It’s officially autumn, which means it’s cozy season! If you’re like me and love to snuggle up with a comfy sweater, hot drink, fuzzy blanket, and a good book, we’ve got you covered! All of these books are available at Slow Burn Books!
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Tropes: city girl x small town boy, estranged family, small town, enemies to lovers, emotional, slow burn
The Simple Wild, along with the rest of the Wild series, follows city girl Calla who attempts to reconnect with her estranged father in rural Alaska. While trying to navigate her new landscape up north, Calla meets Jonah - the brooding and quiet Alaskan pilot who keeps her father’s company afloat. She doesn’t plan on staying, and he never plans on leaving, yet a connection forms just like her parents had before everything fell apart.
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
Tropes: paranormal, magical realism, small town, forced proximity, friends to lovers
Florence no longer believes in love. The problem with that? She’s the ghostwriter for one of the most popular romance authors in the industry. Now her handsome new editor won’t give her an extension and she’s certain she is about to lose her job. But after receiving a call about the death of her father, Florence must return home to the town she ran away from years ago. While back in her home town, Florence meets a ghost with unfinished business who will make her second guess everything she thought about love.
Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee
Tropes: lgbtq, male male romance, bipoc characters (Asian rep), rom com, chef/cooking, fake dating
If you love Heartstopper or Crazy Rich Asians, this book needs to be your next read. Fake Dates and Mooncakes follows Dylan, an aspiring teen chef who works in his aunt’s restaurant, and Theo, the charming rich boy who Dylan meets during a food delivery gone wrong. Dylan is focused on trying to win the Mid-Autumn mooncake competition, but Theo is desperate for a date to his cousin’s wedding. It was just supposed to be a fake date, but we all know how that goes…
When in Rome by Sarah Adams
Tropes: closed door romance, celebrity, small town, opposites attract, baker, forced proximity
When Amelia Rose, also known as pop star Rae Rose, becomes tired from the spotlight, she takes inspiration from Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday and disappears to Rome… Rome, Kentucky that is. When her car breaks down on the front lawn of small town baker Noah’s home, he decides she can stay in the guest room, but only until her car is fixed. Eventually, Noah starts to see Amelia, the sweet and kind girl behind the pop star persona, and can’t help but feel a connection with her. Both Noah and Amelia realize that they can show each other just what they’re missing out on in life.
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Tropes: mystery, love triangle, dark academia, enemies to lovers, young adult
All Avery wants to do is survive high school. But when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves her his entire fortune, everything changes. The problem? She has no idea who Tobias is and why he left her everything. Avery must follow the rules set out by Tobias to receive the inheritance, including moving into the Hawthorne House - a mansion filled with puzzles and riddles around every corner. The biggest obstacle for Avery? Tobias’ four grandsons who also live there and were the ones expecting the inheritance from their grandfather. It’s time to play The Inheritance Games.
A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley
Tropes: paranormal romance, fake dating, forced proximity, enemies to lovers, urban fantasy
Being prophesied as the most powerful witch seen in centuries doesn’t stop Mariel from her passions: she would rather bake and garden instead of brew potions and cast hexes. When a spell goes terribly wrong, she finds herself staring down a demon that has a soul bargain. Ozroth used to be the most powerful demon who drove hard bargains to collect mortal souls, but his reputation hasn’t been the same since one of his bargains went awry. To earn back his deadly reputation, he needs the help of Mariel, who refuses to take part. While fake dating to cover up why Ozroth is really here, true attraction begins to grow between them, but Ozroth is running out of time to complete his bargain. If Mariel gives up her soul, she will lose all of her emotions, including love. If she doesn’t, she might lose Ozroth forever.
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
Tropes: monster romance, fantasy, magic, lgbtq, sapphic, friends to lovers, found family
Viv, an orc barbarian, has had enough of the warrior life and is hanging up her sword. Her new plan is to open a coffee shop in the town of Thune; except nobody knows what coffee is. Realizing it’s not as easy as it sounds, Viv realizes that she can’t do it alone and soon finds a community that helps her along the way.
Fair Catch by Kandi Steiner
Tropes: football romance, roommates, hate to love, brother’s best friend, college sports, protective hero, forced proximity
Riley is breaking boundaries as not only the only girl on her college football team, but in all of collegiate football. But her coach decides to assign Zeke, the cocky kick returner on the team, and also her brother’s best friend, as her roommate. She is hellbent on showing him that she doesn’t need help or protection, both on and off the football field. But as the two spend more time together, things start to change from hate to love.
Fair Catch is book one of the Red Zone Rivals series all based around the same college football team.
The Modern Girls Guide to Magic by Linsey Hall
Tropes: magic, witches, paranormal romance, enemies to lovers, slow burn, small town, competition
Aria is struggling as a witch. Actually, she’s a bit of a hot mess. Nothing quite goes right when she deals with magic. She decides to create rules for herself - not knowing she will end up in a situation where she has to break all of them. The most important rule? Don’t fall for Callan Hawthorne - the sexy, billionaire mage. When a competition brings them together, they must learn to let go of the past, or else things are only going to get worse.