The best books to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night

Who am I?

As well as being an author of romance and an upcoming thriller, I am an avid reader. I’ve been passionate about books since I was a little girl, and I read a ton every year…often reading several at any given time. Books are my favorite pastime and my favorite subject to talk about, hands down. I did a podcast for several years—Living in the Pages—where I talked to authors from all over the world about their books and their process in writing. My TBR (to-be-read) list is never-ending.

I wrote...

True Love Story

By Willow Aster,

Book cover of True Love Story

What is my book about?

Growing up in an idealistic home, Sparrow Fisher is sheltered and innocent. When she meets Ian Sterling, a musician who is rising in popularity, she instantly falls for his charm. The attraction is instant, but their relationship isn't so simple.

True Love Story is a story about the real highs and lows that come with a relationship—happiness, pain, angst—and finding out if love really is enough.

The books I picked & why

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Frayed: A Small Town Sports Romance

By Laura Pavlov,

Book cover of Frayed: A Small Town Sports Romance

Why this book?

Frayed is the first book in the standalone series, Willow Springs. It’s such a heartwarming story, as is every book in the series. It’s about young love, breaking away from people trying to hold you back, and will have you teary one minute and laughing the next. If you love romance and shows like Friday Night Lights, you’ll enjoy this book!

Reckless Memories

By Catherine Cowles,

Book cover of Reckless Memories

Why this book?

Reckless Memories is the first book in the standalone Wrecked series. Ford and Bell will capture your heart with their second chance at love. There’s angst and tension and a swoon-worthy love story brewing amidst suspenseful moments. If you love a good romance with Nora Roberts’ feels, you’ll enjoy this story!

The Last Thing He Told Me

By Laura Dave,

Book cover of The Last Thing He Told Me

Why this book?

Full of suspense and can’t-put-down moments, at the heart of this book is a love story. And not just romantic love, although that’s in the pages too, but of a love developing between a mom and her stepdaughter. Willing to risk everything to keep her stepdaughter safe, Hannah gets to the bottom of the truth and does whatever it takes to be Bailey’s protector.

Mother May I

By Joshilyn Jackson,

Book cover of Mother May I

Why this book?

I could not put this book down. Full of suspense from start to finish, I was so invested in this story! Bree grew up poor but now she’s a married mom who has everything she’s ever wanted. When someone shows up threatening to take it all away, Bree is faced with the battle of her life. It’s hard to know who to trust, but she finds she’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect those she loves. 


By Kylie Scott,

Book cover of Fake

Why this book?

When an A-list actor gets called out in the press for bad behavior, he needs a little help with his reputation and enlists the waitress at his favorite restaurant to help him out. This story has laugh-out-loud moments, as well as sexy, swoony scenes that will leave your heart pounding. The chemistry between Patrick and Norah is sizzling. For a lighthearted sexy read, this is such a great choice!

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