We can’t believe that it’s been 20 years since Bridget Jones’s Diary came into our lives. Her quirky quest for love, paired with her relatable antics, made us laugh, cry, and cringe! To celebrate the anniversary, we have put together a list of 20 books of binge-worthy books that compliment the spirit of the one and only Bridget Jones.
It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian
After Noni’s long-term relationship ends, she decides to start a new one – with herself. This humorous and heartwarming story takes you on an adventure of what it means to begin again and start living life to the fullest.
Shipped by Angie Hockman
When Henly Evans has to go head-to-head with her nemesis for a promotion in the Galápagos Islands, she starts to discover that Graeme Crawford-Collins might not be as bad as she thought…in fact, she’s actually starting to develop feelings for him. This sweet story straddles that fine line between love and hate, while giving us all the feels along the way.
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
When co-workers turned frenemies, Shay Goldstein and David Yun, must act like scorned ex-lovers for their radio show, ratings go through the roof. As the show’s popularity grows, so do the feelings between these two, causing a complicated situationship that could be the end of their careers if they’re not careful.
Much Ado About You by Samantha Young
Evangeline needs a break from her ho-hum life in Chicago, so she decides to book a spontaneous holiday vacation to a lovely English village. When she crosses paths with a sexy farmer, she knows better than to get too close…but she can’t help but wonder if he was what was missing in her life all along.
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there, especially for Grace Porter who decides to drunkenly marry a random woman in Sin City. With her new PhD and her even newer wife, Grace will soon have to come face-to-face with her old life when she returns home to her conservative family.
In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk
Ros learns really quickly that the phrase ‘you can’t come home again’ rings painfully true when it comes to her returning to her hometown and expecting everything to be the same. Much to her surprise, she gets a message from someone from her past and wonders if this might be the new beginning of an old ending.
The Trouble With Hating You by Sajni Patel
Liya Thakkar is perfectly content living the single life, but when her parents decide it’s a good idea to surprise her with a blind date at dinner one night, she bails as soon as she picks up on what’s going on. One week later, when her potential suiter shows up at her job as the newest employee, embarrassment quickly turns into sparks that neither saw coming.
Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon
Annika and Hudson could not be any different; she runs an app that’s all about love and romance, while Hudson’s is designed to help end relationships! But when these two go head-to-head in an investment pitch contest, she starts to see a different side to Hudson…one she might actually like.
First Comes Like by Alisha Rai
When makeup industry influencer Jia Ahmed gets a surprise DM from an international superstar, she is shook. What happens next is a whole lotta drama with many moving parts, keeping the reader guessing, laughing, and rooting for real love as the pages turn.
How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams
With Naya’s job and love life failing, her friends convince her to take a night out on the town and try flirting with strangers. When she actually connects with a man who makes her feel alive and confident, she quickly recognizes that being with him might also be what will destroy her rapidly plummeting career for good.
Siri, Who Am I? by Sam Tschida
As Mia slowly recovers from amnesia, she must rely on social media, as well as other people, to fill in the gaps. However, she soon realizes that her smartphone is more honest than the humans around her and has to quickly figure out what her true story is…or if she would be better off writing a new one.
The Marriage Code by Brooke Burroughs
When Emma declines her boyfriend’s proposal, she decides to throw herself into her career and recruit her co-worker Rishi to join her team, promising to write an algorithm that will land him the perfect lady. So, when the code spits out an unexpected match, these two are left wonder if there’s more to their relationship than just being colleagues.
The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
After her last disastrous date goes viral, Samiah Brooks vows to spend the next six months focusing on herself and using that time to finally develop the app she has been dreaming of. Then out of thin air, when a charming man named Daniel suddenly shows up at work, Samiah seriously starts to re-think her plans.
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
From the outside in, engaged couple Naomi and Nicholas appear to have the perfect relationship, but things aren’t always what they seem. As they both try to get the other to call it off in hopes of not being the one to pay back the deposit, they quickly learn that all is fair in love and war.
The Marriage Game by Sara Desai
Layla Patel’s father is determined to help find her a husband, even if that means setting up surprise blind dates for her at the office space she shares with Sam Mehta, a displaced CEO. When three becomes a crowd, Layla starts to notice that when she’s been looking for might just be right in front of her.
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Working side by side in Tinseltown, Emma and Jo have always had a professional relationship; but one click of the camera captured a photo that led people to assume that these ladies were more than just friends. As they bond over these circulating rumors and try to squash the gossip, they begin to realize that there might just be some truth to the tabloid tales.
Not That Kind of Guy by Andie J. Christopher
Bridget Nolan is a successful lawyer who would rather spend her time prosecuting bad guys than dating good ones. So, when she needs a wedding date, her former intern Matt takes the opportunity to ask her out, but not on any old date; instead, he takes her to Las Vegas where things move out of the friend zone where they take a gamble on more than just a game of Blackjack.
Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey
When you’re single but your friend turns your life into an on-screen romance, what are the chances of that fairytale coming true? As Chloe watches an alternate version of her life unfold on the big screen, she starts to wonder if it’s time to change up the characters and create her own happy ending.
The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli
Raina Anand is single, and her traditional Indian grandmother does not like it one bit, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. When she does, it leads to a slew of bad blind dates, making Raina second guess why she let her beloved grandma play matchmaker to begin with.
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