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UPCOMING TITLES:

Take a Hint, Dani Brown
October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him “rescuing” her from their office building goes viral...

Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom.

When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and ex-rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Now half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out, his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?

Dani’s plan is simple: fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf’s secretly a hopeless romantic—and he’s determined to corrupt Dani’s stone-cold realism. Before long, he’s tackling her fears into the dirt. But the former sports star has issues of his own, and the walls around his heart are as thick as his... um, thighs. Suddenly, the easy lay Dani dreamed of is more complex than her thesis. Has her wish backfired? Is her focus being tested? Or is the universe just waiting for her to take a hint?


 

The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows: Feminine Pursuits
November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows: Feminine Pursuits by Olivia Waite

 

When Agatha Griffin finds a colony of bees in her warehouse, it’s the not-so-perfect ending to a not-so-perfect week. Busy trying to keep her printing business afloat amidst rising taxes and the suppression of radical printers like her son, the last thing the widow wants is to be the victim of a thousand bees. But when a beautiful beekeeper arrives to take care of the pests, Agatha may be in danger of being stung by something far more dangerous…

Penelope Flood exists between two worlds in her small seaside town, the society of rich landowners and the tradesfolk. Soon, tensions boil over when the formerly exiled Queen arrives on England’s shores—and when Penelope’s long-absent husband returns to Melliton, she once again finds herself torn, between her burgeoning love for Agatha and her loyalty to the man who once gave her refuge.

As Penelope finally discovers her true place, Agatha must learn to accept the changing world in front of her. But will these longing hearts settle for a safe but stale existence or will they learn to fight for the future they most desire?

January 2, 2020
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
February 6, 2020
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
March 5, 2020
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott 
April 2, 2020 -- on Zoom!
What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
May 7, 2020 -- on Zoom!
The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz
June 11, 2020
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
July 2, 2020
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende 
August 6, 2020
Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

September 3, 2020
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

October 1, 2020
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

November 5, 2020
The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite

December 3, 2020
Would I Lie to the Duke by Eva Leigh