Hey reader friends, I’m here with one last quick post before my Best Books of the Year post (coming next week!). Want to end the year on a high note? Look no further than these three romances! This time I’ve got a buff male nanny, computer nerds in love, and a saucily scandalous historical.

Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Holiday season got you stressed? I’ve got your escapist fluff right here! Rafe is a buff male nanny, and his competence and charm will win you over immediately. Sloan is a doctor and divorced mother of twin girls, and she’s in a pickle because her live-in nanny quit without notice. Enter Rafe, an experienced nanny and studly heartthrob, who cooks and cleans and supervises playtime and just generally takes care of everything. Rafe and Sloan try to ignore the sparks that fly between them, but they fail utterly. This was my first Rebekah Weatherspoon book, but it will not be my last.

Level Up by Cathy Yardley

I have never wanted so badly to smush two characters’ faces together! Tessa is an engineer at a game company, and other than going to work, she doesn’t get out much. But events conspire to thrust her not just into a new much-needed group of girlfriends, but into the arms of her roommate, Adam, who is also her coworker. Tessa and Adam have always had a friendly but distant rapport, but when he agrees to help her out with a side project, they start seeing each other in a new light. I’m sure I’m biased, but with a tech nerd hero named Adam, there was no chance I wasn’t going to adore this book.

The Earl I Ruined by Scarlett Peckham

A fresh take on historical romance (yay for subverting tropes!). Brash and outspoken Lady Constance writes an anonymous gossip column, and one day she inadvertently ruins the reputation of one Lord Apthorp. Although she’s always found the man a self-righteous bore, she’s not a monster, so she concocts a plan to restore him to society: she’ll offer her hand in marriage. The situation--and Lord Apthorp--are more complicated than she knows, however, and their road to matrimonial bliss is up a steep grade. If enemies to lovers stories are your thing, you’ll be in heaven with this mismatched but somehow perfect pair.