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Calling all you romantics out there - we have all the best modern romance books to make you swoon here at The Works. If you've ripped through the classics but still love a good love story, you'll love these contemporary romance books. Browse the collection below to find your next fictional crush.

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Leena is too young to feel stuck. Eileen is too old to start over. It's time for The Switch... After blowing a big presentation at work, Leena takes a two-month sabbatical and escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen . . . A life swap seems the perfect solution. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the distractingly handsome local schoolteacher, Leena learns that switching lives isn't straightforward. In London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, and with the online dating scene. But is her perfect match nearer to home than she first thought? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787475021 • Author: Beth O'Leary • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm

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After trials, tears and a torturous break-up, Kitty Appleby has finally found where she's meant to be. Tumbledown Sandcastle Cottage, in the delightful seaside village of Firefly Common, is home, and Kitty's eccentric band of friends and neighbours are enjoying a glorious summer. There's just one tiny little problem. Sandcastle Cottage doesn't belong to them. And Mavis Mullholland, Kitty's landlord, is on her way home from her round-the-world cruise . . . Kitty can't bear to lose the community that's welcomed her in. But secretly, she can't bear to leave Sandcastle Cottage without finding out more about the mysterious and enigmatic Vinny . . . Why can't she stop thinking about him, when she's faced with losing everything? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786157287 • Author: Christina Jones • Publisher: Accent Press Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 29.7 x 21 x 0.2 cm

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What if we're all just searching for something? Anna Stewart is lost. After barely surviving a car accident as a teenager, Anna is scared of settling. Flitting between jobs, boyfriends and homes whenever she gets bored, she has no idea what the future holds. Then her brother Brodie, minister of Glendale, suggests she moves to the beautiful Scottish village, lining up a housekeeper job for her at Glendale Hall. Out of options, Anna agrees to take the job just for the summer. Once at the hall, her culinary skills impress everyone, and she agrees to give Hilltop Farm's new manager, Cameron, cooking lessons. Sparks fly between Anna and the handsome Scot, but Cameron keeps pushing Anna away, and Anna definitely isn't looking for love. But it's wedding season at Glendale Hall, and Anna is about to discover that her new home has a way of working its magic on even the coldest of hearts. Will she really be able to just walk away at the end of summer, or could Anna have finally found a place to belong? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800325067 • Author: Victoria Walters • Publisher: Canelo • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2 cm

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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FALL IN LOVE... Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland. She’s answered an ad in The Lady: being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it's time to make a change and do something different for a while? The fact that she may also see Alec, the young man who she met some years previously and who she has always thought of as her ‘one who got away’, is of course purely incidental. Soon Caro is falling in love - not only with Alec but with the stunning country house she's now living in. But the estate is in financial difficulties, and Caro soon realises there's only one way to rescue it. So begins a magical romantic summer, one that will take Caro from Scotland to London and the south of France, in search of a classic lost perfume that might just restore all their fortunes. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787468375 • Author: Katie Fforde • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5 cm

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After a tough break-up, Ellie returns to the only place she's ever really felt at home - the coastal town of Sanderson Bay. A year later, she's living her dream, brewing delicious artisan teas and selling them at her very own cafe. And when the mysterious and brooding Ben walks into her tearoom, Ellie finally dares to dream of true love. But then her ex shows up in the Bay, and just as Ellie discovers some tragic truths about her family's past, she learns Ben might be hiding an unwelcome secret of his own... Can Ellie let go of her past and brave a future with Ben? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800245945 • Author: Rachel Burton • Publisher: Head of Zeus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.3 cm

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Will opening the door lead to love and happy endings? Lorna and her friend Philly work together in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds. But even though they are surrounded by family and friends, the door to true love remains resolutely closed - until the day they discover a beautiful secret garden deep in the manor's grounds. Could this be the sign that their luck is about to change? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787468368 • Author: Katie Fforde • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.76 x 12.9 x 2.49 cm

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Follow your yellow brick road .... Alice Dorothy Matthews is on the road to paradise! She’s sold her house in London, got rid of her nasty ex and arranged her move to Portugal where friendship and romance awaits. All that’s left to do is find a place to call home. But Alice’s dreams are called into question when complications with friends, work and new relationships make her Portuguese paradise feel far too much like reality. Will Alice’s dream of a new home in the sun come true? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781912550395 • Author: Chris Penhall • Publisher: Ruby Fiction • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 cm

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Sometimes the one who loves you is the one who hurts you the most... Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his "no dating" rule, she can't help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan - her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781471156267 • Author: Colleen Hoover • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 376 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.3 x 2.4 cm

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She can't believe she didn't see this coming. Well, not this. How could anyone anticipate being dumped on TV? Everyone in Amy's life seems to be getting married, having children and settling down (or so Instagram tells her), and she feels like she's falling behind. So, when her long-term boyfriend surprises her with a dream holiday, she thinks he's going to finally pop the Big Question. But the dream turns into a nightmare when, instead, she finds herself on the set of a Big Brother-style reality television show, The Shelf. Along with five other women, Amy is heartlessly dumped live on TV and must compete in a series of humiliating and obnoxious tasks in the hope of being crowned 'The Keeper'. While inside the house, will Amy learn that there are worse things than being 'left on the shelf'? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838773137 • Author: Helly Acton • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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Emma Patrick's life is spiralling out of control. On the cusp of her 50th birthday, she realises that she's been so focused on work that she's lost any real connection to people. When Emma's ageing father needs her help, she decides to go back home to the countryside to spend some time with him. But returning to Little Bramble after years away is filled with complications and people she'd rather avoid. To her surprise, as Emma settles in she finds herself loving village life. When the opportunity to get involved in the running of the summer fête comes her way, soon she's embracing jam making, cake baking and bunting. And with romance brewing, Emma begins to doubt the glamorous city life that she worked so hard to build . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838772826 • Author: Cathy Lake • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2 cm

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This is one summer that won't end in tiers! For NHS nurse, Lucie Burrows, it's time to put the past behind her and embrace Greek life. Finally free from the UK restrictions, Lucie is excited for the summer of 2021. When her best friend, Gavin, finds the perfect Greek island getaway, Lucie is sure that this holiday to Corfu is going to be one to remember. But when a landslide puts the village into a local lockdown, Lucie is thrown together with Michalis Andino, the super sexy village doctor. It's not quite the escape she had planned, but things could certainly be worse. As Lucie relaxes into the Greek way of life, she begins to wonder whether this lockdown might just end in a new beginning - and a new love... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800243095 • Author: Mandy Baggot • Publisher: Aria • Format: Paperback • Pages: 480 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 3.3 cm

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Can an island in the sun provide the second chance Sara needs? A warm and uplifting novel about love, friendship and new beginnings on the beautiful Greek island of Santaniki. Sara Loveday flees home and crisis to the beautiful island of Santaniki. Here, amid olive groves and whitewashed stone villas, where dark cypress trees step down to a cobalt blue sea, Sara vows to change her life. Spotting a gap in the local tourist market, she sets up a wedding plan business, specialising in 'second time around' couples. For her first big wedding, she borrows the olive garden of a local artists' retreat, but almost at once things begin to go wrong. To make matters worse, a stranger from Sara's past arrives on the island, spreading vicious lies. Can her business survive? And what will happen with the gorgeous new man who she's begun to love? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788548724 • Author: Leah Fleming • Publisher: Head of Zeus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.5 cm

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Three isn’t always a magic number … There are three reasons Tess Fenton should be happy. One, her job at the Blue Olive deli is dull, but at least she gets to work with her best friend. Two, she lives in a cosy cottage in the pretty village of Halston. Three, she’s in love with her boyfriend, Blake. Isn’t she? Because, despite their history, Blake continues to be the puzzle piece in Tess’s life that doesn’t quite fit. And when she meets intriguing local artist Daniel Cavanagh, it soon becomes apparent that, for Tess, love isn’t as easy as one, two, three … Product Information: • ISBN: 9781781894583 • Author: Angela Barton • Publisher: Choc Lit Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320

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To make a home, she must break the rules. Can she triumph over tragedy? To an outsider, Cassandra Shaw's life looks perfect. She lives in a beautiful, luxurious house in the English countryside, with a handsome, wealthy boyfriend who insists she needn't do a day's work in her life. But Cassie knows that something is not right. Her boyfriend has grown colder, treating her more like a housekeeper than a future wife. And her time feels empty and purposeless. Cassandra has always been riddled with insecurities and self-doubt, but, just for once, she decides to take a chance on a new beginning. She answers an advert for a live-in nanny, dogwalker, cook and all-round 'Superhuman' for a family living in a rambling manor house on the rugged North Cornish coast. The work is hard and tiring, but Cassie has never felt so fulfilled. As Cassie learns to connect with the natural beauty unfolding around her, Cornwall starts to offer up its secrets. Soon, Cassie starts wondering if she was drawn to this isolated part of the coast for a reason. Why was she guided to Foxcombe Manor? What are the flashes of light she sees in the valley? Is it her imagination or does someone brush past her? And who is the mysterious man living deep in the woods? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800245983 • Author: Kate Ryder • Publisher: Aria • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.7 cm

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Sparks and tempers fly when Ben comes to stay in Daisy's holiday cottage... Daisy likes routine. She goes to work, makes dinner for her son, then loses herself for an hour or two in her sewing. She's not looking for change, until Ben crashes - literally - into her life. Ben is training for a triathlon, working himself to the limit in an attempt to forget a recent trauma. Daisy wants to help, but even as they draw closer with every week that passes, he pushes her away whenever things threaten to get serious. Can Ben open himself up to love again? And with Daisy's life in the Yorkshire Dales and Ben's in New York, can they have a future together even if he does? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800324992 • Author: Suzanne Snow • Publisher: Canelo  • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.3 x 2.2 cm

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Heartbreak and cake at the Art Café … It was meant to be the perfect romantic holiday. But then Flora Bexton’s boyfriend does the unthinkable, and she responds in the only logical way: she steals his motorbike and escapes for a holiday by herself on the Welsh coast. Far from the lonely trip she imagined, Flora soon finds comfort at the friendly local Art Café where the legendary hot chocolate and cake help to ease her troubled mind. And when Aussie\-Welsh lifeguard Jake Foley steps in just when Flora needs help the most, she realises that her ‘holiday’ feels more like home with every passing day. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781781894637 • Author: Sue McDonagh • Publisher: Cho Lit • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 

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Buying a thatched cottage in the country may not be the usual cure for a broken heart. But after Clara Maxwell finds out her boyfriend and best friend have been sneaking around behind her back, packing her bags and leaving everything in London behind feels like it's the only way forward. Clara knew Acorn Cottage would be a fixer-upper... Yet in person, the cottage is less charmingly ramshackle and more a real health and safety concern. When Henry Garnett, her (rather handsome) new contractor, turns up with his little daughter Pansy and a van shaped like a cottage in tow, she isn't sure whether to laugh or cry. What on earth has she gotten herself into?! Still, there is something strangely lovable about the people in the little village of Merryknowe, from Rachel Brown, the quiet, lonely girl who bakes magical confections for the tearooms, to Tassie McIver, a little old lady with a lot of wisdom and a penchant for reading tea leaves. And Clara can't deny that Henry and Pansy are quickly worming their way into her heart... With all the heartbreak of the year behind her, could Acorn Cottage be the fresh start Clara so desperately wants? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800247352 • Author: Kate Forster • Publisher: Aria • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 2.5 cm

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Malie Pukui doesn’t believe in happy ever after. After a tragedy caused her to flee her family and friends in Devon she found a fresh start in Hawaii. Here, working at a surf school, she can give back to those in need and try to overcome the greatest loss in her life. Moved around foster homes throughout his childhood, Todd Masters has worked hard to be able to offer a brighter future to young disadvantaged children. Now he has his own charitable foundation working with a surf school in Hawaii, but he still can’t put his past behind him. When Malie rescues Todd from the sea a spark ignites between them, and the two wounded souls find a common ground. But amidst the surf, sunsets and sizzling kisses, can Malie let go of her past and risk something she’d locked away forever… her heart? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008375881 • Author: Georgia Toffolo • Publisher: Mills & Boon • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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