There is something about the crisp chill in the air and the changing colors of fall that make me want to hibernate under fluffy blankets and dive into another world through reading. I love reading adventure, comedy, fierce female main characters, and of course a swoon-worthy love interest.
I’ve put together a list of (mostly) fall romance reads I cannot wait to dive into. My list is heavy on romantic fantasy novels, but I also enjoy themed rom-com and a little bit of drama. If that sounds like you, light up that fall-scented candle, sip your pumpkin-flavored coffee, and let’s read!
Cozy Fall Romance Reads
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
If you love the movie Ghost this one is for you. Florence is a ghostwriter for a romance novelist with a deadline she’s struggling to meet due to her most recent breakup. With her looming deadline and a stubborn but attractive editor who refuses to push back the date, she gets a phone call from home about the loss of her father. After running from her special talents and her hometown that mocked her for so long, Florence is prepared to leave town after her father’s funeral. Until she runs into a ghost who looks all too familiar. Her hunky editor is dead and she is suddenly challenged to help with his unfinished business. Described as heart-warming, entertaining, emotional, and uplifting with a hint of magic, I couldn’t wait to put this one on my list.
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Enemies to lovers but make it small-town romance. Calla is a city girl who finds herself flying back to the remote frontier town where she was born in order to reconnect with her estranged father. As she navigates the care for her father as he fights cancer she is also trying to navigate life in the Alaskan wild. She meets Jonah, a pilot who is operating her father’s charter plane company and who can’t imagine living anywhere but the Alaskan wild. At first, she’s determined to prove him wrong but then she finds herself trying to determine if she should actually stay in Alaska or go back to her bustling city life in Toronto. From what I’ve seen in reviews it seems this book is great for those who enjoy comfort romance movies and enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance.
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
Looking for a fun, quirky, spicy, witchy romance for a spooky season? Vivienne cured her broken heart with bubble baths, vodka, sappy music, and a hex on her ex! Nine years later the heartbreaker comes back to her town of Graves Glen, Georgia. Rhys is still just as annoyingly handsome as ever and Vivi soon finds out the Hex actually worked. Rhys’ disastrous return to Graves Glen causes one calamity after another and Vivi now must help him save the town from her curse.
The Witch Collector (series) by Charissa Weaks
Looking for an action-packed book with slow-burn enemies to lovers, witches, and magic? After Raina Bloodgood’s sister is collected by the Frost King and The Witch Collector, she makes it her life’s goal to avenge her sister. On Collection Day she finds out about a much more sinister threat and Collector Alexus Thibault, the man she was planning to slay, suddenly becomes the very man who might just turn into the hero who steals her heart.
Fourth Wing & Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros
Like a fierce female main character, enemies-to-lovers, and dragons? This one is for you. Quiet, intelligent Violet is supposed to be sent to the scribe quadrant where she will live among the safety of books and scrolls. However, the commanding general, her mother, has ordered her to abandon her plans and instead, she will compete to be in one of the most elite and ruthless quadrants, the dragon riders. Violet’s body is frail but her intelligence and wit are strong. With the other competitors in the quadrant knowing her mother’s title, she not only has to train to be chosen by a dragon instead of being incinerated by one, she also has to keep herself from being killed by other cadets. Especially Wingleader, Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless of the dragon riders. The second book in the series, Iron Flame, will be released in November. I can’t wait to continue this story!
Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
An enemy to lovers fantasy romance read full of hope, heartbreak, and the power of love. With Iris’ mother suffering from addiction and her brother missing from the frontlines of a war between the gods, Iris needs this coveted columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette. To calm her fears and worries, Iris writes to her brother on the frontlines and slips them beneath her wardrobe door where the letters wind up right in the hands of rival journalist, Roman Kitts. Roman writes her back and the two form a magical connection that follows her right to the frontlines of the war. This young adult novel has had glittering reviews and I can’t wait to pick it up.
Are there any fall romance reads or reads, in general, you are cozying up to this fall? Let us know in the comments below.