It’s my (second) favorite time of year, no not Halloween, Christmas! Besides the obvious cookies and tree decorating, nothing quite says Christmas like some cheesy Hallmark movie type of love. So, let’s say you made it through all the cheesy holiday themed rom-coms, guess what you can do now? Start reading them!
Yup, I’ve compiled a list of the absolute must-read holiday romances. You thought the baker meets NYC based CEO in her hometown was over? No way, we have so many corny holiday romances to get through.
Swoonworthy Holiday Contemporaries
In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Cozy up with a holiday romance such as In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren. It’s one of the best romance novels that is simply swoonworthy. Maelyn Jones finds herself in a “holidaze” after coming home from a family trip. Everything about the trip was awkward and her life is an absolute mess. Until… She makes one little wish that gives her a second chance to completely turn her love life around. One wish, two men? What could possibly go wrong with a do-over?
Blame It on the Mistletoe by Beth Garrod
Freaky Friday meets The Holiday in this fun, light-hearted holiday rom-com, Blame It on the Mistletoe by Beth Garrod. Holly and Elle are strangers and live completely different lives. However, Elle is determined to become the ultimate Social Media Influencer and decides to swap lives with Christmas-lover Holly for a Christmas adventure. Will Holly save Elle’s social media status? Will Elle make Christmas perfect for Holly again? Most importantly, will the girls find romance this holiday season? Read to find out!
Twelve Dates of Christmas by Rilzy Adams
Friends to best friends to lovers? What’s next? Zia and Rashad have been friends since high school and have had the perfect chemistry since. They’ve fallen for each other over the years, binding their friendship with intimacy and romance. However, things are not as simple as they seem. Despite their perfect chemistry, Zia deals with a lot of insecurities and past relationship issues. Can Rashad prove to Zia within twelve dates that their relationship can withstand anything? Read this swoon-worthy holiday romance to find out what happens.
The Cutest Holiday Romances
Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday
Need another cute holiday romance novel to read this Christmas season? Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday is a must read for your wishlist. This story is a sweet, light-hearted novel that brings two people together into a friendship that blossoms into something special. If you love reading about royals, dukes, and princesses then this is a book you won’t be able to put down.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Craving a “chick flick” novel? One Day in December by Josie Silver will fill your cute holiday romance cravings with this quirky, romantic comedy. It all happened one day in December when two strangers locked eyes on the bus, there’s no telling what will happen next.
This is a charming, heartwarming, and poignant look at falling in love. These characters will take you along their relationship as they go through life tribulations while trying to navigate their twenties. This book is truly a cute holiday romance!
Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
Nothing says more cute holiday romance than one of Jasmine Guillory’s books such as Royal Holiday. Family vacations and work trips can be great, but imagine a trip where you get to meet the royal family and style them. It’s a once in a lifetime chance if you’re a regular mom like Vivian Forest. Vivian says yes to going on a work trip with her daughter, but little does Vivian know that this work opportunity will turn into a cute romance.
Even More Cute Christmas Contemporaries
The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
You can’t get enough of cute Christmas Contemporary novels. The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox is the pitch-perfect, cozy Hallmark-esque book you’ll want to read. Baking competition, small town, and handsome men? Oh my jingles! The Holiday Swap is a grownup version of The Parent Trap and it will surely put you in the Christmas mood. Read it now for a cute holiday romance!
A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonja Lalli
The holiday season isn’t just about western cultures. A Holly Jolly Diwali is a sweeping global romance that brings Indian culture this holiday season. It’s funny, heartwarming, and brings a refreshing look into cultural identity. This is the perfect swoonworthy, holiday adventure romance.
We Met in December by Rosie Curtis
We Met in December by Rosie Curtis tells the story of British woman, Jess, who is a nurse and recently moved to London. She falls hard for her flat mate, Alex. There’s plenty of cute moments between the two over twelve months and there’s so much suspense as to the outcome of their relationship. If you’re looking for a quick, cute Christmas contemporary then this is it!
Nothing quite says the holidays without some kind of holiday romance, so why not pick up one of these amazing books!