August is Read-A-Romance Month, but you can celebrate the genre of romance novels any time. If you read romance, you are always looking for a new favorite, and if you don't, maybe you'll realize that you should. There is something here for just about everyone.
Romance novels include a central love story and a HEA (happily ever after).
Today there are as many categories of romance novels as there are readers, but there are seven traditional subgenres:
- Historical Romance
- Contemporary Romance
- Paranormal Romance
- Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements
- Romantic Suspense
- Young Adult Romance
- Erotic Romance
If you are new to romance and looking for a good place to start, check out one of the books below:
2. Julia Quinn's Bridgertonopens a new window books.
3. Jasmine Guilloryopens a new window is a relatively new author, but every book is a gem. Start at the beginning.