On any given day you’ll probably catch millions of people reading a really good romance novel. Most of the time the biggest clue is the half-naked man on the cover and a ripped dress. I usually turn a blind eye to these covers just to save myself the embarrassment of probably having the same book on my shelf at home, but sometimes I’ll wonder what scene the person is on. Is it when they finally kiss? Have they just met in a sea of people, locked eyes, and then stupidly allowed the ocean of bodies to swallow them up? Or is it when they’ve touched accidentally and the inevitable realization that they’re in love with each other begins to eat them up inside?
All of the above and then some, of course. I devour all of these scenes ten times over, because I am a sucker for a good romance. There’s about a thousand or more different types of romances this day in age, but the swoon worthy romances? The baited breath, the squeal at the top of my lungs that I hold in for public personas?
Those are my favorite ones. I’ve compiled six romance novels that are so swoon worthy I have rested my cheek against the book cover or my tablet, and wished for the love of a fictional characters lifetime.
Let’s get started.
Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
A novel so packed to the brim full of swoon worthy moments, you’ll be clutching it to your chest in the hopes it seeps into your own heart.
Anna and Etienne are the perfect balance of falling in love and everything that comes along with it. Their love is sweet and tender, with moments that are as beautiful as the city you come to believe as a character in itself. Paris is the backdrop for this timeless romance novel, and it paints itself across page after page as Perkins builds it a mind of its own.
You need to own this book.
Book summary reads as:
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?
Anna and The French Kiss is available for purchase wherever books are sold.
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