Books can take us on journeys across time and galaxies or into the thick of a passionate love story, complete with all the swoon-worthy moments and a happily ever after. Great romance novels can be categorized into clichés and subgenres, such as enemies-to-lovers or fantasy romances. Still, they all follow compelling characters as they overcome obstacles to find love.
Best Romance Books Of 2022
Top Contemporary Romance Books
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Ph.D. candidate Olive Smith, who has to persuade her closest friend that she is happily dating, impulsively kisses Adam Carlson, a young, hot professor with an unyieldingly critical reputation. Real sentiments begin to arise as the two decide to start a fictitious relationship, but nothing changes until a significant science conference.
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai
When it appears that Daisy can no longer resist her family’s push to be married, she asks her first heartbreak and childhood crush to serve as her fictitious fiancé. As they embark on a series of fictional dates to get to know one another better, they discover their long-buried feelings for one another are still very strong. They eventually realize that a marriage of convenience could greatly benefit both of them.
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
Even though he can’t spell Nikole’s first name and they aren’t even in love, she goes to a baseball game with her boyfriend of five months when he very visibly proposes. After telling him “no” and being saved from a crowd of jeering spectators by a stranger sitting nearby named Carlos, Nik embarks on an epic rebound with her new hot doctor/hero until they start breaking all the hookup rules.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Stella Lane, a brilliant mathematician in Helen Hoang’s book, engages in remedial romance by hiring escort Michael Phan to teach her the ins and outs of sex. We think of it as the ideal formula for a good book. You might feel hope and promise in a romance like The Kiss Quotient. Everyone should occasionally read this kind of book to help them overcome the negativity that this ruthless and harsh world heaps onto them.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Dimple Shah is in control of her life. She recently received her degree, and right now, she wants to leave her home. She is tired of her mother looking for her, the “Ideal Indian Husband.”A hopeless romantic named Rishi Patel is on the other end. Because he adheres to traditions and norms, he wants an arranged union. What transpires when these two polar opposite characters cross paths? The novel is endearing, clever, and humorous.
Most Picked Romance Books in 2022
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
It Ends with Us is another book that spent significant time on the New York Times bestseller list. It incorporates all the beloved traditional romance tropes into a masterfully intricate love narrative. Lily becomes enamored with Ryle, a dreamy neurosurgeon, and breaks her “no dating” rule, much to her chagrin. However, when her first love unexpectedly reappears, Lily must make some important choices. We can’t get enough of a good love triangle, and we know you’ll feel the same way.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Imagine yourself in the 1970s, when the sun is bright, hedonism rules, and music is the true religion. This romantic book is a must-read since it reads like a Fleetwood Mac novel or a docuseries version of A Star Is Born. Daisy Jones And the Six are a legendary band (even though they are fictional); their sound, which defined a period, is unmistakable, their trajectory was out of this world, and their collapse rocked the entire globe. You want a narrative like this to go on forever.
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
Eva, a single mother having trouble finding inspiration for her work, meets Shane, a literary icon with whom she had an extramarital romance when she was a teenager. You can probably guess what happens when they reunite, and as Williams deftly blends the past and the present, the spectator learns more about their history and why they have remained so entwined in each other’s hearts for so long. You’ll want to devour this compelling read as soon as possible because it is fiery and passionate.
You are the Best Wife by Ajay K. Pandey
It is challenging to resist falling in love with this story because this book is written in such a caring and passionate way. The two main protagonists, Bhavna and Ajay, are at the story’s center. Ajay and Bhavna meet while pursuing engineering, and he immediately falls in love with her. After much family conflict, they eventually get married and have a happy life. But all of this is destroyed when Bhavna becomes ill, and her passing causes them to be torn apart.
People we meet on vacation by Emily Henry
We can recommend this best friend-turned-accidental-lover book to anyone yearning for tropical islands far away. It’s the perfect escape. Poppy and Alex, long-distance best friends, travel together every year to rekindle their connection, but one night, things worsen, and they stop talking. After reading this heartwarming story, it will stay on your mind for a while.
Erotic Romance Books
Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Try the Crossfire series if you prefer your romance in several parts. Bared to You is narrated in first person by Eva Tramell, a recent graduate who has just moved to New York to begin work as an assistant to an ad agency executive. Along for the ride with Eva is her best friend and roommate, Cary, who is gorgeous, sweet, and bisexual. Newcomer to the big city Eva Tramell falls at the feet of business magnate Gideon Cross, sparking a passionate relationship that unveils secrets from their troubled pasts.
Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
If you consider yourself a fan of romance but have never read Anais Nin, change that immediately. The sensual overtones in this collection of classic short stories are still present. But don’t take our word for it; try it for yourself in the dark with some slinky clothing.
The Architect by Nikki Sloane
An architect arranges for his friend Travis to satisfy his girlfriend’s sexual cravings while he is away when he must take an extended business trip. Lilith and Clay are neighbors, and their relationship grows and gets heated rather quickly, as both confirm that neither do relationships, but they are willing to commit to a physical one. However, as Lilith’s brief relationship with Travis turns out to be thrilling, Ivy starts to wonder if she wants to return to her previous life after her lover leaves.
Best of Literary Romance Books
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
A humorous and frequently moving story about a boy and a girl who meet with a twist: what if one of them could not stop drifting in and out of time? This is the celebrated and timeless tale of their love. Henry and Clare’s passionate affair is built and endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love. This debut book presents issues on life, love, and the impact of time on relationships. It is highly innovative and imaginative.
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood masterfully recreates a young man’s first, hopeless, and heroic love by fusing the story of one college student’s romantic coming-of-age with the music, mood, and ethos of the 1960s—a fantastic selection of literary romance novels for Japanese literature enthusiasts.
Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
Call Me by Your Name is one of the best literary romance novels ever written. It tells the tale of a young man and a summer visitor to his parents’ cliff-side estate on the Italian Riviera who develops a quick and intense affair. Andre Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.
Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali
Madonna in a Fur Coat is a remarkable book about new beginnings, familial ties’ inexorable pull, and the human soul’s unfathomable essence. It is emotionally potent, immensely evocative, and touchingly profound. Since 2013, this novel, released in 1943 and quietly but persistently challenges social standards, has topped bestseller lists in Turkey.
Must-Read Classical Romance books
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The deep, almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling taken in by Catherine’s father, is the subject of the wild, passionate story Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights after Mr. Earnshaw’s death after being tormented and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and mistakenly assuming that his love for Catherine is not returned, only to return years later as a prosperous and well-mannered man.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
One of the most admired books in all of literature is Leo Tolstoy’s timeless tale of destined love. His wonderful heroine, the unhappy married Anna Karenina, and her fatal liaison with the dashing Count Vronsky have captivated generations of readers. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel’s seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, contrasting city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.
A Room with a view by E.M. Foster
While on vacation in Italy, Lucy meets and is courted by George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. Lucy finally accepts Cecil Vyse’s marriage proposal after first rejecting it twice. When George learns about the engagement, he objects and admits his genuine affection for Lucy. Lucy is caught between George, whom she knows would bring her true happiness, and Cecil, a more socially acceptable partner. The story of A Room with a View explores timeless human issues, including the decision between true love and societal acceptance.
Let’s face it: A decent romance novel is the best. Romance books are always available to take you on the ultimate emotional rollercoaster journey, whether you’re on a team, enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, or searching for something gooey and enjoyable to read. As some of our greatest love stories already show, 2022 will be a strong year for love stories.