I may love murder and mystery but that doesn’t mean that I don’t occasionally indulge in a little bit of romance. So today I’m introducing you to some of the best romances (in my opinion) that I read this year.
#1 I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
You might’ve of Kinsella before, She’s known for her best selling Shopaholic series. But even if you aren’t a fan of that particular series, Kinsella has a lot more to offer. I’ve got your number is an amazing read, featuring the ever so naive Poppy Wyatt who bumps into a stoic, sarcastic man named Sam Roxton.
This is a slow and sweet romance that builds up as you go along. There is a lot of maturation and character building however it is done in a way that still keeps the novel light and airy and is not at all demanding. The book doesn’t require you to remember important details or characters and is a very casual read. If you’re looking for something light and fluffy, I suggest you this.
I’ve Got Your Number is my personal favorite out of all of Kinsella’s books, and honestly it really is that good of a read.
# Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
If contemporary romance isn’t your thing then this book might just be what you’re looking for. This novel is a paranormal romance, starring a beautiful half vampire named Cat (Catherine) Crawfield and her ever so sexy vampire lover Bones. This novel is no light read, there is a lot of mystery and a twist or two if I remember correctly, however it is still very enjoyable and will having you turning the pages almost hungrily. Frost’s writing is addicting and the chemistry between Cat and Bones is nothing short of hot. If you’re into sexy vampires and hilarious situations with a dash of mystery, you need to read this.
#3 Radiance by Grace Draven
Yet another tastefully done fantasy romance, Draven delivers a delicious novel full of character development, friendship and love. It is an interracial romance that develops from a friendship that started before an arranged marriage. There is no instant love or anything, it’s rather platonic at the start and builds from there.
This book will have you laughing, crying, swooning and feeling every single emotion known to book worm, but it’s all worth it. This is truly a special read and one I’m sure many would enjoy so go on and get it if you like a friends to lovers type of romance.
#4 Can You Keep a Secret? By Sophie Kinsella
The infamous Kinsella is back, stealing our hearts with hilarious and sweet romances that have us wishing that we were in place of the heroines. This novel is also a stand alone and is just as popular as the other books Kinsella has written.
It follows a similar plot line with a clumsy and somewhat clueless heroine who falls for a dashing and mysterious businessman who helps her to mature and stand her ground. As always, Kinsella carries out a flawless and addictive story, while still manages to remain light and fluffy despite it’s complexity.
This read will have you laughing out loud and awwing at the characters 24/7 and will grant you a casual read without a fuss, giving you a break from some of your more demanding books.
I simply have one word of advice for anyone who decides to read a book by Kinsella: don’t read her books in public, you might end up bursting into a fit of laughter and have everyone around you question your sanity. Trust me when I say this, it nearly happened to me.