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Becky Monson is an American award-winning author of chick-lit and contemporary romance novels.

A gifted author who has made a name for herself as a prominent voice in contemporary romance, Becky’s writing style uses humor and true-life experiences to deliver entertaining stories and relatable characters.

Known for writing book series such as Spinster, and Just, as well as several other standalone titles, her captivating storytelling invites readers to look back on their own journeys and enjoy the surprising turns that life has to offer.

Besides writing, Becky Monson is also a wife and mother to three children. She enjoys reading, writing, and anything that is chick-lit, and secretly wishes that she had a British accent.

Most recently, she gave up Diet Coke for the umpteenth time, although her chances aren't looking good if the past is anything to go by.

More about Becky Monson

Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary , Romance

United States


Non Series

  • Speak Now: or Forever Hold Your Peace (2015)
  • The Accidental Text (2021)
  • How to Ruin the Holidays (2021)
  • Pumpkin Spice and Not So Nice (2022)
  • Love Songs Suck (2023)


  1. Just a Name (2018)
  2. Just a Girl (2020)


  1. Taking a Chance (2016)
  2. The Love Potion (2021)

Return to Christmas Falls

  1. Once Again in Christmas Falls (Book 3) (2017)


  1. Thirty-Two Going on Spinster (2012)
  2. Thirty-Three Going on Girlfriend (2014)
  3. Thirty-Four Going on Bride (2016)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Speak Now: or Forever Hold Your Peace

Bridgette Reynolds needs to stop a wedding, but can she do it?

If there’s one thing that Bridgette Reynolds has learned recently, it’s that the perfect shoes, the perfect hair, and the perfect dress do not make for the perfect proposal. In fact, sometimes they make for the not-so-perfect breakup.

Now, Bridgette must do everything in her power to win Adam back. She knows they are meant to be. And nothing will stand in her way—not her friends, not her grandmother, not even the fact that Adam is now engaged to Serene after a whirlwind romance.

Focused on her plan to win Adam back, Bridgette isn’t expecting Ian—her college best friend, her love, her big regret—to come back into her life. They sink back into their comfortable friendship as if no time has passed at all, making Bridgette start to question her feelings for Adam. But Ian has a few secrets of his own . . . secrets that could shatter their friendship once and for all.

Bridgette has to make some major decisions—should she speak now? Or forever hold her peace?

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1511721226
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The Accidental Text

Wrong number. Right guy?

Once upon a time, Maggie Cooper lived for adventure. Jumping out of planes was child’s play. Now she can’t even work up the nerve to ask out her coworker. For a bit of self-therapy, she begins to text her recently deceased mother’s phone—the only problem is that the number has been reassigned and for weeks she’s been unknowingly texting a stranger her deepest thoughts and feelings. There have also been some not-so-deep texts, like the ones about her appreciation for her coworker’s butt.

When Chase Beckett, the unsuspecting stranger who has more in common with Maggie than he’d like to admit, texts back, Maggie is beyond mortified. But message after message and night after night, Maggie realizes that Chase’s wit, charm, and advice are exactly what the doctor ordered. Is it enough, though, to get her back up in the sky? And what about her heart? Can she risk taking a leap of faith for the man on the other end of her accidental texts?

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 979-8592165016
Publisher: Independently published
How to Ruin the Holidays

After a disastrous family Thanksgiving, all I wanted was to avoid anything holly and jolly this year, so an unexpected business trip seemed like the perfect escape plan . . . until I landed smack dab in the middle of a freaking winter wonderland, otherwise known as Carole Cove, Montana. It’s merrier and brighter than the North Pole. 

The town even comes with its own Mr. Holiday—Noel Holiday, that is. Not only is he holly and jolly but he’s hotter than the lattes he sells at his café. And for some reason he would love nothing more than to share the magic of the season with me.

Unfortunately, this little trip of mine isn’t exactly filled with good cheer. But Noel’s kisses have a way of making me believe in Christmas miracles. And a miracle might be exactly what it takes to keep the holidays from being ruined forever.

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 979-8767611881
Publisher: Independently published
Pumpkin Spice and Not So Nice

If I were ever to write a memoir, it would be titled, Jenna Peterson’s Guide to Dating Emotionally Unavailable Men. I’m like a professional at it. I’m so good, I can take any dysfunctional man and turn him into Prince Charming, just in time for him to dump me and then go on to marry the next woman he dates. I’m about ready to give up on loving real men and focus on lusting over fictional men in the Turkish dramas I can’t stop devouring.

But then . . . I find a mysterious fifty-dollar bill with a handwritten note on it that was donated to my family’s pumpkin patch by accident. And wouldn’t you know it, the mystery man it belongs to is emotionally unavailable, albeit freakishly attractive. I keep telling myself to walk away, but there’s something about Aidan St. Claire that makes me want to unravel all his secrets. All I know is he sure can heat up the cozy fall nights. I can’t help but think that maybe this time I’ll get to keep Prince Charming for myself.

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 979-8352072158
Publisher: Independently published
Love Songs Suck

A reluctant woman, a determined popstar, and the song that started it all.

After growing up in Nashville with two musician parents, I promised myself one thing—I would never, ever fall in love with anyone who had anything to do with the music scene. I will take my stable, albeit boring, accountant boyfriend, thank you very much, and live securely ever after. At least that was the plan. Who knew one ridiculous party where boy band sensation Finn Thatcher showed up would turn my life completely upside down.

How dare he write a song about me. A song that went straight to number one. A song that messes everything up with his band. And who gets the blame for that? That’s right, me. I’m the new Yoko Ono. The only way to fix it is to, well . . . give the world what it wants—a love story. We are talking the whole freaking fairy tale. Nothing says true love like a fake relationship. But what if it’s not so fake? What if I want the happily ever after? Or am I just another love song to Finn?

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2023
ISBN: 979-8390051696
Publisher: Independently published


Just a Name

Holly has a plan for everything. But she never could have planned for this.

If there's one thing Holly Murphy loves, it's a solid plan. She has her entire life figured out—or so she thinks. But when life pulls the rug out from under her, she's left to deal with a canceled wedding—hers, to be precise. And the promotion she's worked toward for years is now in jeopardy because the team she supervises doesn’t like her management style.

Thinking that Holly is too tightly wound and needs a break from everything, her boss demands she take a vacation. But how can she take a vacation when her promotion is on the line? Trying to help out, her best friend, Quinn, suggests she still go on her honeymoon and conduct a nationwide search to find a man with the same name as her ex-fiancé to use his plane ticket. Leaving Holly to wonder if she’s the only sane person left on the planet.

Yet when her boss gets wind of the idea and loves it, Holly finds herself in a corner she can’t get out of. And when handsome Nate Jones from Newport Beach gets picked to go with her, she wonders if this whole thing won’t be so bad after all.

Can Holly learn to let go? Or will this crazy adventure send her running right back to her safety net?

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1728643113
Publisher: Independently published
Just a Girl

What happens when the right girl and the right guy meet at the wrong time?

One thing that can be said about Quinn Pearson is that she has a knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. Like, the worst time ever. Take her job for instance. One little slip of the tongue using the mother of all swear words while reporting the news, and suddenly she finds herself with over 18 million views on YouTube and her employment in jeopardy. If that wasn’t bad enough, when she meets the man of her dreams, she nearly chokes to death on a powdered sugar donut.

Thankfully for Quinn, the dashing Brit, Henry, finds her near death experience quite charming. But just when Quinn thinks her luck is going to change, she finds out her timing is all wrong again. Henry is off limits. Or is he? Maybe it’s time for Quinn to quit settling for what life hands her. Perhaps it's time for her to become more than just a girl.

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8676091941
Publisher: Independently published


Taking a Chance

If Liza Parker takes a chance on Jay Sanders, a perfect stranger, can she overcome some of her greatest fears?

Liza Parker has a fear of heights, crowds and small spaces. So what's a girl like her doing on a crowded elevator going to the top of the Empire State Building? Freaking out, that's what she's doing. Enter Jay Sanders, a tourist who thinks he might be able to help Liza face her fears, but she has to be willing to spend the day with a complete stranger. Maybe taking a chance on Jay is just what Liza needs.

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1537594606
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The Love Potion

Can a magic love potion help her see what’s right in front of her?

Ally Hawkins, ever cheerful and always willing to see the bright side of things, has never had a date for Valentine’s Day. But this is her year. She can feel it in her little optimistic heart. Even if she, a full-grown woman, resorts to believing in a love potion she bought at a county fair. After all, the day she accidently got some of the smelly concoction on herself, the object of her desire asked her out to lunch. That can’t be a coincidence, can it?

But ever since the potion came into her life, Josh Wise, Ally’s coworker and office BFF, has been acting strange. He’s been pulling away from her, and she finds that she’s missing his playful antics and the way he can always make her laugh and smile. The potion, it would seem, is lifting the curtain on a reality that Ally has been blind to. But will she recognize what’s been right in front of her all along before it’s too late?

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2021
Ebook: B09368QCW7

Return to Christmas Falls

Once Again in Christmas Falls (Book 3)

One might say, I’m not having the greatest of holiday seasons. Not only are my parents getting divorced and expecting me to play referee, but I just found out that my ex is going to become my boss. It’s enough to make anyone want to run away. So that’s exactly what I do. In fact, it’s kind of what I always do—run. But this time, I’m running home. Home to Christmas Falls where once upon a time I felt safe and loved.

Unfortunately, no one recognizes me. That is except the boy next door, Andy Broll. Wow. Let’s just say the last several years have done him good. Who knew he could send my heart into such a tizzy? Now I have to decide if it’s just the magic of Christmas Falls or if I’ve finally found a reason to hang my running shoes up for good.

Here is the complete list of book sin the series:

1. Homecoming in Christmas (2017) by Ciara Knight

2. Honeymoon for One (2017) by Jennifer Peel

3. Once Again in Christmas Falls (2017) by Becky Monson

4. Rumor Has It: In Christmas Falls (2017) by Melinda Curtis

5. One Complicated Christmas (2019) by Ciara Knight

6. Love Notes in Christmas Falls (2017) by Beth Labonte

7. Finding the Truth in Christmas Falls (2017) by Danielle Stewart

8. Forever Yours in Christmas Falls (2017) by Susan Hatler

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1691074358
Publisher: Independently published


Thirty-Two Going on Spinster

Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie. With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. 

Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie. But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1481128346
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Thirty-Three Going on Girlfriend

Julia Dorning thought she would die a lonely spinster. That was until nine months ago, when her world was turned upside down. Now she’s got a dream career as a bakery owner, and a relationship with handsome Jared Moody—a life she never thought possible. 

Just as she’s starting to feel comfortable in her new life, Julia is invited to battle it out on national television making cupcakes. An amazing opportunity, if she can muster up the confidence to do it, that is. Then, out of the blue, Jared goes and throws a rather large wrench in their relationship causing Julia to have to make some big decisions. 

With her two trusted confidants off in wedding la la land, Julia is on her own to figure everything out. Left to her own devices, will Julia be able to work things out for herself? Or will she make a disaster of it all? Find out in Becky Monson’s sequel to Thirty-Two Going on Spinster!

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1502320742
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Thirty-Four Going on Bride

Julia Dorning is about to lose it. Between her over-the-top wedding that her sister, Anna, took upon herself to create, and the under-staffed popular bakery that she runs, she can barely find time to breathe. 

All Julia ever wanted was a quaint wedding on the beach with family and friends. But now Julia has to contend with not only her sister's plans, but those of her future mother-in-law, as well. Not wanting to step on anyone's toes, especially her mother-in-law's, Julia just goes along with it. 

She can only take so much, though, and when her newest employee, Kate, makes things harder at the bakery, Julia has to find a way to simplify her life. Can she do it or will she end up a basket case?

Author: Becky Monson
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1533547859
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform