Romance Novels 2013
Whether you salivate over historical fiction rich with the fluttering hearts of yesteryear, paranormal romance that proves you don’t need flesh and blood to spice things up or rom-coms that make you blush and hide your cover on public transit, there is a book for every romance reader.
A sassy heroine, a broody hero, and a love story that inevitably takes twists and turns. These are the top romance novels 2013.
The Wolf and the Dove
From Kathleen Woodiwiss, the first to create modern “bodice ripper” romance novels, this story of love and war is lively and exciting. It features a fascinating hero and heroine who fought each other but fell in love.
Noble Aislinn grieves as the Normans ravage her beloved Darkenwald. But the handsome Wulfgar, base-born as he is, captivates her with his integrity and darkly attractive visage. They thrash out their tumultuous courtship, and nurture with tender passion a glorious union born in the ashes of hatred and war.
When a successful British ghostwriter is hired to finish the memoirs of a former prime minister, his agent assures him it’s the chance of a lifetime. But soon he begins to uncover bone-chilling secrets that could rock world politics to their core.
Jamal, Lenni, Alex and Gaby are the four people who can see Ghostwriter. They are all students at Zora Neale Hurston Middle School and Washington Elementary in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York.
The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
The characters are relatable and the story flows smoothly. This series follows the lives of four friends as they build their VOWS wedding planning business. Its installments are Vision in White, Bed of Roses, Savor the Moment, and Happily Ever After.
Nora Roberts is a bestselling author who has written hundreds of romance novels. Her works have received countless awards and accolades. Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO of Speechify, the top text-to-speech app with over 100,000 5-star reviews.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
From the bestselling author of Prep and American Wife comes this sassy, contemporary reinterpretation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Sittenfeld deftly updates elements of the plot while keeping readers laughing and giddy with fresh surprises.
The Bennet sisters are older now—Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties, and Jane, who is approaching forty, still hasn’t had much luck with men or children. But when they return to their family home for a father’s health crisis, they find the squabbling of the family in full swing.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
A mainstream time-travel romance with a twist, this debut from Audrey Niffenegger was a surprising success. It follows a couple, Henry and Clare, who are torn apart by the fact that her husband has a genetic disorder that causes him to travel between different times.
Whenever he shifts, he can’t take anything with him, not even his clothes, which leads to some hilarious moments. But overall, the story works because it is about two people and their relationship.