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Best Adult Romance Books

Explore love and passion through the pages of the most beloved adult romance books, chosen for their frequent features in prominent book blogs and readers' favorites lists.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas - 2020-06-02 (first published in 2015)
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In this captivating fantasy novel, Feyre must rely on her hunting skills to survive in a cold and unforgiving forest. But when she kills a precious predator, she's taken to a magical kingdom where she discovers a world she never knew existed. As she navigates this dangerous new realm and uncovers dark secrets, Feyre develops intense feelings for a mysterious captor hiding behind a jeweled mask. To save him and break an ancient curse, she must risk everything.
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From Blood and Ash
Jennifer L. Armentrout - 2020-03-30
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This captivating fantasy is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa. Poppy is a Maiden, chosen from birth to usher in a new era, but her life has never been her own. When a golden-eyed guard enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. As a fallen kingdom rises once more, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy faces the risk of losing her heart, her life, and her world as she knows it.
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Slave to Sensation
Nalini Singh - 2006-09-05
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In a world that denies emotions, Sascha must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed to avoid "rehabilitation". But changeling Lucas Hunter is fascinated by her and they soon find themselves caught between their conflicting worlds. Will they sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation?
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The Love Hypothesis
Ali Hazelwood - 2021-09-14
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A Ph.D. candidate tries to convince her friend she's in a happy relationship, but needs to provide proof. She panics and kisses the first man she sees, who happens to be a well-known ass and a hotshot professor. He agrees to be her fake boyfriend, but things get complicated at a science conference. Suddenly, their experiment feels dangerously close to combustion, and Olive discovers that putting her own heart under the microscope is more complicated than a hypothesis on love.
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Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas - 2023-02-14 (first published in 2012)
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When magic has disappeared from the land, a vicious king reigns from his throne of glass. In a brutal competition to find the greatest assassin in the kingdom, a female assassin named Celaena Sardothien fights not to kill, but to win her freedom. As her competitors start dying, one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a desperate quest to uncover the source of the evil before it destroys her world. With a provocative Crown Prince and a loyal Captain of the Guard by her side, she'll need every ounce of skill to survive.
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Delilah Green Doesn't Care
Ashley Herring Blake - 2022-02-22
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A queer romantic comedy about love, risks, and complicated relationships. Delilah Green returns to her hometown, where she plans to breeze in and out, until she sees Claire Sutherland, one of her estranged stepsister's best friends. They've known each other for years, but Delilah never really knew how to push Claire's buttons until now. Forced to work together during wedding preparations, Claire feels both unsettled and charmed by Delilah's ways. Will she be able to resist her charms, or will she find herself wanting more?
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The Bridge Kingdom
Danielle L. Jensen - 2020-06-09 (first published in 2018)
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Enter a seductive fantasy world in which a warrior princess must navigate political intrigue and her own conflicting loyalties. As a bride sent under the guise of peace to the enemy Bridge Kingdom, Lara is determined to bring down its king and put an end to their wealth-hoarding ways. But as her heart begins to soften towards her enemy and she finds herself questioning her own motives, Lara must choose which kingdom she'll save and which she'll destroy. With passionate romance and fierce action, this novel is sure to entice fans of From Blood and Ash and A Court of Thorns and Roses.
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Angels' Blood
Nalini Singh - 2009-03-03
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In this world of beauty and bloodlust, angels have control over vampires. Elena Deveraux, the best vampire hunter, is hired by the lethal Archangel Raphael for a seemingly impossible job - to track down an archangel gone bad. This task will put Elena in the midst of a unique killing spree and on the razor's edge of passion. Will she succumb to Raphael's seductive touch? When archangels play, mortals break.
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The Wrath & the Dawn
Renée Ahdieh - 2015-05-12
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A young girl vows to avenge her friend's death at the hands of the murderous boy-king by volunteering to be his next bride. Each dawn brings heartache as the king kills his new bride, but to her surprise, the girl finds Khalid to be nothing like she imagined. As she weaves stories to beguile him and ensure her survival, she uncovers secrets in the palace, and must decide if her love can survive the world of stories and secrets.
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Pushing the Limits
Katie McGarry - 2012-07-31
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This captivating novel tells the story of Echo, a former popular girl with "freaky" scars on her arms, who meets Noah, a girl-using loner in a black leather jacket. Despite their differences and secrets, they are drawn to each other in ways they never imagined. This powerful story explores the themes of love, trust, and self-discovery, while begging the question of how far they will push their limits for each other.
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings
Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent
Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon