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An In-Depth Reading List: Fertility-Free Book Recommendations

A very common request we receive from customers is for book recommendations that do not feature anything related to pregnancy or fertility issues. It can be challenging to recommend books that meet this criteria for our customers, which is why we put out a poll to help us curate a list of safe options. We want to thank everyone who submitted books to our list, and would love for this post to grow with future recommendations, so please do not hesitate to reach out if you have new books for us to add.

Below are a list of books that do not touch on subjects like pregnancy, childbirth, fertility issues and HEA's with children. As this list was generated with feedback from customers, we have done our best to vet these titles. If you are aware that one has slipped through that does in fact reference the above, please let us know and we will remove immediately.

Tryst Six Venom is a standalone, new adult, bully romance suitable for readers 18+. Clay is a rich, beautiful and talented student whose life is a web of secrets. Olivia comes from across the tracks, with the goal of graduating high school and attending an Ivy League school. When Olivia gets Clay alone, she finds out she’s hiding so much more than just what’s underneath those pretty clothes.

Tags: Rivals to lovers, bully romance, queer, high school, LGBTQ+, sapphic

Addie Macrae is a travel consultant who reluctantly puts aside her emotional baggage and travels to Scotland, in order to save her job. Tour guide Logan Sutherland is a local and the last thing he wants is some American “expert” pushing tourist traps and perpetuating myths about the Loch Ness Monster. As Logan discovers Addie’s secret connection to Scotland, will they put aside their differences before her contract runs out?

Tags: enemies to lovers, slow burn, forced proximity, Scotland

Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady and a member of the Wisteria Society. She's also a thief. She flies around England drinking tea, blackmailing friends, and acquiring treasure by interesting means.

Ned Lightbourne is a sometimes assassin who is smitten with Cecilia from the moment they meet. Unfortunately, that happens to be while he's under direct orders to kill her. His employer, Captain Morvath, intends to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society. Ned has plans of his own. But both men have made one grave mistake. Never underestimate a woman.

Tags: historical, enemies to lovers, murder, thievery

Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker again. So she lies and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass.

Elle Jones, one of the astrologers behind the popular Twitter account, Oh My Stars, dreams of finding her soul mate. But she knows it is most assuredly not Darcy... a no-nonsense stick-in-the-mud, who is way too analytical, punctual, and skeptical for someone as free-spirited as Elle.

Darcy begs Elle to play along and she agrees to pretend they’re dating to save face. But with a few conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family over the holidays and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a fake relationship.

Tags: sapphic, fake dating, LGBTQ+, queer

A standalone adult dark fantasy pirate romance re-telling of The Little Mermaid.

Ten years ago Maren sold her soul to a sea witch, giving up a life underwater in exchange for the love of Prince Aerik on land. But after a decade of abuse and misery inflicted by the cruel prince, Maren wants nothing more than to find the sea witch and reverse her deal.

An opportunity for escape presents itself when Maren's ship is commandeered by Captain Ramsay "Bones" Battista. Fortunately for Maren, she learns that the captain also has a score to settle with the sea witch. But Ramsay gets more than he bargained for when he learns that Maren's appetite for revenge, freedom, and bloodlust rivals his own.

Tags: fantasy, pirates, dark romance, enemies to lovers, forced proximity, possessive hero

When Ava stumbles into sleepy Little Greenfield with nothing but a suitcase and humiliating voice message on her phone, the last thing she expects to find is Roman—a tattooed B&B owner who offers her a place to stay. After dumping her narcissistic boyfriend and running away from the embarrassment he caused her, she needs to focus on herself. It’s up to her to puzzle out what she truly desires in a partner, and the sparks flying between her and Roman—and his broody best friend Logan—are too tempting to pass up.

But when her past comes knocking, it’s hard not to crumble to the familiar cycle of cruelty, even when things feel so right in this small town—with both these men.

Tags: polyamory, mfm, why-choose, insta-love, small town, spicy

Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. They’re polar opposites. The only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighbouring beach houses and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no-one will fall in love.

Tags: contemporary, rivals to lovers, slow burn, small-town

Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek who has a list of what she wants to achieve in life. But it's hard for Chloe to start, even with a list. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job.

Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him .

But when she enlists Red in her mission, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior…

Tags: chronic illness rep, tattoos, acquaintances to lovers, grump x sunshine

No matter how hard Eve Brown strives to do right, her life always goes horribly wrong. But when her personal brand of chaos ruins an expensive wedding, it's time for Eve to grow up and prove herself—even though she's not entirely sure how.

Bed and breakfast owner Jacob Wayne is always in control and he expects nothing less than perfection from his staff. When Eve interviews for his open chef position, he tells her absolutely not. Then she hits him with her car—supposedly by accident.

Now his arm is broken, his B&B is understaffed, and Eve is fluttering around, trying to help. Sunny, chaotic Eve is his natural-born nemesis, but the longer these two enemies spend in close quarters, the more their animosity turns into something else.

Tags: autism rep, opposites attract, grumpy x sunshine, workplace romance, forced proximity

Danika Brown knows first-hand that romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows their way around the bedroom.

When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and ex-rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Now half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out, his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?

Tags: bisexual, fake dating, friends to lovers

When Khai escapes the Research Center and crosses the boundary, sick and alone, he expects to find certain death. As an Imitel, one of those with a frail genome, Khai knows his days are numbered, but within the wilds, he finds a new beginning; reborn whole and with the ability to heal not just himself, but others as well. Returning to the communities he finds a disturbing trend—those he restores are disappearing. Dread and suspicion growing, he revisits his childhood home and his best friend Mae only to find she has absolutely no memory of him. Alarmed, but unrelenting, Khai creates a new identity and ingratiates himself into Mae’s workplace with the hopes his presence will awaken old memories.

Tags: dystopian, friends to lovers, sci-fi

All her life, powered armour mercenary Deviana Morris has wanted one thing: to join the Devastators, the most elite armour unit on her home planet of Paradox. But it's hard to get noticed on a planet of billions. To speed things up, Devi takes a job aboard the Glorious Fool, a trade ship so dangerous that one year of service on its security team counts as five anywhere else. The ship's terrible record doesn't worry Devi at first, but when the captain starts sending her into impossibly dangerous situations no trader should ever get into, she beings to suspect that the Glorious Fool's problems are more than bad luck. Devi's determined to keep her nose down, despite her growing concern about the captain's strange missions, his creepy silent daughter, and the ship's insufferably sexy cook, Rupert Charkov, who is definitely more than what he seems. Maybe even more than human.

Tags: sci-fi, dystopian, badass heroine, mystery

Yeah, I’m the one they talk about. The headmaster’s prized possession, locked away in the bell tower of Notredame Parochial College. To most of the students I was just a myth. An urban legend.

The girl who rings the bells up in the tower, the one who talks to gargoyles.

Then the heartless heathens showed up, outcasts, just like me. But these men aren’t just dangerous, they’re heartless. They won’t abide or bend to the rules of this deranged school and the secrets it keeps from the world.

But now that they’ve found me, they may never let me go. And maybe I wouldn’t want them to…

Tags: dark, why-choose, BDSM, dystopian, gothic romance, adult characters, academy setting, inspired from major points of Victor Hugo’s Notredame De Paris

Mostly Loathing You is a second book in an inter-connected standalone series, but can be read independently of the first one to avoid potential triggers. Hannah Thatcher-Miles despises Liam Park to the core. He's arrogant, rude, and annoyingly irresistible. Despite her efforts to avoid him, she finds herself forced to work as his assistant at his father's law firm.

As Liam takes on more responsibility at Baker & Park, he's shocked to discover that his new assistant is none other than Hannah, the daughter of his dad's best friend, and his long-time nemesis.

Now, with both of them involved in Hannah's brother's wedding and spending every day together at work, they can't escape each other. As tensions rise, Liam realizes that maybe he doesn’t hate Hannah as much as he used to, if he ever really did at all.

Tags: contemporary, enemies to lovers, workplace romance

A sizzling, opposites-attract romance brews between a grumpy retired footballer and his lively ghostwriter.

When grumpy ex-footballer Alfie Harding is coerced into selling his memoirs, he knows he can't write them himself. Enter Mabel Willicker, a cheery ghostwriter who knows just how to coax every detail out of him. Despite their banter and clashes, they collaborate on his life story.

When their professional relationship is mistaken for romance, they must pretend to be a couple. But as their fake relationship progresses, the sparks between them ignite a passion they can't ignore. Now they must determine if their chemistry is genuine or just for show, and if it could lead to a fairy tale ending.

Tags: contemporary, opposites-attract, fake dating, forced proximity, grumpy x sunshine


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