Her Lessons in Persuasion by Megan FramptonGoing once, going twice: Lady Wilhelmina Bettesford's stepmother bids on bookish barrister Bram Townsend in a charity auction and then enlists him to pose as Wilhelmina's suitor to boost her popularity.
Sold! Astronomer Wilhelmina agrees to play along while she awaits the inheritance that will purchase her freedom, but her growing feelings for Bram complicate her plans.
Series alert: Her Lessons in Persuasion kicks off the School for Scoundrels series.
The Reunion by Kayla OlsonReunited: Former costars and ex-BFFs Liv Latimer and Ransom Joel must confront past hurts and unresolved feelings as they shoot a reunion special for Girl on the Verge, the teen drama that made them both famous.
Read it for: a closed-door friends-to-lovers romance, behind-the-scenes drama in the entertainment industry, and reflections on celebrity culture.
You might also like: Christina Lauren's Twice in a Blue Moon, Ava Wilder's How to Fake It in Hollywood, or Lucy Parker's London Weekly series.
The Duke Gets Even by Joanna ShupeStarring: Andrew Talbot, the thrice-jilted Duke of Lockwood, who seeks an American heiress to be his duchess; and scandalous socialite Nellie Young, who does everything in her power to ensure that she remains both unmarried and unmarriageable.
What happens: Following an anonymous moonlit encounter on a beach, the two run into each other at one society function after another. But how long can they keep each other at a distance?
Series alert: The Duke Gets Even is the steamy 4th installment of the Fifth Avenue Rebels series, which begins with The Heiress Hunt.
The Second You're Single by Cara TanamachiWhat it's about: Bacon-loving, Valentine's-Day-hating freelance writer Sora Reid's pledge to #GoSolo during February may not withstand her inconvenient attraction to brawny baker Jack Mann.
Is it for you? In addition to a subplot revolving around the male lead's scheming ex, this first-person POV romantic comedy also contains discussions about weight loss and dieting.
Want a taste? "Valentine's Day has snuck up on me like a porch pirate."
Sorry, Bro by Taleen VoskuniStarring: closeted bisexual journalist Nareh "Nar" Bedrossian, whose mother is so determined to find her a husband that she's made a spreadsheet of every unmarried Armenian man in San Francisco.
What happens: At the Explore Armenia festival, Nar meets the enchanting Erebuni Minassian and the two hit it off. Can Nar find the courage to be true to herself before she loses the woman she loves?
Reviewers say: This "radiantly ravishing debut" (Booklist) is a "bighearted queer rom-com uniquely inflected with Armenian American culture" (Publishers Weekly).
Do I Know You? by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-BrokaThe premise: Although they've given up on their five-year marriage, Eliza and Graham Cutler nevertheless decide to take their planned anniversary vacation.
And then: When a new acquaintance introduces them to each other, the couple pretends to be strangers and, as they embark on a whirlwind "affair," rediscover the spark they thought was gone forever.
For fans of: marriage-in-trouble second chance romances such as Tessa Bailey's Love Her or Lose Her, Lyssa Kay Adams' The Bromance Book Club, or Joanna Bolouri's Relight My Fire.
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