Pete’s comment that there are a bunch of steamy romances called COPPER MOUNTAIN made me laugh — and wonder just how many there might be, and what other novels might have that title.
Which, yes, I suppose I should have Googled before picking that title, but it’s all right, especially since my COPPER MOUNTAIN is part of a series.
Anyway, in case you are curious, there are a whole bunch of cowboy romances in the Copper Mountain Rodeo series, starting with this one:
Chelsea Collier wants nothing more than to save the old depot built by her railway baron ancestor and turn it into a museum—until it’s sold out from under her.
Jasper Flint made himself filthy rich in the Texas oil business by the age of 35. Now he wants a quieter life and building a microbrewery in Marietta, Montana is the perfect project.
Oh, one of THOSE male leads — young, handsome (I assume), no doubt witty, and also SUPER RICH. I always feel that is an unnecessary step too far in a romance. I’m generally inclined to say: pick three of the four, and if you’re going to ditch one, make it the Amazingly Rich trope because that is actually annoying as well as unnecessary.
The Copper Mountain Rodeo series actually includes romances by multiple authors, so no doubt the novels vary in many ways, but I expect they’re all along the same lines.
Then there is a series by Jeannie Watt called the 78th Copper Mountain Rodeo series, and ANOTHER series, this one by Sinclair Jayne, called the 79th Copper Mountain rodeo series. Ah, yes, I see that this is probably the same kind of multi-authored themed romance series
All the above probably explains why Pete saw so many Copper Mountain romances on Goodreads.
In addition, there’s this:
This one isn’t a romance, though, or at least not the same kind of romance. The description on Amazon:
Talented in business and the arts, Lera risks her life to escape an abusive husband so she can keep her unborn baby, find meaning in her life and win the man she should have married — a doctor who cannot remember his past. Romantic suspense set in Gunnison, Colorado.
I point to this one only to say that not EVERY other novel called Copper Mountain is a steamy cowboy romance.
Not that there’s anything wrong with cowboy romances, of course! But if I were pointing out one of those, I would be pointing to one that was heavy on the historical setting and light on the steam; eg, Softly Falling by Carla Kelly.
Come to think of it, maybe it’s about time for me to pick up another romance novel by Carla Kelly. Even though I don’t believe she’s written one called COPPER MOUNTAIN.