It’s back to school time so I think it’s a great time for some new adult romance recommendations that are set around university life. You’ll find a lot of unique, interesting, and diverse stories that are not to be missed!
I Temporarily Do by Ellie Cahill
When a con artist steals all her money, Emmy loses the chance to rent an apartment when she’s about to move to the other side of the country for a prestigious graduate program. Meanwhile, Beckett’s fiance just broke up with him, throwing his plan to move to married student housing for the same graduate program as Emmy, in disarray.
So to solve both of their problems they decide they are going to live together! They get married in Vegas to qualify for that married student housing and pretend to be a lovey-dovey couple so no one can find out they’re really just roommates. But between stolen kisses and soft moments in the dark, these two find themselves falling for each other.
Take the Lead by Jaqueline Snowe
The whole Central State series is set in college so I recommend reading them all. But if you just want to pick one, readTake the Lead, the most recent book in this series. It’s a wonderful story about a dance team captain and a hockey player who decide to pretend to be in a relationship during the holidays.
Dani doesn’t want her mother to keep arranging blind dates for her, so her childhood friend Gabe provides a solution: to pretend they are dating. But when their attraction starts to come out in the open and the chemistry is undeniable, these two must face the question of “Can we make this real? Or is this only an act?”
Black Sheep by Alexa Harlowe and Brynne Weaver
If what you’re looking for is a dark romance novel, look no further because Black Sheep is here for you.Black Sheep follows serial killer Bria who is on the hunt for the cult leader, Caron Berger. But she’s not the only one who’s looking for him.
Dr. Eli Kaplan is investigating the cult and its leader, but it’s harder than it sounds. His path crosses with Bria when he meets her at the university but it soon changes into something more. Can they both focus on their goals or will this romance turn their world upside down?
Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese
If you’re going to read one romance series in your life, let it be the Bergman Brothers series by Chloe Liese.Only When It’s Us is the first book in the series and it follows soccer player Willa and her classmate Ryder.
They meet when they’re paired up for a group project in their Business Mathematics course. But it doesn’t start in a good way. Because of misunderstanding, their relationship starts on the wrong foot!
Getting Schooled by Christina C. Jones
Jason is returning to college to finish his degree. Definitely, the last thing he is interested in is the female population in his campus. He wants to focus on his degree and move on. But one grad assistant is going to make him change his mind!
Their first meeting doesn’t go well but you know what they say about meet-disasters… This love story is going to capture your heart and make you fall madly in love with Jones’ writing instantly.
Your turn! What's your favorite new adult romance read? Let me know in the comments!
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It’s fascinating and entertaining to read a sports romance because you not only get to follow the romance plot, but also the sport itself. Personally, I do love it whenever the characters are playing their sport and as a reader, you get to experience it with them. The highs and lows! Don’t you love when the character who does the sport loses and the other one takes care of them and is there for them in the sad moments in their life? It makes me swoon so much.
Even though sunshine girls are written in romance books every single time, let’s not forget about the grumpy girls. The girls who answer in monosyllabic words, grunts, or not at all. The girls who have a hard shell but a soft inside. The girls who are scared to let their walls down and protect themselves in their own way. Grumpy girls are my heart and soul, so I decided to mention a few that have stuck with me even after finishing reading their books.
When we’re talking about romance books, sometimes we can have either a slow-burn romance or an instant-love one. But personally, I feel like we can also find the slow burn aspect in instant-love romances. For example, we can have a book with two characters who get it on early in the novel, but in terms of their romantic feelings for each other, they are not yet there. I call that an emotional slow burn because we do have them interacting a lot in these swoony moments, but they are not yet there in the “I fell in love with them” part of the story. The most common way you’ll see a slow-burn romance book is, probably, when two people take most of the book to finally be together.