11 Sweet Young Adult Romances That'll Put A Smile On Your Face
If you're tired of love stories that are angsty, gloomy, and bittersweet, then you'll find the eleven books listed here to be a delightful change of pace. These sweet YA romance novels are sure to make you smile as you read about young couples overcoming obstacles and falling in love. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
YA Romance Books: Our 11 Picks
Fun Date Ideas For Teenagers
- 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
8 Great Teen Romance Movies
- Love, Simon (2018)
- 13 Going on 30 (2004)
- The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
- Grease (1978)
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
- Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
- A Cinderella Story (2004)
Why Do We Get Crushes?
A charming romance novel can help make a dull day a little brighter. Whether you're looking for a love triangle, an American falling for a prince, or best friends crushing on each other, there's something for you on this list. Here, in no particular order, are eleven sweet young adult romances that'll put a smile on your face.
At #1 is "Throwing My Life Away" by Liz Czukas. Mariska is a sentimental person, so when her stepfather throws away her mementos, she is distraught. She convinces her friends to recreate their past and retake the old photographs, but some of them are reluctant to help. Caine, a quiet boy who is her opposite when it comes to sentimentality, is especially against the idea. Slowly, Caine helps Mariska realize that if she keeps trying to re-live the past, the present will pass her by.
#2 on the list is "The Boyfriend Whisperer" by Linda Budzinski. High school student Lexi Malloy is President and C.E.O. of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises. She specializes in helping her classmates find love, but her own crush and best friend, Chris, doesn't seem to reciprocate her feelings. When a cheerleader wants Lexi's help dating Chris, Lexi must choose between her happiness and her best friend's, and decide how far she's willing to go for her business.
She specializes in helping her classmates find love, but her own crush and best friend, Chris, doesn't seem to reciprocate her feelings.
#3 is "Remind Me How This Ends" by Gabrielle Tozer. Milo is feeling left behind during the summer after high school, when everyone seems to have planned the rest of their lives except him. He struggles with a long-distance relationship and friends who are all going their own ways. Then, someone from his past returns to his life. Layla lost her mother five years ago, and since then she's dropped out of high school and pushed everyone away. When she follows her boyfriend back into town, she ends up reuniting with Milo. As they grow closer, their friendship begins to look more like a summer romance. But they know that if they get too close, someone's bound to get hurt.
Book #4 is "The Secret Science of Magic" by Melissa Keil. Sophia is a genius, but she's having trouble coping with her upcoming graduation. She doesn't know how to handle the messiness of the real world and has panic attacks when she thinks about her future. Then there's Joshua, who is more into magic tricks than homework. He has a major crush on Sophia but is also intimidated by her. Although the two are very different, their friendship might just lead to something more.
Next up at #5 is "Somewhere Only We Know" by Maurene Goo. Lucky is a huge K-pop star who is about to make her debut in America. Despite her fame, she's unhappy and in need of a break from her stressful career. She leaves her hotel room in search of a hamburger and ends up running into Jack, an American who doesn't recognize her, or so she thinks. In reality, he secretly works for a tabloid and wants to get a story about her to advance his career. But as their feelings for each other grow, he starts to re-consider his plan.
Lucky is a huge K-pop star who is about to make her debut in America.
#6 is "Smash and Grab" by Amy Christine Parker. Lexi is a risk-taker who loves the rush her friends' dares give her. When her father is arrested, she plans a heist to steal evidence from his bank and prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Christian is desperately trying to escape the influence of a local gang that is blackmailing him into a life of crime. His boss agrees to let him go if he does one big job first: rob the very bank that Lexi has been snooping around. As the two cross paths, it becomes clear that only one of their plans can succeed.
Our #7 pick is "Summer of Supernovas" by Darcy Woods. Wilamena first learned of astrology from her mother, an expert in the field. Now, she is obsessed with the zodiac. Based on her chart, she is afraid her love life is doomed and becomes determined to find the perfect boyfriend. Then she meets two brothers. One of them is a great match, astrologically. So why is she drawn to the other, whose chart spells out failure for their relationship?
At #8 we have "A Royal Match" by Tyne O'Connell. Calypso is an American who attends a girls' boarding school in Britain. She wants to be popular, but a tabloid photo of her kissing the prince puts her reputation and her relationship at risk. When she meets a hot new athlete from the boys' school, Calypso has a difficult choice to make. Will she try and make up with the prince, or move on and find new love?
Will she try and make up with the prince, or move on and find new love?
Next is #9, "The Kiss Off" by Sarah Billington. Poppy Douglas' song about her ex and the girl she used to call a friend quickly becomes a major hit. She begins dating the lead singer of the band who helped her take off and is pulled into a whirlwind of fame. But Poppy is having trouble letting go of her old boyfriend, especially when he starts to seem interested in her again. With very little privacy left, she must choose between her ex, who inspired her success, and the superstar every girl wants to be with.
Book #10 is "Wish You Were Italian" by Kristin Rae. Pippa's fantasies about Italy never involved attending art school in the summer, all alone. When she lands, she realizes that she can skip classes and do what she really wants: find a hot Italian guy to fall for. Bruno is the charmer she's been dreaming of, but she also keeps running into Darren, an American archeology student. Pippa must resolve this love triangle before her parents find out what she's done, and she loses her chances with both of them.
Lastly, at #11 is "The Beauty of the Moment" by Tanaz Bhathena. Opposites attract in this story about love, family, and culture. Susan is the new girl at school. She tries her best to meet her parents' expectations, even when that means hiding her dreams of becoming an artist. Malcolm is a bad boy who began acting out after his mother's death. Their family lives are both messy and complicated, but that only pushes them closer together.