Possibly my favorite romance of all time. Definitely my favorite hero. Derek Craven is one of the first working-class historical heroes ever written, and this book will destroy you in all good ways.

Daughters of a Nation: A Black Suffragette Historical Romance Anthology
By Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart, Piper Huguley, Kianna Alexander

A powerful anthology of historical romances featuring black suffragettes. 

Victorian historical; autistic hero, widowed heroine. Lovely, lovely romance. Get tissues.

For Real
By Alexis Hall

Deeply emotional BDSM male/male romance about a jaded aging submissive and the young dominant who changes everything.

Orphaned daughter turns up on the doorstep of an irresponsible duke. When he hires a governess, he doesn't realize he's destined for love. 

Till Death
By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Romantic suspense. Heroine who survived a a serial killer as a young woman returns home to find a copycat at play...and the childhood sweetheart (now FBI agent) who will do anything to keep her safe. 

Mister O
By Lauren Blakely

Comic book writer hero with legendary skill in the bedroom falls accidentally in love with his best friend's tomboy sister when she asks him how to land a boyfriend. Delightful.

Erotic contemporary; artist heroine paints tattoo on movie star hero, and they can't get enough of each other.

Medieval Scottish historical; honorable guardian and his beautiful headstrong ward. Terrific love letter to Scottish history.

Love Me in the Dark
By Mia Asher

Paris-set contemporary. Heroine leaves her cheating husband and finds herself in Paris, with the help of a dreamy painter. 

A Matter of Class
By Mary Balogh

Regency novella; a beautiful, near-perfect romance with unique story structure. I don't want to tell you anything about it, just trust me. And do not read about it before you read it.

New York-set sexy contemporary; enemies-to-lovers, great dialogue, great sex, wonderful to see these two characters succumb.

Regency historical; Hero with PTSD assists wild heroine (whom he once loved and lost) in helping London prostitutes.

Contemporary. Chef heroine has escaped an abusive relationship and returned home to start a food truck; falls for the gruff-but-kind chef next door.

Paranormal; Little Mermaid retelling. Merman hero, forced to hunt heroine who can foretell death. Delicious.

Georgian historical; widowed heroine agrees to be dark, wounded hero's secretary…and save him in the balance. Yummy.

Regency historical; gaming hell owning hero, heroine lost to him in a card game. Sexual tension for days.

Evernight (Darkest London)
By Kristen Callihan

Steampunk paranormal; Dirty talking hero has metal heart that is killing him. Heroine can manipulate metal and is the only one who can save him.

Regency Historical; Stuffy British ship's captain; young, scandalous American heroine in disguise as cabin boy. Sexual tension for days. Old School Romance.

Regency historical; retelling of The Hangover. Hero & heroine wake up in Scottish hotel room married with no memory of the night before.

Victorian historical. Heroine in pants, masquerading as Duke's footman. Bathtub scene that will slay you.

Priest: A Love Story
By Sierra Simone

Erotic contemporary; 1st person hero POV. Hero is a priest, heroine is an exotic dancer. Beautifully written. As close to inspirational romance as erotic can get.

Right
By Jana Aston

Heroine is obsessed with the wrong man, whose brother is wild about her. She doesn't realize it until she can't resist him. Very cleverly written. 

Flesh
By Kylie Scott

Post apocalyptic menage (M/F/M); the zombie apocalypse is upon us, and three uninfected people find each other. Very erotic.

Sweet contemporary; when her best friend and boyfriend end up together, heroine green-card marries a boxing dreamboat.

BDSM erotic contemporary. Club owner and cancer survivor hero falls for a heroine before realizing that her father is his enemy. Very sexy and emotional.

Hot Head
By Damon Suede

New York set erotic contemporary, Male/Male; best friend firefighting heroes discover their mutual attraction. Post-9/11 PTSD themes. Very emotional, extremely satisfying HEA.

Post Apocalyptic New Adult. Privileged heroine and self-appointed bodyguard hero. Eco-terrorism subplot.

First in a regency historical series; The Scarlet Pimpernel meets Regency Romance with a chick-lit wrapper. So charming.

Erotic historical. Hero is secretary of a Regency sex club; heroine is hired to work at the club and soon becomes his sexual dominant.

Warrior is a contemporary western-set category, originally published as a Silhouette Desire. Heroine is cat hunter. Hero is ex Black Ops & can scent pregnancy. As happens. 

Sexy contemporary. Virgin NFL hero who’s been obsessed with heroine for years. Nails the long distance relationship.

Chicago-set contemporary. Billionaire heroine makes a deal to get her brother out of prison, FBI agent hero plays her fake boyfriend. Hijinx ensue.

Suddenly You
By Lisa Kleypas

Victorian historical. Plus sized spinster gives herself a male prostitute for her 30th bday. Her boss shows up instead.

The Pleasure Principle
By Jane O'Reilly

London set erotic romance novella; Quick & rewarding -- Insecure heroine takes "sex lessons" from hot boss.

Medieval Scotland. Deaf, non-speaking heroine, thought to be mad. Arranged marriage to hot Scotsman.

Georgian historical. Plus-sized heroine bullied and mocked by her peers. Hero (in love with another) agrees to marry her for her reputation.

Smart, feminist, sweet contemporary. Librarian heroine with disdain for love becomes an internet meme; hero is a journalist trying to set her up for a story.

Regency romantic adventure. Prizefighting swordsman hero and the woman who broke his heart.

Small-town contemporary. French heroine with abusive past is now chef at ski resort. Hunky owner wants to love her.

Regency historical; Spinster heroine in disguise stumbles upon her family's mortal enemy and falls in love. Of course. Old school.

Regency historical. Marquess and war hero returns home with PTSD and a need for funds. Courts scandalous heiress who steals his heart.

Gorgeous historical. Princess heroine has always loved her father's head guard. He finally finds he can't resist her. Old School (ish).

Former military hero turned security expert hero finds heroine in a small town, the two are soon chasing a serial killer who is somehow connected to them.

A beautiful, honest love story between two ordinary guys who feel like they don't fit...until they do. Asexual hero.

Regency historical. Heroine is a Regency-era fixer -- Olivia Pope in a corset. Hero is knocked for a loop when she arrives to solve a delicate matter involving his sister and a dead aristocrat.  

Sexy contemporary. Plus-sized heroine horribly bullied in high school falls for her bully in college. You will feel everything while reading this. Stein is excellent at her job.

Glamour: Contemporary Fairytale Retellings
By AL Jackson, Sophie Jordan, Aleatha Romig, Skye Warren, Lili St. Germain, Nora Flite, Sierra Simone, Nicola Rendell

Delicious erotic fairytale retellings from some of my favorite contemporary authors. Not for the faint of heart!

Shifter hero imprisoned by vampires for centuries finally escapes to find his fated mate is part vampire. The first in an unputdownable series.

The Soldier's Scoundrel
By Cat Sebastian

Rich aristocrat and a thief-turned-investigator are an irresistible match in Regency London. Swoon.

College-set contemporary. Heroine with spinal cord injury, injured hockey-player hero. Sexy, honest romance.

Gilded Age American-set novella. Hero is a millionaire president of a bank. Heroine is a perfume girl on the run. They are trapped in his private rail car for three days. Delicious. 

First in a contemporary duology. Newly graduated heroine falls for a graduate student in the summer after college, then realizes love might not be possible between them. Beautiful, honest, sexy book. Second book (How Not to Let Go) required for happily ever after.    

Paranormal vampire romance; dentist heroine, vampire hero who loses a fang. Hilariously funny.

Lord of Scoundrels
By Loretta Chase

Victorian historical. The best romance novel ever written. Seriously. Look it up. 

Fast Connection (Cyberlove Book 2)
By Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell

Erotic contemporary. Two bisexual ex-military heroes meet on Staten Island and fall for each other without expecting it. The story of people trying to reconcile desire with responsibility.

Fool Me Twice
By Meredith Duran

Regency historical; Byronic recluse hero, thought to be mad falls for a thief heroine. Gorgeously written

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
By Mariana Zapata

Contemporary first person heroine POV, Personal assistant to an NFL star finds herself falling for her seemingly unmoved boss. 

Professional city-girl dancer is paired with an Alaskan wilderness mountain man on a Dancing With the Stars-style show. Chemistry for days.

Regency historical; Duke hero, barmaid heroine. Pygmalion retelling, catnip historical.

NYC-set contemporary romance; chef hero, heroine trying to prove herself to her celebrity chef mom. The two open restaurant together, very sexy and fun.

Indigo
By Beverly Jenkins

American historical; Escaped slave heroine, injured Underground Railroad conductor hero. One of the best historical romances ever written. 

Take Me
By Bella Andre

Sexy contemporary, plus-sized heroine; Outrageously sexy wealthy hero (who is a twin). Childhood friends to lovers. You want this one for the gelato.

Sexy contemporary brainy heroine trades tutoring to a cocky hocky-playing hero for tips on landing the guy of her dreams, only to discover that he was right there all along. Glee-inducing. 

Contemporary. Personal chef to a rock band falls for studio musician with a devastating past. A love story set against the backdrop of family responsibility and expectation.

New Orleans-set contemporary category; unrequited love/teenage crush/one night stand made good. Set against backdrop of a rebuilding New Orleans.

Paranormal shifter romance. Lion-shifter hero, heroine is reluctant conduit for his magical energy. The story of fated mates gone wrong.

Erotic contemporary; heroine turning over bad girl leaf, damaged artist hero. Terrifically romantic & bananas sexy.

Regency historical; hero responsible for cousin's infertility, agrees to impregnate cousin's wife and falls in love. 

Love and Other Scandals
By Caroline Linden

Regency historical; If 50 Shades were published in the Regency, how would women respond? And what would men do? Hero falls for his best friend's sister, who has read the book.

Regency historical; Charlie & the Chocolate Factory meets the Bachelor. (SERIOUSLY) Debut.

Roller Girl
By Vanessa North

Charming f/f contemporary about a transwoman who joins a roller derby team, finds new friendships and falls in love with the team captain. 

What a Wallflower Wants
By Maya Rodale

Regency historical; Wallflower heroine who is a rape survivor is stranded at an inn with the hero. Important and emotional

Romantic Suspense; Ex-US Special Ops hero and  Israeli Mossad heroine have a fleeting affair. Five years later, a secret baby is revealed when Hamas kidnaps him.

Four erotic historical novellas set in a Regency-Era Sex Club. Includes older maid finding her sexy self!

French Silk
By Sandra Brown

New Orleans-set romantic suspense; heroine is suspect in TV evangelist murder. Hero is DA. Old school romance.

A Little Too Far
By Lisa Desrochers

Sexy contemporary. Heroine has one torrid night with stepbrother before running to Italy, love triangle develops with gorgeous Italian in the seminary.

Medieval historical - The reimagined story of Eleanor Plantagenet and Simon de Montfort. Delicious and sexy and very very old school. 

Regency historical; Heroine helps aristocratic women elope with inappropriate men. Hero loses his fiancee to her shenanigans, forces her to help him find a new wife.

See Jane Score
By Rachel Gibson

Sports contemporary. Opposites attract/enemies to lovers. Journalist heroine, Arrogant hockey goalie hero. Deliciously funny.

Regency historical, lower-class. Second chance at love -- Heroine is a fence, hero is her first love, once accused of murder, now back to win her.

NYC-set contemporary, category romance.   Bartender heroine loses apartment, must move in with sexy, amazing, single boss. As one does.

Sanctuary Island
By Lily Everett

Small town contemporary. Heroine reunites with estranged mother, must face her past. Sexy local carpenter helps.

Regency historical. Hero is an “Ideal gentleman.” Heroine is faking perfection. They see through each other's secrets.

Regency debut that harkens back to the heyday of historicals...arrogant hero can't help but kiss an obstinate heroine, after which they're discovered and forced to marry.

Erotic historical. Four-volumes about young Ivy Leavold, who turns up at her cousin's home to find her dead, and her husband deeply compelling. Think sexy Jane Eyre.

LA-set contemporary. Doctor hero is eager to build a medical research center threatening heroine’s artists’ community. 

The Proposition
By Judith Ivory

Old-school regency romance; Pygmalion retelling. Linguist heroine. Rat-catcher hero. RAT CATCHER. So good.

Roulette
By Megan Mulry

Contemporary. American heroine with perfect life arrives in St. Petersburg to discover her dead father has left her a multimillion-dollar and a business arrangement with a billionaire French media mogul.

The Infamous Heir (Spare Heirs)
By Elizabeth Michels

Regency historical. Heroine falls for betrothed's younger brother, who she then suspects might have killed her fiancé.

Forthright mathematician heroine and a terribly handsome duke work together to unlock a cipher that promises wild riches.

Sexy contemporary erotica. Con artist heroine tries to game super broken Alpha billionaire hero who is instantly drawn to her.

NYC-set contemporary, male/male, a modern spin on classic marriage-in-trouble trope. Emotional, raw, honest look at relationships. 

Going Nowhere Fast
By Kati Wilde

Delicious contemporary that is part billionaire romance, part motorcycle romance, and part best friend's older brother romance. So, pure catnip. 

Romantic suspense. Imagine if the XMen were less superhero-y and also sexy, broken men. Add in serial-killers and a heroine with a secret.

When a small-town pastor and the owner of a sex-toy pavilion let sparks fly, they FLY. First in a delicious, catnippy series.

A food critic and a chef go head-to-head in New York City. Beautiful secondary love story, which arcs over the whole, delicious series.

Her Best Worst Mistake
By Sarah Mayberry

Delicious enemies to lovers romance -- hero has been dumped by his fiancee and is convinced her best friend is the reason why...of course, the best friend is the heroine!

The Professor
By Charlotte Stein

Incredibly intense erotic contemporary romance. Heroine is a senior in college, hero is a literature professor 10 years her senior. This book will gut you.

Sexy contemporary; first person hero POV. Arrogant lawyer hero laid low by amazing heroine & her 5 adopted kids.

Dragon Bound (Elder Races)
By Thea Harrison

New York-set paranormal; billionaire dragon shifter hero. Thief heroine steals one penny from his hoard. He tracks her down.

Stuck-Up Suit
By Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward

Tremendously fun catnip sexy contemporary about an arrogant hero who's phone lands in a strange woman's possession. They begin a texting relationship. 

Along Came Love
By Tracey Livesay

Delightful modern-day secret baby story -- a one-night stand turns into much more when the hero & heroine meet again 4 months later.

Wanted, A Gentleman
By KJ Charles

M/M Georgian historical. Owner of personal-ad newspaper and a man looking for an eloped couple go searching together. 

Rock N Soul
By Lauren Sattersby

Contemporary M/M. Emotionally lost bellboy finds rockstar dead in hotel room. His ghost haunts him and they fall in love. Thoroughly charming.

Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons)
By Christina Lauren

Sexy contemporary; friends-to-lovers. Socially awkward graphic novelist heroine and her friend, a comic book store owner hero, who she is crushing on, have a drunken Vegas wedding.

The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology
By Kianna Alexander, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart, Piper Huguley

Four beautiful historical novellas set in post-Civil War and Civil Rights Era America.

Contemporary romance; genius heroine desperate for a child seduces NFL quarterback and quickly discovers the mistake. BONKERS. Best bad sex ever. Old School Romance.

Charming contemporary romance: Heroine is an allergist, hero is a restauranteur who needs allergy shots to settle down with his on-again-off-again girlfriend.

Clockwork Heart
By Heidi Cullinan

Steampunk M/M; Wounded soldier receives clockwork heart from genius scientist -- they fall in love while on the run in alternate history Europe. Very erotic.

Till Dawn Tames the Night
By Meagan McKinney

18th C. Caribbean-set historical; pirate hero & innocent heroine seek a missing jewel. Banana scene that wins everything. My favorite old school romance.

Asking for It
By Lilah Pace

Erotic contemporary; rape survivor heroine meets abuse survivor hero. Consensual rape fantasy. Beautifully done. (Book 1 of 2.5)

Sincerely, Carter
By Whitney Gracia Williams

Fabulous, sweet new-adult friends-to-lovers. Hero & heroine have been best friends since 4th Grade, and finally discover that they're in love. Of course, it's not that simple.

Romantic suspense. Motorcycle gang member, widower and single dad hires a nanny who soon becomes irresistible. Beautiful book about family and love.  

NYC-set sexy contemporary; New York police officer hero, rich-girl heroine. Enemies to lovers/wrong-side-of-the-tracks. So much chemistry.

Regency historical, M/M/F/F; quiet regency featuring stiff husband, his adventurous bride & their respective lovers.

The Black Lyon
By Jude Deveraux

Medieval historical; Love at first sight that immediately goes south. My first historical. Blame her for all of this. Old school romance.

Sexy contemporary; advice columnist heroine who is faking relationship experience, librarian hero helps her make it all real. Bullying subplot. Gorgeous, important book.

Think of England
By KJ Charles

Edwardian historical; Male/Male. Uncomfortable scarred war hero, verycomfortable Jewish hero, suspense added in.

Chicago-set sexy contemporary; rough & tumble badass firefighter heroine, Mayor of Chicago hero. Smokin' hot (see what I did there?).

Gut-wrenching romance about two broken people finding love. Heroine is an exotic dancer, hired by the hero to teach him how to accept human touch.

A Kingdom of Dreams
By Judith McNaught

Medieval historical; political forced marriage between feuding families, one of the black moments ever. Old School Romance.

SATED: #3 in the Fit Trilogy
By Rebekah Weatherspoon

Sexy contemporary; Sporty, comic-loving heroine and nerdy switch hero. Geeky, fun sexy times!

Bewitching
By Jill Barnett

Old-school historical. Hero is a crusty duke who falls in love with the heroine, then discovers she's a witch. He thinks she's bewitched him into loving her.

The Hating Game: A Novel
By Sally Thorne

Contemporary romance, opposites attract. Hero and heroine work in same room, loathe each other, are up for the same promotion. And then they fall for each other. Under duress.

Paranormal; heroine has emotions in a world that devalues them. Hero feeds on emotion. First in terrific, long-standing series.

High fantasy romance. Hero and heroine thrust together by the gods to heal a broken land.

Regency historical; My favorite Quinn. The heroine has been obsessed with hero since childhood. He’s broken now, and skeptical of love.

Heroine falls in love with honest, hardworking disabled hero who is falsely labeled "simple." Beautiful and emotional. Old school romance. 

Trade Me (Cyclone Book 1)
By Courtney Milan

College-set contemporary; Poor heroine & billionaire hero trade places. Love blossoms in a minefield of class & race issues and family expectations.

The Bollywood Bride
By Sonali Dev

Chicago-set contemporary romance; Bollywood star heroine returns to US to face emotional past & childhood love. Mental illness subplot. Vibrant and emotional.

Sexy contemporary. Heroine lives next door to hero, whose bed bangs the wall every time he does it. Which is a lot.

 

NYC Set contemporary. Heroine loses boyfriend & roommate in the same week. Actor hero moves in...bad ideas ensue. Charming.

Midnight's Wild Passion
By Anna Campbell

Regency historical. Revenge plot. Hero plans to ruin heroine's charge. Instead, Heroine stops him & ruins him instead.

Regency Trading Places. Hero is aristocrat masquerading as servant, falls in love with governess. First in a duology. Second book features the servant masquerading as a lord.

Ravished
By Amanda Quick

Old school regency historical. Nerdy spinster accidentally ruined by dark, brooding lord. Thieves run amok in seaside caves.

Romantic Suspense. Heroine raised in a cult returns home to investigate a series of murders alongside sexy local sheriff.

Toronto-set m/m contemporary. Asexual hero matched with a sex-obsessed hero. Art heist subplot.

A twist on the Duke/governess trope, the hero hires a governess intending to seduce her, not realizing that heroine is there to exact revenge. 

Act Like It
By Lucy Parker

UK-set contemporary. Hero is a bad-boy actor with a reputation problem. Heroine is London’s darling. Fake boyfriend story.

Paranormal; hero is a human-phoenix hybrid rescued from scientific experiments by journalist heroine who is somehow immune to his fire. 

Heroine who runs a gossip rag seduced by a hero attempting to keep her from discovering his secrets.

Delicious, emotional erotic contemporary. Hero is a SWAT team leader who must be in control at all times. Heroine is the domme who helps him let go.

Unconventional
By Isabel Love

Friends-with-benefits turned lovers. Very sexy/bordering on erotic. Heroine is unable to have children, and thinks that she's unable to have the hero because of it. Emotional and sexy (menage scenes).