Romance

Romance

Cozy up with a romance!  Pick a classic romance author like Danielle Steel or something new like Nalini Singh.  These romances have everything from outlaws and spies to werewolves and dragons.


Compiled by:
Beatriz G.
The Alamo Bride

Kathleen Y'Barbo
Ybarbo
Series: Daughters of the Mayflower

Ellis Dumont finds a man in New Orleans unconscious on Dumont property in 1836. As his fevers rage, the man mutters strange things about treasures and war. Either Claiborne Gentry has lost his mind or he's a spy for the American president-or worse, for the Mexican enemy that threatens their very lives. With the men of her family away, Ellis must stand courageous and decide who she can trust. Will she put her selfish wants ahead of the future of the republic or travel with Clay to Mission San Jose to help end the war?


Almost Just Friends

Jill Shalvis
LP Shalvis
Series: Wildstone

Piper Manning's about as tough as they come, she's had to be. She raised her siblings and they've thankfully flown the coop. All she has to do is finish fixing up the lake house her grandparents left her, sell it, and then she's free. When a massive storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There's a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. The smart move would be for Piper to ignore them all but Cam unleashes emotions deep inside of her that she can't deny, making her yearn for something she doesn't understand. And her siblings...well, they need each other. Only when the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself...and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks--just as the new life she craves may have already begun.


Any Man of Mine

Diana Palmer
Palmer

A waiting game: After getting her heart broken seven years ago, Keena Whitman fled town. Now she's back, and a successful designer at last. But when she sees Nicholas Coleman again, all the feelings she'd tried so hard to forget come rushing back. Letting Keena go was the biggest mistake Nicholas ever made. This time he's ready to prove he's her perfect match -- in love and business.


The Bake Shop

Amy Clipston
LP Clipsto
Series: Amish Marketplace

When Christiana Kurtz opens a popular bake shop at the local market, she meets and eventually becomes friends with Jeffrey Stoltzfus, who runs the leather and woodcraft store next door. But when Christiana's father finds out that Jeffrey uses electricity in his work, he criticizes him as being too modern and forbids Christiana from dating him. Later, Jeffrey's shop catches fire and puts the entire market in jeopardy. Regardless of Jeffrey's mistakes, Christiana can't deny her feelings for him. Though the odds are against them, can two young people find a way to rebuild both their businesses and their relationship?


Barefoot Beach

Debbie Mason
Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor

Can a summer of love make up for a lifetime of secrets? Wedding fever has taken over Harmony Harbor this summer, and the local matchmakers have set their sights on Theia Lawson, a former navy pilot who's in town for a stay at Greystone Manor. And while Theia's got her reasons to put this small town behind her as fast as she can, there's a certain tall, dark, and irresistible man that she can't seem to get off her mind. Firefighter Marco DiRossi wants to beat the matchmakers at their own game so he conspires with Theia to pretend they've already fallen in love. It's only for the summer. What could go wrong? Yet as the beach season draws to a close, Marco and Theia find their pretend relationship has led to very real attraction. But when a secret from the past is revealed, jeopardizing everything they hold dear, can this unlikely couple find their way to a happily-ever-after?


Believe in Me

Ella Quinn
Quinn
Series: The Worthingtons

Even the Worthington least likely to wed may find her perfect match. Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from traveling. But when her mother thwarts her plan to attend the only university in Europe that accepts women in Italy she is forced to agree to one London Season. Spending her time at parties proves an empty diversion - until she encounters the well-traveled Lord Phineas Carter-Wood. Still, Europe awaits... Phineas has studied architecture all over the world, yet Augusta is his most intriguing discovery yet. How can he resist a woman who loves maps and far-off lands? But her longing for all things foreign hinders any hope of courtship. When he learns her cousins have offered a trip to Europe, he secretly arranges to join their party. For he is determined to show Augusta that a real union is a thrilling adventure of its own. And when their journey is beset by dangerous obstacles, he gets far more opportunity than he bargained for


Blessing in Disguise

Danielle Steel
Steel

Isabelle McAvoy (58), private art consultant in New York City. The first half of the book focuses on her past, having three daughters with three different men and following her through each of those relationships. Her first love was a reclusive American living in France, much older than her, who was always a part of their daughter's life, though they never married. Her second husband went to prison for fraud when Isabelle was pregnant with her second daughter. And her third husband, her true love, drowned tragically a few months after their wedding. When the narrative switches back to present-day, Isabelle learns that she's losing her sight and hires an assistant. She bonds with each of her daughters, one in India, one in New York, and one in Tuscany, and falls in love with her assistant, Jack. She also reconnects with the son she gave up for adoption when she was 15 and her family grows stronger than ever.


Dirty Little Secret

Jennifer Ryan
Ryan
Series: Wild Rose Ranch

Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves three things: ranching, his younger sister, and his step-father. John Cordero groomed Noah to take over the Montana spread where he learned to ride and work the land. But when John unexpectedly dies, he leaves half the ranch to a woman Noah doesn't even know. Roxy shares Noah's last name, but not his blood. Estranged from her father, haunted by regrets, and eager to escape her notorious mother's past, she is forced to fulfill her father's last wishes. Inheriting means sharing a home with infuriating, challenging, and oh-so-tempting Noah. But John didn't just make her owner of his ranch and guardian to her sister, his hidden sideline is her worst nightmare--she's the new owner of the notorious Nevada brothel called Wild Rose Ranch where she grew up. As their strictly business relationship starts to turn to true love, Roxy begins to wonder, what will happen when Noah discovers her dirty little secret?


Ghosted

Rosie Walsh
Walsh

When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call. Sarah's friends tell her to forget about him, but she can't. She knows something's happened--there must be an explanation. Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she's right. There is a reason for Eddie's disappearance, and it's the one thing they didn't share with each other: the truth.


Hunting for a Highlander

Lynsay Sands
Sands
Series: Scottish Highlanders

Lady Dwyn Innes is among the eligible women who have descended on Buchanan Keep, vying for the attention of the last unmarried brothers. Dwyn has resigned herself to becoming an old maid, yet a chance encounter with a stranger in the orchard awakens her to a new world of sensation and possibility. After weeks away, Geordie Buchanan returns to find his home swarming with potential brides, thanks to his loving but interfering family. Lady Dwyn's lush figure and eager kisses delight him, as does her honesty. But the real test lies ahead: eliminating a hidden enemy, so that he and Dwyn can seal their Highland passion with a vow.


Ignite

Donna Grant
Grant
Series: Dark Kings

For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King--one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness--must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires. Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who--and what--he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply...and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?


Once a Spy

Mary Jo Putney
Putney
Series: Rogues Redeemed

Hoping to find new meaning in his life, British intelligence officer Simon Duval resigns his commission and returns to England, where he finds his cousin's widow, Suzanne Duval, the Comtesse de Chambron. Working as a seamstress, living in reduced circumstances among London's French émigré community, Suzanne has had a life as complicated as Simon's own. While both believe they are beyond love and passion, their sympathetic bond leads him to propose a marriage of companionship, and Suzanne accepts. She didn't want or expect a true marriage, but as Suzanne joins Simon in a search for his long missing foster brother, warmth and caring begin to heal both their scars--and a powerful passion sparks between them. Then news from France threatens to disrupt their newfound happiness...Napoleon has escaped from Elba and Wellington personally asks Simon to use his formidable skills to help prevent another devastating war. Only this time, Simon does not go into danger alone. He and Suzanne will face deadly peril together, and pray that love will carry them through.


The Outlaw's Heart

Amy Sandas
Sandas
Series: Runaway Brides

Desperate to escape an unhappy marriage, Boston socialite Evelyn Perkins flees west in hopes of losing herself to the dusty frontier. But when her train is boarded by outlaws, Evelyn is taken for ransom. Despite her terror, Evelyn fears being returned to her husband more. Refusing to co-operate, she becomes the responsibility of a man whose steady gaze threatens to pierce her brave façade and reach the wounded heart within. Gabriel Sloan has his orders, but the haunting shadows in the pretty young woman's eyes spark an intense protective instinct he can't deny. Every look, every touch brings them closer together. He would do anything to protect her, but dangerous men are on their trail, and soon the two must face Evelyn's darkest nightmare - or risk losing the unexpected joy they've found forever.


The Universe Between Us

Jane C. Esther
Esther

Charming biochemist Ana Mitchell has a lot on her mind -- she's about to leave on a covert mission to colonize Mars. She enlists local art student Jolie Dann to keep her high-tech farmhouse in order while she's at training camp. Jolie soon finds herself falling for the secretive and fascinating Ana, despite knowing she may never return home. Their relationship is challenged when the mission's timeline is suddenly accelerated. Will Ana choose to put the universe between herself and Jolie, or will she take a chance on the one person who can keep her on Earth?


Wolf Rain

Nalini Singh
Singh
Series: Psy-changeling Trinity

The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin. The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems. This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems--if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters--and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.