Christmas is practically here right? Which means it’s definitely time for some Christmas romance reads.
Given the state of the world right now, I’m sure we can all agree that Christmas is basically going to be a two month event, as it more or less is for me in a normal year but anyway…
I love reading while snuggling under a blanket with all of the fairylights on, a hot drink and a sweet treat or two. And while we get warm under all the layers, how about hot under the collar too? Sounds good right? Exactly.
I’ve done the heavy lifting for you by searching for some holiday inspired stories for you to indulge in, I’ve given you a TL;DR AND I’ve even let you know which of the books are currently on offer!
We’ve got F/F, M/M, diverse romance, some steamy novellas, a lil bit of that paranormal good stuff, time travel and more.
So, here are ten Christmas romance reads I’m adding to my TBR this winter.
Feat: OV rep, snowed in, forced proximity and friends to lovers
William Reid, actor and ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, has a big goal for Christmas: he wants to finally win over his best friend, Abbie Farrell. After a blizzard leaves them alone and stranded at Abbie’s grandmas house, with 27 cats, he thinks it’s the perfect time for a Christmas miracle. Convincing Abbie won’t be easy, but hiding his lifelong feelings is no longer an option. This is exclusive to Kobo.
Feat: Diverse F/F enemies to lovers steamy novella
Kiskeya Burgos, a pastry chef from the Dominican Republic arrives in Scotland with one goal: win the Holiday Baking Challenge. Then she can prove to everyone that she can make it in the culinary world. Sully Morales, self proclaimed baking brujita, enters the competition to reacquaint herself with her love of baking. Winning the challenge should be easy, if only she can convince her grumpy partner that they make a great team in and out of the kitchen.
Feat: Romantic comedy, steamy smut and time jumping
Maelyn feels like she’s going nowhere, but worst of all, this is the last Christmas she’ll spend in the cabin with her family. As she leaves for the final time she begs the universe to show her what will make her happy. One crash later, Mae wakes on an aeroplane bound for Utah, and she begins the holiday again. Every time the trip ends in disaster, she is thrust back to the beginning. Mae must find out how to break free of this time loop, and maybe finally find true love.
Feat: Fake dating, office romance and enemies to lovers
Riley Kennedy’s emails cross with her male colleague’s, Kennedy Riley, who loves nothing more than forwarding them on with his own commentary. They’ve never met, until the office Christmas party. Kennedy turns out to be a jerk, an extremely handsome jerk, but they decide to accompany each other as fake dates to a wedding and party. But little by little the act becomes easier and Riley learns that there’s more to Kennedy than she thought. Available on Kindle Unlimited.
Feat: Plus size black woman, bad boy-secret cinnamon roll-tattoo artist, OV rep, SMUT
Cash has been watching Bailey for months, but watching is all he can ever do, she is way too sweet and too smart for him. But by some Christmas miracle, he becomes her new boss. Bailey is determined that men aren’t worth the hassle, especially men like Cash, brooding, grumpy and avoiding her like the plaugue. So why is he helping the homeless, and why is he offering her a place to stay this Christmas?
Feat: Slow burn, forbidden romance and finding love in London
On the first night in her new house share, Jess meets Alex. One huge spark and a Christmas holiday later, she finds out that Alex has started seeing somebody else in their house… cue a year of bumping into the man of her dreams and his new girlfriend. Jess is determined to move on and love this new city, but her heart doesn’t seem to like that plan. 99p on Kindle.
Feat: Laugh out loud, enemies to lovers, some steam and lots of Christmas spirit
Holly Winter loves her job at the Flying Reindeer Toy Company, almost as much as she loves Christmas itself. Just one small problem. Her new boss Nick Saint-Croix? Well he’s a bit of a Grinch. He’s been driving Holly crazy ever since he took over his uncle’s company, but as the two jet off on a work trip to Europe, Holly might realise that maybe he isn’t as prickly as she first thought. Available on Kindle Unlimited.
Feat: M/M romance, hidden secrets, nursing the other back to heath
After Micah finds a beaten man at the roadside one snowy night, it feels like more than coincidence after he discovers the stranger’s identity. Micha offers Greg a place to stay, with it being so close to Thanksgiving and Greg being unable to travel home. Days turn into weeks as Greg learns more about Micah and his family. He comes to realise that staying with them over Christmas might give him more than just the answers he’s been looking for. Available on Kindle Unlimited.
Feat: OV black rep, interracial relationship, paranormal, forced proximity
All Odin needed was his cabin, his freedom and his world, especially after all the pain and hurt he had experienced on missions as part of a special forces team of wolf shifters. Layla would do anything to ensure her son’s safety, and after a rocky past, Christopher was a true blessing. On the run from those hunting her, Layla ends up stuck in a cabin with a man she finds herself drawn to, who’s honour demands he protect them, and who’s wolf demands he claim them as his own. Available on Kindle Unlimited.
Feat: House swap (think The Holiday) with romantic adventures
Three lifelong childhood friends, decide to swap Christmases for a new experience. Chloe spends the holidays in sleepy Oxfordshire, Lucy flies to Colorado for a true white Christmas and Jules heads to Melbourne, quite a change from the cold she’s used to. None of them expect the romantic escapades that will ensue; it’s a Christmas that exceeds their wildest dreams. 99p on Kindle.
Phew, it’s definitely not going to be a cold Christmas round here it seems.
Found something you like the sound of? Because I sure have and I am READY. It is the most wonderful time of year after all.
I had so much fun writing this, and I hope you enjoyed discovering some new Christmas romance reads! Are you a “Christmas all year round” type of person? Do you like your books to reflect the season? I’d love to know. And if you have any recommendations for me, tweet me or drop me a comment below.