Bookdepository: 119 Best Romance Books

We’ve curated a selection of our favourite romance books across the genres from contemporary to historical, as well as fantasy and erotic fiction. Perfect reading for cozy days spent inside with a cuppa, daydreaming of a knight in shining armour. (BD)


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The Best Historical Romance

1. The Viscount Needs A Wife by Jo Beverley

2. Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

3. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

4. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

5. Princess Of Fire by Heather Graham

6. Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

7. Shogun by James Clavell

8. The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley

9. Breathless by Beverly Jenkins

10. Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James

11. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

12. The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens

13. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

14. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

15. A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

16. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

17. The Lady and the Laird by Nicola Cornick

18. What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries

19. Ransom by Julie Garwood

20. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

21. Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden

22. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

23. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

24. The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

25. Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas

26. The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

27. Marrying Winterbourne by Lisa Kleypas

28. Queen of Swords by Sara Donati

29. The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn

30. In Bed With A Highlander by Maya Banks

31. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean

32. Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh

33. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

34. Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day

35. Longbourn by Jo Baker

36. It Had to be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Best Fantasy Romance Books

37. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

38. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

39. King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

40. Born of Legend by Sherrilyn Kenyon

41. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

42. The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

43. Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost

44. Dark Promises by Christine Feehan

45. Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

46. Dark Lover by J R Ward

47. Lover Avenged by J R Ward

48. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

49. Immortals After Dark #1: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

50. Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon

51. Leopard’s Fury by Christine Feehan

52. Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

53. Lover Reborn by J R Ward

54. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

55. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

56. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

57. A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton

58. Bloodlines (book 1) by Richelle Mead

59. Silverthorn by Raymond Feist

60. Evermore by Alyson Noel

61. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

62. Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh

63. Lover Unbound by J R Ward

64. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

65. Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh

The Best Erotic Romance Books

66. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

67. Maestra by L. S. Hilton

68. Bared to You by Sylvia Day

69. Destined to Play by Indigo Bloome

70. Hardwired by Meredith Wild

71. The Juliette Society by Sasha Grey

72. Fire After Dark (After Dark Book 1) by Sadie Matthews

73. Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

74. Fury on Fire by Sophie Jordan

75. Complete Me: Stark Series Book 3 by Julie Kenner

76. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire

77. Under My Skin: Stark International 3 by J. Kenner

78. The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty by A. N. Roquelaure

79. Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan

80. One Night: Unveiled by Jodi Ellen Malpas

81. Possession by Helen Hardt

82. Obsession by Helen Hardt

83. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

84. Grey by E. L. James

85. Ride Hard by Laura Kaye

86. Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye

87. Into the Fire by Meredith Wild

88. Riders by Jilly Cooper

89. Thoughtless by S. C. Stephens

90. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

91. Delta of Venus by Anais Nin

92. Secrets After Dark (After Dark Book 2) by Sadie Matthews

93. Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

94. Bound Together by Christine Feehan

95. Story Of O by Pauline Reage

96. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

The Best Contemporary Romance Books

97. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

98. How to Get a (Love) Life by Rosie Blake

99. Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane

100. Burning Moon by Jo Watson

101. Looking For Alaska by John Green

102. Some Kind Of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe

103. Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

104. A Leap of Faith by Trisha Ashley

105. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

106. Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

107. One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon

108. Something Blue by Emily Giffin

109. We Were On a Break by Lindsey Kelk

110. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

111. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

112. The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

113. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

114. One Day by David Nicholls

115. Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher

116. On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher

117. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

118. The Love Shack by Jane Costello

119. Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella


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