Reading during the winter is almost better than any other time of the year. The colder months make you want to snuggle up, and reading alone sends your mind on an adventure into a different world. Romantic books have a way of pulling at our heartstrings. How many times have you been caught blushing or slightly biting your lip as you stared down at your paperback romantic book? Words are powerful, and if they happen to be tangled up in a romantic scenario, we are done for. So, we asked you guys what your fav romance novels and here we are.
1. Walking Disaster by Jamie Mcguire
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes. Of course, you can read Beautiful Disaster first, but I liked Walking Disaster more tbh.
2. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
An aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in LA together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. when it comes to romance, no one and I mean nobody does it like Colleen Hoover, this book had me hooked.
3. The Last Love Letter by Kulpreet Yadav
Letters are one of the most ancient and beautiful forms of communication. The emotions they held and the manner in which they are expressed is magical beyond belief. Kulpreet Yadav’s novel is yet another manifestation of the timeless gorgeousness of letters, you’ll feel this in your bones, the love will ache right there, just beneath the surface, nothing could prepare you for it.
4. The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident. She can’t remember anything – her husband, her friends, who she used to be. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.
5. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
You could say I’m a bit biased, but I really mean it when I say no one does romance quite like her.
“Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…”
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before.
6. After by Anna Todd
if you haven’t heard about these you have been clearly living under a rock, do me a favor and start reading this book and the series that follows, you won’t regret it!!
7. The Man I Love by Suanne Laqueur
Not only are you following a romance embedded with all of the heart-straining and filling qualities we know love beholds, but this story begins with a tragic school shooting. See how love, coping, and mental illness affect a circle of friends after an act of violence.
8. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
And we are back to the miraculous, but head-spinning experiences surrounded by your first love. Many times, they don’t last, but we wouldn’t take back the moments we spent in that first love euphoria. Step into the story of a duo facing that first time fear, even though they’re smart enough to know it doesn’t always last.
9. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
A day known for its literal and figurative destruction is the starting point for love story in this novel. The couple meets on Sept. 11, 2001. We all know how saddening and extremely heartbreaking that day was, so it certainly makes you curious as to why the writer chose this day to begin a love story.
10. A Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
You had to have known I was gonna throw in a masterpiece of Nicholas Sparks’ in here, I’m sorry but how can I not?
I love both the movie and the book. The movie does the book justice; though it alters the story somewhat in the details, it is still true to the “feel” of Nicholas Sparks’ work. If you love the book, the movie is a must see and vice versa.
It seems as though books have the ability to send our imaginations soaring into a different dimension. This winter, get cozy with some romantic books, and don’t forget to grab the tissue box (and maybe a cup of hot cocoa) on your way to bed.