Librarians In Romance


Google notified me on 5/14/21 that this page was deleted for violating their "community standards" for malware.  Mine was not the only Blogger site swept up in this error and several hours later I got an "our bad" from Google who "helpfully" restored a version of this page from October 2018. Roughly 2.5 years ago.  I pulled a more recent version off Internet Archive, but it was from November 2020. Better, but still with me having lost 6 months worth of edits.  If you notice any titles I'm missing, please drop me an email. Oh, and learn from my mistake and routinely back-up.    

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Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list, and this listing does not constitute any endorsement on my part for specific authors and/or titles. Title links are affiliate links to Amazon for eBook editions. No title link likely means the book is out of print. 💖 = a Wendy favorite. 

Historical 
A Western Christmas Homecoming by Lynna Banning, Lauri Robinson and Kathryn Albright (Banning story) 
The Scandalous Miss by Donna Bell 
Romancing Olive by Holly Bush 
A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles (LGBTQ) (hero organizes libraries of the well-to-do) librarian hero
Ready Set Rogue by Manda Collins (heroine inherits estate with massive library) 
The Wicked West by Victoria Dahl 
Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare (heroine working to start a library in her town) 
The Wicked Cousin by Zabrina Faire 
An Unsuitable Bride by Jane Feather 
The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock (1952) 
A Dangerous Arrangement by Mona Gedney 
To Wed A Texan by Georgina Gentry 
Breathless by Laura Lee Guhrke 💖 
The Book Of Seven Delights by Betina Krahn 
Beauty by Caroline Lee 
Seven Secrets Of Seduction by Anne Mallory (bookseller hired to catalog library) 
This Wicked Gift by Courtney Milan 
Emma and the Outlaw by Linda Lael Miller 
The Wild Marquis by Miranda Neville (rare book expert/bookseller) 
Adrian's Librarian by Hollis Shiloh (LGBTQ) librarian hero 
My Lord Lion by Rebecca Ward 

Contemporary 

The Librarian's Rake by Z. Allora (LGBTQ) librarian hero 
Breathe by Kristen Ashley
Taken by Storm by Kim Baldwin (LGBTQ) 
Wanting It All by Christi Barth 
Playing with Fire by Alison Bliss 
So Right by Darcy Burke 
No Offense by Meg Cabot 
Jaded by Anne Calhoun 
The SEAL's Rebel Librarian by Anne Calhoun 
The Perfect Play by G.S. Carr (Audible Original)
The Dewey Decimal System of Love by Josephine Carr 
Locked Out by Anna Chastain 
Biker's Librarian by Shyla Colt (POC) 
Checking Out Love by R. Cooper (LGBTQ) library assistant hero 
Hottie Scotty and Mr. Porter by R. Cooper (LGBTQ) librarian hero 
Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan (LGBTQ) librarian hero 
Desire and the Deep Blue Sea by Olivia Dade librarian hero 
Broken Resolutions by Olivia Dade 
My Reckless Valentine by Olivia Dade librarian hero 
Mayday by Olivia Dade Ready to Fall by Olivia Dade 
Driven to Distraction by Olivia Dade (POC) 
Hidden Hearts by Olivia Dade (POC) 
Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl 
Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl 
Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl librarian hero 
How to Seduce a Bad Boy by Traci Douglass 
Calling It by Jen Doyle 
Love in Due Time by L.B. Dunbar
Overdue by Miranda Elaine 
The Fireside Inn by Lily Everett 
Desolation Road by Christine Feehan 
The Little Library by Kim Fielding (LGBTQ) librarian hero (sort of) 
Returning His Love by Jacqueline Francis 
Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant librarian hero 
Goody Two Shoes by Janet Elizabeth Henderson 
Mrs. Mix-Up by Candace Harper (LGBTQ)
Hot by Julia Harper (AKA Elizabeth Hoyt)
American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera (LGBTQ) (POC) librarian hero 
Dancing in the Dark by Virginia Kelly 
Perfect Partners by Jayne Ann Krentz 
Highland Fling by Anna Larner (LGBTQ) 
Cups of You by Karmen Lee (POC)
Good Girls Do by Cathie Linz 
Luck Be A Lady by Cathie Linz 
Mad, Bad and Blonde by Cathie Linz 
Tempted Again by Cathie Linz 
Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London 
Wanting What You Get by Kathy Love 
His to Cherish by Stacey Lynn 
204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber
Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber 
Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills 
Summer Nights by Susan Mallery 
Bear Among the Books by T.J. Masters (LGBTQ) librarian hero 
Montana Creeds: Dylan by Linda Lael Miller 
Love Overdue by Pamela Morsi 
Junk by Josephine Myles (LGBTQ) 
That Night On Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers 
Love: Undercover by Hailey North
Her Perfect Affair by Priscilla Oliveras (POC) 
Bamf by SJD Peterson (LGBTQ) library assistant hero 
The Parker Project by Joan Elliott Pickart 
The Tycoon's Kiss by Jane Porter 
Hearts on Hold by Charish Reid (POC) librarian hero 
Silver Bells by Luann Rice 
Mister Hockey by Lia Riley 
The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers 
Dating My Best Friend by Annie J. Rose 
Summer on Mirror Lake by JoAnn Ross 
Good Guys Wear Black by Lizbeth Selvig 
A Sweeter Spot by Donna Simonella 
Worth the Wait by Sophia Sinclair 
Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh 
Wanting by Kirsty Smith 
Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne 
Chance of a Lifetime by Jodi Thomas
Falling for Trouble by Sarah Title librarian hero 
Laws of Attraction by Sarah Title 
The Undateable by Sarah Title 
Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper 
Slow and Steady Rush by Laura Trentham 
Busted by Shiloh Walker (POC) 
Drive Me Crazy by Nancy Warren 
Girl with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir 
Check Me Out by Becca Wilhite 
Ballantyne's Destiny by Kimberley White (POC) 
Lakeshore Christmas by Susan Wiggs 

Romantic Suspense 

The Viper's Kiss by Shannon Curtis 
Open Season by Linda Howard 
To the Limit by Virginia Kelly 
Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz 
Smoke In Mirrors by Jayne Ann Krentz 
Renegade by Mia London and Susan Sheehey 
A Covert Affair by Susan Mann 
An Uncommon Honeymoon by Susan Mann 
All Jacked Up by Penny McCall 
Not a Hero by Cherise Sinclair 

Erotic Romance / Erotica 

Dark Fire by Denise A. Agnew 
Overdue For Pleasure by Shelley Aikens 
The Dom Project by Solace Ames and Heloise Belleau (archivist)
Made For Each Other by Morgan Ashbury librarian hero 
Heavy Issues by Elle Aycart 
Emotion in Motion by Lynne Connolly librarian hero 
Red Alert by L.M Connolly 
Another Chance by Portia Da Costa (archivist) 
In Too Deep by Portia Da Costa 💖 
The Tutor by Portia Da Costa 💖 
The Best Kind of Trouble by Lauren Dane 
Sweet Snowfall by Willa Edwards 
Lust in the Library by Amelia Fayer 
The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting 
Inheritance by Katrina Jackson (POC) 
Virgin Seeks Bad-Ass Boy by Ruth D. Kerce 
Looking Inside by Beth Kery 
Split by Kristina Lloyd 
Eye Candy by Sandy Lynn 
Sweet Heat: Volume 1 by Kelly Maher (2 stories feature librarians, 1 librarian hero
Hard Time by Cara McKenna 
Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige and Sierra Simone 
By the Book by Scarlett Parrish librarian hero 
Mr. Smith's Whip by Brynn Paulin 
Love in the Stacks by Delilah Peters librarian hero 
The Gift (previously published as Seven Day Loan) by Tiffany Reisz librarian hero 
Dangerous Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice 
Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan 
A Lesson in Thorns by Sierra Simone 
Passionate Pleasures by Bertrice Small 
Addicted by Charlotte Stein 💖 
Librarian By Day by Paige Tyler 
Soloplay by Amanda Usen (previously published under name Miranda Baker) 
Booked by Leandra Vane (LGBTQ) librarian hero 

Paranormal 

Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (steampunk) 
Blood, Smoke and Mirrors by Robyn Bachar 
The Importance of Being Emily by Robyn Bachar 
Don't Talk Back To Your Vampire by Michelle Bardsley 
Bound By Blood by Evie Byrne 
Carolina Wolf by Sela Carson 
Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle 
Timeless Desire by Gwen Cready 
Storm Of Shadows by Christina Dodd 
A Knight to Remember by Bridget Essex (LGBTQ)
The Librarian and the Orc by Finley Fenn 
Roaring Midnight by Colleen Gleason (historical) 
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper 
The Wicked by Thea Harrison 
Like A Charm by Candace Havens 
The Elemental Mystery Series by Elizabeth Hunter 
Aphrodite's Kiss by Julie Kenner 
Washington Witches Series by Mindy Klasky 
Predator's Trinity by Rosanna Leo 
Second Chance by Audra North 
Out Of The Night by Robin T. Popp 
A Snowflake at Midnight by Anne Renwick 
Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts 
The Demon's Librarian by Lilith Saintcrow 
Chaos in the Coven by Saskia Walker
Baby, I'm Howling For You by Christine Warren 

Inspirational 

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin
Bachelor to the Rescue by Lorraine Beatty (LI #923) 
A Match Made in Alaska by Belle Calhoune (LI #1008)
Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden 
The Librarian's Journey by Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Marilyn Turk, Kathleen Y'Barbo
The Librarian of Boone's Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer 
The Bachelor's Perfect Match by Kathryn Springer (LI #1132)
To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

Category/Series 

Black Velvet by Carrie Alexander (HT #689) 
Three Little Words by Carrie Alexander (HSR #1186) 💖 
The Major and the Librarian by Nikki Benjamin (SSE #1228) 
When the Lights Go Down by Heidi Betts (SD #1686) 
The Temptation of Rory Monahan by Elizabeth Bevarly (SD #1363) 💖 
What The Librarian Did by Karina Bliss (HSR #1622) 💖 
Covert Agent's Virgin Affair by Linda Conrad (SRS #1620) 
The Notorious Groom by Caroline Cross (SD #1143) 
Unlikely Partners by Jacqueline Diamond (HA #218) 
Moment To Moment by Barbara Delinsky w/a Bonnie Drake (Candlelight Ecstasy #219) 
Colton Copycat Killer by Marie Ferrarella (HRS #1879) 
Second Sight by Rebecca Flanders (HA #58) 
Monday Man by Kristin Gabriel (Love and Laughter #56) 
The Librarian's Passionate Knight by Cindy Gerard (SD #1525) 
More Than Words by Elizabeth Glenn (HT #195) 
The Librarian's Secret Wish by Carol Grace (SR #1473) 
Baby Talk and Wedding Bells by Brenda Harlen (HSE #2529) 
The Mighty Quinns: Riley by Kate Hoffman (HB #641) 
CJ's Fate by Kay Hooper (Loveswept #32) 
The SEAL's Secret Daughter by Christy Jeffries (HSE #2680) 
Bringing Maddie Home by Janice Kay Johnson (HSR #1884) heroine is library tech 
Match Made In Court by Janice Kay Johnson (HSR #1620) 
Barely Mistaken by Jennifer LaBrecque (HT #886) 
Miss Emmaline and the Archangel by Rachel Lee (SIM #482) 
The Bride and the Bargain by Allison Leigh (SSE #1882) 
Montana Lawman by Allison Leigh (SSE #1497) 
Navarro Or Not by Tina Leonard (HA #1037) 
Between the Covers by Cathie Linz (Harlequin Duets #48) 
Handyman by Cathie Linz (SD #616) 
Flirting With Trouble by Cathie Linz (SD #722) 
Wildfire by Cathie Linz (Candlelight Ecstasy #157) 
Lightning that Lingers by Laura London (Loveswept #25) 
Danger in the Desert by Merline Lovelace (SRS #1640) 
A Little Bit Country by Debbie Macomber (HR #3038) 
Jean Marlowe, Hospital Librarian by Margaret Malcolm (HR #600) 
No Strings Attached by Prudence Martin (Candlelight Ecstasy Supreme #12) 
The Master's Mistress by Carole Mortimer (HP #2923 - heroine not librarian, but hired as cataloger) 
In The Cards by Julie Meyers (HSR #396) 
Next of Kin by Tracy Montoya (HI #883) 
The Librarian's Secret Scandal by Jennifer Morey (SRS #1624) 
The Marine's Temptation by Jennifer Morey (HRS #1840) 
Stranger Than Fiction by Diana Morgan (Second Chance At Love #444) 
Thick As Thieves by Marie Nicole (HI #21) 
The Temptation of Savannah O'Neill by Molly O'Keefe (HSR #1651) 
The Library Tree by Lilian Peake (HR #1628) librarian hero 
I Still Do by Christie Ridgway (SSE #1950) 
Runaway Bride Returns! by Christie Ridgway (SSE #1973) 
The Winning Hand by Nora Roberts (SSE #1202) 
The Adventuress by M.J. Rodgers (HA #520) 
Amber By Night by Sharon Sala (SD #1495) 
A Summer to Come Home by Dallas Schulze (HA #368) 
Partners in Crime by Anne Stuart (HA #246) 
Vegas Two-Step by Liz Talley (HSR #1639) 
Maddy Lawrence's Big Adventure by Linda Turner (SIM #709) 
Something Unexpected by Wendy Warren (SSE #2105) 
Cop On Loan by Jeannie Watt (HSR #1520) 
Protected by the Prince by Annie West (HP Extra #137) 
The Driven Snowe by Cathy Yardley (HB #14) 

Library As Place 

Main couple may not be librarians or library paraprofessionals, but the library as a place is featured prominently in the story. 

What The Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie (hero has seven ex-girlfriends who are all librarians!) 
Masque by W.R. Gingell ("Beast" hero hides out in library) 
Sweet Surrender by Nina Lane (hero being forced to organize family company library) 
Servant of the Crown by Melissa McShane (Lady-In-Waiting heroine covets Royal Library) 
Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O'Keefe (heroine on the run starts using local library) 💖 
Tenderly by Cheryl Reavis (hero is regular library patron) 
By Your Side by Kasie West (YA ; Teens locked in library over a weekend) 
Where Their Hearts Collide by Zoe York (heroine had to drop out of library school) 

If you have title suggestions to add to the list - please feel free to drop me an e-mail. Books must be romances feature either a happily-ever-after or a happy-for-now. Self-published, traditional published, out of print, in print - it's all good. 

Last Updated 6/25/21