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10 Essential Christmas Romances to Read this Holiday Season

Is there anything better than cozying up with a Christmas romance to get you into the holiday spirit? From swoon-worthy to hilarious and heart-warming to inspiring, Christmas romances are sure to leave you feeling good with the ever reliable happily ever after.

Looking for a book recommendation? Here are 10 stories to help you kick off the holidays:

An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne

“She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes? The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a charming friends-to-lovers rom-com.”

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

“One Christmas wish, two brothers, and a lifetime of hope are on the line for hapless Maelyn Jones in In a Holidaze, the quintessential holiday romantic novel by Christina Lauren, the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners.”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis continues her fun, sexy new contemporary romance series with a tale of friends-to-lovers...just in time for Christmas.”

“A career-driven event planner reluctantly returns to her small hometown to help her family prepare for the holiday season. When she grows feelings for their new handyman, she wonders if everything she’s been missing is right where she left it.”

“Dear Santa, Please bring me a new boss for Christmas. Mine is the worst. The worst, hidden in a six foot tall package of male perfection. It’d be easier if he looked like an old Scrooge, wouldn’t it?”

It Happened on Christmas Eve by Kirsty Greenwood

It Happened on Christmas Eve is a funny and charming Christmas romance novella of around 20,000 words.”

Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey

“A sizzling, standalone, feel-good holiday romance from Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer.”

Holidate by Monica Murphy

“From New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy comes a standalone holiday romance with a grumpy, holiday-hating Christmas tree farmer and a woman who embraces the holiday season with her whole heart…”

“Hannah Winchester is down on her luck and disillusioned with love, but her fortunes are about to change. When Hannah inherits a defunct bakery in East Tennessee, her first thought is to sell it and settle her substantial debt. Can she possibly reopen the shop known for kindling romance—without sacrificing her heart?”

Kissmas Eve by Sara Ney and M.E. Carter

“Sports agent Adam Roberts hates Christmas, hates cheer, and just about anything tied with a bow. What he does love is sports, the thrill of a competition and the mysterious identity of the woman he’s been flirting with on the company messenger. He doesn’t know her name, but he’s determined to find out. Even if it means attending the Christmas party he’s dreading.”

Here’s hoping these books are exactly the feel-good stories that will make you smile this holiday season. Merry Christmas from one Christmas lover to another.


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