A Duke Too Far by Jane AshfordIntroducing: Peter Rathbone, Duke of Compton, who's scrambling to keep his family's estate afloat while grieving his sister Delia's unexpected death; and Miss Ada Grandison, the family friend who delivers Delia's last letter, which contains information that could change both their lives.
Why you might like it: This 4th book in the Way to a Lord's Heart series boasts a slow-burning romance that unfolds during a treasure hunt.
For fans of: the blend of mystery and romance found in Manda Collins' Studies in Scandal novels, Theresa Romain's Royal Rewards quartet, or Anna Harrington's Lords of the Armory series.
Starbreaker by Amanda BouchetStarring: Captain Tess Bailey of the Endeavor, and her lover, Shade Ganavan, who plan to strike a blow against the Empire by freeing a captured scientist from the notorious Starbase 12 prison.
For fans of: Ann Aguirre's Sirantha Jax novels, Linnea Sinclair's Dock Five Universe series, and Rachel Bach's Paradox trilogy.
Should you start here? Like the author's previous Kingmaker Chronicles trilogy, the Endeavor series follows one couple over several books, so it's best to start at the beginning with Nightchaser.
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby JimenezWhat brings them together: Tucker the dog, who trades his negligent sitter for artist Sloan Monroe, who sends regular updates to Tucker's dad, musician Jason Larsen, while he's on tour in Australia -- updates that quickly turn into a long-distance flirtation.
What keeps them apart: Aside from 8,000 miles of ocean? Sloan is still mourning her fiancé, while Jason's career is finally taking off.
Spoiler alert: If you haven't yet read Abby Jimenez's debut, The Friend Zone, be aware that The Happy Ever After Playlist refers to several of that novel's major plot points.
Island Affair by Priscilla OliverasWhat happens: Influencer Sara Vance enlists Key West firefighter Luis Navarro to pose as her boyfriend during her family's Florida vacation.
Why? Sara can't bear to disappoint her family by admitting she's been dumped, while Luis, at loose ends after being forced to take a week's vacation, can't resist helping a woman in need.
Is it for you? Despite its idyllic setting, this opening installment of the Keys to Love series touches on some serious issues, including eating disorders, cancer, and PTSD.
The Trouble With Hating You by Sajni PatelWhat it's about: After shutting down her family's most recent matchmaking scheme, biochemical engineer Liya Thakkar is horrified to discover that she'll be working closely with lawyer Jay Shah, the man her parents tried to set her up with.
Why you might like it: Set in Houston, Texas, this debut enemies-to-lovers romance boasts a well-drawn Indian American supporting cast that includes Liya's supportive friends and Jay's extended family.
Girl Gone Viral by Alisha RaiWhat happens: When a brief encounter with a stranger goes viral (#CuteCafeGirl), model-turned-investor Katrina King fears losing her hard-won and much-cherished privacy.
To the rescue: Katrina's bodyguard, Jasvinder "Jas" Singh, decides that the best course of action is to hide at his family's peach farm. Will forced proximity cause their long-simmering mutual attraction to boil over?
Reviewers say: This 2nd Modern Love novel (after The Right Swipe) "tackles the grimy underbelly of social media with humor, satire, pathos, a great deal of family drama, and a positively sizzling romance" (NPR).
The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride by Victoria AlexanderIntroducing: Delilah, Lady Hargate, an eminently respectable English widow who enjoys a discreet one-night stand with handsome American Samuel Russell during a trip to New York.
And then... Sam shows up at her sister's wedding (he's a friend of the groom) and Delilah is suddenly confronted with her best mistake.
Why you might like it: Likable leads, witty banter, and transatlantic hijinks enliven this 3rd steamy installment of the Millworth Manor series.
Insert Groom Here: An Unconventional Brides Romance by K.M. JacksonComing up: As Eva Ward, the lucky winner of The Morning Show's "dream wedding" contest, prepares to say "I do" on national television, her fiancé abruptly backs out, prompting an on-air meltdown that goes viral after Eva knees cameraman Aidan Walker in the crotch.
Stay tuned: Following the debacle, the network offers to build a reality show around Eva's quest to find a new groom (and perhaps repair her reputation). The catch? Aidan will be producing the show.
Series alert: Insert Groom Here is the 2nd Unconventional Brides romance, after To Me, I Wed.
What Happens in Summer by Caridad PiñeiroWhat happens: When Connie Reyes unexpectedly encounters her high school boyfriend, Jonathan Pierce, at a wedding, she throws caution to the wind and has a one-night stand...that keeps going.
For fans of: the one-night-to-forever plot of Priscilla Oliveras' Her Perfect Affair, the enemies-to-lovers trajectory of Jasmine Guillory's The Wedding Party, or the angsty family feud drama of Alisha Rai's Forbidden Hearts series.
Series alert: The moving second-chance romance at the heart of this 2nd At the Shore novel runs parallel to the events of One Summer Night.
Some Like It Scandalous by Maya RodaleThe plan: To thwart their wealthy parents' matchmaking efforts, sworn enemies Daisy Swan and Theodore Prescott the Third fake an engagement that will buy them time to pursue their individual goals.
The problem? The more time scholarly Daisy and rakish Theo spend together, the more they realize they don't want to call the whole thing off.
Series alert: Some Like It Scandalous is the 2nd book in the Gilded Age Girls' Club series, after Duchess by Design.
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