Best Romance Books and Stories to Read in 2018

The best romance books are those which stay with us long after the last page, filling us with fear at the prospect of failing to find another book that could possibly be as good. It’s no secret that romance novels have been around for a while, yet with the advent of computerized publishing, they’ve detonated in prominence and, luckily for us, romance is everywhere!

With new school authors, like Jamie McGuire and Christina Lauren, as well as exceptionally stable authors like Jennifer Cruise and Nora Roberts producing book after book, I guess we can say we’ve been very pleased with the increasing inventory over the past couple of years.

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#1.Dark Lover by J.R. Ward (2005)
The main thoroughbred vampire in the world and the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s leader, Wrath has a beef to attend with the hunters who slaughtered his folks hundreds of years prior. In any case, when his most trusted warrior is murdered — stranding a crossbreed little girl unconscious of her legacy or her destiny — Wrath must put down his knife and usher the delightful female into a different universe.
Racked by anxiety in her body that wasn’t there some time recently, Beth Randall is vulnerable against the perilously provocative man who goes to her during the evening with shadows in his eyes. His stories of the Brotherhood and blood startle her. However his touch lights an unfolding new appetite — one that debilitates to devour them both.

Dear John
#2.Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (2006) 
A furious revolt, John dropped out of school and enrolled in the Army, not realizing what else to do with his life — until he meets the young lady he had always wanted, Savannah. Their common fascination rapidly develops into the sort of affection that leaves Savannah sitting tight for John to complete his voyage through obligation, and John needing to settle down with the lady who caught his heart. In any case, 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his obligation to re-enroll. Also, unfortunately, the long detachment discovers Savannah beginning to look all starry eyed at another person. “Dear John,” the letter read… and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed for eternity. Returning home, John must grasp the way that Savannah, now wedded, is as yet his intimate romance — and face the hardest choice of his life.

Authors Note: Nicholas Sparks is fantastic. His stories are very rich in character development and keep the reader’s focus at all times! He has written some of the best romance books that I’ve personally read. And now… on with the list…

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
#3.Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (2006)
In a world that denies feelings, where the decision Psy rebuff any indication of yearning, Sascha Duncan must disguise the sentiments that brand her as imperfect. To uncover them is sentence herself to the loathsomeness of “recovery” — the entire psychic eradication of all that she at any point was… Both human and creature, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy abhor. Following quite a while of uneasy concurrence, these two races are currently very nearly war over the merciless killings of a few Changeling ladies. Lucas is resolved to discover the Psy executioner who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their firmly monitored society. However, he soon finds that this super cold Psy is exceptionally fit for energy — and that the creature in him is entranced by her. Gotten between their clashing universes, Lucas and Sascha must stay bound to their personalities — or yield everything for an essence of darkest allurement…

candle in the window
#4.Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd (2007)
Saura of Roget carries on with a forlorn existence of subjugation – her fortune controlled by her savage stepfather. However it is she who has been called upon to light up the times of Sir William of Miraval, a glad and honorable knight who once promised to live or die by the sword… until his reality was inundated in horrifying murkiness. Summoned to Sir William’s mansion, the raven-haired pure is overcome by longing and love for the radiant, brilliant warrior who has laid attack to her heart.
Be that as it may, there is grave risk anticipating them both just past the palace dividers… and a fatal cost to be paid for surrendering to a searing, all-expending love

Well, that’s it. Hopefully, you’ll take a closer look at these reads and give me your personal feedback. Of course there are many new releases that may eventually prove to have as much staying power as these romance books. I suppose that time will tell.

The best romance books might be a tad more subjective than what’s written here, so please feel free to challenge the judge! I welcome your comments. Please come visit my site at and tell me what past reads you would call the “best romance books”. If you’d like to receive future notifications about new posts I’m making on this site, don’t forget to join my subscriber tribe!


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