Romancing the Weekend: Valentine Romance

The holiday celebrating Love is just days away. As you might suspect, there are a lot of romance novels set around Valentine's Day.

With that thought in mind, Romancing the Weekend shines the spotlight on the popular trope, Valentine Romance.

Here are a few books and short stories that may make you laugh or bring an emotional tear to your eye. With Romance, you know that each story will have an optimistic happy ending.

For your browsing pleasure, I present a dozen compelling romantic stories to celebrate Valentine's Day.


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Sweet Kiss is a Candy Hearts Romance, and it's on sale for $1.99.

Judy Ann Davis can be found online at:

Can one sweet kiss revive an old love? A Valentine's Day Contemporary Sweet Romance.

Hard-working Kate Clark opens a thriving coffee shop that quickly becomes the local hang-out for students and the community. Her one wish is to eventually buy out her sister’s share of the old Florida home they inherited. However, Violet is in desperate need of cash and has other plans.

Tappe Vanderberg, Kate’s childhood friend and high school sweetheart, has sold his lucrative internet security business to return to Little Heron Shores and fulfill his dreams of owning a marina. Now the handsome Dutch-born businessman is making waves with single women all over town—including loony, post mistress Eva May Poole who’s in search of husband number three.

But it’s Kate Clark who’s wreaking havoc with Tappe’s heart, not Eva May. Can he find a way to shake the dingbat post mistress and convince Kate to give him a second chance and the sweet kiss he remembers from an earlier time?



Opposites Ignite is A Bangers Tavern Romance that also fits these other tropes: Friends to lovers, Workplace Romance, Opposites Attract, and Curvy Heroine.

You can find Sadira Stone online at Facebook and Twitter

A mismatch sparks the hottest flames.

Blue-haired, buxom, and bodacious, server Rosie needs her job at Bangers Tavern, where her work family adores her weirdness and supports her hunt for a tattoo apprenticeship. When too much New Year’s bubbly tumbles her into a sweet, shy coworker’s bed, she craves more. But guys like Eddie never stick with girls like her.

Strait-laced, soft-spoken, and skinny, barback Eddie has a huge crush on his curvy, tattooed coworker. Their New Year’s surprise is a dream come true—until his grandma walks in on them. Eddie begs Rosie to fake-date him to appease his old-fashioned family. He’s already keeping secrets, so what’s the harm in one more? But the longer he pretends with Rosie, the deeper he falls.

Their boss lays down the law: No relationship drama at work, or you’re fired. Rosie’s everything Eddie ever wanted—but to keep her, he’ll have to drop a terrifying truth bomb on his loving but stifling family. And Rosie must trust her bruised heart with the guy who nearly crushed it.

Come back to Bangers Tavern for a steamy, laugh-out-loud, opposites-attract romance that ignites in all the worst ways—and the best!


Wrong Turn Right Heart, a Contemporary Romance (not sweet) is on sale for only 99¢.

You can find the author online at Facebook and Twitter

Cupid is on the hunt for a very special couple. Grayson Wolff and Jennie Reynolds are at the mercy of his arrow of love. This Valentine’s Day their lives will be changed forever.

Grayson Wolff was currently enjoying the success of the microbreweries he’d added to his family’s chain of roadhouses. Working and taking care of his nine-year-old nephew didn’t leave time in his life for a woman. That all changes when Malibu Barbie comes and orders a Pina Colada with extra fruit.

With her California tan and white shorts, she sticks out like a rose among a field of cacti. He didn’t do one-night stands, plus he had too much going on in his life to get involved with a blond-haired bimbo. He was so close to achieving his personal goal, and no woman would mess it up.

Jennie Reynolds took this little vacation before she started her new job. Pulling a U-Haul cross-country with her antique Volkswagen bus was a challenge, and she’d never received so many middle finger insults in her life. 

A hot dog motorcycle driver cut her off, and she missed her exit. Her cell phone was dead, she was lost, tired, and annoyed. Now she was in some honkey tonk, but her wrong turn wasn’t totally bad. The guy sitting next to her met numbers one through five on her a-guy-must-have list: Neat scruffy beard, stone-gray eyes, tall, lean muscular body, and he was close to her age. Too bad she couldn’t stick around long enough for numbers six, seven, and eight; great in bed.


Chloe Elliot was a good girl. She’d never been a hell-raiser. Never gotten drunk, used drugs, smoked pot, or slept around. She didn’t even curse! 

Since her dad was the son of a minister and the oft-elected mayor, and her mom was the elementary school principal, she'd had no choice but to live a life above reproach. Truthfully, it really hadn’t been that difficult.

Until Hunter Cole returned to his home town. That was the beginning of Chloe's fall from good girl status. There was just something about the man that addled her brain and created havoc in her body.

Hunter Cole reckoned he had the best of all possible worlds. He'd played for the NFL, and even though two back surgeries had ended that career, he was lucky enough to follow in his dad's footsteps and work the family ranch and also follow his granddad's path and be the sheriff in his west Texas town. Life was perfect.

Until he dropped by the library to say hello to his best friend's little sister. Chloe wasn't so little any more. In fact, just looking at her made his common sense evaporate. She affected him like no other woman—and he'd had women throwing themselves at him since he was a high school quarterback! If he made a move on her, her brother would nail his hide to the wall. So how could he get close to Chloe without risking his life?


If you don't have a sweetied to cuddle up with this Valentine's Day, then cuddle up with a good Valentine Romance.

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  1. Enjoyed the post, and it's very visually inviting, by the way! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful reads! I can't wait to read one from my Kindle!

    1. Thank you for the compliment and good luck with your new release BEATING IN TIME, a Last Chance Beach Romance. Readers, you can find it here:

  2. Thanks for showcasing "Sweet Kiss." Happy Valentine's Day!