Love and hope

As we slowly creep out of quarantine, here’s a mix of sweet and sexy romances that feature love and hope in the midst of heartbreak. These titles are available on demand with no waiting on Hoopla. First time user? Go to Hoopla and create an account. Once you’re set up with a username and password go to settings to choose Westlake Porter Public Library and enter your library card number. You may read on the website with a PC/laptop or load the app onto your mobile device.

Avery Flynn’s Awk-Weird chronicles an unexpected encounter resulting in an unplanned pregnancy that surprisingly brings order to Tess’s free spirit and calm to Cole’s OCD tendencies. A very sexy story with a happily ever after. Book #2 in Ice Knights series, can be read as a stand-alone.
Perfect Distraction by Allison Ashley is a debut novel about a pharmacy resident falling for a cancer patient under her care. Lauren and Andrew are both very likeable and while it touches on some sad notes, overall it’s a light-hearted story with a feel-good ending.
In That’s Not a Thing by Jacqueline Friedland, Meredith is getting ready to marry Aaron, Mr. Perfect – a baby-saving doctor and former college football star. At her engagement party she is stunned to run into the man she almost married. Wesley is now in the restaurant business and recently diagnosed with ALS.  The chance encounter throws her off as she begins to see through both men’s facades and questions her own decisions.
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa is a great read-a-like for those of you who loved Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game. This enemies to lovers trope plays out very well here when a wedding planner, left at the altar, is forced to work with her ex-fiance’s brother. Three years past the humiliation, old wounds are reopened and reexamined causing some new sparks to fly. This one is medium hot on the sexy scale.


The Joy of Falling by Lindsay Harrel is inspirational fiction that follows two widows whose husbands were best friends, killed in freak accident. Angela and Eva each have their own struggles in the aftermath.  When they decide to take their husbands’ places in an ultra-marathon, they must flex not only physical muscles but emotional ones as well when new relationships develop.
Drive Me Crazy by Samantha Chase is a great summer read about a runaway bride hitching a ride home with a stranger. Tag along on this sexy roadtrip where two opposites most definitely attract. Book #1 in the Roadtripping trilogy.