What are your favourite reasons for reading romantic books? For us, it is the ability of these stories to bring tears to our eyes and broad smiles to our lips, ‘tears of joy’ as they call it.
Romantic stories are optimistic, spirit-lifting, and tend to give you a sense of understanding love to a certain extent. With the happily ever after endings, although some tragically happy, it is almost impossible to not stay glued to this genre. Plus who doesn’t love love?
So, are you in the mood for some romance? We present to you our top ten picks of romance books you should try. Read them, listen to them (thank goodness for audiobooks!) I know you’ll enjoy yourself!
One Day Fiance by Lauren Landish
We love happily-ever endings and so does Poppy who meets the bad boy next door, Connor Bradley. He changes her life, becomes her “bodyguard” and muse.
This book is currently the #1 best seller in New Adult and College romance on Amazon. The compelling style and sense of connection makes it worthy. It also possesses a great sense of humor and entertainment so much you cannot put it down once you start!
Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
Following the Twilight thrill, the best-selling author, Meyer brought to us the amazing Midnight Sun in 2020. This novel retells the Twilight story, however, from the vampires’ perspective, that is, from Edward’s point of view.
This novel has made it #1 on several charts in many countries across Europe and America.
Have you read from Bella’s point but still want to get into Edward’s head? Get you a copy then.
The Liar by Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels, little wonder why The Liar follows this trend. The intriguing novel follows the story of Shelby Foxworth who lost her husband but then realized that he was never truly who she thought he was, in fact, he never really existed. Finding the truth leads her to Griff Lott.
Millions of Thai romantic suspense have been sold, but I’m sure there’s still one for you.
Top Secrets Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich
While we give you our top ten picks, Evanovich gives us Top Secrets Twenty-one, an exciting experience with bounty-hunter, Stephanie Plum. Plum in her quest to find Poletti, a criminal, finds that her greatest temptation, Ranger, is in harm’s way so Plum has to act fast. Crazy right? Uncover top secrets with Plum in this exciting romance you’ll definitely want to read again.
Meant For Love by Marie Force
Despite being the tenth book in Force’s Serendipity Series, this novel keeps topping charts with its 5-star rating!
This captivating love story of Jenny and Alex on Gansett Island is a must-read, as it gives you fresh waves of suspense at every turn. Their love story will give us that smile and do-not-end-now vibes.
Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury
Although a Christian Fiction, this book features romance at its peak!
It is amazing how Kingsbury fuses Christianity and romance and still gives the best results. This book is one of Kingsbury’s New York bestsellers and from the many reviews, you just know you gotta add this to your list.
The book offers the story of an unintended budding romance between Mary and Marcus. Does this have the usual happy ending? Why don’t you check for yourself?
When Day Breaks by Maya Banks
You know what it is when beauty meets the beast -Fairytale!! Being the beast and falling for the beauty and vice versa is something we can never understand. Regardless, we enjoy it.
So, saying Swanson and Eden are a match made in heaven is saying the least. What can better spice up your romance reads than a beauty and the beast love story?
Broken Prince by Erin Watt
In the mood for some royal bad boy-good girl romance reading? This book offers it all.
From the hot bad boy, everyone-wants-him vibes, to the bad boy-falls-in-love problems. However, Prince Reed has to fight hard for who he wants. But does she want to be with him? How would this end?
Well, I can’t say, you just have to read to find out. Good luck!
So as promised, here are our top ten romance picks. Feel free to add them to your read-list or better still, grab them off the bookshelf!
Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold by Bolu Babalola
Whether captured in the passion of love at first sight or realizing that self-love takes precedence over the latter, the characters in these reimagined stories try to navigate this complex human emotion and understand why it holds them hostage. The focus is on the magical folktales of West Africa, but the author also reimagines iconic Greek myths, ancient legends from the Middle East, and stories from countries that no longer exist. (For a more in-depth review of this book, check out our book club review)
The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert
From bestselling author Talia Hibbert comes a story of wicked royals, fake engagements, and the fed-up office worker trapped in the midst of it all. For a more in-depth review of this book, check out our book club review.