Love after Love: The best rebound romance books

Last updated: Jun 8th, 2021 · written by Victoria Cabot

September was a difficult month for me on the relationship front. I was dating a guy - lets call him SummerFun - and around the beginning of the month I was harboring hopes that since we made it from May till then, that SummerFun would stay on for the holidays. The last thing I want to do is go stag to Christmas parties or holiday events, and it’s always a great thing to have man-candy on your arm for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Makes the season more merry, I always thought. But SummerFun ended up being just that - summer fun. And as August ended, we drifted apart and he decided it was time to move on. Specifically, to move to Vancouver and leave New York. So I sad, because not only was a great guy moving out of my life, but I was potentially going to be bereft of someone to carry my bags during Christmas shopping. Oh yeah, and cock. I was going to miss out on that too during the holidays. Because of that, I’ve ended up reading a lot of rebound romances because they always get me out of a post-relationship funk. It resets things and gets me all ready to smile at the next guy. It also gets me to put down the ice cream and say hello to the treadmill. And a marvelous thing happened as I began to compile this list of the Top 10 Rebound Romance Books On My Kindle. Few disclaimers before we get started for sake of full transparency. I know some of the authors on the list below. I won’t say which ones to keep it unbiased. Also, I know so many authors that I’d be left reviewing religious Zoroastrian texts if I removed all works from people I know from my Kindle...

  • #1 Bad Boy Rebound - Julia Templeton

    Bad Boy Rebound - Julia Templeton

    contemporary

    I honestly don't know why this isn’t on Kindle Unlimited. If it were, it would probably make so much money. This is the first rebound romance book I read that I felt was worthy of this list. It just barely makes the list because while it’s a fun read, it kind of just stopped for me. Although, it made me read other books, so I guess it’s sort of like the impetus.

    When her long-time fiancé trades twenty-six-year-old Amanda Hathaway in for his boss’s teenage daughter, she decides it's time to make some changes... more

  • #2 The Weekend Girlfriend - Emily Walters

    The Weekend Girlfriend - Emily Walters

    athletes funny military multicultural paranormal

    This is a fun, short read. It’s a novella and will take you at most an hour or two to read cover to cover. Good like an appetizer before a main course.

    Jessica has worked hard to be the paralegal that hotshot, sexy attorney Kyle needs. Unfortunately he doesn’t see her as just his paralegal but also his own personal assistant. When he blames her for a mix-up in his personal life, Jessica sees no other option but to quit, thinking that her time with him is over. Much to her surprise, Kyle makes a proposition to her that she never thought she would hear coming from his lips. He needs a temporary girlfriend for his sister’s wedding and he wants her to be that person... more

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  • #3 Rebound - Noelle August

    Rebound - Noelle August

    contemporary new adult enemies to lovers

    Yes, this is a second book in a 2 book series but you really can’t tell because these are characters that weren’t really developed during the first series. It’s basically standalone, and if you like fun and something to escape out of your relationship problems after you’ve worked through novellas, then this is a good place to start. Quick and easy read.

    Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos... more

  • #4 The Stolen Bride - Olivia West

    The Stolen Bride - Olivia West

    athletes funny military multicultural paranormal

    Another shorter form work and reading more like a romantic comedy. But it’s starting to get into the true rebound story arc of loss, followed by rebirth, and then rejection of the asshole because, well, girls are awesome. We’re starting to smile a bit now in real life.

    Lindsey Thomas is at the top of her game. With a successful career, fabulous friends and Patrick Crawford, her wonderful fiancé, her life is just where she wants it. That is, until Patrick dumps her the night of their engagement party... more

  • #5 Big Love in a Small Town (Contemporary Romance) - Kate Goldman

    Big Love in a Small Town  (Contemporary Romance) - Kate Goldman

    magic christian athletes funny military

    This is a very, very, sweet romance. If you’ve read any of the Rebound list and made your way to #7, by now you’re ready for a bit of sweet with your spice and Kate Goldman totally delivers it. It’s the kind that makes you believe in love again - even after you discover that your boyfriend hacked your Netflix account and changed your profile to only show you action movies. You know this is just a tunnel you need to get out of. Also, it totally made me want to go to a small town to write.

    Tessa Jacobson, an aspiring writer from a small Southern town, is heartbroken when her boyfriend ends their relationship and moves to Nashville with his band and a beautiful vocalist... more

  • #6 Zach's Rebound Girl (Sizzling Romantic Comedy) - Monique DeVere

    Zach's Rebound Girl  (Sizzling Romantic Comedy) - Monique DeVere

    Okay, now we’re getting into the real healing. And this book has it all. Slightly different take for me in that Zach’s the one going through a rebound for Maddie, who's been pining after Zach ever since their University days. It was in the UK and I totally followed along the dialog with an English accent in my head. I wonder if thats what the British to with Americans? And talk about hot. It was perfect to read as I relaxed by myself on vacation after my breakup. Taught me all over again that I could have fun on my own and I smiled as I realized I was laughing out loud as I read this... more

  • #7 Curvy Seduction: Rebound - Aidy Award

    Curvy Seduction: Rebound - Aidy Award

    contemporary erotic romance

    Oh, my. This book was steamy. Spoiler alert. This ends up with a really hot, immersive MMF scene. And I loved it. Every. Single. Minute. It also helped that the girl was a curvy, big girl. And what girl doesn't feel a little insecure in her appearance after a breakup. The thing is, this book is the start to a deliciously dirty series. It helped me move from the stage where you try to remember what an orgasm feels like to the “Oh My God, I’m So Wet” stage with ease.

    Angelina is tired of being the chubby doormat of a rich girl. She's thrown out her no-good, cheating bastard of a fiance and now she's ready to rebound...with some revenge sex... more

  • #8 Hard Core - Tess Oliver

    Hard Core - Tess Oliver

    new adult contemporary friends to lovers bad boys abuse

    Now I’m ready for a really steamy, sexy romance read that has multiple plot twists. Hell, I can even take the guy in the story being slightly misdirected in how he shows his love, which is exactly what Ledger does. It starts making for a more delicious romance novel and starts getting you into the mood. Oh, and the scenes. They’re up there - maybe no MMF, but Ledger and Jacy are so hot together. Get a warm bubble bath, fire up the Kindle, get a glass of wine, give yourself two orgasms, and wonder who really needs real life men anyways?

    Sometimes one good dose of trouble could turn your life around, put you on the right path... more

  • #9 The Ladies Room - Carolyn Brown

    The Ladies Room - Carolyn Brown

    contemporary christian funny

    And then there is this gem of a book. Wow. I’ll be honest. I was a bit hesitant after the orgasm-a-chapter that #3 and #2 turned me into, for the sole fact that the steamiest thing in this book was a kiss. But guess what? Somehow, I must have worked myself ragged, or more likely the story was really that good. There is an awful lot of work done by Trudy and Billy Lee Tucker. You totally feel like you’re right there with them, working or eating the delicious food they’re indulging in, or enjoying the amazing locales they go to... more


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