Small town romances are comfort reads for me, hands down. I could read them forever and I would never get tired of them. They give you found family, warmth, and lots of love and for me, those are the perfect ingredients for a romance novel.
One of my all-time favorite tropes is the “city girl goes to a small town” because I just love heroines who are a little bit lost, a little bit lonely, and find a family in a small town where they never thought it could happen.
Keep reading to discover your next read that will have you falling in love with small towns, the romances, and the stories. You’ll want to grab your bags and move to a small town to find love yourself (if you haven’t yet!).
Lovelight Farms by BK Borison
I’m currently reading the third book in this series while I’m writing this list and oh my god it just makes me love this series so much more.
Lovelight Farms is the first book in the series. It follows Stella and Luka who have to pretend to date in order for Stella to win a contest and save her Christmas tree farm. They have been best friends for years! And crushing on each other for the same amount of time.
But Stella is scared to act upon those feelings; she doesn’t want to ever lose him. Though, now that the opportunity has arisen for them to be a bit closer, Luka is going to make Stella see that they can be perfect together.
Juniper Hill by Devney Perry
As I mentioned, I’m a huge fan of the “city girl goes to a small town and falls in love with a local” trope in romance books. And this book does it in a wonderful way!
Memphis Ward, a single mom of a newborn baby, has taken all her stuff and moved to a new place. If it means that she can bring a bright future to her son, she’ll do it. Every time. Even if it means changing her glamorous life. It’s in this town where she meets the most handsome man she has ever seen in her life. And he just became her temporary landlord.
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
After an out-of-control night, Piper is sent to a small fishing town where she’ll have to run her late father’s dive bar. An LA princess and It girl, Piper feels like a fish out of water, for sure.But she has to drive ahead, even if a grumpy, bearded sea captain is making it impossibly hard to do so. They’re polar opposites, but underneath all their layers, they might realize that they fit perfectly together.
A Thorn in the Saddle by Rebekah Weatherspoon
If you haven’t read the Cowboys of California series, do it! Weatherspoon wrote one amazing series where you get to know three brothers who are waiting for their love story to begin.
Or maybe they’re going to go and find it!A Thorn in the Saddle is the third and final book of the series and finally gives us Jesse Pleasant’s story. It’s loosely inspired by Beauty and the Beast as well! Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
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.