Top Ten Tuesday

Holiday Romances To Snuggle Up With This Holiday Season

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s a Holiday/Seasonal freebie and I wanted to do something I’ve never really done before: prepare a post on holiday romance books!

Just to clarify, this is weird because I didn’t used to be into the holiday season. In fact, I wasn’t a fan at all and just wanted it all to be over as quickly as possible. But the last few years, I’ve slowly been really getting into the Christmas spirit. I love setting up the tree, decorating, gift wrapping and binge-watching cheese Christmas movies!

But what I haven’t been doing a lot is reading holiday-themed romances. Regular romances, sure! Holiday themed romances — uhh, what even are they? So I went on a search and found myself a list of sixteen holiday themed romances that sound like fun reads. I know I won’t get all of them read, but I’ll at least try for some of them! 

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss
A down-on-her-luck woman has been signed up by her best friend for a dating agency. She has twelve dates with twelve different men until Christmas. Will love be closer than expected?

The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker
This story of 3 friends swapping Christmasses sounds perfect for fans of the movie The Holiday!

Sock It To Me, Santa! by Madison Parker
A sweet M/M holiday story about Ryan, who is assigned to Jamie as secret Santa. Only problem is that Jamie is the class’s openly gay guy, while Ryan is not so out… yet.

The Christmas Countdown by Donna Ashcroft
Holly has just had her heart broken and flees to her eccentric aunt Clara’s cottage to hide away the winter season. But Clara has other ideas and creates a handmade advent calendar for Holly, with every day a different task to complete.

Finding Christmas by Karen Schaler
This is a story by the writer of Netflix’s A Christmas Prince, so be prepared for a heartwarming, Hallmark-y Christmas story.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Karen Clarke
A woman who has her heart broken flees to hide at her aunt’s cozy café, and though she swears romance and Christmas are off the menu, that may not happen when she meets an infuriatingly handsome man.

Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler
The second book in the Moose Springs books featuring rich socialite Lana, who wants to prove she belongs in Moose Springs by tracking down the Santa Moose.

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
A holiday vacation turns into an unforgettable romance at the British royal residence!

The Christmas Ball by Lily Seabrooke
A sweet F/F Christmas romance featuring a ball, family drama, a childhood crush and the oh-no-there’s-only-one-bed trope.

Faux Ho Ho by Nathan Burgoine
M/M Fake dating at a Christmas wedding and roommates-turned-friends-turned-lovers? Plus that adorable cover? I’m in.

Charming Co-Worker by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow
Thanks to Stephanie @ Bookfever for introducing me to this book as it’s definitely one of those I NEED to read this Holiday season. Our main character has a crush on her boss and enlists her co-worker to help her, so they start fake dating to make him jealous.

Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera
This F/F novella with two Dominican heroines is set in a Great British Bake Off type reality show, SET IN SCOTLAND. I repeat, baking and SCOTLAND.

One Day in December by Josie Silver
One missed connection and ten years of second chances with a fair amount of angst.

Blame It On The Mistletoe by Eli Easton
Best friends Fielding and Mick are college housemates. Mick always helps out distracted genius Fielding, but when Fielding gets nervous about the upcoming Christmas party and the dreaded mistletoe, he asks Mick’s help to teach him how to kiss, and Mick may be in over his head.

Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
A big-city reporter is offered a challenge by her editor: she can cover any topic she wants, IF she can score an interview with a notoriously reclusive author living in the Alaskan wilderness.

In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren
A Groundhog Day-inspired holiday romance by the queens of romance. (This is the only one from this list I have finished so far and it was adorable.)

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Tell Me:
Have you read any of these? Any of these I REALLY need to prioritize this Holiday season? Do you have any other holiday romance recommendations?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I’d really like to read Mistletoe and Mr. Right, but think I’ll try to read Sarah’s book one in this series first. 🙂 Also, ’12 Dates’ looks and sounds darling! I did buy that one.

    1. I read the first one in Sarah’s book series and enjoyed it, hope you will too! 12 Dates does sound great!

  2. Patrick Prescott says:

    Lots to choose from here.

    1. Thanks!

  3. Yay for Charming Co-Worker! 😀 Also wanna recommend The Bite Before Christmas by Lynsay Sands & Jeaniene Frost. It has a Night Huntress short story and it’s #6.5 in the series. ♥

    1. Haha yes, thanks for the rec 😀 Oooh, more Jeaniene Frost AND Christmas? YES! I think I’m at book 5 now, so I would still need to read 6 first to avoid spoilers, but I’m already excited 🙂

  4. One Day in December is one of my favorite books! In a Holidaze was also a great read!

    1. Glad to hear you love One Day in December! Definitely need to read it 🙂

  5. The Christmas Ball has such a pretty cover.

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    1. It’s indeed so pretty!

  6. lydiaschoch says:

    Sock It To Me Santa is an awesome title. Now I want to buy some Christmas socks!

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    1. Haha, yes me too! 🙂

  7. I’ve only read In a Holidaze. I need to add the rest of them to my list for this season or the next. Nice list!

    1. Same, though I definitely want to try to read some more of these as well 🙂

  8. In a Holidaze was a lot of fun. And I loved One Day in December. I need to check out Faux Ho Ho – it looks like a riot. 🙂

    1. I just finished In A Holidaze and it was indeed a lot of fun 🙂 I’ll need to try One Day in December. Faux Ho Ho sounds like such a fun read indeed!

  9. I love a good Christmas movie! These look like a lot of fun. Especially In A Holidaze and One Day in December…

    1. Christmas movies are such fun!

  10. Great list! I’ve heard such good things about One Day in December and In a Holidaze sounds so fun.

  11. I do hope you end up giving a few of these a try, because you have a lot of fun ones on here! I really adored The Christmas Countdown and I’ll Be Home for Christmas.

    1. Happy to hear you adored those two reads! Bumping them up my TBR and will try to get to them this Holiday season 🙂

  12. These all sound so good. I definitely need more holiday books on my shelf. I think I only have 3 Christmas books and that is NOT enough for a Christmas lover like myself!

  13. I’m loving these cute illustrated covers!

    1. They are super cute 🙂

  14. Such cute covers! I love the one with the sock.

    1. The sock one is indeed so cute!

  15. I’ve only read a few of these, In a Holidaze, One Day in December, and Royal Holiday but I really enjoyed them all. I never used to read holiday themed books but they’ve really grown on me the past couple of years.

    1. Same, I didn’t used to be so into Holiday reads (or movies for that matter), but the past few years they’ve grown on me 🙂

  16. I love the dress on the cover of The Christmas Ball. I’ve heard a lot about In a Holidaze.

    1. The Christmas Ball has such a pretty cover and dress indeed! In A Holidaze was a fun read, I highly enjoyed it.

  17. I just finished In a Holidaze and I loved it too! Mistetoe and Mr. Right was great, and I also enjoyed One Day in December. Several others are also on my tbr. I’m happy you’re enjoying some holiday reads!

    1. Glad you enjoyed Mistletoe and Mr. Right and One Day in December, they’re definitely on my holiday TBR 🙂

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