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BOOK TO SCREEN ADAPTATIONS WE WANT : CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE EDITION

We’ve spoken a lot about books we would love to see adapted to film or series but this time let’s get more specific. With the long-awaited release of The Hating Game movie finally out (in CAN/US but not yet for the poor UK folks), it’s got us here at A Take from Two Cities wondering : what other contemporary romance** novels would you love to see adapted to the big or small screen?
** don’t worry, we have more romance-centric lists in mind!

Also, we know it goes without saying but, if you haven’t read any of these? We highly recommend.

Now, finally, to the good stuff.


In no particular order, Micky would love to see..

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams would fit the film market so perfectly.
The Grip series by Kennedy Ryan would be perfect for TV, this timeline needs episodes, please.
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood is definite film territory we think.
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren would also be perfect for a film — just don’t forget to pack the tissues.
Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis. This adaptation could go either way. The timeline in this book would totally work for a series but it could be encapsulated in a film, too.


Also in no particular order, Hollis would love to see..

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is sexy, diverse, and being that it’s a gender swapped Pretty Woman how could this not succeed on screen? Big or small, I’ll take it either way.
Melt for You by J.T. Geissinger would be the perfect kind of brain and eye candy film; a modern day wallflower with the (Scottish!) bad boy next door helping her to love herself and win the man she thinks she wants? Please and thank you.
Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne has a cheeky and fun narrative voice that would be perfect for film. And don’t even get me started on the meet cutes between the socialite and the stern divorce attorney. This is top tier opposites attract rom-com greatness.
The London Celebrities series by Lucy Parker would make for a great mini series with all the interconnected couples. Set against the west end of London, featuring a variety of tropes, very reality-based despite the fame and circumstances, this would be brilliant. If only the BBC would take my calls.
And, lastly (for now!), there’s the Forbidden Hearts series by Alisha Rai. This is another that that would be brilliant in mini series form. The series kicks off with feuding families, hate to love, later we have a bit of an angsty taboo connection, grief, plenty of representation throughout, and more.


What’s the first contemporary romance book that comes to mind when it comes to adaptations you’ve love to see made? And what sub-genre of romance would you like to see us dream about next?

Also, bonus question, have you seen The Hating Game yet? What did you think?

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