The best long weekend of the year is shortly upon us …
Usually, these rare four days off in a row are celebrated with family, friends and (some might say best of all) chocolate! Luckily the chocolate remains, but otherwise we have the perfect storm of social distancing and (aside from kids, partners and housework) almost 100 empty hours ahead of us. But take heart, we have your back with ten fabulous romances that are all under $2.99. Even better? Every single one of these books is the first in a series, so you can put off that feeling of loss when you are forced to farewell a new favourite character and ride out that warm fuzzy feeling all the way to Tuesday.
1. A Chance of Stormy Weather by Tricia Stringer
A heart-warming rural romance from the queen of Australian storytelling about city girl Paula who has landed the man of her dreams. The only problem is, he comes with a farm. Is the life of a farmer’s wife really for her? Forecast: stormy weather.
Catch the rest of Paula’s story in the sequel, Come Rain or Shine.
2. Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser
A fast-paced historical romance adventure set on the mighty Murray River in the 1890s with a flawed but loveable heroine. When Georgina flees on a stolen horse, she thinks the worst of her troubles is Dane, the horse’s owner, who had given chase. But Georgina is headed into more danger than she can fathom …
And then turn to Where the Murray River Runs for more adventure set on the banks of the mighty Murray.
3. Enamoured by Shannon Curtis
What happens when fairytales get the romantic suspense treatment? A cross-genre mash-up with enchanting results! In the Fairy Isle, nothing is as it seems.
4. A Life Worth Living by Amanda Canham
This is a touching medical romance set in Brisbane about a doctor running from his past and a nurse who is just craving a family of her own—and she doesn’t need a man to help. Or does she?
5. What We Find by Robyn Carr
If you have been loving Virgin River as much as we have, then this should be at the top of your list. What We Find is the first book in Robyn Carr’s Sullivan’s Crossing series about fresh starts and budding relationships. When Maggie retreats to Sullivan’s Crossing to escape a life-changing mistake, she is not expecting the quiet town to rock her world all over again.
6. Chaos Born by Rebekah Turner
Lora Blackgoat, smuggler and mercenary, is on the hunt for a killer. She never expects that her path will lead her to the Order of Guides, a sadistic militant religious organisation—or to the mess that is having both a Nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn as potential lovers.
7. The Chieftain’s Curse by Frances Housden
This one is for the Outlander fans who are craving their daily dose of Scottish hero. A lonely Scottish chieftain and a beautiful woman in need of sanctuary, both hiding a terrible curse. But do their curses cancel each other out? This sexy romance won the RWNZ Koru Readers’ Choice Award in 2014, and was a finalist in that year’s RWA RITA Award for Best Historical Romance!
8. The Defiant Princess by Alyssa J Montgomery
What’s more scandalous than a royal affair? Sabrina has lived her entire life in Australia, but now her life is in danger and there may be only one solution to save herself and Rhajia, the land of her birth: a temporary marriage to Crown Prince Khalid. What’s a reluctant princess to do?
9. Renegade’s Pride by B.J. Daniels
Set on Cahill Ranch in Montana, this Western romance is about cowboys, showdowns and inescapable attraction. Rugged cowboy Trask is back in town on a mission to clear his name and win back the beautiful Lillian. Does this bad boy deserve a second chance, or are they headed for trouble?
10. Pack Bound by Leisl Leighton
Werewolves and witches abound in this paranormal romance series about defeating the Darkness. Sky has been raised to fear her magic and shy away from witch and Were alike. But when Alpha Were Jason comes in search of her, the intensity of their passion threatens her control—if she’s not careful, she just might turn into the weapon the Darkness intended her to become all along.