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.
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.
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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