Our Favorite Librarian Characters for Library Lovers’ Month

February is Library Lovers’ Month! We LOVE libraries and the fabulous librarians who work so hard to bring books to their communities — and authors like to write about librarians, too! Here are some of our favorite romances featuring librarian main characters:

Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl

Passion this hot can’t be faked…

All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights, writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City. When she hit a dead end, reality sent her back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Saving her pride and her new gig—writing a relationship advice column!—requires some faking. No one can know the truth about her big-city flop or her nonexistent sex life. But the town’s irresistibly rugged librarian is determined to figure her out…and give her hands-on lessons in every wicked thing she wants to know.

Gabe MacKenzie’s heart might be in Wyoming, but secretly his future’s tied up in his family’s Manhattan legacy. Getting down and dirty with Veronica is supposed to give him a few memorable nights—not complicate his plans. But the thing about heat this scorching is there’s just no going back…and it might be too hot for either of them to take.

The Best Kind of Trouble by Lauren Dane

She has complete control…and he’s determined to take it away

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock-and-roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more…even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there’s a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!

Colton Copycat Killer by Marie Ferrarella

USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella starts off the new Coltons of Texas series with a bang—and a serial killer at large.

Just moments away from marrying a woman he doesn’t love, police detective Sam Colton discovers his bride brutally murdered. The only shocking clue: the MO matches another notorious killer—Sam’s long-imprisoned father. A copycat? The victim’s sister was the last to see her alive—and heard arguing with her. Sam would bet his life that shy, impossibly sexy librarian Zoe Robison had nothing to do with the murder. But when he learns what the argument was about, the former foster kid’s heart hardens. Yet as Zoe is targeted by a madman, Sam discovers just how far he’ll go to save her.

Bachelor to the Rescue by Lorraine Beatty

Building a Romance

Young widow Lainie Hollings will do anything to protect her daughters—even if it means accepting help from Shaw McKinney. Though she blames Shaw for her husband’s death, he’s the only one she can turn to when a robbery forces her to take shelter in his home. Soon she’s surprised by the handsome contractor. He’s kind, charming and determined to protect her and her girls. Being with Lainie makes Shaw want to give up his bachelor life and become a family man. But he’ll need to win over the pretty librarian and prove to her he’s the right man for her future.

What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss

Is Rachel Robinson the only one on campus who doesn’t know who Devin Freedman is? No big deal except that the bad-boy rock star gets a kick out of Rachel’s refusal to worship at his feet. And that seems to have provoked his undivided attention. Devin, the guy who gave new meaning to the phrase “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.” Devin, the guy who somehow becomes wedged between her and the past she’s kept hidden for years.

It’s up to this librarian to find out firsthand just how “bad” he really is. Because her secret–and her growing feelings for a man who claims he’s bent on redemption–depend on his turning out to be as good as he seems. Which is really, really good.

The Major and the Librarian by Nikki Benjamin

For four years Major Sam Griffin had stayed away from Serenity, Texas, gruffly avoiding the fact that he was still heart-achingly in love with the woman who had almost married his brother.

Now home on leave, the devastatingly handsome pilot had to face beautiful Emma Dalton again. And though there was unmistakable yearning in her eyes, Sam could never put down the roots he knew the shy librarian so strongly craved. When Sam finally had the chance to win the heart of the woman he’d always loved, could he convince Emma that her home would always be where he was?

The Marine’s Temptation by Jennifer Morey

Shocking discoveries rock the Adairs…and a determined librarian can’t help falling for one of this dynasty’s rugged heroes!

It’s true that money can’t buy happiness. Librarian Georgia Mason has seen one wealthy Adair ruin her stepmother’s life and swears she won’t get involved with his son Carson. So what if he’s a hot former special ops soldier who showers her with extravagant gifts? But he is the sexiest man she’s ever met and it’s hard to hate him for searching for his long-lost stepbrother, or tracking down the traitor behind his botched mission. And when Georgia faces life-threatening danger, Carson protects her, igniting their scorching passion. Maybe love of money isn’t the root of all evil. Maybe there’s more to Carson to trust, respect…and love.

The Mighty Quinns: Riley by Kate Hoffmann

Research librarian Nan Galvin’s days were fairly ordinary…until she came across a box of letters. They were glimpses into the life of the mother she hardly knew–which made her question everything she knew about herself. Now, Nan desperately needs the truth. And so she travels to Ireland, with its rolling green hills…and drop-dead gorgeous Irishmen!

Songwriter Riley Quinn isn’t looking for The One. After all, a musician isn’t meant to settle down. Of course, that was before he met the American girl who makes his blood burn like fire. He can’t get enough of her. She’s his muse, his lover, his woman.

And in a few days, she’ll be going home…

The Librarian’s Secret Wish by Carol Grace

With This Child…

She’d dreamed of finding a hero like those she’d read about. So when prim librarian Claire Cooper encountered Nate Callahan, she nearly swooned! The detective was not only devastatingly handsome, he was heroically searching for a missing orphan–a little boy she loved, too. And now Claire had a new wish….

I Thee Wed?

Somehow sweet Claire had turned Nate’s latest assignment into a gut-level longing for the home he didn’t dare dream of. But since locating the boy–and promising to find him a real family–the brooding and lonely man wondered if partnering with Claire would lead him to the best kept secret of all….

The Librarian’s Passionate Knight by Cindy Gerard

When she saw the man who rescued her from a stalker ex-boyfriend, librarian Phoebe Richards couldn’t believe her eyes. Only in books–and in her fantasies–had she seen a sexy-as-sin man like Daniel Barone. He was everything a hero should be–brave, gorgeous, wealthy…and totally out of her league.

Daniel Barone, international thrill seeker, thought he’d seen it all. But nothing had prepared him for the rush of Phoebe’s guileless smile. Nothing shocked him more than the unfamiliar desire to stay with her. For the first time, Daniel felt real fear: Would he survive an affair with the innocent, bespectacled librarian?

Summer Nights by Susan Mallery

Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he’s determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher’s wife. And the fiery, pint-size redhead who dazzles him at the local bar definitely does not fit the bill.

Small-town librarian Annabelle Weiss has always seen herself as more of a sweetheart than a siren, so she can’t understand why Shane keeps pushing her away. Shane has formed the totally wrong impression of her but only he can help her with a special event for the next Fool’s Gold festival. And maybe while he’s at it, she can convince him to teach her a few things about kissing on hot summer nights, too—some lessons, a girl shouldn’t learn from reading a book!

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