Need a suggestion for your #BookBingoNW2021 Romance square? Look no further than the comforting, happily-ever-after recommendations listed below:
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Rhiannon and Samson are rival dating app creators with a complicated history. Forced to interact on a professional level, they both wonder if a second chance at love might be possible after all.
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London.
This charming debut novel revolves around Bea, author of a popular plus-size fashion blog. One night after getting a little tipsy watching Main Squeeze, a Bachelor-esque show, Bea writes a scathing review of reality television’s lack of inclusion of the plus-size community. After the post goes viral Bea is shocked to learn that Main Squeeze wants her to be the next bachelorette. She agrees to go on the show, embarking on a wild ride of self-discovery and romance.
Desire Lines by Elizabeth Kingston
An unusual romance novel set in medieval Wales, Desire Lines is meticulously researched and engrossing. You’ll fall in love with both the well-developed characters and the fascinating account of historical Wales. A 2019 NPR Book Concierge selection.
Boyfriend Material by Alexi J. Hall
Luc O’Donnell’s rock star parents are attempting a comeback and need him to clean up his act, fast. First on the list: a respectable boyfriend. Oliver Blackwood is sweet, a vegetarian, and a lawyer: the perfect boyfriend material. Luc and Oliver strike up a bargain to pretend date, which begins to feel much more like real dating once sparks fly.
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Khai Diep’s autism means he processes things differently. He’s convinced himself that he can’t truly feel deep emotions, like love, and refuses to date. His mother takes matters into her own hands by traveling to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride: Esme Tran. Esme has always felt like an outsider as a mixed-race girl living in a rundown neighborhood of Ho Chi Minh city. She jumps at the chance to improve both her and her family’s fortunes by marrying Khai–but certainly doesn’t expect to find love.
For even more suggestions, please see our #BookBingoNW2021- Romance booklist.
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