So, what romance should I read? It’s a tough question, because it’s a big, diverse genre. Below are just a few suggestions from our collection to get you started. Still stumped? Speak to a librarian and we can help you find a book that might work for you! Romance readers – comment below to add to the list!
The Professional—Kresley Cole (Erotic Romance)
A mafia enforcer makes his boss’s long-lost daughter Natalie darkest fantasies come true in this racy novel, the first in the Game Makers series.
Bet Me—Jennifer Crusie (Contemporary Romance)
Minerva Dobbs doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after, at least until fate intervenes, after the gorgeous Calvin Morrisey goes out on a date with her to win a bet. This witty, fun romance novel is sure to get your heart racing.
Looking for Trouble—Victoria Dahl (Contemporary Romance)
Small-town librarian Sophie Heyer falls for a tempting biker who just happens to be the son of the man Sophie’s mother abandoned her family for. Can love transcend the family drama and their wildly different personalities?
Bared to You—Sylvia Day (Erotic Romance)
The insecure Eva Tramell is drawn into an intense relationship with the wealthy Gideon Cross. This scorching novel is the first book in the popular Crossfire series.
Unexpected—Lori Foster (Contemporary Romance)
Eli Conners isn’t expecting a beautiful female mercenary when he hires Ray Vereker to rescue his brother. Things get steamy between the pair during a dangerous mission in the jungle, but when they get back home, that’s when the real drama begins.
Once Burned—Jeaniene Frost (Paranormal Romance)
Lelia is doomed to a life of solitude after she begins to be able to see a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. But when she meets vampire Vlad Tepesh, a fiery passion ignites. This steamy book is the first of the Night Prince series.
Wicked Intentions—Elizabeth Hoyt (Historical Romance)
Widow Temperance Dews hires the notorious Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, to help her find a benefactor for the orphanage she runs, but the sparks between them are too much to ignore. This spicy novel, the first in the Maiden Lane series, is full of thrills, danger, and passion.
Mine Till Midnight—Lisa Kleypas (Historical Romance)
Amelia Hathaway must navigate the upper crust of society after her family is elevated in status by an unexpected inheritance, but she only has eyes for the dark and dangerous Cam Rohan. This thrilling, romantic book, by one of the most popular historical romance novelists writing today, starts the Hathaways series.
The Duke and I—Julia Quinn (Historical Romance)
Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, pretends to be engaged to Daphne Bridgerton to keep marriage-minded mothers off his case. But soon, the pair find themselves falling in love for real in this first book in the Bridgertons series. Julia Quinn’s books are frothy and funny, but with unexpected depth as well.
Heart of Stone—Christine Warren (Paranormal Romance)
Psychic Ella Harrow is leading a pretty normal life—at least, until a statue at the art museum where she works comes to life. She has triggered the awakening of Kees, a guardian-turned-gargoyle. This first book in the Gargoyles series takes readers on a wild ride.
Don’t forget – the month of August is Read a Romance Month at Eckhart Public Library. Everybody who reads a romance novel this month can visit the Information Desk to get into a drawing for a Read a Romance Month Prize Pack. Every reader also receives a Read a Romance Month button. And be sure to mark your calendar for a Romance Book Chat on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Close Community Room so you can share your thoughts on the romance novel(s) you read!