Genre Friday: Romance (1/28/22)

For today’s Genre Friday spotlight, we’re highlighting some unexpected romances: a three-time bridesmaid who has sworn off marriage, a small-town retelling of Romeo and Juliet with a fake-dating twist, an accidental pregnancy from a one-night stand, a criminal psychologist falling for the journalist who could destroy her, a matchmaking duke with an impeccable track record except for one woman, and a girl obsessed with the boy next door.

BAD LUCK BRIDESMAID by Alison Rose Greenberg

“Laugh-out-loud funny in places and heart-rending serious in others, Greenberg’s debut is a unique romance strong on friendships and the importance of being true to oneself that also explores an alternate route to a different happily-ever-after.”–Booklist

THE SWEETHEART DEAL by Miranda Liasson

“A year after Tessa Montgomery’s fiancé dumped her, their breakup is still the hottest gossip in small-town Blossom Glen, Ind., where she’s struggling to keep her family’s bakery afloat. Then Leo Castorini returns to town to help out with his family’s nearby restaurant…Liasson brings her idyllic small town to life with a close-knit, engaging cast; humor; and sparkling romance. Readers will be cheering for Leo and Tessa to find their happily ever after.”–Publisher’s Weekly

THE RULES OF LOVE by Kerri Carpenter

Rule #1: Always listen to Grandma’s advice–broken. Rule #2: Do not have a one-night stand–broken. Rule #3: Do not fall in love…maybe the best way to figure out the rules is by breaking them.

NEVER TELL by Stacey Abrams writing as Selena Montgomery

Criminal psychologist Dr. Erin Abbott suspects a serial killer is roaming New Orleans. She joins forces with journalist Gabriel Moss to find the killer and begins to fall in love…but Erin is hiding a terrible secret, and if Gabriel uncovers the truth, her life will be shattered forever.


The Duke of Chance knows how to make a match! He’s the town’s best arranger of marriages, and he’s never had a failure. That is, until he keeps picking the wrong gentlemen for one furious woman…perhaps because he wants her for himself.


Raquel has loved playboy Ares Hildago, her next door neighbor, for as long as she can remember. She fantasizes about him from afar…until their first conversation kicks off a steamy, heartfelt romance.

BAD LUCK BRIDESMAID by Alison Rose Greenberg; 9781250791597; available now.
THE SWEETHEART DEAL by Miranda Liasson; 9781649370273; available now.
THE RULES OF LOVE by Kerri Carpenter; 9781649371416; 7/26/22
NEVER TELL by Stacey Abrams writing as Selena Montgomery; 9781250805829; available now.
MUCH ADO ABOUT DUKES by Eva Devon; 9781649371409; 4/26/22
THROUGH MY WINDOW by Ariana Godoy; 9781990259333; available now.

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