Category Archives: Romance Novels

15 Queer Science Fiction Romances That Made My Geeky Heart Happy

   July 21, 2019    Comments Off on 15 Queer Science Fiction Romances That Made My Geeky Heart Happy

I grew up on reruns of Star Trek, and my resulting love for the genre has never let go. So crossing sci-fi with romance? Perfect for me. Here’s a list of my fave science fiction romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Superheroes, robots, machine-human hybrids, alien linguistics, immersive virtual reality, secret agents planning an interstellar heist, you can find all… Read more »

10+ Romance Novels About Dark Places and Tough Topics

   June 15, 2019    Comments Off on 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

   May 10, 2019    Comments Off on 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 »

12+ Romance Novels With Cranky Characters Who Need Love Too

   April 4, 2019    Comments Off on 12+ 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 »

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

   February 27, 2019    Comments Off on 11+ 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

   February 25, 2019    Comments Off on 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+ More Historical Romances That I Got Lost In

   October 29, 2018    Comments Off on 10+ More Historical Romances That I Got Lost In

I feel like I JUST DID a roundup of lovely historical romances… but that was back in May. And I’ve read more since then! So here are with ten more romance novels and novellas about the past, to enjoy now and in the future. I hope you find something good for your reading list! Before we jump in: Amazon links… Read more »

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

   October 14, 2018    Comments Off on 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

   September 30, 2018    Comments Off on 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

   September 5, 2018    Comments Off on 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 »