Let’s be practical for a moment. It kind of sucks to go out on Valentine’s Day. Everything is crowded, the wait time at restaurants is insane, and everyone’s trying just a little too hard to prove how much they love the person they’re out with. Sure, it’s romantic and all. But admit it...there’s something oddly appealing about the idea of staying home, curled up in your favorite reading chair, wearing your comfiest sweats, reading about hot and/or sweet Valentine’s Day romances instead of being out among the unwashed masses on a cold night in February. So, for all our fellow Valentine’s Day scrooges out there, this special Valentine’s Day “best of” list is for you!
Love Unbound by Cassandra Dee, Katie Ford, Sarah May, Kendall Blake, Penny Close
She strode into my life with a saucy smile and a wiggle to her walk. I gave her something she’ll never forget.
I’m a curvy girl who works at a pet store.
Mr. Lincoln’s a billionaire with the world at his fingertips.
But one day, the unexpected happens.
Because the alpha male loses control.
And I forget.
We break the rules together, a tiny slip, nothing more.
And now Evan’s going to be a daddy.
But what if Prince Charming never knows?
Love Unbound is an anthology of five standalone Valentine’s Day romance books featuring alpha male, bad boy billionaires and the curvy, feisty women who win their hearts. Warm up your special day with four never-published before novellas that perfectly blend steam and spice, naughty and nice. They have no cheating, no cliffhangers and very happy ever afters, including engagements, weddings and babies! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day from Cassandra Dee, Katie Ford, Sarah May, Kendall Blake and Penny Close.
Bridesmaid for Hire by Chance Carter
I swear I wasn't looking for a man for Valentine's Day.
I sure as hell wasn't looking for a groom of my own.
You know the phrase, always a bridesmaid?
Well, that's me to a tee.
In fact, I've made a career out of being a bridesmaid.
And not just any bridesmaid. I'll be your best friend through the entire wedding process.
You need a BFF to throw your baby shower? Boom, I'm on it.
You need a girl you can trust to arrange the stripper for your bachelorette? I'm all over it.
You need a wedding planner, soul sister, loyal woman warrior who's got your back, no matter what?
The one bridesmaid who will never, ever let you down on your special day?
I'm your girl.
Do I ever get tired of being the bridesmaid?
Do I ever wish it was me waltzing down the aisle, the man of my dreams waiting lovingly at the altar?
Ehh, hell-to-the-no. Been there, done that, got the heartbreak.
After the way I got burned, I'd rather die than go through that torture ever again.
Until this one.
The wedding that changed everything.
A Valentine's Day Wedding.
And one brother of the groom who will not take his fierce, sexy eyes off me.
Bear Valley Valentine by TS Joyce
Colin Cross is a lone bear shifter living on the outskirts of Bear Valley. He likes his reclusive lifestyle, but when he musters the nerve to talk to the woman he has feelings for, being alone just doesn’t seem like enough anymore. When he finds Hadley on an online dating site, it’s the perfect way to build a relationship with her without dragging her into his dark past. Hadley is human, and humans don’t belong in his world, but a little online flirting never hurt anyone.
Hadley Bennett has had it with dating local townies. Determined to cast her net a little wider, she enters the chaotic world of online dating. When she finally secures a face-to-face date with the elusive Bearman28, it’ll be a Valentine’s Day to remember.
And if Hadley can handle his real identity, they just might find what they’ve both been searching for.
Bear Valley Valentine is a 20,000 word short story with heart pounding romance, a thoughtful alpha bear, and spicy Valentine’s Day surprises.
Can be read as a sexy standalone short story.
Content Warning: explicit love scenes and language.
Adult only bear shifter romance.
Wrapped Up in You by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
A short Valentine’s Day story by USA Today Bestselling Authors Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine—coming to Passionflix in 2019!
Christmas has always been Carter Pierce’s favorite holiday. But with his partner, Dr. Vaughn Bennett, working crazy hours in the ER, it’s difficult to make any kind of plans.
Easter was an appendectomy.
Thanksgiving, a ruptured spleen.
And Christmas had called Vaughn away to work for Doctors Without Borders.
So when the calendar hits February 14th, Carter expects it will be just another day when he kisses his man goodbye so he can go and save the world.
Little does he know that Vaughn has a huge surprise up his sleeve—one that will change their lives forever.
My Fake Valentine by Kellie McAllen
Mia's star desperately needs polishing. Can a fake relationship with Austin make her shine?
Mia Black is the slightly geeky, kind of smart, but otherwise lusterless middle daughter of a family full of shining stars. Literally, like, movie stars.
Austin is the super cute, uber-popular, basketball phenom whose athletic career just took a nosedive when his failing grades landed him in academic probation. Basically Mia’s polar opposite.
When Austin impulsively kisses Mia in front of everyone, he begs Mia to play along. Mia knows her reputation could use some help, and Austin is the perfect guy to elevate her from not to hot. All she has to do is help him get his grades up, and Austin will pretend to be madly in love with her.
Fake it till you make it, the saying goes, and Mia and Austin soon realize that opposites do attract. But can their relationship, and their reputations, survive when the whole school finds out they were only faking?
If you like fun and flirty teen contemporary romance books by authors such as Kelly Oram, Jessica Park, Amy Sparling, or Nicola Yoon, you'll love My Fake Valentine!
The Valentine’s Day Disaster by Lori Wilde
These days, event planner Sesty Snow is no fan of hearts, flowers, or goo-goo eyes over dinner. She's learned to be in control of her life and her emotions. Still, running Twilight's annual Valentine's Day bachelor auction is right up her alley—until her high school sweetheart zooms back into town. He's still heart-stoppingly handsome, but it's clear he hasn't changed the daredevil ways that put the brakes on their first love.
Injured NASCAR driver Josh Langtree isn't up for being anyone's sweetheart these days either. He's just looking for a place to lick his wounds … until a misunderstanding lands him doing community service in Sesty's auction. Soon he finds himself standing in front of hundreds of screaming women—wearing a tux and a smile. And then there's Sesty—looking as tempting as ever.
He says he's changed, and the sparks between them are flying fast and furious, but can Sesty trust Josh to take the wheel and drive her into the future she never dreamed possible?
Confessions of a Secret Admirer by Jennifer Ryan, Candis Terry and Jennifer Seasons
Some secrets are meant to be revealed …
Or so you’ll discover, in three sexy, unforgettable Valentine’s Day stories from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan and contemporary romance stars Candis Terry and Jennifer Seasons.
Waiting for You by Jennifer Ryan
Rancher Grant Devane has waited for Taylor Larson’s return to Fallbrook for more than ten years. Now that the fearless beauty has come home on her terms, he’ll do anything and everything necessary to win back her heart.
Sweet Fortune by Candis Terry
Sarah Randall is tired of being invisible to the opposite sex. So when a leap of faith sends her to Sweet, Texas, and into the path of ridiculously hot Deputy Brady Bennett, she’s determined to catch his eye … even if it means staying hidden just a little bit longer.
Major League Crush by Jennifer Seasons
Professional baseball player Drake Paulson can’t help wanting to know more about his cute, shy neighbor. But when he discovers her deepest secret and she flees, it’ll be up to him to win her trust—and her love—one gift at a time.
The Trouble with Valentine’s Day by Rachel Gibson
Be My Texas Valentine by Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda and Dewanna Pace
In Texas, Valentine's Day is for restless hearts, brave second chances, and passions rekindled. New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda, and DeWanna Pace tempt you with four delicious treats. . .
Out on these rugged plains, love never comes easy. And four daring ladies will do whatever it takes to capture the hearts of four irresistibly sweet-talking Texans. . . When a quiet foreman comes to the aid of a mystery lady, they'll find that this perfect starlit night is made for courtin'. . .. A determined heiress gambles high to reclaim the rancher she's never stopped wanting. . .. When a spirited lady and a go-getter mayor compete for their town's future, it's two dreams for a lifetime. . .. And to attract a lonely doctor's attention, a shy young woman needs courage--and two unlikely matchmakers. . .
My Ghostly Valentine by Ani Gonzalez
A fun, humorous romance...with ghosts!
Baker Patricia O'Dare wants to buy the famous, but extremely haunted, Rosemoor Bed & Breakfast, and turn it into a luxurious teashop. Only one thing stands in her way, bad boy restaurateur Zach Franco who wants the building so he can expand his pizza empire. Add a pesky ghost that seems to dislike the idea of having its home turned into a restaurant, and Banshee Creek’s first Valentine Day’s Ball and things get dicey pretty fast.
All's fair in love and war, specially where the incorrigible Zach Franco is concerned, but as the fight over the Rosemoor heats up, Patricia fears that she may be winning the battle, but losing her chance at love.
What about y’all? Anything you’d like to add? We’d love to hear from you!