With autumn now in full swing, now’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. This year has already seen some great romance novels, and there are more on the way over the next few months, but we have already loved so many romance books this year that we’re ready to talk about them.
Some of our favorite series saw new releases throughout the year, including The Breeds by Lora Leigh, a new Undefeated Streak novel by A.L. Wood, and a new Blindfold book by M.S. Parker. There were also new one-off books. Romance books make for great gifts for her, so if your loved one is into the genre, she’ll likely enjoy these, the hottest books of 2015.
So without further ado, here are the top 10 best romance novels of 2015 so far:
1. The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey
Not all of the best romance novels have to be so…romantic. In fact, some of the better books are in the romantic comedy genre, like The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey. The book is about a fiery redhead looking for a job, but the star of the show is Dean Harper. When the two come together, sparks fly in more ways than one.
2. Bain (An Undefeated Streak Novel) by A.L. Wood
Bain by author A.L. Wood follows the story of an MMA fighter all alone in his success—a man in a lonely daze. That is, of course, until he meets a sassy woman named Rumer that could bring him out of his funk. His story is a heartbreaking one that ends on a cliffhanger, but, luckily, the follow-up titled Rumer will hit shelves on October 15th.
Price: $17.99 (Paperback)
3. After You by Jojo Moyes
After You by Jojo Moyes is the sequel to Me Before You, and the book will remind you that even after losing the person you loved, life goes on. The story follows Lou Clark as she has to learn to follow in love again after losing her loved one. It’s a beautifully written story. Also check it out on Audible.
Price: $14.892 (hard cover)
4. Wrong by Jana Aston
Wrong by Jana Aston is one of the most enjoyable standalone romance books of 2015. It follows the story of a woman and her inability to stop fantasizing about one of her customers at the coffee shop she works at. Of course, she’s ready to give herself to him. It’s a hot, romantic book that you’ll read from cover to cover without wanting to put down.
Price: $2.99 (Kindle)
5. Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon) by Jamie Beck
Accidentally Hers by Jamie Beck follows the story of a physical therapist, Avery, who is shocked to learn that one of her clients is the man her brother struck with his car. Despite her reservations, she agrees to help the man, and passion begins to simmer. Will it lead to everlasting love?
Price: $9.98 (Paperback)
6. Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover: The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels by Sarah MacLean
All romance novel enthusiasts know Sarah MacLean, the award-winning author that seems to stay on the New York Times Bestseller’s list. In this fourth book, Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover, MacLean concludes the Rule of Scoundrels series and reveals the identity of The Fallen Angel’s final scoundrel. It’s filled with equal parts sexy romance and sharp wit.
7. Bossy: A Stepbrother Romance by Kim Linwood
Bossy: A Stepbrother Romance isn’t your normal stepbrother romance. Claire has a one-night stand, and then month’s later, her soon-to-be step-father sets up an internship for her working with his son — the slightly older man she had a one night stand with. The book is filled with witty banter, great humor and some steamy sex scenes. It’s an easy, fun read that’s hard to put down.
8. Blindfold Vol. 4: Alpha Billionaire Romance by M.S. Parker
With a name like Blindfold, you’d better bring the heat! That’s exactly what author M.S. Parker does in Blindfold Vol 4: Alpha Billionaire Romance. It follows the tale of Toni Gallagher, a woman tempted by her boss’s older brother. But, the romance leads to a few surprises. It’s one of the steamiest reads of the year, so if that’s what you’re looking for, look no further than Blindfold.
9. MacKenzie Fire: A Sequel to Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey
It doesn’t really matter that MacKenzie Fire is the cliche country boy meets city girl storyline, because it’s so expertly written (by New York Times bestseller Elle Casey) that it somehow feels new. It follows Ian MacKenzie, a rancher, who is introduced to his pregnant sister-in-law’s airhead best friend, Candice. The two are entirely different, yet somehow, there’s an undeniable chemistry. If they intend to give into their desires, they both know it’s going to be just a fling.
10. Undercover by Danielle Steel
Undercover pairs an undercover DEA agent, Marshall, who infiltrates a drug lord’s camp, and the daughter of a U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, Ariana, in a story that forces them to fight for their survival for a second time in their lives. This time, they won’t have to do it alone. The first part of the story is in Marshall’s point of view, and then it shifts to Ariana’s POV. Both characters are interesting, although Marshall is the clear standout as a hero. The novel was one of September’s best new romance books, solidifying itself in our list of the best romance books of 2015.
Price: $20.52 (Hardcover)