Winter Romance Reading Challenge

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Finally, all the season challenges have been covered!

I only completed one book during the Fall challenge: Bond of Blood by Diane Whiteside. It was a pretty hot vampire romance I’d recommended if you don’t mind all the random Spanish vocab thrown in.

Are you ready for the winter romance reading challenge?  If so, make sure you make room for reading throughout the entire season!

Remember, you don’t have to read the books listed below. They’re only hints so you can get an idea of the book mission. 😉

Now, you must read:

1. A romance author born in the winter

Wicked and the Wallflower: Bareknuckle Bastards Book 1 by [MacLean, Sarah]The Deal (Off-Campus Book 1) by [Kennedy, Elle]Tell Me What You Want by [Maxwell, Megan]


  1. Colleen Hoover (December)
  2. Sarah MacLean (December)
  3. Sherrilyn Kenyon (December)
  4. Elle Kennedy (January)
  5. Michele Bardsley (January)
  6. Megan Maxwell (February)

2. A blue book

Lost to the Night (The Brotherhood Series, Book 1) by [Clee, Adele]Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid: A Scandalous Highlanders Novel by [Enoch, Suzanne]Night Hawk by [Jenkins, Beverly]


  1. Lost to the Night (The Brotherhood #1) by Adele Clee
  2. Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid (Scandalous Highlanders #3) by Suzanne Enoch
  3. Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins
  4. Under the Covers (Maverick Montana #2) by Rebecca Zanetti
  5. Unveiled (The Turner Series #1) by Courtney Milan
  6. Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle #1) by Eloisa James

3. A white book

Too Wicked to Wed (Lords of Midnight Book 1) by [Elliott, Cara]Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover: The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels (Rules of Scoundrels Book 4) by [MacLean, Sarah]Hidden Impact (A Safeguard Novel Book 1) by [Drake, Piper J.]


  1. The Game Plan (Game On #3) by Kristen Callihan
  2. Hidden Impact (Safeguard #1) by Piper J. Drake
  3. In Total Surrender (Secrets #3) by Anne Mallory
  4. Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (The Rules of Scoundrels #4) by Sarah MacLean
  5. Too Wicked to Wed (Lords of Midnight #1) by Cara Elliott
  6. A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove #2) by Tessa Dare

4. A red book

The Billionaires and The Bookworm: A MFM Billionaire Menage Romance by [West, Harper]ATTRACTION: Elements of Chemistry (Hypothesis Series Book 1) by [Reid, Penny]Denial: Inside Out (Careless Whispers Book 1) by [Jones, Lisa Renee]


  1. Attraction (Elements of Chemistry #1) by Penny Reid
  2. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward
  3. The Earl is Mine (House of Brady #2) by Kieran Kramer
  4. Denial (Careless Whispers #1) by Lisa Renee Jones
  5. Mistral’s Kiss (Merry Gentry #5) by Laurell K. Hamilton
  6. The Billionaires and the Bookworm by Harper West

5. A green book

Entwined: Jane in the Jungle (The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 1) by [Gale, Colette]Claimed (Project Destiny Book 1) by [Wallace, Lee-Ann]The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides Book 1) by [Bowman, Valerie]


  1. Adrenaline Secrets (Deadly DNA #1) by Carolyn Reilly
  2. Claimed (Project Destiny #1) by Lee-Ann Wallace
  3. The Wayward One (De Montforte Brothers #5) by Danelle Harmon
  4. Testing Fate (Mystic Wolves #3) by Belinda Boring
  5. The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides #1) by Valerie Bowman
  6. Entwined (The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle #1) by Colette Gale

6. A romance novel released in December

This Is Love (Harmony Pointe Book 2) by [Foster, Melissa]Risk It All (Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters Book 2) by [Ruggle, Katie]Savage Hunger (Savage Trilogy Book 1) by [Jones, Lisa Renee]


  1. The Duke’s Desire (12 Dukes of Christmas #8) by Erica Ridley
  2. Parker (The K9 Files #6) by Dale Mayer
  3. Reckless with You (Less Than #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan
  4. Risk It All (Rocky Mountain Hunters #2) by Katie Ruggle
  5. Savage Hunger (Savage Trilogy #1) by Lisa Renee Jones
  6. This is Love (Harmony Pointe #2) by Melissa Foster

7. A romance novel released in January

Insatiable (Steel Brothers Saga Book 12) by [Hardt, Helen]Wicked Bite: A Night Rebel Novel by [Frost, Jeaniene]Never Kiss a Duke: A Hazards of Dukes Novel by [Frampton, Megan]


  1. Insatiable (Steel Brothers #12) by Helen Hardt
  2. Never Kiss a Duke (Hazards of Dukes) by Megan Frampton
  3. Scot Under the Covers (Wild Wicked Highlanders #2) by Suzanne Enoch
  4. Securing Zoey (SEAL of Protection: Legacy #4) by Susan Stoker
  5. Seduce Me with Sapphires (The London Jewels Trilogy #2) by Jane Feather
  6. Wicked Bite (A Night Rebel Novel) by Jeaniene Frost

8. A romance novel released in February

Dominik: An Arizona Vengeance Novel by [Bennett, Sawyer]The Bachelor (Duke Dynasty Book 2) by [Jeffries, Sabrina]Unforgiven: Includes a bonus novella (Loveless, Texas Book 2) by [Crownover, Jay]


  1. The Bachelor (Duke Dynasty #2) by Sabrina Jeffries
  2. Chasing Cassandra (Ravenels #6) by Lisa Kleypas
  3. Dominik (Arizona Vengeance #2) by Sawyer Bennett
  4. Ignite on Contact (Brotherhood by Fire #2) by Jaci Burton
  5. Unforgiven (A Loveless, Texas novel) by Jay Crownover
  6. Wild, Wild Rake (Cavensham Heiress #6) by Janna MacGregor

9. A Christmas book

Stealing Christmas: A Billionaire Biker Bad Boy Holiday Romance (Magical Matchmaker Book 0) by [Adams, Amanda]The One I Want for Christmas by [Davenport, Fiona, Christensen, Elle, Paige, Rochelle]My Christmas Wish: A Novella by [Azzi, Gina]


  1. Alien Protector (Vaxxlian Mates #1) by Sue Mercury
  2. Christmas in Atlantis (Poseidon’s Warriors #2) by Alyssa Day
  3. Mine for Christmas (Billionaire’s Obsession Series) by J.S. Scott
  4. My Christmas Wish by Gina Azzi
  5. The One I Want for Christmas by Fiona Davenport
  6. Stealing Christmas (Magical Matchmaker #0) by Amanda Adams

10. A New Year’s Eve book

New Years SEAL Dream: A Bone Frog Brotherhood Novella by [Hamilton, Sharon]Kiss Me at Midnight (Ticket to Love Book 1) by [Blake, Julia]Countdown To A Kiss (A New Year's Eve Anthology) by [Gleason, Colleen, Bertram, Holli, Jacobs, Mara, Kelly, Liz]


  1. All Tied Up for New Year’s (Restrained #3) by Patricia D. Eddy
  2. At the Stroke of Midnight by Ember Flint
  3. Countdown to a Kiss by various authors
  4. Kiss Me at Midnight (Ticket to Love #1) by Julia Blake
  5. New Years SEAL Dream (Bone Frog Brotherhood #1) by Sharon Hamilton
  6. Uncorked by J.R. Barten

11. A Valentine’s Day book

Roommate Material: A Valentine’s Day Romance by [Casey, Nicole]An Alpha's Romance: A Valentine's Day Novella by [Martin, Kasey]Bear Valley Valentine: Valentine's Day Paranormal Romance by [Joyce, T. S.]


  1. An Alpha’s Romance by Kasey Martin
  2. Bear Valley Valentine by T.S. Joyce
  3. The Valentine Getaway (Billionaire Holiday Romance #2) by Lexy Timms
  4. Roommate Material by Nicole Casey
  5. The Valentine’s Day Disaster (Twilight, Texas #9) by Lori Wilde
  6. Valentine’s Day Virgin by Penny Wylder

12. A book featuring a polar bear shifter

A Polar Bear Christmas by [Hartley, Emilia ]Staff Sergeant Polar Bear (Polar Bears of the Air Force Book 1) by [Stern, Sophie]Fiona's Mates: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance (Churchill Polar Bears Book 1) by [Munro, Shelley]


  1. Bear in a Bookshop (Bodyguard Shifters #3) by Zoe Chant
  2. Christmas Polar Bear (Holiday Shifter Mates #2) by Kestra Pingree
  3. Fiona’s Mates (Churchill Polar Bears #1) by Shelley Munro
  4. A Polar Bear Christmas by Emilia Hartley
  5. Polar Heat by Simone Beaudelaire
  6. Staff Sergeant Polar Bear (Polar Bears of the Air Force #1) by Sophie Stern

 13. A book with Vikings

Leif (Viking Glory Book 1) by [Barclay, Celeste]Her Viking Wolf (Alpha Kings, Book 1): 50 Loving States, Colorado by [Taylor, Theodora]Bound Through Time: Past (A Viking Brothers Novel Book 1) by [Turner, Twyla]


  1. Bound Through Time: Past (Viking Brothers #1) by Twyla Turner
  2. Conquered by the Viking by Ashe Barker
  3. Her Viking Wolf (Alpha Kings #1) by Theodora Taylor
  4. Leif (Viking Glory #1) by Celeste Barclay
  5. Studying Her Vikings (Norsemen Academy #1) by Skye MacKinnon
  6. Viking Claim by Lydia Sebastian

14. A book set in Alaska

Taming Alaska (The Juneau Packs Book 1) by [Rhodes, Katherine]Elijah's Hope (Alaska Dating Games Book 1) by [Doyle, S.]Colt (Alaska Cowboys and Mounties Book 1) (Western Historical Romance) by [Bridges, Kate]


  1. Colt (Alaska Cowboys and Mounties #1) by Kate Bridges
  2. Elijah’s Hope (Alaska Dating Games #1) by S. Doyle
  3. SEAL’s Honor (Alaska Force #1) by Megan Crane
  4. Signs of Love by Harper Skye
  5. Taming Alaska (The Juneau Packs #1) by Katherine Rhodes
  6. When Love Comes (Diamond Creek, Alaska #1) by J.H. Croix

15. A book featuring a hockey player

Alex: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Book 1) by [Bennett, Sawyer]Date with a Devil: A Hockey Romance (Dallas Devils Book 1) by [Winters, June]Benched (Minnesota Caribou Book 1) by [Charles, Colleen]


  1. Alex (Carolina Cold Fury #1) by Sawyer Bennett
  2. Anton (Chicago Blaze #1) by Brenda Rothert
  3. Benched (Minnesota Caribou #1) by Colleen Charles
  4. Date with a Devil (Dallas Devils #1) by June Winters
  5. Dirty Player: A Hockey Romance (Back to You #2) by Mira Lyn Kelly
  6. Puck Me Secretly (Vancouver Wolves #1) by Odette Stone

16. A book set in Canada

Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers Book 1) by [Booth, Ainsley, Haller, Sadie]


  1. Domo Arigato, Mr. Toronto by Kelli Jean
  2. The First Time (The Mounties #1) by Kathryn Fox
  3. Maple Spiced Omega (Hollydale Omegas #8) by Susi Hawke
  4. Montreal (International Guy #6) by Audrey Carlan
  5. Mountie Werebear (Mountie Bears #1) by Madison Silver
  6. Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers #1) by Ainsley Booth & Sadie Haller

17. A book featuring skiers

Snow Job (A Resolution Pact Short Story) by [Powell, Laney, Club, Flirt ]Royal Date (The Royals of Monterra Book 1) by [Wilson, Sariah]Billionaire Heat Book One: A Curvy, Steamy Billionaire Romance by [Steele, Nikki]


  1. Billionaire Heat (Curvy Girl, Steamy Billionaire #1) by Nikki Steele
  2. Falling Fast (Last Frontier Lodge #4) by J.H. Croix
  3. The Heartless Boyfriend (Bad Boyfriend #2) by Erika Kelly
  4. Resolution Snow Job by Laney Powell
  5. Royal Date (Royals of Monterra #1) by Sariah Wilson
  6. Single Dad, Billionaire Boss (Billionaires of Europe #2) by Holly Rayner

18.  A book set in the Rocky Mountains

Mystic Valley Alpha Cowboy by [Steedly, Arabella]Rescued by the Woodsman by [Parker, M. S.]Alpha's Desire (Rocky Mountain Shifters Book 1) by [Wylder, Jasmine]


  1. Alpha’s Desire (Rocky Mountains Shifters #1) by Jasmine Wylder
  2. Mystic Valley: Alpha Cowboy by Arabella Steedley
  3. Rescued by the Woodsman (Woodsman #1) by M.S. Parker
  4. Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas (Rocky Mountain Cowboys) by Katie Ruggle
  5. Rocky Mountain Heat by Lori Wilde
  6. Rocky Mountain Romance by Anna Leigh

19. A book with snow on the cover

Winter Princess (Daughter of Winter Book 1) by [MacKinnon, Skye]A Rose In Winter by [Woodiwiss, Kathleen E.]Avalanche of Desire: A contemporary reverse harem romance (Brothers Freed Book 1) by [Paige, Bea]


  1. Avalanche of Desire (Brothers Freed #1) by Bea Paige
  2. A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  3. Snowed In by Krista Wolf
  4. There’s Snow Escape (Paranormal Dating Agency #7) by Milly Taiden
  5. Winter Princess (Daughter of Winter #1) by Skye MacKinnon
  6. Wynters Captive by Milly Taiden

20. A book with “winter” in the title

The Winter King (Weathermages of Mystral Book 1) by [Wilson, C. L.]Where Winter Finds You: A Caldwell Christmas (The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by [Ward, J.R.]XOXO, Winter by [Bloom, Nikki]


  1. Lord of Winter (Lords of De Royans #2) by Kathryn LeVeque
  2. Shield of Winter (Psy/Changelings #13) by Nalini Singh
  3. The Winter King (Weathermages of Mystral #1) by C.L. Wilson
  4. Where Winter Finds You (Black Dagger Brotherhood novel) by J.R. Ward
  5. Winterblaze (Darkest London #3) by Kristen Callihan
  6. XOXO, Winter by Nikki Bloom

21. A book with “cabin” in the title or a cabin on the cover

The Cabin: A Reverse Harem Romance by [Black, Natasha L.]Cabin Heat (The Billionaire Romance Redemption Series Book 1) by [Love-Wins, Bella]Cabin Fever: A Mountain Man Enemies-to-Lovers Romance (Lost and Found Book 1) by [Lynx, Elizabeth]



  1. A Baby for the Bratva by Chloe Kent
  2. The Cabin by Natasha L. Black
  3. Cabin Fever (Lost and Found #1) by Elizabeth Lynx
  4. Cabin Heat (Billionaire Redemption #1) by Bella Love-Wins
  5. His Big Log Cabin by Kelli Walker
  6. Two Cabins, One Lake by Shaye Marlow

22. A book with “frost” in the title

Frost and Flame (Gods of War) by [Showalter, Gena]Chains of Frost - Book #1 (The Bellum Sisters series): The Bellum Sisters #1 by [Grey, T. A.]Touch of Frost: Science Fiction Romance (Magic, New Mexico Book 1) by [Smith, S.E.]


  1. Between Ice and Frost (Paranormal Dating Agency #17) by Milly Taiden
  2. Chains of Frost (The Bellum Sisters #1) by T.A. Grey
  3. Frost and Flame (Gods of War #2) by Gena Showalter
  4. Frost Line by Linda Howard & Linda Jones
  5. Master of Frost (Frozen Dragons #2) by Terry Bolryder
  6. Touch of Frost (Magic, New Mexico #1) by S.E. Smith

23. A book with “mistletoe” in the title

Snow & Mistletoe: A Cabin Christmas Romance by [Anders, Rie]Miles & Mistletoe by [Patterson, Tiffany]Mated Under The Mistletoe: A Winter Romance (Vale Valley Book 1) by [Crowe, Connor]


  1. Beyond the Mistletoe (Beyond Love #7) by Karice Bolton
  2. Cowboy Mistletoe (Dalton Boys #6) by Em Petrova
  3. Dancing Under the Mistletoe (The Seven Curses of London #4) by Lana Williams
  4. Mated Under the Mistletoe (Vale Valley #1) by Connor Crowe
  5. Miles & Mistletoe by Tiffany Patterson
  6. Snow and Mistletoe by Rie Anders

24. A book with “blizzard” in the title

A Fortunate Blizzard by [Chase, L.C.]Celtic Blizzard (Celtic Storm) by [Cantrell, Ria]Blizzard Clearing by [Healy, Carolyn]


  1. Blizzard (The Club Girl Diaries #4) by Addison Jane
  2. Blizzard Clearing by Carolyn Healy
  3. Blizzard of Heat (Operation Reindeer Retrieval #6) by Viola Grace
  4. Blizzard of Love (Long Valley #2) by Erin Wright
  5. Celtic Blizzard by Ria Cantrell
  6. A Fortunate Blizzard by L.C. Chase

25. A book with “ice” in the title

Shadow and Ice (Gods of War) by [Showalter, Gena]Tangled Up in Ice by [Byrd, Charlotte]Naughty or Ice (Buffalo Tempest Hockey Book 1) by [Pierce, Sylvia]


  1. Caressed by Ice (Psy/Changeling #3) by Nalini Singh
  2. Carved in Ice (Made of Steel #3) by Ivy Smoak
  3. Ice Planet Honeymoon: Raahosh & Liz by Ruby Dixon
  4. Naughty or Ice (Buffalo Tempest Hockey #1) by Sylvia Pierce
  5. Shadow and Ice (Gods of War #1) by Gena Showalter
  6. Tangled Up in Ice (Tangled #1) by Charlotte Byrd

26. A book with “cold” in the title

Cold-Hearted Rake: The Ravenels, Book 1 by [Kleypas, Lisa]A Cold Dark Place (Cold Justice Book 1) by [Anderson, Toni]Baby, It's Cold Outside (Rescue My Heart Book 1) by [Nolan, Kait]


  1. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Rescue My Heart #1) by Kait Nolan
  2. A Cold Dark Place (Cold Justice #1) by Toni Anderson
  3. Cold Hearted Baller by Logan
  4. Cold-Hearted Rake (Ravenels #1) by Lisa Kleypas
  5. Hot SEAL, Cold Beer (SEALs in Paradise) by Cynthia D’Alba
  6. The Lady Who Came in From the Cold (Heart of Enquiry #3) by Grace Callaway

27. A book with “gingerbread” in the title

Gingerbread by [Ford, Avery]Her Gingerbread Dragon : Dragon Blood Book 2 (A Dragon Shifter Romance) by [Adams, Elianne]Gingerbread Photography by [Nichole, Rachell]


  1. Gingerbread by Avery Ford
  2. The Gingerbread House by Pamela Ackerson
  3. Gingerbread Palace (Delectable #4) by Em Lynley
  4. Gingerbread Photography by Rachell Nichole
  5. Her Gingerbread Dragon (Dragon Blood #2) by Elianne Adams
  6. The Magic of Gingerbread (Christmas Wishes #5) by Sandra Sookoo

28. A book with “chocolate” in the title

Sin & Chocolate (Demigods of San Francisco Book 1) by [Breene, K.F.]Image result for sinful chocolate adrianne byrd"MELTED CHOCOLATE: A BWWM BILLIONAIRE FIREFIGHTER ROMANCE by [Clayton, Haley]


  1. Chocolate Spiced Omega (Hollydale Omegas #5) by Susi Hawke
  2. Cowboys Love Chocolate Too by D.M. Lavigne
  3. Melted Chocolate by Haley Clayton
  4. Sin & Chocolate (Demigods of San Francisco #1) by K.F. Breene
  5. Sinful Chocolate (Kappa Psi Kappa #122) by Adrianne Byrd
  6. Wyne and Chocolate (Citizen Soldier #2) by Donna Michaels

29. A book with “gift” OR “gifts” in the title

The Highlander's Gift (The Sutherland Legacy Book 1) by [Knight, Eliza]The Engagement Gift by [Blakely, Lauren]The Gift: Bratva Vows One by [Jones, SR]


  1. Alien Gift (Alien #4) by Tracy Lauren
  2. The Engagement Gift by Lauren Blakely
  3. The Gift (Bratva Vows #1) by S.R. Jones
  4. The Gift (Love in O’Leary #2) by May Archer
  5. The Highlander’s Gift (Sutherland Legacy #1) by Eliza Knight
  6. My Favorite Gift by Sarah J. Brooks

30. A book with a male model wearing a Santa hat

Not-So-Silent Night (A Santa's Coming Short Story) by [Callahan, Kelli, Club, Flirt]Boyfriend for Christmas: A Love Story by [Nichole, J.]Studmuffin Santa (Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies Book 1) by [Fenske, Tawna]


  1. Boyfriend for Christmas by J. Nichole
  2. Not So Silent Night by Kelli Callahan
  3. Santa Daddy by Keira Andrews
  4. The Santa Trap by Fiona Davenport
  5. Seduced by Santa (Paranormal Protection Agency #4) by Mina Carter
  6. Studmuffin Santa (Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedy #1) by Tawna Fenske

Feel free to comment below the books you’re reading during this challenge! You can also add a link revealing your list from this challenge. 

Can’t wait to hear from you all! Happy holidays! 🙂

Want to do the other challenges for funsies? Here you go:

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