In the lead-up to Valentine's Day, PEOPLE staffers are in love with love

By People Staff
February 06, 2014 07:35 PM

Enough with this cold weather! Our staffers are warming up (and getting ready for Valentine’s Day) with a little romance. Tell us what you think of their choices – and let us know what you’re reading.

A funny and relatable memoir

Ana Calderone, Writer/Reporter
Her Pick: Romance Is My Day Job by Patience Bloom

Bloom edits romances for Harlequin Books, so she’s well versed in the romance of fictional characters – but she s had little luck finding her own prince charming. In this memoir she chronicles her love life, beginning with a date to her high school dance. Her writing is funny and relatable, and since I’m a sucker for a happy ending, I m hoping her story turns into a real-life fairytale.

A romance set Down Under

Taylor Messiter, Marketing Coordinator
Her Pick: Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith

The first book in Walker-Smith’s Wishes series details the whirlwind love story of Charli Blake, a wild child from Australia, and Adam Décarie, a sophisticated socialite from New York City. The story is set in Charli’s small Australian hometown, where Adam is visiting his cousin. From the moment Adam first sees Charli – and almost hits her with his car – their chemistry is undeniable. But they’re worlds apart: can it ever work? I can’t wait to find out.

A touching tear-jerker

Mary Margaret, Senior Editor
Her Pick: The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

This novel was my sanity-saver on a recent flight: totally engrossing, touching and memorable. It shows love in all of its shades, triumphs and disappointments – and gives you more than one delicious romance to follow. It’s a tear-jerker and made me hug my husband extra tight when I saw him!

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