The day has come to stuff your kindle again! If you haven't seen my posts before or heard of this romancebookworms.com hosts this event four times a year in conjunction with indie authors to help promote their books! It is a great way to find new authors and stories to fall in love with! I have downloaded SO many books and love finding new authors from this event. I have scoured through the website and have listed some of the books that I recommend/have downloaded. I only highlighted a few categories this time because these are the ones that I really wanted to focus on! But I did add the keywords as well! I highly suggest if you are doing this from their webpage that you do it from your laptop not your phone, it is much easier to use the search feature and ctrl+f those keywords that you are looking for. Hopefully you find this post helpful, leave a comment and let me know what you downloaded!
It's that time again where you can snag hundreds of Kindle books for free again! Romancebookworms.com has so many romance books with sub-genres where you can search specifically find what you are looking for! I will also search for keywords as well if I am looking for a specific trope so it makes it much easier if you are looking on a web browser! I honestly love combing through this list so here are my recommendations and what I am snagging for Stuff your Kindle Day this time! Reminder these are my favorites and all ones that I have added to my kindle. I love fantasy, spicy, and some paranormal! You can use CTRL+F to search keywords on here or if you want to go through the massive list head to the original website above and search away to find your fave tropes!
Sometimes there are changes so make sure before you purchase you check that it costs $0.00!
new adult & romcom
One Night Puck - Jessa York
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Or does it? When my Elvis-impersonator-officiated-quickie wedding—to a barely legal, smokin’ hot woman goes viral—the team owners have their own solution to that problem.
Keywords: Hockey Romance, Age Gap
The Fall of Us (A Grumpy Sunshine, Age Gap, Fake Dating Romance) - Kennedy Fox
What happens when you travel across the country for your dream job and end up sharing a bed with an older man who volunteers you to be his fake girlfriend? You hope you don’t fall in love when it’s time to say goodbye.
Keywords: fake dating, only one bed, age gap, small town romance, grumpy/sunshine
Scoring Sutton - Jennifer Bonds (KU)
Two years ago, DJ Parker shattered my confidence, but when I decided to get revenge on the self-proclaimed football god, I never imagined I’d find myself fighting for my gymnastics scholarship or filling in for the university mascot. The arrogant baller is everywhere I look these days, and time has done nothing to diminish our chemistry, so when he vows to redeem himself and suggests an enemies-with-benefits arrangement, I’m down. After all, Parker and I will never be anything more…
Keywords: sports romance, enemies-to-lovers, reverse grumpy/sunshine, second chance, he falls first
A Little Wilder (Wilder Adventures) - Serena Bell - I've read others in this series and they're cute!
The woman I had a smoking hot one-night stand with in Vegas? I haven’t seen her since that night, but the instant I lay eyes on her, I know my role as the boy-next-door brother is about to change. She’s pregnant, and it’s mine.
Keywords: small town, steamy, rom com, accidental pregnancy, cinnamon roll hero
Flirting with the Playboy (Harbor Highlands Series) - Gia Stevens
After Charlie Hansley catches her boyfriend cheating on a dating app, she does the first thing she can think of… set up a fake profile to catch him in the act. But when Adonis21 strikes up a conversation with her, she has no idea she’s actually texting the office playboy. Flirting with the Playboy is a steamy, fast-paced, workplace, dating app romantic comedy.
Keywords: Office Romance, Romcom, Dating App, He Falls First
The Devil You Know - Veronica Eden (KU)
I’m all set for college, but one thing isn’t on my packing list: my v-card…and my brother’s best friend is the perfect tutor for every spicy lesson I want to learn.
Keywords: brother's best friend, secret relationship, spicy lessons, teach me trope, fake dating, sports romance
Forbidden Devil (Book 1 in the Nashville Devils Series) - Melissa Ivers (KU)
Rule number one of hockey team ownership: don't sleep with the players. Sounds easy enough until I run into my ex--the new team captain.
Keywords: hockey romance, second chance, forbidden (office), dirty talking hero
Cutie Pie (Playing for Keeps) - Nichole Rose (KU)
When the bad boy of the NHL sets out to win the heart of his former coach's daughter, he's not above playing dirty…or rigging a Win-a-Date contest. But convincing this spitfire that there's more than just a spark between them will require a whole lot of ingenuity. And the whole world is watching.
Keywords: steamy rom com, age gap romance, hockey romance, instalove, alpha male, curvy heroine, sports romance
Touched By The Devil - Angel Lawson (KU)
Sugar Voss has one rule: Keep your hands to yourself. Sebastian Wilcox broke that rule the instant they met. Can the guy that channels all his energy into fights, fast cars, and sex, win over the the one girl that wants nothing to do with him?
Keywords: Prep-school romance, m/f, angst, trauma fiction
Campus Player - Jennifer Sucevic
The one guy I’d like to steer clear of is the very same one on this campus I can’t seem to get away from. But what if Rowan Michaels isn’t the player I pegged him to be? What if one little secret has the capability to change everything between us?
Keywords: New Adult Football Romance, Enemies-to-Lovers, Coach's Daughter, Off-Limits, Virgin, Dual Sports
I'm sure plenty of you have started hearing about Stuff Your Kindle Day but it can be a little overwhelming. I'm here to help you out and give you some ideas to help make it a little less stressful! Stuff your Kindle Day happens 4 times a year with the next one being June 30th. After that there will be another one on September 20th and then again December 27th. Now, this is a great day to find new authors because you won't find big name authors or super popular books. I love this because then you can find smaller, indie authors, and of course find new series' to read!
Romance Book Worms has their blog post all set up for you to search by different categories with descriptions of the book and keywords too! The categories listed are: Young Adult, Mystery with Romantic Elements, Historical Romance, Fantasy Romance, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, Romantic Suspense, New Adult & Rom Com books, Women’s Fiction and Chick Lit, Sweet Contemporary Romance, Steamy Contemporary Romance, and Erotic Romance. I highly suggest you look on your computer browser and not your phone so you can use the search feature (ctrl+f) to make searching for keywords you like easier!
Right now there are already some books that are free! I've already downloaded some and below will tell you what ones I already snagged and what ones I am planning on getting tomorrow. But before I do, I wanted to give a heads up for those that are newer to romance what some of the keywords mean so that there aren't any surprises! For example I tend to stay away from "why choose" and "reverse harem" because those aren't genres of books I tend to like as much as others.
Here are the books I already snagged, most are romance but wanted to share to give you an idea of what is available! I have them linked in the description and have the covers below as well that are clickable to "purchase" for free as well!
Touchdown Baby: A College Football Romantic Comedy (Kings of Chicago North Book 1)Enter, Junior Morgan. Exit, my clothes! This college football quarterback has met his match (psst! It's the Coach's daughter)! Keywords: sports romance, quarterback and the coach's daughter, forbidden love, accidental pregnancy
Crave (Off-Limits Book 1)
Crave is an illicit, forbidden age gap romance from WSJ and USA Today bestselling author Piper Lawson. This full-length novel is book 1 in the Off-Limits trilogy, an addictive, enthralling romance.
Keywords: age gap; student professor; forbidden; college; office sexy times; public sexy times
Leave Him Loved: A Small Town Standalone Romance - KU
I’m not small town material, and that’s how I meant for it to stay. That is until Reeve Colton—country boy extraordinaire—rams into me with a grocery cart and lets a few darlin’ endearments slip. If only our happily ever after could’ve rode off into the sunset right then and there…
Keywords: small town, friends to lovers, opposites attract
Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys Book 1)
A former football star finds himself in close quarters with his best friend’s girl—the only woman he’s ever loved.
Keywords: sports romance, angst, love, friends to lovers
Catching Quinn: An Enemies-to-Lovers Sports Romance (Waverly Wildcats Book 2) - KU
When I decided to ditch my v-card on Greek Row, I didn't count on Cooper-the-cockblocking-jockhole or his misguided sense of bro code putting an embarrassing end to my hookup. After all, Waverly’s star wide receiver is the most notorious player on campus. But two can play at this game and I'm playing to win.
Keywords: Enemies-to-Lovers, Brother's Best Friend, Sports Romance, Hot Mess Virgin, Protective Alpharoll
The Billionaire Innkeeper of Half Moon Bay - KU
Billionaire developer Jacob Bellamie has always put his career first and relationships second. Thrust into the unexpected role of full-time father for his teenage daughter, he travels to his hometown for some family help. Except his family seems more intent on drama than help, and there's an unexpected--and inconveniently attractive--guest at the inn...
Keywords: sweet billionaire
A Deal with the Earl - KU
There's was a marriage of convenience. She loves another. He vowed to never love again.
Keywords: steamy, regency romance, arranged marriage, enemies to friends to lovers
Blood & Bones (Ava Crowley, Vampire Slayer #1)
Ava Crowley has a secret. A vampire saved her life. There's only one problem though...doing so means Cassius has claimed her blood as his, bringing forth a litany of consequences that will change both their lives forever.
Keywords: vampire romance, enemies to lovers, slow-burn
And these are the ones that I plan on getting on the 30th when they are free, many of these are also romance but have quite a few fantasy thrown in there too!
The Gilded Survivor
Carmen was broken. She was an orphan shackled with a lost form of golden blood magic, and fought every day to stay avoid discovery. When the reclusive Antonio Castillas was resentfully assigned as her mentor for the Blood Tournament, he made it clear that she could either compete or die.
Keywords: Enemies to lovers, dystopian romance, blood magic, forced proximity, hidden royal, Spain-inspired, bilingual story, YA
Push the Envelope - KU
Guys haven't been on Alexa's radar for a couple years after a disastrous breakup with her high school sweetheart. Her plans to focus on school hit a bit of a snag when she meets bad-boy Drake and he sets his sights on making her his own.
Keywords: college romance, alpha hero romance, rugby romance, sports romance
Homecoming King - KU
The king of the gridiron is about to get sacked by a beauty queen with a grudge as big as Texas.
Keywords: Enemies to lovers, Sports, Small-Town Romantic Comedy
Summer Storm - KU
Dallas needs a roommate. Trina needs a place to stay. Everything is platonic between them until one night, a kiss in the kitchen changes everything. Can they keep it no-strings or will feelings get hurt?
Keywords: Roommate Romance, Friends to Lovers, Bisexual Hero
Beautiful Collision - KU
An opposites attract romance, with a fiery Latina and swoony cowboy. Will this cowboy be able to soften her hardened heart?
Keywords: Slow burn, multicultural romance, emotional scars, afraid to commit, & hidden identity
The Bet - KU
Can the taste of her treats tempt her best friend’s brother? A few fake dates lead to kisses that threaten to burn down the kitchen. And now I’m obsessed with baked goods and the woman who makes them.
Keywords: firefighter romance; best friend's brother; sister's best friend
Never Say Never (Claws and Fangs Collection #1) - KU
A year after Ryker rejected her in front of his pack, Gemma is shocked when her fated mate returns to make things right. She has no interest in taking him back — but it may be impossible to resist the alpha shifter… their whole story -- three full books -- in one collection!
Keywords: fated mates, rejected mates, box set collection
A Hint of Delirium (Fated Fae Elementals Trilogy Book 1) - KU
How does one certifiable human survive the Fae? One dose at a time.
Keywords: Paranormal Romance, PNR, Fae
Fae's Song - KU
A Fae ball. A magical voice. Is it true love or a trick of sorcery?
Keywords: Fae romance
Fireball - Bridges and Bitters 1
He hates me for some reason. I will not rest until I change his mind.
Keywords: grumpy sunshine, women in STEM, found family
So I went back and browsed and found some mystery that I decided were perfect to add to the list as well!
Shattered Justice (Justice Series)
A shattered mom who is looking for justice. A killer who is willing to eliminate anyone that might know the secret. A homicide department who has bodies piling up.
Keywords: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Military, Police
New Witch on the Block - KU
A sexy stranger, a magical prophecy, and a showdown with a vicious ex. Being the New Witch on the Block is not for the faint-hearted.
Keywords: Practical Magic/Gilmore Girls vibes, small town, found family, quirky world building.
Marshmallow Murder - KU
Following her dream of selling her cupcakes at a bakery is put on hold as Charlotte McKay follows a trail of clues, each more strange than the last.
Keywords: cozy mystery
Volatile - KU
The hot tattooed deputy is every girl's dream of a bad boy gone good - until he arrested her. She was on her way to investigate a string of mysterious fires, and now she's stuck in his house working at very close quarters with his grumpy sexy scowl ...
Keywords: grumpy sunshine, forced proximity, steamy protector romance, small town, fish out of water, reformed bad boy, secret past, M/F,
Are there any on the list that you recommend? Drop a comment and let me know!
What a month! I ended up reading 20 books this month and had such a fun time! I had planned on reading 5 physical books and then whatever I ended up reading on my Kindle. I only read 3/5 physical books I planned but then I ended up reading others as a buddy read and because I got sucked into a few series. These are all the physical books I read and some I enjoyed more than the others!
I planned on reading My Saving Grace *KU* and My Favorite Mistake because I got these in my Romance Reveal Box - a Romance book subscription I am trying out! Both were 3 Star reads for me, but they are both signed copies which I thought was pretty cool! I ended up reading Maybe Someday as a buddy read with a friend and then read the second novella, Maybe Not, in the series as well. Although these have a cheating element in them I did like that there was diversity in the book with someone being deaf and using sign language. These were also three star reads for me as well.
Did you read anything this month? I have started tracking what I'm reading not only by year but also by month and have been having so much fun seeing what I end up reading. Some months are busier than others but I was able to read quite a few during February! I have soccer coming up for the next few months so I know my book number will probably be lower but that's okay! It's about having fun reading not the amount that you read.
This month I read 15 books, and am still currently reading 5. I mayyy have been a little overzealous with my current reads but honestly I just couldn't decide and kept switching it up between dark, romance, and fantasy. If you don't use Storygraph, it's a fun way to track moods, pages, format, and genre. Maybe it's the math teacher in me but I love all the graphs it shows you where you can break down what you are reading. If you get it add me because I love seeing what other people read along with Goodreads! I definitely have read more romance but a lot of that was dark romance/fantasy romance as well. It's so cool how you can click on each bar and see what the books are classified as!
I don't know about you but I am a sucker for sports romance books. It all started when I read The Deal - Elle Kennedy, part of the Off Campus series, and instantly fell in love. I immediately read the Briar U series after! I will have to say hockey romance probably has my heart (I grew up playing hockey so I have some bias here) but after that is baseball and football. If you haven't read Meghan Quinns Brentwood Boys series - FREE in KU *SPICY* I highly recommend if you are dipping your toes into the sport romance world as well.
My most recent hockey romance read was Icebreaker by Hannah Grace. I loved Nate and he’s the main reason for the four stars I gave this book. I was sick and read this book in a day. Overall I expected this to be a fluff romance read with spice (oh she brought the spice, don’t you worry), but it kind of dragged on. I feel like it did that because there was a lot of time invested in side characters. I want this to be a series because I too am invested in Henry (and Russ), but I felt like a lot of this could be cut. It was also lot of their day to day living, like I get building the story but we could have cut a lot of that and saved it for other books in the series, etc.
But anyway. I enjoyed Anastasia even though she did annoy me. She and her figure skating partner Aaron drive me crazy, he is the worst kind of person where he projects his trauma on his “friends” and she hangs onto him for soooo long. She has done a lot of therapy for herself but even though she is blunt and direct with her feelings she can’t ever seem to do that with Aaron. I don’t know if annoyed me but probably because it’s more realistic that way too. Also I like she is direct with her no attachments but also what about Ryan? Unless we get his story I’m going to feel like he will always be jealous of Nathan now because that situation was a little off — hookup buddies, just friends that cuddle…., just friends? But; her becoming friends with all the hockey boys was great. We love a girlfriend that is also friends with hers friends and like to piss each other off (I.e. JJ).
Nathan was obviously my favorite character because of how much he wanted her. I love it when the guy falls first and boy did he. Here is where you will find all the spice, falling from this sweet, romantic, supportive, filthy mouthed man. “Can you be a good girl and be quiet?”
Need I say more?
TLDR: predictable yet cute story, grumpyxsunshine reverse, slightly too long, read it for Nathan
Happy Valentines Day friends! I decided that I would give you all some fun romance recs in case you want to spend some time this month reading about love. Some of these I have read and others are on my TBR (to be read) list as well.
I love the holiday season but I've never been one to get sucked into the holiday movies or books. Which I realize now seems odd since I love all that cheesy romance. But, this year I snagged a few holiday books from Target and the Kindle store and wanted to share my thoughts and recommendations if you're looking for a holiday read!
I figured I should cover the sweetest of the stories first. This book is definitely PG, and is a classic feel good Christmas miracle type book. Samantha is a writer, her ex dumped her by just leaving, and now she is afraid of pretty much everything which is the opposite of her main character who is a daring spy type that goes on all sorts of adventures. She ends up going to spend Christmas at an old Dude Ranch that her publisher is hosting and while there meets Drew. I'm sure you have an idea where the story goes so I won't spoil it for you but this one was cute. I will warn you, apparently I've only been reading in first person so the third person threw me off a bit. But, once I got into story I enjoyed it. Great for romance lover that isn't a fan of spice and I did enjoy the authors colorful imagination and the references to Native American Culture as well.
I made a goal to read more books this year, but I didn't give myself a set number to achieve. I wanted to read more than last year but wasn't sure how many books I would be able to read. Last year I read 37 so I figured maybe I would hit 50, in no way did I intend to read 119 but here we are! I greatly attribute my Kindle for helping this reading addiction and definitely going to pitch Kindle Unlimited (KU) to you as well because it is so worth it! I realized I needed to stop just buying books, and the library app (Libby) didn't always have what I wanted available, so Kindle Unlimited was so nice to be able to search for books and borrow them! It's also a huge bonus when your friends also have it so you can do a mini book club together!
If I didn't like a book I put a note next to it so if you're browsing for your next book take a look below. I organized by series and then category the best that I could. I think next year I will organize my list in my phone better for this! Leave me a comment if you want to know more about one of the books I read or have another recommendation.
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Do you get easily sucked into books? I sure do, and the Avalon Bay Series was so good I read them both in a few days! I had read Elle Kennedys Off-Campus series and loved the way she wrote, so I decided to try our Good Girl Complex. Of course after I finished I immediately had to get the next one in the series because I wanted both brothers stories.
I've been on such a reading kick this year and have been loving trying new authors and genres. I never used to read any type of romance novel and now I just can't stop! I first found Elle Kennedy on my Kindle and then stumbled upon these at Target. Her writing is just so easy to read and her stories just suck you in! At first I was unsure about Good Girl Complex because when reading reviews I saw quite a few people compared it to After but I wouldn't compare them at all. Yes they both start with a bet but After is much more cruel and a very intense love story with a lot of humiliating and extreme situations. Good Girl Complex starts with Cooper making a bet to get back at Mac's boyfriend for getting him fired. The small townies don't like the "clones" aka rich kids that come for school and this is where the story begins. So obviously this is the one correlation between the stories, but this is a much more lighthearted and has closure all in one book instead of needing four. I do wish there was more of an epilogue but I was okay when I started reading Bad Girl Complex because then you get more of Mac and Cooper along with Evan (Cooper's brother) and Gen's story. I loved how Elle Kennedy gives you both perspectives of the story and I am even more excited because I saw that coming this summer the next book in the series is coming out The Summer Girl and I cannot wait to see yet another part of the story of Avalon Bay. She is the granddaughter of the woman that sold Mac the boardwalk hotel that she is redoing (I assume) so I can't wait to see if all these stories get intertwined! Check out below to read the overview of the stories and let me know if you're read them or if you have any other recommendations!
I have made a yearly goal to read more and once I got my Kindle working again I haven't stopped. Here you will find my reviews of my more recent reads to share with you.