I used to think that I didn’t enjoy Romance books. In fact, I actively avoided them. Then in grad school I had to do an assignment where I read three books of a genre that I didn’t typically enjoy and I chose Romance.
Out of those three books I hated one, was okay with the second, and actually really enjoyed the third. I then realized that this genre may have been more than meets the eye and started to read into it a bit more. I soon realized that Romance was a genre that I really loved, especially when I am wanting to read something light and entertaining.
In honour of Valentine’s Day coming up next week I figured I would share some of my favourite Romance books if you are in the mood to read about love. Now I know that these books are most often not literary masterpieces, but I don’t read them to be. I read them to escape for a bit and enjoy some time in worlds that are fun, mostly stress free, and sweet.
The Switch by Beth O’Leary
Characters: A Grandmother and Granddaughter who switch houses to get away from their lives and maybe find someone new
Setting: London/tiny Yorkshire Village
Read this if you like: Small Villages, cute neighbours, and older people finding love
Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman
Characters: Two boys; one out and one not
Setting: All Boys School in England
Medium: Graphic Novel
Read this if you like: People discovering themselves, school stories, overall cuteness
The Marriage Game by Sara Desai
Characters: Two people forced to share an office above her family’s restaurant while she is set up with men by her family
Setting: San Francisco
Read this if you like: Sarcasm, balancing family relationships, delicious food
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Characters: A Hollywood Executive and Her Assistant
Read this if you Like: Scandals and slow burning romances
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Characters: A Husband and Wife who aren’t as happy as they seem to be
Read This if you Like: male friendships and getting relationships back
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Characters: A man who runs a Renaissance faire and a Woman who gets roped into volunteering
Setting: Renaissance Faire
Read this if you Like: dressing up, annoyance to love, and figuring out what to do with your life
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Characters: The sons of the President of the United States and the Queen
Setting: Back and forth between the USA and England
Read This if You Like: secret relationships, hiding from the media, and hate to love stories
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (and the entire series by this author)
Characters: A man on the way to his ex’s wedding and his new fake wedding date
Read this if you Like: fake relationships that turn into more
Here are some of my favourite Romance books for this Valentine’s season. If you like reading Romance books let me know some of your favourites in the comments below!
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I’ve always felt the same about romance books but have tried to come out of my comfort zone a bit and try a few in the last year and some I have ended up really enjoying!