Bestselling Harlequin Romance of October 2021

Are you a fan of Harlequin Romance Novels? Founded in 1949, the Canadian based company has experienced more than 70 years of success as a leading publisher of books for women.

The Harlequin of bygone years was known for its mass market paperback bodice rippers featuring a shirtless Fabio on nearly every cover. But today’s Harlequin is embracing way more than just romance.

Here are the Top 10 Harlequin Romance books releasing October 2021

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#10 A Cowgirl’s Secret by Melinda Curtis

Cowgirl Cassie Diaz has a secret—a bull riding accident may have stolen her dream of motherhood. She needs to recover, but how can she rest with her family’s ranch in peril? Recent Second Chance, Idaho, arrival Bentley Monroe offers help, and his quiet strength makes her feel safe. Loving him could heal her wounds, but would she have a future with this family man?
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#9 A Cowboy’s Hope by Mary Anne Wilson

Ben Arias knows to keep things simple. After being raised in foster care, he was lucky to find a home and a family at a Wyoming ranch. Now Ben and his family are turning the ranch into a summer camp for kids, and pretty Chicago attorney Anna Watters is his best hope for the help he needs. Except Ben’s feelings for Anna are anything but simple. Is he too late to reach for love?
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#8 Harlequin Romance: A Colton Internal Affair by Jennifer D. Bokal



While on patrol, rookie cop Grace Colton pursues a fleeing suspect, never thinking it could end her career—or her life. Suddenly, she’s everyone’s enemy. Enter Camden Kingsley from Internal Affairs, who rubs Grace the wrong way and seems determined to believe the worst about her. But during interrogations, their sizzling chemistry is obvious, turning foe into unexpected defender, especially as one person desperately wants Grace out of the picture—permanently.
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#7 A Child’s Christmas Wish by Makenna Lee

Eric McKnight’s only priority is his disabled daughter’s happiness. Her temporary nanny, Jenny Winslet, is eager to help make Lilly’s Christmas wishes come true. She’ll even teach grinchy Eric how to do the season right—surrounded by garland, glitter and Lilly’s giggles! It isn’t long before visions of family dance in Eric’s head. But when Jenny leaves them for New York City…there’s still one Christmas wish he has yet to fulfill.
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#6 Harlequin Romance: A Carolina Christmas by Michelle Major

Schoolteacher Bella Hart and her neighbor Sam Anderson are both newcomers to Magnolia, North Carolina, yet they’ve grown to be good friends. But lately she’s noticed a distinct charge in the air when they’re together. Still, from what Bella can see, the attractive and popular firefighter may be more of a good-time playboy than stable-relationship material. Good thing Bella doesn’t give a Christmas fig about what looks good on paper. All she wants for Christmas is Sam. And in this season of joy and giving, could her wish possibly be about to come true?
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#5 The Courage Tree by Diane Chamberlain

A shocking disappearance. Remote Virginia wilderness. Two mothers who will do anything to save their daughters.

Eight-year-old Sophie Donohue just wanted to be like every other little girl. Which is why her mother, Janine, reluctantly agreed to let her go on a weekend camping trip in the forests of West Virginia. But when Janine arrives to pick up Sophie after the trip… her daughter has disappeared.
Deep in the Virginia forest, another drama unfolds. Sophie finds refuge in a remote cabin inhabited by Zoe, a woman who wants nothing to do with the child. Zoe is struggling to save her own daughter from the law, and Sophie’s presence jeopardizes any chance of that happening. She is as determined to save her daughter as Janine is to save Sophie…and only one of them can succeed.
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#4 Harlequin Romance: A Very Intimate Takeover by LaQuette

Falling for the enemy never felt this good in the debut novel of LaQuette’s Devereaux Inc. series.

Trey Devereaux is out to prove her corporate mettle to her skeptical father. When she sees a chance to take control of Devereaux Inc. from her estranged grandfather, she pounces. But Jeremiah Benton, his second-in-command, is fiercely protective of the Devereaux patriarch…and absolutely enticing. The intensity of their attraction overwhelms her defenses, and Trey even finds herself warming to her grandfather under Jeremiah’s influence. Can Trey maintain her resolve—or is Jeremiah winning this high-stakes merger? The fate of a billion-dollar Brooklyn legacy lies in the balance…
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#3 The Inheritance by JoAnn Ross

“Family secrets, complex characters and a glorious setting make The Inheritance a rich, compelling read…JoAnn Ross at her best!” —Sherryl Woods, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Magnolias series

With a dramatic wartime love story woven through, JoAnn Ross’s brilliant new novel is a gorgeous generational saga about the rivalry, history and loyalty that bond sisters together.
When conflict photographer Jackson Swann dies, he leaves behind a conflict of his own making when his three daughters, each born to a different mother, discover that they’re now responsible for the family’s Oregon vineyard—and for a family they didn’t ask for.
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Harlequin romance #2 The Great Glorious Goddamn Of It All by Josh Ritter

From singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, a lyrical, sweeping novel about a young boy’s coming-of-age during the last days of the lumberjacks.

In the tiny timber town of Cordelia, Idaho, ninety-nine year old Weldon Applegate recounts his life in all its glory, filled with tall tales writ large with murder, mayhem, avalanches and bootlegging. It’s the story of dark pine forests brewing with ancient magic, and Weldon’s struggle as a boy to keep his father’s inherited timber claim, the Lost Lot, from the ravenous clutches of Linden Laughlin.
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#1 Harlequin Romance: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

“Fresh, fast-paced and fiendishly clever! If you love watching true crime and wonder about the psychopaths among us, this is the book for you!” — Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Never Saw Me Coming is a compulsive, voice-driven thriller by an exciting new talent in fiction that will keep you pinned to the page and rooting for a would-be killer.

You should never trust a psychopath. But what if you had no choice?
It would be easy to underestimate Chloe Sevre… She’s a freshman honor student, a legging-wearing hot girl next door, who also happens to be a psychopath. She spends her time on yogalates, frat parties and plotting to kill Will Bachman, a childhood friend who grievously wronged her. 
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Which of these Harlequin romance novels releasing in October 2021 are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments.

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