Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles – Wealthy cheerleader Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes do not realize how much they have in common until they become lab partners. As their relationship intensifies they must face the realities of their differing backgrounds. This steamy high school romance will appeal to teens and adults.
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean – What use is a list of romances without a good old Regency historical? Lady Calpernia Hartwell tires of following the rules of courtship and decides to live life to its fullest. She enlists bad boy Gabriel St. John to help her learn to let go.
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby – Hornby’s witty story of a record store owner recounting his top five break-ups will appeal to music fans. High Fidelity is a decidedly male perspective on love and romance. Rob, the main character, would approve of its inclusion on this list since he is fond of making top five lists himself.
Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley – When Scott Pilgrim falls in love at first sight with rollerblading delivery girl Ramona Flowers, he learns that he must battle her seven evil ex-boyfriends before she will date him. Who said romance was dead? In this graphic novel series, readers are treated to video game style action and acerbic wit.