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4 Music-Inspired Romance Novels for Boy Band Stans

by  | January 17

From the Beatles to New Kids on the Block to One Direction to BTS, America has a long history with boy bands. Luckily for all of us who love boy bands currently, there are a lot of outlets for expressing our adoration. One of these is fiction, and specifically romance novels! Whether you’ve had a case of Beatlemania in your life or consider yourself a member of the BTS A.R.M.Y., you’ll find something to read and enjoy in this list.

Public Relations

Public Relations

by Katie Heaney and Arianna Rebolini

Behind every great man is a great woman. This is definitely the case for international rock star Archie Fox and his new publicist, Rose Reed, the couple at the center of Public Relations. When Archie’s career needs a reboot, Rose proposes he play along with a fake romance with an up-and-coming indie chanteuse, but soon the very real feelings between Archie and Rose get in the way of the comeback plan. This book has a witty take on a beloved trope of the genre and gives us a look behind the scenes of a PR machine

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After (Media Tie-In)

After (Media Tie-In)

by Anna Todd

If you’re a fan of One Direction, you might have already heard of this one since After started as One Direction fan fiction published on Wattpad and has recently made its debut on the big screen too. Many fangirls can relate to main character Tessa’s feeling that there was a time before she knew Hardin and then there’s everything after—much like there’s a time before you heard New Kids on the Block’s “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” and then there’s after you followed them on tour for most of 1990. This book asks the question “What would that boy band member have been like had his talent never been discovered?” The answer is delightful, sexy, and fun.

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Roomies

Roomies

by Christina Lauren

Roomies takes us away from the hustle and bustle of the music industry to the bright lights of Broadway! However, the devotion our heroine Holland has for subway station performer Calvin is something any fan can relate to. After seeing Calvin perform underground—and being saved by him when she’s attacked on the subway platform—Holland can only think of one worthy way to repay him: offer him an audition with her uncle, a Broadway musical director. While their rom-com journey has many bumps and twists along the way, their story ends with a finish worthy of the most epic of love songs.

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Love Struck

Love Struck

by Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee

If, as a teen, you were enraptured by the romance between Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, then you’ll fall in love with Eli and Lacy in Love Struck. While Lacy is more reminiscent of Britney pre-fame, her folksy/country vibe evokes all of the pop star’s Louisiana charm. Lacy and Eli fall in love with each other’s online personas and are surprised when the feelings flare to life once they meet in the real world. Eli has inspired Lacy out of her songwriting slump, and the two truly form a friendship first and a romance second. You’ll be swooning by the end of Love Struckready to stan these two characters and wishing you could buy their respective albums.

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By day, Jennifer Proffitt works in marketing for a non-profit in Brooklyn. By night, she spends her free time writing and reading romance novels and talking about pop culture. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her cat, whom she likes more than most people.