This post is all about 14 Romantic Books to Read this Valentine’s Day.
When you think of Valentine’s Day, you think of romance books…at least, I do. It’s the one day a year I think you can be as cheesy as you want!
I’m always on the hunt for romantic books to read this Valentine’s Day because I want to be in that cheesy mindset. Whether it be a spicy romance or classic romance, I went through my never-ending bookshelves and came up with 14 romantic books to read this Valentine’s Day.
Now, you don’t have to scour the entire internet or Goodreads to figure out what to read. Below is a wide selection for you to pick from! And the best part? They will get you in that Valentine’s Day spirit!
This post is all about Romantic Books to Read this Valentine’s Day.
Carly-Rae’s favorite Romantic Books to Read this Valentine’s Day
Best Overall: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
“The writing. The characters. The plot. Love and Other Words gives us readers a glimpse into why Christina Lauren rule romance.”
Most Likely to Make You Cry:When You Read This by Mary Adkins
“This romance book will make you cry this Valentine’s Day. The characters. The plot. Get your box of tissues handy.”
Most Popular: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
“Hoover has a knack for making readers cry and laugh while feeling like you left your heart inside the pages. This romance book is one of Hoover’s most popular reads.”
Best Book Couple: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
“I’m such a fan of Louisa and Will. They have unexpected chemistry that really brings this book home. It’s a story that stayed with me even after I finished the final page.”
14 Romantic Books to Read this Valentine’s Day
The Things We Never Get Over by Lucy Score
Naomi races to rescue her twin sister in Knockemount, Virginia. It’s a small town that’s definitely old-school, with deputies being solved with punching and then a round at the bar.
But Naomi arrives to have her sister steal her car and money, leaving behind an 11-year-old niece she had no idea even existed. Now, Naomi is stuck in this small town with a know-at-all niece and no money. Going home isn’t an option, so she has to figure out what the heck to do.
Enter Knox. He’s a guy who can’t deal with complicated, especially complicated women. But after he witnesses what happens to Naomi, he is determined to help. After all, that’s the right thing to do. Still, he finds himself unable to put her out of his mind, and suddenly his quiet life is no longer just him.
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
Macy Sorensen is a pediatrics resident, and she has everything planned out—work hard and focus on planning a wedding for someone who can take care of her.
But everything changes when Elliot Petropoulos comes back into her life. He’s the love that got away—the love she gave her whole heart to. Elliot and Macy grew up together, but he managed to shatter her heart so many years ago.
Christina Lauren does a great job taking readers to the past and present while weaving in what really happened to these two fated lovers. The scenes of memories steal the story!
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The classic love story I’m sure many of you have heard of and one I had to include. This story follows Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson. They are the complete opposite. Noah grows up in the working class, while Allie is a beautiful socialite in North Carolina. The young lovers form an unforgettable bond that leads them on different paths.
Noah goes to fight in WWII after ending things with Allie, while she goes on to become engaged with her mother, planning the biggest and best wedding of the year. However, fate has other plans.
The two lovers find each other again years later, but is your first love your true love? Nicholas Sparks brings readers into different timeframes in this unforgettable teary read.
Exes and O’s by Amy Lea
Tara Chen loves a good romance book even though she’s had her heart shattered ten times by ten different guys. She still believes in love despite her ex’s claims that she has a “clinger” problem. Determined to find ‘the one,’ she decides to revisit her exes and get that second-chance romance she reads in her books.
She enlists the help of her roommate, Boston firefighter Trevor Metcalfe. He has no problem-fighting fires but fighting with his heart when it comes to a relationship he can’t and won’t do. He decides to help Tara on her newfound quest—must to his dismay.
But along the way, the two find themselves getting closer. Tara observes that despite her quirks, Trevor stays by her. Will these two be able to see that a romance right before their eyes is unfolding?
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Lily has worked hard for years to achieve owning her own business. She no longer lives in that small town she grew up in and even graduated from college. Lily meets Ryle Kincaid, and everything in her life seems to be picturesque, perfect in a way she never thought possible.
Ryle is kind and is really into Lily—so much so he makes an exception to his ‘no dating rule’ for her. The feelings are mutual. All Lily can think about is Ryle, but she can’t stop herself from wondering why he never wants to put a label on a relationship.
Lilly’s mind starts to run away with her leading her to run right into Atlas Corrigan—the guy she used to love. The past and present of Lily’s life clash with her, and now she has to figure out where her heart resides.
When You Read This by Mary Adkins
Iris Massey spent four years working with PR maven Smith Simonyi. They made a great team helping clients make their brands become the best they can be. However, Iris had a terminal illness and died, leaving Smith to uncover a blog Iris set up detailing the last months of her life. Iris left on request for Smith—to compile the posts into a book and get it published.
Smith seeks the help of his new fun intern Carl to grant Iris’s final request. But there’s a catch. He has to get the approval of Iris’s sister Jade. Jade is mourning and not in the mood for Smith. Each one has their own sadness their dealing with, but together things might just start to blossom.
A heartbreaking yet, at times, funny story that shows readers new paths that carve out of heartbreak.
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
Nikole Paterson is a freelance writer who’s dating a famous actor. He invites her to a Dodger game with his friends, never expecting him to pop the question. Not only are thousands of fans staring at her through the camera hooked up to the scoreboard, but Nik barely knows her new boyfriend, not to mention he isn’t exactly the most attentive.
She declines, much to the dismay of the entire stadium, and only gets away from the cameras thanks to Carlos Ibarra.
The two start to spend time together, and the handsome doctor soon becomes Nik’s rebound. After what she went through, she can’t have a serious relationship. But when the two start to spend more time together, things definitely feel anything but rebound.
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
Bree moves to the small town of Pelion, Maine. She only wants to erase her past and never think of it again. Moreover, she doesn’t want to remember that she lives with each day while her dad doesn’t. She eventually starts to feel as if she has found her footing when she meets Archer Hale, and nothing is the same again.
Archer is gorgeous to Bree. His eyes. His face. The way he is. But there is more to this town and Archer than it seems. Worse. In the center of the mysteries is Archer.
Will Bree be able to untangle and face her past while confronting a future she isn’t so sure she deserves to have?
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Thirty-year-old Stella Lane is a genius with algorithms. Her job is great. She makes good money and does what she does. But she realizes it has left her unsure of how to date.
Her Asperger’s hasn’t helped her either, considering the thought of kissing reminds her of nothing good. So she decides to hire Michael Phan. An escort to give her lessons in dating—strictly in a professional manner. It helps he’s gorgeous and can’t turn down her more than a generous offer.
But soon, the kisses and the things Michael teaches her can’t get out of her head. Their professional arrangement suddenly feels…normal but can these two finally stop hiding and face what may be real?
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Original girl Louisa Clark has the ideal ordinary life. She’s got a dependable boyfriend and close family she can count on. But the tiny village is all Louisa has seen. In need of a job, she agrees to take care of Will Traynor. A wheelchair-bound rich guy who’s used to living life large—traveling the globe, doing extreme sports, and working for a huge company. Now, though, Will is confined to his parent’s house, and it’s Louisa’s job to make him see the happiness in life.
Will doesn’t make it easy. But Louisa isn’t one to let him win. She learns there is more to Will Traynor than he lets people see. Her heart starts to race when she’s around him, and suddenly, a whole new world is left for her.
A heartbreaking story that shows readers that the power of love comes in many forms.
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
Lucy decides to look back on her story with Gabe from the very first day she meets him at Columbia University before making a life-altering decision.
Lucy and Gabe meet up a year after that day at university. It might have even been fate trying to tell them something. However, each wants to change the world. Gabe gets assigned to the Middle East on a photojournalist assignment, while Lucy goes to NYC for her career. They get pulled apart, and the story follows them over the course of thirteen years.
Are these two fated to be together, or are they trying to write a story that doesn’t exist?
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
Autumn and Finn are that couple that never wanted to be apart. But something happens, and suddenly their divided and never want to be around each other.
At school now, Finn is now super popular, and the person everyone around him competes for his attention. Meanwhile, Autumn has her small clique of friends and a new boyfriend, Jamie.
But the more Autumn tries to deny that every time she sees Finn, her heart starts to race, the more she feels she finally needs to deal with what actually happened between them.
Will these two finally come to terms that maybe romance may be in their future?
A Summer to Remember by Erika Montgomery
Frankie Simon sells movie memorabilia in her store on Hollywood Boulevard she opened with her late mother. But it’s more than just her livelihood. It’s where Frankie feels more connected to the only family she grew up knowing. But when a package arrives at the store and Frankie finds an old photo of her mother with famous movie stars, her past starts to unravel.
Secrets, betrayals, and the truth of her family start to unravel, casting Frankie on a path she never saw coming.
Romance is also in the air for Frankie, but she needs to decide what her future looks like with a past that changes everything.
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
Romance ghostwriter, Florence Day, has the idea romance job. But after a break-up leaves Florence without an ounce of romantic inspiration, writer’s block proves to be real. Romance, on the other, proves to be completely gone forever.
However, her new editor won’t extend the deadline for her upcoming novel release, and when she gets a phone call her dad has died, she heads back home.
She hasn’t been back in a decade, and now she must face her past. Then her new handsome editor starts to appear as a ghost to her. But slowly, Florence finds her heart opening up to the ghost of her past—but is there any way she can be with a ghost? Or is there something Florence just isn’t seeing?