14 YA Romances to Read Before Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up, we’ve made a list of some of our favorite YA books with swoon-worthy romances! If you’ve been a reader of ours for a while, then you know romance is a must in our YA books. We’ve featured books that focus on different YA romance tropes. Let us know which books you’ve read (or plan to read) in the comments section below!

1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han To All the Boys I've Loved Before (1): 9781442426702: Han,  Jenny: Books

Yes, we’ve mentioned this adorable series before, but we couldn’t resist giving it another shout out. Read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before again before the movie based off the the second book, P.S. I Still Love You, premieres on Netflix on February 12th. 

2. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

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Our favorite Bennett contemporary is Alex, Approximately, but for Valentine’s Day we opted for Starry Eyes. Zorie and Lennon used to be best friends, but last year everything changed. Now they are stuck in the middle of nowhere together. 

3. The Selection series by Kiera Cass

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Imagine a dystopian version of the Bachelor, where the popular reality show meets The Hunger Games. Have we hooked you yet?! Then read The Selection.

4.  City Love by Susane Colasanti

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A story about three girls living in NYC the summer before their freshman year of college. What could go wrong, right? City Love is perfect for fans of stories about friendship and first loves.

5. Meet Cute by various authors

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An adorable collection of short stories about meet cutes that are guaranteed to make you swoon! It features stories from some YA favorites: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee and Katie Cotugno. There’s a perfect story for everyone.

6. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins 

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When Millie sees her almost-girlfriend kissing someone else, she escapes to a boarding school in Scotland. She never expected that her roommate would end up being Princess Flora of Scotland. Too bad the two cannot stand each other…or can they?  

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Sally Spitz is an adorkable (equal parts adorable and dorky) high schooler, who is totally done with dating. Too bad her best friend is a serial dater who tries to set Sally up on one-too-many blind dates. Enter Sally’s new fake boyfriend, Becks, the soccer star.

8. Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson 

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Technically, You Stated It is an adorable romcom about a case of mistaken identity. Trust us when we say this book completely written in texts is perfect for Valentines Day. 

9. Off the Ice by Julie Cross

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Claire left town a year ago and never expected to return. Then, her dad gets sick and she finder herself back in Juniper Falls, Minnesota. Now she has to deal with what she left behind: family, hockey star Tate Tanley and plenty of small town secrets.

10. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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This series is mega popular in the YA community…and for good reason– its got it all: humor, romance, and drama! Simon is just trying to find himself, and his anonymous crush, with help from his friends along the way.

11. The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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The Boy Most Likely To is the sequel to the beloved YA novel, My Life Nextdoor. This isn’t a typical YA romance. Tim has to overcome a dark past and Alice has to be the adult when her dad’s injured and her mom needs help caring for her seven siblings. 

12. Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning

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We just read Throw Like A Girl. Spoiler alert: we loved it! If you’re looking for a cute romance with football, this is the one for you! 

13. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

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This book is about three intelligent, driven women who decide to go out of their comfort zones in their senior year of high school. One of them may even fall in love along the way!

14. Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein

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An oldie but a goodie! This was one of our favorite YA contemporaries when it came out– its definitely guaranteed to make you swoon.

23 thoughts on “14 YA Romances to Read Before Valentine’s Day”

  1. I would love to read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before I don’t think I will have enough time to cram all of these in before Friday but I will try my best.

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