An Unconditional Freedom by Alyssa ColeSpy vs. Spy: Experienced Loyal League operative Daniel Cumberland and new recruit Janeta Sanchez share a deep distrust of humanity and a burning desire for revenge. But one of them's a double agent.
Why you might like it: Set during the American Civil War, this 3rd book in the Loyal League series boasts memorable characters, an exciting espionage plot, and well-researched historical details.
For fans of: Beverly Jenkins' historical House of LeVeq series.
The Whole Package by Marie HarteStarring: Former Marine Reid Griffiths, owner of the Vets on the Go! moving company, and marketing whiz Naomi Starr, whose PR firm represents the fledgling business.
Series alert: This heartwarming workplace romance kicks off the Movin' On series; it also features appearances by characters from author Marie Harte's Donnigans series.
You might also like: Though not as steamy, Donna Kauffman's Blue Hollow Falls is another feel-good small town romance series about military veterans who find love while readjusting to civilian life.
Crazy Cupid Love by Amanda HegerStarring: "Cupid" Eliza Herman, an accident-prone descendant of Eros who avoids all physical contact (which tends to cause insta-love).
What happens: A family emergency forces Eliza to fill in at her parents' Cupid-for-Hire matchmaking business, where her on-the-job mentor is Jake Sanders, her childhood best friend and secret crush.
Why you might like it: This whimsical romantic comedy incorporates ancient Greek mythology into its "quirky, entertaining" (Booklist) take on modern love.
The Good Ones by Jenn McKinlayWhat happens: Maisy Kelly hires restoration architect Ryder Copeland to renovate her great-aunt's ramshackle Queen Anne house, which she plans to turn into a romance bookstore.
Why you might like it: Set in North Carolina, this heartwarming opening installment of the Happily Ever After series boasts small-town charm and relatable characters.
For fans of: renovation-themed romances such as Nora Roberts' Inn Boonsboro trilogy or Susan Wiggs' Bella Vista series.
The Fearless King by Katee RobertWhat it's about: When Journey King's estranged father attempts a takeover of the company she runs with her siblings, she finds an unlikely ally in business rival Frank Evans. But their plan to thwart the elder King requires them to pose as a couple.
Is it for you? The sex is explicit in this 2nd sizzling and suspenseful book in the Kings series (after The Last King).
Reviewers say: An "addictive mix of sharply etched characters, potent danger, snarky wit, and incendiary love scenes" (Booklist).
Just in Time for a Highlander by Gwyn CreadyStarring: Duncan MacHarg, an investment banker with a passion for historical reenactment; Highland lass Abby Kerr, who must defend her clan's territory from the English and save her family from financial ruin.
What happens: Transported back in time to 1706 Scotland, Duncan offers to help Abby. Though his 21st-century skills turn out to be of limited use in the 18th-century Scottish highlands, he has other talents with which to win Abby's heart.
Series alert: This witty and engaging time travel romance is the 1st installment of the the Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series.
Discovery of Desire by Susanne LordWhat it's about: Arriving in Bombay, India, to wed a man she's never seen, "venture girl" Mina Adams finds herself drawn to explorer Seth Mayhew, who needs her fiancé's help to track down his missing sister.
Series alert: This engaging Victorian romance is the 2nd in the London Explorers series, after In Search of Scandal.
You might also like: Stephanie Laurens' swashbuckling Adventurers Quartet, which begins with The Lady's Command.
Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah MorganWhat happens: When her ex-husband, veterinarian Seth Carlyle, reappears in her life, Manhattan-based dogwalker Felicity "Fliss" Knight claims to be her twin sister. Since their three-month marriage ended ten years ago, she might just get away with it. (Or not).
Why you might like it: This 5th book in the Manhattan with Love series gives two ex-lovers a second chance at happily-ever-after.
For fans of: Kristan Higgins' My One and Only.
The Other Miss Bridgerton: A Bridgertons Prequel by Julia QuinnWhat happens: During a visit to the Dorset coast, Poppy Bridgerton is accidentally kidnapped by privateer Andrew Rokesby.
Spinoff alert: Set in Georgian England, this 3rd standalone novel of the Rokesby series introduces Julia Quinn fans to the previous generation of the Bridgerton family.
For fans of: Historical romances with long-running family sagas such as Julie Anne Long's Pennyroyal Green series or Stephanie Laurens' Cynster novels.
Acting on Impulse by Mia SosaStarring: personal trainer Tori Alvarez and Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone, who meet during a Caribbean vacation and decide that what happens in Aruba, stays in Aruba.
You might also like: Alexis Daria's Take the Lead, which also features a Puerto Rican heroine who fears that falling for a celebrity will ruin her life.
Want a taste? "I don't know her name, nationality, age, or occupation, but I know this: Someday I'm going to marry the woman sitting in 12D."
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