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  • Reanne Powell

Top 5 Fluff Books

Some days all you want is a love story. A happily ever after that makes you laugh and maybe even cry. The romance/rom com genre can get a bad rap, but I believe it holds an important place in literature! Sometimes you need to just be reminded that love can be crazy, wild, spontaneous and sexy. Being married, reading a good romance just makes me love my husband even more.

Here are a few of my favourites that I would recommend.

*This list contains clean/closed door romances.*

This is one of my all-time favorites by Sarah Adams. I mean, can a romcom get much better? Just writing this makes me want to read it again.

June and Ryan were rivals during high school. She hasn’t seen him in twelve years, but he’s back in town for their best friend’s wedding. When Ryan finds out that June got her heart broken years before and now has a “one date only” rule, he’s determined to win her over and get that second date.

I could say so much more, but do I really need to? If you’re wanting a clean romcom that makes you laugh and gives you all the feels, read this book. This is enemies to lovers at its best, and the transition is gradual, sweet, and believable. Also, June runs a donut shop and Ryan is a chef, so be prepared for all the donut cravings.

Seriously though. What are you waiting for? This book will make you smile, and who doesn’t want more of that.

The best word I can think of to describe this book is “swoony”. Sariah Wilson has written an adorable love story and I already can’t wait to read it again. *Update, I did reread and it was great.*

Juliet Nolan volunteers as a seat filler at a major Hollywood event. She ends up sitting next to her long-time celebrity crush, Noah Douglas. In a desperate attempt to play it cool, she pretends she has no idea who he is. To her utter amazement, Noah starts to pursue her, but there’s a small problem: Juliet has a pathological fear of kissing and can’t get close to him without having a panic attack. Maybe practice makes perfect right?!

The whole story is told from Juliet’s point of view. She’s a fun, loveable character with a dog grooming business and a classic best friend who she’d do anything for. Noah is the down-to-earth celebrity that your teenage heart always dreamed of falling in love with.

Content wise, this is a closed-door romance with lots of kissing, but no sex. It’s everything you want in a contemporary romance (although not Christian fiction for those who are wondering).

If you’re looking for a sweet summer romcom, go pick up this book.

The Cul-de-Sac War is a feel-good romcom that will have you laughing out loud, and make everyone around you wish they were reading it too.

Bree has spent most of her adult life job hopping. Just when she’s finally ready to settle down, she ends up with a neighbor she can’t stand. Chip is a handyman/carpenter who is trying to get his business off the ground. Playing pranks on the girl next door becomes his new favorite hobby, which results in a hilarious hate-to-love relationship.

If you enjoy a good rom-com, then you don’t want to miss this book by Melissa Ferguson. It’s cute, clean, and funny, and who doesn’t want something to make them smile.

This list wouldn't be complete without an appearance from one of my all time favourites. I always pass this one on to my friends who are in a reading slump, and it works every time.

Meredith Hayes has been secretly pining after the reclusive Travis Archer for years. When she overhears a plot to burn his land, she runs off to warn him. What follows is a series of unfortunate circumstances and a marriage of convenience.

A must read if you’re a fan of cute historical romances! Also, it's Christian fiction. So no content warnings here!

Since this is a list of favourites, I had to add another rom com by Sarah Adams. I finished this book within 24 hours and was laughing out loud most of the way through.

Lucy is a single mom who moves back to her hometown and has to live with her brother Drew. Cooper is her brother’s best friend who’s been given a strict, “Stay away from my sister!” rule. Of course they fall for each other and try to hide it from her brother.

This is a closed-door romance. The characters might not be living by a specifically Christian moral compass, but they still respect and value marriage.

There you have it! A few of my current favorite "fluff" books. I'll be updating this list occasionally!

Just as a side note: Don’t read romances if you’re a teenager who might be disillusioned to think that all men have six-pack abs and “Tahiti blue eyes”. (*Life spoiler alert… they don’t*) However, if you’re a grown woman who wants something light, cheesy, and fun, these books might be just the thing you need. 😊


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