Great romance novels include engrossing plots, witty dialogues, and beautiful details that make you turn the pages. You don’t even need to light candles or set the mood. A romance novel is perfect when you want to escape to another world, in an aeroplane, or in any other situation.

The romance novels on my list are recommended by popular content creator and actor Mostly Sane AKA Prajakta Koli. She loves reading romance novels and has a highlight dedicated to them on her Instagram page. I’m a sucker for romance just as much as she is, so if you’re looking for your next read, scroll on!

1. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne


The Hating Game is about two coworkers, Lucy and Josh, who engage in a series of competitive games to outdo each other at work, but soon find themselves drawn to each other in unexpected ways. The book was also turned into a film.

2. As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon


This young adult novel about two Indian-American teens is quite a read. DJ and Winnie are thrown together in a twist of fate, and they discover a deep connection and romance as they navigate cultural differences and family expectations.

3. Mr Wrong Number by Lynn Painter


The story starts when a woman named Mia accidentally texts the wrong number and starts a flirty conversation with the recipient. But things get complicated when she realizes he is actually her new boss.

4. Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood


A romantic comedy tale about two strangers, Alexa and Marcus, might seem relatable to many. The duo agree to be roommates in a big city to save money but end up falling for each other despite their differences and personal challenges.

5. Never Marry Your Brother’s Best Friend by Lauren Landish


Here’s a contemporary take on romance about a woman named Audrey who realizes she has feelings for her brother’s best friend. The couple struggles to navigate their attraction while keeping their relationship a secret from her protective brother.

6. It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey


A socialite named Piper escapes to a small coastal town in the Pacific Northwest to escape the paparazzi and her family’s expectations, where she meets a grumpy fisherman named Brendan who challenges her to embrace a new way of life and unexpected romance.

7. Twisted Love by Ana Huang


Twisted Love is a suspenseful romance about a young woman named Avery who falls for her enigmatic boss, only to discover that he has a dark past that threatens to destroy them both.

8. The Stopover by T L Swan


If you’re looking for a steamy romance novel, this is the one for you. It’s about a woman named Emily who meets a handsome stranger named James on a flight to New York, and the two embark on a passionate fling that becomes complicated when they realize they will be working together.

9. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover


This one is a poignant novel that explores the complexities of domestic violence and the power of love and forgiveness. A young woman named Lily navigates her relationship with her abusive father and her first love, a man named Atlas.

10. A Not So Meet Cute by Meghan Quinn


When two strangers, Dax and Emme meet in a coffee shop and embark on a series of misadventures, they try to figure out if they are meant to be together.

These titles are on our read list for sure. What’s your favourite romance novel?
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