Discover romance books that take you on an emotional journey. Connect with heartfelt and passionate love stories and read about fascinating characters in great settings. The following 20 books like November 9 by Colleen Hoover have it all.
Can A Romance Writer Ever Really Fall In Love?
Or is Ben just using Fallon to write his latest novel? These are questions Fallon starts to ask herself.
In Colleen Hoover’s November 9 Fallon is preparing for her cross-country move. Then she meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, and they have instant chemistry. Over 24 hours, Ben and Fallon get to know each other.
They eventually fall in love and meet once a year on the same date. Things get complicated and Fallon begins to question Ben’s motives. Is Fallon nothing more than a muse for Ben? Is she the latest character in his romance novel?
Are two characters with twisted paths even capable of having an authentic relationship? Find out in Colleen Hoover’s emotionally complex romance novel, November 9. Also, check out these other crazy-good romance reads today!
About Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover is the New York Times Bestselling author. But Hoover never anticipated her stories to have this much success. She was working a regular 9-5 job when she self-published her first book Slammed. Her mama had just gotten a Kindle and Hoover wanted her mom to be able to read it as a Christmas gift.
Many of her first works were initially self-published. They became successful through social media, specifically TikTok. Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and three sons and is also the creator/owner of The Bookworm Box— a specialty bookstore where all books are donated and signed by the authors.
Fans of her works refer to themselves as CoHo’s.
Romance Reads Like November 9
A Life Without Water by Marci Bolden
Carol Denman has been divorced for over twenty years. But do you ever really lose your connection to someone? Does divorce really completely break our ties with those we once loved?
Carol explores these thematic issues when her ex-husband, John, comes storming back into her life. John is sick and his dying wish is to make amends before he dies. Carol and John embark on a cross-country journey to help John achieve his wishes.
This journey isn’t just about John. He needs Carol and maybe she needs him too in A Life Without Water. A story about love and ultimately forgiveness.
Final Offer by Lauren Asher
Final Offer is book three in the Dreamland Billionaire series. Callahan isn’t the type of man you want to fall in love with, even though he may be loaded. He’s an entitled, narcissistic wealthy brat and a functioning drunk.
He may be handsome and sexy but he doesn’t fall in love with women. Except her.
Six years ago he broke Lana’s heart and lost the only person who truly knew him. But he will stumble back into his past in order to receive his inheritance. Callahan must spend the summer at Lake Wisteria.
It seems easy enough until he realizes Lana also lives and owns the summer house. Tempers and hearts will ignite in this passionate read.
Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher
Book two in the Dreamland Billionaire series is Terms and Conditions. Declan is the CEO of his family’s successful media empire. The deal was he had to get married and have an heir in order for the empire to become his.
For Iris it was an easy choice to make. Get married, have a baby, and become incredibly wealthy.
The fake couple even sets rules to prevent any mishaps. Somewhere along the way, the rules get thrown out the window. What will they do when things become blurry and the fake relationship becomes real?
Secretly Yours by Tessa Bailey
Hallie has returned to Napa Valley to redo the vineyards of the Vos estate. This isn’t the first time Hallie has been there. When she was just fourteen years old she had a big-time crush on Julian Vos. They almost kissed.
Hallie is wondering if she will still have feelings for him. Julian is an intellectual, prestigious professor and Hallie is sweet, beautiful and a little bit crazy. Things heat up when Hallie leaves Julian a drunken secret admirer love letter.
Tessa Bailey creates a fun, sexy rom-com in Secretly Yours.
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
Following the suicide of his wife, Jack McCall flees the low country of South Carolina with his young daughter, Leah. Jack wants to escape the tragedy that has taken residence in his heart and heads to Rome.
He is peacefully living a European lifestyle and exposing Leah to food and the culture that a poor Southern boy never experienced. Then, the past resurfaces and Jack must return home.
Jack reconnects with his family, former friends, and relives his epic, yet tragic love story with Shyla.
The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland
The story of four high school girls who were best friends in the late 90s. They were the “it” girls with all the most popular superlatives. Twenty-five years later their lives seem to be steaming piles of crap.
In an evening with a lot of moments down memory lane, coupled with a lot of alcohol, these women decide to reinvent themselves and make their dreams come true once again.
Read The Most Likely Club and discover if four lost souls will be able to find their identities and passions once again.
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
Vivian Howe is the beloved beach-read author of Nantucket. A hardworking author who has dedicated her life to her three children and creating epic beach reads.
Vivian is out jogging when she is struck dead by a car. But this is not where our story ends. She is sent to “the beyond” and is assigned to Martha, a deceased being who will allow her to watch what happens on Nantucket for one last summer.
Vivian watches as her family tries to cope with the loss of their mother, their former spouse, and their friend. A family navigates its way through grief and Vivian uses nudges to help out when she can.
Not only does the town cope with her loss, but also tries to understand her past and uncover the truth about the person responsible for her death.
A different kind of Hilderbrand book that is impossible to put down is Golden Girl. Read it today.
Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover
Beyah Grim has not had an easy life. She’s spent most of it living in a trailer park with an unstable, addicted mother. Despite her challenges, she has worked hard and has a full ride to Penn State.
Tragedy strikes and Beyah must uproot her life and spend her summer with a father who is a stranger.
She wants summer to pass by quickly so that her future can start. Samson, her new next-door neighbor, maybe hot, but she wants nothing to do with him. Or at least that is what she tells herself.
The passion for the unlikely match is too strong. Beyah can’t help herself. Two young adults with complicated pasts will try to figure out what their feelings mean. Read how hearts are broken in Heart Bones.
Never Never: A Novel by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
What do you get when two writing BFFs pair up? A new romance novel. Check out Never Never: A Novel by dynamic writing duo, Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher.
Charlie and Silas have been best friends since before they could even talk or walk. They spent all their magical childhood moments together, and eventually fell in love at the age of fourteen.
The story gets dark and twisty though when they wake up one morning and are now total strangers. Gone are the memories of romance and love. First kiss, first fight, first I love you—all memories that no longer exist.
Check out this romantic read that will leave readers questioning the power of love and how couples define their relationships.
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez
Alexis is swept off her feet when she meets sexy carpenter Daniel. He is ten years younger than her, but this doesn’t stop her from majorly feeling him.
The problem is that he isn’t supposed to be the type of guy she dates. She is sophisticated and her parents expect her to be with a surgeon or someone prestigious.
Alexis will have to decide if she is willing to put aside her family’s expectations and follow her heart in Part of Your World.
Never Marry Your Brother’s Best Friend by Lauren Landish
Luna has never been interested in her brother’s best friend Carter. So she is shocked when he asks her to fake marry him in order to secure a business deal.
She agrees even though they are totally not passable as a couple. She is an artistic introvert and he’s the life of the party.
Things heat up when Carter publicly gives Luna affection. She starts feeling things and wonders if this is more than a business deal in Never Marry Your Brother’s Best Friend.
One Day by David Nicholls
Dexter and Emma first meet in 1988 after a random hookup. They should be in and out of each other’s lives after that moment.
They become the best of friends and meet up each year on July 15th over the span of twenty years. Throughout these years their friendship becomes deeper. They become each other’s everything as they navigate through the trials and triumphs of life.
A beautiful story of what it means to love someone, even with all their flaws is One Day.
This Song is (NOT) For You by Laura Nowlin
Ramona is a cool singer with her own band. Life should be perfect except she finds herself in love with two men.
Meet Sam, the man who was first Ramona’s friend and the guy she is falling for. But Sam doesn’t think he is good enough for Ramona, so he never lets her know that he feels the same.
Then we meet Tom. He is exactly what the band needs and he’s super hot. Ramona definitely has feelings for him.
The three become best friends, but Ramona knows she can’t have them both and she can’t deny her feelings. From the bestselling author of If He Had Been With Me is This Song is (NOT) For You. Check it out!
Good for You by Camille Pagan
Aly is a successful editor for a major magazine publication. Even though this is her dream job she ends up taking a month of unpaid leave after a very public argument with a co-worker.
She returns to Lake Michigan to gain some perspective. This is the home her deceased brother left to her. But Aly doesn’t get the peace she needs because her brother’s best friend, Wyatt has also inherited the place.
Aly wants to list the home and make money off it, while Wyatt wants to hold onto it. The two are ready for war against each other, but find out they both may also have broken hearts.
Being together is the only way their hearts will heal. Will they find happiness in Good for You ?
More Than Words by Jill Santopolo
The death of a parent is truly devastating no matter what age it happens at. Since the loss of her father Nina has been going through a challenging time.
Nina has grown up in a world of wealth, prestige, and reputation. Her entire life she has known what she says and does matters. She is lucky to have her childhood best friend, and boyfriend Tim in her life.
With her father gone, Nina starts questioning everything she is and wants to be. Especially when she feels a connection with her boss, Rafael.
Will Nina follow the life that is expected of her or finally start living for herself in Santopolo’s heartfelt novel More Than Words ?
Things We Hide From by Lucy Score
Fans of Things We Never Got Over will be thrilled for this Knockemout book two. It is the story of Nash, Knox’s heroic brother.
For as rough and grumpy as Knox was, Nash is the total opposite. He’s the town hero and the sexy, kind police officer.
Nash is going through a tough time right now. After being shot, he is dealing with major PTSD. The only one who can help him move forward is the sexy, Lina.
Nash is totally into her. But if he finds out why she is in town he will never talk to her again. Neither of them want anything serious but the chemistry between them is life-altering for both.
Will they be willing to put down their walls and take a shot at real love in this passionate read? Read Things We Hide From.
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
Imagine you could have anyone over for a dinner party? Who would you pick? Would they be celebrities or living? Iconic people from history?
A lovely romantic story about love and all the complexities that go along with it.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Laurie has always been pessimistic about love. Until one snowy December day, through a dirty bus window she locks eyes with the man she knows is her forever love story.
Laurie spends the next year of her life committed to finding her soulmate. She obsessively searches bus stations, cafes, and bars in an attempt to find her happily ever after.
Ironically, at a Christmas party, Laurie’s best friend Sarah introduces her new boyfriend and it is the man from that magical moment.
A ten-year story of one woman’s journey to happiness and how life may not always work out the way we expect it to. A charming, whirlwind romance is One Day in December.
The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch
Frankie and Ezra were college sweethearts. They decide to break up right before graduation and they don’t speak to each other again for a decade. Now, ten years later they are back on their college campus for a friend’s wedding.
The evening seems to be going according to plan, but when they wake up the next morning they are in bed together and Frankie has a diamond ring on her finger.
How did they get here? And is this maybe the best mistake they could ever make? Find out in The Rewind.
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
Sisters are supposed to have a relationship like no other, right? A confidante and built-in best friend?
This is not the case for Rose and Maggie Feller. Other than an appreciation for designer shoes, they have nothing in common.
Maggie is a successful attorney who dreams of love and a skinny body. While Maggie can’t hold down a job, is secretly dyslexic and survives her mishaps because of her gorgeous appearance.
They don’t treat each other very well and after Maggie sleeps with Rose’s boyfriend the relationship seems to be forever doomed.
Through a lot of soul searching, forgiveness, and a journey through the past will these sisters be able to understand each other. Read In Her Shoes.
What should I read if I liked November 9?
Seven Days in June, In Five Years, and Swear on This Life are all great romance reads if you liked November 9.
Ugly Love, Confess, It Ends with Us, and Verity are all fantastic Colleen Hoover books that have a similar feel to November 9.
Is November 9 an inappropriate book?
It is a beautiful love story but would only be appropriate for readers over the age of seventeen due to complex issues like sex, drugs, and alcohol.
Jojo Moyes is an author with similar emotional content and themes like Colleen Hoover.
What can I read instead of Colleen Hoover?
A Year to the Day by Robin Benway and The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon are great selections for CoHo fans who are wanting to change it up.
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