Business Not As Usual by Sharon C. CooperIntroducing: Dremetrious "Dreamy" Daniels, a hardworking secretary determined to win the lottery and launch her own nonprofit, and Karter Redford, the venture capitalist who wants to learn to relax and enjoy life.
What happens: Sparks fly when Dreamy meets Karter, a potential investor in her boss' company, but they come from very different worlds: she's a working-class girl trying to finish college, while he's the son of a Hollywood A-lister.
Reviewers say: A "sweet and sincere love story that hits the jackpot of rom-coms" (Kirkus Reviews).
Sadie on a Plate by Amanda ElliotWhat happens: En route to New York to compete in a cooking competition show, Sadie Rosen gets friendly with her seatmate, fellow chef Luke Weston, only to encounter him again on set.
Read it for: Sadie's scrumptious riffs on traditional Ashkenazi Jewish food, behind-the-scenes intrigue on a reality TV show set.
For fans of: Lucy Parker's Battle Royal, Alexis Hall's Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake, or Anita Kelly's Love and Other Disasters.
The League of Gentlewomen Witches by India HoltonStarring: Miss Charlotte Pettifer, witch, thief, and "Prophesized One" of the Wicken League, and dashing pirate Captain Alex O'Riley, who becomes her partner in crime and love when they join forces to steal a valuable amulet.
Why you might like it: This 2nd installment of the Dangerous Damsels series, a sequel to The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels, boasts a witty blend of romance and fantasy set in an alternate Victorian England full of witchcraft, piracy, and flying houses.
How to Be a Wallflower by Eloisa JamesWhat it's about: English heiress Cleopatra Lewis and American entrepreneur Jake Astor Addison meet at the costume emporium they both want to purchase and make a bet that leads to a series of comedic misadventures and, eventually, happily-ever-after.
Why you might like it: This upbeat opening installment of the Would-Be Wallflowers series has no villain, focusing instead on the amusing courtship of two likable characters.
Reviewers say: This novel "dazzles readers with superbly conceived characters, a sublimely sensual love story, and sparkling wit" (Booklist).
Savvy Sheldon Feels Good As Hell by Taj McCoyLiving well is the best revenge: After a crushing breakup, Savannah "Savvy" Sheldon embarks on a whole life makeover, which includes a kitchen renovation, a flirtation with a sexy contractor, and finally learning to put herself first.
Is it for you? Savvy's fat-shaming ex inspires her pursuit of a "revenge body" that requires a strict diet and exercise regimen.
For fans of: heroines achieving their best lives with the help of supportive friends, as in Cathy Yardley's Gouda Friends.
The Marquess Makes His Move by Diana QuincyWhat it's about: Cheated out of his birthright by a cartographer's pen, Alexander Worthington, Marquess of Brandon, disguises himself as a footman and infiltrates the Fleming household, where he finds himself drawn to the lady of the house, Rose, the talent behind her family's mapmaking business.
Why you might like it: Focusing on an interclass romance between two leads of Arab descent, this 3rd book in the Clandestine Affairs series offers a view of Regency England that's less often seen in romance.
A Duke, the Spy, an Artist, and a Lie by Vanessa RileyMarry in haste... biracial Jamaican heiress Cecilia Thomas weds Felton Lance, Lord Gantry, in a marriage of convenience that proves to be anything but when his missions for the Crown send him abroad for extended periods of time.
And so... Convinced her husband won't even miss her, Cecilia flees their home in order to investigate her sister's death, prompting Gantry to go after her and attempt to make things right before it's too late.
Should you start here? This intricately plotted 3rd book in the Regency-set Rogues and Remarkable Women series will be easier to follow if you start with A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby, followed by An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler.
Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha SharmaWhat happens: Successful lawyer Kareena Mann despises Dr. Prem Verma, host of The Dr. Dil Show, but her interfering aunties, convinced that the handsome (if arrogant) physician is Kareena's soulmate, decide to play Cupid.
Series alert: This enemies-to-lovers romance by the author of the Singh Family trilogy kicks off the If Shakespeare Was an Auntie series with an ultra-steamy update of The Taming of the Shrew.
Sari, Not Sari by Sonya SinghThe problem: CEO Manny Dogra feels disconnected from her Indian heritage as a result of her now-deceased parents' decision to raise her as an "all-American girl."
The solution? Manny makes a deal with one of her clients, Sammy Patel, to pose as his girlfriend and accompany him to his brother's wedding in the hopes of rediscovering her roots.
For fans of: Sara Desai's The Singles' Table, or Sonya Lalli's A Holly Jolly Diwali.
To Marry and To Meddle by Martha WatersA marriage of convenience: Theater impresario Lord Julian Belfry needs a respectable wife to rehabilitate his scandalous reputation, while Lady Emily Turner, whose marriage prospects are dismal due to her father's debts, is willing to wed almost anyone.
Read it for: bantering leads, a low-angst love story, and kittens.
Series alert: To Marry and To Meddle is the 3rd book in the Regency Vows series, after To Have and to Hoax and To Love and To Loathe.
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