The best sweet romantic comedies that show how embarrassing moments can lead to a hot guy

The Books I Picked & Why

Royally Rearranged: A Sweet Royal Romcom

By Emma St. Clair

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Why this book?

At some point in life, every woman wanted to be a princess. The crown, the poofy dress, the loyal servants. (Now that I’m older, I’d be happy with just the servants.) This novel is pure wish fulfillment. It’s also a fun read—and as far as embarrassing moments go, getting glass splinters in your derriere in front of a hot guy definitely checks that box. Also, this book has lots of romantic tension. Always a plus.

The heroine was nice, funny, sweet, but also awkward at times—someone you’d want as a friend.


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The Cowboy Who Stole My Heart

By Melinda Carroll

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Why this book?

First of all this book has a hot cowboy in it. *Swoons* As far as wish-fulfillment goes, I think most women would like to date a cowboy. Cowboys love horses, have muscles, and wear cool hats. I’m not sure why women ever stopped making men wear hats (top hats especially—every man looks better in a top hat) so I especially appreciate a man in a cowboy hat. 

However, I wouldn’t like a cowgirl’s schedule of getting up at the crack of dawn to do ranch work, which is why it’s so nice to vicariously live through this book. You get to date the hot guy but you don’t have to clean stables. Win-win!

Oh, and mixing up a guy with his twin brother and making a fool of yourself—also fun to read about.


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Austenland

By Shannon Hale

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Why this book?

I won’t start out this recommendation by admitting how many times I’ve read/watched Pride and Prejudice or by telling you about all the Jane Austen paraphernalia I have. (Ok, yes, I have the Jane Austen action figure.) I think it’s safe to say that a lot of us wish we could live in Jane Austen’s story worlds. So I loved the premise of this book: There’s a vacation place where women go and can have their own Mr. Darcy. 

Maybe the heroine almost gets kicked out, but hey, we like her all the more for it and root for her to get her man.


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Girl at Heart

By Kelly Oram

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Why this book?

Kelly Oram writes great YA romances. You sort of feel like you’re back in high school, but without the pressure of finishing your homework and remembering your locker combination. Everything embarrasses teens, so of course, there are some embarrassing moments in her books too. 

I liked this one because the heroine loved sports but had a hard time getting her teammates to see her for who she was. Sometimes we all just want people to see who we are and not what we do.


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A Man Worth Shaving For: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (The Shaped by Love Series)

By Michelle Pennington

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Why this book?

First off, I love the title of this book. (No, don’t draw any inferences about my shaving habits from that sentence.) The book starts out with a meet-cute that involves a wardrobe malfunction, but you’ll love the heroine for taking it in stride. She’s a strong, professional woman through and through. Also, the hero in this book is really dreamy. I love a guy who is good. (Yes, I like the reformed bad boy too, but I love the guy who was never bad to begin with even more.)


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