Crush

By Ana Hartnett Reichardt

Close Quarters
Workplace Romance
Age Gap
Small Town Romances

Josie Sanchez is the head winemaker at Cadieux Vineyards, and all her dreams ride on the upcoming crush. If she can produce a gold medal pinot noir, the owner will give Josie her own wine label. <i>Finally</i>. She’s worked years for this opportunity, and nothing will stand in her way. Not even Mac, the owner’s annoyingly beautiful niece who doesn’t know anything about wine, but whom Josie’s forced to hire as her only harvest intern. Josie can’t imagine a more ill-suited partner for the most important harvest of her life.

After a lackluster start in her marketing career, Mackenzie Layton is eager to jump headfirst into the illustrious Willamette Valley wine industry. Thanks to her uncle, her first harvest job is with one of the most prestigious wineries in town. But when she meets Josie, it’s clear her presence is a nuisance, even if she does occasionally catch Josie’s gaze lingering on her. Mac has a proclivity for misadventure, and she is unable to resist the one person who is off limits.

This crush will be a messy one, indeed.

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Peaches and Cream

By Georgia Beers

Workplace Romance
Enemies to Lovers Romance
Food
Rivals

As a kid, Adley Purcell dreamed of owning Get the Scoop ice cream shop, and now that she does, she’s worried it could go under. She’s trying to focus on her love of ice cream, but she’s edgy and stressed. And how the hell she’ll survive national dessert chain Sweet Heaven opening a store less than two blocks away, she has no idea. Life is a rocky road right now, and there’s only one cherry on top: the sexy business suit-clad blonde at happy hour.

Sabrina James doesn’t stay still. Sweet Heaven takes her all over the country, opening new stores, then moving on to the next city. Smooth and simple. Until the gorgeous woman she meets at a bar who leaves her craving more turns out to own the small-town ice cream shop barely two blocks from the new Sweet Heaven location. Could life get any more complicated?

Have Adley and Sabrina bitten off more than they can chew, or will they swirl the salty with the sweet? In love and ice cream there’s only one rule: When life gives you heavenly hash, eat dessert first.<b></b>

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The Only Fish in the Sea

By Angie Williams

Homecoming
Financial gap/Class disparity
Friends & Community
Blue Collar
Rivals
Small Town Romances

Crab fishing is in Remy Miller’s blood. Millers have been fishing off the coast of Oregon for three generations, so she’s heartbroken when her dad refuses to give her the chance to prove she can captain her own boat—all because she’s a girl and her brothers aren’t.

When Julia Clayman, the beautiful daughter of a rival crabbing family, offers Remy a chance to run her own boat for the Claymans, she knows the decision could deepen the long-standing rift between their families.

All Remy wants is the chance to live her dream, and the more time she spends with Julia the more her dreams include the chance for a happily ever after. But blood is thicker than the waters lapping the Oregon coastline, and old rivalries may mean Remy loses her career and her heart.

Will love overcome the odds for this modern-day Romeo and Juliet?

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Wildflower

By Cathleen Collins

Animals 
Virgins/First Love
Children / Families

Lily Andrews is only seven years old when she boards a small aircraft with her mother, destined for the beautiful gulf coast of Texas. Tragedy strikes mid-flight when the plane goes down deep in the wild Ozarks, and Lily must survive in the unforgiving forest. With the help of a gruff mountain man and his dog, along with Lily’s intense grit and determination, she thrives in her private oasis. When a simple mistake forces her to make a life-altering decision, she is ripped from her mountain paradise and thrust into civilization once more.

Jessica Velasquez has never recovered from the death of her father. The only way she can get closure is to find out what really happened when his plane went down. When a stranger races out of the wilderness with her father’s belongings twelve years after his plane went down, Jessica hopes the woman will have the answers she’s looking for.

Between Lily’s sheltered life and Jessica’s reservations about letting anyone close, both are ill-equipped for a relationship, but can they deny their true feelings?<b></b>

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Here For You

By D. Jackson Leigh

Financial gap/Class disparity
Animals 
Sports

Competitive barrel racer Lacey Bishop has worked her way from homelessness and poverty to needing only a few points to qualify for the National Rodeo Finals when her only horse suffers a career-ending injury. Without the money to buy new horse, Lacey has no choice but to trust an offer from Two Rivers Ranch to lease one of their best barrel-racing horse.

Horse trainer Wil Rivers is working hard to get her family’s ranch profitable again after the coronavirus pandemic shut them down for more than a year. Her best chance to save the ranch from foreclosure is a million-dollar-plus offer to buy the one barrel horse that could defeat the mare she’s leased to the bewitching Lacey Bishop.

When Lacey discovers Wil’s plan to sell the Two Rivers “money” horse to her fiercest competitor, she sees their chance for a future together and her chance to qualify for the finals disappearing in the rodeo arena dust.

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I Do, I Don't

By Joy Argento

Can data predict who we fall in love with? Reality television is here to find out, and thousands of viewers are along for the ride. Two total strangers, matched by the world’s most advanced romance algorithm, meet at the altar to say, “I do.” Their every awkward moment and moonlit kiss are filmed to uncover if happily ever after is a simple perfect data match.

When executive producer Annie Jackson convinces Nicole Hart to leave her prestigious job and write and refine the romance algorithm for <i>I Do, I Don’t</i>,<i> </i>their success skyrockets. So, when one of the brides backs out days before the wedding, Annie’s got to convince the algorithm’s second choice to get married on national TV, or else.

Nicole can’t believe her bad luck when the backup turns out to be…her. To test the system she designed, she used her own data, but she sure as hell didn’t expect to be hauled to the altar against her better judgment. Her algorithm is flawless, but her growing feelings for Annie could destroy all her credibility and sink the show.<b></b>

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Island Kiss

By Jeannie Levig

Animals 
Virgins/First Love
Disability
Financial gap/Class disparity
Friends to Lovers Romance
Reunion Romance
Small Town Romances
Homecoming

At eighteen, Louise Tarkington leaves her father, her best friend and first love Cali, and her home on Emerald Island with big dreams of the glamorous city life she remembers from before her mother died. When she returns thirty years later to grieve her father and claim her inheritance, she once again has big plans. But this time her feelings for Cali have her questioning every single one of them. 

Cali Amos truly believes she let Louise go years earlier, but when her old feelings surface, she must face the truth—she’s still in love with Louise. Maybe they could have another chance if Louise’s plans and the terms of her father’s will weren’t about to ruin everything.

Louise and Cali once broke each other’s heart. When they come face-to-face again on the South Carolina Sea Island, they’ll find more than past hurts in the way of another chance at love.

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It's All in the Details

By Dena Blake

Makeup artist Lane Donnelly has been planning to be her best friend Darcy’s maid of honor since her engagement. So, when Darcy chooses her sister instead, Lane is hurt and disappointed. Just to add fuel to the fire, Darcy has picked the wedding planner of Lane’s nightmares.

Helen Trent isn’t thrilled that her mother has asked her to take on a wedding last minute. In addition, the bride’s makeup artist keeps getting in the way. Helen has met Lane at a gazillion weddings, and they clashed every single time, so why should this wedding be any different?

Lane and Helen can’t stand each other, and all the marriage vibes in the world won’t make them admit their feelings are a lot more complicated. When the maid of honor throws their plans into a chaotic mess, Lane and Helen must set aside their differences and work together to ensure Darcy gets the wedding of her dreams, and maybe make a few of their own dreams come true in the process.<b></b>

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The Town That Built Us

By Jesse J. Thoma

Second Chance at Love
Blue Collar
Reunion Romance
Small Town Romances
Homecoming

Grace Cook left her small hometown after high school with a free ride to college and a pulverized heart. Now, years later her father’s death brings her back to town. As long as she can settle his affairs quickly and avoid interacting with Bonnie Whitlock, maybe she’ll survive the trip.

Bonnie was at Mr. Cook’s bedside the night he died. She knows Grace Cook,the only woman she’s ever loved, will be back in town for the funeral. Since Bonnie was the cause of Grace leaving all those years ago, the least she can do is let Grace mourn her father in peace.

However, distance is impossible when the will is read and the Cook family house is left jointly to Bonnie and Grace. A cruel joke or a second chance at a love that was always meant to be? To find out, Bonnie and Grace must forgive their past selves and embrace the future together in the town that built them.

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Just One Dance

By Jenny Frame

The Regency Romance Club | Book 1
Age Gap

Taylor Sparks is sick of swiping left or right. Online dating, where a casual glance at a profile forms your opinion of a person, has no sparkle. She has a business idea to make dating special—the Regency Romance Club. Guests fall in love in the regency style, with grand balls and regency pursuits, while enjoying some of Britain’s most magnificent stately homes.

Jaq Bailey is mourning the death of her best friend. She wants to feel every inch of the pain and guilt she deserves for their death. A professor of early modern history, Bailey has sequestered herself in her study writing books and articles. Life is lonely and unchanging, until her publishers ask her to meet with Taylor, who is looking for a historian to help with her new business.

As they start working together, Taylor’s bubbly personality and Bailey’s guilty angst clash, but as Bailey gets dragged into the magical, regency romance world, Taylor’s sparkle brings hope back into her life. They’re working to help others find their true loves, but they just might find it for themselves too.

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Transitioning Home

By Heather K O'Malley

Military
College Life
Coming Out
Disability
Friends & Community
Transgender
International Setting

Thomas Simmons nearly died when a rocket-propelled grenade threw him ass over teakettle while flanking insurgents in Mosul, ending his military career. Recovery’s rough and gives him all the time in the world to face the question he’s avoided all his life: Why does he feel jealous of women?

The more Thomas searches, the closer he comes to an answer: gender dysphoria.

Seeking therapy as a road through his confusion, Thomas embarks on an unexpected journey as Emily is born. Emily’s route to self-acceptance, love with another woman, and community are only some of the challenges that began the day her world exploded.

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Truly Enough

By J.J. Hale

Close Quarters
Coming Out
Disability
Firefighters
Actors/Artists
Friends & Community
Friends to Lovers Romance
Small Town Romances
International Setting

Robyn Moore is a firefighter by trade and a lesbian lothario by choice. After losing her father and witnessing her mother’s broken heart, Robyn learns that loving someone never ends well. Spending her days trying to honor her father’s legacy isn’t easy, and the best way to blow off steam is by falling into bed with whomever happens to be available. 

Lexi Lynch is an artist with a passion for painting. That is, until real life kicked in and bills piled up. To prove to her overprotective father that her chosen profession isn’t a mistake, Lexi takes on commissions that pay well but bore her to tears. Missed deadline after deadline has her career in jeopardy with the only bright spot in her days being her gorgeous friend and roommate, Robyn.

As Lexi leans on Robyn for support, more than just a creative spark flares between them. Their close proximity may ignite a fiery romance or send their friendship up in flames.

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Vintage and Vogue

By Kelly & Tana Fireside

Multicultural 
Enemies to Lovers Romance
Small Town Romances

Wealthy tech whiz Sena Abrigo has deep roots in the Arizona-Mexico borderlands. But when she marches into Owen Station on red-soled stilettos like she just walked off the cover of Vogue, she plans to pull this little town into the future. And she is used to getting exactly what she wants. First, she has to get past Hazel Butler.

The proud granddaughter of Irish immigrant miners, Hazel loves her job at the library, her spooky cat, her opinionated friends, vintage Mary Janes, and the little house she inherited. And she is determined to protect the historic legacy of her town.

In spite of their differences and because of them, sparks fly and love isn’t far behind. But Sena’s arrival doesn’t just turn Hazel’s life upside down in the most wonderful of ways. It sets off an explosive series of events exposing an ugly truth lying just beneath the town’s surface, threatening their chance at love…and their lives.

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Broken Fences

By Jo Hemmingwood

Military
Animals 
Friends & Community
Blue Collar
Small Town Romances

Former army sergeant Seneca Twist has difficulty adjusting to civilian life after losing her brother in Afghanistan. She picks up her backpack and begins walking. Her travels take her to a boys’ ranch in Idaho where she meets residential psychologist Robyn Mason. Seneca and Robyn couldn’t be more different, and they can’t seem to agree on anything, but when Seneca decides to winter at the ranch, their shared values draw them together.

Robyn is determined to get to the bottom of the resignation and pain Seneca keeps locked inside, but the more Robyn learns and the closer they become, the more she can’t resist falling for Seneca. The warmth of the local community, the surrogate family they have created, and their feelings for each other mean everything, but will it be enough for Seneca to call the ranch home?

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Cherish

By Kris Bryant

Financial gap/Class disparity
Actors/Artists
Small Town Romances

Josie Lockner scores big when she’s awarded a summer artist-in-residence in the small beach town of Goda, Massachusetts. The Wellingtons are the perfect host family and Revere Estates the best backdrop. She’s more than ready to capture the beauty of nature with her pencils and brushes. Falling for the Wellingtons’ quiet neighbor, Olivia Monteclair isn’t in the picture, but just because it won’t last forever doesn’t mean she can’t have some fun. 

Olivia’s peaceful days are interrupted when Josie, with her infectious grin and sunny disposition, crowds her space. Was Olivia ever that young or that hungry about life? She isn’t in the market, not after her devastating heartbreak, but there’s something about Josie that brings out a lightness she’s missing from her life. 

Both cherish the time spent together, but when the summer ends and their temporary romance melts into the real deal, reality gets complicated.

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Never Kiss a Cowgirl

By Ali Vali

Animals 
Second Chance at Love
New Orleans 
Friends to Lovers Romance
Sports
Homecoming
Las Vegas

Asher Evans is living her dreams eight seconds at a time. She’s finally at the top of the rankings and headed for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, and she owes it all to the man who taught her everything, Silas Wilson.

Reagan Wilson vowed she’d never return to Louisiana. Her father, Silas, had been a world champion rodeo rider until an accident destroyed his career, then killed him. Now she’s interning at a sports clinic in New Orleans, and her first patient is Asher Evans. Seeing her childhood neighbor and teenage crush brings all those painful memories rushing back.

Asher and Reagan are from different worlds, even if they grew up side by side. Reagan doesn’t understand why anyone would risk their life for a title and belt buckle, and Asher doesn’t do safe and predictable. Falling in love makes no sense, but as the spark between them ignites they may have more in common than they think.

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Pantheon Girls

By Jean Copeland

Age Gap
Friends & Community
Asexual/Aromantic
Friends to Lovers Romance
Bisexual

Cassie Burke never believed in second chances. If something didn’t work out, then it was never really meant for her. In the years following two heart-wrenching breakups, she kept her life simple. She’d dated when the opportunity arose but focused her energy on her career and best friends of over thirty years, Jenn and Maggie. Tight since their high school days in the 80s, they’ve weathered many storms. The most tempestuous being Deana, who had briefly joined their “pantheon” and stirred things up as only a beautiful lost soul can, testing their friendship and the strength of Cassie’s heart.

 Now as Cassie, Jenn, and Maggie plan a celebration for their fiftieth birthdays, none of them are prepared for the whiplash changes their half-century mark year has in store. Least of all Cassie, who discovers a second chance with Deana might be just what her heart needs.

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Reeled In

By Fiona Riley

Animals 
Financial gap/Class disparity
Actors/Artists
Blue Collar

Chelsea McGovern’s dream of attending art school ended when a teenage prank cost her the scholarship she desperately needed. Now, ten years later, her art is finally paying the bills. Well, with the help of all her bartending shifts, that is. 

Maia Abraham has spent her life studying great white sharks. After one of her journal publications makes big waves, an unexpected opportunity arises, and Maia drops everything to dive headfirst into the shark-filled waters off Cape Cod.

 To become a full-time artist, Chelsea needs to prioritize better, but she can’t stop daydreaming about the gorgeous scientist across the bar. And while Maia’s research stint requires all her focus, she’s unable to resist the charming local with the flirty smile.

Their summer romance is heating up when a D-list celebrity’s Shark Week television stunt endangers Maia and exposes the truth about Chelsea’s past. Can their love survive this perfect storm?

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