Looking for smart, sexy romance? Welcome to my world! I’m Cara, and my bestselling, award-winning Save the Date series will make you laugh, cry and feel . . . um, yeah . . . in all the right places. Check out the books, and while you’re here, take a look around my new website, sign up for my newsletter (News! Giveaways! Swag!), then drop me a line and tell me what you think. Do you love the lips? I love the lips!

The Many Faces of Favor

The coolest thing about watching my books be published around the world is marveling at the diversity in cover designs! What do these wildly different designs say about readers’ tastes in these countries? Is there any deeper meaning to be extrapolated from what foreign publishers apparently believe appeals to women?

With these burning questions in mind, herewith are six takes on The Wedding Favor:


The Italian cover has such a feminine feel. So pink!


The French cover is oh so sophisticated and unabashedly sexy. Ooo la la!


The Spanish cover plays up the story’s, well, playfulness.


The Japanese cover is delicate and lovely and contemplative.


The Dutch cover has a distinctly rom-com feel to it.

german favor

The German edition plays up the intimacy between Ty and Vicky. The book has been out longest in Germany, and the cover must be working because it’s selling great! In fact, the whole series is so popular that I’ll be attending the Loveletter Convention for readers in Berlin next May.

So there you have it. The same book, but vastly different takes on what publishers believe will attract romance readers around the world. Fascinating! The title has been changed in each country too, and I’d love to interpret them for you, but multi-lingual I am not. So we’ll have to settle for puzzling over the diversity in cover photos and leave the mystery of titles for another day.

Christmas in July, anyone?

Eonly_WeddingDate_Cover-186x300The Wedding Date is on sale for just 99 cents!

This sexy novella is set in one of my favorite cities — Boston — where my husband Billy and I met on a blind date. It wasn’t love at first sight, but it was love after a few more dates. 🙂 And it’s been happily ever after for 20+ years.

In The Wedding Date, Julie and Cody don’t meet on a blind date, but he does save her from one...

Wine, anyone?

FullSizeRender-2The official Cara Connelly wineglasses have arrived! See how they match my pretty new website? I’m all about the lips!

When my newsletter comes out later this month, I’ll be giving this pair away to one lucky subscriber. Haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet? It’s not too late! Sign up now and you could be sipping your own Sauvignon out of these beauties on the Fourth of July! Love, Cara

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Ready To Rock

CCReadytoRockCover5x8-187x300Ready To Rock, the newest full-length novel in my Save the Date series, is finally here! My oh-so-steamy story about a hunky rock star and sweet college girl is available exclusively on Kindle for just $2.99. And if you’re signed up for Kindle Unlimited, Ready To Rock is free!

Without a doubt, this is one of my top reads for 2015 — Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

You can read the first chapter of Ready To Rock on my website. I hope you enjoy it!

The Wedding Favor Is Just 99 Cents!

Hurry! This week you can get the e-book version of The Wedding Favor for just 99 cents! An RT Book Reviews Top Pick, The Wedding Favor was also a finalist for the RT Book Reviewer’s Best Contemporary Romance of 2014.

“Filled with sexual tension, witty repartee, a location wedding, misunderstandings, mishaps, grief, healing, romance and true love, this story is one that I enjoyed immensely. I look forward to the next installment of this wonderful series, […] a delightfully enthralling novel by a truly gifted author.” (Romance Junkies)

Click here to buy The Wedding Favor!

Get Ready To Rock!

CCReadytoRockCover5x8-187x300Ready To Rock, my award-winning rock star romance, is up for preorder! Check it out:

His name is on everyone’s lips–sexy rocker Jack McCabe. His gritty New York City band is red hot, almost as hot as his fiery affair with photography student Lil Marchone, the girl from his past, now the woman he loves.

The problem is, Lil’s controlling ex wants her back. Rich, powerful, and ruthless, he’ll stop at nothing–including murder–to get Jack out of her life.

But Jack’s a badass himself, always up for a fight. And with the stakes this high, he’ll risk everything for Lil, even his band. Even his life.

Ready To Rock is the stand-alone prequel to The Wedding Favor. Click here to preorder Ready To Rock now and wake up with Jack on December 1st!

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