Books·Posted on Oct 12, 202024 Romance Novels That Will Make Your Heart Feel Warmer And Cozier Than A Cable-Knit Sweater~Fall~ in love with these reads this season.by Shyla WatsonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The Roommate by Rosie Danan (Berkley Books; out now) Berkley The Roommate by Rosie Danan follows Clara, an uptight and a little bit awkward East Coaster who moves to LA to pursue her longtime crush — except when he's actually out on tour with his band, she winds up living with Josh, who just happens to be a porn star. These two clash in personalities and they are very unlikely roommates. But let's just say that the shared space and forced proximity makes them get to know each other, and things get steamy.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 2. All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne (St. Martin's Press; out now) St. Martin's Paperbacks Cecelia Teague was on the cusp of becoming a proper lady with high society within her grasp, including the Chief Justice of the High Court, Scotsman Cassius Ramsay. But when she inherits a gaming hall, she struggles to keep her new business afloat and must stop the very same man she's enamored with from shutting it down — which proves even more difficult since he doesn't know she's the owner.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 3. Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade (Avon; out now) Avon Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade is about April Whittier, a geologist by day and a fanfic writer for a Game of Thrones–esque show by night. When she tweets a photo of herself in cosplay in an attempt to make her private life more public, she's met with internet trolls instead. The star of the show, Marcus, not only defends her, but asks her out on a date, and what starts as a publicity stunt quickly blooms into a whirlwind romance. Except it turns out that Marcus just also happens to be April's long-term fanfic friend IRL.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 4. Well Played by Jen DeLuca (Berkley Books; out now) Berkley When Stacey moved back home to care for her ill mother, she thought that it would just be temporary and that at least she would be able to attend the Renaissance Faires she loves so much each summer. But as the years go by, not to mention the matter of her best friend's recent engagement, she decides to reevaluate her life and get things back on track, which could include finding "the one." She strikes up a correspondence with Dex MacLean, the attractive but somewhat dim-witted band player from Ren Faire. Except after months go by, she realizes that he's not the person she's actually been talking to and needs to figure out what's going on.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 5. Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo (Berkley Books; out now) Berkley Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo is about Azere, a twentysomething-year-old Nigerian woman who has a one-night stand with Rafael, who just happens to be white. As their fling blossoms into something more, Azere is forced to confront her past, her family's expectations, and the challenges of being with someone from a different background. This book is full of heart, and is all about family, identity, and what it means to belong.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 6. In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren (Gallery Books; out now) Gallery In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren 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 1 to start the festivities all over again.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 7. Mistletoe & Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler (Sourcebooks Casablanca; out now) 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 who 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.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 8. Roommaid by Sariah Wilson (Montlake; out now) Montlake Madison Huntington gives up her family's life of wealth and privilege to pursue her own dreams and live life on her terms. But, life on a teacher's salary isn't all it's cracked up to be, so she takes a job as a roommaid — free room and board for cleaning her rich roommate's penthouse and keeping his pup company. Except Tyler Roth isn't the privileged snob she thought he was. He's sweet, generous, and kind-hearted, which is so much worse. If he comes from the world that she worked so hard to give up, can they really have a future together?Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 9. Simmer Down by Sarah Smith (Berkley Books; Oct. 13) Berkley Nikki DiMarco uproots her life and moves to Maui to help her mom run their food truck, Tiva’s Filipina Kusina. Everything's going great until British food truck owner, Callum James, parks too close for comfort and starts stealing their customers and drawing her into a public feud. Nikki's determined to get rid of him once and for all by beating him in the upcoming food festival. But as the date approaches, Nikki starts to see another side to him and soon, getting rid of him is the last thing she wants to do.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 10. Snapped by Alexa Martin (Berkley Books; Oct. 20) Berkley When Denver Mustangs quarterback, Quinton Howard Jr., takes a knee during the national anthem at a game, he finds himself working alongside Strategic Communications Manager, Elliot Reed. Though things between them get off to a rocky start, they realize they have more in common than they thought. But, their growing feelings are risky with their jobs and integrity on the line. Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 11. Crazy, Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams (Berkley Books; Oct. 27) Berkley After a rocky start, Alexis Carlisle is finally getting her cat café off the ground. The last thing she expects is for one of her customers to claim that the two are long-lost sisters. Alexis enlists the help of her best friend, Noah — a former teenage hacktivist turned (mostly) legitimate cyber security professional — to help her find the truth of the shocking secret. Of course, Noah agrees to help and decides it's time to come clean about a secret of his own — that he's been in love with her for years.Get it from Target or your local independent bookstore. 12. Love Is a Rogue by Lenora Bell (Avon; Oct. 27) Avon All Lady Beatrice Bentley wants to do is spend her days in her brother's Gothic mansion drafting her etymological dictionary. But an infuriating Navy man continues to distract her with his construction on the property, not to mention roguish good looks. When she returns home to London after learning she's inherited a bookshop, she's chagrined to find she must enlist the help of that very same Navy man to help her complete the shop's renovations. But, he doesn't think her bookishness is a bad thing, like her mother does. In fact, he seems to like it, and her, a lot more than she first thought. Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 13. Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella (Dial Press; Oct. 27) The Dial Press Ava is a hopeless romantic and her most recent breakup is the last straw. She decides to take a break from dating and attends a writer's retreat in Italy — a place where no real names or personal information is allowed. When a nearby martial arts retreat is canceled, a few participants join the writer's retreat instead, including "Dutch." Ava, known to him as "Aria," and "Dutch" have a whirlwind love affair. But, when the retreat ends and they go back to their respective lives in London, they realize they come from two completely different worlds, and reality isn't as good as the fantasy. Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 14. Jane in Love by Rachel Givney (William Morrow; Oct. 27) William Morrow In 1803's Bath, England, Jane Austen dreams of spending her days writing and reading, instead of dancing at balls and hunting for a husband. But at 28, she's at risk of becoming a spinster and decides to take drastic measures...only to accidentally time travel to modern day Bath, onto the movie set of her very own Northanger Abbey. She befriends the film's star, Sofia, and is quickly enamored with Sofia's brother, Fred. But, if she decides to stay in the present, the past could be changed forever, as well as future.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 15. The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Eden (Shadow Mountain; Nov. 3) Shadow Mountain Hollis Darby has two secrets: He writes novels under a pseudonym to keep his family afloat and maintain their status in society...and he's hopelessly besotted with Ana Newport. Except Ana has a secret too — she's a music teacher by day and a Robin Hood-esque thief by night. When a string of robberies plague London, the two combine their skills to figure out who's committing the crimes...as well as figure out their feelings for each other. Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 16. A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins (Forever; Nov. 10) Forever It's bad enough that Lady Katherine Bascomb spends her time as a newspaper columnist, something frowned upon for women in her station in England 1865. But to make matters worse, she's good at her job, with one of her articles even helping to capture the murderer terrorizing London. To get out of the spotlight, she travels to the country, only to witness a murder upon her arrival. She enlists the help of the annoyingly handsome Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham, who is frustrated at her involvement in yet another one of his cases. But, she proves to be helpful and soon he realizes they may work well together at more than just catching criminals.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 17. The Cul-de-Sac War by Melissa Ferguson (Thomas Nelson; Nov. 10) Thomas Nelson Bree Leake has had her fair share of jobs and when the curtain closes on her latest one — a small stage role at the oldest live performance theater in the US — she's going to be on the job hunt again. But then her parents make her an offer she can't refuse — the keys to her grandmother's house in exchange for committing to her job for a full-year. It's not going to be easy though, especially given her nightmare of a neighbor, whose handsomeness and stubbornness irk her equally. When a prank war ensues, she thinks she can get him to leave the cul-de-sac, but the lines between love and hate are blurrier than either of them realize.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 18. Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur (Avon; Nov. 10) 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 helps 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.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 19. Pretending by Holly Bourne ( Mira Books; Nov. 17) MIRA April hasn't had any luck with dating. Every time she thinks she's met someone, things fall apart. In fact, it's happened so much that April wonders if maybe she's the problem. So, she decides to stop being herself. Instead, she becomes Gretel — a sweet, sexy, low-maintenance, problem-free girl next door aka every guy's dream. As Gretel, dating is much more fun than April ever imagined...until she meets Joshua. Can she really be in a relationship with someone who doesn't know the real her? And, what if she tells Joshua the truth and he likes Gretel more than April? Suddenly, her light and fun experiment is as great as she thought it would be.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 20. The Flip Side by James Bailey (William Morrow; Nov. 17) William Morrow Josh's meticulously-planned life has fallen apart — he's lost his job, broken up with his girlfriend, and had to move back in with his parents. As he works to get things back on track, he decides to take a different approach — let the flip of a coin make his decisions. But what starts as a joke, quickly becomes serious as his new life, love included, begins to take shape.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 21. The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh (Berkley Books; Nov. 17) Berkley When 37-year-old Samira Broderick moves back home to Australia to pursue a new job opportunity, she reconciles to repair her relationship with her mother, which hasn't been the same since the marriage she arranged for Samira blew up in flames. Samira has enough on her plate, but can't seem to resist a fling with Rory Radcliffe — a 27-year-old Aussie stuntman, who recently decided to stop hiding his stutter and step into the spotlight. But what was supposed to be a one-time thing between them gets complicated when Samira turns out to be the dialect coach Rory needs to help him land his dream job.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 22. How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole (Avon; Dec. 1) Avon Ruler of Njaza, King Sanyu, completes his father's dying wish and marries Princess Shanti Mohapi. He does so out of duty and obligation, never intending to actually fall for her. However, it's hard not to given their instant chemistry, not to mention the fact that she's much more passionate about ruling than he is — which isn't hard to be, given the fact he was reluctantly forced into the position in the first place. But when Shanti runs away, he must step into power to become the king he was destined to be, and chase after the woman he loves to become the husband he wants to be.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 23. How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams (Berkley Books; Dec. 1) Berkley When she finds out her department at work may be cut, Professor Naya Turner lets loose for a night and meets Jake, a guy who makes her laugh and forget about her problems. After their failed attempt at a fling, Naya tries to put him out of her head. But, that proves impossible when they discover Jake is the person responsible for deciding what happens to Naya's job. Despite the work complications and long-distance, not to mention Naya's trauma from a previous abusive relationship, they begin a relationship and fall in love. But, when more obstacles get in the way of their happiness, they're forced to ask themselves, is love enough? Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore. 24. The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman (St. Martin's; Dec. 29) St. Martin's Paperbacks Russian princess, Anastasia Denisova, was hiding in London under the name Anna Brown pretty successfully for a while. Then all at once, two things happened — she shared a kiss with a handsome stranger, and she found out that a traitor from home is in town hunting her down. With no better options, she accepts protection from Bow Street agent, Sebastien Wolff, which would be fine if he wasn't also the stranger she kissed and hasn't been able to stop thinking about. Now, living under the same roof, she's got to fight her attraction to a man she finds irresistible, keep her true identity hidden from him, and manage to keep the dangers from her past from catching up with her. Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local independent bookstore.