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Books to Fall in Love with This Valentine’s Day

By Charlotte Horsfield, Steph Carroll, Rebecca Weigler and Caitie Woolridge

The Hours of You by Fiona Collins

1 February, Amazon Publishing

Will one day on a tropical island in paradise reignite the love between retiring journalist Maggie and Hollywood hero Ed?

Maggie accepts one last assignment: twenty-four hours on a tropical island to interview Ed Cavanagh. However, two significant problems stand in her way – Ed refuses to be interviewed by Maggie for her exclusive, and years earlier, he broke her heart.

In this second chance encounter, Maggie finds herself on a romantic island with the man she loved as a teenager. Though she has been attempting to evade the memories of this romance for fifteen long years, each hour unlocks a key moment in their complex love story, leaving her struggling to make sense of the events that tore her and Ed apart. 

Can Maggie and Ed finally be together at last? 

The Hours of You is the perfect feel-good read this Valentine’s season.

Bride by Ali Hazelwood

6 February, Little, Brown Book Group UK, Sphere

Ali Hazelwood dives into the world of Vampyres and Werewolves with this new paranormal romance. Misery, the daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, and Lowe, a ruthless alpha, are called upon to uphold a historic peacekeeping alliance through a marriage of convenience.

Lowe and his pack are ruthless and unpredictable, and Lowe absolutely does not trust Misery – which is why he is tracking her every movement. But maybe he’s right to be untrusting because Misery has other reasons for agreeing to this union. She is willing to do whatever it takes to get back the only thing she’s ever cared about… and if that means diving headfirst into Were territory alone, then so be it.  

This dangerous alliance is a story good enough to sink your teeth (or fangs) into. Join Misery as she leaves behind the security of living amongst the humans and enters unfamiliar and treacherous territory, unwilling to back down until she gets exactly what she wants.

Stepping away from her usual STEM romance, Hazelwood has created a fresh new paranormal romance filled with tension that will have you hooked from the first page.

Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey

15 February, HarperCollins

Rom-com sensation Tessa Bailey, author of the bestselling It Happened One Summer and Hook, Line, and Sinker, returns this Valentine’s season with another standout grumpy x sunshine story. 

Fangirl Down follows golfing-champion-turned-sidelined-grump Wells Whitaker and his number one fan, Josephine Doyle, as they navigate a game plan to restore the career he once cared about. Having always noticed Josephine sitting at his games and cheering him on, Wells knows he has walked away from a possible solution when he quits on the game altogether. 

Striking a deal to work together on the field, Josephine uses her faith in the rising star to help Wells find his confidence, and in doing so, finds something else that may be sparking between them. 

With all the usual Tessa Bailey magic, this start to a new sports romance duology is the perfect addition to the romcom lover’s February wishlist and is sure to be another sizzling success for the queen of romcom stories.

A Fate Inked in Blood by Danielle L. Jensen

27 February, Del Rey

From the author of The Bridge Kingdom series comes a new romantasy perfect for the season of love. Inspired by Norse mythology, A Fate Inked in Blood follows Freya, who holds a drop of blood from a goddess that gives her the magic to repel any attack. Prophesied to unite the territories of Skaland under a king who will control her fate, Freya has kept her identity a secret.

Spending her days loathing her husband and gutting fish, Freya’s dreams of becoming a warrior become reality when she is betrayed by her husband and thrust into a deadly fight with the jarl’s son.

To survive, Freya exposes her magic and, determined to rule Skaland, the jarl binds Freya to him through a blood oath.

Freya must face deadly trials set by the gods themselves. She begins training her magic and learning to fight alongside the jarl’s son, Bjorn, as her protector. Freya is on track to become the warrior she has always dreamt of becoming – as long as she can stay away from Bjorn. Torn between her forbidden connection with her protector and those she wishes to protect, Freya must make a choice.


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