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    Updated on Oct 22, 2019. Posted on Oct 22, 2019

    16 Romantic Books To Read This Fall

    It's cuffing season, after all.

    1. Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

    Berkley

    In 1879 England, Annabelle Archer is one of the first women students to attend Oxford. To maintain her scholarship, she's tasked with getting the cold and strategic Duke of Montgomery to support the women's suffrage movement. The Duke has no problem with women's rights, though he does have a problem with his growing attraction to spitfire Annabelle. He needs to focus on rebuilding his legacy, and she needs to get the necessary votes to secure her future. But maybe it'll be easier to achieve both if they're together.

    Available now.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.65, Barnes & Noble for $12.00, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    2. Well Met by Jen DeLuca

    Berkley

    Emily thought she knew what to expect when she moved to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, to help her sister recover from an accident, but she had no idea she'd be roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire. As if that wasn't bad enough, she has to deal with Simon, who takes the whole Ren Faire thing way too seriously. But that's only because it's his family legacy and he has to focus on keeping the tradition alive. He has absolutely no time for distractions, especially his growing feelings for Emily.

    Available now.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.85, Barnes & Noble for $12.00, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    3. Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

    Berkley

    Vivian Forest has only been out of the country once, so when her daughter gets a job styling a member of the royal family, she jumps at the chance to tag along. She plans to have the perfect holiday in England, exploring and seeing the sights. However, she does not plan for Malcolm Hudson, a private royal secretary. She's completely taken with him, and it doesn't take long until the two are entangled in a full-fledged holiday romance. But what happens when the snow melts and the new year begins?

    Available now.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59, Barnes & Noble for $16.00, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    4. Faker by Sarah Smith

    Berkley

    Emmie Echavarre is used to faking it. She spends all day working at a power tool company surrounded by gruff, macho men and — as one of the few women employees — pretends that she's rock-solid and tough, instead of her normal, carefree self. One thing she doesn't fake, however, is her hatred for Tate Rasmussen, a coworker who's been cold to her since day one. But when Emmie and Tate are forced to work closely on a project together, Tate begins to thaw, forcing Emmie to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about him, as well as herself.

    Available now.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99, Barnes & Noble for $12.60, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    5. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

    Berkley

    Baseball player Gavin Scott's marriage is on the rocks. His wife and mother of his two daughters has kicked him out and asked for a divorce. But Gavin is desperate to make things work. He's willing to do anything, and a group of Nashville's "most alpha" men have promised to help him. He has no idea that their secret society is actually a book club and that "helping him" means making him read romance novels and use their lessons to fix his marriage. He's ready to give up and let the chips fall where they may...until it starts working.

    Available Nov. 5.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    6. Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher

    Berkley

    In a millennial retelling of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Jack Nolan is a journalist who's sick and tired of both dating apps and writing how-to articles for an internet media company. He convinces his boss to let him write something more aligned with his interests if he does one final article: "How to Lose a Girl." That's where, unbeknownst to her, Hannah Mayfield comes in. An event planner looking for a promotion, she must convince her boss that she's "the marrying type" if she wants to plan weddings. Jack and Hannah each think they're playing each other...but they're both just playing themselves if they think they aren't falling in love.

    Available Nov. 12.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.00, Barnes & Noble for $16.00, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    7. Blitzed by Alexa Martin

    Berkley

    Brynn Larson owes a lot to professional athletes. After all, they're the ones who — after making it their local haunt — caused business at her bar to skyrocket. That being said, she's not crazy enough to date one. Her determination to keep her distance makes things hard for NFL star Maxwell Lewis, who was taken with Brynn the moment he laid eyes on her. But things only get more complicated when people from their past return, forcing them both to confront their true feelings.

    Available Dec. 3.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    8. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

    Gallery

    Fourteen years ago, Sam and Tate fell in love. It may have only been a two-week whirlwind romance, but Tate trusted Sam enough to tell him her secret identity — she's the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars. She'd never told anyone before, so when the secret got out, Tate's trust, and her heart, were broken. Now, Tate's an up-and-coming actor who only thinks about Sam once in a blue moon. That is, until he shows up and she's forced to confront her feelings all over again.

    Available now.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.20, Barnes & Noble for $11.20, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    9. No Judgments by Meg Cabot

    William Morrow

    After escaping from her emotionally abusive ex, Bree Breckham isn't scared of anything — not even the storm of the century. But, when the 25-year-old pet lover realizes that the hurricane has separated owners from their pets, she takes it upon herself to rescue as many as possible. But she can't do it alone. Against her better judgment, she asks her boss's nephew (and local heartbreaker) Drew to help. She feels a spark between them, but figuring out if it's something real will be the hardest thing Bree's done yet.

    Available now.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19, Barnes & Noble for $12.79, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    10. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

    Avon

    After a near-death experience, introverted, chronically ill, computer geek Chloe Brown has decided to get a life. She makes a list and slowly begins checking things off. But after moving out of her family home and into a place of her own, she still needs to have a drunken night out, ride a motorcycle, go camping, travel the world, have meaningless (enjoyable) sex, and do something bad. And she's decided to enlist the help of her new handyman, Red, for...at least some of the above.

    Available Nov. 5.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99, Barnes & Noble for $15.99, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    11. How to Love a Duke in 10 Days by Kerrigan Byrne

    St. Martin's

    After a traumatic event in her youth, Lady Alexandra Lane has kept a safe distance from men. But when one of her best friends — who has kept a dark secret of hers all these years — is forced into an engagement with a duke known as the Terror of Torcliff, Alexandra comes to her rescue and marries him instead. She expects to be taken care of and to do her duty as a duchess, but she never expects to find herself attracted to him. As the two slowly fall in love, Alexandra must confront her past...as well as the person blackmailing and trying to kill her.

    Available now.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98, Barnes & Noble for $7.18, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    12. Don't You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

    William Morrow

    Georgina has had a rough week. She was unjustly fired from her restaurant job, only to catch her boyfriend in bed with another woman an hour later. She's sure things can't get any worse. But when she's hired to bartend at a new pub, the last thing she expects is for the owner (and her new boss) to be her first love. Oh, and to top it all off, he doesn't remember her! As the former high school sweethearts are reacquainted as adults, Georgina must determine if what's happening between them is just old feelings resurfacing...or if something new is blooming.

    Available now.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59, Barnes & Noble for $14.00, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    13. Find Me by André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    In this sequel to Call Me by Your Name, Aciman explores the lives of Oliver, Elio, and Elio's father, Samuel. On his way to visit Elio — who's become a classical pianist — Samuel has a chance encounter with a beautiful woman on a train that could shake up his life forever. Meanwhile, Elio moves to Paris and has an affair of his own, while Oliver hasn't stopped thinking about Elio after all these years. What will happen if these three men follow their hearts?

    Available Oct. 29.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.45, Barnes & Noble for $18.90, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    14. All the Better Part of Me by Molly Ringle

    Central Avenue Publishing

    25-year-old Sinter Blackwell is living his best life: He's a working actor in London; he's been flirting with his director, Fiona; and he's far, far away from his family's drama back in America. That being said, none of that compares to talking to his gay best friend, Andy, who lives back in Seattle...the same Andy he kissed when he was 15. Sinter decides to return to America to see if he and Andy have a future. He isn't expecting to find love...or the drama that comes with it.

    Available now.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.32, Barnes & Noble for $14.75, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    15. Down Too Deep by J. Daniels

    Forever

    Since becoming a widower two years ago, Nathan Bell has pushed down his grief and buried himself in work, unintentionally neglecting his young daughter. But when Nathan meets Jenna — a single mom of twins who helps him reconnect with his daughter, Marley — he's forced to confront his feelings to have a chance at building a new family.

    Available now.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99, Barnes & Noble for $14.99, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

    16. We Met in December by Rosie Curtis

    William Morrow

    29-year-old Jess is finally achieving her dream of living in London, sharing a house with four strangers in Notting Hill. Things are going great, especially when she hits it off with Alex, a cute housemate. The two totally vibe, but when she returns from vacation two weeks later, he's dating Emma, another girl they live with. For the next year, Jess, Alex, and Emma are in a comedic roommate/romance triangle.

    Available Nov. 5.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99, Barnes & Noble for $15.99, or find it at Indiebound or your local library.

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