Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Top Five Romance Books

Happy Valentines Day! I thought I would share a few of my favourite romance novels with you, here is a list of my top five.

1. Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin 
Teen TV celebrities Jenna and Jonah (real names, Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers) make more money in a month than most people do in a lifetime. They can't stand to be in the same room as each other, but to boost the TV ratings their agents make them a 'real life' couple. Then the deception is uncovered by the paparazzi, and Charlie and Fielding have to disappear to weather the media storm. It's not until they're far off the grid of the Hollywood circuit that they realise there's more to each of them than shiny hair and a winning smile.  

2.  Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy

Scarlett's not red like a sunset, she's red with rage. She cannot BELIEVE her mum's sunk so low as to pack her off to Ireland to stay with the dad who left them. Surely he's the reason for everything going wrong, her never being able to stay in a school, rules always just, somehow, seeming to get broken? Ha! They won't get round her so easily.
But she hasn't reckoned the gorgeous Kian, and he might just find a way to change Scarlett's mind. There's a chance that - this time - things will be different . . .

3. Split by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja

Jo has just moved to America with her mum. She's always been a fairly average girl - not a nerd but certainly never one of the popular kids. But on her first day in her new school, she seems to be adopted by the It girls - and is invited to one of their parties. There, she meets Jake Matthews, officially the hottest boy in school, and when they begin to play the kissing-in-the-closet game, Seven Minutes in Heaven, amazingly Jake picks Jo join him in the closet! She can't believe her luck. But the reality of being kissed and groped by Jake is not quite as great as the fantasy... Jo has a choice to make: should she carry on, kiss Jake and secure her position in the It crowd - or should she tell him where to get off and risk relegation back to the land of the ordinary . . .

At this moment - Jo splits. She's Josie the Cool - girlfriend of Jake, member of the It crowd. She's also Jo the Nerd - rejected by the It crowd, single . . .
Will her two halves ever come back together again? Is Jake the guy she's meant to be with or could some of the other people she meets along her journey - Rachel the scary goth, David the misfit or Albie the rocker - be the answer? 

4.  Echoes of Love by Rosie Rushton

What would happen if Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' was set in the twenty-first century?
Anna Eliot adored the gorgeous Felix Wentworth , but still called an end to their relationship. As time passes, Anna wonders if strict parents, interfering friends and misplaced loyalties had more to do with it than she wants to admit...
Now he's back from fighting in Afghanistan and Anna longs to rekindle their relationship - but will he give her a second chance? Or will the echoes of the past prove too difficult to overcome?
An evocative tale of the perils of listening to others, instead of your own heart.

5. Sweet Hearts: Star Crossed by Jo Cotterill
'You did WHAT?' screamed Mari.
'You turned down the cutest boy ever? Are you crazy?'
This summer, Fliss is playing Juliet opposite her dream Romeo. If only she could tell him how she feels!
But unless she finds some inner confidence, she's going to miss her chance with him. 
Because someone else has her eyes on Fliss's role - and her leading man...
Could he be her real-life Romeo...?

1 comment :

  1. Scarlett and Split By A Kiss are amazing! I like the sound of Jenna and Jonah :)