Best rom-com books to read
Romance novels, or rom-com books as they are also called, are a fun and easy way to indulge in a good love story that will leave you with a smile on your face. They’re a great way to escape reality for a little while. There’s something about the perfect love story that we can all relate to. These laugh out loud romance novels are an excellent choice if you want something romantic but not too serious.
Every romantic comedy author has a different way of telling stories. One could be more serious while the other one is more light-hearted. However, there are always some common elements in every book. The best romantic comedy books show both the ups and downs of love, which is what makes them so relatable!
When it comes to popular rom-com authors, Sally Thorne, Sophie Kinsella, Christina Lauren and Elin Hilderbrand are the most favorite among book lovers. They are known for writing lighthearted and fun reads that will make your heart flutter.
So if you’re in the mood for an easy, happy, and lighthearted read, take a look at these romantic comedy books. You might find your new favorite rom-com author!
The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun
As a dating show TV producer, Dev Deshpande always scripted the fairytale love story for his contestants in the show, Ever After. When he returns to the show after a heart-break, he is not sure whether the time is right. But then he meets the new star of the show, Charlie Winshaw,
who doesn’t believe in happy ever afters and is anxious in front of the camera. He has no clue on how to date women on national television. Soon Dev helps Charlie to overcome his insecurities and self-esteem.
Incense and Sensibility is Sonali Dev’s third novel from the stand-alone romance series, the modern retelling of Jane Austen’s novels. The novel follows Yash Raje, the first Indian gubernatorial candidate from the Raje family. He always believed that one can control the world through one’s feelings. However, when his best friend is critically injured in a political rally, he is unable to control his anxiety and fear to face the crowd. And that’s when his family seeks the help of California’s foremost stress management coach, India Dashwood. Having helped hundreds of people in her career, she is questioning her ability to help her new client.
New York Times bestselling author duo Christian Lauren’s 2021 Christmas novel is all about miracles of the universe. Maelyn Jones’ life is a mess, at least she thinks so. Her parents are divorced, she hates her job and her love life is pretty much non-existent. The only thing she looks forward to is the yearly Christmas gettogether in Utah, where family and friends celebrate the holidays together. But this time once the holidays are over, she makes a tearful plea to the universe, “Please. Show me what will make me happy.” And then it starts…she gets herself into a strange time loop.
Olive Smith doesn’t believe in true romance. But when her best friends demand her to be in a romantic relationship, Olive decides to kiss the first man she sees, in order to convince her best friend. Unfortunately, the man she chose to kiss was Dr Adam Carlsen, a young professor infamous for his temper.
However, Olive has only herself to blame for her choice. So she decides to get on with the fake relationship. And they seem to get on so well that Olive wonders whether it is her true love.
Epic romance author Emily Henry’s latest novel is about Alex and Poppy. Ever since their carpooling day on college orientation they are best friends. They have taken years of summer trips together irrespective of their differences in character. But for the last two years, they haven’t talked to each other. Poppy realises that it’s time for another summer trip with her best friend to make things right between them. The story takes us to both their present and past summer trips. A perfect romantic comedy novel for the lovers of summer trips and friendship novels.
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely is back with another sweet and sexy enemies-to-lovers romance. Easton Ford is a professional matchmaker who runs a business named Carpe Diem. He doesn’t believe in online dating apps. So he organizes glamorous upscale parties so that people can get connected in an old-fashioned way. However, unlike Easton, Bellamy believes in online dating and advises everyone that it’s the best way to make strong relationships. However, when these two meet there is instant chemistry but there try hard to navigate through their differences.
Zander Williams is an American footballer who has been recruited to London by Bethnal Green Football club. However, he is also in the city to find out about his real father. After a disastrous break-up, Daphne is trying to start a new life and is working as a building manager, where Zander is currently living. After their little meet-cute, they get involved in a casual relationship. However, in this new city with a new team, Zander seems to be carrying a lot more than he can handle.
Another fake relationship rom-com novel you‘ll love. Maddison Goldbloom is a wedding dress designer and living a dream life with her handsome paediatrician boyfriend in NYC. But just as everything is going pretty well, the devil, her billionaire ex-boyfriend shows up with a request. He asks Maddison to be a fake fiancee for his dying father’s sake. Now Maddison has to decide his fate! Should she help the man who once broke her heart? Read the sample chapter of this amazon bestseller.
Talia Hibbert’s newest rom-com Act Your Age, Eve Brown is the third book in the Brown Sisters series. This story follows the youngest sister, Eve Brown. Eve is known for being a hot mess. She always flew from one job to another, but once her wedding planner business failed, her parents decide to put an end to her chaotic life to help her grow up. Now, Eve has to find a job to prove to her parents that she is capable of looking after her own. However, things didn’t go as planned in her job interview. Read chapter one where the author introduces messy Eva brown.
Charlie Goodwin is a judge of a reality baking show. When an accident at the sets causes her to lose the sense of taste and smell, she asks Cass, her identical twin sister to swap places with her.
Although Cass has a family bakery to run, she agrees to step in, to escape her own life for a bit. Neither of them knows whether they’ll be able to pull it off. A delightful holiday read is filled with fun characters and the Christmas spirit.
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Thirty-four-year-old Kate Turner is genuinely happy in her life. She has found a great career as a designer and has a fun side job as a baker. She is not looking for a relationship and her sleepy town doesn’t offer any prospects either.
But when her best friend signs her up for the Twelve Dates of Christmas event, she is intrigued about the idea and decides to give it a go. Twelve dates with twelve different men may take her somewhere…
Yet another fun rom-com from the romance queen Lauren Blakely. Logan Clarke is a really successful businessman, divorced at 32 and is a father. He is not into dating at all but rather focused on his work and his lovely daughter. And there is Bryn Hawthorne, an ambitious girl and VP of a lifestyle website. Both are going through similar circumstances in their personal life.
So there was an instant spark during their first encounter. Although they planned to meet again, unexpected occurrences seem to work against them.
Huxley is a self-made billionaire. And when it comes to his job he will do anything to get things done. But this time he got himself into big trouble when he lied to one of his prospective clients that his fiancee is pregnant when in fact that couldn’t be further from the truth.
When he releases his foolish act, he is distressed and bumps into Lottie, who is in search of a rich husband. The two make an agreement to help each other. But as they begin to spend more time together, they realise the mess they got themselves into.
Piper Bellinger is a social media star who always loved to be the centre of attention. However, her personal life is a mess and her fake friendships don’t seem to help her at all.
When things go out of control, her step-dad (who is also her financial support) sends Piper and her sister off to a small seaside home town, where their job is to run their late father’s dive bar. And that’s where she meets the rugged sea captain, Brendan…
January is a romance writer, known for her happy-ever-afters. However, a series of unfortunate events including her father’s sudden death leaves her distressed and anxious about life.
As the deadline for her novel is rapidly approaching; she leaves for Michigan only to find herself be the next-door neighbour to Augustus Everett her long-time writing rival.
The Unhoneymooners is a charming enemies-to-lovers rom-com filled with numerous laugh out loud moments. Olive has always considered herself unlucky throughout her whole life. Whilst her identical twin sister Amy seems to win every contest on the planet. She even got herself a two-week all-inclusive honeymoon to Maui.
However, the wedding didn’t go as planned and everyone gets food poisoning, except Olive and her sworn enemy, Ethan. And now it turns out they both are forced to take the honeymoon pretending to be newlywed.
Laura is a journalist and is on her way to Channel Island to cover a story about her parent’s love story. During the journey, she picks up the wrong suitcase. But she secretly hopes that it is from the handsome man she met on her flight.
Unable to control her excitement, she opens the suitcase and found things that they have in common, such as one of her most favourite books, her favourite music and a sweater. But as always things never go as planned. So Laura may have to rethink about her prince charming and her possible love story.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Until Him, Until Her, and Fluke My Life, comes an adventure love story set in the beautiful landscape of Montana. When Cybil’s fiancé breaks up with her just before their wedding, she is forced to go alone to a couple’s retreat.
She is determined to move on from the heartbreak and to make the most out of her time in Montana. But when she meets Tanner, the co-owner of the retreat, she is amazed at their chemistry.
Yet again another light-hearted rom-com for Meghan Quinn’s fans. The story follows a jaded divorced lawyer and the crafting genius in a Top DIY Wedding Expert Tv show. Luna wants to participate in the show to help her brother to have the best wedding ever.
While Alec is a part of the show because his brother begged him. As these two compete with each other for their family, the initial hatred turns into being a mutual attraction…
The story follows Ryan and June, who hated each other since high school. Now both are thirty and busy in their respective lives. Ryan is a chef and June has a doughnut business.
When their best friends get married, they bumped into each other.
As they interact with each other, throughout the wedding party, they are not sure whether they still hate each other or have feelings for one another.
23-year-old August just moved to New York and is trying to find her place in this busy city. With her new job and quirky roommates, she does feel things are not going as she expected. On one of those days, she meets Jane on her Q train commute.
When Jane shows one act of kindness, August is smitten. Soon Jane becomes her subway crush.
A dazzling romance you’ll love to read.
Having discovered that her husband has cheated on her yer again, restaurateur Annie Sharpe decides to leave her Michelin starred restaurant and moves to a beautiful seaside town, Willow Bay as a custodian of a West Kent beachside apartment and business premises.
In this new town, she finds solace in her friends and neighbours. However, as Christmas approaches, her future in the new village seems uncertain.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners new novel is about single mom Jessica Davis, a hardworking freelance statistician. When she and her best friend Fizzy learn about a new DNA-based matchmaking company they decide to give it a go.
The intriguing story and charming characters make this a perfect rom-com.
When Malachi Keogh’s father sends him to his new job at the Dead Letter department he expects it to be boring. Instead, he discovers a warehouse full of quirky co-workers along with loads of lost mails waiting to be found. Soon Malachi sets out to find the recipient of the decade of old love letters and find the answers to the mysteries behind it.
And it’s his boss Julian who accompanies him in his project, resulting in sweet and affectionate interactions.
USA Today Bestselling author Pippa Grant’s Copper Valley Fireballs series is all about baseball hunks and their pursuit to the big league.
In Real Fake Love we meet Luca Rossi an athlete, who believes love is nothing but pretence and lies. And then he meets the romance novelist Henri who wholeheartedly believes in love.
However, yet again another failed wedding turns her into Luca. This time she wants him to teach her how not to fall in love.
Minnie Cooper feels her birthday is jinxed. She was born a little late on New Year’s Day and lost the cash prize and a newborn. And she has the most horrible name because another pregnant woman stole the name which was meant for her. And to top it all, most of her birthdays end up as a hot mess.
However, on this year’s birthday, she actually meets Quinn Hamilton, the one who stole her name and luck. An uplifting rom-com to read in the holiday season.
Totally Folked is the first book in Reid’s Modern Folktales series. The story follows Jackson James, a small-town Deputy Sheriff who has been in several other Reid’s novels and the movie star Raquel Ezra. They both met for the first time at Raquel’s friend’s wedding and had a special connection.
However, they weren’t able to connect with each other after that. Now years later, Raquel returns to Green Valley to have a peaceful life. And when Jackson sees Raquel again, he is taken back to the night they spend together. Yet, they’re not sure whether this time they would be able to move forward with their relationship.
Luc O’Donnell is looking for a fake boyfriend, one that’s practically perfect in every way. He is not someone who usually does these sorts of things but ever since his famous rock star father announced his come back, Luc is back in the public eye.
Although he has never met his father, seeking a fake boyfriend is the best way to save Luc’s image. And that’s when he meets liver Blackwood, a barrister who has nothing in common with Luc. Yet, they strike a deal to be in a fake relationship.
Another charming sports romance from the New York Times bestselling author. Nadia and Crosby were childhood friends. Presently she is the owner of a football that she inherited from her father. While Crosby is a baseball star. Both don’t really have much luck with their dating life.
Men who come to Nadia’s life seem to be jealous of her success while Crosby always makes bad choices when it comes to women. So when these two meet after a long time, they have so much to catch up on, including their friendship and dating life.
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