9 Light and Lovely Romance Novels
Dark love stories can be thrilling, but sometimes it's nice to curl up with something lighter. The nine lovely romance novels listed here are sure to give you butterflies as you read about characters reconnecting with old friends, coming across unexpected opportunities, and finding love along the way. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
9 Light and Lovely Romance Novels
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 (if you haven't already):
- 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)
Popular Subgenres of Romance
- Contemporary romance
- Historical romance
- Science fiction romance
- Romantic suspense
- Paranormal romance
- Romantic fantasy
The Science of Attraction
Light and lovely romance novels are like a breath of fresh air in your reading list. Feel-good courtships, amazing chemistry, and people in love overcoming all the obstacles in their path will definitely make your heart flutter. We've collected some of the most swoon-worthy love stories that will have you rooting for the lead characters. In no particular order, here is our list of nine.
At #1 is "From This Moment On" by Debra Clopton. Having gone through an emotionally damaging divorce, Cali decides to focus on managing her family's small resort business, determined never to love again. In order to attract more tourists, her brother asks a renowned artist named Grant to paint murals on the walls of the resort. Shattered by a recent plane accident, Grant is immediately drawn to Cali. As their mutual attraction grows deeper, they must overcome their emotional burdens, which are preventing them from moving into a serious relationship.
At #2 is "The Comeback Kiss." Ten years ago, Tessa gave up her virginity to a boy named Finn, who broke her heart and ran off with her car. Afraid she might lose custody of her younger sister, she lied to a lot of people about what really happened. Now, Finn has come back to return her car, and an unexpected turn of events paves the way for him and Tessa to reunite with a passionate kiss. Lani Diane Rich presents a tale that revolves around redemption and second chances.
Ten years ago, Tessa gave up her virginity to a boy named Finn, who broke her heart and ran off with her car.
Next, at #3 is "The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysees." The story follows Del, who dreams of having her own perfume shop in New York. Wanting to be independent from her twin sister, she joins a perfume competition in Paris. The contest is being run by a heartthrob named Sebastien, who is stressed about running his business empire. As the going gets tough, Del finds herself falling for Sebastien's seductive charm. Rebecca Raisin's third entry in the Little Paris Collection focuses on passion, love, and dreams.
Coming in at #4 is "One Thing I Know" by Kara Isaac. It tells the story of Rachel Sommers, who is the talent behind her Aunt Donna's successful career as America's top relationship coach. While publicly, she's only an assistant, she actually ghostwrites her aunt's books. Meanwhile, a rising radio star named Lucas is approached by a producer and assigned to learn Dr. Donna's secret. As he takes on the task and works his way closer to the best-selling author's assistant, their growing romance is hindered by deception.
At #5 is "The Decent Proposal." Kemper Donovan's romantic comedy tells the tale of struggling film producer Richard and lawyer Elizabeth, who don't know each other until a rich benefactor offers them a tremendous amount of money in exchange for spending two hours together per week over the course of a year. For financial reasons, they both accept the mysterious proposal. With their contrasting personalities, Richard and Elizabeth find themselves starting to come out of their individual comfort zones and depend on each other for love.
Kemper Donovan's romantic comedy tells the tale of struggling film producer Richard and lawyer Elizabeth, who don't know each other until a rich benefactor offers them a tremendous amount of money in exchange for spending two hours together per week over the course of a year.
At #6 is "Love Rebuilt," which revolves around the life of Maddie Turner who has been struggling financially ever since her husband left her with nothing. She returns to Kings Grove, the isolated mountain town where she grew up. There, she meets horror writer Connor Charles, who wants to buy her land. However, as they get to know each other, Connor is tormented by his dark secrets, which give him a bad reputation. Delancey Stewart presents a tender and passionate love story full of mystery and drama.
Next up, at #7 is "Herons Landing" by JoAnn Ross. Two years after the death of his wife, Seth Harper is still unable to move on from the emotional pain. When his late wife's best friend, Brianna Mannion, moves back into town, she hires him to renovate her old house and turn it into a bed and breakfast. As they work together, sweet and steamy romance starts to develop between them, reminding Brianna of how much she liked Seth back in middle school.
What we have at #8 is "Sweet Indulgence." Debbie White's first entry to her Charleston Harbor series follows the life of Annie McPherson, who is tired of her grandmother and aunt meddling with her love life. While running her cupcake bakery, she unexpectedly meets Jack, a limousine driver who has recently been through a breakup. They are instantly attracted to one another, but family drama threatens their growing love. Jack needs to find a way to prove himself if he wants this relationship to last.
While running her cupcake bakery, she unexpectedly meets Jack, a limousine driver who has recently been through a breakup.
Finally, at #9 is "Then There Was You" by Miranda Liasson. A year after her fiance, Tagg, left her for the dancer at his bachelor party, Dr. Sara Langdon returns to her hometown to help care for her grandmother. There, she comes across Colton Walker, her childhood nemesis whom she believes is responsible for her breakup. Little does she know, Colton has had a secret crush on her since their teenage years. However, when Tagg also comes back to town, their budding romance is hindered, and Colton finds himself fighting for the woman he loves.