Romantic Comedy: The 20 Best Books Like The Unhoneymooners

Christina Lauren’s The Unhoneymooners is a deliciously inviting rom-com bound to make readers laugh, swoon, and fall in love. Fans of The Unhoneymooners are guaranteed to find something to love in these twenty romantic comedy books which are similar to The Unhoneymooners!

20 Best Books Like The Unhoneymooners (Romantic Comedy)

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Book Lovers

Author Emily Henry is all the buzz in the literary rom-com community these days, and with her chipper dialogue and light-hearted story-telling it’s easy to see why! 

Book Lovers tells the story of literary agent Nora Stephens’ small-town vacation to North Carolina, during which she keeps bumping into book editor Charlie Lastra, who she has met many times before under less-than-ideal circumstances. Nora and Charlie are far from picture-perfect individually, not to mention together, yet they keep being thrown together by the universe — who knows what could happen?

You can buy Book Lovers here, and see for yourself why life keeps throwing Nora and Charlie into the same places. 

November 9 by Colleen Hoover 

November 9: A Novel

November 9 is a well-written rom-com story full of drama, plot twists, and heartbreaking characters; truly, what bestselling author  Colleen Hoover does best. 

Protagonist Fallon meets aspiring novelist Ben the day before she is moving cross-country, and they spend the entire day together getting to know each other and their blossoming attraction. For years, they meet up on that same date annually, until something happens to make Fallon doubt if the Ben she thought she knew has been telling her the truth about himself or about anything. 

You can buy the book here, and make sure to check out more of Colleen Hoover’s surprising, character-driven novels once you’re finished! 

The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther 

The Summer of Broken Rules

Feel-good romance, young love, and summer vacation shenanigans are only a few of what makes K. L. Walther’s The Summer of Broken Rules such a fun and engaging read. 

The Summer of Broken Rules follows heroine Meredith Fox, who has kept to herself after the loss of her sister but decides to break out of her bubble on her family’s upcoming vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. Meredith forms an alliance with a young groomsman during the Fox family game of assassin and soon finds herself at risk of losing the game — and her heart.

You can purchase this novel here, and be whisked away into a whirlwind summer romance right alongside Meredith Fox. 

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood 

The Love Hypothesis

Easily one of 2021’s most raved-about romantic comedies, The Love Hypothesis proves itself to be worth all the hype and more. 

The story centers on Ph.D. student Olive Smith, who’s never been one for love, but as a ruse to convince her best friend that she’s dating, she reacts dramatically and kisses the first man she sees. This man is none other than the young professor and reigning mean guy, Adam Carlsen, who not only agrees to be her “fake boyfriend”, but continues to offer his support. Olive is left to wonder what all this might mean, and even worse, what it all means for her heart. 

You can buy The Love Hypothesis here, and prepare to be swept off your feet by Ali Hazelwood’s writing. 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 

The Rosie Project: A Novel

Award-winning author Graeme Simsion writes with warmth and humor in a novel that is sure to make readers laugh, cry, and everything in-between. 

The Rosie Project follows Don Tillman, an intelligent yet socially awkward genetics professor who has constructed a sixteen-page survey designed to find himself a wife. Through this survey he meets Rosie, who he initially rules out as a candidate — yet as he and Rosie get to know each other more naturally, Don begins to learn that love might not be as predictable as his survey led him to believe. 

You can buy The Rosie Project here, and make sure to check out books two and three in the trilogy for more of Don Tillman’s heartwarming story. 

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne  

The Hating Game: A Novel

It’s easy to see why Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game is considered a must-read in the rom-com community — this fast-paced workplace comedy is a witty, tension-filled story that’s enjoyable from beginning to end. 

Lucy Hutton is quirky, upbeat, and always wears colorful outfits; meanwhile, her nemesis Joshua Templeman is somber, serious, and no fun at all. When this rivaling duo finds themselves up for the same promotion, all the hatred they share for each other comes to light… or is it really hatred, after all? 

You can purchase this book here, and see what happens next with this enemies-to-lovers duo. 

Paris is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay

Paris Is Always a Good Idea

Lighthearted romance and European vacation, written by the iconic bestselling author Jenn McKinlay… What’s not to love? 

In Paris is Always a Good Idea, thirty-something Claire Martin reminisces on her post-college European travels and romances, realizing that the last time she was truly happy was when she was overseas. Leaving nothing to chance, she sets out to Europe once more, hoping that one of the men from her past — Colin in Ireland, Marcelino in Italy, or Jean Claude in France — may be able to help her find her heart again. 

You can buy this novel here, and set out on a European vacation like no other right alongside Claire! 

The Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella 

The Party Crasher: A Novel

Sophie Kinsella’s writing is engaging and comedic, while remaining full of depth and emotion, and The Party Crasher is no exception. 

The Party Crasher is a story about Effie: the daughter of divorced parents who recently began a feud with her dad’s new, much younger girlfriend, Krista. Krista is throwing a house-cooling party to celebrate selling Effie’s childhood home, and Effie is left off the guest list — but that doesn’t stop her from showing up, sneaking around, and even running into the love of her life from many years past, Joe. 

You can buy The Party Crasher here, and enjoy this lighthearted read on your way to find out what firecracker Effie does next. 

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez 

The Friend Zone

The Friend Zone, the introduction to Abby Jimenez’s bestselling trilogy, is everything a first book should be: entertaining, emotional, and leaves readers wanting more. 

Kristen Peterson has one big secret: she can’t have children. While planning her best friend’s wedding she meets best man, Josh Copeland, and their instant connection is undeniable. But of course, there’s a catch — Josh wants a big family someday, and Kristen knows she has to keep him at arm’s length. But how long will she be able to keep up the act? 

You can purchase The Friend Zone here, and make sure to check out the next two books in the trilogy to see what happens next. 

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 

Love & Gelato

Written for young adults but appealing to an older audience as well, Love & Gelato is a must-read fluffy romantic tale that you won’t be able to put down. 

Lina spends the summer in Italy to fulfill her mother’s dying wish, and she isn’t particularly thrilled about the trip until she’s given a secret journal of her mom’s from her time in Italy. This journal leads her to a whole new world — one of art, romance, and hidden secrets that will change everything Lina thought she knew about her family and herself. 

You can buy the book here, and make sure to check out the sequels, Love & Luck and Love & Olives for more reading pleasure. 

The Matchmakers List by Sonya Lalli

The Matchmaker's List


Multicultural romance and heartwarming comedy make Sonya Lalli’s The Matchmakers List a must-read for lovers of romantic comedy. 

Raina Anand has been trying to please her traditional grandmother by dating Nani-approved bachelors left and right, but the list of men her grandmother approves of doesn’t quite match up with Raina’s plans for herself. Raina must try and navigate blind dates, today’s dating scene, and love in unexpected places, without letting down her grandmother along the way. 

You can buy this novel here, and wade through the dating pool right alongside Raina. 

Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens 

Just Haven't Met You Yet

Award-winning author Sophie Cousens does it again with this hilariously romantic story of love, loss, and fairytale endings. 

Hopeless romantic Laura takes a business trip to the Channel Islands, where she encounters her dream man in the airport, only to be separated from him moments later as she heads to her hotel. But when she opens her bag, a surprise is in store: the luggage she brought isn’t hers at all! The luggage belongs to the dreamy man from the airport, who she sets out on a journey to track down (for more reasons than just one). 

You can buy Just Haven’t Met You Yet here, and prepare to fall in love with the sparkling characters and engaging storyline waiting within the pages. 

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin 

Ayesha At Last: A Novel

What could be better than a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, this time set in a Toronto Muslim community. 

Uzma Jalaluddin reimagines Elizabeth Bennet as aspiring poet Ayesha Shamsi, who wants more for herself than arranged marriage and traditional life choices. Ayesha meets Khalid, whose conservative values and judgment irritate her, even as she finds herself drawn to him in many ways. 

You can purchase Ayesha at Last here, and get ready for a whirlwind reading experience with twists and turns from beginning to end. 

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn 

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Co-written by two popular young adult authors, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares is an exciting and engaging read sure to be enjoyed by any age group. 

Sixteen-year-old Lily leaves a notebook tucked between the shelves of her favorite bookstore, and one day a stranger, Dash, picks up the notebook and follows through on the list of dares Lily has written. They begin leaving notes and dares back-and-forth for each other, but will their in-person selves connect as well as their notebook selves did? 

You can buy the book here, and make sure to check out its companion novels afterward for more of Dash and Lily’s story. 

Heartbreak for Hire by Sonia Hartl

Heartbreak for Hire: A Novel

Sonia Hartl’s clever rom-com Heartbreak for Hire is sure to keep readers hooked, with an interesting premise and sizzling chemistry between the novel’s two leads. 

Protagonist Brinkley Saunders works at a company that specializes in revenge for jilted lovers; women empowering women and taking down ego-centric men. To Brinkley’s dismay, her boss begins hiring male “heartbreakers”, beginning with prestigious academic Mark, a man who had been Brinkley’s target in the past. 

You can purchase this novel here, and prepare to uncover the secrets that may just bring Brinkley and Mark together (or will it tear them apart?).

Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein

Head Over Heels: A Novel

Repeatedly nominated as the best beach read by pop culture aficionados, Head Over Heels is a swoon-worthy romance that takes a comedic yet insightful look at relationships between lovers, friends, and family. 

Head Over Heels follows Avery Abrams, an ex-athlete who is reeling from a recent romantic break-up and friend break-up. She heads back to her hometown and accepts a position as an athletic trainer with new coach Ryan, and sparks fly between them until a shocking twist shatters everything they thought they knew. 

You can purchase Head Over Heels here, for a sporty summer read that you won’t want to put down. 

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

It Happened One Summer: A Novel (Bellinger Sisters, 1)

The first in a sweet and spicy duology by bestselling author Tessa Bailey, It Happened One Summer is nothing but comedic charm from the first to the last page. 

Hollywood “It Girl” Piper Bellinger gets sent away to the coast of Washington to learn some manners and responsibility. She meets grumpy sailor Brendan, who doesn’t believe she’ll stand a chance in this small town, and she’s determined to prove him wrong as her simmering attraction for him grows. Do opposites really attract, or is this city girl destined to be disappointed by her new simple life?

You can buy It Happened One Summer here, and don’t forget to check out the second book in the duology once you’ve finished the first! 

Dream On by Angie Hockman 

Dream On

Fresh, youthful writing and heart-warming romance make Angie Hockman’s Dream On the perfect summer romance pick! 

Cass Walker wakes up from a car accident one day with memories of a boyfriend who, according to family and friends, simply doesn’t exist. Imagine her surprise when she meets Devin a year later, the man from her memories, and they are soon swept away by a real-life romance. But things are not quite as they seem in this twisting and turning tale of dreams come true. 

You can purchase Dream On here, and prepare to be hooked from page one! 

When in Rome by Sarah Adams 

When in Rome: A Novel

When in Rome is a quirky and fun modern take on the classic Hepburn film Roman Holiday, with this story set in small-town Kentucky. 

Burned-out pop star Amelia Rose heads to Rome, Kentucky on holiday, where her car breaks down on the front lawn of local pie shop owner Noah Walker. Noah and Amelia don’t have much in common, but he takes her in as a kind gesture, and they soon find themselves falling for each other. 

You can buy When in Rome here, and soon you’ll find yourself falling for this story’s small-town charm and hominess just like Amelia. 

The Layover by Lacie Waldon

The Layover

Lacie Waldon’s debut romantic comedy takes the classic enemies-to-lovers trope and drops it off smack dab in the middle of a luxury Caribbean resort. 

Flight attendant Ava Greene has been wronged by former pilot Jack Stone one too many times, and when they both find themselves stranded together on an island, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. Soon Ava discovers that Jack might not be as bad as he seems, and Ava’s layover in paradise soon has her questioning everything she once thought she knew. 

You can buy this book here, and get ready for an exciting reading experience set 30,000 feet above the ground. 


Is The Unhoneymooners a series?

The Unhoneymooners is a stand-alone novel, not a series, although Christina Lauren has written many similar rom-coms for people who loved The Unhoneymooners!

Is there a movie for The Unhoneymooners?

There is currently a movie adaptation of The Unhoneymooners in the works, although little official information has been released.

Is The Unhoneymooners easy-to-read?

The Unhoneymooners is an easy, light-hearted read with a lot of dialogue, making it quick to read and understand.

What are some books like The Unhoneymooners?

The above list of twenty books that are similar to The Unhoneymooners features many novels that are bound to be enjoyed by romantic comedy lovers, or fans of a fun and fast-paced story!

What age group is The Unhoneymooners for?

The Unhoneymooners is adult fiction, although it can also be enjoyed by older teen readers.

Which books did Christina Lauren write?

Non Series
1. Twice in a Blue Moon (2019)
2. Dating You/Hating You (2017)
3. Roomies (2017)
4. Love and Other Words (2018)
5. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating (2018)
6. My Favorite Half-Night Stand (2018)
7. The Unhoneymooners (2019)
8. The Honey-Don’t List (2020)
9. In A Holidaze (2020)
10. The Soulmate Equation (2021)
11. Something Wilder (2022)

1. Second Chances (2017)

Omnibus Books
1. Beautiful Boys (2016)
2. The Christina Lauren Getaway Collection (2020)

The Beautiful series
1. Beautiful Bastard (2013)
2. Beautiful Stranger (2013)
3. Beautiful Bitch (2013)
4. Beautiful Bombshell (2013)
5. Beautiful Player (2013)
6. Beautiful Beginning (2013)
7. Beautiful Beloved (2015)
8. Beautiful Secret (2015)
9. Beautiful Boss (2016)
10. Beautiful (2016)

Wild Seasons series
1. Sweet Filthy Boy (2014)
2. Sweet Filthy Morning After: Wild Seasons (2014)
3. Dirty Rowdy Thing (2014)
4. Dark Wild Night (2015)
5. Wicked Sexy Liar (2016)

YA Books
1. Sublime (2014)
2. The House (2015)
3. Autoboyography (2017)

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