Category Archives: Romance Novels

10+ Romance Novels About Dark Places and Tough Topics

Romance is an amazing genre. You can find everything from the fluffiest, cutest, most adorable stories with zero angst to the opposite. The books here are some of my favorite that deal with dark places, tough topics, and bad situations – all with an HEA (happily ever after) or HFN (happy for now). Not all of them are drenched in… Read more »

10 Foodie Romances That Even Non-Cooks (Like Me) Can Fall For

Do I like to cook? No. Do I like to read a good romance with foodie characters? Apparently so! Here’s a roundup of my faves so far. These folks could cook for me anytime. If you have any F/F books to recommend, let me know! This is the first romance post I’ve published without any F/F and I’m so sad!… Read more »

10+ Romance Novels With Cranky Characters Who Need Love Too

I adore a good cranky character in a romance novel, especially if they stay on the cranky side even after falling in love. These books have some of my favorite misanthropes, anti-social pessimists, and suspicious cynics who would NEVER have let this annoying person into their lives if they knew what would happen. Hope you find something that looks good… Read more »

15 More Romance Novels Where Artists, Actors, and Other Creative Folks Find Love

I’d recommended some romance novels about artists and other creatives back in July, but you know what? I found a bunch more of them lurking in some old posts that weren’t very well organized (bad Virgo, Skye!). So I did a little shuffling, added a couple new titles, and here we are with a second roundup of love stories featuring… Read more »

15+ Contemporary Romance Novels and Novellas I Adore

— This January 2018 post is being republished with many new picks, while I re-organize my romance recs. Please forgive any construction dust! — I never expected to become a romance reader, but I should have! After all, I have a passionate love for the X-Men, which is basically a soap opera. (With people shooting lasers out of their eyes.)… Read more »

10 Romance Novels Where A Dude in Pain Falls for Another Dude And Things Get Better

First, I apologize for the long post title. It’s ridiculous. Please let me know if you have a shorter alternative that preserves the specificity! I don’t normally post romance roundups that are all one gender pairing/combination. But apparently I’ve read and liked a LOT of romance novels where two queer dudes fall in love, and the dude who is in… Read more »

15+ Fantasy Romance Novels To Sweep You Away

— This post was updated in November 2018 with even MORE books. Happy reading! — Demons, dragons, talking animals, curses… yep, we’re definitely dealing with magic here. Welcome to my list of favorite fantasy romances! I hope you find something great to read and enjoy in the list below. Before we jump in: Amazon links are affiliate links. If you… Read more »

10+ New Adult Romance Novels That Won My Heart

I wouldn’t relive my early 20s for a million dollars, but I apparently love a good new adult romance novel (or novella or short story). Here’s a set of my faves, including several picks with main characters who aren’t in college, since that’s not everyone’s life path. Hope you find something new to check out! Before we jump in: Amazon… Read more »