College Romance Novels
You don't have to be in college to enjoy a good college romance novel. After all, college is such a transitional time in people's lives that it's rife with drama! Whether it's at a party, in class, or in some sort of club, people in college are always meeting new people, giving writers the opportunity to introduce new romantic interests, friends, and villains. What's not to love?
People younger than college age may love to read college romance books because reading about slightly older people is appealing to them, while those older than college age may like to relive their youth. There's nothing wrong with that! There are some really great college romance novels out there, including the ones we've found for this article. Time to hit the books!
Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Once upon a time, Alexis Chambers was a popular athlete and violinist but that was all taken away from her. She became a loner to the point where she considered her sister's bachelorette party the highlight of her year. Entering her freshman year of college, she discovers that Treasure, the beautiful stripper from her sister's party, is in one of her classes. Trisha Hamilton has been working her but off to save enough money in order to transfer to a four-year school and barely has a social life. But meeting Alexis sparks something within her, and Trisha is unable to hide her growing feelings.
Fight to Forgive by J. Leigh Bailey
Aaron Elliot is something of a pro when it comes to dodging conflict. That's why it takes everything he has in him to object to his mom and stepdad's plans to sell their lake house, the place he always felt the closest to his dad who passed away. He also fell in love with his best friend in that house before he gave in to family pressures and left. Sailor James "Freddie" Fredrick was wounded in combat, but that pain can't compare to seeing Aaron again after years when he left without saying goodbye. Freddie wishes his feelings were gone, but he'd be lying to himself. Will Aaron fight for him this time?
Level Up by Cathy Yardley
Tessa Rodriguez loves her job as a video game engineer, but dang it, she wants that promotion. Even if that means creating her own fandom-based video game in three weeks. But she's going to need some help to get it done. That's where Adam London comes in. Her roommate, Adam has always been aloof with Tessa and isn't quite sure how she talked him into working on this project in the first place. He always just saw geeky Tessa as just one of the guys, but after spending so much time with her, he finds that Tessa's all he can think about.
Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler
Frankie Bellisario is confident in the fact that she can get anyone to fall for her, but she knows that some lines just shouldn't be crossed. Like when it comes to Samara Kazarian, the hot daughter of southern Republican mayor. It turns out that Sam likes her too, but isn't just looking for a hookup - she wants a real relationship. Frankie must decide if she wants to give the whole girlfriend thing a go or lose Sam forever, so she tries. They agree to thirty days of monogamy, and Frankie may be the one fighting for them at the end.
Sing Me Home by Shannon O'Brien
Ellie Gallagher has a lot on her plate. Between classes and homework, her job, and her a cappella group, Ellie is charging full steam ahead until graduation. For a class project, she gets paired up with Jolene Weiss, another senior. Jolene is eager to graduate and get a job working on a political campaign as soon as possible. While working together on their project Ellie and Jolene quickly begin falling for each other, but things get complicated when it turns out that Jolene is in a rival a cappella group.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath and her twin sister, Wren, grew up fans of the Simon Snow series. Reading and rereading the Simon Snow books, writing fan fiction, talking in forums, it all helped them get through their mother taking off. It hurts when Wren begins distancing herself from the fandom, but it hurts more when she tells Cath she doesn't want to be roommates in college, leaving Cath with a grumpy roommate and her boyfriend that never leaves. Between Wren leaving her in the dust, a fiction professor "who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world," that cute guy in her class, and worrying about her dad, what's Cath to do?
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
College student Sydney thinks she has it all. Her job isn't perfect, but it's steady, she gets to live with her best friend, Tori, and, best of all, her boyfriend is amazing. Of course, that's when she finds out that Hunter is cheating on her and she needs to figure out what's next for her. That's when she first notices the mysterious Ridge, her neighbor who always plays his guitar out on the balcony. Sydney feels drawn to him, and once they finally meet in person, Ridge feels the same way.
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