“I loved Guillory’s debut The Wedding Date so much that I jumped at the chance to read The Proposal. The story starts with the Most Awkward Meet Cute, then blends together hilarious dialogue and steamy sexy times. Guillory gives Nik fantastic girlfriends who are there for her but will not let her get away with anything. This is the romcom we’ve been waiting for. Someone call Shonda Rhimes and make this a movie.”Karena, Bookshop Santa Cruz
There are three things you need to know about Preston “PK” Kingsley: He’s a writer, toiling in obscurity as an editorial assistant at a New York City publishing house. He is not a cliché. No, really. He’s been secretly in love with his best friend, Art, since they once drunkenly kissed in college. When Art moves in with PK following a bad... Read more »
The Love Hypothesis
If you enjoyed The Kiss Quotient, then you’ll love The Love Hypothesis.
“Ali Hazelwood's debut is a HIT! This book has it all. On the serious side, we've got valuable conversations of asexuality and a focus on women in STEM and the realities of the academic world. On the tropey side, we've got fake dating, a bit of the grump/sunshine dynamic, and a hilarious play on "there was only one bed"! This book has so many laugh out loud moments, often courtesy of Olive's best friend Ahn, that I cannot stop thinking about. There's really something for everyone in this story, and it's one I couldn't put down! If you are a fan of contemporary romances, or are just starting out in the genre, this is an absolute must-read!!!”Sarah, Anderson's Bookshop
The Charm Offensive
“Cochrun expertly captures the nuance of falling for someone with mental health issues, while navigating your own identity, sexuality and neurodivergent revelations in way I have never seen before. This book had me all up in my feelings. I've read it all the way through multiple times (maybe six).”Zinna, A Great Good Place for Books
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
The Brown Sisters: Book #1
“I loved everything about this book. A romantic comedy with a heroine of color who also suffers from fibromyalgia? Sign me up. It's raunchy and hysterical and I loved every minute of it. The one down side was that I couldn't listen to it with my kids in the car, so it took me longer than I would've liked to finish it. ”Anna, Katy Budget Books
The Last Chance Library
“This is an engaging tale of loss, grief, regret and loneliness, and how community, shared purpose and compassion can lead the way to healing and new starts. June is grieving the loss of her Mother and living in the home they shared that serves as a memory bank of her youth. The library, where her Mother worked, and June now works is the only other place she is comfortable. An odd assortment of people use her library on a daily basis, some to work, some to read, some for companionship and some for escape. When that refuge for so many is threatened facets of all their personalities emerge that are so deeply buried, the person had no idea of their capabilities. You will laugh, become exasperated, shed tears, and possibly plan a trip to your local library when you finish this book. A heartwarming read that will engage you from beginning to ending.”Jackie, Fiction Addiction
Talk Bookish to Me
A USA Today Best Book of 2021!
"Bromley does a deft job at keeping the twists and turns of this reunion realistic and utterly romantic.” —USA Today
Inspiration can come from the most unlikely—and inconvenient—sources.
Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love—albeit fictional. As a bestselling romance novelist and influential bookstagrammer, she’s fine... Read more »
The Singles Table
Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a free-spirited lawyer who is determined to find the perfect match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin's wedding.
After a devastating break-up, celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel is determined never to open her heart again. She puts her energy into building her career... Read more »
The Dating Plan
A Marie Claire Book Club Pick!
Even with a step-by-step plan, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this hilarious, heartfelt romantic comedy from the author of The Marriage Game.
Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no... Read more »
“This was so much fun, both in story, and also to listen to. January is a romance writer, Gus a dark, literary fiction author, and in a fit of rivalry, they make a bet to write a book in each other's genre for the summer. Packed with emotional depth and plenty of hi-jinks, this is the perfect novel to lighten your heart while challenging your preconceived notions. I wanted to reread it right away!”Tildy, Belmont Books
“I enjoyed having both Megan and Tom’s perspectives, especially in an audio format with 2 narrators. I enjoyed the magical realism of the day before their wedding repeating. The place was an excellent character itself (San Juan Island, Washington). The rest is complicated. The characters were flawed and frustrating at times, but I appreciated the complexity of what was revealed about their pasts and how it was affecting their behaviors and actions throughout. Not 100% a romance, but there was a HEA of sorts with an ambiguous ending. You will like it or hate it. I liked the character growth and felt like they were headed toward the right sort of redemption that was for each other and themselves instead of everyone else in their lives.”Cori, Bright Side Bookshop
The Cheat Sheet
Hi, my name is Bree Camden, and I’m hopelessly in love with my best friend and star quarterback Nathan Donelson (so is half of America, judging by the tabloids and how much the guy dates). The first step is admitting it, right? Except, I can never admit it to him because he clearly doesn’t see me that way, and the last thing I want is for things... Read more »
What the Cat Dragged In
Whitman Street Cat Cafe: Book #2
When Paige Danvers isn't managing events for the Whitman Street Cat Café, she is busy navigating dating disasters as a single woman in Brooklyn. Urged by her boss and best friend, Lauren, to find a distraction from ineffectual dating apps, Paige volunteers with a cat-rescue organization, where she actually meets a guy with some real relationship... Read more »
Bad Luck Bridesmaid
Whip-smart, heartfelt and joyful, Alison Rose Greenberg's Bad Luck Bridesmaid is a celebration of complicated women and a power-anthem to live your truth.
This is not a rom com. You’ve been warned.
It’s official: Zoey Marks is the cursed bridesmaid that no engagement can survive. Ten years, three empire waist dresses, and ZERO brides have walked...
Without a Hitch
Sweet Home Alabama?meets?Emily in Paris?in this hilarious romp through the world of extravagant southern weddings.
Ringless, jobless, and hopeless, Lottie Jones commits to doing the only thing she truly studied in school: wedding planning.
When floundering and unlucky-in-love twentysomething Lottie Jones lands a new career as a wedding planner at...Read more »
Love & Other Disasters
“It is a treat to encounter a romance where the couple works so well together. Dahlia and London meet for the first time on the set of a cooking show and they speak as if they have known each other for much longer. This queer romance, featuring a nonbinary protagonist, is as hot as chiles and sweet as mangos.”Sofia, Phoenix Books
Meet Me in the Margins
“I've LOLed many times while listening to this enemies-to-lovers romance about books. I almost predicted the twist but was thrown off by a character I never suspected. This book would be great for readers who would prefer a non-steamy read. I felt for Savannah as I learned more about her family's dynamic and how she has tried to navigate it. There were moments that I have rolled my eyes at because of course the character doesn't know she's living in a romance novel. Overall, this was a fun read/listen.”Joey, The Bluestocking Bookshop
The Spanish Love Deception
“After getting burned in a relationship with a power differential, Catalina flees Spain for New York, starting over, climbing the misogynistic corporate ladder, and vowing not to make the same mistake twice. Her family’s pity is suffocating as Lina struggles to trust and avoids romance, but now her sister’s getting married, and the whole family can’t wait to meet Lina’s new American boyfriend…whom she may have made up at the thought of facing her family, and her newly engaged ex, who is also the best man. ¡Ay, Dios! When her irritatingly handsome work nemesis, Aaron, overhears her predicament, he offers himself as her wedding date, and no matter how much she wants to, she can’t turn him down. And that’s how Lina and Aaron end up fake dating, in Spain, amidst the lovefest of wedding festivities and the chaos of Lina’s family. But their Spanish love deception turns into a sexy and intoxicating slow burn romance that has Lina wondering, Is it love, or is it just pretend?”Mary, Raven Book Store
Stuck with You
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new steamy, STEMinist novella…
Nothing like a little rivalry between scientists to take love to the next level.
Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always. Though their fields of study might take them to different corners of the world, they can all agree on... Read more »