As the weather turns a bit colder may we suggest heating up your reading with some romance? If you are new to the genre don’t worry! We have you covered. Why not start with some of the 1s, 2s, and 3s by some heavy hitters in Romance? To that end, we bring you some Romance…by the numbers! This short list includes a contemporary British romance from wildly popular author Jojo Moyes, a newer title by US Inspirational/Romance heavyweight Nicholas Sparks, and an African American romance from 2001 by award winning author Niobia Bryant. If you are a fan of the genre, give these titles a try. If you’re new to romance, here is a place to start!
One Plus One
By Jojo Moyes
Single mother Jess Thomas is struggling to raise her ten-year-old math-genius daughter, Tanzie, and teenaged stepson, Nicky. To give Tanzie a chance at a prestigious school, they fly to England and take a road trip to Scotland with technology wizard Ed Nicholls. Nothing goes as planned. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.
Two by Two
By Nicholas Sparks
Russell Green is happily married with a daughter and a job as an advertising executive that he loves. He is stunned when he loses his wife and job in rapid succession, leaving him struggling to raise his daughter alone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
Three Times a Lady
By Niobia Bryant
African American mystery writer Jordan Banks has five adopted children who are determined to find him a wife. When workaholic investment banker Mia Gordon moves in next door in Newark, New Jersey, the kids put their plan into action. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2001.