Are you looking for great sweet and clean romance reads for the New Year?
During 2014, my first year with my publisher, I read a fair few by fellow Astraea Press authors! Since it wouldn’t be possible to list them all, here are just a small handful I particularly enjoyed …
Bride Danna and groom Eric – from two different weddings – both escape from the altar on the same day and end up on the run together. A weekend of mishaps means they’re stuck with each other for a while. Everywhere they go, they are mistaken for newlyweds, and as they step into that role, their attraction for each other grows.
An unusual premise for a romance and the lovely depiction of small-town America kept me rooting for the couple to realize they are made for each other.
Nowhere for Christmas by Heather Gray
Journalist and single mother Avery and her teenage son Eli are thrown together with photojournalist Gavin on a seasonal road trip where anything can and does go wrong … but the destination is less important than the journey.
Full of gentle humour and character (I especially enjoyed Eli). Festive and feel-good.
Rescued by That New Guy in Town by J L Salter
Unsuitably dressed as a sexy witch, Kris is rescued from her temporary jail in a deserted community centre by hungover pirate Ryan. Through mishaps and misunderstandings including court-ordered community service, once-bitten-twice-shy Kris slowly learns to trust the mysterious newcomer enough to want to get to know him better.
If you like a good helping of comedy with your romance, this is great fun!
The Love Programme by Zanna Mackenzie
Needing an escape from her home town in a hurry, Lucy accepts an offer to be a contestant on TV’s The Love Programme, filming at a Highland estate. Attracted to the owner Paul, she has mysterious Hannah and her own ex-boyfriend Marcus to contend with before she can plan her future.
A fun premise and a handsome Scottish setting.
I’d love to hear which romances you especially enjoyed reading last year …