To celebrate Valentine's Day, I'm sharing eighteen romances set around February 14th. These are sweet, low-heat contemporaries for you to enjoy!

Today, I'm giving you a closer look at six of them. Be sure to comment for an entry into the Valentine giveaway. You can get a bonus entry by commenting on yesterday's post, as well was upcoming Saturday and Sunday posts!

The Valentine Quest by Melissa McClone

Keep your competition close…and your heart even closer.

When Nevada Parker travels to Marietta, Montana, she anticipates enough peace and quiet to finish her PhD dissertation. Cupidville turns out to be anything but quiet. In fact, it looks like Valentine’s Day—her least favorite holiday—exploded all over the small town.

Among the sea of red hearts, “Be Mine” signs, and pink, pink, pink, Nevada spots a flyer for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. The grand prize—a luxury tropical vacation—would be the perfect welcome-home gift for her brother who’s leaving the military.

Dustin Decker sure could use a break from giving city slickers sleigh rides. Even with a bum knee from his bull-riding days, the race’s grand prize is as good as his—until he realizes he needs a partner if he wants to win.

He makes a strategic pact with the prim, bookish Nevada. But with a kiss, their unlikely alliance turns into something more…and soon, racing isn’t the only thing on their minds. As the finish line nears, they must decide if the grand prize is worth more than what they’ve found together…or if one of them will walk away empty handed—and brokenhearted.

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V is for Valentine by Jeannie Watt

Three weeks to win her heart…

Investment banker Felicity Evans returns home to Holly, Idaho, to answer her injured father’s SOS. He needs her to help him meet his construction deadline on a historic property by Valentine’s Day. Felicity swings a mean hammer, but her life is in Seattle and she’s leaving as soon as the project is finished. One problem with her quick escape plan? Danny Montgomery. Years after moving away, he still complicates her life despite her many efforts to forget him.

For as long as Danny Montgomery can remember, Felicity Evans—Felix to him—has tied his heart in knots. She’s spent years avoiding him after their childhood rivalry, but, short on help, has no choice but to hire him to help her finish renovations on a keystone project for her father. This time, Danny won’t let her ignore her true feelings.

He has until Valentine’s Day to make her his. Can he convince Felix to give them one more chance and prove they’re a perfect match?

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The Billionaire's Sweet Valentine by Laura L. Walker

When a Valentine's Day contest for Arizona's Cutest Couple throws two romance-challenged friends together, can they survive a fake engagement and win the prize?

All Penny Merrill wants to do is run her own sweet shop in ritzy Scottsdale, Arizona, but her money-hungry mother and conniving stepfather are making it nearly impossible to keep her dream alive. When Penny finds an advertisement for a Valentine’s Day contest for Arizona’s Cutest Couple, with the winnings being enough to enable her to hold on to her floundering business, she comes up with an idea that might just work—if she can find the right man for the job.

Commercial contractor Preston Ames is starting to develop feelings for Penny, and even though he’s been through enough heartache to know that he should avoid her at all costs, he can’t keep himself from visiting her sweet shop every day. When Penny asks him to participate in a crazy scheme so that she can overturn her stepfather’s underhanded business ploy, Preston hesitates, wanting to keep the fact that he’s a billionaire a secret. However, one look into her soulful blue eyes and he’s a goner.

Everything seems to be going well for Penny and Preston until they compete with another couple whose heartache transcends all of their misconceptions about love. When all is said and done, will they do the right thing and, in the process, discover a bond that is greater than they thought was even possible? Can just one picture turn Penny into Preston’s sweet Valentine? Find out in this Christian romance featuring a fun holiday contest!

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Be Mine in Vegas by Christina Ryan

What happens in Vegas when high stakes gamble with two broken hearts?♥♥

Gorgeous model Eva is only looking for fun after being burned in the past. A getaway in Vegas on Valentine's weekend is the perfect place to find it. When she discovers that handsome and serious businessman Derek lives in her hometown, she bets her friend she can get him to loosen his tie for a long term relationship. A fake boyfriend is just the thing to spice up her dating life.

After being hurt in the past, Derek swore off relationships and buried himself in work. Out of politeness, he agrees to be Eva's tour guide. But when he finds himself drawn to her unique charm, will he unlock his heart for something more than just business? And when Eva's gameplay changes into a genuine desire for love, does she risk gambling her chance away when she tells him about the bet in this clean & wholesome romance?

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Secret Valentine by Cherry Christensen

Professor Hannah Wagganer spends her days teaching history, and her nights dating Glen Arbor’s new mail carrier, Jasper Morgan. Not only does he spark Hannah’s heart, but he has become best friends with her cat, Jingles.

As Hannah happily prepares for the church Valentine’s Day potluck and makes cards for local veterans, a snowstorm sends her plans, and her relationship with Jasper, on an unexpected detour. She seeks refuge from the storm at Jasper’s cottage, and finds him to be a warm and gracious host. But, at the same time, the spark is gone—when it comes to romance, he's turned as cold as the February wind. Doubt creeps in, leaving Hannah worried that she’ll end up spending another holiday alone.

Then, once again, unexpected blessings abound in town, when an anonymous donor pays to have the church pipes repaired, and other locals suddenly find solutions to their problems. Is it coincidental, or the work of a secret valentine?

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An Unexpected Love Story by Ellie Hall

Catherine played it safe with book boyfriends—until Kellan, her nemesis, writes himself into her story.

Let’s not talk about how I was let go from my job and had to take a position as coffee-girl at a publicity firm. We definitely won't discuss their newest client and how he was the former love of my life. However, it’s fair to mention that Kellan Connelly is now my fiercest adversary.

I’ve spent the last decade playing it safe with book boyfriends—avoiding frustratingly attractive and three-dimensional guys like him.

When my roommate finds the Boyfriend Book, a silly relic leftover from my teens, it prompts a dare; go on five dates and pick one to be my Valentine. I can't say no, especially if it means proving to myself and Kellan that I’ve moved on.

Despite braving the dating jungle, none of the guys comes close to being my one true love. Except Kellan. He’s infuriating, confusing, catnip…and it turns out he has a secret.

With a love letter and a plane ticket in hand, can I leave my baggage behind and decide between love, hate, and the lies I told to protect my fragile heart?

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Valentine's Giveaway

I'll be giving away three gift cards (winner's choice of Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal Cash, if international). To enter, comment on this post. For additional entries be sure to comment on each of the Sweet Romance Valentine Reads post that went up on Thursday and the ones going up on Saturday, and Sunday. If you comment on all, that's four entries! I will take all the names from the four posts to pick three winners. The prizes are:

  • First prize: $10 gift card
  • Second prize: $5 gift card
  • Third prize: $5 gift card

The winners are:

First prize: $10 gift card – Pat Lieberman
Second prize: $5 gift card – Susan Wilkinson
Third prize: $5 gift card – Emily K. B.

Winners, please use the contact form or message me on my Facebook page. I'll need your email (please include email you commented with if different) and which gift card you'd like to receive. Thanks and congrats!***

Winners to be randomly chosen from the comments on the four Sweet Romance Valentine Reads posts on Monday morning, 2/15/21. Open internationally. Must be 18 to enter. Winners names will be posted on each blog post and on my Facebook author page. Winner must contact me to claim their prize, so please check back. Prizes sent via email. Void where prohibited.