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From Slow-burn Swoon to Dangerous Love: A Romance for Every Type of Reader

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It’s always the right time to read a romance. And the best part is, there’s a romance for every mood, for every romance reader. From sweet (and a little bit sad) first loves to epic sweep-you-off-your-feet happily-ever-afters, we’ve rounded up our favorite some of our favorite swoony reads.

 

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen claims her crown as queen of romance with this delightful novel about the cynical daughter of a wedding planner and a happy-go-lucky serial dater.

For the reader who swoons over: a love story from a tried-and-true author

 

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Adventure, magic, and a very sexy prince combine to make this fantasy trilogy one of our favorite romantic reads. We can’t wait to see this romance heat up in book three, Hero at the Fall!

For the reader who swoons over: an epic fantasy romance

 

Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

We’ve all listened to the Hamilton soundtrack enough to know that Alexander Hamilton & Eliza Schuyler are relationship goals, and Melissa de la Cruz brings their love story to life in this fun and flirty read.

For the reader who swoons over: historical romance and also anything Hamilton, duh

 

Warcross by Marie Lu

An accidental glitch whisks teen hacker Emika Chen into the high stakes world of Warcross…and into the life of the game’s brilliant and mysterious founder, Hideo Tanaka.

For the reader who swoons over: a high-stakes, dangerous-yet-sexy romance

 

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Full of mystery and grief, this gorgeous little novel perfectly captures the heartache and strength of friendship and first love.

For the reader who swoons over: a romance that will break your heart and put it back together again

 

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

One girl in disguise plus one very attractive thief lord leads to an action-packed romance set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan.

For the reader who swoons over: a slow-burn romance that will make you say JUST KISS ALREADY

 

Perfect Ten by L. Philiips

What’s a boy to do when he breaks it off with the only other gay guy in his high school? Sam Raines knows he’s in for a romantic drought, but when his ex-Catholic Wiccan best friend Meg suggests a love spell, he’s just desperate enough to give it a try.

For the reader who swoons over: a great gay romance

 

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel

A mysterious love letter she finds after her sister’s death leads Juniper Lemon to a surprisingly sweet bad-boy in this funny and poignant exploration of grief and high school.

For the reader who swoons over: a quirky girl and a bad boy

 

 

 

 

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