*that are not strictly romance novels.
We love a good romantic subplot, so here are some of our favorite Non-romance book romances!
Six of Crows Series by Leigh Bardugo
Tree is a die hard Kanej shipper and it not emotionally prepared for their scenes in the book. But, the other couples in this book are great too. Wylan and Jesper have so much fun banter and Nina and Mattias have some great scenes too.
Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco
Bree has not read this series, so this is Tree reporting. This romance was EXCELLENT in the first two books and then got a bit overpowering in the third and fourth books. But, I love Audrey Rose and Thomas so I guess it’s fine.
The Folk of the Air Series by Holly Black
Bree is a little bit obsessed with this series. She’s read each book in the series three times since August. The hate-to-love trope is one of our favorites, and it’s done really well in the series. In the beginning Jude and Cardan are both so stabby and sharp but the evolution of their relationship is charming and unfortunately, filled with betrayal. So, like such a fun time for your heart!
Cassandra Clare’s books
The woman has so many series and so many excellent ships to get behind. Tree LOVES Magnus and Alec the most perhaps? Bree really likes Emma and Julian but she hasn’t read QoAaD yet. (She’s hoping Cassandra Clare isn’t going to break her heart). Either way, lots of couples to get behind!
The Veronica Speedwell Series by Deanna Raybourn
Tree ships the two main characters in this so much. In the course of the five books that she’s read (book 5 comes out March 10th). They are equals and both love their craft so much. There is so much innuendo and banter between the two of them. The mysteries in this series are great, but honestly she reads them for the characters’ relationship.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Aston & Jodi Meadows
This features the arranged marriage trope and it is SO CUTE! This book is weird and honestly should not work, but it is such a fun time.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Tree might be biased because the love interest is a soft boy who plays basketball which is her favorite. This story is a contemporary romance so perhaps should not be on this list, but the story is so much more than the romance. That being said the ship is the cutest. Here is Tree’s review if you are interested.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
We both absolutely loved this one! The romance is complex (especially for a YA book) and the plot moves through many different layers of emotional connection. The two main characters are adorable and sarcastic, and we love them. Also this book is super foody and it’s fantastic!
xoxo, Bree & Tree