{The Best Book I Ever Read} Adult Romance

Posted March 29, 2016 by Liza in Best Book Ever Read, Memes & Features / 23 Comments

The Best Book I ever Read

Hi there gorgeous people! Welcome to this year’s The Best Book I Ever Read, I can’t believe that this is the third year.

This feature was inspired by Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” where chefs and restaurant owners explain the best they’ve ever ate from a certain type of food. Each week we will feature a group of bloggers and other book lovers that will give you their choice of the Best Book they’ve ever read in a certain category. I hope you get a lot of recommendations and that you comment with your own recommendations  🙂

Today’s category is Adult Romance! 


Adult romance can mean different things to different readers.  I love fantasy and historical romances the best, so here’s one of each. Radiance by Grace Draven is a recent favorite that I’ve read and listen too.  SO good.  I love how this arranged marriage of pawns in a power war that shouldn’t have mattered became each other’s reason for living.  I adore Tessa Dare’s Castle Ever After series, but my favorite thus far is Say Yes to the Marquess. Probably because Rafe has ADHD (not know back then, of course) and one of my son’s have it and I can identify with the character.  It’s just a heartfelt and sweet romance of two people that have been made to believe that they are less than what they really are.

Nick @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist


devil in winter

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

Devil in Winter is my favorite historical romance book of all-time. I have so much love for this series and this author, but this one is the one I’ve already re-read more than 20 times. It features a hero, who was despicable in the previous book and who I fell hard for in Devil in Winter, along with a shy, but fierce heroine. They made for such an unexpected couple, but I absolutely loved how they made each other better and stronger.

Alyssa @ Eater of Books

The Winter King

The Winter King by C.L. Wilson. This one was so incredibly difficult because at least fifteen books came to mind. But I think The Winter King is always going to be my go-to favorite. It’s an adult fantasy romance novel (fantasy + romance = BEST!).

Eva @ All Books Considered

blue bistro

The Blue Bistro by Elin Hildebrand.  This book is wonderful because it involves equal parts of: behind the scenes in a restaurant, setting on Nantucket in the summer, and friends to lovers.  I love the descriptions and the characters.  A total comfort book.

Do you read adult romance?  What is your favorite type?  What’s your favorite?  Have you read any of these? 



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23 responses to “{The Best Book I Ever Read} Adult Romance

    • Liza

      Please do Alyssa, I can’t wait to know what you think about it 🙂

      I love any romance and historical and fantasy most especially 🙂 Keep your recommendations coming!

  1. Nathan

    I don’t read that much adult romance. I really like YA paranormal and adult paranormal and in those types of books I can name several good titles. I have, however read some good historical romances that I must recommend: Curiosity by Joan Thomas. Its about Mary Anning a early 1800s “fossiliest” and it is based on her life. There was a Pompeii themed one I read years ago, but I forget the authors name.

    • Liza

      I’ve read a lot of Lisa Kleypas’ books too, but mostly her historical romances. I haven’t read Sugar Daddy, but I read Smooth Talking Stranger from that series and I loved it 😉

  2. OOOOO I love this feature! If you ever need any extra participants in the future 😉

    I haven’t read much adult romance books, I seem to be drawn toward more of the adult paranormal romance or fantasy books. I’d say my favorite of those would have to be the Night Huntress books by Jeaniene Frost!

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  3. How fun this feature is! I read adult romances on and off and am always looking for more recs so this is great. My two favorites that I’ve read so far: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas and Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis.

    • Liza

      Thanks Jamie! I’ve read Lisa Kleypas before – mostly her historical romances – and everyone seems to love Sugar Daddy. I guess I will have to read it then!

  4. I have heard such great things about Radiance – I am especially interested in checking it out because arranged marriage is kinda my kryptonite. Plus that cover!!

    • Liza

      Right? I’ve read it twice and I cannot wait for the sequel coming out in May (although it’s good as a stand-alone too). SO good 🙂

  5. This is such a great feature idea! I love it. I used to read adult romances so much as a teenager, but ironically I stopped reading them as much when I got older. Like Rachel said in her comment above, sometimes the covers just put me off. I am trying to read more adult fiction anyway, so I should check some of these out. Great list!

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  6. I wish I read more adult romances but – and there’s no way I can say this in a way that doesn’t make me sound shallow and awful – the covers are so awfully designed and cringe-worthy. It puts me off. I haven’t read any of the books mentioned but I have to try and get to some more adult romance this year. I should make it a goal.

    One I do really love is Sharla Lovelace’s Don’t Let Go. It’s a second chance romance that certainly hit me in the feels. Great post though, Liza.

    • Liza

      Some most definitely are Rach, especially historical romances 🙁 I’ll check Don’t Let Go Rach. Do you like contemporaries better than historical? I might have other suggestions for you 🙂

      • Exactly, Liza. I do love historical fiction, but I think more in YA than adult? I think in the adult category I prefer contemporary. If you have any recs, I’d definitely want to read more!

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