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Christina Lauren

(Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings)

Christina & Lauren have been writing all kinds of stories together since 2009. This is not the first erotic romance they've ever written . . . but it is the first one under this name. Separated by the pesky state of Nevada, these co-author besties talk several times a day, agree that Ruby Pumps is the best nail polish color ever, and would, if given the choice, spend all day staring at the ocean from the San Clemente pier.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Fantasy

Christina Lauren recommends
Real (2013)
(Real, book 1)
Katy Evans
"A rare mix of fevered obsession and gentle enchantment, REAL is a visceral and addicting debut."
The Love That Split the World (2016)
Emily Henry
"With aching first love, stunning world-building and a supporting cast that beg for their own books, The Love That Split the World has everything a story needs to turn me into an obsessed reader, begging for more. I am absolutely in love!"
Furious Rush (2016)
(Furious Rush, book 1)
S C Stephens
"Addicting and heart pounding."
Lust & Loyalty (2017)
(Chesterton Scandal, book 3)
Shelly Ellis
"Shelly Ellis is a new favorite to our list."
Mr. Right-Swipe (2017)
Ricki Schultz
"This book gave me my absolute favorite feeling, laughing out alone in a room, chased immediately by the swoons."
Falling (2017)
(High Stakes , book 2)
Simona Ahrnstedt
"This book left me absolutely breathless..."
The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go (2018)
Amy E Reichert
"Written with a keen and tender awareness of the devotion between women across generations, The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go is a beautiful read. The characters are wonderfully imperfect, and their relationships are recognizably flawed, making their journey around and around—and finally back to—each other immeasurably satisfying. Bravo!"
The Kiss Quotient (2018)
(Kiss Quotient, book 1)
Helen Hoang
"In just under 24 hours I devoured The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and it was AWESOME. Adorable, sexy, smart. Exactly the book I wanted to read!"
Devoted to Pleasure (2018)
(Devoted Lovers, book 1)
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"Black is a master of her craft: a wordsmith, a storyteller, and an undisputed genre trendsetter."
The Simple Wild (2018)
(Simple Wild, book 1)
K A Tucker
"This book OWNS US. . . .This book is beautiful, y’all, and we are jealous you get to read it for the first time."
Again, But Better (2019)
Christine Riccio
"A story of finding love and finding yourself. Prepare to be completely charmed."
Red, White & Royal Blue (2019)
Casey McQuiston
"I took this with me wherever I went and stole every second I had to read! Absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexy—this book had everything I crave. I’m jealous of all the readers out there who still get to experience Red, White & Royal Blue for the first time!"
Fix Her Up (2019)
(Hot & Hammered, book 1)
Tessa Bailey
"Fix Her Up was a complete, utter, unrelenting delight."
Well Met (2019)
(Well Met, book 1)
Jen DeLuca
"What a delight! This is enemies to lovers at its absolute finest, folks. DeLuca proves to be a master of creating characters you believe in and a storyline to keep you totally engrossed. Well Met is a hilarious, swoony, and captivating romance--hands down our new favorite feel-good novel of the year."
The Guinevere Deception (2019)
(Camelot Rising Trilogy, book 1)
Kiersten White
"A rare and enviable mix of impeccable writing, heart-stopping action, lush scenery, and complex, relatable characters . . . brilliant!"
Chase The Butterflies (2019)
Monica James
"James goes next level with this one-this was a complete joy from the very first page!."
You Deserve Each Other (2020)
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"This book is the perfect dose of sweet, hilarious joy. It's masterful comedy plus tenderness, unique voice plus rich characters. Nicholas! Swoon! We are in love."
Recipe for Persuasion (2020)
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"This book is delicious! A window into a beautifully rich family and cultural life, and romance that made our hearts glow, Dev has a place of honor on our bookshelves!"
The State of Us (2020)
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Boyfriend Material (2020)
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Written in the Stars (2020)
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First Comes Like (2021)
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"One of our favorite authors...we love getting lost in her books."
Honey Girl (2021)
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Love at First (2021)
Kate Clayborn
"Kate Clayborn's writing is a study in syntax and rhythm; her storytelling is a perfect example of patience and pacing. With her trademark eye to detail of setting and scene, she has built a pitch-perfect love story, in a precious world-within-the-world setting, and honest-to-god the most delightful cast of characters I've met in ages. Tonally perfect, deeply romantic, and exquisitely crafted, Clayborn delivers a modern romance masterpiece."
The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes (2021)
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"Written with an expertise in-and deep reverence for-the music industry, The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes is a brilliant standout. Axelrod's writing sings sweetly, transporting the reader to gritty clubs and brightly lit stages, making us feel the buzz of Toni's burgeoning stardom even amidst the tangle of her heartache. Sharp, propulsive, and sexy. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. Antonia and Seb are imprinted in my book-loving heart. I genuinely, truly, relished this book."
The Love Hypothesis (2021)
(Love Hypothesis, book 1)
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"Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist...The Love Hypothesis has wild commercial appeal but the quieter secret is that there is a specific audience, made up of all of the Olives in the world, who have deeply, ardently waited for this exact book."
I'm So (Not) Over You (2022)
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"With beautifully drawn themes of family ties, foundational friendships, and the importance of choosing a love that makes us better, stronger, and happier, here is the queer rom com the genre has been waiting years for! As tender and unflinching as it is uproarious and joyful, Kosoko Jackson's I'm So (Not) Over You is, quite simply--a spectacularly satisfying read."
One Night on the Island (2022)
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"With Silver's dazzling voice, belly-laugh hilarity, and the coziest Irish setting you can imagine, One Night on the Island is a perfectly-executed and quintessential romantic comedy."
In A New York Minute (2022)
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A Little Too Familiar (2022)
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"A Little Too Familiar is a knock-it-out-of-the-park, magic on every page delight."
American Royalty (2022)
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The Dead Romantics (2022)
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Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic (2022)
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"Sardonically witty, deeply relatable, and surprisingly vulnerable, Lucie Yi is a glorious take on modern romance. I read it in one take and then hated myself afterward for not savoring. A smart, sharp, laugh-out loud delight. Lauren Ho is at the top of her game."
The Bodyguard (2022)
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A Hundred Other Girls (2022)
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Seoulmates (2022)
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