Since the beginning of time, the romance story has held a special place and allure for the human psyche. There are few things that can top the giddiness you feel as you read of the romantic exploits of others!
And while there are likely an infinite number of variations on the boy meets girl theme, they are all very similar at the core. That feeling of love; to suddenly find another soul that one values more than oneself. That is the height of beauty. Which is why I honestly feel that the romance genre will never die. Agree with me? Well if so then you’re probably looking for the right books to read that capture the essence of romance at their very core. This list was made just for you, with 10 of the best selling romance novels of 2017. Fasten your seat-belts and have your Kleenex nearby, it’s going to be an interesting ride!
#1. FORBIDDEN: BEVERLY JENKINS
A former soldier meets a willful black girl whom he saves in the unforgiving desert. Being self-made himself, Rhine Fontaine is unaccustomed to meeting headstrong women, especially black ones, in a world still riddled with slavery. Eddy Carmichael on her part is bent on proving herself as good as anyone else. This beautiful piece is a real page turner.
#2. THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY: A.J. PINE
Everyone loves a story where two good friends eventually become lovers and that’s what these thrilling romance novels are all about. Brynn and Jamie made out in high school but didn’t take it much further. Now, they’re on a road trip as friends and things are bound to get steamy.
#3. A SCOT IN THE DARK: SARAH MACLEAN
This historical novel is full exciting scandal and drama. With all the things you love about Scotland, like kilts and swords, and many things you never knew existed, it’s bound to get you on the edge. I honestly couldn’t put the book down! Well done, Sarah Maclean! This one definitely had to appear on the list of the best sellingromance novels of 2017. It’s on the Washington Post!
#4. THE HATING GAME: SALLY THORNE
If you’re all about office rivalry combined with hate-driven lust then this romance novel is just for you. Lucy works just a few feet away from Joshua and having to see him for such long durations everyday leaves her positively seething. Things get a little steamy however, when she develops an attraction for him. The CEOs they work for throw a spanner in the works by pitting them against each other with a competitive promotion opportunity.
#5. TAILORED FOR TROUBLE: MIMI JEAN
Taylor Reed has a vendetta against Bennet Wade due to their colorful and rather nasty past. She finally gets her chance for revenge when he joins her training program for executives. However, she soon begins to reconsider as being around him long enough reveals to her what kind of man he is.
#6. RUTHLESS: LEXI BLAKE
Riley and his siblings plot revenge against StratCast’s CEO for the murder of their parents two decades ago and the theft of their father’s software program. Riley easily gets himself hired as an attorney to the company serving Ellie, its new CEO. He eventually has to make some difficult decisions as his need for revenge clashes with his need for Ellie and their blossoming relationship.
#7. MAGNATE: JOANNA SHUPE
Emmett Cavanaugh grew up in the dirty backwaters of New York City and decided he would never allow himself to return to that filthy life. He is now a steel tycoon and one of the who’s who of the city. On the opposite end of the societal background spectrum is Elizabeth Sloane, celebrated socialite. Elizabeth is interested in opening her own investment firm but will need Emmetts support. The two stron-willed adversaries find themselves in an involuntary marriage and a very voluntary love affair.
#8. TAKE ME TONIGHT: ERIKA KELLEY
Calix Bourbon is dark and brooding, with a sad past that accounts for most of his mood and all of his guilt. Three years ago, He was an up and coming rock star before the fateful day when his younger brother overdosed on drugs.Now Calix is working for a famous rock band in their studio on Long Island. Enter Mimi Romano, private chef to the band and daughter of one of the most successful restaurant chain owners in the world. Darkness meets light in this exciting yingyang type novel and you’re bound to stay hooked to the last page.
#9. IF I ONLY HAD A DUKE: LENORA BELL
Lady Dorothea Beaumont has decided that the life of a wife is not for her. She has seen her relationships crumble one too many times and decides to retire into her aunt’s estate in Ireland in quiet freedom. This is not to be, however, as she soon stumbles upon the Duke of Osborn.
#10. SAVED BY THE SEAL: DIANA GARDIN
Former Seal Grisham is trying to get his life back together after suffering battle scars. When he saves a beautiful girl from a drowning incident he seems to have found a breath of fresh air. Greta Owen brings some much needed sunshine into the dark abyss of his life. If you like suspense and feisty dialogue, then this is the romance novels for you.
So, there you have it; 10 Best Romance Novels to Read in 2018: That Can Change Your Life. How awesome is this list! Take your time, but definitely put these books on your wish list. You don’t want to miss out. Even if you haven’t particularly cared of a couple of the authors mentioned, give them a second chance at winning you over!