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Funny romance novels aren’t just for summer reading lists! Romantic comedies make perfect reading any time of the year, and we’ve rounded up 15 easy, fun romance books for the perfect real-life escape!
The best funny romance novels
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
If Alex’s mother is elected President of the United States, he will become a celebrity. All that attention gets complicated when Alex has a beef with a British prince, Henry. The media hype endangers relations between the two countries, so that a reconciliation is staged. But Alex is shocked to discover that Henry is not that bad after all – and maybe his feelings for Henry deepen into a little more.
The only thing worse than me is you from Lily Anderson
Trixie is very proud of her academic position at her high school for gifted teenagers – she is consistently in third place with her archenemy Ben. Her goal for the senior year is to finish in third place and never let Ben forget that. But when her best friend starts dating Ben’s best friend, she is very often with him, exchanging barbs. And when her best friend is involved in a cheating scandal, Trixie must put aside her scorn and team up with Ben to clear her name.
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Non-Dating by Christina Lauren
Hazel is too much for most people, but she’s fine with that. Josh recently became single after being spurned by a cheating friend. These two longtime friends decide to get involved in increasingly ridiculous blind dates to distract each other from their status. Because as long as they’re with other people, they can ignore their growing romantic feelings for one another … right?
Jasmine Guillory’s suggestion
What Nikole thought was a chilly afternoon at a Dodgers game with her boyfriend turns into a media spectacle when he publicly suggests and she turns it down. After all, they’ve only been together for a few months! When she must flee the stadium quickly, the charming doctor Carlos Iberra comes to her rescue, and Nikole and Carlos embark on a sexy rebound romance in which Nikole questions quick relationships.
Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
Sophie Dempsey is the oldest sibling in a family of cheaters and has spent her life protecting her younger siblings. She’s made it her business to help her younger sister with one last cause before she leaves town for good, but on the way she meets Phin, a young mayor with integrity and sex appeal. When the two get tangled, Sophie’s plans are completely turned upside down.
Helen Hoang’s kiss quotient
The only thing that makes sense to Stella is math: reliable, orderly, predictable math. Love and romance are the opposite of that. So she decides to hire Michael, a professional escort, to teach her everything there is to know about kissing. And romance. And sex. And she discovers that the emotions that develop between them, while unpredictable, are consistent and reliable enough to prove that something spectacular could be between them.
Can you keep a secret to yourself by Sophie Kinsella
Emma has many secrets. She is also afraid of flying. When a turbulent flight unsettles her, she begins to surrender all of her secrets to the handsome stranger who sits next to her and thinks she’ll never have to see him again. But when he turns out to be the CEO of her company, she doesn’t think she’ll ever recover from the humiliation. Aside from the fact that Emma’s secrets don’t scare him off, they seem to have the opposite effect on him.
Intercepted by Alexa Martin
Marlee makes excellent girlfriend material – she knows almost everything about soccer, having dated her NFL star boyfriend for ten years. But when their relationship implodes after his betrayal is exposed, Marlee decides to take a break from the athletes. Then comes Gavin Pope, the flashy new quarterback, forcing Marlee to reconsider whether she’s ready to dive back into the world of dating an athlete (and all that comes with it).
Tessa Dare’s Duchess Deal
The Duke of Ashbury has been a hermit since returning from the war, but now he needs an heir. Emma Gladstone is a discarded pastor’s daughter who became a seamstress. When Emma wears a wedding dress under strange circumstances in the Duke’s study, he decides that she will be a perfect woman for his purposes. But Emma has other things on her mind, and soon the two of them clash in a spectacular, sexy battle for wits.
Unmarried from Soniah Kamal
Alys Binat doesn’t see the point of marriage. Too many of their students have made promises just to get married in their teens and waste their entire academic potential. And when the wedding of the year puts her in touch with a rude Mr Darsee, she is delighted with her determination. Except that her older sister has fallen in love with Darsee’s best friend and the more she gets to know Darsee, the more she realizes that her first judgment on him may have been unfair. Satirical and ridiculous, this is a heartwarming retelling of Pride & Prejudice in Pakistan.
Her Royal Highness the Rachel Hawkins
When Millie discovers her best friend and girlfriend has kissed other girls, she does what any sane broken-hearted teenage girl would – she applies for a change of scenery at boarding school abroad. But she gets a shock when she discovers that her new roommate, Flora, is a true Scottish princess, and besides, they have serious chemistry. When sparks fly, Millie has to decide whether it’s worth taking another risk for love.
Sally Thorne’s hate game
Lucy and Joshua can’t stand each other. Both work as executive assistants to their company’s co-CEOs, but they couldn’t be more different. And if a plum grant is up for grabs, their antagonism is heightened as they compete for the dream job. Except that on the way they slowly realize that maybe they don’t hate each other so much after all …
A girl like her from Talia Hibbert
Ruth prefers comics over people, which is a bit of a hassle in a small town where people love to gossip and everyone knows everyone’s business. But she doesn’t care – and that’s what makes her so fascinating for her neighbor Evan. Ex-military and extremely patient with Ruth’s prickly nature, he slowly works his way into Ruth’s heart, getting her to take the ultimate risk with her heart.
Sweet tea and sympathy from Molly Harper
Margot is an elite event planner looking for a second chance after an event in Chicago goes horribly wrong. Located in quirky Lake Sackett, Georgia, she is planning an event for one of the city’s most iconic families. Unfamiliar with life in the south, she takes a crash course from Kyle, the cute elementary school principal. However, she finds that event planning and romance can both come as a surprise when small townships get involved.
When Dimple met Rishi from Sandhya Menon
Dimple has no intention of letting her parents arrange their marriage. The only thing standing in the way of her and college is a summer and elite coding camp that she wants to destroy. But when Rishi, the boy her parents want her to match, also shows up in the program, Dimple realizes that it won’t be so easy to evade her parents’ plans. And besides, Rishi is kind of cute and more than supports her endeavors. If she’s not careful, she could still fall in love with him …
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