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    14 Cozy Romances You Won't Be Able To Put Down This Holiday Season

    All I want for Christmas is for you to read these books.

    1. In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

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    This novel follows Maelyn Jones, whose life isn't going according to plan. The only thing she has to look forward to is spending the holiday with her family in the same Utah cabin they go to every year, along with two other families they vacation with. But even that tradition is coming to an end. At the end of the holiday, she gets into a car crash and wakes up back at day one to start the festivities all over again.

    2. Sweet on You by Carla de Guzman

    Carina Press

    Café owner and barista Sari Thomas has a happy life in the Philippines, with her shop, her family, and the occasional karaoke contest. Plus, it's Christmas, her favorite time of year. But her holly-jolly mood goes straight out the window when a too-talented (and too-cute) baker starts occupying the shop next door and poaching her customers. And Gabriel Capras has to prove to himself and his dad that he made the right choice chasing after his dream...so he's not going anywhere. A rivalry ignites between the two, followed by prank wars — and a feeling eerily similar to love.

    3. Mistletoe & Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler

    Sourcebooks Casablanca

    The second book in the Moose Springs, Alaska series, Mistletoe & Mr. Right follows Lana Turner, a rich socialite who is determined to fit into the little Alaskan town she's moved to. Hoping to get on everyone's good side, she decides to track down the Santa Moose, an elusive moose that seems determined to destroy Christmas. When she accidentally shoots local Rick Harding — who's had a crush on Lana for a while now — with a tranquilizer dart, he forgives her and decides to help with her search. On their quest to find the moose, they also find love.

    4. A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday

    Avon

    After the death of her mother, dealing with her father's depression and having the fate of a small country resting on her shoulders leaves Princess Marie of Eldovia in need of an escape. And what better place than New York City? She never expected that such a handsome and, more importantly, kind cabdriver would pick her up from the UN, and she really never expected to ask him to drive for her exclusively while she was in town. When long car rides give way to a friendship, she invites Leo and his younger sister to Eldovia for Christmas. Sure, she has to face the many problems awaiting her. But with Leo by her side, she starts to feel like maybe she could do anything.

    5. The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

    G.P. Putnam's Sons

    Thirty-four-year-old Kate Turner is all but ready to give up on love, until her best friend, Matt, signs her up for a dating agency that guarantees it'll find you that special someone before the holidays. Now set to go on 12 dates with 12 men, Kate is a little bit more hopeful. But each date turns out to be more disastrous than the last, and it doesn't help that the small English village she lives in is openly gossiping about her failure. Luckily, she has Matt to confide in and help her on her journey to find love...which may be closer than she ever realized.

    6. Love at the Icicle Café by Denise N. Wheatley

    Tule Publishing

    When California lawyer Mina Richards travels back home to Germany to help her parents sell their winter-themed café, she hopes that it's the perfect business deal to help her get her career back on track. But there's just one thing — or, rather, person — standing in her way: her former best friend, Scott. His parents are part owners of the café, and he doesn't want them to sell. It was just supposed to be a quick trip home, but now Mina has to spend time convincing Scott to sell the café...and convincing herself that she doesn't have feelings for him.

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    7. This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

    G.P. Putnam's Sons

    Minnie Cooper and Quinn Hamilton were born in the same hospital on the same day, but their lives couldn't have turned out any more differently. Quinn is handsome and successful and seems to have it all, while Minnie is on the brink of losing her business and her home. The two strangers have had 30 years of missed connections, but when they unexpectedly come face-to-face on their shared birthday, on New Year's Eve, they realize that they have more in common than they originally thought. Maybe, just maybe, fate has been playing matchmaker this whole time.

    8. Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

    Avon

    Set up by her brother, no-nonsense and analytical Darcy goes on a terrible blind date with Elle, a popular astrologer and hopeless romantic. But to keep her brother from playing matchmaker again, she lies and says the date went great. When she gets caught in the lie, she begs Elle to play along and pretend that they're dating. Under the condition that Darcy help her navigate her own overbearing family during the holidays, Elle agrees. For the next several weeks, the pair fake a relationship neither ever dreamed would turn real.

    9. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane

    Forever

    When Ally Gilmore returns home to Pine Hollow for the holidays, she imagines days spent soaking in the idyllic, small town and helping rescue dogs at her family's animal shelter find loving homes. But when a grinch of a council member, Ben West, pulls the shelter's funding, Ally must rush to find 12 dogs a home before Christmas. Guilted by his dog-loving 10-year-old, Ben suggests a truce with Ally to help her get all the pups adopted. But after spending time together, Ben's grumpiness turned puppy love blooms into something even more.

    10. Why I Held Your Hand by Augusta Reilly

    Bowker

    Laura Delaney loves her small hometown, North Powell, but not as much as tourists seem to love the hot springs and ski slopes of neighboring mountain towns. Hoping to drum up business for the town's tourist trade once again, Laura hires a marketing team and quickly falls into a steamy romance with one of its members, David Harper. While keeping their new relationship under wraps until their work relationship has concluded, she's assigned to work with the firm's idea guy and David's nemesis, Spence. Except Laura doesn't see why David hates Spence so much, when she rather likes him...maybe likes him a little too much.

    11. Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

    Ballantine Books

    Everly Lancaster is a workaholic who puts her job before everything, even going home for Christmas. So when her boss mandates a one-month vacation, Everly is beside herself. Her mom convinces her that a beach vacation will finally help her relax, but Everly's vengeful assistant books her on a guided cruise of the Amazon instead. Now, for the next two weeks, Everly is trapped in the rainforest, and not even the ship's charming guide, Asher Adams, can make her feel better...until he does.

    12. Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern

    Tule Publishing Group

    Sarah and Isaac both love Hanukkah. But whereas professional ice sculptor Isaac likes to spend the holiday quietly at home with his family, Sarah is vice chair of the town's Hanukkah Festival. When the festival is in danger of being canceled, she decides to pull out all the stops to give it a fresh, fun spin...and that includes getting a sculpture from Isaac. Sarah tries to convince him to contribute his work and get involved in the festival, all while discovering that there's a warm heart underneath his icy exterior.

    13. The Christmas Backup Plan by Lori Wilde

    Avon

    Wedding planner Aria Alzate is all set to travel to Texas to help put on her best friend's wedding...until a bump on the head means no traveling on her own. Now she's stuck as a passenger alongside the uptight former military man Remington Lockhart. With Aria's spontaneous spirit and Remy's strict desire to follow the rules, the two immediately butt heads and don't get along. But when a snowstorm hits and they're forced to pull off the road and spend time in close quarters actually getting to know each other, they realize there's more to the other than meets the eye — so, so much more.

    14. Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan

    William Morrow & Company

    Between Scotland and Norway sits a remote island where a little town is having a grand opening for a fancy, new hotel. A new business means new jobs and new people, including Isla Gregor — a local waiter with big dreams that she hopes to achieve by working at such a prestigious place — and Konstantin Pederson, a duke-to-be sent to work at the hotel by his father for real-world experience before he is granted his inheritance. The hotel may be large, but working in such close quarters with people brings out their secrets...and true feelings.

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