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Opinion: Romance novels to read for Valentine's Day

Looking for love? Fall in love with these three romance novels this Valentine’s Day!

Nothing is better than cozying up to read a heartfelt romance. Here are my recommendations for romance novels to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with. 

“Get a Life, Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert

Chloe Brown is a chronically-ill computer geek who, after almost dying in an accident, makes a list of seven goals. She enlists her mysterious neighbor, Redford “Red” Morgan, a handyman-by-day-artist-by-night, in her mission “to get a life.” Together, the two discover things about each other that they didn’t even know about themselves. This book is charming, hilarious, and an overall fun read (plus, this series is a trilogy!)

“Heartstopper” by Alice Oseman

Originally posted as a webcomic before publication as physical graphic novels, “Heartstopper” follows Charlie, an openly gay boy, and Nick, a questioning Rugby player as they navigate friendship, identity and love after becoming friends. This is a sweet romance graphic novel that does a great job at portraying the complexities and fun of first love.

“The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood 

Two words: STEM and steamy! Ali Hazelwood’s “The Love Hypothesis” follows Olive Smith, a PhD student who doesn’t believe in love as she tries to prove to her best friend, Anh, that she is happily dating someone. Olive panics about lying, and kisses the first man she sees—enter Adam Carlsen, a young professor who is known for being moody and difficult. Surprisingly enough, he keeps her secret and pretends to be her boyfriend. When their fake relationship starts to turn into something more, Olive and Adam have to confront their feelings on their little love experiment.  

Whether you’re spending this year's Valentine’s Day alone or with someone, I guarantee these three novels will make your heart swoon and fill your day with love.