When people think of fall, romance books usually don’t come to mind. However, fall is the perfect time to dive into some new romance book series.
Personally, I’m a romance reader regardless of the season. Even so, I can appreciate people who have a specific type of story they read during certain seasons. For romance readers though, things can be a bit tricky.
While romance can be known for being light and fluffy, the genre as a whole has a much wider scope. Frankly, there is a plethora of romance books that aren’t light and fluffy and are much darker and grittier. It’s all based on what you’re looking for, though.
Fall doesn’t “officially” start until September 22nd, but it’s never too early to start reading a new romance book series or get caught up on one.
These romance book series are perfect if you’re looking for some fall reads.
Starting off the list is actually a historical romance series and that’s Joanna Shupe’s The Knickerbocker Club series This is a Gilded Age historical romance following three titans of industry as they each have their own romances. Even though the series only technically has 3 books, there is a novella that kickstarts the entire series entitled Tycoon.
What makes this series unique is that it is set in New York City. There are also tons of different tropes including a marriage of convenience, forced proximity, and second-chance romance. Of all the historical romances I’ve read thus far, this one really screams fall to me and is the perfect cozy read for the autumnal season.
Moving away from historical romances, the next series is by Tasha L. Harrison and it’s her Small Town Romance series. These books each follow a different Malone sister as they’re all getting their chance at love. The first book is an age-gap story between a woman going through a divorce and trying to open her own business who falls for her business class teacher. The second book is a second-chance romance between two chefs with the secret baby trope that’s actually done well.
The third book is entitled With Her Own Two Hands and it’s a romance between two artists who are both struggling but end up coming together. Honestly, this series has such an autumnal and magical vibe plus it features Hoodoo. Additionally, the series isn’t afraid to deal with hard topics such as divorce, mental health especially bipolar disorder, receiving treatment, and sexism while also telling a beautiful story.
Moving on, another series that’s perfect for fall is the Mead Mishaps series by Kimberly Lemming. This is a fantasy romance series following mythical creatures and the romances they have with human women. Honestly, these books are fast-paced, short, and super fun so I don’t want to give much away but with titles like That Time I Got Drunk and Saved A Demon and That Time I Got Drunk and Yeeted a Love Potion at a WerewolfI don’t need to do much convincing.
With the first three series out of the way, I saved the two dark romance series for last as fall is usually the time when people decide to pick up darker romance book series. The first is the Mindf**k series by ST Abby. This is a series that is a romance between a female serial killer and the FBI agent who is tasked with finding her and bringing her down. This book is so intense and dark because she’s a killer so there’s obviously murder, torture, and all kinds of dark subject matter.
Even so, this series has such a huge following and the books are just like popcorn reads. You’ll want to pick up the next one right after you’ve finished the previous one. Sadly, this author passed away so these are the only books we’ll be getting within the series. Either way, this is a great one if you’re in the mood for something that’s extremely dark.
The final book series making the cut is Christina C Jones’ Predators MC series This is CCJ’s motorcycle club series, following a Black love romance between a newcomer and the president of the MC. This series is dark and gritty while still being sexy. It’s also another one with more heavy-hitting topics including rape, sexual assault, and violence. As long as you can handle it, this is an unputdownable read once you start it.
Overall, there is really no wrong answer when it comes to romance book series to read this fall. It’s really up to you and what you’re in the mood for. However, hopefully, these series give you an idea or are a good jumping-off point for you.
Do you have a romance book series you want to read this fall? Be sure to share in the comments.