This year we reviewed 51 romance novels and these are 5 of our favorites!
Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell
Two jewel thieves road trip across the desert to pull the biggest con of their career in this modern-day Wild West heist. Fans of anti-heroes with hearts of gold and punchy dialogue will enjoy this show-stealing novel. – Jess
Small Town Secrets by Katrina Jackson
Bria and Sully’s small town romance feels inevitable but it could all be over before it starts when a decades-old secret threatens to pull them apart. Small Town Secrets is everything the title promises. and brims with sweetness and love in all its forms. – K.E.
Intercepted by Alexa Martin
When Marlee Harper catches her NFL wide receiver boyfriend cheating she calls it quits on the whole “football girlfriend” life to do bad all by herself. This book skews a nice line between women’s fiction and contemporary romance. Marlee’s 1st person POV is snappy, fast-paced, cheeky and is easy to sink into. – K.E.
No Earls Allowed by Shana Galen
War hero Major Neil Wraxall is assigned the impossible task of bringing the headstrong Lady Juliana back home from the rundown Sunnybrooke Home For Wayward Boys but she isn’t going anywhere.A heartwarming romance that isn’t afraid to bring the heat. – Jess
Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey
Irish markswoman Katie McCoy is invited to teach a workshop at the NYPD Academy and falls for Jack Garrett, the charming police recruit with a dark past. Katie is an inexperienced virgin and Jack is something of a manwhore but it never felt cliched. Bailey also handled the instructor/student part of their relationship fairly well. – K.E.