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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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a short list of the latest summer romances: