Like any enthusiastic bookworm, I have a pile of books on my bookshelf that I turn to when I just want a care-free, stressless comfort read. These are books that I’ve had in my possession for years, probably that cost about a quid from a car boot or charity shop. They feed my desire for happy endings, and romance. They all get 5/5! This entry is basically a guide to some of the best go-to heart wrenching, terrific chick lit’s.
- The first is Bet Me by Jenny Crusie. I bought this book from a used book sale at my local library, it was 20p! It follows the blossoming relationship of straight-laced Min and her charming new beau, Cal.
She’s curvy, aggressive and loves food. He’s charming, handsome and eager to please. And it all starts with a bet; “I bet you can’t get her to go to dinner with you…” Lighthearted and sassy, this story is the ultimate feel-good.
- Then, it is First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. This was the first story I read of this author before I went on an obsessed rampage on eBay and Amazon. The president’s widow goes on the run and hitches a ride with a family of 3. Single father and his 2 daughters; the ideal hiding place – or not.
- Christine Feehan’s Dark Prince is the first one of the Dark Carpathian series and an awesome love story. Raven attempts to find some peace of mind in the mountains but she finds so much more. Mikhail is the dark prince of his people, mysterious and powerful, Raven is helpless to resist him. Romance with a little bit of fantasy. Brilliant. This book is great, but any of this series are great reads.
- In The Duke & I, Julia Quinn writes a beautiful story about a strong, young woman who finds passion and love in the strangest way. Set in the picturesque Austen era, where debutantes are many and chaperons are essential, Daphne and Simon’s lust grows into love.
So these are just a few of my favourite love stories. They have the best plots, with just the right amount of sweet and sour. All of them bring something different to the table and each leaves you begging for more. The dynamics in these books are so realistic, it makes you feel like part of the drama. Enjoy.