Romance novels are a beloved genre, providing readers with an escape from the mundane into a world filled with passion, heartache, and happily-ever-afters. Some books, however, are more addictive than others, leaving readers unable to put them down until the very last page. If you’ve been searching for your next page-turner, you’re in luck. Here are some of the most addictive romance novels of all time.
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
No list of addictive romance novels would be complete without the classic “Pride and Prejudice.” Austen’s masterpiece is a timeless tale of love and societal expectations, following the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy as they navigate their feelings for each other amid the strict conventions of Georgian society. With its memorable characters, biting wit, and satisfying love story, “Pride and Prejudice” is a book that readers return to again and again.
“Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte
“Wuthering Heights” is a gothic masterpiece which tells the story of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff’s passionate and tumultuous love. It oozes themes of revenge, betrayal, and redemption, pulling you further in the more you read. This is an absolute must buy if you haven’t already.
“The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are coworkers who hate each other. Or do they? This enemies-to-lovers romance is a modern classic filled with humor, tension, and sizzling chemistry.
“The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang
Stella Lane is an econometrician who is brilliant at her job but not so much when it comes to relationships. That is until she hires an escort, Michael Phan, to teach her how to be a better lover. What starts as a professional arrangement soon turns into something more. Dive into this story and see why tons of readers couldn’t put it down.
“Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon
Claire Randall is a World War II nurse who is transported back in time to 18th-century Scotland. There, she falls in love with Jamie Fraser, a dashing Highlander. This epic tale of love and adventure is a must-read for any fan of historical romance.
“The Duke and I” by Julia Quinn
Set in Regency-era England, this novel follows the romance between Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, and Daphne Bridgerton. With witty banter and sizzling chemistry, this book perfectly blends historical accuracy and modern sensibilities making it one that has to be added to your personal reserve of stories.
”Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer
Bella Swan moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, and falls in love with the mysterious Edward Cullen, a vampire. Not only must Bella navigate life as a teenager in love, but also navigate the dangers of being in love with a vampire. This YA novel ignited a phenomenon and you will surely understand what all the craze is about once you read it for yourself.
”A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness
Here is a bewitching tale of forbidden love and supernatural secrets. The novel follows the story of Diana Bishop, a young scholar who discovers a magical manuscript and becomes embroiled in a dangerous world of witches, vampires, and demons. With its intricate plot, richly drawn characters, and sexy romance, this book will leave readers spellbound from start to finish.