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15 Books to Read During Romance Awareness Month

While February may be the go-to month for all things love and romance, August is National Romance Awareness Month. It’s an excellent opportunity to spread the love and dive into some fantastic romance books. To help you celebrate, check out this list of 2020 romance novels in this week’s newsletter so you can easily find a copy, and the odds are the holds at the library will be super short.

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

When your nemesis also happens to be your fiancé, happily ever after becomes a lot more complicated in this wickedly funny, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy debut.

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

One trouble-making dog brings together two perfect strangers.

The Business of Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey

The Business of Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey

All is fair in love and lust in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s tale of two brothers, four women, and the business of desire.

Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank, Asha Youmans

Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank, Asha Youmans

All’s fair in love and kindergarten admissions.

At thirty-nine, Josie Bordelon’s modeling career as the it black beauty of the ’90s is far behind her. Now director of admissions at San Francisco’s most sought after private school, she’s chic, single, and determined to keep her seventeen-year-old daughter, Etta, from making the same mistakes she did.

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

Samiah Brooks never thought she would be “that” girl. But a live tweet of a horrific date just revealed the painful truth: she’s been catfished by a three-timing jerk of a boyfriend. Suddenly Samiah — along with his two other “girlfriends,” London and Taylor — have gone viral online. Now the three new besties are making a pact to spend the next six months investing in themselves. No men and no dating.

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Real love . . . as seen on TV. A plus-size bachelorette brings a fresh look to a reality show.

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

RITA(R) Award Winning author Alexis Daria brings readers an unforgettable, hilarious rom-com set in the drama-filled world of telenovelas.

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

What if your roommate is your soul mate? A joyful, quirky romantic comedy, Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare is a feel-good novel about finding love in the most unexpected of ways.

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

A delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own.

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it’ll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Owe You One, an utterly delightful novel about a woman who ditches her dating app for a writer’s retreat in Italy–only to find that real love comes with its own filters.

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

With nods to Bridget Jones and Pride & Prejudice, this debut is a delightful #ownvoices queer rom-com about a free-spirited social media astrologer who agrees to fake a relationship with an uptight actuary until New Year’s Eve–with results not even the stars could predict!

This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down. Naya has two options. She can protect her professional reputation and return to her old life or she can flirt with the unknown and stay with the person who makes her feel like she’s finally living again.

What do you think of these romance novels?

Have you read any of these books on our list?  What are some of your favorite romance novels?  Let me know your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions about romance novels in the comments below!

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