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Mystery Romance Books: 10 Spooky-Sweet Reads - Woman's World

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Books are like balms — grabbing the right book at the right time can provide the perfect antidote for what you’re going through at that very moment.Whether you need a dose of hope, happiness, comfort, inspiration, courage…you name it, a great book has the power to ease worries and offer a safe haven to rest and recharge.And come Halloween, there are few things better than snuggling up with a festive mystery romance or paranormal rom-com to get you in the holiday spirit.To kick off the spooky, starry-eyed fun, we’ve rounded up our favorite Halloween romance reads both new and old.Grab yourself a plush blanket, a steaming cup of something delicious (like this autumnal pumpkin spice hot chocolate) and a novel that will transport you somewhere magical.Keep reading to discover 10 of the best Halloween romance books in a variety of genres, from imaginative retellings to paranormal ‘found family’ tales, hilarious rom-coms, cozy mysteries and more. Happy reading!In you like witchy, swoon-worthy stories…Try The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu MandannaBrimming with romance and fantastical charm, this novel follows Mika Moon, who is one of the few witches in Britain.Mika knows she has to hide her magic and stay away from other witches so their powers don’t mingle and draw attention.And as an orphan, she’s used to spending time alone and hiding who she is — except on YouTube, where she posts videos of herself “pretending” to be a witch while thinking no one could ever take her seriously.But one day, a message arrives asking her to travel to the mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic.It breaks the rules, but Mika goes, and is caught up in the magic of it all. She also meets the House’s handsome, grumpy librarian named Jamie.Now, Mika is faced with the scariest possibility of all: finally finding a place to belong and a chance at true love, too.What readers are saying: “This is a wonderfully executed story with extraordinary and diverse characters and a setting that came alive.The writing and dialogue flow well.The chemistry between Mika and Jamie creates an added layer to the storyline.”If you like spicy mysteries with a spooky twist…Try Verity by Colleen HooverRiveting moments, chilling twists and sprinkles of simmering romance…this bestselling novel by Colleen Hoover has it all.The plot follows writer Lowen Ashleigh, who was asked by famous author Verity Crawford’s husband, Jeremy, to finish his wife’s series after she got in a terrible car accident and is unable to continue writing. Before Verity’s accident, the family suffered the loss of both of their daughters during two separate tragedies.As Lowen goes through Verity’s office and writing and finds herself spending more time with Jeremy, she discovers more and more secrets about the Crawford family.What readers are saying: “If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers with romance thrown in and don’t mind a book that’s horrifying and thrilling because it’s also brilliant, check out Verity.It’s a completely captivating read, but it’s so different from anything she’s ever put out before.I’m glad I went outside the box with this one and read it!”If you like darkly comedic and inventive stories…Try Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel HarrisonKnown for her enthralling and eerie page-turners, Rachel Harrison delivers a darkly comedic love story in her new thriller.Rory Morris moves back to her hometown, and past memories resurface. After a night out where she runs into her old almost-flame, Ian, Rory hits a large animal with her car.When she gets out to investigate, she’s attacked.Rory survives — somehow — but soon life starts to look and feel different.She’s now suddenly strong and drawn to the moon…and she begins to feel like she’s changing into someone, or something, else.A gripping, sharp horror romance that’s perfect for Halloween!What readers are saying: “Rachel Harrison does a supremely excellent job rolling a classic werewolf story into a hometown drama complete with a complicated romance and family secrets.”If you like sweeping, beautifully written stories…Try The Dead Romantics by Ashley PostonThis sparkling, original novel stars Florence Day, who works as a ghostwriter for a prolific romance author. But after her recent breakup, she no longer believes in love.When her new editor, who just so happens to be a very handsome man, won’t give her an extension on her book, Florence thinks her career is over.Then she gets a devastating phone call to return home — for the first time in a decade — to help her family bury her beloved father.She travels back to the Southern town where her family owns a funeral home and while there, she’s shocked to find her editor standing at the door.What’s even weirder: No one else can see him. What follows is a series of beautifully woven moments that center on Florence and her ghostly editor whose unfinished business has her second-guessing everything she’s ever known about love stories.What readers are saying: “I was just smitten with this story.The dialogue, humor and fresh premise were a fun change of pace from human love stories.Because of the ghosts, the fabulous Addams Family house Florence grew up in and the spooky-yet-not-so-spooky elements, I think this is the perfect Halloween-time read when the leaves start to fall.”If you like sweet-meets-spooky stories…Try Scones and Slayers by Sierra CrossQuaint seaside village?Check!Slow-burn romance? Check!Mysterious vampires and witches?Check!This cozy, paranormal romance series follows Hazel Greenwood, who was treated like an outcast growing up because she inherited her Gran’s powerful magic.In this installment, mysterious vampire hunters target Hazel’s friend, and Hazel and her friends vow to investigate. Danger continues when a vampire kidnaps a young witch.Now, Hazel must also work closely with the ravishing but bossy Deputy Elliot James…who seems like he may be hiding secrets of his own.Attraction soars as Hazel juggles her love life alongside a brewing supernatural showdown.What readers are saying: “This was a light-hearted, very quick and cozy read filled with fun characters and atmospheric settings.It was as sweet as a Halloween cupcake!”If you like quirky historical retellings…Try Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally ThorneBeloved romance author Sally Thorne is known for her witty, swoon-worthy sagas, and her latest novel delivers — with a dash of spooky charm!Angelika Frankenstein is rich and beautiful, but unlucky in love. Meanwhile, her brother, Victor, is working in a lab trying to reanimate a corpse.Angelika decides to help her brother and create the man of her dreams.But when Will comes to life, chaos ensues and sparks fly.Filled with carriages, candlesticks and corpses, Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match is the spooky-season reimagining of a well-known classic!What readers are saying: “I started reading this at night at a campfire and the ambiance was perfect.This will be the read of fall for me…I can’t wait for the audiobook and a mug of apple cider. Overall, the story was absurd and amazing.Everything about it was so unexpectedly hilarious — plus, Will and Angelika were the perfect match!”If you like slow-burn romance stories set by the seaside…Try Witchful Thinking by Celestine Martin Celestine MartinLucinda Caraway loves living in Freya Grove, the mystic seaside town where magical beings of all kinds are the norm.She teaches high school history by day and her nights are spent reading tea leaves and tending to her conjure garden.It’s a good life .. .but she does wish for more.One night, this wish turns into a spell that makes it impossible for Lucy to say no to anything — including a public singing performance, a 10K run and helping her old crush Alexander Dwyer.A fun, magical ride about second chances and taking risks on love.What readers are saying: “This was a light, fun read.It kind of reminded me of the romance version of a cozy mystery, if you can picture that.It would be great to read it in the days leading up to Halloween.The romance is very slow burn and mildly spicy.If you like vampire stories peppered with romantic escapades…Try My Roommate is a Vampire by Jenna LevineJenna LevineThis delightful, hauntingly funny and smart debut is perfect for rom-com lovers! No one wants a vampire as a roommate, but for artist Cassie Greenberg, that is exactly what happens.Desperate for a place to live, she decides to live in an almost too-good-to-be-true apartment in central Chicago, with the alluring (yet slightly odd) Fredrick J.Fitzwilliam.Sure, he leaves her heart-melting notes around the apartment and asks about her art, but he has a very old vocabulary and stores bags of blood in the fridge.Now, Cassie wants Frederick to come clean…and when he does, she’s shocked. Her new roommate is a vampire…and he has a proposition for her.What readers are saying: “This is a laugh-out-loud, entertaining, and eccentric paranormal romance between a quirky, selfless, artsy heroine and a cinnamon bun immortal with dreamy Mr.Darcy vibes.”If you like steamy enemies-to-lovers stories…Try Go Hex Yourself by Jessica ClareJessica ClareLove is brewing in this wonderfully witchy rom-com!When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad, she’s astonished to find that she’s not applying to work at her favorite card game, Spellcraft: The Magicking.Instead, she’s applying to be an actual witch.As in, real magic. Sure, the job has perks: good pay, room and board and her boss is fun.The only problem is warlock Ben Magnus, her employer’s nephew and the most arrogant, frustrating man to ever cast a spell.Now, Reggie faces navigating this new world of magic and her complicated, chemistry-filled feelings for a certain warlock.What people are saying: “Go Hex Yourself is a romantic masterpiece, and the sexiest, most bewitching take on enemies to lovers I’ve read in ages.”If you like stories about love in otherworldly locations… Try What Became of Magic by Paige CrutcherPaige CrutcherAline Weir has always been different.After all, it’s not every day you meet a girl who can talk to ghosts.She keeps to herself and finds solace in a bookstore and the three mysterious women who run it…until Aline discovers the book of Mischief, which enhances her powers. But when she is invited to a town called Matchstick — that doesn’t exist on any map — she discovers a lost magic that needs to be found and only her unique powers can do it.But there’s a major secret she wasn’t aware of.Magic is actually a person…a dangerous one at that.Now, Aline must figure out not only how to save the town but also how far she is willing to go to save the person she loves.What readers are saying: “Overall a fun and whimsical read and I think anyone who likes reading about magic and witches would enjoy it.”For even more Halloween fun, click through the links below:50 Halloween Jokes Guaranteed To Tickle *Your* Funny BoneFrom Spooky Cute to Classic: 10 Easy Halloween Door Decorating Ideas That WowHalloween Movie Night Ideas: Party Pro Shares Festive Sips, Snacks and Flicks22 Halloween Dinner Ideas That Are Devilishly Delicious, Yet Magically Easy

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