Smart Romances I Recommend

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  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

    Eleanor & Park

    Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes, and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried. Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book – he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor……

  • Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes is a smart romance novel recommendation by book blogger Totally Bex

    Evvie Drake Starts Over

    In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t correct them. Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean…

  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

    Get a Life, Chloe Brown

    Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items? • Enjoy a drunken night out….

  • Managed by Kristen Callihan | contemporary romance

    Managed (VIP Book 2)

    It started off as a battle of wits. Me: the ordinary girl with a big mouth against Him: the sexy bastard with a big…ego. I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I was upgraded to first class on my flight to London. That is until HE sat next to me. Gabriel Scott: handsome as sin,…

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

    Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)

    The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and…

  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is a smart romance novel recommendation by book blogger Totally Bex

    Red, White & Royal Blue

    First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime…

  • Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

    Take a Hint, Dani Brown

    Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect…

  • Butterfly Project by Emma Scott

    The Butterfly Project

    “Where you are is home…” At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches…

  • What You Wish For by Katherine Center is a smart romance novel recommendation by book blogger Totally Bex

    What You Wish For

    Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job, the kids, and her school family with passion and joy for living. But she wasn’t always that way. Duncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations, guided by the knowledge that bad things can happen. But he wasn’t always that…