Hair Down, Glasses Off: Best New Romance Fall Edition
Fall might be the season of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, but it also signals the beginning of early nights, cozy blankets, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. What makes for a great cozy read? How about a little romance?
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James
Eloisa James is a big name in the world of historical romance, and this first entry in a new series makes it easy to see why. Lord Alaric Wilde is the Georgian equivalent of a super celebrity. His adventures have sold an untold number of books, and he is an English household name. As such, it would only make sense that he falls for the reserved and private Miss Willa Ffynche.
This book highlights the wit, levity, and sauciness that James is known for—all while introducing the reader to the Wilde family.
The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin
Danielle has always known that she was going to Ohio State. It's a fact. That is, until she ends up with a failing grade in her senior English class. Now she must enroll in community college and take a job at the campus bookstore to hide the truth from her mother, a professional psychic. Things become even more complicated when she develops feelings for both her annoying, but hot, co-worker Porter and her long-lost neighbor Luke.
This debut young adult romance is perfect for someone looking for a book that is both sweet and endearing. Plus, what is more fall-oriented than a little collegiate romance?
I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott
While not a romance novel in the traditional sense, Scott, a prolific romance writer under various pen names, has written a historical fiction novel to satisfy fans of both genres.
Riding on the coattails of the juggernaut that is Hamilton: An American Musical, Scott's novel gives voice and turns Eliza Schuyler Hamilton into a fully-realized person. The book chronicles Eliza Hamilton's life from her whirlwind romance with Alexander to his ultimate public betrayal to her mission to preserve his legacy after his death. Skipping the anachronism of Melissa de la Cruz's bestselling Alex & Eliza, this novel is must pick-up for those who read Chernow's tome but wish it was just a little more fun.
Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis
It's not even Thanksgiving, but cute holiday-themed stories are already available. If you are a sucker for The Hallmark Channel's holiday themed fair, then look no further than this cute Shalvis title. Colbie Albright is a stressed out YA author, who has decided to make an impromptu trip to San Francisco in the middle of December, only to meet Spencer Baldwin. Spencer, for his part, is a workaholic tech nerd that has put romance on the back burner; but when he meets Colbie, he cannot deny their chemistry. If you're looking for some fun fluff to warm up your fall nights, then this book is highly recommended.