Bridgerton,The Hating Game, andTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, are some of the novels that fortunately have been made into movies. They all have achieved success and it’s clear people consume these adaptations. We often see books getting optioned, but most of the time they won’t see the light of day. Only the lucky ones do. Let’s hope we continue to see a rise in romance books adapted into films or TV shows because the public wants them badly! Plus the romance community is vast, and the romance genre is a billion-dollar company, so you bet everyone will show up for romance book adaptations.
The Plated Prisoner series by Raven Kennedy
Fantasy TV shows are such a hit right now and probably will always be. The Witcher is an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels as an example of current book adaptations streaming online right now. So, why not more?
The Plated Prisoner series would work so well as a TV show, let’s be real. There are a lot of points of view throughout the series that a TV show could definitely work. Kennedy’s work follows Auren who has been living inside a gilded cage.
Once upon a time she was saved. Her savior happens to be King Midas. She knows that even if she has no freedom, the outside world is far more dangerous. Or is it? Auren’s story is dark and full of deadly secrets, so an 8-season TV show is the perfect type of adaptation for this fantasy book series.
There’s Something About Merry by Codi Hall
Holiday movies are everywhere right now.There’s Something About Merry would be a perfect Netflix film. It has a little bit of Hallmark-esque vibes, but it’s sexy and steamy, so it definitely has to be in another streaming service.
This story is about Merry Winters who returns to her small town in order to take over her family’s Christmas tree farm. She has been heartbroken because of love, but she feels it’s finally time to find someone with who she can share a few kisses and laughs. It’s just her luck that the man who catches her eye is the stoic new foreman. Too bad he wants nothing to do with her. Or does he?
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
I instantly think ofA Discovery of Witcheswhen I think about an adaptation of Mandanna’s book. Witches, the cloudy England weather, romance, found family? This book deserves a 10-episode TV show that has lovely shots of the English mountains, hilarious scenes between the main characters, and heartstopping music that will have you on the edge of your seat.
The book follows a witch who suddenly gets a mysterious letter asking her to help three young witches to control their magic.
Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne
I fully believe that any Lauren Layne book could work so well as a movie. Think Set It Up (2018) which was such a cute romcom! Lauren Layne’s books have romance, comedy, and a fun plot, so you won’t ever get bored.
Walk of Shame is one of her standalone novels featuring an It Girl and a divorce lawyer. They only meet when one is coming home and the other one is going to work. They do not like each other, but after a sparring session leads to a kiss, all of Manhattan is wondering what is going on between them. Gossip Girl meets Pride and Prejudice, doesn’t that sound amazing?
Destiny Series by Beverly Jenkins
Another author who needs their books made into films or TV shows is Ms. Beverly Jenkins. She has a lot of amazing books ready for adaptation and the stories will definitely become favorites for many.
One series I need as a movie trilogy or a series is the Destiny series which is a three-book series about ranch owner Alanza Yates and her three sons: Logan, Andrew, and Noah. They each have their own books and happily ever afters! They don’t only have a central romance story, but they also have a little bit of mystery and action. Ms. Bev always keeps us entertained and in love.
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Look, sometimes you crave a fantasy book. You want action-packed scenes, high-stakes, fights, magic systems, and even talking animals. You want epic adventures that make the characters grow closer. But if you’re like me, you also want to read a romance book. How someone falls in love and finds their other half. How there are small moments between characters, like holding their hand and kissing their forehead, that make you fall madly in love with the book immediately. But what if you crave both of them at the same time? The good thing is that fantasy romance books exist; a little bit of one and a little bit of the other mixed together in one unique and beautiful book.