While I’m on a deadline, I’m also in procrastination level: expert mode… So I’ve obviously been reading. A lot.
I’ve tackled a lot of books on my to-be-read list, but I’ve also detoured and read some books I didn’t plan on. The series I’m going to talk about today is a little bit of both!
I read the first book in the Sweet Peach when it first came out. I followed Annah Conwell on Instagram and all of her teasers sucked me in! I loved it, and I’m not a huge rom-com reader. It was the perfect combination of sweet and sassy.
And while Annah doesn’t market her books as Christian — the truth is plain to anyone who reads them. Her characters pray, seek the Lord for wisdom and encouragement, and respect the boundaries of marital intimacy. I actually feel like this series was more “Christian Romance” than many I see marketed as such! There is tons of emotional connection, physical chemistry, and oh, the banter! Annah is vocal about her personal faith and it spills over into her books in subtle but important ways!
Be warned: they are written in first person-present tense, which is pretty typical of romantic comedies these days.
So, check out these books. This week, I picked up book #2… and then #3, and then #4! Three and four were my favorite, and you shouldn’t be concerned about reading out of order. If there are specific storylines that you prefer, go ahead and go straight for the good stuff!
Other good news – these are currently in Kindle Unlimited!
The Love Audit
Working with my enemy shouldn’t be this fun…
Callum Sterling is a grumpy jerk. A ridiculously hot one, but still.
I’ve battled with Callum during our quarterly conference calls over the past year, but now we get to spar in person.
And not only are we forced to work together every week, but we have to spend time together outside of work too.
At first, I was ready to fight, but the chemistry between us becomes undeniable the more time we spend together.
I’m not sure if chemistry makes a difference though, because Callum has a fortress of trust issues around his heart, making me wonder if we’ll ever be more than enemies.
One More Song
My best friend’s brother broke my heart five years ago
He left me behind after our summer together to chase his dreams in Nashville.
Now he’s back, all rich and famous, and my best friend wants us to write a song together for her wedding.
The last thing I want to do is write a love song with the man who broke my heart, but I love my best friend too much to tell her no.
He starts trying to win me back again with grand gestures and flirty lines, but I can’t give in. My mother chased my biological father down for years, and all it led to was heartbreak. I won’t repeat her mistakes.
The First Taste
I can’t believe my best friend wants to be my fake boyfriend…
My long-term boyfriend just broke up with me, and I swore off men for the new year because of it.
So, when I need a date to appease my mother during her southern society events, I’m forced to look into boyfriends of the fake variety.
Bennett is quick to jump to the task. And the more time we spend together, the more I realize why I had a crush on him years ago…
But if I’m breaking my man ban, I want it to be for the real thing. The kind of forever I don’t know that Bennett can give me. His girlfriends don’t last long if you can even call them girlfriends.
Risking our friendship is one thing, but risking my heart? I don’t know if I can do that.
One Last Play
She could be the one.
I’ve spent twelve years caring for my niece Maddie who I adopted after my sister died. Having a daughter has made me picky when it comes to the women I spend time with. Not to mention dealing with the pressure of being a college football coach.
But when I spot MJ at a mutual friend’s wedding, something draws me toward her.
My friend tells me to forget about her, but how can I when she becomes Maddie’s art teacher and our paths cross again?
I ask her out, she turns me down. Rinse and repeat. But I don’t plan on giving up any time soon.
My instincts are always right, and they’re telling me Meadow Jane Carter might just be my future wife.
Okay – that’s the end of my public service announcement about this amazing series of romances. We will now return to our regularly scheduled programming, haha!
Do you like rom coms? Have you ever added a book to your to-be-read list based on what is shared on social media about it?