14 Must-Read Adult Romance Books

14 romance books to read in february

In the spirit of February and Valentine’s day, we thought we’d honour the month of all kinds of love with some of our favourite romance books. We love reading romance, from historical to contemporary and paranormal and really can’t get enough of it. We might have an addiction, but that’s okay!

It was hard to dwindle this list down to 14 – really we could make this a list of 100 romance books you need to read, but that’s just a lot. Or is it? We’ve also included the tropes in each book and the different romantic elements to help you find the one that fits your reading mood. And each one has a spicy rating, in case you’re curious.

So, fill the bath, pour yourself a glass of wine (or beverage of choice), dim the lights, and put on some romantic music, cause you’ve got a date with a book.

*Please note that some of these books do come in series. We’ve recommended the first book, and if you like the first one we do recommend the rest of the series.

So, here’s a list of some of our favourite romance books:

14 romance books to read in february

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: A League of Extraordinary Women
Pages: 368
Tropes & Elements: enemies to lovers, intelligent and strong female characters, scene with a man on a horse (if you like horses)
Spice Rating: 3 codpieces out of 5

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Winston Brothers
Pages: 390
Tropes & Elements: Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!, enemies to lovers, sexy Gandalf (need we say more), car racing, good ol’ Tennessee accents
Spice Rating: 4 steamy mirrors out of 5

Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Duke Dynasty
Pages: 352
Tropes & Elements: mystery, family, Dukes galore
Spice Rating: 3 chocolate covered strawberries out of 5

Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Bromance Book Club
Pages: 352
Tropes & Elements: men and their feelings, already married rekindled romance
Spice Rating: 3 home runs out of 5

Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 309
Tropes & Elements: wacky, weird, and full of double dates, friends to lovers
Spice Rating: 4 🌶 out of 5

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Girl Meets Duke
Pages: 389
Tropes & Elements: marriage of convenience, more Dukes
Spice Rating: 3 garters out of 5

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Modern Love
Pages: 387
Tropes & Elements: past lovers, online dating
Spice Rating: 4 right swipes out of 5

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Genre: Contemporary LGBTQ Romance
Pages: 384
Tropes & Elements: Pride and Prejudice retelling, astrology references galore, fake dating
Spice Rating: 3 Scorpio in Venus’ out of 5

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Wallflowers
Pages: 384
Tropes & Elements: marriage of convenience, group of friends
Spice Rating: 3 hot summer night out of 5

To Pleasure a Lady by Nicole Jordan

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Courtship Wars
Pages: 383
Tropes & Elements: sisters, tall, dark and handsome aristocrats, also horses
Spice Rating: 3 unlaced corsets out of 5

Lover at Last by J.R. Ward

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Pages: 608
Tropes & Elements: frenemies to lovers, vampires, more vampires, and more vampires, oh and lots of abs
Spice Rating: 4 f(b)angs out of 5

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Genre: Contemporary LGBTQ Romance
Pages: 421
Tropes & Elements: enemies to lovers, politics, and history, huh?
Spice Rating: 4 sexts out of 5

The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Dark-Hunter
Pages: 340
Tropes & Elements: Atlantian gods, Greek gods, sexy gods
Spice Rating: 4 wet dreams out of 5

One Bite With a Stranger by Christine Warren

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Others
Pages: 332
Tropes & Elements: vampires
Spice Rating: 5 fangs out of 5

What are some of your favourite romance books? We obviously love ourselves a good romance book and are always looking for new recommendations!

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13 thoughts on “14 Must-Read Adult Romance Books

  1. I’m reading Evie Dunmores second book right now and loving it!! I also need to read Secrets of a Summer nights – I keep hearing about how good that series is! Awesome post 🤩

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    1. You’re welcome!! Hope you like them. I absolutely loved Written in the Stars! It was really cute and fun and the character’s relationship was one of my favourites I’ve read recently. Hope you like it 🥰 – Amber


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