We’ve all heard the saying that there are two sides to every story, and with these dual POV romance books you won’t have to miss out on hearing both. Let’s get into it!
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Tate Collins and airline pilot Miles Archer have just met, and they are unable to deny their immediate attraction to one another. But they wouldn’t call it anything other than that. They are not in love or even friends, they are just interested in a physical relationship.
When they communicate this to each other, Tate and Miles believe that they’ve found the perfect situation. They can both get what they want without the emotional obligations. But almost immediately, the two realize that it’s harder to avoid falling for each other than they expected, and love gets ugly fast.
You can find Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover here.
A Wicked Kind of Husband by Mia Vincy
Cassandra has been married for two years, but she has only seen her husband, Joshua, once. She prefers to keep it that way, not wanting to know the arrogant jerk she only married for her inheritance. And though he’s banned her from going to London, Cassandra decides to sneak around and go anyway.
But when Joshua shows up in London and ends up sharing the house with her, Cassandra is forced to get used to being around him. And although they both hate each other with a vengeance, there is also a passion underneath that threatens to overtake them.
You can read A Wicked Kind of Husband by Mia Vincy here.
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
Millie Morris works at a University and is painfully single. When a fancy event takes place at the University, Millie and four of her male colleagues make a deal that they will all find dates for the event. But after making the deal, Millie spends a wild half night with Reid Campbell, one of the guys she works with. Once the night is over, Millie and Reid decide to keep their relationship platonic.
But Millie isn’t having luck with online dating, and she can’t get Reid out of her mind. Desperate to escape the endless supply of creepy guys online, she creates “Catherine”, a fake online persona who is way more vulnerable than Millie herself. When Catherine and Reid start talking online, Millie knows it’s only a matter of time before she has to confront what she’s been doing.
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren can be found here.
Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G.
Carter and Arizona have been best friends since fourth grade. They’ve been with each other through everything. When their good relationships weren’t so good anymore, the two always knew they could count on the other to be there for them.
Over the course of their friendship, Carter and Arizona have never been anything more than friends, despite what some people may think. But one night changes everything, and suddenly the two “friends” don’t know what to do next.
You can read Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. here.
Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
Beau and Duane Winston are identical twins who have very different personalities. Beau is charming and outgoing, but Duane is more quiet and reserved. Jessica James has always had a crush on Beau, and never thought twice about Duane. In fact, she doesn’t like Duane at all and she’s positive he doesn’t like her either.
But when Jessica mistakes Duane for Beau and spends some time with him, she has herself questioning what she thought she knew. Suddenly, Jessica is drawn to Duane, and she wants to know more about him.
Told from the perspectives of Jessica and Duane, this book shows you what it’s like to live in both of the character’s heads.
You can find Truth or Beard by Penny Reid here.
The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand
Cade Corey is part of a family chocolate business that is mass-produced throughout the whole world. Despite their success, Cade has always dreamed of starting her own chocolate line, so she goes to Paris in search of the best chocolatier, Sylvian Marquis. She wants to hire him to help produce her new chocolate.
But Sylvian is insulted that Cade thinks he would be willing to put his name on a mass-produced chocolate. Sylvian is rude and dismissive to Cade, making her feel hurt. So Cade seeks revenge, cooking up a plan to steal Sylvian’s chocolate, but when something unexpected happens, things suddenly get interesting.
The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand can be purchased here.
Tiffy Moore doesn’t have the highest budget, but she desperately needs an apartment after a breakup leaves her alone. Tiffy answers an ad for a flatshare, and the situation seems decent enough. Leon works the night shift, and since Tiffy works in an office all day, they won’t ever need to see each other.
Leon and Tiffy begin leaving notes for one another, first about things that need to get done around the house, but eventually turning into full-on conversations. The two strike up a friendship, and might even begin falling in love. But how are you supposed to fall in love with someone you’ve never even met?
You can read The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary here.
Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry
Winslow Covington is the new chief of police in a small town in Montana. She’s determined to show people that she deserves the position, and she didn’t just get it because her grandfather is the mayor. Winslow knows that to be well-liked by the town, all she has to do is be well-liked by the Edens, the town’s founding family.
But when Winslow tries to get on good terms with the Edens, she realizes that she recently had a one-night stand with the oldest son, Griffin. Griffin is arrogant and rude, and Winslow wants nothing to do with him. But when a murder takes place on his property, the two are forced to spend way more time together than they would like.
Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry can be found here.
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Misha and Ryen became pen pals in fifth grade by accident. They were supposed to get paired with the same gender, but Misha’s teacher thought Ryen was a boy and Ryen’s teacher thought Misha was a girl. Long story short, they are still pen pals 7 years later.
Ryen and Misha have rules in their relationship: No exchanging phone numbers, social media, or pictures. They have a very special bond from only communicating through letters, and they want to keep it that way.
When Misha accidentally stumbles upon Ryen’s social media, he doesn’t care about the rules and knows he needs to meet her. But he doesn’t expect that he won’t like what he encounters.
3 months later, Ryen has no idea why Misha has stopped writing her letters, but she intends to find out.
You can find Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas here.
Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow
Skylar’s life hasn’t gone how she expected, and she feels somewhat like a failure when she returns to the town she grew up in. When she sees Sebastian, a guy she knew in high school, she knows she wants to be with him.
Sebastian struggles with OCD and other mental health issues that have affected his life, and he doesn’t think that happiness is something that can last. He wants a relationship with Skylar, yet he only sees it ending badly, so he tries to hide his vulnerability to avoid getting hurt.
You can purchase Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow here.
Radiance by Grace Draven
Brishen is the prince of the Kai, and he has been ordered to marry a Gauri woman to seal a treaty. He agrees to do it because he is a son devoted to his kingdom.
Ildiko is the niece of the Gauri king, and she knows that she is destined to be married for her kingdom. But when she learns that her new husband isn’t even human, she is shocked.
The two aren’t at all interested in each other at first, but they know that this is their fate. As they spend more time being married to each other they realize that they are actually a perfect match, but things have changed in the kingdoms and a threat attempts to keep them apart.
Radiance by Grace Draven can be found here.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Laurie has never believed in love at first sight, but one day changes her mind. She locks eyes with a man through the window of her bus, and everything feels magical and perfect until her bus drives away.
Over the next year, Laurie looks everywhere to try and find him again but has no luck. Then, at a Christmas party, Laurie’s best friend Sarah introduces her to her new boyfriend, Jack. When Laurie sees him, she immediately recognizes that Jack is the guy from the bus.
Told from the perspectives of Jack and Laurie, we hear what ensues over the next ten years, experiencing the heartbreak, joy, and missed opportunities in their lives right alongside them.
You can find One Day in December by Josie Silver here.
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
Carolina is a wedding planner who was ditched at her own wedding. Now that she’s put that in the past, Carolina has an amazing opportunity, but it requires her to work with the best man from her failed wedding, AKA her ex’s brother, Max.
The two despise each other, but they are also determined to do what’s best for their careers. So they tough it out, working together despite their hatred. And as Carolina and Max keep working together, they realize that hatred might not be the only feeling they have for each other.
You can find The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa here.
The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely
April Hamilton is going home for her family’s summer reunion and doesn’t feel like getting asked a ton of annoying things about her personal life. To at least avoid the topic of her being single, April hires a fake boyfriend who will do the trick.
All Theo Banks wants is to settle his debts, and he just needs a little bit more money to get there. So he is happy to be April’s pretend boyfriend. But fate has other plans, and this game of pretend starts to feel all too real as Theo and April convince everyone–even themselves–of their romance.
The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely can be read here.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Nastya has experienced a great tragedy in her life, and all she wants is to put the past behind her and not let anyone know who she really is. She moves to a new town, determined to hide herself, and finds that she is drawn to a boy named Josh.
Josh has lost everyone he’s loved in his 17 years of life, and now he is completely isolated. But when Nastya shows up, she makes him feel just a little bit better. Josh can tell she’s been hiding something, and he wonders if he will ever find out what.
You can find The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay here.
A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
Colin is a British Lord in need of an escape from his small, seaside town. When Minerva, a beautiful and awkward scientist, knocks on his door asking him to go with her to Scotland, he eagerly accepts.
This story is told from Colin and Minerva’s perspective, telling us about the week they share together and how they end up falling in love.
A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare can be read here.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evelyn Hugo is a Hollywood icon who is finally ready to tell the truth about her life, including the reality behind the seven husbands that she’s had over the years.
Monique is an aspiring writer who has landed a great job at Vivant, a popular magazine. When she gets word that Evelyn Hugo wants to talk to her, Monique has no idea why. And when she meets with Evelyn and Evelyn tells Monique she plans to let her write her biography, Monique is even more confused.
Regardless, Evelyn tells Monique her life story. We hear about who was the one true love in Evelyn’s life and who she never cared about to begin with. Her story is full of heartbreak and betrayal, and it showcases the messiness of love.
You can read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid here.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor and Park both know what it’s like to be outcasts. When they meet on the school bus, it feels like fate, and they are immediately connected to one another.
The two know that young love almost never lasts, but they are still desperate to try.
Told from the perspectives of both Eleanor and Park, this story pulls you in and gives you a sweet and special look into the reality of first love.
You can purchase Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell here.
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
When Lucy is invited to the Countess of Moth’s home in London to translate an astronomy text in French, she doesn’t expect to fall in love.
The Countess, Catherine, is ready to hand off the project and not give it a second thought. But when she meets Lucy, Catherine is immediately intrigued by her. Lucy stays with Catherine and the two continue to long for each other, but they aren’t sure if fate will let them be together in the end.
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite can be purchased here.
Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke
Daphne Wade loves to watch Anthony, the Duke of Tremor, work at the excavation site of his estate, and she finds herself dreaming of what it would be like to be with him.
Anthony sees Daphne as a hard worker, but nothing more. He tells one of his friends that she’s a plain young lady, and Daphne overhears. Determined to prove him wrong, she sets out on a mission to make Anthony notice her beauty.
You can read Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke here.
What is the best POV for a romance novel?
There is no best POV for a romance novel because it’s completely subjective, but the most common POVs in romance novels are either third person or first person. Sometimes they are dual POV, but often we only hear the heroine’s side of the story.
What is dual POV?
Dual POV is when we hear the first-person perspectives of two (or sometimes more) characters in a story. They usually alter perspectives in different chapters and this way we get a chance to understand what’s going through both characters’ minds.
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