9 Sweet Romances That Hit All The Right Notes
Sweet Romance Novels: Our 9 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 Great 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):
- Casablanca (1942)
- Love Actually (2003)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- The Notebook (2004)
- Dirty Dancing (1987)
- The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
- Amélie (2001)
- Ghost (1990)
What is Love?
Heartfelt romance novels can brighten up anyone's day, and they often feature relatable characters whose experiences can help us cope with our own problems. If you're looking for touching stories about all sorts of couples, ranging from old flames reuniting to enemies turned lovers, then here, in no particular order, are nine sweet romances that hit all the right notes.
First up, at #1, we have "Take a Chance on Me" by Susan May Warren. Darek Christiansen is a loving father who's still reeling from the death of his wife, Felicity. During a charity bachelor auction, assistant county attorney Ivy Madison scores the winning bid on Darek. Things start out well for the couple, but conflict arises when they both realize that Ivy is responsible for helping Felicity's killer achieve a more lenient sentence. Will Darek be able to put his past aside and forgive her, or will their relationship crash and burn?
Next, at #2, is Courtney J. Hall's "A Holiday Wish." After being dumped by her fiance, wedding planner Noelle Silver prepares to leave town and start a new life elsewhere. Just before she can move, heiress Brooke St. John offers her a generous amount of money to organize a wedding set for Christmas Eve. Noelle is dedicated to making the event a huge success, and the only person standing in her way is Everett, Brooke's brother who has other plans for his sister.
After being dumped by her fiance, wedding planner Noelle Silver prepares to leave town and start a new life elsewhere.
At #3 is "Accidents Make the Heart Grow Fonder" by Tara Mills. Sabrina Eckhart manages a struggling restaurant known as Oasis, and her landlady has given her a month to leave her apartment. One day, she almost runs over a man named Jackson Murphy, a news director who's under a lot of pressure at work. The pair keep bumping into each other in increasingly humorous situations, and they quickly fall in love. Before they can take their relationship to the next level, however, they must first deal with their personal problems.
Next up, at #4, we have "The First Move" by Jennifer Lohmann. During his ex-wife's wedding, Miles Brislenn encounters his high school crush, Renia Milek. He takes this opportunity to reconnect with her, but Renia barely remembers him, and she doesn't have time to be in a relationship as she already has too much on her plate. Over time, she softens up to Miles and realizes that his support may just be what she needs to finally turn her life around.
Next, at #5, is "Risking Love" by Brenda S. Anderson. Lissa Morgan is in love with Haven, who she believes is "Mr. Perfect." Before she can go out with him, her mother takes her to a charity auction and wins her a date with Caleb, a widower struggling with a lot of financial issues. Despite his crippling debt, Lissa finds herself drawn to him, and now she must choose between pursuing her dream man or taking a huge risk and being with Caleb instead.
Before she can go out with him, her mother takes her to a charity auction and wins her a date with Caleb, a widower struggling with a lot of financial issues.
At #6 is Lorna Peel's "Only You." After breaking up with her cheating husband, teacher Jane Hollinger is content with living a quiet life alone. After one of her genealogy classes, she's approached by Robert Armstrong, a famous actor who reveals that he's in love with her. Now, she must decide if she's finally ready to be in a new relationship, especially one that puts her in the spotlight.
Next up, at #7, we have "Jane Austen's First Love" by Syrie James. When young Jane Austen visits her brother in Kent, she's smitten by a wealthy and attractive man named Edward Taylor. He seems to be interested in her as well, but she soon learns that someone else is also pursuing him, causing her to be unsure of their relationship. Inspired by actual events and letters written by Jane Austen, fans of the eponymous author are sure to enjoy this fictionalized take on her early life.
Next, at #8, is "Reckless" by Holli True. During her first year at the University of Oregon, Hailey Covington meets a mysterious boy named Jonah Trabor at a party and immediately falls in love with him. Unfortunately, he's harboring secrets that threaten to drive them apart. Will their relationship last, or will Jonah's true nature prevent them from being together?
Unfortunately, he's harboring secrets that threaten to drive them apart.
Finally, at #9, we have Nicki Elson's "When It Hooks You." After getting dumped by her boyfriend, receptionist Trish Cerise decides to have a bit of fun. She makes a rule for herself: to only go out on three dates with a guy before leaving them forever. When she meets a charming businessman named Adam Helms, she re-considers this limit; but shocking revelations about his past threaten to tear the couple apart.