Because boys in books are just better.
Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot
Lady Victoria Arbuthnot is not amused. She’s been shipped from India to England to live with her less-than-ideal relatives, the Gardiners and their zoo of children. If that weren’t bad enough, she’s also being forced to keep her engagement to the charming Lord Malfrey a secret.
It’s all very tedious. As if the family circumstances weren’t enough, Victoria can’t seem to shake the infuriating Captain Carstairs, whose primary hobbies consist of vexing Victoria and spreading rumours about her new fiancé.
For Lady Victoria Arbuthnot, it’s a long road to happily-ever-after.
Captain Carstairs: The, he’s-mean-to-you-because-he-likes-you type. As much as I loved this book it sent me barking up a lot of the wrong trees throughout high school. Totally worth it.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Since Cath started university and her identical twin, Wren ditched her, she doesn’t know what to do with herself. After spending her teens immersed in the world of her Simon Snow fanfiction, Cath honestly doesn’t know how to operate in the real world.
One thing she absolutely does not feel ready for is falling in love. With anything. So the sudden appearance of new friends, new passions and potentially a new boy in her life have her beyond freaked out.
Will Cath figure out how to open her heart before it’s too late?
Levi: Your best friend who you can’t help but fall in love with.
Devon has been crushing on her best friend Cas since forever. He either doesn’t know or doesn’t care. Devon doesn’t even mind any more. She’s pretty much given up on it ever happening.
The butterflies in her stomach haven’t, however.
The drama begins when Devon’s weird cousin Foster comes to live with her family. Foster immediately bonds with Ezra, captain of the football team and prized jackass.
A prized jackass who also happens to be super-hot.
Devon’s life is about to get complicated…
Ezra: The broody one with the tragic history.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
From the outside it seems like Annabel has everything.
On the inside, she’s crumbling. The girl she thought was her best friend is trying to destroy her. Her family is coming apart at the seams. Her sister is trying to starve herself to death. All Annabel wants is to disappear.
Then she meets Owen. Owen is obsessed with weird music and his radio show, Anger Management. He doesn’t take any bullshit.
He sees the cracks in Annabel’s façade. And he doesn’t leave
Owen: The guy who’s working through some stuff. The one who’s life you can’t help but fall into.
Emmy and Oliver planned to be best friends forever. Then Oliver’s parents split up and his father kidnapped him.
Ten years later, he’s back and Emmy has no idea what to do. He’s her best friend and a stranger and the defining disaster of her life to date. Oliver barely remembers her… until he does.
As they grow closer, Emmy has to ask herself, is it possible for them to get back to the people they were supposed to be?
Oliver: The cute guy who got kidnapped by his dad. You know the one. The guy who disappeared for ten years then made you feel like he was never gone.