Today, we’ve made a list of 10 best romantic novels of 2021 so far, which are also the perfect spring reads. You can enjoy them while reclining on your couch with a blanket, or reading them amidst flowers in a garden. Or if you’re in India, these are the perfect books to read in the balcony, as it pours down heavily – the monsoons unleashing themselves in their full glory. In either case, these books will warm your heart and make you feel happy and fuzzy.
List of Top 10 Romantic Novels of 2021 So Far | The best romance books of 2021:
- Shipped by Angie Hockman
- People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
- Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
- Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee
- Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
- The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
- Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
- The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
- The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod
- The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan
Shipped by Angie Hockman
This novel is a dreamy, beautiful romance between our protagonists Henley Evans and Graeme Crawford-Collins. Henley is the marketing manager at a cruise line by day, and a diligent MBA student by night. Graeme, on the other hand, is the social media manager at the same cruise line, and Henley’s fierce competitor. Now, they are up against the same promotion, tasked with drafting a proposal to boost bookings in Galapagos. For this, they must go on the cruise together, and soon a romance threatens to shatter the competition.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
From the author of the wildly famous ‘Beach Read’ has come yet another heartfelt romance. Alex and Poppy are two best friends who are nothing alike. He is a homebody, she is a wanderer. He lives in a small town, she has gone to New York. She is wild, he is sober. Yet, their friendship is as beautiful as it is unlikely. Every year, they meet on a one week vacation every summer. But two years ago, something awful happened and they haven’t spoke since. She’s in a bad place, and knows that repairing this friendship is the only way to joy. She asks him for a vacation, and he agrees. Now she has one week to set things right.
Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
The perfect book for bibliophiles, this one combines romance and bookshops – both adorable. Madeline Moore’s family has owned the bookshop “Books and Moore” for generations now, and Madeline is all set to take it over after college. But when a new bookshop, “Prologue” open across the street, the competition is deadly. And what complicates things even more – the owner of Prologue, Jasper is cute and swoon-worthy.
Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee
This is another LGBTQA+ fiction novel for you, because there’s something so warm and cosy about them! This is the story of Noah, who has an internet blog called the “Meet Cute Diary” where he posts fictional stories of happily together trans couples. There’s just one problem – no one knows they’re fictional. So when a troll on the internet threatens to sabotage the blog, Noah must fake date Drew to assuage his followers. But what happens when Noah falls for Drew? He realized that love goes beyond theories and stories, it’s very real and very complex.
Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
This is a YA book with a dash of romance – but enough to make it to our list. It follows the lives of two friends Kat and Stevie, who run away from the suburbs to spend the weekend at New York City – the city that never sleeps. Here, they have a wild night full of fun – but there’s also trouble that ensues. From cute boys to kiss to ex-flames and much more drama, this book’s a wild ride.
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
As the title suggests, this novel is teeming with romance and love. This warm, fuzzy read is the story of Jess, a single mom who has seen way too many broken relationships in life. This has made her skeptical of love, but when a company comes up with DNA matchmaking tactics set to change the dating scene forever, she yields. Numbers and stats are her forte after all! But the company matches her with its owner, a stubborn, hard-hearted man. As the story unfolds, a curious and heartwarming romance buds between the two. This book is one to watch out for, if you want a cute romance with some meditations on the nature of love.
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
This pick is greatly reminiscent of Princess Diaries, yet it is very endearing and promising. It follows Japanese American Izumi Tanaka as she leads her average teen life, until she discovers that her father is the crown prince of Japan. As she enters Japan, a whole multiverse of possibilities opens up for her. However, with the glamour comes responsibility and conniving rivals. On top of that, she might just be in love with her bodyguard. A genre that isn’t usually what we associate with Japanese fiction, this book offers a fresh and diverse take on a widely loved trope.
The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
This is a soft queer romance that tugs at the heartstrings. Our gay protagonist Sky has chosen to be invisible all his life. Then one day, he decides to go all out and make the most of his senior year by promposing to his crush at a beach bum party. He has thirty days to figure it all out, but a homophobic hacker threatens to spoil all his plans. What ensues is heartbreak mitigated by the support and love of those surrounding Sky. A quintessential gay romance full of heartwarming, wholesome vibes, this one should definitely be on your radar!
The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod
This quirky romance is the story of Toni Bennett, a small town girl who loves playing the guitar. Seb Quick is her best friend, and her ticket out of town. But when Seb turns 18 and leaves her without so much as a glance back, Toni is shattered. Years later, when Toni has made a name for herself in the rock indie scene and decides to try out for a bad, she finds that Seb is the judge. Leftover feelings and the memory of betrayal definitely complicate things.
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan
This story follows the unlikely romance between Naomi, the founder of a sex positive start-up and Ethan, the rabbi of a synagogue. Naomi wants to expand her platform to live lectures on intimacy, but this just wont happen. Meanwhile, Ethan’s executive board tasks him with attracting more millennials to faith in three months else they will shut down his synagogue. In a wild experiment, Naomi and Ethan join hands, to form a seminar on Modern Intimacy, which will lead to a blossoming of intimacy between the two.