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We’ll take a good romance novel any day, but we especially in February. Before we jump into our most anticipated romances of 2021, we’re taking a look back at 10 romances you might have missed and should definitely pick up soon.
No Offense: A Novel by Meg Cabot
When Molly Montgomery’s fiancé broke off their engagement, it was just the push she needed to leave the Colorado Rockies and take on her dream job in the Florida Keys. Now settling in as head of children’s services at the public library, life seems just as it should be – until she discovers a newborn abandoned in the restroom. And when handsome Sheriff John Hartwell shows up to investigate, her simple work life – and love life – become quickly entangled.
You’ll be swept away by this ocean-side romance that has it all.
The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
In this romantic and dramatic follow-up to The Royal We, Rebecca “Bex” Porter and her new husband Prince Nicolas are self-isolating as they recover from the rippling effects of their wedding day that was tarnished by scandal. But when a crisis back in London forces the new Duke and Duchess back home, they are forced to face secrets new and old that could further derail their royal lives.
With the picture-perfect combination of royal intrigue and newlywed passion, it’s a light romance read you won’t want to put down.
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez
In this new contemporary romantic comedy, a misbehaving dog brings together two perfect strangers – Sloane, still recovering from losing her fiancé, and Jason, the dog’s owner, a musician on tour overseas. Jason wants his dog back, and Sloane’s not ready to let go to her new four-legged friend. The texts and phone calls that follow between the pair leaves a trail in its wake that could lead to love… or heartbreak.
Compelling and sweet, look no further for your next romance must-read.
Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo
As a child, Azere stood by her dying father’s bedside and vowed that she would marry a Nigerian man and honor her culture. Now year’s later, living in Canada, her mother is dedicated to helping Azere hold true to that promise and meet the Nigerian man of her dreams. But when a date goes badly and sends Azere into handsome Rafael Castellano’s bed, there’s only one problem. He’s white. The struggles that ensue tug Azere between her heart and her loyalty to family.
Family, culture, forbidden love and lust are at the heart of this highly-anticipated new novel.
Royal: A Novel by Danielle Steele
Young Princess Charlotte is secretly sent off to safety when war-torn London becomes too dangerous to risk her health and her future. She’s tucked away into a humble countryside home in the care of a stable manager and his wife, where she spends her days with the owner’s horses, blossoming, and slowly falling in love. Her lineage is a secret to all – including her, until hidden letters emerge that could change life as she knows it.
Spellbinding, exhilarating and painfully romantic. This love story is a must-read.
Mermaid Inn by Jenny Holiday
Matchmaker Bay holds a lot of painful memories for Eve Abbott who left town years ago in search of a fresh start. But when she inherits the Mermaid Inn from her aunt, she’s forced to return and face her past. Police chief Sawyer Collins is just one of the locals she’s tried desperately to forget – he broke her heart 10 years ago, and now seeing him again threatens to expose old wounds and spark old flames.
Romance fans will love this beautifully told tale about second-chance love.
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Lydia’s life is flipped upside down when Freddie, her soulmate, dies suddenly in a car accident. She’d like to crawl in bed and sleep away the rest of her days, until her sister, Ella, and Freddie’s best friend, Jonah, join forces to pull her out of her depression. It’s then that the miraculous happens and Lydia has a chance at a life with Freddie again – a life where the accident never happened. But now there’s someone else in her life, someone who’s giving her hope that she will love again.
Witty and romantic, you’ll love this whimsical tale of love, loss and the decisions we can only make with our heart.
Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas
Tom Severin is used to getting what he wants. He’s clever, wealthy and powerful – all that’s missing is a wife. And when he spots Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he decides he wants her. But what he doesn’t realize is that she gets what she wants too. Cassandra is determined to marry for love, but when an old flame crosses her and ruins her reputation, she’s left powerless against Severin’s advances. He can offer plenty, but can he offer love?
You’ll love the spark between Cassandra and Tom in this sweet historical romance.
The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren
Carey Duncan has worked for the Tripps for more than a decade. She does home remodeling for the all-star design duos who have a new show and a book about to launch. What their adoring fans don’t know is that the Tripps can’t stand one another. But Carey desperately needs to keep her job, so does James McCann, the engineering genius behind the Tripp’s empire, and their survival depends on the Tripps’ continued success. Can the pair pull off a book tour and keep the Tripps’ tragic relationship a secret? And can they do it all without falling for one another and complicating things even further?
Joyful, witty and heartfelt – you won’t regret picking up this one.
You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria
When soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her messy breakup splashed across the tabloids, she returns to her hometown of NYC to take on the leading role in a bilingual romantic comedy. Telenovela heartthrob Ashton Suárez’s character was just killed off and in a last-attempt to salvage his career, he joins the cast opposite Jasmine. Their careers are both on the line, but no thanks to a disastrous first impression, it’s going to be next to impossible to generate believable heat on screen. Can they put their minds to it and pull off romance? Or will their hearts get in the way and surprise them after all?
Entertaining, sizzling chemistry, and drama – this one has it all!