The trouble with Valentine’s Day is that there just aren’t enough romance novels that make it a central part of the story.
I mean, we get a deluge of books for Christmas, quite a few that celebrate summer. But Valentine’s Day is the day of love. Of passion. Why not more Valentine’s Books?
I’ve read all but two of Rachel Gibson’s novels – and I’m saving those to perk me up during a really bad week. I absolutely love her books, and Valentine’s Day is no different (even though the hero has the same name as my brother, a massive turn-off meaning that in my head I think of him as Raj. I know it’s a stretch.).
When everything about her life in Las Vegas just seems to be going wrong, Kate Hamilton leaves her job as a PI and points her car toward Gospel, Idaho. Gospel is the kind of town where a girl can take it easy and just be herself, or so she hopes. But when she gets there, people get the impression that she’s a bit of a ball–buster. And she is, at first.
But Gospel has a way of softening people up. One of those ways is Rob Sutter. He’s a spectacular–looking former hockey player with a wild past of his own, who now lives a quiet (albeit slightly macho) life running his sporting goods store and fly–fishing. Kate and Rob are so wrong for each other that there must be something right. If only they can start seeing each other for who they really are…
Whatever your romance needs today, there are some great reader-generated recommendations at All About Romance, which has just released its 2011 readers’ poll results. Some fantastic reads there!
Do you have any Valentine’s Day novels to recommend? Why aren’t there more out there? Have you read The Trouble With Valentine’s Day? What did you think?
Do you have romantic Valentine’s plans – whether a date with a loved one or with a good book?
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