High Concept Romantic Comedies

This week on Read This Next, Laura and Nicole are talking high concept romantic comedies. Wondering what that is, exactly? It’s the sort of plot that can be described in a sentence or two – the ones that get made into movies, like two people get stuck in a broken down elevator. Check out these fun and funny reads and then go to our online catalogue or cloudLibrary app to place your TPBL hold today.

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

A lighthearted romance inspired by Pride and Prejudice depicts the experiences of a free-spirited social media astrologer who agrees to a fake relationship with a no-nonsense actuary to appease their respective families.

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Humiliated when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her amid rumors of an illicit pregnancy, Laurie agrees to pretend she is seriously dating the office playboy, who needs a steady girlfriend to protect his professional integrity.

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

When her career is threatened by a red-carpet photo that appears to have romantic undertones, a Hollywood showrunner and her female assistant are targeted by paparazzi before realizing their actual feelings for each other.

Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye

Accepting a dare to date a new person every week, a popular teen is unexpectedly asked out by a boy and agrees to a secret five-day relationship that quickly becomes more real than he anticipated.

Our Recommendations

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

The first year they are eligible to vote, Marva and Duke meet at their polling place and, over the course of one crazy day, fall in love.


Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner

Cameron wants only to complete her costume portfolio in peace, but when a trip to the local comic shop results in a hostile reception from a male employee, she returns disguised as a boy at her twin brother’s suggestion and finds herself drafted into a D& D campaign.

For full descriptions of all books covered on Read This Next, visit our GoodReads shelves. Descriptions via GoodReads and NoveList.

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