For those who love reading about love, with or without some spice.
Bear with me now
Shepard, Katie, author.
After being hospitalized for depression following his mother's death, charitable foundation CEO Teagan van Zijl finds himself at a wilderness therapy retreat in Montana. Teagan nearly gets eaten by a bear but is saved by an angel in muddy hiking boots-the program's handywoman, Darcy Albano. After spending the summer with Darcy, Teagan realizes he doesn't want to return to New York without her. Darcy Albano thought she was going to work as a wilderness guide when she was hired on the camp staff, but ended up a handywoman instead-only the latest screwing-over she's endured since her ex stole her car and her parents ruined her credit score. But Teagan van Zijl is the silver lining she didn't expect to appear-clearly going through something but willing to learn about wildlife from her. They form an unlikely bond, and he helps her in turn.
The duchess effect : a novel
Livesay, Tracey, author.
"Against all odds, sexy American rapper, Danielle 'Duchess' Nelson and brilliant reclusive royal Prince Jameson have fallen in love! They've decided to take their relationship public and find a way to make their two worlds coexist. On their terms. Unfortunately, falling in love was the easy part. Jameson and Dani's love story has made them the most popular royals since Prince John, but that popularity comes with a price. Dani looks forward to signing the deal with a major cosmetics company that will make her skin care line, Mela-Skin, a force in the industry, and finally grant her the control over her life she's craved since childhood. But the company wants to take advantage of their fame and involve Jameson in Mela-Skin's marketing campaign s outraged! Her company has nothing to do with Jameson. After stepping up for the royal family, Jameson yearns to retreat back into academia. But he's fired when his university raises concerns about his newfound notoriety. And suddenly the queen, initially against the relationship, backtracks, seeking their cooperation when the family is embroiled in yet another scandal sn't the quiet life Jameson was hoping for. Dani and Jameson truly love each other. But under the scrutiny of the international spot light, when the doubts, compromises, and secrets begin to take their toll, will their love be enough?"-- Provided by publisher.
Happy place : a novel
Henry, Emily, author
Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in college - they go together like salt and pepper, honey and tea. Except, now - for reasons they're still not discussing - they don't. They broke up six months ago. And still haven't told their best friends. Which is how they find themselves sharing the largest bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group's yearly getaway for the last decade. Only this year, Harriet and Wyn are lying through their teeth while trying not to notice how desperately they still want each other. They can't stand to break their friends' hearts, and so they'll play their parts.
An island princess starts a scandal
Herrera, Adriana (Romance author), author
For Manuela del Carmen Caceres Galvan, the invitation to show her paintings at the 1889 Exposition Universelle came at the perfect time. Soon to be trapped in a loveless marriage, Manuela has given herself one last summer of freedom--in Paris, with her two best friends. Cora Kempf Bristol, Duchess of Sundridge, is known for her ruthlessness in business. It's not money she chases, but power. When she sees the opportunity to secure her position among her rivals, she does not hesitate. How difficult could it be to convince the mercurial Miss Caceres Galvan to part with a parcel of land she's sworn never to sell? Tempted by Cora's offer, Manuela proposes a trade: her beloved land for a summer with the duchess in her corner of Paris. A taste of the wild, carefree world that will soon be out of her reach. What follows thrills and terrifies Cora, igniting desires the duchess long thought dead. As they fill their days indulging in a shared passion for the arts and their nights with dark and delicious deeds, the happiness that seemed impossible moves within reach...though claiming it would cause the greatest scandal Paris has seen in decades.
Kiss her once for me : a novel
Cochrun, Alison, author
"One year ago, recent Portland transplant Ellie Oliver had her dream job in animation and a Christmas Eve meet-cute with a woman at a bookstore that led her to fall in love over the course of a single night. But after a betrayal the next morning and the loss of her job soon after, she finds herself adrift, alone, and desperate for money. Finding work at a local coffee shop, she's just getting through the days--until Andrew, the shop's landlord, proposes a shocking, drunken plan: a marriage of convenience that will give him his recent inheritance and alleviate Ellie's financial woes and isolation. They make a plan to spend the holidays together at his family cabin to keep up the ruse. But when Andrew introduces his new fiancée to his sister, Ellie is shocked to discover it's Jack--the mysterious woman she fell for over the course of one magical Christmas Eve the year before. Now, Ellie must choose between the safety of a fake relationship and the risk of something real."-- Provided by publisher.
Hazelwood, Ali, author
By day, theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway is an adjunct professor, toiling away at grading labs and teaching thermodynamics in the hopes of landing tenure. By other day, Elsie makes up for her nonexistent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend - until her carefully constructed Elsie-verse comes crashing down. Because Jack Smith, the annoyingly attractive and arrogant older brother of her favourite client, rules over the physics department at MIT, standing right between Elsie and her dream job.
Borison, B. K., author.
"A small-town baker learns to raise her expectations for love with some help from a handsome local teacher in this sunny romantic comedy. Layla Dupree has given up on love. She's waded through all the fish in the sea, each one more disappointing than the last. Apparently, owning the bakery at Inglewild's most romantic destination does not help one's love life--despite Layla's best efforts. All she wants is a partner who gives her butterflies, not someone who ghosts her at dinner and leaves her with the check. Good thing Caleb Alvarez has the perfect solution. After saving Layla from another date gone bad, he has a simple proposition: one month of no-strings dating. He'll do his best to renew her faith in men while she rates his romantic game. It's a win-win situation. All the benefits of dating without the added pressure of feelings and unmet expectations. But there's one ingredient they haven't considered. The chemistry between them is red-hot, and the urge to take things to the next level is more tempting than Layla's mocha fudge brownies"-- Provided by publisher.
Practice makes perfect : a novel
Adams, Sarah, 1991- author.
"When the owner of the local flower shop in Rome, Kentucky, makes a questionable agreement with a tattooed bad boy, a delightful friends to lovers romance begins to bloom--from the author of When in Rome and The Cheat Sheet. Annie Walker is on a quest to find her perfect match--someone who nicely compliments her happy, quiet life running her flower shop in Rome, Kentucky. Unfortunately, she worries her goal might be too far out of reach when she overhears her date saying she is "so unbelievably boring." Is it too late to become flirtatious and fun like the leading ladies in her favorite romance movies? Maybe she only needs a little practice...and Annie has the perfect person in mind to become her tutor: Will Griffin. Will--the flirtatious, tattooed, and absolutely gorgeous bodyguard--is temporarily back in Rome, providing security for Amelia Rose as excitement grows for her upcoming marriage to Noah Walker. He has one personal objective during his time in town: stay away from Annie Walker. But no sooner than he gets settled, Will soon finds himself not only breaking his rule, but tasked with far more than simply providing security. Will wants no part in changing the sweet and lovely Annie, but he can't bring himself to say no to her request, so he officially agrees to teach her how to be the next leading lady of Rome, Kentucky, and find the love of her life--even if he doesn't believe in love himself. Between faking a relationship so the meddling town doesn't catch on to what's really happening on their practice dates, and tutoring lessons that convince Annie to add passion to her list of must-haves in a mate, it doesn't take long for the lines of their friendship to blur..."-- Provided by publisher.
The seven year slip
Poston, Ashley, author
Clementine forms a plan to keep her heart safe: work hard and find someone decent to love. The love part is hard because she doesn't want to get too close to anyone. And then she finds a strange man standing in the kitchen of her late aunt's apartment. The kind of man that she would've fallen head-over-heels for. Except, he exists only in the past. Seven years ago, to be exact. And she, quite literally, lives seven years in his future. Her aunt always said the apartment was a pinch in time. And Clementine knows that if she lets her heart fall, she'll be doomed.
Single Dads Club
In this warmly funny romance about finding your way, opposites attract when an ex-heiress and a single dad cross paths, only to find that their separate roads may lead them to the same destination.
Rowan Quinn knows fatherhood is a role he doesn’t want to take on—until he unexpectedly finds himself a single dad. He uproots his perfectly constructed life to move to a tight-knit coastal community in South Africa where, with the help of his grandmother, Rowan has a shot at giving his son the family he never had.
Once footloose and fancy-free, former heiress Delilah Huntington is now a waitress in Sugarbush Bay determined to build a better life and a better self. So when she meets introverted Rowan, she makes it her personal mission to induct him into the town’s circle of single dads to give him the support he needs.
The more Delilah lends her help to an out-of-his-depth Rowan, the more Rowan begins to realize that family is what you make it…and, just maybe, Delilah could be part of his.
That summer feeling
Morrissey, Bridget, author
"Turns out you're never too old for a summer camp romance. Or a change of heart. When a divorced woman attends a sleepaway camp for adults only, she reconnects with a man from her past--only to catch feelings for his sister instead."-- Provided by publisher.
The true love experiment
Lauren, Christina, author
Sure, she's got an incredible career as a beloved romance novelist with a slew of bestsellers under her belt, but when Felicity "Fizzy" Chen is asked to give a commencement address, it hits her: she hasn't been practicing what she's preached. When Connor Prince's profit-minded boss orders him to create a reality TV show, Connor is desperate to find his romantic lead. A chance run-in with an exasperated Fizzy offers Connor the perfect solution - and so begins the production of The True Love Experiment.