Introducing Carina Adores
For readers who love love.
Welcome to Carina Adores! We’re Harlequin’s new trope-driven LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line, featuring protagonists from LGBTQ+ communities who find their happily-ever-afters. Carina Adores is perfect for readers craving highly romantic stories featuring LGBTQ+ characters and beloved romance tropes.
From the butterflies of a great meet cute and the anticipation of a first kiss, all the way through to the dark moments when all hope seems lost, Carina Adores brings you all the highs and lows of romance, with a happy ending guaranteed. Our launch authors have delivered fresh, authentic takes on the small-town reunion romance, the buddy road trip that turns into love, the May-December trope and so much more; we can’t wait to share them with readers.
The Hideaway Inn: A great small-town romance introduces a reader to a world they want to visit again and again, and Philip William Stover has created an extremely welcoming community in the town of New Hope, Pennsylvania. Carina Adores books are trope-forward, and one of the all-time great tropes is at play here: a big-city person returns to the country and rediscovers the different pace of life there—and, in this case, the handsome farmer he’s never quite forgotten.
The Girl Next Door: Summer is just beginning, and Chelsea M. Cameron has the perfect summer read for romance fans. Iris Turner couldn’t wait to leave Salty Cove, Maine, the small town where she grew up, and she’s less than happy to be back. But Jude, the sexy and mysterious girl next door, soon has her thinking that Salty Cove might not be so bad after all. An engrossing and delightful homecoming romance.
Just Like That: Cole McCade introduces us to Albin Academy with JUST LIKE THAT, in which Summer Hemlock, a former student, returns to the private school he once attended—this time to teach. When he finds out Fox Iseya is still a professor there, he’s more than a little intrigued. As the men get to know each other, they’ll each find the love they’ve always needed…if they’re brave enough to take that leap.
Hairpin Curves: Gas tank full, snacks packed, and the girl you’ve always had a crush on in the car next to you—everything you need for an interesting road trip. RITA-award-winning author Elia Winters has written a lovely frenemies-to-lovers romance that will have readers glued to the page. And for those watching for tropes, this romance comes complete with (spoiler alert!) a great snowed-in scene.
A new Carina Adores title is available each month:
The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover
The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron
Just Like That by Cole McCade
Better Than People by Roan Parrish
The Secret Ingredient by KD Fisher
Just Like This by Cole McCade
Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love by Kim Fielding