Grab a glass of wine and settle in — these romantic reads will capture your heart from beginning to end.
Maybe it’s the witty banter that gets you. Maybe you’re just a sucker for some unrequited love. Whatever the case, the very best romance novels are the ones that pull you in right from the start and leave you aching for more long after the last page is turned. From Jane Austen to Beverly Jenkins, the romance genre is dominated by some pretty badass authors who never fail to keep you on your toes. It’s also chock-full of diverse love stories — some tame, and others … well, not so tame. (*Wink, wink*) But in the end, that’s exactly why they're so beloved.
Needless to say, picking the best romance novels of all time is a pretty tall order, and this list only just begins to scratch the surface of what’s out there. But one thing’s for sure: From contemporary to historical, regency to LGBTQ+, these curl-up-in-bed love stories will definitely have you staying up way past your bedtime to see if true love really wins out in the end.