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Tamra Baumann - book author

Tamra Baumann is an award-winning author of light-hearted contemporary romance and cozy mystery. A reality-show junkie, she justifies her addiction by telling others she’s scouting for potential character material. She adamantly denies she’s actually living vicariously in their closets. Tamra resides with her real-life characters—her husband, kids, and their adorable golden doodle in the sunny Southwest. Visit her online at: www.tamrabaumann.com

Tamra Baumann is the author of books: It Had to Be Him (It Had to Be #1), It Had to Be Love (It Had to Be #2), It Had to Be Them (It Had to Be #4), It Had to Be Fate (It Had to Be #3), Matching Mr. Right (Rocky Mountain Matchmaker #1), Seeing Double (Heartbreaker #1), Perfectly Ms. Matched (Rocky Mountain Matchmaker #2), Dealing Double (Heartbreaker #2), Matched For Love (Rocky Mountain Matchmaker #3), Truly A Match (Rocky Mountain Matchmaker #4)

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Even though Meg Anderson’s hell-raising days are over, coming home to Anderson Butte isn’t easy, especially when her impossible-to-please dad is the mayor and her do-gooder siblings run the place. But with another job lost and the gorgeous father of her daughter trying to make contact after disappearing three years ago, a break is definitely in order. Hopefully the little town filled with big, juicy secrets can help.

After being off the grid for years, Josh Granger, a man with his own secrets, wants Meg and his daughter back. But first he has to get past townspeople as protective as a pack of rottweilers. He’s not the man Meg thinks he is, but he can’t tell her why…not yet.

As Meg slowly warms to Josh, it’s clear the old spark is still there. But when his secret is exposed—along with Meg’s own shocking revelation—will it tear their family apart again, or bind them forever?

02
Tara Carter isn’t looking for romance. She’s content seeing patients at her new dental practice by day, then going home and cuddling with her puppy at night. Her new life in the tiny town of Anderson Butte, Colorado—known by celebrities as the place to lie low—is the perfect respite for a woman with a whopper of a secret. There’s just one problem: the town’s sexy sheriff knows she’s hiding something.

Sheriff Ryan Anderson, weary of small-town drama, has sworn off dating locals and thinks a fresh start in a bigger city is in order. However, the more he gets to know Tara, the more his heart tells him that she could be the woman of his dreams. But he wants to get to the bottom of whatever she’s trying so hard to keep under wraps. Can he uncover her secret before it drives them apart forever?
04
Falling for a bad-boy rock star is the last thing single mother Casey Anderson-Bovier should do. Embroiled in a custody battle with her ex, Casey is fighting to raise her boys in their quaint Colorado hometown—a secret haven for celebrities. But when it comes to her hotel’s newest guest, Casey can’t connect the dots. Is Zane Steele the out-of-control rocker plastered all over the media, or the captivating man with a killer smile who’s charming her and her two boys?

Zane has a good reason for letting the world believe the worst of him—and that’s a secret he’s sure he can never share…until he meets Casey. After years of having fans fall at his feet, he’s found the one woman who brings him to his knees. Casey is beautiful and intriguing—and thoroughly justified in not trusting him one bit, especially with her family at stake. But the only way to be together is to convince her to take a chance on him, on fate, and on their crazy, unexpected love.
05
Shelby Marx helps clients find on-line love by day, but at night she writes children’s books featuring a naughty monkey named Chester. The monkey constantly seeks forgiveness, just as Shelby struggles to forgive herself for a tragic childhood accident that stole everyone she loved. Now she yearns to create a new family. Unfortunately, the man she has targeted to move to Happily-Ever-After with thinks of her as a little sister. But Shelby has a plan.

Business guru, Nick Caldwell, wants nothing to do with forever after’s and white picket fences, but in order to save his sister’s floundering matchmaking business, he goes undercover to spy on her biggest competitor. While posing as the world’s most difficult client to obtain Shelby’s matchmaking secrets, Nick accidentally falls hard for Shelby. But she has another man in her long-term plans. Can he borrow a trick or two from mischievous Chester to win Shelby’s heart?
06
Dani Botelli has vowed to step out of her demanding movie star mother’s shadow, and is determined to start a new chapter in her life. But two men vying for her attention are making for double the trouble. There’s Jake, her police detective almost-ex who wasn’t so hot as a husband but still has the hots for Dani. And as usual, he needs her intuition and visions to help him solve a crime. Then there’s her high school crush, Michael, a former NFL pro who’s now her mom’s hunky lawyer.

Working alongside Jake, while keeping her special gifts under wraps, is proving to be more dangerous than Dani realized. She needs to stay out of harm’s way—and out of Jake’s flirtatious path—long enough to find out if Michael is the one. But will her hard-to-explain hunches be the secret that comes between them?

A National Reader’s Choice Award finalist.
07
After losing a patient in a tragic accident, Jo Westin left her physical therapy job and risked it all when she opened up her dream café. A year later, her new business is a hit. Jo wants to expand her selection of decadent truffles, gooey bars, and silky cheesecakes, to keep up with customer demand, but the banks aren’t biting on her loan plan. Not only are the banks resisting her tempting treats, so are the men in her life. Going home to an empty house every night is getting old, so she asks her best friend, Shelby, a matchmaker, to get busy finding her perfect match while she finds a plan B for her café expansion.

Chad Jenks, an injured NFL wide receiver needs his former fiancé like never before. Jo was one of the best physical therapists he’d ever worked with, and he wants someone he can trust to keep the extent of his injuries a secret. However, there are two huge obstacles standing in his way. First, Jo quit her PT job last year. And second, he was the last person Jo would ever want to help. Football always came first in his life—that’s how he’d lost Jo nine years earlier. But he has a plan: he has lots of money for Jo’s expansion, and even some secret ammo he’d only use if he had to. Ready to grovel if necessary, he’s determined to regain Jo’s PT skills, but even more than that, he still yearns for her forgiveness. And maybe even her love.

Can two people so hurt they vowed to never speak again eat enough humble pie to fix more than just Chad’s broken knee?
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Falling in love can leave anyone feeling a little exposed…

Archaeologist Gabby Knight has been living under an assumed identity to steer clear of her mobster father’s enemies. But when she suspects her father of plotting to steal a priceless statue buried in New Mexico, she risks everything and sets out for the desert to beat him to it—and to save him from making a grave mistake. Breaking into a secluded cabin to wait out a blizzard, she’s not worried about visitors. It’s not like anyone would be traveling in this kind of weather…right?

Wrong. Detective Jake Morris has been ordered to take an overdue vacation, so he’s looking for some quiet time in the isolated retreat. But getting clobbered over the head by an auburn-haired firecracker wielding a cast-iron pan wasn’t the relaxing start he had in mind. Using a lot of charm and a little help from his prophetic ex-wife, Dani, he soon discovers who the sexy intruder really is.

Serving justice is in Jake’s blood, so he can’t help but join Gabby on her quest to protect the statue and catch a thief. To properly do his job, Jake knows he can flirt but better not fall. After all, what kind of future could a cop and a mobster’s daughter hope to have?

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Lori Went is a single mother and a matchmaker without her own match. When she digs up the courage to put her heart on the line again, she finds the dating pool way too crowded with men who aren’t worth the risk. Until she meets a man who on paper shouldn’t be right for her, but he melts her heart and makes her smile. The only problem is he has his sights on someone else.

Deek Cooper, a sexy former nerd who used his computer skills to become a multi-millionaire, hopes the mother of his son will come back home. Deek wants a cohesive family, something he never had growing up, and he’ll do anything to get it. Even if that means asking for help from a matchmaker to make him more attractive to his ex.

Can Lori put aside her feelings and help Deek reunite his family? Or will Deek finally realize that the only thing he needs to create his own perfect family is love?
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Rachel Caldwell had never known a man who could make her weak in the knees. Until she'd met the most charming man in the world, Marcello. An Italian, dark haired, olive skinned, Hollywood actor who'd swept her away on luxurious getaways, and had accidentally given her the greatest gift of all—nine months later. Now that she’s found the kind of love that never lets her down, Rachel is trading dating for motherhood. She’s determined to be the best single parent she can be. Rachel shields her twins from the paparazzi who hound their famous father as strongly as she protects her damaged heart.

Marcello Romano has it all. He's living the life of the most sought-after leading man in Hollywood and has an Oscar nomination to prove it. But something is missing. And that something is his family quietly living in Denver. He made a mistake by letting fears from his grim past stop him from dropping to one knee and proposing the night Rachel told him they were having twins. Now, it’s time to make things right. If that includes diamonds, Ferraris, or even puppies to sway the reluctant Rachel, he'll make it happen. He won't stop until he can convince her to take another chance on him. But if she finds out his secrets will she risk her heart again?