The 20 Best Books Like Archer’s Voice (Contemporary Romance)

Fans of romance novels love nothing better than seeing the main characters get together after a slow burn. But unfortunately, this almost always occurs at the end of the story. Then, they have to find the next book like Archer’s Voice to dive into.

The 20 Best Books Like Archer's Voice (Contemporary Romance)

If you’ve read Archer’s Voice, you know this feeling well. 

There’s a lot to love in Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. A contemporary romance for adults, the novel features Bree, a heroine who moves to a small town after she and her father experience a vicious crime. 

As she tries to heal, Bree meets Archer: a mysterious recluse who won’t speak.

With a virginal hero, dramatic reveals, and point of view shifts between Bree and Archer’s first-person narration, Archer’s Voice has found hundreds of thousands of readers. 

But what do you read next if you’ve finished Archer’s Voice and are craving something similar? Should you start reading everything Mia Sheridan has written or begin with a new author instead?

There’s good news if you’re a fan of this New York Times bestseller. Not only is there a variety of books like Archer’s Voice to choose from, but there is also a vast choice of contemporary romance novels with similar tropes. 

Many readers will want to explore other Mia Sheridan novels, even returning to Pelion Lake. Meanwhile, some fans will want a love story featuring an outsider hero with a haunted past. 

Others will look for romances set in small towns, the first books in series by authors like Mia Sheridan, or novels with unexpected plot twists

And, of course, some readers want a beautifully written love story. So what do you do when you’ve finished Archer’s Voice and crave something similar? 

No matter what you enjoyed about the novel, we’ve picked follow-up books for every type of fan. So here are the 20 best books like Archer’s Voice for you to fall in love with.

Travis: A Pelion Lake Novel by Mia Sheridan 


Fans of Archer’s Voice can re-enter the world of Pelion Lake with this spin-off by Sheridan. Travis tells the story of the town’s sheriff. A friends-to-lovers romance, the book also includes a redeemed hero. 

Told in Sheridan’s beautiful prose, the love story between Travis and Haven will appeal to fans of Archer and Bree in new ways. 

Curious? Get Travis here!

Unloved by Kate Regnery

Unloved, a love story

With an outcast hero still carrying baggage from the past, Unloved has characters similar to Archer and Bree. It also has a storyline like that in Archer’s Voice

However, unlike Archer’s Voice, the spark between Cassidy and Brynn is instantaneous rather than a slow burn. 

A contemporary romance about a man who believes he doesn’t deserve love, Unloved shares his story with compassion and empathy.

Check out Unloved here!

Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer

Morning Glory

Though some fans of contemporary romance don’t enjoy historical romance, those who like both will find a lot to love in Morning Glory

The heroine, a widowed single mother named Elly, has always felt separate from others. So when she meets Will, a man with a mysterious past, the two come together out of need but stay together out of love. 

With similar events and protagonists, Morning Glory shares a lot with Archer’s Voice.

Fans of historical romance and Archer’s Voice can find Morning Glory here.

Unbound by Cara McKenna

Unbound: (InterMix)

At first glance, Unbound may not seem much like Archer’s Voice: it takes place in the Scottish Highlands and features a protagonist who’s recently experienced significant weight loss. 

However, the remote location, strong heroine, and sense of renewed hope all mirror some of the best qualities of Archer’s Voice

Find out more about Unbound here!

The Texan’s Wager by Jodi Thomas

The Texan's Wager (The Wife Lottery)

If strong, silent Archer was your favorite part of Archer’s Voice, the historical romance The Texan’s Wager will likely appeal to you. 

Bailee finds herself cast out of a wagon train and enters a “Wife Lottery” as a last-ditch effort to ensure her future. But marrying farmer Carter, who refuses to speak to her, isn’t exactly what she had in mind.

Get more info about The Texan’s Wager, the first in the Wife Lottery Series of four books.

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover 


A perennial fan favorite, Colleen Hoover doesn’t disappoint in Hopeless. With younger protagonists than Archer’s Voice, Hopeless brings together Sky and Dean. 

Both carry secrets from the past, but the bond between the two grows with the slow intensity of Archer and Bree’s. 

Even better? If you enjoy the book, it’s the first of a pair. 

Discover the first Hopeless book here.

Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout)

The first in a trilogy, Things We Never Got Over combines a heroine trying to escape a future she doesn’t want as well as an evil twin. It also has an outcast hero with a loyal dog. 

Fans of small-town settings will love Knockemout, Virginia. Meanwhile, Lucy Score creates such high tension that you won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough. 

Small-town romance fans can buy the first book in the Knockemout trilogy here

Twisted Love by Ana Huang

Twisted Love (Twisted, 1)

Haunted by his past, Alex Volkov has more than a little in common with Archer. And Ava, his best friend’s sister, knows she shouldn’t desire him, though she does. 

However, Alex is a darker character than Archer, to the point of becoming an antihero, so readers should prepare for a character they love to hate…and vice-versa. 

The first book in the Twisted series, Twisted Love, is available here

Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry

Indigo Ridge (The Edens)

Like Archer’s Voice, Indigo Ridge occurs in a small town. With an enemies-to-lovers plot line and a strong heroine out to prove she’s earned her position as chief of police, Indigo Ridge provides enough romantic suspense for even the most demanding reader.

Check out Indigo Ridge, the first book of five, here!

An Optimist’s Guide to Heartbreak by Jennifer Hartmann

An Optimist's Guide to Heartbreak (Heartsong Duet)

Cal, the grumpy hero, and Lucy, a heroine with a secret, reunite and bond over their dark past in this mysterious romance. The complex backstory and slow burn of An Optimist’s Guide to Heartbreak have fans raving. 

Those looking for their next grumpy sunshine romance can find An Optimist’s Guide to Heartbreak here

All I Ask by Corinne Michaels

All I Ask

Teagan and Derek meet again in the small town where they grew up. Now single parents, the two have more complex pasts that they, like Archer, must deal with before they can find true love. 

Fans of reunion romances can get All I Ask here

The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley

The Life We Almost Had

Anna and Adam have a complex history—with each other. Trying to reignite the spark in their marriage, they go off to the Spanish seaside village where they first met. But an unexpected twist pushes Anna to the brink. 

Fans of Archer’s Voice’s complex and unique twists will appreciate this beautifully written love story.

Check out The Life We Almost Had here for a reminder of love’s importance.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You (Me Before You Trilogy)

Will, the hero of Me Before You, isn’t silent—but heroine Louisa may wish he were! With his rude and confrontational personality emerging after an accident has him using a wheelchair, Will has lost the joy in his life. However, Louisa needs the job as his caretaker and refuses to treat him delicately.

The tension between these two opposite types has brought thousands of readers to the first in this trilogy by Jojo Moyes.

You can find Me Before You available here

All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata

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Like Bree, Marina is ready for a quiet life after a significant loss. However, her landlord—and neighbor—in the tiny mountain town she moves to reignites feelings she wasn’t sure she’d experience again. 

With strong character development and grumpy sunshine energy, All Rhodes Lead Here has the complexity of Archer’s Voice

Find out more about All Rhodes Lead Here!

Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan 

Perfectly Imperfect

Heroine Willow has many issues with her self-esteem and body. After a tough loss, she works hard to accept herself. 

When superstar actor Kane enters her life and treats her with the respect she deserves, she begins to see herself—and her life—differently.

Discover the standalone romance Perfectly Imperfect here.

Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O’Connell

Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold

A historical romance, Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold still has much to offer fans of contemporary romance—especially those who love an outcast hero. 

Outspoken Anne meets outcast Cord in 1885 Colorado, and the two bond over their family traumas. However, their families are not excited about the match.

Ready to start this historical romance? You can find Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold here

Disgrace by Brittany Cherry 


Grace’s husband has left her, and she isn’t sure how to piece her life back together. That is, until Jackson enters the picture. But Jackson refuses to open up, and Grace fears she is too emotionally damaged to be good for him.

Fans of Archer and Bree’s healing will embrace this beautifully written, small-town romance.

Discover how Grace and Jackson end up in Disgrace, available here!

Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh 

Heart of Obsidian: A Psy-Changeling Novel (PSY-CHANGELING SERIES)

Book 12 in the 15-book Psy-Changeling series, Heart of Obsidian, can also be read as a standalone. A paranormal romance, Heart of Obsidian nevertheless has features that will appeal to fans of Archer’s Voice. 

A mysterious hero whose past haunts him meets a woman recovering from trauma in this intelligent and propulsive romance. 

Enter the Psy-Changeling universe with Heart of Obsidian here.

Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick


Readers of Lifers understand hero Jordan Kane’s trauma right away: he has spent eight years in prison. Now returning to his small hometown, he carries his past with him. 

But seemingly carefree newcomer Torrey has her own ideas about Jordan. As she gets to know him, readers realize that she has events from her own past to overcome.

Enter this friends-to-lovers romance by getting Lifers here.

Flawless by Elsie Silver

Flawless: A Small Town Enemies to Lovers Romance

A bad boy with a flawed past, professional bull rider Rhett Eaton falls for his agent’s daughter. Summer tries to keep things casual: she sees Rhett’s hidden side and wants to protect him from any more public criticism. 

With guarded characters confronting their pasts, Flawless introduces readers to the world of Chestnut Springs in this enemies-to-lovers romance.

Start the Chestnut Springs trilogy with Flawless, available here.

Final Thoughts

Archer’s Voice may have been your first contemporary romance novel or your hundredth. Either way, there are so many more love stories to discover! No matter your favorite part of the novel, one of the books above will surely make a great next read.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a 2nd book to Archer’s Voice?

Travis is the sequel to Archer’s Voice. However, it features Archer’s brother, Travis, as the main character. Travis shows this flawed hero’s path to redemption.

Sheridan has also positioned Archer’s Voice as the first book in the Where Love Meets Destiny series. The other books in this series, Most of All You and More Than Words, are thematically related to Archer’s Voice but not directly connected to its characters.

Can Archer’s Voice be read as a standalone?

Yes. Archer’s Voice focuses on Archer and Bree. While it does have a follow-up book, Travis, this sequel focuses on a secondary character from the original. 

Meanwhile, Archer’s Voice is the first Where Love Meets Destiny series book. However, the two later books do not share settings or characters with it and are instead thematically related.

What age group is Archer’s Voice appropriate for?

Because Archer’s Voice has explicit language and sexual content, it is appropriate for readers over 18.

What tropes are in Archer’s Voice?

Archer’s Voice is a small-town romance. It follows many of the conventions of New Adult contemporary romance novels. It also features an outcast hero and two main characters recovering from trauma.

What is the difference between romance and contemporary romance?

Contemporary romance is a subcategory of the romance genre. 

Romance is a broad category of novels focused on love stories. It includes subcategories like fantasy romance, erotic romance, and New Adult romance. 

Contemporary romance focuses on characters living in the time when the novel was written. Generally, critics and readers consider stories after the Second World War contemporary romances.

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