6 Must Reads this Love Month

February 6, 2015

There was a time in my early book addicted life when I was obsessed with Chick Literature (aka Chick Lit). My bookshelf or side table at that time was practically filled with a whole lot pastel blues, hot pinks, and white books. It was a refreshing sight compared to my bookshelf now. Those were the good old days of simplicity, no drama, no tension, just light simple romance.

To get into the L.O.V.E mood this February, especially if you're single, I have compiled about six romance novels to keep us company this love month.

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
Read Reviews: Goodreads
An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling.

Whip-smart, hard working, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He's exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family's massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who'd been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he's never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe's so tempting he's willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office.

As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to win each other.

Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

My Thoughts: 
Another fanfiction turned novel/series. This book and the rest of the books in this series is HOT!

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Read Reviews: Goodreads
A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created 'perfect' life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

My Thoughts: 
I read this book aaaages ago. This was back when I was still in my first couple of years of university, and I was obsessed with the Fuentes brothers. This book got me so into Latinos.

Losing it by Cora Carmack
Read Reviews: Goodreads
Love. Romance. Sex. There's a first time for everything...

As far as Bliss Edwards can tell, she's the last virgin standing, certainly amongst her friends. And she's determined to deal with the 'problem' as quickly and simply as possible.

But her plan for a no-strings one night stand turns out to be anything but simple. Especially when she arrives for her first class and recognises her hot new British professor.

She'd left him naked in her bed just 8 hours earlier...

My Thoughts: 
Ah, Losing it. I saw the title and read the synopsis and literally went "Ooooooo this one sounds good". And it was. 

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Read Reviews: Goodreads
Four minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan 17 misses her flight at JFK airport, is late to her father's second wedding in London with never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her row. A long night on the plane passes in a blink, but the two lose track in arrival chaos. Can fate bring them together again?

My Thoughts: 
I loved this book. It's a short sweet romance of love at first sight. Highly recommended!

Anna and French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Read Reviews: Goodreads

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

My Thoughts
This was sweet and romantic. If you want every detail of how a love forms in Paris, then this is the book for you!
And can someone teach me how pronounce Étienne? My french pronunciations isn't as good as I thought it was.

I would've kept this book at five Must Reads, but I couldn't help put at least one historical romance novel into the list. A love month book reading list is never complete without a historical romance novella.

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Read Reviews: Goodreads
Can there be any greater challenge to London's Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?
— Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1813

By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend's sister, the lovely—and almost-on-the-shelf—Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth—it's all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.

But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it's hard to remember that their courtship is a complete sham. Maybe it's his devilish smile, certainly it's the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her... but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke... for real! And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration and that nothing makes quite as much sense as falling in love...

My Thoughts:
Once you read the first book, you'll want to read the next nine books.

What would you recommend we read this February?
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