Are you looking for a cheesy, guilty-pleasure book to read in a warm blanket as the leaves fall? These five stories are perfect for the romantic season and will make your heart hurt.
I have rated all the books in five categories and out of five stars. It is purely based on my opinion as a reader. Join me as I explore these viral books!
The Fall book guide…
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
Your stereotypical romance book with everyone’s dream enemies to lovers plot; the perfect combination!
The Spanish Love Deception pulled me with its title.
This book is for you if you want a classic enemies-to-lover story. Catalina, a Spanish woman living in the United States, realizes she needs a date for her sister’s wedding in Spain. She does not want to seem lame, so she panics until her least favorite coworker, Aaron, offers to be her date and fake boyfriend. This story represents raw love and how it can be what you never expected.
However, it took a lot of work to get past the beginning of the book. I am a big and crazy hook-needer, so I struggled to become attached. Only after a bit did it start getting interesting.
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
An essential read that destigmatizes the mental illness Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
This book is eye-opening and touching.
The story follows Samantha, a high school student who struggles with mental issues. She befriends a new girl, Caroline, who brings her to a poetry society. In this new space, Samantha can discover herself and express her emotions in ways she never thought possible. Although the book seems innocent and soft, the ending is bound to shock you.
Every Last Word has plot twists that perfect the story. Anyone who does not want the most typical sad novel should read this book because it balances pain and inspiration.
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
This dual-point-of-view story is an easy read and one of Hoover’s most famous novels!
“I just punched a girl in the face” are the first words in Maybe Someday.
Sydney finds her boyfriend cheating on her with her roommate. She is saved by a random guy, Ridge, who sees the whole thing happening from his balcony. Sydney and Ridge go through an accidental forbidden love story that made me annoyed but happy at the same time.
As readers, we can see two different perspectives of a situation simultaneously. Maybe Someday was intimate that follows the perfect heart controls, not the brain storyline.
A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
A cheese story about lost love.
It begins with Rune and Poppy falling in love as children. But eventually, Rune has to return to his home country, Norway. Poppy cuts off all communication while Rune is away, which hurts and confuses him. When Rune finally gets the opportunity to move back, his entire world turns upside down.
This book was highly emotional and left me in tears. The characters’ passion is stellar, as Poppy is strong and fierce despite her difficulties. Rune and Poppy have an admirable love that will leave you wanting more.
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
A dark theme with a heartwarming ending.
This final book, also by Hoover, made me feel frustrated, happy, and pitiful as I read every line. Reminders of Him is a story about Kenna’s struggle with losing her boyfriend, Scotty, and daughter, Diem, after being in prison for the death of her boyfriend. Kenna flounders to get her life back while the entire community views her as a murderer. Kenna works to make Scotty’s family understand her and meet Diem.
Seeing Kenna unable to control anything was heartbreaking; I couldn’t imagine being in her shoes.
All in all, I hope you enjoyed these book reviews. I get in significant reading slumps, but I put myself into the story once I find one I like. Romance novels are a great escape, so this review made you read one of them. Happy reading!
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