ROMANCE RECOMMENDATIONS: Favorite Romance Novels

If you couldn’t already tell, I’m a sucker for a good romance. And trust me when I say I’ve read my fair share over the years. Some have been bad, like really bad, most have been good, and then there have been the romances that have stuck with me, made me feel all of the emotions, and have gone on to become some of favorite books of all time, ever.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I felt compelled to compile a recommendations list of my all-time favorite romance novels for your reading pleasure. Love is in the air, y’all!

Age-Gap/Forbidden Romance

Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
Other Tropes & Themes: Slow Burn, New Adult
Available on Kindle Unlimited

On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
Other Tropes & Themes: Slow Burn, Survival, Teacher/Student

Credence by Penelope Douglas
Other Tropes & Themes: Slow Burn, New Adult
Available on Kindle Unlimited

Contemporary Romance

One Day in December by Josie Silver
Other Tropes & Themes: Rom-Com, Holiday Read

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Other Tropes & Themes: Slow Burn, Enemies-to-Lovers, Self-Discovery

Enemies-to-Lovers Romance/Hate-to-Love

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Other Tropes & Themes: Slow Burn, Workplace Romance

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Other Tropes & Themes: Fake Dating, Rom-Com, Summer Read

Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

Historical Romance

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
Other Tropes & Themes: Marriage of Convenience, Beauty and the Beast Retelling

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Other Tropes & Themes: Time Travel, Adventure

New Adult Romance

Paper Princess by Erin Watt
Other Tropes & Themes: Enemies-to-Lovers

Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino
Other Tropes & Themes: Friends-to-Lovers, Second-Chance Romance

Too Late by Colleen Hoover
Other Tropes & Themes: Suspense, Dark Romance

Second-Chance Romance

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Other Tropes & Themes: Sports Romance, Rom-Com

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Slow Burn Romance

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Marianna Zapata
Other Tropes & Themes: Sports Romance, Marriage of Convenience
Available on Kindle Unlimited

Young Adult Romance

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Other Tropes & Themes: Road Trip, Summer Read

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