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5 Cozy Contemporary Romances To SNuggle Up With This Holiday Season

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“In A Holidaze” by Christina Lauren

Starting off with a holiday-centric read, Christina Lauren’s iconic style of writing romance makes for the perfect Christmas-y rom-com. Our main character, Maelyn Jones, gets sent back in time over and over again, Groundhog-Day-style, and must figure out how to break this time loop (all while falling in love, of course). You will not be able to put this one down!

“Well Met” By Jen De Luca

What do you get if you add Shakespeare references, an addicting enemies-to-lovers plotline, and a small town that starts to feel like home for the snarky, witty main character together? That’s right, an incredible love story set at a renaissance fair between a pirate and a tavern wench. Well Met is a total page-turner, and will have you hooked from beginning to end.

“Beach Read” by Emily Henry

If you haven’t heard of Emily Henry, let me educate you. Beach Read is just one of three books of her’s, each of which are known for their beautiful prose, relatable characters, and engaging plots, and it was my favorite by far. January and Gus are such real characters, and their love story was simultaneously compelling and realistic. If you haven’t hopped on the Emily Henry bandwagon yet, do yourself a favor and pick this book up. I guarantee you’ll be a fan before you even finish it!

“The Kiss Quotient” By Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang absolutely knocked it out of the park with this one! Stella Lane must learn to negotiate her love of logic, numbers and data with her completely illogical love for Michael Larsen, the escort she hires to teach her the ropes of dating. If you want killer humor, great ASD representation, and a swoon-worthy love interest, this is the book for you.

“The Love Hypothesis” By Ali Hazelwood

The final pick on this list is a bit of a controversial one, sorry not sorry! The Love Hypothesis has gotten as much hate as it’s gotten praise, particularly because it started out as their author’s Star Wars fanfiction (Crazy, I know). However, I fell in love with our main character Olive Smith instantly and fell even harder for her relationship with Adam Carlsen. Plus, it’s fake-dating set in academia. What more could a girl ask for? This is a perfect cozy read.

Grace is a sophomore at James Madison University, majoring in English and Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication with a minor in Creative Writing. She enjoys reading contemporary romance novels, yoga, and listening to music!