17 Celebrity Romance Books That Will Leave You Starstruck

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If you are looking for the most popular romance tropes, celebrity romance books are becoming more prevalent in romance novels. This romance trope focuses on the love story between a celebrity (e.g., actor, musician, athlete) and an ordinary person.

The narrative often explores the impact of fame, media scrutiny, and the challenges of maintaining a personal relationship in the public eye. Often in these books, there are a lot of obstacles for the couple to face before they can find their HEA and we are happy to root for them throughout their journey!

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Best Celebrity Romance Books

What are celebrity romance Books?

If you are looking for the most popular romance tropes, celebrity romance books are becoming more prevalent in romance novels. This romance trope focuses on the love story between a celebrity (e.g., actor, musician, athlete) and an ordinary person.

The narrative often explores the impact of fame, media scrutiny, and the challenges of maintaining a personal relationship in the public eye. Often in these books, there are a lot of obstacles for the couple to face before they can find their HEA and we are happy to root for them throughout their journey!

Why Do We Love Celebrity Romance Books

Celebrity romance books can be viewed as the ultimate Cinderella story. While these are not rags-to-riches per se, it is the quintessential fairy tale that the rich, popular celebrity finds their happy ending with a “regular” person. After all, who doesn’t want that kind of HEA?

Best New Celebrity Romance Books

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Love, Me by Jessica Saunders

While billed as a romance, and there is one within the pages, it’s really a look at the end of a modern marriage. Rachel’s life had been going well – she’s a mother and successful lawyer, but when her former romance with a major Hollywood star comes to light, she’s not prepared to be the subject of gossip and speculation.

While she’s dealing with the public scrutiny, she’s also hit with a bombshell at home leaving her life to descend into chaos.

Why We Like it: This is a second-chance celebrity romance wrapped up in a book about modern womanhood. It was wonderful to see Rachel come into her own and put her needs first.

The Breakup Tour by Emily Wibberley

The Breakup Tour by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Pop superstar, Riley Wynn is going on tour for her latest album and bringing along her first love as her pianist for the hit song inspired by their romance. As they tour across the states, they reflect on why their relationship ended so long ago and feel the tugs of an invisible string pulling them back together 😉.

It was such a fun read during my winter vacation. I was rooting for Riley and Max the entire time (while imagining that Travis Kelce was a pianist and not a football star.) It’s Taylor Swift fanfic and just plain fun! *Gifted by Berkley Publishing

Romantic Comedy

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld

April 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

Sally Milz is a sketch writer for a late-night comedy show. She begins to write a sketch called the Danny Horst Rule, which makes fun of average-looking men dating gorgeous women, but the reverse rarely happens. Being set on a comedy show makes this the perfect setting for a funny romance!

When a pop music icon signs on as the musical guest and host for the show for the week, sparks begin to fly, but Sally doesn’t know if it is just in her head. After all, he is a gorgeous star!

We love Curtis Sittenfeld and could not wait to read this book. This is a slow-burn romance that I loved. Part of the book takes place over email correspondence during the COVID lockdown and I could not get enough.

This is one of my favorite summer reads for 2023 and true to its name is one of the best romantic comedy books of all time.

Find this book in Celebrity Romance / Reese’s Book Club / Rom-Com Books

Three Holidays and A Wedding

Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin and Marissa Stapley

Maryam and Anna find themselves on a plane from Denver to Toronto in the middle of the storm of the century, they have no idea that they will spark an unexpected friendship.

When the plane is diverted to a small town outside of Ottawa with no end to the snow, they all must change their plans. Anna is not able to make it to Toronto to spend Christmas with her boyfriend, and Maryam’s sister’s wedding is in jeopardy.

This is an enchanting Hanukkah, Ramadan, romance Christmas book for 2023 with a charming small town, a snowbound inn, and a touch of fate that brings everyone together. This is a holiday book at its very best. #gifted

Best Celebrity Romance Books About Athletes


The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

This book was the perfect break I needed into a world of romance. The idea of a bunch of men getting together to read romance novels to try and improve their relationships is amazing.

Although now that I think of it, maybe this book is a fantasy. This book is a perfect light read that I finished in a day and as far as rom-com novels go, it is a definite must-read!

Fake it till you bake it

Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley

Donovan is an NFL player who also owns a struggling cupcake bakery with a few of his friends. Jada is internet famous, and not in a good way. She rejected a proposal on a bachelor-like TV show and now she’s got haters all over!

After taking a job at Donovan’s store, she lies to a reporter and says she was still thinking of Donovan when she rejected the proposal. 

So now she is fake-dating Donovan and helping the cupcake store in the process. But can they turn this fake relationship into something more? 

Um yes, and with SIZZLING chemistry to boot! This is a fake dating book at its steamiest and a celebrity romance as well. You will love this pick from Ultimate Beach Reads 2023.

Evvie Drake

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

July 2019 Read with Jenna Book List Pick

I just adored this celebrity romance book.  It was such a sweet and light romance.  When Evvie’s husband dies unexpectedly in a car crash, she is still staying in her house a year later.  Everyone in her small town thinks that she is overcome with grief but in actuality, it is guilt. 

Dean is a retired major league baseball pitcher who woke up one day and was unable to throw the ball over the plate.   When he moves into the apartment in the back of Evvie’s house the two become friends and agree to never talk about baseball or the dead husband.  This book was an easy and enjoyable read.

LGBTQ Celebrity Romance Books

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The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

I loved this celebrity romance book that seems loosely based on the TV series The Bachelor.  Dev is a producer on the long-running television show Ever After where he crafts love stories to get people to fall in love. 

When the show casts Charlie as the Prince Charming, Dev will have to put in more work than he bargained for.  Charlie is only on the show to restore his image so he can go back to work and he certainly does not believe in true love.  As Dev tries to coach Charlie in ways to connect with the contestants, Dev and Charlie realize they might have more chemistry than any of the contestants.  This LGBTQ book is such a great romance. It will leave you smiling.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A tell-all about a fictional Elizabeth Taylor-esque celebrity’s rise to Hollywood stardom, her seven husbands, and the true love of her life.

Evelyn Hugo has asked an unknown reporter, Monique Grant, to write her life story in a no-holds-barred book. There is a bit of mystery around why Monique was chosen and Evelyn certainly has her fair share of hardships as she claws her way to the top.

The drama and suffering add dimension to the story that makes it so much more than fluff, though the inner workings of Hollywood were fun to read too. The story seems so candid that I honestly forgot that Evelyn Hugo was not a real celebrity. 

Taylor Jenkins Reid slays with this story finding the perfect balance of glamour and grit. This was an easy pick for a list of the best romance novels of all time and its a celebrity romance as well. This is one of the older books for book clubs on the list and we have never found someone who didn’t like it.

Red White and Royal Blue

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

We don’t think about royals and the LGBTQ community because we don’t usually see openly gay royals, which is so sad in today’s society. And to think it all starts with a NYE kiss!

This charming book is a fabulous pick from LGBTQ romance novels and is one of the enemies-to-lovers books we recommend most often. I crushed hard for their romance and found myself smiling the entire time. (Also love the nod to a female president…where do I sign up for one of those?) 

If you love royal novels and romances as much as we do, check out 16 Sexy Royal Romance Books. This is a must-read from our celebrity romance books.

Celebrity Romances Featuring Writers

The Roughest Draft

The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegmind Broka

This is an adorable romance about writers. What could be better for a book lover? Katrina and Nathan are cowriting literary darlings that have not spoken since the release of their last book, three years ago. It also happens to be their greatest success.

Now, they have one more book in their contract and they are forced to come together and write it. Stuck together in a small house and writing a romance with someone you never wanted to see again…that can be stressful enough without feelings getting involved.

Find this book in Celebrity Romance / Forced Proximity Trope / Poolside Reads

By Any Other Name and more beach reads 2022

By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate

What is there not to love about this celebrity romance book? Lanie is an editor and is given the chance to work with her idol- THE Noa Callaway. Noa is late on her next manuscript and Lanie has to help her with her writer’s block. That shouldn’t be a problem- even if nobody has met Noa in person.

This romance was so much fun to read. Any book about books gets extra points and this one check even more boxes with the light and fun story that was easy to read.

True Love

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren

Felicity “Fizzy” Chen is a romance novelist who has never been in love and she is beginning to think she has lost her mojo. Connor Prince is a documentary filmmaker who is thrown off balance when he needs to create a reality TV show.

When he convinces Fizzy to be the star of this show, sparks fly. The two have undeniable chemistry but will this ruin the TV show that is supposed to be about finding Fizzy’s true love? The show is supposed to see if chemistry is the same as compatibility. It is in essence, the science of love.

This was a delightful celebrity romance and is perfect for anyone looking for books like The Love Hypothesis.

Musical Celebrity Romance Books

Happy ever after

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

Romance books about music? SIGN ME UP FOR THEM ALL!

I had a really hard time reading during this “stay-at-home and homeschool three children while working” pandemic. I changed up my genres a bit and indulged in feel-good reads, romance books, and Fantasy. ⁣

This celebrity romance was a definite feel-good book with the most fun little twist. Every chapter has a song to go with it. It’s the perfect song to go with the mood of the chapter. ⁣

⁣I loved this book so much that I immediately read the first book in this series.

Daisy Jones and the 6

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

March 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

This best book of 2019 pick needs to be listened to, not read. Seriously, I think this might be one of the best audiobooks of all time.

I expect it to sweep the Audies this year for sure because full cast audiobooks can really take the story to the next level. The book is laid out in chronological order about the making of a band in the 70s, but the story is told in interview style from a dozen sources.

The audio version has a different narrator for each character and the performances the actors give are stupendous. I was overcome with emotion numerous times while I was listening.

This celebrity fiction story about the rise and fall of one of the hottest bands was so utterly fabulous – it’s pure sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll in all the best ways. This is one of the novels about music that isn’t for the faint of heart and is a feel-good book you will not want to miss.

Dirty Billionaire

Dirty Billionaire by Meghan March

Crey and Holly’s love story starts as a one-night stand but turns into a marriage so she can get out of a contract with her record company and he can take control of her.

He’s a billionaire businessman from NYC, she’s an up-and-coming country singer from Nashville. They are worlds apart and that push-and-pull goes a long way in creating the tension of the series….but be warned. This celebrity romance book about music has very little story and a whole lot of sex.

Just another Love Song and more novels about music

Just Another Love Song by Kerry Winfrey

Sandy Macintosh thought that she would be with her high school sweetheart, Hank Tillman, forever. But, Hank was always meant for great things, and Sandy stayed in her small hometown. Sandy was heartbroken went Hank left.

Now, 15 years later, Hank is a very successful musician and he has come home. His presence is disrupting Sandy’s stable, existence as a store owner and she begins to question if she is as happy as she has been pretending to be. This is such a charming celebrity romance novel about musicians.

More of the Best Celebrity Romance Books

The Bodyguard A Novel

The Body Guard by Catherine Center

Hannah Brooks is an Executive Protection Agent (a bodyguard) who looks more like a Kindergarten teacher. When is given her next assignment to protect Jack Stapleton, a movie star with a stalker, she is less than pleased. After all, this is not how to best use her talents.

When Jack’s mom gets sick, he needs to go home to visit but, he cannot worry and he must bring Hannah with him. The solution? Hannah has to pretend to be his girlfriend for the duration of the visit- enter the fake dating trope.

Katherine Center never fails to deliver a great book. This adorable celebrity romance put a smile on my face and is a great pick from our list of ultimate beach reads 2023.

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It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

When I learned that Tessa Bailey used Schitt’s Creek’s Alexis as her inspiration for Piper, I knew I had to read this grumpy sunshine romance.

After getting in trouble one-to-many times for her party-girl lifestyle, Piper and her sister are banished back to their late father’s hometown in Washington.

While she’s learning to be responsible and money-conscious for the first time in her life, she needs to try not to fall for a local fisherman, Brendan. This is a sailing novel with heat!

Find this book in Enemies-to-Lovers Books / Books similar to The Love Hypothesis / Emily Henry books.

How to Face it in Hollywood

How to Fake It in Hollywood by Ava Wilder

Grey Brooks wants to stay relevant in Hollywood after her sitcom was canceled. Ethan Atkins is an A-level celebrity who needs to rehab his image. So when their publicist suggests they start fake dating, the duo decides it might be just the ticket.

But we all know the fake-dating trope is gonna lead to real dating and then a break-up and make-up. BUT IT WAS SO CUTE! This is a predictable but adorable celebrity romance novel.

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While We Were Dating (The Wedding Date #6) by Jasmine Guillory

Ben is trying to focus on building his career in advertising when he gets the chance to work on a huge campaign that happens to feature Anna Gardiner, a movie star. The two have undeniable chemistry but need to keep it professional. Anna is trying to become a megastar.

This Jasmine Guilllory book has a little bit of everything: fake dating, celebrity romance, and an office romance, all while dealing with some more serious issues like mental health.

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