Was it just me or did it seem like 2021 was full of new celebrity couples, engagements, and some high-profile breakups? From power couples to royal families, we’ve seen it all this year! If you’re a sucker for romance, both fictional and real, choose your favorite celebrity couple from this list and get a book rec!
Choose a Celebrity Couple and Get a Book Rec
Beyoncé and Jay-Z: Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare
Let’s start with our favorite power couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. There’s no denying that these two are living THE LIFE – something that the High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, was hoping to do with his powerful Shadowhunting boyfriend, Alec Lightwood. All they wanted to do was enjoy a lavish vacation in Europe; hoping to relax and probably shoot some pictures on a yacht like Queen B and Jay-Z. But Magnus’s couples retreat is cut short when he is told that a cult he founded many years ago is determined to cause chaos around the world – remind you of any other relentless cult, I mean hive, that miss Beyoncé Knowles founded many years ago? Now Will Magnus and Alec be able to stop the cult before they go too far?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Juliette Cai and Roma Montagov are the heirs of the two most powerful rival street gangs in Shanghai and now it’s up to them to assume their roles and keep their respective families in power and the streets in order. Not only does their rival go blood deep, but in case things weren’t hard enough, they’re also each other’s first love. This family feud between two powerful forces rings too close to the feud that was revealed between the Royal family and American Princess, Meghan Markle. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hopelessly in love and have had to navigate their relationship through the turmoil and politics of Great Britain and their standards. The two heirs of Shanghai’s notorious street gangs must put their familial differences aside and work together. Will the family’s rivalry determine the fate of their city? Read to find out!
Tom Daley and Lance Black: In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
In this novel we’re taken through a romance between a mysterious man who can survive under water and a magical prince that must hide his forbidden magic from everyone around him. Upon Prince Tal meeting Athlen, he feels like he had found love at first sight. But Prince Tal is heartbroken when Athlen goes overboard his ship and is convinced that he will never see this charmingly mysterious man again – until he does. To his surprise Athlen is walking on dry land, alive. Nothing comes easy for these two, as Prince Tal is kidnapped by pirates before they can get any closer; will Athlen go after this stranger to pursue something more? This love at first sight story is just too similar to Lance Black’s description of his first interaction with merman – I mean Olympic swimmer – Tom Daley!
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson: Roxy by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
Isaac Ramey is an injured soccer player and Ivy Ramey is a student with ADHD. Their relationship with their prescriptions starts out healthy but quickly turns into a toxic and dependent relationship with Roxy (Oxycontin) and Addison (Adderall) – putting one of them in a body bag. A dark, but honest look at how quickly these prescribed drugs can go from legitimate necessity to abuse and addiction. Unfortunately, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s relationship has had its fair share of toxicity. Once looked at as innocent, to a necessity to keep their family together for baby True Thompson, then quickly becoming toxic after Tristan’s many discretions. We can only hope that Khloe will stop the cycle, but will Ivy or Isaac be the one to stop their toxic relationship?
Tom Holland and Zendaya: For All Time by Shanna Miles
A love that transcends time and space! Tamar and Fayard have lived in many different worlds, but in each world their love for one another stays intact. Tom Holland and Zendaya are one extraordinary couple whose relationship transcends many universe’s, the Marvel Universe and ours! Even in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Long Way Home, they’re left to find each other and fall in love! Fortunately for the two celebrities, their cycle stops when they get off the screen. Tamar and Fayard aren’t so lucky. In each new life they never find out how their love story ends, but now they have might have the chance to. Will they be willing to make the sacrifice to end this vicious cycle?
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker: How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Moon Fuentez and Kourtney Kardashian both have sisters who have reached total social media stardom, and as many Kim K. fans have said in the past, Kourtney’s fate would have once been believed to be – in Kim’s words – the least interesting sister. Moon Fuentez knows this feeling all too well, until one summer she decides to detach from her sister and take a job as the “merch girl” on an influencer tour bus. Once Moon steps out of her shell to chase her passions, she meets Santiago Phillips, the hottest bad boy she has ever seen. The new paths her life has taken her on leads her to realizing that she isn’t just the unnoticed wallflower. We know that this year led Kourtney Kardashian to a successful career apart from her sisters and to the love of her life, tatted drummer Travis Barker. Will Moon Fuentez’s summer be filled with the same luck?