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7 Swoonworthy Sweet Romances You Need to Read

October 15, 2018
Nicole Benevento
Riveted Editorial Board

Sometimes when the rain is pouring down and showing no sign of letting up, I like to put on a pair of snuggly pajamas and curl up on the couch with a sweet, feel-good romance. You’ll certainly want to pick one of these up the next time the weather shuts you inside for the day!


7 Swoonworthy Sweet Romances You Need to Read

1. The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody

The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody

After Ali’s father passes away, he leaves his one and only prized possession—a 1968 Firebird convertible—to his daughter. But Ali doesn’t plan on keeping it. So when she finds a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast, Ali can’t wait to get going. Except Ali has no idea how to drive a stick shift. But guess who does? Ali’s ex-boyfriend, Nico. And Nico has a crazy plan, so Ali sets off on a unique adventure that is unlike anything she ever could have expected.


2. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennet

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together. Swoon.


3. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Amelia looks forward to summer every year because she gets to spend her school vacation scooping ice cream cones at Meade Creamery with her best friends. But when the owner suddenly passes away, Amelia must learn to work with Grady Meade, the owner’s great nephew, who is left in charge of the shop. With several obstacles in their way, Amelia and Grady begin to develop a somewhat unconventional relationship that proves to be a bit more than friendship.

4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean writes love letters, but they are love letters that she would never actually want any of her loves to read.  Too intensely personal, she locks them up in her mother’s old hat box… Until somehow they get out.

5. American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Mei is a seventeen year-old college student at MIT, who is working on fulfilling her parent’s predetermined plan: become a doctor, marry a Taiwanese genius, and live happily ever after.  But what happens when Mei develops a crush on Darren Takahashi, a Japanese cutie?  (BTW, Darren is a super swoon-worthy book boyfriend!)

6. From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon

Twinkle Mehra is a girl who knows what she wants, but not quite sure how to get it.  She dreams of sharing her ideas with the world through her filmmaking skills, but is not quite ready for her work to be seen. That is until shy, quirky, and sweet Sahil Roy invites her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Film Festival.

7. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

This heartbreakingly beautiful love story includes all kinds of love, including the love between the new girl in the neighborhood and the boy-next-door. When Lina’s mom passes away from cancer, she is sent to live with the father she never knew she had… in Italy.

Keep an eye out for Jenna Evans Welch’s newest sweet teen love story, Love & Luck, set in Ireland, coming out on May 8th!!




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