Social distancing got your love life down? While some people are turning to their favorite romantic comedy on Netflix or phone dates with their loved ones, I find myself turning to some of my favorite feel-good novels for comfort – whether they are happy or require a box of tissues, it is nice to get lost in a different world for a little while. From young adult romance to steamy adult novels, here are eight love stories to keep you company during quarantine.
Photos of You by Tammy Robinson
Tissues are required for this one as we meet cancer survivor Ava Green, who soon finds out that her 28th birthday will be her last. She decides, with the support of her friends and family, that she wants to celebrate her life with a wedding – despite not having a groom. This is a love story about living life to the fullest and not being scared to do the things you have always wanted to do.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Two high powered professionals, Alexa and Drew, meet while riding in the same elevator – in the middle of a power outage. With Drew in need of a wedding date and Alexa wanting to spend more time with him, we follow the pair all the way from the rehearsal dinner until ‘death do us part.’ Can they make long-distance work or will their ride be cut short?
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering
Lucy Albright is embracing her new California college and all it has to offer – including a certain, charming classmate named Stephen, who has his own past full of secrets. Tell Me Lies is a thought-provoking read that tells the story of why sometimes it is better to just let someone go, even when you find it hard to. This book is the perfect example of why you probably should not text your ex in the middle of this quarantine.
Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Take a journey to the little town of Hampton, where intrigue, suspense and more steam than you can imagine await our main characters Hannah and Ryan. Hannah decides that Ryan is exactly the type of guy she should avoid to protect herself and her past, while Ryan is doing everything he can to convince her that she is the one for him. Will secrets tear them apart or bring them closer than ever?
Faker by Sarah Smith
Tough as nails, professional faker by day – Emmie Echavarre is anything but in her real life, except when it comes to her coworker Tate Rasmussen. After being forced to complete a charity construction project together, the two find that they might work better together than apart. Escape your quarantine for a few hours and see if Emmie and Tate can build a love that will last.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
All is fair in love and cheese – that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Tweet Cute is a great, lighthearted read that is the perfect escape from reality and a warm reminder that you can find friends in the most unlikely places. Fair warning – this book will make you hungry!
Fight or Flight by Samantha Young
With many flights currently canceled in the world today, join Ava Breevort and Caleb Scott for the steamiest layover either of them has ever had. When Caleb discovers that his time in Boston is permanent, Ava must decide to fight or flight when it comes to her feelings for the arrogant Scotsman.
Big Bad Cowboy by Carly Bloom
Travel to Big Verde, Texas and you will find Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf engaging in some questionable activity in a shed at the town masquerade party. Hidden behind masks, neither of them has any clue that the other is their enemy as they engage in a one-night stand that is anything but. What starts as steamy text messages turns into a love they never saw coming – but can they ever see past their rivalry once their identities are revealed?
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