Hi, it’s Jess here!
I read some wonderful books this year, but these 10 stood out over the year and I’m so happy to have read them. These are in no particular order. I loved all of these for different reasons, and I don’t think I could actually rank them!
I loved the otherworldly feel of this book and the romance was forbidden perfection!
Tropes: Dark Academia, Gothic, New Adult, Dark, Fantasy, Suspense
Obsessed with couple, all the feels, so much love, kids bring a lot to the story!
Tropes: Romantic Suspense, Sunshine/Grump, Single Parent, Small Town
The writing is beautiful and the characters have so much depth. This one will make you feel all the emotions!
Tropes: M/M Romance, Age Gap, Forced Proximity, Small Town, AOC
This was such a heartfelt story. The family dynamics and the friends were perfect. Get ready to binge read the whole amazing series!
Tropes: Small Town, Enemies to Lovers
The WORST meet cute, because it is not cute at all. Roommates that awkwardly fall for each other. A total book boyfriend and all the laughs included!
Tropes: College Romance, Sports Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Forced Proximity, New Adult
I think what I liked most about this book was that these characters are very unique and awkward, yet you can absolutely relate to them. This one’s definitely a slow burn, but in the best way.
Tropes: Forced Proximity, College Romance, Nerdy Leads, Professor Student, Fake Relationship
There is a Valentine’s Day scene that had me laughing my ass off! I sincerely loved this secret crush, friends to lovers, hockey romance!
Tropes: College Romance, Sports Romance, Friends to Lovers, Fake Relationship, Best Friend’s Brother
I can’t believe I waited this long to read this amazing story about a grumpy sea captain and a socialite on a journey to find herself! Hilarious, steamy, and perfect.
Tropes: Enemies-to-Lovers, Grumpy/Sunshine, Small Town, Widower
There is nothing better than watching enemies turn to lovers when they “think” they don’t want to! Plus, this is a layered story and a lot of the elements come into play to impact their time together.
Tropes: College Romance, Sports Romance, Enemies-to-Lovers, Star-Crossed, Small Town
I loved all the layers to this one, and Max was a great love interest. I enjoyed the forbidden nature of a relationship between the sibling and the ex!
Tropes: Enemies-to-Lovers, Ex’s Brother, Forbidden, Forced Proximity