I love a good read, and its nearly Valentine Day so let’s think romance reads.
‘Man of Mine’ is romantic, but I still like reading romance as well, its comforting and restoring after a hard day, okay I prefer a cuddle but who says we can’t have our real life romance and then read about someones else s, even if its fiction.
Romance never goes out of style, although I had wondered on my book club if the type of book that comes to mind with romance is now less in favour and considered cheesy by some, not me, yes SOME reads ARE cheesy but not all and who dislikes a bit of cheese in there reading…
I have a few recommendations for you that earned there place on my bookcases, and I dont know if you have more you can tell me about that I may not have read, it not like any of us can read everything!
1 Bridget Jones Diary
2 A gift to Remember
3 Miracle on 5th Avenue
4 Please dont stop the music
5 Pride and Prejudice
there are more but these are what spring to mind today and will give you something to look up and hopefully enjoy.
I asked in my book and craft club for any suggestions, – I cant vouch for them myself but here are the suggestions and I appreciate all of you for helping me with this list 😉 hopefully they are all great .
Myriam E Flores Perez
Have you read the Christine Feehan Dark series? Also, Linsay Sands’ Argeneau series?
I’m a vampire fan so both of those series mix romance with vampires. Also, I love that both are quite extensive series so there’s always new to read!
The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn and any series by Anne Gracie and of course Eloisa James!!!!
Patricia Marsalek chambers
Anything by Nicholas Sparks. They are not your cookie cutter romance. There is always a deep story told. My favorite is Message in a Bottle.
I haven’t read romance books in a long time. But I did recently read Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins for a challenge. It was actually pretty good. She’s a black author & I believe her books are written in that post-slavery/pre civil rights era so it’s an interesting take on the historical romance.
It’s an oldy but a fav a knight in shining Armor by Jude Devereaux
I love it because it is time travel romance and humor all in one… I do not reread many books but I do that one.
Hiding in Plain Sight by Angela Evans.
The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is becoming one of my favorites
Emese Tunde Nyilas
I’m old fashioned: Jane Eyre! And Gone with the Wind. I like heroines who have goals in life other than “get a boyfriend”, and I like heroes who don’t lose their personality as soon as they see a
pretty face (also, heroes who want more in a woman than a pretty face).
My favorite all around is Outlander. I love the historical aspect almost as much as I love the main characters. The entire series has kept me company for many years!
Just about anything by Nicholas Sparks. It’s hard to believe his books are written by a man ! Lol
Daphne Leigh Johnson
2nd this! * this was in response to above*
Mercedes Hughes- Barlow
I like Nora Roberts her female leads all have guts!
The Consequences series by Aleatha Romig! They’re not your typical love story. It starts out dark, but has a redemption plot through the 5 books. I absolutely loved them.
To me at least, is a big difference between romance novels and romantic novels 😉 A lot of the books i read has romance elements, but I wouldn’t call them romance novels if you know what I mean
Romance isn’t always a no drama book or only a drama in the will she or wont she realize the hero is crazy about her kind of way, they can be exciting dramatic reads at times, Nora Roberts is an author who I have found like that at times for instance,
Please let me know YOUR favorite in the comments as well, what comes to mind when YOU think romance book? have you read any of these?
Until next time, hoping you have a lovely Valentines Day with your loved one or snuggled up in a blanket with a romance book, (or not or BOTH) have a great February 14th.