20 Books To Make You Smile

This books will bring all the happy vibes.

I think many of us are in need of something to bring us a little comfort – so instead of just 10 books, I’m sharing 20 that will bring a smile to your face. Life might be heavy, but these books will whisk you away to better times.

Since we have a lot of books to talk about I tried to summarize each in 3 sentences or less! As always – Goodreads pages are linked in the tile and the links to purchase are NOT affiliate links.

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YA Fantasy

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

A YA urban fantasy full of the most amazing cinnamon roll characters you’ll just want to hold close. With a trans main character trying to prove himself as a Brujo, a snarky ghost, and a queer romance that will leave your heart melting.

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

This outrageous and addicting YA fantasy is about 2 villains falling in love. The “heroine” wants nothing more than power and control, and the best way to get it is to woo the King and then kill him.

YA Contemporary

Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman

The most heart-warming and precious graphic novel! This is a YA M/M comic following two seemingly opposites who fall head over heels for each other.

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

An absolutely adorable YA contemporary about two rival grilled cheese restaurants and a Twitter war ran by the teenagers behind the stores. But what the Twitter enemies don’t know, is that they’re simultaneously falling for each other in real life.

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

A YA contemporary about a teen girl who travels to Europe to be with her sister who is newly engaged to the Prince of Scotland. There she’s begrudgingly pulled into the spotlight of the royal family, and the dashing young bodyguard she can’t stop thinking about.

Historical Romance

Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

Part of a series but can be read as a standalone – this historical romance follows a widow still learning to live without her husband and best friend. When she meets the man who man her late-husbands childhood miserable, he’s nothing like she imagined. Especially when the chemistry between them is so palpable.

It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian

A M/M historical romance between a grumpy, closed off widower and navel captain and the sweet vicar charged with caring for his rebellious children. This book is sweet, heart-warming, and full of representation not normally seen in historical romance.

Contemporary Romance

Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

A contemporary romance following a Chicago native who travels to a small English village to rediscover what she wants out of life. But her time away is turned upside down when she’s swept off her feet by a handsome and charming local farmer (and his dog!).

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler

Rom-com set in a small Alaskan town that is overrun with and hates tourists. Until Zoey arrives and the entire town – along with the grumpy owner of the Tourist Trap – fall head over hells for her. Plus there’s a moose and an adorable dog!

Drive Me Wild by Melanie Harlow

A sexy Hallmark-esque romance following an ex-debutante who is flees her sheltered life with no money, no skills, and a broken car. The heroine finds herself stranded and staying in the home of the insanely attractive mechanic fixing her car – and sparks fly (pun intended).

The Roommate by Rosie Danan

A super sexy adult-com that highlights the sex industry and it’s workers. When an uptight New Englander moves in with a handsome stranger who does porn, neither are expecting the intense chemistry that develops between them. Or the new project the team up on dedicated to helping women find their pleasure.

Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

A laugh out loud funny new adult rom-com about a couple who meet via a wrong number. But the chemistry is instant, and the two develop an over-the phone relationship. Can the chemistry last once they meet face to face?

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

A second chance romance following a married couple whose relationship is on the verge of collapse when it comes out that the heroine has been faking it – always. But the hero will do anything to win her back. Even join a romance-centric book club ran by some of Nashvilles most elite men.

Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey

A friends to lovers romance between the town outcast and the future mayor of Charleston. The two strike an unlikely friendship when the hero is left at the alter by the heroine’s cousin. Full of sexual tension, witty banter, and top notch dirty talk (in classic Tessa Bailey style).

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

A British M/M romance between the son of a rock star and an uptight barrister. The two agree to fake date to clean up their images and advance their careers. But the two might not actually hate each other as much as they originally thought.

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

An enemies to lovers romance set a small town renaissance faire. While the main characters work the faire, the characters strike up a relationship that has the whole place swooning. But is the attraction real or make-believe?

A Pizza My Heart by Teagan Hunter

Another small town friends to lovers romance! This one is set at a pizza restaurant ran by a local family. When the hero finally returns home and decides to finally go after the his long time friend and woman of his dreams.

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

An absolutely hysterical adult rom-com following an engaged couple who can no longer stand each other. Neither wants to foot the bill of the massive impending wedding, so they start a war to try and force the other to call it off.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

A M/M, enemies to lovers, new adult romance between the Prince of Wales and the son of the first female president. Full of banter, intense chemistry, and powerful themes of acceptance and hope.

Fumbled by Alexa Martin

An own voices rom-com following a group of NFL wives/girlfriends and their romances. This one is a second chance, single parent romance full of humor and amazing female friendships. Their’s also emphasis on brain injury brought on by the sport!


4 thoughts on “20 Books To Make You Smile

  1. So many of these are on my TBR! I finally broke down and bought the first Bromance Bookclub book because I keep seeing people rave about the series, and also have The Roommate on hold at the library! Can’t wait to finally get to them! (:

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