For me, meetcutes have the ability to make or break a romance novel. It sets the stage for the rest of the book.
Here are five books that have some of my favorite meetcutes:
Jacob (Nightwalkers #1) by Jacqueline Frank
Starting off with a bang here, this book has my favorite meetcute perhaps of all time. This is a paranormal adult romance with beings called Nightwalkers that consist of demons, shifters, vampires, and more. The main beings in this series are demons who have elemental magic and are more like fae then what you would normally consider demons. (No red skin and horns here!)
The heroine, Isabella, is leaning out of her window in a high rise apartment, looking at the moon when she sees a handsome figure walking on the sidewalk below. She thinks that she is free to gawk at him since she is so high up because there is no way he’ll ever notice. Until, suddenly, he does.
Beautiful Liar (Reed Rivers Trilogy #1) by Lauren Rowe
This is a spinoff series to Lauren Rowe’s Morgan Brothers series that I absolutely love. This particular series follows Reed Rivers, an extremely magnetic, successful, powerful head of a record label.
In this meetcute, Reed is being interviewed during a panel session on stage and our heroine is in the audience. As she is watching him, she notices that he keeps making eye contact with her and sending her small smiles and other gestures.
As someone who has unabashedly wished that she would one day be that girl in an audience who the lead singer makes eye contact with, I felt like this meetcute was so swoony.
Lingus by Mariana Zapata
This one isn’t as swoony as the other two, but it’s definitely funny!
This book is a porn star romance that also happens to be one of the best friends-to-lovers I’ve ever read.
In this book, our heroine is attending a porn convention with her porn star friend when the hero catches her and calls her out on picking her wedgie.
It’s so classic Mariana Zapata and such a unique, hilarious introduction.
Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
This is one of my all time favorite novellas and the entire premise of the story revolves around this epic meetcute.
Our love interests meet in an elevator that gets stuck in the dark. The interesting twist is that they never see each other.
By Your Side by Kasie West
In this YA Contemporary Romance, our two main characters meet when they are both locked in a library for a long weekend.
This is probably my favorite Kasie West novel!