New Romance for Valentine’s Day
Get ready for Valentine’s Day with 2022’s best new romance!
January 27, 2022
After Dark With the Duke
Julie Anne Long
When he clashes with a scandalous, vulnerable opera diva who stands for everything he scorns, General James Duncan Blackmore finds himself willing to lay down his life for this beauty when their only chance at happiness could lead to their destruction.
Tory Henwood Hoen
For fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, Sally Rooney, and Rebecca Serle, Tory Henwood Hoen’s The Arc is a smart, high concept love story that asks: is it possible to optimize our most intimate relationships?
A Certain Appeal
A sparkling contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in the tantalizing world of New York City burlesque, perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient and The Roommate. While working at a Manhattan burlesque club, Liz Bennet thinks she feels sparks with an uptight, wealth manager audience member and the pair find themselves thrown into each other’s orbits repeatedly.
Dinner on Primrose Hill
Two science teachers at a small Texas college reluctantly join forces to collaborate on a notoriety-attracting research project that studies the mating habits of students, as they deal with their own increasing attraction to each other.
Donut Fall in Love
Back in Toronto after a promotional tour for a bombing film, actor Ryan Kwok grieves the loss of his mother and bonds with a donut baker who agrees to teach him how to bake for an upcoming tv show.
The Donut Trap
Stuck in a rut working at her parents’ donut shop, Jasmine Tran finds help in the form of an old college crush, but when their relationship doesn’t work out, she must scheme to find a solution and get herself out of the donut trap
The Family You Make
Agreeing to pretend to be handsome stranger’s girlfriend for just one dinner, Jane, after an unexpected series of events and a host of new friends cause them to spend more time together, wonders if this is the life she was meant to always have.
The Fastest Way to Fall
While writing about a hot new body-positive fitness app that includes personal coaching, Britta Colby starts working out in person with Wes Lawson and they soon have a hard time maintaining a professional distance, which could cost them everything.
Getting His Game Back
Gia de Cadenet
A sexy, charming debut romance about a man struggling to be his perfect self and a woman who is ready to break her “rules” for him, perfect for readers of Party of Two and Get a Life, Chloe Brown.
Girls Before Earls
Agreeing to take on the troublesome niece of the Earl of Bladenton, Miss Hazel Lively, the headmistress of Bellehaven Academy for girls, finds herself drawn to this man who puts both her reputation and heart on the line.
Good Girl Complex
Mackenzie Cabot has spent most of her twenty years pleasing the other people around her so she is going to Garnet College in the expensive beachside town of Avalon Bay in South Carolina when she would really rather focus on her growing internet business;Cooper Hartley is a local boy who usually tends bar and disdains the rich, spoiled college kids he sees every day—but MacKenzie and Cooper fall for each other, until money and family come between them.
How to Love Your Neighbor
Grace Travis welcomes the opportunity to live in and fix up an adorable little beach house but bumps heads with the real estate developer next door who has set his sites on the adjacent property.
How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days
Bethany Lu Carlisle is devastated when the tabloids report actor Keanu Reeves is about to tie the knot. Desperate to convince Keanu to call off the wedding, Lu and her ride-or-die BFF Truman Erikson take a wild road trip to search Keanu so that Lu can fulfill her dream of meeting her forever crush and confess her undying love. From New York to Los Angeles, Lu and True get into all sorts of sticky and romantic situations, mimicking scenes from some of the most memorable Keanu blockbusters. Will Lu be able to find Keanu and convince him she’s the one for him? Or maybe she’ll discover true love has been by her side all along.
I Hate You More
Best in Show meets The Hating Game in this sweet, funny rom-com that takes the uber-competitiveness of dog show pageant moms to a whole new level. Ruby Taylor thought her days of high-stakes competition were over, until she joins the dog show circuit to get lazy golden retriever Wheezy into shape…and falls head over heels for a handsome veterinarian who won’t stop getting under her skin.
I’m So Not Over You
Pretending to still be his ex’s current boyfriend in front of his parents, Kian reluctantly winds up being Hudson’s plus-one at a splashy Georgia wedding and the pair find themselves in need of hashing out their true feelings.
The Lady’s Mine
In 1875, Kathryn Walsh arrives in a mining town nestled in the Sierra Nevadas where she relaunches her uncle’s newspaper, pitting herself against the town’s most powerful men until she finds an ally in the local saloon owner who believes in what she stands for.
Love and Let Bark
When firefighter Nate Porter returns to Helen, Alaska, with his rescue puppies in tow to prove that he is completely over his old flame Lydia Lipin, he soon realizes that he’ll risk everything for a second chance as sparks fly between them.
Love at First Spite
Anna E. Collins
To spite her cheating ex-fiance, Dani Porter buys the vacant lot next to his house, planning to build a vacation rental to mess with his view, but must rethink her mission when love with her seemingly arrogant architect trumps revenge.
Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships
Sarah Grunder Ruiz
For the last year, yacht stewardess Jo Walker has attempted to complete a bucket list of 30 things she wants to accomplish by her birthday. Jo has almost everything she’s ever wanted. When she summons the courage to complete item #5—kiss a stranger—and meets Alex Hayes, all bets are off. As her feelings for Alex intensify and Jo’s inability to confront difficult emotions about her family complicates her relationships, she must learn to quit playing it safe with her heart before she loses what matters most.
Monster in the Middle
This novel maps the romantic history and emotional inheritance of one couple newly in love. Monster in the Middle moves from the U.S. to the Virgin Islands to Ghana and back again, to show how one couple’s romance is influenced by the family lore and love stories that preceded their own pairing.
Much Ado About a Latte
A coffee war is brewing in Maple Falls, where Anita and Tanner are serving up plenty of steam to keep the town buzzing.
Must Love Books
After five years working at Parson’s Press, an old-school business book publisher, Nora is the last editorial assistant standing, desperate to get out. That’s when Nora is forced to lie her way into moonlighting for a rival publisher…and maybe poaching a few authors along the way. But when Nora accidentally falls for Andrew Santos, an author Parsons Press can’t afford to lose, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Parsons Press, Andrew, or herself and her future.
Never Fall for Your Fiancée
The first in a new historical rom-com series, a handsome earl hires a fake fiancée to keep his matchmaking mother at bay, but hilarity ensues when love threatens to complicate everything.
One Night on the Island
When a double-booking at a remote one-room cabin accidentally throws two solace-seekers together, it feels like a cruel twist of fate. But what if it’s fate of a different kind? Instantly at odds with each other, Cleo and Mac don’t know how they’re going to manage until the next weekly ferry arrives. But as the days go by, they no longer seem tomind each other’s company quite as much as they thought they would… Written with Josie Silver’s signature warmth, charm, and insights into the human heart, One Night on the Island explores the meaning of home, the joys of escape, and how the things we think we want are never the things we really need.
The Paris Connection
In this witty and heartfelt debut love story for fans of Josie Silver’s One Day in December, a woman stranded in Paris for the day discovers that the wrong road can sometimes lead us in the right direction.
Ramón and Julieta
Alana Quintana Albertson
When she discovers the mariachi she kissed on the Day of the Dead is her new landlord, and the son of the man who stole her mother’s taco recipe decades ago, celebrity chef Julieta Campos is forced to work with this man who destroyed her life’s work.
Read Between the Lines
When she discovers Brie, the woman she’s fallen in love with online, is none other than the person responsible for terminating her bookstore’s lease, Rosie Taft closes her heart to love until Brie writes her way to a happy ending.
Reminders of Him
Released from prison, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her 4-year-old daughter, but with everyone against her, she turns to local bar owner Ledger Ward who, risking everything, secretly helps her make amends.
The Roughest Draft
Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
>Forced to reunite as they face crossroads in their personal and professional lives, authors Katrina and Nathan must work through the reasons they’ve hated each other for the past three years while writing a romantic novel that pushes them closer together in the Florida heat.
A Season for Second Chances
With her children grown and her marriage over, Annie Sharpe accepts a position as a winter guardian in a historic seaside home in Willow Bay, but finds herself at odds with the homeowner’s surly nephew as Christmas approaches.
The Singles Table
Thrown together for the entire wedding season after a crazy encounter, former military security specialist Jay Dayai and celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel make a deal that benefits them both until it brings them together in ways they never expected.
When she accompanies her friend Maria to Everleigh Park, where Maria must stay with her half-brother, whom she loathes, Lady Estelle Lamarr, as family secrets unravel around her, must stay away from this dark, dour man who believes she is his perfect match.
Sunny Days and Sea Breezes
On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, Jodie’s leaving her London life, her career, and her husband behind. Jodie delights in her newfound freedom. But out of mind isn’t out of sight, and when her old life comes knocking Jodie is forced to face reality. Will she answer the call or choose a life filled with Sunny Days and Sea Breezes?
Tacos for Two
Betsy St. Amant
Rory Perez can’t cook, but she inherited a taco food truck from her late aunt. Desperate for money to keep the family business, she goes up against her worst competitor in a festival competition-the man she’s been anonymously flirting with online for weeks.
A Very Nice Girl
A razor-sharp debut novel about an ambitious young opera singer caught between devotion to her craft and an all-consuming affair with an older man.
Waiting on Love
Fulfilling a promise to her dying mother, Elise Wright watches over her father as cook on his Great Lakes schooner. But the behavior of a new sailor unsettles her and first mate Nick Clark, who secretly begins investigating. When tragedy strikes, Nick and Elise must rely on their faith and each other as they confront their greatest fears.
Rachel Lynn Solomon
In the aftermath of a disastrous holiday party, TV meteorologist Ari Abrams and sports reporter Russell Barringer team up to solve their bosses’ relationship issues, but their well-meaning meddling backfires when real chemistry builds between them.
The Wedding Ringer
A hilarious and heartwarming novel about a woman who wants nothing to do with love or friendship, but finds both in the unlikeliest ways. When a chance encounter leads to a lucrative job—be a bridesmaid in Maisie Mitchell’s wedding, Willa, who plans to use this money to start over somewhere new, finds her exit strategy becoming complicated when she forms a real friendship and finds romance.
Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
A 30-something, Oxford-educated, British Nigerian woman with a high-paying job and good friends, Yinka, whose aunties frequently pray for her delivery from singledom, must find a date for her cousin’s wedding with the help of a spreadsheet and her best friend.