In the past year or so we have started reading more romance novels. We also tend to agree on which are our faves. Not only are the following exceptional romance novels, but they are also really good books too. If you are interested in starting to read more romance we would highly recommend checking out any of the ones mentioned below. We tend to gravitate towards contemporary romance so all of our recommendations are contemporary romances.
Just as an FYI, this list is not in any sort of order and we highly recommend all of the books listed below. We do have reviews for all (!!) of the titles listed if you are interested in some more detailed thoughts.
If you have any romance book recommendations please comment them down below! We are always looking for some quality romance novels!
1. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This is our go-to romance novel recommendation for anyone and everyone! It features a workplace romance and the “hate to love” trope. It’s especially good for those who want to start reading romance but want to test the waters before diving in headfirst.
2. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
This book is MASSIVE and is an excellent slow burn, so keep that in mind before starting this (the audiobook is fantastic as well, if you’re not it the mood for a huge book). We both recommend going into this one knowing very little so we’re not going to say much.
3. From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata
Honestly, almost all of Mariana Zapata’s books could be on this list, but we limited ourselves to just two for your sake. All you need to know about this book is that it is another excellent slow burn between two figure skaters who have known each other for years! There is also some fun family dynamics.
4. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
This one follows a woman named Stella who has Asperger’s syndrome. She hires a male escort to teach her how to be good at sex because she believes no one will want her unless she’s good in the bedroom. This one gets pretty steamy in a more than a few spots.
5. Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Josh and Hazel have known each other since they were in college; where Josh was Hazel’s TA. Ten years later they find themselves back in each other’s lives and become roommates and friends. The best part of this book is how Hazel is unapologetically herself and is not willing to change for a man. Also, Hazel is one of my (bree) favorite characters I have read in the last year.
BREE: Fling Club by Tara Brown
Cherry walks in on her boyfriend sleeping with her now ex-best friend, and her siblings convince her to seek revenge. They hire Ashley, a MIT student, to play the part of Cherry’s romantic interest. As they get closer to the revenge she seek, the lines slowly begin to blur between the two. This book gets an honorable mention because it wasn’t just a romance novel, it also had a revenge plot that kept me guessing.
TREE: The Bridesmaid’s Behaving Badly Series by Jenny Holiday
This series was so much fun! It follows a friend group as each of them start getting married. There is a lot of drama, but ultimately these friends all support each other. Three Little Words was my favorite, but they are all fun and cute reads. They can be a little cliche at times, but I enjoyed bingeing them.
xoxo, Tree & Bree
BOOK REVIEW: The Hating Game
BOOK REVIEW: The Wall of Winnipeg & Me
BOOK REVIEW: From Lukov with Love
BOOK REVIEW: The Kiss Quotient
BOOK REVIEW: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating
BOOK REVIEW: Fling Club
BOOK REVIEW: Three Little Words + Brief Series Review