Favorite Romance Books of 2019

Happy 2020 everyone! I've got the mother of all posts for you today! You know the one, the blog posts that recaps the best of the best of the best (I'm totally channeling Will Smith's character from Men in Black!). Today I am sharing my Favorite Romance Books of 2019. It was such an amazing year and I had the opportunity to read so many phenomenal books, it was really hard to narrow it down. These books made me feel so much! I fell madly in love with the characters, their stories, and worlds. I laughed, cried, and cheered. From the sweet to the heat, each one of these stories gave me a book hangover for days! These books are under my skin and I can't recommend them enough.


Favorite Romance Books of 2019 | About That Story

Favorite Romance Books of 2019

Book Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score | About That Story
Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score
This book is my happy place! Perfection. 6 stars. I cannot believe how awesomely amazing and entertaining this was. Rock Bottom Girl was everything I could have wanted and so much more. An absolutely stellar story and I had a blast reading it. 


Book Review: Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean | About That Story
Brazen and the Beast (Bareknuckle Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean
Amazon | My Review
Brazen and the Beast was seriously entertaining right from the start. It flowed so well and I was wrapped up in the characters’ lives, learning their histories, their dilemmas, feeling their pain, I was caught up in it all. Fun, sassy, and amazingly witty!


Book Review: Meet Cute by Helena Hunting | About That Story
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
Amazon | My Review
What a fantastic story! This is one of those books that I picked up and literally couldn't put back down. I fell in love with Dax, Kailyn, and Emme. It was filled with the perfect mix of humor and emotion and I loved every second! This one pulled at my heartstrings and left a smile on my face.

Helena Hunting has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Clipped Wings in 2014 and I Flipping Love You in 2018.


Book Review: Down Too Deep (Dirty Deeds #4) by J. Daniels | About That Story
Down Too Deep (Dirty Deeds #4) by J. Daniels
Down Too Deep was an AMAZING story! It was sweet, entertaining, emotional, and raw. I absolutely loved Jenna and Nathan but I have to say, the kids were heart-stopping adorable and they stole the show. 

J. Daniels has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Four Letter Word in 2016 and Bad for You in 2018.


Book Review: Gypsy King (Tin Gypsy #1) by Devney Perry | About That Story
Gypsy King (Tin Gypsy #1) by Devney Perry
Gypsy King was a fantastic story with wonderful characters and a thrilling suspense element happening. I absolutely loved it! I was on the edge of my seat as everything unfolded. There was drama, intensity, and heat! I couldn't get enough.

Devney Perry has previously been on my Favorite Books list for The Coppersmith Farmhouse in 2017 and The Clover Chapel in 2018.


Book Review: The Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke #3) by Tessa Dare | About That Story
The Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke #3) by Tessa Dare
I absolutely adored everything about this. The Wallflower Wager was a fast-paced, flirty delight. A highly entertaining read full of wonderful moments, great friendships, and so much love. It filled my heart and left me with a huge smile on my face. I loved every second!


Book Review: Getting Played (Getting Some #2) by Emma Chase | About That Story
Getting Played (Getting Some #2) by Emma Chase
This was such an amazing story! I loved Dean and Lainey and this adventure they were on together. It was so entertaining, sweet, and sexy! Loved it! It was swoon-worthy awesomeness.

Emma Chase has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Tangled in 2013, Sustained in 2015, Appealed, Sidebarred, and Royally Screwed in 2016, Royally Matched in 2017, and Getting Schooled in 2018.


Book Review: Quiet Man (Dream #0.5/Dream Man #4.5) by Kristen Ashley | About That Story
Quiet Man (Dream #0.5/Dream Man #4.5) by Kristen Ashley
When the Rock Chick and Dream Man worlds collide, amazing things happen! So entertaining, so sweet, so sexy. I loved Mo and Lottie! She's full of life and he's quiet and gruff and I loved watching them come together, how their sexual tension grew, how things exploded, and experiencing the joy of them falling in love. All the details and depth packed a punch!

Kristen Ashley has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Ride Steady and Walk Through Fire in 2015, and Wild Like the Wind in 2018.


Book Review: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren | About That Story
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The Unhoneymooners was AMAZING! It’s a laugh-out-loud, slow burn romance that had THE BEST banter and one-liners. From start to finish, this was everything I could have wanted. Amazing characters, storyline, and build. So freaking hilarious and full of so much heart. I absolutely loved it!

Christina Lauren has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Beautiful Bastard in 2013, Dirty Rowdy Thing in 2014, Beautiful Secret in 2015, Beautiful in 2016, and Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating in 2018.


Book Review: Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11) by J. R. Ward | About That Story
Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11) by J. R. Ward
My emotions were exploding as Blay and Qhuinn came together in this epic story. There was so much happening, so many characters involved, with fantastic storylines taking place. I loved it all! The entire series is phenomenal, one of my all-time favorites!

J. R. Ward has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Devil's Cut in 2017.


Book Review: Devil in Winter (The Wallflowers #3) by Lisa Kleypas
Devil in Winter (The Wallflowers #3) by Lisa Kleypas
Hands down, Devil in Winter is my favorite in The Wallflowers series. A marriage of convenience and a redemption story? Perfection! The journey and growth that Sebastian and Evie go through was amazing. I hung on every word right from the start. An absolutely brilliant story!


Book Review: Justified (Loveless, Texas #1) by Jay Crownover | About That Story
Justified (Loveless, Texas #1) by Jay Crownover
Enemies to lovers is one of my all-time favorite tropes and this one was fantastic. I devoured it! I loved the characters, their fiery barbs and underlying passion. There is a wonderful suspense element that was happening and I loved the build to it all.

Jay Crownover has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Better When He's Bad in 2014.


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I want to say THANK YOU to each and every person who visits my blog and my various social media accounts. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for visiting, for liking, for retweeting, for commenting, for sharing. You all are the best! It makes all the hard work that I put in behind the scenes totally worth it.

I love reading. I love the stories that pull me in and let me get lost in them. The stories where time just flies by and the next thing you know, you realize you should have started dinner an hour ago. Those are the best, the ones that consume you... in case you're wondering, my top 12 totally did that. I love being able to share the book love, talking with other book bloggers, working with authors, publishers, and publicists and I am so very grateful for all the opportunities that I have. I just want you all to know how much I appreciate you. 

Alrighty folks, that's all she wrote! I hope you enjoyed my list and found some new things to add to your TBR. If you want to grab some of these for yourself, you can find them all in one place on Amazon. Click here!

Have a wonderful 2020! Thank you again for all your support.
xo
Gretchen


Favorite Romance Books of 2019 | About That Story
I was so excited to take the photo of my stack of favorites only to realize that I was missing two. So bummed, I need to get those asap! Instead of Devil in Winter and Getting Played, I've got other books by Lisa Kleypas and Emma Chase as place holders. :-)


What were some of your favorite book in 2019? What books are you excited about in 2020? Let me know!


Favorite Romance Books of 2019 | About That Story


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