Romance Roundup: 25 Sexy New Releases Capturing Our Heart

Thanks to Valentine’s Day and those long, snowy winter nights, February just might be the most romantic month of the year. We’re celebrating that romance with a giant roundup of the steamiest, sweetest and most loving reads we can find. Here’s a preview of 25 new romantic releases that are bound to warm even the coldest of hearts:

Like A Memory, Abbi Glines (February 14, 2017)

Like A Memory

Nate Finlay never forgot Bliss York, the girl who broke his heart years ago. But Bliss has her own secrets – she spent her teen years battling leukemia. Can the two reconnect again as adults, despite the years (and other relationships) that might stand in their way?

Starlight Bridge, Debbie Mason (Hachette Book Group, February 28, 2017)

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Ava DiRossi never told anyone the truth of why she and her ex-husband, Griffin Gallagher, fell apart, which is why she’s desperately searching for a book that contains all of the secrets of Harmony Harbor. Because the truth is that she still loves Griffin, and this time he’s determined not to let her go without a fight.

Burn, Helen Hardt (Waterhouse Press, February 14, 2017)

Burn

The fifth book in Hardt’s Steel Brothers Saga follows Jonah Steel as he tries to solve the mysteries floating around his family and falls hard for Dr. Melanie Carmichael, his brother’s therapist.

Love in Lingerie, Alessandra Torre (January 16, 2017)

Love in Lingerie

When Trey Marks hires the smart and quippy Kate Martin to help him save Marks Lingerie, he never expects that he’d fall head over heels for her instead. As the two become closer and closer friends, they both try and fight their sizzling attraction to each other.

Forever a Hero, Linda Lael Miller (HQN Books, March 21, 2017)

Forever a Hero

Mace Carson is determined not to sell his winery, though the corporate executive they send to convince him, Kelly Wright, is certainly tempting — especially as the two already met one fateful night years before.

The Room Mate, Kendall Ryan (January 24, 2017)

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The start of Ryan’s new Roommates series brings us the love story between Paige and the sexy Cannon, Paige’s best friend’s little brother who asks to crash at her apartment for a few months.

If Not for You, Debbie Macomber (Ballantine Books, March 21, 2017)

If Not for You

Beth Prudhomme and Sam Carney are complete opposites: she’s quiet and thoughtful with controlling parents, he’s tattooed, rough, and used to doing as he pleases. But when fate brings the two together, they soon discover that they may have more in common than they thought.

Brighter Than The Sun, Maya Banks (Jove, March 7, 2017)

Brighter Than The Sun

The eleventh book in Banks’ KGI series follows the last single Kelly, Joe, as he tries hard not to settle down like his siblings. But when Zoe pops into his life with plenty of secrets of her own, he realizes he’d do anything to protect her from her past.

Ever My Love, Lynn Kurland (Jove, April 4, 2017)

Ever My Love

Nathaniel MacLeod is used to traveling between worlds– as a time traveler, he’s continually jumping between present day Scotland and the 14th Century. But when he meets Emma Baxter, his modern neighbor, she ends up time traveling right along with him, putting both of their lives at risk.

Dangerous Games, Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press, March 7, 2017)

Dangerous Games

Alix Phillips is a TV correspondent who isn’t afraid to go after the tough stories, usually with her cameraman, Ben Chapman by her side. Her latest story involves a scandal with the Vice President, a senator’s quiet widow, and threats that could keep Alix from reporting the truth for good.

Roman, Sawyer Bennett (Loveswept, February 21, 2017)

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Part of Bennett’s bestselling Cold Fury Hockey series, Roman follows Roman Sýkora, a Cold Fury defenseman who also happens to be the team’s biggest troublemaker. All of that changes when he meets Lexi Robertson and quickly falls for the ukulele playing barista.

Starting Over on Blackberry Lane, Sheila Roberts (MIRA, February 28, 2017)

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Three women are in desperate need of a handyman, so they decide to bid on one at a local fundraiser. But when Grant Masters enters their lives, it brings more change than any of them were anticipating – and not just to their houses.

Pucked Off, Helena Hunting (February 21, 2017)

Pucked Off

Hunting continues her hilarious Pucked series with the story of NHL defenseman Lance Romero, the bad boy of the team who’s loathe to trust anyone, let alone another woman. That is, until the right one walks back into his life.

A Perfect Obsession, Heather Graham (MIRA, March 28, 2017)

A Perfect Obsession

A continuation of Graham’s New York Confidential series, this time the loving couple, forensic psychologist Kieran Finnegan and Special Agent Craig Frasier, are trying to figure out who’s the serial killer behind the deaths of so many beautiful young women in New York.

Hard Justice, Lori Foster (HQN Books, March 21, 2017)

Hard Justice

When former MMA fighter Justice Wallington finds himself working as a bodyguard for Fallon Wade, he tries to keep away from the innocent heiress. But when the two have to pretend to be a couple in order to blend in, those sparks can no longer be denied.

Finding Gideon, Eric Jerome Dickey (Dutton, April 18, 2017)

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Sexy and dangerous, Dickey’s latest novel follows contract killer Gideon as he takes on his greatest enemy in Buenos Aires, as well as reconnects with a former lover. With those he cares about in danger, Gideon will have to do whatever it takes to be the last man standing.

Drunk on You, Harper Sloan (March 14, 2017)

Drunk On You

The fourth book in Sloan’s Hope Town series reconnects us with some favorite characters as we finally get the love story between Nikki and Shane.

Sinful Scottish Laird, Julia London (HQN Books, February 28, 2017)

Sinful Scottish Laird

In London’s latest historical romance, Daisy Bristol is desperately trying to make sure her son has the future he deserves. When the English woman travels to Scotland to reconnect with an old love, she meets Cailean Mackenzie along the way and instantly falls hard for the sexy laird of Arrandale.

Anything You Can Do, R.S. Grey (February 2, 2017)

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Daisy Bell and Lucas Thatcher have hated each other since childhood. When the two doctors reconnect as adults those old sparks are rekindled — and this time they just might lead to love.

Wake a Sleeping Tiger, Lora Leigh (Berkley, March 21, 2017)

Wake A Sleeping Tiger

In this Novel of the Breeds, Cullen Maverick was born a Breed, though years of torture and recessed Bengal traits have allowed him to pass as human. But when he meets his destined love, Chelsea Martinez, the tiger inside of him just might be awakened for good.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Amanda Quick (Berkley, May 9, 2017)

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Set in 1930s Hollywood, Quick’s latest romantic thriller focuses on reporter Irene Glasson who, along with magician Oliver Ward, stumbles upon a case of murder and lies that involves one of the most glamorous hotels in town.

Next to Never, Penelope Douglas (InterMix, January 17, 2017)

Next to Never

Fans adore Douglas’ Fall Away series, which is why they’ll be clamoring for this novella about Quinn Caruthers, younger sister to Jared, Madoc and Jaxon. With such protective older brothers, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to date — until she falls for Lucas Morrow, a family friend who disappeared from her life years ago. While this novella isn’t her complete love story, it does offer some inside information into the family, Quinn’s life, and the past couples we know and love.

The Lady By His Side, Stephanie Laurens (Savdek Management Pty Ltd, March 9, 2017)

The Lady By His Side

Marquess Sebastian Cynster needs a bride – he just didn’t expect to find one while in Ireland on a secret mission for the crown. With the help of Antonia Rawlings, a woman he’s known for forever, he’ll not only stop a killer but find love in the process.

Till Death, Jennifer L. Armentrout (William Morrow, February 28, 2017)

Till Death

After being abducted years ago, Sasha Keaton is finally ready to return to her hometown in West Virginia. But when it looks like her abductor is back on the scene, she’ll need help from Cole Landis, the FBI agent who once tried to save her — and who never forgot the strong, quirky Sasha.

Every Little Thing, Marie Force (HTJB, Inc., February 14, 2017)

Every Little Thing

Force continues her popular Green Mountain books with a new spin off series: the Butler, Vermont series. This time we follow Abbott cousin Grayson Coleman, a jaded lawyer who’s definitely not looking for love. But then he meets single mother Emma Mulvaney who’s in Vermont on vacation. The two quickly have to decide if their romance is just a fling or the start of something very real.

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Rachel Carter grew up surrounded by trees and snow and mountains. She graduated from the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in nonfiction writing. She is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. These days you can find her working on her next novel in the woods of Vermont.