Likely Characters Series

FILRevLeast Likely to Fall In Love (Bk 1)

Running the place. Like a boss.

Lindy Mason is happy to be back at Lincoln High School. As principal, she’s faced with the tough decision on how to handle a bullying case involving Maddie Myers, daughter of the boy who made her high school days a misery.

Getting better all the time.

Ryan’s panicked when he rushes into the principal’s office to rescue his daughter and shocked to see Lindy behind the desk. Single parenting means plenty of sleepless nights, time he spends regretting his mistakes and worrying over Maddie’s future.

Lindy and Ryan have to come to terms with the way life’s twists bring change and for the better. But love? No one’s going that far.

Least Likely to Fall in Love is an enemies-to-lovers, sexy contemporary romance (60,000 words) where the hero and heroine learn about forgiveness, bravery, and the challenge of controlling the radio with a teen in the car.






TUTHRevMost Likely to Turn up the Heat (Bk 2)

Max Holt’s days as high school security guard are numbered. Now that he’s recovered from the gunshot wound that forced his detour from Dallas cop to small-town security, he’s ready for the adrenaline and satisfaction of his old life.

Sue Walker has a solid dating policy: NO SOLDIERS, NO COPS, NO COWORKERS. Other than those simple guidelines, she’s happy to keep an open mind. But teasing Max? That brightens every single day at Lincoln High.

When Max turns up the heat, Sue’s got a difficult decision on her hands.

Novella length (22,000) sexy contemporary, also included in the Summer Lovin’ anthology (Book Boyfriends Cafe). First in the series: Least Likely to Fall in Love






Least Likely to Marry a MillionaireLeast Likely to Marry a Millionaire (Bk 3)

Whether it’s the equipment contract for the biggest college football program in the state of Texas or the championship coach who got away, Nina Montrose refuses to be defeated. Being a winner comes with perks, but Coach Jack Ford wants something more than a fat paycheck, fancy parties, and big house. He’s moved to small-town Lincoln to do what he loves: teach kids. He’s seen firsthand how sports programs can change lives.

Nina had them at “I Do” but Jack walked away. When she blows into town with one last play, sonogram in hand, they’re going to have to find a way they both can win.


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RTWMost Likely to Rule the World (Bk 4)–COMING JUNE 2017

Santa, Bring My Baby Back (December 17, 2013)

Santa Bring My Baby BackA bride abandoned at the altar . . . just in time for Christmas?

‘Tis the season for second chances at Cheryl Harper’s Elvis-themed Rock’n’Rolla Hotel. After trying and failing at acting, modeling, dog grooming, and a dozen other jobs, Grace Andersen thought for sure she’d nail marrying a rich man. But dumped in a hotel chapel and strapped for cash, Grace needs a miracle—and a job.

If it were up to Charlie McMinn, Grace would be a married lady by now. Officiating weddings in gold lamé and a rock star pompadour may not have been his idea of getting into the holiday spirit, but with a gorgeous bride asking for his help, Charlie doesn’t mind sticking around his mother’s hotel a few more days. Especially if it means getting Grace settled …

Grace isn’t sure what to think of sexy, rugged Charlie, except that she can’t deny the attraction between them, or how good it feels to finally fit in somewhere. Is she ready to give a certain place—and a certain someone—a real chance? Or will she abandon a true Christmas miracle?


Chapter 1 Excerpt: Gold lame and a gold digger?

Chapter 2 Excerpt: New man, new plan, and fresh lipstick

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Kay Quintin, Fresh Fiction:

Another installment in the Rock’ n’ Rolla Hotel is just as entertaining and quirky as the others I previously read. The delightful and snappy characters will keep you smiling and fulfill you with a genuine feeling of love and warmth. I absolutely love this series and especially the character Willodean.

Romancing the Readers: “…fun holiday read with wonderful characters.”

Can’t Help Falling In Love


CHFiLThe staff of Cheryl Harper’s Elvis-themed Rock’n’Rolla Hotel are back with a funny, fresh romance that goes undercover—under the covers!

As a former Marine, hotel manager Tony Ortega has plenty of experience assessing threats, and the hotel’s newest guest, Randa Whitmore, is a code red. Tall, blonde, and with legs for miles, she may look like his every fantasy, but he knows she’s not really visiting for the famed Elvis Week. Though dangerously drawn to his new guest, Tony will do anything to protect his job . . . especially if it means sleeping with the enemy. Business strategist Randa Whitmore never meant to be undercover in Memphis. In August. Sweating her expensive spa treatments away. But snagging another perfect hotel location for her father’s empire means using all the tricks in her designer arsenal. And even though the sexy, tattooed manager seems oblivious to her charms, Randa’s prepared to bring out the big guns—just so long as she can stay objective and out of Tony’s muscled arms. After all, it’s just business, right?

Excerpt 1: Chapter 1

Excerpt 2: The Pool (and Tony’s abs)

Excerpt 3: The Bookstore Kiss



Library Journal:

Randa Whitmore shows up at the Rock’n’Rolla Hotel as a spy for her very successful hotel family. Sent by her father to scope out the competition and take control of a buyout, Randa instead meets hotel manager Tony Ortega. Not a man easily open to women, Tony is a former marine who has overcome his lack of family to build a life at the hotel. Tony immediately knows Randa is not just the Elvis tourist she claims to be, but Tony can’t help but be drawn to the beautiful and fun Randa. Escaping the fierce, ruthless nature of the Whitmore clan, Randa learns to trust her own judgment, as the hotel—and the staff—show her what love and family are really all about. Verdict Harper’s return engagement (after Stuck on You) at the Rock’n’Rolla Hotel, known for the Elvis-themed restaurant and kitschy décor, is another fun story and will definitely leave you wishing for your own pair of blue suede shoes. [LJ Xpress Reviews, 8/30/13.]—Judy Taylor Garner, Strayer Univ. Lib., Glen Allen, VA

Fresh Fiction:

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE is the second book I have read  by this author and  have loved this one as much as the first.  Cheryl Harper is  very talented and keeps the reader on their toes with her  wit and amusing story telling.  Her characters are so real  to the reader that you find yourself living through their  disappointments and joys. The story was a joy to read and  amusing from page one to the end.  This will have you on  your  toes keeping up with the energetic Randa.   I definitely  plan to read the other books in this Elvis and Memphis  theme.  Keep them coming!

Kay Quintin at Fresh Fiction

HJ Recommends (!)

Can’t Help Falling in Love is a really fun story full of charming characters. Cheryl Harper uses a lot of humor in her writing, and it’s especially evident in Randa and Tony’s internal monologues, which got quite a few chuckles out of me. She’s a quotable author who also writes with a very clever, descriptive prose that is easy to read. One of my favorite examples of this is: ‘The smile that lit her face was like the sun peeking over the horizon. It started slow but by the time it rose completely it was blinding.’ I was impressed with the intensity of the feelings she created between the characters and that she could convey it seemingly so easily.

–Michele at Harlequin Junkie

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Karla at Swept Away by Romance: “This was such an enjoyable, pleasant read. It’s sweet, witty, angst-free, and has an easy flow to it. It’s a lovely little romance, one of those books you read with a grin on your face, and although there is no epilogue, there is no doubt that Tony and Randa are well on their way to a happy life together. This series has captured my heart and I can’t wait to see what Cheryl Harper has in store for us next!”

Gaele at the Jeep Diva: “With a nice wrap up and some truly cleverly portrayed secondary characters that even include the decor of the hotel; this was a fun story that was a perfect diversion for a rainy afternoon.”

Brandy at Romance Bookworm: “<Insert swooning here>  Tony is a military man who is suffering from PTSD.  That sings to my desire to help folks but the clincher?  That was the fact that he is an obsessive reader like me.  I had pictures of a sensitive man curled up on the couch reading books with me for hours.  It was awesome!”

4 Stars from Algel at The Literary Panda:Can’t Help Falling In Love is a well-written novel that wouldn’t bore you from the first page up to the last. This maybe one of those insta-love stories, but you will definitely learn a lot from it, especially in decision-making, trust, and self-confidence. I’m totally recommending this you guys and I’m looking forward to read more from Cheryl Harper.”

Samantha at Faerie Tale Books: “This story is full of wonderful characters, a great plot, and a beautiful romance story that will sweep your off your feet. Randa and Tony are perfect for each other and watching them find their way with each other, as they are trying to find out what the other is up to, is hilarious, passionate, and heart warming!”

Codi Gary: “The story was filled with the characters I had fallen hard for in Stuck on You and the hilarity that Cheryl always manages to put into her books. I laughed out loud, smiled, and squealed through out and I definately think if it’s not on your TBR list, it should be!”