Top 5 Romantic Reads

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm. This is technically last week’s topic, but I thought I’d do it anyway because I love romantic reads.

The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles

I love this book! It’s about a lord named Lucien Vaudrey who’s plagued by a curse that’s trying to get him to kill himself. He calls on a magician named Stephen Day to help him. Stephen has every reason to hate Vaudrey’s family, but it’s his job to deal with magical threats. When he uncovers the depth and depravity of the curse on Vaudrey, he’s incensed. While working with each other, they find themselves deeply attracted to one another and eventually let passion get the better of them. I loved this book so much that, when I was done with the series, I went back and reread this one. It’s well written, has a great plot, and the tension between the two men is just delicious.

The Lawrence Brown Affair by Cat Sebastian is about the Earl of Randor, a brilliant scientist who thinks he’s mad. Georgie Turner arrives at his estate, claiming to be his new secretary. The truth is, he’s a con artist on the run. They find each other at their worst and bring out the best in each other. It was very sweet and my favorite of the Turner series books.

Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk is the first in the Whyborne and Griffin novels. The books are full of magic and gothic surrealism. There are all kinds of magical creatures and tentacles everywhere. What I love is how through all the weirdness and WHyborne’s growing powers, he and Griffin stick together and support one another. It’s all very romantic.

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is my new favorite romantic book. And enemies to lovers book, but where they were never really enemies, just frustrated and unrealized attraction. This is probably one of the most romantic contemporary novels I’ve ever read. I loved it to pieces.

Persuasion by Jane Austen is probably one of my favorite romantic books of all times. I know, I know: Pride and Prejudice. And I love that book, too, but… the letter Captain Wentworth writes Anne just gets me every time. I spend the whole book waiting in breathless anticipation for that letter, and it never disappoints me. I just love it.

Those are my top 5 favorite romantic reads. What are some of yours?