Romance, also know as that-thing-chicks-dig, is nothing more than the use of language and gesture to express your romantic (and sexual) interest on someone, even if you are not a fan of the genre by a long shot, reading it guarantees that you’ll have an understanding on how romantic communication works allowing you to develop the skill on your own.
Get your Romeo on and in-touch with your inner Casanova with this list of books about romance.
#1 Where the Heart Left Off by Richie Frieman
Book recommendation by Richie Frieman from Richie Frieman – Author and Illustrator
As teenagers, Albert Abraham and Ella Perlman spent countless nights cuddled under the stars in the Maryland countryside, planning their future. But on the day Albert asked Ella’s father for her hand in marriage, Albert vanished from her life without a word. Sixty years later, they meet by chance in a grocery store, and Ella is determined not to let Albert leave her sight again. Knowing Ella will ask why he left, Albert is unwilling to rekindle their relationship…
Meanwhile, Albert’s grandson Geoffrey forms a bond with Ella’s granddaughter Madilyn, and the two conspire to reunite their elders. At eighty-two, however, Albert is reluctant to dig up intense memories.
Worse yet, telling Ella the truth could destroy her, leaving her with even more questions than before.
#2 Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks by Nicholas Sparks
Book recommendation by Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics
Just like every other Nicholas Sparks Novel, this one is sure to pull at your heartstrings. It’s about a 36-year-old woman who has been dating her boyfriend for six years with no wedding plans in sight. Her father was recently diagnosed with ALS so she goes to the family’s cottage to get it ready to be put up for sale. While there she meets a man and their connection is electric. You think you know what happens next, but I can guarantee you have no idea.
#3 Désirée by Annemarie Selinko
Book recommendation by Jan Jenkins
A historical fiction romance novel from the perspective of Napoleon’s first love. It provides a view of European history from a very different view. I read it before visiting Paris in 1969, and it made my trip magical. 30 years later, it did the same for my daughter. Has been compared to Gone with the Wind.
#4 The Elkridge Series by Lyz Kelley
Book recommendation by Chrissy Bernal
Lyz writes from the heart and her stories include relatable and inspiring characters who experience a gamut of emotions. The stories will suck you in, they mystery will intrigue you and leave you eagerly waiting for the next book in the series.
#5 Cocky Roomie 2019 Extended Special Edition by Faleena Hopkins
Book recommendation by Faleena Hopkins from Author Faleena Hopkins
This is Book 1 in a hit Contemporary Romance series, “Cocker Brothers.” Each features a different member of the same family, all intertwined in fun ways where one story pays off in another family member’s book. It’s sold over half-a-million books, and is a very fun read.
#6 Dating Again With Courage And Confidence by Fran Greene, LCSW
Book recommendation by Trish McDermott from Meetopolis
Many singles are longing for romance in their life. They once knew what it meant to be loved, romanced and adored, but the overwhelming grief from the death of a beloved spouse, or the loss of trust from an acrimonious divorce, has romantically sidelined them. Fran Greene is the romance whisperer. She helps singles come to understand that a broken heart is temporary. When your heart heals, you can love and be loved more deeply and romantically than before. This book is both practical and inspirational. It provides a five-step plan to revitalize your romantic life while Fran acts as your coach and cheerleader. It’s never too late for romance, no matter where you’ve been and what you’ve been through.
#7 The Love Reset: Go From Romantic Breakdown to Breakthrough by Carla Lynne Hall
Book recommendation by Carla Lynne Hall from Dating/Relating
The Love Reset offers self-love strategies for women who are struggling to find their way out of romantic relationships that are no longer working.