If you’re single, chances are you don’t have plans Valentine’s Day weekend (sorry). While hitting the bars to meet some other unattached peeps is always an option, sometimes you just need to spend a night at home solo. Here, we roundup three new releases to keep you company this Feb. 14:

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If you’re into someone who keeps letting you down:

“Tender” by Belinda McKean


Get your mind off the loser who keeps disappointing you and dive into Belinda McKean’s buzzy new novel, “Tender” — everyone is talking about it. Set in Dublin in the late ‘90s, it’s about a timid college student named Catherine who meets an outgoing artist named James. James introduces Catherine to a lot of wild, new experiences. He's exciting, but not exactly a great boyfriend. Can you relate? See how this romance plays out. No spoilers here!

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If you’ve gone on a million online dates but nothing has worked out:

“121 First Dates” by Wendy Newman

While there are plenty of online dating tips in this new release, what makes it especially fun to read are the crazy-but-true dating tales that sex and relationship expertWendy Newmandivulges along the way. You’ll feel others’ pain while improving your own dating life.

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If you’ve ever thought about sending your crush a letter (YA pick):

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Haan

It’s one thing to stalk someone you like on Facebook and Instragram. It’s quite another to send him or her a letter. In “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” (now out in paperback), 16-year-old Lara writes a letter to the five boys she’s loved, telling them all the things she's too afraid to tell them in person. They weren’t actually meant to be sent out — it was just a form of therapy she was doing to get over them for good. But of course, they do get mailed off, and what happens next makes for a juicy read.

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