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Nine Romance Books For February


February is the month of love, so let’s read about it. Here are nine romance books to read this February. 

“Happy Place” by Emily Henry

This book has received 4.4 stars, It focuses on a couple who were together for years but recently split up. They left this important detail out when talking to their friends about their annual beach trip. They force themselves to pretend that they are still together while trying to mask the lingering feelings they still have for each other, to protect their friends’ hearts and their own. 

“The Worst Best Man” by Lucy Score

This is a humorous comedy with 4.6 stars. Franchesca Baranski is thrilled to be the maid of honor in her best friend’s wedding, and she was the perfect choice as she takes this responsibility very seriously. On the other hand, the Best Man, Adien Kilbourn, couldn’t care less. He is too focused on himself and his ego. They are complete opposites, and frequently get on each other’s nerves, but that won’t stop them from being attracted to each whether they admit it or not. 

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“Yours Truly” by Abby Jimenez

With 4.9 stars, Dr. Briana Ortiz’s life is going through many twists and turns but an unexpected one turns out to be for good. Dr Jacob Maddox enters the office to take a shot to steal Ortiz’s promotion, which is the last thing she needs. She could not be more mad until Maddox does a gesture that’s unthinkable, a letter. One that touched Ortiz’s heart more than anything before. This letter is the start to a romance that was put into both of their lives when they needed it most.

“Call Me By Your Name” by André Aciman

Taking place in the beautiful Italian countryside, “Call Me By Your Name” follows the love story of a young Italian boy, and the American guest staying in his family’s home one summer. Their sudden love becomes filled with passion and pain. With 4.5 stars from Goodreads, featuring themes of love and intimacy with poetic and philosophical elements, this book is a great read to look forward to in the summer months. 

“In a New York Minute” by Kate Spencer

This romantic comedy novel follows two very different people after they have an unexpected meet cute that goes viral online. Only they don’t plan on getting together since they are two completely different people. Hoping not to see each other again in a city of eight million people, the two keep running into each other, leading them to question if they could work out. “In a New York Minute” is a clever and cute romance that earned 3.67 stars from Goodreads.

“Normal People” by Sally Rooney

With 3.8 stars from Goodreads, this contemporary love story follows two people as they drift in and out of each other’s lives, always wondering what could be. Taking place in Ireland, “Normal People” talks about class, first love, and the complexities of relationships. This novel is very real following a very life-like relationship and all the chaos and confusion that comes with it. It’s about “normal people,” after all. 

“Just for the Summer” by Abby Jimenez

A trending summer novel with a 4.8 stars, Alexis Montgomery, a fashion designer, meets Kristian after a bad breakup. With all the feelings Alexis is feeling, she doesn’t feel ready for a relationship but doesn’t mind becoming friends. As Kristian and Alexis start to fall for each other, Alexis’s beach trip is coming to an end. Read more to find out where they end up.

“Emergency Contact” by Mary H.K Choi

A romantic 4.3 star novel, when Penny moves to Austin for college, she quickly realizes she hates it. She has no friends and one night when she’s having a panic attack she gives Sam’s number to a cafe worker as her “emergency contact”. Soon they start texting and grow a bond over the things they like. As they become closer they wonder if their online connection should turn into a real life romance.

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

An aging Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo tells her story to an unknown magazine reporter. Her glamorous but scandalous life career has left this novel at 4.4 stars. She has faced seven failed marriages but this has made Evelyn come clean and known for who she truly is. Read more to find her secret loves, regrets, friendships, and rivals.