Okay so… I know there are some amongst our reading crew that are hard-core thrill seekers (at least… book-wise). We want heartache, we want angst, and we want crazy thriller twists that we don’t even see coming and take our breath away. We might even… *gasp* accept a non-happily-ever-after. Or… one to be determined by the reader. Yep. We’re out there, and we’re in full force!
However… there are some that read for the pleasure and tranquility of a pure love story, JUST for the delight of that love story. I love those too. I DO. But some of us love ’em even more. And so when R. Renee made this special request, our own Fabi came to the “low-angst” rescue! And maybe these will be just up your alley, too.
R. Renee: I have a friend who likes Erotic Romance, NOT erotica, but hates sad and angst. All angst. I know, right? I’m not even sure how we’re friends LOL. I thought of Tangled, but what are some other ones? I was going to go down Leslie’s book list, but you like angst, right? Any suggestions anyone?
Fabi: I have a ton of those on my read list. But you can’t have any kind of a romance novel without a single drop of angst. Still, many of my favs are low angst. Here are a few, but really, I bet I have tons and tons more.
Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey <— “Omg I just finished the blackjack scene in chap 9 of Shine. I laughed so hard that I had tears streaming down my face and couldn’t catch a breath. Maybe it’s just be but it really tickled my funny bone…” AND THEN… “Really good! I’d classify it as a romantic comedy. I’ve never laughed so much reading a book. The dialogue is fantastic. This is a prolific writer too so I’m going to have to check out some of her other work to see if its all as good as this one.”
Slade (Walk Of Shame #1) by Victoria Ashley <— “So good! Hot, steamy, sexy guys. Thanks for the heads up on it. Was great.”
Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward <— “…here’s what I thought of Cocky Bastard: I am so impressed with both the female and male POVs in this book. I could swear Aubry and Chase are real people. 5 big, beautiful, love story stars for this one A big thank you to both authors for making me feel all girly, and mushy, and starry eyed. Books like these are the chocolate truffles for my soul. …Cocky Bastard is such a girly book. Pink and glittery and soft and sweet. I loved it.”
Bossman by Vi Keeland <— “I’m at 45% in Bossman and I can’t put it down. It reads so smoothly that I can’t stop going from page to page no matter how late it’s getting.” and then… “...5 stars for me. Vi Keeland wrote the perfect boyfriend. I need to put her books in my feel-good category. They never fail to make me happy.”
To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise <— “@69% The first kiss! The sexual tension has not let up for a single page. Sheesh! This book is insanely good.” and then… “I 5 star loved it! A perfect love story with perfect characters. Every one of them came alive for me. …an NA with loads of steam and sweet and cute… was one of my favs this year.”
From Scratch (The Blue Plate Series) by Rachel Goodman <— “I just finished reading From Scratch by Rachel Goodman. It was the perfect Sunday read. Full of southern charm and feisty characters. I love Lillie and Nick. I love the self discovery and growth they experience. I especially loved the second chance orchestrated to give them the opportunity for it. They were the main characters, but their supporting cast are so well developed that they easily stand on their own and make distinct footprints in the story. So well written. It was a real pleasure to read.”
Beautiful Bastard (The Beautiful Series Book 1) by Christina Lauren <— “I remember being enthralled and reading the Beautiful Bastard series nonstop, without a reminder…”
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