Hi everyone! I’m really excited to be writing this post, 2019 was a year full of romance books for me, so much so that I read almost 100 of them. Because of that, I decided to make two list: one exclusivly for my favorite romance books of 2019 and another one for my favorite books of 2019 from other genres.
This list is in no particular order, except for the first book I’m gonna mention, which is my favorite romance book of the year. Without further ado, here are the books:
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This book has become one of my favorite romance books of all time. It’s beautiful and bittersweet. There are two loves stories in this book and both revolve around the idea of what happens when the love of your life wants a life that’s different to the one you envisioned for yourself and I think K.A. Tucker did a wonderful job of showing the heartbreaking love story between the main character’s parents and the hopeful love story between the protagonists of the book. Beyond that, my favorite thing and the reason this book has stuck with me for so long is the complex and devastating father/daughter relationship that it’s at the core of the book, which broke my heart and made me sob.
I think part of the magic of this book is that it’s full of diverse characters that are flawed but so lovable. Each of the two main characters has two people in there lives that are really close to them and the six of them become the coolest group of friends ever and their friendship was one of my favorite things about this book. Another thing I loved about it is that it made me swoon the entire time, the romance was cute and angsty and hot and everything I could have ever asked for. Also, this book deals a lot with politics, elections, electoral campaings and as someone who was a political science major I LOVED IT, I thought it was fascinating and added a unique element to the story. (review)
This book takes place during a Renaissance Faire and getting to see the whole process of planning and putting together the faire, as well as the dynamics that are established during the faire was really entertaining, it set the book apart and made it feel special; it added an unique element to the story. Beyond that, this book revolves around an amazing couple that have so much chemistry, there’s great banter between them, and they have an entertaining hate to love dynamic. I loved the way both characters created first impressions of each other that weren’t exactly accurate and how they have to discover the truth about each other throughout the book.
I love the way Mariana Zapata writes slow burn romances and this is definitely a slow, slow burn, but it’s so worth it at the end. This book has some unlikable, complex, flawed main characters that I couldn’t help but love and they have such an intriguing and captivating relationship that slowly goes from dislike to friendship to love and keeps you rooting for them the entire time. Moreover, I love sport romances and I had so much fun with this one because it revolves around soccer and that’s the sport I’m most familiar with but one that I had not seeing included in a romance book before.
This book has a unique, quirky and brilliant premise, I don’t know how Adams thought about this group of guys reading romance novels to figure out how to make their significant others happy; but it’s so ingenius. Nonetheless, what really made me love this book is that it help me fall in love with second chance romances – which I always thought I didn’t like. The romance in this book gave me all the feels, because seeing two people choose to work on their relationship, get to know each other again and stay together, even when it’s really hard, is actually beautiful. And the fact that Adams included a hero that it’s a professional athlete with a stutter was something I really appreciated.
What were your favorite books of the year? Have you read any of the books on this list? Did you enjoy them?
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