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Young Adult Romance Books
What Light
by Jay Asher

Dividing her life between her family's Oregon Christmas tree farm and the California tree lot where they spend the holiday seasons, Sierra falls for a boy who lives under the shadow of a terrible mistake, a relationship that is met with disapproval and suspicion.
One Man Guy
by Michael Barakiva

Fearing that summer school will be an ultimate horror after a difficult first year of high school, Ethan befriends the confident and free-spirited Alek, with whom he develops an unexpected and mutual first love that challenges his beliefs about relationships and family values.
Tell Me Three Things
by Julie Buxbaum

Struggling to acclimate after moving from Chicago to Los Angeles, high school junior Jessie receives an offer of assistance from an anonymous person through email who becomes her confidante and ally and who Jessie wishes she could meet in person.
What to Say Next
by Julie Buxbaum

Distancing herself from her friends when she realizes that nobody she knows will understand the difficulties she is facing in the wake of her father's death, Kit impulsively sits at the lunch table beside longtime loner David, with whom she forges an unexpected connection.
The Story of Us
by Deb Caletti

After jilting two previous fiances, Cricket's mother is finally marrying the right man, but as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities, complications arise for Cricket involving her own love life, her beloved dog Jupiter, and her mother's reluctance to marry. 
The Selection
by Kiera Cass

Preferring a relationship with her secret boyfriend, Aspen, but unwittingly selected to compete for the hand of the gorgeous Prince Maxon against dozens of hopefuls, 17-year-old America Singer grudgingly participates and clearly voices her distaste for the kingdom's caste system until she unexpectedly develops feelings for the prince.
The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland
by Rebekah Crane

When Zander is sent away to Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens, she forms unlikely friendships with the other campers and finds herself drawn to a cute but confrontational boy. 
Alex & Eliza: A Love Story
by Melissa De la Cruz

Before the world knew them as Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, young Alex and Eliza fell in love amidst the turmoil of the American Revolution. 
Once and For All
by Sarah Dessen

Gaining considerable experience while working for her cynical mother's successful wedding-planner business throughout her high school years, Louna holds her own wary beliefs about love before charming playboy Ambrose joins the company and dares her to date while he attempts a long-term relationship with one woman.
Saint Anything
by Sarah Dessen

Sydney's charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and in the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel appreciated for the first time.
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
by Maurene Goo

A high achieving Korean-American student whose botched attempts at romance have made her a laughingstock decides to conquer her insecurities when the most attractive boy she has ever met walks into her life. 
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
by Jenny Han

Keeping private love letters written to five secret crushes she has had, Lara Jean Song finds her personal life going from imaginary to out of control when the letters are unexpectedly mailed.
Finding Audrey
by Sophie Kinsella

Energized by a friendship with her brother's gaming teammate, 14-year-old Audrey, a girl with an anxiety disorder, finds their subsequent romance challenging her progress.
The Romantics
by Leah Konen

When a boy's first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents' painful separation, a meddling Love intervenes in order to set things right but fails to anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis, Rebound.
10 Things I Can See From Here
by Carrie Mac

A girl who has struggled with anxiety for as long as she can remember is required by her mother's long work assignment to temporarily live with her alcoholic father and pregnant stepmom in Vancouver, where she falls in love with a fearless girl. 
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
by Morgan Matson

A tale presented in the style of a scrapbook follows the experiences of Amy Curry, who relocates from California to Connecticut for her senior year after the tragic, accidental death of her father, a challenging new start marked by unexpected feelings for a childhood friend.
My Unscripted Life
by Lauren Morrill

Anticipating an unfulfilling summer after receiving a rejection from a fine arts program, southerner Dee Wilkie takes a job working on the set of a film starring a famous teen actor whose off-putting personality hides his private heartache.
The Trouble with Destiny
by Lauren Morrill

Discovering that her beloved band is losing funding, drum major Liza aspires to win a spring break talent show aboard a luxury cruise ship and sets aside her feelings for a longtime crush and a prankster jock to focus on her goal, which is challenged by an untimely malfunction onboard the ship.
Twenty Boy Summer
by Sarah Ockler

While hanging out in Zanzibar Bay one summer and looking for a fun fling along with her best friend, Frankie, Annie begins to feel guilty over a secret she has kept and knows that the time has come to tell the truth about something that took place between her and his late brother.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith

Stuck at the airport during her father's second wedding to a stepmother she has yet to meet, 17-year-old Hadley encounters a seemingly perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area and shares a whirlwind 24-hour romance that challenges her beliefs about family and second chances.
This Is What Happy Looks Like
by Jennifer E. Smith

When a young movie star accidentally sends a small-town girl an email about his pet pig, the two teens strike up a witty correspondence during which they share their views on everything without revealing their actual identities, an episode that causes a relationship to develop which ultimately transforms when the actor chooses the girl's hometown for the setting of his latest film. 
Windfall
by Jennifer E. Smith

Buying her crush a lottery ticket for his 18th birthday, Alice is astounded when he wins, an unexpected situation that is complicated by her parents' recent deaths, her crush's absent father's gambling debts and differing opinions about how their relationship is changing.
Girls like me
by Lola StVil

Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight and threats from a girl bully in school, so when she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, she's too insecure to tell him who she is until her two best friends help love prevail.
Love & Gelato
by Jenna Evans Welch

Reluctantly spending the summer in Tuscany in order to fulfill her mother's dying wish that she get to know her absent father, Lina is inspired to follow in her mother's footsteps after reading her journal and, in the process, uncovers a long-hidden secret.
The Fill-In Boyfriend
by Kasie West

Convincing a stranger to stand in as her boyfriend for the prom after enduring a humiliating breakup, Gia discovers that she has feelings for the young man and is very much interested in transforming their budding friendship into something more.
Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon

A girl confined to her house by rare and profound allergies falls hopelessly in love with her new neighbor, in a story told through vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists and illustrations.
The Sun Is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon

A scientifically minded girl who avoids relationships to help keep her family from being deported and a dutiful student who endeavors to live up to his parents' high expectations unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.
Eliza and Her Monsters
by Francesca Zappia

When the anonymous teen creator of a wildly popular webcomic is tempted by a school newcomer to pursue real-world relationships, everything she has worked so hard to build crumbles in the wake of their highly publicized romance.
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