Seattle Picks: Contemporary Romance
Annotation:An easy-going, good old-fashioned romance set in South Carolina’s Lowcountry begins when widowed Deborah Robinson moves her family and her business to Sanctuary Cove and meets Dr. Asa Monroe.
Annotation:In Razor Bay, WA Jenny and teenaged Austin are shocked by the sudden return of the boy’s absentee father, Jake Bradshaw, who has a lot to learn about surly teens and falling in love.
Annotation:Widowed shop owner Lily Byrne is surprised by the arrival of an energetic stray cat that unexpectedly signals the end of her solitude in a gentle romance set in the Puget Sound area.
Annotation:Despite his resolve to maintain a professional relationship with his new client, runner Shayna Washington, sports manager Michael Morgan rushes to protect her from her ex’s abuse.
Annotation:Good friends and a flourishing jewelry business can’t keep Kim from remembering a long-ago promise and a lover she no longer expects to return.
Annotation:Old resentments from long ago and a new secret in Annie’s love life (she’s dating Julia’s ex-beau) threaten to destroy Julia and Annie’s friendship. Their cupcake business may fall flat without a quick fix.
Annotation:Computer genius Sam and his perfect mate Meredith (a computer makes the match) start a business to help grieving people communicate with their deceased loved ones.
Annotation:Parker Welles is flat broke thanks to her dad’s crooked schemes. When she decides to go sell her cabin in Maine, the very discomfiting James Cahill goes with her as handyman.
Annotation:Rags-to-riches hopefuls and princes in disguise fill this delightfully fluffy fairy tale of unabashed social climbing and mistaken expectations.
Annotation:Nikki is thrilled when Jonas Steele chooses her for a career-making marketing project, but the toe-curling current between them may be her downfall.
Annotation:Quinn Brannigan is single-mindedly focused on finishing his novel while Riley Brown of the Cupcake Club can’t see past his big blue eyes and animal magnetism.
Annotation:Now unemployed and transplanted in Idaho, Jesse James, ex-sportswriter uses the oh-so-willing Fisher Kincaid as a research subject for her romance novel project in this upbeat and unpredictable story.
Annotation:A ghost and a bit of magic bring depressed Alex Nolan and the emotionally scarred Zoe Hoffman together in a powerful and poignant love story set in Friday Harbor.
Annotation:In this light-hearted suspend-your-disbelief story, the recently divorced new librarian in Hopeful, OH meets the handsome sheriff who turns out to be a former lover.
Annotation:Determined to start a new life in Cedar Cove on Puget Sound, widow Jo Marie Rose opens an inn and discovers how much her life is about to change when her first guests arrive.
Annotation:Nadia’s surrounded by loving family, friends and a hunky model boyfriend and manages (just) to avoid a snowstorm-induced indiscretion only to get dumped. Will the snow-man give her a second chance at love?
Annotation:Old fires are kindled when CIA agent Jack Davenport is assigned bodyguard duty for his ex-wife Cat, a journalist driven to investigate a dog-fighting ring, in the latest of the Eternity Springs novels.
Annotation:After making reparations for her stepfather’s bad treatment of clients in Parable, MT and old resentments are laid to rest, Joslyn’s life takes an upturn with a certain sexy sheriff.
Annotation:Determined to prove her worth at the marketing agency, Shaeri takes on a client when her overbearing boss Corinne is away on business. Unfortunately, the client is Corinne’s boyfriend.
Annotation:Gail DeMarco agrees to pose as the wife of hot movie star Simon O’Neal, whose reputation is at an all-time low. Their leisurely romance away from the pressures of Hollywood is surprisingly sweet.
Annotation:After leaving her fiancé at the altar in “Call Me Irresistible,” Lucy takes off with a biker named Panda on an adventure of self-discovery, passion and unexpected love that’s spicy, romantic and fun.
Annotation:An inveterate planner, Owen provides the brains for BoonsBoro Inn’s renovation project. When his kindergarten sweetheart, Avery, shows up, love takes Owen by surprise.
Annotation:With the family candy business on the line, Samantha plans a fundraising chocolate festival complete with a Mr. Dreamy contest that may get her into hot water with the local banker.
Annotation:A Shelter Bay film festival impresses Irish movie star Mary Joyce, who falls in love with more than just the Oregon coastal scenery. Fourth in the Shelter Bay series, which can be read in any order.
Annotation:Amy Michaels and Matt Bowers meet while hiking near Lucky Harbor, WA and even past heartaches can’t quash their undeniable attraction to each other. Fifth in the Lucky Harbor series.
Annotation:Hotel consultant Natasha LeBlanc sparks a fire in the new owner, widower Ari Alexander, who’s just inherited the hotel chain and a whole lot of family scandal.
Annotation:Feisty and burned out from work, Kate Donovan jumps at the chance to help remodel her childhood home in Redbud, PA where contractor Matt Jarreau’s wounded soul moves her heart.
Annotation:Mariah Callahan proves that you can’t leave your past behind when she moves home to claim the ranch her father left her and falls for cowboy Joe Daniels.
Annotation:When the woman he fell for in Ireland arrives in Chesapeake Shores, the surprised new pub owner, Luke O’Brien, vows to stick to his business plan and not renew their relationship.