These swoonworthy romances might also get a little steamy.
Barr, Emily     
The one memory of Flora Banks
A girl with recurring memory loss chases down the boy she loves based on the one memory she is able to hold onto.


Beaty, Erin     
The traitor's kiss
"Sage Fowler, the apprentice to a matchmaker, becomes a spy for the army to uncover a treasonous plot and finds herself entangled in a romance with a soldier"-- Provided by publisher.


Demetrios, Heather     
Exquisite captive
"Nalia, a gorgeous, fierce eighteen-year-old jinni, is pitted against two magnetic adversaries, both of whom want her--and need her--to make a their wishes come true"-- Provided by publisher. (1st in a series)


Goo, Maurene     
I believe in a thing called love
A disaster in romance, high school senior Desi Lee decides to tackle her flirting failures by watching Korean television dramas, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It's a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. She goes after moody artist Luca Drakos-- utilizing boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes.


Henry, Emily     
A million Junes
"For as long as Jack 'June' O'Donnell has been alive, her parents have had only one rule: stay away from the Angert family. But when June collides--quite literally--with Saul Angert, sparks fly, and everything June has always know is thrown into chaos. Who exactly is this gruff, sarcastic, but seemingly harmless boy who has returned to their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, after three mysterious years away? And why has June--an O'Donnell to her core--never questioned her late father's deep hatred of the Angert family? After all, the O'Donnells and the Angerts may have mythic legacies, for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them. As Saul and June's connection grows deeper, they find that the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers seem to be conspiring to reveal the truth about the harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations."-- Provided by publisher.


Higgins, Wendy     
The great hunt
When a savage beast attacks in Eurona, the king proclaims that whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter, Princess Aerity, but things get complicated when Aerity grows fond of a specific, royals-eschewing hunter, Paxton Seabolt. (1st in a series)


Hocking, Amanda     
Freeks
Welcome to Gideon Davorin's Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act. Mara has always longed for a normal life. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night. When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe ... and But before long, Mara realizes that there's a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn't know she was capable of -- one that could change her future forever.


Klein, Jen     
Summer unscripted
"When Rainie hears Tuck's monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she feels as she's adrift in high school, she decides it's a sign they're meant to be and follows him to his summer job--a decision that will change her life forever"-- Provided by publisher.


Lee, Mackenzi     
The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue
Henry "Monty" Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval of his father. His quest for pleasures and vices have led to one last hedonistic hurrah as Monty, his best friend and crush Percy, and Monty's sister Felicity begin a Grand Tour of Europe. When a reckless decision turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything Monty knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.


McGarry, Katie     
Nowhere but here
When a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives Emily never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. (1st in a series)


Murphy, Julie     
Ramona Blue
Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she's fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she's destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home. But family relationships force her to be the adult in the family. The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona's friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he's talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.


Park, Jessica     
180 Seconds
Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear. One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome. The intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing -- and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.


Reinhardt, Liz     
Rebels like us
Forced to move to a small southern town halfway through her senior year, mixed-race teen Agnes struggles with culture shock and endeavors to keep her head down before discovering that her high school holds segregated proms.


Talley, Robin     
Our own private universe
"Aki already knows she's bisexual, even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only person who knows she likes girls, too. Actually, Aki's theory is that she's got only one shot at living an interesting life-- and that means she's got to stop sitting around and thinking so much. It's time for her to actually do something. Or at least try. So when Aki and Lori set off on a church youth-group trip to a small Mexican town for the summer and Aki meets Christa-- slightly older, far more experienced-- it seems her theory is prime for the testing. But it's not going to be easy. For one thing, how exactly do two girls have sex, anyway? And more important, how can you tell if you're in love? It's going to be a summer of testing theories, and the result may just be love"--Provided by publisher.


Thornburgh, Blair     
Who's that girl
When Natalie McCullough-Schwartz finds out that her crush, Sebastian Delacroix -- a smoking-hot musician who went to her high school -- is back in Philly to play a show with his band, the Young Lungs, she takes it as a sign to make contact. Again. "Again" because they shared that moment at the pool party in June. It was fleeting, but now that he's back, Nattie wants to see if there was ever anything more. Then she hears the song. The Young Lungs' new single is "Natalie" -- an ode to a girl Nattie can't believe could be her but secretly wishes is. Then there are her confusing feelings for her good friend Zach, which could just be a side effect of being the only two straight kids in the school's gay-straight alliance. As the song becomes a major hit and her once-normal life is upended, Nattie questions whether her encounter with Sebastian was the stuff love songs are made of -- or just a one-hit wonder.


Watt, Erin     
When it's real
On the surface teen pop star Oakley Ford has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down. Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett. Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life...right?


  December 2017