My All Time Favorite Romance Novels | Part Two

And we’re back to complete the list of my all time favorite romance novels. If you haven’t read the first part, feel free to check my list here (click the link). I’m so happy on my last 30 books (like I mentioned, they aren’t rank in order because I hate doing that) and majority are part of a series. Imagine the torture I’ve been through selecting the books individually.

Anyways, here are the final 30 books that made into my list:

  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – You might be like: “Bea, this isn’t a romance book.” I am aware of this and truly it reads more as contemporary fiction and romance is a secondary plot. This is by far Colleen Hoover’s best novel and it moved me. It felt so realistic as the author puts us in a situation on toxic relationships. Even if you love the person, how long will you endure it? What’s your saturation point? You might get the picture. It’s so beautiful.
  • The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle – Rockstar romances aren’t my favorite trope but The Mighty Storm is by far my favorite. I love the friends to lovers dynamic bet Trudy Bennett and Jake Wethers. I fell in love with them too.
  • The Silent Waters by Brittainy C. Cherry – If you are a huge fan of The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay, you will love this book.
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer – It’s not Twilight people. The Host is so underrated and well done paranormal romance. The love web here is so unique and as someone who don’t like love webs, I enjoyed this book so much.
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry – When former rivals become neighbors and on the writer’s block. They challenged themselves to write a book outside of their comfort zones. The heroine writes literary fiction and the hero writes romance. Together, they explore new things and eventually fell for each other.
  • Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle – Ok guys, Sarah Hogle redeems herself in this book from You Deserved Each Other. A great grumpy/sunshine book and anxiety rep. GAAAh!
  • Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – Oldie but goodie. Another book I’d like to recommend when you want to transition from YA Contemporary Romance to New Adult Contemporary Romance. It’s best to dive in this book blind.
  • Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas – Of course! Penelope Douglas is on my list. Want an angsty/ bully romance? Read this book. ASAP.
  • The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams – I discovered this romance novel this year and ooh la la! A new favorite. It’s about a married couple whose romance dimmed and with the help of the hero’s friends, they’ll read a romance book to get tips in saving their marriage. Such a clever idea and it’s breaking stereotypes.
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – Such a fantastic debut when it’s released. The story is about an econometrician with an Asperger’s syndrome and she has difficulties interacting with opposite sex. She hires an escort to teach intimacy and eventually falls for him.
  • The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry – Another favorite of mine in The Elements series. This book is a single parent romance, grumpy/sunshine and it also tackles grief. It’s well written.
  • Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward – Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s co-written books are always a hit for me and among them, Stuck-Up Suit is my favorite. It’s an enemies to lovers romance.
  • Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven – An underrated second chance romance that’s full of angst. It has some of the best quotes I have every highlighted. Here’s a sample: “Heartache doesn’t teach you to be resilient. It teaches you to protect your fragility. It teaches you to fear love. And it draws a bright red circle around all the ways you’ve failed as a person and laughs while you cry.”
  • Crow by A.Zavarelli  –  Boston Underworld series is intense. The plot is consistent and the characters are strong and well developed. Many thanks to my friend Britt for recommending this book to me.
  • Pestilence by Laura Thalassa – GIVE ME ALL THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE Y’ALL! Timely it’s pandemic and this post apocalyptic series surely is relatable to what’s happening in our world.
  • Lord of London Town by Tillie Cole – The reason why I include this modern mafia is because the crew is solid. Each character of this novel has a lot of personality and I’m intrigued to all of them.
  • Isn’t It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams – The Russian is EVERYTHING. A HUGE SOFTIE CINNAMON ROLL BABY. It was an arrange romance and forced proximity romance. Omg, I gave this 5 stars and it was really a sweet story.
  • Aflame by Penelope Douglas – The finale to Fall Away series is just so good. Jared and Tate weaved thru their differences and omg so much frickin’ angst! I LOVE IT.
  • Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. – Want a top tier friends to lovers? Whitney G.’s Sincerely Carter is a win.
  • Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey – I love medical romances like this. The heroine is an OR Nurse / a Theater Nurse and the hero is a surgeon. It’s a grumpy / sunshine book and we need more books with medical practitioners in it. I can relate to the toxic duties, grumpy doctors etc.
  • RAW by Belle Aurora – I remember finishing this stalker / revenge romance years ago and the cliffhanger killed me. Years of waiting is worthwhile. I weep on the last book.
  • Monster in His Eyes by J.M. Darhower – So much love to one of my mafia queens. Seriously an amazing age gap, revenge, and dark romance. Ignazio Vitale is a hot made man.
  • Menace by J.M. Darhower – Lorenzo Gambini first appeared in the last book of Monster in His Eyes trilogy. He and Naz had a frenemy relationship. This duet is his story and dear god, his dark sense of humor is so on point.
  • Elude by Rachel Van Dyken – Sergio Abandonato. My dark prince. His story brought me to tears and mend my heart at the same time.
  • Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken – Chase Abandonato is my second favorite in Eagle Elite series and this is the perfect way to close this chapter.
  • Hideaway by Penelope Douglas – Kai Genato Mori and Banks are the epitome of sexiness and spice. OMG Devil’s Night series is sinfully hot.
  • Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas – Of course, Damon Torrance. The perfect anti-hero and I questioned my morals loving a villain but I don’t care. Penelope Douglas surprised me with this series. She can write dark romances.
  • Egomaniac by Vi Keeland – Don’t you just love opposites attract between a divorce lawyer and couple therapist? I adore this book so much.
  • Machiavellian by Bella Di Corte – A slowburn, arranged marriage and age gap romance. This is one of the top mafia romance books I have read. It’s plot driven and I’m invested with the story.
  • Debt by Nina G. Jones – If you love RAW by Belle Aurora, you will love this. Nina G. Jones is an underrated dark romance author.

This ends the list of my all time favorite romance novels. Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments. If you have any good romance novels, please recommend it to me. Thank you guys for sticking with me for years. 🙂


11 thoughts on “My All Time Favorite Romance Novels | Part Two

  1. Are you trying to kill me with all these additions to my TBR??? I haven’t read The Might Storm, Wicked Heart, Crow, Pestilence, Aflame, Monster in His Eyes, Elude, Menace, Eulogy, Machiavellian, and Debt. Kill Switch is on my TBR already because I still have to finish that series. Only read book 1 so far.

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