Authors Who Spice Up Smalltown Romance

There are so many amazing authors who write small-town romance! And in this post, I wanted to take a second to feature some of the talents out there!


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Jade, needing an escape from her life, Jade follows her best friend for a new job- and just so happens to run into the boy who used to work for her dad. Logan.

Logan met Jade at her first job. And despite his attraction to her, he kept his distance after all her father owns the company he works for, and he wants to keep his job. But now, it’s been years and when he runs into her… he can’t deny the connection is still there. Especially now that they are both single.

But just because they are both single doesn’t mean things aren’t complicated anymore. Like when Logan’s ex shows up, when Jade starts working with Logan again, and when Jade’s father thinks about buying the company Logan works for.

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Nice Enough

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She thought it didn’t matter who she married. He begged to differ.

Her family never had a good standing in the small town Dawn lived in. When she finally had the chance to be seen, she had to get married quickly. No big deal, right? Nice enough and absolutely honest—those are Dawn’s only requirements for her spouse. So why not go for that marriage-of-convenience? Because after the nuptials she might find out, Joss is her Mr Right—and a liar, too. That’s why.

This novella has all the small-town feels, pesky neighbors and all. Whereas the love is sweet, the sizzle is hot, so 18+. No cliffhanger. No cheating. HEA guaranteed.

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Finding Hope

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​​Hope and Alex… two wounded hearts meet in an island paradise.

Can their wary spark become an unbreakable destiny?

After her carefully ordered life is upended, Hope Collins desperately needs a change. This comes when she unexpectedly finds herself the owner of a scuba diving resort on the Caribbean island of St. Croix.

But she arrives to complications, especially one tall, gorgeous, yet enigmatic dive instructor.

Alex Monroe is trying to forget the past and only wants a quiet life. He hadn’t planned on a life leading dives on a tropical island, but he’s made peace with it. Kind of. Then Hope arrives, and his existence is turned upside down as he becomes captivated by her.

Past wounds have scarred both. Hope has learned never to trust a man. Alex has closed himself off, existing but not living. They fight the attraction, but a series of mishaps drive them together.

Can two damaged souls find hope in each other?

Finding Hope is the first novel in the captivating Half Moon Bay series, and the beginning of Hope and Alex’s epic journey to soulmates. Dive into this sensual contemporary beach romance, featuring compelling, relatable characters, an irresistible tropical setting, and no cliffhangers!

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Coming in Hot

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Newly divorced and currently unemployed, Regan Sinclair is having a tough year. And she’s about to return to the small Montana town her younger self couldn’t wait to leave. While she’s excited to reconnect with her friends and sisters, she swears it’s only until she figures out next steps. But putting Sapphire Creek behind her—again—gets harder when she sees her best friend’s brother. The boy she kissed and then left without a word.

Security consultant Gavin McCabe is a simple guy. He’s got solid friends, a couple of incredible kids, and a business built from the ground up. Life is trucking along as planned—until Regan reappears and knocks him flat on his ass. Now all bets are off. Years ago he let her walk away without a fight, he won’t make that mistake again.

But Regan’s meddling parents and interfering ex seem determined to stand in Gavin’s way. And those problems are only the beginning. Because while Regan and Gavin’s feelings are growing, so is an unexpected danger in their usually sleepy town. To claim their second chance, they’ll have to risk everything.

“Settle in for sexy chemistry and second chances–Sapphire Creek runs hot in Carmen Cook’s hands.” – Laurel Greer

Coming In Hot is book one in the Sapphire Creek Series.

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Snowed in Snuggle Weather

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Max and Josie have been best friends since the fourth grade, but when they’re snowed in overnight and the power goes out, their “just friends” relationship is put to the test when they snuggle for warmth.

Josie has only had one secret her entire life: she’s been in love with her best friend for two decades. She’d never risk losing the most important relationship in her life, so she’s shielded her feelings from her broad-shouldered cinnamon roll BFF, Max.

Max moved back to Benning Falls, Vermont, to run his family’s maple syrup farm after breaking off his engagement. As he’s spent more time with his best friend, Josie, thoughts of her perfect curves and sparkling smile invade his thoughts more and more.

Can this rom-com-obsessed maple syrup farmer keep his hands and spicy thoughts to himself? Or will he be willing to risk the possibility of a happily ever after even if it means risking the most solid friendship in his life?


  • Snowed In + Forced Proximity
  • Best Friends to Lovers
  • Solo Sessions
  • Spicy Scenes
  • Only One (warm) Bed
  • Hurt / Comfort
  • “Yes, sir” / “Good girl”
  • Vermont in the Winter
  • Maple Syrup Farm Vibes
  • Never Have I Ever + Drunken Confessions

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A Moonton Bay Valentines Wedding

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From the author of the Confetti Confidential series, Aloha Love and A Moonta Bay Christmas comes a fast-paced, fun story about love, sacrifice and finding your way through the hard times.

After the death of her mother and an epic family fallout, Bree Randle gave a middle finger to Moonta Bay and left the town in her rear-view mirror for good. But now, with her best friend Emma planning her Valentine’s Day wedding and pleading for her to be there, Bree has to put aside her own feelings and return home.

Worse still, the ex that broke her heart is one of the groomsmen and the celebrant is the big-headed jock she despised in high school. And that’s just the beginning of the drama.

Can Bree mend the deep rift with her sister, confront the people from her past that hurt her, and save her best friend from heartache before it’s too late?

Story Features::

  • Old enemies to new lovers
  • Reluctant homecoming
  • Family drama
  • Old wounds
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Hard decisions
  • Moving on

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Love by the Bay

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🌙𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐲❤️ 

🌙𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐁𝐚𝐲, 𝐂𝐀. A small town where love is most definitely in the air. Take a little vacation to the beach and enjoy three novellas set in this romantic location.

📱𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐞💖A divorced elementary school Principal gets her second chance at love on a dating app for curvy women with a man who’s a lot closer than she thinks.

💘 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭⚓️A Navy SEAL faces his demons and returns to the hometown he’s been avoiding since his best friend died in combat. The last thing he expects to do is fall for the girl he’s known all his life.

❤️‍🩹𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐌𝐲 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭🐕A nomadic, damaged former military K-9 handler becomes stranded in Crescent Bay which is the last thing he needs. After finding a temporary job at a kennels, he also finds an unexpected love with the sassy, flamed-haired owner.

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Finding Home Ever After

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Returning to her small hometown to help her mom recover from cancer, a scared and lost young woman embarks on a journey of self-renewal. A recently rekindled childhood friendship with a now reformed playboy, complicates her transformation when he professes his undying love for her on one hot and tempting summer day. 

Life isn’t what Gabriella Rodriguez imagined in her mid-twenties. But she’s working on embracing change and building a new life she can be happy living. Back in the small town of Harmony, Texas with her family and friends by her side, Gaby hopes to trump the cards fate has dealt her and stop looking over her shoulder for the other shoe to drop.

Although she has sworn off men until she can sort out her life, there is one man Gaby might allow to get closer—Bradley Klein. Especially since his towering frame, chiseled features and all-encompassing hugs make her feel something she thought was gone. When Gaby lets her body do the talking, will the prior arrogant, self-absorbed teenage boy who now wants to protect her at all costs let her run free with his heart?


  • Childhood friends to lovers
  • Bad boy turned nice guy
  • It’s always been you
  • Small town Texas
  • Sweet heat (includes open door steam)
  • Slow burn contemporary romance
  • Book 2 of series – can be read as standalone

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The Rule of 3

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Ambition. Love. Loyalty.

Welcome to Honeybee Hollow, Kentucky.

Tanner Lassiter has easy, straightforward goals.

1. Marry the love of your life.

2. Become Kentucky’s youngest governor ever.

3. Become president.

Eli Whittaker is a kingmaker with two goals.

1. Use your billions and connections to help Tanner realize all of his dreams.

2. Don’t die of a broken heart in the process of achieving #1.

Zoë Deliban is a small-town teacher with one goal.

1. Don’t mess up Tanner’s life by letting him know you still love him.

Open-minded adult readers only, please. This is an MMF romance. If you don’t mind a few four-letter words and steamy scenes, and you want a book about enduring love, loyalty, and kindness, come on in and enjoy the fun.

The Rule of 3 is a “Lovers in Louisville” series spin-off. It is book one in “The Perfect Number” series. Book two, The Passion of 3, is available now. They are more fun if you read them in order, but both are standalone books.

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Second Chances

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  Mayor Jake Fletcher’s small town of Sweetwater Springs is in jeopardy. Their coffers are drying up, thanks to mother nature destroying the major access to the town. Confessing as much to his constituents brings surprises his way:
–Ideas to fix the crisis flooding in
–Two women willing to spearhead the resulting Holiday Extravaganza. One of them, Dixie Jo DeLuca, is an attractive, outgoing real estate agent with a smile that delivers a gut punch.
  There’s no time to waste. Jake and Dixie work together, friendly but cautious around each other, flirting a little, but recognizing they’re divorcees with baggage…and three daughters between them. They need to work closely together over the next two months. Any attempt at a relationship could put a strain on their endeavors and their work is too important to the town to jeopardize.
  Despite those concerns, their attraction grows. Soon, they agree to a secret affair. They’re two reasonable adults, right?
  But a bigger picture has each of them dealing with family concerns as well. Dixie faces an MIA ex, a teen daughter, and a mom pushing her toward an affair. Jake’s sister is divorcing and he’s her attorney, his unpredictable and self-centered ex is coming for Thanksgiving, and he’s harboring a long-kept family secret that he’ll eventually have to reveal to Dixie, even if his honesty means he might lose her.
  Amid the festival whirlwind, their day jobs, and daily life with extended family and three children, can Jake and Dixie carve out enough time to build a relationship? And even if that’s possible, are they open to risking their hearts — and those of their children — again?
  Warning: The author is not responsible if pizza and cake (as a meal) give you cravings. Contains two reasonably sane adults feeling out of control, sometimes precocious children, and some hot/sweet loving. It also has a not-quite-normal Thanksgiving dinner. Brace yourself. The folks in Sweetwater Springs are a force to be reckoned with.


  • Small town Arkansas
  • Slow burn romance
  • Sizzling open door love scenes (18+)
  • Family life with the good and bad
  • Book 4 in series – standalone, but better read in order as characters from previous books appear in this and future books.

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Denim Blues

If you’ve ever been betrayed, you know it hurts. It cuts deeper when it’s by your identical twin brother. After one fateful night in college, he ruined our relationship, my future, and I vowed to never speak to him again. Life, however, is unpredictable and seven years later, I’m stuck in a small town in Montana working alongside him for a year or I risk losing my inheritance. For a man who owns an entire Armani suit collection and an acute allergy to emotions, this is a problem. I thought I could get in and get out and go back to my life in Manhattan unscathed—act professional, like the businessman I am. But I didn’t account for meeting her, my brother’s best friend. One fiery kiss with a woman I have no business desiring—my complete opposite—everything changes, and I’m faced with revisiting a past I swore to forget if I want to make her mine.


All three books:

🖤 Small Montana town

🖤 Wilderness center

Book One- Denim Blues:

💕 Grumpy/sunshine

💕 Opposites attract

💕 Brother’s best friend (reverse)

💕 Sworn off relationships

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