Want More Colleen Hoover? Here Are 10 Must-Read Authors Like Her

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There’s no such thing as too much Colleen Hoover, but if you’ve already powered through her bestsellers or possibly her entire bibliography you might still be carving that tear-jerking romance. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up some reader and team recommendations for authors who also write powerful and melodramatic romances.

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Curl up with these 10 authors similar to Colleen Hoover:

1. If you like the steamy nature of Colleen Hoover books you’ll instantly fall in love with Lucy Score.

Things We Never Got Over on Kindle

#1 New York Times bestseller, Lucy Score, writes romances with just as many elements of emotional danger as there are passionate encounters, which makes her books as hard to put down as Hoover’s.

Usually set in a small town, readers instantly gravitate toward their charming nature and are sucked into the sensuous and powerful drama.

Lucy Score sounds so similar to Hoover, it’s no wonder it was our readers’ #1 recommendation!

Best book to read by Lucy Score: Things We Never Got Over$11 (regularly $18.99)

2. For all you first love and second chances fans, give Carley Fortune a read.

hand holding every summer after book in front of wall

It didn’t take award-winning journalist, Carley Fortune, long to become the #1 New York Times and #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author. Although she has only released two romance novels, they quickly gained popularity with their heartwarming tales of long-lost love, much in the vein of November 9 by Colleen Hoover.

Best book to read by Carley Fortune: Every Summer After – $14.40 (regularly $16)

Or grab the Kindle edition for just $12.99!

I would consider Carley Fortune similar to Colleen Hoover with the easy romance stories!!  – Hip Sidekick (& our in-house bookworm), Alli

3. Penelope Douglas’ fearless writing style takes you on a ride with every page. 

hand holding punk 57 book in front of bookcase

Most known for new adult and contemporary romance, Penelope Douglas’ books are captivating and relatable. She is also a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and many of her books have been translated into twenty languages.

You’ll find tragic accidents sprinkled with passionate romances in an off-beat way that’s “beyond addicting” to read.

Best book to read by Penelope Douglas: Punk 57 – $13.49

4. Looking for books like It Ends With Us? Read this Renee Carlino book.

book next to coffee cup

There’s nothing like the gut-wrenching tale of love and torment in It Ends With Us. But, Renee Carlino writes a strikingly similar story that also features a drifter, Charlotte, who finds love at first sight in Adam, whose behavior turns erratic. Featuring another love triangle, Charlotte does not seek quite the same things as Lily from It Ends With Us, but the book is just as emotional down to the last word.

Book most like It Ends With Us: Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino – $14.99 (regularly $17.99)

5. Jeneva Rose writes twisty, compulsive books you can’t put down either!

cover of The Perfect Marriage on the Kindle reading app

Much like Colleen Hoover, Jeneva Rose writes about damaged couples but with psychological suspense that you won’t be able to stop reading! Her work has been optioned for film/ TV and translated into several foreign languages. If you’re craving the thrill of a romance gone wrong, give her books a try!

Best book by Jeneva Rose: The Perfect Marriage – $10.49 (regularly $15.99)

6. If you want books similar to Verity, read any of Karin Slaughter’s bestsellers.

hand holding up pretty girls book

If you’ve been a long-time Colleen Hoover fan, then you know her 2019 bestseller, Verity took us on a suspenseful romantic– thriller ride that few can replicate! Except, Karin Slaughter.

This veteran author has more than twenty New York Times bestsellers and Pieces of Her is now a #1 TV Netflix original series. Her books often feature mystery, suspense, and tragic romance much like Verity.

Book most like Verity: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter – $11.86 (regularly $19.99)

7. Protagonists in Natasha Preston’s books blur the line between love and hate much like Colleen Hoover’s.

silence by natasha preston book

There’s something about the antithetical character traits in Colleen Hoover’s books that readers can’t get enough of. The constant battle between love and hate, and characters that are so obviously wrong for each other.

Natasha Preston also masterfully twists heartache, betrayal, and mistrust, with love, passion, and lust. You’ll be instantly absorbed!

Best book by Natasha Preston: Silence – $12.99

⭐️ Over 22,000 5-star ratings!

8.  Ruth Ware is an author like Colleen Hoover who writes psychological thrillers you can’t put down!

in a dark dark wood book and audiobook

Once again, if Verity left you out of breath down to the last page, you have to pick up a Ruth Ware book. An international bestseller, her thrillers have been translated into more than 40 languages, each one more captivating than the previous.

Ware’s character development is deep, and the suspense is chilling. These page-turners are easy to read and hard to put down!

Best book by Ruth Ware: In a Dark, Dark Wood – $17.99

9. If you want to feel all the emotions on every page, grab a Rebecca Yarros book.

the things we leave unfinished book on a blanket

A bestselling author of over twenty novels, Rebecca Yarros writes new adult romance and fantasy. Her superb writing has all the technical details prose, passion, and plot while taking you on an emotional rollercoaster that you won’t want to end.

Her books are easy to read and great for hopeless romantics who want all the feels!

Best book by Rebecca Yarros: The Things We Leave Unfinished– $11.98 (regularly $15.99)

10. How about authors like Colleen Hoover? Christina Lauren is actually a coauthoring duo so you get twice the romance. 

love and other words book next to coffee mug

If you haven’t picked up a Christina Lauren book yet, add one to your reading list ASAP! This talented duo makes you fall for the characters right alongside as they’re falling for each other. Plus, there’s just something about their unique writing style that gives you such good variation, you’ll want to read their entire bibliography.

Best book by Christina Lauren: Love and Other Words – $9.57 (regularly $16.99)

⭐️ Over 20,600 5-star ratings!

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Chelsey is a writer & photographer with both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Arizona State University. She holds 3+ years blogging experience not only for Hip2Save, but various other publications in the health, lifestyle, and education field.

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  1. Jamia

    Thanks for this post. I’ll check out the authors on here who I haven’t read yet. Claire Kingsley and Devney Perry (also writes as Willa Nash) are great authors with similar writing styles of Lucy Score and Rebecca Yarrows. Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley actually teamed up for the Bootleg Springs series, which is one of my all time favorites that I wish was made into a TV series. Max Monroe is another writing duo kind of like Christina Lauren.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re SO welcome, Jamia! Happy you enjoyed this post! Thanks for sharing some of your favorites too! 🤗💞

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