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By Elise Bryant. 2023
From the NAACP Image Award–nominated author of Happily Ever Afters comes a dual POV rom-com about Reggie and Delilah, who…fall in love through missed connections and chance meetings on holidays over the course of a year. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert romances.Delilah always keeps her messy, gooey insides hidden behind a wall of shrugs and yeah, whatevers. She goes with the flow—which is how she ends up singing in her friends’ punk band as a favor, even though she’d prefer to hide at the merch table.Reggie is a D&D Dungeon Master and self-declared Blerd. He spends his free time leading quests and writing essays critiquing the game under a pseudonym, keeping it all under wraps from his disapproving family.These two, who have practically nothing in common, meet for the first time on New Year’s Eve. And then again on Valentine’s Day. And then again on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s almost like the universe is pushing them together for a reason.Delilah wishes she were more like Reggie—open about what she likes and who she is, even if it’s not cool. Except . . . it’s all a front. Reggie is just role-playing someone confident. The kind of guy who could be with a girl like Delilah.As their holiday meetings continue, the two begin to fall for each other. But what happens once they realize they’ve each fallen for a version of the other that doesn’t really exist?
By Karelia Stetz-Waters. 2023
Fans of Abby Jimenez and Meryl Wilsner will fall in love with this hilarious and refreshingly authentic novel about second…chances, pugs, and finding the perfect muse . . . Business consultant Rose Josten might not have officially reached &“pug lady&” middle age, but she&’s already got the pugs—along with their little Gucci coats and trash-lovin&’ appetites. Still, life is good, with her work, her sisters, and a secret hobby creating incredibly tactile (if surprisingly sexy) mindfulness videos. So why does it feel like it&’s not quite enough? Which is exactly when former filmmaker Ash Stewart enters camera left, and Rose&’s world suddenly goes full technicolor . . . Ash never looks at anyone. Not since her ex ripped her heart from her chest in Spielberg-esque style, crushing Ash&’s reputation, dreams, and directorial career in one brutal blow. But Rose is altogether different. She&’s curvy, beautiful, and just so damn put together. And her business expertise might be Ash&’s best bet for getting her last film—and her last chance—financed. Now if they can just keep their attraction under wraps, Ash&’s lost dream could finally come true. But are they creating movie magic . . . or setting the stage for disaster?
By Lauren Asher. 2023
CALLAHANI'm the Kane brother everyone gossips about behind closed doors.Trust fund brat. Washed-up athelete. High-functioning alcoholic.No one know the real…me but her.Lana Castillo - my childhood best friend and the only woman I ever loved.When I broke her heart six years ago, I promised to never return to Lake Wisteria.I kept my word until my grandfather's will changed everything.To receive my inheritance, I was tasked with spending a summer at the family lake house before selling it.The request was simple in theory, until my entire my plan blew up on the very first day.Turns out Lana doesn't just live at the house, but she claims to own it too.ALANAFalling in love with Callahan Kane was a mistake.He told me so before destroying my heart and our friendship six summers ago.When he promised never to come back, I foolishly believed him.But then Cal showed up again, intending to sell his grandfather's lake house.The biggest flaw in his plan?My name is on the deed.
By Anna Triss. 2023
After centuries of peace, the four Elemental Clans of Symbiosis are at war with each other. Sylvan, the young Fuegis…King, a cruel and ruthless warrior with the ability to control Fire magic, is enslaving the other three kingdoms of Symbiosis, spreading death and terror in his path. I am Queen Alena of the Glace Clan, which is affiliated with Water magic. I was captured by my worst enemy during the siege of my city. I already know the fate that awaits me tonight. Like the princesses of the other two Elemental Clans that preceded me, I am destined to become the new wife of the tyrant Sylvan. And tomorrow at dawn… I will be executed. But queen or slave, I am first and foremost a Glace. I will honor our ancestral philosophy. “Facing his enemy, a Glace sheds no tears, and never gives up wielding his weapons.”
By D. E. Paulson. 2023
Jakob Kuratowski is a lot of things—a witch, a baker… and a lightweight. Which is how, after a rare night…of drinking and dancing, he becomes the mate of an alpha werewolf.Jakob doesn&’t trust his new mate, Erik Lindstrom, any farther than he can throw him, and he&’s not about to give up the life he&’s built and the job he loves and go live with a bunch of werewolves just because his accidental husband wants him to. Werewolves might have a mystical instinct about their mates, but Jakob needs time.That doesn&’t stop him from helping *their pack*, as Erik insists on calling it, when they have magic trouble. He even lets Erik woo him a little. But when the deadly threat of the unlife—ravenous abominations who dwell in the dark place between the living and the dead—set their sights on Erik, Jakob has to step up and into his role in the pack to save the man he&’s coming to love.
By Tessa Bailey. 2023
The first in a sexy, fun wedding-themed rom-com duology from Tessa Bailey, #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer—now…in a beautiful new package! After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin’s wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom. A groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, southern drawl she should not be noticing… Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison—and the cruel hand of fate—might not give him a choice.
By Tessa Bailey. 2023
The second in a sexy, fun wedding-themed rom-com duology from Tessa Bailey, #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer—now…with a beautiful new package!It’s Naomi Clemons’s big day. Her dream wedding. And she’s outta here. A chance meeting of gazes through the church window pane—a single moment shared with someone familiar who radiates intrigue—is the final push Naomi needs to realize… she’s boring. A blonde, cookie cutter, well-mannered trophy wife-to-be. How can she expect to lead a fulfilling married life when she’s never lived? Special Forces diver Jason Bristow needs a beauty pageant coach. Not for himself—although the tattooed bruiser could definitely use some charm—but for his little sister who he has returned to St. Augustine, Florida to raise. When a beautiful southern debutante lands on his doorstep, she awakens a hunger that won’t be ignored. If only she wasn’t planning on winning back the ex-fiancé she left at the altar…Despite the potential for ruin, heat continues to build between Naomi and Jason beneath the sultry Florida sunshine, consuming them both. But they’re on borrowed time… and it’s about to run out.
By Tessa Bailey. 2023
A spicy rom-com with a murder mystery from Tessa Bailey, #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer!It was…supposed to be a relaxing vacation in sweet, sunny Cape Cod—just Taylor and her beloved brother—but discovering a corpse in their rental house has really thrown a wrench into their tanning schedule. Now a rude, crude bounty hunter has arrived on the back of his motorcycle to catch the killer and refuses to believe Taylor can be helpful, despite the countless hours she's spent listening to true crime podcasts. Not to mention her fulfilling teaching career of wrangling second graders.A brash bounty hunter and an energetic elementary school teacher: the murder-solving team no one asked for, but thanks to these pesky attempts on Taylor's life, they're stuck together, come hell or high tide.Myles is just there to do a job, not babysit an amateur sleuth. Although…it is becoming less and less of a hardship to have Taylor around. Sure, she’s stubborn, distracting and can’t stay out of harm’s way. She’s also brave and beautiful and reminds him of the home he left behind three years ago. In other words, the insatiable hunger and protectiveness she is awakening is a threat to his peace of mind. Before Myles sinks any deeper into this dangerous attraction, he needs to solve this murder and get back on the road.But will fate take her from him before Myles realize the road has been leading to her all along?
By Taleen Voskuni. 2023
An Armenian-American woman rediscovers her roots and embraces who she really is in this vibrant and heartfelt queer rom-com by…debut author Taleen Voskuni. When Nareh Bedrossian&’s non-Armenian boyfriend gets down on one knee and proposes to her in front of a room full of drunk San Francisco tech boys, she realizes it&’s time to find someone who shares her idea of romance. Enter her mother: armed with plenty of mom-guilt and a spreadsheet of Facebook-stalked Armenian men, she convinces Nar to attend Explore Armenia, a month-long series of events in the city. But it&’s not the mom-approved playboy doctor or the wealthy engineer who catch Nar&’s eye—it&’s Erebuni, a woman as immersed in the witchy arts as she is in preserving Armenian identity. Suddenly, with Erebuni as her wingwoman, the events feel like far less of a chore, and much more of an adventure. Who knew cooking up kuftes together could be so . . . sexy? Erebuni helps Nar see the beauty of their shared culture and makes her feel understood in a way she never has before. But there&’s one teeny problem: Nar&’s not exactly out as bisexual. The clock is ticking on her double life—the Explore Armenia closing banquet is coming up, and her entire extended family will be there, along with Erebuni. Her worlds will inevitably collide, but Nar is determined to be brave and to claim her happiness: proudly Armenian, proudly bisexual, and proudly herself for the first time in her life.
By Karen King. 2021
Snow is falling, bells are ringing… and my heart is broken. I pick up the phone to tell my mother…about Oliver and me. Then right after I explain, she says, &‘I don&’t exactly know how to tell you this, but you're not the only one who is single again.&’Single together for the first time, 34-year-old Meg and her warm-hearted mother Sally decide to cancel Christmas, and run away to a tiny cottage on the Cornish coast. For Meg, it is the perfect place to heal, away from all the mistletoe, while for her mother it has a special, and secret, place in her heart – from a love story that seems a lifetime ago…Meg and Sally find they&’re getting to know themselves, and each other, better than ever before. But as they are unable to resist getting involved in the village Christmas celebrations, they encounter two handsome local strangers.Sometimes, it&’s being away from home that helps you realise where your heart is. What neither woman knows is that, by the time the new year rolls around, one woman will have fallen in love with their ex all over again, and one relationship will be over for good…An escapist, romantic and heart-warming novel for fans of One Day in December and No One Cancels Christmas.Readers are loving Single All The Way:&‘A wonderfully written Christmas feel good story. Full of many ups and downs and misunderstandings… A definite curl up on the sofa over the Christmas period to enjoy its feel-good story line.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars&‘Exactly the type of feel good romance you are looking for for the holidays.&’ Goodreads Reviewer&‘I loved this book so much. It is always my goal every holiday season to find the cutest Christmas related books out there and I found that in this. It&’s a great mixture of holidays, family and romance.&’ BookLife&‘It grabbed me on the first page and kept me turningthe pagesto see what happened next. This book has family drama, romance and is a different kind of Christmas story.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars&‘I knew I was going to enjoy this book… Thought provoking, entertaining and gives an insight to both sides of relationships. Loved it.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars&‘A contemplative read which had me pondering over relationships and the complexities that surround it… Authentic… An enlightening happy read, I would say.&’ Book Reviews by Shalini&‘A well-written festive novel… Brilliant and refreshing… It deserves being called unputdownable. I highly recommend it if you&’re looking for a different, deeper Christmas read. You&’ll have it all, the family drama, the romance and the feel-good…
By Karen King. 2021
Snowy rooftops, mulled wine, and a hot single dad. Not the Christmas Saffy wished for… but maybe the one she…needs?Twenty-nine year old Saffron Baxter knew her holiday plans didn&’t stand a chance the moment her sister called to say she was stuck abroad with no hope of being home before Christmas. Saffy would just have to abandon thoughts of wild festive parties in the city and head down to remote Cornwall.Because every year her sister hosts a huge Christmas meal for all the single parents in her village. And Saffy knows it&’d break her heart to let them down.Arriving as snow starts to fall over the thatched cottages of the little harbour town of Port Breok, she meets Logan – the tall, fair-haired, blue-eyed, devoted single dad who lives next door, with his adorable daughter Chloe. At first she thinks he might help her make Christmas Day extra-memorable, but he just seems convinced she&’ll never manage – that she&’s just a party girl who doesn&’t care about Christmas, or anyone&’s feelings.Maybe he&’s right. After all – she doesn&’t want to settle down, she&’s only there for a few days… But she&’s still determined to do her sister proud with gorgeous decorations, the most beautiful real tree – complete with extra twinkly lights, and delicious mince pies. To make it a Christmas everyone will remember, especially little Chloe. Even if, when the mistletoe comes down, she knows she&’ll probably never see Logan again…The perfect festive romance novel, ideal for fans of Nora Roberts, Jenny Hale and Debbie Macomber.Readers love Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel:&‘Oh my, what a fabulous romantic and festive read!...There really is so much to love about this story… a truly fabulous feel good read that will definitely have you feeling all loved up and romantic by the end. The perfect festive read.&’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars&‘Fantastic from the first page to the last. I really didn't want it to end at all. So enchanting and romantic and about finding your own happiness when you don't think you can… A simply fantastic read, highly recommend it.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘I loved this book!!! This one really had it all: fun characters, a break-up, an engagement, Christmas, and of course a crazy dog!&’ My Life as a Dog Bed, 5 stars&‘Simply put this book was amazing! This book pulls at your heartstrings... Highly recommend.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘A pure pleasure to devour this book, I just didn't want it to end, I was enjoying it so much… A wonderful Christmas book.&’ Rachel&’s Random Reads, 5 stars&‘Just what I was in the mood for!!... A great Christmas read that will leave you longing for more…
Welcome to the Café at Seashell Cove, where you’ll find irresistible home-baked cakes, smiling friendly faces – and maybe even…a second chance at love…When Cassie Maitland needs a holiday from her glamorous but stressful job in event management, she escapes home to gorgeous Seashell Cove, where her family’s cosy café sits perched on the cliffs above sparkling waves and golden sand.But a lot has changed while Cassie’s been away: her parents have transformed their tired café into a welcoming haven, her friends Meg and Tilly have whole new lives, and old flame Danny’s twinkling eyes and winning smile make Cassie feel even more flustered than they used to.Keen to throw herself back into local life, Cassie starts to run themed events – including a not entirely successful cat-café day, complete with dozens of felines. Luckily Danny is always around to lend a helping hand, and Cassie soon begins to wonder if her life in London was really all she made it out to be…Could a new start in Seashell Cove be exactly what Cassie needs?A heart-warming and hilarious read about friendship, belonging and seaside living. Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson, Holly Martin and Jenny Oliver.Read what everyone is saying about The Café at Seashell Cove:‘Words cannot express how much I enjoyed this novel, it was so easy to read, light-hearted and hilarious that I couldn't put it down… I would 110% recommend this book. It's the perfect story to get you excited for summer… It left me feeling all warm inside.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars‘I loved this book so much I devoured it in one sitting… You will find yourself gasping out loud and laughing… Excellent read.’ Shaz’s Book Blog‘Absolutely fantastic… I couldn’t help but laugh… A perfect break from reality!’ Chells and Books, 5 stars‘I about fell out of my chair laughing… Hysterical… A perfect vacation read… So many laughs my sides were sore after reading!... Hilarious.’ Novel Gossip, 5 stars‘Totally amazing… So heart-warming while funny as well… An excellent book from the first page, has you hooked and so well written. I highly recommend reading this.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Fabulous… With every book I read of Karen Clarke's she is becoming a firm favourite of mine… This is a warm-hearted, uplifting story of family, romance, and of being true to yourself and I would recommend it to anyone.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars‘To say I was excited to receive this book was the understatement of the year! I’ve read all of Karen’s books and have loved every one of them! This one was no exception… A very funny book!..…
&‘I adored this book. It is ideal escapism at its best… There is so much to fall in love with…in this story... An absolutely fabulous read that I couldn&’t put down… One of my top reads of 2019!&’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 starsWhat if – to find yourself – you had to run away?Last year was meant to be when Holly got her happy-ever-after. But stuck in a job that&’s going nowhere, and a relationship that feels more like it&’s going backwards… this year Holly has decided it&’s time to change her life. She just has to:– End the relationship with the commitment-phobic boyfriend– Go on a proper adventure– Learn to be herself again– Definitely, categorically not fall in love.Cramming her belongings into her little yellow Mini, Holly drives on to a ferry bound to Spain, to stay at a remote farmhouse near a beautiful village in the Andalusian hills.But the day she arrives she nearly crashes her car into a gorgeous guy on a motorbike. He&’s called Matias and their paths keep crossing, much to Holly&’s irritation. Because as she learns to speak Spanish from the locals, finally starts laying out plans for her own design business, and sips sangria in the sunlit village square, Holly is beginning to remember who she is and what she wants.So she won&’t allow herself be distracted by Matias. Because this year – for Holly – there are more important things in life than love. And she won&’t let yet another bad relationship ruin everything… will she?A moving and uplifting romantic comedy about living each moment and learning to trust yourself again, for fans of Jenny Hale, Debbie Macomber, and Sophie Kinsella.Readers are loving The Year Of Starting Over:&‘I absolutely, totally and utterly flipping well loved, no make that ADORED this book… one of my top reads of 2019.&’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars&‘This book was wonderful!! I absolutely loved it!... I was hooked! This took me less than a day to read I was that enthralled by it. The pages just couldn&’t turn fast enough! … A fabulous heart-warming read full of friendship, love, romance and humour. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!! Highly recommended.&’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars&‘Funny, romantic, lovely… A story that just makes your heart soar… I absolutely loved every moment of this book and the little dog in the book is the cutest thing ever. Loved it.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘Glorious escapism with the most perfect ending, which left me with a smile on my face and a warm, fuzzy feeling that all's right with the world.&’ Rona Halsall&‘Like a breath of fresh air. [The] character development is spot on, and the characters begin to feel like friends…
By Nicole Baart. 2018
The acclaimed author of Little Broken Things returns with another “race-to-the-finish family drama” (People) about a single mother who becomes…embroiled in a mystery that threatens to tear apart what’s left of her family.Jessica Chamberlain, newly separated and living with her two sons in a small Iowa town, can’t believe that a tragedy in another state could have anything to do with her. But when her phone rings one quiet morning, her world is shattered. As she tries to pick up the pieces and make sense of what went wrong, Jess begins to realize that a tragic death is just the beginning. Soon she is caught in a web of lies and half-truths—and she’s horrified to learn that everything leads back to her seven-year-old adopted son, Gabriel. Years ago, Gabe’s birth mother requested a closed adoption and Jessica was more than happy to comply. But when her house is broken into and she discovers a clue that suggests her estranged husband was in close contact with Gabe’s biological mother, she vows to uncover the truth at any cost. A harrowing story of tenacious love and heartbreaking betrayal, You Were Always Mine is about the wars we wage to keep the ones we love close, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult.
By Nicole Baart. 2017
“If you liked Big Little Lies, you’ll want to crack open this new novel by Nicole Baart.” —Southern Living An…engrossing and suspenseful novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Amy Hatvany about an affluent suburban family whose carefully constructed facade starts to come apart with the unexpected arrival of an endangered young girl.I have something for you. When Quinn Cruz receives that cryptic text message from her older sister Nora, she doesn’t think much of it. They haven’t seen each other in nearly a year and thanks to Nora’s fierce aloofness, their relationship consists mostly of infrequent phone calls and an occasional email or text. But when a haunted Nora shows up at the lake near Quinn's house just hours later, a chain reaction is set into motion that will change both of their lives forever. Nora’s “something” is more shocking than Quinn could have ever imagined: a little girl, cowering, wide-eyed, and tight-lipped. Nora hands her over to Quinn with instructions to keep her safe, and not to utter a word about the child to anyone, especially not their buttoned-up mother who seems determined to pretend everything is perfect. But before Quinn can ask even one of the million questions swirling around her head, Nora disappears, and Quinn finds herself the unlikely caretaker of a girl introduced simply as Lucy. While Quinn struggles to honor her sister’s desperate request and care for the lost, scared Lucy, she fears that Nora may have gotten involved in something way over her head—something that will threaten them all. But Quinn’s worries are nothing compared to the firestorm that Nora is facing. It’s a matter of life and death, of family and freedom, and ultimately, about the lengths a woman will go to protect the ones she loves.
By Denise Williams. 2022
Two best friends have one week to return a lost love letter found in a candy store—and to work up the courage to confess…to the deep feelings between them—in this romance novella from the acclaimed author of How To Fail at Flirting. Teagan&’s job in an airport candy store pays the bills but she dreams of traveling the world. With one week until she boards a plane for an international adventure, she finds an abandoned love letter in the store and talks her BFF into helping her figure out who it belongs to. Silas solves problems for a living as an airline customer service representative. One problem he can&’t solve is how to reveal a big secret to his best friend that would risk changing their entire relationship. When she proposes they work together to get the love letter back to its owner, he jumps at the chance. Teagan and Silas stumble on romantic clues, old stories, and more than a few dead ends along the way while trying to play Cupid, all of which bring them closer together. With only a few days before Teagan&’s transatlantic move, the two of them must decide if the sweet temptation of falling for their best friend is worth the potential heartbreak or if either can stand to keep their feelings wrapped up.
By Denise Williams. 2022
An airport pet groomer meets her frequent flier crush in this captivating romance novella from the acclaimed author of How…to Fail at Flirting Ollie Wright loves the thrill of taking chances, like opening a pet grooming salon in an airport where every day is a little unpredictable. The one thing she won't risk is her heart, so catching glimpses of a cute stranger from afar is enough romantic entanglement for her. Bennett Baker is a professional risk assessor by day while writing popular romance novels at night, except he finds himself facing writer's block. His life of carefully planned stability comes crashing down when he rescues a slippery pup in the airport and returns it to the enchanting pet groomer whose laugh inspires him to start writing again. Their chance encounter and instant chemistry thrusts them into a whirlwind of airport dates at pretzel kiosks, stolen glances at empty gates, and late-night texts that leave them swooning. If the risk-adverse Bennett can take a chance on uncertainty and adventurous Ollie will break her own rule, their relationship might stop taxiing and actually take off.
By Denise Williams. 2022
Two strangers share a romantic night together only to discover months later they're professional rivals in this grumpy meets sunshine…romance novella from the acclaimed author of How To Fail at Flirting. Gia loves her job as a professor, even when it means dealing with an elusive rival academic who&’s made it his mission to criticize her work. When she meets him for the first time, she&’s shocked to learn they&’ve met before. Months earlier, they shared a perfect New Year&’s Eve together in an airport during a weather delay. After months of working together, Felix still can&’t believe the person whose research he's been challenging is the same captivating woman he kissed that night. The two couldn&’t be more different. Gia is bubbly, friendly, and extroverted and drives ordered, serious Felix nuts. Now the two have been assigned to embark on a five-school tour for work. Gia and Felix can&’t imagine a travel partner they&’d enjoy less until they feel the sparks fly over their shared armrests, security mishaps, and a shared hotel room. They'll need to decide if they can manage their professional tension, or risk missing the connection of a lifetime.
By Allyson Lindt. 2023
The first three books in Allyson Lindt's sweet-but-scorching series about a group of 30- and 40-year-olds women rebuilding their lives…and falling for younger men who love both them and their children.The RoommatesThe AgreememtThe Layover
By Christina Dodd. 1997
His Power Matched her Pride Fallen from grace and sheltered in a convent, Lady Edlyn is a skilled herbalist forced…to secretly tend the wounds of Hugh de Florisoun. A knight renowned for his prowess on the battlefield and in the bedchamber, Hugh is a man who is no stranger to Edlyn's heart. Using the healing magic of herbs and the power of remembered love, Edlyn saves the warrior life. Now Hugh claims this brazen beauty for his own. But Edlyn, cynical in the ways of men, denies him--even as her flesh burns with unaccustomed fire. Passion becomes their battleground with no mercy given...in a bold age when danger and desire go hand in hand.