By now, we are all well aware that Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce may or may not be dating. In my ongoing attempts to get the world to read more books, I’ve compiled a list of contemporary romance novels to read if you’ve found yourself in your romance era!
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Celebrity Romance Trope
When In Rome by Sarah Adams: Opposites certainly attract for the stranded pop star and small-town baker in this charming slice of romance from the author of the TikTok sensation The Cheat Sheet.
The Bodyguard by Katherine Center: “My perfect 10 of a book. As funny and sweet as all the very best nineties rom-coms, but with Center’s signature heart-tugging depth. I wish I could erase it from my mind just to read it again for the first time. A shot of pure joy.”―Emily Henry
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez: From the New York Times bestselling author of Part of Your World comes a romantic comedy full of “fierce humor and fiercer heart” about how one adorable puppy brings together two perfect strangers.
Sports Romance Trope
The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams: Is it ever too late to leave the friend zone? Discover the heartwarming friends to lovers romance that became a sensation on TikTok—now with a new chapter and a Q&A with the author!
Icebreaker by Hannah Grace: A TikTok sensation! Sparks fly when a competitive figure skater and hockey team captain are forced to share a rink.
Kulti by Mariana Zapata: When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to.
Fake Dating Trope
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas: A TikTok sensation, this rom-com about a young woman who agrees to fake date a colleague and bring him to her sister’s wedding has “everything you could want in a romance” (Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author).
The Ex-Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon: Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon’s sparkling romantic comedy debut.
Happy Place by Emily Henry: A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.
In The Weeds by B.K. Borison: A grumpy farmer and a no-nonsense social media influencer have another chance at love in this charming romantic comedy.
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams: Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again…
Secretly Yours by Tessa Bailey: From Tessa Bailey—#1 New York Times bestselling author, TikTok favorite, and “the Michelangelo of dirty talk” (Entertainment Weekly)—comes a spicy small town rom-com about a grumpy professor and the bubbly neighbor he clashes with at every turn…
Opposites Attract Trope
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez: After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down. The cause: Daniel Grant, a ridiculously hot carpenter who’s ten years younger than her and as casual as they come—the complete opposite of sophisticated city-girl Alexis. And yet their chemistry is undeniable.
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker: City girl Calla Fletcher attempts to reconnect with her estranged father, and unwittingly finds herself torn between her desire to return to the bustle of Toronto and a budding relationship with a rugged Alaskan pilot in this masterful new romance from acclaimed author K.A. Tucker.
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert: In Talia Hibbert’s newest rom-com, the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard—literally.
If you’re riding high on this Tayvis news, give one of these romance books a go! You will not be disappointed.
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