Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For this week’s holiday post, I’m going with a recommendations post and this one is all about the #SnowInLoveBingo board and the books you can use to fulfill the prompts. Personally, I’m super excited for this readathon and have already completed a handful of challenges. With that being said, let’s get into the board and the books I’d recommend for each prompt.
You can check out the three hosts on Twitter: Dani, Jen and Aarya. I’m super excited to participate in this round and hopefully, get a blackout board. With that being said, let’s get into the board and the books I’d fit with each prompt.
Set Outside the US or Europe
The first book I have to recommend for this is Not Another Family Wedding by Jackie Lau. Jackie Lau is quickly becoming a new favorite author. This one follows Natalie and the friends-to-lovers she has with Connor who is an old college friend. This book deals with a lot of other topics such as family drama, family expectations and setting boundaries in relationships. Easily one of my new favorite romances I’ve read this year.
The second book I picked out for this prompt is I Love You So Mochi which is a YA romance mostly set in Japan. Honestly, this book is super fluffy and sweet like candy which is why I enjoyed it. If you’re looking for something to help with your Goodreads goal or you want something quick and fun, this is a good pick for the prompt.
The first book I chose for this prompt is Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams which is the third book in the series. This one is a friends-to-lovers romance and the heroine, Alexis deals with a lot of family drama in this story. It’s a huge part of the plot so it’s a perfect fit for this prompt.
Oddly enough, these first two prompts have adult and YA reads to pick from. Tweet Cute is a You’ve Got Mail retelling about two high-schoolers who are running rival restaurant twitters along with another surprise element. This book has tons of family drama and family plays a huge role in this book but it didn’t detract from the incredible romance, either.
The book I chose to pair with this is Coffee In the Noon by Harleigh Rae. This is such a beautifully written story about two people who connect while running together. It’s such a lovely story told in such a short amount of pages. I don’t recall if they have coffee together or not but the title will hopefully count! Lol
The book I paired with this one is Beach Read by Emily Henry and it’s about two writers who fall in love while trying to work on their books. In this book, we see the different parts of their books and it’s definitely meta in that sense.
For a Fluffy Christmas book, I decided to go with Wrapped Up in You by Talia Hibbert which is a short Christmas novella that’s pretty low-angst. These two definitely have some fluffy moments and it’s clear they have the warm fuzzies for each other. I might be just trying to push Talia Hibbert on you but to each their own.
Another fluffy book I have to recommend is Blind Date With a Book Boyfriend which is a low-angst and super sweet romance set at a bookstore. This was incredibly short and sweet and super fluffy. I couldn’t find a better fit for this prompt than this book.
This one was pretty easy so I just picked two books I enjoyed with the first being Birthday Shot by Rilzy Adams. This book features a romance between a girl and her brother’s best friend. It’s such a steamy book and I absolutely love it. It just made me SO happy. ❤
The second book I chose for this prompt is Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade. This is a romance between two fanfiction writers and it’s such a love letter to fandom. This book is so much fun and I’m glad I was able to read it so quickly after its release.
Into the Woods
The book I chose for this one is Bear With Me by Lucy Eden. This book features a girl who is dealing with a breakup and she goes to a cabin in the woods to escape. She eventually meets a shifter and it’s their romance. Honestly, this one was another short one but it was fun and sweet. Easily one of my favorite romances set in the woods.
For a Black historical, I decided to recommend Bingo Love by Tee Franklin. This is an f/f Black romance between two women whose love story spans decades. It’s such a cute story and it honestly made me so happy. This is the one category that I struggled with so I’m happy I found at least one book to rec here.
Feels Like Home
The book I chose for this prompt is Teach Me by Olivia Dade. This book is set in a small town, Marysburg and I’m from a small town. I interpreted this prompt to mean it seems like it’s home so this was an easy one. I read this book this year and absolutely loved it so if you want a small-town romance, then this is a good one.
The book I paired with this prompt is The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert. This book is a fake engagement between a prince and a school secretary. Honestly, I read this book in the beginning of the year and remembered loving it. It’s such a unique take on the fake dating trope and I think it could appeal to a lot of different markets especially lovers of royal romance.
For this one, I don’t have a specific book as this one is more open to interpretation but I know I’ll be rereading You Deserve Each Other for this one.
Cover/Title You Love
For the cover I love, I’m going with Along For the Ride by Mimi Grace. This book is an enemies-to-lovers road-trip romance and it’s such a delight. It’s pretty short so I don’t want to give too much away. However, I think it’s a really fun one and would be perfect to use for this prompt.
As for the title I loved, I went with Me + Somebody’s Son: A Heights Story by Christina C Jones which is basically just a short little novella about two people reconnecting who knew each other in college. It’s super steamy and sexy too. Honestly, this title is just everything and I’m so happy CCJ picked this one for it.
Last Book Acquired
This is another one that’s more open to interpretation but I can suggest some books you could find on Kindle Unlimited that could work for this prompt.
- The Boss Who Stole Christmas by Jana Aston
- White Whiskey Bargain by Jodie Slaughter
- Fans Only by B. Love
Audiobook or HEA
For audiobooks, I have to recommend The Wright Brothers series by Christina C Jones. If your library uses Hoopla, I know they have the first book but I remember reading all of them on Hoopla. It was such a bingeable series and I absolutely love it.
For an HEA, I decided to go with Undone by Bryce Oakley. This is an f/f romance between a singer and a songwriter who gets hired to help her with her new album. This is a pretty low-angst story with HEA and lots of adorable moments between the two. Easily one of my new favorite f/f book series.
For this one, I decided to go with Sofia again. I used her in my original TBR post and she recently recommended this book in her wrap-up. This is one of my favorite series by Tessa Dare and it’s a lot of fun for a historical romance. Easily one of my favorite historical series and I definitely trust Sofia’s opinions.
For this one, I decided to talk about a rec that I don’t talk about nearly enough and that’s Nordic Daddy by Lara Kinsey. I talked about this one in one of my Jonas Brothers recs posts and it’s such an underrated fave. It’s a short and sweet novella featuring a single dad and a lot of smut.
I don’t actually recall if either of these characters had brown eyes in the book but I’m just going to guess. However, I have to recommend Warmth by D. Rose and it’s such a short yet lovely novella. It features two people who work at the same company but in different cities and the relationship they eventually get into. This one seems to fly under the radar but it’s such a solid novella.
Small Town Romance by AOC
For this prompt, I have two books and the first is Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon. It’s a novella set in the small town of Sweet Rose and it’s an m/m romance between Jordan and Rex who meet at a bookstore. It starts off as dislike but they even tally warm up to each other. This is one of the few m/m small town romances I have to recommend.
The second book I have to recommend for this is the entire Ravenswood series by Talia Hibbert. They’re all set in the small town of Ravenswood and each relationship is just so delightful. Personally, I’m not sure if I could decided between book 1 or book 3 but I need to do reread of this series. Easily one of my favorite small-town romance series.
For snow, I decided to go with Wrapped by Rebekah Weatherspoon. This is a Christmas novella in the Fit trilogy and it’s easily my favorite of the series. It’s such an adorable one and it makes me SO happy. I don’t even recall all that much about snow but this cover has snow on it.
The book I chose for this prompt is Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole. I’ve read a decent amount of f/f books this year but I really loved this one in 2019. It’s such an adorable romance between these two and with a modern twist. Easily one of my favorite romance series and this is the perfect companion to it.
For messy characters, I went with Pink Slip which is the first book in The Spies Who Love Her series. This book is pretty messy as almost all of the characters have some sort of messiness attached to them. For Kierra, she’s dealing with the messiness of losing her job and being in love with her bosses. As for Monica and Lane, they’re dealing with things changing in their marriage and trying to figure out their feelings for Kierra .
For this one, I chose Vanilla Clouds by Roe Horvat which features Michal, one of the main characters who works at a chocolaterie which is pretty unusual for me. I’ve never read a book where the main character is a chocolaterier and it was honestly a huge plus to this book. Easily one of the rarest and most fun occupations I’ve ever heard of.
The book I chose to pair with this prompt is Marriage For One by Ella Maise. This is a marriage of convenience story where a girl gets married to be able to open her own coffee shop after her uncle deeds the property to her fiancé. I’d say this one can work for rules as it’s a rule that the property can only go to her fiancé and I’m pretty sure her and Jack have a list of things they want to get done and abide by in their marriage.
This is a book I haven’t really talked about much but this is another marriage of convenience between a girl and a guy she sees singing while she’s about to get on the subway. This book also deals with Broadway too so it’s a twofer. Roomies is also one of the few recent releases I’ve loved by them.
For the final recommendation, I’m going with Cinder by Marissa Meyer. While this first book doesn’t feature as much romance, there’s still romance in there. Honestly, this is one of the few retellings I’ve actually read and I really love this series. Easily one of my favorites and it was the first book that came to mind. 🙂
Those are all of my recommendations for #SnowInLoveBingo and I honestly had a lot of fun, making this list. It did take some time but it gave me a lot to think about. I really hope I can get a full blackout bingo by the end of it. Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.