In the thick of winter, is there anything better than a good romance? Whether you are single, dating, or in a long-term relationship, reading a book that brings on all the warm and fuzzy feelings of love will heat up even the chilliest of winter nights. As the temperature continues to drop outside, cozy up with a nice blanket, fill your favorite mug with mint tea, and find the perfect romantic story. Keep on reading and fall in love with these YA romance paperbacks for your next romantic read. . . .
11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell
If you are a fan of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth, this teen romance is your perfect match. Ella’s life was picture-perfect. She had a circle of close friends, a jam-packed social life, and an amazing boyfriend. But then something completely unexpected happened: a car accident after a Valentine’s Day dance. When Ella woke up in the hospital, she couldn’t remember the accident . . . or anything about the weeks before it happened, including the reason she broke up with her boyfriend. Fast forward to a year later, and Ella begins receiving paper hearts from a mysterious admirer who seems to have the answers she craves. Following the paper hearts is the most spontaneous thing Ella has ever done—but will she find love? 11 Paper Hearts is the perfect book to bring on all the butterflies and keep you warm and toasty through the rest of this chilly winter season.
I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre
A contemporary romantic comedy that you will not be able to put down. I Think I Love You is a story about two girls who start off as rivals but, after a twist of fate, end up falling for one another—at least they think they do. Emma, a die-hard romantic, and more practical-minded Sophia find themselves competing for a coveted first-prize trip to a film festival in Los Angeles. What happens if their rivalry turns into a romance? With laugh-out-loud humor and make-your-heart-melt moments, I Think I Love You is a pitch-perfect queer romance—and it’s a paperback original!
Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins
Natalie is living her dream, topping the charts and setting records as a Brazilian pop star, until she’s dumped spectacularly on live television. Not only is it humiliating—it could end her career. Her PR team has a desperate plan to save her precarious career: a gorgeous yet oh-so fake boyfriend in the form of a soft-hearted British indie film star. While she fights her way back to the top with a sweet and surprisingly swoon-worthy boy on her arm, she starts to fall for William—and realizes that maybe she’s the biggest fake of them all. Can she reclaim her voice and her heart? And can a fake boyfriend equal real heartbreak? This starry-eyed story has all the magic of Hollywood.
My Epic Spring Break (Up) by Kristin Rockaway
A fun and upbeat romance about a girl who finds a cheat sheet for love. For coder extraordinaire Ashley, high school is all about prepping for college. Her love life? Virtually nonexistent. She’s never been on a date. Never been kissed. Never been in love. When her plans veer off course, Ashley realizes she might be missing out on her high school experience. Now that spring break is finally here, Ashley vows to have fun and, for the first time, follow her heart—starting with Walker Beech, her gorgeous, maybe-not-so-unrequited crush. But with Jason Eisler—her childhood friend turned prankster—in the picture, trouble is bound to follow. Will Ashley’s epic spring break lead her to love, or will her heart crash and burn? This is the perfect choice for the hopeless romantic in all of us. And as winter turns to spring, you will have inspiration for your own spring break love affair.
Salaam, with Love by Sara Sharaf Beg
This heartfelt and humorous YA contemporary novel follows Dua, who makes unexpected discoveries about family, faith, and first love. Being crammed into a house in Queens with her cousins is not how Dua envisions her trip to New York City. But here she is, spending the holy month of Ramadan with extended family she hasn’t seen in years. Dua struggles to find her place in the conservative household and to connect with her aloof, engaged-to-be-married cousin Mahnoor. And as if fasting the whole day wasn’t tiring enough, she must battle her hormones whenever she sees Hassan, the cute drummer in a Muslim band who has a habit of showing up at her most awkward moments. After just a month, Dua is surprised to find that she’s learning a lot more than she bargained for about faith, relationships, her place in the world—and cute drummers. New York City is the perfect backdrop for this coming-of-age love story filled with romance and laughter.