According to a study conducted by the Romance Writers of America, romance books are the second highest of all book sales. While romance books typically have the same basic elements of a love story and a happy ending, the content of the books can vary widely across subgenres. Because libraries are listed as the number one place people go for their romance books, I thought we would take a closer look at books in each subgenre through a series of blogs. This month’s featured subgenre is romantic suspense.
Romantic Suspense books have mystery and suspense as a central part of the story, while also giving the reader a true romance. The best books in this genre find a delicate balance between romance and suspense so that neither one dominates the story and provides readers the mix they are looking for.
Looking for More Romance Book Options?
Find Romance Books Using the Library Catalog
Use the advanced search in the Library catalog using a combination of subject terms like romantic suspense, suspenseful fiction, historical romance, paranormal romance stories, or another subgenre combination. Remember you can select specific formats to limit the search results.
Find Digital Books Using hoopla
Use the advanced search on hoopla to limit by format and subject or genre. With hoopla, everything is available instantly, no waiting. Library cardholders can borrow 10 items per month. Download the mobile app on your favorite device to enjoy on the go.