Happy December, Friends!
This month, I thought I’d share my favorite Christian contemporary romance reads of 2021. I know the year isn’t technically over, but I’ve been reading a lot in other genres and don’t see myself reading any new CCR until the clock strikes 2022. The next time you read a post of mine, I’ll probably be sharing my anticipated reads. :)
*All of these books were released this year and are listed in no particular order.
Claiming His Inheritance by CJ Carroll
From the cover to the characters to the happily ever after, I loved everything about C.J. Carroll’s first Love Inspired book. Add to the fact that it’s set during Christmas, has a marriage-of-convenience trope, and I was so there. This is perfect to read this time of year.
Never Too Late by Susan L. Tuttle
I had the pleasure of endorsing this beauty and it was such a blessing for me. Not only did I laugh but I sighed the sighs and smiled with the happily ever afters. Susan is one of my auto-buy authors and I would have read this on my own outside of the endorsement opportunity.
Let It Be Me by Becky Wade
What would a best of post be without Becky Wade? I don’t know because she always lands on my “best ofs” because I’ve been a diehard fan since My Stubborn Heart. With a smart and unique heroine and a brooding hero, I was a gonner from start to finish. Let It Be Me is my favorite in the Misty River romance series.
All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese
This one was totally about the hero for me. Silas Whittaker had me in his corner from the moment he walked in on scene. A man who cares about orphans, who has a great backstory? Sign me up! But Molly wasn’t so shabby herself and I loved watching her grow.
Amanda by Sarah Monzon
There’s so much to love about this book besides the humor, secondary characters, and football. How about a second chance romance that has you swoony. Or better yet, a heroine I completely identify with and empathize with the unknown chronic illness she battles. Amanda is one for the books and I’m so glad I read it.
So You Love Your Best Friend’s Sister by Elizabeth Maddrey
Elizabeth Maddrey is an auto-buy author for me. I don’t need to know anything other than she’s writing a new book. When I heard she was doing a billionaire series, I was even more excited. This one was my fave of the series. Maybe it’s the whole forbidden love trope (guy falls in love wit his best friend’s sister) or the fact that Jessica Ward is an ethical hacker. I don’t know what exactly made me love this one the most, but I did.
Charmed by the Cowboy by Mandi Blake
There’s just something about wounded characters that tug at my heart strings and has me glued to my ereader until I reach the end. In Mandi’s second book of the Blackwater Ranch series, I felt invested from the beginning. I had to find out the story behind Maddie’s past and discover why Lucas was such a perfect match for her. This story has all the feels.
Autumn by the Sea by Melissa Tagg
Melissa Tagg has a way of drawing the reader in to a new place, a new adventure, and feel like you’re right along for the ride. The opening scene was amazing and had me on the edge of the seat. There’s one scene in this book that was sooo romantic and I could perfectly picture it in my head. Now I just need it as a movie. :)
Aspen Crossroads by Janine Rosche
Aspen Crossroads is written with Janine Rosche’s signature style of romance, beautiful scenery, and a story that will deepen your faith. With a terrific meet cute, and a topic that needs to come to light, I quickly became engrossed in the story.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Tari Faris
The Restoring Heritage series is great for seeing past characters, subplots with more romance, and main characters that have you guessing will they or won’t they. In this book, you’ve got an enemies-to-lover trope (might be my fave after marriage of convenience) that had me smiling at the dialogue and tension between the two. Coupled with a mystery that’s had readers guessing since the prequel, and you’ll be glad you visited this town.
For a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card and buy one (or more) of these reads, tell me your three of your favorite Christian contemporary romances of 2021. Comment by 12/9/21 3:00pm EST and I will pick a random winner.