Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Today’s theme is a Valentine freebie and I decided to go with my top romances
You will have something for every taste and from different tropes!
For lovers of urban fantasy and fans of witches and vampires: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
“Are you smelling me?” After yesterday I suspected that my body was giving him all kinds of information I didn’t want him to have.
“Don’t tempt me,” he murmured.”
If you love historical romances with a hint of forbidden: From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
“Love had not made them poor. Love had made them wealthy. In that moment, they were royalty, a king of fortune and a queen of destiny, embracing a tiny prince of peace.”
If you love contemporary romance with lots of ordeals, self sacrifice, friendship and tragedy : Beautiful Hearts by Emma Scott
“I wouldn’t touch you so quickly, I thought. I’d wait. Draw it out. Build up the moment so that when it happens—when each of us feels the other’s skin for the first time—it’ll be something sublime. Something earned.”
LGBTQ romance with great banter and royal love: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
“That’s the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.”
If you want a heartwarming story with a character suffering from autism: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
“I don’t want just a night or a week or a month with you. I want you all the time. I like you better than calculus, and math is the only thing that unites the universe.”
If you are looking for a dark romance with a tortured hero and lots of feels: Covet by Ella James
“I’ve decided I don’t want to stay away. If it hurts—if feeling this way for you simply hurts—I’ll bear it. I want to be near you. I want you to hurt near me. I feel certain that together we’d be…better.”
For fans of enemies to lovers with great banter and amazing family: From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata
“I love you so much I spend all day with you, and it still isn’t enough for me,” he kept going. I stopped breathing. “I love you so much, if I can’t skate with you, I don’t want to skate with anyone else.” Holy. Fuck. “I love you so fucking much, Jasmine, that if I broke my ankle during a program, I would get up and finish it for you, to get you what you’ve always wanted.”
If you are looking for unconventional romcom with a pornstar and an heiress: The Roommate by Rosie Danan
“Every body is different, but none of them are wrong.”
If you love very unique stories with a charming and cute Neanderthal; Transcendence by Shay Savage
“I wonder what I will do if she doesn’t wake up, and I don’t have an answer. As I lie back down next to her and pull her into my arms, my stomach growls, and suddenly I know exactly what I will do. If she doesn’t wake up, then I will just lie with her until I don’t wake up either.”
If you love fantasy stories with very strong minded heroines and infuriating but dashing hero: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout
“With my sword and with my life, I vow to keep you safe, Penellaphe,” he spoke, voice deep and smooth, reminding me of rich, decadent chocolate. “From this moment until the last moment, I am yours.”
Thanks for reading!