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Set in to Spring!

Welcome to Romanceopoly, the yearly reading challenge . You’ve entered Spring, where your challenge is to read a book where either the cover is green, pink or has an animal on the cover or, it has an unexpected/secret pregnancy



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Roll up spring! The weather is warming up, the flowers are starting to blossom and the rabbits are at it like…rabbits. For the this challenge you need to find a book that has green or pink tones or an animal on the cover. Or you could go for the slightly trickier option of a romance novel where this is an unexpected or secret baby.

The secret baby/pregnancy trope is fairly divisive, people either like it or hate it. Personally, I don’t mind it, like with most things, it depends how it’s been executed. I have given you some recommendations below of my favourite secret baby, or unexpected pregnancy romance books. You’ll need to find the pink/green/animal covers yourself!

Genre only challenge

There isn’t a specific genre assigned to Spring. It’s free choice, read whatever you fancy! Or maybe try and find a book that has a green, pink or an animal on the cover. It’s up to you!

The recommendations


Seduction & Snacks
by Tara Sivec

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Publisher’s synopsis

Claire is a twenty-something, single mom that grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he’s asleep) toddler a better life.

When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time.

With Carter’s undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire’s panic that her stretch marks and slim to none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.


by Sarina Bowen

Publisher’s synopsis

Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on.

Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life.

Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave From Brooklyn will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.

Hockey star Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.

Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful. 


The Best Thing
by Mariana Zapata

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Publisher’s synopsis

Some things are easily forgiven. Other things… not so much.

Lenny DeMaio made herself a promise: she was done.

Done thinking about him.

Done worrying about him.

Done reaching out to a man who clearly didn’t want to be found.

Too bad no one gave Jonah Collins the memo.


Never Seduce a Duke
by Vivienne Lorret

Publisher’s synopsis

After being jilted, Margaret Stredwick has sworn off men and marriage. What she needs is a holiday. But a detour along the way takes a surprising turn that leads Meg to him. And soon she starts to wonder if she should indulge in one grand flirtation before she’s firmly on the shelf.

The instant Lucien Ambrose, Duke of Merleton, finds a strange woman touring the halls of his ancient estate, he knows the minx is up to something. So, when a family heirloom is stolen, it’s clear who the culprit is. She may tempt him beyond reason, but he isn’t about to let her get away, even if he has to chase her across the continent. 

Meg never imagined that anyone would mistake her for a notorious thief, known for seducing men to distraction. It’s the most thrilling thing ever! She eagerly plays along. . . until she finds herself falling in love with a man who has no idea who she really is. And by the time she returns to her ordinary life, she discovers that her grand flirtation won’t be a secret for long. Apparently, she brought home an unexpected souvenir…

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Love at Last
by Claudia Connor

Publisher’s synopsis

I’m in love with someone else.

With her fiancé’s words ringing in her ears, Claire left her wedding dress in a pile on the floor and took off on her would-be Caribbean honeymoon alone. Clearly, not everyone gets a happily ever after.

Veterinarian Deacon Montgomery isn’t looking to share another more this conference than his surgical expertise. His instant attraction to Clare makes him wonder if he could be more than just a single father doctor.

After a week of sun-filled days and hot, tender nights, the wall around Clare’s heart begins to crumble. But one phone call from home changes everything.


The Cad and the Co-Ed
by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Publisher’s synopsis

Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls.

Bryan Leech is a cad. Or, he *was* a cad. No one is quite certain. Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act. The only problem is, no one believes him.

Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship. The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all.

Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar. Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires. But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?