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100 Swoon-Worthy Romances: The Printable List

Wed, July 29, 2015 3:01pm

Story by NPR Staff


It's the NPR Books Summer of Love, and we have 100 great romances for you, from historical to paranormal to LGBTQ to the subgenre that started it all, category romance (the slim-spined Harlequins of your childhood). Find the full list here — and below, a printable version.

Historical

Lord of Scoundrels, by Loretta Chase

Indigo, by Beverly Jenkins

Outlander (series), by Diana Gabaldon

Texas Destiny, by Lorraine Heath

The Serpent Garden, by Judith Merkle Riley

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, by Jennifer Ashley

The Bedwyn Saga (series), by Mary Balogh

Ravished, by Amanda Quick

The Wallflowers (series), by Lisa Kleypas

The Bridgertons (series), by Julia Quinn

The Brothers Sinister (series), by Courtney Milan

The Rules of Scoundrels (series), by Sarah MacLean

Flowers From the Storm, by Laura Kinsale

Spindle Cove (series), by Tessa Dare

Maiden Lane (series), by Elizabeth Hoyt

Pennyroyal Green (series), by Julie Anne Long

The Bride, by Julie Garwood

The Pink Carnation (series), by Lauren Willig

A Knight in Shining Armor, by Jude Deveraux

Not Quite a Husband, by Sherry Thomas

Desperate Duchesses (series), by Eloisa James

Something Wonderful, by Judith McNaught

The Windflower, by Laura London

The Spymasters (series), by Joanna Bourne

The Duke of Shadows, by Meredith Duran

Beast, by Judith Ivory

To Have and To Hold, by Patricia Gaffney

The Captive, by Grace Burrowes

The Lotus Palace (series), by Jeannie Lin

All Through the Night, by Connie Brockway

Blaze, by Susan Johnson

Morning Glory, by LaVyrle Spencer

Simple Jess, by Pamela Morsi

The Morning Gift, by Eva Ibbotson

A Lady Awakened, by Cecilia Grant

The Summer of You, by Kate Noble

The Rake, by Mary Jo Putney

Classics

The India Fan, by Victoria Holt

North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Far Pavilions, by M.M. Kaye

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

Venetia, by Georgette Heyer

YA

Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell

Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins

The Queen's Thief (series), by Megan Whalen Turner

Perfect Chemistry, by Simone Elkeles

Adios to My Old Life, by Caridad Ferrer

Suspense

I-Team (series), by Pamela Clare

In Death (series), by J.D. Robb

Nine Coaches Waiting, by Mary Stewart

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Psy/Changeling (series), by Nalini Singh

The Iron Seas (series), by Meljean Brook

Kate Daniels (series), by Ilona Andrews

Ember, by Bettie Sharpe

The Inheritance Trilogy, by N.K. Jemisin

A Civil Campaign, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Archangel, by Sharon Shinn

Warrior's Woman, by Johanna Lindsey

Paranormal

Charley Davidson (series), by Darynda Jones

The Black Dagger Brotherhood (series), by J.R. Ward

Immortals After Dark (series), by Kresley Cole

Fever (series), by Karen Marie Moning

The Winter Sea, by Susanna Kearsley

Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs

Vampire Huntress (series), by L.A. Banks

Dark Hunter (series), by Sherrilyn Kenyon

LGBTQ

The Magpie Lord, by K. J. Charles

Fated Love, by Radclyffe

Hot Head, by Damon Suede

Cut & Run, by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban

Keeping Promise Rock, by Amy Lane

Butterfly Tattoo, by Deidre Knight

Inspirational

Maid to Match, by Deeanne Gist

Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers

Erotic Romance

Natural Law, by Joey W. Hill

Liberating Lacey, by Anne Calhoun

The Lady's Tutor, by Robin Schone

Contemporary

Bet Me, by Jennifer Crusie

Heart of the Falcon, by Francis Ray

Something About You, by Julie James

The Chocolate Kiss, by Laura Florand

A Bollywood Affair, by Sonali Dev

Dream Man (series), by Kristen Ashley

The Chesapeake Bay Saga, by Nora Roberts

Lucky Harbor (series), by Jill Shalvis

Chicago Stars (series), by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Troubleshooters (series), by Suzanne Brockmann

Virgin River (series), by Robyn Carr

The Mackenzie Family (series), by Linda Howard

Blue Heron (series), by Kristan Higgins

The Madaris Family (series), by Brenda Jackson

Wild Seasons (series), by Christina Lauren

Intimate Betrayal, by Donna Hill

Crazy Thing Called Love, by Molly O'Keefe

Black Knights, Inc. (series), by Julie Ann Walker

The Girl You Left Behind, by Jojo Moyes

Category Romance

Doukakis's Apprentice, by Sarah Morgan

Sex, Straight Up, by Kathleen O'Reilly

Her Hesitant Heart, by Carla Kelly

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