These 14 Books Will Give You All The Rom-Com Vibes This Valentine’s Day

If you're yearning for a romantic escape filled with plenty of laughs, look no further.

By Evie3 min read
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Whether you’re drawn to charming small towns and quirky characters or to the glitz of reality TV and the magic of modern fairy tales, one of these books is sure to be your perfect match this Valentine’s Day. 

1. Loving the Ladies’ Man, by Kristin Canary

Evie, a quirky Pride & Prejudice-loving editor, grapples with unexpected feelings for Connor, the office flirt and her job competitor. Trapped overnight in the office by an earthquake-induced landslide, Evie discovers a more genuine side of Connor, challenging her initial assumptions. When he proposes being her fake boyfriend at her ex's wedding, their relationship takes a surprising turn, and she realizes Connor might just be her own Mr. Darcy in this charming love story.

2. Pretty Little Pieces, by Carmen Schober

In Pretty Little Pieces, ambitious influencer Georgina Havoc's perfect life falls apart, leading her to renovate a cottage in Tarragon, Tennessee for an HGTV-style reality show. As she navigates heartaches and setbacks, unexpected surprises – including the arrival of rugged ex-sniper Cassidy Stokes – add a touch of chaos to her plans. Sweet Home Alabama meets The Holiday in a sweet blend of self-discovery and newfound love.

3. Tacos for Two, by Betsy St. Amant

Rory Perez, a struggling small-town Texas chef, enters a food truck contest to save her business and support her cousin's assisted living home fees. The catch? Her competition turns out to be the man she's been talking to online. Tacos for Two serves up a delightful rom-com with a dash of culinary passion and competition on the side. 

4. Famous for a Living, by Melissa Ferguson

Superstar influencer Cat Cranwell faces a fall from grace and retreats to Kannery National Park, Montana, where she encounters sexy park ranger Zaiah. With elements of You've Got Mail and Confessions of a Shopaholic, you’ll love this laugh-out-loud love story.

5. The Billionaire Love Match, by Emma St. Clair

In the world of reality TV, Casey takes a chance by responding to the final casting call for a matchmaking show, defying the odds. Colt Woods, seeking ratings rather than romance, is caught off guard when the supposedly staged show turns unexpectedly genuine. As his movie-mogul mother tries to control the narrative, Colt reevaluates everything. The Billionaire Love Match is perfect for fans of The Bachelor franchise.  

6. Autumn by the Sea, by Melissa Tagg

Sydney Rose, abandoned as a toddler, embarks on a journey to find her true identity in a seaside town in Maine. As she meets Neil MacKean and uncovers a mystery, their story unfolds against the backdrop of a centuries-old legend. Autumn by the Sea is like your favorite Hallmark movie, offering romance, mystery, and a love as deep as the sea.

7. Neighbors Like That, by Carina Taylor

Buying a house in the suburbs leads to a war of pranks between Kylie and her attractive yet rude neighbor Hagen. As their feud escalates, unexpected feelings surface, and when trouble arrives, Kylie and Hagen must decide whether their connection goes beyond just playful banter. If you love a good rivalry and lots of laughs, give Neighbors Like That a try. 

8. That Fine Line, by Cindy Steel

Kelsey returns home for wedding preparations, only to find her childhood enemy, Cade, now a cowboy working for her father. Don’t you just hate when that happens? This sweet romance is all about new love conquering old grudges with hilarious moments sprinkled throughout.

9. A Match in the Making, by Jen Turano

Miss Gwendolyn Brinley, a temporary paid companion turned assistant matchmaker, finds herself entangled in the Newport social scene. Tasked with finding a wife for the catch of the Season, Mr. Walter Townsend, Gwendolyn faces unexpected challenges, including her growing attraction to him. You’ll love A Match in the Making if you’re a fan of Emma or Pride and Prejudice

10. Now with You, by Dulcie Dameron

In Now with You, Priscilla Clark's life takes an unexpected turn when her beloved Victorian becomes a bed and breakfast, and she receives help from an unlikely source – Rex, her quirky friend's attractive younger brother. As they navigate challenges, sparks fly, and both of them wonder if this might be their second chance at love. Spoiler alert: It is. 

11. Authentically, Izzy, by Pepper Basham

Nestled in blue-tinted mountains, Isabelle Louisa Edgewood dreams of a bookstore. Her romantic history is less than magical, but an online dating escapade, orchestrated by her matchmaking cousin, connects her with a book-quoting Mr. Right overseas who challenges her to step beyond her safe routine. A tale of courage and bookish love unfolds in Authentically, Izzy

12. The Happy Life of Isadora Bentley, by Courtney Walsh

Isadora Bentley, a quirky rule follower, sets out to prove that happiness is a myth. But when she impulsively follows a magazine's guide to happiness, her life takes a wild turn. If you like stories about found family, or you enjoyed Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine, add The Happy Life of Isadora Bentley to your TBR! 

13. In Search of a Prince, by Toni Shiloh

Brielle Adebayo's life is flipped upside down when she discovers she's a princess in the island kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé. Confronting her royal responsibilities and a demand to marry before her coronation, Brielle navigates love in this enchanting modern-day fairy tale with The Princess Diaries vibes. 

14. Plot Twist, by Bethany Turner

Olivia Ross, a greeting card writer with dreams of screenwriting, has a fateful encounter with a charming actor on February 4, 2003. Their spontaneous pact to reunite in 10 years, once they've achieved success, sets the stage for a decade of coincidences and romantic ironies. Plot Twist is an adorable tale of missed connections and a fun play on real-life rom-com moments.

Closing Thoughts

These 14 delightful novels are the perfect companions for Valentine's Day, offering charming stories of self-discovery, newfound romance, and hilarious moments – just like your favorite rom-com.

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