Celebrate Romance

Copper Dog Books and Shelf Love Podcast - both based in Beverly, MA - teamed up to celebrate 2020 Bookstore Romance Day: a day designed to give independent bookstores an opportunity to celebrate Romance fiction - its books, readers, and writers - and to strengthen the relationships between bookstores and the Romance community.  We created a list of our favorite romances and we plan on keeping it updated so check back often for new Romances!

 

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The Kiss Quotient Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451490803
Availability: Backordered
Published: Berkley - June 5th, 2018

For fans of: Pretty Woman for the female gaze

M/F, contemporary, STEM heroine

Discussed in episode 041 of Shelf Love


The Kingmaker (All the King's Men #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781732144347
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Published: Scribechick Media, LLC - October 28th, 2019


For fans of: Scandal

M/F, contemporary

Discussed in episode 042 of Shelf Love


The Rebel King (All the King's Men #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781732144354
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Published: Scribechick Media, LLC - November 18th, 2019


For fans of: Scandal

M/F, contemporary

Discussed in episode 042 of Shelf Love


Wonder Cover Image
$12.64
ISBN: 9781795226530
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Published: Independently Published - January 26th, 2019


For fans of: post-apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland

M/F, dystopian


Binding Shadows Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780997658262
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Published: No Inside Voice, LLC - March 26th, 2020


For fans of: feminist, witchy, book-obsessed characters

M/F, fantasy


White Whiskey Bargain Cover Image
$17.19
ISBN: 9781733426565
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Published: Zachevans Creative LLC - October 3rd, 2019


For fans of: Sexy moonshine making in Appalachia, justice

M/F, contemporary

Discussed in episode 031 of Shelf Love


Meet Cute Club Cover Image
$14.94
ISBN: 9798629865032
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Published: Independently Published - May 16th, 2020


For fans of: Rom-coms and romance book clubs

M/M, contemporary


An Unconditional Freedom: An Epic Love Story of the Civil War (The Loyal League #3) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496707482
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Published: Kensington - February 26th, 2019


For fans of: Black history, reluctant spy partners

M/F, historical (Civil War)

Discussed in episode 017 of Shelf Love


Pink Slip Cover Image
$11.49
ISBN: 9781718019041
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Published: Independently Published - July 25th, 2018


For fans of: Erotic polyamorous James Bond

M/F/F, contemporary


The Worst Best Man: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062909879
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Published: Avon - February 4th, 2020

For fans of: Enemies to Lovers + The Wedding Planner + Rom-coms

M/F, contemporary


The Rakess: Society of Sirens, Volume I Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062935618
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Published: Avon - April 28th, 2020


For fans of: early feminism and subverting the rake trope

M/F, British historical

Discussed in episode 051 of Shelf Love


Something to Talk About Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593102527
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Published: Berkley - May 26th, 2020


For fans of: Slow burn show-biz romance

F/F, contemporary


The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister #2) Cover Image
$14.94
ISBN: 9781937248291
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Published: Courtney Milan - July 18th, 2013


For fans of: unpacking power, privilege, and patriarchy

M/F, British Historical

Discussed in episode 007 of Shelf Love


The Prince of Broadway: Uptown Girls Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062906830
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Published: Avon - December 30th, 2019


For fans of: Gaming hells and the Gilded Age

M/F, American Historical


Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781724106506
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Published: Independently Published - September 27th, 2018


For fans of: Buff Male Nannies, Tropey Low-Angst Fun

M/F, Contemporary


The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows: Feminine Pursuits Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062931825
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Published: Avon Impulse - July 28th, 2020


For fans of: Beekeepers and Sedition

F/F, British Historical


You Had Me at Hola: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062959928
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Published: Avon - August 4th, 2020


For fans of: Telenovelas and kissing practice

M/F, Contemporary


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Shelter in Place Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250161604
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 7th, 2019

Romantic Suspense - An intense and emotional book, sadly topical, it starts with a mass shooting. Heartbreaking, yet uplifting. This book was one of the best books I read in 2018.


Whiteout Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492698708
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - January 28th, 2020

Romantic Suspense - Set in Antarctica, this book was such a page-turner with the suspense turned up high; the kind where you don't want to take a breath until the end.  Loved it!


Beach Read Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020


Contemporary Romance - As January learns more about herself, puts her past in perspective, and opens up to Gus, I was so invested in her and rooting for her Happy-For-Now (plus her defense of romance books is everything this romance fan ever wanted to hear).  Readers are going to enjoy this book that is in the sweet spot combining woman’s lit and romance for a throughly wonderful story.


Real Men Knit Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806505
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

Contemporary Romance - A fun contemporary that made me want to pick up my own yarn and needles. Her descriptions of Harlem transported me there and the cast of characters, especially the Old Knitting Gang, were fantastic. I can’t wait for the next books and the brothers’ stories.


Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941206
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Published: Avon - November 5th, 2019


Romantic Comedy - Chloe Brown learns to reach for her dreams and had me laughing out loud after shedding some tears.  This book was heartwarming and charming; this is one romance that I'll keep reading over again!


Take a Hint, Dani Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941237
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Published: Avon - June 23rd, 2020


Romantic Comedy - A heartwarming romance that shines a light in dark times.  The depth of the characters and their struggles to come together is wonderfully balanced with charm, humor, and a large dollop of sarcasm.


Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781984805683
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Published: Berkley - September 3rd, 2019

Historical Romance - One of the best historical romance I've ever read. Evie Dunmore has done her homework and wrote authentic and charming characters into the restraints of high society.  She shows the consequences of pushing boundaries and that love is worth it.


An Extraordinary Union: An Epic Love Story of the Civil War (The Loyal League #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496707444
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Published: Kensington - March 28th, 2017

Historical Romance - This is the Civil War-era romance I've been waiting for.  Alyssa Cole doesn't shy away from the difficult topics, which makes the love story shine even brighter! First in a trilogy, I highly recommend them all.


Polaris Rising: A Novel (The Consortium Rebellion #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062802385
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Published: Harper Voyager - February 5th, 2019

Romantic Space Adventure - I enjoyed this book so much!  The action was fast-paced, the characters were well-developed and interesting, and I loved the sci-fi space setting.  Action-packed with a satisfying conclusion, it left me waiting anxiously for the next book.


A Heart of Blood and Ashes (A Gathering of Dragons #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425255070
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Published: Berkley - February 4th, 2020

Romanic Fantasy - Terrific worldbuilding, A Heart of Blood and Ashes is a gripping fantasy where a world facing danger has to learn who to trust and what to believe.  I am in awe of Yvenne's strength and bravery.