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7 Books That’ll Get You Out Of A Reading Slump

Feeling stuck in a reading slump? The best remedy is immersing yourself in a binge-worthy romance novel within your favorite subgenre.

Here are some of our top picks to help you find the perfect read to break through that slump and reignite your passion for reading!

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If you love a rom-com: The Bookbinder’s Guide To Love by Katherine Garbera

A witchy, witty, wickedly sexy tale about love, books, friendship and the unexpected connections that bind us together…

Bookbinding (verb): the art of creating something magical out of fabric, leather and paper.

As a lonely foster kid, Serafina Conte sought refuge in handmaking journals — and writing her wishes within their pages. Now, in the quirky new age store she shares with her two best friends, Sera’s intentions have paid off. Her journals are in the spotlight — and rumoured to manifest great things. Whether it’s witchy skills, real magic or not, Sera’s finally ready to be the leading lady of her life story…

Until her plot hits a twist.

After the death of her mentor, Ford Sitwell, all the loneliness and insecurity of her past returns. The only balm is the box of antique books he left to her. But Ford’s suspicious brooding grandson, Wes, is ready to think the worst of her — and get his grandfather’s books back! The first part doesn’t bother her. The second? Forget it. Sera won’t give Wes the books so easily. But it’s clear he’s seeking something more, an emotional connection no book can replace. So she offers a deal — work in her store for six weeks, and in return, she’ll help him get closure by sharing memories of his late grandfather.

Yes, Wes seems grumpy, but actually he’s hot…and maybe kind? Deep down? And when desire and vulnerability work their charms, Sera begins to wonder if the best stories aren’t the ones you intend, but the ones that take you where you least expected…

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If you love a sweet romance: Wed In The Outback by Michelle DouglasKandy Shepherd

Surprise Proposal, Outback Inheritance – Kandy Shepherd

The key to Cinderella’s inheritance…

When Anastasia finds herself in need of a husband, she turns to her best friend, millionaire tycoon Connor. She’s always carried a torch for the guy from next door, but anything romantic is completely off-limits. The relationship might be faux, but once she’s wearing Connor’s ring, Ana’s very real desire for him becomes impossible to hide any longer…especially when his ‘I do’ kiss feels anything but fake!

Marrying Her Outback Enemy – Michelle Douglas

‘Marry me, Lincoln.’

Rose has put everything into running her family’s farm, so she’s furious that her father’s will states she must marry to keep it! All she can do is propose — to anyone. She picks Lincoln; her neighbour, enemy, and the man she once shared a pulse-racing moment of passion with. She offers him a coveted plot of land in return — but she’s still surprised when he says ‘yes’ to making her his billion-dollar bride!

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If you love an Aussie setting: Outback Nurse by Carol MarinelliAmy AndrewsFiona Lowe

The Playboy Doctor’s Marriage Proposal – Fiona Lowe

Emily Tippett is a fabulous nurse — all the residents of Warragurra love her. Yet rarely does anyone see the real woman hiding behind the uniform — that is until her gorgeous new boss Linton Gregory arrives. On the face of it, Linton is not what Emily needs. An expert at protecting his own heart, this charming doctor prefers to date and move on…

But Linton has seen the beauty that Emily is trying to hide — and she has captured his heart. He’s ready to go from playboy doctor to husband to be!

The Outback Nurse – Carol Marinelli

Sister Olivia Morrell started her new job in the Outback with some trepidation. She’d wanted to get away from it all but, in isolated Kimjong, there was only one doctor. And by all accounts, Dr Clemson made a moody and difficult boss!

Clem began to suspect his new nurse had come to Kimjong to get over a broken heart. But that didn’t prevent his attraction to her! Perhaps if Olivia had to learn that not all men were unreliable, he could be the one to teach her…

The Outback Doctor’s Surprise Bride – Amy Andrews

Locum doctor James Remington never stays in one place for long. But the warmth of the people in this welcoming Outback community is starting to make it feel like home — and so is nurse Helen Franklin. James has found it easy to win over the locals in Skye, but Helen proves to be much more of a challenge.

Helen’s protected her heart for so long that she doesn’t know if she’s ready to open it up to this charming but temporary doctor. All James knows is that Helen makes him want something he’s never wanted before — a home and family.

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If you love a binge-worthy romantasy: Cold Hearted by Leia Stone with Julie Hall

An inter-connected romantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas
To save my kingdom, someone must die…

Every hundred years, a curse descends on Faerie. For the last two millennia, the Summer Court princess has ended it. She has travelled to the mirror realm, found an Ethereum Lord, and returned with his magical heart.

Now it’s my turn.

I have trained to become the perfect assassin so I can retrieve my prize. But when I step through the portal, I’m immediately taken captive by Zander, a handsome royal guard.

To reach my target, I’m forced to play by his rules. Fail my task and everyone I’ve ever known and loved perishes. But Zander has secrets, and they call into question everything I have been taught my entire life…

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If you love a cosy story: A Novel Love Story by Ashley Poston

Have you ever found yourself lost in a good book … literally?
Eileen Merriweather loves a good love story. The fictional kind, anyway. After all, imaginary men don’t break your heart.

That’s why she’s so excited for her annual book club retreat – instead, when her car breaks down en route, Eileen finds herself in Eloraton. A town where every meet is cute, the rain always comes in the afternoon, and the bookshop is always curated with impeccable taste.

It feels too good to be true … because Eloraton is the setting of her favourite romance series. And Eileen is sure she must be here to bring the town its storybook ending.

But there’s one character she can’t place. The grumpy bookshop owner with mint-green eyes, and an irritatingly sexy mouth. He does not want Eileen to finish this story, but how else can she find her happily-ever-after?

The next magical rom-com from the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Year Slip and The Dead Romantics!

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If you love a book with *spice*: Make Me Yours by Katee Robert

Make Me Yours

One hot night with a stranger…leads to something very unexpected!

Three months ago, fitness instructor Becka Baudin gave me the most satisfying night of my life…and walked away. Now the wildest, sexiest woman I’ve ever met is pregnant with my child. Despite persuading her to move into my Manhattan penthouse, she wants nothing to do with my upscale CEO life. She may let me back into her bed, but getting into her guarded heart is a different ball game!

Make Me Need

He needs to resist her…but she isn’t making it easy!

Happy-go-lucky Trish has nothing in common with her grumpy new boss — and brother’s best friend — Cameron, but the red-hot chemistry between them is undeniable! Cameron knows he mustn’t give in, but a kiss in an elevator leaves him wanting more — so when Trish gives him an electrifying private show on a work trip, he’s powerless to resist. Can this unlikely couple turn their desire into something more?

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If you love laugh-out-loud reads: Four Night Stand by Georgia Moore

Two colleagues. One conference. No strings attached?

Two people who’ve been burned by past lovers settle for a conference fling while secretly wanting more.

Jules lives in her comfort zone. Years ago, taking a risk left her dumped and heartbroken, and now the status quo is her safe space. It’s not so bad. She lives with two awesome friends, has a manageable crush on Cameron, a colleague she’s never met in person, and her job … well, she used to love her IT job at a publishing company. Now it feels like ticking a box. So when she’s asked at the last minute to attend a conference, she figures it could be the thing she needs to reinspire her. And then she finds out Cameron is coming too.

Cameron left his last workplace abruptly after a break-up gone wrong. In a new city and a new team, he’s content to keep everyone at arm’s length so there’s no chance of the past repeating. Except for one person in the IT department who always answers his calls for help, and shares his humour and taste in music. But they’ve never met face-to-face, so it doesn’t count. Until they get sent to a conference together and suddenly, Cameron realises it does count. A lot.

Thrown together away from the office and their colleagues, Jules and Cameron decide to have a conference fling. It’s risk-free and has a guaranteed amicable ending. But emotions are never predictable …

Four Night Stand is a great read – flirtatious fun becoming hot and spicy and layered with deep, emotional vulnerability.’ – USA Today bestselling author Alyssa J. Montgomery

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