Even though those Danielle Steel-esque books are a fun guilty pleasure, there are other timeless books in the romance category that are worth perusing. Where is the boundary between love and personal happiness, and how do we pick up the pieces after everything falls apart? Annika and Jonathan fell hard for one another after they met at chess club while studying at the University of Illinois. Their love seemed like it could withstand anything — until an unexpected tragedy forces them apart. Now, 10 years later, they're reconnected.
14 Young Adult Romances So Sweet They'll Give You Cavities
When Laura Bradbury arrives in Burgundy, France, for an exchange year at 17 years old, she is determined to fit in with her host family and their community. This means learning local customs and skills and adapting to the general rules — including a disapproval of dating. Unfortunately, the local young men are very charming and Burgundy seems to be made for romance. Promising review: "Easy to read, funny, but with some deep and serious emotions and relationships. It provides amazing details about moving to a new country, where the simplest things can turn out to be surprising and challenging.
There are certain tropes in books that I just can't get enough of: enemies-to-lovers, slow burn romance, oh-there's-only-one-bed-I-guess-we'll-have-to-share. And, of course, the meet-cute. This plot device — a scene in which a future romantic couple meet for the first time, often in a particularly cute or awkward way — has become something of a pop culture phenomenon, and I totally understand why. Who can help swooning over those adorably unexpected moments of serendipity that bring two people together? A stuck elevator, a plate of overturned fast food, a case of mistaken identity — I can't help but squeal with excitement whenever the moment occurs when, as a reader, I meet two characters who are destined to be together
Hugo just got dumped — right before he was supposed to take a cross-country train trip with his girlfriend. Of course, the ticket is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Justin hires Emily to work in his lab on his olfactory research studying how smells work.