Does the prospect of a story that keeps you up at night sound enticing? Looking for a romance novel that combines heart-pumping action and suspense with a steamy love story? You have come to the right place. These books will keep you on the edge of your seat with their twists and turns, while also delivering the romantic element you crave. From high-stakes thrillers to fantastical adventures, here are seven of the best romance novels with action and suspense.
”The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave
“The Last Thing He Told Me” is a gripping story of Hannah Hall, a woman who must confront the truth about her husband’s past when he disappears. As she races to unravel the mystery of his disappearance, she discovers unexpected allies and enemies and must confront her own secrets along the way. This novel has characters that we become invested in, a mind-boggling plot, and a simmering romance, making it a must-read for fans of both suspense and romance.
“The Heart Principle” by Helen Hoang
“The Heart Principle” is a heartfelt and soulful romance story that follows Anna Sun, a successful violinist who must address the challenges of her relationships with both her boyfriend and her family because ignoring them simply isn’t an option anymore. As she navigates the good and bad of life, love, and family, she discovers a deeper sense of self and a new understanding of what it means to be happy. Featuring intricately crafted characters, a touching narrative, and an abundance of passionate moments, this novel is essential reading for enthusiasts of romantic literature and will surely have you thinking into the late hours about it.
“The Night She Disappeared” by Lisa Jewell
“The Night She Disappeared” is a suspenseful and captivating thriller that follows the disappearance of a young couple, Tallulah and Zach, from a small English village. As the investigation unfolds, secrets and suspicions are revealed, and the romance between Tallulah and Zach is explored in flashback sequences. This novel boasts meticulously developed characters, a captivating plot, and romance, making it an indispensable choice for connoisseurs of thrilling romance literature.
“A Lot Like Adiós” by Alexis Daria
“A Lot Like Adiós” follows Michelle Amato and Gabriel Aguilar, two childhood friends who reconnect after thirteen years apart. While facing the hurdles of their history and trying to navigate pressure from both families, they are forced to confront the actuality of their circumstances. Is their affection worth the gamble? This exhilarating tale of love, family, and personal development is guaranteed to compel you to draw parallels with your own romantic journey.
“A Court of Silver Flames” by Sarah J. Maas
Do you love spicy fantasy romance stories? Then this is the next must read for you. It follows the story of Nesta Archeron, a young woman who must navigate the dangerous politics of the Night Court while also dealing with her own dark powers and personal demons. Along the way, she falls for Cassian, a powerful warrior, and things become hotter between them the more time they spend together. If you adore a fantasy romance with plenty to keep you up at night, then add this title to your library now.
“The Devil Comes Courting” by Courtney Milan
In “The Devil Comes Courting,” readers are transported to the perilous landscape of the Wild West, where Amelia, a resilient young woman, has to navigate the treacherous dealings of railroad tycoons. As she grows closer to Grayson, a reformed outlaw turned prosperous businessman, she must weigh the risk of opening her heart to him. With exquisitely crafted characters, a distinctive backdrop, and an abundance of tension, this historical romance is a must-read for fans of the genre.
“Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo
“Shadow and Bone” is a high-stakes fantasy romance that follows Alina Starkov, a young woman who discovers she has a rare and powerful gift in the form of magic. As she navigates the dangerous world of the Grisha, the elite military comprised of magical soldiers, Alina must learn to harness her power and decide how she feels about her romantic interest and best friend, Mal. With epic battles, complex characters, and plenty of romance, this book will definitely keep you up at night.