Praise the TV and movie gods for all of the amazing romance novels and rom-com adaptations they’ve been bringing to our screens lately! But if you’re anything like us, then you know it’s not quite enough. Romance readers (and viewers) are never satisfied with just one or two great stories, which is why these eight rom com novels are on our our wishlists to become movies next. Theses diverse stories are both sexy and funny, the perfect cocktail for the best romantic comedies!
When Samiah goes viral after a livetweet storm reveals that her boyfriend was also dating two other woman, she and the other girlfriends band together and make a pact to focus on their own dreams and goals. Samaiah decides to dive into designing the app she's been dreaming about, but she gets distracted by Daniel, a man she meets through work. She's supposed to be focusing on her own projects, but what if Daniel is the one?
Blair is thrilled to finally launch her own cupcake shop, and she's bursting with plans and ideas. What she doesn't account for is that Ronan is opening up a sports bar right next door, which surprisingly competes with her business! The two find themselves in an all out business war—until they have to band together against an even bigger competitor in order to save both their businesses.
Who isn't ravenous for more wonderful royal content? American Bex Porter heads to Oxford and is excited for a new adventure abroad when she falls for none other than Prince Nicholas, heir to the throne! The Royal We book takes place on the eve of their wedding, as Bex takes stock of everything she's given up to marry Nick. The second book is about the newlyweds as they must navigate a new life full of royal duties.
For fans of romantic comedies with a technological slant, Ask Me Anything is a novel about Daisy, a woman in her early thirties who lives at home and takes care of her elderly and often forgetful mum, who keeps sending her messages through the smart fridge. The fridge's persistent messages tell her when her milk has gone bad and remind her to pick up groceries, but it may also be steering her towards romance!
Sloan is still struggling to get her life together after loss, but things start to look up for her when she adopts Tucker, a dog in need of a home. But just as he's settling in, she gets a surprising message: Tucker's owner is actually Jason, a musician on tour who definitely wants his dog back. Sloan isn't about to just hand him over, but as their texts turn into long talks, she finds herself falling for Jason, from afar.
Liya is an engineer who loves her life and has no patience for her parents' matchmaking, which means she doesn't feel the least bit sorry when she walks out of a dinner that's clearly a set up with a strange guy. Only, that guy shows up at work the following week. It turns out he's Jay Shah, the lawyer tasked with saving Liya's company and they're going to have to work together. They find that despite their first meeting, they're attracted to one another, but acting upon that means dealing with family baggage.
After feeling lonely for too long, Charlotte decides to do something about it. A little late-night Googling leads her to a podcast called Sorry Not Sorry, which encourages women to let go of their inner good girls and be flirty, forward, and chase what they want. Suddenly inspired, Charlotte decides to give the podcast's advice a shot, with surprising results.
Kate has just lost her husband of nearly thirty years, Luke, to a terminal illness. Bereft, she's shocked one morning to wake up in her dorm room in college on the very day that she meets Luke. She could use this do over to revise her life—or she could do everything right and try and save Luke before it's too late.
What romance novels would you love to see on screen next?
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