Romance Novels We Recommend

This list contains alluring, passionate, and beautiful romance stories. Each has the heroes and heroines fighting for their right to love and be loved. With everything from gangs, families, and past secrets trying to keep them apart, all of these lovers are in for great struggles but the rewards far outweigh any risk.

It Had to Be You

By Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Phoebe Somerville has just inherited a professional sports team, unfortunately, she knows absolutely nothing this. The Windy City is not prepared for her to come in and take over their home team but Phoebe is not prepared for the head coach of the team; Dan Calebow. He is a taskmaster with a one-track mind. But as the Chicago Stars take to the field, they will not be the only ones playing for keeps. Written in 1994, this book is by author Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

 The Notebook 

By Nicholas Sparks

This is one of the greatest love stories told by one of the romance genre’s greatest writers. Set in North Carolina, this story is the tale of small town boy Noah Calhoun and Allie, the country club girl he fell in love with. The teenage romance was cut short when she moved away but now, fourteen years later, she has returned to his life. Now dealing with their time apart, her fiancé, and the secrets and lies that forced them apart they will find out just how strong their love is.

 Perfect Chemistry 

By Simone Elkeles

Brittany Ellis lives the ideal life of a popular high schooler with well-off parents. Alex Fuentes is a gang member trying to support his family. Both of their lives will be turned upside down when they are forced to be lab partners. Alex threatens Brittany’s reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend and the secrets that her life might not be so perfect. Alex cares nothing for this when he makes a bet with his friends to lure her into his life. Neither one of them were prepared for where their journey would take them. Written by Simone Elkeles and published in 2008.


By S.C. Stephens

This book, by author S.C. Stephens and published in 2009, is the story of Kiera. For two years she has been in the perfect relationship with Denny. She believes that their lives are headed in a perfect direction as she goes off to a top-notch university and he goes off to start his dream job. Unfortunately, unforeseen obligations force them apart.  This is when she meets Kellan Kyle, a local rock star. Heartbroken over Denny she turns to Kellan for comfort.

 Beautiful Disaster 

By Jamie McGuire

Abby Abernathy has worked hard to transform herself. The new her is a good girl who doesn’t drink and works hard at school When she starts at her college she thinks she abs left her past self far behind. But then she meets Travis Maddox, the universities lean, cut, tattooed player. Somehow Abby finds herself caught up in a bet with him. If he loses he has to leave her alone for a month, but if she loses she has to move in with him for the same amount of time. Written in 2011 by Jamie McGuire.


About the Author

My name is Emerson Rose Craig. I am a creative writing student and aspiring novelist. I love fantasy, historical literature, sci-fi and classic literature but will read whatever I can get my hands on. I also write in all of these genres and more for inspiration does not limit itself and neither will I. If you ask me what my favorite book is I will not answer because picking a favorite book is, to me, like picking a favorite star.