A Wolf in Duke's Clothing by Susanna AllenIt is a truth universally acknowledged... that a wolf-shifter duke in possession of alpha-male dominatum must be in search of a life mate.
What happens: Alfred Blakesley, Duke of Lowell, abducts the Honorable Felicity Templeton from a ballroom, and then introduces her to his pack and their unconventional way of life.
Series alert: This steamy paranormal Regency kicks off the Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde series.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily HenryWhat it's about: Two years after the vacation that ended their friendship, former besties Poppy and Alex agree to one more summer trip, which may (finally) force them to confront their true feelings for each other.
Why you might like it: Told partly in flashbacks, this opposites attract, friends-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy should please fans of When Harry Met Sally and Love Rosie.
About the author: Emily Henry is the author of the bestselling Beach Read.
Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma JalaluddinWhat it's about: When she's not busy interning for a local radio station or producing her podcast, 24-year-old Hana Khan helps out at her family's struggling Toronto restaurant, Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, while sparring with Aydin Shah (a.k.a. "Mr. Silver Shades") who has just opened a high-end halal eatery right across the street.
Why you might like it: This novel by the author of Ayesha at Last pays homage to You've Got Mail while depicting its heroine's close-knit South Asian immigrant community in loving detail.
Anchored Hearts by Priscilla OliverasWhat it's about: A broken leg brings photographer Alejandro Miranda home to Key West, Florida, where he's reunited with his high school sweetheart, Anamaría Navarro, whose heart he broke by leaving.
Series alert: This engaging second-chance romance is the 2nd book in the Keys to Love series, after Island Affair.
Reviewers say: Priscilla Oliveras' "authentic portrayal of Latinx family life and picturesque descriptions of the Keys keep the pages turning" (Publishers Weekly).
An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler: A Remarkable and Groundbreaking Multi-cultural Regency... by Vanessa RileyStarring: biracial barrister P. Daniel Thackery, who lost a bride but gained a young daughter when the Minerva sank on its journey from Jamaica; and Jemima St. Maur, the shipwreck's other survivor, whose amnesia landed her in Bedlam until Thackery rescued her.
The stakes: Jemima's search to learn her true identity and past may endanger Thackery's daughter's future.
Series alert: An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler is the 2nd book in the Regency-set Rogues and Remarkable Women series, which begins with A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby.
Second First Impressions by Sally ThorneWhat it is: a gentle and heartwarming opposites-attract romance set in an upscale retirement community.
Starring: shy Ruthie Midona, the ultra-responsible on-site admin at the Providence Retirement Villa; and free-spirited Theodore "Teddy" Prescott, an aspiring tattoo artist and the son of the Villa's new owner.
Read it for: Ruthie's moving journey of self-actualization, her sweet relationship with Teddy, and the antics of the Villa's lively octogenarian residents.
The Wedding Party by Jasmine GuilloryThe premise: Maddie Forest and Theo Stephens share a best friend (Alexa) and a mutual antipathy (longstanding).
What happens: After hooking up, neither can stop thinking about the other. And that's before Alexa asks them both to be in her bridal party, which will require near-constant togetherness.
You might also like: the similarly witty and wedding-themed enemies-to-lovers romance of Christina Lauren's The Unhoneymooners.
Smitten by the Brit by Melonie JohnsonWhat it's about: Suddenly single, Chicago college professor Bonnie Blythe accepts an offer to teach a summer class in England, where she renews her acquaintance with Theo Warton, who's secretly a duke.
Series alert: First introduced in Getting Hot with the Scot, Bonnie and Theo take their relationship to the next level in this 2nd book in the Sometimes in Love series.
You might also like: Katie MacAlister's The Importance of Being Alice or Alyssa Cole's A Duke by Default, in which Americans traveling abroad find love with aristocrats.
Lord Holt Takes a Bride by Vivienne LorretRunaway bride! Heiress Winnifred Humphries flees her own wedding and, due to a misunderstanding, ends up in the carriage of Lord Asher Holt, a handsome rake in need of a wealthy wife.
Series alert: This "rollicking Regency road trip" (Library Journal) marks the opening installment of the Mating Habits of Scoundrels series.
For more love on the run... try Sarah MacLean's The Rogue Not Taken or Tessa Dare's A Week to be Wicked.
Hairpin Curves by Elia WintersRoad trip! Ex-BFFs Megan Harris and Scarlett Andrews plan to drive from Florida to Quebec to attend a mutual friend's wedding.
Is it a good idea? Well, these once-inseparable pals haven't spoken in seven years, plus their long-suppressed mutual attraction definitely makes things awkward.
Why you might like it: This slow burn of a second chance romance offers "endearingly relatable characters and...electric sexual chemistry" (Booklist).
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