10 Romance Novel Recommendations from Author Cindi Madsen
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Take Author Cindi Madsen's Advice and Read These 10 Romance Novels Next
Hey, I'm Cindi Madsen and I write romantic comedies. My newest book, Just One of the Groomsmen, just hit shelves and I am really excited about it. To celebrate, I want to share some of my favorite books! I never do well at picking favorites because I like way, way too many books. I like to genre hop as well, so I'm going to do a mix of some of my favorite books I've read in the last couple of years.
1. Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne
Anything Lauren Layne is a win but Walk of Shame made me extra happy. I loved the super bubbly, kind heroine and the grump hero who totally won me over. It makes me smile every time I think about it.
2. Playing with Fire by Kate Meader
Female firefighter with a lot of firefighter brothers and the supah hot mayor of Chicago. The writing is amazing and the sparks are hot enough that it's good there are plenty of firefighters around.
3. One and Only by Jenny Holiday
I loved this book and the dynamic between the characters. I love how Jane is supposed to keep Cameron in line, but instead he shows her how to have a little more adventure in her life. In every single way.
4. Pan by Gina Maxwell
Modern, grown-up Peter Pan? This book made me smile from start to finish. It seriously gave me all the feels.
5. The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros
This book is what you want to read when you want to experience emotions. Like it just wrings them out of you. The writing and storytelling are brilliant and there's a hot military hero to make it that much better. Fair warning: grab the tissues.
6. Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella
I've read several of Sophie Kinsella's books, but this one made me laugh the hardest. The heroine spills all of her secrets to the guy next to her on the plan and then he ends up being her new boss. Of course several of the secrets she told him were about people in the office, too. Undomestic Goddess is a close second!
7. Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis
Jill Shalvis is another author you can't go wrong with. Instant Attraction is my favorite. I love the opposites attract in this book.
8. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This book had such great romantic tension. The ways the two characters interact and "hate" each other was hilarious and somehow swoony. This was a great romance start to finish.
9. Sustained by Emma Chase
This book took me by surprise. I knew it'd be good because a friend recommended it, but Jake the lawyer and the way he fell for not just Chelsea, the aunt who'd just inherited custody of six orphaned kids but fell for the kids too. Major swoonage.
10. Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews
This series is urban fantasy at its best. Magic Bites is the first book in this series and I laughed out loud several times.
About Cindi Madsen
Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she'd be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they're sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband, three children, & an adorable one-eyed kitty named Agent Fury.
About Just One of the Groomsmen
Addison Murphy is the funny friend, the girl you grab a beer with—the girl voted most likely to start her own sweatshirt line. And now that one of her best guy friends is getting married, she'll add "groomsman" to that list, too. She'll get through this wedding if it's the last thing she does. Just don't ask her to dive for any bouquet.
When Tucker Crawford returns to his small hometown, he expects to see the same old people, feel comfort in the same old things. He certainly doesn't expect to see the nice pair of bare legs sticking out from under the hood of a broken-down car. Certainly doesn't expect to feel his heart beat faster when he realizes they belong to one of his best friends.
If he convinces Addie to give him a chance, they could be electric…or their break-up could split their tight-knit group in two.
Hiding the way he feels from the guys through bachelor parties, cake tastings, and rehearsals is one thing. But just asTucker realizes that Addie truly could be the perfect woman for him—he was just too stupid to realize it—now she's leaving to follow her own dreams. He's going to need to do a lot of compromising if he's going to convince her to take a shot at forever with him—on her terms this time.