Stuck in an Elevator Romance Books: Where Love is Found in Small Spaces

If you love the forced proximity romance trope then you’re going to devour these stuck in an elevator romance books. In this book list and episode of the She Reads Romance Books Podcast, I’m talking about this fun micro-trope and my favorite books where the characters get stuck in an elevator, and love begins in small spaces.

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Episode 36: Stuck in an Elevator Romance Books: Where Love is Found in Small Spaces

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The Best Stuck in An Elevator Romance Books:

The Redo is one of the best stuck in the elevator romance books. If you love this microtrope of stuck in the elevator books, check out the entire list on She Reads Romance Books.

The Redo
by Max Monroe

This first stuck in an elevator romance book that I absolutely adored and cannot recommend enough is The Redo by Max Monroe. This is actually the fourth book in their Winslow Brothers series obviously about four different brothers. I’ve read two other books in the series and really, really enjoyed them but gosh The Redo just totally hits you with all the feels and you’re just going to fall in love with both of these characters.

You could totally read it as a standalone but it does culminate with the last Winslow brother finding his happily ever after and that last brother to have the prophecy from this psychic that they went to come true.

This is the story about Remington – a man who was left at the altar years ago – who happens to run into is former high school sweetheart in an elevator that gets stuck in New York City where it’s blazing hot outside and in the elevator. So, it’s also a bit of a second chance romance story if you love those.

Remy and Maria haven’t seen each other in years and now they are stuck in an elevator and she’s pregnant but not just pregnant- she’s pregnant with her sister and brother-in-law‘s baby but the kicker is that her sister and brother-in-law have recently passed in a car accident so she is now alone pregnant with the baby and running her own real estate business, and slowly and understandably getting quite overwhelmed. And to top that all off she is now stuck in an elevator.

It’s a fun meet cute that brings them together. Remy being the nice guy he is, offers to help Maria but she declines.

But as luck would have it they happen to get stuck AGAIN in another elevator… while Maria goes into labor and gives birth. As if it’s not enough to have this hunk of a guy who doesn’t do relationships mind you, deliver her baby, he steps up to help her afterward even though she doesn’t want to be a burden, and seeing Remy with an infant, OMG.  It’s incredible.

This book also gives you this incredible found family because of course they find their happy ending together. I loved it so much and it’s such a great one in the stuck in an elevator trope where they’re stuck not once but twice. I highly recommend it.

Mister Moneybags is one of the best stuck in the elevator romance books. If you love this microtrope of stuck in the elevator books, check out the entire list on She Reads Romance Books.

Mister Moneybags
by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

The next book on my list of stuck in an elevator romance books is Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. It is a hidden identity romance where Dex Truitt, a very successful business man meets Bianca in an elevator.

She’s on her way to interview him (though she doesn’t know it’s him) when they get stuck. Because of the way he’s dressed, she assumes Dex is a delivery guy not the actual guy she’s supposed to interview whom she dubs “Mister Moneybags” because she doesn’t like snobby, over educated, silver-spooned men that she thinks Dex is.

Well Dex was instantly taken with her so he cancels their interview, only agreeing to answer her questions via text if he can ask her his own questions. Meanwhile he starts dating her pretending to be the messenger guy “Jay” she met in the elevator.

So you can see where this is going – he’s totally painting himself in a corner where Bianca is falling for both men. And that’s where it gets a bit wonky and crazy drama ensues so if that’s not your thing then you can skip this one but it was enjoyable because I liked their meet cute in the elevator and how he has to pull himself out of the lies that he’s spinning. So that’s Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.

Replay is one of the best stuck in the elevator romance books. If you love this microtrope of stuck in the elevator books, check out the entire list on She Reads Romance Books.

Replay
by Amy Daws

Next up on my list of stuck in an elevator romance books is Replay by Amy Daws. I just love Amy Daw’s work. Her banter is just hilarious and I love the characters she writes. This one is a second chance romance that is part of her Harris brothers world (which are her soccer romance books that are fabulous if you haven’t read them) but one that had a bit more heaviness then her other books in that series.

It features a hot Italian who wears a suit so I mean I didn’t need to know much more about the book than that to read it if I’m being honest.

As much as I love the soccer playing Harris brothers, this book was a bit different as we get the story of Santino Rossi, the lawyer for the soccer club, and the sister of Mac – one of the soccer playing boys.

Santino and Tilly have past history where things got pretty hot and heavy between the playboy and the wild girl but that was five years ago. Now Santino wants to put those playboy days behind him and Tilly is just trying to forget but their past and their attraction comes roaring back when they find themselves stuck in an elevator when Tilly moves back to town after being away for five years.

For me, it’s hard not to love a great second chance romance when the characters are so deserving. I really liked the set-up of their past and how they’ve grown to be different people than they were when they first met and yet their attraction is still there.

Santino and Tilly are great examples of “real people” to me. Sometimes romance books can make characters too perfect or even too hateful to make me believe in their love connections, but not this one.

I think Daws’ Tilly and Santino of the past are examples of some real people in their twenties who party too hard, drink too much and who are just not out there looking for a long-term relationship. Of course, that catches up to Tilly and now she’s back and better than ever in my mind.

This story is told from dual POVs which is awesome because you get inside both of their heads.  This was just a great overall read which Daws seems to always deliver.
I highly recommend for fans of the Harris brothers but even if you’re new to the series you can easily read this as a standalone.

Check out my book review of Replay.

Alpha's Temptation is one of the best stuck in the elevator romance books. If you love this microtrope of stuck in the elevator books, check out the entire list on She Reads Romance Books.

Alpha’s Temptation
by Renee Rose and Lee Savino

My next book where the characters get stuck in an elevator is Alpha’s Temptation by Renee Rose and Lee Savino. This is a billionaire and werewolf romance which is quite the combo.

Jackson is a self-made billionaire who was banished from his birth pack. He’s someone content to be along but then he gets trapped in an elevator with Kylie who completely panics being stuck in the small space and unable to get out and Jackson’s inner wolf is like “MINE” even though she’s human.

So Jackson helps her through their ordeal but then comes to find out that she is the hacker (now former hacker) who almost took down his company in the past when she was a teen and the person he’s been hunting ever since. Kylie however has gone straight and is there hoping to get a legit job but unfortunately has to deal iwht the ordeal of being trapped on her way to her interview.

Could the writing have been a bit tighter, sure, but if you like wolf shifters who are fantastic at dirty talk then I’d give Alpha’s Temptation a go.

Stuck With You is one of the best stuck in the elevator romance books. If you love this microtrope of stuck in the elevator books, check out the entire list on She Reads Romance Books.

Stuck With You
by Ali Hazelwood

Last on my list of romance books where the characters get stuck in an elevator is one of Ali Hazelwood’s STEM novellas, called Stuck With You. All of her Steminist novellas surround a friend group of women who are scientists working around the globe. Stuck With You is Sadie’s story and another one of Hazelwood’s enemies to lovers romances.

Sadie gets stuck for hours in a New York City elevator with Erik, a man who broke her heart after their first encounter. Both she and Erik are civil engineers and had this one great night but then miscommunication ensues and now she would rather be anywhere but stuck in that small space with him.

The novella alternates between the present with them being stuck and the past when they first meet. Because it’s a short novella there is a bit of instalove but it didn’t bother me. I just loved the forced proximity bit that forced them to finally address their miscommunication.

I will say that I listened to this as an audiobook which influenced me a lot. I did not care for the narrator for Erik who sounded so stuffy it was a bit hard to get over so I would read it, not listen to it if you have the choice.

So if you loved The Love Hypothesis, I would recommend it as this book has more great writing, fun interjections of current trends and a good story arc.

This was such a fun micro-trope to talk about and I hope YOU enjoyed it and found some new books to add to your TBR list.

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