Talia's Recommended Reading Order
Talia devised the list below by considering series, checking timelines, reading glitter like tea leaves, and measuring the romantical pull of a black hole. Or something. The books in bold contain interconnected references of some sort, and are therefore fun to read in the suggested order. But everything else is, honestly, quite flexible.
A Girl Like Her – Ruth and Evan
Ravenswood #1. A small-town romance between a grouchy, autistic nerd and the gorgeous human labrador who just moved in next door. He is also a blacksmith and an excellent cook, if you’re into that.
This book features delicious lasagne, friends who fall in love via a (comic) book club, small-town gossip, and trouncing an abusive ex.
Damaged Goods – Laura and Samir
Ravenswood #1.5. (Free novella.) A small-town, seaside romance between a pregnant heroine fleeing her ex-husband and a wholesome cafe-owner who just wants to give her omelettes and support and no-strings-attached oral pleasure.
This book features childhood sweethearts reunited, kisses in the rain, and yet more trouncing of abusive exes.
Untouchable – Hannah and Nate
Ravenswood #2. A small-town romance between a nursery nurse with a criminal record and a widowed single dad. He’s tattooed and depressed, she’s hyper-organised and also depressed. They have a great time, though.
This book features noble pining, accidental kissing in the kitchen, and realistically chaotic children.
That Kind of Guy – Rae and Zach
Ravenswood #3. A small-town romance between a 40-year-old divorced novelist and a younger, demisexual bad boy. They share a real friendship and a fake relationship. Until it’s not fake at all.
This book features a drunken proposition that is gently rejected, a shared hotel room with only one bed, and a Kiss That Changes Everything.
The Princess Trap – Cherry and Ruben
Standalone, full-length novel. A comedic royal romance between a bisexual Scandinavian prince who’s into light domination and a fed-up British office worker who
is also into that, as it turns out plays his fake fiancée.
This book features a mildly exploitative contract, supposed enemies holding hands in bed, and a plot to take down the (abusive) monarchy.
The Roommate Risk – Jasmine and Rahul
Standalone, full-length novel, previously titled Wanna Bet?. An emotional friends-to-lovers romance between a pansexual party girl and the uptight, responsible hero who’s spent his life pining for her. They are roommates now. Shenanigans ensue.
This book features several Very Romantic Flashbacks, an unshakeable opposites-attract friendship, and some very steamy love scenes.
Guarding Temptation – Nina and James
Standalone, novella. Vaguely connected to Wanna Bet?, but, like, vaguely. A bodyguard romance between a radical political activist and the over-protective mechanic also known as her brother’s best friend. They eat a lot and shout at each other and then they kiss.
This book features old friends moving in together, mutual pining, and trampolines.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown – Chloe and Red
The Brown Sisters #1. A romantic comedy between a type-A web designer with fibromyalgia and the charming, tattooed handyman she hates. They are neighbours and enemies and she occasionally spies on him. Occasionally!
This book features one ridiculous bucket list, one ludicrous cat, and a metric tonne of chocolate.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown – Dani and Zaf
The Brown Sisters #2. A romantic comedy between a bisexual, outrageously cynical PhD student and a grumpy security guard who loves romance novels. She’s a practicing witch, he has anxiety, and together they fake a relationship for, er, charitable reasons.
This book features friends accidentally falling in love, lots of bonding over delicious food, and one outrageous hashtag (#DrRugbae).
Act Your Age, Eve Brown – Eve and Jacob
The Brown Sisters #3. A romantic comedy between a spoiled, chaotic angel who’s trying to prove herself and an uptight, sarcastic bed-and-breakfast owner who simply cannot stand her. Unfortunately, they have to work together because she breaks his arm by hitting him with her car. Oops.
This book features two autistic leads, several dangerous birds, and one hell of a playlist.
Merry Inkmas – Bailey and Cash
Standalone, category-length novel. An emotional Christmas romance between a brooding tattoo artist dealing with invasive thoughts and his new, Disney-obsessed receptionist who’s just trying her best.
This book features artistic pining, snarky office banter, and Beauty and the Beast references.
Just for Him – the series
These next three books are available as a box set. See below for the individual stories.
Bad for the Boss – Jen and Theo
Just for Him #1, category-length novel. A slightly suspenseful office romance between an older, uptight hero and a younger, fed-up heroine. He has a bit of charm and a lot of money. She has a stalker and a suspicious attitude.
This book features an unusual amount of violence, a highly unlikely sex contract, and a very dramatic ending.
Undone by the Ex-Con – Lizzie and Isaac
Just for Him #2. An enemies-to-lovers, blackmail-motivated romance between a former ballerina coping with diabetes and a brooding ex-con who writes bestselling prison memoirs. (And poetry, but he prefers not to talk about that.)
This book features nefarious seduction in the Swiss Alps, an Awfully Wealthy Villain, and some light femme dom.
Sweet on the Greek – Aria and Nik
Just for Him #3, category-length novel. A romantic comedy between a tattooed, pierced, and cynical heroine, and the bisexual football star who falls in love with her at first sight. He hires her to be his fake girlfriend. He wants her to be his actual girlfriend. Babysteps, and all that.
This book features a Spanish party villa, a certified himbo of a hero, and an infamous box of, ahem, toys.
Work for It – Griff and Olu
Just for Him spinoff. A brooding and emotional romance between a gorgeous, wealthy, super-depressed hero and the gruff, lonely, fruit-farmer he works under for the summer. They hate each other. Supposedly.
This book features rogue sheep, hurt/comfort, and kissing in the woods.
Wrapped Up in You – Abbie and Will
A standalone Christmas novella published by Kobo and only available on their platform. Hollywood heartthrob Will goes home for Christmas, and is determined to win over his childhood friend, cynical divorcée Abbie.
This book features a Scottish snowstorm, grumpy/sunshine, and cats named after breakfast foods.
Mating the Huntress – Chastity and Luke
Monsters & Mates #1. A novella. Can actually be read whenever you like because it’s set in an entirely different universe that is basically the same as ours, except there are werewolves. Chastity is a huntress determined to slaughter all monsters, Luke is a monster determined to mate Chastity and love her forever and ever. This is, would you believe, a romantic comedy.
A Complete History of Talia's Books
Over the years, some of Talia’s stories have undergone transformations, while others have mysteriously disappeared. Here is a list of everything Talia has ever published, in the order she wrote it – just in case you’re the kind of person who needs to know precisely what the hell is going on in order to feel at ease.
Always With You (Now unavailable.)
Operation Atonement (Now unavailable.)
Bad for the Boss
Undone by the Ex-Con
The Princess Trap
A Girl Like Her
Wanna Bet?, now titled The Roommate Risk
Sweet on the Greek
Resisting Desire, later revised and expanded into Guarding Temptation.
Mating the Huntress
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
That Kind of Guy
Work for It
Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Wrapped Up in You
Act Your Age, Eve Brown