These stories are the sweet and beautiful relationships of our heroes and heroines. They tell of first love and finding those that can make your walls come tumbling down. These amazing authors have given us stories that you cannot put down.
Bree Prescott has only just arrived in the sleepy, little, lakeside town of Pelion Maine. She moved in a desperate hope of finding peace in her life. On her very first day in town, she meets Archer Hale, a man who keeps himself isolated from those around him in order to hold onto his own secret agony. Together the two of them must learn about each other’s secrets and try to help the other let them go. Bree is able to give Archer a voice. In opening up to each other, they might just find themselves the most powerful of loves. Written in 2016 by author Mia Sheridan.
Cath’s life runs entirely around being a fan of Simon Snow. She and her twin sister Wren started reading his novels when they were children and they helped them get through their mother leaving. They read them, reread them, participated in Simon Snow forums, wrote fanfiction, dressed up like the characters etc. When they went off to college Wren was ready to move on and told Cath that she didn’t want to be roommates. Cath is all of a sudden ensure she can do this. Between worrying about her dad, a surly roommate, a writing professor that doesn’t think fan fiction is real writing and an incredibly handsome classmate. She has to ask herself a simple question: should she follow her sister’s example and move on or will she cling even harder to the world of Simon Snow. Written by Rainbow Rowell in 2013.
Layken’s life has changed rather suddenly. Her father passed about unexpectedly, leaving her to support her mother and younger brother. While outside she is able to appear strong, inside she is crumbling. It is at this point that she meets Will Cooper. He is her 21-year-old, attractive, new neighbor, with a passion for slam poetry. They immediately have an intense emotional connection. But it doesn’t last long, after their first date the two discover a secret that forces their relationship to come to an abrupt halt. This makes each day that much more painful for Layken as she tries to find balance in her life once more. This is the first book in the Slammed series written by Colleen Hoover in 2012.
This 2012 book by author Huntley Fitzpatrick shows the lives of the Garretts and the Reeds. The two families could not be more dissimilar. Samantha Reed watches from her rooftop perch the loud, messy and affectionate family, desperately wishing to be one of them. When Jase Garrett climbs up next to her, everything changes. They begin the beautiful romance of first love. The Garrett’s wholeheartedly welcome her, while she hides the relationship from her own family. But just when everything seems perfect, her world shatters. Which family can save her now? Or perhaps she must learn to save herself.
The first in the series by the same name, this book follows Anna as she looks forward to her senior year. She has a great job, an amazing and loyal best friend, and a crush that is blossoming into something more. That is until her parents decide to ship her off to a boarding school in Paris. While this would normally be a wonderful opportunity, Anna is upset about being pulled away from her perfect life. That is until she meets Etienne St. Clair. He is charming, beautiful, and has a girlfriend. Throughout the school year Anna finds herself in series of romantic near-misses but just maybe in the city of love, wishes can come true. Written in 2012 by Stephanie Perkins.