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A Buffet Of Romance Novels

Posted over 3 years ago by Suzanne S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Romance | Tagged with contemporary romance, erotic romance, historical romance, inspirational romance, paranormal romance, regency romance, romance, romance fiction, romantic suspense, summer and western romance

Whether you like to gobble up contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense or inspirational romance there is a buffet of romance subgenres to satisfy anyone’s taste. According to Kristin Ramsdell, author of Romance Fiction, A Guide to the Genre, part of the appeal of the romance genre is the predictable HEA (happily ever after) resolution and how that comes about through exciting encounters between would-be lovers pacing the plot.

Here are a few recommended titles in the genre of romance:

Contemporary Romance

Possessed by Passion by Brenda Jackson
Possessed by Passion
by Brenda Jackson

This contemporary African American Kimani romance series never slows in pace as architect Ms. Hunter McKay comes home to open a firm and meets up with her high school romance, Tyson Steele, now a surgeon.

American Historical Romance

A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason
A Worthy Heart
by Susan Anne Mason

Who can resist the family intrigue, romance and drama of a lively Irish family newly arrived in America as they settle into their adopted country.

Regency Romance

My American Duchess by Eloisa James
My American Duchess
by Eloisa James

The arrogant Duke of Trent and an ever stubborn American heiress eventually match up in this entertaining romp set in Georgian England.

Inspirational Romance

Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund
Hearts Made Whole
by Jody Hedlund

Taking over for her ailing father, Caroline Taylor mans the Windmill Point lighthouse, when the town’s lighthouse board chooses a battle-fatigued Civil War veteran to replace her. Their initial meeting doesn’t bode well, but they discover a kindred spirit in each other in this heartwarming story of love and healing.

Romantic Suspense

The Obsession by Nora Roberts
The Obsession
by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts never fails to seduce her readers with a tantalizing plot of a young heroine determined to start over from her murky past, who then meets a hunky mechanic in the small cozy town of Sunrise Cove, Washington.

Western Romance

In Want of a Wife by Jo Goodman
In Want of a Wife
by Jo Goodman

Rejected by her family in New York, Jane Middlebourne arrives in Wyoming as a mail-order bride determined to prove that she is the perfect wife for rancher, Morgan Longstreet. 

Paranormal Romance

Seal Wolf in Too Deep by Terry Spear
SEAL Wolf in Too Deep
by Terry Spear

Navy SEAL and alpha wolf shifter, Allan Rappaport, meets up with human diving partner, Debbie Renaud. Mutual attraction hotly ensues with Debbie suspecting Allan is much more than he pretends.

Erotic Romance

Bared to You by Sylvia Day - a crossfire novel (Erotic romance)
Bared to You
by Sylvia Day

The first in a trio of the popular Crossfire series, this erotic romance was listed on Amazon’s 2012 Best Books of the Year in Romance. While Eva and Gideon are outwardly successful and attractive, they are hiding traumatized pasts from each other.

Summer Treats

Here is a short list of the latest summer romances:

I Thee Wed by Celeste Bradley - Regency Romance novel
Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler - Romance fiction novel
Anything for You by Kristan Higgins - Contemporary Romance novel
A Lowcountry Wedding by Mary Alice Monroe
Paris is Always a Good Idea by Nicolas Barreau
The Preacher's Lady by Lori Copeland

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