Romance Books

Discover swoon-worthy romance novels and the greatest love stories ever told.

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Vicious (Sinners of Saint, 1)


The man who comes to Emilia LeBlanc in her dreams also haunts her in her nightmares. Baron "Vicious" Spencer is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a liar. And since her mom was the live-in caretaker for his family's estate in high school, there was no escaping his wrath—until she had no other choice.


Find love and passion in our wide selection of romance novels, from your favorite BookTok sensations like Elle Kennedy and Ali Hazelwood, to cross-genre romances like Crown of Midnight and A Curse for True Love. Live, love and laugh in the rom-com section with 10 Things That Never Happened  or discover the crossover potential in YA romance like Paper Towns.

Romance novels may have any tone or style, be set in any place or time, and have varying levels of sensuality—ranging from sweet to extremely hot. These settings and distinctions of plot create specific sub-genres within romance fiction, from historical to paranormal and much more in between. No matter the content, there are two basic elements that comprise every romance novel:

  • A Central Love Story- The main plot centers around individuals falling in love and struggling to make the relationship work. A writer can include as many subplots as he/she wants if the love story is the focus of the novel.
  • An Emotionally Satisfying and Optimistic Ending- In a romance, the lovers who risk and struggle for each other and their relationship are rewarded with emotional justice and unconditional love.
  • Don’t forget to check out the best romance books of 2023 at The Starless Bookstore. With a variety of books about love, you're sure to find a romantic book that you'll love. Looking for romance books to read right now?