I love romantic comedies!! Movies are great, but I especially love a good romcom book.
Now, there are TONS of steamy reads out there, which is fine if you are looking for that, but it can be harder to find the romantic comedy series that land on the clean side. More and more authors are starting to write clean romcoms (myself included!), which means you have lots of options!
Here are some of my FAVORITE recommendations for you with clean romcom books that have series!
(Plus shameless links to my own books.)
THE BEST CLEAN ROMANTIC COMEDY SERIES
LOVE CLICHES SWEET ROMANTIC COMEDY SERIES by Emma St. Clair (aka: me)
BOOK 1- FALLING FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND’S TWIN
There are a million and one reasons why I shouldn’t fall for my BFF’s twin…
Too bad love isn’t reasonable. Zane is my total opposite. He dates a steady string of women who are nothing like me. And there’s no way I would risk Zoey’s friendship over my teensy, tiny crush on her brother.But when Zane hires me to help fix a glitch with his startup’s software, I run into two problems:
1. Someone on the inside seems to be sabotaging it.
2. Working with Zane every day sends my feelings into overdrive.
My master plan is to sniff out the rat, help Zane save the company, and get out while my heart is still intact. No biggie. But somehow, I get roped into an investors’ spa trip. Which means spending a whole weekend with Zane and sharing a room with his date.
Kill. Me. Now. This might serve to destroy my crush once and for all.
If it doesn’t destroy me first …
BOOK 2- FALLING FOR YOUR BOSS
I am not that woman. The one who falls for her much older, extremely handsome, and totally unavailable boss.
That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway.
I’ve watched the other women in the office fawn over Gavin, who just so happens to be one of Texas’ richest and most desirable bachelors.
But I’m interested in business. Totally professional.
Which is why Gavin has helped me so much in my career … right? Not because he’s attracted to me.
But when his past slams into his present, the lines between business and personal suddenly become very hazy.
Now all my carefully crafted plans are totally destroyed, and I have to decide what I want most: my career or the man who has helped me build it …
IT HAPPENED IN CHARLESTON SERIES by Sarah Adams
Having worked for Southern Service Paws for a few years now, I like to think I’m prepared for just about any client meeting under the sun. I am dead wrong.
The day I meet with single dad, Jacob Broaden, about potentially matching his daughter with one of our service dogs, I learn a few valuable lessons.
1) Always set my alarm clock.
2) Single dads are way hotter than I previously thought.
3) It is possible to go from fantasizing about kissing someone to wishing they would be run over by a truck in a matter of two minutes.
Unfortunately, I don’t hold that opinion of him for very long. Not when he shows me a different side of himself—one that’s sweet as maple syrup and hot as apple pie fresh out of the oven.
Too bad this guy is so far out of my league that I shouldn’t even be allowed to enter the game. Jake doesn’t seem to get that memo though. And after a few days of working closely with him and his daughter, he starts looking at me with fire in his eyes, making me dream of something I probably shouldn’t…
It’s been twelve years since I’ve seen him. Twelve years since he won our war of wits by outsmarting me with a tactic I didn’t even know was allowed. But tonight…I resurrect the battle.
Ryan Henderson is back in town for our best friends’ wedding, and I plan on showing him exactly how much I don’t care about him—or the almost kiss he ruthlessly dangled over me after graduation.
A lot has changed since our feuding days. I’m a successful bakery owner now, and I plan to rub every delicious detail of my life in his ugly face.
Just one problem: his face is gorgeous.
He wasn’t supposed to look like this or pursue me like a sexy guided missile. I must stay strong until the wedding is over and Ryan scurries back into whatever alternate universe he escaped from.
His interest in me is nothing but a continuation of the games we played in high school…right?
But the longer he stays, the more I wonder if I’m wrong and his tender smile and heated attentions are genuine. Maybe it’s not a game.
Ha! Who am I kidding? This is Ryan we’re talking about. Of course it’s a game. A game called war. And this time, I will win.
LOVE ME ROMCOM SERIES by Laura Burton
BOOK 1 – LOVE ME IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Faking a relationship on reality TV is harder than you think.
I applied to be on my favourite TV show, The Love Trials, as a joke. I never expected to get chosen.
I mean, come on! I’m single, for one thing. It’s a couples game.
And yet, here I am. In a Scottish castle––no less––and about to make a fool of myself on national television.
The producers say they’re going to match me up with a total stranger. We need to fool the other couples––and the British public––that we are totally legit. Easy enough, right?
The prize money will help me quit working for my lousy boss and start up my own business. My ticket to getting out of my tiny village and move to London! I just have to make sure I don’t mess this up. And at no point, can I actually fall for the guy. Oh no. True love is off the table.
BOOK 2 – LOVE ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Some people drown their sorrows or overindulge in ice cream when they’ve had a bad day. Emma goes wedding dress shopping.
Emma King- I know it’s crazy. But trying on wedding dresses isn’t hurting anyone. I mean, the boutique owners know what I’m doing. Besides, it’s good publicity for them to have me in the middle of the outrageously expensive Bridal store, trying on gowns. And Heaven knows I need this.Today of all days. After being publicly humiliated during a board meeting I’d been preparing for my entire career. So, I’m innocently trying on a dress. MY dress. The one I’m going to mortgage my apartment to pay for when Mr. Right finally comes along. When Shelly Bones, my arch-nemesis from high school walks in. Our eyes meet, and for a second I don’t think she recognizes me. But her entourage of ladies twitter to each other. One of them points at me.
“Emma! You’re getting married? So am I!”
How hard is it to own up to the fact that you’re not actually getting married? Harder than coming up with an elaborate story that involves the Plaza hotel, a string quartet, caviar, and the sexiest bachelor in Manhattan apparently. What’s wrong with telling a few white lies? No harm done. It’s not like I’ll ever see Shelly again, right?Wrong.
This laugh-out-loud romantic comedy is a marriage of convenience, friends-to-lovers romance.
HOW NOT TO FALL SERIES by Meg Easton
BOOK 1- HOW NOT TO FALL FOR THE GUY NEXT DOOR
Neither of them wants a rebound relationship, but it’s hard to stay away when you’re next-door neighbors.
So what if the guy Addison Sparks had a crush on when she was thirteen just so happens to be her next-door neighbor when she moves across the country for a fresh start? And so what if she embarrasses herself in front of him…Repeatedly. If Ian Kendrick hadn’t grown up to be so good-looking, kind to his grandma, skilled at carpentry, and completely dateable, then it wouldn’t be so difficult to stay away from him. Addison is just getting over a breakup, though, and Ian is, too. She doesn’t need the kind of awkwardness that would come from living next to someone who would surely be just a rebound if they ever dated. Nope. What she needs is to make a list to constantly remind herself how to not fall for the guy next door.
If you like your romances with plenty of humor and heart, you’ll love How to Not Fall for the Guy Next Door. Scroll up and one-click your copy today!
BOOK 2- HOW TO NOT FALL FOR THE WRONG GUY
When their jobs collide and their personalities clash, they never expect to fall in love.
Bex Sterling knows what she wants, how she wants it, and definitely isn’t afraid to go get it. Her bold personality is how she expanded her YouTube audience to over two million subscribers. If she were to fall in love, it’d have to be with the right guy—someone who is easy-going, chill, and up for anything.
So, basically, everything that Roman Powell is not. Roman is every bit as strong-willed and driven as Bex is. With him at the helm of his company, he grew it enough to earn him a spot on the cover of Business Success magazine’s Top 10 Young (and Single) CEOs edition. But he isn’t stoked about the unwanted attention on his personal life.
Between Bex’s viewers begging her to interview the drool-worthy CEO and Roman’s staff being convinced that Bex has an audience that’s perfect for their new app, these two opposites agree to work closely for a four-part interview. Unfortunately, they’ve met before, and they know enough about each other that neither is thrilled about working together.
Despite her viewers’ very vocal support of the two of them dating, Bex is still convinced she’ll have no problem at all not falling for the wrong guy.
THE FAKE LOVE SERIES by Summer Dowell
Sometimes dreams really do come true. Ryan Hudson asked me to marry him. Well…temporarily marry him.
Struggling graphic designer Kylee Morgan would do just about anything to help Ryan Hudson, her very attractive friend she’s been harboring feelings for. But, marry him? That might be taking things a little too far for this good girl.
Workaholic Ryan is finally on the cusp of success with his company when things come to a crashing halt. He needs cash fast and his grandparent’s trust fund is the perfect solution. However, there’s one small requirement to get the money, he has to be married.
“I need a boyfriend. For the weekend.”
Type A Madison Hudson has spent the last six years working toward the nutritionist position that’s almost in her grasp. She’s got the qualifications, the schooling, the perfect resume; all that’s left is to impress her future boss. Something a white lie about an imaginary boyfriend can achieve.
Computer nerd Eric Ward usually stays away from drama. But when his sister’s roommate needs a boyfriend for a night, he can’t find an excuse to say no. How hard can one evening be? Pity no one told him what a knockout his fake girlfriend would be.
How long before their little white lie turns into a whole lot more than these two planned for?
SHAPED BY LOVE SERIES by Michelle Pennington
BOOK 1- A MAN WORTH SHAVING FOR
Our goodnight kiss should have been goodbye.
We meant it to be.
But Monday morning there was Logan Jennings, in my office, deciding the fate of the company I love…and my job.
I never should have said the things I said or let myself feel the things I felt because connections like this don’t just go away. Even when you desperately need them to.
In two weeks, he’ll be gone, and nothing will ever be the same.
BOOK 2- OH, KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON
Nothing about me is fake…except my boyfriend.
I needed a favor, but I knew what Damien would ask for in return—a date to his cousin’s wedding. But there was no way I’d agree. Facing his match-making mom and scheming ex-girlfriend didn’t exactly sound fun. Besides, the less time I spent around him the better. Already my neighbor and landlord, he was steadily charming his way into my life. Being his friend was tempting enough. What would happen if we pretended to be a couple for a night? No. I had to keep him at arm’s length. At least.
But Tessa had changed my life for the better when she gave me a job, and now she needed help.
Aaaaaand…that was how I ended up fake dating my boss’s fake boyfriend. Who for some reason can’t keep his shirt on.
OLD PINE COVE SERIES by Sophie- Leigh Robbins
A new-in-town bookstore owner is in for a surprise when she meets her neighbor… the gorgeous guy she shared her first kiss with ten years ago!
Old Pine Cove is the one place on earth Suzie swore she’d never return to, but then her boss asks her to manage one of their bookstores there. Since it’s only temporary, she agrees. Besides, what could possibly go wrong? Gosh, how naïve of her. Alex Denverton opening the door with that smoldering look of his, that’s what could go wrong. It’s been ten years since she broke his car and his heart. How is she supposed to focus on work knowing he’s right next door? And why did she ever agree to organize the annual Winter Walk with him?
One thing is certain, though. If Suzie wants to have a magical Christmas, she can’t ask Santa to make it happen. It’s up to her to decide: go big or go home.
BOOK 2- LOVE TO PROVE YOU WRONG
Hating the guy who ruined her confidence would be a lot easier if he wasn’t so freaking sexy.
For Addy, small-town life is just perfect. She’s about to expand her inn with ten new rooms and a petting zoo, and she’s helping the mayor’s son organize his wedding. If only her pet duck would stop escaping all the time, her days would be an absolute breeze.
But then Justin Miller shows up at Addy’s check-in desk. The guy went from small-town stud to lead actor in a popular series, and he’s behaving exactly like the celebrity he is. Smug grins, dimples to die for, and hordes of women chasing him all over town.
Addy has no intention of letting him in her life again—not after what happened in high school. So what if he keeps trying to prove he’s changed? No amount of helicopter rides and intimate outings will change the truth:
Justin Miller is nothing but trouble.
POP STARS ROMANTIC COMEDY SERIES by Rachael Eliker
If someone’s going to trip over her own two feet, it’s going to be Ruby. Fame and love can only get easier, right?
As a gifted songwriter with big ambitions, Ruby’s career was going nowhere. Life changed when Collin, a guy that made her go gaga, took her out to dinner. Posting a video of an impromptu performance he dared Ruby to do, a record label powerhouse took notice. As amazing as that was, the highlight was definitely kissing Collin goodnight. Ruby thought she was ready for fame but after a ruthless beautician waxed every stray hair off her body, she was put in sky-high stilettos that threatened to be her death, and an eccentric diva took her under her wing, Ruby wasn’t so sure. With Collin’s own career taking off and his cunning personal assistant seeing her chance to snake her way between Collin and Ruby, she realized stardom isn’t all glamorous. When it comes down to it, how can Ruby choose between making a name for herself or sacrificing it all for love?
Being a megastar is hard enough without trying to convince an old crush she doesn’t need protecting. He seems to think otherwise.
Kiki’s been in the music business long enough to know that she can do it on her own, without a man’s help. When her record label hires a bodyguard without asking if she wanted one, she swore to protect her independence by any means necessary, including employing her legendary pepper spray skills.
When Kiki realized her new security detail was none other than Josh Coleman, the guy she had a schoolgirl crush on when she was a shy, gangly teenager, she had to remind herself not to swoon.
She wants to hate having Josh around but she can’t. He can navigate cringeworthy paparazzi photos, handle vain male co-stars, and hold back rabid crowds like a champ. There’s just one problem: Josh is off limits or he’ll lose his job. Shining at the top of the pop charts has always been a dream come true but if it’s at the risk of losing Josh, Kiki’s not so sure fame is worth the cost.
NEVER SAY NEVER SERIES by Remi Carrington
BOOK 1- THREE THINGS I’D NEVER DO
Never say never.
There are three things Eve said she would never do—move back in with her parents, let her mother set her up, and date a guy with a dog. When a bolt of lightning forces Eve to move back in with her parents, she’s already going back on her ‘never’ list. As if things aren’t bad enough, a tree falls, trapping her in the bathtub. When Adam, the handsome firefighter rescues her, bubbles and all, Eve is so humiliated, she hopes she never sees him again. But as fate would have it, Adam is her blind date – Thanks Mom. Surprisingly, he is perfect … except for one minor thing. He has dogs, and she is a die-hard cat lover.
She may never get over her aversion to sloppy kisses (from the dogs), but when Eve dog sits for the weekend, things go from bad to worse. Someone is bound to end in the doghouse forever.
BOOK 2- ONE GUY I’D NEVER DATE
Never date your brother’s best friend
There is one guy Haley said she would never date—Zach Gallagher. He calls her Carrot and treats her like she’s ten. It’s irritating and makes it easy to keep her brother’s best friend on her never list.
When a Thanksgiving camping trip gone wrong forces Haley to accept Zach’s help, her long-time attraction is hard to keep hidden. Despite all the reasons she shouldn’t like him, she does.
And when the drop-dead gorgeous deputy shows a glimmer of interest, she has to figure out how to navigate the new normal. Teasing turns into flirting … until her brother figures it out. He hates the idea of his sister dating Zach.
Choosing between love and family is heart-wrenching, but breaking up a twenty-year friendship is even worse. What price is Haley willing to pay for a happily-ever-after?
MY FAKE HUSBAND ROMANCE SERIES by Johanna Evelyn
A billionaire, a billboard, and a quest to find a wife.
My company’s board wants me to marry, but I’ve already tried that route. Women fall at my feet vying to become the next Mrs. Taylor, only they are always after one thing. The money. Instead of picking someone they want, I turn it into a game. My chosen bride will be placed on a budget with a strict set of rules. I have a year to turn a gold-digging diva into a domesticated housewife. What have I got to lose, besides true love?
Rich men are all the same and I want nothing to do with them. I left Texas to get away from my meddlesome mother and her dreams of me marrying old money. But the first thing I see in New York is a giant billboard sporting a billionaire looking for a wife, Bachelor style. I don’t find out my mother has filled out an application for me until I am chosen to come to Edward Taylor’s penthouse.That’s when I realize my mother will never stop unless I do something drastic. If I ramp up my pageant persona there’s no way he’ll choose me to become his wife—and in the process, I’ll get my mother off my back about getting married while teaching this full of himself billionaire the way to a woman’s heart isn’t by hiring a billboard!
BOOK 2- BLISSFULLY WED (KINDA)
If the billboard doesn’t work out, marry Jackson…
That’s what my billboard said, all because I lost a bet I didn’t think I would lose. I mean, who finds true love advertising themselves on a billboard?
My billionaire best friend, that’s who. What started out as a game has quickly become my nightmare. I haven’t dated the same woman for more than a week since high school, and now I’m supposed to get to know and marry someone in a month?
It’s not going to happen.
The only reason I agree to stick it out is because of the unexpected consequences of my playboy persona. When the applicants start rolling in, they aren’t from who I expect. Women I’ve dated and burned in the past are flooding my inbox. They’re on a mission to destroy me. The only thing that can save my reputation is my past, but I’m not sure I’m ready to relive those demons.
My best friend’s intervention had better work, because player is the only label that has successfully protected my heart.
SMITTEN WITH TRAVEL ROMANTIC COMEDY SERIES by Ellen Jacobson
I’m not sure what I’m more scared of—cats that drool or falling for that annoying history professor in my Italian cooking course.
Sure, Preston Whitaker has amazing blue eyes, but he’s an arrogant know-it-all, just like my ex. I can’t stand the man. And now I’m stuck with him for the next four weeks in Italy.
If you gave me a choice between snuggling with a drooling cat or with Preston, I’d choose the cat in a heartbeat.
Or would I?
Did I mention how cute Preston is?
Maybe I should have a holiday romance with him. That would be okay, right? It could be a fun diversion. Then, once I leave Italy, I’ll never have to see that pretentious jerk again.
Just one teeny-tiny problem—I think I might be falling for him big time. Will I be able to say goodbye to him when the cooking course is over?
BOOK 2- SMITTEN WITH CROISSANTS
I went to Paris hoping to get a job at an art gallery. Instead, I got into a fight with a dog over a croissant and ended up in jail.
Fortunately, this really cute French guy came to my rescue. Unfortunately, his mom hates me and is doing her best to keep us apart. At one point, she even told the police that I kidnapped her poodle and demanded that they deport me.
So you can imagine how livid she was when she found out that her son and I have been secretly dating. Now that she’s threatened to disown him, I’m not sure if our relationship will survive.
A LOVE LIKE THIS BY CARINA TAYLOR
He started our war–I intend to finish it.
Buying a house in the suburbs was supposed to be low stress: my own little haven to decorate and landscape exactly how I want. Instead I find myself locking my garbage can to keep pests out–pests that are six-foot-one, green-eyed, and far too good looking.
My trespassing neighbor is rude and entitled. It isn’t long before war is declared and I find myself stooping to immature pranks.
When trouble lands at my door, my unlikely neighbor starts knocking on my heart. Was I ready to answer?
I will win no matter what it takes.
I moved to this neighborhood for a fresh start. The one thing I’m not looking for is a relationship, so when I mistakenly assume my neighbor is hitting on me, I lash out at her.
I didn’t mean to start the war, but now she taunts me from across the street. Our harmless pranks have become the highlight of my day. I should stay away–but I can’t. I want to spend more time with her.
When a stalker begins sending Kylie a series of notes, I’m only too willing to help protect her.
Maybe I’m looking for a relationship after all.
I know exactly what I’d like to put in Trey’s stocking: the biggest lump of coal I can carry.
Unfortunately, I won’t get the chance, because our boss has delivered an ultimatum: plan the company Christmas party with Trey and learn to get along, or else.
After only one day of trying to plan the Christmas party, I’m ready to pick the “or else.” Is it possible to learn to get along with the most aggravating, overprotective, handsome guy I’ve ever known?
We’re about to find out if we can get our names off the naughty list or not.
Hope you enjoyed this list! Do you have any favorite clean romccoms that I missed?
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