We suggest: New(ish) romance titles

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton

It’s time to give some under-the-radar romances all the love! Celebrate the end of Romance Awareness Month with these recent releases.

Romance titles you might have missed


Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras

Why you should try it: Longing for a beach vacation with a beach read? This sweet romance set in Key West will transport you. 

Description: A social-media influencer in recovery from an eating disorder enlists the aid of a firefighter and dive captain to play the part of her boyfriend after her actual one is a no-show for a family vacation in Key West.

Stream & download with: Hoopla (ebook), Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

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The Trouble With Hating You by Sajni Patel

Why you should try it: If you love a good enemies-to-lovers story, this humorous novel will do the trick. 

Description: Fleeing a dinner party when she is set up with a lawyer, a biochemical engineer is surprised to encounter the same man a week later when he arrives to help her struggling company. 

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

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American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera

Why you should try it: This is a whole series you might have missed! Plus there is spicy food and steamy romance.

Description: Nesto takes a huge risk moving his food truck from the city to upstate New York. Jude loves his job and friends but he is lonely. Each might just be what the other is looking for, if Nesto can remember happiness isn’t always measured by business success and if Jude can overcome his past.

Stream & download with: Hoopla (ebook, digital audiobook), Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

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A Taste of Sage by Yaffa S. Santos

Why you should try it: Because it includes Dominican-French fusion recipes. Need I say more? 

Description: Born with the ability to perceive the emotions of others through their cooking, Lumi takes a sous chef position in a traditional French restaurant where she clashes with an irascible celebrity chef.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

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The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

Why you should try it: A rom-com that takes its main character, an independent and intelligent woman working in STEM, seriously. 

Description: When a live tweet of a horrific date reveals the unscrupulous dealings of an internet catfisher, three duped women make a pact to invest in themselves for six months, prompting one to pursue a dream career.

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Boyfriend Material by Alexis J. Hall

Why you should try it: This Booklist review says it all: “[Boyfriend Material] achieves a true balance between romance and comedy, delightfully succeeding at both.”

Description: Fabricating a respectable relationship with a man with whom he shares nothing in common when his rock-star father’s comeback leads to unwanted attention, Luc stages publicity-friendly dates that become complicated by all-too-real feelings.

Stream & download with: Hoopla (ebook, digital audiobook), Media on Demand & Libby (ebook)

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The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

Why you should try it: That cover! But also, a perfect combination of comedy and chemistry.

Description: Layla and Sam are both bucking against their traditional Desi parents. And now they are unexpectedly and unhappily sharing an office space. As Sam finds himself chaperoning Layla’s hilariously disastrous first dates, their chemistry catches them both off guard.

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Librarian Kathy Sexton

About Kathy

Kathy is a Collection Management Librarian who loves reading, sharing, and talking about books. Her missions in life are to: create communities of readers, convince folks that her official title should be “Book Pusher,” and refute that “disco” is a dirty word.

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