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’Til Heist Do Us Part

This rom-com brings back the cast of characters from Desai’s To Have and To Heist. Recommend to readers looking for a zippy and action-packed caper that recalls Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.

Cold Case Scandal

Helm (Cold Case Investigation) skillfully delivers book four in this series and writes with enough detail and backstory to ensure new readers will be hooked and able to read this as a stand-alone.

A Fake Bride’s Guide to Forever

Hardy’s (Wedding Deal with Her Rival) latest is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoy friends-to-lovers romances.

Escape the Everglades

Piñeiro (Sabotage Operation) unfolds the crime and mystery in the Everglades and its surroundings in this vividly adventurous novel.

The Kiss That Made Her Countess

Martin (The Housekeeper’s Forbidden Earl) continues Harlequin’s “Season of Celebration” series with this third installment. This steamy Regency romance turns a marriage of convenience into real connection.

Romancing Miss Stone

Vaughan’s (Casting Her Crush) Harlequin debut pays loving tribute to the adventure movies of the ‘80s and ‘90s, taking readers on a fun- and romance-filled romp through the Belizean rainforest. Bo and Alex’s story is sure to leave readers looking for more from this author.

A Deal with the Rebellious Marquess

In Scott’s (Alliance with the Notorious Lord) final installment of her “Enterprising Widows’’ Victorian romance trilogy, readers will find an engaging enemies-to-lovers tale that is sensuous and sweet.

Silenced Witness

This adrenaline-spiking suspense novel by Richards (A Stalker’s Prey) will have readers wanting to explore the entire “West Investigations” series, featuring books that are well-written and entertaining.

Guardian Defender

Thomas (Vigilante Justice) delivers a fast-paced romantic suspense ride in this page-turning novel.

A Shore Thing

This unique take on the romantic road trip trope is sure to delight historical romance readers, especially those looking for charming queer stories.

Mountain Abduction

Readers looking for an adventurous read set in Montana may find this title intriguing.

Save Me

Sala (The Next Best Day) delivers a heartfelt read in her first Harlequin Intrigue title.

A Cinderella To Redeem the Earl

Lethbridge (The Wife the Marquess Left Behind) presents a steamy Regency romance full of vengeance and vice.

Bound by Their Lisbon Legacy

A romance from Hayes (One Night on the French Riviera) for the not-quite-enemies-to-lovers fans.

The Summer of Perfect Mistakes

St. Aubin’s (Trapped with Temptation) latest is a perfect read for the summer season, with plenty of sweetness and steam. Readers are sure to resonate with its themes of figuring out what one wants from life and learning to let go of perfection.

Slow Dance with the Italian

A charming mix of finding hope after difficult times and a love story, this heartfelt tale from Wilson (Cinderella’s Kiss with the ER Doc) is sure to warm readers’ hearts.

The Prince She Kissed in Paris

Clarke’s debut is a fiery romance for royalty romance fans.

Not Another Love Song

Soto’s (Forget Me Not) engaging novel, which is sure to be a hit with members of the Reylo fandom it originated from, should also circulate well in collections where contemporary romances are popular.

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The Ride of Her Life

Recommended for collections where Dugan’s Love at First Set or Helena Greer’s Season of Love have fans.

Heavy Hitter

Cotugno’s (Meet the Benedettos) straight-from-the-headlines plot is undeniably inspired by a certain megastar/athlete romance. A must purchase for most libraries and Swifties.

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Let the Games Begin

A perfect Olympic-year read. This debut rom-com sparkles and is sure to delight contemporary-romance fans, particularly those who love reading about athletes, celebrities, and tenacious underdog heroines.

Jewel Me Twice

Filled with witty banter, delightful secondary characters, and steamy sex scenes, this fast-paced second-chance romance is sure to please.

Business Casual

This final and fourth book in the “Lovelight” series, after Mixed Signals, is a knockout. Keep the entire series stocked to keep up with demand.

If I Stopped Haunting You

This forced-proximity, enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy has plenty of chills and thrills. Readers will stay up late, with all the lights on, to finish Wilkens’s satisfying debut.

Fall for Him

With strong friendships, a full cast of delightful characters, and a story told from alternating points of view, this enemies-to-lovers and forced-proximity romance from Burke (Fly with Me) explores serious issues such as neurodivergence, alcohol-use disorder, toxic family expectations, forgiveness, and grief, while still being a steamy, humorous, and hopeful read.

Can’t Help Falling in Love

Readers looking for a humorous and cozy read will enjoy Sullivan’s (Love, Naturally) newest rom-com, with its great cast of characters and a slow-burn fake engagement where he falls first and they fall harder together.

Worst in Show

With a believable character arc, protagonists who have great chemistry, and a good balance of humor and depth, this enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy from Collins (Love at First Spite) hits all the right notes. Recommend to fans of Rachel Lynn Solomon and Laura Moher.

Second Tide’s the Charm

This second-chance romance from Blumberg (Digging Up Love) is a slow burn, ratcheting up the sexual tension page by page.

A Werewolf’s Guide to Seducing a Vampire

This third entry in the “Glimmer Falls” trilogy (after A Demon’s Guide to Wooing a Witch) is sexy, charming, and fun.

Haunted Ever After

Boneyard Key has all the small-town charm a contemporary romance reader could want, with a slightly scary addition that adds a thrill without courting nightmares. A must-buy where romantic comedies are popular.

You’re the Problem, It’s You

Readers should start with book one in the series, Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend, as Beth and Gwen from that novel play starring roles in Bobby and James’s romance. Fans of the series will enjoy seeing the reluctant heroes maturing and taking responsibility thanks to unconditional love from supportive members of their family.

The Backtrack

Combining the concept of 13 Going on 30 with 2000s nostalgia, La Rosa’s memorable storytelling is engaging, bringing readers into a world filled with raw emotions, complex relationships, and intricate character development.

Magical Meet Cute

Meltzer’s (Kissing Kosher) latest is a page-turner, and readers won’t be able to stop until they have all the answers.

Not You Again

Andie and Kit’s second-chance romance follows a slow-burn path that is filled with corrective conversations, healing, and tenderness for each other’s experiences, while the reality-show backdrop provides a contrasting tension.

The Truth According to Ember

With relatable storylines about identity, family, and self-worth and endearing characters, this steamy rom-com is a strong debut and a must-have for romance collections.

Love and Other Conspiracies

Hand Marlowe’s debut to readers who love humorous banter, forced-proximity and one-bed tropes, and a couple who support each other through their personal journeys.

One on One

Harrow’s breathtaking debut delves deep into the raw emotions of grief and the pure beauty of rediscovering joy in an exquisite tale of second chances, featuring an enemies-to-lovers romance.

No One Does It Like You

In Shepard’s (Sweeten the Deal) latest, Rose and Tom make a charming couple, although their patterns of behavior might not change enough for some readers to fully embrace the second-chance happily-ever-after. It’s the hapless movie star Boyd and his cadre of fan-fiction-writing devotees who will keep readers rooting for this second chance at marital bliss.

Enemies to Lovers

With a delightful mix of comedy, loathing, attraction, and seduction, Williams (Just for December) offers an entertaining and engaging romance and endearing characters. Highly recommended for readers who appreciate contemporary romances with second chances, overbearing families, and secret crushes.


A unique take on the star-crossed lovers trope. Listeners who enjoy fun and funny paranormal romances, such as those by Molly Harper, will be delighted with this production.

Never Blow a Kiss

Lovise’s debut historical mystery romance is sizzling, gritty, and lots of fun. Recommend to listeners who also enjoy Manda Collins.


A perfect narrator and a deeply felt romance make this a definitive version of a Hall favorite.

At First Spite

Dade is able to explore serious feelings and emotions in characters whom readers can connect with in this fun and witty enemies-to-lovers romance.

Not Your Crush’s Cauldron

A charming supernatural romance. Listeners who enjoyed Johnson’s performance in the first two books in the series will be equally delighted by the latest.

Fake Famous

A charming romance, perfect as a crossover listen for those who enjoy young adult novels.

Sex, Lies and Sensibility

A sexy and sensitive update to Sense and Sensibility, perfect for fans of Sonali Dev’s Incense and Sensibility.

Errands & Espionage

In this delightful spy thriller romance from Tschida (Siri, Who Am I?), disrespectful kids and mob bosses alike fall victim to special agent Gabby Greene, a stay-at-home mom with the lethal combination of a dart gun, just-dyed roots, and a minivan. Bad guys beware.


Just for the Summer

A perfect beach listen, sure to please Jimenez’s many fans. Share with listeners seeking a contemporary romance that offers some playfulness even as it addresses issues including mental health, family instability, and PTSD.

The Lily of Ludgate Hill

Fans of the “Bridgerton” series and Regency romances will be charmed.

Fangirl Down

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a steamy, sporty rom-com about tough choices and second chances. Recommended for fans of Elle Kennedy, Amy Lea, and Chloe Liese.

Take Two, Birdie Maxwell

An engagingly narrated road-trip romance for fans of Jessica Joyce’s You, with a View and Sarah Adler’s Mrs. Nash’s Ashes.

Happily Never After

Fans of the genre will enjoy this witty and steamy romance between two cynics.

The Rule Book

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a steamy, sporty second-chance rom-com. Recommended for fans of Libby Hubscher, Chloe Liese, and Tessa Bailey.

A Demon’s Guide to Wooing a Witch

A cozy paranormal romance suited for fans of the genre.

The Love Remedy

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a fast-paced Victorian romance full of intrepid and unconventional characters. Recommended for fans of Evie Dunmore, Sabrina Jeffries, and Sophie Irwin.

Keep This Off the Record

An enemies-to-lovers romance for fans of Ashley Herring Blake’s Delilah Green Doesn’t Care.

Hedging Your Bets

This audio will appeal to fans seeking an upbeat enemies-to-lovers rom-com about competition and compromise. Recommended for fans of Lindsay MacMillan and Libby Hubscher.

Say You’ll Be Mine

Unfortunately, the abundant misunderstandings and miscommunications that befall the couple for most of the novel evaporate Nankani’s positive vibes. Best for fervent fans of the fake-dating trope.

Fancy Meeting You Here

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a fun, fast-paced opposites-attract rom-com that blends wedding planning and politics. Recommended for fans of Amy Lea, Sara Desai, and Kate Goldbeck.

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

Narrators Mela Lee and Preston Butler bring Ricki and Ezra to life along with the cast of vibrant secondary characters, encompassing 1920s Harlem to the present day and all the magic that comes along. Recommend to listeners who enjoy slightly magical and time-defying stories such as Ashley Poston’s The Seven Year Slip.

Not Bad for a Girl

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking playful, plot-driven relationship fiction about a mistaken-identity mishap. Recommended for fans of Ali Hazelwood, Amber Roberts, and Emily Henry.

Hathor and the Prince

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a sexy, spirited Regency romance with an enchanting enemies-to-lovers plot. Recommended for fans of Julia Quinn, Charis Michaels, and Amita Murray.

How To Dance

While listeners learn much about Nick, little is said about Hayley beyond her love of dance. Regardless, the overall story is pleasant enough that fans of grumpy-sunshine couplings will enjoy.

The Spy and I

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking escape into an action-packed adventure romance that is low on heat and full of suspense. Recommended for fans of To Have and To Heist by Sara Desai and The Blonde Identity by Ally Carter.

The Stranger I Wed

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a steamy transatlantic historical romance about a marriage of convenience that becomes much more. Recommended for fans of Evie Dunmore, Lenora Bell, and Grace Burrowes.

Canadian Boyfriend

A thoughtful slow-burn romance for fans of Tessa Bailey and Mazey Eddings.

At Her Service

Spalding’s second “Out in Hollywood” novel (following For Her Consideration) is a fun and sexy feel-good romance. Great for fans of queer romances by the likes of Meryl Wilsner and Carlyn Greenwald.

Ready or Not

Bastone’s storytelling combined with Finke’s narration will hook listeners from the first word. A perfect listen for those seeking a romantic comedy that pulls at the heartstrings.

Love, Me

Will appeal to listeners seeking amusing, upbeat relationship fiction blended with second-chance romance. Recommended for fans of Carolyn Prusa, Laura Dave, and Emily Giffin.

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More Than a Match for the Earl

Murdoch (Least Likely To Win a Duke) presents the second installment of “The Wallflower Academy” Regency romances, a slow-burn love story as alluring as it is endearing.

Sabotage Operation

Piñeiro Biscayne Bay Breach) continues to write southern Florida–set romantic suspense well in this new series launch.

No Turning Back

Fans of Ronie Kendig, Charles Frazier, and Diana Palmer will be drawn to McKenna’s (Silver Creek Bodyguard) latest book.

How To Tame a King

A not-to-be-missed novel from Hyland (How To Win a Prince) for readers of royal romances.

Wed in Haste to the Duke

Mallory (The Major and the Scandalous Widow) continues the “Season of Celebration” Regency romance series with this second installment. The friends-to-lovers tale is detailed, dramatic, and sure to delight.

A Courtship To Fool Manhattan

Robinson (Falling for His Pretend Countess) presents a Gilded Age romance with an engaging fake-dating plot and air of suspense. This steamy, but sweet, love story is sure to satisfy.

Cinderella and the Tycoon Next Door

A good read for fans of the friends-to-lovers trope.

Their Accidental Marriage Deal

A perfect read from Singh (The Prince’s Safari Temptation) for contemporary romance fans.

Dangerous Recall

Snell (Retracing the Investigation) delivers an exciting, adventurous, and suspenseful novel that will leave readers guessing who the killer really is.

Claiming His Billion-Dollar Bride

Douglas’s (Waking Up Married to the Billionaire) latest is highly recommended for contemporary romance readers and fans of the marriage-of-convenience trope.

Under Siege

Throughout this suspense-filled novel, Lindsey (Innocent Witness) slowly unfolds the love story of Lincoln and Tara. Readers will fall in love with the entire Beaumont family.

Cold Case Investigation

Helm (Cold Case Identity) delivers another excellently written novel full of likable characters, with just enough romance and plenty of suspense that will keep readers turning the pages.

Resolute Bodyguard

Marshman (Resolute Investigation) continues the stories of the Reed family and gently unfolds the sweet love between Sara and Nate. While fourth in the series, enough backstory is shared to make this work as a stand-alone read.

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The Phoenix Bride

Brilliantly narrated by Hardingham and Haynes, this lush historical novel smoothly incorporates complicated topics into a quiet, hopeful tale.

Not in Love

Hazelwood fills the plot with tension and stress and employs a dual point-of-view that allows intimate access to both Rue and Eli’s roller-coasting emotions. It is less quirky-charming than some of her past work but showcases much of what her readers love.

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Fake Flame

Buck’s first offering for the Afterglow line is a satisfying read as the characters deal with serious topics (stalking; familial expectations and dysfunction), along with the dubious romantic qualities of grand gestures, and manage to find romance along the way.

Out of Office

Cunningham’s characters struggle with a plethora of real-life issues( grief, guilt, chronic overachievement, and the impact of gentrification), which makes their story feel both relevant and highly relatable. Their romance has plenty of steam as well.

Swap and Smell the Roses: A Romantic Comedy

Fans of opposites-attract romances, especially those with small-town charm, won’t want to miss Booth’s (How To Fake a Wedding Date) latest, and the not-so-subtle hints about a follow-up novel (set in Willow’s NYC apartment) are sure to have readers anticipating it.

The 7-10 Split: A Romantic Comedy

Lee’s (Passion Over Pride) slow-burn second-chance romance makes a great addition to the Afterglow line and is sure to leave readers anxiously anticipating the next book in the series.

A Novel Love Story

This slow-burn love story from Poston (The Seven Year Slip) is as much an ode to romance novels and friendship as it is about romantic relationships. Fans of small-town contemporary romance will sink easily into quaint Eloraton.

Summer Romance

In this sweet romance, Monaghan (Same Time Next Summer) has created believable characters who are multidimensional, while her touches of humorous dialogue enhance the story and make the characters even more likable.

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