10 Fantastic Romance Novels for Young Adults

Whether you're a fan of romance novels, YA fiction, or both, love stories written for young adults should be right up your alley. From the excitement of first love to the difficulties of grappling with identity issues, there are all sorts of fascinating topics covered in these ten fantastic books. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

10 Fantastic Romance Novels for Young Adults

Title Author More by the Author
1. Glimmer Phoebe Kitanidis Whisper Fab Girls Guide to Friendship Hardship
2. Secrets of Skin and Stone Wendy Sparrow Stealing Time Taking Time
3. The Game Can't Love You Back Karole Cozzo The Truth About Happily Ever After How to Say I Love You Out Loud
4. Meet the Sky McCall Hoyle The Thing with Feathers
5. When Summer Ends Isabelle Rae Tangled Fates
6. Rich Boys Jenny O'Connell Local Girls The Book of Luke
7. Cwtch Me If You Can Beth Reekles The Kissing Booth Rolling Dice
8. The Heartbreak Cure Amanda Ashby What Were You Thinking, Paige Taylor? Falling for the Best Man
9. Love and Other Train Wrecks Leah Konen The After Girls The Romantics
10. Collision Stefne Miller Losing Brave Salvaged

Fun Date Ideas For Teenagers

5 Teen Romance Movies

If your love of young adult romance extends from the page to the screen, then you might want to check out these five films:

  1. Love, Simon (2018)
  2. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
  3. She's the Man (2006)
  4. Pretty in Pink (1986)
  5. Grease (1978)

What is Love?

In Depth

If you love reading about first loves, summer flings, and emotional heartbreaks, it doesn't get much better than teen love stories. In no particular order, here are ten fantastic romance novels for young adults that are full of heartwarming, exciting, and compelling tales about all kinds of couples.

#1. "Glimmer" by Phoebe Kitanidis. When Elyse Alton and Marshall King wake up in each other's arms with no memory of how they got there, their special journey begins. The duo learns that they have received magical abilities and they both have mysterious family histories.

Not even knowing who they are, Elyse and Marshall agree to work together and pick up the clues, learning about the dark olden days of Summer Falls. Lonesome in this bizarre town haunted by ghosts and shrouded in secrets, the two fall into a powerful relationship as they seek the truth that could destroy their love affair.

Lonesome in this bizarre town haunted by ghosts and shrouded in secrets, the two fall into a powerful relationship as they seek the truth that could destroy their love affair.

#2. "Secrets of Skin and Stone" by Wendy Laine. In this suspenseful and compelling paranormal romance, Grisham Caso is a Watcher who transforms into a gargoyle to fight off fiends. Sent to a small Alabama town to look into a critical fiend problem, he finds that there have also been animal attacks and many more bizarre happenings. Gris offers help to Piper Devon, whose dog has been viciously killed.

With spilled blood all over town, Piper is left with no choice but to trust the boy. The two share their secrets and embrace each other's dark sides. But getting tied up in the town's mysteries could end up tearing them apart.

#3. "The Game Can't Love You Back" by Karole Cozzo. A highly entertaining take on girl power, this romance novel highlights Eve, her competitive streak, and her unexpected love story with a rival player. As the only female on her school's baseball team, she's used to putting in the hard work to prove she's one of their best players. After meeting the next town's team, including their star pitcher Jamie, she finds herself caught in multiple dilemmas, including an uncontrollable attraction and a budding romance that she never saw coming.

As the only female on her school's baseball team, she's used to putting in the hard work to prove she's one of their best players.

#4. "Meet the Sky" by McCall Hoyle. The award-winning author has put together a beautifully written story on letting go of the past and learning to open one's heart. Sophie has been traumatized by the accident that caused her father to leave their family and her sister Meredith to be seriously injured. All she wants now is to continue their family business and take classes at a veterinary school.

However, when a hurricane heads towards their island and the residents evacuate, Sophie finds herself trapped with Finn Sanders, the guy who broke her heart in the past. She learns that Finn has had his own heartbreaking experience. As the two take shelter to survive the strong winds, they also teach each other the power of love and human spirit amidst both literal and metaphorical storms.

#5. "When Summer Ends" by Isabelle Rae. Centered on forbidden love, friendship, and broken hearts, the story follows Chloe Henderson and her unexpected romance the summer before senior year. After sneaking into a club, she meets handsome bartender Will Morris. They are instantly attracted to each other and begin dating.

After sneaking into a club, she meets handsome bartender Will Morris.

When Chloe returns to her classes in the fall, she is shocked to find Will at her school not as a fellow student, but as a teacher. Despite the hard choices they have to make, Chloe and Will's forbidden love story unfolds and readers will be pleased with the satisfying conclusion.

#6. "Rich Boys" by Jenny O' Connell. An enjoyable read from start to finish, this novel emphasizes summer romance and family dynamics. Winnie just wants to spend more time out as her parents are in the middle of a fight. Taking on a camp counseling job at the Oceanview Inn, she also agrees to a babysitting gig offered by the Barclays. Winnie is relieved to be taking care of Cassie at their family's luxurious summer house.

However, when Cassie's older stepbrother Jay arrives, he begins stirring up trouble with all the pent-up emotions he has about past family issues. Winnie and Jay end up dating as she helps him cope with anger. Readers are in for a passionate ride that will stir up excitement and empathy.

Readers are in for a passionate ride that will stir up excitement and empathy.

#7. "Cwtch Me If You Can" by Beth Reekles. This fun, fast-paced story highlights hopeless romantic Alex as she goes through an unpleasant Valentine's Day. With her boyfriend leaving her for another woman, her waiter Sean is willing to ease her distress. While destiny pushes them together, Alex is wary of this new guy, unwilling to take risks and get her heart broken once more. Short and sweet, this romance novel gives you a peek at the duo's growing attraction, leaving you with the satisfaction of Alex finding love again.

#8. "The Heartbreak Cure" by Amanda Ashby. A feel-good story that has plenty to offer, this romance tale revolves around Cat as she begins junior year. Over the summer, a boy briefly dated her, only to break up with her because their relationship had only been an online challenge. Faced with social and academic dilemmas, Cat seeks the help of Alex, her best friend. As he pretends to be her boyfriend, the two begin to realize that they want much more than friendship. Readers will enjoy these relatable characters who find their way to each other.

#9. "Love and Other Train Wrecks" by Leah Konen. Fun and captivating, this romance novel tells the story of Ammy and Noah who ride the train on winter break. While Noah wants to go home with plans for his ex-girlfriend, Ammy is rushing to attend her father's wedding. With the Amtrak experiencing problems, Noah persuades Ammy to get off and walk through the woods so they can get to their destinations. At some point in their adventure, they reluctantly begin to develop feelings for each other.

While Noah wants to go home with plans for his ex-girlfriend, Ammy is rushing to attend her father's wedding.

#10. "Collision" by Stefne Miller. This novel tells the powerful, uplifting story of Kei Sallee and Cab Stone who cross each other's paths and develop an unbreakable connection. An unlikely couple, Kei has committed her life to helping people in need and doing missionary work with her parents while movie star Cab is used to a life of luxury. The two begin a friendship that blooms into something more, an inspiring bond that teaches them plenty of lessons about love and hope.