As soon as I think of a romantic comedy movie, I think of funny situations and witty jokes, as well as a love story that blossoms into a romantic happy ending. If you like rom-com books, you’ll be happy to know that you can find the same happiness and romance in books.
There are many things that make a great romantic comedy. It should be fun and easy to read. It’s comforting to know that love will always come out on top for the characters. These books are on bestseller lists, have good reviews on Goodreads, or are new releases that are quickly getting attention. So if you want to read a fun love story in 2022, here are some of the best romantic comedies to read.
The best rom-com books to read in 2022:
“The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren
She wants Olive and Ethan to take her all-expenses-paid honeymoon instead. When everyone at Ami’s wedding gets food poisoning, only Olive and Ethan are left. Olive and Ethan agree to go on the trip, but they want to stay far away from each other until a chance meeting with Olive’s new boss forces them to tell a lie about being in love.
“The Paid Bridesmaid” by Sariah Wilson
Rachel Vinson is a bridesmaid-for-hire who is very discreet. Her most recent job was a destination wedding in Hawaii for an Instagram influencer. Camden Lewis, a tech entrepreneur, doesn’t want to let go of Rachel because he thinks she’s a corporate spy on a mission to end his company. He doesn’t know that he’s about to blow her cover for a very different kind of mission.
“Ties That Tether” by Jane Igharo
The last thing Azere told her dying father was that she would marry a Nigerian man. When another arranged date fails, she meets a handsome white man named Rafael. This is Rafael’s name. One night stands into something more. Azere is torn between her heritage and the man she loves in this romantic comedy about finding the right mix of happiness, identity and duty.
“The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood
Olive Smith, a Ph.D. candidate, needs to show her best friend that she’s in a good relationship with her professor, Adam Carlsen, so she kisses him. Olive and Adam pretend to be in a relationship so Adam can convince the board that he won’t be leaving soon. Olive and Adam spend more time together to keep up the facade until a big science conference changes their relationship forever and puts Olive’s job at risk.
“Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating” by Adiba Jaigirdar
When Hani tells her closest friends that she is bisexual, they tell her that she can’t be bisexual because she has only dated boys. This makes Hani tell a lie that she is dating Ishu, a girl that her friends all don’t like. In exchange for more popularity, Ishu will pretend to be Hani’s girlfriend so she can become head girl and make her college applications look better. Ishu is very different from Hani.
“Get a Life, Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert
In order to break out of her comfort zone and “get a life,” Chloe Brown has a plan. She asks Red Morgan, who is sexy and has tattoos on his body, for help. During their time together, Chloe learns that Red is much more than just a rebellious person.
“The Boyfriend Project” by Farrah Rochon
It turns out she was catfished after a bad date. Samiah decides to invest in herself and make the app she’s been dreaming of for a long time come to life. At the same time, she meets the beautiful Daniel at work and has to decide if he’s the right guy for her. This smart and sexy rom-com is just as much about female friendships as it is about swoon-worthy love.
“A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow” by Laura Taylor Namey
Reese’s YA Book Club pick is about Lila Reyes, who has her whole life and plans thrown out of wack. She spends three months in a small town in England. In a tea shop, Lila meets Orion, who agrees to be her tour guide and make her trip magical and memorable in more ways than one.
“Red, White & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston
It’s about First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz and his longtime enemy, Prince Henry. They get into a fight with the tabloids. It’s a PR stunt to make the boys look like they’re friends, but it quickly turns into a real friendship with the chance for more.
“Ramón and Julieta” by Alana Quintana Albertson
During Da de los Muertos, fate and tacos bring Ramón and Julieta together over a passionate kiss. They soon find out that their families and businesses are not on the same page. tensions grow as the threat of gentrification grows. In this romance based on “Romeo and Juliet,” the two must deal with these issues together.
“Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors” by Sonali Dev
It’s the first in a series of rom-coms that retells old stories with modern twists. Trisha Raje is a well-known neurosurgeon who meets DJ Caine for the first time and both have bad first impressions. They learn that Trisha is the only surgeon who can save DJ Caine’s sister.
“The Charm Offensive” by Alison Cochrun
The popular dating show “Ever After” is based on a fairy tale. Dev Deshpande has always thought that fairy tale romance was real. He now works on the set of the show. When tech millionaire Charlie Winshaw is the next contestant, he has a hard time connecting with the women and keeping his anxiety in check on set. Dev makes it his personal goal to help Charlie through the season in this wonderful, queer romantic comedy that also talks about mental health issues.
“The Ex Hex” by Erin Sterling
It was nine years ago that Vivi Jones cast what she thought was a harmless spell on her ex-boyfriend. This time, Rhys has come back, and he and Vivi must work together to break the hex and save their town.
“The Right Swipe” by Alisha Rai
Creating a dating app is Rhiannon Hunter’s job. She has a lot of rules for her own dating life, like cutting anyone out who doesn’t show up for her when she says she will. It doesn’t work out for Rhiannon and Samon Lima when they play together. Months later, Samon Lima shows up in business with Rhiannon’s biggest rival and wants a second chance.
“Dial A for Aunties” by Jesse Q. Sutanto
In “Dial A for Aunties,” four aunts help Meddelin Chan hide the body of her blind date when she accidentally kills him. The movie is a fun mix of romance and cozy mystery. During a wedding weekend, Meddelin’s best friend from her past comes back to add to the chaos. The family wants to avoid a murder charge, help Meddelin fall in love, and keep their wedding business going.
“When Katie Met Cassidy” by Camille Perri
In the aftermath of her breakup with her fiancé, Katie agrees to go out for a drink with Cassidy Price, a woman she met at work who is both interesting and sexually promiscuous, but she doesn’t want to get too close. We learn about Katie’s identity and Cassidy’s feelings for each other in a sweet and cute romance that is full of sexy scenes and magic.
“The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang
When Stella Lane has a problem, she solves it with math and logic. Having Asperger’s makes kissing icky for Stella, but her hired escort, Michael Phan, helps her work through her lack of dating experience by teaching her how to do everything from foreplay to complicated moves. As their friendship grows, Stella wonders if algorithms can truly answer all of her queries.
“When Dimple Met Rishi” by Sandhya Menon
A summer movie called “When Dimple Met Rishi” tells the story of two web developers who meet “by chance” at a summer program after high school. Their parents are ready to set them up in a marriage. Though they have different views on arranged marriages, Dimple and Rishi talk about their relationship in this cute and funny book.