Cassia Reyes lives in a Society where everything is decided for her—what clothes she wears, what food she eats, and even what man she marries. The Society informs Cassia that the computer system has chosen her childhood friend Xander as her future spouse, but when she views the digital card containing his personal information, another face flashes onto the screen: her mysterious neighbor Ky. Torn between her love for Xander and her newfound love for Ky, Cassia begins to question a life without choices and to dream of a future where she has the freedom to express herself. Features kissing.
Juliet is still processing the death of her mother, a photojournalist, by visiting her grave and leaving her letters. Declan Murphy is serving a community service sentence by mowing the cemetery. When Declan finds Juliet’s letter, he writes back and soon the two are revealing things they cannot reveal to anything else. But as they get to know each other, they also begin to worry that the truth about their pasts may be too much for them to handle. The romance does not progress beyond kissing.
Eighteen-year-old Rev Fletcher was doing fine until his abusive stepfather contacted him for the first time in years. Just as Emma Blue was doing fine coding her own video game until a ticked off player starts sending her obscene threats. A chance meeting between the two opens up the potential of finding healing through sharing. But first both of them will need to learn to trust. Kissing happens and implied making out.
Cinder is a skilled mechanic, but that does not much matter since she is also a cyborg, a second-class citizen. But then she meets Prince Kai and suddenly she may be responsible for the fate of her world. A science-fiction retelling of “Cinderella.” Contains kissing.
Meade Creamery, founded in 1944 by Molly Meade, has always been special to Amelia. Four years ago she had the honor of becoming a Meade Creamery girl and now, her last summer working there before heading off to college, she dreams of making memories that will last forever. Then Molly Meade dies and her rich grandnephew Grady inherits the stand. Grady is desperate to prove to his father that he can manage his own business. But, in the process, he threatens to destroy everything Amelia loves about the stand. At one point the protagonist begins to take off her shirt. However, in the end, the couple do not progress beyond kissing.
Before Lina’s mother dies, she insists that Lina go to live with her old friend Howard in Italy. Somehow she forgot to tell Lina what her grandmother does–that Howard is really her father. Lina doesn’t want to live with a man she barely knows. And she certainly doesn’t want to stay in Italy, even if it is beautiful. But then she receives her mother’s old journal and she’s suddenly experiencing Florence for the first time along with her mom. As Lina continues to read, however, things don’t seem to be adding up. Why did her mom leave Italy? And who is Howard, anyway? Contains some kissing.
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
Five years ago, the Hapwell siblings were transported to a magical world while hiding during an air raid. Now sixteen-year-old Evelyn spends her days wishing she could return while her older sister Philippa tries to make a life where they are. Then Evelyn goes missing and Philippa cannot bear the thought that she was the cause. Contains kissing. One character suggests he wants to wait for marriage when another begins to undress.