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Romance Books That Will Get You In The Mood This Valentine’s Day

It’s almost that time of the year again where grocery aisles are filled with heart-shaped chocolate boxes, sappy cards, and red roses to profess your love to your significant other. Whatever your current relationship status is, Valentine’s Day is a perfect day to pick up a romantic book that you can enjoy with or without a significant other.

Below are a few book recommendations to get you in the mood for the season:

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Olive is a Ph.D. candidate studying at Stanford. In an attempt to convince her best friend, Anh, that she’s moved on from an old crush, she kisses the first man that she sees who is none other than Dr. Adam Carlsen. Adam is a hotshot professor and a well-known ass. Every other graduate student seems to despise him. So when Adam agrees to keep her charade and become her fake boyfriend, everyone suddenly has their eyes on them. Everything seems to go well with their fake dating, until a big conference that they both attended goes haywire, putting both Olive and Adam’s career in jeopardy. 

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Contemporary romance and the ‘fake dating’ and ‘grumpy/sunshine’ trope. This is a cute and fun romantic read with a woman in STEM representation. This book also has an LGBTQ representation from some of the supporting characters.

SPICE LEVEL: 🔥 🔥 🔥

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

The Soulmate Equation is about Jess who is a single mom and a freelance statistician. She typically hangs out at a local coffee shop with her best friend Fizzy when one day they met the grumpy Dr. River Peña who also happens to frequent this coffee shop. River is a founder of the genetic-based matchmaking company called GeneticAlly. With both Jess & Fizzy’s curiosities piqued, they both signed up and sent in their DNA samples. To Jess’s surprise, she matched 98% to none other than the founder, River. Jess is dubious at first and is convinced that it’s not possible for her to be compatible with the grumpy and uptight Dr. River. The company thinks that this is a great opportunity for marketing, so they then offered to pay Jess to get to know River and ultimately prove that their algorithm works.

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Contemporary romance books and the enemies to lovers trope. This is a cute slow-burn romance with some STEM representation. It also depicts some realistic and true-to-life scenarios that single parents go through.

SPICE LEVEL: 🔥 🔥

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

If you are one of the thousands of people who binge-watched season one of Bridgerton on Netflix, then you should totally read Book 2 of the series: The Viscount Who Loved Me. This book centers around Anthony who is the eldest of the Bridgerton siblings. Anthony is a rake who has no intentions of settling down in marriage. He suffers from fear of falling in love because he believes that he has the same fate as his father and that he will die at a young age. But one day he finally decides that it’s time to find a wife for himself, but his only reason stems from a need to produce an heir. His eyes were on Edwina Sheffield, one of the most beautiful and eligible ladies of the season. But there’s only one problem – her meddlesome sister Kate Sheffield who disapproves of him. Kate finds herself alone with Anthony more frequent that she would have liked, and soon enough she realizes that she cannot resist him.

Bridgerton season 2 will be released on Netflix on March 25, 2022.

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Books that are set in the regency period, and the enemies to lovers trope.

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