With the holidays fast approaching, it’s surely the perfect season to cuddle up with a cozy book to read. And believe me, nothing warms the heart quite like a great holiday-themed romance novel. Especially when it’s filled with lovable couples and fun tropes.
So, as an early Christmas present from me to you, here are some incredible romance novels that are set during the holidays. Prepare to giggle and kick your feet happily in the air as you read these amazing stories!
10 Blind Dates
Following a brutal breakup with her long-term boyfriend, Sophie flees to her grandparents' house for the holidays. In an effort to cheer her up, her extended family sets Sophie up on an exhausting series of different blind dates—each one curated by a different family member.
Things are shaping up to be an unforgettable Christmas break. How will Sophie handle the chaos of it all?
The Christmas Clash
Taking family feud to a more entertaining level, this holiday rom-com follows two Asian American families who operate rival restaurants in the Riverwood Mall food court: Korean food for the Kwons and Chinese food for the Lis.
Given the situation, the mutual animosity between Chloe Kwon and Peter Li is as easy as breathing. But when the mall becomes at risk for demolition, Chloe and Peter are forced to unite against a common enemy to save their family businesses.
A Christmas Date
What should you do when your baby sister announces her engagement to the man you've been secretly in love with? According to Nikki, the perfect solution is to hire a fake boyfriend as a distraction from the impending Christmas blues.
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
The whirlwind love story of Dash and Lily begins with an unassuming red notebook full of holiday-themed challenges left on a bookstore shelf. As they pass the notebook back and forth at locations across New York, Dash and Lily find themselves facing the biggest dare of all.
It's a holiday romance classic turned Netflix adaptation!
The Holiday Switch
Type-A Lila's perfect holiday plans spontaneously crash and burn upon meeting her latest coworker, Teddy Rivera. It's definitely rivalry at first sight. Will an accidental phone switch and an unforeseen snowstorm force Lila and Teddy to finally get along?
This one's perfect for readers who enjoy enemies-to-lovers and small-town romances.
A Holly Jolly Diwali
Throwing caution to the wind for the first time, data analyst Niki Randhawa books a last-minute flight to Mumbai and unexpectedly finds a whirlwind romance with a gorgeous free-spirited musician.
Consider picking this up if you enjoy couples with opposite personalities.
Just Like Magic
Despite her extravagant social media persona, Bettie Hughes is broke and illegally squatting in Colorado. But thankfully, things start looking up when she accidentally meets Hall: a ticket to make all her holiday wishes come true, a ready-made fiancé.
Desperate to save the Christmas tree farm she's loved since she was a kid, Stella Bloom enlists the help of her best friend Luka Peters to win a contest that can solve the farm's financial crisis. How? By pretending to be co-owner of Lovelight Farms... and Stella's boyfriend.
Hardcore fans of fake dating and friends-to-lovers, this one’s for you!
Mangos and Mistletoe
An ambitious pastry chef and a self-proclaimed baking brujita team up to win the Holiday Baking Challenge in Scotland. As these Dominican women raise battle together in the kitchen, something else seems to be heating up.
Short and sweet, this is a holiday-themed novella with mouthwatering food and delicious tension.
Set against the backdrop of a coffee shop, a brooding tattoo artist and a socially awkward geek engage in mutual pining—with neither the wiser. But when a sudden turn of events leads to Cash becoming Bailey's boss, things get more interesting.
Sweet On You
The Laneways in Lipa, Batangas was not prepared for a no-holds-barred holiday prank war between a stubborn café owner and an easygoing baker. But when Gabriel Capras tries to poach Sari's customers with cheap coffee and cheaper tactics, she has no choice but to take him and his shiny new bakery down.
When grumpy ex-convict Stella loudly, albeit unknowingly, ridicules the Christmas window display of the famous Vivant department store right in front of its manager, the last thing she expects from Aiden is a job offer.
This feel-good holiday romance will appeal to readers who enjoy the grumpy/sunshine dynamic.
Wrapped Up In You
When an unexpected blizzard leaves Will and Abbie leaves stranded in a house full of pets, Will seizes the perfect opportunity to pull off the biggest Christmas miracle: finally winning over the frosty heart of his best friend's little sister.
Written in the Stars
In an attempt to thwart her brother's annoying matchmaking attempts, Darcy Lowell exaggerates the success of the latest setup. When her white lie comes to bite her in the ass, she begs Elle to pretend that they're dating to save face. With the following conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family over the holidays and their arrangement will end on New Year's Eve.
This post first appeared on A Love So True.