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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.)
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?
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