Are you looking to fall in love with a good book? Look no further than the best adult romance novels. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling adventure or a funny rom-com, these books offer something for everyone. They will take you on an emotional rollercoaster, making you laugh and cry in equal measure. With a mix of genres, characters, and settings, the best adult romance books span a wide range of topics. They feature stories of heartache and hope, first loves and long-lost loves, and all the unexpected twists and turns along the way.
If you want to find out what books will make you laugh, cry and feel like you’re right in the story, here’s a guide to the best adult romance books. So, get comfortable, grab a cup of tea, and let’s explore the world of adult romance books.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
Poppy and Alex couldn’t be more different: Poppy is a spontaneous blogger with a passion for adventure, while Alex is a reclusive bookworm. So when fate brings them together during their freshman year of college, it’s only a matter of time before their paths diverge again.
For the next decade, Alex and Poppy continue to reunite each summer for a weeklong getaway. But on their last trip, everything changes.
People We Meet on Vacation is a romantic comedy full of witty banter, steamy moments, and emotional depth. Guaranteed to have readers swooning, it’s the perfect adult romance for a night in! So grab a seat on the sand and get swept away in this friends-to-lovers story.
Still Beating by Jennifer Hartmann
After a wild night out with her sister, Corabelle is ready to leave the sleazy bar and head home to her beloved pet. But her plans are derailed when her wallet is stolen, and she’s left stranded, forced to accept the help of her arch-nemesis Dean. Things go from irritating to deadly when she wakes up in chains in a monster’s basement – with Dean beside her.
Still Beating is a captivating dark adult romance that will put readers on an emotional rollercoaster, from the gripping opening sentence to the last page. Prepare for a thrilling, sleepless night with this page-turner! A beautiful, tragic story that will leave an indelible impression on your heart.
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
Naomi Witt’s impulsive decision to become a runaway bride turns her life upside down in unexpected ways. When she arrives in town to rescue her twin sister, she’s met with suspicion rather than support and discovers her sister has left her with an 11-year-old niece she never knew existed.
With no money, job, or car, things seem dire. But then she meets Knox Morgan, a grumpy business owner who distrusts her yet won’t leave her high and dry. As they reluctantly team up, an unlikely bond forms and Naomi feels she might have the second chance at life she sorely needs.
Things We Never Got Over is a heart-warming adult contemporary romance. Enjoy the misadventures of Naomi and Knox as they navigate a fake dating situation, a nosy small town, and a lovable 11-year-old in search of a family.
Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center
Determined to find a fresh start, Helen Carpenter embarks on a three-week wilderness survival course, expecting some inner healing. But when her younger brother’s best friend, Jake Archer, joins the trip, Helen’s plans are suddenly derailed. Despite her reservations, Helen finds herself gradually tumbling for Jake’s can-do attitude and unwavering positivity.
For an intensely charming, slow-burn, age-gap story set in the wilderness, Happiness for Beginners is an ideal read. Get ready for a romance that will test Helen’s physical, mental, and emotional boundaries.
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
Mika Moon knows she must keep her magic hidden lest strangers look too closely and see something out of the ordinary. Then everything changes when she receives a mysterious letter inviting her to the secluded Nowhere House, a place that allows young witches to foster their magic.
In The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, Sangu Mandanna delivers a heartfelt romance that feels like a warm hug. As one of the adult fantasy romance books, you cannot go wrong with this enchanting and beautifully written story.
OnlyFans by Nyla K
Kyran Harbor is a star high school quarterback on track to the NFL. The last thing he needs is a distraction, especially one that comes in the form of a six-foot-something artist who smokes too much weed and now lives in his house.
From the moment Avi Vega’s father died, it has always been him and his mom. That status changes with their move to Boston. Shacking it up with his new step-family would be painless if not for his control freak of a stepbrother.
Nothing about their new living situation is easy, and come college, nothing in the world could keep them within fifty miles of each other. Or so they thought. But even at the same college, interactions are kept at the bare minimum.
Just when it seems impossible for them to ever meet in the middle, Avi’s OnlyFans account changes everything.
Avi and Kyran’s journey is one of self-discovery, healing, and, ultimately, unconditional love. Written in beautiful prose and featuring unforgettable characters, this enemies-to-lovers adult romance is truly captivating. Prepare to fall in love with Avi and Kyran because their story is nothing short of enchanting.
Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan
Newly divorced single mom Nora Hamilton is a master at crafting happily-ever screenplays for TV movies. But when she goes off script and writes a screenplay on the demise of her marriage, it gets picked up by a big-time Hollywood studio that casts sexy A-lister and former sexiest man alive Leo Vance as her ex.
With filming wraps up, Nora could not be more surprised when she finds Leo on her porch with a proposition that will make her $7,000 richer. In need of a break from the media and paparazzi, Leo asks to stay for an extra week in her tea house. Nora accepts, unaware of the life-changing week that is to come.
With witty humor and a swoon-worthy love story, Nora Goes Off Script is a cute beach read that you will not be able to put down. As far as romances go, this is one of the best contemporary adult romance books of 2022.
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
Luc O’Donnell, a 28-year-old heir to the legacy of 80s rockstars, has a less-than-stellar reputation. When a scandalous photo of him in a pair of bunny ears lying face down in the gutter blows up in the tabloids, things go from bad to worse. His boss, alarmed by donors fleeing in the wake of the tabloid mayhem, gives Luc an ultimatum: Clean up his image or face termination.
Enter Oliver Blackwood, a handsome criminal barrister with a squeaky-clean reputation. He’s looking for a fake boyfriend to be his plus-one to an upcoming event, and Luc is exactly the guy you’d take home to meet the folks. What could possibly go wrong?
Boyfriend Material is an uproariously funny British romcom that you won’t want to miss. Prepare to laugh until it hurts as Luc and Oliver spiral into unexpected romance – one of the best romantic comedies in recent memory!
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
Eve Brown is the ultimate human tornado. After “accidentally” letting a flock of doves loose and wreaking havoc on an expensive wedding, Eve’s parents demand she take responsibility and grow up. But as she soon discovers, it’s not that simple.
In a desperate attempt to prove her independence, Eve interviews at a B&B with a grumpy owner, Jacob Wayne. Unfortunately, her plan takes a nosedive when she crashes her car into him. Conveniently, the mishap lands her the job, and the real chaos begins.
Featuring wit, emotion, and heart, Act Your Age, Eve Brown is the hilarious romantic comedy perfect for anyone looking to add adult romance books to their bookshelf. This feel-good adventure pairs a free-spirited heroine with a grumpy hero, making it great for readers who appreciate the grumpy/sunshine trope.
Someday, Someday by Emma Scott
Max Kaufman had the odds stacked against him as a teenager: kicked out of his home and struggling with addiction and homelessness. Yet, his determination to turn his life around shines through as he finds his calling as a nurse helping others. Working in the ER proves to be too much, but when an opportunity arises to work as a private caretaker for the wealthy billionaire Edward Marsh III, Max jumps at the chance.
Little does he know, the Marsh Empire is plagued by a web of deceit. And it seems the only one who can restore order is Silas Marsh, the elusive and unattainable son.
Emma Scott’s heartbreaking and thought-provoking adult romance novel, Someday, Someday, is an absolute must-have for any bookshelf. Get ready to experience emotions like never before as this poignant novel takes you on an emotional rollercoaster and brings you to tears.
Final Offer by Lauren Asher
In the third installment of the bestselling Dreamland Billionaires series, Final Offer, Lauren Asher returns to give readers a glimpse into the real Callahan Kane, the man beyond the media labels.
When he broke the heart of childhood best friend, and once-love-of-his-life, Alana Castillo, he promised never to return to Lake Wisteria—A promise he must break when he returns after his grandfather’s death. With the inheritance in sight, Callahan has no choice but to live in the family lake house for the summer before selling it. But there is a catch: Lana is living there, too, and has no intention of letting Callahan walk away with the property.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Dive into the whirlwind world of Hollywood icon and seven-time bride Evelyn Hugo in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Over five decades, rumors ran rampant in tabloids about the enigmatic starlet. Now, Evelyn invites readers to explore the dramatic journey from obscurity to fame, revealing all the husbands along the way.
In The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Reid delivers an unforgettable love story and breathes life into characters that seem so real they could step off the page. Don’t miss this captivating and memorable read!
Sustained by Emma Chase
Jake Becker bucks convention. As an up-and-coming criminal defense attorney at the top of his game, Jake is scoring in the courtroom and the bedroom. But when fate conspires and he runs into Chelsea McQuaid, everything shifts.
After an accident left Chelsea the sole guardian of her six nieces and nephews, and with no time for grad school, her world is now one of diapers and exhaustion. Then Jake Becker enters the picture.
Sustained is a charming and witty romance between a commitment-phobe lawyer and a single parent of six. As one of the best adult romance books, Sustained will delight readers with its rollicking ride of comedy, emotion, and love.
Reel by Ryan Kennedy
When Neevah Saint, a Broadway understudy, crossed paths with renowned and enigmatic film director Canon Holt, she never imagined the incredible opportunity he’d offer her: to star in his latest biopic film. Torn between newfound success and forbidden love, Neevah and Canon’s relationship takes unpredictable turns in Reel.
This thrilling and romantic adult celebrity romance will have readers head over heels for the couple and is undoubtedly one of the best books of 2021. Don’t miss out – dive into this captivating and beautifully written love story today.
A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn
Discover the delightful world of Meghan Quinn’s A Long Time Coming, a friends-to-lovers romance that puts a unique, comical twist on the classic My Best Friend’s Wedding.
From the instant Breaker Cane and Ophelia Fairweather meet in college during a Secret Scrabble Society meeting, they form a powerful bond. By the time the two are reunited a decade later, and Ophelia invites Breaker to serve as her Maid of Honor, it is clear their friendship has only grown stronger.
All is not as it seems, however. As Breaker faces an existential crisis, his feelings for his soon-to-be-married BFF force him to confront new emotions. Suspenseful and laugh-out-loud funny, A Long Time Coming is an unmissable romantic comedy.
Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid
The hockey world has been captivated by the rivalry between Canadian golden boy Shane Hollander and Russian heartbreaker Ilya Rozanov for years. What no one knows is that it’s all a sham…mostly. Because Shane and Ilya have a secret: they have been in a relationship since they were nineteen. And as the faces of the NHL, keeping their affair hidden has never been more crucial.
Heated Rivalry is an unforgettable MM sports romance with witty banter, heartwarming moments, and unparalleled rivalry. Prepare to be delighted with Shane and Ilya’s sweetest exchanges and to have a permanent smile plastered on your face while reading their story.
Flock by Kate Stewart
When Cecelia Horner moves to Triple Falls to collect her life-changing inheritance and prove her worth to her estranged father, she gets more than she bargained for.
At the company’s orientation, she meets Sean, her supervisor, and gets enfolded into the brotherhood of his friends, the Ravenhood. As their summer of secrets and seduction unfolds, Cecelia and Sean develop a strong attraction that could potentially survive…If the shroud of uncertainty doesn’t tear them apart.
For readers looking for an unforgettable MFM romantic suspense, Flock is the book for you. Kate Stewart’s twisty trilogy only gets better with Exodus. Feel your heart break with every page and leave you questioning everything. Don’t miss out on this epic saga!
Making Faces by Amy Harmon
Fern Taylor knows the feeling of being overlooked and unseen until her best friend and cousin, Bailey, takes the time to truly see her. But when her friend Rita makes her write love letters as her to the town’s golden boy, Fern discovers a longing to be seen.
Ambrose Young is a handsome star wrestler with a bright future ahead of him. However, the weight of that title soon becomes too much. When the need to escape leads him and four of his closest friends to enlist in the military during 9/11, he suffers a devastating tragedy that leaves him both mentally and physically scarred.
Amy Harmon’s Making Faces is a heartbreaking story of grief, forgiveness, friendship, and finding the courage to love one’s self. As one of the best adult romance books, it undoubtedly deserves a spot on your bookshelf.
The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun
Charlie Winshaw never imagined he’d lose his career as CTO of a tech company and be cast in a reality dating show. Now, he’s putting everything on the line to get his life back together… Even if that means becoming the next Prince Charming of Ever After.
Dev Deshpande is a hopeless romantic who achieved his dream job on the show to give contestants their own happily ever after. But when the painfully shy tech mogul Charlie steps onto the set, giving him his own chance at love proves a challenge.
The Charm Offensive is a swoon-worthy, meet-cute adult romance that explores sexuality and mental health. Cochrun’s masterful debut novel is a story of hope and resilience that is heartwarming, sweet, and thought-provoking – perfect for readers who love Casey McQuiston and Alexis Hall! Don’t miss this unforgettable tale of love that will sweep you off your feet.
One by Jewel E. Ann
At the age of 24, Lake Jones has it all: a successful career as a cover girl for pioneering prosthetic legs, a Netflix addiction, and possibly the ugliest cat in the world. The one thing she craves is a steamy fling with a sexy stud to relieve her sexual frustration.
Enter Cage Monaghan, the NFL quarterback she shared an undeniable chemistry with three years ago during a difficult time in her life. Cage was drafted as the starting QB for Minnesota, and has been putting football before everything else – until his dream girl walks back into the picture. However, life in the spotlight is never easy, especially as the NFL’s golden boy’s girlfriend.
One is an invigorating sports romance with light-hearted banter, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and unforgettable characters. This is a must-have for any book lover’s shelf – an unparalleled adult romance you won’t want to miss.
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
Grace Porter is nothing if not responsible. That is why it is so unexpected when she jets off to Vegas to celebrate her recent Ph.D. in astronomy, only to end up in a shotgun wedding with a stranger!
But, with a newfound sense of optimism, Grace takes a chance and embarks on an adventure with her newfound wife, Yuki Yamamoto.
Discover the tender complexities of adulthood in Morgan Rogers’s captivating debut novel, Honey Girl. Filled with raw emotion and becoming one of the best romance books of 2021, this is one you will not want to miss.
Wolfsong by TJ Klune
For years, 16-year-old Oxnard Matheson has felt abandoned by his deadbeat father and has battled self-worth and loneliness. But this all changes when the Bennett’s move into the house at the end of the lane. Ox’s life is forever altered the day he meets the little blonde tornado, Joe Bennett.
Wolfsong is an adult MM werewolf romance full of emotion and unconditional love – it will make you smile, cry, swoon, and laugh out loud. Prepare to be blown away by this beautiful story of family, friendship, and acceptance.
The Guy on the Left by Kate Stewart
Lance Prescott is in his senior year of college football—and his sights are on the NFL. But nothing, not even the coach’s daughter, will stop him from achieving this goal.
The Guy in the Middle by Kate Stewart is an impeccably-crafted romance, full of honesty, wit, and a delightfully funny story. If you’re looking for some of the best adult football romance novels, you won’t want to miss this must-read. Add it to your bookshelf today!
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Take a relaxing vacation with Olive Torres and Ethan Thomas on their Hawaii honeymoon. Well, it would be relaxing if Olive and Ethan weren’t always at each other’s throats and if the honeymoon was meant for them.
The unlucky twin of the bride, Olive, finds an unlikely nemesis in her future brother-in-law’s brother Ethan after a rocky first impression. When everyone in the wedding party besides Olive and Ethan falls sick with food poisoning, the newlyweds insist the two to go on their non-refundable honeymoon trip.
Deciding they can simply ignore one another while on the trip, they accept. But their plans are quickly dashed, pushing them to create an elaborate ruse that ends with them in a fake marriage.
For a witty and hilarious fake dating romance with the enemies-to-lovers trope, The Unhoneymooners is one of the best funny adult romance books for you.
Moth by Lily Mayne
In the post-apocalyptic world of the Wastes, ex-soldier Charlie is just trying to survive with his best friend and his big purple monster boyfriend. But when a raider camp enters the picture, Charlie volunteers to search for their missing leader and embarks on a mission of self-discovery alongside the arrogant and allusive half-monster Moth, who seems to hate him at first sight.
But Charlie quickly realizes that the prickly demeanor Moth wears like a second skin is all a facade. And once that guise unravels, Charlie is struck with a bout of unrequited love because Moth could never love him, not when he has feelings for someone else.
Moth is an emotional, action-packed, and fascinating MM adult romance, delivering an unforgettable experience with its intricate world-building, a memorable cast of characters, and beautiful character growth. Readers won’t want to miss out on this gripping slow-burner.
Love Wager by Lynn Painter
Hallie and Jack know they’re not star-crossed lovers, but they do share a unique bond: they’ve agreed to be each other’s wing-person in the search for The One. That is, until a wedding throws a wrench into their arrangement. Now, they must decide if following the status quo is worth going against their hearts.
Lynn Painter paints a beautiful portrait of love in her stunning romantic comedy Love Wager.
Adult romance books come in all shapes, sizes, and stories. From the beloved bestseller The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo to the passionate romance of OnlyFans, there’s something special to appeal to any reader, so turn the pages of some of the best romance novels for adults and discover a heartwarming story you won’t soon forget.
Our exploration into the best romance novels for adults has come to a close, but the search for a perfect book never ends. With so many great stories to choose from, the journey to find true romance continues, so find your book and fall in love with the power of a good story.
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Our exploration into the best romance novels for adults has come to a close, but the search for a perfect book never ends. With so many great stories to choose from, the journey to find true romance continues, so find your book and fall in love with the power of a good story.Our exploration into the best romance novels for adults has come to a close, but the search for a perfect book never ends.
With so many great stories to choose from, the journey to find true romance continues, so find your book and fall in love with the power of a good story. Our exploration into the best romance novels for adults has come to a close, but the search for a perfect book never ends. With so many great stories to choose from, the journey to find true romance continues, so find your book and fall in love with the power of a good story.