Book Recommendations From My Characters

Hey! A few months ago, a readers asked me if I’d share the titles of books I’ve mentioned in my own novels. I love dropping Easter eggs in my books when I write them. I think it’s so much fun to mention characters from my author pals’ books and make them friends with my own characters. It’s always a neat surprise for our cross-over readers!

If you haven’t read any of these, I highly recommend them. I’ve compiled a list sorted by books/series for you to enjoy! Scroll down to read the list!

Romance Books recommended in Fabiola Francisco's novels.

Cameos in the Love in Everton series:

Return to Us by Christy Pastore: Matthew and Tinley are friends with Knox and Harris, Write You a Love Song and Pretend You’re Mine. It’s so fun having them pop in and out of the series! I love this story by Christy Pastore. It’s such a great romance about the struggles of marriage, celebrity drama, and true love.

Verite by Rachel Blaufeld: This is Lia’s favorite book in Roping Your Heart. She even has a signed paperback! This is probably my favorite book by Rachel Blaufeld (though it’s a tough choice!). This sports romance has so much heart. Ty is mine, but I’ll let you borrow him for a bit. If you’re looking for an interracial romance, this is a must.

Redemption Lane by Rachel Blaufeld: Averly and her best friends choose this as their book club pick in Make You Mine! SUCH a good story! It’s full of angst, high emotions, and sexy romance.

Bound to Me by Christy Pastore: Alex and Ella appear in a scene with Matthew and Tinley in You Make It Easy. Alex may be my favorite book boyfriend by Christy Pastore. This is a bodyguard romance with a spunky British heroine and a guarded and broken hero. HIGH recommendation!

Healed by You by Christy Pastore: Grady works with Matthew, and they both are mentioned in Then I Met You when Knox and Sutton work together on a soundtrack for their newest film. Second chances, friendships, and angst make this romance a must read. You’ll love these characters!

Play Me by Cary Hart: Ellie meets Sutton in a Nashville bar in Then I Met You. She gives her advice on love that helps Sutton put her life in perspective. This is such a good romance about a country music singer who’s lost and trying to find her way. Not to mention, she has the perfect hero by her side.

Mentioned in Red Lights Black Hearts:

Max recommends The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho to Samantha in Red Lights Black Hearts. It’s the perfect story for her, and it’s my absolute favorite book!

Mentioned in Twisted in You:

Electrified by Rachel Blaufeld was Blaufeld’s debut, and one of the few books that has ever surprised me. It made my mouth drop. Sienna has been through a lot, and Mikayla reads this novel as a part of her healing process. 

Mentioned in All My Truths & One Lie:

In The Gray by A.D. McCammon: Also a book a character of mine reads, Navia finds a connection with this story in her own path. This story is beautiful and poetic. Deep with meaning and real-life issues.

Cameos in the Rebel Desire series:

The Scripted Duet by Christy Pastore: Cash and Ronan meet as their careers cross paths and they create an unlikely bromance. Ronan and Holliday make appearances throughout the series. This romance is smart, sexy, and suspenseful. It touches on serious subjects while proving you can overcome anything stronger.  

I hope you find some of your favorite reads on this list! I’d love to know if you’ve read any of them or if you plan to read them. Let me know in the comments!

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