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2019 WRAP-UP: My Favorite Romance Books of the Year!


2020 is right around the corner so what better time for a romance wrap-up. This time my seven favorite romances of 2019. Most of these are rom-coms, but feature important and deeper themes nonetheless. Continue reading to discover some potential new faves!

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
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You've probably seen this book everywhere by now, but in the unlikely case you haven't, this follows the prince of England and the son of the United States who strike up an unlikely romance. This also won the Goodreads Choice Award, which is wholly deserved!

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
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Much like Red, White & Royal Blue, this is also not the first time I've talked about this book on my blog. Get a Life, Chloe Brown might be a fairly recent read, but it jumped to the top of my list nonetheless. This story follows chronically ill Chloe, who falls in love with her superintendent 'Red'. All I'll say is it involves a cat. This is definitely one of the cutest, funniest and steamiest romances of the year

The Kingmaker by Kennedy Ryan
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What I love about Kennedy Ryan's work is that every single one covers an important topic, and, is supported by tons of research. The Kingmaker is no exception. This follows Native American activist Lennix who, while protesting a pipeline, meets the son of the company that wants to take her land. I think the topics covered in combination with Ryan's amazing writing truly adds something special to the genre.

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
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You know those books that you read at exactly the right place and time? This was it for me. Waiting for Tom Hanks is about Annie who's desperately looking for her own rom-com Tom Hanks. But, faced with famous actor Drew Danforth, she's convinced this guy can't be it. Or can he? I found that I related to the main character and the topics mentioned so incredibly much that there's no doubt if this would be one of my favorites of the year. It just is.

The Friend Zone by Abbi Jiminez 
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Another romance that covers important topics. Though I've read very dividing opinions regarding this one, I absolutely adored it. The Friend Zone follow Kristen and Josh who meet through mutual friends. The two connect but there's one thing that prevents Kristen from being all-in. Josh desperately wants kids, but Kristen can't have them. I found that this book packed an emotional punch but also made me feel warm and fuzzy!

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
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This follows to people in central London who share the same bed. While night-nurse Leon only sleeps during the day,  Tiffy needs some place to stay during the nights. What if they just share? It all seems simple in theory, but when the two start communicating via small notes in their apartment, something magical happens. The Flatshare has such a ridiculous premise, but it just works and there is no question that this book deserves a spot on the list.

Tangled Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie
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The last book on here is a bit of a controversial one. Tangled Like Us is the fourth instalment in the Like Us series and follows Jane Cobalt, American princess, who has fallen hopelessly in love with her stoic and handsome bodyguard. While the summary might seem a little generic, the strengths of this series is its expansive universe and cast of characters. While the rest of this series does not manage to live up to the hype for me, Tangled Like Us is absolutely worth a read!

What were your favorite 2019 romances?

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