10 Cute Lighthearted Romances Guaranteed To Cheer You Up
When you're having a bad day, there's nothing better than curling up in a comfy chair and reading a lighthearted romance novel. Following the characters through their ups and downs and knowing that a happily ever after is coming can put a smile on any reader's face. So if you're looking for a fun book to save for a rainy day, check out the ten romances listed here. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
Light Romance Novels: Our 10 Picks
Fun Date Ideas For Your Real-Life Romance
- Cook dinner together
- Go for a hike or a bike ride
- Get together for a karaoke night
- Go bowling
- Have a picnic on a sunny day
- Play a boardgame or video game together
- Go to a roller rink
- Have a candlelit dinner
- Join a book club together
8 Cute Romantic Movies
If you enjoy reading about love, you probably have a good time watching it on the big screen as well. Check out these eight romantic movies:
- 27 Dresses (2008)
- Love Actually (2003)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- 50 First Dates (2004)
- A Walk to Remember (2002)
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
- Amélie (2001)
- Never Been Kissed (1999)
The Science of Love
In romance novels, overcoming obstacles doesn't have to be gloomy or heart-wrenching. The characters may be dealing with exes and past drama, but their stories still manage to be upbeat. If you're feeling down or simply want an adorable read, these books may be just what you're looking for. Here, in no particular order, are ten cute, lighthearted romances guaranteed to cheer you up.
Firstly, at #1, is "My Mr. Manny" by Jennifer Garcia. Mia is an overwhelmed single mother. Her cousin, noticing how hectic Mia's life has become, gets her a male nanny, or "manny," named Dominic to help her out. Dominic has wanted children for a long time, but he lost hope after his last engagement fell through. He hopes that becoming a nanny will fill the hole in his heart left by his abandoned dream. But when he and Mia begin to fall for one another, he may have a chance at the family he wanted after all.
#2 is "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Christina C. Jones. Though she's successful in business, Simone is bored with life. She wants to be swept away in a romance, but can't seem to find the right guy. Then she meets Roman, the man who runs the coffee shop across the street. He seems perfect for her, but nothing in life is without flaws. Roman has baggage that is capable of tearing them apart. Can Simone get past the huge secret he's keeping, or was their relationship doomed from the start?
Can Simone get past the huge secret he's keeping, or was their relationship doomed from the start?
Next up, at #3, is "Just Say Yes" by Alyssa Goodnight. Jade's ex left her with a kid to raise and heartbreak to mend. She's not looking for someone new. She's only trying to remodel her kitchen when she hires Max, but things soon heat up between them, and Jade can't deny their chemistry. Neither can Max, though he wasn't looking for a relationship quite this messy. Jade doesn't believe in happily ever afters anymore, but she'll need to overcome her past and learn to love again if she wants to make their relationship work.
#4 is "Fast Forward" by Juliet Madison. Supermodel Kelli has already found her future husband at twenty-four. Or at least she thinks so, but her twenty-fifth birthday is full of surprises. She wakes up that morning twice the age she's supposed to be, and her fifty-year-old self is married to a nerdy man who went to her high school. On the surface, her new life is a nightmare. But it may not be as bad as it appears. Maybe there's a reason Kelli's future self chose this life.
#5 is "The Mysterious Miss Mayhew" by Hazel Osmond. Tom is a single dad whose wife won't allow him to divorce her. He has his fill of family drama and doesn't need any in his love life. But blunt and discourteous Fran Mayhew might win him over anyway. At first, she's an annoyance. Then Tom grows curious about the strange way she dresses and the mysterious way she acts. As the two grow closer and Tom learns Fran's secrets, will it be too much for him to take?
Tom is a single dad whose wife won't allow him to divorce her.
#6 is "A Winter Flame" by Milly Johnson. Eve isn't a big fan of the holiday season. It's a mystery why her Aunt Evelyn would name Eve, of all people, to inherit her Christmas-themed amusement park. It's even more strange that Aunt Evelyn wants Eve to run the park with a man named Jacques. Still, Eve is determined to succeed in this new venture. What she doesn't expect is to fall in love with Christmas, or with Jacques, along the way.
Next, at #7, is "Wedding Date Rescue" by Sonya Weiss. Kent thought he knew better than to go out with his best friend's younger sister, Casey. When she asks him to act as her fake boyfriend, he says no. Then his cousin's wedding looms closer, and pressure from his mother to find a date increases. He lies thoughtlessly and says he already has one. His situation is music to Casey's ears because, after a failed wedding, she really needs a new partner in order to mend the reputation of her match-making service. But neither of them are prepared when their feelings become real.
#8 is "Sweet Confections" by Danyelle Ferguson. Rachel's been through bad breakups, but this latest one is really taking the cake. Her ex is becoming aggressive and won't let her leave. Luckily, the restaurant owner, Graydon, is able to save her. After this, Rachel is ready to focus on herself and her dream to participate in a Food Network Challenge. But soon Graydon proves irresistible. Then, Rachel begins receiving threats, and someone vandalizes her bakery. Is it the other challenge contestants, or her ex-boyfriend?
But soon Graydon proves irresistible.
#9 is "The Wedding Beat" by Devan Sipher. Gavin is a newspaper columnist who covers weddings, and he's about to write his most difficult piece yet. He met the perfect woman on New Years. Her name is Melinda, she's a travel writer, and he was unable to get her number. Now, after lots of searching, he's finally found her. There's just one problem. Melinda's about to get married, and Gavin has to attend and feature the wedding in his column.
Lastly, at #10, is "Sweet Tea and Second Chances" by Dylann Crush. When Cassiopeia returns to her hometown to flip her grandparents' old farmhouse, she doesn't expect to see her ex-boyfriend Robbie. Wanting to sell the house and go back to Dallas quickly, she hires him to help. But the two have a murky past, and their breakup wasn't as it seemed. When all comes to light, will they be willing to try again, or are they better off going their separate ways?