My Favorite Romances of 2021: Part Three
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Hi friends and welcome back to the final installment of my favorite romances from 2021. Again, this is a short list, but I really read about a million amazing romances this year and could make twenty parts of this series and probably still not cover all the books I loved this year. But these were some of my top favorites, the ones I know I will read again and again and so I wanted to give them some extra love! Here are the final five favorite romances!
Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters: This was my first Karelia book and as with any new to me author, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this book walloped me over the head with awesomeness. It was one of those that hooked me from the very first page and I absolutely devoured it. It’s grumpy sunshine perfection, and most of it takes place in a sex toy shop, and I laughed out loud multiple times and then it also ripped my heart out. Basically, it has everything I could ever ask for in a romance and I loved every second of it.
The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun: When I heard this book involved a Bachelor-esque dating show, I was like yes please, sign me up. I am trash for reality TV and the behind the scenes aspect of this book was so much fun, but what really made it a stand out for me is the way the book handled mental health issues. Dev’s mental health journey is handled so thoughtfully and carefully and I really enjoyed seeing him on the road to his well-earned happily ever after. This book had me swooning!
Two Houses by Suleena Bibra: If you are a fan of enemies to lovers, then this book needs to be on your list. Gavin and Priya have some top notch banter and once they are forced into proximity, things get steamy (there is a mutual masturbation scene that is yowza!). From beginning to end, this is just a delightful read full of comedy, pining, and all of my favorite tropes.
The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams: I think it’s safe to say I am completely in love with Wes. He has joined the ranks of my favorite heroes and I just want to pinch his cheeks. There is so much to love about this book, but what immediately captured me was the epistolary nature of the beginning of Britta and Wes’s relationship. I loved their emails and texts and their banter so so much. I also really identified with Britta in so many ways and by the end of the book I felt like she was one of my friends!
All the Feels by Olivia Dade: As the title states, this book is going to give you all the feels. Holy moly. Olivia really reaches in, yanks out your heart, and then finds a way to stitch you back together with this one. You know when you get those aches in your chest that a book is hitting in all the right spots and this one did that for basically the entire thing. I knew I was going to love this one, but I didn’t expect for it to affect me quite as deeply as it did. Olivia really knocked it out of the park with this one!
It’s hard to believe we are already at the end of 2021 which means ohmigod we’re coming up on 2022, a year that is sure to be filled with even more amazing romance books for me to fall in love with!