9 Sweet & Heartfelt Romance Novels
Romance novels come in all sorts of tones and subgenres, from clean and wholesome stories to dark paranormal tales. If you like your love stories sweet and heartfelt, you've come to the right place. The nine books listed below follow lovable characters on their way to happily ever after. When you click links from this website, we may receive advertising revenue to support our research. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
9 Sweet & Heartfelt Romance Novels
Ideas For Your Real Life Romance
You may not be able to dramatically run to the airport or meet at the top of the Empire State Building, but there are plenty of ways that you can bring a little extra romance into your life.
- Have a candlelit dinner
- Send a spontaneous floral arrangement
- Get a cute gift
- Join a book club together
- Cook a cozy meal for two
History of the Romance Novel
Love stories can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, and some of the works from that time are still around, though most have been lost to history. The romance novel as we know it today was largely influenced by Jane Austen, who is still hailed as a master of the genre. Historical romance was made popular by Sir Walter Scott, who wrote many works of historical fiction in the early 19th century.
Popular Subgenres of Romance
- Contemporary romance
- Historical romance
- Science Fiction romance
- Romantic suspense
- Paranormal romance
- Romantic Fantasy
5 Great Romantic Movies
If you enjoy reading about love, you probably have a good time watching it on the big screen as well. Check out these five romantic movies (if you haven't already):
- Casablanca (1942)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Ghost (1990)
- Dirty Dancing (1987)
- The Notebook (2004)
What is Love?
If you enjoy a romance that truly speaks to the heart, rather than a novel that's simply erotic, you've come to the right place. The books listed here feature a wide variety of couples, including former enemies turned lovers, childhood sweethearts, and more. In no particular order, here are nine sweet romance novels that will make your heart melt.
#1: "Bring Down the Stars" by Emma Scott. Autumn is torn between two lovers with very contrasting personalities. Connor, a sensitive and artistic guy, is her first love. However, she can't deny her feelings for Weston, Connor's best friend, whose bad boy image is difficult to resist. When the two men enlist in the army bound for Iraq, Autumn is forced to choose between them.
#2: "Caught" by Erika Ashby and A.E. Woodward. Quinn and Chase have been inseparable since they were kids. When they reach high school, Finley enters the picture. The three become good friends until Chase falls in love with Finley. Chase is unaware that Quinn has had a crush on him for years. Quinn gets more and more upset every time she sees her friends acting like lovebirds.
Chase is unaware that Quinn has had a crush on him for years.
#3: "A Bollywood Affair" by Sonali Dev. At the age of four, Mili married Virat through an arranged marriage in India. After several years, Mili goes to Michigan to study while her husband joins the military. Later on, Virat sends his younger brother Samir, to his wife to convince her to sign divorce papers. Samir soon realizes that his charm is not going to be enough to persuade her to sign the document.
#4: "The Last Time We Met" by Carol Mason. Celine and Patrick first met in Vietnam, where they had an intimate relationship for four days. But Patrick had a wife, and he soon returned home. Ten years later, Patrick is no longer married and is looking for a partner through a dating website owned by Celine, who is also now divorced. The timing seems perfect for the two to rekindle their unfinished love story.
#5: "Until The Last Star Fades" by Jacquelyn Middleton. Riley's life is almost perfect. She is doing well in school, and has a lot of friends and an awesome boyfriend. However, she dreads what her life will be without her mom, who is terminally ill. Her life changes when she meets Ben, a British actor who wants to make it big in Hollywood. Despite everything, she tries to act happy around him, afraid that her fears might destroy their relationship.
However, she dreads what her life will be without her mom, who is terminally ill.
#6: "Nobody Said It'd Be Easy" by Patty Blount. Two years after losing his wife, Gabe works as a building superintendent and spends all the time he can with his two daughters. When Amelia moves into the unit next door, she secretly admires how the widower handles his responsibilities. But Amelia can't fall in love just yet. She is still reeling from a recent divorce. However, Gabe is determined to win her heart, and prove that love can be sweeter the second time around.
#7: "Versions of Us" by Laura Barnett. This book features the love story of Eva and Jim. The plot starts in Cambridge in the year 1958 when Eva swerves to avoid running into a dog. In doing so, she crashes her bike in the street. Jim helps her get up and introduces himself. The book then reveals three different versions of their story, full of challenges and happiness. The novel shows how much of an impact little decisions can have on our lives.
#8: "Truly A Match" by Tamra Baumann. Rachel is living peacefully as a single mother of twins. But when Marcello, a famous Hollywood actor, mentions her name in his speech, her life changes completely. Suddenly, the paparazzi goes crazy trying to get a scoop on the ex-lover's past. Marcello learns that he is the father of Rachel's twins. He is determined to make up for the lost time with his family. Unfortunately, his secrets and fame prevent him from giving his all to the woman he loves.
Rachel is living peacefully as a single mother of twins.
#9: "The Sweet Spot" by Heather Heyford. Jamie is on vacation in a vineyard at Ribbon Ridge. She falls in love with the place and gets close to the owner. Because of this, she accepts a job offer and becomes the manager of the vineyard. She works alongside Hank, the owner's handsome grandson. Initially, the two have trouble getting along, because they have contradicting ideas on how to run the estate. But as time passes by, their bickering gives way to a blossoming romance.