7 Romance Novellas to Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the best time of year to read a romance book but if you’re short on time or just want a taste of romance this holiday, check out my list of the best Valentine’s Day romance novellas that will really get you in the mood!

Though shorter than a traditional novel, they still come with a happily-ever-after love story that can be either a bit clean or a bit steamy. I’ve even got some that are literally out of this world 😊.

For even more romance books to read this holiday, be sure to also check out my list of best Valentine’s Day romance books!

Happy reading…because life is better with a love story.

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The Best Valentine’s Day Romance Novellas

One Day is one of the best Valentine's Day romance novellas worth reading this holiday. Check out the entire list of Valentine's Day-themed romance novellas on this book list from She Reads Romance Books.

One Day
by Samantha Young

Getting dumped four times over the course of the past ten years on Valentine’s Day was definitely not in Hazel Benny’s life plan.

So when her boyfriend of three months dumps her a week before Valentine’s Day to save her the humiliation of a fifth VD dumping, Hazel decides to take a break from life altogether by borrowing her brother’s camper van and taking off to the highlands.

Life in the camper van is going great—fresh air, beautiful scenery, a deeper bond with her homeland, no work, and best of all no men! Until Valentine’s Day.

Getting caught in the woods with her pants down is the last thing Hazel expected to happen to her on the dreaded romantic day.
Worse still getting caught by attractive American, Liam Brody, an annoyingly hot man the universe seems intent on throwing her way for the day.

By the time this year’s Valentine’s Day is over, Hazel will have only one question on her mind: How could one day, one tiny little day, change her life so epically.

Anyone who’s ever been dumped before and is ready to swear off love and the whole concept of Valentine’s Day will love this romance novella from Young.

I love their meet-cute in the woods and how Hazel can rewrite her history with Valentine’s Day by falling for this hottie.

The Bossy Billionaire's Last Valentine is one of the best Valentine's Day romance novellas worth reading this holiday. Check out the entire list of Valentine's Day-themed romance novellas on this book list from She Reads Romance Books.

The Bossy Billionaire’s Last Valentine
by Erin McCarthy and Lili Valente

Who says you can’t find true love with a total stranger? Kayley, that’s who. After our fantastic night together turns into a morning meeting spent vying for the same piece of property, we’re now more enemies than lovers.

While the lawyers sort it out, I have a plan–convince her to be my Valentine anyway because I’ve got it bad for this smart and hot woman. Real bad.

But not bad enough to back away from the land I need to build a legacy in the mountains, no matter how much I enjoy spending time in Kayley’s… hot tub. Since she’s not backing down either, this relationship is probably doomed.

Unless this bossy billionaire can learn to compromise when faced with the prospect of a lifetime of lonely Valentine’s Days…and nights.

Enemies to lovers books are totally my jam when it comes to romance books because the sparks between characters are just so good and I have a feeling they will be in this Valentine’s Day-themed novella.

If you also have a thing for alpha billionaires, then this is the romance novella for you!

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My Funny Valentine is one of the best Valentine's Day romance novellas worth reading this holiday. Check out the entire list of Valentine's Day-themed romance novellas on this book list from She Reads Romance Books.

My Funny Valentine
by Debbie Macomber

Dianne Williams needs a man . . . but only for a night. The night of the Port Blossom Community Center’s Valentine’s dinner, to be precise. As the dinner approaches, she grows more and more exasperated by her children’s relentless efforts to set her up on a blind date.

But one day, when a kind stranger helps her with car troubles, Dianne decides to take matters into her own hands.  Steve Creighton fits the bill perfectly: He’s handsome, he’s charming, and he owns a decent suit.

When Dianne asks him to accompany her to a Valentine’s dinner after only just having met him, he can’t help but find the offer amusing. As he and Dianne grow closer, however, his feelings for her only intensify—and, to Dianne’s surprise, so do hers.

I think a lot of people can identify with Dianne who’s tired of being set up but is desperate for a date to take to an upcoming function.

I love how she takes matters into her own hands and has it working out in her favor in more ways than one.

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A Very Mountain Man Valentine's Day is one of the best Valentine's Day romance novellas worth reading this holiday. Check out the entire list of Valentine's Day-themed romance novellas on this book list from She Reads Romance Books.

A Very Mountain Man Valentine’s Day
by Shaw Hart

It all started six months ago when I accidentally emailed the wrong person. From the first email, I was addicted.

Over the last six months, we’ve formed a connection. We became friends, sharing everything. From there, we became best friends, but now I’m hoping that, maybe, we could be something more.

Our emails have gone from nervous banter to fun to flirty, so it only made sense to me that we should take our relationship to the next level and finally meet each other in person.

I was hooked on Rory from the very first email. I’ve only fallen for her more in the last six months but I know that there’s no way that she could love me. Not with my hulking size and the scars that run down the left side of my face and body.

When she shows up on my doorstep, I’m shocked. Not because she looks like a curvy goddess, but because she doesn’t seem disgusted by my appearance. When Valentine’s Day is over, will I be able to let her go back home?

OMG, I am absolutely in love with the setup of this Valentine’s Day romance novella where neither person has actually met in person.

There’s just something about falling in love, sight unseen, through emails and I cannot wait to see how things play out for these two!

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Valentine Ever After is one of the best Valentine's Day romance novellas worth reading this holiday. Check out the entire list of Valentine's Day-themed romance novellas on this book list from She Reads Romance Books.

Valentine Ever After
by Jessa James

When I decided to get as far away from my cheating ex as possible, a Valentine’s Day retreat at a Colorado ski resort sounds like a good idea. Except I can’t ski.

When Nick shows up and saves me—literally—from losing control on the slopes, he inspires me to lose control in other…areas
. He’s fresh out of the military, all rippling muscle and tattoos, and he’s offering me exactly what I need right now – four days, four nights—and no strings.

We live different worlds. Thousands of miles apart. But what happens when my heart gets all tangled up anyway?

I think the idea of taking a personal retreat for Valentine’s Day is such an awesome idea, especially after experiencing a breakup!

If you decide to take one of your own, put this Valentine’s Day romance novella on your TBR list as it will be a perfect read.

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Barbarian's Valentine is one of the best Valentine's Day romance novellas worth reading this holiday. Check out the entire list of Valentine's Day-themed romance novellas on this book list from She Reads Romance Books.

Barbarian’s Valentine
by Ruby Dixon

Maddie’s mate is returning soon, and she wants to make his homecoming a special one. Pregnant Josie wants to seduce her mate all over again.

The solution for both of them? A Valentine’s Day celebration, ice planet style. There’ll be kisses, scanty outfits, and a pair of reunions you won’t forget.

If you want to give your Valentine’s Day an added twist then why not settle in with something that’s a bit out of this world?

Ruby Dixon writes the best alien romance books and if you’ve read any of her Ice Planet Barbarian series then you’ll enjoy this Valentine’s Day romance novella.

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Valentine's With a Barbarian is one of the best Valentine's Day romance novellas worth reading this holiday. Check out the entire list of Valentine's Day-themed romance novellas on this book list from She Reads Romance Books.

Valentine’s With the Barbarian
by Nicki Fox

Abby has just broken up with her boyfriend of two years after finding out he was cheating on her. She needs a girls weekend with her best friends.

They decide to take a trip to a National Park for wine tasting, spa time, and some hiking. There, in one of the caves they spot a strange light.

When they go to investigate, they’re all sucked into a portal. Abby is transported to a strange alien world where vibrant colorful plants thrive and a red barbaric man with kind eyes treats her like a princess.

She doesn’t know where her friends are or how to find the portal to take her home. That’s not all. The barbarian that’s claimed her as his, is the chief of the village. There’s tension between him and his tribe because of her as well as another adjoining clan.

Danger is at every turn and all Abby wants is to run into the arms of her barbarian. But when the opportunity presents itself for her to return to her world, will she take it?

Let’s face it – some men are truly barbaric. And if you’re fed up dating human men, then perhaps you’d be open to dating a barbarian and seeing where things go.

This is another scifi alien romance that’s not afraid to bring on a bit of steam between beings!

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