Best Teen & Young Adult Clean & Wholesome Romance Books
Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Clean & Wholesome Romance Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Love & Gelato
Author: by Jenna Evans Welch
A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping New York Times bestseller filled with romance, mystery, and adventure. Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape.
She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy.
Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long.
It’s a secret that will change everything Lina knew about her mother, her fatherand even herself. People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more. Kirkus Reviews called Love & Gelato a sure bet for fans of romance fiction, while VOYA said readers will find it difficult to put this book down.
2. Love & Olives
Author: by Jenna Evans Welch
A New York Times Bestseller From the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato comes a Mamma Mia! Inspired tale about a teen girl finding romance while trying to connect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece. Liv Varanakis doesn’t have a lot of fond memories of her father, which makes sensehe fled to Greece when she was only eight.
What Liv does remember, though, is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. So when Liv suddenly receives a postcard from her father explaining that National Geographic is funding a documentary about his theories on Atlantisand will she fly out to Greece and help?
Liv jumps at the opportunity. But when she arrives to gorgeous Santorini, things are a littleawkward. There are so many questions, so many emotions that flood to the surface after seeing her father for the first time in years. And yet Liv doesn’t want their past to get in the way of a possible reconciliation.
She also definitely doesn’t want Theoher father’s charismatic so-called protgto witness her struggle. And that means diving into all that Santorini has to offerthe beautiful sunsets, the turquoise water, the hidden caves, and the delicious cuisine. But not everything on the Greek island is as perfect as it seems.
3. Dearest Josephine
Author: by Caroline George
February 2, 2021
Love arrives at the most unexpected time … 1821: Elias Roch has ghastly luck with women. He met Josephine De Clare once and penned dozens of letters hoping to find her again. 2021: Josie De Clare has questionable taste in boyfriends. The last one nearly ruined her friendship with her best friend.
Now, in the wake of her father’s death, Josie finds Elias’s letters. Suddenly she’s falling in love with a guy who lived two hundred years ago. And star-crossed doesn’t even begin to cover it … Dearest Josephine is the type of story that becomes your own.
The characters’ heartaches worked their way into my own chest until I hurt with them, hoped with them, and dared to dream with them. This book is teeming with swoon-worthy prose, adorable humor, and an expert delivery of Will they end up together?’ I guarantee you’ll be burning the midnight candle to a stub to get answers.
Step aside Pride and Prejudice, there’s a new romance on the English moors. Nadine Brandes, author of RomanovCaroline George infuses an epistolary love story with a romance and charm that crosses centuries. Touching and inventive, it bursts with wit, warmth, and a blending of classic and contemporary that goes together like scones and clotted cream.
4. Tweet Cute
Author: by Emma Lord
“A witty rom-com reinvention with deeply relatable insights on family pressure and growing up. Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I’m Being Honest An adorable debut that updates a classic romantic trope with a buzzy twist.” – Jenn Bennett, author of Alex, Approximately and Serious Moonlight A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.
One of Forbes Best YA of 2020Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.
Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.
5. Love & Luck
Author: by Jenna Evans Welch
A New York Times bestseller From the author of the New York Times bestselling Love & Gelato comes a heartwarming tale of a road trip through Ireland filled with love, adventure, and the true meaning behind the word family. Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding and hoping she can stop thinking about the one thing she did that left her miserable and heartbrokenand threatens her future.
But her brother, Ian, isn’t about to let her forget, and his constant needling leads to arguments and even a fistfight between the two once inseparable siblings. Miserable, Addie can’t wait to visit her friend in Italy and leave her brotherand her problemsbehind.
So when Addie discovers an unusual guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library, she’s able to finally escape her anxious mind and Ian’s criticism. And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan.
6. 100 Days of Sunlight
Author: by Abbie Emmons
When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down. Terrified that her vision might never return, Tessa feels like she has nothing left to be happy about.
But when her grandparents place an ad in the local newspaper looking for a typist to help Tessa continue writing and blogging, an unlikely answer knocks at their door: Weston Ludovico, a boy her age with bright eyes, an optimistic smileand no legs.
Knowing how angry and afraid Tessa is feeling, Weston thinks he can help her. But he has one condition no one can tell Tessa about his disability. And because she can’t see him, she treats him with contempt: screaming at him to get out of her house and never come back.
But for Weston, it’s the most amazing feeling: to be treated like a normal person, not just a sob story.So he comes back. Again and again and again. Tessa spurns Weston’s obnoxious optimism, convinced that he has no idea what she’s going through.
Author: by Axie Oh
HarperTeen (July 13, 2021)
Jenny’s never had much time for boys, K-pop, or really anything besides her dream of being a professional cellist. But when she finds herself falling for a K-pop idol, she has to decide whether their love is worth the risk.
A modern forbidden romance wrapped in the glamorous and exclusive world of K-pop, XOXO is perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Maurene Goo. Jenny didn’t get to be an award-winning, classically trained cellist without choosing practice over fun. That is, until the night she meets Jaewoo.
Mysterious, handsome, and just a little bit tormented, Jaewoo is exactly the kind of distraction Jenny would normally avoid. And yet, she finds herself pulled into spending an unforgettable evening wandering Los Angeles with him on the night before his flight home to South Korea.
With Jaewoo an ocean away, there’s no use in dreaming of what could have been. But when Jenny and her mother move to Seoul to take care of her ailing grandmother, who does she meet at the elite arts academy she’s just been accepted to?Jaewoo.
8. The Henna Wars
Author: by Adiba Jaigirdar
“Impossible to put down.” – Kirkus, starred review Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flvia is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly.
But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flvia and Nishat decide to showcase their talent as henna artists. In a fight to prove who is the best, their lives become more tangledbut Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush, especially since Flvia seems to like her back.
As the competition heats up, Nishat has a decision to make: stay in the closet for her family, or put aside her differences with Flvia and give their relationship a chance.
9. A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
Author: by Laura Taylor Namey
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club YA Pick A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow is an absolute delight. Cozier than a hand-knit gray cardigan and richer than Abuela’s pastelito recipe, Namey takes you from Miami to Winchester, and leaves your heart belonging to both.
Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart Love & Gelato meets Don’t Date Rosa Santos in this charming, heartfelt story following a Miami girl who unexpectedly finds loveand herselfin a small English town. For Lila Reyes, a summer in England was never part of the plan.
The plan was 1) take over her abuela’s role as head baker at their panadera, 2) move in with her best friend after graduation, and 3) live happily ever after with her boyfriend. But then the Trifecta happened, and everythingincluding Lila herselffell apart.
Worried about Lila’s mental health, her parents make a new plan for her: Spend three months with family friends in Winchester, England, to relax and reset. But with the lack of sun, a grumpy inn cook, and a small town lacking Miami flavor (both in food and otherwise), what would be a dream trip for some feels more like a nightmare to Lilauntil she meets Orion Maxwell.
10. The Love & Collection: Love & Gelato; Love & Luck; Love & Olives
Author: by Jenna Evans Welch
From New York Times bestselling author Jenna Evans Welch comes a boxed set of three romances set in the beautiful countrysides of Italy, Ireland, and Greece about life, love, and the true meaning of family. Teen girls find themselvesand maybe even true lovewhile visiting faraway places in these charming and swoon-worthy books.
In Love & Gelato, Lina reluctantly fulfills her mother’s dying wish by traveling to Florence to spend the summer with the birth father she never met. When she finds her mother’s old journal, the summer becomes about discovering the landscape through her mother’s eyes.
With her new friend, Ren, as her travel companion, Lina discovers unexpected things about her late mother, her real father, and herself. Addie visits Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding in Love & Luck. She’s hoping the distance from home will help her forget the mistake she made that left her miserable and alienated from her brother.
And when she discovers the unusual guidebook Ireland for the Heartbroken, Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle with her brother and his Irish friend, Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.
11. The Silence Between Us (Blink)
Author: by Alison Gervais
Blink (August 13, 2019)
The Silence Between Us is eminently un-put-down-able. (NPR)Schneider Family Book Award, Best Teen Honor Book 2020This is a great YA contemporary (clean) romance that follows Maya as she navigates a new school and plans for her future. The addition of representation by a Deaf character was really beautifully done.
Highly recommend for people looking for a sweet, engaging, and educational romantic read. (YA and Kids Book Central)#OwnVoices YA novel features Deaf / Hard of Hearing CommunityIt’s time we see more Deaf characters in books. It’s time we see more books celebrating sign language and Deaf culture, said author Alison Gervais.
Deaf teen Maya moves across the country and must attend a hearing school for the first time. As if that wasn’t hard enough, she also has to adjust to the hearing culture, which she finds frustratingand also surprising when some classmates, including Beau Watson, take time to learn ASL.
As Maya looks past graduation and focuses on her future dreams, nothing, not even an unexpected romance, will not derail her pursuits. But when people in her lifeDeaf and hearing alikeask her to question parts of her Deaf identity, Maya stands proudly, never giving in to the idea that her Deafness is a disadvantage.
12. Court of Swans (A Dericott Tale Book 1)
Author: by Melanie Dickerson
January 5, 2021
Where there is wealth and power, there’s always someone willing to do anything to take it. England, 1381: Delia’s idyllic life as daughter of an earl is shattered when her father dies and his wife accuses Delia’s seven brothers of treason and murder.
The youngest is only ten years old, but this doesn’t stop the guards from hauling them off to the Tower of London. There they await a grim fate, as child-king Richard II is executing anyone who poses a threat to his throne.
Delia is their only hope for pardon and freedom. Sir Geoffrey did not expect his first assignment as captain of the guard to be the arrest of boys so young. He dutifully imprisons the brothers, but he can’t ignore the sense, rooted in personal experience, that injustice and treachery are at work.
Determined to rescue her brothers, Delia secures a position as a seamstress for the queen. Her quest is all but impossible as the executions continue. Sir Geoffrey offers to be her ally, but should she trust him in a court where everyone has an agenda?
13. Castle of Refuge (A Dericott Tale Book 2)
Author: by Melanie Dickerson
June 1, 2021
In this Ugly Duckling retelling, New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson brilliantly crafts a high-stakes, encouraging tale about the power of love. Ever since she was a child, Audrey wanted her life to be extraordinary. But as the daughter of a viscount born in late fourteenth-century England, the only thing expected of her was to marryuntil an act of malice by her sister, Maris, four years ago damaged her face and her prospects.
Though Maris was sent away, twenty-year-old Audrey is still suffering the scars of her sister’s cruelty. When her father announces his plans to marry off his damaged daughter and bring Maris home, Audrey decides to flee in search of her true destiny.
However, life outside her home is dangerous, and she soon finds herself attacked, sick, and in desperate need of help. She is taken in at Dericott Castle to be nursed back to health. While there, she decides to keep her identity a secret and work as a servant in the castle.
But she doesn’t count on falling in love with the young and handsome Lord Dericott, who lost his arm several months earlier and bears scars of his own. Meanwhile, EdwinLord Dericottis curious about the new, well-educated servant’s identity. All he knows is that he’s quickly becoming smitten with her.
14. Out of My League: A Standalone Fake Relationship Romance (Love in Fenton County)
Author: by Sarah Sutton
June 16, 2020
FAKE DATING THE CAPTAIN OF THE BASEBALL TEAM IS ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL SOMEONE CATCHES FEELINGS. I’m honestly convinced my life is over when my high school cuts the journalism program. Without the elective, I lose my chance to intern at the biggest newspaper company and the county, and why?
All because the baseball team needs more funding. To make matters worse, when my boyfriend dumps me at a party, the the captain of the baseball team and the most popular guy at Bayview High, Walsh Hunter, decides to make a spectacle of my mortification.
He jumps in, throws his arm around me, and declares his undying love for me. In front of everyone. Except I’m the only one who realizes he’s faking it. And suddenly, I’m thrown into a world of fake relationships and undercover journalism, and way, way out of my league.
At least I’ve got the team captain to teach me how to play. But faced with choosing between saving my journalism class or these strange new feelings for Walsh, will I strike out or hit a home run? This is the second book in the Love in Fenton County Series, but can be read as a standalone, and this one will leave you swooning.
16. Cinderella's Dress: A 1940s Fairy Tale (Fairy-tale Inheritance Series Book 1)
Author: by Shonna Slayton
June 23, 2018
“CINDERELLA’S DRESS was like a stroll through the 1940’s with a magical twist and a sprinkling of fashion. Highly recommend for all in need of a happily ever after.” On the home front in 1944, Kate wants to do her part for the war effort.
She’d prefer filling in for the window dressers at the New York department store where she works, but her mother insists on sending her to audition for roles she never gets. When relatives arrive from war-torn Poland with a mysterious steamer trunk and an even more mysterious story, her life is about to hit center stage.
Kate’s elderly aunt claims she is the keeper of the wardrobe for Cinderella’s family-the real Cinderella. Her responsibility is to keep the dress safe and now she wants Kate’s help. But the war has taken a toll on Kate’s aunt and nothing is as it seems.
While navigating family and first love, Kate will have to uncover layers of family secrets as her own secrets stack up. Will she get to the truth before it’s forgotten? If you like the nostalgia of a historical novel and the sweet romance of a fairytale retelling, then you’ll love this continuation of the Cinderella story.Pick it up today.