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What's love got to do with it? A whole lot if you ask these protagonists! This playlist features some of our favorite romance books here at Friendly City Books - we hope you love them too!

The Ex Hex

A Novel

By: Erin Sterling
Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
Length: 7 hours 23 minutes

“This book elicits the perfect cozy, witchy vibe that you crave in October (or all year round). It's the mashup of Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Melissa Joan Hart edition) and Hocus Pocus that I didn't know I needed. It's silly but narrator Caitlin Davies had me smiling on my work commute and immediately magicked up a kitschy Halloween movie... Read more

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Red, White & Royal Blue

A Novel

By: Casey McQuiston
Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
Length: 12 hours 15 minutes

“This book is so much more than a captivating romance—it's a bubble bath, a warm hug, a delicious dessert, a catharsis full of feeling and hope and queer joy that still makes me cry and laugh even as I've reread it 10+ times! The audiobook is skillfully narrated, and de Ocampo does far better British and Texan accents than my brain could come up... Read more

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You Had Me at Hola

A Novel

Primas of Power: Book #1

By: Alexis Daria
Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine
Length: 10 hours 27 minutes

“You know the kind of stories that wrap you up in a fuzzy blanket and make all your troubles fade into the background? Yeah, this is one of those. You Had Me at Hola is fun, sweet, funny, at times downright adorable, and also steamy. Because really, any romance that begins with a snarky coffee spill meet cute is sure to have plenty more... Read more

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Bringing Down the Duke

A League of Extraordinary Women: Book #1

By: Evie Dunmore
Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
Length: 12 hours 20 minutes

“Read through this at the speed of the duke’s horse racing across the snowy landscape to catch up with Miss Archer! The sexual tension built to a satisfying climax, the feminist history was an engaging plot foundation, and I’m excited to read more about this new band of intriguing, extraordinary, non-traditional women. Read more

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Ties That Tether

By: Jane Igharo
Narrated by: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & Gary Tiedemann
Length: 9 hours 13 minutes

One of Betches' 7 Books by Black Authors You Need to Read This Summer

One of Elite Daily’s Books Featuring Interracial Relationships You Should Read In 2020

 
One of Marie Claire’s 2020 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List

When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her...
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One Day in December

A Novel

By: Josie Silver
Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson & Charlie Anson
Length: 10 hours 26 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. It absolutely charmed me.”—Reese Witherspoon (A Reese’s Book Club Pick)

“The perfect book to get lost in . . . Josie Silver’s characters sneak their way into your heart and stay.”—Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost


Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable...
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The Bromance Book Club

Bromance Book Club: Book #1

By: Lyssa Kay Adams
Narrated by: Andrew Eiden & Maxwell Caulfield
Length: 9 hours 9 minutes

“This spicy romance made me laugh and cry. A professional baseball player on the verge of divorce gets a crash course in how to revive his marriage through a secret men's book club that reads romance novels as guidebooks. Read more

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Bombshell

A Hell's Belles Novel

Hell’s Belles: Book #1

By: Sarah MacLean
Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 10 hours 6 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with a blazingly sexy, unapologetically feminist new series, Hell’s Belles, beginning with a bold, bombshell of a heroine, able to dispose of a scoundrel—or seduce one—in a single night.
After years of living as London’s brightest scandal, Lady Sesily Talbot has embraced the reputation and... Read more

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Hana Khan Carries On

By: Uzma Jalaluddin
Narrated by: Ulka Simone Mohanty
Length: 10 hours 14 minutes

One of Amazon's Best Romances of the Month!

For fans of "You’ve Got Mail," a young woman juggles pursuing her dream job in radio while helping her family compete with the new halal restaurant across the street, in this sparkling new rom-com by the author of Ayesha at Last


Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal... Read more

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One Last Stop

By: Casey McQuiston
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
Length: 12 hours 10 minutes

Red, White, and Royal Blue fans rejoice: Casey McQuiston is back and better than ever! This book has everything I wanted and more. We've got time warps, we've got a found family dynamic, we've got a diner to save, and, of course, we've got Casey's delightfully funny writing style. What more is there to ask for? If you're looking for a fun... Read more

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The Love Hypothesis

By: Ali Hazelwood
Narrated by: Callie Dalton & Teddy Hamilton
Length: 11 hours 51 minutes

“There are some laugh-out-loud moments in this book, highlighted by tone-perfect narration. Olive is endearing and bumbling and just...she just tries so dang hard. A well-earned romance through and through. Read more

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The Dating Plan

By: Sara Desai
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 11 hours 25 minutes

A Marie Claire Book Club Pick!

Even with a step-by-step plan, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this hilarious, heartfelt
romantic comedy from the author of The Marriage Game.

Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no... Read more

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Spoiler Alert

A Novel

Spoiler Alert: Book #1

By: Olivia Dade
Narrated by: Isabelle Ruther
Length: 12 hours 48 minutes

National BestsellerOlivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own. Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. The world may know him as Aeneas, star of the biggest show on... Read more

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Well Met

By: Jen DeLuca
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 9 hours 45 minutes

All's faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jen DeLuca.

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting... Read more

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Intercepted

Playbook, The: Book #1

By: Alexa Martin
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 9 hours 14 minutes

Series in development with Starz & G-Unit Films and Television by 50 Cent and La La Anthony

One of NPR's Best Books of 2018
An Amazon Best Romance of 2018 Pick

An iBooks “Best of September” Pick
A GoodReads Best of the Month pick for September

One of Booklist's Top 10 Romance Debuts for 2018 
One of BookBubs Best Fall Romances of 2018

Marlee...
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Battle Royal

A Novel

By: Lucy Parker
Narrated by: Billie Fulford-Brown
Length: 11 hours 10 minutes

“Lucy Parker writes deliciously fun enemies-to-lovers perfection!”  — Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling authorBeloved author Lucy Parker pens a delicious new romantic comedy that is a battle of whisks and wits.Ready…Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show, Operation Cake. Her ingenious,... Read more

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Accidentally Engaged

By: Farah Heron
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

A delightful romantic comedy featuring a Muslim woman who fakes an engagement to the boy next door in the hopes of winning a couples cooking contest.

When it comes to bread, Reena Manji knows exactly what she's doing. She treats her sourdough starters like (somewhat unruly) children. But when it comes to Reena's actual family—and their constant... Read more

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One to Watch

A Novel

By: Kate Stayman-London
Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
Length: 11 hours 42 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Real love . . . as seen on TV. A plus-size bachelorette brings a fresh look to a reality show in this razor-sharp, “divinely witty” (Entertainment Weekly) debut.

“Effortlessly fun and clever . . . I found the tension impeccable . . . and that made my reading experience incredibly propulsive. Read it in a day and a... Read more

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The Royal We

The Royal We: Book #1

By: Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Narrated by: Christine Lakin
Length: 17 hours 54 minutes

An American girl finds her prince in this "fun and dishy" (People) royal romance inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton.

American Bex Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess. But it's adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick... Read more

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