You may be wondering what sweet romance books have to do with enjoying a healthy life. nothing. But sometimes enjoying a healthy life simply means enjoying life. And we love books. So, we have for you 15 cute, sweet romance novels to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With quotes. Because nothing intrigues me more about an unread book than a great quote!
|The Distance Between Us by Kasie West|
So adorable! It may seem, from the synopsis, like a typical ‘rich boy meets poor girl’ story. But it sidesteps a lot of the expected drama and instead spends time with really enjoyable characters figuring each other out. Caymen’s sarcasm is endearing and Xavier is sweet and charming even when he’s occasionally clueless. Mostly this is a book that entices you to smile the whole way through.
|The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee|
All the fun of a light, quick read with a hint of fantasy to spice it up a bit. The beauty of The Secret of a Heart Note is that it’s a little bit different than a lot of other cute, sweet books. If you’re looking to mix things up, this is a great choice.
|Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein|
Not just sweet and fun, Shuffle, Repeat is also witty. To smart characters getting to know each other (and falling for each other) make for amusing dialog in a quick read.
|My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison|
Part contemporary – part fairy tale. A little bit sweet and a little bit sassy. You totally think it’s going to be sad and depressing from how it begins with Savannah and her older sister Jane. But turns the tide on the characters and they all learn something about themselves and about each other in a whimsical, well plotted, fun story.
|Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley|
If you love fairy tales, and especially if you are excited about the new Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson, you will love this books. It’s a simple retelling of the fairy tale you know. McKinley is a master of eloquent language and practical characters. Even though you know the story, you’ll adore this book.
|On the Fence by Kasie West|
Girls next door… with three huge, tough, funny older brothers. Charlie (Charlotte) starts out as a little bit of the typical sporty girl who grew up with a lot of brothers and no mom. Her journey to balance that with her femininity is fun (and funny) and the family dynamic is really adorable.
|Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patrica Wrede and Caroline Stevermer|
Regency era magic and romance abound as two friends write letters to one another. There’s a little bit of mystery, two smart and capable heroines, in a London season where magic is as natural as dancing. If you’re looking for something a little different and a lot of fun, Sorcery and Cecelia is a great option.
|Cinder by Marissa Meyer|
Cinderella… in space! Ok, not entirely but it is Cinderella with a sci-fi spin. It’s cute and sweet and full of androids and cyborgs. The mystery isn’t much of a mystery but the characters make a story you know fun and interesting all over again.
|The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord|
Delightful contemporary story with incredibly likable characters. This is simply a FUN book to read.
|Enchanted by Alethea Kontis|
This isn’t just one fairy tale. It’s Cinderella and the Frog Prince with a dash of Jack and the Beanstalk and allusions to Snow White and the Princess and the Pea. The writing is delightful and the fairy tales are woven together elegantly. There’s fae and dancing and a prince, a delightfully sweet romance and a wonderful family.
Ok, and one more because I can’t help myself.
|P.S. I Like You by Kasie West|
You may have noticed a whole lot of Kasie West on this list. She writes such fun contemporary romances! P.S. I Like You is quirky. It’s funny. Of course it’s sweet. In fact, it’s kind of adorable. Lily struggles with her family and her ambitions and in the midst of it is intrigued by a bit of mysterious romance.
|The Season by Sarah MacLean|
The Season is pure regency romance with dancing and dresses and rides through Hyde Park. There’s a bit of a mystery but the real fun is Lady Alexandra, her friends and her brothers finding their way through the London Season.
|The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram|
Super sciencey- Avery Shaw is devastated. When her heart is suddenly broken the only way she knows how to deal with it is using her stages of grief as her science fair experiment. Grayson has bigger plans for her than overcoming grief. He volunteers to help heal her heart, to get her out of her head and to find her self-confidence. With plenty of sass and a crew of great friends on each side this is one experiment you don’t want to miss.
|Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt|
More than a light, quick read, this story has emotional depth. Real characters with real struggles and the romance isn’t really the point of the story. Which doesn’t at all keep it from being a cute and fun read.
|A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson|
Set in England after the Russian revolution, A Countess Below Stairs is a little bit of everything you expect and yet it’ll surprise you. It’s filled with characters with such distinctive personalities. They are charming and fallible, outrageous and honorable. And at the heart of this delightful story, Rupert and Anna will sweep you off your feet.
Did you know in Romania they celebrate Love Day? It’s a lot more fun than our Valentine’s Day.