There’s nothing quite like sitting down with a warm cup of coffee or tea and reading a good book. It doesn’t matter the weather, and that to-do list seems like it could melt away if only for a few hours of getting lost in your book. If you’re looking for a great gift for a book lover, a romance novel might just be the perfect thing.
A little risqué?
Think again. There are so many amazing benefits to reading romance novels. Here are just a few of the highlights.
- Romance novels often increase our understanding of other people.
- Experiencing new scenarios and circumstances through reading this type of book can encourage personal growth and empathy.
- The majority of this book genre is written by women and focuses on the female characters within them.
- Reading romance brings new life to your imagination.
Now that we’ve put your mind at ease, let’s get into the 15 romance novels:
Reminders of Him: A Novel
By Colleen Hoover
After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.
Things We Never Got Over
By Lucy Score
Naomi wasn’t just running away from her wedding. She was riding to the rescue of her estranged twin to Knockemout, Virginia, a rough-around-the-edges town where disputes are settled the old-fashioned way…with fists and beer. Usually in that order.
It Starts With Us
By Colleen Hoover
Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the “glorious and touching” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us.
Release Date: October 18, 2022
It Ends With Us
By Colleen Hoover
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true.
The Broken One
By Brittney Sahin
After a secret romantic weekend three years ago with him leaves her broken-hearted, Ella Mae accepts an opportunity to go to Paris and pursue her fashion dreams. It’s supposed to be her chance to get away and start over. Instead, she’s going there with the same stubborn man who claimed he was too dangerous for her—as his fake wife.
Abandoned in Death
By J.D. Robb
The woman’s body was found in the early morning, on a bench in a New York City playground. She was clean, her hair neatly arranged, her makeup carefully applied. But other things were very wrong—like the tattoo and piercings, clearly new. The clothes, decades out of date. The fatal wound hidden beneath a ribbon around her neck. And the note: Bad Mommy, written in crayon as if by a child.
A Kingdom of Ruin
By K.F. Breene
Never sell your soul to the Demon King.
In an effort to save all that I love, I have to finish the job Nyfain started… and ruin myself. I’ve made a trade with the most cunning creature alive. Me for them.
The dungeons will be my new home. Dolion’s destruction will be my new goal.
I just have to get out of here and back to my golden dragon. Preferably alive.
By Colleen Hoover
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
By Colleen Hoover
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
By Amy Daws
What happens when an almost thirty-year-old virgin agrees to let her Scottish footballer best friend give her some lessons in seduction?
Lots of banter, awkwardness, jealousy, and heat.
Midfielder Maclay “Mac” Logan is a loud-mouthed, tattooed ginger content with focusing on football. But when an adorable, freckled seamstress comes barreling into his life, he finds Netflix-And-Bickering with her to be his new favorite pastime.
Put Me In Detention
By Meghan Quinn
“You got married on your divorce-cation?”
That would unfortunately be correct.
I was hanging with the girls, celebrating my divorce when I saw him, my crush, sitting in the corner of the bar all alone. Being single and looking for a wild night, I asked him if he wanted to join me. To my delight, he said yes.
Drinks were consumed, fun was had and then . . . one drunken conversation with a cranky gondolier in Las Vegas led to an Uber lift through a drive-thru wedding chapel with the incredibly hot, British bad boy, Pike Greyson.
By Karla Sorensen
Have you ever fake dated your bodyguard? I don’t recommend it.
Especially if he’s anything like Erik Wilder: former football player, world class know-it-all and unapologetic grump.
To be clear, I didn’t want a bodyguard (hence the fake dating idea). Most days, I can’t figure out why he wants the job either. We drive each other insane, probably because we’re as opposite as two people can be.
My Secret Valentine Baby
By Ella Goode
After attending her best friend’s wedding at the Valentine Hotel in Vegas, Mila threw caution to the wind—along with her virginity —to a hot stranger at the bar. It was the best thing that had happened to Mila in a long time. What woman doesn’t need a little crazy fun once in a lifetime? But when the pregnancy test comes back positive, Mila panics. With no money and no way to contact the father of the child, she feels like she committed the worst sin in Sin City.
By Ashley Jade
He was the talented bad boy everyone wanted.
I was the irrelevant geek everyone hated.
He was the sun…drawing all of us in.
I was a black hole…taking up space.
He was destined to be a star.
I was destined to remain an insignificant no one.
Until he made me believe I was special…
And then he destroyed me.