In February, Caledon Public Library loves to celebrate and highlight our favourite romance books, particularly for those who may be new to the genre or hesitant about choosing a romance for their next read! We hope everyone, from dedicated romance readers to those looking to give a romance read a try, finds a book to fall in love with on this list! This list includes titles that will leave you swooning, laughing, and on the edge of your seat! Why not give one of these books a chance and maybe you will find love at the library!
By Alyssa Cole
This retelling of Anastasia features a love story between a potential princess and the investigator who must unearth the truth of her identity. Makeda Hicks, a long-lost princess, has lost her job and her girlfriend in one fell swoop. The last thing she’s in the mood for is to rehash the story of her grandmother’s infamous summer fling with a runaway prince or the investigator tasked with searching for Ibarania’s missing heir.
This title is the second book in the Runaway Royals series, but can be read as a stand-alone. This steamy, heartwarming, contemporary romance will leave readers laughing out-loud.
By Sophie Irwin
Kitty Talbot needs a fortune, so she leaves home and heads toward the most dangerous battleground in all of England: the London season. But the last thing Kitty expects is to find love.
This historical, regency romance is a great entrance into this popular genre with plenty of witty dialogue. A must-read for fans of Jane Austen, comedies, and books featuring strong female characters.
By Uzma Jalaluddin
When the halal restaurant where Hana waitresses is threatened by new competition, she turns to her anonymously-hosted podcast, and her lively and long-lasting relationship with one of her listeners, for advice. But a hate-motivated attack on their neighbourhood complicates the situation further, as does Hana’s growing attraction for Aydin, the young owner of the rival business.
This contemporary romance, by Canadian author Uzma Jalaluddin, features witty dialogue and unforgettable characters, while also touching on real-life prejudice, hate crimes, and online harassment. For readers looking for laughs as well as mouth-watering descriptions of food!
By Jayne Ann Krentz
Decades after a mysterious explosion causes the members of their community to develop strange otherworldly symptoms, local investigator Catalina Lark teams up with an enigmatic scientist to stop a killer who may be behind her friend’s disappearance. This romantic suspense, the first in a trilogy, includes a compelling mystery, steamy romance, and the paranormal.
By Sonya K. Singh
The beautiful young CEO of Breakup, a highly successful company helping people manage their relationship breakups, Manny Dogra has an identity crisis and makes a deal with an irritating client who agrees to give her a crash course in being “Indian.”
This heartwarming romantic comedy by Canadian author Sonya Singh appeals to readers looking to explore themes of family dynamics, self-discovery, and identity.
For more romance titles, see our complete list of Romance Reads here.
Are you still unsure of what to read next? Visit any Caledon Public Library branch and grab a “Blind Date with a Book” and be entered into the grand prize draw. Each book will be wrapped with only a few written clues. Pick the book that appeals to you – and check it out onto your library card! To make things sweeter this year, some of our Blind Date books will contain Golden Tickets hidden inside. Redeem your Golden Ticket to pick up a prize! Blind Date with a Book is a program that will be running from February 1st – February 28th. Check out the display at any Caledon Public Library branch to sign out a book today!