Fall is well and truly here. That means falling leaves, darker nights, sweaters, and, of course, all the pumpkin spice-themed food and drinks you can possibly consume. What better time to curl up with a romance novel? Thankfully, this fall sees the release of tons of exciting new titles, and we’ve chosen eight for you to read right now.
Hollywood screenwriter Sawyer Castle knows a good love story when he sees it, but his skills with the pen haven't taught him a single thing about romance in real life. That's how he finds himself standing at the altar as his ex-girlfriend ties the knot with his very famous best friend.
Then, to make things worse, he runs away with the world's media watching. He escapes to the small town of Canoodle, California, to escape the heat. Here, he meets Fallon Long, a harried woman trying to renovate her family's holiday cabins and make ends meet. She writes off Sawyer as another vapid Hollywood type, but soon, he's proving her wrong at every turn.
Their bond grows but the outside world soon comes knocking on their door. Will his infamy ruin her quiet life? Can Canoodle inspire a classic Hollywood romance, or are those dreams merely the stuff of movie cliches?
Bad Girl Reputation
Genevieve West returns to her home town of Avalon Bay for her mother's funeral. She doesn't plan to stick around, especially since she's eager to avoid her ex-boyfriend, Evan Hartley. But it's impossible to not run into Evan in a place where everyone knows everybody's business. So, when they finally bump into each other, it's clear that the chemistry between them is still as hot as ever. But she can't go back to her old bad girl ways, no matter how eager Evan is to relive their scorching past. He's convinced that they're still perfect for one another, and he'll do anything to convince Gen of that. Can their respective bad reputations ever be shed? A second chance isn't for everyone, but is it for Gen and Evan?
A Cosmic Kind of Love
Event planner Hallie Goodman receives party-inspiration material from the client of her latest wedding project. She doesn't expect it to include videos from the bride's ex-boyfriend. He's cute, smart, and an astronaut on the International Space Station! And it’s not long until she starts sending e-mails and video diaries to his discontinued NASA address. It's not like he'll ever see them, right? But Chris Ortiz, the spaceman in question, is back on earth and with access to the internet. This mysterious woman sharing his life to her can't help but capture his heart. Soon, separated by screeners, Hallie and Chris are falling hard for one another, but can love blossom in reality when their fantasy comes crashing down to earth?
The Kraken's Sacrifice
Catalina made a deal with a demon because she had nowhere else to go. She's hit rock bottom, so how could things get any worse, even with the involvement of the supernatural? Well, that was before she was auctioned away to a kraken.
Thane is cold, powerful, but not unkind. He's lonely too, eager for company, and soon Catalina joins him in his solace. Together, they experience passions untold. But her deal with the demon is only for seven years. After that, she'll be forced to leave behind the kraken who has stolen her heart...
Mistakes Were Made
Cassie Klein decides to skip her college's Family Weekend in favor of a casual bar hook-up. One highly alluring stranger buys her a drink then takes her to bed for an amazing evening of passion. It's supposed to be a one-off thing, but then the next morning, she meets up with her best friend, who has brought along her mother: and she's the hot older woman who Cassie just slept with. Erin Bennett came to Family Weekend to get closer to her daughter, not seduce one of her pals! But now, Cassie is right there and it turns out they get along so well. Their conversations are just as exciting as their time between the sheets. What should have been a quickie fling soon demands to be more. Cassie and Erin start sneaking around to meet up, their feelings growing into something more powerful. But will Erin's daughter find out? And if she does, will she approve?
Two Wrongs Make a Right
Jamie Westenberg and Bea Wilmot have nothing in common, and after a messy first meeting, they're convinced that they're more likely to be enemies than lovers. But when the people closest to them play Cupid and trick them into going on a date, Jamie and Bea realize they have something else in common after all: revenge. And what better way to get it than by pretending to date one another?
An over-the-top fake romance and a spectacularly messy breakup wll put an end to their meddling matchmaking friends. It'll require the performances of their lives, but it doesn't take much for acting to become reality.
Kiss Me, Catalina
Ambitious San Antonio singer Catalina “Cat” Capuleta gets the chance of a lifetime when she's invited to join the mariachi superstar Patricio Galán on his seven-week concert tour. It's just a shame he's arrogant, demanding, and annoyingly seductive. He pushes back against Cat on every detail, but she refuses to be steamrolled by Patricio.
Onstage, the sparks fly between them, and the crowds jump to their feet. But life on the road is tough, and they’ve only got a few weeks together. Can they maintain this fire once the crowds are gone, or will the magic continue? Can they make it work?
Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail
Astrid Parker has doubled down on her career as an interior designer following her messy break-up with her fiancé a year ago. It's easier than dealing with all of those awful emotions bubbling up inside her. When Pru Everwood asks her to be the designer for the Everwood Inn’s renovation, she jumps at the chance. It''ll be her biggest job yet and also a chance to be on TV as the entire thing will be broadcast on the popular home improvement show, Innside America.
But someone is in the way: Jordan Everwood, Pru’s granddaughter and lead carpenter for the inn’s renovation. She hates all of Astrid's modernizing ideas and is determined to save the inn's history. The tension is unbearable but it also makes for excellent TV, so the showrunners ask them to play up the drama. But now, things are getting heated in an entirely different way between Astrid and Jordan.