Love is in the Air

February 11, 2019 | By Baltimore County Public Library

Love is in the air at our Romantic Tea event this Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m at the Arbutus Branch. Meet your favorite local romance authors as they discuss the different categories within the romance genre and how to find the romance that is right for you.

Find your next dreamy read from these titles that several of our panelists selected as favorites from last year.  


Featured Panelists

Learn more about the featured panelists and their favorite romance picks from 2018:

Portrait of Mia Sosa

Mia Sosa

"Luck of the Draw" by Kate Clayborn
One of Mia's favorites from last year was this second standalone book from Clayborn's "A Chance of a Lifetime" series. "Luck of the Draw" takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and the payoff is worth it. A former corporate attorney wracked by guilt agrees to a fake relationship with a man who has more than sufficient reasons to hate her. Somehow Clayborn makes this improbable couple work and gives us all the feels as she does so.

"Tempest" by Beverly Jenkins
What happens when Regan Carmichael, a mail-order bride, charges into the Old West to meet her intended and brings her independent spirit with her? Expect fireworks. Jenkins, who's universally considered royalty in the romance genre, pens a funny, heartwarming and sexy story with social and cultural undertones that will resonate with many of us. This isn't a spoiler, but it's priceless: Regan shoots her groom in the first chapter.

Portrait of AC Arthur

A.C. Arthur

A.C. Arthur also chose "Tempest" by Beverly Jenkins as one of her favorites from 2018.

"A Princess In Theory" by Alyssa Cole
The first in a new series features hardworking grad student Naledi and Prince Thabiso of Thesolo. Were these two really betrothed as young children? Fun, fast-paced and modern, this love story will captivate readers. 

Portrait of Rebecca Rivard

Rebecca Rivard

"You Only Love Twice" by Bec McMasters 
Bec McMasters has become one of my go-to authors. Her "London Steampunk" series is smart and sexy with amazing world-building—a fascinating mashup of Victorian steampunk and dark paranormal romance. This 2018 release is simply delicious. How can you go wrong with a tagline like this? "First rule of espionage: don't ever fall in love with your target."

"The Nanny's Double Trouble" by Christine Rimmer
Christine Rimmer's small-town romances are sweet, but sexy, with couples you can't help root for. I especially loved this 2018 release about a hunky single dad trying to raise two adorable toddlers. Enter a family friend who loves the twins, but dislikes him and the result is a heartwarming story. A perfect Valentine's Day read!

Portrait of Tracy Anne Warren

Tracy Anne Warren

Tracy Anne Warren found herself reading a lot of teen romance lately. Here are a couple of favorites from last year:

"Court of Frost and Starlight" by Sarah J. Maas
Book four in the enthralling fantasy romance series, "Court of Thorns and Roses." All of the books in the series are great!

"The Harper Effect" by Taryn Bashford
This is a wonderful, well-drawn teen romance set in the world of professional tennis.

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