Take A Day Off With 12 Books That Will Help You Relax

Need to sit back and relax? Whether you’re going to binge watch that new series on the couch or treat yourself to a spa day, make sure these books are with you when you put up your feet and take it easy.

Whether you like to paint, knit or dance, taking a free day to dive into the activities you love most can leave you feeling energized and accomplished. Why not pair your favorite hobby with these romance characters enjoying their own…and finding love along the way.

Safe in His Arms by Anna J. Stewart

Safe in His Arms by Anna J. Stewart

Using your time off to write? If you’re looking for something uplifting before you put pen to paper, we definitely recommend Hunter’s story. Hunter is a writer embarking on a new journey when he moves to a small town with his niece. What follows isn’t just a fresh start, but the beginnings of a new family. You’ll come away from this read not only happier, but definitely in the mood to get writing yourself!

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Power Play by Anna DePalo

Power Play by Anna DePalo

Or maybe you’re the sporty type? This hot read not only combines the steamy romance you love from Harlequin Desire, but has an athletic angle that will keep you hooked! Sera is desperately trying to resist sports tycoon Jordan Serenghetti, but as his physical therapist, keeping her distance becomes more and more challenging. If athletes are your fantasy, this one is definitely a must-read.

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Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

Sometimes, you need to take a day off to tackle a truly giant project, like repairing things around the house or organizing an upcoming party. Children’s party planner Georgette Castle loves her job, but is sick of being seen as childish herself because of it. A fake relationship with Travis will help everyone think she’s the adult she knows she is…of course, she’ll have to resist falling for him in the process! No matter what you’re working on today, make sure to take a break and pick up Fix Her Up.

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Time for a movie night! Grab that popcorn and curl up on the couch…with some great books of course. After all, why not dive into some showbiz-themed books between films? 

Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock

Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock

Love the scandalous side of celebrity? You won’t want to miss this book. Down on her luck Clara discovers a shocking secret about famous actor Caspian Tiddleswich while cleaning out storage units. The misunderstanding that follows catapults her right into the limelight alongside Caspian himself! Definitely a must-read if you’ve ever wondered what your red carpet look would be. 

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The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas

The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas

If you’ve ever imagined what it would be like to be in front of the camera, you’ll relate to Zoe. She dreams of being an actress, and grows up alongside her friends Emily and Shannon to discover that life doesn’t always go as planned…but friends will always be by your side through everything. 

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Colton’s Mistaken Identity by Geri Krotow

Colton's Mistaken Identity by Geri Krotow

Like an action movie brought to the page, this story will have you on the edge of your seat. Featuring famous actors, identical twins swapping places and a deadly enemy, you won’t be able to put this suspenseful story down!

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Looking for some deep relaxation and me-time? An at home spa day is the perfect way to truly unwind after a stressful week. While you’re basking in a nice bubble bath or enjoying a face mask, why not let these three great reads help you truly enjoy your free time?

The Greek’s Virgin Temptation by Susan Stephens

The Greek's Virgin Temptation by Susan Stephens

You may not be able to literally go to the beach, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t relax on one in book form. Jilted bride Kimmie Lancaster may have been abandoned before her wedding, but that doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy her honeymoon—especially if it involves a private beach and a Greek billionaire! Susan Stephen’s book will definitely transport you to another place from the comfort of your own home.

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Summer Hours by Amy Mason Doan

This story about confronting your past and making big decisions about the future takes place on a drive up the California coast for a wedding. Nothing says clearing the mind like the sound of waves against the coastline. If Becc can use this time to decide where her future stands with Cal, you can certainly use it as a way to relax as well.

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Almost a Bride by Rula Sinara

Almost a Bride by Rula Sinara

Looking for something a little more than a soothing beach? How about a hero that works with adorable animals? Veterinarian Grayson has a troubled past, one that he kept hidden from the woman who wound up leaving him at the altar. A reunion with Mandi proves that there is still something between them, but can he reveal the truth without putting her in danger? The blend of comforting small town setting and unforgettable characters creates a relaxing experience that will make your staycation so much better.

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Who doesn’t eat great food while taking some much needed time off? Whether you’re baking delicious treats yourself, picking up that snack you crave from the store or even ordering in some much needed pizza after a long day, these books are the perfect side dish to any meal.

Rust Creek Falls Cinderella by Melissa Senate

Rust Creek Falls Cinderella by Melissa Senate

Do you fantasize about your perfect romance hero walking in while you’re working in the kitchen? That’s what happens to chef Lily Hunt when a sexy rancher walks into her restaurant. You’ll want to have this book ready as you sit back to enjoy whatever delicious dessert you’re pulling out of the oven today.

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The Cowboy’s Perfect Match by Cathy McDavid

The Cowboy's Perfect Match by Cathy McDavid

Perfect for the determined go-getter, this book features chef Bridget O’Malley, the head chef of Sweetheart Ranch. She knows what she wants and makes great food while working towards her goals. It’s one of the things Ryan DeMere admires most about her. If you’re taking a quick snack break between conquering your to-do list, make sure this book is by your side.

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A Convenient Scandal by Kimberley Troutte

A Convenient Scandal by Kimberley Troutte

If you’re in the mood for a decadent meal full of multiple courses in a luxurious restaurant, this steamy read is perfect for you. Jeffrey Harper wants to develop a resort to help heal his ruined reputation…and needs a wife by his side to make his plans come to life. Aspiring chef Michele Cox fits the role, but soon the sparks are flying! Even if you don’t have access to all the expensive dishes in the book, that doesn’t mean you can’t imagine yourself at a fancy dinner party—even if it’s just with a slide of extra-cheese pizza.

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  1. Regina A Benson
    August 15, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Hi i would like to know if i can sign up for more kimani romance book i have account with reader service and harlequin so please email me back thank you

    • Elissa
      August 16, 2019 at 9:11 am
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      Hi Regina, please contact CustomerService@Harlequin.com for any questions you may have for the reader service team. They’ll be able to help you with your account and any book information. Thanks!

  2. Temitope Shote
    August 16, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    Deliveries are not done here in nigeria
    Why is that?
    I cant purchase books due to location. Is there any possible way to get ebooks instead

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