Snuggle up with a romantic read this Valentine’s weekend. Here are a few recent romances to get you started.
Meg Mackworth’s hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his polished fiancée was doomed to fail is one thing, but weaving a secret word of warning into their wedding program is another. Meg may have thought no one would spot it, but she hadn’t counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid. A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. But with a looming deadline and a bad case of creative block, Meg doesn’t have time for Reid’s questions–unless he can help her find her missing inspiration. As they gradually open up to each other, both try to ignore a deepening connection between them. But the signs are there–irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it’s too late.
“The littlest angel : Angela Adams refused to have anything to do with her unborn baby’s father, especially after his less-than-enthusiastic reaction to her news. And while Clint Brady admits he could have been more supportive, the thought of baby bottles and diaper pins rattled him. But now that the shock has passed, Clint is determined that nothing will come between him and fatherhood – not even Angela herself!”– Back cover.
“Natural born trouble : Veterinarian Dani Adams decided she was done with men. Instead, she’d devote her time to caring for the sick animals brought to her veterinary practice and find fulfillment–without the heartache. Then Duke Jenkins and his adorable twins moved to town! In spite of their complicated lives, Duke is quickly melting her resolve. But is Dani heading for another disappointment … or down the aisle to meet her groom?”– Back cover.
“Ginger Kelly wakes up in 1924 in tranquil Cocoa Beach, Florida, after fleeing to safety with disgraced Prohibition agent Oliver Anson Marshall, and her newly-orphaned young sister, Patsy. But Marshall is reinstated to the agency with suspicious haste to patrol for rumrunners on the high seas. When he promptly disappears, Gin hurries north to rescue him, only to be trapped in an agonizing moral quandary by Marshall’s desperate mother. In 1998, Ella Dommerich is settled into her new life in Greenwich Village, inside the same apartment where a certain redheaded flapper lived long ago. Having quit her job at an accounting firm, cut ties with her unfaithful ex-husband, and begun a love affair with her musician neighbor, Hector, Ella’s eager to piece together the history of the mysterious Gin Kelly, whose only physical trace is a series of rare vintage photograph cards for which she modeled before her disappearance. Two women, two generations, and two urgent quests will require both women’s strength and determination to outwit a conspiracy spanning decades.”–Publisher description.
Ordered by her film agency to acquire a romantic-comedy screenplay by a jaded writer, Evie relies on the assistance of her friends during a haphazard summer spent trying to prove that true love is real.
When he discovers and he and his three sisters are on the verge of social catastrophe, Wrexham, Duke of Elsmore, turns to Eleanora Hatfield, who has an uncanny knack for numbers, for help in sorting out his estate and his heart.
“When Kate Winters is left stranded and defenseless in outlaw country, she knows there’s little chance she’ll make it out alive…until she stumbles across a ruthless gang hanging a cowboy for his cattle. She waits until the outlaws are gone, desperate enough to claim the dead man’s horse to make her escape–only to realize he’s not dead after all. Those outlaws should have made damn sure Luke Bowden was good and gone. Now he vows he’ll have his revenge no matter the cost. But they’re miles away from the nearest town, and the woman who saved his hide won’t survive the ride back. He owes her his life–he owes her everything–and it doesn’t take long before he’s faced with a terrible choice: stand by Kate…or claim his revenge?” — Page  cover.