Best Romance Books for Valentines

February 14, 2020

Ready to check out the best books for Valentines?
It’s that time of year already – Valentine’s Day has arrived. Flowers, chocolate, events and surprises and if you have plans with a special someone or a group of friends, that’s amazing. If, however, you’re dreading the cold outside and just want a lazy night in, GO FOR IT! It’s the perfect time to pick up all (or some) of those romance books on your TBR. Find yourself a cozy reading spot, make some tea and have those snacks ready. If you’re new to the romance genre or you’re just not sure what to pick up atm, I’m here for you!

Here are the books I recommend for a cozy Valentines read:

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
There is nothing Stella Lane can’t figure out with the help of math and logic – except love and dating. Having very little experience in the dating world isn’t easy at the age of 30. Stella concludes that she needs professional help and hires an escort, Michael. What starts out like a business deal eventually evolves into a deep connection. Be aware that this one is pretty steamy (certainly more than I thought it would be) and know that we get great representation for autism.

Page count: 333
My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 3.8/5

Link to Goodreads: The Kiss Quotient on Goodreads
Link to my review: The Kiss Quotient Review

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
This companion novel to The Royals is just as cute and fluffy as the first book. Millie Quint takes the long journey from Texas to Scotland after her bff-turned-almost-lover turns back to her ex. She’s gotten into one of the most prestigious schools in the middle of the highlands, where she’s literally surrounded by future dukes and ladies. Worst of all is her arrogant, entitled roommate, Flora, who doesn’t just act like a spoiled princess but is in fact a princess. Millie and Flora keep getting into trouble together but through hardship and punishment, the two girls begin to understand each other much better.

Page count: 274
My rating: 3/5

Link to Goodreads: Her Royal Highness on Goodreads
Link to my review: Her Royal Highness Review

Maybe This Time by Kasie West
Another cute contemporary romance – and my own latest romance read. While the story of single Sophie who works at a flower/event-store isn’t the most original, it’s the format of the book that’s really interesting. Instead of getting all the daily routines, the story is told by skipping from event to event over the course of one year. Here, Sophie constantly runs into the catering chef’s annoying son, Andrew. While he tries his best to make her life difficult, unexpected sparks begin to fly – and we’re headed for yet another love story.

Page count: 353
My rating: 3/5
Goodreads rating: 3.6/5

Link to Goodreads: Maybe This Time on Goodreads

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to not Dating by Christina Lauren
You didn’t think we could get through this list without a Christina Lauren mention, did you? These authors are famous for writing books that are both captivating and full of romantic drama. It’s not always rainbows and butterflies but that’s what makes their stories so real and relatable. With Josh and Hazel, it’s impossible not to fall in love with their quirks. We get a lot of awkward-cute moments but certainly also some steamy ones. I loved this book a lot more than I anticipated!

Page count: 309
My rating: 5/5
Goodreads rating: 4/5

Link to Goodreads: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to not Dating on Goodreads

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Or really any novel by Jane Austen because let’s face it, no one writes romance like the original queen. Austen has an amazing way of criticising society (in the 19th century), creating strong heroines and mixing it up with romantic drama. Who doesn’t want to find their own Mr. (or Mrs.!) Darcy even today? I highly recommend either Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility for an epic love story with funny characters.

Page count: 409
My rating: 5/5
Goodreads rating: 4/5

Link to Goodreads: Sense and Sensibility on Goodreads

That’s it for now folks! You should check out other books from these authors as well, since most of them have a lot to choose from. Christina Lauren and Kasie West especially has a ton of books out while Helen Hoang’s recent release is a companion novel to The Kiss Quotient.  Have you read any good romance books recently? Let me know in a comment below or find me on social media for more book chatting!

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