Amanda's Contemporary Romance Picks

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Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

I didn't think it was possible to love Emily Henry's books any more than I already do, but here we are. Book Lovers has become my new favorite novel of hers and for so many good reasons. It's a book about books with an enemies to lovers arc set in the most picturesque small town you can imagine with accidental "Roy Kent energy" (if you know, you know.) Henry is the queen of rom-com banter and I am SO here for it.


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The Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336823
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Published: Berkley - September 14th, 2021

This is the academic romcom we've all been waiting for. I loved the STEM setting and the diverse characters. I will definitely be picking up Ali Hazelwood's new titles! 


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The Ex Hex: A Novel (The Graves Glen Series #1) By Erin Sterling Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063027473
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Published: Avon - September 28th, 2021

Spooky season lovers unite! The Ex Hex is a fun page turner filled with pure chaotic energy and immaculate witchy vibes. While this book does an excellent job of ticking off all the seasonal Halloween/Fall vibes, I think it would be a great read for any time of year. It was highly entertaining and satisfyingly steamy. I can't wait to see what this author writes next!


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The Hating Game: A Novel By Sally Thorne Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062439598
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Published: Avon - August 9th, 2016

One of the BEST enemies to friends stories I've ever read. Books like these are exactly why I adore reading. It's safe to say that this book will be going on my all-time favourites list.


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One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

<insert all the heart eyes emojis> After absolutely swooning over Red, White, and Royal Blue I didn't know if McQuiston's writing could get any better. McQuiston is clearly becoming a force to be reckoned with in new adult romance, an author I know I can rely on for impactful queer stories. This book is straight up magic, a beautifully crafted love letter to belonging, community, and finding your place in the world. 


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Beach Read By Emily Henry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

I picked up Beach Read on a whim, looking for a fun distraction to get out of my reading slump and found a couple my heart won’t soon forget. Deeply moving and perfectly paced, Beach Read is a love story riddled with infectiously snarky banter and a slow burn romance between two writers hiding behind a somewhat ironic title. But don't let the cover and title fool you - this is so much more than just a summer read. If you pick up one love story this year, make it Gus and January’s.


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How to Hack a Heartbreak By Kristin Rockaway Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9781525834257
Published: Graydon House - July 30th, 2019

Kristin delivers a sassy, funny, uplifting, and addicting romance novel. Like many of today’s women, Mel Strickland is fed up with the quagmire of online dating.  Enough is enough. Time to develop her own online app to weed out those creeps that are not truly looking for love! A thoroughly adorable and heartwarming book about searching for love in a digital world. It reminds us that maybe love isn’t just a swipe away, but perhaps standing right in front of you. Or, maybe even in the next cubicle over.


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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill By Abbi Waxman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451491879
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Published: Berkley - July 9th, 2019

What a delightful book! This is for all those book worms out there, especially for those for whom books are one of the most perfect elements in an imperfect world, and for anyone else who enjoys well written contemporary fiction with oodles of warmth.


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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Gail Honeyman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220690
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

It took me a minute to warm up to Eleanor’s particular quirks and personality, but once I did I fell in love with this book! All of us have felt alone at some point in our lives, Eleanor’s story serves as a reminder that we are a lot more alike than we realize and a bit of kindness can go such a long way. I did not want this book to end! 


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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

Red, White, & Royal Blue is a true gem of a book; such a delight to read. It has been a while since I was so utterly taken with a contemporary love story. McQuiston's writing is funny, powerful, and she does a great job of having a diverse group of characters, including people of color, LGBTQ characters, and lots of strong women. This book is such a breath of fresh air and a getaway from the real world's toxic political climate. I can't recommend this book enough. 


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The Holiday Swap By Maggie Knox Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593330739
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 5th, 2021

This book is like The Parent Trap meets Great British Bake Off meets the Hallmark channel. Twin sisters Cass and Charlie swap lives the week leading up to Christmas, cue the mishaps and mayhem! With delicious bakes, two sweet romances, and a dash of Christmas spirit, this is one adorable holiday read.


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Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

I didn't think it was possible to love Emily Henry's books any more than I already do, but here we are. Book Lovers has become my new favorite novel of hers and for so many good reasons. It's a book about books with an enemies to lovers arc set in the most picturesque small town you can imagine with accidental "Roy Kent energy" (if you know, you know.) Henry is the queen of rom-com banter and I am SO here for it.


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Verity By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538724736
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 26th, 2021

CAUTION: You will be unable to put this book down! Grab a drink and find a comfy chair. You will not be disappointed when you devour this book from cover to cover. 


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The Charm Offensive: A Novel By Alison Cochrun Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982170714
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Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

I couldn’t have loved this book more if I tried. This is a romance novel, yes, but I was pleasantly surprised by the deeper conversations about mental health, sexual identity, and self esteem. This was a stunning debut novel and I'm highly anticipating Alison Cochrun's next book!