What are the most sought-after women’s romance fiction books? This is a question that has been asked by many book lovers over the years. In order to find the answer, we took a look at some of the bestselling titles and what makes them so special. From love stories that will make your heart race to tales of healing and hope, these books offer something for everyone who loves a good romance novel. So, if you’re looking for your next read, be sure to check out one of these amazing books!
Table of contents
- The Last Eligible Billionaire by Pippa Grant
- Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
- Reminders of Him: A Novel by Colleen Hoover
- The Viscount Who Loved Me: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 2) by Julia Quinn
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- The Singing Trees: A Novel by Boo Walker
- An Offer From a Gentleman: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 3) by Julia Quinn
- Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons Book 1) by Julia Quinn
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 4) by Julia Quinn
- Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
- Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) by Fannie Flagg
- The Hope Chest by Carolyn Brown
- INKED 8: A TATTOO SHOP REVERSE HAREM ROMANCE (MULTIPLE LOVE Book 6) by Stephanie Brother
- French Braid: A novel by Anne Tyler
- It Ends with Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover
- How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior
- The Bluebonnet Battle by Carolyn Brown
- Full: A Novel by Julia Spiro
- By a Thread: A Grumpy Boss Romantic Comedy by Lucy Scor
- To Sir Phillip, With Love: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 5) by Julia Quinn
- Lovers and Newcomers: A Novel by Rosie Thomas
- Hidden: An Exciting Novel of Suspense (A Lost and Found Novel Book 1) by Fern Michaels
- Lucy and the Duke of Secrets: The Wishing Well Series by Sofi Laporte
- Fearless: A Thrilling, Enemies-to-Lovers Romance by Tia Louise
The Last Eligible Billionaire by Pippa Grant
The Last Eligible Billionaire by Pippa Grant is a lighthearted romance novel about love, friendship, and second chances. When uptight businessman Sawyer Hudson inherits a small mountain town, he finds himself living in close proximity to his childhood best friend and first love, Callie McBride. As they reconnect and rekindle their old flame, they must also contend with the meddling of their friends and families, who are determined to see them end up together. The Last Eligible Billionaire is a charming and heartwarming story that will leave readers laughing, crying, and rooting for Sawyer and Callie all the way to the happily ever after.
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
In her novel Things We Never Got Over, Lucy Score exploratory the depth of love and loss. The story follows the lives of Scout and Brooks as they try to grapple with the death of their infant daughter. Told in alternating perspectives, the reader gets a glimpse into each character’s inner thoughts and feelings. While neither Scout nor Brooks are able to completely let go of their daughter, they find comfort in each other and eventually move on.Score’s novel is a moving exploration of grief and love. She expertly captures the pain and confusion that comes with losing a child, as well as the hope and healing that comes with time. Things We Never Got Over is a beautiful and heartbreaking story that will stay with readers long after they finish the last page.
Reminders of Him: A Novel by Colleen Hoover
Reminders of Him is a novel by Colleen Hoover that tells the story of Arie and Hayden, two strangers who are forced to come together after a devastating car accident. As they get to know each other, they realize that they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. And as their relationship deepens, they must confront the secrets that have been keeping them apart. Reminders of Him is a moving story of loss, love, and hope that will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.
The Viscount Who Loved Me: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 2) by Julia Quinn
In The Viscount Who Loved Me, Julia Quinn tells the story of Anthony Bridgerton, the eldest son of the Duke of Ridgerton. As the book opens, Anthony is in London for the Season, and he has his sights set on one goal: finding a wife. However, Anthony quickly discovers that the task is not as easy as he thought it would be. There are plenty of beautiful women to choose from, but none of them seem to be right for him. Then Anthony meets Katherine Shepherd, and he knows that he has found the one. Katherine is intelligent and articulate, and she isn’t afraid to speak her mind. But just as Anthony is about to propose, Katherine decides to leave London.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing is a debut novel by American author Delia Owens. The novel follows the story of Kya Clark, a young woman who grows up in isolation in the marshes of North Carolina. Kya is an outcast in her community, and her only companions are the creatures of the marsh. But when a local boy is found dead, Kya becomes the prime suspect. As the town turns against her, Kya must fight to clear her name and find a place in a world that has always rejected her.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a beautiful and moving novel about love, loss, and coming of age. Owens writes with lyrical prose, evoking the beauty of the natural world.
The Singing Trees: A Novel by Boo Walker
The Singing Trees is a novel by Boo Walker that tells the story of a young woman named Alice who moves to a small town in Vermont to start a new life. When she arrives, she discovers that the town is home to a group of mysterious singing trees. Alice quickly becomes fascinated by the trees and sets out to learn more about them. However, she soon discovers that the trees are connected to a dark secret that the town is hiding. The Singing Trees is an intriguing mystery with a unique premise. It is well-written and suspenseful, and it will keep readers guessing until the very end.
An Offer From a Gentleman: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 3) by Julia Quinn
In the third book of the Bridgertons series, readers are introduced to Colin Bridgerton, the most elusive bachelor in London. When he meets Penelope Featherington, he is immediately smitten and begins to pursue her. However, Penelope is not interested in marriage, and she rebuffs his every advance. Undeterred, Colin continues to woo her, and eventually she begins to fall for him as well. Just when it seems like they will finally get together, a misunderstanding leads to a rift between them. Will Colin be able to win back Penelope’s heart? Or will their relationship be forever doomed? An Offer From a Gentleman is a charming story of love and forgiveness that fans of Julia Quinn are sure to enjoy.
Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons Book 1) by Julia Quinn
The Duke and I is the first book in Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons series. The story follows Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of eight siblings, as she makes her debut into Regency Era London society. Daphne is determined to find a husband, but her plans are complicated by the arrival of the enigmatic Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings. Simon is not interested in marriage, but he agrees to court Daphne in order to discourage other suitors. As they spend time together, Simon and Daphne begin to fall in love with each other. However, they both fear that admitting their feelings will jeopardize their friendship.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a fascinating story of Hollywood glamour, secrets, and scandal. Evelyn Hugo, a legendary movie star of the 1950s and 60s, has died at the age of 79. As her friend and biographer, Monique Grant is given the task of writing her life story. Through a series of interviews, Evelyn tells Monique the truth about her seven husbands, her many affairs, and the secrets she has kept hidden for decades. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a captivating tale of love, loss, and redemption that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.
Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 4) by Julia Quinn
In Romancing Mister Bridgerton, Julia Quinn tells the story of Benedict Bridgerton, the second oldest son of the famous Bridgerton family. Benedict has always been a bit of a rebellious black sheep and has never quite fit in with his society family. When he meets Sophie Beckett, a working class girl masquerading as a lady’s maid, he is instantly attracted to her. However, he knows that their relationship can never be more than a flirtation since she is not an appropriate match for him. But when Benedict discovers that Sophie is hiding a secret, he begins to see her in a whole new light. Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a fun and sexy romance that will keep readers entertained from beginning to end.
Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
Regretting You by Colleen Hoover is a heart-wrenching novel that explores the consequences of choices made in youth. The story follows Shannon, a mother who is struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter, and Morgan, Shannon’s daughter’s best friend. As Shannon tries to piece her life back together, she turns to Morgan for comfort and support. However, as their friendship deepens, Shannon begins to realize that Morgan is harboring a devastating secret. Regretting You is a complex and emotionally charged novel that will stay with readers long after they finish the last page.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) by Fannie Flagg
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a warm and witty novel about two different generations of women in the small town of Whistle Stop, Alabama. The story is told through the eyes of Idgie Threadgoode, a young woman who runs the cafe with her friend Ruth. Idgie is a free spirit who loves to have fun, and she soon befriends a group of local women who share her love of life. Ruth is a more serious woman, and she tends to be the voice of reason among the group. As the years go by, the women experience joy and sorrow, but their friendship remains strong.
The Hope Chest by Carolyn Brown
The Hope Chest by Carolyn Brown is a heartwarming story of love and family. Vivian, the matriarch of the Walker family, has passed away, leaving behind a hope chest full of letters and photos. As her children and grandchildren sorted through her belongings, they began to piece together the story of her life – a life filled with both happiness and sorrow, but always anchored by her deep love for family. The Hope Chest is a moving tribute to the strength of family bonds, and an reminder that even when we are gone, our stories live on.
INKED 8: A TATTOO SHOP REVERSE HAREM ROMANCE (MULTIPLE LOVE Book 6) by Stephanie Brother
Stephanie Brother’s “Inked 8: A Tattoo Shop Reverse Harem Romance” is the sixth book in her “Multiple Love” series. The story follows Angel, a tattoo artist who finds herself caught in the middle of a love triangle between three very different men. As she tries to figure out her feelings for each of them, she also has to deal with the challenges of running her own business. Though it is part of a larger series, “Inked 8” can be read as a standalone novel. It is a fast-paced and steamy read that will appeal to fans of reverse harem romance.
French Braid: A novel by Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler’s French Braid is a moving and nuanced portrait of a family in crisis. Told from the perspective of thirteen-year-old Dede, the novel follows the Penn family as they grapple with the aftermath of a devastating car accident that kills Dede’s older sister, Liza. While Liza was the perfect daughter – beautiful, popular, and talented – Dede has always been something of an outsider. She’s overweight, doesn’t quite fit in at school, and has a difficult relationship with her mother. In the wake of Liza’s death, Dede must find her own way forward. She finds comfort in food, in her passion for baking, and in her growing bond with her nephew, Luke.
It Ends with Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover
It Ends with Us is a novel by Colleen Hoover that tells the story of Lily Bloom, a young woman who falls in love with Atlas Corinth, a man with a dark past. The story follows Lily as she tries to navigate her relationship with Atlas and come to terms with the events of her own past. It Ends with Us is a moving and insightful novel that explores the complexities of love, relationships, and family. Hoover’s writing is engaging and evocative, and her characters are richly drawn and deeply human. The novel is a powerful reminder that love can be messy and complicated, but ultimately it is always worth fighting for.
How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior
Veronica McPherson is a successful businesswoman who seems to have it all–except for love. When she hires a matchmaker to help her find a suitable husband, she never expects to end up with a penguin. However, Veronica soon discovers that her new companion, Mr. Jaggers, is not only charming and good-natured but also remarkably insightful. With his help, Veronica begins to see the world in a whole new light. As their friendship deepens, Veronica comes to realize that sometimes the most unlikely things can lead to the greatest happiness. “How the Penguins Saved Veronica” is a charming and heartwarming story about finding love in unexpected places.
The Bluebonnet Battle by Carolyn Brown
The Bluebonnet Battle by Carolyn Brown is a heartwarming novel about two feuding families in the small town of Gum Drop, Texas. The O’Donnells and the Potts have been at odds for generations, and the townspeople have always taken sides. But when the new pastor arrives in town, he starts to see the good in both families. With his help, they begin to understand each other’s point of view and slowly start to become friends. However, just as they are about to put their differences aside, a bluebonnet war breaks out between the two families. As the battle rages on, they come to realize that their feud has more to do with their past than their present.
Full: A Novel by Julia Spiro
Full: A Novel by Julia Spiro is a novel about a woman named Alice who is dealing with the aftermath of a failed relationship. The novel follows Alice as she tries to piece her life back together and figure out what she wants from her future. Full is a touching and introspective novel that will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced a broken heart. Spiro’s writing is beautiful and lyrical, and she has created a fully realized and complex protagonist in Alice. This is a novel that deals with loss, love, and hope in a deeply honest and moving way. Highly recommended for fans of contemporary fiction.
By a Thread: A Grumpy Boss Romantic Comedy by Lucy Scor
By a Thread is a Grumpy Boss Romantic Comedy by Lucy Scor. When Meg inherits her grandmother’s yarn shop, she’s determined to make it a success. But her plans are derailed when her grumpy boss, Derek, forces her to take on a business partner. As they butt heads over the future of the shop, Meg and Derek begin to realize that they might have more in common than they thought. And when they’re forced to work together on a knitting competition, they begin to understand that opposites can indeed attract. By a Thread is a charming read that will leave you rooting for Meg and Derek every step of the way.
To Sir Phillip, With Love: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 5) by Julia Quinn
In her fifth novel in the Bridgerton series, Julia Quinn tells the story of Phillip Bridgerton, the eldest son of the late Viscount Bridgerton. After a disastrous season, Phillip retreated to the country, vowing never to marry. But when his father dies unexpectedly, Phillip is forced to take up the reins of the family estate. He has no choice but to return to London and find a wife. Luckily, he meets the lovely Miss Penelope Featherington, who seems perfect for him. But just as they’re about to be betrothed, Phillip’s world is turned upside down by a shocking secret… one that could ruin his chances of happiness with Penelope forever.
Lovers and Newcomers: A Novel by Rosie Thomas
Rosie Thomas’ Lovers and Newcomers is a heartwarming novel about love, loss, and new beginnings. The story follows three friends – Ellie, Olivia, and Betty – as they navigate the ups and downs of love and life in the small town of Tyneham. Ellie is a young widow who is struggling to move on from the death of her husband. Olivia is in a loveless marriage and is yearning for more. And Betty is a single mother trying to make ends meet. Through the struggles and joys that they share, the three women learn that life is precious and that love is worth fighting for. Lovers and Newcomers is a moving tale of friendship, love, and second chances.
Hidden: An Exciting Novel of Suspense (A Lost and Found Novel Book 1) by Fern Michaels
Fern Michaels’s “Hidden: An Exciting Novel of Suspense (A Lost and Found Novel Book 1)” is a heart-stopping tale of suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. When Tessa O’Malley inexplicably wakes up in a strange mansion with no memory of how she got there, she quickly realizes that she is in danger. With the help of a handsome stranger, Tessa must piece together her forgotten past and uncover the secrets of the house before it’s too late. “Hidden” is a page-turning thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Lucy and the Duke of Secrets: The Wishing Well Series by Sofi Laporte
When Lucy’s mother dies, she is sent to live with her father, the Duke of Secrets, in a remote castle in the English countryside. Lucy is unhappy and homesick at first, but she soon comes to love her new home and finds friends in the castle servants. However, her father remains a mystery to her. He is always busy with work and doesn’t seem to have time for her. One day, Lucy finds a wishing well in the forest and makes a wish that her father would love her. Miraculously, her wish comes true and the Duke finally pays attention to her. But then Lucy finds out that the Duke has a secret – he is actually a Fairy Prince who has been cursed by an evil Fairy Queen.
Fearless: A Thrilling, Enemies-to-Lovers Romance by Tia Louise
Tia Louise’s Fearless is a thrilling read that will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. The story follows Ava and Luke, two enemies who are forced to work together in order to take down a common foe. However, as they spend more time together, they quickly realize that there may be more between them than just hate. With non-stop action and a slowly burning romance, Fearless is a book that you won’t be able to put down. If you’re looking for an enemies-to-lovers story that will keep you entertained from beginning to end, then you need to pick up a copy of Tia Louise’s Fearless today.
So what are the romance novels that women can’t seem to get enough of? Topping the list are books with alpha males, suspenseful plots, and steamy love scenes. If you’re looking for a bestseller to add to your reading list, these are surefire bets. Are you curious about which other romance novels made it onto the most sought-after list? Be sure to check out the full infographic below.