It's my favorite time of the year, when introverting indoors with a book is the best way to pass the time. And of course, the best book to cozy up with is a romance! Here are some recommended romance reads for the holidays.
Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt secretly writes Christmas romance novels for a living and is doing just fine with her career until her publisher demands she write a Hanukkah romance instead. As she struggles to come up with a story, is it possible her old summer camp rival, Jacob Greenberg, could be the key to fixing her writer's block? Find out in The Matzah Ball (and don't miss the adorable Bubbe side character).
If New Year's Eve is not your favorite holiday, you have that in common with Minnie Cooper, the protagonist in This Time Next Year. Minnie was born one minute after Quinn Hamilton on January 1, meaning his family won a cash prize for having the first baby born in the new year. 30 years later, Minnie still holds a grudge against Quinn for this (despite not knowing him) until life has a funny way of bringing them back together again.
Travel to Mumbai and Goa in A Holly Jolly Diwali, a sweet romance featuring Niki, a data analyst who has just been laid off despite living a practical life filled with safe choices. When Niki impulsively decides to travel to India for a cousin's wedding and meets free-spirited Sam, she begins to wonder if safe choices are always the best ones.
30-something Kate is ready to give up on dating until her best friend signs her up for a gimmicky dating program - twelve dates before the holidays! As she works her way through the twelve dates - with varying levels of disaster - it seems that maybe love was closer to home than she realized. Set in a cozy English village with fun characters and lots of baking, The Twelve Dates of Christmas feels like spending time inside a pretty Christmas snow globe.
Fans of the fake relationship trope will want to check out Written in the Stars. Darcy and Elle couldn't be more different but are forced to fake a relationship in order to appease pushy families around the holidays. Who would've thought that maybe what started off as fake could be destined to be real?
Do you have a favorite holiday romance? Let us know in the comments!