Top 5 Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day
With less than a week to go until Valentine’s Day now is the perfect time to settle in with a good, romantic book. So, today, I’ve chosen my top 5 romantic reads to share with you all!
The Flat Share
Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…
The Flat Share was such a lighthearted, easy read that follows Leon and Tiffy and their unusual living arrangement. It was a slow-burning love story but very sweet and quirky. There are also more serious tones giving it a bit more depth than your average rom-com. Yes, it’s a pretty predictable story but Tiffy, Leon and other supporting characters are all so lovable and it was a really fun read that I highly recommend!
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.
Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.
Looking for a modern re-telling of a classic star crossed lovers tale? Then Perfect Chemistry is the book for you. I’ve loved this book since I was a teenager and still love it just as much as an adult. It’s cute, easy to read, has great character development, some darker moments and amazing secondary characters too.
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London’s trendiest neighbourhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. And lately, Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something . . . just a little something.
Finally, a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever.
Without a doubt, the Confessions of a Shopaholic series is the funniest series of books I’ve ever read. Becky Bloomwood is 100% my spirit animal. The romance in this book isn’t prominent, but it’s there slowly building in the background. Mainly it’s about Becky’s shopping addiction, friends, adventures, failures and an ending that’ll leave you smiling.
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
The Selection is a dystopian novel where 35 girls from different ‘castes’ are selected to live in a palace and try to win the heart of Prince Maxon. It’s a typical, predictable YA dystopian story but I enjoyed it very much nonetheless. The main character, America, is sassy, independent, funny and charming and her relationship with Maxon was very sweet and began as a strong friendship.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a really gripping story. You so desperately want the main characters to get together but they really drag it out haha. It was a really interesting read and unlike anything, I’d read before. The world-building in this series is amazing and the strong romantic bond between Feyre and Tamlin is not to be missed!
Those are my top 5 romantic reads for Valentine’s Day! Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of the books above. What romantic reads would be on your list? I hope you all enjoyed this post! If you did then don’t forget to subscribe to my blog. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest too. Thanks for reading!