10 Books to Inspire Your Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Yet

Haley Doran is the social media marketing associate at Simon & Schuster. A Broadway lover, book worm, want-to-be coffee connoisseur and proud shih tzu owner, she's always ready for her next adventure.

Valentine's DayFebruary 14th, the day of flowers, chocolate, teddy bears and love galore! Valentine’s Day holds the pressure for both men and women, regardless if you’re casually dating or in a committed relationship. Skip the fancy dinner and have the most romantic night ever…at home! We’ve rounded up our favorite books filled with recipes for a yummy night in, some steamy fiction to get you in the mood and sex and couples activities to inspire you and your S.O.

Get on Top

Get on Top

by Meika Hollender

A smart, actionable guide to help women take control of their sexual health and learn about vital information in a pro-pleasure, safety-first, and sex-positive way from a leader in sexual education for the GirlBoss generation.Women are suffering—especially in the eighteen to thirty age range. They’re suffering from misinformation, fear, intimidation. They’re worried about the side effects of birth control, confused about consent, sexuality, and cheating, and don’t know when or always even where to seek medical attention. Women need answers from someone they trust, from a partner. And Get on Top is that partner.

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Vibe

Vibe

by Robyn Openshaw

In Vibe, bestselling author Robyn Openshaw reveals the difference between low vibration emotions (fear, anger, inertia) and high vibration emotions (love, inner peace, gratitude) and helps readers dramatically impact their physical and mental well-being by raising their vibrational frequencies.The great Austrian scientist Nikola Tesla is a household name among today’s scientific community, known for his finding that all matter has vibrational energy, or electrical frequency, and that we are all electrical beings, made up of rapidly vibrating cells.

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101 Quizzes for Couples

101 Quizzes for Couples

by Natasha Burton

Think you know everything about your partner? Think again!101 Quizzes for Couples will reveal even more surprising details about your loved one. From the worst lie she’s ever told to his very first crush, this book will spark your curiosity and even prompt long-forgotten memories with fun, thought-provoking questions like:
What was your favorite toy from childhood?
What do you remember about the first time you had sex?
What advice would you give to your past self, if you had the chance?

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Super Tuscan

Super Tuscan

by Gabriele Corcos

From the celebrity/chef husband-wife team and authors of the bestselling Extra Virgin comes a brand-new cookbook with over 100 delicious recipes that incorporate Tuscan flair with classic American dishes.With five seasons of their Cooking Channel show, Extra Virgin, still repeating regularly and their neighborhood Brooklyn Italian café-slash-supper-club, The Tuscan Gun, thriving in its second year, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos have invited us again into their kitchen to share delicious recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Good Italian cooking is family cooking.

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Newlywed Entertaining

Newlywed Entertaining

by Williams Sonoma

Sharing your home as newlyweds and hosting friends and families are some of the great joys of married life. Newlywed Entertaining provides couples with all the recipes and ideas they need to make each gathering a fun and memorable one. With more than 180 recipes and a wealth of savvy tips, this indispensable volume offers a fresh, inspired approach to hosting an array of get-togethers – from alfresco barbecues and casual suppers to festive cocktail parties and holiday dinners. Inspired recipes and practical advice, including menus, food and beverage pairings, decor and presentation, ensure couples will be hosting friends and family with warmth and style for many years to come.

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I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

by Tim Kreider

New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his virtuoso writing and singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women.Psychologists have told him he’s a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he’s a philosopher. Religious groups have invited him to speak. He had a cult following as a cartoonist. But, above all else, Tim Kreider is an essayist—one whose deft prose, uncanny observations, dark humor, and emotional vulnerability have earned him deserved comparisons to David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, and the late David Foster Wallace (who was himself a fan of Kreider’s humor). In his new collection, I Wrote This Book Because I Love You, he focuses his unique perception and wit on his relationships with women—romantic, platonic, and the murky in-between.

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Ovenless Desserts

Ovenless Desserts

by Cider Mill Press

From icebox cakes to crème brûlée, beat the heat with over 100 deliciously creative no-bake desserts!Satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking a sweat with Ovenless Desserts. From the fresh and fruity to the rich and decadent, this is the perfect book for anyone looking to keep their cool while entertaining in the summer sun. With gorgeous photography and over 100 recipes to choose from, this book is packed with treats to suit all tastes.

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Keto Happy Hour

Keto Happy Hour

by Kyndra Holley

Listen up, low-carb libation lovers! Kyndra Holley, the evil genius behind the popular food blog Peace, Love and Low Carb, is at it again with her new book, Keto Happy Hour: 50+ Low-Carb Craft Cocktails to Quench Your Thirst. Readers rely on Kyndra for healthy, keto-friendly versions of their favorite carb-laden foods. With this book, she shows you how to up your cocktail game, too. Kyndra knows that navigating alcohol can be tricky on a low-carb diet, so she takes all the guesswork out of it for you, showing you how to indulge while sticking to a healthy ketogenic lifestyle.

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Roomies

Roomies

by Christina Lauren

From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren’s (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance.Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient. For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions. Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago. Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

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She Regrets Nothing

She Regrets Nothing

by Andrea Dunlop

In the tradition of The Emperor’s Children and The House of Mirth, the forgotten granddaughter of one of New York’s wealthiest men is reunited with her family just as she comes of age—and once she’s had a glimpse of their glittering world, she refuses to let it go without a fight.When Laila Lawrence becomes an orphan at twenty-three, the sudden loss unexpectedly introduces her to three glamorous cousins from New York who show up unannounced at her mother’s funeral. The three siblings are scions of the wealthy family from which Laila’s father had been estranged long before his own untimely demise ten years before. Two years later, Laila has left behind her quiet life in Grosse Point, Michigan to move to New York City, landing her smack in the middle of her cousins’ decadent world. As the truth about why Laila’s parents became estranged from the family patriarch becomes clear, Laila grows ever more resolved to claim what’s rightfully hers. Caught between longing for the love of her family and her relentless pursuit of the lifestyle she feels she was unfairly denied, Laila finds herself reawakening a long dead family scandal—not to mention setting off several new ones—as she becomes further enmeshed in the lives and love affairs of her cousins. But will Laila ever, truly, belong in their world? Sly and sexy, She Regrets Nothing is a sharply observed and utterly seductive tale about family, fortune, and fate—and the dark side of wealth.

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