|The romance genre in any form of media never fails to attract followers. In books, authors are always trying to up their storytelling skills to prove that they are worthy of their readers’ attention / Photo by: Ellen Forsyth via Flickr|
The romance genre in any form of media never fails to attract followers. In books, authors are always trying to up their storytelling skills to prove that they are worthy of their readers’ attention. Some might say that cliché romantic storylines won’t work anymore, but others claim that it all depends on how the story is delivered.
Whether we like it or not, stories with a happy ending will always be a crowd favorite. A dash of conflict and a touch of creatively described characters can always make the readers ask for more. Fortunately, creative and talented authors never run out of new, exciting, and heartfelt ways to make this familiar formula seems like a fresh one.
Romance novels are popular for a reason: These novels don't require too much time or energy to absorb but promise great entertainment where one could pass their time as they eagerly turn every page to learn how the story would end. Here then are some great reads that use that classic recipe of characters needing to overcome obstacles to get their one true love for a happily-ever-after ending yet looks so refreshingly new.
Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Kinsella’s beloved heroine Becky Brandon will return in a jolly and festive atmosphere. For the author’s ninth novel, Becky will find herself amid all the Christmas love, and it’s a holiday that she looks forward to because it allows her to spend some time with her family. However, her celebration encounters a snag when her parents announce a move from her beloved childhood home. And so, for the first time, Becky will have to host the annual holiday event.
Kinsella’s fans will feel warm as they read through the novel and join Becky’s journey as she tries to get through the holidays. Readers will learn how comfort and joy would reign over the madness of the holiday season.
|Kinsella’s beloved heroine Becky Brandon will return in a jolly and festive atmosphere / Photo by: m01229 via Flickr|
How to Love a Duke by Kerrigan Byrne
Happy-ever-after doesn’t happen overnight. Fairy tales might exist but these stories tell us that sweet victory happens only after overcoming the odds. The New York Times, an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership, mentioned in an article that in its prologue, the novel quickly shows how dark some romances might start.
In this historical romance, a character named Lady Alexandra Lane is raped by her school headmaster and she kills him in the act. This harrowing event will define her life, and readers will have to find out how it will play out in her love story with the Duke of Redmayne, who also happens to be in need of a wife to produce an heir.
Lush Money by Angelina Lopez
A romance novel is not complete without having a steamy and hot sexual tension. If you’re a fan of Nora Roberts and you’ve finished all her books, you should try out this novel by Angelina Lopez. According to an article published by NPR, an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public, the book works around the story between a lady billionaire and a hot prince.
This sexy, emotional, and pitch-perfect romance novel narrates Roxanne Medina’s adventure as she becomes a self-made billionaire who seems like she already has everything she wants except a daughter whom she can love and cherish. To make her wish come true, a businesswoman offers an arrangement between her and Prince Mateo. Readers will have to see for themselves how this arranged relationship works out.
|Conflicts are like the secret spices that make every novel alive. But when it comes to romance novels, having a high conflict means that it has a passionate character in it as well / Photo by: Amber Madden via Flickr|
American Love Story by Adriana Herrera
Conflicts are like the secret spices that make every novel alive. But when it comes to romance novels, having a high conflict means that it has a passionate character in it as well. Herrera writes a novel that perfectly encapsulates conflict and love story. This novel also discusses social issues that currently affect a lot of people.
“American Love Story” never lets romance to fade away as the characters learn to navigate their relationship outside the bedroom. The story teaches readers that romance and social issues can come perfectly together without stepping outside their limitations.
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
Blind dates can be frustrating, but they can be a great way for a person who has just come out of a breakup to distract themselves from the heartbreak. Bustle, the premier digital destination for young women, said in an article that “10 Blind Dates” tell the story of Sophie, who has recently had a breakup with Griffin. Then, she flees from the pain of heartache as she visits her grandparents’ house for the holidays. As her family witnesses how horrible Sophie’s state is currently in, they decide to set the young lady up for a series of blind dates.
But then Griffin begs for a second chance so that Sophie must make a tough decision because she might just have moved on from him.