My All Time Favorite Romance Novels | Part Two

And we’re back to complete the list of my all time favorite romance novels. If you haven’t read the first part, feel free to check my list here (click the link). I’m so happy on my last 30 books (like I mentioned, they aren’t rank in order because I hate doing that) and majority are part of a series. Imagine the torture I’ve been through selecting the books individually.

Anyways, here are the final 30 books that made into my list:

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My All Time Favorite Romance Novels | Part One

I had a poll on my Instagram stories which will be my next post and majority of you guys had chosen My All Time Favorite Romance Novels. As a book reviewer for 10 years, I have read a lot of amazing stories and some of them holds a special place in my heart. These books made me swoon at its best and I hope my list will help you choose your next favorite. 

It wasn’t easy coming up this list. I have to pick the books individually in a series and weigh everything. All in all, there are 60 books on my list and I will split this into two parts. Here are the first batch of my favorite books of all time:

Check out the Part Two of my list here

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ARC Review | Sunkissed by Kasie West

54456763 (1)Pages: 309

Goodreads Rating: 3.84 / 5 stars

My Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: May 4th 2021

Publisher: Delacorte Press

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Will the stars align?

Avery has always used music as an escape. But after her best friend betrays her, even her perfectly curated playlists can’t help her forget what happened. To make matters worse, her parents have dragged her and her social-media-obsessed sister to a remote family camp for two months of “fun.” Just when Avery is ready to give up on the summer altogether, she meets Brooks—mysterious, frustratingly charming Brooks—who just happens to be on staff—which means he’s off-limits.

What starts as a disaster turns into . . . something else. As the outside world falls away, Avery embarks on a journey of self-discovery. And when Brooks offers her the chance of a lifetime, she must figure out how far is she willing to go to find out what she wants and who she wants to be.

Fan favorite Kasie West is back with another unforgettable summer romance that reminds us falling in love is full of wonder, heartache, and—most of all—surprises.

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Audiobook Review | Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

52766407Pages: 364

My Rating: ★★★★

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: July 28th 2020

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Narrated by:  Rebekkah Ross

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The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours.

Today, she hates him.

It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time.

Tonight, she puts up with him.

When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other.

As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.

Tomorrow … maybe she’s already fallen for him.

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Audiobook Review | XOXO by Axie Oh

54618808._SY475_Pages: 352

My Rating: ★★★★

Genre:  Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: July 13th 2021

Publisher: HarperTeen

Narrated by: Greta Jung

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Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. But in a moment of spontaneity, she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure…before he disappears without a word.

Three months later, when Jenny and her mother arrive in South Korea to take care of her ailing grandmother, she’s shocked to discover that Jaewoo is a student at the same elite arts academy where she’s enrolled for the semester. And he’s not just any student. He’s a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world—and he’s strictly forbidden from dating.

When a relationship means throwing Jenny’s life off the path she’s spent years mapping out, she’ll have to decide once and for all just how much she’s willing to risk for love.

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Audiobook Review | We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

40032369._SY475_Pages: 336

My Rating: ★★★★

Genre:  Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: October 16th 2018

Publisher: Simon and Shuster Books for Young Readers

Narrated by: Carly Robins

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A wedding harpist disillusioned with love and a hopeless romantic cater-waiter flirt and fight their way through a summer of weddings in this effervescent romantic comedy from the acclaimed author of Today Tonight Tomorrow.

Quinn Berkowitz and Tarek Mansour’s families have been in business together for years: Quinn’s parents are wedding planners, and Tarek’s own a catering company. At the end of last summer, Quinn confessed her crush on him in the form of a rambling email—and then he left for college without a response.

Quinn has been dreading seeing him again almost as much as she dreads another summer playing the harp for her parents’ weddings. When he shows up at the first wedding of the summer, looking cuter than ever after a year apart, they clash immediately. Tarek’s always loved the grand gestures in weddings—the flashier, the better—while Quinn can’t see them as anything but fake. Even as they can’t seem to have one civil conversation, Quinn’s thrown together with Tarek wedding after wedding, from performing a daring cake rescue to filling in for a missing bridesmaid and groomsman.

Quinn can’t deny her feelings for him are still there, especially after she learns the truth about his silence, opens up about her own fears, and begins learning the art of harp-making from an enigmatic teacher.

Maybe love isn’t the enemy after all—and maybe allowing herself to fall is the most honest thing Quinn’s ever done.

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10 Year Challenge Book Tag

Circa 2011. I was on my Freshmen Year as a Nursing Student and I make sure that I balance my time studying and reading leisurely (sometimes you need to take a break on reading textbooks). I didn’t realize I’ve been a reader for a decade. I read occasionally when I was young but it wasn’t until 2011 where I get to read full length novels.

It’s quite a journey and I remember being engrossed to Harry Potter series, Twilight Saga, House of Night series etc. I still have those books on my shelf and with this tag created by Rincey Reads and I found this tag thru Zezee with Books, let’s take a look back on my reading tastes back on 2011 and compare it to this year — 2021. 

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Book Review | Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Regretting YouPages: 366

My Rating: ★★★

Genre: Adult, Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: October 11th 2020

Publisher: Montlake Romance

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Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a poignant novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.

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Best Books I’ve Read in 2020

Hey everyone! It’s been a month since I have a blog post and I’m on overdue to share with you with my favorite books of 2020. Originally, I have 20 books on my list but I trimmed it down to 15 books then I’ll include my five favorite poetry collections. I have been busy with work and I’d rather spending my time sleeping.

Anyways, let’s jump in to poetry books before I proceed with the 15 novels and they’re not in ranking.

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Books on my Pending Shelves

Work has been exhausting lately and slowed my reading. Mostly I prefer to sleep after work and whenever I’m reading, I didn’t realize I fell asleep. It’s also a pressure that I started many books that I lost in the mood for. I was overwhelmed and I have to put it down. 

Here are the books I put on my pending shelves, unsure when I’ll pick them again: 

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