A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones (Bonus Scene)

“Mom, you won! You won, you won, you won!”

Sunshine Vicram squinted at her bouncing daughter, Auri, a fourteen-year-old who only rarely sounded like a Jurassic era bird of prey, and said, “Yay!” before returning to the case file she’d been perusing. They’d been spending a quiet evening together in their above-garage loft while Sun studied up on her latest case. The key word being quiet. A word she loved. A word she craved.

Sadly, her daughter’s cravings were more along the lines of pink cotton candy and K-pop.

Auri hopped up behind her, and threw her arms around Sun’s neck. “I’m so excited! I can’t believe it! After all this time, we get to go back!”

Sun closed the folder and gave the copper-haired beauty her full attention. “Did we win a trip to Scotland? I’ve always wanted to go back to the motherland.”

“Mom.” Auri hurdled the back of the sofa and plopped down beside her. “You’ve never been to Scotland. You can’t go back to a place you’ve never been.”

Sun made a concentrated effort to stare longingly into the distance. “Oh, I’ve been there. Many times. In my dreams.”

“Doesn’t count. So anyway, we should probably start packing. This is going to take a while.” Auri scanned their humble abode, a crease forming between her brows as she began to devise a plan.

“Perhaps, fruit of my loins—”

Auri turned back to her. “You have to stop calling me that.”

“—if I knew what I’d won, I could help you with the prep work.”

“Right.” Auri patted Sun’s arm absently. “I’ll definitely need some help. You’re going to be busy with your new career. Maybe we can hire movers.” She thought a moment and then frowned. “I don’t want them packing my underwear, though. I have, like, a lot. Can we specify what they can and cannot pack?”

“I’m sure we can. When is this big move taking place?”

The girl-child took out her phone and started tapping out a text. “Let me ask Grandma and Grandpa when you have to report for duty.”

“And how would they know?” Sun asked nonchalantly, but the mere mention of her parents smack dab in the middle of this bizarre conversation triggered a stabbing pain in her left eye. As much as she loved Cyrus and Elaine, they did tend to walk the line between a healthy parental relationship and a highly volatile one. The fact that they did everything out of pure love helped, but only a little.

Auri looked at Sun, her hazel-green eyes sparkling in the firelight. “They’re the ones who nominated you.”

An icy dread crept up Sun’s spine. “Nominated?”

“I guess that’s what it’s called when someone runs for sheriff.”

Sun froze a solid minute before she lunged for her phone and did a search for the Del Sol County election results. Sure enough, her name—and picture!—popped up front and center as having won the bid for sheriff. Along with about a hundred congratulatory comments.

Auri’s phone dinged as Sun tried to speak. Nothing came out but an airy, “What the f—?”

“They said you don’t have to report until after the new year.” She turned to Sun, her expression similar to the one she always wore on Christmas morning. “I can’t believe this. And we have some time, which is good, because I have a crap-ton of underwear to go through.”

She started to rise but Sun stayed her with a hand on her shoulder. “Auri, wait.” She took several deep breaths to keep from hyperventilating, and asked, “Is this . . . is this real?”

“Oh.” Auri seemed to come to her senses. She scooted closer and took her mother’s hands into her own. “I almost forgot. Yes, it’s real. They asked me first, naturally.”

“Naturally?”

“They didn’t want to take me away from my school and friends if I didn’t want to go. But I want to go, Mom. This is the chance of a lifetime. We can get out of this crazy town and go somewhere more stable.”

Sun gaped at her. “Have you ever actually been to Del Sol?”

Auri rolled her eyes. “Every summer since I was two. Mom, you’ll be a real sheriff. You’ll have your own office and you’ll get to work with your BFF, Quincy, like you’ve always wanted.”

Sun shook her head, the shock taking hold like a great white during Shark Week. How could she win an election she never entered? Weren’t there laws against things like that?

“Plus,” Auri continued, oblivious to Sun’s anguish, “Levi isn’t too bad to look at and God knows you could use something to look at.” 

Sun gasped, then quickly covered her mouth with her hands. Levi Ravinder. She would have to face Levi Ravinder. The man she’d had a crush on since the day she was born. The man she’d put in her rearview fourteen years ago. The man she’d never forgotten.

A grin of pure mischief slid across her daughter’s beautiful face. She giggled and jumped to her feet. “Yep. This is going to be fun. Now, how many pairs of underwear does a girl with a boyshort addiction really need?”

Copyright © 2022 by Darynda Jones

Spring & Summer 2023 Cover Celebration

Autumn is here, and we’re already FALLING for our collection of romances releasing next summer! Grab a cozy sweater, your favorite warm beverage, and keep scrolling for a sneak peek of some of our most anticipated titles.

How to Best a Marquess by Janna MacGregor

Get ready for the Regency road trip you’ve been dreaming of in the latest installment of The Widow Rules series!

On sale April 25, 2023
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration
by Alan Ayers
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by Katy Birchall

The Hating Game meets Beach Read in this enemies-to-lovers rom-com about a young journalist who puts her career (and her heart) on the line when her former work nemesis is hired in her newsroom.

On sale May 2, 2023
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover art:
woman © An240/Shutterstock
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Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts by Kristyn J. Miller

In this sparkling debut rom-com, a perpetually single podcaster has to break all of her own dating rules…

On sale May 16, 2023
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration
by Maja Tomljanovic
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And Then There Was You by Nancy Naigle

A heartwarming love story where a woman rediscovers her courage, self, and a reason to risk love again, in the coziness of sweater weather in the mountains of Virginia.

On sale June 27, 2023
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover art:
cabin © Mumemories/Shutterstock; adirondack chairs © Albert Pego/Shutterstock
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Play to Win by Jodie Slaughter

 A sizzling romance where a winning lottery ticket is meant to be a new start but instead becomes a second chance at love.

On sale July 11, 2023
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover illustration
by Mlle Belamour
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The Summer Girl by Elle Kennedy

Elle Kennedy’s next spicy and emotional romance in the blockbuster Avalon Bay series.

On sale July 18, 2023
Cover design & illustration by Vi-An Nguyen
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The Summer of HEA 2022

August is Romance Awareness month. Filled with sunny days and HEAs, this month is the perfect time to fall in love with love! We’re honoring our favorite genre with the Summer of HEA, a celebration on Instagram filled with beach read recommendations, getaway inspirations, summer-themed activities, and more from your favorite romance authors.

We invite you to join in on the celebration! Check out our Romance Passport below for reading prompts and activities to get you in the summer mood.

Step 1. Mark the books you’re enjoying this summer with each category’s emoji and drop the title on the line below.

Step 2. Be sure to tag us with the hashtag #SummerofHEA so we can reshare!

Step 3. Tag a friend so they can play along too.

Step 4. Keep adding to your passport all summer long!
Your journey to happily-ever after begins on 8/1. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

The Summer of HEA 2022

August is Romance Awareness month. Filled with sunny days and HEAs, this month is the perfect time to fall in love with love! We’re honoring our favorite genre with the Summer of HEA, a celebration on Instagram filled with beach read recommendations, getaway inspirations, summer-themed activities, and more from your favorite romance authors.

We invite you to join in on the celebration! Check out our Romance Passport below for reading prompts and activities to get you in the summer mood.

Step 1. Mark the books you’re enjoying this summer with each category’s emoji and drop the title on the line below.

Step 2. Be sure to tag us with the hashtag #SummerofHEA so we can reshare!

Step 3. Tag a friend so they can play along too.

Step 4. Keep adding to your bingo card all summer long!
Your journey to happily-ever-after begins on 8/1. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for even more fun, including for your chance to be featured on our Instagram Stories and to enter a special giveaway.

Winter 2023 Cover Celebration

We spy with our book-loving eyes an incredible line-up of romances ready to steal our hearts. Keep reading for an early look at our Winter 2023 collection.

A Wicked Game by Kate Bateman

A teasing bet, a ruthless enemy—If there’s one thing impossible for a Davies to resist, it’s a challenge from a Montgomery…

On sale December 27, 2022
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration
by Alan Ayers
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The Rom-Com Agenda by Jayne Denker

Vibrantly funny, endearingly sweet, and a love letter to all things rom com, The Rom-Com Agenda is a story of two people finding love when they least expect it.

On sale January 10, 2023
Cover design & illustration by and illustration by Sandra Chiu
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A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan

In Sophie Sullivan’s latest romcom, Wes Jansen finds Hailey Sharp in a disastrous meet-cute. But Hailey doesn’t want anything to distract her from getting her restaurant off the ground, and Wes doesn’t want to fall in love. What could possibly go wrong?

On sale January 17, 2023
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration by Monique Aimee
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One Duke Down by Anna Bennett

A fisherman’s daughter and a duke out of water are about to make waves in the next delightful novel in Anna Bennett’s Rogues to Lovers series!

On sale January 24, 2023
Cover design by Olya Kirilyuk
Cover art by Alan Ayers
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Make a Wish by Helena Hunting

With her signature charm and sense of humor, bestselling author Helena Hunting creates a novel about love, family, and second chances.

On sale January 24, 2023
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration by Monique Aimee
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Meant to Be by Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts focuses on the love that heals broken hearts with two passionate novels bound in a single volume.

On sale January 24, 2023
Cover design by Michael Storrings
Cover art: landscape © Wenli Li/Getty; sky © Nora Carol Photography/Getty
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The Second Your Single by Cara Tanamachi

Cheerfully irreverent, bitingly funny, and filled with romantic charm, The Second You’re Single is all about navigating the most romantic month of the year, and how love always seems to arrive when you least expect it.

On sale January 31, 2023
Cover design by Jonathan Bush
Cover illustration
by Leonardo Santamaria
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Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves

From Tracey Garvis Graves, the bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know comes a love song of a story about starting over and second chances in Heard It in a Love Song—now in paperback!

On sale January 31, 2023
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration
by © Sarah Jarrett/Arcangel
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Not Your Ex’s Hexes by April Asher

In this follow-up to Not the Witch You Wed, a witch, freed from her constricting responsibilities, must try to find her place in the world—which might just be with a broody half-demon.

On sale February 7, 2023
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover illustration by Carina Lindmeier
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Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

A sparkling novel about a star dancer and a reluctant celebrity who team up on a reality dance show and whose secret romance threatens everything they’ve worked for.

On sale February 14, 2023
Cover illustration
by Chloe Friedlein
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Here’s to Us by Nora Roberts

Inhibitions are abandoned and desires fulfilled in Here’s to Us, two romantic novels in one volume from #1 bestselling phenomenon Nora Roberts.

On sale February 21, 2023
Cover design by Michael Storrings
Cover art: sky © tonphai/Gettty; lake scene © Gordon Pusnik/Shutterstock
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Too Wrong to Be Right by Melonie Johnson

A swoony, slow-burn rom-com, Melonie Johnson’s Too Wrong to Be Right features a true romantic on a mission to find her happily ever after.

On sale February 28, 2023
Cover design by Jonathan Bush
Cover illustration by Maja Tomljanovicby
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Off the Map by Trish Doller

What should be a simple drive across Ireland quickly becomes complicated with chemistry-filled detours, unexpected feelings, and a chance at love. Trish Doller’s idyllic new romance proves sometimes a wrong turn can lead to the exact right destination.

On sale March 7, 2023
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration by Debs Lim
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Mr. and Mrs. Witch by Gwenda Bond

A comedic mash-up of Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Bewitched in which a couple discovers at the altar the surprising secret identities they’ve kept from each other.

On sale March 7, 2023
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover illustration by Natalia Agatte
Cover art: sparkles © -strizh-/Shutterstock
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Not That Kind of Ever After by Luci Adams

Fairytale meets feminism in this frothy adventure of one woman’s journey to claim happily ever after in times of serial dating, swiping right, and the quest to find your soulmate.

On sale March 14, 2023
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration by Petra Braun
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Infamous by Lex Croucher

Dickinson meets Booksmart with a dash of Little Women in this Regency-era romantic comedy with a deliciously feminist twist, from the author of Reputation.

On sale March 21, 2023
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration by Louisa Cannell
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Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller

A sparkling historical romance chock full of banter-filled shenanigans and must-have-you kisses, set against the backdrop of Vienna’s ball season as a charming hotel manager tries to save her hotel with the help of a taciturn secret service agent.

On sale March 28, 2023
Cover design by by Kerri Resnick
Cover art: woman © Ryan McVay/Getty; sparkles © tomertu/Shutterstock; gold texture © Phattanit/Shutterstock; ballroom © Diego Grandi/Shutterstock
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Yours Truly, The Duke by Amelia Grey

The first in the new historical romance Say I Do trilogy about dukes needing to wed to tap into their wealth by New York Times bestseller Amelia Grey!

On sale March 28, 2023
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration by Chris Cocozza
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The Plus One by Mazey Eddings

What starts out as a fake wedding date turns into something these childhood enemies never expected in the next sparkling romantic comedy by Mazey Eddings.

On sale April 4, 2023
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover hand-lettering and illustration by Monique Aimee
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Romance Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Shows!

Are you looking for your next story to binge? We got you covered with a list of new and upcoming romance novels guaranteed to leave you hooked.

If you like a small town setting with a splash of danger like Yellowstone, pick up That Cowboy of Mine by Donna Grant!

If you love devilishly wonderful heroes and fell in love with the hilarious banter between Lucifer and Chloe in Lucifer, you’ll love Luke and Callie’s sinfully good romance in The Date from Hell by Gwenda Bond.

Need more regency vibes while waiting for the third season of Bridgerton? Pick up Reputation by Lex Croucher and Rules for Engaging the Earl by Janna MacGregor—two mind-blowing historical romances to read while you rewatch the first two seasons.

Sometimes the road to a happy ending comes with unexpected detours. If you love the unforgettable friendships and hilarious mishaps of Dollface, you’ll love The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall.

Like Schitt’s Creek, Starry Eyed Love by Helena Hunting highlights the ups and downs of the hotel business and the strong bonds of family.

If you find your mouth watering after each round of Spring Baking Championship, you’ll want to pick up Fake It Till You Bake It, Jamie Wesley’s delicious romance between a reality star and a football player turned baker.

Fall 2022 Cover Celebration

Get ready to FALL for your next favorite read! Check out our round-up of romance releases coming out this autumn–guaranteed to make you swoon.

Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings

A two-night-stand doesn’t go exactly as expected in this sparkling romantic comedy by Mazey Eddings.

On sale September 6, 2022
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover lettering & illustration
by Monique Aimee
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The Make-Up Test by Jenny L. Howe

One to Watch meets Beach Read in this smart, swoony, romantic comedy, in which two college exes find themselves battling against each other—and their unresolved feelings—for a spot in a prestigious literature Ph.D. program.

On sale September 13, 2022
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration
by Vi-An Nguyen
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The Revenge by Tijan

The Revenge is the taut, edgy, sexy, explosive conclusion to The Insiders trilogy by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Tijan!

On sale September 13, 2022
Cover design by Ervin Serrano
Cover art: Woman © Beauty Agent Studio/Getty; man © Wong Sim
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The Root of All Evil by Joylynn M. Jossel

A sexy, drama-filled, roller coaster of a ride about a woman’s pursuit of the perfect man to provide all her needs.

On sale September 13, 2022
Cover design by Jonathan Bush
Cover photograph by © Phil Halfmann/Shutterstock
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When Souls Mate by Joylynn M. Jossel

Filled with love, desire, deceit, revenge, and betrayal, the stunning sequel of The Root of All Evil will leave you spellbound.

On sale September 13, 2022
Cover design by Jonathan Bush
Cover image: © Andersen Ross/Getty
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Vanessa Jared’s Got a Man by LaQuette

A sexy romantic comedy about a woman getting her groove back and getting a second chance at love.

On sale September 20, 2022
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover illustration
by Bo Feng Lin
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Something in the Heir by Suzanne Enoch

Smart, capable heiress Emmeline Pershing will do anything to keep her beloved home, and all it takes is an arranged marriage and a teeny white lie to fulfill her family’s silly inheritance rules! But now her little fib means that she and her completely unsuspecting husband are going to inherit big — and very messy! —trouble in this spicy, sexy delight from bestseller, Suzanne Enoch.

On sale September 20, 2022
Cover design and illustration by Farjana Yasminn
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A Christmas Promise by Nora Roberts

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a holiday 2-in-1 collection, A Will and a Way and Home for Christmas!

On sale September 27, 2022
Cover design by Michael Storrings
Cover art:
snow in the sky © LilKar/Shutterstock; house © Viktoria Haack/Trevillion; Christmas tree, sky © borchee/Getty; wreath © marilyna/Depositphotos
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Christmas at the Ranch by Anita Hughes

Filled with Christmas cheer, and the magic that can only be found in Jackson Hole under the shadow of the Tetons, Christmas at the Ranch is a love story that is sure to enchant, and warm your heart like a cup of hot apple cider.

On sale September 27, 2022
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover art:
by Christmas scene © Arina P Habich/Shutterstock; couple © 4 PM production/Shutterstock; mountain lodge © rybarmarekk/Shutterstock
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Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy

Bestselling author Elle Kennedy returns to Avalon Bay in this fun and sexy novel about two exes who can’t stay away from each other.

On sale October 4, 2022
Cover design by Jonathan Bush
Cover illustration
by Vi-An Nguyen
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Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner

From the critically acclaimed author of Something To Talk About comes a sharp and sexy rom-com about a college senior who accidentally hooks up with her best friend’s mom.

On sale October 11, 2022
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration
by Petra Braun
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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The special hardcover edition of Casey McQuiston’s beloved New York Times bestselling novel, featuring illustrated endpapers, bonus content, and more!

On sale October 11, 2022
Cover design by Colleen Reinhart & Kerri Resnick
Cover art:
firework © Rebellion Works/Shutterstock
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Built to Last by Erin Hahn

A sparkling second chance romance where former child stars deal with way-too-invested friends and all the wild hijinks of a home renovation show.

On sale October 18, 2022
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover illustration
by Maja Tomljanovic
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Marlowe Banks, Redesigned by Jacqueline Firkins

Jacqueline Firkins wonderfully captures the messiness of failure, forgiveness, and embracing a second chance on life and love.

On sale October 25, 2022
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration
by DEBS LIM
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Force of Nature: Boundary Lines and Untamed by Nora Roberts

A 2-in-1 collection about strong-willed couples who find everlasting love, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

On sale October 25, 2022
Cover design by Michael Storrings
Cover art:
landscape © Evelina Kremsdorf/Trevillion; sky © Silas Manhood/Trevillion; house © Huseyin Ayaz/Arcangel
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Never Rescue a Rogue by Virginia Heath

In this Regency rom-com, when a Duke and a reporter team up to uncover his family’s secrets, their search brings up more than they bargained for—including their feelings for each other.

On sale November 8, 2022
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration
by Vikki Chu
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The Choice by Nora Roberts

The conclusion of the epic Dragon Heart Legacy trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Awakening and The Becoming.

On sale November 22, 2022
Cover design by Ervin Serrano

Cover art: fire © Relight Motion/Shutterstock; trees © pixleparticle/Shutterstock; clouds © Max play/Shutterstock; mountains © Harry Beugelink/Shutterstock; river © Atstock Productions/Shutterstock; dragon © afrinedesign/Shutterstock
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The Wedding Ranch by Nancy Naigle

When giving love a second chance and finding the strength to forgive yourself results in everything you could ever ask for in this cozy romance perfect for fans of Virgin River.

On sale December 6, 2022
Cover design and photo-illustration by Elizabeth Turner Stokes
Cover art:
dog © Marina Plevako/Shutterstock; table © Anastasia Sitnikova/Shutterstock; background © Patricia Elaine Thomas/Shutterstock; grass © Photodigitaal.nl
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What to Read Next Based on Your Favorite Holiday Romance Movie!

Tis the season for romance! Are you looking for the perfect book to read alongside your favorite holiday movies? We got you covered. Snuggle up and get ready to binge these love stories perfect for any season.

If you love watching multiple love stories play out all out like in Love, Actually, check out Kissing Under the Mistletoe, an anthology about the joy of Christmas romance from bestselling authors Suzanne Enoch, Amelia Grey, and Anna Bennett.

Loved Holiday in Handcuffs? Pick up This Earl of Mine, Kate Bateman’s fake relationship romance in which love takes no prisoners!

What’s more magical than Christmas in New York? With touching romances at the center, Christmas at the Plaza and A Magical New York Christmas are odes to the Big Apple and hotel setting of the classic story, Eloise at the Plaza.

Loved the chemistry between Danielle Panabaker and Matt Long in Hallmark’s A Christmas Joy? Check out Nancy’s Naigle’s novel and the inspiration for the movie!

“No strings attached” gets complicated when love gets in the way. In both Holidate and The Dating Dare, what starts out as a temporary relationship turns into something more.

With a historical hero to swoon for, A Christmas Spark is perfect for fans of The Knight Before Christmas.

If you loved the holiday magic and second chance romance of The Preacher’s Wife, you’ll love the heartwarming stories in You Make It Feel Like Christmas.

Break away from the city and fall for these small town romances. In Christmas a la Mode and Donna Grant’s Home for a Cowboy Christmas, both couples try to keep their feelings at bay when a crisis rocks their worlds, but their attraction keeps pulling them closer.

What do you get when you mix loyal characters, small town life, and a celebrity love interest hoping to stay out of trouble? An irresistible romance! If you loved Christmas in the Smokies, pick up A Highlander is Coming to Town.

Discover Christmas with Holly, the book that inspired the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie. In this story, three people discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible and that wishes have a way of finding the path home.

Need an escapist romance? The Holiday and Maggie Finds Her Muse both follow heroines who find themselves stuck in a rut in their everyday lives and travel abroad to discover inspiration, a newfound independence, and love.

Spring and Summer 2022 Cover Celebration!

Your 2022 TBR for is set! We are so excited to share this stunning lineup of our romance titles releasing in Spring and Summer of 2022! Take a look and be sure to add these to your Goodreads shelf.

Rules for Engaging the Earl by Janna MacGregor

Get ready for lost wills, broody dukes, and scorching hot kissing all over London in Rules for Engaging the Earl by Janna MacGregor.

On sale April 26, 2022
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration
by Alan Ayers
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The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall

Four Weddings and a Funeral meets The Wedding Party in Katy Birchall’s The Wedding Season: when a recently jilted bride is forced to attend seven weddings in one summer, her friends devise a series of challenges as distraction.

On sale May 3, 2022
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration
by Maja Tomljanovic
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Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

Charming, hilarious, and emotional, Starry-Eyed Love is Helena Hunting at her very best!

On sale May 10, 2022
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration
by Monique Aimee
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Summer Shadows: A 2-in-1 Collection by Nora Roberts

Summer Shadows collects two novels of desire and danger from “the queen of romantic suspense” (Columbus Dispatch)—#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

On sale May 24, 2022
Cover design by Michael Storrings
Cover art: sky © Drunaa/Trevillion; flowers © Victoria Davies/Trevillion; steps © Sally Mundy/Arcangel; grass and flowers © Ian Fletcher/Shutterstock
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A Daring Pursuit by Kate Bateman

When two longtime enemies make a scandalous bargain, they don’t expect their hatred to turn to love…

On sale May 24, 2022
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration
by Alan Ayers
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The Sizzle Paradox by Lily Menon

The Kiss Quotient meets Love Potion No. 9 in the next sparkling romantic comedy by Lily Menon!

On sale June 14, 2022
Cover design and illustration by Sandra Chiu
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A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones

Another humorous installment in Darynda Jones’s wine mystery series deemed: “Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun.” —New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan

On sale June 14, 2022
Jacket design by Young Jin Lim
Jacket art:
tequila bottle © airdone/Shutterstock; spill © Arcady/Shutterstock; roadrunner © meicon/Shutterstock; buildings © JosepPerianes/Shutterstock; cactus © Beskova Ekaterina/Shutterstock; flowers © Zadirkin/Shutterstock; cracked glasses © Cosmin Dugan/Shutterstock; mountain © Travel Drawn/Shutterstock; hot air baloon © Anatolir/Shutterstock
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Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley

A former reality star and a football player pretend to be a couple in order to save his cupcake bakery in this sweet and sexy romance.

On sale June 21, 2022
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration by Alex Cabal

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Bet on It by Jodie Slaughter

A hastily made bingo-based sex pact is supposed to keep this…thing between Aja and Walker from getting out of hand. Especially when submitting to their feelings means disrupting their carefully balanced lives. But emotions are just like bingo callers—they refuse to be ignored.

On sale July 12, 2022
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover illustration
by Laetitia Charles-Belamour
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Della’s House of Style by Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill, Felicia Mason, and Francis Ray

Specializing in cuts, weaves, manicures, pedicures. . . and passion.

On sale July 19, 2022
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover illustration
by Taylor McManus
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Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee

An overachieving lawyer. A failing bookstore. A childhood friend. And the chance of a lifetime….

On sale July 26, 2022
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration
by Vikki Chu
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Blue Skies: A 2-in-1 Collection by Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts tempts hungry hearts with Blue Skies, collecting two of her classic, savory romantic novels.

On sale July 26, 2022
Cover design by Michael Storrings
Cover art: picnic at the beach © Dougal Waters/Getty; sky © Ildiko Neer/Arcangel; texture © natrot/Shutterstock
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The Rogue Goes On by Manda Collins

Together in one volume, readers can fall in love with Wallflower Most Wanted and One for the Rogue, two novels in Manda Collins’ critically acclaimed Studies in Scandal series.

On sale July 26, 2022
Cover design by Olya Kirilyuk
Cover photograph
© Lee Avison/Trevillion

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Bend Toward the Sun by Jen Devon

A gorgeous, emotional love story about taking unexpected paths, accepting loss, and finding strength in the transformative power of love.

On sale August 9, 2022
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration
by Alan Ayers
Cover art:
wildflowers © Sofiaworld/Shutterstock
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Lucy Checks In by Dee Ernst

A heartwarming romance about a disgraced hotel manager who travels to Rennes to rebuild a hotel and her own life in the process…

On sale August 16, 2022
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration
by Faye Hurley
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The Summer of HEA!

Summer is here, and we’re turning up the heat with the Summer of HEA! Starting June 28th through August 2nd, we’ll be celebrating this season of beach reads with author recommendations, summer recipes, fun quizzes, and of course, romance books! Whether you’re a die-hard book lover or a casual reader, we have a bingo board filled with reading prompts and activities that will get you in the summer mood.

Follow along with us on Instagram @smpromance for even more summer fun, including the chance to enter a special giveaway and to be featured on our Instagram Stories!

Here’s how you can participate:

Step 1. Circle/mark the books and activities you’re enjoying this summer.

Step 2. Show us a photo in your stories or posts. (Be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #SummerofHEA so we can reshare!)

Step 3. Tag a friend so they can play along too.

Step 4. Keep adding to your bingo card all summer long!

Winter 2022 Cover Celebration!

We are so excited to share these gorgeous Winter 2022 covers! Take a look and be sure to add these to your Goodreads shelf.

Girls Before Earls by Anna Bennett

What a girl wants and what an earl needs lead to an irresistible deal in the delightful first novel in the brand new Rogues to Lovers series!

On sale December 28, 2021
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover illustration by Alan Ayers
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Without a Doubt: Night Moves and This Magic Moment: A 2-in-1 Collection by Nora Roberts

Without a Doubt, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts is “the queen of romantic suspense” (The Columbus Dispatch) with these two novels of secrets and seduction…

On sale December 28, 2021
Cover design by Michael Storrings
Cover photograph by ©Sandra Cunningham/Trevillion (house); ©Ollie Taylor/Trevillion (flowers);
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Bad Luck Bridesmaid by Alison Rose Greenberg

Whip-smart, heartfelt and joyful, Bad Luck Bridesmaid is a celebration of complicated women and a power-anthem to live your truth..

On sale January 11, 2022
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover illustration by Maja Tomljanovic
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How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan

A frothy, effervescent romantic comedy from the author of Ten Rules for Faking It, Sophie Sullivan delivers another read that will have you delighted from start to finish.

On sale January 18, 2022
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover photograph by Monique Aimee
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Bright Stars: Once More with Feeling and Opposites Attract: A 2-in-1 Collection by Nora Roberts

The competition is fierce—and passionate—between musicians and athletes in Bright Stars, a two-novel collection from #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Nora Roberts…

On sale January 25, 2022
Cover design by Michael Storrings
Cover photograph by ©Jill Battaglia/Arcangel (sky); ©Kathy Comer/Getty (pier)
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Never Tell by Selena Montgomery

From popular political leader and lawyer Stacey Abrams comes a reissue of her romantic suspense novel, Never Tell, written under the name Selena Montgomery!

On sale January 25, 2022
Cover design by Olga Grlic
Cover illustration by @StudioThreeDots / Getty
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Perfect Temptations: 2-in-1 by Lisa Kleypas

Two of Lisa Kleypas’s beloved novels, Seduce Me at Sunrise and Tempt Me at Twilight, now in one volume.

On sale January 25, 2022
Cover design by Danielle Christopher
Cover photograph by ©Illina Simeonova/Trevillion Images
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Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy

When Mackenzie “Mac” Cabot moves to the beachside town of Avalon Bay and meets local bad boy Cooper Hartley, their friendship soon becomes the realest thing in her life. But the secret he’s been keeping from her threatens the only place she’s ever felt at home.

On sale February 1, 2022
Cover design and illustration by Vi-An Nguyen
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Not the Witch You Wed by April Hunt

A fake relationship between a magicless witch and a wolf shifter turns to more in the start of a bewitching new paranormal rom-com series.

On sale February 8, 2022
Cover illustration by Carina Lindmeier
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The Damaged by Tijan

The second novel in a brand new, page-turning trilogy from New York Times and USA Today bestseller Tijan!

On sale February 8, 2022
Cover design by
Cover illustration by
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Heart of the Game: The Heart’s Victory and Rules of the Game: A 2-in-1 Collection by Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts gets to the Heart of the Game in this collection of two novels about the drives and desires between people playing to win championships of the heart.

On sale February 22, 2022
Cover design by Michael Storrings
Cover photograph by ©Kamenetskiy Konstantin/Shutterstock (couple); ©Natalie Board/Getty (bench); ©Toshi Sasaki/Getty (flowers); ©Toshi Sasaki/Getty (trees); ©Lee Avison/Trevillion (sky and clouds); ©Jill Battaglia/Arcangel (sky texture)
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Rogue, Set Match by Manda Collins

The first two novels in Manda Collins’ Studies in Scandal series, Ready Set Rogue and Duke with Benefits, now available in one volume, Rogue, Set, Match

On sale February 22, 2022
Cover design by Olya Kirilyuk
Cover art by © Ilina Simeonova/Trevillion
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A Brush with Love by Mazey Eddings

Nine out of ten dentists agree, A Brush with Love makes your smile brighter!*

*not scientifically proven

On sale March 1, 2022
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Cover illustration and lettering by Monique Aimee
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The Suite Spot by Trish Doller

A charming romance novel about taking a chance on a new life and a new love.

On sale March 8, 2022
Cover design and illustration by Philip Pascuzzo
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Summer Nights with a Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

USA Today bestseller Caitlin Crews returns with a new emotional romance in her stunning cowboy series Kittredge Ranch.

On sale March 29, 2022
Cover photograph by Rob Lang (man); ©JACoulter/Shutterstock (landscape); ©klikk/Getty (badge)
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Reputation by Lex Croucher

Bridgerton meets Mean Girls with a dash of Jane Austen, in this Regency-era historical romantic comedy with a deliciously feminist twist, from a hilarious new British voice.

On sale April 5, 2022
Cover illustration by Louisa Cannell
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The Date From Hell by Gwenda Bond

In the hilarious, romantic sequel to Not Your Average Hot Guy, Callie and Luke’s date night is thwarted when Lucifer gives them three days to redeem a soul.

On sale April 5, 2022
Cover design by Kerri Resnick
Couple illustration by Louisa Cannell
Cover art: ©Inspiring/Shutterstock (flames)
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What to read while you wait for Season 2 of Bridgerton

Netflix’s Bridgerton is returning in Spring 2022 and we’re so excited to find out what our favorite characters are up to in Season 2! In the meantime, we’ve pulled together a list of must-read historical romance series to keep you thoroughly entertained while you wait.

The Cavensham Heiresses series by Janna MacGregor

If you eagerly awaited Lady Whistledown’s juicy gossip, look to the pages of the Midnight Cryer for more society scandals. In Janna MacGregor’s smart and beautifully written Cavensham Heiresses series marriage comes first…but can these couples find love along the way?

Order The Bad Luck Bride

The Bow Street Bachelors series by Kate Bateman

If you live for delicious banter and stolen moments, you’ll love Kate Bateman’s Bow Street Bachelors. This fun and flirty series follows the men who work undercover for London’s first official police force and have an obligation to serve the city’s best interests—even while they’re falling for the city’s most alluring women…

Order This Earl of Mine

The Devil You Know series by Kerrigan Byrne

If you loved that library scene, get ready for Kerrigan Byrne’s The Devil You Know series! With equal parts passion and emotion, the books follow three boarding school friends who share in common their stunning shades of red hair, a fierce independence, and a secret that could ruin them in the eyes of society. When three dark and dangerous men enter their lives, love changes everything. 

Order How to Love a Duke in Ten Days

The Debutante Diaries series by Anna Bennett

If you’re still waiting for an invitation to your first ball, you’ll love following the trials, tribulations, and heart-pounding moments of courtship in Anna Bennett’s The Debutante Diaries! The series follows an heiress who must marry, a vivacious woman with amnesia, and a proper young lady with a scandalous secret—and the remarkable men who will capture their hearts. 

Order First Earl I See Tonight

The Scandalous Brides series by Suzanne Enoch

If you loved watching a partnership turn passionate, check out the Scandalous Brides series by Suzanne Enoch! Four brides will meet four tantalizing lords, each capable of making his lady’s blood boil—and her body burn with desire.

Order A Beginner’s Guide to Rakes

The First Comes Love series by Amelia Grey

If you loved seeing a notorious rogue meet his match, you’ll root for the couples in Amelia Grey’s charming First Comes Love series about three young independent widows and the men who will try to win them over.

Order The Earl Next Door

The Unlikely Duchesses series by Olivia Drake

If you rooted for Daphne as she conquered the ton, don’t miss the spirited ladies of Olivia Drake’s compelling series. These fierce women outside the ton’s reach never expected to marry dukes, but they took society by storm to become The Unlikely Duchesses. 

Order The Duke I Once Knew

The Merriwell Sisters series by Virginia Heath

If you can’t resist a fake courtship, you won’t want to miss Virginia Heath’s historical rom-com series. It begins with a handsome earl who hires a fake fiancée to keep his matchmaking mother at bay, but hilarity ensues when love threatens to complicate everything.

Order Never Fall For Your Fiancée

The Lords of Vice series by Alexandra Hawkins

If those ballroom scenes left you breathless, get swept away into the glittering ballrooms of London with Alexandra Hawkins’ Lords of Vice series. This is regency romance at its sexiest and most intriguing with handsome heroes and the beautiful women who bring them to their knees. 

Order All Night with a Rogue

Reputation by Lex Croucher

Bridgerton meets Gossip Girl with a dash of Jane Austen, in Reputation, a Regency-era historical romantic comedy with a deliciously feminist twist, from a hilarious new British voice, Lex Croucher.

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