Dive into best romance books by authors like Cecilia Ahern, Neil Gaiman, and Sarah Adams.
We’re all for thought-provoking autobiographies and profound tales of family, self-discovery, or bloodthirsty crime. But at times, we can’t deny all we want is to curl up on the couch with a sappy love story that’ll make us squeal. Whether you’re the type who prefers the good ol’ knight in shining armour trope, or the boss girl who gets swept away on a holiday romance cliche, we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of the best romance books to add to your book list.
Get your hands on the best romance books
1. A Place Called Here by Cecilia Ahern
If you’ve ever lost a sock in the wash and wondered where it went, this book is for you. This warm and whimsical love story follows the life of missing persons detective, Sandy Shortt. She struggles to juggle her obsession for missing things, her familial obligations, and her relationship with Gregory Burton (her psychiatrist-turned-lover). Yet just before she can set things right, she goes missing herself…
A Place Called Here by Cecilia Ahern
2. The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn
Fans of the beloved Netflix TV show should devour the entire written series by Julia Quinn. Its eight books follow the lives (and love affairs) of each sibling. Read ‘The Duke and I’ and ‘The Viscount Who Loved Me’ to get a thorough understanding of Daphne and Anthony – the titular characters from the first two seasons of Bridgerton. Then, hop to ‘An Offer With A Gentleman’ to start preparing yourself for Benedict’s turn in the spotlight.
The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn
3. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Love your romance books with a side of comedy? You’ve got to pick up a copy of Book Lovers. Follow the adventures of Nora and her work nemesis Charlie, who both find themselves in Sunshine Falls on Nora’s month-long break from work. Nora’s looking for love – but she’s been through enough heartbreak to be sceptical about it. Will Charlie shed his arch-nemesis status and change her mind?
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
4. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Grab some tissues ‘cause you’re gonna need it for this heart wrenching story that touches on love, domestic abuse, and the inner strength to overcome. See the world through the eyes of Lily – a young woman on the cusp of life after graduating college. She’s in a budding relationship with a man named Ryle, but when her first love reappears, everything they’ve built together threatens to come crashing down. We’re psyched this is going to be made into a movie!
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
5. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Stardust veers off the path of typical love stories in true Neil Gaiman style. We can’t get enough of this fantasy tale that’s set in the magical land of Fairie. Go on a journey with Tristan Thorn, a young man who leaves his village to impress a girl he’s infatuated with. Along the way, he meets Yvaine, a beautiful fallen star whose life becomes in danger when a trio of witches covet her heart. Don’t forget to watch the movie when you’re done with the book.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
6. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
If you’re big on the enemies-to-lovers trope, The Unhoneymooners is a must-read. Follow Olive and Ethan as they go on an all-expenses-paid honeymoon to Hawaii. The twist? They’re not married – in fact, they hate each other. They can’t pass up on the opportunity for a free vacation when her sister’s wedding gets hit by a wave of food poisoning. But a lie that Olive tells to her future boss digs a hole she may not be able to climb out of.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
7. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Now, this is a heart-warming romance book you won’t be able to put down. Meet Stella – a brilliant, math-obsessed woman on the autism spectrum who decides to hire a male escort to teach her the ways of love (what!). Of course, she’ll be walking away with more than just learning how to “get physical”. The undeniable spark between Stella and Michael will have you rooting for them all the way to the last page.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
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8. The Twisted Series by Ana Huang
This isn’t an ordinary tale of boy-meets-girl. Especially when the boy is actually your brother’s best friend. This four-part series follows Ava and Alex on a super steamy, morally grey, kinda twisted love story. Forget about sweet and charming, because this romance book will take you on a hell of a ride.
The Twisted Series by Ana Huang
9. Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy
Autumn’s life turns upside down when she meets bad boy Owen Hughes. Let’s just say she’s the straight-laced, no-nonsense sort, and Owen’s all about breaking the rules. Slowly but surely, Autumn starts to let her guard down – and even starts to change. But is their love enough to overcome the challenges that lie ahead? This sizzling romance book includes plenty of steamy scenes and heartfelt moments that will have you wriggling in your seat.
Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy
10. The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams
In love with your best friend? So is Bree Camden. She’s head over heels for her buddy, Nathan Donelson. He’s dashing and the star quarterback that (literally) half of America loves. When Bree accidentally spills her heart out to a reporter, causing the whole world to believe the two of them belong together, she’s forced to fake-date Nathan for three whole weeks. Will she succeed in crawling out the friendzone? Maybe…
The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams
We guarantee the heart throbs and charming protagonists from our list of best romance books will have you falling deeply in love.