Current Recommendations for Booklovers— Romance

The Vampire of the Prophecy by Victoria Jayne

Romance

The final book of The Prophecy Trilogy (following The Witch of the Prophecy and The Wolf of the Prophecy): Rori chose power over love, and as a result, put himself in the running to be the next emperor of all vampires. Then someone threatened to expose his witch (along with all other paranormal creatures) to humans...unless he gives up his claim to the throne. It will take all of Rori's power to protect everyone and everything he holds dear. But with time running out and enemies circling, can he survive long enough to complete the prophecy—and maybe also get a second chance at love? $3.99 Nook / Kindle / Kobo

Love at First Light by Jennifer Bernard

Romance

New release! Private investigator Ethan James has had one too many brushes with death. But his newest case should be simple—it's just a birth-parents search in Lost Harbor, Alaska, helping out the local police chief. But when the chief has to drop the investigation, Ethan finds himself working with Jessica Dixon, the super sexy, endlessly quirky local baker, known for her uncanny intuition. When these opposites attract, Jessica may come down to Earth long enough to find love, while Ethan might learn to trust his heart instead of his head...if they make it out of the wilderness alive. $4.99 KindleNook / Kobo / Apple

The Ex-Princess by Fiona West

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Read one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2019! PW called this debut novel "a vibrant, voraciously readable adventure whose technocratic fantasy world is grounded by a generous understanding of everyday limitations and love." Abbie’s past has caught up with her, and she’s now forced to choose between the life she’s given up everything to build and the love that’s been there all along. Can she convince her best friend to release her from her marriage contract? $0.99 Kindle / Author

Love Letters by Sienna Carr

Romance

He's a ladies man. A charmer and a flirt. The chaser, not the chased. Until the arrival of anonymous love notes upsets the status quo. Who's sending them, and why? Hitting on women is one thing, but being hit on by a woman, is something else. It's not a position Rourke likes, especially when he has no idea who the mysterious sender could be. As the love notes continue to arrive and with no end to the mystery, his mild amusement gives way to irritation. For all he knows, the sender could be a past girlfriend seeking revenge, or a total stranger. And if he finds out who's behind the letters, what then? $3.66 Kindle / Nook

The Echo of Broken Dreams by C. J. Archer

Romance

When a palace maid is attacked, Josie and the captain of the guards investigate together. Since one of the suspects is a foreign diplomat and magic expert, they use the opportunity to learn more about sorcery. But it soon becomes clear that he is using them to get to the truth about the palace and the servants' origins. With unrest in the village and servants growing impatient for answers, danger pervades the air. But the most dangerous man of all may prove to be the king himself, because every clue points to him knowing more than he lets on. As tensions rise, the heat between the captain and Josie is a distraction - perhaps a welcome one. From $1.99 KindleNook / Kobo

The Chocolatier by Jan Moran

Romance

In 1953, Celina Savoia, a second-generation chocolatier who is heartbroken over the mysterious death of her husband, resolves to take their young son from San Francisco to Italy's shimmering Amalfi coast to introduce him to his father's family. But as she embarks on a magical, romantic life of making chocolate by the sea, she begins to suspect that her husband had a dark secret—forged in the final days of WWII—that could destroy the relationships she's come to cherish in her new home. "A solid pick for fans of historical romances." - Library Journal. From $5.99 KindleNook / Kobo

Sweet Beginnings by Nicole Ellis

Romance

Dahlia thought settling her aunt's estate in the seaside town where she'd spent her childhood summers would be easy. Discovering that she's inherited a crumbling house and a failing bookstore puts a wrench in that plan. With a nasty trustee who is determined to keep her from selling her inheritance, and Garrett, a handsome neighbor who challenges her at every step, Dahlia doesn't expect to have a future there. But with happy memories everywhere she turns, friends begging her to stay, and a developing attraction to Garrett, Aunt Ruth's bequest could be the key to Dahlia's happily-ever-after. $3.99 KindleNook

The Billionaire's Fake Fiancée by Annika Martin

Romance

I need a woman believable enough to convince a certain client that I've changed my playboy ways...somebody too annoying to tempt me—no emotional entanglements. This is business only. Should be easy, right? Apparently not, because my people hired Tabitha, who gets under my skin like nobody else. Worse yet, she thinks my client is up to something shady. She won't listen when I tell her she's being ridiculous. But as the days go by, I find that we're actually having fun. And our fake kisses are heating up. And suddenly her wild theories aren't sounding so strange after all. $4.99 KindleNook

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Romance

Is Love Stronger Than Vengeance? Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that's one order she's more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her. $5.99 Nook / Kindle

Landing the Lawman by Kadie Scott

Romance

He thought he was in control until she snuck into his heart... Logan Cartez doesn't date, do relationships, or worry about commitment. He's married to his job – making sure what destroyed his family ranch and their legacy doesn't happen to others. Carter Hill walked away from a perfectly fine life and relationship...all for a career she's chased since she was fourteen. Years and a PhD later, she loves her job as a water rights consultant. At the same time, she's lonely and wanting more. But the only man in her life is Logan – super serious, no sense of humor, and friend-zoned. Or is he? Perhaps a sexy, no-strings affair could change things. $3.99 Nook / Kindle

Sweet Success: A Candle Beach Novel by Nicole Ellis

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An instant connection that can weather any storm...until their dreams collide. When Gretchen Roberts graduated from college, she planned a brief stay in her hometown of Candle Beach. Ten years later, she's still working for her parents and wondering how her life got so off track. Luckily, she's got a plan: to get the lead sales job at a luxury housing development south of town. There's just one problem... Parker Gray grew up knowing he'd work for his parents' real estate firm. What he didn't expect was that he'd be in constant competition with his older brother. He wants out of the family business, and the sales position at Oceanview Estates seems like a perfect way of reaching that goal. $0.99 Kindle / Nook

Shotgun Ridge by Mindy Neff

Romance

Abbe Shea witnesses the mob hit of her fiancée and the killer's warning is clear: talk and he'll be back for her two-year old daughter. Abbe flees Las Vegas and then makes her way to Shotgun Ridge, Montana...and to the safety of Grant Callahan's horse ranch. Grant rents Abbe the ranch guest house, but he has his suspicions. She's sexy and intelligent - and her little girl wins his heart immediately. Still, years as a member of the U.S. Special Forces tells him Abbe is hiding something. When the FBI comes looking for her, Grant wants the truth. $0.99 Kindle / Nook

One Guy I'd Never Date by Remi Carrington

Romance

There is one guy Haley said she would never date—Zach Gallagher, her brother's best friend. He calls her Carrot and treats her like she's ten. It's irritating and makes it easy to keep Zach on her "never" list. But when a Thanksgiving camping trip gone wrong forces Haley to accept Zach's help, her long-time attraction is hard to keep hidden. This is a sweet romcom that will have you laughing your way to the happily ever after. $2.99 Nook / Kindle

Once Upon a Romance by Chris Keniston

Romance

A grandmother's attic. WWII love letters. And secrets left behind. As best friends Cooper and Holly sift through echoes from the past, they realize true love is worth waiting for. Curl up in a cozy chair and get ready to fall in love with the picturesque small town of Romance, Virginia. Enjoy this delightful story about the town and its residents created by the readers of the Main Street Romance website and Facebook group, along with authors Nancy Naigle, Addison Cole, and Chris Keniston. $2.99 Nook / Kindle / Kobo

Seabreeze Summer by Jan Moran

Romance

Two sisters. One unforgettable summer. While renovating an old beach house, Ivy and her sister, Shelly, suddenly have full occupancy after fire forces Summer Beach residents from their homes. Even the mayor, Bennett Dylan, who was Ivy’s high school crush, moves in. As the summer heats up, attractions simmer and feuds erupt. Despite the chaos, Ivy has just one summer to save the house from an impending tax sale. Seabreeze Summer is the second novel in the Summer Beach series. $4.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Seabreaze Inn by Jan Moran

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A widowed artist. An old crush. One summer to get her life back. Ivy Marin’s life implodes after discovering that her late husband had spent their life savings on a beach house. Strapped for cash as an art teacher and with nowhere to go, Ivy and her recently jilted sister head to Summer Beach to recreate their lives. If only renovating a historical home didn’t unveil a host of hidden secrets in the beachside community—and the mayor wasn’t her former high school crush. $4.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo

Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid

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Being a billionaire heiress isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago. But now her past has caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid disaster, she must marry immediately, but he must have no romantic feelings for her and be completely trustworthy. Dan O’Malley checks all the boxes. Sure, Kat might have a little crush on Dan the Security Man. But with clear rules and a legally binding contract, Kat is certain she can make it through this debacle with her sanity—and heart—all in one piece. $7.99 on Amazon / Apple / Kobo


I Temporarily Do: A Romantic Comedy by Ellie Cahill

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Days before she's set to move across the country and start graduate school, Emmy is conned and left with nowhere to live and nothing in her bank account. Meanwhile, Beckett's fiancée called off their wedding just days before they tie the knot. Now he's single and ineligible for his place in married student housing. So what are a girl without a home and a guy without a wife supposed to do? A quickie wedding in Vegas will solve both their problems. They'll just get an annulment in a few months. What could go wrong? Free on KoboAmazon

Coffee, My Love by Alicia Crofton

Romance

Emery Smith, a Chicago-born workaholic, wants to prove herself as a strong female leader in a male-dominated company. Assigned a task that would affect the lives of coffee farmers, she travels to Colombia for negotiations. Meanwhile, Luca Mendoza’s coffee plantation is on the brink of bankruptcy, but his plans to confront the bigwigs are set aside when he rescues an enchanting American from an uprising led by his unhinged brother. Along the way, Emery finds love, passion, and inspiration that could help the Colombian farmers…but to save them, she must risk the career she has worked so hard to build. $2.99 at Amazon

If You Tame Me by Kathie Giorgio

Romance

On the morning of her 55th birthday, Audrey takes stock of her life and finds it lacking. While she’s done well, she’s missing something important – a mate. She is also rocked by the 2016 election and wonders if it’s possible to be a feminist in the current political environment. In a fit of desperation, she ponders adopting a cat…but comes home with an iguana named Newt instead. Next door, Frank, a widow, lives with his six parakeets. He develops a crush on Audrey, but is at a loss as to how to approach her. Birds, a lizard, a man, a woman…what happens is magic. $5.99 on Amazon

Bound in Flame by Katherine Kayne

Romance

Kayne gives readers a vivid portrait of Hawaii in the early 20th century. The central love story between Letty and Timothy, and the plotline involving Letty's coming to terms with her abilities, would be enough to make this novel an entertaining read, but a subplot involving a fugitive horse thief adds further depth to the story. An offbeat romance." - Kirkus Reviews. "A rip-roaring, smart, and vivid romantic adventure [with] a truly dynamic and memorable heroine." - Publishers Weekly. $0.99 on Amazon / Barnes & Noble

On a City Street: A Becker Family Novel by Pat Wahler

Romance

A 2020 Hoffer Award Winner. When veterinarian Carolyn Becker catches her fiancée cheating, her problem-solving skills come to the rescue. She swears off love and leaves suburbia for a fresh start in St. Louis to launch a low-cost animal clinic...and bury the past. But new beginnings can be complicated. Sometimes even a problem-solver can use a little help. Especially when it comes to mending a broken heart. $2.99 at Amazon Barnes & Noble



A Promise Given by Michelle Cox

Romance

Set in 1935, Cox’s charming third novel featuring Henrietta and former police inspector Clive Howard takes the couple from Chicago, where they have just been married, to Castle Linley, the ancestral Howard home in England, where a murder in the local village shocks everyone. When Clive's cousin emerges as the primary suspect, Clive and Henrietta investigate - only to discover shocking truths that will shake the family forever. "Series fans will cheer the beginning of Clive and Henrietta’s private investigation business." - Publishers Weekly. $8.49 at Amazon / Barnes & Noble

 


Honey and Leonard by Mark Paul Smith

Romance

Honey and Leonard are in their seventies when they fall in love. Leonard is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Honey thinks her love will cure him. When their heirs try to keep them apart, they flee to France in violation of court orders. Pursued by police, press, and private investigators, they become an international media sensation. In a time just before cell phones and the Internet, they become the Bonnie and Clyde of love. And through it all Honey begins to wonder, "Can love really conquer all?" From $7.49 at Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Apple


The River Nymph by Anne Lovett

Romance

On a disastrous August night in 1924, 14-year-old Tenny flees from a sharecropper's shack on a Georgia plantation, determined to find her brother and a job in order to save her family. Author Anne Lovett follows Tenny’s as she runs away and fights every impediment on her path to following her dreams. The work is a heartfelt recollection of the drawbacks women in the early 1900s endured, yet they chose to hold on to their dreams and pave the way for others behind them. "This engrossing tale of a determined young woman escaping poverty in 1920s Georgia will capture readers’ hearts." - Book Life. $3.99 on Amazon
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