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December 11, 2017

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Popular Romance books for adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Romance books for adults.

 

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The Hating Game

The Hating Game
Thorne, Sally, 1981-

For Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman, executive assistants to the CEOs of newly merged Bexley-Gamin Publishing, it's hate-at-first-sight. So begins a series of daily passive-aggressive maneuvers, including the staring game, the mirror game, and the HR game, each played with the intensity of the Hunger Games. Their mutual antipathy grows when a new executive position opens at Bexley-Gamin, and both their bosses put their names up for the promotion. Then, the high-stakes games begin! After another 60-hour work week, Lucy logs off her computer and hops on the elevator to head home, as does Joshua. When Joshua hits the emergency button and stops the ride, Lucy is certain her nemesis is going to kill her. Instead, he plants a kiss on her, and Lucy begins to wonder if she really does hate Joshua after all, or if this is yet another game. --adapted from Kirkus Reviews.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 4 copies

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If Not for You: A Novel

If Not for You: A Novel
Macomber, Debbie

"Having lived under her parents' thumb for 25 years, Beth Prudhomme is finally taking charge of her own life. She moves from Chicago to Portland to live near her favorite aunt, finding employment as a music teacher at a local high school and a fast friend in Nichole Nyquist (who readers will recognize from A Girl's Guide to Moving On). Everything is coming together, though her love life leaves something to be desired. Until Nichole introduces Beth to Sam, a tattooed mechanic who's the epitome of her conservative parents' worst nightmare. Beth doesn't want to upset her parents more than she already has, and for himself, Sam has no interest in being set up with a prissy music teacher. But both learn that appearances aren't everything when Beth gets into a car accident and Sam visits her--at first out of obligation, and then because he can't stay away. Yet there are skeletons in Sam's closet that prevent him from ever trusting a woman again, and he knows he doesn't fit into Beth's life. In the end, he'll have to decide if he can ever be worthy of Beth's love and if he is, how far he's willing to go to fight for it"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 18 copies

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Any Dream Will Do: A Novel

Any Dream Will Do: A Novel
Macomber, Debbie

Troubled Shay and recently widowed Pastor Drew find the strength to overcome their painful histories. Now, they can face the challenge of learning to trust and love again-- together. But it will take courage and faith for her and Drew to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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The Afterlives: A Novel

The Afterlives: A Novel
Pierce, Thomas, 1982-

""Ridiculously good" (The New York Times) authorThomas Pierce's debut novel is a funny, poignant love story that answers the question: What happens after we die? (Lots of stuff, it turns out). Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age thirty. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim wonders what--if anything--awaits us on the other side. Then a ghost shows up. Maybe. Jim and his new wife, Annie, find themselves tangling with holograms, psychics, messages from the beyond, and a machine that connects the living and the dead. As Jim and Annie journey through history and fumble through faith, they confront the specter of loss that looms for anyone who dares to fall in love. Funny, fiercely original, and gracefully moving,The Afterliveswill haunt you. In a good way"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 8 copies

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Brooklyn: A Novel

Brooklyn: A Novel
Tóibín, Colm, 1955-


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 22 copies

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The Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-

A magic realism tale on Tilo, a woman from India who is given immortality by the gods as long as she remains chaste. In her old age Tilo ends up in California, running a spice shop and helping immigrants. One day enters Raven, a handsome American, and Tilo transforms herself into a beautiful woman for a night of love. Now she must pay the price.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 3 copies

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The Wedding Officer

The Wedding Officer
Capella, Anthony


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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Valley of the Dolls: A Novel

Valley of the Dolls: A Novel
Susann, Jacqueline


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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Gods in Alabama

Gods in Alabama
Jackson, Joshilyn


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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The Three Weissmanns of Westport

The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Schine, Cathleen


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 9 copies

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