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8 NEW Romantic Novels That Are Better Than Watching A Rom-Com

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By Ashley Johnson

As we say our final goodbyes to summer and break out the sweaters for cooler weather, say hello to 8 of the best new romance novels for 2017. Not only are they captivating, but they are sure to keep you warm well into the chilly winter months. 

1. Perfectly Undone by Jamie Raintree

Just when life seems to be making perfect sense to Dr. Dylan Michaels, a proposal from her long-time boyfriend proves to be more of a challenge than anticipated. Her haunting past and secret role in her sister's death is now making it impossible to be a perfect partner, doctor, and daughter.

Raintree's novel, set in Portland, will give you all the fall vibes along with the suspense and family drama of any good romantic read. 

2. Breakfast in Bed (The Innkeepers) by Rochelle Alers

Bestselling author Rochelle Alers brings her readers into the life of a woman whose world suddenly changes as she takes a spontaneous trip to New Orleans to open a new restaurant on her friend's estate.

As if her move from the Big Apple wasn't a big enough change, she meets a seductive chef who has deeper intentions than just being friends. Will it be too late to start her life over or is it actually the perfect timing?

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3. Doing Scary by Donald Bell

The pages of this romantic read are littered with betrayal, ghosts, and money — making it the best kind of romance for the days leading up to Halloween. This novel based around two struggling couples adds a slightly chilling twist to the romance genre, sure to suck you in this fall. 

4. Still by Kennedy Ryan

Two soulmates, who once found hope on a Ferris wheel, are now faced with the realities of life and the hardships of love. The follow-up to her first installment, Still brings us the conclusion of Grip and Bristol's tried and true romance. Greeted by difficulties in life, the two must find a way to hold onto what they have or risk losing it all.

5. P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

A love story orbiting around the pull of fate and the inevitable reality of soulmates, P.S. from Paris will satisfy any romance lover. The most-read French author alive is back with a novel that is sure to leave readers wanting more.

How much more romantic can you get than an acclaimed writer and lead lady brought together in a city where every star represents true love and new life?

6. I Like You Like This by Heather Cumiskey

In a classic tale of the girl who falls for a bad boy, Hannah can't help but get caught up in the world of her high school's most prominent drug dealer, Deacon. Forced to face tough family ties and a tumultuous relationship, she must take a hard look in the mirror and decide what kind of person she is becoming.

For fans of 13 Reasons Whythis novel will become your newest addiction this fall.

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7. Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss

Imagine Carrie Bradshaw moving to a mountainside haven in Northern California and you've got the intriguing kickoff to Misadventures of a City Girl. It's city meets country boy in this story of two lovers who didn't know they needed each other. This novel will surely get your heart racing with its balance of sweet characters and sexy plotline. 

8. Constant Craving by Tamara Lush 

If Justine wants to keep her newspaper afloat, she must find a way to work with her first love and his irresistible passion for her. Complicated by his true intentions, she knows one thing to be true: Rafael is still unbelievably sexy. Will Justine put all of her trust in this mysterious lover or lose her newspaper forever?

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Ashley Johnson is SparkPoint Studio’s newest Content Creator and resident Stephen King enthusiast. When she’s not writing roundups and lists of the best new reads, she can be found working on her first novel and cuddling her four chihuahuas. 

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