Whether you have a special someone in your life or you don’t, romance is something we all wish for. From daydreaming about our prince charming or swiping on dating apps hoping to see the one. Romance is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
Our way of finding romance is through books. And you cannot deny that it is one of the best methods. Comedy romance novels are some of the best and easiest books to read. With lighthearted storylines and meet-cutes that are just slightly out of reach, you can get lost in the words.
Below are 7 amazing comedy romance novels that you have to have in your collection. No matter how your love life looks in reality, it is going to be amazing in these books.
Let’s get into it!
1. Love And Other Puzzles By Kimberley Allsopp
To start us off is the work of Allsopp with Love and Other Puzzles. This quick-witted novel follows the tale of straight-edged Rory.
With everything already planned in life, she should feel like her best self, yet something is missing.
Rory takes a rather unusual approach to change things up by letting the clues to the New York Times crossword puzzle make her decisions for a week. Not much can change in a week, right?
Allsopp’s writing brings together cheesy romance with the intellectual and media references of Gilmore Girls. It is sassy, smart, and expertly timed.
You can’t help but smile as you watch Rory take the reins in losing control and finding what life has to offer. Outside of careers and writing to-do lists.
This is the perfect standalone novel for anyone wanting to smile and watch someone learn to love themselves and others around them. Perfect for a short flight or a night on the sofa, you are not going to want to put it down.
Join Rory and discover the secret to happiness, taking the leap of faith and trusting in yourself.
2. If Kisses Cured Cancer By T.S. Hawken
The title of this rom-com may have you scrolling quickly but we promise it is worth the read. Hawken brings together tears of laughter and sorrow that you simply cannot ignore.
Matt Pearce is depressed. Until Joy comes along. A cancer survivor who refuses to let the cards she’s been dealt rule her life.
Going on some quirky dates, the pair grow madly in love, until Joy’s past begins to make an appearance.
This unusual Australian story about love will grab you by the heart and have you falling in love right alongside them.
You’ll have to read to find out if Joy’s past brings them together or if it destroys them completely. As two becomes one, this novel is simply brilliant from beginning to end and you do not want to miss it.
If Kisses Cured Cancer is perfect for lovers of The Fault In Our Stars and Five Feet Apart. When you feel like you need a cry, you can always count on this romance novel.
3. Jonathan Unleashed By Meg Rosoff
Jonathan Unleashed is for anyone who enjoys the role that man’s best friend plays in our lives without taking things too seriously.
Jonathan Trefoil’s life is anything but simple. His girlfriend wants someone like him only richer while his apartment is more on the illegal side, Jonathan just wishes he could go back to a time before decisions were so pertinent.
When he begins looking after his brother’s dogs, Jonathan begins to realize that humans may not be the intellects they think they are.
Jonathan Unleashed is a humorous, sage romantic comedy set in Manhattan about complicated connections, love, and dogs. Anyone who is unsure about their career path or how they will get there should read Rosoff’s book.
So, if you love romance, wit, and dogs, Jonathan Unleashed should be in your cart. Rosoff’s writing is gentle and excellent.
You are invited into the life of Jonathan Trefoil and you simply cannot wait to learn more about his quirky and rather childlike outlook on the road ahead.
Grab this novel for a delicious read that will have you believe you need a dog to help you find love. And it may not be the worst idea.
4. The Charm Offensive By Alison Cochrun
Producer of the television dating show Ever After Dev Deshpande always wrote the ideal love story for his contestants.
However, when his heart is broken, he isn’t so sure that he will ever return. The new star of the show, Charlie Winshaw, who doesn’t believe in happily ever after and is nervous in front of the camera, appears, but then he meets her.
He has no idea how to flirt with women on live air. Dev soon assists Charlie in overcoming his self-esteem issues and insecurities.
As Dev works to get Charlie to open up, it soon becomes apparent that they have better chemistry with each other than their on-screen female co-stars.
But every TV show has a script and these two need to decide whose love story is going to be the star of the season.
The Charm Offensive is a modern love story with classic tropes of enemies to lovers and secret relationships. Can Dev and Charlie keep their story a secret until the end of the tour, or will they steal the show?
Cochrun gives a new spin to the grumpy sunshine trope in this LGBT+ novel. Funny, charismatic, and undeniably loveable, The Charm Offensive is spectacular. Even if reality game shows aren’t quite your thing.
5. The Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood
Working towards your Ph.D. often leaves little room for romance. And Olive Smith is completely fine with that consensus.
She doesn’t need anyone distracting her from her goals. However, her best friend Anh believes differently.
Determined to get her friend off her back, Olive pretends to date the lab tyrant Adam Carlsen. And when things begin to go wrong for her career, she is shocked to find Adam there with unwavering support and…six-pack abs.
These two scientists soon realize that the biggest experiment they could complete is with their own hearts. And it is not as straightforward as one might think.
The Love Hypothesis quickly became a New York Times bestseller in 2021 and has found itself a spot amongst the classics. This easy-to-read romance has tensions high and will leave you on the hunt for scientists to love.
We recommend only beginning this book when you have nothing but time. Because it is going to have you hooked from the very first page. And you are not going to want to put it down.
6. People We Meet On Vacation By Emily Henry
When people say they are best friends, none of them really mean spending every summer together. Well, Poppy and Alex do.
Since they met in college, they have dedicated summer to taking a vacation together. That was until two years ago and they haven’t spoken since.
Poppy knows the only way to get her life back on track is to reach out and convince her best friend to take one final summer vacation together. And he agrees.
She now has a week to make everything right. If only she can avoid the one major reality that has silently persisted throughout their ostensibly ideal relationship. What possibly could go wrong?
This friends-to-lovers novel is perfect. Henry is mysterious and calculated while building her characters which gives an edge to the classic romance plot line. While you know the destination. The journey is truly incredible.
7. The Devil Wears Black By L.J Shen
When you want something a little darker than your run of the mill rom-com, The Devil Wears Black is humorous, dark, and beautifully seductive.
Maddie Goldbloom was ready to get life back on track. She has a plan. But when ex-boyfriend, Chase Black, comes storming back into her life, Maddie simply cannot say no.
This means pretending to be his doting fiance. The events that follow explode Maddie’s life, and as Chase’s defenses come tumbling down, they are both forced to face reality.
While Maddie fights for her heart, she slowly comes to the realization that she belongs with him. And the way he makes her feel. Sinful, delicious, and nothing you should tell your mother about.
The Devil Wears Black is the perfect blend of enemies to lovers with romance and companionship. After, who knows you better than the one you were destined to marry?
Romance comedy novels are perfect. Whether you are a teen or a fully grown adult, you can’t help but smile when that first kiss takes place and butterflies erupt in your stomach.
And we have just the books to make it happen. Above are 7 amazing romance comedy novels that you are going to want to add to your To Be Read list. Only this time you will actually read them.
From scientists to exes, everyone deserves to find love. Whether in real life or on the page. You just have to know where to look.