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Abby Jimenez is the author of so many incredible romance books, including The Friend ZonePart of Your Worldand Yours Truly. Abby writes small-town romances, friends-to-lovers, age gaps, enemies-to-lovers, and so much more. Her books are fun, but also vulnerable, and include relatable characters that struggle with real-life problems. If you’re looking for more reads like this, here are ten books perfect for fans of Abby Jimenez.

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The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Hannah Brooks is the bodyguard of superstar actor Jack Stapleton. Jack’s been off the grid for a few years, but he still has a stalker. When he heads home to take care of his sick mom, Hannah goes with. But Jack doesn’t want his family to worry, so he asks Hannah to pretend to be his girlfriend instead of his bodyguard. As they spend more time together, everything starts to feel more real. Hannah is so good at protecting Jack, but can she protect her own heart?

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The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest

Lily Green dreams of editing children’s books, but she’s stuck in the nonfiction division with no promotion in sight. The only thing pushing her forward is her correspondence with her favorite fantasy author. What starts as a friendship slowly turns into something more—until he ghosts her. Months later, Lily is looking for a date to her sister’s wedding. She enlists the help of her new, charming neighbor, Nick Brown. She feels an immediate connection to him, not knowing that he’s actually her favorite fantasy author who’s been writing under a pseudonym.

The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel

Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, and is perfectly happy being single. When she realizes her parents’ dinner party is actually a set up with the man they want her to marry, she’s out the door. As her company struggles, they hire a new lawyer to help save them. The man who shows up is none other than Jay Shah, the man from the dinner party, and he’s not thrilled to see her either. What starts as hate slowly turns into witty banter and late night chats. But falling for each other means they will have to let their painful pasts come to light.

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When in Rome by Sarah Adams

Amelia Rose is tired of maintaining her “princess of pop” persona. She flees that life and drives to Rome for a break—Rome, Kentucky. When her car breaks down in front of Noah Walker’s house, he makes it clear he has no time for celebrities or their drama. He lets her stay in the guest room but only until her car is fixed. As they spend more time together, however, Noah starts to see the real Amelia: the kind-hearted, funny girl who is lonely from years in the public eye. She’s set to go on tour soon, but until then, Noah plans on showing her the beauty of small town life while she helps him open up his heart.

Exes and O’s by Amy Lea

Tara Chen has been told she’s a stage-five clinger. Her heart’s been broken time and time again, but as a romance book expert, she’s determined to find The One. But modern dating apps have killed classic romance, so she revisits her exes in hopes of living out her own second-chance romance trope. Trevor Metcalfe is a firefighter who is never afraid to run into a burning building, but a lot more hesitant to run into a relationship. When his roommate Tara asks him to help her reconnect with her exes, he reluctantly agrees. But as they spend more time together, Tara realizes Trevor is the only one who accepts her for her.

The Kiss Quotient by Helena Hoang

Stella Lane loves math, and she loves her job. But, she’s a thirty-year old woman with very little experience in the dating department. As someone with Asperger’s, it’s not always easy to put herself out there, especially when French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by a pilot fish. She decides to hire an escort to get some professional lessons. Michael Phan agrees to help her out, but as time goes on, their agreement starts to turn into something much more.

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

Delilah Green had zero plans to go back to her hometown of Bright Falls. All that’s there for her is memories of a lonely childhood, feeling like a burden to her stepfamily. She’s a photographer in New York City with a different woman in her bed every night, and she’s perfectly content with that. But when her step-sister Astrid asks her to photograph her wedding, with guilt and a five-figure check, she finds herself back in Bright Falls. And then she meets Claire Sutherland, a single mom and one of Astrid’s best friends. When they’re thrown together during a variety of wedding preparations, Claire can’t resist Delilah’s charm, and she doesn’t think she wants to.

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Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Ari Abrams loves her job as a TV meteorologist, but her boss is distracted by her tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband, the station’s news director. Ari is a ball of sunshine but has reached her wits end. Russell Barringer is the only one who understands how she feels. He’s the sweet but shy sports reporter at the station. They team up to to fix their bosses’ relationship problems. But the real spark ignites between Ari and Russell. There’s parts of herself that Ari keeps hidden from everyone. Will Russell be able to handle her dark skies as well?

The Love Wager by Lynn Painter

After belly-crawling out of a guy’s hotel room, Hallie Piper decides it’s time to grow up. She gets a new apartment, a new haircut, and a new wardrobe. The only thing left is a new love. But when she logs into her dating app, she sees Jack, the guy whose hotel room she fled. They agree that they are totally incompatible, but that they are great wing-people for one another. They talk about their dates, and when they go wrong, Hallie and Jack meet up for tacos afterwards. They make a bet to see who can fall in love first, but when they pretend to be a couple for a wedding weekend, everything changes. The lines between pretend and reality become blurred, and neither of them can remember why they didn’t want to make this work.

Everything for You by Chloe Liese

Oliver Bergman and Gavin Hayes can’t stand each other. Oliver’s a demanding soccer captain, veteran player, and ray of sunshine. Gavin’s a grumpy soccer legend who is nothing like the guy Oliver grew up idolizing. When the coach makes them co-captains, they can’t keep their distance anymore and the animosity continues to grow. Exhausted and out of options, the coach tells them to put an end to their enmity or give up the captain positions. While they pretend to play nice, Oliver realizes there’s a lot more to the gruff exterior Gavin puts out. Worse, Gavin might be everything Oliver’s been searching for.