The 20 Best Romance Adventure Books – Ultimate Guide

Romance adventure books are a delightful mix of love, thrills, and danger. They take you on a journey of hidden secrets and unpredictable twists. So whether you’re a fan of fantasy or even contemporary fiction, there’s something for everyone in this genre.

The 20 Best Romance Adventure Books - Ultimate Guide

To make your reading experience unforgettable, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to romance adventure books. These will surely capture your heart and entice you to turn the page. So if you’re searching for a thrilling tale of passion and suspense, look no further. Read on to find out which book is right for you.

Tethered by Elayna R. Gallea

Tethered (The Binding Chronicles Book 1)

Tethered is an excellent novel because it offers a unique and immersive twist on the classic arranged marriage romance genre.

It follows the story of Sebastian and Luna from separate worlds, thrust together in a mystical binding ceremony against their will.

The story is full of intense conflict and mystery, which makes for a compelling read. Will this be an enemies-to-lovers romance, as the two are less than excited to be magically tied together?

Or will mystery and magic be too much for the relationship and cause it to fizzle out when circumstances become dire? Find out here.

Rushed by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Rushed (Adventures in Love Book 1)

We meet Cybil, who has terrible luck. Her fiancé ends their engagement days before they’re about to get married.

But because she wants to take advantage of the prepaid honeymoon plans, she attends a couples retreat in a Montana ranch alone.

In Montana, Cybil starts to feel drawn to the ranch and retreat owner Tanner. Tanner has house rules, including keeping his clients safe and not falling for anyone on the retreat.

But as soon as he locked eyes with Cybil, this ideal was bound to change.

Despite these two beginning to form a bond, they must balance their feelings while keeping safe from the dangers of Montana’s wilderness outside the ranch.

We’ll soon discover if Cybil and Tanner can tackle both potential risks in love and life in Montana.

Liar City: A Novel by Allie Therin

Liar City: A Novel (Sugar & Vice Book 1)

Reece works as a consultant for the police force in Seattle. One night he receives an anonymous tip that his detective sister needs assistance.

While he tries to help, Reece faces a terrible crime scene of three dead bodies.

Are these deaths connected? And can he handle each case, or do we see another investigator, known as the Dead Man, taking his place?

This slow-burn fantasy romance shows how Reece must keep his cool while uncovering the motivations behind these deaths.

And with a professional relationship growing with the Dead Man, does this become more than business as the story progresses?

A Wartime Reunion at Goodwill House by Fenella J Miller

A Wartime Reunion at Goodwill House: A historical saga from Fenella J Miller

Set in 1940, we find Daphne and her friends working the farms during the second world war. All seems peaceful until a German plane crashes onto the land surrounding Daphne’s home.

And the plane’s pilots are declared missing, which leaves Daphne and the others who live on the grounds tense and anxious.

While the search for the pilots commences and the war rages on, Daphne is greeted with another shock from her ex-fiance, Corporal Robert Andrews.

As they have a history, Daphne is caught between the worries of her home and her previous lover. Will she rekindle the old flame or move on for good?

The Beast: A Spicy Dark Mafia Romance by Denise Daye

The Beast : A Spicy Dark Mafia Romance (Contemporary Spicy Romance Book 1)

Andrei Kowtisch, the infamous assassin known to play dirty, didn’t just walk away when he saw Elise in the hands of her husband’s mob thugs. He saved her life.

Elise was ready to give up on the world, true love, and her life at that moment, but she was given a second chance, thanks to Andrei.

And now she seems to have progressed from a mob boss to a licensed killer, knowing her new life will be filled with thrills and steamy intimate scenes.

Andrei seeks revenge on the mobsters who did this to Elise, so we’ll see how dark he can be in defending his love. What will be the outcome for Elise and her new lease on life with Andrei?

Gentle & Broken by Cami Checketts

Gentle & Broken (Quinn Romance Adventures Book 3)

Sariah has fallen for what she would describe as the perfect man embodied in this Linebacker, Mack Quinn.

Although she’s been watching him from a distance for some time now, she doesn’t see herself as worthy enough to get a chance with him.

She goes through a journey of self-discovery as she becomes more aware and in love with her flaws before she’s ready to pluck up the courage to start an adventure with Mack.

In contrast, Mack is on a journey to show Sariah he’s the one for her. Both characters have their insecurities to overcome to see a future partnership together.

But will they succeed? Let’s take a look.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

We read a story of true love between Princess Buttercup and Westley, who fight against incredible odds to reunite and potentially find their happily ever after.

With drama, kidnapping, and piracy in the novel, we see a mix of fairy tale intrigue as Princess Buttercup finds herself in these life-threatening situations.

We also notice a good-against-evil theme as Westley and his companions take on the notorious pirate to save the day.

So be prepared for this swashbuckling adventure, as it’s sure to put readers on the edge of their seats with thrilling sword-fighting sequences, battles, and unexpected twists and turns until the end.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent 10th Anniversary Edition (Divergent Series, 1)

The story follows Beatrice Prior’s journey to discover her identity in dystopian Chicago. She reaches an age where she’s able to choose her own identity.

And discovering secrets about the world she’s living in makes her question the entire system.

We’ll discover what true love can look like in this chaotic society with Beatrice.

And even despite challenging events happening around her and her love interest, two people can still make it through anything together in this novel.

Cold-Blooded Liar by Karen Rose

Cold-Blooded Liar (The San Diego Case Files Book 1)

Cold-Blooded Liar follows Sam Reeves, a psychologist, to patients with a court order. He listens to one patient reveal information about an unsolved murder case and wants to investigate.

Unfortunately, Sam makes the wrong moves, finds himself in hot water, and is sent to prison for his involvement in this case.

He was caught by detective Kit McKittrick who has her eyes set on this cold case herself to catch a wanted serial killer.

As time passes, Sam is released from prison with the same urgency to catch the culprit. However, he and Kit could communicate better, so they find each other clashing on the case.

Can they work together to reveal the mystery of the serial killer, and will a connection form between the two in the process?

Allison’s Adventures in Underland by C.M Stunich

Allison's Adventures in Underland (Harem of Hearts Book 1)

Forget what you know about the childhood story of Alice in Wonderland. This adventure sees a dark twist as Allison enters a world of violence, drugs, and magic.

She fears her circumstances and has a desperate plea to leave this world. On top of that, she has to back off the men that want to take advantage of her, the dangers in this unfamiliar place, and the worries that nightfall will bring.

We’ll discover if love can rescue her in this dark and mysterious realm.

Danger Signs by Fiona Quinn

Danger Signs (Delta Force Echo: An Iniquus Action Adventure Romance Book 1)

Kira doesn’t have much choice to make. As her father passed away, she must prepare for an arranged marriage.

Although she doesn’t have to say yes, her only other option would be death, as her future husband is a known terrorist.

Will she submit to this man, or is a CIA agent on the cards willing to put his life on the line to save her? Find out today.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns

As a magical apprentice, Elisabeth has lived believing sorcerers were the source of evil.

But Elisabeth was seen as the prime suspect when something dangerous was released from the magic library.

With no one to turn to or trust, Elisabeth has no option but to reach out to a sorcerer and enemy, Nathaniel Thorn. She learns that what she thought she knew about sorcerers was wrong.

Feelings emerge between the two as they try to discover who caused the damage at the magical library and what working together means for the future of their alliance.

Heart Sick by Monica James

Heart Sick (Heart Memory Transfer Book 1)

Dutch and Luna meet under terrible circumstances. Dutch was a music lover in desperate need of a new heart. Luna had just suffered tragedy as her son died in a car crash.

They bond and connect through tough times, encapsulating raw emotion, intimacy, and vulnerability as they draw closer together.

As far as dark lovers romance books go, we’ll tackle tender moments between the two and see how their relationship develops through twists and turns.

The Surgeon by Leslie Wolfe

The Surgeon: An utterly unputdownable and pulse-pounding psychological thriller packed with twists

Can a trusted and well-respected surgeon also be a murderer? We read about the picture-perfect life of Dr. Anne Wiley. She has a loving husband, a warm home, and a secure career.

But what changed that day on the operating table? Will her life ever be the same after this surgery, and how will she meet along the way to help her discover who she truly is, intimately and emotionally?

Let’s Not Be Friends by Phoebe MacLeod

Let's Not Be Friends: The laugh-out-loud, feel-good romantic comedy from Phoebe MacLeod

Sophie thinks she’s found the one. She moves in with her dream man only to have a rude awakening when finding out he’s cheating on her.

She can’t look past the infidelity as his family suggests she does. So Sophie is on a journey of self-discovery to find a new life and the love she deserves.

Because she knows that an unhappy marriage is not her happily ever after.

When She Unravels: A Dark Mafia Romance by Gabrielle Sands

When She Unravels: A Dark Mafia Romance (The Fallen Book 1)

Life as a mafia wife isn’t easy, as we find Vale struggling with her marriage, so she decides to remove herself from the situation.

She finds herself in Ibiza alone, facing terrible circumstances, desperate for someone’s help. This leads her straight to Damiano De Rossi.

But what kind of man is he, and will her experience in Ibiza get better or worse from this encounter?

Bittersweet Memories by Catharina Maura

Bittersweet Memories (Off-Limits)

Alanna feels awful that she got heartbroken. But she shows interest in her ex’s older brother to get her own back. And to make matters worse, the older brother is her new boss.

Maybe because Alanna may not have a family to call her own, she begins to seek validation from her co-workers, which can be a desperate plea for her to find self-love.

We’re also introduced to an admirer who’s there for Alanna despite how she treats him, who could help her see her light and worth if she’s willing to listen.

Rejected & Hidden by Cami Checketts

Rejected & Hidden (Quinn Romance Adventures Book 6)

Kim Heathrow started as a child star. But since she was a teen, she’s feared for her life having to deal with a stalker.

She finally felt safe when she met Colt Quinn, but he broke her heart. And the only way she could heal was to leave the country, ending up in Costa Rica.

Years pass, and Colt and Kim are reunited in this tropical paradise, but is this right for Kim, who has since moved on? And what can Colt do to win her back? We’ll find out here.

My Dark Romeo By Parker S Huntington

My Dark Romeo: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romance (Dark Prince Road)

As far as arranged marriages go, some couples make it work for the sake of their families. While others do all they can to get themselves out of it one way or another.

In this case, we follow three lifelong friends, Romeo, Zach, and Oliver. They go their separate ways once reaching college and reunite to get caught up in the mix of love, marriage, freedom, and empathy.

They discover how far they are willing to go for true love when an arranged marriage is on the table. But what will they choose?

Enchanted Journal: Adventure on the Oregon Trail by Sandlin

Enchanted Journal: Adventure on the Oregon Trail

Destined to take on the Oregon Trail, Abigail discovers a journal from Millie, who’s made the journey before her.

Abigail is determined to stay focused while she takes this path, including finding a love interest named Captain Bridgewater also taking the Oregon Trail.

We’ll find out how dangerous this journey is as Abigail encounters natives, fugitives, and even diseases on her path.


What is the best romance ever written?

Some popular titles often mentioned when discussing the best romantic stories include Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Nicholas Sparks’s The Notebook, and William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet name a few. More of the best romance novels can be found on our website.

What books should I read if I like romance?

If you like romance, there are plenty of great books. Some classic choices include Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
Try The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger or The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for more contemporary reads.

Which is the most known romance novel?

Since its release in 1813, Pride and Prejudice have been one of the most well-known romance novels by Jane Austen. It has even been turned into tv series and movies.

What is the highest-selling romance book?

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James is the highest-grossing erotic romance novel. There are six novels in the pack, the ‘original’ trilogy and the ‘told by Christian’ trilogy.

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