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Cinderella’s Secret Baby

Add this title to shelves for fans of slow-burn romance novels.
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Capturing the CEO’s Guarded Heart

This first in a series from Winters (Second Chance with His Princess) is a fast-paced and sweet romance with a beautiful and scenic Parisian setting.
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Her Highlander for One Night

Brisbin (The Highlander’s Inconvenient Bride) shines in this tropey, meant-to-be romance that is perfect for fans of hot-and-heavy highlander stories.
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Reunion at Greystone Manor

Unfortunately, this stand-alone novel from Vanek (Rescue from Darkness) has a convoluted plot and a rather unconvincing second-chance romance.
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Dead on Arrival

Libraries will find this book from Severn (Dead Giveaway) an excellent addition to their Harlequin collection.
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The Marriage That Made Her Queen

Anthony does an excellent job of developing characters and backstory, but perhaps a fresh story line would keep readers more engaged.
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Protected by the Texas Rancher

Though the romance is a bit stronger than the suspense with this one, readers who have enjoyed Whiddon’s (Texas Rancher’s Hidden Danger) other Getaway, TX, novels will be satisfied with this one as well.
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Last Chance Reunion: An Enemies-to-Lovers Reunion Romance

Singh Sasson has a gift for depicting close-knit family bonds and showing the importance of resolving familial trauma before a romantic relationship can thrive.
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My Year with the Billionaire

A second-chance romance with the twist of enemies-to-lovers, this contemporary novel from Stewart (The Billionaire Behind the Headlines) will have readers rooting for Summer and Edward from the first page.
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The Pregnancy Proposal: A Passionate One-Night Romance

Bryant’s (An Offer from Mr. Wrong) surprise-pregnancy story succeeds on the strength of the characters.
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Awakened by the Wild Billionaire

Romance readers will be interested in Mason’s first novel that is sure to draw in the contemporary reading fans.
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An Ex To Remember: A Western Romance with an Amnesia Twist

Lemmon’s (Million-Dollar Consequences) appealing character work imbues this story with heart.
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How To Marry a Bad Boy: A Glamorous Marriage-of-Convenience Romance

McKenna once again combines business and personal matters in the resolution of the love story, fitting for characters who need to make the leap from a professional to a personal relationship.
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Falling for His Stand-In Fiancée

The latest from Milne (Second Chance in Sri Lanka) is a modern marriage-of-convenience story with genuine characters that will leave readers wanting more.
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Escape from Ice Mountain

The latest from Miles (Gaslighted in Colorado) could have better dialogue and characterization and features a relationship that feels a bit forced.
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May the Best Duke Win

In this debut novel, Belgado uses a feminist lens on the historical romance genre. Her sumptuous writing brings drama and a little bit of spice to the forced-marriage and single-forever tropes that readers know and love.
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Pregnant Innocent Behind the Veil

Another title romance readers will be snatching off the shelves.
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Claimed by Her Greek Boss

The latest from Lawrence (Innocent in the Sicilian’s Palazzo) is a passionate love story that will draw in Harlequin fans.
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Their Desert Night of Scandal

Readers will flock to this well-written, international romance.
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The Comeback Heir: A Single-Dad Second-Chance Romance

Readers might wish that Maynard (Staking a Claim) had focused more on building the emotional connection between her characters, instead of bridging the emotional gaps with a series of increasingly intense outside incidents, to but they ultimately work as catalysts for the characters to acknowledge the full depth of their feelings.
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The King’s Christmas Heir

Well-plotted and developed, this would be an excellent addition to any collection.
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Best Man Rancher: A Western Romance

Yates nicely depicts the slowly developing trust between the characters, and though the road is long, the happy ending is deserved.
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Captured on Kauai

While the writing is occasionally stilted, Flowers’s love of Hawai‘i and background as a criminologist make an impact. .
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Tempting the Sensible Lady Violet

This is a steamier series than Shepherd’s previous books and is complemented by detailed characters and a strong understanding of trope pitfalls.
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How To Woo a Wallflower

Heath’s (The Earl’s Inconvenient Houseguest) series launch, with a slow-burn romance and a heroine with a disability, is sure to woo fans of Regency romances; both leads are well-drawn and relatable.
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The Millionaire’s Italian Invitation

A fun take on the friends-to-lovers trope from Darkins (Rules of Their Parisian Fling). Ally and Caleb will have everyone falling in love with their story.
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Cowboy Justice at Whiskey Gulch

Best for those who enjoy dramatic story lines or fans who want to continue the “Outriders” series, after Missing Witness at Whiskey Gulch.
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Colton’s Rogue Investigation

Overall, the romance and the suspense are rather tepid, making this an unobjectionable but also uninspiring read.
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Stranded with His Runaway Bride

Recommend Howells’s (Desert Prince’s Defiant Bride) must-read to those who enjoy royal wedding tales.
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Cavanaugh Justice: Up Close and Deadly

Bound to appeal only to the most die-hard series fans, the latest “Cavanaugh Justice” book (after Cavanaugh Justice: Up Close and Deadly) suffers from both a lackluster romance and an improbably motivated villain who doesn’t even make an appearance until the last chapter.
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Montana Wilderness Pursuit

Purchase for fans of Winters’s “STEALTH: Shadow Team” series, whose previous installment was Lone Wolf Bounty Hunter.
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The Lost Hart Triplet

This series launch from Helm (Undercover Rescue) is a highlight of this month’s offerings.
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A Pretend Match for the Viscount

In this classic Regency romance, Martin (The Marquess Meets His Match) explores the nuances of society life, the delicacy of the position of women at the time, and the joy of unexpected romance.
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Secrets of Her Forbidden Knight

Matthews is a master of atmosphere, diligently researching the medieval era and making it easy for the reader to envision the setting and characters entirely. This title is full of lush prose and delicious suspense that are sure to entertain and ensnare readers, especially fans of the fake-engagement trope.
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The Kiss Curse

Featuring an opposites-attract romance, this fun, light read has the perfect blend of humor, chemistry, and mystery to keep readers turning pages long into the night.
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Buried Deception

Although readers might have a hard time buying into Easton professing his love after only knowing Mia a few days, McKinney’s (Her Mercenary) completely absorbing suspense and low heat converge to make a satisfying read in this series launch.
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Lucky Streak

Marcelo’s latest “Heart Resort” installment (following Know You by Heart) is a heartwarming story about family, perfect for fans of Sarah Echavarre Smith and Kelsey Rodkey.
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Before I Do

Cousens (Just Haven’t Met You Yet) offers up a chaste, heartwarming romance.
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Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake

This is a must-read steamy romance that is filled with personal growth, supportive, healthy relationships and friendships, and a message that the way in which someone thinks doesn’t determine their value, because everyone deserves to be loved as they are.
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Never Rescue a Rogue

Heath’s engaging second book in the “Merriwell Sisters” series (following Never Fall for Your Fiancée) flips the script and gives readers a lovable duke in distress who needs to be rescued by a smart and witty heroine.
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Something in the Heir

This will appeal to readers who are looking for a light romance that centers children and parenthood as integral to a happy relationship.
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Extra Witchy

Highly recommended for all public library collections.

Where We End & Begin

With storylines that explore family trauma and immigration struggles, this deeply emotional and epic romance from Igharo (The Sweetest Remedy) will appeal to readers who enjoy the second chance trope, along with fans of Bolu Babalola and Alyssa Cole.
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My Dearest Duke

Vayden’s second book in the “Cambridge Brotherhood” series (following Fortune Favors the Duke) is a closed-door Regency-era romance with Christian elements that contains lovely writing and some surprisingly heavy themes, especially regarding mental illness, which is identified as dementia in the afterword.
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50 Ways To Win Back Your Lover

Fans of Colleen Hoover, Alison Bliss, and Chelle Sloan will be drawn to this delightfully entertaining and insightful romance.
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Built To Last

In her adult debut, Hahn (Never Saw You Coming) successfully brings likable protagonists to life in this character-driven second-chance romance, perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey. Recommended for general purchase where rom-coms are popular.
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Court of the Vampire Queen

Robert’s (Wicked Beauty) spicy polyamorous romance is perfect for lovers of dark plots who are tired of traditional vampire love stories and aren’t squeamish about a little blood.
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When in Rome

Featuring protagonists with sizzling, slow-burn chemistry and a small town of quirky, delightfully meddlesome residents, Adams’s (The Cheat Sheet) charming opposites-attract romance is sure to capture readers’ hearts.
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Witchful Thinking

A charming paranormal romance that will make readers want to stay and fall in love in Martin’s fictional Jersey Shore town and wish alongside its resident witches.
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To Capture His Heart

Allen once again combines love and mystery in her second “Matchmakers” series installment (following The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart). Readers will enjoy how the intrigue and romance increase in tandem, ratcheting up the suspense, while Eva’s competent demeanor that hides a bruised heart makes this love story all the more touching.

The Boxing Baroness

Fans of historical romances with strong female characters in non-traditional roles and the men who aren’t afraid to love them won’t be disappointed by this series starter.
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The Key to My Heart

The newest novel from Louis (Eight Perfect Hours) is a chaste, heartwarming contemporary romance, but it’s also a beautifully written narrative about grief and letting go. Give this book to fans of Jenny Colgan and Felicity Hayes-McCoy and be prepared to receive backlist requests.
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The Duke Alone

Caldwell’s chaste, emotional romance will charm readers looking for a Christmas story that mixes melancholy with joy.

Drunk on Love

Guillory’s (By the Book) latest, imbued with her signature heat, wit, and scene-stealing secondary characters, is sure to be popular.
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Something Wilder

Filled with twists, turns, and puzzles, this is more action-packed than a usual second-chance romance but is still a must-have for collections.

Part of Your World

A perfect rom-com smorgasbord from beginning to end, and a must-have for collections.
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The Rewind

The collegiate atmosphere and New Year’s Eve setting make this a cozy, romantic read from Scotch (Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing).
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Bad Girl Reputation

Full of lusty scenes, Kennedy’s second “Avalon Bay” book (following Good Girl Complex) is a great read for fans of the series or as a stand-alone.
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Reckless Fortune

Full of snowy mountains and white hot nights, Crane’s latest “Fortunes of Lost Lake” romance (following Bold Fortune) is a welcome second addition to her rough and rugged Alaskan wilderness series.

The Make-Up Test

Romance readers are sure to enjoy this highly recommended debut’s fat-positive, rivals-to-lovers romp through academia. Perfect for fans of Kate Stayman-London’s One to Watch and Jen DeLuca’s Well Met.

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match

Thorne (The Hating Game) surprises with this unexpectedly thoughtful gothic rom-com. Readers looking for a dash of spookiness mixed with romance and humor should add this to their must-read list.
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Coming Home to You

Second chances, new beginnings, and meaningful forgiveness bring long-estranged exes back together in this compelling holiday romance, which is being published just in time for Rosh Hashanah.

Partners in Crime

Rai’s (First Comes Like) latest is a delightful departure from her “Modern Romance” series. Naveen and Mira have immediate, sizzling chemistry and fun banter, and the plot is full of intriguing twists and turns. Readers won’t be able to put this one down.

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The Decoy Girlfriend

Vale’s (The Shaadi Set-Up) new novel peels back the glamour of celebrity to reveal the romance and beauty of the everyday.
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The Duke’s Rules of Engagement

Readers who like stern, forbidding dukes (who themselves can’t resist smart, no-nonsense heroines) will enjoy Haymore’s light Regency romance.
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The American Roommate Experiment

Though it’s a follow-up to The Spanish Love Deception, Armas’s contemporary romance can be read as a stand-alone; perfect for readers who love Emily Henry and Tessa Bailey.
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Gunsmoke in the Grassland

Buy only where the series already has devoted readers.
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Cold Case Suspect

Pairing the subtleties of Shayla and Tavis’s romance with social commentary, this is an excellent choice to round out a collection.
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Missing Witness at Whiskey Gulch

Libraries with tight budgets should look elsewhere for Western romantic suspense.
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Lone Wolf Bounty Hunter

Fans of the TV show Suits and Hallmark Channel movies might enjoy this, but libraries with tight budgets can safely skip it.
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The Big Island Killer

Unfortunately, this series launch doesn’t stand out.
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The Heir’s Cinderella Bride

Alward (A Proposal in Provence) has a writing style that will have readers slipping right into the story and devouring it in one sitting.
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Black Sheep Bargain: A Fake Relationship Romance

Simone creates characters with great depth, and readers will be rewarded with an emotional story, which satisfies romantically but doesn’t neglect the familial relationships that bind so many of these characters.
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Their Surprise Safari Reunion

A heartwarming second-chance romance, recommended for general romance collections.
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The Marriage Mandate: A Marriage of Convenience Romance

This breezy romance provides a nice twist and update on the marriage of convenience with enjoyable characters to follow.
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Secret Lives After Hours: An Opposites Attract, Workplace Romance

St. Aubin isn’t breaking any new ground, but readers will find the familiar story well told.
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Conard County Protector

This is the 53rd book in Lee’s “Conard County: The Next Generation” series (following Conard County Conspiracy), and fans of the series will undoubtedly feel the need to read this one as well. Others will probably want to skip it however, as its stilted dialogue, tepid romance, and three villains, who are barely more than caricatures, make it more frustrating than it is satisfying.
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Pregnancy Shock for the Greek Billionaire

The sparks fly in this recommended second-chance romance from Shepherd (Second Chance with His Cinderella).
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Tracking His Secret Child

Fans of the series will want to read Hud’s story, but it also works as a stand-alone. Though the suspense will keep reader engrossed for much of the book, the bulk of the relationship- and family-building work takes place in a mere few pages, making the happily-ever-after feel more tacked on than inevitable.
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Vacation Crush: A Flirty Western Romance

An enjoyable, if standard, entry of this series that will charm readers.
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Baby on the Rebel Heir’s Doorstep

A solid purchase for a public library romance collection.
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Second Chance Vows: A Reunion Romance

This steamy tale sizzles when the leads interact and will leave readers satisfied.
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Hotshot Hero on the Edge

All but diehard devotees of the “Hotshot Heroes” series from Childs (Hotshot Hero Under Fire) will probably want to give this one a pass.
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A Rancher’s Reward: A Western Fake Date Romance

Critch’s appealing characters and straightforward style will delight readers.
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Colton’s Baby Motive

The eighth book in the multi-author “Coltons of Colorado” series (following Deborah Fletcher Mello’s Colton’s Secret Sabotage) is a surprise-baby romantic suspense story from Lacombe (Proving Colton’s Innocence) that offers a serviceable romance and plot and can be read as a stand-alone.

Heartbreaker

An essential title from a key author, buy in droves and share with fans of Erica Ridley.
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A Ghost in Shining Armor

Readers looking for character introspection and growth may enjoy this one from Beharrie (And They Lived Happily Ever After), but most will find it disappointing.

The Holiday Trap

Readers will be captivated by the atmospheric settings, the witty dialogue, and the well-developed, adorably quirky characters in this stand-alone novel from queer Jewish novelist Parrish (The Lights on Knockbridge Lane).
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Much Ado About Dukes

Though she is not as big a name as Sarah MacLean or Evie Dunmore, Devon is writing in the same space. She is particularly good when detailing the interactions of the secondary characters and building to an ending readers will adore.
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To Catch a Raven

Jenkins’s latest title in the “Women Who Dare” series (following Wild Rain) is steeped in an understanding of the social structures of 19th-century Boston and New Orleans, has complex and emotionally intelligent characters, and steamy scenes. Readers craving historical detail and a bold, brave heroine should put this at the top of their check-out list.
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Christmas at the Ranch

Despite an interesting love triangle and forced-proximity premise, this romance from Hughes (A Magical New York Christmas) falls flat.
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Runaway Groomsman

The supporting characters give this slow-burn romance from Quinn (The Reunion) a healthy dose of humor and heart and make this story one to include in all romance collections.
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Duke Most Wicked

Bell’s latest book features a hero with an impressive redemptive arc and a heroine who believes in him. Perfect for readers who binged Bridgerton.
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The Hookup Plan

Rochon wraps up her “Boyfriend Project” series (following previous installment The Dating Playbook) with this engaging enemies-to-lovers romance. A fulfilling end to a strong trilogy.
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The Boy with the Bookstore

Smith (On Location) provides characters with well-developed family backstories, albeit with a main character who’s a little too good to be true.

The Belle of Belgrave Square

Matthews’s second installment in the “Belles of London” series (following The Siren of Sussex) combines deception, risk, and a resourceful heroine to create an intoxicating, suspenseful romance. Highly recommended.
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Season of Love

This steamy contemporary f/f romance features likable flawed characters with rich, realistic backstories. Secondary characters are equally developed and highly entertaining, and the overall love story is by turns heartbreaking and delightful. Recommended for general purchase.
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Ruby Fever

This paranormal is a fun read full of magical battles and intrigue that keeps the action coming.
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The Bachelor and the Bride

Eden’s fourth gripping Victorian “Dread Penny Society” romance (following The Merchant and the Rogue) centers on a heroine’s unrequited love with lots of twists and turns before the hero recognizes his true feelings. The series is best read in sequence, as each novel builds on prior installments.

A Merry Little Meet Cute

An engaging, unputdownable holiday romance that will resonate with readers.
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