What better way to enjoy the long weekend coming up than with a romantic escape? Whether you’re looking for something light-hearted or a steamy page-turner, there’s no shortage of romance books available for Memorial Day weekend. How about one of my favorite tropes, a second-chance romance?
Here are a few tips on how to find the perfect romance that’s sure to keep you turning the pages all weekend long.
When it comes to finding your next great read, first ask for help! Reading reviews from trusted sources such as Amazon and Goodreads can help you narrow down your choices and decide which book is right for you. If you know someone who loves romance novels, ask them what they recommend or follow their reviews online—chances are they have recommendations that will suit your taste.
Pay Attention to Writing Style
When looking for the perfect second chance romance, read samples. What type of language is used in the dialogue and description. If it doesn’t seem like a good fit, move on—there are lots of romances available.
Read Between the Lines
A book cover tells a lot. It’s more than just an image—it can also give you clues to the tone and themes of the story. For example, if a book has a red background with two people embracing under an umbrella, chances are it’s going to be a sweet romance about two people overcoming obstacles together. If it has a blue background with two people standing apart but looking at each other longingly, it could indicate that this is a love story with dramatic tension.
Whether you’re looking for something light-hearted or more intense, finding the perfect second chance romance isn’t difficult. With careful research, paying attention to writing style and reading between the lines, anyone can find their next great read this Memorial Day weekend.
Go ahead and give yourself permission for some much-deserved relaxation this Memorial Day because you deserve it! And don’t forget that nothing says ‘romance’ like curling up on the couch with your next favorite read. Enjoy!
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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.
I never knew that about the background colors on the covers.