Looking for a romance?

In this Read on the Run title, we present eighteen romances. Not love stories, although some of them do include aspects of that. But whereas love stories are often sad, each of the selections in A Wink and a Smile has either a “happily-ever-after” ending, or at least a strong suggestion that this is where the characters are heading.

That doesn’t mean these tales all sound the same; to the contrary, we’ve found quite a diverse collection of romances. Yes, there are some traditional romances, and there’s a healthy handful of budding romances, but you will also find a story set in the future, and a couple of fantasy tales. You will find stories of pastries, and candies, of young lovers and old. You will meet several matchmakers and you’ll see couples reconcile, and there are even a few stories that will make you laugh.

As always, each story in the Read on the Run series of anthologies is short, to suit your busy lifestyle.



Too Close to School ~~ Michael Bracken

Que Sera, Sera ~~ Ginny Swart

Treasure Hunt ~~ Dev Bentham

Damage, Cosmetic Only ~~ Anita Goveas

The Stranger at the Library ~~ Anusha VR

Let Down Your Hair ~~ Catherine Valenti

Appetite Delight ~~ Sally Basmajian

The Wheels on the Bus ~~ Ilene Goldman

Pinkie Swear ~~ Laurie Axinn Gienapp

Critical Error ~~ Meg Overman

Green Eggs and Cameras ~~ Emorie Hill

Breaking Up is Hard to Do ~~ Ginny Swart

Abandoned Art ~~ Madison Estes

Push to Talk ~~ Jonathan Ochoco

A Spicy Admirer ~~ Meagan Noel Hart

The Man Who Didn’t Like Children ~~ Jacqueline Seewald

Afterlife ~~ Dev Bentham

Cupid’s Arrow ~~ Tricia Schneider



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