Top Five Romantic Fiction Books to read
The mood is set, the dim light, your favourite chocolates, the aroma of a scented candle and the burning of heat with some of the best romance novels of all time. Everyone loves romance novels. There is nothing better than curling up with a good book to read, especially in the romance genre. During undefined and stressful times, romance novels and rom-coms can provide a much-needed break and put a smile on our faces with their complexity, depth, and strong characters with stories that you will be rooting for. Let’s take a look at the top five romantic fiction books to read today, including both the classics and brand-new reads. A mix of historical romances, paranormal bonding or amusing rom-coms, that are spicy and fit the romance genre. These are love stories with exciting story lines, LGBTQ+ stories and dreamy language that keep us charmed till the end. So, let’s begin with our list;
The Unproposed Guy (2022)
A phenomenal read on the life of the main character- Kevin. A book totally relatable to the youth today. For every single person out there, a self-motivator and someone who can follow their passion undeniably, this is by far the best read. Kevin has had a monotonous routine, ordinary family, and miserably failing relationships—until he finds out he is going through something abnormal: Existential Crisis. He has always been a marvellous entertainer, but has a mysterious way of putting off girls. The talent in him is growing creatively, and abundantly, but his inability to impress a girl keeps pulling him down slowly. He realises he can be any guy’s best friend, but he also seems to be every girl’s worst nightmare. With this read, hop onto the rollercoaster journey of Kevin’s life, as he navigates through mocking friends & family, emotions he’s never experienced before, and a sudden desire to take up a career in stand-up comedy and rapping. Will Kevin ever get a chance in love? Will he become a successful stand-up comedian? The Unproposed Guy is a homogeneous mixture of passion, determination, love, stand-up comedy, existential crisis, and a lot of sarcasm!!
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (2018)
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory is a sporty love story that can touch every person emotionally. Jasmine Guillory’s fun romantic ride is a great read for an avid book reader. A freelance writer named Nik has a boyfriend who cannot spell her name right and he out of the blue proposes her at a Dodger’s game. Bewildered, she obviously says no. Saying no wasn’t the hard part, having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans was it. The public proposal video becomes a viral hit. And wherever Nik goes she is recognized from the viral video. Her doctor Carlos, sweeps her away from the frenzy and is there for her post the incident, but can he possibly be the real deal. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome hunk like Carlos can’t be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic journey of rebound with him, filled with food, fun, love and sex.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a known old classic romance novel. The novel is timeless and appeals to readers in love with minutiae of British dating scene and the ball dancing. Pride and Prejudice is the outline story of five Bennet sisters and their romantic entanglements as they try to make a good match for themselves. The book is set in rural England at the turn of the 19th century. The eldest sister, Jane, is sweet-tempered and modest while her sister Elizabeth’s confidant and friend. Elizabeth is the heroine of the novel. She is intelligent and high-spirited. She has a separate take on conventional views of society as to the importance of wealth and rank just like her father. The third daughter is Mary who is simple, bookish, and pompous, while the two youngest, are Lydia and Kitty who are yet to mature. Throughout the novel, the Bennet sisters encounter some eligible bachelors, that include Charles Bingley, Darcy, Lieutenant George Wickham, and Collins. Bingley and Darcy are gentlemen, courteous and good looking while have inherited their family fortune. The romantic chemistry between on sister Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy makes for an epic love-hate sparks.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2012)
John Green’s best seller is a story of two teenagers who meet in a cancer support group. It may seem sad for romance but our love birds Hazel and Augustus don’t let diagnoses stop them from living and loving with a power that stirs. Read it for the romance with heart but with an emotional connection. The main attraction was the touching power of the novel, knowing that at any moment one or both of the main characters shall die from their illness. Every moment they spend together counts. It has a romantic connection that asks the readers that the love birds are likely to die sooner, should they not allow themselves to give and receive love. It is a blossoming love story of a couple dying in love, literally.
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (1996)
Nicholas Sparks has made a name for himself as the writer of best romance novels in the past years. His first book – The Notebook itself made a read that couldn’t be a match for many good romance books. The story of Noah and Allie’s decade-spanning and sensitivity remains the wonderfully entertaining romantic read today too. Noah Calhoun is thirty-one, set back in coastal North Carolina after World War II the story revolves around his recollection, his haunted images of the girl he lost more than a decade ago. Socialite Allie Nelson, twenty-nine, is about to marry a wealthy lawyer. However, she cannot stop thinking about the boy who stole her heart long ago. Thus, the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn a tragedy into triumph, and even have the power to create a marvel.
So, to read a book that has fantastic writing, amazing characters, their enduring development, a wonderful plot and incredible chemistry between the love birds that one-of-a-kind love story that gives you all the feels, you can choose any one of the Top Five Romantic Fiction Books shared here.