When it comes to matters of the heart, Romance books can move you to make the right romantic decisions, or fill your sails with passionate tales of lovers' triumphs and tragedies from every era of literature. Romance books encompass everything from the epic to the everyday, letting you laugh along with the likes of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, or get wrapped up in the regal romance novels of Phillipa Gregory. Whatever you're after, the Romance books you'll find on our marketplace speak straight from the heart.
The authors who write best-selling romance books tend to be prolific in their output. This is good news if you're a fan of a popular romance novel writer because you'll have plenty of their books to keep you busy. So, who are some of the best-selling romance authors? They include:
It's important to note that the authors who are most popular will depend on the specific subgenre you're interested in. For example, historical romance vs. contemporary romance.
If you're just beginning to explore the world of romance books, then you might be looking for some suggestions. Reading some of the best-selling romance novels can be a great way to get a feel for the tropes, themes, and styles that are popular in the romance genre.
Below are some of the best-selling romantic books you might pick up as a beginner:
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin
Dating Dr. Dil, Nisha Sharma
A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J Maas
Safe Harbour, by Danielle Steel
Book Lovers, by Emily Henry
Alibris offers a wide selection of romance novels by both best-selling and emerging authors. Whether you're looking for the best romance novels of all time or something a bit more obscure, we have plenty of options to choose from.
Like just about any other genre, the romance genre is populated by several sub-genres, which explore specific themes and topics or showcase distinct styles and tropes.
Currently, some of the most popular romance sub-genres include:
Young adult romance books for teens are also growing in popularity in recent years.
Steamy romance novels are overtly sensual in nature and often are rich in sexual scenes, erotic descriptions, and characters with strong sexual desires. Everything from your classic romance novel to dark romance books can potentially be considered a steamy romance novel.
Some examples of popular risque romantic books include:
Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Seducing My Guardian, by Katee Robert
Sugar Daddies, by Jade West
Romancing the Duke, by Tessa Dare
Browse Alibris' collection of erotic and sweet romance novels and explore countless new and used titles that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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