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A route to love: five books you can’t miss this Valentine’s Day

Damini Singh

It’s Valentine’s Day and romance is in the air. Whether you are spending the day with your partner, friends or alone, some great love stories are always on the shelf waiting to be read. Here’s a list of five books that I guarantee will make readers feel the aura of love and tenderness. 

 “Prince Charming” by Rachel Hawkins

In Hawkins’ tale, Daisy Winters is a 16-year-old girl from Florida with no desire to live in the limelight. However, when her perfect old sister decides to marry the Prince of Scotland, Daisy’s life is turned upside down. Once invisible, she’s now on page one of all the world’s tabloids. 

She flies to Scotland and realizes that, unlike her sister, she doesn’t know how to behave as a royal, and the prince’s young brother is always trying to take Daisy along with him in every mess he makes. Everything changes when she meets Miles, the one appointed to teach her how to be regal. Don’t miss “Prince Charming” this Valentine’s Day if you enjoy a classic royal young adult romantic read.

“Get a life, Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert

After almost dying, chronically ill Chloe Brown creates a list of ways she can make her life more interesting and fun. With the help of her mysterious and attractive neighbor Redford, Chloe starts her rebel mission and discovers what lies beneath their surfaces. 

In a witty and utterly romantic story, Hibbert’s book is not only a perfect fit for Valentine’s Day but also one of the first post-modern romantic books featuring Black and disabled characters. “Get a life, Chloe Brown” is different from most books I’ve read, and what makes it stand out is how the author doesn’t bother to hide her character’s flaws — which makes the story even more captivating. 

“Here the Whole Time” by Vitor Martins

This Brazilian author’s book tells the story of two boys who have to spend 15 days living together during school break. The protagonist, Felipe, is constantly bullied in school due to his appearance, so when school break starts, he feels relieved. But when his mom tells him he is staying with his neighbor Caio — who he has a crush on — during the break, he goes crazy. 

Suddenly, instead of peace and relief, those days become a rollercoaster of emotions for both of them, but Felipe takes a leap of faith and tries to solve his issues with himself and win over Caio.

“Something to Talk About” by Meryl Wilsner

Wilsner’s book tells a story of a showrunner and her assistant that gives the world something to talk about. The famous Jo and her assistant Emma are photographed together at the SAG Awards, and the tabloids declare them a couple. 

That mistake threatens Jo and Emma’s careers, making them apprehensive. However, as they spend more time together, they realize that maybe they are more than just a partnership, and the rumors may become true. 

“Something to Talk About” is the kind of cliché that never disappoints, being a cute and heartwarming slow-burn romance. 

“Mistakes Were Made” by Meryl Wilsner

In this book, the college senior Cassie and a middle-aged woman Erin meet in a bar and hook up after some drinks. The next day, Cassie goes out with her best friend for breakfast and meets her friend’s mom: Erin.

They try to end what never actually started, but their passion grows when Cassie spends the holidays at her friend’s home. The couple doesn’t know how to admit it, but they realize they have something more than a one-time fling and need to think about ways to hide that from Erin’s daughter.

Wilsner’s sophomore book is the most beautiful mess I’ve read. “Mistakes Were Made” is a funny, passionate story and, like the other books listed before, will leave the reader wanting more after the last page. 

Follow Elise on Twitter @elisefacoelho

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Elise Coelho, Staff Writer | she/her
Elise is a sophomore from São Paulo, Brazil. She is majoring in philosophy with a minor in journalism. She loves to read, write, listen to music and take pictures. Her favorite band is Maneskin, and most of the time you can find her at a theater watching a musical. After graduation she plans to become an author and share her stories with the world.
Damini Singh, Graphics Editor | she/her
Damini is a senior from Nashua, NH majoring in graphic design with a minor in marketing. She is involved with multiple organizations on campus and is also president of Fusion Dhamaka. In her spare time, she often reads, tries different cuisines and loves hanging out with her friends in the Public Gardens!

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