Party of Two by
What it's about: Shortly after moving to L.A. to start her own law firm, attorney Olivia Monroe embarks on a fling with junior senator Max Powell and struggles to reconcile her aversion to the spotlight with the intense public scrutiny that accompanies Max's job.
Series alert: Steamy and upbeat, Party of Two is the latest installment of the Wedding Dates series, which begins with The Wedding Date (starring Olivia's sister, Alexa).
Boyfriend Material by
Introducing: Luc O'Donnell, the rock star's son who needs to clean up his image with a respectable relationship, and Oliver Blackwood, the buttoned-up barrister who agrees to be his fake boyfriend.
Why you might like it: Opposites attract in this "effervescent" (Publishers Weekly) romantic comedy, whose well-drawn leads prove to be perfect for each other.
Want a taste? "I should probably explain why I was sipping on a nonbinary beverage while wearing the world's most middle-class excuse for fetish gear in a basement in Shoreditch."
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by
What it is: the "tender, joyous, and hot as all get-out" (Publishers Weekly) sequel to Get a Life, Chloe Brown.
What happens: Security guard Zafir Ansari's rescue of graduate student Danika Brown from an elevator during a fire drill goes viral, prompting these work acquaintances to fake a relationship for a charitable cause.
Opposites attract: Dani's a bisexual Black academic and practicing witch ISO a friend with benefits. Former pro rugby player Zaf is an observant Muslim and hopeless romantic seeking his happily-ever-after.
The Devil of Downtown by
What it's about: Heiress Justine Greene volunteers for the Lower East Side Legal Aid Society, tracking down runaway husbands who won't pay child support. But her latest mission requires the assistance of crime boss Jack Mulligan, who does nothing out of the goodness of his heart.
Series alert: Set in Gilded Age New York City, The Devil of Downtown is the 3rd and final installment of the Uptown Girls series, after The Rogue of Fifth Avenue and The Prince of Broadway.
Not Like the Movies by
Starring: vintage clothes-wearing, yacht rock-loving barista Chloe Sanderson, whose caregiver responsibilities don't leave much time for romance.
What happens: After Chloe's friend Annie (the star of Winfrey's Waiting for Tom Hanks) writes a screenplay inspired by Chloe and her boss, Nick Velez, Chloe starts looking at him in a new light.
Read it for: a complex, not-always-sympathetic heroine, a friendship-focused subplot, and a zany supporting cast.
A Prince on Paper by
What happens: Shy, sheltered Nya Jerami surprises everyone when she agrees to a fake engagement to globetrotting playboy prince Johan Maximillian von Braustein of Liechtienbourg.
Why you might like it: While the romance is steamy, this 3rd installment of the Reluctant Royals series devotes equal attention to the personal growth of its leads, who are cheered on by supportive friends.
Want a taste? "She'd been guilted and wheedled and talked down to until she was a nonplayer character in the role-playing game of her own life."
Public Relations by
Katie Heaney and Arianna Rebolini
What it's about: A career-making opportunity lands in the lap of junior publicist Rose Reed when she's hired to stage a faux-mance between British pop idol Archie Fox and rising star Raya. But will her growing feelings for Archie jeopardize everything she's worked for?
For fans of: Alison Sweeney's The Star Attraction, Lauren Weisberger's Everyone Worth Knowing, and Harry Styles.
Try this next: Zan Romanoff's Grace and the Fever, which similarly explores the highs and lows of celebrity crushes.
Wilde in Love by
Introducing: Lord Alaric Wilde, the globetrotting author of a series of bestselling travel memoirs.
What happens: Alaric returns to England to discover that he has acquired a passionate female fan base in his absence. Alas, this group does not include the woman he's actually interested in, Miss Wilhelmina "Willa" Ffynche.
Series alert: Wilde in Love kicks off The Wildes of Lindow Castle series, which continues with Too Wilde to Wed.
Red, White & Royal Blue by
Starring: Alex Claremont-Diaz, the bisexual Mexican-American son of the (first female) U.S. president, and his nemesis Henry, Prince of Wales, who must pretend to be friends for the sake of international diplomacy.
Why you might like it: a fake friendship between rivals becomes a real romance in this smart and steamy new adult romantic comedy.
Reviewers say: "Diplomatic Anglo-American relations have never been so much fun" (Vogue).
Cowboy, It's Cold Outside by
What it's about: Country music star Cash Colton travels to tiny Twilight, Texas, to play in a charity concert and falls hard for Paige MacGregor, who's been wary of handsome strangers ever since a con artist ruined her life.
Why you might like it: This heartwarming 8th Twilight, Texas, novel features a charming small-town setting full of quirky supporting characters -- most of whom will be familiar to series fans.
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