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15 Spicy & Cozy Fall Romance Books To Read This Autumn

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With cool air, cozy blankets and your favourite cup of pumpkin spice latte, fall season is probably every reader’s favourite season. 

Everything about living the ultimate bookish life screams fall, especially cozy fall romance books which are often feel-good rom-coms with the best meet-cutes ever that are bound to warm you up in this sweater weather.

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In this list of fall romance novels, you’ll find some spicy fall reads to pair with your pumpkin spice latte, cute rom-coms that’ll leave you feeling fuzzy and a few spooky Halloween romances to add to your fall TBR.

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15 Fall Romance Books To Read This Cozy Season

1. The Modern Girl’s Guide to Magic by Linsey Hall

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Spice Level: ⅖

Romance Tropes: Forced Proximity, Enemies to Lovers

The Modern Girl’s Guide to Magic is the perfect book to read when transitioning from summer to fall as it is set in a small seaside town in England called Charming Cove.

In this book, we follow Aria, a witch struggling with her magic. However, she will have to get past that and join a competition to inherit the Garden of Enchantment in order to save her family’s potion shop in Charming Cove. 

However, in her way stands the most powerful mage of all time, Callan Hawthorne. He also has some history with Aria and she has a strong reason to hate him for what he had done in the past.

If you’re looking for a small-town autumn romance novel with light magic in it, you’ll love reading this cozy fantasy!

2. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅘

Romance Tropes: Insta-Love

November 9 by Colleen Hoover is a steamy fall romance that follows two teenagers, Fallon O’Neil and Benton (Ben) James Kessler.

Fallon used to be a teen actress until one day an unfortunate fire causes her face and body to be scarred, limiting her opportunities in the acting world. Ben is an aspiring writer in college who hopes to one day publish a book.

The two of them meet at a restaurant on November 9 and swear to meet again every year for the next 6 years until they’re both 23.

They are undeniably attracted to each other. Every year they meet on the same day, same time and same place until they eventually fall in love with each other.

3. Accidentally Amy by Lynn Painter

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅗

Romance Tropes: Grumpy-Sunshine

If you’re looking for a steamy fall romance book with a fun meet-cute and a workplace romance in it, you’re going to love reading Accidentally Amy.

Izzy is running late to work, so when her local barista keeps calling “Amy” but no Amy shows up to collect her pumpkin spice latte, she grabs the PSL and heads off to work.

It wouldn’t matter anyway, it’s the exact same order and someone will take the PSL she ordered instead. 

Except when she does try to leave the cafe, she bumps into an attractive man, spilling the drink all over his attire.

When she gets to her office, she realizes that he is the new VP of her department.

4. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅗

Romance Tropes: Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Romance 

Not the coziest fall read but definitely a spicy one to get into! Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarross needs no introduction!

Set in a brutal war college, Violet is on her way to Scribe Quadrant, where she will live among books.

But things change and she’s sent to the Riders Quadrant. Violet suffers from chronic pain, making her body brittle and her life is at risk. Either way, she is determined to prove she’s got what it takes to succeed as a dragon rider.

However, her enemy, Xaden Riorson will do what it takes to make sure she fails, and even possibly to get rid of her for good. 

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5. Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅕ 

Romance Tropes: Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Romance, Forced Proximity.

Divine Rivals is one my favourite cozy autumn romance books because the main characters love writing and they’re connected by a magical force. 

Iris Winnow has a passion for words. Her brother is off to war and her mother is an alcoholic. She has no choice but to drop out of school and work as a journalist. She’s determined to get the columnist position.

However, there’s a challenge in her way, and his name is Roman Kitt. The two of them are competing for the same columnist position at a local newspaper. They cannot stand each other.

But when Roman starts receiving random letters from Iris addressed to someone else, he starts seeing Iris in a new light.

Personally, I believe this sentimental romantasy novel is the perfect book for fall because the writing is not only magical but extremely poetic.

6. Just Between Us by Madison Wright

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅕

Romance Tropes: Opposites Attract, Forbidden Romance, Forced Proximity

Just Between Us is a contemporary fall romance book with little to no spice. The book follows Ellie, a hopeless romantic and also the daughter of two chain apartment complex owners. 

Besides trying to live up to their expectations for how their business should be run, she also loves the apartment she lives in and starts building a community of her own. 

Things get a bit more messy when she starts having feelings for a photographer who recently just moved into the complex.

If you’re looking for a wholesome fall romance book with more sweet than spice to it, this is the book for you!

7. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅕

Romance Tropes: Enemies to Lovers, Forced Proximity, Grumpy-Sunshine Trope

In the mood for some Halloween romance books? This witchy fall romance will leave you swooning!

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches introduces us to a world where witches have to hide their magic. They are also forbidden to spend too much time with other witches because it’s risky and might expose their identity.

However, Mika embarks on an adventure when she receives an invite to a house, where she has to teach three budding witches about witchcraft.

Besides cauldrons, potions and spells, there’s also an enemies to lovers romance between Mica and a grumpy librarian.

8. The Virgin and the Rogue

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: 5/5 

Romance Trope: Forced Proximity, He Falls First

Nothing beats a spicy fall romance book like a good historical fiction romance novel. Surprisingly, this one has some magic to it too.

Charlotte has never really imagined herself with true love. So when the opportunity arises to marry a childhood friend, she agrees to it as it is the safe and comfortable thing to do for girls like her who aren’t very well off.

However, when her sister, an expert herbalist, creates a “healing tonic” for her that will supposedly help with Charlotte’s menstruation pains, things go sideways.

The tonic is not just a healing drink, but a potion that makes her lust for Kingston, her brother-in-law’s step-brother who is known to be a rogue.

If you’re looking for a spicy yet light-hearted fall romance read, this historical fiction romance novel is perfect.

9. The Pumpkin Spice Cafe by Laurie Gilmore

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅗

The Pumpkin Spice Cafe is a fall-themed rom-com you’ll love if you’re a fan of Hallmark-styled books with a dash of spice.

Jeanie, a big city girl wants to start fresh. The opportunity arises when her aunt gifts her a cozy cafe in a small town. She meets a grumpy farmer and starts taking a liking to him.

If you’re a fan of Gilmore Girls and anything pumpkin spice, this short fall romance book has to be part of your autumn reading list! But be careful, you might start craving anything pumpkin spice!

10. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅘

Romance Tropes: Forced Proximity, Forbidden Romance

It would be a crime to not include A Court of Thorns and Roses into this fall romance book list. ACOTAR is definitely one of the fantasy romance books with autumn vibes. Almost any book with a good fae romance in it screams fall season!

Feyre, a mortal girl, kills a wolf not knowing that the wolf happens to be a fae until Tamlin, a High Fae Lord from the Spring Court comes to take revenge. 

Although this book shows us how brutal faes can be, making it the perfect fantasy to read nearing spooky season, you can still expect to experience a heartwarming romance and the newfound family trope.

11. Awkward in October

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅖

Romance Tropes: Grumpy-Sunshine, Neighbours to Lovers

Awkward in October is a YA fall romance book that follows My name is Theodora Dy. A dreamy bookish girl that is tired being single and is living with her parents. 

So, she decides to move out, book a one-way ticket to Connecticut and purchase a house that might be a little creepy. 

The house she buys needs some work. Fortunately, her grumpy neighbour, Carter decides to help her fix a couple of things around her new home.

12. How To Fake Date A Vampire by Linsey Hall

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅖ 

Romance Tropes: Grumpy-Sunshine, Fake Dating

How to Fake Date a Vampire is the perfect cozy fall romance read as it is set in a magical small-town along the seaside. This is the second book in the Charming Cove series but can be read as a standalone.

Emma is a witch striving to prove herself in her witches’ coven. In order to prove herself and maintain a secure position, she must plan the most spectacular ball. 

When the opportunity arises, she agrees to fake date a Duke, Alaric who needs to keep up a ruse of having a significant other to his grandmother.

13. The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅖

Romance Tropes: One Bed Trope, Enemies to Lovers, Reverse Grumpy-Sunshine

Cecilia Bassingwaite, leads a double life as a member of the Wisteria Society crime sorority. Alongside her cohorts, she traverses England, sipping tea, employing blackmail on friends, and procuring treasures through unconventional means. Despite her haunting past and the oppressive presence of her aunt, her life is rather content—until the arrival of two unexpected men.

Ned Lightbourne, a part-time assassin, becomes infatuated with Cecilia from their very first encounter, though he’s been given explicit orders to eliminate her by his employer, the sinister Captain Morvath.

If you’re looking for a swoony autumn romance read with a fantasy adventure in it, add this book to your fall TBR!

14. Morbidly Yours by Ivy Fairbanks

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅖ 

Romance Tropes: Grumpy-Sunshine, Friends with Benefits, He Falls First

In Morbidly Yours, we follow Callum Flannelly who is conflicted. To inherit his family’s undertaking business and continue their legacy, he must marry before turning 35. Despite his reluctance to date around, he embarks on a quest to find a spouse. 

Meanwhile, Lark Thompson, a cartoon creator staying in Ireland, wants to enjoy life without reminders of her late husband.

When Lark discovers Callum’s predicament and his desire for a genuine, love-based marriage, she offers to assist the introverted mortician in his search for a suitable partner.

However, as they work on the dating project and their friendship deepens, they start developing feelings for each other.

This is definitely a unique fall romance book as it’s main male character is a mortician, something we don’t see as often in romance novels. Read this book in late September or October as spooky season approaches.

15. Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls by Holly Martin

cozy fall romance books

Spice Level: ⅕ 

Romance Tropes: Forced Proximity, Friends to Lovers

Autumn Skies Over Ruby Falls is the second book in the Jewel Island series and can be read as a standalone. 

In this autumn romance books, we follow Clover Philips, she teaches dance at Sapphire Bay Hotel which she co-owns with her sisters, Skye and Aria. 

The only missing piece is her fear of love. She craves a casual fling to ease back into the world of romance, and conveniently, a charming man who goes by the name of Angel Mazzeo has returned to town.

Clover and Angel has always been friends. Now, Angel is eager to help Clover rediscover her dating confidence. 

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