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If one of your favorite holiday films is Love Actually, then you’ll love this list of love stories we’ve rounded up. There’s nothing better than cozying up with a cup of hot chocolate and cuddling up with a good book, So when you’re done watching the movie, be sure and binge these books.
Always, in December by Emily Stone
Even though Josie’s parents passed away years ago, she still sends them an annual Christmas letter to express how much they mean to her. Unfortunately, the trip to the post office gets derailed when she’s involved in a bike crash with a cute stranger. This mystery man also has a hard time with the holidays, which creates a bond between Josie and Max. As the new romance begins to heat up their cold winter nights, she starts to think that maybe Christmas isn’t so bad after all. But when Max disappears, only to reappear again, Josie is determined to get to the bottom of it before he has a chance to ghost her again.
Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis
On a cold, snowy night, Noelle gets caught in a blizzard, isolated on the side of the road with no supplies or even a phone charger. Scared and alone, she starts to wonder how long she will have to wait this out when a gorgeous guy appears out of nowhere. Stuck in the inclement weather together, Sam and Noelle get to know each other over the course of eight hours and make the most out of the subpar conditions. When the storm passes and the roads are safe, they part ways, thinking that they’ll never meet again. But fate has a way of working its magic when something special is meant to be.
A Season for Second Chances by Jenny Bayliss
Annie needs a change. Her restaurant practically runs itself, she’s an empty-nester, and suddenly single after twenty-six years of marriage. She decides to pick up and move to Willow Bay for the winter and take a guardian job in a historic home. Immediately impressed with the cozy atmosphere, she knows she made the right choice. There’s just one thing that’s off, and that’s her interactions with John, the grumpy nephew of the homeowner she works for. But with the holidays in full swing, perhaps a Christmas miracle can bring these two together and soften John’s heart.
The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
Charlie and Cass are identical twins and share more than just looks; they both also love baking. While filming her reality show, Charlie gets hit on the head and temporarily loses her sense of smell and taste, which is crucial to her success. At the same time, Cass is struggling to keep up with business at her family’s bakery while trying desperately to keep her ex out of her hair. On a whim, Charlie asks Cass to trade places, and she jumps at the chance to swap temporarily. But when two single men get involved in their lives, they realize that they’ve created a recipe for love, disaster, or maybe both.
Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist by Codi Hall
Nick just finished his military duty and is excited to get home to his girlfriend. But when he finds out she cheated while he was away, all of his holiday plans come to a screeching halt. The one thing he can count on to get his mind off of things is helping out at his family’s Christmas tree farm with his long-time friend, Noel. One night, they decide to cut loose and have a little fun, but their friendship suddenly turns steamy when they find themselves sharing an intimate kiss. Even though it’s unexpected, Nick is excited to see where this new romance goes, but it gets complicated when his ex realizes she made a mistake.
Misfit Christmas by Anne Hagan
Sophia knows what it’s like to struggle and is grateful to all the people who helped her family when they immigrated from Ecuador. Wanting to give back, she spends time at the local community center to help misguided youth get on the right path. When Lacie gets caught up in a corporate scandal and is sentenced to volunteer at the center, she arrives with ideas that clash with Sophia’s. With the holidays in full swing, there’s no time to argue, and the women must find a way to compromise and do what’s best for the kids. Little did they know that they would fall in love during the process.
Welcome To Winterville by Carrie Elks
When a cutthroat company comes in to take over Holly’s hometown of Winterville, she’s prepared to do whatever she has to do to put a stop to it. However, when she sees Josh, the CEO, she quickly realizes that this is the same man she spent a passionate night with eight years ago. She’s determined to use her charm to stop him in his tracks. As the disagreements escalate, so does the attraction between them, causing Holly to have conflicting feelings. Now she must decide if she wants to fight for the place she loves or the person she’s starting to fall in love with.
Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey
There’s nothing more magical than Christmas time in Manhattan. The undeniable sense of holiday spirit in the air brings with it love and hope. One day while Stella was admiring all of the beautifully decorated storefronts, a man named Aiden pops out and asks her what he thinks of the décor. Deciding to give her unfiltered opinion, Stella expresses her disappointment with this particular window design, unaware that he is the owner of the well-known Vivant department store. But she is acutely aware that he’s handsome and hoping that there’s more in store than just window shopping.
The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews
Ivy Perkins is freshly divorced and ready to embark on a new journey. She decides to purchase an old farmhouse called The Four Roses and start over. However, the family that lived there before left practically everything behind, including furniture, clothes, and many other miscellaneous things. When she stumbles upon an antique Santa suit with a note in the pocket from a child wishing her dad would come home from the war, Ivy realizes that her new mission is to find out all that she can about the family that lived here before. In for lots of pleasant surprises, this will be a Christmas she’ll never forget.
The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in the tiny town of Holly, New York, and Lila Santos is ready to relax and enjoy it. To make some extra money, she takes a job at the local inn, famous for being featured in a popular holiday movie. Everything is going well until her manager’s ridiculously good-looking nephew, Teddy Rivera, gets hired to work alongside her. They don’t see eye-to-eye on anything, making for frustrating workdays. But when their phones get mixed up one day and they both discover secrets about each other, will that be enough to turn their feuding into friendship…or more?
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