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Giveaway: Harlequin’s Valentine’s Day Gift to a Reader

What’s the best Valentine’s Day gift? For a reader, it’s a book and it’s a gift you can give yourself or your best reader pal. Or you can enter to win. Today’s flash giveaway (which means it will last for 48 hours) is for a collection of Harlequin published books. In the comments, let us know the most romantic story in your collection of books.


The books will be sent via e-mail or on a USB stick:  Her Valentine’s Day Fantasy, Crazy Stupid Sex, Misbehaving, Bonds of Denial, Purely Professional, The Principle of Desire.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Christine
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 07:50:00

    For me the most romantic story I have right now is Live by Mary Ann Rivers. Definitely swoonworthy!

  2. Lexxi
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 07:59:25

    great giveaway. Fingers crossed

  3. CG
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:00:53

    My favorite holiday movie is Christmas Story.

  4. Lexxi
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:01:43

    My favorite Holiday movies is Love Actually. IT’s Christmas all around us….

  5. Nicole H.
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:01:59

    I really can’t choose a most romantic story. It all depends on my mood.

  6. Brianne
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:07:05

    I’m still loving Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan because the wooing and romance and soft and subtle for most of the book and that works with the past the heroine has and is just right for her.

  7. TerryS
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:12:42

    My Favorite romantic story is Barbara Samuel’ s The Sleeping Night.

  8. Jess
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:18:37

    I can’t think of a favorite holiday movie for valentine’s. But my favorite romantic movie (actually a mini series) is the most recent Emma. I love the slow development of Emma’s character and her gradual understanding of her feelings for Knightley. It never fails to make me sigh happily.

  9. Janina
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:21:49

    I love all holiday movies because they show us love.
    It’s hard to tell which of my books is the most romantic because all of the are.

  10. TrishJ
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:27:04

    I can’t think of any Valentine’s Day movies. But in terms of romantic, I like The Vow.

  11. Jewel
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:30:27

    I am having a hard time picking the most romantic, so I think I’m going to go with an author: Julie James’ contemporary novels are awesome. I love that her hero and heroine are always on equal footing; each are strong individuals with a lot to offer on their own, and the other recognizes that. No Mary Sue heroines or alphaholes here. I also feel like I could know her characters; they might be the person down the street or next to me at Starbucks. Because the hero and heroine come together with growth on both sides, I’m picking any Julie James book as most romantic.

  12. Catherine
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:32:35

    The last 20 percent or so of Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James. It’s a good story period, but the romantic gestures pick up at the end :)

  13. Elli
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:50:10

    Persuasion by Jane Austen. She kept her love despite no glimmer of hope because she knew herself and the greatest epiphany is when he realizes what he almost lost. Love love love.

  14. Lisa Brown
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:57:39

    I don’t have a favorite VD movie, but for a romance movie, it would be Jane Eyre with Orson Wells

  15. Jen
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:03:21

    I don’t really have a favorite VD movie (why does VD make me think not of Valentine’s Day but…).

  16. azteclady
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:05:32

    Erm… the rafflecopter asks for a favorite holiday movie, and I don’t have one.

    The post however asks about the most romantic story in my collection, and while this can and does change depending on mood and circumstance, off the top of my head I come back to LaVyrle Spencer’s Morning Glory. I love, love, love that book.

  17. Krissy O'Neal
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:09:09

    Gosh, I’m not real big on movies, unless something is being blown up in it… but I do like Love Actually. I keep meaning to watch Valentine’s Day but just never got around to it. :)

  18. Texas Book Lover
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:09:58

    For Valentines Day…I could watch Crazy, Stupid, Love over and over. Such a great cast!

  19. Katie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:10:44

    My favorite holiday movie is probably The Man Who Came to Dinner, which has a lovely romantic plot and a platonic romance. My favorite love story on the page is probably Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. Sigh.

  20. Jen G.
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:11:30

    I don’t have a favorite holiday movie for Valentine’s Day, but my favorite holiday movie is The Thin Man, which I always watch at Christmas. That said, I’m debating a Before Sunset trilogy rewatch this weekend.

  21. Emma
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:13:58

    Holiday movie for Valentine’s…well, I think tonight calls for a rom-com, so I’ll have to decide between Tootsie and Only You, which are two of my favorites. Favorite romance book is definitely, without hesitation, Pride and Prejudice.

  22. Dee
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:18:22

    My fav romantic story is Kiss and Tell by Suzanne Brockmann. Marshall has been in love with Leila for years. He kisses her at midnight during a New Years Eve party…wearing a ninja costume. He wears a costume! And he’s a ninja! And she is clueless! I adored this story. Adored the whole trilogy, really. This is book one of the Sunrise Key trilogy.

  23. Dee
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:30:12

    My favorite holiday movie is Home for the Holidays with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr. The hysterical dysfunction reminds me of my own family.

  24. Nicole f
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:33:17

    Fav holiday movie is love actually. Fav romantic movie is (sort-of) an oldie: ladyhawke

  25. Christina
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:55:43

    I can’t think of a Valentines Day movie, and so many of the romances I read would be contenders for “most romantic.” Though for romantic movies I totally am channelling my teenager self and still re-watch those teen romantic movies like 10 Things I Hate About You.

  26. Maureen
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:06:36

    Going for the most romantic story like the post says…..and I saw another comment that mentioned Lavyrle Spencer :). It made me remember her book, Years, which I have read a million times. Love it, so good, so romantic. But fav holiday movie is The Santa Clause – weird, I know, but I love me some Tim Allen.

  27. Lisa J
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:26:39

    It’s not a holiday movie, but my favorite is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

    Most romantic book….thinking….I’m not sure I can pick just one. I would go with just about any Julie Garwood historical.

  28. Natasha R
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:36:46

    Favourite romantic movie: While you were sleeping. There are more. But that is the first one that comes to mind :)

    Favourite romantic book: This is more difficult to answer. I can’t think of just one. So I’ll substitute with the last book that made me sigh: Stir me up – Sabrina Elkins.

  29. Julie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:41:49

    My favorite holiday movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. My favorite romantic story is Pride and Prejudice.

  30. sula
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:52:34

    Most romantic movie? North and South. That final scene in the train station…just…omg, stop my heart. And Richard Armitage. Nuff said.

    Romantic story…Gotta go with the saga of Jamie and Claire from the Outlander novels.

  31. Bernie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:53:05

    Fav movie is Groundhogs DayI know crazy! My late husband and I met on Groundhogs day 1974. Dated for 14 days got engaged and married one year later!! Had 36 years together I am so blessed!
    I misss him but have some good memories of Valentines days in the past!

  32. MaryK
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:54:33

    My favorite holiday movie is Desk Set. Parts of it take place at Christmas so I always think of it as a Christmas movie.

    The most romantic book I have? That’s hard. I think it would be Susan Napier’s In Bed with the Boss because I love seeing the hero wooing the heroine. Or maybe one of Laura Florand’s books. It’s too hard to pick.

  33. Kristin W
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:36:48

    There’s no way to pick just one “most romantic” story, but one of my favorites is Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis.

  34. Lindsay
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:37:06

    I can’t choose the most romantic book I’ve read! It’s probably the short stories in Wild Invitation, two of them are my favourite stories ever and I go back to them again and again because they’re so adorable.

  35. Kate I.
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:45:30

    The most romantic story in my collection has to be PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. As to holiday movies, my favorite is “Love Actually.”

  36. Michele
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:47:34

    Most romantic book on my shelf? It is hard to choose just one, but I have a soft spot for Jayne Ann Krentz’s books, particularly from the 90s, and Jenny Crusie’s Anyone But You.

  37. The_Book_Queen
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:48:02

    Hm, favorite holiday movie? I don’t know. If it’s Christmas, I guess The Santa Clause (original, not the sequels).

    It’s not really a holiday movie, perhaps, but especially around V-Day I love rewatching PS I Love You. Of course, I rewatch that movie at the drop of a hat, regardless of the time of year. :D

    Oh, and I have to agree with @Brianne about Sarah Morgan’s SLEIGH BELLS IN THE SNOW. Loved that book!


  38. SamanthaV
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:53:49

    My favorite romantic book is Anna by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. As for favorite holiday movie…it would have to be Dirty Dancing.

  39. Andrea
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:59:24

    I loved Tangled….so sweet.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  40. Evangeline
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 12:08:35

    No historicals? :(

  41. Cassandra B.
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 12:13:08

    My favorite holiday movie is Elf, followed closely by White Christmas. I love movies, but I can’t think of any non-Christmas holiday movies that are at the top of favorites list.

  42. Jenn @ Lost in a Great Book
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 12:17:05

    Favourite holiday movie is Holiday Inn – it covers them all! Most romantic book … Hmmm… I was reminded about the lovely moments in the Anne of Green Gables series, especially Anne of the Island and Anne’s House of Dreams. Sigh. Innocent, but so lovely.

  43. Stephanie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 12:22:30

    My favorite holiday movie is It’s a Wonderful Life.

  44. Debbie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:00:13

    Growing up, they seemed to play Sound of Music at Thanksgiving. I’m not sure why, but it was always fun to sing a long.

  45. trish
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:06:42

    Ooh so many great holiday movies but I absolutely adore The Holiday and Love Actually.

  46. susan
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:09:44

    Favorite holiday movie is for Christmas, and that is The Bishop’s Wife (the original version).

  47. Laura C
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:20:39

    Miracle on 34th street – classic

  48. Kortney Jenks
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:23:12

    My favorite holiday movie so far is Miracle on 34th st.

  49. Samath
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:25:20

    My favorite holiday is nothing specific but i would say Elf

  50. Kim
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:36:40

    My favorite holiday movie is Christmas-themed, not Valentines Day: Miracle on 34th Street.

  51. Rita A
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:49:00

    My fave holiday movie is White Christmas – but my fave love story movie is Overboard!

  52. Rebe
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:50:13

    I’ve always loved While You Were Sleeping.

  53. Birdiebee
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:54:23

    My favorite holiday movie is Home Alone.

  54. Kimberley
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 14:27:17

    I think my favourite holiday movie is “Groundhog Day”. Most holiday movies just don’t do much for me. Most romantic story in my collection…huge collection, hard choice. I’d have to say “Jane Eyre”.

    Thanks for the giveaway & happy Valentine’s Day!

  55. Georgia S
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 14:30:14

    Her Best Friend by Sarah Mayberry

    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:12:41

    Looks exciting. I’m very interested.

  57. erinf1
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:15:56

    While You were Sleeping :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  58. Maria B
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:27:14

    Love, Actually…but now I have a few more movies to watch (North & South, first I think).

  59. Jenny Pecora Kettley
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:27:24

    Fav romantic story? Difficult question, but today the answer is … Persuasion, by Austen. (Tomorrow, it might be a different story!)

  60. Heather L
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:36:25

    Holiday movie is A Christmas Story

    I just read Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas and really liked that.

    Me Before You by JoJo Moyes was romantic but made me ugly cry so don’t think I can ever read it again.

  61. Nancy
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:45:12

    Most romantic story? Don’t make me choose! Either These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer or England’s Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch. As for the movies, they’re not necessarily holiday-themed, but I enjoy rewatching old rom-com favorites around this time of year, especially Notting Hill, Penelope, and BBC’s Emma.

  62. kp
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:54:47

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. cyclops8
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:56:25

    “Elf” and “Home Alone” are my favorites.

  64. Katrina
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 16:20:41

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Hands down.

  65. Sabrina
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 16:27:37

    It Happened One Autumn by LIsa Kleypas.

  66. Ann
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 16:43:05

    i love the holiday

  67. Julie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 16:46:42

    I love watching Elf

  68. Jessica T
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 16:56:25

    My favorite holiday movie is Love Actually. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Valentine’s Day :)

  69. Peggy P
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 17:01:52

    Lots of fav romances stories … but am thinking of Kiss an Angel by SEP today … and I am due for a re-listen apparently!

  70. Jolie Jacq
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 17:40:27

    I love When Harry Met Sally. Not sure you’d call it a holiday movie, but Christmas and New Year feature, so close enough.

  71. Kristin
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 18:07:54

    I always love watching White Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Sandy M Pochapin
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 18:24:11

    White Christmas or Meet Me in St. Louis, which takes place at Christmas.

  73. Nikki H
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 18:37:40

    I don’t really have a favorite holiday movie, but I do have several romantic books. Linda Howard, Lisa Kleypas historicals and a couple of her contemporaries, SEP’s, some of Nora’s. They’re all keepers.

  74. alcee clayborne
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 19:23:45

    I love a christmas story

  75. Bingle
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 20:05:14

    Favorite romance story — The Windflower by Laura London/Sharon Curtis.

  76. Tina S.
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 20:15:18

    My favorite book ever is, “Liberating Lacy.” It’s romance. Okay…ummm…it’s HOT romance. It’s…hot. Very hot. Just did a reread last week. Thank you for the awesome giveaways!

  77. MissE
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 21:10:52

    I’m not a fan of holiday movies in general but I’d go with Die Hard as an excellent Christmas movie.

  78. Kare
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 21:13:47

    Favorite holiday move – When Harry Met Sally.

    Best Dialogue Ever!

  79. Victoria Zumbrum
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 21:34:48

    3 Days and Scrooged. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  80. CelineB
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 22:43:54

    My favorite holiday movie is Christmas in Connecticut.

  81. Chelsea B.
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 23:23:31

    The Holiday.

  82. Cheryl S
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 05:18:31

    My favorite holiday movie is It’s a Wonderful Life.

  83. Catherine Scott
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 07:10:59

    I love the movie Love Actually. So many love stories in one.

  84. Amanda
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 08:07:53

    My favorite holiday movie is Love Actually. I will never get tired of that movie.

  85. mary brown
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 08:47:32

    Pretty women just love it.

  86. Maureen
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 09:30:22

    Favorite holiday movie is A Christmas Story.

  87. Anna Pry
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 11:15:38

    Fave holiday movie is It’s a Wonderful life

  88. marybeth
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 13:54:47

    More funny than romantic but I love ELF – there is a little romance too though :)

  89. Donna
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 15:57:27

    It’s a wonderful life.

  90. Suz_Glo
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 17:23:12

    My favorite romantic holiday movie The Sound of Music.

  91. rachel
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 20:18:26

    I love “White Christmas.” “You’ve Got Mail” covers every season, so it’s great all year!

  92. Nicole
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 21:59:17

    Does Die Hard count?

  93. Elise S.
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 22:09:17

    Most romantic is pretty tied to my mood. The Chocolate Rose is probably my go to right now.

  94. Katrina T.
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 22:25:16

    Favorite holiday movie is Home Alone

  95. Kim
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 13:46:16

    Thanks Jane and Harlequin.

  96. blodeuedd
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 12:58:11

    I want Black wings with green shining through and could find no pic, boo

  97. blodeuedd
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 12:59:08


    Sorry wrong post! Arghhhh bad computer

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