We've rounded up some of the best romance books published recently.
Tempt (Cloverleigh Farms Next Generation)
You’ve heard the story about the wedding planner who falls for the
groom?Well, this is the one where she falls for his father.And that groom?
He’s my ex.I didn’t realize who the gruff, gorgeous older man was the night
he rescued me from a creep in a Manhattan hotel. All I knew was that a hot,
bearded stranger with a protective streak showed up right when I needed a
reminder that real gentlemen still exist.(Although he left his manners
behind after asking me up to his room.)It was the hottest night of my life,
but I never thought I’d see the former Navy SEAL again.Imagine my surprise
at the rehearsal dinner one week later, when my sexy one-night stand is
introduced as the father of the groom. Even more surprising? That
temptation we felt in New York was no fluke.In public, we pretend there’s
nothing between us.In private, we can’t keep our hands off each other.The
situation is beyond complicated. Zach never even knew he’d fathered a child
until recently, and he wants to earn his son’s trust and respect. As for
me, I’m looking for a man who wants to start a family, and Zach has made it
clear he’s not that man. He’s fifteen years older, newly divorced, and he
lives across the country.But no matter how many times we draw the line, we
keep crossing it.Nothing so wrong should ever feel so right. Read more
Princess and the Player (Strangers in Love)
A masquerade ball brings together an NFL player and a penniless princess
in this smart and sexy romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author
Ilsa Madden-Mills.Levelheaded Francesca Lane never thought she’d miss her
own wedding. But when her fiancé betrays her, she puts on her wedding dress
and ditches the altar for a masquerade ball―at an exclusive lifestyle
club.There, she meets unknown-to-her NFL star Tuck Avery, dressed as a
prince and hiding behind a mask―he’s there to celebrate his birthday. For
one night, Francesca and Tuck indulge in a wickedly incognito affair. No
names. No strings. And the masks don’t come off.Unfortunately, Francesca
realizes quickly that her masked prince is the wealthy jock who lives in
the penthouse of her apartment building. His hobbies include parties and
supermodels―or so the tabloids say. Getting tangled up with a shallow jerk
is the last thing Francesca needs right now, so she vows to keep Tuck from
recognizing her (not that she’s his type anyway).But fate has a teeny-tiny
trick up her sleeve…a plus sign on a pregnancy test. Can this tormented
prince accept love, or will he push his princess away forever? Read more
The Do-Over (The Miles High Club)
In this sexy installment of the Miles High Club series from bestselling
author T L Swan, a billionaire playboy goes incognito on a backpacking trip
in Europe. But how long can he hide from love?I’m wealthy, powerful, and
able to get any woman I want.So why do I feel so empty inside?In search of
a deeper me, I take a sabbatical from my privileged life. One year of
backpacking around Europe: a new identity, no contacts, and no money. Not a
bad plan, I think.Until I get there.A crowded hostel room, body odor, and
beer bongs―there are no words for the fresh hell I’ve landed in.But amid
the chaos, I meet my new roommate, Hayden Whitmore. She sleeps in the bed
opposite me, and I openly admit to staring at her more than I sleep.
Beautiful, innocent, and smart. Not my usual type but perhaps the perfect
woman.There’s just one small problem with the divine Miss Hayden. She’s
totally unaffected by my charm. Nothing is working, and now, I’ve been
friend zoned.What?But the good thing about me is that I’m an incredible
problem solver, and I’ve come up with a diabolical plan. I’m going to slide
right in under her friend zone. Be the best damn friend she ever had, hold
her hand, make her laugh, and spoon with her in bed.But now there’s another
problem.Hayden is the one who is sliding under my skin, and maybe
friendship isn’t enough. Read more
Pretty and Reckless
He was forbidden, and forbidden was my favorite.I was seventeen the first
time we met.We were in two different worlds.He was building direction in
his life.I was spitting fireballs down my path.He was the good guy who
helped other people.I was the tainted girl who destroyed them.He was
harmony on a warm beach day.I was the hurricane that erupted through.He
tried to help me.I tried to ruin him.I’m Elise, and this is my story. Read more
Twisted Lies – Special Edition
He’ll do anything to have her…including lie.Charming, deadly, and smart
enough to hide it, Christian Harper is a monster dressed in the perfectly
tailored suits of a gentleman.He has little use for morals and even less
use for love, but he can’t deny the strange pull he feels toward the woman
living just one floor below him.She’s the object of his darkest desires,
the only puzzle he can’t solve. And when the opportunity to get closer to
her arises, he breaks his own rules to offer her a deal she can’t
refuse.Every monster has their weakness. She’s his.His obsession.His
addiction.His only exception.**Sweet, shy, and introverted despite her
social media fame, Stella Alonso is a romantic who keeps her heart in a
cage.Between her two jobs, she has little time or desire for a
relationship.But when a threat from her past drives her into the arms—and
house—of the most dangerous man she’s ever met, she’s tempted to let
herself feel something for the first time in a long time.Because despite
Christian’s cold nature, he makes her feel everything when she’s with
him.Passionate.Protected.Truly wanted.Theirs is a love twisted with secrets
and tainted by lies…and when the truths are finally revealed, they could
shatter everything.Twisted Lies is a steamy fake dating romance. It’s the
fourth and final book in the Twisted series but can be read as a
standalone.Warning: The story contains explicit content, violence,
profanity, and topics that may be sensitive to some readers. Please see
inside the book for a detailed list. Recommended for 18+. Read more
Meant to Be: A Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A restless golden boy and a girl with a
troubled past navigate a love story that may be doomed before it even
begins, in this “glorious, satisfying” (Adriana Trigiani) new novel from
the author of All We Ever Wanted and The Lies That Bind. “I’m a sucker for
an iconic, against-all-odds love story, and Meant to Be truly
delivers.”—Tia Williams, author of Seven Days in June The Kingsley family
is American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service,
and unmatched elegance. In 1967, after Joseph S. Kingsley, Jr. is killed in
a tragic accident, his charismatic son inherits the weight of that legacy.
But Joe III is a free spirit—and a little bit reckless. Despite his best
intentions, he has trouble meeting the expectations of a nation, as well as
those of his exacting mother, Dottie.Meanwhile, no one ever expected
anything of Cate Cooper. She, too, grew up fatherless—and after her mother
marries an abusive man, she is forced to fend for herself. After being
discovered by a model scout at age sixteen, Cate decides that her looks may
be her only ticket out of the cycle of disappointment that her mother has
always inhabited. Before too long, Cate’s face is in magazines and on
billboards. Yet she feels like a fraud, faking it in a world to which she’s
never truly belonged.When Joe and Cate unexpectedly cross paths one
afternoon, their connection is instant and intense. But can their
relationship survive the glare of the spotlight and the so-called Kingsley
curse? In a beautifully written novel that captures a gilded moment in
American history, Emily Giffin tells the story of two people searching for
belonging and identity, as well as the answer to the question: Are certain
love stories meant to be? Read more
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer I Turned Pretty, The)
Now a streaming series in Summer 2022! Belly has an unforgettable summer
in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from the New
York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny
Han.Some summers are just destined to be pretty. Belly measures her life in
summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of
June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the
next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and
most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that
Belly has known since her very first summer—they have been her brother
figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one
wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all
ends up just the way it should have been all along. Read more
We’ll Always Have Summer (The Summer I Turned Pretty)
Soon to be a streaming series in Summer 2022! Can Belly make a final
choice between Jeremiah and Conrad? Find out in the conclusion of the New
York Times bestselling The Summer I Turned Prettytrilogy from the author of
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (now a major motion picture!).Belly has
only ever been in love with two boys, both with the last name Fisher. And
after being with Jeremiah for the last two years, she’s almost positive he
is her soul mate. Almost. While Conrad has not gotten over the mistake of
letting Belly go, Jeremiah has always known that Belly is the girl for him.
So when Belly and Jeremiah decide to make things forever, Conrad realizes
that it’s now or never—tell Belly he loves her, or lose her for good. Belly
will have to confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face the
inevitable: She will have to break one of their hearts. This paperback
edition features bonus content, including Conrad’s letters to Belly and an
excerpt of Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian! Read more
Every Summer After
“A radiant debut.”—Emily Henry,#1 New York Times bestselling author of
Book LoversTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Named One of the Hottest Reads of
Summer 2022 by Today ∙ Parade ∙ PopSugar ∙ USA Today ∙ SheReads ∙ BuzzFeed
∙ BookBub ∙ Bustle ∙and more!Six summers to fall in love. One moment to
fall apart. A weekend to get it right. They say you can never go home
again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake
of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true. Instead of glittering
summers on the lakeshore of her childhood, she spends them in a stylish
apartment in the city, going out with friends, and keeping everyone a safe
distance from her heart.Until she receives the call that sends her racing
back to Barry’s Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek—the man she never
thought she’d have to live without.For six summers, through hazy afternoons
on the water and warm summer nights working in his family’s restaurant and
curling up together with books—medical textbooks for him and
work-in-progress horror short stories for her—Percy and Sam had been
inseparable. Eventually that friendship turned into something
breathtakingly more, before it fell spectacularly apart. When Percy returns
to the lake for Sam’s mother’s funeral, their connection is as undeniable
as it had always been. But until Percy can confront the decisions she made
and the years she’s spent punishing herself for them, they’ll never know
whether their love might be bigger than the biggest mistakes of their
past. Told over the course of six years and one weekend, Every Summer After
is a big, sweeping nostalgic story of love and the people and choices that
mark us forever. Read more
Don’t Let Me Fall
I want a girl I can’t have.She’s my tutor.My best friend’s girlfriend.And
my kryptonite.She also looks really good in my T-shirt.But she wants the
golden boy, and I’m more of the villain type.Or at least I was….Until I
saw her smile for the first time.But the good guy she wants wouldn’t lust
after his friend’s girlfriend.And the good guy she’s with sure as hell
shouldn’t be sneaking around behind her back.So where does that leave
me?Previously Titled Please Don’t Be in Love With Someone Else Read more
Give Me More (Salacious Players’ Club)
I’m a scoundrelPlayboy. Man whore.Basically, I get around, and I’m not
afraid to admit it.So when my best friend opens up Salacious Players’ Club
and asks me to head the construction, how could I say no?Now we’re on a
cross-country road trip touring other kink clubs, and I couldn’t be
happier.Life is good.Then Hunter suddenly asks me to sleep with his
wife…while he watches.I’ll do anything for my best friend, but this is the
one request I should say no to.Isabel is the woman of my dreams, but she’s
his.And the exact reason I should say no is the one reason I say
yes.Because it’s not only Isabel I want.These are the two most important
people in my life, and if we go down this path, how will I ever be able to
walk away?I’m not sure my best friend understands just how much I’m willing
to do for him—and why. Read more
It Ends with Us: A Novel (Volume 1)
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).
Resting Scrooge Face: A Short Story
From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a
festive short romance about old flames and mistaken identities.After a bad
breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint
hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s
surroundings only worsen her sour mood.To make matters worse, Caleb, the
boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in
town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman,
who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a
fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.Nola writes back
to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When
Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the
mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns
flirtatious.Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they
can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first
place.Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they
be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future
together? Read more
Alex Mahan is married to his high school sweetheart, Taylor. They have two daughters and a beautiful home, and Alex’s startup business is about to explode thanks to massive private funding from his compassionate and supportive father-in-law, Joe. With millions more to come, all is perfect—until Joe is abducted and murdered during a family trip in Mexico.
Alex’s world is about to be turned upside down. He can’t bear to tell his grieving wife why. The man they’ve both idolized has been keeping secrets. The pledged millions are nowhere to be found. The source of the original investment is a mystery, even to Joe’s financial adviser. No one, it seems, has any idea who the man they knew, loved, and trusted really was.
As Alex digs deeper into Joe’s shadowy life, the most shocking surprises are yet to come. Deadly ones, too, because every lie that Alex uncovers in Joe’s dark past puts his family in more danger.
The Rake: A Dark Royal Romance
Emmabelle Penrose has cruised through life never needing a man, a plan that has worked stunningly well until about five minutes ago, when she decided she must have a baby.
Devon Whitehall is 6’2” of premium DNA, financial security, and British royal titles. Best of all, he fears the one thing she dreads the most: getting hitched.
Emmabelle figures it’s a no-brainer when Devon offers his services—sperm and involvement in her future child’s life.
What begins as an innocent, modern-family arrangement, quickly erodes into a web of lies, dark pasts, and unfurled secrets.
Inside this chaos, Emmabelle and Devon are forced to face the awful truth—they are capable of love.
Even worse, they might feel it toward each other.
The Words: An Enemies-to-Lovers Standalone Romance
He was the talented bad boy everyone wanted.
I was the irrelevant geek everyone hated.
He was the sun…drawing all of us in.
I was a black hole…taking up space.
He was destined to be a star.
I was destined to remain an insignificant no one.
Until he made me believe I was special…
And then he destroyed me.
I never thought I’d see Phoenix Walker again after he broke my heart, but fate had other plans.
One tour. Eight weeks. Forty shows.
Countless opportunities to make him pay.
Things We Never Got Over
Naomi wasn’t just running away from her wedding. She was riding to the rescue of her estranged twin to Knockemout, Virginia, a rough-around-the-edges town where disputes are settled the old-fashioned way…with fists and beer. Usually in that order.
Too bad for Naomi her evil twin hasn’t changed at all. After helping herself to Naomi’s car and cash, Tina leaves her with something unexpected. The niece Naomi didn’t know she had. Now she’s stuck in town with no car, no job, no plan, and no home with an 11-year-old going on thirty to take care of.
There’s a reason Knox doesn’t do complications or high-maintenance women, especially not the romantic ones. But since Naomi’s life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help her out of her jam. And just as soon as she stops getting into new trouble he can leave her alone and get back to his peaceful, solitary life.
At least, that’s the plan until the trouble turns to real danger.
What could trigger a chain of events that would take a couple of ordinary people on a dark, intricate journey that twists until the very suspenseful end? A lustful, late night skinny dip. A mysterious woman’s disappearance. A botched, messy robbery. An unsettling police interrogation. A cold-blooded murder …or all of the above, perhaps?
Anna Smith and Bern Andrews are best friends, even though Anna is a neurologist with expertise in memory loss and Bern is one of the patients she is studying. Bern lost all his memories due to a fire trauma and Anna is working with him on recovery. However, Anna has memory problems of her own that she refuses to recognize. Unlike Bern, she has vivid and intense memories of her childhood and of her parents, but her shyness, insecurity, and reclusive existence prevent her from experiencing any new events that could become new memories. It is only when her father’s best friend David Oxford is murdered that Anna steps out of her rigid life. David’s murder seems to involve a secret government program on memory engineering that Anna’s father had headed. Anna solicits Bern’s help in solving the mystery of David’s murder, and in doing so, discovers a mystery about herself that her father has kept secret all her life.
Keeping Minds is a compelling story about the good in people and the bad in people. A consuming story about people changing and people being forced to change. An intriguing story about how the human mind can impact your perception, of the entire world. A love story at heart, told with the brains of a mystery, guts of a thriller and the soul of a suspense saga, all carefully woven into one epic tale.
A sexy, sensual ride through the lives and minds of ordinary people being pushed into extraordinary circumstances. The story is an intense look at how the person you are, may only be what is in your memories…and in your mind.
Keeping Minds is a genre defying story that will pull you in and make you want to keep turning the pa
Reminders of Him: A Novel
After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.
The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.
The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.
The Love Hypothesis
As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.
That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor–and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive’s career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding…six-pack abs.
Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.
A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire Book 1)
Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort.
However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot.
Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit—it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.
The Legacy (Off-Campus)
Four stories. Four couples. Three years of real life after graduation…
And a surprise pregnancy.
Life after college for Garrett and Hannah, Logan and Grace, Dean and Allie, and Tucker and Sabrina, isn’t quite what they imagined it would be. Sure, they have each other, but they also have real-life problems that four years at Briar U didn’t exactly prepare them for. And it turns out, for these four couples, love is the easy part. Growing up is a whole lot harder.
Catch up with your favorite Off-Campus characters as they navigate the changes that come with growing up and discover that big decisions can have big consequences…and if they’re lucky, big rewards.
*THE LEGACY is an 85,000-word novel that is made up of four novellas.