9 Terrific New Adult Romance Novels

Being an adult can be difficult, especially early on. On top of figuring out a career and learning how to live independently, there's the matter of finding the right person to spend your life with. Whether you're in this situation right now and looking for relatable content, or just a fan of love stories generally, you'll be sure to enjoy these nine terrific new adult romance novels. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

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9 Terrific New Adult Romance Novels

Title Author More by the Author
1. The Bride Test Helen Hoang The Kiss Quotient
2. The New Year Boyfriend Zoey Gong A Girl and her Elephant
3. Searching for Tomorrow Kathryn McNeill Crane Finding Hope for Tomorrow
4. Reckless Hearts Heather Van Fleet The Right Kind of Reckless
5. Paris Lights C.J. Duggan New York Nights
6. Take It All Emma Grayson Promise It All
7. Exception Mariah Dietz A Thousand Reasons
8. Chasing Bristol Shane K. Morgan Finding Julian
9. Where Promises Die R.C. Stephens Mr. All Wrong

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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):

  1. Casablanca (1942)
  2. Love Actually (2003)
  3. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  4. The Notebook (2004)
  5. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  6. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
  7. Amélie (2001)
  8. Ghost (1990)

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In Depth

New adult fiction features protagonists who are in their twenties or late teens, and these stories usually focus on how people transition into adulthood and find their place in the world. These books often tackle issues such as living independently, coping with the loss of a loved one, or even handling drastic career changes. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of nine terrific new adult romance novels. Take note that this list is done in no particular order.

First up, at #1, we have "The Bride Test" by Helen Hoang. Khai Diep is autistic, and processes emotions in a way that makes him different from most people. Desperate to find him a partner, his mother goes to Vietnam in order to search for a potential bride. Thinking that this opportunity could help her provide for her family, Esme Tran takes her up on the offer and moves to America. She soon realizes that gaining Khai's affection is easier said than done.

Next, at #2, is "The New Year Boyfriend" by Zoey Gong. It revolves around Winnie, a 27-year-old med student who would rather focus on her studies than her love life. On Chinese New Year, her mother asks her to come home and meet with a man she's arranged for her to marry. In order to avoid her overbearing family's plans, Zoey hires a man named Kai to pretend to be her boyfriend over the holiday break.

On Chinese New Year, her mother asks her to come home and meet with a man she's arranged for her to marry.

At #3 is "Searching for Tomorrow" by Kathryn McNeill Crane. Wrynn lives a happy life with her husband, Tripp. When Tripp dies in the line of duty, she's left to raise their three children on her own. The story follows her as she learns to deal with the grief of losing the love of her life. It's a gut-wrenching tale that explores how difficult it is to cope with loss, and how much a person's family can help in times of distress.

Next up, at #4, we have "Reckless Hearts." Written by Heather Van Fleet, it's the first entry of her eponymous series, and it's centered on an ex-marine named Collin Montgomery. After coming home from Iraq, he learns that his girlfriend has died in a tragic car accident. With the help of his ex-marine friends, he raises his baby daughter, Chloe. Eventually, he hires a nanny named Addie to help take care of the baby while he's gone, but things take a wild turn when they start falling for each other.

At #5 is "Paris Lights," written by C.J. Duggan. The first entry of her "Heart of the City" series, it follows Claire Shorten, whose boyfriend suddenly breaks up with her during their trip to Paris. When she gets a job at the hotel she's been staying in, she's told that they're going to be featured on a TV show called "Detonation or Renovation." After impressing the host, a celebrity chef named Louis Delarue, Claire finds herself smitten by him, and he may just be attracted to her as well.

After impressing the host, a celebrity chef named Louis Delarue, Claire finds herself smitten by him, and he may just be attracted to her as well.

Next, at #6, is "Take It All" by Emma Grayson. When they were children, Lennox Ward and Caleb Kingston were very close friends. Several years later, they're reunited, and they quickly fall in love. Unfortunately, Caleb has developed a crippling drug problem, which he's been trying to hide from his partner. When Lennox learns about his secret, she tries to help him battle his addiction, despite his lack of cooperation. It's an emotional story that deals with the sensitive topic of substance abuse, and it's mostly based on the author's personal experiences.

Next up, at #7, we have "Exception" by Mariah Dietz. Unable to find a job in Boston, Kennedy Wallace goes back to her hometown of Haven Point to work at her parents' store until a new opportunity presents itself. There, she encounters Joey DeLuca, a rude detective who's only in town to help his brother renovate his house. She initially hates him because he bad-mouthed their store, but eventually, they both admit that they have feelings for each other.

At #8 is "Chasing Bristol" by Shane K. Morgan. After breaking up with her cheating ex-boyfriend, Bristol starts receiving mysterious notes and gifts from an unknown person. She's convinced that her secret admirer is a police officer named Mason, but she soon realizes that this is highly unlikely. Her life takes a dangerous turn when her stalker starts breaking into her home and threatening to kill the people she cares about. It's a fast-paced story with an intriguing mystery that's sure to keep readers guessing until the very end.

It's a fast-paced story with an intriguing mystery that's sure to keep readers guessing until the very end.

Finally, at #9, we have "Where Promises Die" by R.C. Stephens. At the age of eleven, Grace lost her mother and was forced to move in with the Duncans. There, she became close friends with Eisav, the black sheep of the family. Over the years, their relationship has developed into more than just friendship, but conflict arises when shocking secrets about the Duncan family are brought to light. Now, despite the web of lies keeping them apart, Eisav is determined to win back Grace's trust.