7 Romance books to read this Valentine’s Day

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It’s that time of the year again: Valentine’s Day. While you may have made some romantic plans for the evening, we’re planning on spending a steamy night in with some of the best new romance books. These seven romance novels are perfect for getting you in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

Love, Unscripted by Owen Nicholls

When Ellie and Nick met and fell in love, Nick was sure that their meet-cute was something straight out of a movie. But when Ellie claimed that she no longer felt the fire between them, she moves out of their shared home. Now alone and left to wonder what happened, Nick will comb through his relationship with Ellie. This exploration will show Nick that not every relationship is perfect like those we see in movies.


The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Lydia never imagined a life without Freddie but when he dies in a car accident on her 28th birthday, she is suddenly alone. Knowing Freddie would want her to live a full life, she employs the help of Freddie’s best friend and her sister to get back out into the world. However, her plans come to a screeching halt when she’s given the opportunity to connect with Freddie one more time – a miracle that will change Lydia’s life forever.


The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

Wedding planner Carolina Santos has just faced her worst nightmare: being left at the altar during her own wedding. Bouncing back, she accepts a new job opportunity that has the potential to change her life. But in order to do this new job, she must work with Max Hartley, her ex-fiancé’s brother. If the two want to succeed in their endeavors, Carolina will have to look past the fact that Max encouraged his brother to leave her during their wedding. Sparks fly between these unlikely lovers in this new release from Mia Sosa.


The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

Everyone dreams of having a relationship like design duo Melissa and Rusty Tripp. Unbeknownst to everyone, they are struggling in their marriage – big time. It’ll be up to their assistants Carey and James to keep them cordial during their book tour, a week-long adventure that will lead the assistants to find a love of their own. If you love Fixer Upper, you’ll adore this new book from romance duo Christina Lauren.


The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey

Selina Lennox and Lawrence Weston come from two completely different backgrounds. While Selina is a socialite with a prosperous family, Lawrence is a painter with no money to his name. Despite their differences, the two fall for one another. But when tragedy strikes Selina is forced to choose between her head and her heart.


Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

Rosie and Dominic were once madly in love with one another. Married now, the two have lost the fire they once shared. Demanding more from her life, Rosie asks Dom to participate in a marriage boot camp with her and he agrees to attend. Just as the two are finding their way back to one another, a secret will emerge that will have Rosie rethinking her life with Dom.


The Kissing Game by Marie Harte

Rena Jackson is doing everything in her power to make a better life for herself, opening up her own hair salon and getting ready to quit her job at a dive bar. But the one thing standing in her way is Axel, a handsome man she met there. Because Axel has a hard time showing his feelings, he makes Rena a bet: “I bet you a kiss you can’t resist me.”

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Ashley Johnson

Content Editor + Producer

Ashley has always been a writer at heart, receiving a diary from her mother at a very young age. Supportive book-buying parents influenced her love of literature and storytelling as she grew up. Her love for songwriting led the way to creating short stories and the start of her own blog where she documented her life as a college student. A fan of dark plot lines, Ashley picked up Stephen King’s It and never looked back. When she is not working on her first novel or new story ideas, Ashley can be found curled up with her rescue chihuahuas or exploring breathtaking locations throughout the US.

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