Books Like Things We Never Got Over

Books like Books Like Things We Never Got Over

September 15, 2022

#1 Books Like All Your Perfects

A struggling marriage and the one forgotten pledge that might be able to salvage it are the subjects of Colleen Hoover’s masterful new book. Quinn and Graham’s flawless relationship is jeopardized by their shoddy marriage. They are currently being torn apart by the memories, errors, and secrets that have accumulated over the years. The one thing that might be able to save them may also be the thing that breaks their marriage beyond repair.

In the thought-provoking book All Your Perfects, a broken couple’s future depends on past promises. Can a tremendous love with a perfect beginning endure a lifetime between two imperfect people? is the heartrending question posed in this page-turner?

#2 Love And Other Words

The heart’s history cannot be undone. Macy Sorensen is getting used to her ambitious but emotionally reserved routine: put in a lot of effort as a brand-new pediatrics resident; arrange her marriage to an older, well-off man; and hold her head down and heart hidden.

But when she crosses paths with Elliot Petropoulos, her one and only love, the meticulous bubble she had built starts to burst. Before he broke her heart the night he confessed his love for her, Elliot was once Macy’s entire world. He had evolved from being her gangly, bookish buddy to the man who helped her heart heal following the death of her mother.

#3 Archer’s Voice

Bree Prescott hopes against hope that the tranquil lakeside hamlet of Pelion, Maine will be the location where she finally finds the peace she so badly seeks. On her first day there, she crosses paths with Archer Hale, a reclusive guy who is hiding his own private suffering. An unobserved man by others.

The plot of Archer’s Voice centers on a woman who is bound by the memory of a terrible night and the guy whose love holds the key to her release. It tells the story of a man who cannot speak because of a painful wound and the lady who gives him the confidence to speak. It is a tale of pain, karma, and the healing power of love.

#4 The Love Hypothesis

Ali Hazelwood’s romance book, The Love Hypothesis, will be available on Berkley Books’ website on September 14, 2021. Olive Smith, a third-year Ph.D. student, doesn’t think long-lasting love relationships exist, but her best friend believes so, which is how she ended up in this predicament. It was always going to require more than just hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks to persuade Anh that Olive is dating and is well on her way to a happily ever after.

Scientists need evidence. Olive panics as a result and kisses the first man she sees, just like any self-respecting biologist. Adam Carlsen, a hotshot young professor, and notorious ass is the one and only. Because of this, Olive is delightfully shocked when Stanford’s top lab tyrant offers to be her pretend lover and keep Olive’s farce a secret.


#5 The Summer I Turned Pretty

Belly counts the summers throughout her life. Between June and August, everything wonderful and amazing takes place. Winters serve as nothing more than a season for counting down the days until the upcoming summer. They are a period spent away from Susannah, the beach house, and, most significantly, Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the same male’s Belly has known since the summer she spent in grade school; they have been her crushes, her brother figures, and everything between. But after one particularly awful and amazing summer, everything eventually turns out just as it should have all along.

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#6 Books Like Book Lovers

One season, rivals in form of two, and a storyline turn they weren’t expecting. The only thing Nora Stephens has ever done in her life is read books, therefore she is not the typical heroine. Not the strong-willed woman, not the carefree dream girl, and certainly not the sweetheart. In reality, the only people who view Nora as a hero are her clients—for whom she secures sizable deals in her role as a ruthless literary agent—and her cherished little sister Libby.

So when Libby encourages her to take a sisters’ trip away, she decides to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the entire month of August. She has images of Nora going through a small-town makeover because she is certain that Nora needs to become the protagonist of her own tale. Nora, however, continues running into Charlie Lastra, a bookish, brooding editor from back in the city, instead of going on picnics in the meadows or running into gorgeous rural doctors or bulging-forearm bartenders. If they had never met before and it hadn’t been cute, it would be a meet-cute.

#7 The Spanish Love Deception

The Spanish Love Deception is a classic romantic ruse that starts out as “let’s pretend to date for some reason” and ends up as “we inadvertently fell in love.” Additionally, there are several “enemies to lovers” and spice sequences in there (which were good but not the best tbh). This is the one thing that I can think of that sets “The Spanish Love Deception” apart from other contemporary romances I’ve read. It also makes an attempt to critique sexism and roles that people presume are “for women,” which I thought was intriguing.

If you’re interested in the plot, it concerns a female who serves as the chief of staff for a firm and a hot guy who persistently pursues her despite their mutual animosity (so original). Then, since she doesn’t really want her family to learn that she is single and has some conflict with her ex-boyfriend, they have to act like they are dating. You probably have an idea of what occurs next.


#8 It Happened One Summer

Because of Piper Bellinger’s status as a wild child and her influence in the fashion world, the paparazzi follow her everywhere she goes. When Piper ends up in jail after drinking too much champagne and throwing an unruly rooftop party, her stepfather thinks enough is enough. He then interrupts her and assigns Piper and her sister the duties of managing their late father’s dive bar in Washington while he is gone.

Piper meets large, bearded sea captain Brendan who believes she won’t survive a week outside of Beverly Hills before she has even been in Westport for five minutes. Even if Piper struggles with math and gets hives at the thought of sleeping in a run-down apartment with bunk beds, so what? Just how horrible could it be? She’s determined to prove that she’s more than just a lovely face to her stepfather and the hot, gruff local.

#9 Books Like Twisted Love

Alex Volkov is a fiend with an angel’s face who is also imprisoned by his history. His merciless ambitions of achievement and retribution, motivated by a tragedy that has plagued him for most of his life, leave little place for issues of the heart. But as he is made to take care of his closest friend’s sister, he begins to experience a strange sensation in his chest: A split. A melt. A fire that might destroy everything he knew.

Free-spirited Ava Chen is imprisoned by nightmares of an unremembered childhood. Nevertheless, she has never ceased appreciating the beauty in the world despite her troubled past including the warm heart that beats beneath a man’s cold exterior.

#10 We’ll Always Have Summer

Two years have passed when Conrad advised Belly to follow Jeremiah. Since then, she and Jeremiah have been close and even attend the same university. However, their relationship hasn’t quite turned out the way Belly had anticipated it would. Additionally, Belly is forced to reevaluate what she believed to be true love when Jeremiah commits the biggest error a boy could possibly do. Has she actually decided to stay with Jeremiah? Has she ever moved on from Conrad? The belly needs to make a final decision on who will always have her heart.

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#11 Unhoneymooners

Olive always has bad luck—in her job, in her relationships, in, uh, everything. On the other side, her identical twin sister Ami is most likely the most fortunate person in the world. She met her fiancé in a scene straight out of a romantic comedy, and she was able to win enough online competitions to pay for her entire wedding (double gag). The worst part is that Olive must spend the day with Ethan, her sworn adversary who also happens to be the greatest man.

Before she can go back to her cozy, unlucky existence, Olive must through 24hrs of wedding misery. Olive and Ethan are the only ones unaffected when the whole wedding party contracts food sickness after consuming contaminated mussels. And right now, a free honeymoon in Hawaii is up for grabs.

#12 The Deal

She’s about to strike a deal with the bad lad from college. Finally, Hannah Wells has met someone who makes her feel hot. She may be self-assured in all other aspects of her life, but when it comes to sex and seduction, she is carrying a lot of baggage. She’ll have to break out of her comfort zone and grab her crush’s attention, even if that means tutoring the pompous, conceited, and obnoxious hockey team captain in exchange for a phony date.

Garrett Graham has always dreamed of joining the NHL after graduation, but his deteriorating GPA is jeopardizing all he has fought so hard to achieve. He’s willing to assist a snarky brunette and make another guy envious if it means keeping his spot on the team. But Garrett quickly realizes that pretending isn’t going to cut it as an unexpected kiss triggers the naughtiest sex of both of their lives. He only needs to persuade Hannah that the man she desires resembles him now.