Skip the chocolate this Valentine’s Day and enjoy some romance novels instead. Not only will they put you in the mood for the big date with your significant other (or that night in front of the TV with all the movies Ryan Gosling has ever made), but they are also a lot of fun (and less calories). Here are some of them from AllRomance and Smashwords that you can enjoy.
The higher powers send the God of Love, Victor Valentine, to a frozen northern wasteland. His mission: spread the love.
Valentine’s strategy is to open a restaurant. The food and wine, the potions at Valentine’s disposal, the music, the waiters — all of it is directed at inspiring libidinous feeling among the clientele. Valentine’s partner in scheming is his chef, the towering and volcanic beauty, Elevana Natasha Demidova. Nats. Together they succeed too well in turning the cafe into a wildly popular destination.
Family loyalty wins, and sparks fly as she and Max work together. Even though Max has always been strictly off-limits, now they’re both falling hard and fast. Will the past stand in the way of this special Valentine wedding?
I’m planning on reviewing this book also, so you can expect a link to it here in the future.
You can buy this book at All Romance*
By My Choice (A Valentine’s Day Love Story)
by Christine Blackthorn
Sometimes the path of life seems inevitable — what does it mean to choose? Jennifer Ashton has spent her whole life in one Supernatural court or the other but the realities of what this means are only brought home to her when her best friend is forced to sell her to a vampire, and not any vampire, but one she knows well. Caught in the double betrayal of friendship and love she needs to decide what her life is going to be.
Jennifer is a financial manager, her control over every aspect of her own life complete. She does not allow anything to upset her rationality, no emotion, no sensation, no desire. The only weakness she has accepted is her unlimited loyalty to her best friend, the friend who betrays her by selling her to a competitor. She joins her new master in Paris where she begins to realise that he has as little choice as she does. Can she accept that by giving up everything, by giving him everything, they might both regain their lives?
This story is an erotic romance novella with elements of mild bondage.
You can buy this book on Smashwords*.
Louis Hates Valentine’s Day
by Sue Brown
Louis hates Valentine’s Day. He hates it with a passion he reserves for Marmite and footballers’ wives. Louis is also a florist and Valentine’s Day is his nemesis, turning his fingers into pin-cushions to make bouquets for men who give red roses to their wives and then ignore them for the rest of year.
Louis hates Valentine’s Day. No one gives him flowers. The only customer he likes is Arnie who buys a new bouquet every week. Arnie gives Louis a chance to explore his love of floriography; the language of flowers. It never occurs to Louis that maybe he isn’t listening to what Arnie is trying to say.
The Valentine’s Day Party
By Bridget Essex
Misty Hoover thinks she’s content with her simple life as a substitute teacher. She’s single, yes, but she has a dog she loves and a sense of humor about everything that gets her by. But when she’s called in one morning to sub for a first grade class, she unexpectedly encounters a ghost from her past: a woman she’s never stopped thinking about.
By mistake, Robin was called in to substitute for the class as well, so the two women have no choice but to work together. As they help the kids cut out paper valentines, all Misty can think about is the one perfect week that Robin and she spent together in college. The one perfect week that ended in tears.
Now, Robin and Misty have found each other again, and seven years have come and gone—they’re very different women now. Are they different enough to give love another chance?
Misty is about to learn that anything can happen on Valentine’s Day…
“The Valentine’s Day Party” is a sweet, romantic short story. It is approximately 10,000 words. You can find this story on Smashwords*.
There‘s no groom in sight.
Joe Domingos, Dani’s best friend and pure cowboy, would give anything to have Dani as his own.
He watches from the sidelines as Dani makes her move to Kona and muddles through two disastrous relationships.
When Joe hears rumors that Derek, the city slicker banker, is ready to propose to Dani, will he decide to fight
for Dani’s love or keep his true feelings hidden?
His by Valentine’s Day by Starla Kaye – Romance>Erotic Romance
Shawna inherited the job of ranch foreman and has worked hard to prove herself to the men. The Rolling Hills Ranch is the only real home she has ever known. Life is good… until a spotless GQ businessman shows up at Thanksgiving to announce that he has purchased the ranch. The cold–hearted bas–– plans to upset everything by selling it to one of the big ranching corporations asap. And he won’t listen to a word she says.
Cade bought the ranch with no intention of even seeing it before he sold it again, but a friend talked him into going there first. From the second he introduced himself to the pint–sized, contrary blond, his life was turned upside down. He’d never met a woman with half her boldness or a quarter of her sass. Or a woman more in need of a bottom warming.
The awful man had actually spanked her during their first meeting, and then called her a Drama Queen for complaining. All she wants now is to find a miraculous way for her and her rodeo buddies/ranch hands to buy the ranch and be forever rid of the too darn handsome Cade Calloway.
Cade left the ranch feeling more challenged than he had in a long time. As hard as he tries, he can’t get Shawna out of his thoughts. He wants her, any way that he can have her. A goal setter, he decides to make her his by Valentine’s Day.