Meghan Quinn is all kinds of awesome. Her books are hilarious, heart-felt, and super hot. And if you're a fan of hers (like I am), you'll know how lucky you are that she's also a fast writer. She's crazy prolific, which is THE BEST. But even though she writes really fast, if you're like me, there's still always that little bit of down time between books when you're stuck thinking...ok, what now? Here are my go-to authors who never fail to deliver on all the same great stuff Meghan Quinn delivers (laughs, sexy times, loveable characters, incredible banter, hot heroes, heroines you'd love to be friends with in real life):
NOTE: I'm not saying you should read these authors instead of Meghan Quinn. Definitely read ALL the Meghan Quinn you can get your hands on. But you can never have too many books on the TBR list, right? And I'm not saying these authors are all "just like" Meghan Quinn, because every writer is unique and has their own unique style. I'm just saying these authors deliver on the same great stuff that Meghan Quinn delivers on (see intro to this post). And that's all I have to say about that...
Lucy Score delivers just the right balance of humor, emotion, and sexy times in her books. And they're typically longer books, so if you're looking to really immerse yourself in a book for a good long while, she should be your go-to. And bonus, she's in Kindle Unlimited.
Where to start: consider starting with her new release, Things We Never Got Over.
Witty banter, sarcasm, characters you'll adore, ah-may-zing sexy times, and all the snort-laughs you can handle. That's what you can expect from an Isabel Jordan read. There are also a surprising amount of emotional, "aw" moments in her books, but I sometimes miss those because of all the snort-laughing. And bonus, her contemporary romances are in Kindle Unlimited. (I've heard rumors that her paranormal romances will be leaving KU next month, so if you want to check those out in KU, you'll want to grab them NOW.)
Where to start: Start with the You Complicate Me series. Then, if you're feeling sassy, pick up theHot Has-Beens series. And if you're in the mood for something REALLY different, pick up Caped and Dangerous, a superhero romantic comedy that is FABULOUS.
She's got some books that made me cry (*cough*His Heart*cough), and books that make me laugh until I almost pee myself. It takes a lot of talent to pull off that kind of range, and I admire the hell out of Claire Kingsley for it.
Where to start: I say start with the stuff that'll make you laugh. You can work up to the tears later. So, start with the Dirty Martini Running Club series.
Melanie Harlow writes some of the hottest heroes in Romancelandia, and her heroines are always someone you'd want to befriend in real life. Witty banter, all the best tropes, huge backlist...Melanie Harlow has it all.
Where to start: Hot. Brooding. Farmer. *Sigh* Start with Jack Valentini in After We Fall. If that doesn't turn you into a lifelong Harlot, nothing will.
I'm frankly mad that I had to find this author on my own. Why did no one press one of her books into my grabby hands????? The humor in her books is some of the best I'd ever read, she only writes the MOST likeable heroines, and her heroes can be stupid hot and kind of nerdy and goofy all at the same time. Her books are damn charming, y'all, and I should not have to find authors like her on my own!
Where to start: Anywhere is good. But I started withCome Back to Bed, and I haven't looked back since.
So. Many. Laughs. Trust me on this. If you need a pick-me-up, Pippa Grant books will ALWAYS do the trick.
Where to start: I started with Stud in the Stacks. I know it's technically book 2 in a series, but the books read nicely as standalones. And the book features a hero who is a romance novel expert, so THAT'S worth a read all its own.
The swoony heroes, the witty banter, the sexy times...they're all here in the pages of an Avery Flynn book. And, it's worth noting, she's ANOTHER author I had to find on my own. Why is she not on every "best of" list out there???
Where to start: Definitely the Hartigan's series. You'll be hooked after book 1, Butterface.
Syvlie Stewart is another author who has figured out how to perfectly balance humor and emotional moments. That's not as common in romance novels (or any type of novels) as I wish it was.
Where to start: Definitely with The Fix.
Oh, and did you know Meghan Quinn has a book on pre-order? The Reunion comes out on 2/22.
1/27/2022 11:12:06 am
Awesome recommendations! I actually found Kayley Loring through you, and am eternally grateful! I love every single one of her books, and her new collaboration with Connor Crais is exquisite!
Jennifer, Romance Rehab
1/27/2022 11:19:14 am
Thanks for commenting, Sydney! I'm a little bummed that I didn't recommend anything brand new for you. But I also loved The Worst Guy! I thought it was so much fun. Another one I probably should've added to the list was Annika Martin's Billionaires of Manhattan series. I think you'd love it, too. Oh, and Penny Reid's books. Oh, and Max Monroe. Well...darn. Guess I ended the list too soon. :)
1/27/2022 11:29:57 am
Thank you for these extra recommendations -- much appreciated! How do you feel about Olivia Dade and Corinne Michaels? I haven't read them yet, but they're on my radar.
Jennifer, Romance Rehab
1/27/2022 11:32:54 am
LOVE Olivia Dade. Corinne Michaels is a beautiful writer, but her stuff tends to be more emotional/angsty than the others on this list. Not as many laughs, definitely more serious in tone. I'd still recommend her, but not necessarily to readers looking for someone along the same lines as Meghan Quinn.
1/27/2022 11:45:29 am
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