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The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Romance

This is an excellent tool for those unfamiliar with the genre, but even experienced romance readers and professional readers’ advisors will find helpful information and reminders. This title is part of ALA’s readers’ advisory series, which is coedited by LJ Reviews Editor Neal Wyatt.

Controlled Chaos: A Single Mom, Rock Star Romance

This story from Ash (A Chance Encounter) contains traumatic events, some in flashbacks and some spelled out in detail, but it’s also a story of second chances and redemption. The secondary characters round out the cast nicely, and readers will want to stick around to see how all the story lines end.


In Bailey’s latest (after Purity), Adam’s devotion to Alice is sweet, and Alice’s independence is admirable.

More Than Desire You

Black (More Than Hate You) is known for bringing the explicit heat, and this book is no exception. Readers who enjoy sizzling love scenes and high emotional investment will find much to love.

Confessions of a Naughty Librarian: A Steamy Romantic Comedy

This story from Schneider (Confessions of a Domestic Goddess) has a delightful small-town feel, complete with a lovable cast of secondary characters begging for their own stories to be told.

Her Unexpected Roommate

This is a delightful story that is also wonderfully Canadian. Rose has a history of depression and anxiety, and there is mention of a character’s death by suicide that happened in the past, which impacts the current story. Lau (Her Favorite Rebound) handles these issues in a way that is sensitive and authentic.

Somebody Somewhere: A Small-Town Romance

Nichole (Love Wasn’t the Goal) gives the small-town romance a fresh perspective and cast of characters.

The Boyfriend Comeback

Even those who don’t usually read sports romance will like this one. Beck has anxiety and panic attacks, and Blakely ((The Virgin Next Door)) handles it with compassion and care.

Give Me Love

This romantic suspense novel from Michaels (Help Me Remember) has all the action and violence expected, as well as a heroine who can be extremely unlikable but will grow on readers.

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