Tara Sheets | Top 5 Favorite Humorous Contemporary Romances
May 15, 2018
- Welcome Home Katie Gallagher, by Seana
This is one of those books that will make you smile long after you've finished
reading it. Katie Gallagher is a woman who's determined to leave her bad ex
behind and start fresh in the small town where she grew up. She doesn't expect
to run into Aiden Cavanaugh, the boy from her childhood who's all grown up, and
she especially doesn't expect him to be the sexy hot police chief who's
arresting her on her first day back. The witty banter between these two
characters is so fresh and funny, I dare you not to laugh out loud!
- The Perfect Match, by Kristan Higgins:
This is the story that got me hooked on Kristan's books. I remember staying up
really late one night to read it and I laughed so hard, at one point I woke my
husband up and he thought I was crying. The Perfect Match is about
Honor Holland, a woman who's trying to get over being rejected by her lifelong
crush. She agrees to enter into a marriage of convenience with a sexy British
professor who needs a green card. Hilarity ensues.
- For Better or Worse, Lauren Layne
In this story, Heather Fowler is a woman working very hard at her new job as a
wedding planner. With a major socialite's wedding to plan, she needs to be on
her game, paying close attention to details and making sure everything is
perfect. Unfortunately, Heather has an annoyingly handsome neighbor in the
apartment next door who insists on playing loud music at all hours of the night.
Unable to sleep, she confronts him and the sparks begin to fly. This is a fun
book that will leave you smiling.
- Natural Born Charmer, by Susan Elizabeth
Because Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of my favorite authors of all time, I
just had to put this book on the list. Natural Born Charmer starts out
with the heroine, Blue Bailey, stomping down the side of a highway stuck in a
beaver costume. And then, because all humiliating moments like this need an
audience, the gorgeous Dean (who happens to be a football star) pulls up in his
car and offers her a ride. This book will have you laughing, and sighing, and
all the good things.
- Agnes and the Hitman, by Jennifer Crusie
and Bob Mayer
This is a really fun mixture of comedy and suspense. Agnes is a food writer
who's dealing with planning a Southern mob wedding, dealing with a fiancé who's
absent, and dealing with the small annoying fact that people keep showing up
trying to kill her. When an ex-mobster sends Shane, a hitman, to keep her safe,
things between them start to heat up. It's a funny, quirky, suspenseful romance
you won't want to miss!
Tara Sheets is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and women’s
fiction. Her work has earned first place recognition in literary contests
nationwide, and her debut novel, DON’T CALL ME CUPCAKE, won the 2016 Golden
Heart® award sponsored by Romance Writers of America.
Tara began her
career as an author in the Pacific Northwest, inspired by the rain and the misty
mountains and the rivers of Starbucks coffee. She now lives in the warm,
wonderful South where she can stand outside with no coat on, and she finds that
pretty inspiring too. When not writing, Tara enjoys life with her book-loving
family and a book-eating dog named Merlin.
There's a very special kind of sweetness to life on Pine Cove Island . .
Most families have a favorite recipe or two, handed down through generations.
The Holloway women are a little different. Emma Holloway, like her grandmother
before her, bakes wishes into her delicious cupcakes, granting the recipient
comfort, sweet dreams, or any number of good things. It's a strange gift, but it
brings only happiness. Until gorgeous, smooth-talking newcomer Hunter Kane
strolls into her shop, Fairy Cakes—and Emma makes the mistake of selling him not
one, but three Sweet Success cupcakes.
Hunter, it turns out, is opening a fancy new restaurant and bakery right on
the waterfront—Emma's competition. To make matters worse, the town committee has
decided to split the upcoming summer festival contract between the two, forcing
Emma to work with her nemesis. But she can't afford to split her profits. The
solution: create a recipe that will make Hunter leave town permanently.
The Holloway charms are powerful. But there are other kinds of magic in the
world—like red-hot first kisses, secret glances, and the feeling that comes with
falling truly, madly, inconveniently in love . . .
[Zebra Shout, On Sale: April 24, 2018, Mass Market
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781420146264 / eISBN: 9781420146271]
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6 comments posted.
Re: Tara Sheets | Top 5 Favorite Humorous Contemporary Romances
What a great selection of authors! I love them all! Thanks
(Kathleen Bylsma 4:12pm May 15)
They all sound great, would love to read them
(Jeri Dickinson 6:52pm May 15)
the stephanie plum series -- is that considered a rom-com?
(Sandy Haber 8:52pm May 15)
That is hard to choose, Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me made me
laugh quite a bit, but so did romances that might also be
under suspense/mystery like Linda Howard's Mr. Perfect.
Thanks for sharing your list, I have not come across the
author Seana Kelly. Always like a good recommendation.
(G. Bisbjerg 1:57pm May 16)
They sound really great
(Kim Wade 4:25pm May 16)
You've listed some great books. There are a lot of awesome
rom-com stories out there. One of my favorite series is the
Tara Holloway stories by Diane Kelly.
(Tina Rucci 8:28pm May 16)
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