These pick-up lines may be bad, but the books are guaranteed to make your patrons swoon this Valentine’s Day.
“Are we in the bullpen? Cuz you’re warming me up.”
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
From the host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast comes a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.
“You + Me = Love”
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
From the critically acclaimed author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart.
“Is that a short story collection in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
From the creator and executive producer of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman comes a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.
“If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put ‘U’ and ‘I’ together.”
How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper
Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, How Not to Die Alone is the bighearted debut novel we all need, for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, it’s a story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.
“What’s your sign?”
Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke
Star-Crossed is an adorable and addictive debut love story that explores whether the stars can or should be a guide through life and what happens when one woman tries to give the stars a little help.
“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?”
Women by Mihail Sebastian
A rediscovered classic from the author of For Two Thousand Years, this remarkable novel presents nuanced snapshots of love in the early twentieth century.
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