I love a good series, something that keeps me coming back for more. Whether they’re standalones, interconnected, or multi-book love stories, there’s a bingeable quality about series that works for me. There’s nothing better than getting hooked on a group of characters, and seeing how each of their love stories play out.
If you’ve been following my blog long enough, most of these won’t come as a surprise to you. Several of these individual books made my Top 20 of 2020 or my Best of the Month lists, while others were simply great reads. There’s a mix of ongoing and completed series, with plenty of rom coms and a few angstier reads. They’re all contemporary romance with couples you’ll be rooting for, friends you’ll want to get to know better, and followups that will have you reading late into the night.
I’ve given a description of the vibe for each series below, and if I have a favorite in a particular series, I’ve bolded its name. There are links to Amazon for each book. Happy reading!
Bellamy Creek Series by Melanie Harlow
This STEAMY small town romance series has been very, very good so far – and there’s more to come. Each book easily reads as a standalone, but they’re connected by a group of friends. There’s been a different vibe to each book, but they’ve all been intense and sexy with (mostly) light tones.
I’ve loved all three books that have been released so far, but if you twisted my arm, I’d say that the marriage of convenience romance, Call Me Crazy, is my favorite.
Modern Romance Series by Piper Lawson
Lawson is an excellent writer, and she knows how to toy with your emotions (in a good way). Each of these standalones has a little of everything – plenty of light moments, punches of angst, and just a dash of emotion. There’s also some serious sexual tension.
I don’t have a favorite in this series of standalones; they’re all 5-star reads for me.
Texting Series by Teagan Hunter
This series has actually influenced a LOT of my romance reading habits. Let’s Get Textual was the first book I read that featured texting as a meet cute, and… well, I can’t get enough of it. It’s my catnip now; tell me that two characters get to know each other via text before meeting, and I’ll one-click that baby SO fast.
Each of these rom coms have completely different vibes, but my favorite is still the original, Let’s Get Textual. Text Me Baby One More Time was also a great sendoff for the series. These will definitely stand on their own, but are better together.
Summersweet Island Series by Tara Sivec
Rom coms with a little something extra, this series has been such lighthearted fun so far. We’ve only gotten two books and a holiday novella at this point, but those books were both excellent. They’re funny and playful, while still having tons of sexual tension.
Kiss My Putt is still my favorite, but Swing and a Mishap was a close second.
Play Hard Series by K. Bromberg
The first two books were both contenders for my Top 20 of 2020 list, Hard to Score was great, and Hard to Lose will be here any day. So I can’t recommend this intense and steamy sports romance series enough! The books are tied together by four sisters, but each will have no trouble standing on its own.
I’ve rated all three of the first complex books in this series as 5 stars, but my favorite is Hard to Hold.
Trophy Boyfriends Series by Sara Ney
I can’t one-click Ney’s books fast enough. She writes low angst, funny, bingeable rom coms that are always easy and satisfying. I’ve loved several of her series, but the most recent – Trophy Boyfriends – has been a lot of fun, and there’s another one on the way later this month. You’ll have no problem reading these as standalones, but there are common characters throughout.
I’ve enjoyed all of the books so far, but my favorite is Hard Fall.
Wild Love Series by J. Saman
This series is tense, sexy, and forbidden. Each book stands on its own, but there are common characters throughout. I’d recommend reading Crazy to Love You right after the Love to Hate Her duet, but the other ones are more flexible. There’s another on the way soon!
My personal favorite is Crazy to Love You, because the character growth is great, but they’re all very, very good.
Dangerous Beauty Trilogy by J.T. Geissinger
I’ve loved several different series from this author, but the Dangerous Beauty trilogy is a wild ride for those looking for something darker and more suspenseful. It’s a true trilogy, following one couple throughout, and isn’t for the faint of heart.
Bergman Brothers Series by Chloe Liese
This series has a little of everything, and I love how intelligent these rom coms feel. I’ve literally been reading the series backwards up to this point without trouble, but there are a few storylines that intersect if you want to read in order.
Don’t make me pick a favorite. Always Only You was on my Top 20 of 2020 list, and I’m betting Ever After Always will make the next one.
Fireballs Series by Pippa Grant
This is a little tricky, because one series introduces another. But have no fear – both series are excellent! Liar, Liar, Hearts on Fire will read as a standalone, but it’s part of the Bro Code series and introduces the characters from the Fireballs series. Essentially, each of these light and funny romances will read just fine on their own, but they’re better together – and there’s another one on the way soon!
Both Jock Blocked and Real Fake Love were contenders for my Top 20 of 2020 list, and only minor personal preferences won Real Fake Love the spot.
#ShaNicoLex Series by Kayley Loring
I’m a huge fan of this set of interconnected standalones. The storylines don’t intersect much, and they can easily be read out of order. But Sleeper is hands down my favorite, so I suggest you start there. They’re all light, sexy, funny, and feel good reads.
Arizona Vengeance Series by Sawyer Bennett
I’ve read this series completely out of order and haven’t had any trouble keeping up, but there are definitely overarching storylines, so expect minor spoilers if you read out of order. They’ve got different vibes and different tropes, but are typically light and steamy.
My favorites so far have been Erik (second chance) and Wylde (playboy-tamed).
The Bromance Club Series by Meghan Quinn
This is my absolute favorite series from Meghan Quinn, and I am a huge fan of her work. They’ll easily read as standalones, but this group of overgrown fratboys is hysterical together, so I’d suggest reading in order. They’re all light, funny, and sexy.
These are all 5-star reads for me, but I’d say that Diary of a Bad Boy is my favorite of the group.
Love Unexpected Series by Lauren Layne
These aren’t so much a series as they are a group of books that all address finding love when you least expect it. They will 100% read as standalones, and the order does not matter.
While I enjoyed all of these, my personal favorites are Walk of Shame and An Ex for Christmas (if you’re feeling festive).
The Rooftop Crew by Piper Rayne
This series just came to an end, and it was a great mix of light, easy reads. Each one focuses on a different trope, and while the stories can be read as standalones, they’re definitely better together. There are friendships at the center of each book, and that makes this feel very connected.
I liked some of these better than others, but The Rival Roomies is easily my favorite, followed by A Co-Worker’s Crush. I may or may not like a reluctant bad boy hero, lol.
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A Royal Mistake: https://amzn.to/3tg3rVq
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A Co-Worker’s Crush: https://amzn.to/3l946VO
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