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Feb 12

Modern Romance Reads for Adults

Posted on February 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Romance is a very popular genre that encompasses a wide variety of settings and interests. One such subgenre is the contemporary or modern romance novel, which is usually set in the present day. Characters in these romances juggle real-life problems —family issues, career demands, sudden changes—while looking for love. Visit our YouTube channel or watch the embedded video below to hear Reference Staffer Pearl's Top 5 Modern Romance picks that you can check out from the York County Public Library.


Don't see anything that speaks to you? Here are some additional modern romances we recommend:

  • Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
    Summary: When her viral fan-fiction leads to a disastrous publicity-stunt date with her celebrity crush, a talented plus-sized writer discovers that the actor secretly writes his own popular fan-fiction against studio rules. Get a Life Chloe Brown by  Talia Hibbert
  • Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev
    Publisher Summary: Chef Ashna Raje thinks that joining the cast of Cooking with the Stars will help save her restaurant and prove to her mother that she's not a failure, but when she's paired with her first love, Rico Silva, the kitchen begins to heat up.
  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
    Summary: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”. The next items include everything from enjoying a drunken night out to riding a motorcycle to doing something bad. But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job.

Need help finding your next great read? Our Staff Picks for Adults newsletter already has two issues worth of titles you might have missed, including our February 2021 issue. Subscribe today to receive the newsletter by filling out this short form. And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, to stay up-to-date on everything the library has to offer.