From book hangovers to happy endings:
Here are the top 7 things every contemporary romance reader can relate to:
- The book hangover – You know that feeling when you finish a really good book and can’t stop thinking about the characters and their story? That’s the book hangover, and it’s a common experience among contemporary romance readers.
- Shipping characters – As a contemporary romance reader, you often find yourself rooting for the couple to get together. You become emotionally invested in their relationship and can’t help but ship them.
- The swoon-worthy moments – Whether it’s a romantic gesture, a steamy scene, or a heartfelt declaration of love, contemporary romance readers live for those swoon-worthy moments that make our hearts flutter.
- The anticipation of the first kiss – One of the most exciting moments in any romance novel is the first kiss. Contemporary romance readers often find themselves eagerly anticipating that moment, and when it finally happens, it’s pure magic.
- The emotional roller coaster – Contemporary romance novels can take readers on a rollercoaster of emotions. We laugh, we cry, we feel every emotion along with the characters. It’s a wild ride, but it’s one we’re always willing to take.
- The desire for a happy ending – Happy endings are a must for contemporary romance readers. We invest so much in the characters and their relationships that we need to see them get their happily ever after.
- The urge to reread our favorite books – When we find a contemporary romance novel that we love, we often have the urge to reread it. It’s like revisiting old friends and reliving the moments that made us fall in love with the story in the first place.
Whether you’re a seasoned contemporary romance reader or a newcomer to the sub-genre, these experiences are sure to be familiar. The ups and downs, the anticipation, and the pure joy of falling in love with a book and its characters are what make contemporary romance novels such a beloved genre.
Book Hangover Books
Here are five contemporary romance novels that are sure to give readers a book hangover:
- The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker – This novel tells the story of a city girl named Calla who travels to Alaska to visit her estranged father. While there, she meets a rugged pilot named Jonah and sparks fly. The beautiful setting, compelling characters, and emotional storyline make this a book that readers won’t be able to put down.
- The Idea of You by Robinne Lee – This forbidden romance follows the story of a 39-year-old divorced mother named Solène who falls in love with a much younger pop star named Hayes. The emotional depth of the characters and the poignant storyline will leave readers with a book hangover.
- Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – This LGBTQ+ romance tells the story of the First Son of the United States falling in love with the Prince of Wales. The witty banter, swoon-worthy moments, and emotionally rich characters make this a book that readers won’t be able to put down.
- The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – This diverse romance features a high-functioning autistic woman who hires a male escort to teach her about sex and relationships. The sweet, sexy, and heartwarming story explores themes of self-acceptance and love, leaving readers with a book hangover.
- The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary – This unique romance features two strangers who share a flat but never meet in person. As they start to leave each other notes and share their lives through the apartment, they start to develop feelings for each other. The delightful, feel-good story will leave readers with a smile on their face and a book hangover.
Can you relate to the emotional roller coaster that contemporary romance brings us on? What are your favorite romance novels?
Here’s an introduction to Contemporary Romance.