I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m too old for about 90% of new adult romances. The angst, the stupid misunderstandings, the immaturity...all of these things are likely to send me into long-winded, grumpy old lady “get off my lawn”-style book rants that make me wonder what’s wrong with these kids today. But that’s not to say I hate ALL new adult romance. In fact, I’ve read several that were super enjoyable. And that’s what this “best of” list is all about: the new adult romances that were so good, even a grumpy old lady like me could enjoy them. So, this one’s for all my fellow grumpy old readers. Enjoy!
Whenever I see a woman out in public with her skirt tucked into the back of her panty hose, or a man with a comb-over, I always think, why didn’t someone not love them enough to tell them they looked ridiculous? Well, sometimes when I’m browsing Amazon looking for my next read, I see book covers that make me wonder the same thing. Why didn’t anyone love these authors enough to tell them their covers were awful?
Yes, Christian Grey is the first hero most romance readers think of when you mention the word billionaire. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the BEST. In our opinion, his PR has just been better. So, with that in mind, we bring you our top 13 picks for sexy billionaires we’d choose over Christian Grey any day of the week (and twice on Sundays).
No, it isn’t a cheesy pick-up line. I’m talking about romance novel cover models. I’m starting to see the same faces on the romance novels I’m reading over and over again. Now, I’m not unsympathetic to the plight of indie romance authors. I realize that there are only so many stock photos and cover models in the world, and that sharing models is often necessary. A truly “exclusive” image of a hot dude that hasn’t been on a million other covers is tough to come by. But...is it getting out of hand? For example, there’s THIS guy…
I have an almost unhealthy obsession with HGTV. I can binge-watch HOURS of Property Brothers, Love It or List It, and Fixer Upper. So, romance novels (another addiction of mine, obviously) that include talk of renovating, building, redecorating, or flipping a home? I’m ALL IN. For those of you who, like me, are in need of an HGTV support group, here’s 11 romance novels that’ll allow you to feed your 2 biggest addictions at once: