There are books and novellas that I recommend. There are novels I loathed.
This list is my favourite romance novel couples and there is a separate one for my favourite heroes and heroines as individual characters. If I put them in order, I’d never get this list published, so they aren’t.
If you’re uncertain, I suggest leaning towards the couples list for a starting point.
Balogh, Mary Slightly Dangerous CLASSIC
Bowen, Sarina Blonde Date novella CLASSIC
Bowen, Sarina and Elle Kennedy Him
Bryce, Megan To Tame a Dragon
Chase, Loretta Dukes Prefer Blondes – LOVE THEM
Cole, Kresley Dark Desires After Dusk – a guilty pleasure THUNDER SEX™!
Dare, Tessa One Dance with a Duke
Dare, Tessa Any Duchess Will Do
Duran, Meredith Fool Me Twice
Florand, Laura All’s Fair in Love and Chocolate
Florand, Laura The Chocolate Kiss
Florand, Laura The Chocolate Touch – Top 5 romance and couple
Florand, Laura The Chocolate Heart Whoops! One of my least favourite couples.
Florand, Laura Chase Me
Gabaldon, Diana Outlander OBVIOUSLY, plus the series
Garwood, Julie The Gift – Old School
Hoyt, Elizabeth The Ice Princess
Kelly, Carla The Lady’s Companion
Kelly, Carla Marrying the Captain
Kennedy, Elle The Deal
Kinsale, Laura Flowers from the Storm
Kleypas, Lisa Dreaming of You
Kleypas, Lisa Where Dreams Begin
Kleypas, Lisa Again the Magic
Kleypas, Lisa Secrets of a Summer Night
Kleypas, Lisa The Devil in Winter
Kleypas, Lisa Love in the Afternoon
Lauren, Christina Beautiful Player
Lauren, Christina Dirty Rowdy Thing
Linden, Caroline One Night in London
Long, Julie Anne Like No Other Lover
Long, Julie Anne What I Did for a Duke CLASSIC
Long, Julie Anne A Notorious Countess Confesses
MacLean, Sarah One Good Earl Deserves a Lover
McNaught, Judith Almost Heaven OLD SCHOOL
Milan, Courtney The Duchess War
Milan, Courtney The Suffragette Scandal IF YOU READ ONLY ONE…
Parker, Lucy Act Like It
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth Natural Born Charmer
Quinn, Julia An Offer from a Gentleman
Quinn, Julia Romancing Mr. Bridgerton
Quinn, Julia It’s In His Kiss
Reid, Penny Neanderthal Seeks Human
Reid, Penny Beauty and the Mustache
Spencer, LaVyrle Vows
Thorne, Sally The Hating Game CLASSIC
Willig, Lauren The Seduction of the Crimson Rose
Links to my other reviews can be found on my complete reading list of books sorted by author or Author Commentary & The Tallies Shameful or my streamlined recommendations list.
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Thank you for this list! 💃💓
Thank you for inspiring it. I’ve spent the day thinking about which of the heroes I’d most like to marry. Lisa Kleypas has the most men on that list
Lisa Kleypas’s men are AMAZING! I also love Courtney Milan’s and Tessa Dare’s heroes, especially Smite Turner and Colin Sandhurst. I haven’t read “Unveiled” yet so I can’t relate about Ash Turner. Say, is Courtney Milan your ULTIMATE favorite author?
I think she’s the best writer overall publishing today, but Kleypas has also had a tremendous run.