Top 10 Underrated Contemporary Romances

Posted May 28, 2016 / Book Challenges, Book Lists, Features / 8 Comments

top ten listAs you (probably don’t) know, one goal I had when starting this blog was to feature recommendation lists for people seeking new books to read within different topics. Top Ten Tuesday kind of took over for this area for me, which is perfect, but sometimes I like to create my own. The Contemporary Romance Challenge hosts a monthly topic to partake in.

Past topics this year:  Anticipated Early ’16 Romances • Recs for Newbies
Favorite Tropes • Favorite Contemp Romances Ever

Here’s May’s topic:

Underrated Contemporary Romances

I have to say, I tend to follow the trends within romance. I don’t go out on a limb much because I’ve gotten SUPER picky about the romances I like and don’t like. I have generally found that self-pubbed romances contain too much angst for me (with the exception of one series you’ll see on this list!!), so I don’t read them unless they’re highly recommended to me. I’ll split this up into different “age groups.”

Young Adult

The One ThingJust Like the Movies (If Only . . ., #7)Three Day SummerThe Distance from A to ZMeant to Be

New Adult

last will and testamentBoomerang (Boomerang, #1)


The One That Got AwayCome Away with MeClass of '98


8 responses to “Top 10 Underrated Contemporary Romances

  1. There are so many on here on my TBR! I actually own Meant to Be, The Distance from A to Z, and Come Away with Me. I also want to read more Dahlia Adler as I enjoyed her book I read this year. I will have to check out the rest! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I’ve only read Meant to Be, so I guess you’re right in that these are underrated! But I seriously loved that book and do recommend it to loads of people. I’ve also been eyeing Boomerang for a while because of the glorious reviews.

    Thanks for the recommendations!

  3. Come Away With Me was so, so good! I was so emotional reading that one. And I absolutely adored the Radleigh University series and the Boomerang series a whole lot. It’s the kind of NA I absolutely adore! And The Distance from A to Z is one of my favorite YA contemporary romances everrrrr. Great list, Lauren!

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