September 30, 2023
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4 Rare Romantic Books that will make you Giddy

Are you a book reader rooting for exceptional romantic books that will make you a hopeless Romantic? Don’t worry, because we at Book Nerdection have compiled a small list of Books in the Romance Genre that will quench your thirst for such books. So below is a list of books that is a must-read for every romance book lover:

Beach Read

Author: Emily Henry

Genre: Romance – Humor

Year Published: 2020

Nerdection Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Plot:

“A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.”

Beach Read, written by Emily Henry, is a romantic comedy that describes the life of Augustus Everett and January Andrews.

In Beach Read, January Adams is a plucky chick lit writer who moves into a lake house to try to eke out a novel she owes to her publisher. But with her happily-ever-after worldview in question — she recently found out her parent’s happy marriage was a lie and was dumped by a boyfriend who didn’t want to deal with the resulting emotional turmoil — she’s having a hard time writing about romance.

At the lake house, she finds out her neighbor is the handsome but grumpy Augustus “Gus” Everett, a novelist and former college acquaintance slash rival slash crush, who is also working on his next Book.

As they reacquaint themselves, they come up with a bet. January will try to write a serious work of literary fiction, while Gus will attempt to write something happy for once. It’s a plan formulated to get January’s creativity flowing again, with perhaps a bit of romance on the side.

My Take on Beach Read:

“If you think the story has a sad ending, it’s because it’s not over yet.”

OMG! This Book! It is so Great, Amazing, Awesome, Deep, and Thought Provoking. I loved it. It develops so many feelings in your heart that it may explode. It has multiple plots. It isn’t just a typical love story between a rival writer and a writer suffering from writer’s block. This Book also focuses on the relationship between January and her father. I want to re-read this Book as soon as possible even though I finished it today. It gives a new concept to Love: as long as you are Happy-now, you shouldn’t be worried about Happy Endings, and I loved how the writer proved her point. It was so great.

“And that was the moment I realized: when the world felt dark and scary, Love could whisk you off to go dancing; laughter could take some of the pain away; beauty could punch holes in your fear. I decided then that my life would be full of all three.”

The main characters, January and Augustus, were both soft cinnamon rolls from the inside, although they both endured difficult days. I loved how their Love nourished me. The writer’s way of telling the story was mesmerizing. I felt that I was also a part of their story because of the way of telling the story, the description and details added in the story and the dialogues. Everything was powerful and enchanting.

In short, even if you aren’t a fan of Contemporary, you should still read it because you won’t regret reading it. It will leave you craving for more.

You Deserve Each other

Author: Sarah Hogle

Genre: Romance – Comedy

Year Published: 2021

Nerdection Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Plot:

You Deserve Each Other is written by Sarah Hogle and tells the story of two soon-to-be-married persons.

Naomi Westfield has the perfect fiancé: Nicholas Rose holds doors open for her, remembers her restaurant orders, and comes from the kind of upstanding society family any bride would love to be a part of. They never fight. They’re preparing for their lavish wedding that’s three months away. And she is miserably and utterly sick of him.

Naomi wants out, but there’s a catch: whoever ends the engagement will have to foot the nonrefundable wedding bill. When Naomi discovers that Nicholas has been feigning contentment, the two go head-to-head in a battle of pranks, sabotage, and all-out emotional warfare.

But with the countdown looming to the wedding that may or may not come to pass, Naomi finds her resolve to slip. Because now that they have nothing to lose, they’re finally being themselves–and having fun with the last person they expect: each other.

My Take on this Book:

“I tried to keep him at a safe distance where he could only see the decent parts of me and it made us both miserable. I inadvertently let him in to see the ugly parts but instead of running away like I’d counted on him to do, he wrapped his arms around all of that ugliness and didn’t let go.”

I love love love this Book. It was a short, fun and lovely read. Honestly, during days like these, when the world is suffering from a pandemic and everyone is quarantined, these books give you optimism and cheerfulness. It was witty and sassy, and if someone wants to change from being an aromantic to a hopeless romantic, then go and read this Book because it will change your thoughts.

“Relearning you has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Though I don’t read contemporary books very much because I think they are all alike with similar plots or dialogues, I guess this Book has changed my views about modern reads, and now I am going to read Every Single Contemporary Book Out there. And I will also read this “falling back in love trope” Book more because this Book was excellent and is now one of my favorites, so I will try other reads of this trope too.

It Ends With Us

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance

Year Published: 2016

Nerdection Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Plot:

It Ends with us is a book written by Colleen Hoover. It tells the story of Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid.

At first glance, the couple is edgy but cute: Lily Bloom runs a flower shop for people who hate flowers; Ryle Kincaid is a surgeon who says he never wants to get married or have kids. They meet on a rooftop in Boston the night Ryle loses a patient and Lily attends her abusive father’s funeral. The provocative opening turns dark when Lily receives a warning about Ryle’s intentions from his sister, who becomes Lily’s employee and close friend.

My take on this Book:

It ends with us is my first Colleen Hoover novel, and the feelings I have for this Book are beyond description.

I don’t usually read contemporary/romance books, but I started this thinking that this would be a light read. Yet after reading some chapters, it dawned upon me that it isn’t a light read. It ends with us dealing with the sensitive topic of domestic abuse.

“People spend so much time wondering why the women don’t leave. Where are all the people who wonder why the men are even abusive?”

You know, some books don’t only give us entertainment, they also teach us lessons. This Book is one of them. It made my heart heavy. At some point during this Book, I wanted to cry for our main characters. They all seemed like real-life characters. The writer did a fantastic job. The whole Book was terrific. Although I didn’t particularly appreciate that there were too many physical intimacy scenes which made me a little sick, I guess that since it is a romance book, that’s Okay. I will also read Colleen Hoover’s other novels because she writes surprisingly amazingly. Five shining stars since it is now one of my favourites.

November 9

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance

Year Published: 2015

Nerdection Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Plot:

November 9 is a romance written by Colleen Hoover. It tells the story of Ben and Fallon.

On November 9, Ben and Fallon meet at a restaurant and have an instant connection. Ben is an aspiring writer, and Fallon is an actress and an avid reader.

But Fallon is moving across the country the next day, and also she feels she will not be ready for a serious relationship for the next five years (until she turns 23).

So they decide to go on with their lives and date other people but only meet each other yearly on November 9. And they would have no more contact with each different other than that one day of the year.

But does their attraction stand firm with just that one in 365 days? You will have to read November 9 by Colleen Hoover to know more.

My take on this Book:

I can’t immediately process all the feelings I got during the novel, but to be precise, there are the following two categories:

The good

-The plot twist

-The dialogues

-The last half of this Book

-The characters’ development

-The humour

-The once-a-year-meeting concept

The bad

-The first half of the Book was a little boring

-Hero was an imbecile and unrealistic person at the start

Overall, it was fun reading this Book. I loved the last half of this Book very much. Due to that, I was able to give it four stars. Otherwise, it would be my 3 or 2 stars rating book.

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1 Comment

  • Clarissa Chouriça March 28, 2023

    Hello, Book Nerdection!
    When I found this post, I got very happy that we still have people that have an opinion about books and that tell us what they think about the plot and the writing.
    Your opinion about “November 9” is very interesting, because I’ve never heard that the first half of the book was boring. I disagree. I think that the whole plot and writing were both vey catchy. About the rest, I personally love the book and I believe it is a funny and original book.
    Thank you 🙂

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