When you read a Jana Aston romance novel, you’re in for a great time. She entertains the readers with charming characters, fun twists on beloved romantic tropes, and off-the-wall humor. While her reserved heroines are popular with readers, Aston’s storytelling really shines with the audacious heroines.
These characters usually have no filter and are the comic relief. The women (often introduced to readers as the best friend in the first book of a series) interfere in the main character’s life. They have the best intentions but they cause problems. They are sidekicks who make questionable choices and essentially create opportunities for the heroine.
Aston then gives these women starring roles in their own sexy romantic comedies. Maybe the author does that to warn readers about the upcoming rollercoaster ride. The results are unforgettably hilarious.
In Good Time, Payton and Vince had one drunken night out in Vegas and wind up married. Payton admittedly makes poor choices and she’s trying to fix that by eavesdropping on life coaching sessions at her local coffee shop. But she knows deep in her soul that Vince is the one for her. She needs to find a way to make him fall in love with her before he serves the annulment papers.
Like many of Aston’s heroes, Vince is out of the heroine’s league in status, wealth and power. He’s dazzled by Payton’s humor and joyful attitude, but he thinks he’s too old and boring for her. Little does he know that Payton finds his stability and serious demeanor incredibly hot.
While the heroes are responsible and mature, the heroine knows she’s a lot of work. If she’s going to be in a relationship, she needs a man who can keep up with her. In Right, Everly is a driving force. If she’s not saying outrageous things or playing matchmaker, she’s plotting ways to get her brother’s best friend to notice her. But when her brother’s best friend’s brother decides to pursue her, Everly has met her match.
Sawyer loves the way Everly’s mind works. She’s rarely right when it comes to matters of the heart, and he’s not trying to control her. He simply wants her to direct all that energy and attention on him.
Once the heroes and heroines get together, it’s a crazy ride. For example, in Plan B, Daisy didn’t intend to get pregnant after a one-night stand. And she didn’t mean to announce she was engaged to the guy in front of his family. But when traditional methods of informing your one-night stand that he’s going to be a daddy continue to fail, you need to go with Plan B. What surprises Daisy is that Kyle has the ability to roll with whatever she does.
Daisy, the hot mess, and Kyle, the hot nerd, shouldn’t make sense as a couple, but they click. And, thanks to disastrous dating histories, they can’t quite trust their good luck in finding each other.
Recommended Reading List
In addition to the books mentioned above, get these sexy contemporary romance novels:
- Good Girl by Jana Aston: A hot romantic comedy about a bad boy billionaire who doesn’t think he’s good enough for a rule-loving good girl.
- Sure Thing by Jana Aston: The quiet twin switched places with her sister. This funny and sexy mistaken identity romance is pure escapism!
- Wrong by Jana Aston: An opposites-attract love story about the virginal college student and the experienced man who is so out of her league. It’s funny and filthy hot.
Want more romantic comedies? Find a few in the Love & Laughter Romance blog post.