Books Like Magnolia Parks by Jessa Hastings (Rich People Behaving Badly Trope)

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Thanks to word of mouth, Magnolia Park is one of the buzziest angsty romances you must pick up. Magnolia Park is the story of Magnolia and BJ, who were high school sweethearts, but BJ cheated on Magnolia and broke up. Even though they have broken up, they are still attached. Much of the story is about the push and pull between Magnolia and BJ.

Magnolia Parks’s writing is very flowery and full of designer namedrops. Magnolia and BJ are part of a close-knit group. Most of the book takes place during and around parties and social events.

If you are a fashionista, you will love all of the designer namedrops, so much so that there is a Magnolia Parks Closet Instagram account.

Reading the book, I will be honest, nothing much happens. However, the writing and the angst of will they, won’t they will hook you up.

After reading the Magnolia Parks series, you must ask what you should read next. Here, we share seven romance novels perfect to meet your needs.

About Magnolia Parks

Trigger Warnings; Cheating, Drug Use

Where Can I Read Magnolia Parks?

Magnolia Parks and the Daisy Haites books series (physical, e-book, and audiobooks) are available to borrow from your library.

Magnolia Parks Universe Reading Order & Couple Focus

One of my favorite tropes is reading about rich people misbehaving.  These books feature drama, aspirational living with designer clothes, private planes, and exotic trips.  In addition, we see antics that are entirely addictive.


Here is a list of perfect books like Gossip Girl, which features rich people misbehaving.


Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar was a series of YA novels that came out in the aughts. Thirteen novels were made into popular series on the CW. Almost ten years later, a reboot of the series was released on HBO Max.

Serena van der Woodsen is back from boarding school — but is she still the Upper East Side’s It Girl? The wickedly funny first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series inspired the original hit CW show and the HBO Max series.

Welcome to New York City’s Upper East Side, where my friends and I live, go to school, play, and sleep — sometimes with each other.

S is back from boarding school, and if we aren’t careful, she will win over our teachers, wear that dress we couldn’t fit into, steal our boyfriends’ hearts, and ruin our lives significantly. I’ll be watching closely…

You know you love me, gossip girl.

Gossip Girl is a thirteen-book series. Here are the titles in the series:

  1. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar 

  2. Gossip Girl: You Know You Loved Me by Cecily von Ziegesar

  3. Gossip Girl: All I Want Is Everything by Cecily von Ziegesar

  4. Gossip Girl: Because I’m Worth It by Cecily von Ziegesar

  5. Gossip Girl: I Like It Like That by Cecily von Ziegesar

  6. Gossip Girl: You’re the One that I Want by Cecily von Ziegesar 

  7. Gossip Girl: Nobody Does it Better by Cecily von Ziegesar 

  8. Gossie Girl: Nothing Can Keep Us Together by Cecily von Ziegesar

  9. Gossip Girl; Only in Your Dreams by Cecily von Ziegesar

  10. Gossip Girl: Would I Lie to You by Cecily von Ziegesar

  11. Gossip Girl: Don’t You Forget About Me by Cecily von Ziegesar

  12. Gossip Girl: I Will Always Love You by Cecily von Ziegesar

  13. Gossip Girl: Psycho Killer by Cecily von Ziegesar 


Meet Anna K: every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her particular way…

At seventeen, Anna K is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be a little controlling). Meanwhile, Anna’s brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather a sexting scandal; Lolly’s little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to everyday life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven’s best friend, Dustin, is madly (and one-sidedly) in love with Kimmie.

As her friends struggle with the pitfalls of ordinary teenage life, Anna always seems to be able to sail gracefully above it all. That is…until the night she meets Alexia “Count” Vronsky at Grand Central. A notorious playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and lives for his pleasure, Alexia is everything Anna is not. But he has never been in love until he meets Anna; maybe she hasn’t, either. As Alexia and Anna are pulled irresistibly together, she has to decide how much of her life she will let go for the chance to be with him. And when a shocking revelation threatens to shatter their relationship, she is forced to question if she has ever known herself.

Dazzlingly opulent and emotionally riveting, Anna K: A Love Story is a brilliant reimagining of Leo Tolstoy’s timeless love story, Anna Karenina—but above all, it is a novel about the dizzying, glorious, heart-stopping experience of first love and first heartbreak.

Anna K’s sequel follows what happens the summer after Anna K. The title of the sequel is Anna K Away by Jenny Lee

From NYT and USA Today bestselling author Elle Kennedy comes an addictive new adult series set against the backdrop of an elite prep school where the only thing more dangerous than the powerful seniors who rule without consequences are the secrets they’re keeping.

Welcome to Sandover Prep, where the delinquents roam…and you can’t trust a soul.

Finding out your mom is marrying some rich guy you’ve never met is enough to make any eighteen-year-old’s head spin. And for RJ Shaw, it gets worse: he’s being sent to Sandover Prep for senior year. If there’s one place a misfit hacker like RJ doesn’t belong, it’s an ivy-covered all-boys boarding school for rich delinquents. There’s no point trying to get along with anyone. That is until he meets Sloane Tresscott in the woods on the outskirts of campus. Gorgeous and sharp-tongued, Sloane is pure temptation. Except Sloane is the one girl he’s forbidden from touching.

The headmaster’s daughter.

Good thing RJ doesn’t believe in rules. Sure, Sloane insists she’s swearing off boys this year, but he wants her bad, and he will win her over if it kills him—unless her ex-boyfriend, the ruling king of Sandover, kills him first. Luckily, RJ’s unwittingly made some friends. His new stepbrother Fenn is a pretty boy with a self-destructive streak. Lawson, self-proclaimed agent of chaos. And Silas, the All-American good guy who can’t be as lovely as he seems.

If RJ wants to survive prep school and win Sloane’s heart, he’ll need to figure out a way to use all the secrets hidden in the walls of Sandover.


Check out our author interview with Elle Kennedy and find out what she reads and recommends.

Addicted to You
By Ritchie, Krista, Ritchie, Becca

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Fans of Gossip Girl, Friends, and Euphoria will devour this edgy new adult romance set in a world of lust, fame, swoon-worthy men, and friendships that run deeper than blood.

She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups, and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex. Their real vice may be each other.

The Addicted Series is now complete and perfect for binge-readers!

Tune into our author interview with Krista and Becca Ritchie as they share they writing journey and what they read and recommends.

No one knows how new members are selected for the Hale Banking and Holding board. But there are rumors of a sordid rite of initiation.

Whispers how one woman and nine men disappear into a boardroom.

This time, that woman will be me.

The Hale family owns everything—the eighth largest bank in the world, everyone in our town, even the mortgage on my parents’ mansion. And now Royce Hale wants to own me.

He is charming. Seductive. Ruthless. But above all, he’s the prince of lies. My body may tighten with white-hot desire under his penetrating gaze, but I refuse to enjoy it.

I’ll make a deal with the devil to save my family and sell myself to the Hales. But Royce will never own my heart.

The rest of the Filthy Rich American series is as  follows:

  1. The Initiation by Nikki Sloane

  2. The Obsession by Nikki Sloane

  3. The Deception by Nikki Sloane

  4. The Redemption by Nikki Sloane

  5. The Temptation by Nikki Sloane

New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York will be a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she should never have tried and a boy she should never have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, and Big Little Lies, debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….

The Thousandth Floor series is a trilogy. Here is a list of books in the series:

  1. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

  2. The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

  3. The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee

By Nash, Willa, Perry, Devney

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Can you keep a secret?

Aston University might be teeming with prestigious and wealthy students, but the currency on campus isn’t their millions. It’s their secret. And the three women living at Clarence Manor are filthy rich in lies and deceit.

Two of the roommates have played this game for years. Some would consider them masters of a ruse. The third might be new to Aston, but she’s no stranger to secrets.

Cassia, the outsider. Elora, the ice princess. And Ivy, the puppet master.

Who’s hiding the ugliest truths? We’ll let you be the judge.

Go ahead. Whisper your confessions in our ears.

We promise not to tell.

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

 On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

Crazy Rich Asians book was made into a movie in 2018. This book series is a trilogy, and here are the books in the series:

A working-class woman who infiltrates Singapore’s high society to fulfill her dreams risks losing everything in the process—including herself—in this propulsive novel by debut author Kyla Zhao.

For as long as she can remember, Samantha Song has dreamed of writing for a high-society magazine—and she’d do anything to get there. But the constant struggle to help her mom make ends meet and her low social status cause her dream to feel like a distant fantasy.

Now Samantha finds herself working at a drab PR firm. Living vicariously through her wealthy coworker and friend, Anya Chen, is the closest she’ll get to her ideal life. Until she meets Timothy Kingston: the disillusioned son of one of Singapore’s elite families—and Samantha’s one chance at infiltrating the high-society world to which she desperately wants to belong.

To Samantha’s surprise, Timothy and Anya agree to help her make a name for herself on Singapore’s socialite scene. But the borrowed designer clothes and plus-ones to every glamorous event can only get her so far. The rest is on Samantha, and she’s determined to impress the editor-in-chief of Singapore’s poshest magazine. But the deeper Samantha wades into this fraud, the more she fears being exposed—especially with a mysterious gossip columnist on the prowl for dirt—forcing her to reconcile her pretense with who she is before she loses it all.

Do you love the Rich Kids Behaving Badly trope when it comes to books? If so, do you have any other fun book recommendations to add?

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