It’s a scientific fact that men with scars are automatically sexier than men without scars. Don’t bother looking it up. Y’all know I’m right. And these 13 romance heroes are proof. Enjoy all the scarred hotness, folks. You’re welcome.
You know how some romance heroines are often serious and stoic and pretty much perfect in every way? Yeah, this isn’t a list of THOSE heroines. This is a list of eccentric, sometimes goofy, adorable, QUIRKY paranormal romance heroines who don’t take themselves too seriously. Enjoy!
(And let’s not get into a “well, that’s not really paranormal romance, it’s urban fantasy” debate, m’kay? If a book has a strong romance element in it and the book wouldn’t be able to stand on its own if you remove that element, it’s paranormal romance. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Plus, it’s my blog and I do what I want. No one is the boss of me.)
We’ve done a couple of different biker lists on the site (here and here), and each time, people write in and let us know about all these great reads we’ve forgotten to include. That always leads us to read those books, and we usually agree that we SHOULD have added them to the list, and it just ends up being this big ole endless cycle, you know? List-read-repeat-list-read-repeat...over and over and over again. So, we’re not stupid enough to say that this is the ultimate biker romance reading list FOR ALL TIME. But as of today, these are our top picks. Enjoy!
The idea of a famous actor or actress falling for a regular person is endlessly fascinating and endlessly romantic. (It’s also not completely unrealistic. Matt Damon and his wife met when she was a bartender.) That’s probably why it’s been the subject of so many great romance novels. With that in mind, here are but a few great ones. Enjoy!
Some romance novels would have you believe that unless you’re a tiny, delicate woman with a heart-shaped face and smattering of cute freckles across your little button nose that you’re not worthy of a HEA with a hot hero. Why is it that so many romance heroines are impossibly perfect looking? But that’s a rant for another day. The point is that there ARE plenty of great romances out there who give the plain Janes of the world hope that they’ll find their own hot sexy hero and be able to grab their HEA with both hands. Here are but a few of our faves. Enjoy!
It probably doesn’t feel like it when you’re going through a divorce, but it’s truly not the end of the world. In fact, maybe it’s just the beginning of bigger, better, wonderful things. With that in mind, here are our picks for the top 11 romance novels that prove life after divorce really IS worth living.
The last time we talked about laugh-out-loud paranormal romance, y’all had so many great suggestions for additions that I immediately added a crap-ton of books to my TBR list. And since I’ve now worked my way through that list, I thought we were due for an updated “laugh-out-loud paranormal romance” list this week. So, here are our picks for 11 hilarious, low-angst paranormal romance reads that’ll have you LOLing all over town. Enjoy!
(And yes, it’s arguable that one of these—I’ll let you figure out which one—is urban fantasy or mystery, not paranormal romance. But the story has a strong romantic element in it as a major plot line, so I’m claiming it for the romance genre. It’s also important to remember that no one is the boss of me and this is my list, so I’ll add whatever books I want to add. So there. That said, let’s be adults about this and not engage in a romance/not romance debate. The list is just for fun—and binge-reading.)
I’ve been saying FOREVER that we need more diversity in romance. And the books on today’s “best of” list? They’re just a few of the reasons why. These awesome reads prove that romance doesn’t have to be between two white people. (Crazy idea, right?) Oh, and in addition to featuring some diversity, they’re crazy good. So, enjoy!
Ever get sick of all the heroes and heroines in romance who are just kids? I know I sure do. Sometimes I just want to read about mature heroes and heroines who have a little bit more mileage on them. (And I don’t mean that in a dirty way. Get your minds out of the gutter, people!) So, for all my fellow “mature” romance lovers out there (because we’re not old, damn it, we’re mature), here are some awesome romance reads that prove life doesn’t end after college. Enjoy!
In the mood for an angsty, brooding, tortured hero? (No judgement here...I totally get the appeal) Then this list is just for you. Enjoy!
Angst overdose is part of the reason why I’ve about aged out of the new adult romance category. All the OTT drama gets to be so exhausting after a while. And that’s why I love rom coms. The rom coms on today’s list are fun, hilarious, and guaranteed to deliver a low-angst reading experience. So grab a glass of wine (or tequila...hey, I don’t judge) and 1-click a few fun rom coms, because you deserve some nice, relaxing binge reading. Enjoy!
Ever wonder why so many romance novels are set in small towns? I think it’s because the idea of escaping to a place that’s slower paced and away from the hustle and bustle and noise of the city is sometimes just irresistible. But whatever the reason, I love a good small town romance, and wanted to share some of my favorites with you for this “best of” list. Happy reading!
What are the odds that your roommate will turn out to be the love of your life? Pretty slim. Like, probably about as good as your odds of getting struck by lightning...while winning the lottery...while holding a 4-leaf clover. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the trope in our romance novels, right? And there are about 10 of these roommates-to-lovers romances that just seem to do it better than the rest (in my not-so-humble opinion). Get your 1-clicking fingers ready, folks...
I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m too old for about 90% of new adult romances. The angst, the stupid misunderstandings, the immaturity...all of these things are likely to send me into long-winded, grumpy old lady “get off my lawn”-style book rants that make me wonder what’s wrong with these kids today. But that’s not to say I hate ALL new adult romance. In fact, I’ve read several that were super enjoyable. And that’s what this “best of” list is all about: the new adult romances that were so good, even a grumpy old lady like me could enjoy them. So, this one’s for all my fellow grumpy old readers. Enjoy!
Yes, Christian Grey is the first hero most romance readers think of when you mention the word billionaire. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the BEST. In our opinion, his PR has just been better. So, with that in mind, we bring you our top 13 picks for sexy billionaires we’d choose over Christian Grey any day of the week (and twice on Sundays).
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