February is the season for romance novels! Stop by the library and check out a romance novel or two. You can also browse the Library’s digital collections on Libby and Hoopla for romance ebooks and audiobooks!
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
From the Publisher: Released from prison, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter, but with everyone against her, she turns to local bar owner Ledger Ward who, risking everything, secretly helps her make amends.
Before I saw You by Emily Houghton
From the Publisher: For fans of How to Walk Away and Me Before You comes a poignant and moving novel about two people recovering from traumatic injuries in the same hospital ward…and who begin falling in love without ever seeing each other.
How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan
From the Publisher: When an opportunity to fix up-and live in-an adorable little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door. Noah Jansen knows how to make a deal. A real estate developer with a knack for betting and winning big, he’s not one to let a good opportunity slip away. So when a beachside house with great bones is ripe for a remodel and flip, Noah doesn’t hesitate. Except in order to spruce it up properly (is it even a beach house if it doesn’t have a pool?), he’ll need to take over the house next door. The house with the willful and combative and way-too-intriguing woman living in it. With the rules for being neighborly going out the window, Grace and Noah are in an all-out feud. But sometimes, your nemesis can turn out to be the person who shows you that home is always where the heart is.
Love and Other Disasters by Anita Kelly
From the Publisher: Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself on the popular reality competition show Chef’s Special. Too bad the first memorable move she makes is falling flat on her face, sending fish tacos flying–not quite the fresh start she was hoping for. Still, she’s focused on winning, until she meets someone she might want a future with more than she needs the prize money.
The Heart Principle by Heather Hoang
From the Publisher: When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to be perfect in other people’s eyes. If Anna ever wants to move forward, she has to learn to listen to her own heart, but that’s not easy when her greatest fear has always been disappointing others. Her solution is to create a low-stress environment, with no expectations to fulfill, where she can experiment with being herself and going after what she wants. Translation: Anna is going to embark on a string of one-night stands. The more unacceptable the men, the better. That’s where tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep comes in, but nothing goes according to plan.
The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser
From the Publisher: Thea Mottram is having a bad month. Her husband of nearly twenty years has just left her for one of her friends, and to top it off, she is let go from her office job – on Valentine’s Day, of all days. Bewildered and completely lost, Thea doesn’t know what to do. But when she learns that a distant great uncle in Scotland has passed away – leaving her his home and a hefty antique book collection – she decides to leave Sussex for a few weeks. Escaping to a small coastal town where no one knows her seems to be exactly what she needs.
The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak
From the Publisher: Autumn takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. She seeks comfort working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop…And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husband’s return? She can only trust her heart and hope it won’t lead her astray.
Happy romance reading!
-Jessica, Interim Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions