Happy Heart’s Day Blisses,
I’m quite surprised I made this list. As I said in my earlier posts, I’m not a fan of Valentine’s day and it is in fact, a burden to me, but here I am with 14 Romance books that I found as feel-good reads. Whether you’re single like me or not, I do hope these books make your Valentines Day better than it already is. When I read these books, I didn’t expect them to lift up my happy spirit because their plots have some serious elements, but they did. That’s why I’m sharing them to you.
Just a quick shout-out, my friend Norrie from Reading Under the Blankie, if you’re looking for books that are not romantic at all, check out her post: Tainted Love – 13 Books for the Non Romantically Inclined.
Okay, now, in honor of Valentines Day, I give you 14 romantic books that hopefully makes you feel good about yourself and/or your partner and your relationships.
1.) The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
He’s a genetic professor who can count his friends on the fingers of one hand, he’s never been on a second date, and he’s looking for a wife. Thus, The Wife Project. I mean, who does that? This book will teach you that love is not always what looks good on paper.
2.) Beard Science by Penny Reid
She just wants people to know her for who she truly is, not as her controlling parents wanted her to be – a reigning banana cake queen and nice girl who bakes. She seeks his help. He’s a mystery and believes in his own omniscience. They’re two weirdness about to be taught that love is the weirdest thing of all.
3.) The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
He was her boss, she was his assistant. Then they got married for convenience. Nothing feels good than a romance burned ever so slowly and brought you into the ever so satisfying happily ever after.
4.) Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Geeks who know how to stand up and fight for who they are and what or who makes them happy. This book won’t just make you feel better, it’ll make you believe.
5.) Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
She knows she’s a lot to take but she won’t change so she can be datable. She believes being herself is enough. Guess what, he believes the same for her.
6.) Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
They’re best of friends. She’s grieving from a loss that changed her. He’s nursing a broken heart done by his ex-girlfriend. Realistic story and relationships set in a secondhand bookstore. Feeling good already?
7.) The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
It’s cliche but it kept surprising me till the end. Nothing beats the hate-to-love trope when it’s done well.
8.) How To Fall In Love by Cecilia Ahern
She’s obsessed with self-help books, he’s trying to kill himself. She just witnessed someone kill himself, the witnessed him trying to do it. She promised him she can show him that life is worth living for. She succeeded and it’s beautiful.
9.) Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
An arranged marriage which becomes a journey towards the fullness of her character and him realizing his past doesn’t have to ruin his present and future. What a satisfying ending.
10.) Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson
He takes her under his wing to help her change from being the pushover that she is. She gets sucked in his world, good thing he notices she fits nicely in his life. Or does she?
11.) The Knocked-Up Plan by Lauren Blakely
A cliche story. She wants a baby, he’s perfect to be the donor as he doesn’t believe in love thanks to his ex-wife. Nothing beats a love story where the couple starts as friends and then get in some kind of agreement they’ll break soon like it’s made to be broken.
12.) Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
It starts as fun, just a road trip and banters with a goat in the back seat. Yes a GOAT. But then he left her without so much as a goodbye. He came back and he’s ready to woo her with his everything. You know like fixing her garden.
13.) Something About You by Julie James
He’s an FBI agent, she’s an assistant U.S. Attorney. They are sworn-enemies until she ended up as a witness he should protect. Seriously, I love some cliches. they can surprise you with the sweetest love story.
14.) A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare
When it comes to Romance, nothing is as good as one in which the couples are exactly opposite. He’s a rake, she’s a nerd. They just both want to be somewhere and going with each other is the best way. Funny, what a week can do to two people.
Hope you like my list guys. I’m aware that some of these books are not even familiar to you but I’d be happy if you check them out. And if you have some romance novels recommendation, I want to know in the comments.
Happy Hearts’ Day again.