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The Italian Marriage by Jenna Lo Bianco

The Italian Marriage by Jenna Lo Bianco

Would you marry a stranger, an heir to a fortune, for a year to fulfil an ancient marriage clause? What if the ...
It’s Probably You by Jayne Denker

It’s Probably You by Jayne Denker

Jayne Denker is the author of cute and contemporary romance novels The Rom-Com Agenda and Down on Love. She’s ...
Love, Just In by Natalie Murray

Love, Just In by Natalie Murray

Oh my, what a roller-coaster. This book just about has it all: medical drama, best friends to lovers trope, missed ...
Throne of the Fallen by Kerri Maniscalco

Throne of the Fallen by Kerri Maniscalco

Throne of the Fallen is the debut adult novel from fantasy author Kerri Maniscalco and it is an action-packed ...
Others Were Emeralds by Lang Leav

Others Were Emeralds by Lang Leav

Ai is the daughter of Cambodian refugees and her ordinary life in the small Australian town of Whitlam is exactly ...
The Wake-Up Call by Beth O’Leary

The Wake-Up Call by Beth O’Leary

Meet Izzy and Lucas, both working as concierges at Forest Manor Hotel. The hotel is suffering from financial ...
Perfect-Ish by Jessica Seaborn

Perfect-Ish by Jessica Seaborn

By now, we should all know that nobody’s life is perfect, no matter how much it looks like it on social media. But ...
The Sugar Palace by Fiona McIntosh

The Sugar Palace by Fiona McIntosh

The Sugar Palace is the new historical romance that weaves elements of suspense, making it a treat for fans of the ...
Kookaburra Cottage by Maya Linnell

Kookaburra Cottage by Maya Linnell

A gorgeous vineyard? Check … Mischievous lambs? Check … A country Victorian show? Check … A handsome English ...
The Hundred Loves of Juliet by Evelyn Skye 

The Hundred Loves of Juliet by Evelyn Skye 

The Hundred Loves of Juliet is the most interesting take I have seen on the star-crossed lover’s story, set in ...
Vincent & Sien by Silvia Kwon

Vincent & Sien by Silvia Kwon

Most readers would know that Vincent Van Gogh’s life was a tragic one. This novel sheds light on how love came ...
Love Match by Clare Fletcher

Love Match by Clare Fletcher

Clare Fletcher’s first book Five Bush Weddings was one of my top reads of 2022, so I was very excited to peek a ...
Mistakes and Other Lovers by Amy Lovat

Mistakes and Other Lovers by Amy Lovat

Giselle wants to be someone people notice and often feels like a nobody. She struggles to realise who her real ...
Exquisite Corpse by Marija Pericic

Exquisite Corpse by Marija Pericic

In 1930s Sweden, Lina is young and beautiful and dying of tuberculosis. Dr Carl Dance wants to treat her with his ...
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

In the world of Navarre, Violet Sorrengail has always considered herself small, vulnerable and weak compared to ...
Happy Place by Emily Henry

Happy Place by Emily Henry

If you love novels where unresolved sexual tension drives the plot, Emily Henry’s new book, Happy Place, will sate ...
Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne is one of my favourite romance writers. Her female leads are smart, her ability to build the romantic ...
Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

If there was a book that perfectly captured what it feels like to fall in love, then it would be this one. ...
The Setup by Lizzy Dent

The Setup by Lizzy Dent

Fresh, funny and utterly relatable, The Setup will be adored by readers who've ever felt a little lost and are ...
By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate

By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate

Editor Lanie Bloom is thrilled to receive a provisional promotion as editorial director at Peony Press in New ...
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

New baronet and lowly civil servant Robin Blyth is assigned a job in the Office of Special Domestic Affairs and ...

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