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Top 60+ Love Story Books

If you look at the bestseller lists at any time of the year, you’ll usually find

Romance novels often get dismissed as trivial, but we know that couldn’t be further from the

Writing is all about drawing your reader in and making them feel something; and what genre does

But with so many incredible titles out there—and we haven’t even mentioned the classics like

It’s an umbrella term for romance novels set at the time the author was writing—from

We’ve split this list into modern classics and rising stars

Emmaline, Mackensie, Laurel, and Parker are surrounded by love seven days a week at their successful wedding

But just because romance abounds at work doesn’t mean they’ve been lucky in love themselves

Nicholas Sparks is undoubtedly a great romance author—this man can write a love story

An older gentleman visits a woman with a fading memory every morning to read to her from

The notebook he reads contains the love story of Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson and details Allie’

Lorren just wants to leave California behind after a bitter divorce turns her life on its head

But widower Justin Madrais isn’t like any other man she’s ever met

But, together, Lorren and Justin might just discover that love doesn’t have to be a write-off

Cornelia Brown’s life changed forever when Martin Grace walked into her coffee shop

Meanwhile, abandoned eleven-year-old Clare Hobbs is searching for her father

The complex character dynamics make it one of the best romantic novels to read

But beyond the romance, these are stories of women finding out who they are amidst life-altering family

Nine Lives follows Maggie Kelly, a woman who has done everything she can to keep tragedy from

But when tragedy strikes and Maggie loses the safe suburban life she’s built with a safe,

Her job as a writer doesn’t pay much and bores her to tears—until she finds

Cal Bonner, the Chicago Stars’ legendary quarterback, seems like the perfect choice

Jane is about to learn a little too late that this good ole’ boy is a lot

When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe responds to an ad for a midwife position in the remote,

Secrets told in the church ladies’ room are supposed to stay there

A beautiful home and budding relationship rise up from the crumbling house she inherited in Tishomingo, Oklahoma,

You don’t know its inhabitants yet, but soon you’ll know all about them—and their

Olivia Lockhart is a family lawyer with an interfering mother, an ex-husband, and a strained relationship with

But the attention she really wants is from the reporter who started it all

She’s got a six-step plan and a can-do attitude, but she needs a little help along

The man for the job? Local handyman by day and artist by night, Redford “Red” Morgan

Once a year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler share one night of forbidden pleasure that helps them

Livvy didn’t come back for him, but she can’t seem to stop thinking about how

Does anything intrigue a romance reader more than the classic “will you be my date to this

Alexa Monroe wouldn’t usually agree to go to a wedding with a guy she gets trapped

But there’s something about Drew Nichols that she just can’t resist

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Always a problem-solver, Stella hires escort Michael Phan to help her navigate a world of firsts

But what will she do when their partnership starts making too much sense?

What they don’t know is that twenty years ago, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy

Shay Goldstein needs to come up with a plan fast to save the local radio station where

The only problem? She and her assigned co-host (insufferable know-it-all Dominic) have never dated and have to

But as they start to unravel their “relationship,” could they actually be building something real?

Historical romance is just what you’d expect: romance set in the past

Here are some classics and lesser-known titles that prove that love really is timeless

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Claire is thrust back in time to Scotland in the 1700s, where she meets Jamie Fraser, a

But she still has a husband back in her own time, one patently different from the wild

Her family’s fortune and plantation are in tatters, and Scarlett uses every wile in her toolkit

Now the dark-skinned beauty is a member of Michigan’s Underground Railroad, offering other runaways a chance

When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn’t hesitate

The man in question is known as the “Black Daniel,” a vital member of the North’s

During the summer of 1941, the Metanov family are living a hard life in Leningrad

Houston Leigh survived the Civil War, though he was badly scarred—both inside and out

But will he survive a dangerous journey along the wild trails of Texas with Miss Amelia Carson,

Luckily, there’s a wayward angel and a handsome but easily ruffled court secretary looking out for

This is a story of their love and Nan’s journey of self-discovery

When she meets fellow undercover agent Malcolm McCall, they unite in a plot to preserve the union

A lusty adventurer married to the sea, Captain Brandon Birmingham courts scorn and peril when he abducts

But no power on Earth can compel him to relinquish his exquisite prize

and to carry her off to far, uncharted realms of sensuous, passionate love

Their whirlwind romance and turbulent marriage eventually drive her across the Irish sea and into a grave

Victorian lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers the quiet life

Lodger Rowley Green, quiet, unassuming, and irresistible, suits him perfectly

Now Clem and Rowley face violent men and an impending deadly fog as they try to solve

Before she can get there, her train is halted by Neil July and his band of outlaws

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By the king’s edict, Alec Kincaid, mightiest of the Scottish lairds, must take an English bride

From his first glimpse of the proud and beautiful English lady, Alec felt a burning hunger stir

Regency romance is a sub-sub-genre that falls under historical romance, but it’s so popular that we

These novels are set in the British Regency era and include the works of Jane Austen

Fresh from her travels around Europe, Sophy is sent to live with her aunt in London while

But her eldest cousin, Charles, is keen to rid his family of her interfering ways

Marianne Dashwood is impulsive in her love for the charming Willoughby, and Elinor Dashwood is sensible but

By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister,

But it’s all an elaborate plan to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers

But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it’s hard to remember that their

The situation is set up in the first line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a

Considered dissolute, reckless, and extravagant, he was transparently referred to as the “D of J” in scandal

But sometimes the most womanizing rake-hell can be irresistible, and even his most casual attentions fascinated the

Fresh from her triumphs in Paris society, Whitney Stone returned to England to win the heart of

Even as his smoldering passion seduces her into a gathering storm of desire, Whitney cannot—will not—

Evangeline Jenner stands to become wealthy once her inheritance comes due

Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount

or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love

And when Dain’s reciprocal passion places them in a scandalously compromising—and public—position, Jessica is

For those who like their romance with a side of thrills, romantic suspense novels combine the romantic

Definitions vary, but in most romantic suspense novels the romantic tension is equal to the tension surrounding

Always looking for your next thriller read? Here are our must-read thriller novels

Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck

He could be the only one who can save her—if his own deadly past doesn’t

This is a thriller-romance-LGBTQ crossover that will keep you turning the pages

A hitman known only as “D” is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down,

Looking to expand your LGBTQ reading list further? Check out our top 25 picks

Karen Rose’s immensely popular romantic suspense series spans 25 titles

If you’re looking to get into the genre, Rose has you covered

In Don’t Tell, Mary Grace Waters is rebuilding her life and learning how to love again

What will she and her new love interest, Max Hunter, do to protect their new-found happiness?

If you’ve already read it, watch Karen Rose walk you through how she plotted Don’t

Twenty-one years ago, Anahera Rawiri left New Zealand to escape the monotony of small-town life

It’s just as sleepy as it’s always been; except, that is, for the new police

But when three women go missing while out hiking, he finds himself heading up a missing persons

Another wildly popular series, Maya Banks’ KGI novels always leave readers desperate for more

The first in the series, The Darkest Hour, introduces us to the world of the Kelly Group

Overcome by grief and regret, he refuses his brothers’ invitations to join the family business—until he

Writing under a pseudonym, Nora Roberts gives us another lesson in writing romance here (this time with

It’s 2058 and detective Eva Dallas is investigating the death of a Senator’s daughter

Thrown into the upper echelons of society by the case, Eva finds herself navigating delicate issues of

Like other romance sub-genres, paranormal romance focusses on the romantic relationship between its protagonists

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Macy Thompson was raised by werewolves, but she could never be one of them

She’s a shapeshifter, taken in as a child and later run off for having a forbidden

Will she and her neighbor, Adam Hauptman, alpha of the local werewolf pack, be able to help?

But then his latest client, Shola N’Gara, arrives and changes everything

Arabelle is the fearless leader of the underground resistance

The vampire monarchy is getting stronger by the day and must be stopped

Everything is going perfectly—until she kisses him instead of killing him

He just wants to find the woman who stole his heart with a kiss and left only

Until her sister is murdered, leaving only a cryptic text message to work with

Her investigation takes her to Ireland, where she discovered the world of the fae—as well as

Emma is confident that she can make her relationship with her half-human, half-vampire boyfriend Terren work

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering

Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses

Ashlyn would do anything to stop the voices tormenting her in her head, even seek help from

How long will they be able to deny the passion burning between them?

In Slave to Sensation, you’ll enter the world of Psy, a place where emotion and passion

Lucas Hunter is a changeling, seeking revenge against the Psy, who murdered his packmate

Anita Blake makes her living reanimating the dead-too-soon and controlling the unruly undead

After all, it’s much easier to get rid of someone when you’re not head over

Driven mad by grief after the death of the woman he loved, king of the Fey Rain

One thousand years later, the world he left behind is in danger of being overtaken by dark

Duran has been a prisoner wasting away in a dungeon for decades as the result of a

Pia Giovanni stole from a dragon, and she didn’t get away with it

She can’t—won’t—accept her fate as Dragos’ captive

But she also can’t deny the burning passion he ignites within her

Fire knows that people will turn away from their lives, friends, and family for her—as well

But when the king and crown prince fall into trouble, she may be the only one who

Simon Snow doesn’t go looking for trouble, but it always finds him in the end

He’s the Chosen One—but he isn’t sure how he was chosen, or by whom

Already contending with an insidious mortal enemy and threats to the magical world, the last thing he

He’s arrogant, self-obsessed, and looks down his nose at her and her family

Pride is the modern-day Pride and Prejudice remix you need to read

Set in Brooklyn with a colorful cast of characters, this is a twist on a classic you

After they’re assigned seats next to each other in class, the two become close friends

This is the essential romance reading list, so this one had to be on here

If you haven’t heard of this bestselling hit series, you’re in for a treat

Lara Jean dealt with her crushes by writing love letters to them

Then one day, the letters get out and Lara Jean finds herself confronted with the crushes of

The problem: Gigi is a recluse, and she’s just gone missing

The fate of Evie’s career lies in the hands of musician Milo Williams, the last person

It’s 1987 and Aristotle and Dante, two Mexican-American 15-year-olds, have just met

This book has won a ton of awards, and it deserved every single one

After he is arrested and sentenced for drunk-driving, Sydney is more alone than ever

Then come the Chatham family, and Sydney finally feels seen and accepted, especially when she’s alone

Forced to undertake princess lessons with her grandmother, the Queen of Genovia, Mia comes to terms with

The only place she gets to be the heroine is in her own stories

But when she finally gets the chance to share them, the words won’t come

Caroline is certain that Tessa just needs some real-life inspiration, and so the plot to catch the

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