05 October 2021

The Single Dad's Holiday Match | Excerpt + Giveaway


'Tis the season… For unexpected love!

Officer Jonathan Maxwell is just as devoted to his job as he is to his two young daughters, leaving zero time for a social life. Until he meets Brooke Novak. The newly hired community center director is a single parent, too, and also part of his latest investigation. Jonathan needs Brooke’s help if he's going to close his case by Thanksgiving… but she might be the biggest distraction from keeping his mind on his job.

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: September 28, 2021



He laughed, the fine crinkles at the corners of his eyes adding to his appeal. She stopped herself from blinking. Appeal? Yes, Officer Maxwell was attractive, but she could ill afford a second look in his direction with a center to turn around in six months and no time for a casual relationship. Even if the attraction happened to be mutual, she wasn’t optimistic. Her last three dates hadn’t gone well. Every time she’d found time to spare an evening away from her online courses and work, each guy escaped as soon as she brought up Colin.

Besides, she was only getting settled in Hollydale. Growing up in a small town, she hadn’t been able to conceal her pregnancy forever. The stares from some in her hometown once baggy sweaters or puffy coats no longer hid her baby bump from view were seared into her. Then again, those glares hadn’t been as bad as the whispers behind her back once she passed by. What else did you expect of Brooke with a mother like that? Those left a bitter taste in her mouth.

While the residents of Hollydale had been welcoming, she had little doubt everyone knew who was dating whom and every detail of the latest breakup. She didn’t want to experience those same types of whispers if another relationship drifted away in the wind.

Colin and Daisy and her job had to come before any type of romantic involvement. She wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize her son’s future, or her own.


Tanya Agler is a write-at-home mom, wife, and beagle and bunny wrangler who writes sweet contemporary category romance, three of which have been published by Harlequin Heartwarming. She moved often as a child, attending twelve different schools before attending the University of Georgia where she received degrees in journalism and law.

She lives in Georgia with her wonderful husband and her four kids (Kath, MJ, Cupcake, and Chunk). She often talks about her new rescue beagle, Linus, on Twitter and Facebook. One of her favorite things to do is to curl up with a glass of iced tea and a dessert while watching a classic movie (think all the way back to Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, snappy dialogue, and shoulder pads).

She loves visiting new parts of the country while attending writers’ conferences.


One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of The Sheriff’s Second Chance by Tanya Agler, winner's choice of print (US only) or ebook

Ends October 13, 2021



  1. Everyone knows everyone so it makes for a fun read.

  2. My favorite part about a small town setting is that it's relatable because I grew up in a small town.

  3. I love Tanya's Harlequin Romance books.