The 20 Best Romance Books Like Reminders of Him (by Colleen Hoover)

Colleen Hoover makes readers fall in love once again with Reminders of Him. A story about a young woman who has made life-changing mistakes. After getting out of prison, Kenna Rowan returns to her town to redeem herself and hopefully get back the one thing that is keeping her from having love in her heart and a real shot at moving forward. 

The 20 Best Romance Books Like Reminders of Him (by Colleen Hoover)

Hoover creates likable protagonists and epic, emotional love stories. It’s no wonder that she is dominating every bestseller list. 

Check out these toe-curling, two am-tear-inducing romance reads similar to Reminders of Him

The 20 Best Books Like Reminders of Him

My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey

My Killer Vacation

Taylor is looking forward to a stress-free vacation at the Cape with her brother. Until she discovers a dead body in their rental house. 

Small hiccup, right? In comes the sexy, older bounty hunter that is here to solve the mystery. Taylor can’t stop looking at him and he is mesmerized by her. He knows he needs to solve the case, but maybe this adventure is leading him straight to love. 

Read the easy-breezy romantic, My Killer Vacation

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

The Bodyguard

Hannah Brooks’ latest job is being a bodyguard for celebrity actor Jack Stapleton. Hannah looks nothing like the traditional bodyguard. She’s pretty, fit, and has the sweetest smile—don’t be fooled by her looks though, she is not to be messed with.

Jack has a stalker and he needs Hannah. But then he has to return home to take care of a sick mother. Jack doesn’t want his family worrying about his stalker so he doesn’t tell his family about his stalker. 

To keep a low profile, Hannah agrees to pretend to be Jack’s girlfriend. As she spends time with him she is not only protecting Jack, but also her heart. 

A fun, sexy romantic read is The Bodyguard

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune

Meet Me at the Lake

Set to release in May of 2023 is Fortune’s second novel Meet Me at the Lake. A story about strangers and unexpected moments that lead two people down a road they never anticipated. 

Fern doesn’t feel like a grownup and knows she has spent too much of her life daydreaming about Will Baxter. As another part of her life goes down the toilet she is surprised when hope comes from Will. 

He may be nine years late, but he also may be the person to help her start living again. An angsty, emotional read that will leave you wanting to read all of Fortune’s magical works. 

Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Night Road

Lexi Baill has never really known family or even what it means to be loved. At fifteen years old, she bounced around from foster home to foster home. This changes when she is taken in by an aunt. Lexi finally has a home.

She meets the dramatic, lovable Mia on the first day of high school and they become best friends. Mia also has a twin brother, Zach. Over the years, Lexi and Zach have an undeniable connection that they don’t act on because of worry over Mia’s feelings. 

By junior year they can no longer help themselves. Lexi and Zach have a whirlwind romance. The twins’ mother spends most of the kids’ senior year worrying about how to protect them. But a mother’s love only goes so far and the kids make a mistake that changes everything. 

What does it mean to love someone? Hannah explores grief, love, and regret in this beautiful novel. Read Night Road

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Love, Theoretically

Elsie Hannaway sure is one busy woman. She loves her job as an adjunct professor, but the pay is nothing. So while she dreams of tenure and a larger paycheck she picks up a side gig. At night she is a fake girlfriend. 

When going out with her favorite client she learns of his older brother. Jack Smith, the jerk who ruined her mentor’s career. He may be super sexy but he is also the guy who could ruin her chance for a position at the prestigious MIT. 

Love, Theoretically is a fun, sexy book that is about finding your dreams and love at the same time. 

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation

Ten summer trips ago Alex and Poppy became best friends. They are total opposites. She’s a wildfire burning out of control and he likes to stay home and read books. 

They live far apart from each other, but every summer they rekindle their friendship—until two years ago when they had a huge falling out. 

Poppy isn’t happy though and when she thinks back to times in her life when she felt joy, she knows it was with Alex. Poppy has to fix this relationship if she is going to ever feel love again. 

She has one week to turn things around in People We Meet on Vacation. Read this lovely book that will be like an escape from reality. 

Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess: A Novel

All of Hoover’s works take readers through an emotional journey, but Confess gives similar vibes to Reminders of Him. 

Auburn Reed is trying to rebuild her life. She is working her butt off, stretching her money, and trying to maintain perfection all under the eyes of her son’s judgy grandmother. 

She randomly goes into a Dallas art studio, looking for a second job. She is drawn to the artist’s work, but even more so she is drawn to the artist. 

Owen and Auburn have an immediate sexual and emotional attraction to each other. But they also have a past and hearts they are trying to protect. How can you build a new life without remembering your past? 

Read this haunting read that will stay with you for years to come. 

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Maybe in Another Life: A Novel

Hannah Martin bumps into an old lover and it is after this moment that the story unfolds. Two different paths emerge in the story all from one night when Hannah leaves with her old boyfriend or leaves with her best friend. 

In alternating chapters, we see the effects of Hannah’s two very different choices and how they will ultimately change her life. 

A beautiful love story that highlights a woman’s identity, living for herself, and how small moments can alter a life. Read Maybe in Another Life

The Chase by Elle Kennedy

The Chase (Briar U, 1)

Summer isn’t supposed to be interested in Colin Fitzgerald. He’s her brother’s best friend, her roommate, and he’s nothing like her usual type. So why can’t she get him out of her mind? 

He thinks she is superficial, and not worthy of his time. But whenever they are even close to each other there is heat and chemistry. Summer has enough drama to star in her show. She isn’t going to make the first move.

But she knows she isn’t capable of saying no to Colin either. This sexy novel is The Chase.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren 

My Favorite Half-Night Stand

Millie is not one of those girls who like being in relationships. Her life is about teaching her students all about female-serial killers as a professor at UC Santa Barbara. She doesn’t have time for dating and she would prefer to just hang out with the guys. 

Life is going according to plan until Millie has to get a date for a fancy work function. Millie makes a pact with one of her friends. It goes off the rails. Millie and Reid have the most intense sexual night of their lives. Despite this steamy evening, they decide to stay just friends. 

Millie continues to navigate through online dating to find a date for her party. She creates a fictional persona. Soon Millie is in over her head.

A sexy, funny, vulnerable read is My Favorite Half-Night Stand

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke 

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

Tembi meets Chef Saro on the streets of Florence and it’s love at first sight. The problem though is that Tembi is black and Saro’s Sicilian family immediately disapproves of her. They aren’t willing to give up on their story though and move to Los Angeles to love freely. 

The two live a magical life filled with passion, Saro’s food, and even a family. Life seems to be perfect until Saro gets sick with cancer. 

A memoir about finding a home, falling in love, and finding comfort through food. From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home is an utterly delicious read that will comfort all your emotions and leave you with a sense of unwavering hope. 

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

What Alice Forgot

Alice has a perfect life. She is married to a wonderful man who loves her deeply. She has beautiful children and the perfect home. The life a twenty-nine-year-old would dream to have. 

Imagine Alice’s surprise when she hits her head in a gym accident and wakes up to learn she is thirty-nine in the throes of divorce and has a sister who won’t talk to her. Alice must piece together a life that somewhere along the way she forgot or destroyed. 

A reflectively, delicious read that examines who a woman truly is and if we can ever forget our past. This amazing book is What Alice Forgot.

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes 

Someone Else's Shoes: A Novel (Random House Large Print)

Nisha is ridiculously wealthy and has lived an enjoyed and privileged lifestyle. Until her husband comes home and states that he wants a divorce. All of her luxuries are abruptly taken and Nisha finds herself in a state she has never before experienced. 

Meanwhile, Sam is at one of the worst times in her life. She discovers Nisha’s gym bag with high-end designer heels and feels what it is like to feel glamorous. The heels give her the confidence she never knew she needed. 

A funny, tear-jerking novel that allows readers to see what it would be like to walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

The Girl I Was by Jeneva Rose

The Girl I Was

What if you had a chance to do your life over? Would you take it? Alexis Spencer is fed up with her existence. 

She doesn’t have a boyfriend and is jobless. Bills are piling up on her kitchen table and she just wishes she could go back in time. To cope with her depression, Alexis gets wasted and blacks out. She wakes up in a different city and a different year. 

Alexis is back in her college town and has been given a chance to do her life over. But it isn’t that simple. She runs head to head with her eighteen-year-old self, a wild child going by the name of Lexi. 

They will have to live with each other and get along if Alexis is going to change her life. A surprising gem of a read is The Girl I Was

Stars in an Italian Sky by Jill Santopolo

Stars in an Italian Sky (Random House Large Print)

 Post World War II Italy, Vincenzo and Giovanna fall in love the moment they see each other. But they aren’t right for each other. Firstly, they are too young and come from different walks of life. Their passion is too strong though and they cannot deny their need for each other. 

A thrilling, passionate romance takes place in cities and vineyards. Finally, changes in political power will cause the lovers to make a decision that they may regret. 

A beautiful historical fiction novel that will be at the top of the bestseller list is Stars in an Italian Sky

By a Thread by Lucy Score 

By a Thread: A Grumpy Boss Romantic Comedy

Dominic and Ally hate each other. He comes across as a grumpy jerk, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. He is mesmerized by Ally and wants to take her to bed to figure out who the girl with the deep brown eyes is. 

She is opinionated, bright, and doesn’t color inside the lines. She also wants her past to stay hidden. 

Read By a Thread, a hot, sexy romance read about a man who doesn’t know how to save the day. 

The Karma Map by Nisha Sharma

The Karma Map: A Novel

Tara is your classic popular, pretty high school girl. But that reputation can be fleeting. Tara’s image is shattered, just as quickly as it began. Now the social outcast of her high school, she knows she needs a new start.

Tara decides to be a youth group leader for students traveling through Northern India. She has lived in the US her entire life though. 

On the trip, Tara meets Silas, a photojournalist, who is on a mission of his own. As Tara and Silas travel towards their destination they learn what it means to be Indian and also how love can fix their damaged hearts in The Karma Map

Most Of All You by Mia Sheridan 

Most of All You: A Love Story

Crystal has given up on love and finding her happily ever after. Love brings regret and anguish. It is better to feel nothing. 

Her outlook on love is challenged though when Gabriel Dalton comes into her life. She connects to his kindness and knows there is something good inside him. But falling in love and trusting Gabriel will force Crystal to open up about her past. Will she have the courage to try again? 

Read Most of All You, a love story. 

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Weather Girl

Ari has always been a weather girl. She lands her dream job as a meteorologist but her drama-filled boss is too busy to mentor Ari because her ex-husband is the station director. 

Ari is way beyond the point of frustration, but thankfully she has her good friend and sports reporter Russell to lean on.  The two friends decide to team up in a quest to get their bosses back together and hopefully advance their careers. 

Somewhere along the way, Ari and Russell momentarily stop scheming and realize the real chemistry is between the two of them. 

A fun, playful romance is Weather Girl

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

Ghosted: A Novel

Sarah has been searching for love for a very long time. She meets Eddie and knows that all her waiting was worth it. They fall deeply in love and everything is going according to plan.

But her love story goes up in flames when Eddie goes away on vacation and Sarah never hears from him again. Her friends and family are convinced he is just another bad guy. A ghost. But Sarah knows their connection was not fake and she is convinced something happened to Eddie. 

In the fight for love, Sarah is determined to get to the bottom of Eddie’s mysterious disappearance. But what if he wasn’t as honest as he seemed? Read Ghosted


What to read if I liked Reminders of Him?

It Ends With Us, Verity, and November 9 are also other great Hoover books to read. If you want a different author with a similar style, read Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score.

What is Colleen Hoover’s bestselling book?

It Ends With Us is Hoover’s bestselling book. Over a million readers have reviewed it on Goodreads.

What books does Colleen Hoover recommend?

Some of Hoover’s favorite books are Hidden Bodies, The Japanese Lover, and The Sea of Tranquility.

Do Colleen Hoover’s books have to be read in a certain order?

She has many standalone novels, but there are a few series. The Slammed series should be read in this order Slammed, Point of Retreat, and This Girl. The Hopeless books should be read with Hopeless being first, followed by Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, and Finding Perfect.

Who is the number one romance author?

Danielle Steel is the number one romance author. She has sold over 800 million copies of her books.

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