Romances to Add to Your TBR for Valentine’s Day and Beyond
You might love these books even more than you love your Valentine!
Roses are red, violets are blue, we adore these books and so will you! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone is looking to feel the love. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day cozied up with your special someone, or just your devoted pet, these flirtatious new releases are sure to have your heart racing.
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1. Ramón and Julieta by Alana Quintana Albertson
In Alana Quintana Albertson’s spicy new romance, business-driven Ramón and celebrity chef Julieta find themselves locking lips in what they both assume to be a passionate one-night-stand. But when Julieta discovers Ramón, the son of the fast-food tycoon who stole her mother’s taco recipe, is the new landlord of her struggling taqueria, she must learn to work alongside the man she is irresistibly attracted to who is simultaneously running her out of business. As the pair struggle to balance the rising tensions in their San Diego community, they must decide if they will continue to endure their grudging rivalry or give it up in the name of the love that has consumed them.
2. Set on You by Amy Lea
In Amy Lea’s racy debut romance novel, trailblazing fitness influencer Crystal Chen and cocky firefighter Scott Ritchie strike up a flirtatious battle for gym dominance. However, neither expect to cross paths with each other at their grandparents’ engagement party. Now, what originally began as fiery and playful teasing, has turned into much more. But when a photo of the two goes viral in all the wrong ways, their growing relationship is put to the ultimate test.
3. Corinne by Rebecca Morrow
After being ostracized by her fundamentalist church and isolated from her family, Corinne Callahan has no choice but to start over. But despite the good life she has built for herself since, Corinne can’t help but yearn for what- and who - she left behind. Told over the span of 15 years, Rebecca Morrow’s intimate novel follows Corinne as she risks everything for the man that she just can’t seem to shake and could never have: Enoch Miller.
4. For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa
Chef Nina Lyon has wanted nothing more than to rise to fame in the male-dominated culinary world and pave the way for other women to do the same and being the co-host of the competitive cooking show The Next Cooking Champ! is precisely how she’s going to achieve that. That is, unless, famous restaurateur, and Nina’s co-host, Leo O’Donnell doesn’t drive her absolutely crazy first. Things take a turn for the worst when Leo’s jokes accidentally cross a line and Nina quits on the spot. And, on top of that, the two are caught in a seemingly compromising position by the paparazzi. Now, despite constantly being at each other’s throats, Nina and Leo must partake in a “secret romance” publicity stunt to save their careers.
5. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
In Emily Henry’s latest romance hit, ruthless literary agent Nora Stephens knows she’s not the typical heroine and doesn’t pretend to be. When Nora’s fiendish younger sister begs to go on a trip to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, Nora agrees- but the last thing she expects is to constantly run into Charlie Lastra, a brooding editor whom Nora has had less than pleasant interactions with in the past. But, as the two continuously find themselves thrown together, a bond begins to grow that threatens to expose the facade each has created for themself.
6. Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover delivers yet another moving and emotional novel in her newest release. Kenna Rowan has just served five years in prison for a horrible mistake and is hoping to rekindle all the relationships that were left in tatters, most importantly that of her four-year-old daughter. However, despite all Kenna’s attempts to prove herself, almost everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to keep her away. Everyone except the local bartender, Ledger Ward. Slowly, Ledger and Kenna begin to build a connection, but doing so threatens the trust that she is so desperately trying to gain from everyone important to them. Now, Kenna must find a way to reconcile her mistakes to build a future for herself and those she loves.
7. This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
In Tahereh Mafi’s intriguing new fantasy trilogy, Alizeh is nothing but an inconsequential servant in the eyes of the world and in the eyes of the crown prince, Kamran. But when prophecies foretelling of the king’s death begin to circulate, no one is more surprised than the prince to learn that Alizeh is none other than the long-lost heir to an ancient kingdom- one that has been forced into hiding and would soon turn his kingdom- and the world- upside down.
8. Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour
Sara Foster and Emilie Dubois each carry the weight of their past, shouldering damage that they’d much rather keep hidden. When the two women first meet at the high-end restaurant, Yerba Buena- Sara as the renowned bartender and Emilie as the flower arranger- there is no denying the sparks that fly. But when their pasts, and the choices they’ve made, begin to catch up with them, Sara and Emilie must decide if their blossoming romance can overcome it all.
9. Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson
In Melissa Ferguson’s newest rom-com, editor Savannah Cade is about to have her dreams come true: the editor-in-chief of the nation’s most esteemed romance imprint has asked to see the manuscript she’s been working on in secret. But when Savannah hides her manuscript in a secret room to keep her own romance-loathing publishing house from finding out, she returns to find that someone has left notes in the margins of her work, and very critical ones at that. Then the editor-in-chief has the same harsh critiques, Savannah has no choice but to find the mystery person who left those notes.
10. The Lifestyle by Taylor Hahn
Georgina Wagman’s seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when she discovers that her husband has been cheating on her. For Georgina though, divorce is not an option. So, she comes up with an idea that she hopes will save her marriage and reignite their passion: becoming swingers. With the help of her close friends, Georgina believes she has it all figured out - until she runs into a college ex at her very first swinger party. Their reconnection leaves Georgina with an important decision to make, one that her happiness hinges upon.
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