Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day

What’s better than chocolate, roses, and cheesy cards? Curling up at home with a good romance novel! San Mateo County Libraries has you covered when it comes to new romance reads – from Danielle Steel favorites to vengeful dukes to action love stories. And if you’re not feeling the love, we’ve got some good anti-Valentine’s Day reads too.

Suspenseful Romantic

Because I'm Watching

Two emotionally damaged people find love – and mystery ensues.

Regency Romances

Duke of Sin

A vain and vengeful Duke’s plans get thwarted by an unexpected guest.

A Lady Unrivaled

Blackmail, cursed red diamonds, and a Lady on a mission for the truth.

Humorous Romance

First Star I See Tonight

A detective thinks quickly when the ex-football player she’s supposed to be tailing catches her. Her cover-up? She falsely confesses that she’s his stalker! This author’s books are known as the gateway drug for romance novel newbies.

Action Romance

Heart Strike

Fighting terrorism and romance go hand-in-hand, right?

Danielle Steel

The Mistress

The bestselling romance author takes readers around Europe on a tale about the young mistress of a Russian oligarch.

Young Adult

The Sun Is Also A Star

Natasha picked the wrong time to fall in love with Daniel. Her family is 12 hours from being deported to Jamaica. This will not be a love story...unless the Universe intervenes.

Anti-Valentine’s Day

Dead Souls

A scorned girlfriend walks into a bar and meets the Devil. Nothing good can come of this…

The Vegetarian

A husband and wife live a peaceful life – until the wife starts having bloody nightmares. A dietary choice sends her spiraling into dangerous estrangement.

Don’t Forget About eBooks!

Our eBook providers Axis 360, OverDrive, and Hoopla have a large collection of romance books, including the ones listed here, as well.

What kind of romance books do you like? Or do you prefer anti-love stories? Let us know in the comments.