The Ten Books That Always Make Me Smile

July 14, 2020

It's another TTT and today's topic is books that make me smile. I decided to switch it up a bit and share with you the books that made me fall in love with romance. Before 2015, I only read psychological thrillers and mysteries, but these books brought me to the romance world and I have absolutely no regrets!

Tangled by Emma Chase

Tangled by Emma Chase
This series introduced me to the hilarious wonder that was Drew Evans. He was a manwhore who didn't know what hit him when he met Katherine Brooks. For a guy who always said 'no' to commitment, she had him second guessing himself.

Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels

Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels
This was a hilarious series of books that was recommended to me when I first joined Goodreads. It's about a baker named Dylan who indulges in a wedding hookup with the hottest guys she's ever seen. From there it was a lot of funny missteps and heartwarming moments. Well-developed protagonists, amazing side characters, and a moving plot made this a must-read and an easy book rec.

Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora

Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora
After indulging in her book, Raw, and meeting the to-die-for anti-hero who is Twitch, I wanted to read ALL of her other books. Friend-Zoned couldn't be more opposite to what I had come to expect from this author. It was freaking HILARIOUS! Tina and Nik became such incredible friends... seriously, they shared one of those enviable connections... and their chemistry was off-the-charts. I really loved this book (this series) and I think it's time for a re-read.

Overruled by Emma Chase

Overruled by Emma Chase
I absolutely adored the entire Legal Briefs series. Each book is an interconnected standalone and these characters knew how to make me giggle, chuckle and laugh. You really can't go wrong with Emma Chase.

Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec

Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec
I find myself pretty hit-or-miss when it comes to Tara Sivec, but her Chocolate Lovers series is a definite hit. Claire was a single mom of a beautiful child from a one night stand. When her fling shows back up, it's a fantastic story of second chances with a precocious boy to make things extra hilarious.

Friends With Partial Benefits by Luke Young

Friends With Partial Benefits by Luke Young
When this author reached out to me to review a copy of this book, I had no idea what to expect because it was my first time being offered something like this. What I found was a riveting, entertaining and hilarious older woman/younger man romantic comedy that had me begging for more. And more there was because not only did I love this entire series, but there's a subseries that allows you even more time with these characters. I can't recommend this series enough!

The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken
I'm not sure what it was about this book that I loved in particular, but loved it I did. It's a friends-to-lovers, fake relationship romance and it worked so well. Even the grandma had me freaking rolling with laughter.

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely
This friends-to-lovers romance that tells the tale of Spencer and Charlotte, best friends who have wanted each other for years introduced me to the wonder of Lauren Blakely. Including this amusing story, she's written so many books that have made it to my 'best of' lists.


667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life by Lucy Woodhull
This was one of the first romance advance review copies I've ever read and it was far more entertaining than I first expected. It's about a woman who finally gets fed up with pleasing others and starts living for herself. She meets the man of her dreams and life shows her that no one and nothing is perfect and that she can be loved and find love regardless. I adored this book and found it hilarious in its realness.

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
To be honest, I didn't love this story at first. It begins with Caroline moving into her new apartment and being harassed by the repeated banging of her neighbor's headboard. This goes on and on and on with many different women. And although the hero and heroine shared a 'connection' of sorts, his behavior didn't stop right away. But the further I went, the warmer I felt and as the series progressed, I was in love. It didn't hurt that the stories in the Cocktail series are hilarious!

Have you had the pleasure of reading from any of these authors? What books make you smile? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading! xo




Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

26 comments

  1. I've been meaning to read Wallbanger - I'll have to bump it up the list!

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    1. Well, if you're up for some laughs, you're gonna love it!

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  2. I haven't read any of these. I have had Tara Sivec on my list to read for a while.

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    1. Her Chocolate Lovers series is really fun. I'm thinking of doing a re-read after finishing this post.

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  3. Hmm, these sound like fun! Romance is such a fun genre in general.

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    1. They are :D I've been reading romance for 5 years now and I'm nowhere close to finding or finishing all the great reads out there.

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  4. I haven't read any of these books but I have heard plenty about Wallbanger ;)

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    1. Each one is perfect for a great laugh, especially Wallbanger :D

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  5. Romance isn't a genre I read but I'm so glad it makes you happy! :D They look like a lot of fun!

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  6. I've not read any of these, but The Bet sounds good! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  7. If we had participated this week, most of these books would have made it on our list, love it!

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    1. Thank you! You really can't go wrong with any of these books when you're looking for a great laugh :D

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  8. I love it when I try a new genre and it becomes a favorite. Fun list! :)

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    1. Absolutely! I still love my thrillers, but I'm enjoying the heck out of this genre!!

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  9. I like romcoms and humorous romances so a lot of these sound good! I don’t usually read a lot of romance but I’ve been gravitating to it more lately.

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    1. For romcoms, these authors offer stories that will tickle anyone's fancy.

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  10. I love the titles of romance novels, they always make me smile - Seduction and Snacks is a great one!

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  11. I've not tried any of these yet, but they all sound really good. :)

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    1. That's because they are really good. If you're down for a laugh, any of them will do :)

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  12. Thanks again for mentioning FWPB with such a great group of authors and hilarious books. It truly feels like an "I'm not worthy" moment for me.

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    1. You are totally worthy! Your books helped to shape me into the romance lover I am today. Besides, they read like a must-watch romcom and it would be so cool if they got optioned!

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  13. J. Daniels always makes me smile, too.I love every one of her books.

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