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Feb 12

Be My Valentine

Posted on February 12, 2021 at 9:31 AM by Maggie Witte

Around this time of year, we’re normally thinking about chocolates, flowers, romance, love… So we’re sharing with you this collection of romance titles because everyone deserves a little (or a lot of) love.
DB 95171 Red, white, & royal blue by Casey McQuiston
Alex Claremont-Diaz, son of the first female US president, considers England's Prince Henry his nemesis. After a confrontation at a royal wedding, the pair have to make nice for the cameras, pretending to be friends. What isn't fake is the growing attraction between them. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB 97443 The bromance book club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Baseball player Gavin Scott's marriage is in trouble, and to fix things, he's going to need some assistance. He finds a secret book club of other men who have used romance novels to fix their own relationships, and they agree to help him win back his family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB 94656 Once ghosted, twice shy by Alyssa Cole
After a bad breakup with her girlfriend Fabiola, Likotsi wants to move on. But when they meet again on a stalled New York subway train, Likotsi agrees to go for tea with her ex, if only to find out why she was dumped. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB 96150 American dreamer by Adriana Herrera
For Nesto Vasquez, moving his Afro-Caribbean food truck from New York City to the wilds of upstate New York is a huge gamble. He doesn't need distractions. Librarian Jude Fuller has a good life, but he's lonely until he works up the nerve to flirt with Nesto. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB 95174 The bride test by Helen Hoang
Khai Diep believes he is incapable of feelings and avoids relationships. His mother takes matters into her hands and returns from Vietnam with Esme Tran, intending her as a bride for Khai. Esme wants this chance to help her family, but can she win Khai's affections? Contains explicit descriptions of sex and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB 98114 Fast Lane by Kristen Ashley
On their journey to becoming one of the biggest bands in history, the Roadmasters had one touchstone. Lyla was lead singer Preacher McCade's muse, the love of his life, and the band's moral compass. But when the band hit the fast lane of fame and fortune, a crash was coming. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB 97496 Get a life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Chloe has decided it's time to stop letting her chronic illness keep her from living her life. She makes a list of things she wants to experience, but needs a teacher. Red, the sexy artist who works as her building superintendent, is just the man to help her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB101141 Spoiler alert by Olivia Dade
Fanfiction writer April Whittier is surprised when actor Marcus Caster-Rupp from her favorite show reaches out to her on social media after a picture of her in a cosplay costume goes viral. She has no idea Marcus has been writing fanfiction anonymously and they are friends online. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB 96387 The princess and the fan girl by Ashley Poston
People love her character Princess Amara, but Jessica can't go onstage at another con and pretend to love Starfield anymore. Then she meets her look-alike, Imogen, and the two swap places. Sequel to Geekerella (DB 96293). Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
DB101283 Tools of engagement by Tessa Bailey

Bethany Castle is tired of her brother not taking her role in the family construction business seriously. A TV producer learns of the sibling rivalry and pits brother against sister in a house flipping contest. Bethany gets unexpected help from Wes Daniels, a rodeo rider caring for his young niece. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB 90538 Captivated by love by Brenda Jackson
Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Sheppard Granger is adjusting to life outside bars with his wife Carson. He returns to work at Granger Aeronautics, but it's someone from Carson's past that threatens their future happiness. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2016.
DB 89003 A fashionable indulgence by K.J.Charles
When he learns he might be the heir to a great fortune, Harry Vane sets out to woo his cousin. Then, Harry unexpectedly loses his heart to the man he hires to teach him the manners and style of Regency England's high society. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
DB 98176 The country guesthouse by Robyn Carr

When her best friend died suddenly, Hannah Russell became the guardian to five-year-old Noah. To give them both time to adjust and grieve, Hannah rents a country house in Colorado. They meet the house owner, a man also dealing with grief. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2020.