Valentine’s Day is fraught with insurmountable expectations. What to wear? Where to eat? How much to spend on gifts? Unfortunately, most of these rituals aren’t as fun when you don’t have a significant other. Except for the chocolate eating, of course. And anyway, it’s cold outside. Why brave the elements when you can stay in bed all day with one of these five romance novels, guaranteed to take the sting out of your winter—er, Valentine’s Day blues.
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1. Remember Me, Sophie Kinsella
Synopsis: When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.
Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all.
Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?
Why we love it: Two words: formulaic fluff. Sometimes it’s nice to just turn your brain off and fall into a world of fiction that doesn’t require effort beyond page turning—and that’s exactly what this book offers. It’s fun following the main character around as she rediscovers her life and learns the hard truth that perfect doesn’t always mean better. The author gives you everything you could want from a romance book and more. Perfect V-Day fodder.