over fifty novels in the romance genre. Barbara wrote her first work of fiction when she was only eight years. Her first work was titled “How The Giraffe Got His Long Neck” and was published to critical acclaim. Unfortunately, she had difficulties with distribution, but the good reception whet her appetite for even more achievements. She would later become a reporter for “The Berry Street Times”, a venerated publication that allowed Barbara to expand her reach. Several years after she began writing for the magazine, she ventured into romantic comedy, and it was not long before she was a bestselling and award-winning author with Silhouette and Harlequin. In addition to her romantic comedy series, she has also completed several other projects such as the NASCAR series. She has twice made the shortlist for the Romance Writers of America RITA award, and has won the Golden Heart Award by the Romance Writers of America twice. Her novels have also been featured on the Boarders list for series romance several times. Dunlop currently resides in Yukon, Canada in a log house in a heavily wooded property, where moose wander the property and bears outnumber humans. She spends her nights penning her delightful romantic novels and her days managing the Yukon Film Commission.

The Match series of novels is the first self-published series by Barbara Dunlop, after publishing over twenty novels with renowned publishers. The series of novels are more of new adult romantic series given their protagonists are in their early twenties. As opposed to her contemporaries in her genre that have been filled with endlessly tattooed protagonists, frantic sex scenes, bacchanalian booze parties, and angsty dramas, Dunlop takes an innovative approach. The novel series are written from the point of view of both the heroes and heroines, and the point of view of their benefactors. Apart from the main leads in the series, the premise of the novels is driven by a group senior citizens who are determined to find a good match for their heirs. The group of about 70 wealthy residents of a Florida retirement community has made a match making computer program to find their grandnieces, grandnephews, and grandchildren the most suitable mates. They do believe that by using the matchmaking software program designed by Sam a brilliant former NASA scientist, their heirs will have marriages that will work. The series of novels that takes the matchmaking format is one that Harlequin has adopted in recent times with considerable success. However, what makes the novels so good is their quirky set of seniors and the lead characters that are great fun and highly relatable.

Even as we expect the program to come up with terrible matches, it provides some of the most explosive relationships over the course of the novels. The female leads are typically charming women that have been beauties for their entire lives, with great a great education and social life. Our leads such as Amelia, Jade, and Jillian are highly successful persons who have no idea what their benevolent relatives are planning for them, as they are busy leading their lives and pursuing their dreams. For the most part, love and romance does not feature in their current life plans, as they are too involved in their careers or just have no time for it. However, much like their benefactors, they are upbeat, beautiful, and fun to be with. As for the male protagonists such as Logan, Morgan, and Devlin, they are highly educated and career driven persons that are married to their careers and have no time for love. Despite being the proverbial geeks, these protagonists are athletic persons who exercise regularly and enjoy life whenever it permits. They are geek heroes that are responsible, mature, and outstanding examples of metro-sexual males that are alpha and sexy, without being domineering as compared to many contemporary romance heroes.

The Match series of novels come with many hilarious moments, and incorporates highly emotional sequences, particularly when talking about the love between the lead characters. The leads transcend their socially and externally generated personas to find that they have a lot more common that would be initially believed. They share some of the most important characteristics such as emotional sensitivity, responsibility, good listening, and being willing to help each other attain their goals in life, which make for a successful romantic relationship. The two protagonists are typically polar opposites that on the surface will never be compatible, but they experience strong mutual attraction when they meet, which grows even stronger over the course of the narrative. The matchmakers do all in their power to ensure the two protagonists are living in a space that will make them fall for each other and eventually get into a relationship.

“An Unlikely Match”, the first novel of the series is about Morgan Holbrook and Amelia Camden. Morgan Holbrook is a geeky nerd with a PhD in jet propulsion who works as a researcher at a Caltech. Despite being a geek, he is a highly confident man, though he has never been one that gets the girls. On the other hand, Amelia Camden is a cheerleader who has long since sworn off relationships and decided to focus on an acting career. But when her next door neighbor the nerdy Morgan Holbrook refuses to go with her to her high school reunion, she goes nuts and is now determined to make him go with her. Since she wants to ensure that he does not embarrass her in front of her former classmates, she goads him into getting a pair of contacts lenses, a great suit, and haircut to go with his engaging, compassionate, and brilliant personality. Morgan plays along with what Amelia suggests, but what the two do not know is that it is all a plan by their benefactors back home in Florida.

“An Impractical Match” is another riveting novel in the series that introduces a new set of characters in the Match series. Jillian Korrigan is a high event planner who was abandoned at the altar by one of DC’s most prominent sons. Determined to put the embarrassment behind her, she takes an assignment organizing a motor cross race in Phoenix, Arizona. Meanwhile, Devlin Camden a vintage car restoration expert is working on the motor cross tack with dirt in his hair and dust in his eyes. He had met women like Jillian as they hung onto the arms of millionaires, and they had ever had any time for the persons that customized their expensive vehicles. Devlin is loyal to the motor cross track at Desert Heat, and treating the woman organizing the race will mean more money for the owner and possible upgrades to the track. Maybe he will just have to put up with the arrogant and sexy Jillian, and maybe he will just get her into his bed.

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