If you’re in the mood to read more romantic books than usual, it’s probably because Valentine’s day is coming. So to help you properly get into the spirit of the holiday, I prepared a list of sweet, sexy, and memorable romance novels and self-help books.
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Okay, now let’s spice up your holiday with some sweet love stories, enemies-to-lovers, erotica, young adult, personal development, and more.
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Alphahole by D.D. Prince
If you’re into enemies-to-lovers romance novels, Alphahole is a fantastic book to pick up this Valentin’s day. It’s also office AND roommate romance. Nice girl Carlie decides to stop being a doormat and stand up for herself. However, her resilience gets tested when she crosses paths with Aiden, her sexy new boss who also happens to be her new roommate. The steamy and entertaining encounters between these two, as well as the tender moments make up for an exciting way to celebrate Valentine’s day.
To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise
What could possibly go wrong when spying on your Academy Award-winning incredibly hot neighbor? Well, Lucy is about to find out in this rom-com by Ella Maise. If single dads, cute kids, funny banter, steamy scenes, fictional Hollywood actors, and two hilarious best friends are your thing, go grab this book!
Happiness For Beginners by Carole Matthews
In this feel-good love story, Molly, a farm girl and teacher, falls in love with the handsome father of one of the boys in her care. If you like to read about farm lifestyle, cute animal interactions, and a sexy single father falling in love with his son’s teacher, give this a try.
Annie’s Song by Catherine Anderson
The first (and only) historical and western romance novel on this list, Annie’s Song is the endearing love story between a sweet and naive girl who suffers a brutal attack and the man who’s trying to do right by her. With skillful storytelling, Catherine Anderson guides Annie through her journey to learning about life, love and being a woman. Her innocence is the source of some of the most unexpected, funny, and endearing scenes in the book.
Annie is raped in the beginning of the book by the hero’s brother. Although it’s not descriptive or detailed, some readers want to know that. Even so, rest assured, it’s not a dark book. In fact, it’s sweet, warm, and unexpectedly funny.
Also, Annie is believed to be mentally impaired, but again, rest assured, she is not! I’m saying this in case mental illness is a trigger of yours. Or romantic relationships between such a person and a mentally capable one. Not the case here!
Now, hopefully, you didn’t open this accordion if you don’t like spoilers.
Going Nowhere Fast by Kati Wilde
Next on the list is a best friend’s brother romance with an enemies-to-lovers feel to it, plus a sexy hero who sometimes is a jerk, a sassy heroine, and some grovel at the end to make this mix perfect. This is the story of Aspen Phillips and Bramwell Gage. While Aspen is struggling to make ends meet and help her family, Bram is the millionaire brother of her best friend. He never liked Aspen, considering her a bad influence on his little sister. But things unexpectedly change during a road trip that’s filled with sexual tension, banter, arguments, compromises, secrets, and fun times.
Pretty Venom by Ella Fields
This book may not seem very Valentine’s day-ish to some, but for the fans of the genre, it sure is good for any occasion. Pretty Venom is a young adult, college, enemies-to-lovers-to-enemies (and lovers again) romance novel. One stupid and unfortunate mistake makes Callum Welsh hate his wife with a vengeance. Can Renee win her husband back? But more importantly, can she forgive all the awful things he does to her in order to hurt her?
Don’t Come by Jessica Gadziala
Now it’s time for a little BDSM erotica. Don’t Come is a fast-paced novel with lots of $ex, basically. It’s not hard-core BDSM, which I think makes it suitable for both those who don’t normally read this, as well as for those who do. Adley and the Dom meet through a D/s dating site and agree to keep it casual. Just play. But there’s something about Adley that makes him want more. If you’re tired of the overdone cliche of the tortured Dom hero (the Sebastian Grey kind), this novel will be a breath of fresh air.
Brant’s Return by Mia Sheridan
In this emotional romance novel by New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan, Brant Talbot, the hero, is a successful businessman in New York. However, his estranged father’s deteriorating health forces him to come back to where it all started. His family’s horse farm in Kentucky. Here, old wounds are opened and the ghosts of the past are still haunting his heart. Then there’s his father’s secretary, Isabelle Farris. Even though at first he’s convinced she’s a gold digger, he’s still undeniably attracted to her. Okay, maybe he was wrong about her. But there’s still something she’s not telling. This is a novel about love, healing, and forgiveness, and would make a great read to celebrate Valentine’s day.
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic by Esther Perel
It’s only fitting to read about erotic intelligence, couples, desire, and passion before, during, or after Valentine’s day, right? In this personal development book, psychotherapist Esther Perel addresses one of the most common issues modern-day couples deal with. How can we have passion and sexual desire AND a secure, healthy relationship at the same time? Using her professional experience in treating couples, Perel details the possible reasons for this and proposes an innovative perspective on intimate dynamics. A great read if you want to be more knowledgeable about how to keep passion and lust alive (or to revive them).
The Trouble With Valentine’s Day by Rachel Gibson
After being dumped by her boyfriend, disappointed in her professional life, and rejected by a handsome stranger in a bar, Kate Hamilton finally makes it to Gospel, Idaho. Her self-esteem, however, takes another blow when, while working at her grandfather’s grocery store, she comes face to face with the one and only Rob Sutter, ex-hockey player and, to Kate’s surprise, the sexy stranger who rejected her. Sparks fly in this fast-paced, sweet, and cozy rom-com. If you haven’t read this yet, Valentine’s day is the perfect occasion.
Inconvenient Wife by Natasha Boyd
Inconvenient Wife is an unrequited love, friends-to-lovers romance. Gwen wants to help her best friend Beau find a wife in order to get his inheritance and start a boat-building business. Turns out all he needs has been right there all along. Their journey is filled with laughter, banter, and emotions.
Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
A romantic comedy about reinventing yourself and faking a relationship? Check! New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey introduces us Georgie Castle. A young woman on a mission to change how people see her by pretending to have a steamy love affair with the town’s hottest baseball player. The result? Sparks and steam and laughs…and a good book to cozy up with.
And that’s it for now! These are 12 romantic books to celebrate Valentine’s day with. Which one are you going to pick? And how will you be spending the holiday? Hint: you could read a romance novel. Oh, and don’t forget to grab your FREE gift!