I was highly anticipating the second installment in the Enola Holmes franchise and boy, was it amazing! It was everything I wanted and more. It had action, intrigue, mystery, and even more romance! Netflix really hit it out of the park with this series and I hope they continue to do more. When it comes to murder mysteries and mysteries in general, you can do so much. Have the same character, in this case Enola, just have a new adventure in each movie with characters we haven’t seen before but also characters that we love and want to see again. They can do so much with this world, and I’m excited to see what’s next for the Holmes family.
Want to read romance books with some Enola Holmes vibes? Here's four books to pick up right now!
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton
As soon as I finished Enola Holmes 2, I instantly wanted to read a book that had the same vibes. I wanted an epic adventure with intrigue but also a central romance that made me fall in love.India Holton’s Dangerous Damsels series is a perfect romance book series to start if you are having withdrawals from Enola Holmes.
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels is the first book in the series and follows Cecilia Bassingwaite, a proper Victorian lady who also happens to be a thief. She wants to be part of the Wisteria Society but the ladies there feel like she’s not ready yet. When they get kidnapped by pirates, Cecilia takes the opportunity to show them that she is just as a scoundrel as the rest of them.
A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin
The one book I started after watching Enola Holmes 2 was Irwin’sA Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting. I was obviously in the mood for a historical romance and this book didn’t disappoint.
If you want to read a romance where two people blackmail each other but eventually fall in love, Irwin’s novel is for you. It’s the story of Kitty who needs a rich husband to save her home and her family. She goes to London for the season and when she thinks she’s found the perfect match for her, she meets his older brother. And Lord Radcliffe knows she’s a fortune-hunting lady!
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Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater
I’ve come to adore cozy fantasy romance books so much throughout this year.Half a Soul is about Dora’s mission to get back her missing soul. When she was a young girl, an evil fae stole half of her soul. Since that moment, Dora has been having a hard time interacting in society.
When her aunt takes her and her cousin to London for the season, she quickly thinks it’s the perfect opportunity to talk to the Lord Sorcier, the court magician, and ask for his help.
A Study in Scarlet Woman by Sherry Thomas
If you want to read something more in the mystery genre, definitely grab the Lady Sherlock series. You’ll get to meet Charlotte Holmes who solves crimes under the name “Sherlock Holmes”. She has always wanted to support herself and her sisters, so she has to do it this way.
When her sister is the prime suspect in an assassination, Charlotte is desperate to find the culprits and clear her family’s name. With twists and turns, you won’t expect what comes next after every page in this enthralling mystery series.
Remember when I mentioned in myprevious posthow a groveling scene can totally make or break a romance book? Well, let's dive into that topic a bit more, shall we? Now, I know there's been some talk and debate about those dramatic third-act breakup scenes, but guess what? I'm a huge fan of them, especially in romance books! Why, you ask? Well, here's the scoop: I absolutely love it when the groveling happens after the breakup. It's that magical moment when the person who messed up finally realizes they can't live without their other half and goes all out to win them back. Talk about fireworks!
Did you know that May is the month to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month? It's a time to recognize and appreciate all the amazing contributions they make. But here's the thing - we shouldn't just limit our support and appreciation to just one month, let's show love and support to AAPI individuals all year round!
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.