Favorite New Adult Romance Books that Remind me of College

Posted August 28, 2018 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday16 Comments

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Favorite New Adult Romance Books that Remind me of College

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It’s back to school here in the US and that means school related themes! Since I don’t have any kids to send to school, this doesn’t really affect me much other than an increase in traffic!

If you’ve been following my blog long enough, you probably have read a post about angsty romances similar to my own HEA. This time, I am sharing New Adult romances that remind me a lot of my college life, or something pretty close to it. So buckle up and let the angst begin!


Dating an Older Guy

There are a couple of books that I enjoyed reading featuring an older guy!  Forever with You and Losing It remind me of that time I was dating an older guy, which turned out into an HEA for us.


It started as a hookup

One of my favorite tropes is the hookup trope! This one reminds me of said relationship that sorta started this way and then suddenly turned into more. The Hookup and The Deal remind me of those uncertain (and painful) times. ALL THE ANGST IN THE WORLD!


Opposites attract

Another favorite romance trope (that I seriously lived through) is the opposites attract trope! This trope hits really close to home because Pierre and I are quite the opposite in more ways than oneForeplay and Rule remind me of this time.


Let’s make music

Jet by Jay Crownover

Another book that reminds me of college is the music. I seriously cannot play an instrument or carry a single tune but I love listening to other people play. Naturally, we used to hang out at bars with live music. And also listen to classic rock and 90s alternative musicJet reminds me of this time when I met him and I was all pop and he was all rock.


Shit just hit the fan

There were a bunch of things that made me realize that things were real and actually made our relationship stronger. While I won’t say much, Recovered and Be With Me resonated with me.


The Neighbor

The Me I Meant to Be by Sophie Jordan

So, did you guys know that Pierre and I were neighbors? He lived a few houses up from me. We live on a hill and I live below the hill and he lived across a street, up the hill. Yes, we lived on the same street and we NEVER knew each other until a common friend introduced us. I guess it’s because of the age gap? The Me I Meant to Be reminds me of that.


Do you have books that remind you of when you were in high school or college? 


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16 responses to “Favorite New Adult Romance Books that Remind me of College

  1. oh you have some really good reads here!! And some of them remind me of college too. Especially J.Lynn’s books. Another series for me is the Forbidden Men by Linda Kage. I loved The Deal so MUCH!!! Elle Kennedy is a fabulous author.

  2. I haven’t read much NA ha ha but I love the idea of linking books with memories, especially college! Great idea! Live music was awesome in college (well it still is, but even more so in college) so anything relating to that would be fun. And opposites attract- fun trope. 🙂
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  3. Wow! That’s crazy that you and Pierre were kind of in each other’s orbit with even knowing it. I am pretty much a “yes” to everything and every book on this list.

  4. I think I squealed at at least half of the ones you shared. LOL So many great picks! Losing was so good (Garrick… swoon!). The Hook Up and The Deal… both so good. And I totally need to continue both series. Rule and Jet… I have *so* much love for the Marked Men series. Be With Me… JLA is my favorite. And while Be With Me wasn’t my fave in the Wait For You series, I still loved it.

    I need to check out Forever With You. It’s a new one to me and I love a good age deifference story!
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