The best books on families when you want to get lost in a romance series binge

Mignon Mykel Author Of Butterfly Save (Prescott Brothers)
By Mignon Mykel

Who am I?

I hate saying goodbye. Picking up a book and being introduced to an entire group of people—family, friends, teammates—and knowing you get to continue to watch these relationships bloom over a course of books is part of the reason I pick up a book in the first place. I want to see these characters pop in twenty books down the road. I absolutely love cameos of old characters! Because of this, I write in a singular world as well. My Prescotts may be the base of the world at the moment, but it’s also their friends at O’Gallaghers and their teammates with the Enforcers hockey team that keep the world growing—and it’s not ending anytime soon.


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Butterfly Save (Prescott Brothers)

By Mignon Mykel,

Book cover of Butterfly Save (Prescott Brothers)

What is my book about?

The first to get married, the only to get divorced… Jonny Prescott is the “broken” brother. 

After his surprise retirement announcement, hockey goaltender Jonny Prescott decides to hide away in the Northern Wisconsin woods—away from everything and everyone. No limelight. Little recognition. The last thing he expects is to be drawn to his equally isolated neighbor. Summer is far too young to be so jaded, but Jonny can’t help but want to break this butterfly free.

The books I picked & why

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Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, Book 1)

By Claudia Connor,

Book cover of Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, Book 1)

Why this book?

Connor introduces us to the McKinney brothers with this emotional single mom romance. This book tugs are your heartstrings, making you fall in love not only with Matt and Abby, but with Abby’s kids and the entire McKinney clan. Once you’re done with the McKinneys, you’re going to want to dive right into the Walkers—whose sister is featured in book two of the McKinney Brothers series!

Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, Book 1)

By Claudia Connor,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, Book 1) as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


Elude

By Rachel Van Dyken,

Book cover of Elude

Why this book?

This book happens to be in the back half of a series, but it’s my favorite in this mafia “family.” Van Dyken does break the romance rules a little with this one, but the growth that Sergio goes through makes it (mostly) worth it in the end. While reading a series in order is usually the goal of a reader, I’m an emotional reader and have zero issue starting in the middle of a series. There isn’t a true overall series arc here, so picking up in the middle won’t hurt you. But seeing these mafia men come together for Sergio and Andi… You’ll fall in love with this group easily. Bring tissues.

Elude

By Rachel Van Dyken,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Elude as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


Shielding Sierra

By Susan Stoker,

Book cover of Shielding Sierra

Why this book?

Stoker is the queen of military/former-military “families.” You pick up a book and instantly fall in love with that team of men. Shielding Sierra is her latest (as of January 2022) and it happens to be at the end of a series. Stoker writes in a single universe, so while we know this team, we also see previous teams she’s written, and the family unit that they all build with one another really shines in Sierra, when one of their own purposely becomes a POW in order to save the heroine.

Shielding Sierra

By Susan Stoker,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Shielding Sierra as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


Royally F*cked: An Age Gap/Opposites Attract Romance

By Aubree Valentine,

Book cover of Royally F*cked: An Age Gap/Opposites Attract Romance

Why this book?

I had the pleasure of reading this while Valentine was writing. We’re back to the true definition of family in this book, as we’re looking at a (modern-day) royal family. Immediately in chapter one, you cannot help but fall for the prince, his little sister, and their grandfather, the reigning king. This one checked all my boxes—a bit naughty, a touch of comedy (the ties!), and a greatly written age gap! A little birdy told me she’s planning on expanding this into an interconnected standalone series, too, and I cannot wait to see what else unfolds!

Royally F*cked: An Age Gap/Opposites Attract Romance

By Aubree Valentine,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Royally F*cked as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


Jerk It (Madd CrossFit)

By Lani Lynn Vale,

Book cover of Jerk It (Madd CrossFit)

Why this book?

Another author who writes in a single world, Vale’s group of cops, motorcycle gang members, and CrossFit enthusiasts (to name a few of the groups) are always enjoyable to read about. Once again on my list, family is more than blood (although there are a lot of blood family ties in her world!). Once-friends, to delivering a baby on the side of the road, and trying to avoid one another makes for a story where you can’t help but cheer this couple on. Mavis and Murphy’s relationship starts with a wail and leaves you emotionally wrung out—in the best of ways. 

Jerk It (Madd CrossFit)

By Lani Lynn Vale,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Jerk It (Madd CrossFit) as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


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