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The Explorer Baroness

Readers will enjoy the novel’s adventure as well its romance.
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Colton 911: Desperate Ransom

Fans of the series will undoubtedly have this one on their list, but new readers might be frustrated by the fact that the kidnapper’s identity isn’t revealed here.
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Strictly Confidential

Though the leads have plenty of chemistry, the romance gets a bit lost, with a few too many subplots and characters for a novel of this length.
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Pregnant After One Forbidden Night

Readers will love the descriptions of the extravagant beauty of the island setting. The hot passion and sweet romance between Sebastian and Jenna will have them holding on until the very end for the couple’s happily-ever-after.

A Nun for the Viking Warrior

A stunning, steamy romance with deliciously flawed protagonists.
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The Wedding Planner’s Christmas Wish

A first-tier purchase for libraries where emotional contemporary romances are popular.
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Secrets, Vegas Style

This well-drawn conflict elevates the second half of the book and builds to a very satisfying though somewhat abrupt conclusion, though readers looking for an emotional ending might be let down.
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The Greek’s Cinderella Deal

This novel transports readers to a luxurious island resort where they’ll breeze through the pages. Hand this to anyone who enjoys a fairy tale–inspired romance with a heroine who won’t compromise when it comes to her happy ending.
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The Bride He Stole for Christmas

Give this to readers who love a hero who believes he’s cold and unfeeling until he falls for a woman unlike any other and must break down the barriers around his heart so that they can be together.
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The Stakes of Faking It

A delight for readers looking for a quick read with maximum emotional content.
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Uncovering Colton’s Family Secret

A lackluster, unrealistic plot and awkward dialogue make this installment one to skip. Readers who insist on reading every book of a series may be able to soldier through.
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Unwrapped by Her Italian Boss

Start the holiday season off right with Merry and Giovanni’s cheeky banter and fierce attraction, as well as the quirks of fate that keep pushing them together.
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Find Me

Miles (“Christmas at the Carlisles” series) has written a solid novel that touches on some societal issues facing vulnerable populations. Some of the plot’s secrets may not be that much of a surprise when revealed to readers, and some of its action scenes are a bit over the top, but many will find this to be a strong addition to the Harlequin Intrigue line.

Just for the Holidays…

Readers looking for holiday joy are sure to find it here, with winning characters and an emotional reunion perfect for the Christmas setting.
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Lord Tresham’s Tempting Rival

An enemies-to-lovers plot that ticks all the boxes.
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Rogue Christmas Operation

It will likely be popular among fans of military and spy romances.
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Bound by Her Shocking Secret

This novel moves among luxurious international settings from deluxe apartments in Paris and New York City to the tropical beauty of a beach house in Costa Rica. The slow burn between Mia and Daniel will have readers hungrily turning pages to the sweet and sexy ending.
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The Billionaire’s Island Reunion

A solid purchase where contemporary romance is popular.
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An Heir of His Own

More of a happy-for-now than a happily-ever-after, the book concludes with major plot points still unresolved.
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Operation Whistleblower

Readers who are already invested in the Cutter’s Crew gang will undoubtedly want to read this installment as well, though it’s not the most engaging novel in the series. The mystery itself is decent, but Parker’s personal issues will likely seem a lot less daunting to the reader than they seem to him.
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K-9 Patrol

Tending towards the melodramatic and a little too much telling versus showing, the book is highly reminiscent of the CSI TV shows. Fans of mutual pining and crime TV would enjoy this.
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Regency Christmas Liaisons

These three Christmas tales set in Regency England are sure to keep readers warm this winter.
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Deadly Days of Christmas

Hallmark fans with just a passing interest in mystery will enjoy Cassidy’s (Stalker in the Shadows) story more than avid mystery fans, particularly as the murders have a theme that many readers will pick up on much more quickly than the characters.
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Ways To Win an Ex

The chemistry is strong, and the willingness of characters to set and respect boundaries makes the book even better.
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The Single Dad’s Christmas Proposal

A first-tier purchase for contemporary romance collections.
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Under the Rancher’s Protection

Readers who have been following the story of the Reynolds siblings won’t want to miss this one. For those unfamiliar with the series, this is standard romantic suspense series fare: heroine in danger turning to an old flame for assistance. It is both readable and comforting in its relative predictability.
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The Viscount’s Christmas Proposal

Arens’s (To Wed a Wallflower) hot and heavy story is certain to keep readers engaged from cover to cover this winter.
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Texas Stalker

The most dedicated series fans will appreciate this most, while casual readers may put it down.
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The Billionaire’s Proposition in Paris

The fiery ardor of Katie and Conall’s story is perfect for readers who enjoy enigmatic heroes with strong family ties to his family, endearing heroines, and glamorous locations.
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His Majesty’s Hidden Heir

Readers will fall for Prince Konstantin as he admires Emma for her strength as a single mom and works to repair his past mistakes. This novel provides the royal experience with an emphasis on the importance of family relationships and rebuilding trust.
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Stay Hidden

While the intrigue here lies more in the “how to catch ’em” storyline than the more traditional “whodunnit,” it’s a worthy addition to any Harlequin collection and a highlight for the month.
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Mistletoe Kiss with the Millionaire

A solid purchase where contemporary romance is popular.
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The Penniless Debutante

An emotional, sensual view into the life of a woman on the edge of British society.

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Dark Tarot

Feehan’s 31st entry in the “Dark” series (after Dark Song) is simultaneously a jumping-in point for new readers since it sets up a new story line, and a place for long time fans to enjoy a new couple and revisit old favorites. Required for libraries where Feehan is popular.
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Pretty Little Lion

An optional purchase where the first book is popular.

Payback’s a Witch

With a satisfying end to the tournament, and smart, funny characters who support one another, Harper’s series is off to a fantastic start. Highly recommended.
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A Reckless Match

Historical romance readers will love this steamy, star-crossed enemies-to-lovers adventure featuring a strong, intelligent heroine and a hero who learns to support her.
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Never Fall for Your Fiancée

Readers will relish this engaging, late Regency romcom’s witty duo as they navigate escalating mishaps and growing feelings. Heath (“The King’s Elite” series) has set the stage for an enjoyable new series.

The Perks of Loving a Wallflower

This clever novel will delight readers looking for queer historical romances and or a series featuring a group of unconventional romantic leads.
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After Dark with the Duke

Long continues her “Palace of Rogues” series (after I’m Only Wicked with You) with another strong heroine and the entertaining residents of the Grand Palace. A must-buy for libraries that own the series.
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A Wanton for All Seasons

Fans will enjoy seeing these former lovers come together once again, but those new to the series should start with the first “Wantons of Waverton” book, Someone Wanton His Way Comes.

A Thorn in the Saddle

If Weatherspoon isn’t already on autobuy, now’s the time.

The Ex Hex

Recommended for all public library collections.

The Love Con

Recommended for all public library collections.

Count Your Lucky Stars

A warm hug of a queer contemporary romance with sparkling prose, heartfelt dialogue, and delicious dirty talk. Fans of the series will be delighted by the returning characters and the steamy heat between Margot and Olivia, while new readers who liked Tessa Bailey’s It Happened One Summer or Karelia Stetz-Waters’s Satisfaction Guaranteed will find much to love. Highly recommended for all libraries.

Sailor Proof

This title is a perfect starting point for libraries wanting to add more military romance series and will be in demand by Albert’s many fans.
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Keep Me Close

Virtues’s paranormal romance might not match the Greek mythology that inspired it, but fans of modern retellings will enjoy the second outing in this sexy, action-packed world.
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The Devil’s Own Duke

Some much-needed historical context and a steamy, satisfying romance between the two well-written protagonists tempers some of the sillier aspects of this delightful Regency romance.
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Just Haven’t Met You Yet

At times heartbreaking, and incredibly hopeful Cousens’s delightful read is a sweet romance that gives its protagonist the freedom to grow as a character. Readers of Jill Mansell or Mhairi McFarlane will definitely enjoy.
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The Bounce Back

An optional purchase where the author circulates well.

Sweet Tea

Fans of Beverly Jenkins, Debbie Macomber, and Sharon Sala will devour this sweet small-town romance.

The Fastest Way To Fall

Williams’s sophomore effort (after How To Fail at Flirting) is a body-positive, feel-good romance with highly relatable protagonists.
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The Singles Table

This third novel in Desai’s “Marriage” series (after The Dating Plan) can be read as a standalone. Recommended for all public library collections.
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The Matzah Ball

A fun read and a good addition to holiday romance collections.

Portrait of a Scotsman

Dunmore (Bringing Down the Duke; A Rogue of One’s Own) delivers a novel that is delectably sexy and profoundly romantic at its core. It’s sure to delight fans of the series as well as new readers, thanks to Dunmore’s trademark mix of historical fiction, British feminist history, and steamy Victorian romance.
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A Seaside Summer

Fans of classic Regency romance will fall for these charmingly sweet summertime love stories and seek out more by Kilpack (“A Culinary Mystery” series), Keyes (The Road Through Rushbury), and Moore (The Paper Daughters of Chinatown).
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First Love, Take Two

Patel’s formulaic companion to The Trouble with Hating You leans too hard on tropes, though it’s recommended for readers who enjoyed the first book and want an HEA that wraps up conflict.
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The Heart Principle

Readers of Hoang’s other “Kiss Quotient” books may be surprised by this third installment’s heavy plot points, which weigh down the narrative. Hoang writes a sparkling romance between Quan and Anna, but this novel is very much about Anna’s finding her voice and setting boundaries.
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Don’t Look Now

With plenty of possible suspects, Burton’s (Never Look Back) latest will appeal to readers who want light romance and heavy suspense.
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How To Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days

The novel’s premise, which rests on celebrity stalking, is problematic, but fans of friends-to-lovers romance might find it an enjoyable read.
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A Holly Jolly Diwali

Suggest to readers looking for holiday fun along with their romance.
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The Devil’s Own Duke

Some much-needed historical context and a steamy, satisfying romance between the two well-written leads tempers some of the silliest aspects of this delightful, well-written romance.
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The Bounce Back

An optional purchase where the author circulates well.
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Just Haven’t Met You Yet

At times heartbreaking and incredibly hopeful, Cousens’s delightful read is a sweet romance that gives Laura the freedom to grow as a character. Readers of Jill Mansell or Mhairi McFarlane will definitely enjoy.

Battle Royal

With a perfect trifecta of endearing characters, superb use of the enemies-to-lovers trope, and a chemistry-laden slow burn, this excellent start to Parker’s newest series is one readers will rush to dive into.
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The Paris Connection

A lighthearted, charming romance that readers will fall in love with; those with wanderlust will want to plan a trip to Paris. Fans of Josie Silver’s One Day in December will be keen to read Brown’s debut.
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Dawn Unearthed

Recommended for all libraries with active paranormal romance collections.
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Broody Brit

Recommended where Simone and the “Cocky Hero Club” series are popular, but also for other libraries looking for more contemporary romance.
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Ticket Me More

Perfect for readers looking for a quick diversion.

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Up North

Temple (Out & About) launches the “Compass Stars” series about actors and their loves with a solid, enjoyable read. Jack’s lack of knowledge about movies and Hollywood is hard to buy in this age of social media, but Temple does an excellent job of making it believable. Recommended.
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The Summer of No Attachments

The perfect summer read has memorable characters and heartfelt family drama. Fans of Foster and new readers alike will be pleased with her latest offering.
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Brick

Highly recommended for fans of Annabeth Albert’s “Out of Uniform” series, S. E. Jakes’s “Men of Honor” series, and L. A. Witt’s “Anchor Point” series.
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Between Two Thieves

Packed with heists, intrigues, and a steamy romance, Steele’s second in the “Counterfeit Capers” series (after It Takes a Thief) is perfect for an action-filled weekend read.
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Andromeda’s Pirate

Readers looking for a sci-fi romance will find a world worth exploring but should look elsewhere for character development.

Devil in Disguise

A must for historical romance lovers. Fans of Kleypas in particular will find this books essential.
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Match Made in Paradise

Dunlop’s (An Unlikely Match) promising introduction to her new “Paradise, Alaska” series gives a fresh angle to the classic misfit couple romance with a twist. Readers will enjoy the layered characters and instant chemistry of Mia and Silas. Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips will enjoy Dunlop’s latest fish-out-of-water book.
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Guild Boss

Romance fans already familiar with the “Ghost Hunters” series will enjoy returning to the rich world and recognizable devices, such as powerful characters (both literal and metaphorical), an intriguing mystery, witty dialogue, and of course, an adorable “dust bunny” pet with a distinct personality. Fans of romantic suspense with a side of paranormal will devour this.
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Meet Me in London

A fun story for fans of the fake dating trope.
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Fake It

Trans patrons can read this book without worrying about deadnaming, microaggressions related to being trans, or other trauma often associated with trans stories. The book also features some light BDSM, and the behind-the-scenes perspective of creating a reality show as well as the descriptions of food and the vibrant restaurant scene in the fictional Port Andrea will appeal to fans of the Food Network.
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Cliff’s Descent

Required for libraries owning previous books in the series and recommended for all others.

All the Feels

Highly recommended for public libraries.
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Men Are Frogs

Suggest this Fairy Godmothers, Inc. sequel to fans of Hallmark movies who want something a little risqué.

Bombshell

MacLean’s dedicated fan base will be eagerly awaiting this novel, but it will also appeal to other romance readers who are unfamiliar with her body of work. Highly recommended for general purchase.
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Rules for Heiresses

This steamy historical romance is recommended for general purchase.
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When a Duke Loves a Governess

Pirate treasure maps, trips to the circus, and genealogical mysteries make this an exciting third entry in Drake’s “Unlikely Duchesses” series (after Forever My Duke).

So We Meet Again

This engaging romance (Park’s second, after Loathe at First Sight) with great characters is highly recommended for fans of Jayci Lee’s A Sweet Mess.
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The Shaadi Set-Up

Vale’s bittersweet, slow-burn story of lost love and difficult choices is lightened by plenty of humor and charming characters. It will please fans of Jasmine Guillory, Sonali Dev, or Tessa Bailey’s “Hot & Hammered” series of renovation-themed romances.
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When Sparks Fly

Readers looking for a good friends-to-lovers or forced-proximity romance will enjoy. Recommended for general purchase.
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A Certain Appeal

Readers who enjoy sexy contemporary romance will be charmed by King’s light, irreverent retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in the New York City burlesque scene.

Burly Tales: Fairy Tales for the Hirsute and Hefty Gay Man

Highly recommended for all public libraries.
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Well Matched

Readers won’t want to put this novel down once they start and will clamor for more as soon as they finish. Recommended for public libraries.

All Fired Up

A sure bet for Burke’s fans that would also be a good fit for readers who enjoy Annabeth Albert’s “Hotshots” series.
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The Dating Playbook

Highly recommended for all collections.
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John Eyre

Readers who crave a paranormal twist to their romances will find this a mesmerizing story.

The Devil Comes Courting

A must-have on historical romance shelves.
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Dare To Live, Dare To Love

Recommended for libraries where childhood sweetheart romances are popular.
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Heartless

Fans of Showalter will be delighted.

Subtle Blood

Charles (The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting) fills the final installment in her “Will Darling Adventures” trilogy with more daring exploits, in addition to the characteristic wit, sexiness, humor, and heart. Highly recommended, but readers should start with the first in this compelling series, Slippery Creatures.
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