Romance Book Club Recommends


We love romance at WORD, and if you've ever been in our Greenpoint store during one of our romance book club's meetings, then you know we're not alone. If you're not able to make it to their meetings (held on the first Saturday of the month at 2:45 PM in our Brooklyn store), or are just looking for some steamy reads in between, here's a list of recommendations from some of our longtime group members. We can't predict which one will be your favorite, but we do know one thing: there will always be a happy ending.


Big Bad Cowboy (Once Upon a Time in Texas #1) By Carly Bloom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538763438
Published: Forever - October 30th, 2018

This laugh-out-loud western is filled with Texas charm, the cutest five-year-old you’ll ever meet, three holidays—Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!—and a romance that will make you believe in fairy tales. Or, at the very least, make you want a big bad cowboy of your own. —Madeline

Stripped (Happy Endings #1) By Zoey Castile Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496715241
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Published: Kensington - August 28th, 2018

Have you seen Magic Mike? No? You should fix that, but first read Zoey Castile's Stripped, which is like a book version of Magic Mike, only with more romance and less "wah wah, it sucks so much that my boyfriend is a stripper." It begins with a meet-cute over laundry and ends with our heroine finding herself and ~true love~ while hanging out with the boys of Mayhem City, an all-male revue led by a guy named Ricky who is just begging to have Matthew McConaughey play him in a film adaptation. —Eliza

Perfect (The Paradise series #2) By Judith McNaught Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780671795535
Published: Pocket Books - July 1st, 1994

One of my favorites!  Wrongly convicted (and obvs quite handsome) movie star breaks out of jail, kidnaps small town teacher to drive him to a cabin in the woods(!!!).  Judith McNaught is the queen of heart-squeezing, emotional, almost-doesn't-work-but-thank-goodness-HEA-phew! romance. —Courtney

The Perils of Pleasure: Pennyroyal Green Series By Julie Anne Long Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061341588
Published: Avon - January 29th, 2008

If you like a strong female lead, murder mysteries, surprising facts about historical medicine, and the joy of seeing characters change and grow into each'll love this book! The heroine is a sharp-shooting fixer who's hired to rescue the hero from hanging, and she does so with style & grace. Hilarity and (perhaps not quiiiiite enough) sex ensue as the two go on the lam together, roaming through all aspects of London society. —Hannah

Rookie Move (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel #1) By Sarina Bowen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399583438
Published: Berkley - September 6th, 2016

The first in the Brooklyn Bruisers series that explores team as found family, how two people once in love can find each other again, and hot hockey men with emotional depth. The heroine is a sexual assault survivor and the aftermath of that experience is beautifully handled. Bonus for kickass female friendship! —Sarah

My Beautiful Enemy (Heart of Blade #2) By Sherry Thomas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425268896
Published: Berkley - August 5th, 2014

For the historical lover who wants to break out of the Regency! Two spies duke it out in Western China and Victorian England with sword fights (sometimes in petticoats), dual timelines, a desert roadtrip, cross-dressing misunderstandings and an extraordinarily badass heroine who defies gender norms and a sexy man ready to cook her breakfast. —Maddie