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All the Best Booktok Romance Books

TikTok has taken over the internet, and it’s changing the game for publishing. 

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So many romance books have gone viral thanks to the power of the TikTok’s literary community, known as BookTok. It’s not uncommon to go into a bookshop and find tables full of titles that experienced a new burst in popularity thanks to the platform. We’ve chosen 10 of the best romance books that found BookTok fame. 

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The Deal

By Elle Kennedy

Hannah Wells is a good girl who wants to get out of her comfort zone when it comes to sex. She's confident about everything in life except love, thanks to a heap of emotional baggage. So, she's got her eyes on one guy to help her sort things out. 

Garrett Graham is the star hockey player on campus, the college bad boy with a plummeting GPA that could threaten his dreams of graduating to play professionally. Hannah seems like a helpful (and gorgeous) means to an end, but when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to want so much more from Hannah than what they'd initially planned.

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Red, White and Royal Blue

By Casey McQuiston

Alex Claremont-Diaz is the son of President Ellen Claremont, which has brought him a lot of unwanted press attention. As the closest thing America has to a prince, he's frequently sent out to dinners and events to represent his mother. That leads to a messy confrontation with his longtime nemesis, Britain's Prince Henry, at a royal wedding, which finds its way to the tabloids. 

Now, the pair are staging a fake friendship to ease U.K./U.S. relations as President Claremont kicks off her re-election bid. But soon, friendship turns to love, which could dearly mess up things for both of their families and nations.


The Kiss Quotient

By Helen Hoang

Stella Lane is a data scientist who finds solace in numbers and algorithms. Her work has made her rich but now she's 30 and wants something more. As a woman with Asperger's, she doesn't have a ton of dating experience, so she decides to be logical and hire an escort to help her with the basics of love, sex, and dating. 

Michael Phan is a gorgeous sex worker who can't turn down Stella's proposition. He plans to teach her everything about love, including how to love herself. But soon, their professional partnership goes from being coldly logical to messy and romantic.

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Act Your Age, Eve Brown

By Talia Hibbert

Of the three Brown sisters, Eve is considered the screw-up, the one who can't settle on a career and seems stuck in arrested development. After her parents threaten to cut her off, Eve runs away to a bed and breakfast and stumbles into a job there. Well, only after she accidentally hits the B&B's owner with her car. 

Jacob Wayne thinks that the unpredictable Eve is all wrong for his business, but now he needs someone to help him as he heals from her totally accidental maiming of his arm. She's chaotic but irresistible, and the more time the pair spend together in close quarters, the more their animosity melts away into something far juicier.

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It Happened One Summer

By Tessa Bailey

To the outside world, Piper Bellinger seems like your typical spoiled rich girl who causes drama and does little else with her life. After she ends up in jail following a mishap at a party, her stepfather decides enough is enough. He cuts her off and sends Piper and her sister to run their late father’s dive bar in the small seaside town of Westport, Washington. 

Bearded sea captain Brendan doesn't think Piper will last a week outside of her bubble of privilege. But she's determined to show everyone that she's more than an heiress. Perhaps opposites will attract over one Summer by the beach.

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Neon Gods: A Scorchingly Hot Modern Retelling of Hades and Persephone (Dark Olympus Book 1)

By Katee Robert

Delve into the sensual world of Greek mythology with this modern-day erotica re-imagining. Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over, but that's brought to a grinding halt when her mother forces her into an engagement with Zeus, the most powerful and dangerous man in the city. 

With no other options, Persephone flees and makes a deal with Hades, the king of the underworld that lays beneath Olympus. He'll help her, but for a price ...

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Dating Dr. Dil

By Nisha Sharma

Kareena Mann dreams of having a love story like her parents, but dating isn't her strong suit. When her father announces he’s selling her mother’s home, Kareena makes a deal with him: he’ll gift her the house if she can get engaged in four months. Things get complicated when her argument in favor of soulmates on the Dr. Dil Show goes viral. 

Her fight with Dr. Prem Verma has people suddenly rooting for them to get together, but neither is interested. That is, until Kareena's meddling aunties offer Prem a deal: If he can convince Kareena he's her soulmate, they'll fund his struggling community health center. It’s a simple arrangement for them to both get what they want. Love shouldn’t have anything to do with it, but romance has never been simple. 

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The Trouble With Hating You

By Sajni Patel

Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer who is perfectly happy to be single. Her parents, however, are less so, and they're eager to set her up with her future husband as soon as possible. She quickly escapes their planned date but soon discovers that the man they want her to marry is the new lawyer hired to save her struggling company.

Jay Shah is gorgeous, ambitious, and charming. He's also arrogant, infuriating, and not wild about being humiliated by Liya at her parents' house. It's easier to hate one another than give into their chemistry. As their animosity gives way to warmth, love seems inevitable, but giving into it will mean exposing their painful pasts.

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The Wedding Date

By Jasmine Guillory

Alexa Monroe gets stuck in an elevator with Drew Nichols, and immediately, the sparks fly between them. It's serendipity for Drew, who needs a plus one for his ex's wedding, who’s getting hitched to one of his best friends. They've got the chemistry and it'll be a fun way to pass the time while he ignores his feelings for his ex. But they soon realize that there's more to what they have than a one-off arrangement. 

Rather than go their separate ways the morning after, they spend the day together and agree to keep seeing one another. He's a doctor in L.A. She works in politics in Berkeley. Can they withstand long-distance dating, or Drew's own confession that he doesn't do long-term relationships?

Cover of 'Seven Days in June' by Tia Williams

Seven Days in June

By Tia Williams

Brooklynite Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer with little time in her life for herself. At a literary event, she meets Shane Hall, a reclusive and celebrated literary author whose presence there is a total surprise. Sparks soon fly between the pair, a reminder of the crazy, passion-filled week they spent together as teenagers over twenty years ago. 

They haven't laid eyes on one another since but they have been secretly writing to each other in their books. Now, they have seven days together in a hot New York summer to reconnect and discover if their adolescent love can work in the modern day.