Dec 22 2016 11:00am

A Romance Novel for Every Woman in Your Squad

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Today we're thrilled to host Jill Shalvis (author of The Trouble with Mistletoe) on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Jill is here today to help you with any last minute shopping you may need—with a book idea for everyone on your list! Thanks, Jill!

Need some secret Santa ideas?  Give my favorite present—BOOKS!  Here are some recommendations for each gal pal in your group:

For the dreamer:  There’s always one friend whose head is in the clouds and may or may not be “off in her own world.” For the holidays, why not literally give her a new world to explore? The Charley Davidson series (paranormal/fantasy) by Darynda Jones is phenomenal. Start things off with the first installment, First Grave on the Right, and then binge right up to #10 that came out this year, The Curse of the Tenth Grave.

Nuts by Alice Clayton

For the foodie: This recommendation is for that friend who’s Instagram is filled only with photos of plates from brunch, dinner, and drinks. Who needs Yelp when you this friend? And to keep encouraging her love of all things #nom, Alice Clayton's Hudson Valley series: both Nuts and Cream of the Crop are amazing. And Cream of the Crop has a plus-sized heroine who is utterly fantastic and a boon to the diversity starting to be represented in romances.

For the wild child: We’ve all got that friend who delights us with her crazy/amazing/cringe-worthy bedroom shenanigan stories (think Samantha from Sex and the City). To make sure her holiday is more spicy than sweet, introduce her to Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series beginning with The Siren. Not a new release of 2016 but a fave.

For the boss: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. This hysterically funny (yet heart wrenching at times) book takes the beloved enemies-to-lovers trope and plunks it right down into an office setting—within the publishing world no less! And fun fact: H&H reviewed the book saying it is a “fun filled romp…a ride filled with sarcasm and smack-downs that slowly becomes sprinkled with frosting.” And I agree; Thorne’s debut doesn’t disappoint!

Duke of My Heart by Kelly Bowen

For the old soul: Duke of My Heart by Kelly Bowen was such a delightful read. If you’re anything like me and have to split your “free” time between reading and making sure you’re caught up on addicting TV shows, why not combine the two? The main heroine of this novel is a la Oliva Pope from Scandal, but she does her fixing in Regency era London instead of 21st century D.C.

For the young at heart (YA): For that one friend that refuse to admit to how many birthday candles really should be on that cake… A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas is an amazing YA novel. BUT this is actually the second book in the series. Pick up the first installment, A Court of Thorns and Roses,  first so you you’ll be in the know—and you won’t be sorry. Both are wonderful.


Learn more about or order a copy of The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis, available now:

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Jill Shalvis, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Heartbreaker Bay and Lucky Harbor series.

Learn more about or order a copy of the books mentioned in this post:

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Nuts by Alice Clayton
Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Duke of My Heart by Kelly Bowen
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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1. Kahintenn
Big lover of historicals here, and Kelly Bowen was not on my radar...just ordered her book for Kindle. Thanks for the recommendations!
2. Kahintenn
Reporting back...Kelly Bowen's book is excellent. I'm off to find her backlist.
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