The 20 Best Military Romance Books – Ultimate Guide

If you’re looking for suspenseful and exciting military romance stories, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 20 of the best military romance books to read right now.

The Best Military Romance Books

The 20 Best Military Romance Books - Ultimate Guide

One to Hold by Tia Louise

One to Hold: A military romance.

Derek Alexander and Melissa Jones have very different lives. He is an investigator who used to be a Marine and a cop, and Melissa is a girl from a small town who has a mysterious past.

When they meet one fateful night, the chemistry between them is immediate. They share an amazing “one week stand”, but they also have secrets. And when certain truths are told, things suddenly change for both of them.

You can find One to Hold by Tia Louise here.

Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score

Pretend You're Mine: A Small Town Love Story (Benevolence Book 1)

Luke Garrison lives a life alone, although he’s a hero in his hometown. He’s a member of the National Guard and is ready to deploy again, wanting to avoid his family that’s constantly on his back. 

When Luke meets Harper, he thinks she could be the perfect solution to keeping his family at bay until he leaves again. He starts out thinking of her as a fake girlfriend, but one night changes everything and has them both falling for each other in an instant.

You can read Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score here.

The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockman

The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters Book 1)

Tom Paoletti is a Navy SEAL lieutenant who is suffering from a head injury that almost cost him his life. When Tom sees an international terrorist in his hometown and calls for help, the Navy doesn’t believe him, thinking it’s just delusions from his injury.

Tom takes matters into his own hands, assembling a team of people to fight off the inevitable catastrophe. On the team is Dr. Kelly Ashton, a woman who Tom has always been in love with. Now, he finally has the chance to win her over all while saving the town. 

The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockman can be purchased here.

Because of You by Jessica Scott

Because of You: A Coming Home Novel

Shane Garrison is a Sergeant First Class Soldier who has just arrived back home with a terrible injury, barely hanging on to life. Jen St. James is his nurse, and she finds herself intrigued by Shane. Jen has had her own near-death experience, and she feels connected to him in a way.

As Shane begins the slow healing process, Jen is the only one who is there for him. She pushes him to fight for himself and helps Shane learn things that he never expected to learn.

You can purchase Because of You by Jessica Scott here.

Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Dear Aaron

Ruby Santos has decided to sign up to write to a stranger. More specifically, she is going to be assigned a soldier overseas to become pen pals with. She’ll write once a week for the length of his or her deployment, and has the option to send care packages if she wants.

Ruby expects a simple relationship, but she doesn’t know what fate has in store. Before she knows what hit her, Ruby is falling in love.

Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata can be read here.

The English Wife by Adrienne Chinn

The English Wife: The international best selling, sweeping and emotional historical romance novel

It is 1945 and Ellie is worried about her husband Thomas, who is fighting in the war. Then she gets a letter saying that Thomas is okay and he’s recovering from his injuries across the world, so Ellie goes to be with him.

It is 2001 and Sophie is on a plane that needs to be rerouted due to the events of 9/11. She is forced to stay with her aunt in a small town, and while she’s there, Sophie learns things about her family’s past that she never knew. 

This story is full of love, grief, passion, and sacrifice.

The English Wife by Adrienne Chinn can be found here.

Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor

Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, Book 1)

Abby has brought her 4 children to the beach in an attempt to start over and give them good memories, but she doesn’t plan on meeting Matt, a Navy SEAL. Matt is dealing with an injury he got in combat, but he’s made a promise to stay dedicated to the Navy while he’s away.

Matt wants a family, but he also has to stay true to his promise. Yet when Abby comes around, he finds himself opening up to her and being more vulnerable than he ever thought possible. Soon, they are falling for each other and don’t want to say goodbye.

You can purchase Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor here.

Winters Heat by Cristin Harbor

Winters Heat (Titan Book 1)

Mia Kensington is a military psychologist who has found herself staying in the home of Navy SEAL Colby Winters after their safe base is compromised. Colby was expecting an easy operation, but it turned out to be more complicated than he thought.

When Mia stays in his home, she finds out that Colby adopted an orphaned baby. But their time together doesn’t last long, because Mia is kidnapped by a cartel and Colby has to race to save her before it’s too late.

Winters Heat by Cristin Harbor can be read here.

Never Forget Him by Tracy Lorraine

Never Forget Him: A Military Romance

Jayden Baxter is a soldier on leave, and Erin knows that she shouldn’t be interested in him. After all, he’s not going to be around for long, and she doesn’t feel like having her heart broken. But when they meet in a bar and he makes her an offer, Erin decides to say yes.

Erin is trying to be free and let loose, but soon Jayden has grabbed ahold of her heart and she doesn’t want their time together to end.

You can find Never Forget Him by Tracy Lorraine here.

Axel by Harper Sloane

Axel (Corps Security Book 1)

Fate hasn’t always been kind to Isabelle, and she has a past that she would rather forget. But she’s finally gotten to the point of happiness with her successful business and a nice group of friends. But then memories from her past start resurfacing and a man she hasn’t seen for ages shows up out of the blue. 

Axel never thought he would see Isabelle again, yet here he is. He needs to protect her, and he is also feeling unexpectedly drawn to her again even after everything that happened between them.

You can read Axel by Harper Sloane here.

Only Mine by Laura Pavlov

Only Mine: A Small Town Enemies-To-Lovers Romance (Honey Mountain Series Book 5)

When Dylan first meets ex-Navy SEAL Wolf, he cuts her off at a gas station. The second time they run into each other, he tries to get her fired. It’s safe to say that he’s not very charming, but it takes a lot more to scare Dylan away.

Although she doesn’t like Wolf, she can’t help but want him at the same time. So Dylan makes it her mission to win him over.

You can find Only Mine by Laura Pavlov here.

Hard to Love by Dawn Luedecke

Hard To Love: A Sweet Military Romance (Hard Corps Romance Series)

Coast Guard Chief Adam Denton is very dedicated to serving his country and doing his job. But he’s been secretly struggling in his personal life and doesn’t know how to solve his problems.

Tara Knells is a civilian reporter who was recently put on desk duty after an unfortunate event, and she just wants things to go back to normal. She decides to do a report on the Coast Guard recruit company, and when she and Adam meet, they can’t seem to stay away from each other.

You can read Hard to Love by Dawn Luedecke here.

Infatuation by Melissa Schroeder

Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance (The Harmless Military Series Book 1)

Kade has had a crush on his best friend’s little sister for a long time now, but he’s never acted on it. He knows that would be a betrayal to his best friend, plus relationships have never worked well for Kade considering he is a Navy SEAL. But one fateful night, everything changes.

Shannon loves Kade, so when he doesn’t come back to her like he said he would, she is left wondering why. When her brother brings Kade into her restaurant, Shannon sees that Kade has changed; but she isn’t about to back away now.

Infatuation by Melissa Schroeder can be purchased here.

True Valor by Jax Hunter

True Valor (True Heroes Military Romance Book 1)

Nic is a Parajumper whose best friend recently died, and Nic feels like he needs to get away. But when he sees a woman stranded on the side of the road, Nic knows he needs to help.

Julie can only remember her first name, but she won’t let Nic take her to the hospital, so he takes her to his condo instead. When he learns that Julie’s family was murdered and that someone is on the hunt for Julie, things get serious fast and Nic has to call for backup.

You can read True Valor by Jax Hunter here.

Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard

Show No Mercy (Black Ops Book 1)

Jenna McMillan is a journalist who was held captive in Buenos Aires two months ago, but she was rescued by a mysterious man named Gabe. Now, she has the opportunity to go back and do a groundbreaking interview with a billionaire. 

When a bombing happens at the National Congress, Jenna and Gabe are thrown together once again. It’s hard to ignore their attraction toward each other, but there are bigger issues at stake, and something deadly is lurking.

You can find Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard here.

Her Hesitant Heart by Carla Kelly

Her Hesitant Heart: New Beginnings

Susanna has been traveling for two days when she finally gets to her destination in Cheyenne. But when Susanna finds out that she doesn’t even have enough money to get a stagecoach, she doesn’t know what to do. Luckily, a man named Joe is going the same way and helps her out.

Joe is a military surgeon who tries to be professional and distant from people, but Susanna has a way of drawing him in with her beauty and mystique.

You can read Her Hesitant Heart by Carla Kelly here.

Give Me Love by Corinne Michaels

Give Me Love: A Fake Marriage Romantic Suspense (Rose Canyon Book 2)

Blake and Emmett met when they were serving in the army, and they lived together so that they could stay stationed with each other. They even got married to save money, though Blake and Emmett were never anything more than friends. But one night they took a chance, and Blake ran away.

Now, 2 years later, Blake is back in Emmett’s hometown for a case she is working on. Emmett wants Blake to sign divorce papers, but Blake is starting to realize that she made a big mistake by leaving in the first place. Now, she has 1 week to make it right.

Give Me Love by Corinne Michaels can be found here.

Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Making Faces

Fern has always thought that Ambrose was beautiful, but she never thought she could have him. After all, she sees herself as plain and not very attractive, so she doesn’t think she measures up.

When Ambrose goes to war and suffers a horrible injury, he is left permanently disfigured. This story is about his return home and finding the love and beauty that everyone has within. 

You can read Making Faces by Amy Harmon here.

Coming Home by Ava Gray

Coming Home (Alpha Billionaire)

Makenzie knew that it was wrong. Holden was her brother’s best friend, but they just couldn’t deny the way they felt for each other. Then Holden left for the army, and despite all of the letters he sent, Makenzie never responded.

Now, Holden is back after an accident that almost killed him. When he meets Makenzie’s child, Holden knows that it’s his, and he knows he needs to convince Makenzie that he still loves her, despite what she thinks.

Coming Home by Ava Gray can be read here.

Montana Sanctuary by Josie Jade

Montana Sanctuary (Resting Warrior Ranch Book 1)

Lucas Everett is an ex-Navy SEAL who has started a ranch with some of his friends from the military. Their ranch has emotional support animals and it’s a place where many soldiers go to heal their emotional wounds.

Though Evelyn Taylor isn’t a soldier, she finds herself at the ranch. Evelyn is running from her past, and when it comes back to haunt her, Lucas is determined to help.

You can find Montana Sanctuary by Josie Jade here.


What is military romance?

Military romance novels are books where one or more of the main characters are currently serving in the military or have been in the military in the past.

What is the most bought romance novel?

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James is the most purchased romance novel, with over 150 million copies sold since its publishing in 2011. 

What is the most popular POV for romance novels?

The most common POVs in romance novels tend to be third-person limited and first-person. First-person is when you hear the story from the main character’s point of view, and third-person limited is when you are being told about the main character from a narrator’s perspective.

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