18 Best Romantic Comedy Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

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If you need a good laugh, these hilarious romances are the answers to your prayers. From games of marital chicken to office archnemesis to crash courses in Parenting 101, these laugh-out-loud romcoms bring their A-game when it comes to hilarious situations. Fair warning, you may not want to read these in a crowded area lest you want to dissolve into laughter in front of a bunch of strangers.

Shortcake by Lucy Watson

Emelia Anderson must have crossed the wrong person in a past life to be unlucky enough to get stuck with the insufferable Benjamin Crawford as her new month-long roommate. Living with the guy who thinks she conned his dying grandmother out of her millions should be a walk in the park… if only. Between the icy glares and sub-zero room temperatures, Emelia would prefer to be anywhere sans Ben, but the will demands they sleep under the same roof as they carry out specific renovations to the estate. But the two butt heads at every turn and when the stakes rise, the two find themselves in a game of marital chicken. Bawk bawk.

Sweet, witty and unputdownable, Shortcake is a spellbinding read that will have you roaring with laughter with a permanent smile etched on your face.. If you love your romances filled with hilarious movie references, Lucy Watson’s standout novel is one of the best laugh-out-loud romantic comedy books for you.

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Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Luc O’ Donnell, a 28-year-old son of 80’s rockstars, has a less than stellar reputation. When he’s photographed lying face down in the gutter wearing a pair of bunny ears, the tabloids paint a particularly unsavory picture. To make matters worse, his boss gets wind of the scandal after it sends multiple donors fleeing for the hills pushing her to give Luc an ultimatum. One that ends with his termination if he fails to clean up his image. With that in mind, Luc sets out to snag a nice, steady, and safe boyfriend who will help . 

Enter criminal barrister Oliver Blackwood, the handsome vegetarian lawyer with a squeaky clean reputation. Oliver is exactly the kinda guy you bring home to meet the folks and luckily, he needs a fake boyfriend to be his plus one for an upcoming event. What could go wrong?

Hilarious, sweet, and romantic, Boyfriend Material is a laugh-out-loud British romcom that you don’t want to miss. Prepare to spiral into fits of laughter because this is one of the best romantic comedy books out there. 

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You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle 

In the matter of months, Naomi Westfield is to become Mrs. Naomi Rose. Except there’s one problem. She can’t stand her fiance. 

Between shelling out 10K on a subpar wedding dress and dealing with her future fire-breathing monster-in-law, Naomi is at her wits’ end. But no matter how much she wants to call the wedding off, she can’t. It’s become a battle of wills and Naomi refuses to be the losing party in this game of marital chicken. All she has to do is pull off a prank so obscene that it’ll send Nicholas running for the hills.

You Deserve Each Other is a humorous enemies-to-lovers romance that will have you cracking up. As one of the best romantic comedy books with a snarky heroine and witty banter, I recommend adding Sarah Hogle’s debut standalone to your list.

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

According to the old adage, opposites attract… Unless you’re applying that belief to executive assistants Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman. From the moment they walk through those pristine office doors, the two nemeses go to war, slinging passive aggressive comments and scorned-filled glances at one another. And when the rivals learn of the upcoming promotion, their office becomes a warzone. But there’s a thin line between love and hate. 

If you’re in the mood to read one of the best laugh-out-loud romantic comedy books, this is it. The Hating Game is perfect for anyone who’s interested in an enemies-to-lovers office romance with loads of sexual tension.

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Sustained by Emma Chase

Jake Becker plays by his own rules. As an up-and-coming criminal defense attorney who’s at the top of his game, Jake is scoring in the courtroom and the bedroom. But when a twist of fate pushes him into Chelsea McQuaid’s path, everything changes. 

After a tragic accident left Chelsea the sole guardian to her six nieces and nephews, she’s struggling to keep them afloat. Instead of grad school, Chelsea’s life now revolves around changing diapers and lugging the kids around town. But everything changes when Jake enters their life. 

Sustained is a charming, laugh-out-loud romance between a lawyer who avoids commitment at all costs and a single parent of six who has no plans of entering a relationship. 

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Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

It’s Meg’s best friend’s wedding day to the town’s golden boy turned mayor Ted. Lucy has cold feet, so Meg gives her some honest advice which leads to one embarrassing wedding day. Lucy jets out of Wynette, Texas while Meg lands herself in a sticky situation. One where Ted pulls her over in a police car. Curious, aren’t you…

If you’re in need of a pick-me-up, this is the cure. The number of times I laughed should have been illegal (not). Susan Elizabeth Phillips knows how to write laugh-out-loud romantic comedy books.

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Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake by Sarah MacLean

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell’s pristine reputation has done her no favors since her societal debut a decade past. Determined to step out of her comfort zone and experience everything life has to offer, Callie pens a list of scandalous activities that could very well tarnish her reputation. From gambling at a gentlemen’s club to firing a pistol to stealing a passionate kiss from one of England’s most coveted bachelors, the reformed wallflower will need a partner in crime for these daring expeditions. And who better to help her than the renowned rake and libertine Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston. 

Captivating, fun, and humorous, Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake is a stunning historical romance, perfect for anyone who can’t get enough of charming marquesses with a wicked reputation and adventurous wallflowers with a thirst for breaking the rules. 

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Alex Claremont, the first son of the United States, barely tolerates Henry, the Prince of England, and vice versa. In the aftermath of a particularly volatile verbal spar, the two are forced to play nice with one another when U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse. Still, no one ever said it was easy to build a friendship with your arch nemesis. As they truly get to know each other, their fake friendship blossoms and grows into something deeper than they ever imagined.

If you’re obsessed with royalty, Red, White & Royal Blueis perfect for fans of M/M slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers romances. As one of the best laugh-out-loud romantic comedy books ever written, it needs to be added to your TBR. Casey McQuinston’s instant bestseller will become your next book obsession. 

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Take a relaxing vacation with Olive Torres and Ethan Thomas on their Hawaii honeymoon. Well, it would be relaxing if Olive and Ethan weren’t always at each other’s throats and if the honeymoon was meant for them. 

The unlucky twin of the bride Olive finds an unlikely nemesis in her future brother-in-law’s brother Ethan after a rocky first impression. When everyone in the wedding party besides Olive and Ethan falls sick with food poisoning, the newlyweds insist the two to go on their non refundable honeymoon trip. Deciding they can simply ignore one another while on the trip, they accept. But their plans are quickly dashed, pushing them to create an elaborate ruse that ends with them in a fake marriage.  

For a witty and hilarious fake dating, enemies-to-lovers romance about two people who are forced to be around each other because their siblings are getting married, The Unhoneymooners is one of the best slow-burn romantic comedy books for you. 

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Bossman by Vi Keeland

Suffering through yet another disastrous date, Reese Annesley sneaks over to the bathroom hallway to call her friend only to be overheard by a stranger, Chase Parker, who not only insults her but goes as far as to offer some dating advice. After that, Reese’s mind-numbing date turns into one of the most memorable nights of her life. 

Several hilarious encounters later, Reese lands a job at his company, prompting Chase to begin wooing her. But Reese has reasons for not wanting to jump into an office romance and Chase has reasons of his own for avoiding commitment.

Vi Keeland concocted a hilarious, banter-filled, slow burn office romance that will make you laugh, swoon and fall in love with Chase Parker. Trust me when I say he’s one of the best book boyfriends out there.

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From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata 

With each passing year, Jasmine Suko knows her chances of winning the coveted gold medal dwindle and when her skating partner ditches her, she’s ready to hang up her skates. But when Jasmine is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in an upcoming competition with the a-hole golden boy she’s fantasized of pushing off a cliff for the past decade, she accepts, prepared to live out her dreams. Except it’s not that easy. 

If they want this partnership to work, they’ll need to try to reign in the insults and refrain from killing each other before their big day. But between their grueling schedule and forced trust exercises, the nemeses soon learn there is a fine line between love and hate.  

Fans of Kulti, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me and slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers romance will love From Lukov with Love. This comical sports-themed romance will end with you gushing about Jasmine and Lukov and falling into a YouTube figure skating rabbit hole. 

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Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

Marriage counselor Emerie Rose is in the middle of admiring her new Park Avenue office when some strange dude breaks in. After spending hours at the police station, Emerie finds herself down on her luck. Not only is divorce attorney Drew Jagger the rightful owner of the office, but she’s also been swindled out of her life savings. The only silver lining is Drew’s offer to share the office space until she finds a new place. In return, all Emerie has to do is answer calls while Drew’s secretary is out. Opposites in every way, the two find themselves unable to deny their growing attraction.

Egomaniac is a funny office romance between a dirty talking lawyer and a sweet marriage counselor, perfect for fans of slow burn romances with tons of steam. 

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Tangled by Emma Chase

Meet Drew Evans: a devilishly handsome businessman with a penchant for sarcasm and enough charm to charm the pants off any woman who catches his eye. Well, until Katherine Brooks. 

Driven, smart and assertive, Kate refuses to allow anything to derail her road to success. Including her co-worker Drew Evans. 

When they’re pitted against each other to secure a business deal, Drew soon realizes that his feelings for the beautiful college grad go much deeper than he could have ever imagined. 

Tangled tells the story of a lovable asshole and an ambitious grad who have met their match in one another in this hilarious, laugh-out-loud, enemies-to-lovers office romance. 

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Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Caroline Reynolds is done with her neighbor’s late-night sexcapades. Ever since moving into her beautiful new apartment, she has been subjected to a chorus of moans, spanks, bangs and a sprinkle of meows. Thanks to the thin walls, she hears everything

One night, she reaches her boiling point. Clad in a pink babydoll nightie with a glare that could kill, Caroline stomps over to her neighbor’s door, ready for the confrontation that’s been brewing ever since that first wallbang. But the results of her midnight rendezvous are mixed.

For one of the best laugh-out-loud romantic comedy books centered around two neighbors who can’t stand each other, I recommend checking out Alice Clayton’s Wallbanger.

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Hate Notes by Vi Keeland

Charlotte is a twenty something year-old, unemployed gal with a cheating ex in New York. When she drops off her wedding dress at a thrift shop, she discovers a beautiful dress with a note sewn into the tulle signed by Reed Eastwood. That night, Charlotte gets drunk on wine and ends up doing some light Facebook stalking on Reed. Turns out he’s a smoldering young lad who may or may not still have a fiancé. 

In a moment of drunken spontaneity, Charlotte finds out he’s showing a loft priced around $6 million and sends in a request form. To say their initial impressions were disastrous would be an understatement. In an ironic twist of fate, Charlotte unknowingly lands a job as a secretary/personal assistant… for Reed.

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward deliver a binge-worthy romance where a bad liar and an insensitive jerk clash in an epic battle of wills. Hate Notes is a smoldering enemies to lovers romance that will keep you up to the wee hours of the morning. 

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Naked Love by Jewel E. Ann

Avery Montgomery is desperately seeking a ride from Milwaukee to Los Angeles. The fashionista’s prayers are answered when she learns of Jake Matthews’s annual road trip to the West Coast. Jake has no patience for people he deems as materialistic and fake and he has Avery pegged as the ultimate diva. But when he agrees to let her travel with him, he slowly learns that he has Avery worked out all wrong.

Put together a bangin’ playlist because you’re about to embark on a lengthy, cross-country journey to the West Coast with two people who are complete opposites plus an insanely sweet dog. Naked Love is a funny, slow burn romance with bizarre, yet hilarious pit stops that will have you laughing till your stomach hurts. 

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Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

Nicholas Pembrook is the crowned prince of Wessco. Young, handsome and dashing, Nicholas seems to have it all. Except that could not be farther from the truth. When his grandmother gives him an ultimatum requiring him to find a wife within five months, Nicholas flees to New York City.

Olivia Hammond is on her last leg trying to keep her family’s failing coffee shop and bakery afloat. During one snowy afternoon, Olivia is closing up when two guys walk through the door, Nicholas being one of them. Nicholas tries and fails to charm his way into Olivia’s “good graces” which she emphasizes with a pie to the face. 

Determined to get to know the woman who dared to smash apple pie in his face, Nicholas eventually sweeps Olivia into a whirlwind romance that forever alters their lives.

If you’re on the market for one of the best laugh-out-loud romantic comedy books out there, I recommend checking out Royally Screwed.

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Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

When Delia’s phone lights up with a text from an unknown number, she assumes it’s her brother rescheduling their plans from his new number. Imagine her surprise when she learns that it’s not her brother but some random guy who believed he was texting a potential client. That should have been the end of their short-lived conversation. 

Zach and Delia shake everything up when they strike up a friendship built on a series of hilarious texts and an adorable pet goat named Marshmallow. The rest is history.

Cute, fun and funny, Let’s Get Textual is an unforgettable romantic comedy filled with witty banter and hilarious encounters that will make it impossible to not smile and laugh. 

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