The yuletide season is upon us, its emergence marked by superfluous displays of love, rites and festivals. But sometimes, the whole affair can get uninspiring to the point you make a beeline for your literary haven. What better way to spend the Christmas holiday than cozying up with swoony romance novels? All the feels, splash of magic, unforgettable characters, pure holiday perfection!. Get transported to the land of love, surrounded by a cocoon of intriguing, passionate stories. The list of romance novels to read this festive season is inexhaustible, even so, we’ve saved you the onerous task of combing the net for reviews.
Explore a vast collection of romance novels from different genres, including Christmas themed romance books. Here are the list of heartwarming stories with all the inexpressible happy endings. But before we dive, slip into a hot tub with a glass of wine and relaxing songs playing softly in the background. Mmmm, so damn good!.
10 Romance Novels To Read This Christmas
Christmas Shopaholic (Shopaholic 9) by Sophie Kinsella
Sophie Kinsella delivers the perfect Christmas book: a hearty, brilliant read with characters that compel you to root for them. This book is the ninth installment in the Shopaholic Series, also from the same author. Although Christmas Shopaholic can be read as a standalone novel.
Becky Brandon (neé Bloomwood) is the main character in the Shopaholic franchise. We encounter Becky’s bizarre addiction to shopping right from the beginning of the series. With the seamless convenience of online bargain-shopping sites, nothing can go wrong this Christmas. But Becky is in for a surprise when her parents move to Shoreditch, leaving her to host Christmas and manage the chaos that is sure to ensue.
The Mistletoe Motive by Chloe Liese
Hilarious. Unputdownable. Steamy. Enemies-to-lovers romance. The Mistletoe Motive is quite similar to Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game, although it has a few perks that distinguishes. Which for one is that the entire book is centered around Christmas.
Meet Jonathan Frost and Gabriella Di Natale, two workplace rivals on the verge of losing their jobs at the city’s most beloved independent bookstore. Neither of them wants to quit their job, so they strike a bargain. Whoever has more sales in December gets to stay on in the new year; the loser will resign. This sweet, cheerful, but short festive story will see them transform from rivals to lovers.
If you’re a sucker for small town romance novels, then this one is right for you. Memphis Ward (the heroine) is a single mom who moves into the garage apartment of Knox Eden (the hero), a grumpy chef who works at the hotel that Memphis obtains employment.
Memphis moves across the country with her newborn baby to a new town, Quincy, Montana. Undoubtedly one of the craziest thing she has ever done. Seeking to build a good life and a better future for her son. As well as putting the past behind her. Even if it requires setting aside the glamour of her former life and working as a housekeeper.
Knox Eden is a chef and her temporary landlord, with his sharp, stubbled jaw and tattooed arms, he’s raw and rugged. Indeed everything she has never had—and never will. After the first worst day of her life, Memphis learned a good life requires giving up on her dreams too. And a man like Knox Eden will only ever be a dream.
The Forever Farmhouse by Lee Tobin McClain
Fans of second chance small-town romances will love this book. The story follows Ryan Hastings, a renowned scientist who returns to the foster home where he was raised. Ryan’s back to make certain his foster mother, Betty Raines was fairing well. But meets his next door neighbor and first love Mellie Anderson.
Mellie is a widow with a gifted son Alfie, but Ryan doesn’t know that he’s Alfie’s father. As the bond between father and son grows, Mellie is torn between telling Ryan the truth and losing her second chance at love. Enjoying this book will depend on how much you can relate to abandonment, unplanned pregnancy, death, mental health issues, widowhood and forgiveness.
Part Of Your World by Abby Jimenez
The search for love and belonging, the pressure to set aside familial obligations for love. This book will make you laugh, cry and sigh in contentment.
Alexis Montgomery comes from an ultra-wealthy lineage of world-renowned surgeons. Her parents want her to carry on the family legacy but Alexis doesn’t need glory or fame. She’s fine with being a “mere” ER doctor.
After a car accident that left her car stuck in a ditch Alexis Montgomery is saved by Daniel Grant; a ridiculously hot carpenter and Mayor of the town Alexis finds herself in. Daniel is ten years younger than her and the complete opposite of sophisticated Alexis. Yet their chemistry is undeniable.
Every minute she spends with Daniel and the tight-knit town where he lives, she’s discovering just what’s really important. Allowing their relationship become anything more than a short-term fling would jeopardize things for Alexis. Can she turn her back on her family and give up the opportunity to help thousands of people?. With so many differences between them, how can Alexis possibly choose between her world and Daniel’s?.
All Is Bright by RaeAnne Thayne
This book is a heartwarming Christmas romance novel that’ll leave you crying and swooning. All Is Bright tells the story of Sage McKnight an ambitious young architect working at her father’s firm. She takes on a design job for one of their clients Mason Tucker, an ex-pro baseball player, who survived a tragic accident that almost crippled him.
Mason is a reclusive grump wants to be left alone after the accident claimed his wife’s life and made him a single dad. But Sage’s warmth, zeal, love and the magic of Christmas thaw out Mason’s frosty armour and revive long dead feelings.
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
In Wembley, London, a widower Mukesh lives a quiet life, after losing his beloved wife Naina two years earlier to cancer. He becomes withdrawn, shops every Wednesday, goes to the temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading books. Mukesh finds a copy of The Time Traveler’s Wife which his late wife took from Harrow Road Library and reads it. He’s immediately amazed at the discovery of Naina’s essence within it.
Meanwhile, at Harrow Road Library, Aleisha a distressed teenager temporarily working at the library stumbles upon a reading list in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. The list comprises of To Kill a Mockingbird, Rebecca, Life of Pi, The Kite Runner, Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, A Suitable Boy and Beloved.
A fascinated Aleisha impulsively decides to read every book on the list, a move that blots out her own personal struggles. In a desperate attempt to forge a relationship with his granddaughter through books, Mukesh goes to the library where he finds Aleisha.
Aleisha recommends the reading list to Mukesh in the hopes that it’ll reconnect him back to his granddaughter. Gradually, the shared books create an unlikely friendship between two lonely souls. As fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again.
The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber
This riveting tale is from the queen of Christmas books Debbie Macomber and follows two friends, Peter Armstrong and Hank Colfax. Peter is the local pastor with a fiercer dedication to his community, while Hank, a bartender, serves a much different customer base at his family-owned tavern, including a handful of lonely regulars and the local biker gang.
Peter is inclined to believe that Hank has it easy compared to him. So the both decide to switch jobs until Christmas Eve. To their surprise, the responsibilities of a bartender and a pastor are quite similar. But taking on the other’s work is more difficult than either Peter or Hank expected. The two begin to see each other in a new light, each discovering a new love to cherish.
Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
This book is the sequel to The Wedding Party and the fourth installment in The Wedding Date franchise. It follows two middle-aged Black people, Vivian Forest and Malcolm Hudson.
When Vivian’s daughter, Maggie Forest gets a high profile work trip to England, Vivian accompanies her. There Vivian explores the magnificent royal grounds, she meets Malcom, the handsome private secretary of the Queen. But Malcom is a divorcee with a 19 year old niece in his care.
As Malcom spends time in Vivian’s company, he’s arrested by her charm, wit and positive attitude. But distance, their jobs, family, etc pose a barrier to their budding love.
Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday
The second installment in A Princess for Christmas Series, fans of contemporary romantic comedies will find this book a delight. In this sequel, Maximillian von Hansburg, Baron of Laudon and heir to the Duke of Aquilla, is ditched by a Princess. Faced with the difficult decision marry a suitable bride before he retains his Dukedom, Max goes to New York.
There he makes the acquaintance of the no-nonsense, elegant professor Dani Martinez. Ever since he met her at the Eldovian royal wedding, he’s determined to befriend her. But the delectable Dani is fresh out of a relationship and has called it quits with love.
As their attraction begins to deepen, so does Max’s family dislike for Dani, because they don’t find her a perfect match. Even as Max’s heart tells him she’s the one, and Dani isn’t sure she can make it in Max’s world. Can they find the courage to live they life they desire, even if it means risking everything?.
There you have it for the funny, engaging, steamy romance novels to read this Xmas. Watch out for the next post on best historical romance novels to read this holiday.