Looking for some Christmas romance books to snuggle up with this season? I’ve got the book list the for you!
Check out these Christmas romance books written by indie authors that will surely brighten your holidays this year.
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If there’s ever a time to binge read romance books it’s Christmas time and there’s no shortage of Christmas romance books to pick up this year.
I already picked out 22 must-read Christmas romance books releasing in 2022 but then a bunch of new holiday romances released and I had to create yet another list!
This book list highlights a few Christmas romance books from indie authors.
In the past, I’ve found so many new romance book authors that I’ve come to love after reading their Christmas romance and I hope I do this year as well with some of the Christmas romances below.
If you like to binge-read romances this time of year to help you get into the holiday spirit then consider picking up one of these books and supporting indie authors in the process!
They are mostly full-length novels yet I added a few Christmas novellas as well.
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It’s impossible to list every Christmas romance novel written by an indie author, so if you have a book selection you’d like to recommend, share it in the comments below!
Christmas Romance Books From Indie Authors to Read in 2022
How the Grump Saved Christmas
by Claire Kingsley
Hardworking Isabelle Cook has a serious problem. Her family farm, site of Tilikum’s Christmas Village, is in trouble.
And worst of all? The man trying to buy it is none other than the grumpiest, grinchiest man of them all—Elias Stoneheart.
Elias Stoneheart is in the business of making money, not friends. To earn a long-awaited promotion, all he has to do is convince one struggling family to sell their farm.
The problem? It’s Cook Family Farm. And Isabelle Cook is his ex. Plus, he hates Christmas and Christmas Village needs to go.
But as Elias spends time in the small town, holiday spirit—and Isabelle—get under his skin. And she might be the only one who can melt the ice around his heart.
Fans of small-town romance and the grumpy sunshine trope will enjoy this Christmas romance book.
With a Scrooge ready to take down holiday cheer, there is sure to be some great, saucy banter before they find their happily ever.
Snowed in with the Player
by Rebecca Jenshak
It was supposed to be a weekend of holiday cheer. Just me and my twin sister, watching Christmas movies and baking cookies.
My brother was absolutely not supposed to show up with half the football team. Including Teddy. My brother’s best friend and my secret crush.
I’m the shy sister. The one with her nose stuck in a book and quoting every word of Elf, not the one getting attention from guys like Teddy.
The only thing that could make things worse is if I got snowed in with him. Alone.
Forced proximity is the perfect romance trope for Christmas romance books, especially when a snow storm is involved!
Throw in the brother’s best friend trope and a shy heroine and this sounds like so much fun!
Read this then check out the next Christmas romance book in the series, Sneaking Around with the Player.
Resting Scrooge Face
by Meghan Quinn
After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine.
To make matters worse, Caleb, the boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in town.
While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman, who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.
Nola writes back to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb.
When Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns flirtatious.
Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first place.
Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future together?
One of my favorite Meghan Quinn novels is That Swoony Feeling which takes place in her neighboring town of Port Snow and also features two characters brought together by anonymous letter-writing.
I love that she’s returning to her letter-writing shenanigans to bring two Scrooges together in this short Christmas romance book!
The Holly Dates
by Brittainy C. Cherry
Quirky Holly Jackson was unlucky in love, yet her romantic heart refused to give up her search for companionship—even after her fiancé left her at the altar on Christmas Eve.
Grumpy restaurant owner Kai Kane wanted nothing to do with love. Unfortunately for him, when an eccentric Holly kept entering his restaurant nightly with a different first date, his annoyance grew.
When Kai volunteered to help Holly find a suitor it was for one reason only: to get her out of his restaurant and on to a second date with someone at a different location.
It was all going great until Kai became increasingly jealous of the connection Holly developed with another man.
Kai quickly realized that all wasn’t fair when it came to love and the holidays.
He was going to have to step up his game if he wanted a shot at the ultimate prize—being Holly’s favorite date.
This Christmas romance book sounds so cute and gives the appearance that it might be a lighter read from Cherry.
I’m used to her romances that put my emotions through the wringer but this holiday romance sounds adorable.
A Wonderful Lie
by Carrie Aarons
Everyone lies around the holidays, but what am I lying about this year? The fact that my workplace nemesis has become my friend-with-benefits.
Collin Machlan and I have been each other’s competition since we joined our college’s radio station freshman year. Six years later, we’re both hosting shows for the country’s most popular podcast network.
Just as everything starts turning red and green, our boss announces a promotion, and whoever gets the most listens during this merry season will be crowned the winner.
There is just one catch; the only way to draw an audience in December is to theme every episode around Christmas. For a woman who typically celebrates alone with takeout and slasher flicks, I’m at a big disadvantage.
Suddenly I’m spending every night with him. No one knows and I lie that it’s just physical. I lie that we’re still competing for a job he doesn’t even want.
Until one too many lies threatens to topple my life and I’m left to decide between my lonely and blue traditions, or a love that lasts all year round.
This sounds like a great enemies to lovers romance with an office romance twist.
I’m excited to see what they do on their radio shows for the competition but really it’s their sneaking around that I’m all in for 😉.
by L.B. Dunbar
I hate Christmas. I don’t know who thought every female must love shopping, wrapping, baking, and hosting, but I’m missing the memo.
On top of that, I manage a top-end department store. Sprinkle in the fact I’ll be turning forty during this holiday season, and my life is a Christmas cookie recipe gone wrong.
And every year I become a little more Scrooge-ish. And this year is no different.
First, my past returns when I attend a high school reunion happy hour and run into that boy—the one I had a summer fling with after graduation and before college—then promptly ghosted me.
But that boy who is now a man invites me to attend a holiday work party with him.
Which leads to my discovery that there is a lot more to this forty, fine, former NFL quarterback, now fireman, like being a single father to the sweetest little girl, putting me at risk of falling for both of them.
I LOVE that Dunbar writes romance books with characters over forty. I mean that is just awesome and this Christmas romance book sounds oh so good!
This is a must-read for fans of silver fox hotties, second chance romance and single dad romances alike.
Another Christmas from Hell
by R.L. Mathewson
It was time to move on for Cayley though she would have preferred to wait until after Christmas.
But since her best friend manages to get her fired and evicted in the same day, she has no choice but to move into the apartment across from the man that really didn’t seem happy to see her.
It doesn’t matter because if she could handle her best friend making her life a living hell and an ex-fiancé that was determined to get her back, then she could handle the man that was willing to do whatever it took to let the past destroy them both.
For years, Bryce had been going out of his way to avoid Cayley, hoping that she would finally move on, but now that she was back, he realized that he no longer had a choice.
He was going to have to break her heart.
At least that was the plan until the little brat turned the tables on him, making him wonder how much longer he was going to be able to lie to himself even as one thing became painfully clear – this was going to be the worst Christmas ever.
Can this be true?! Mathewson is giving us another Neighbor from Hell book and it’s a Christmas romance?!! YES!
I absolutely adored her first holiday romance, Christmas from Hell, which made my best Christmas romance books list so here’s hoping this one with a best friend’s brother romance will too.
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Once Upon a $exy Scrooge
by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
Christmas may be considered the most magical time of year, but all it does is make me want to gag.
This year I have a job to do, and that includes buying up Micah Noble’s Christmas Tree Farm so that a five-star luxury resort can go up in its place.
Micah can call me a Scrooge all he wants, but business is business, and pleasure is…well, not something I can afford to think about.
Even if it does come packaged in those tight jeans and flannel shirts that make me want to rip them off with my teeth.
I was so giddy when I saw that one of my favorite MM romance writing duos was writing a Christmas romance book. Um….yes please!
The “bah-humbug I’m going to buy up your business angle” is going to bring so much tension to the spark between these men.
I hope this one is a great mix of steamy and sweet for the perfect holiday read.
The Runaway Bride of Blitzen Bay
by Donna Schwartze
Noelle’s getting married three days before Christmas. It’s a dream come true—for her mom.
For Noelle, it’s starting to feel like the walls are closing in. She’s known for months that something’s changing—namely, her fiancé. She’s tried to ignore it, but her gut’s telling her that she’s marrying the wrong person.
Nash retired from the military three months ago. He’s not in the mood to celebrate anything.
His high school buddy’s getting married in a few days and he has no desire to go, but every time he tries to throw the invitation out, an alarm goes off in his head. For some reason, he feels like he’s supposed to be there.
It’s thirty minutes before the wedding starts. Noelle’s in her wedding dress. Nash is in his seat.
The universe is trying to bring these two strangers together. Is it ever too late to meet the man of your dreams?
A Christmas romance book with the runaway bride trope? I love it and recommend you check out this holiday romance.
I’m already crushing on Nash who I want to just wrap up in a hug and I cannot wait to see is connection with Noelle.
by Juliana Smith
Olive Moore has been avoiding her hometown for three years, but when she agrees to spend the holidays back home with her family, she lets it slip she will be bringing a boyfriend with her.
The only problem with that is she has no boyfriend. That is until she meets a handsome—albeit annoying—stranger on the plane who makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
Finn Beckett has always had good luck, as demonstrated by the gorgeous blonde he’s seated next to on a flight to Aspen.
One drink too many leads to Olive spilling her problems in his lap, and he feels compelled to help. So he makes her an offer: he’ll pretend to be her boyfriend to keep her family off her back and make this the best Christmas ever.
Olive and Finn spend the next two weeks going on spirit-filled Christmas dates with her family.
Their ruse is working perfectly, but Finn can’t help but notice Olive is holding something back. Something that could ruin everything.
Their relationship may have taken off smoothly, but with all this turbulence, will they ever make it to baggage claim?
This is another Christmas romance book that goes with the meet cute at the airport/plane because that trope works so well.
If you’re a fan of fake relationship romances for the purpose of keeping your family off your back then check out this new romance this season.
by Cindy Steel
With one little lie I’m suddenly having to fake-date my work nemesis to get me through a week at a Vermont Christmas lodge with my family.
The problem? I can’t stand Miles Taylor. Not only that, but I don’t date people I work with. But I can handle it.
I’ve had practice faking my emotions for years. So it shouldn’t matter that Miles never lets me get away with anything. And that he happens to boil my blood hotter than a steaming pot of wassail.
So when he throws his annoying grin my way or forces me on dates he knows I’ll hate, I’ll just grit my teeth and smile.
And when my emotions begin feeling less like a sham and his arms feel way too comfortable, it makes me think that maybe Miles had a plan of his own. And I’m starting to like it a lot more than mine.
This is another Christmas romance novel for fans of the fake relationship and enemies to lovers tropes.
It also is a closed door romance for those who’d rather leave the steaminess to the imagination than read it on the page.
Check this one out and then pick up the other Christmas romance books in the Christmas Escape series – all available on Kindle Unlimited!
Meet Me in Los Feliz
by Kelly Reynolds
A California Christmas is all Nora’s ever known.
She’s got everything she needs in Los Angeles – a flexible part-time nannying position, roommates who might as well be her family, and an acting career in the making. The last thing she’s looking for is a relationship.
So why does this redheaded, dirty-talking Brit suddenly have her tinsel in a twist?
When Bowie finds himself suddenly single (yet again) just before the holidays, he decides to take his friends’ advice and try something new: a holiday fling.
Seems easy enough until he meets Nora, the hypnotic, purple-haired goddess with curves for days, who just so happens to be his ex’s sister’s roommate.
She just wants something casual for Christmas. He doesn’t think he’ll be able to let her go come Boxing Day.
Can they turn their naughty month together into something nice forever?
I have a feeling this Christmas romance book is going to be hilarious and steamy and I’m all for it.
I’m already loving these characters – a “soft dom” with painted nails and a curvy heroine who knows where it’s at.
Bring on the holiday cheer with this Christmas romance novel this year.
My Big Fat Fabulous Christmas
by Lindsey Gallagher
Ten years ago, I, Sasha Sexton, inherited our family castle and sole care of my youngest sister.
More Cinderella, than Sleeping Beauty, at the mere age of twenty-eight I have a teenager to raise and a hotel to run.
If the hotel is to survive past Christmas, I need a lottery win, a miracle, or Prince Charming himself to sweep in with a humongous… wad of cash.
Determined to make this the most fabulous Christmas ever, I didn’t factor in the return of my first love, Ryan Cooper.
He was the boy next door, now a world famous singer/song writer, who wants to stay in my castle hotel in hopes of curing has writers block.
I try to avoid him at all costs but that’s easier said than done.
I love the title alone for this Christmas romance book but I also love that it will satisfy my love for rock star romances!
Sasha seems to be a woman who’s own desires have had to take a back seat to the interests and needs of others and I’m hoping she will finally find her happily ever after.
Scrooge and the Girls Next Door
by Melanie Jacobson
Twenty-six-year-old Paige Redmond, single mom and go-getter, can’t wait to give her daughter, Evie, the Christmas of her dreams.
Nothing can get in Paige’s way, not even her newly purchased fixer-upper cottage needing way more fixing than she planned.
Paige tackles the holiday with Clark Griswold spirit, amusing the entire town—except for her humbug next door neighbor, the grumpy but deliciously handsome Professor Henry Hill.
With the help of colorful friends and found family—plus a feral cat and a pancake snowman—Paige and Evie wage a campaign to cure the cranky professor of his Christmas blues.
When Paige’s feelings for Henry wind up as tangled as her Christmas lights, there’s suddenly more than Christmas spirit on the line.
Will Henry pull the plug on their first solo Christmas? Or can Paige and Evie convince the town’s biggest scrooge to open his grinchy heart to the holiday . . . and to them?
This Christmas romance book screams “adorable” and I’m all for it. Kids always add a cute factor but I cannot wait to see Paige’s Griswold antics at work.
Fans of the grumpy sunshine trope will want to pick this holiday romance this year.
A Kiss for Santa
by Mia Monroe
One night every year, I deliver gifts to all the good people around the world. I have everything I could want—a beautiful private home, loving friends and family, and the most amazing job in existence.
The only thing I don’t have is a love of my own. I’ve been hopelessly in love with Luca Vincent for years, watching him from afar, but he has a full life and it would be selfish of me to woo him away.
Which is a problem because I have to be married soon or lose my Christmas magic to my brother.
Neither of us wants that to happen, leaving me with two choices—let the Council arrange a marriage or find my own husband fast.
With my looming deadline and Luca’s holiday cheer slipping away, I know the time to act is now.
Somehow, I have to convince him to come back to my home with me. I’ll use every tool I have and plenty of holiday magic to make him mine.
A Christmas romance book where Santa gets some love, oh yeah!
Because Santa deserves a gift too doesn’t he? And if that gift just happens to be a man he’s been hopelessly in love with? Oh, the heart flutters!
Check out this Christmas romance book if you love gay romance or want to see Santa get his happily ever after.
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