Bloomer, we are so excited to feature our curated collection of the 14 best books on love which were carefully selected to make your heart swoon in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.
In this curated roundup, we’ve meticulously handpicked a selection of our take on some of the classic books that delve into romantic escapades, offering a diverse tapestry of narratives that resonate with the nuances of modern romance, young love, and the timeless pursuit of true love.
Whether you’re a fan of classic tales or crave a modern romance, this collection and list of books is designed to elevate your reading experience leading up to the most romantic day of the year.
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Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle
Prince Jones, the charismatic host of Detroit’s Love Radio, dreams of love amid his responsibilities as the caretaker for his family. When he meets Dani Ford, an ambitious writer with her own plans, sparks fly.
In this tale of first love and self-discovery, Prince has three dates to prove he’s worth falling for, taking his own advice to change two lives forever.
Trust me, it’s more than just a good love story and a great book – it’s a journey with Prince and Dani, filled with warmth, laughter, and the magic of first love.
In a Not So Perfect World by Neely Tubati-Alexander
Sloane Cooper, the ambitious young Black millennial professional, skillfully navigates her dream job as a video game designer. In this great read, Sloane finds herself entangled in a scheme to win back an ex.
Balancing career aspirations and the complexities of budding romance, Sloane discovers that love in paradise can’t lead to a better place—unless she’s willing to redefine her professional path. This being the first book that made me crave more stories like this, it’s a compelling tale of love, ambition, and self-discovery.
Courting Samira by Amal Awad
Samira Abdel-Aziz, from a moderately traditional Muslim family, juggles arranged matches and workplace drama.
When she meets the charismatic Menem, her life becomes a whirlwind of choices, complicating her pursuit of a promotion and forcing her to confront what—and whom—she truly desires.
I won’t spoil it for you bloomers, but do you think she’ll get the happy ending she desires?
Fancy Meeting You Here by Julie Tieu
Elise Ngo, a real deal florist juggling bridesmaid duties and her flower shop, crosses paths with Ben Yu, her friend’s elusive younger brother.
As their romance takes off amidst political campaign chaos, Elise and Ben discover that love doesn’t always follow a scripted path, especially when exposed to unforeseen consequences.
Just a couple of pages in, I can tell this will be one of my favorite books of the year.
Red String Theory by Lauren Kung Jessen
Rooney Gao, an artist with a belief in the red string of fate, faces artist’s block until she meets Jack Liu. After a magical date, fate seems to intervene, offering them a second chance. Can Rooney convince a reluctant skeptic to take a leap of fate and rediscover their connection?
This is among some of the most creative books about love I’ve said yes to reading, and if you are looking for your next read, the synopsis alone should pull you in.
Saint Richard Parker by Merlin Franco
Richard’s spiritual journey through Southeast Asia leads him to unexpected love, enlightenment, and a series of unforgettable characters.
Navigating through market streets, ballrooms, and jungles, Richard discovers his true love in the least expected place, embracing the absurdities of modern life.
Talk about the balance of making the perfect choices or ones that are right for you while on the subject of love. Add this to your queue if you are searching for some good books.
Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell: A Romance Novel by Taj McCoy
Savvy Sheldon’s life is a series of renovations, from her crumbling kitchen to her love life. As she tackles challenges, including hot yoga, unexpected contractors, and a sexy stranger, Savvy learns that renovations may lead to unexpected discoveries, especially in the realm of love.
Despite the hard times for Savvy, I love that this book assures a “happy ending” is undoubtedly in sight.
Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen
Olivia Huang Christenson takes over her grandmother’s matchmaking business, only to face challenges from a new dating app.
Bennett O’Brien, the creator of the app, proposes a unique deal with Liv—to find a match for each other, with the stakes set as whoever falls in love loses.
In this romance book, prepare for a narrative woven with captivating twists that offers a writer’s fresh perspective on the intricacies of securing love.
Zora Books Her Happy Ever After by Taj McCoy
Zora, a dedicated bookstore owner, finds her priorities shifting when mystery author Lawrence agrees to host an event at her store. As Zora navigates her feelings for Lawrence and his best friend Reid, she discovers that first impressions can be deceiving, leading to a romantic mystery.
Navigating the impossible task of intimate relationships, this book is poised to impart much-needed practical advice for those seeking valuable insights.
The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest
Lily Greene, a bookish woman, finds solace in her correspondences with a fantasy author until he ghosts her. Months later, she turns to her new neighbor, Nick Brown, for help finding a date.
Little does she know that Nick is the same fantasy author who once captured her heart through words, leading to unexpected feelings between neighbors.
Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan
Yasmen and Josiah Wade’s enduring love faces life’s devastating blows. Co-parenting and running a business together, they find themselves drawn back to each other.
As stolen kisses reignite passion, Yasmen questions if it’s too late to rebuild what they once had.
Reading a list of the best romance novels led me to buy this book, and I’m thrilled I did – no better time to offer encouragement to those seeking love after having kids.
This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan
Soledad Barnes, facing life-altering challenges, must rebuild her life from the ground up. With an unlikely man entering the picture and forbidden desires surfacing, Soledad grapples with trust and the possibility of a new love.
In a story of resilience and bravery, “This Could Be Us” explores the courage required to make room for love after enduring loss.
This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith
Tallie Clark, a therapist on a rainy October night, encounters a man on the edge of a bridge, setting off a weekend of emotional connection and healing.
As Tallie and Emmett navigate their own secrets, the story unfolds in alternating perspectives. “This Close to Okay” explores the magic of chance encounters and the subtle healing power of human connection.
Frenemy Fix-Up by Yahrah St. John
Colin Anderson, a workaholic accountant, seeks the help of yoga studio owner Shay Davis to prioritize his health and win back his high school girlfriend.
With ninety days to achieve his goal, Colin and Shay’s sessions heat up the studio. As their dynamic shifts, they discover that what they thought they wanted may not align with the unexpected twists of love.