Playlist: Pair Your Favorite Drake Songs With Their Perfect Romance Reads


There have been a lot of musical artists killing it lately, but Drake is hitting it to Saturn with his recent record-smashing album Scorpion. The artist smashed a record previously held by the Beatles when seven songs from Scorpion skyrocketed into Billboard 100’s Top 10 simultaneously. (The Fab Four set the record on April 4, 1964, with five songs.)

To celebrate, I’m pairing some of my favorite romances with Drake songs!

1.”Nice For What” — Pick a book where the heroine is done putting up with BS from men
Scoring the Player’s Baby by Naima Simone

Guys. This book. A hot one-night-stand that turns into an accidental pregnancy that turns into SO MUCH MORE. Simone is really great at creating sexual tension and this one is off the charts. So, if you’re ready for snappy dialogue, a heroine who knows her worth, and a hero who goes above and beyond, check this one out!

2.”Nonstop” — Pick a book you could reread forever
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

It’s not often I reread books. But I have read (and listened!) to A Court of Mist and Fury over seven times. Although this is the second in the Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy, this book is the epitome of a perfect romance. A broken hero, a heroine finding her way, and some of the best sexual tension I’ve ever read. Do yourself a favor and pick up this series!

3.”God’s Plan” — Pick a book where the characters meet by chance
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

My worst fear? Someone finding my browser history if I die unexpectedly (I swear it’s all purely for book research). A close second is getting stuck in an elevator. Guillory starts off this epically cute rom-com with two strangers stuck together in an elevator, which quickly evolves into a last-minute wedding date and much more. If you’re into happy-sigh-inducing scenes and great descriptions of food, check this one out.

4.“In My Feelings” — Pick a book that hits you in the feels
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

I love books that have great representation of neurodiversity. What to Say Next follows high school students David and Kit. David has Asperger’s and Kit is dealing with the recent loss of her father. This book explores a budding relationship between two aching hearts and shows that there’s more to people than their label. A truly endearing book that will make you laugh and grab for the tissue box.

5.“I’m Upset” — Pick a book that’s been on your TBR for waaaaay too long
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

I have loved every single Katie McGarry book I’ve read. If you haven’t had to chance to pick up one of her books, I highly recommend Pushing the Limits, which is captivating and wrecked me in the best of ways. I bought the hardcover of Nowhere but Here when it first came out, but haven’t had the chance to crack it open yet. It hits on all my catnip categories: motorcycle club, danger, and reconnecting with loved ones. I’ll have to bump this one to the top of my TBR.

6.“Emotionless” — Pick a book with a hero who has a tough time sharing his feelings
Tough Luck Cowboy by A.J. Pine

The thing I love about A.J. Pine’s books is her characters always have such great depth. I had the chance to snag an early read of Tough Luck Cowboy (releases August 28th!) where the hero covers up his pain by participating in reckless activities. What’s sexier than a cowboy who is also a bull rider? Nothing. Especially when our sexy hero meets a heroine who breaks down his walls. This book really shows that love has the power to heal all wounds.

7.“Don’t Matter to Me” — Pick a book where the hero and heroine come from two different worlds
Cheeky Royal by Nana Malone

In the mood for an excellent book about royals? Malone’s book is a true treat. A fun romantic comedy with a reluctant royal and a female guard tasked to keep him safe. This one has hidden identity, a playboy prince, and a no-nonsense heroine down on her luck. Cheeky Royal is part of a duology, so make sure to pick up Cheeky King!

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