As the romance season heats up and Valentine’s Day approaches, romance lovers find themselves desperately seeking the best books to fall in love with this season. Every good bookworm knows that the book is only as good as the author who wrote it, so here are seven of the romance community’s most beloved authors.
Emily Henry has made a name for herself as a prolific coffee romance writer whose tantalizing storylines, alpha females, and catastrophically sexy love interests hook the reader like live bait. Her books can be enjoyed in literally any setting, but it’s impossible to imagine her fan favorites, Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation, not being perfect beach reads.
Amy Harmon has created one of the most prolific catalogs of romance fiction available on Kindle Unlimited, and it would be a complete and utter waste to have KU and not binge all her romance books. Known as a lyrically poetic writer of prose, Harmon’s characters and their relationships are just as beautiful as her writing. Her most recent book, A Girl Called Samson, followed the true story of a female soldier during the Revolutionary War. Her next book, The Outlaw Noble Salt, is set to be released on April 9, 2024.
Colleen Hoover gets a lot of mixed reviews on social media, but it is impossible to deny that she is one of the most adored romance writers right now. Her most successful book, It Ends With Us, was one of the most-sold books of 2023 and is set to be made into a movie starring Blake Lively. However, if you are looking for an easy-to-read romance that is arguably the most well-written of Hoover’s books, look no further than Reminders of Him. Reminders of Him is not only an addictive romance but also the heart-wrenching tale of a mother trying to find a way back to the child she lost.
Meghan Quinn is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of 104 books and includes the best elements of heat, heart, and humor in all of her books. Her 2023 novel, A Long Time Coming, is a funny, steamy rom-com between two friends fighting the urge to fall in love. For anyone who loves a laugh-until-you-pee rom-com that has a happy ending, Meghan Quinn is the perfect author.
Jojo Moyes is known best for her book-turned-movie Me Before You, which broke the hearts of nearly every reader who dared pick it up. However, if you are an avid reader of Moyes romance novels (as you should be!), you will know that she can craft romance stories that make you want to dive right into the pages and never leave. The Peacock Emporium, which includes forbidden love, a struggling protagonist, and a sensual Latin man, is one such book.
Abby Jimenez is a New York Times Bestselling author who has been constantly discussed on the Bookstagram and BookTok communities. Jimenez’s books, including Part of Your World (Nominated for the Goodreads Best Romance Award in 2022), are part light romance, part societal statement, which are perfect for the reader who wants to enjoy their book while also finding more about the world through reading it.
Did anyone else notice that they couldn’t go on Instagram for a day last summer without hearing about how outstanding Lucy Score and her books are? This indie publisher has made huge waves, not only for her amazing Knockemout series set in a dreamy Virginia small town but for her business prowess! Score and her husband, Tim Hoot, have made a fortune through indie publishing, inspiring many authors to do the same. Score is not only a fantastic romance author but also an example of how any author, despite their publishing status, can be successful.
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