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7 Romance Reads Based in Charleston, South Carolina

Cobblestone streets lined with historic homes. Fragrant confederate jasmine filling the spring air. Vibrant sunsets washing the city in orange and pink. The calming sounds of rolling waves at one of the many pristine beaches. It's no wonder Charleston makes a perfect backdrop for romance books and movies. This charming setting lends to the feeling of hope, love, and pleasure.

Whether you’ve dreamed of visiting Charleston or can’t wait to get back to this Southern city by the sea, these romance reads based in the Holy City will tie you over until you have the opportunity to explore again.

Check out these 7 romance books based in Charleston:

Accidental Tryst by Natasha Boyd

Two strangers accidentally switch cell phones in a busy airport in this edgier You've Got Mail, sexy romance for the smart-phone era. Learn more.

Inconvenient Wife by Natasha Boyd

All Beau Montgomery, one of Charleston’s most eligible bachelors, wants to do is build boats. He has no interest in marriage whatsoever … until it means he might not get his inheritance and he can kiss his boat building dreams goodbye. Learn more.

The Backup Plan by Sherryl Woods

It’s finally time for Dinah Davis to go home. The world-weary correspondent wants to settle down with the sweet guy she left behind in South Carolina’s Low Country. Instead, she’s confronted by his black-sheep brother, and—despite her longing for serenity—sparks fly. Learn more.

Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the year with the most unlikely bride and groom. Save the date . . . and say your prayers. Learn more.

Always, Ella by Sofia Sawyer

When her relationship advice blog accidentally goes viral, aspiring writer Elena Lucia lands a book deal that launches her career. But to make a bigger splash at the book launch, the publisher expects her to reveal the identity of the perfect boyfriend referenced in her posts. Problem is: that guy doesn't exist. Torn between coming clean or continuing to support her loyal readers, she reluctantly accepts help from her childhood frenemy to stop her career from going up in flames. Learn more.

The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe

Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother—coming just as her own life is spinning out of control—has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Learn more.

Love in the Lowcountry by the Lowcountry RWA

Romance is heating up the winter holidays… From paranormal to contemporary, from sweet to sultry, from first time love to love revived, discover both dark and deLIGHTful tales of romance amidst the intriguing backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina. Learn more.

What’s your favorite Charleston-based read that didn’t make this list? I’m always on the hunt for romances to read!


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