6 cozy small-town romance book recommendations

Extra Witchy by Ana Aguirre. Image courtesy Sourcebooks Casablanca.
Extra Witchy by Ana Aguirre. Image courtesy Sourcebooks Casablanca. /

Small-town romance is easily one of the most beloved genres. Whether it’s movies or books, there is something so cozy about a small town.

It can be annoying for those who live in small towns. Personally, I’m not big on small-town romance books. However, there are a few I actually read and enjoyed so I knew I had to make a list of recommendations.

While cities make for a compelling setting, there’s something different about a romance being set in a small town. Maybe it’s the fact that everything’s in close proximity or the fact that everyone seems to know each other’s business. It’s incredibly realistic in that regard.

However, some romance books actually do the trope justice and that’s coming from someone who lives in a small town. If you’re in the mood for cozy fall vibes, these small-town romances need to be on your TBR list.

These six small-town romance books are perfectly cozy for fall.

Starting things off is a book series perfect for October which is Ann Aguirre’s Fix-It Witches series. This is a small-town romance series following witches and the coven they’re in as each has their own romances. The first book is a romance between a witch and a human while book two is a romance between a witch and a witch hunter. The latest release is a marriage of convenience between a witch and a human that’s absolutely delightful.

Keeping with the series theme, this is another series I’ve talked about before and have to recommend and that’s Tasha L. Harrison’s Small Town Romance series. It also has slightly witchy vibes as it follows the Malone sisters who all have an affinity for something and the romances they have. Book 1 is a May-December romance while book 2 is a secret baby and book 3 follows two people dealing with life, working to make their relationship thrive.

Moving onto some new books, I have to recommend Talia Hibbert’s Ravenswood series which is a British small-town romance. A Girl Like Her book 1 is a reverse grumpy-sunshine romance between Evan and Ruth who is an autistic MC. Book 2 is Untouchable which is a second-chance boss-employee romance between Hannah and Nate while Book 3 is That Kind of Guy. The final book has everything from fake dating, chronic illness rep, and even, a demisexual hero. This series is absolutely delightful and a super quick read if you’re looking to marathon a series.

Keeping with the series theme, Jen DeLuca’s Well Met series follows a group of performers at a Renaissance Faire in Maryland and the individual romances they have. Well Met is an enemies-to-lovers story that is followed by Well Played, an unlikely romance with some slight catfishing. Book 3 is Well Matched which is another older woman-younger man romance featuring a notorious kilt-wearing flirt and a Type-A single mom. If you enjoy the series, the next book Well Traveled is set to release on December 6, 2022.

If you’re just in the mood for one book (for now,) then these two final small-town romances are your best bet. A recent read and new favorite of mine is Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score which is a small-town grumpy-sunshine romance. Mix in some single-parent elements and fake dating and you won’t be able to put this book down. Plus you have plenty of time to read before the next book comes out.

Last but certainly not least is Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen. This is a small-town friends-to-lovers romance between Levi and Jocelyn. Jocelyn is a wheelchair user while Levi is her best friend whose been hopelessly in love with her for years. This is a low-angst romance but you’ll get so invested in their romance that you won’t be able to stop reading and that’s a guarantee.

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What are some of your favorite small-town romance books? Be sure to let us know some recommendations in the comments.