Romance

The Lemon sisters : a novel book cover

The Lemon sisters : a novel

Jill Shalvis

FICTION Shalvis Jill
Romance

"When Brooke's older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door with her three kids in tow, she barely recognizes her sibling, who looks like she's on the verge of a total breakdown. While adventurous, wanderlust-filled Brooke was always the problem child, eager to slip free of Wildstone and its small-town constraints, Mindy was the golden child, who never had a hair out of place or a GPA below 4.0. The Mindy who arrives at Brooke's apartment, however, is a far cry from the ever-perfect doctor's wife. Brooke's further stunned when Mindy asks to trade places with her for a few days so she can pick up her pieces and put herself back together. What Mindy doesn't realize is that Brooke is just as broken. Her sister needs her though, so Brooke takes the kids and returns to Wildstone. But how does one go home after seven years away and what feels like a lifetime of secrets? It doesn't take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett's no longer interested, or so he says. Only his words don't match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she long ago shoved deep. The sisters begin to wonder if the childhood taunts were true: Are they lemons in life? In love? True or not, they know one thing - you can't run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they'll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask"--FantasticFiction.com.

Meredith's picture

Added by Meredith

Brazen and the beast book cover

Brazen and the beast

Sarah MacLean

FICTION Maclean Sarah
Fiction, Romance

When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year her own, she has plans to inherit her father's business, make her own fortune, and live her own life. But first she intends to experience a taste of the pleasure she'll forgo as a confirmed spinster. Everything goes perfectly until she discovers the most beautiful man she's ever seen tied up in her carriage and threatening to ruin the Year of Hattie before it's even begun.

Meredith's picture

Added by Meredith

Taking the heat book cover

Taking the heat

Victoria Dahl

FICTION Dahl, Victoria
Romance

When her writing career in New York City stalls, Veronica Chandler returns home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where she takes a job writing a relationship-advice column and catches the attention of the town's handsome librarian, Gabe MacKenzie.

Meredith's picture

Added by Meredith

Twice in a blue moon book cover

Twice in a blue moon

Christina Lauren

FICTION Lauren, Christina
Romance

"Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak. During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good. Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether zonce in a lifetimey can come around twice."--Amazon.com.

Meredith's picture

Writing duo Christina Lauren (Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) have done it again! Twice in a Blue moon is a fun, sweet romance that fulfills everything you need for an easy fall read. -Meredith

The bromance book club book cover

The bromance book club

Lyssa Kay Adams

ON ORDER BOOK
Romance

When his wife asks for a divorce, Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.

Meredith's picture

This book has been getting pre-release hype for several months now and i'm happy to say that it lives up to its early reviews! I thoroughly enjoyed the story of a man fighting to save his marriage with the help of his all male romance book club crew. The first rule of book club is don't talk about book club -- unless you want other people to read it. In that case, request it now because I expect we'll have a difficult time keeping The Bromance Book Club on our shelves! -Meredith

Practical magic book cover

Practical magic

Alice Hoffman

FICTION Hoffman, Alice
Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

"For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic..." (Goodreads summary)

Jacy's picture

While this novel is less scary and more witchy, it still is a good spooky season read. I'm about halfway through and it's a huge departure from the movie (with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) but I'm interested to see how the sisters end up coming home in this version. -Jacy

The right swipe : a novel book cover

The right swipe : a novel

Alisha Rai

FICTION Rai Alisha
Romance

"Two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom. Rhiannon Hunter may have revolutionized romance in the digital world, but in real life she only swipes right on her career-and the occasional hookup. The cynical dating app creator controls her love life with a few key rules: - Nude pics are by invitation only - If someone stands you up, block them with extreme prejudice - Protect your heart Only there aren't any rules to govern her attraction to her newest match, former pro-football player Samson Lima. The sexy and seemingly sweet hunk woos her one magical night... and disappears. Rhi thought she'd buried her hurt over Samson ghosting her, until he suddenly surfaces months later, still big, still beautiful-and in league with a business rival. He says he won't fumble their second chance, but she's wary. A temporary physical partnership is one thing, but a merger of hearts? Surely that's too high a risk..."--Publisher.

Meredith's picture

I so love the enemies-to-lovers trope, though Rhi and Samson had one night together before realizing they were enemies. -Meredith

Well met book cover

Well met

Jen DeLuca

FICTION DeLuca, Jen
Romance

"Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him? The faire is Simon's family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn't have time for Emily's lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she's in her revealing wench's costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they're portraying? This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can't seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek"--

Meredith's picture

This was all kinds of adorable. I wish there was an old-timey way to express my joy after reading this beyond going "Awwww" but I have not found one. Simon would be so disappointed. My favorite romance trope is enemies to lovers. Having that play out in the background of a small town renaissance faire brought it to a while new level. You won't find any twists and turns in this story, but that doesn't mean there isn't enough of a plot and character development to make it worth your while. Both Emily and Simon have things they need to deal with besides whatever is happening between them while in costume. This was one of the books on my top 10 reads for fall and I'm happy to say it did not disappoint. Well Met is the right combination of sweet and fluffy. -Meredith

Hello stranger book cover

Hello stranger

Lisa Kleypas

eAUDIO
Romance, Fiction

Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man--why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known.

Melody's picture

I never would have picked this book based on it's cover. The heroine is wearing a ball gown--how can she kick butt in that?!? BUT, I found the story and plot so very engaging. Perfect combo of intelligent and capable female lead and mysterious secret agent with a swarthy past. And there are even Hamlet references. I listened to the audiobook version and highly recommend it if you are looking to try something new. -Melody

Romancing Mister Bridgerton book cover

Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Julia Quinn

FICTION Quinn, Julia
Romance

Kara's picture

I really enjoy Julia Quinn books. They are well-written, feature good character development and are just what I need when I have insomnia. The characters all run together for me but I don't care. Quinn's books are entertaining and fun. -Kara