Perfect Pairings: YA Romances and Rom-Com Shows & Movies

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Rom-coms are kind of the best. They make us feel giddy and make us laugh until we cry. We can’t help but swoon at the most romantic moments and root for our favorite ships. There are so many great YA romances that share these exact feelings. Find your favorite rom-com below and dive into a Young Adult romance. These six books will make your day. 

Bridget Jones’s Diary with By the Book by Amanda Sellet 

Pride and Prejudice retelling Bridget Jones’s Diary is full of swoon-worthy and funny moments. Follow another girl determined to write her own love story with Mary in By the Book. Mary adores classic novels and knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made found in them. When Mary stops a girl from falling for a cad at her new high school, Mary becomes determined to write the Scoundrel Survival Guide – aka literary types that should be avoided. But when Mary starts to fall for the charming and notorious bad boy, Mary must learn to look beyond fiction to find love. 

Sex Education with Kissing Lessons by Sophie Jordan

Sex Education is a funny, sweet rom-com show as teens try to take on a variety of ideas of what it means to have sex in high school. If your favorite character is Maeve, you’ll love Hayden from Kissing Lessons. In school, Hayden is seen as beautiful and experienced, but she has no interests in relationships except with herself. She’s determined to leave her small judgy Texas town and is willing to make some cash by teaching resident nerd Emmaline seduction tricks. But Emmaline’s older, golden brother, Nolan, isn’t here for Emmaline being tarnished by Hayden. However, Nolan has a few secrets of his own, and soon, sparks fly between Nolan and Hayden.

The Princess Bride with The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning 

The Princess Bride is an absolute classic filled with adventure, witty remarks, and unforgettable characters. Wish Buttercup had a more daring role in the movie? As you wish with this YA romance. Princess Amarande is face with a choice when her father dies: either marry a leader of one of the four surrounding kingdoms or lose her crown. When her love, the stable boy Luca, is kidnapped, Amarande is determined to save him and keep her crown. 

Kate and Leopold with Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins

Kate and Leopold is a classic romance that transcends time – literally. If you adore the 19th century-meets-21st century movie, try Stolen Time, the first book in the Dark Stars series. In 1913 Seattle, Dorothy has no interest in marrying a wealthy man – even if that means her mother and her live comfortably for the rest of their lives. In New Seattle in 2077, Ash is determined to rescue his mentor, a professor who discovered time travel, and rescue the city. When Ash lands in 1917, Dorothy decides to escape on his plane, but she doesn’t expect to jump into a war-torn future where she might unravel the past.

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser with What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter 

Who’d have thought love triangles could be so much fun – especially when technology is thrown into the mix. If you like the one found in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, you should pick up What I like About You. Online, Halle is the cool YA book and cupcake blogger Kels of One True Pastry. In real life, Halle lacks friends, confidence, and talented graphic novelist Nash. But when Halle has to transfer schools her senior year, she ends up attending the same school as Nash. But he doesn’t know that she is Kels, and as Halle gradually falls for Nash in real life, she realizes he has fallen for Kels. If she tells him, she could possibly grow a relationship with him. If she doesn’t, well, then she will have to keep her secret forever and miss a chance at love. 

Crazy Rich Asians with Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee

Nick and Rachel are the perfect match – and we can’t help but love the amazing fashion and lifestyles of the characters in Crazy Rich Asians. Want more upper-class feuds dressed in haute couture? Turn to Anna K., a retelling of Anna Karenina. Anna K. has the perfect life at the top of New York Society. While her friends find teenage problems a challenge, Anna always rises above it. But when she meets Alexia “Count” Vronsky, the two are closely drawn together. Anna must decide what she could gain and what she could lose in a relationship with Alexia. 

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