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Holiday Romance Novellas

It’s my Favorite Time of Year! – it’s time for Holiday Romance Novellas!

This year, my good friend Laura (from the What to Read Next Podcast) are sharing some of our favorite Holiday Romance Novellas! We love a great romantic novella any time of the year. Yet, around the holiday season, we want to read as many themed romances as we can!

Best Holiday Romance Novellas

Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert

  • Christmas loving hero who owns a tattoo shop hires his crush to be his receptionist
  • She is a tattoo virgin
  • He pops her cherry in a hot steamy scene at the tattoo shop

Cozy Holiday Romance Novellas

Christmas in July by Enni Amanda

  • This book is set in July but it’s snow season in New Zealand
  • The hero and heroine get stranded in a snowed-in cabin
  • One bed trope & super cute

Dear Santa by Kristen Granata 

  • Heroine hires an escort to be her Holidate at her mom’s (fake dating!)
  • The hero is a former rockstar who had some mental health issues
  • Tackles heavier topics such as dysfunctional relationships, suicide, and depression really well

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The Christmas Blanket by Kandi Steiner 

  • Second chance romance when the couple is snowed in
  • They spend a couple of days figuring out what went wrong in their relationship
  • Angsty in the best way
  • Wish we had an epilogue – I want more from this couple. 

The Hook Up Before Christmas by Phyllis Bourne

  • Super short novella
  • The heroine is tired after working the holidays and wants a fun hookup
  • Heroine heads to her ex’s apartment only to find he is no longer living there
  • A disastrous meet-cute leads them to a hookup and the rest is history

Maybe this Christmas by Susannah Nix 

  • A second chance romance that spans 9 years
  • We meet the couple every year at Christmas to see what they have been up to
  • Lots of will they, won’t they?

Booked for Christmas by Lily Menon 

  • The heroine is a romance author and she is hosting a party in her remote cabin
  • Her biggest critic shows up as a plus one
  • There is a snowstorm and they get stranded in the cabin for a few days
  • They discover they like each other

Diverse Holiday Romance Novellas

Eight Cozy Nights by Julia Wolf

  • A cozy, open door & believable romance between two new neighbors
  • Romance occurs during the eight days of Hanukkah!
  • So cute &  the characters communicate so well
  • A great re-read & one of my favorite Holiday Romance Novellas

Cozy Holiday Romance Novellas

One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis

  • Part of the Heartbreaker Bay series, but is a stand-alone
  • The audio is wonderful & such a quick book about returning home
  • Bonus: the cover scene is true to the novel! 

Own Voices Romance Holiday Novellas

Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera 

  • Think Great British Bake Off Competition where grumpy/sunshine heroines are assigned to work together to win the competition
  • We do get just a one-bed trope that I’ve come to love
  • There is Afro-Latinx representation and it’s OwnVoices.

Stay tuned because I am sure we will be updating our list of Holiday Romance Novellas! Any favorites that we may have missed?

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