Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is all about Valentine’s Day!
Kayla does not read (or enjoy) many romance novels, so this list was a joint effort.
10. A Deal with the Elf King
You want a steamy YA romance for Valentine’s Day? Here it is. Read it. You won’t regret it.
9. A Season Beyond a Kiss
Becky says that Kathleen Woodiwiss’s historical romance novels are the best she’s ever read, and they will all be featured on this list.
8. (Im)Perfectly Happy
Kayla had to be a bit of a rebel here. Not all love stories have to be about “romantic love.” Familial love and friendship are just as important (if not more important), and worth celebrating. This book features some romantic love, but the focus is the friendship between four college friends. Is there some romance in this book? Sure, but we’re here for that beautiful friendship.
7. The Flame and the Flower
Heather Simmons and Captain Brandon Birmingham are a breath-taking couple. This one will get your blood pumping.
6. Ashes in the Wind
A “tale of love in the face of dishonor.” Why wouldn’t you want to read that?
5. Dearest Josephine
The most genuine YA love story Kayla has ever read.
4. Roman and Jewel
A Hamilton-style remix of the classic love story…sign me up!
Buy Roman and Jewel
3. The Wolf and the Dove
Normans, Saxons, and steamy romance. Who could resist?
2. Gone with the Wind
This one is a staple. I mean, I don’t think this list could exist without Rhett and Scarlet.
1. Pride and Prejudice
You really need an explanation for this one? No? I didn’t think so.
What do you think of our top ten? Please feel free to link to your own list in the comments.