Romance Awareness Month

Roses in a book


Love is in the August air during National Romance Awareness Month. This hot, steamy month is the ideal time to savor a love story by the pool or from the air-conditioned comfort of your couch. But with thousands of titles to choose from, picking your next swoon-worthy read can be harder than deciding who gets a rose on The Bachelor. 

Let us be your matchmaker this month and cozy up with a title from our curated list. If you're looking for companions who share your affection for amourous novels, consider joining one of our romance book clubs - Between the Covers meets monthly at Headquarters and the Romance Readers Book Club at Newberry kicks off in September.


New To Romance
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare


Diverse Romance
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian


Series (Links to NoveList)
Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole
Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Destiny Trilogy by Beverly Jenkins
Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory


Local Romance Authors
Charlee Allden
Rebecca Heflin

Darlene Marshall
Priscilla Oliveras
Abigail Sharpe