10 Best Selling Romance Novels of All Time

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The following is a list of the 10 best-selling romance novels of all time that you may want to read.

10. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that demonstrates one thing: there isn’t enough data in the world to predict what makes your heart beat.

Stella Lane believes that math is the only thing that connects the universe. She creates algorithms to predict customer purchases, which has given her more money than she knows what to do with and far less dating experience than the average thirty-year-old.

Stella has Asperger’s syndrome, and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she requires a great deal of practice—with a professional. As a result, she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish beauty can’t afford to turn Stella down, so she agrees to assist her in ticking off all the boxes on her lesson plan—from foreplay to more-than-missionary position.

Stella soon learns to appreciate not only his kisses, but also all of the other things he makes her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership begins to make strange sense. And the emerging pattern will persuade Stella that love is the best kind of logic.

9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet’s attempts to marry off her five daughters, is one of English literature’s best-loved and most enduring classics. When young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby, excitement fizzes through the Bennet household in Longbourn, Hertfordshire.

He has sisters, but he also has male friends, one of whom, the haughty and even wealthier Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, irritates the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the Bennet sisters.

She irritates him. That is how we know they will eventually marry. The romantic conflict between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a magnificent example of civilized sparring.

Jane Austen’s radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle as the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue.

8. Love at First Like: A Novel by Hannah Orenstein

Love at First Like: A Novel

Glamour, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, and many other publications named it a Best Book of Summer!

The hilarious story of a young jewelry store owner who accidentally leads her Instagram followers to believe she’s engaged—and then decides to keep up the ruse—from the author of Playing with Matches.

In Brooklyn, Eliza Roth and her sister Sophie co-own a jewelry store. Eliza accidentally posts a photo of herself wearing a diamond ring on that finger to her Instagram account, which has 100,000 followers, one night after learning of an ex’s engagement. Sales soar, press pours in, and Eliza realizes that her personal life is beneficial to her business. So she must choose between continuing the ruse and clearing up the misunderstanding. Eliza sets out to find a fake fiancé as her financial situation worsens.

On paper, fellow entrepreneur Blake appears to be the ideal match. In real life, he also shows promise. He would be ideal if Eliza wasn’t also drawn to someone else. But Blake is unaware that Eliza is “engaged,” Sophie asks Eliza for an impossibly large sum of money, and Eliza’s lies spiral out of control. She has the option of remaining engaged online or falling in love in real life.

Love at First Like, written with unique charm and style, is for anyone growing up and settling down in the digital age.

7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


One of America’s top ten best-loved novels, as seen on PBS’s The Great American Read!

Unrivaled storytelling ability. Characters you’ll never forget. Historical information is abundant. These are the distinguishing features of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander series has received critical acclaim and captured the hearts of millions of fans. This is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with an enduring love story.

Highlands of Scotland, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, has just returned from the war and is on her second honeymoon with her husband when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly, she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a war-torn Scotland in the year of Our Lord… 1743.

Claire is thrown into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life and threatens to break her heart. Claire, stranded in a world of danger, passion, and violence, discovers that her only hope of survival lies with Jamie Fraser, a valiant young Scots warrior. Claire is torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives, when compulsion turns into urgent need.

6. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

The Proposal

The New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date returns with a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn’t end happily, thanks to a woman who knows how to make one on her own.

When someone asks you to spend the rest of your life with him, it shouldn’t come as a surprise—especially when it happens in front of 45,000 people.

When Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, she doesn’t expect a scoreboard proposal. The hardest part is saying no—they’ve only been dating for five months, and he can’t even spell her name correctly. The difficult part is having to face a stadium full of disgruntled fans…

Carlos Ibarra arrives at the game with his sister and rushes Nik away from a camera crew. He’s even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik’s social media takes a turn for the worse. Nik realizes that a handsome doctor like Carlos in the wilds of LA can’t be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, complete with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their impromptu hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be wise enough to put a stop to it.

5. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game: A Novel

Joshua Templeman and Lucy Hutton despise each other. Not disliking. Not grudgingly accept. Hate. And, as executive assistants to the co-CEOs of a publishing company, they have no problem expressing their emotions through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers. Lucy is perplexed by Joshua’s joyless, uptight, and meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly perplexed by Lucy’s garish clothing, eccentricities, and Pollyanna demeanor.

Their battle of wills has reached a head, and Lucy refuses to back down even though their latest game may cost her her dream job.

But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has reached a boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that she may not hate Joshua after all. And perhaps he doesn’t despise her either. Or is this just another game?

4. Vision In White by Nora Roberts

Vision In White (Bride Quartet Book 1)

In Book One of the Bride Quartet, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel of love, friendship, and family.

Mackensie “Mac” Elliot, a wedding photographer, is most at ease behind the lens, but her concentration is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she runs into the bride-to-brother…an be’s encounter that has them both seeing stars.

Carter Maguire, a steady, safe English teacher, is not Mac’s type. But a casual fling could be just what she needs to distract herself from bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can develop into something more unexpectedly. And Mac will have to rely on her three best friends—as well as her business partners—to help her find her own happy ending.

3. I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel

A romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need, from the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White, and Royal Blue…

Chloe Green is on the verge of winning. She’s spent the last four years avoiding gossipy classmates and the puritanical administration of Willowgrove Christian Academy after her parents relocated her from Southern California to Alabama for high school. The fact that she was valedictorian has kept her going. Her only competitor is prom queen Shara Wheeler, the principal’s perfect offspring.

Shara, however, kisses Chloe and disappears a month before graduation.

On a desperate search for answers, Chloe discovers she isn’t the only one Shara kissed. Smith, Shara’s longtime quarterback sweetheart, and Rory, Shara’s bad boy neighbor with a crush, are also present. Shara and the annoyingly cryptic notes she left behind are the only things the three have in common, but they must work together to untangle Shara’s trail of clues and find her. If Chloe can drag Shara back before graduation to beat her fair and square, it will be worth it.

Thrown into an unlikely alliance while chasing a ghost through parties, break-ins, puzzles, and secrets revealed on monogrammed stationery, Chloe begins to suspect there’s more to this small town than she realized. And maybe—probably not, but maybe—more there’s to Shara as well.

Casey McQuiston’s I Kissed Shara Wheeler is a fierce, funny, and frank novel about breaking the rules, getting messy, and finding love in unexpected places.

2. Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Bared to You (Crossfire, Book 1)

Gideon Cross struck me like lightning in the dark.

He was stunning, brilliant, jagged, and white-hot. I was drawn to him because I had never been to anything or anyone before. I craved his touch like a drug, even though I knew it would make me weak. I was flawed and damaged, and he easily exposed those flaws in me…

Gideon was aware. He had his own demons. And we’d turn into mirrors, reflecting each other’s most private worlds…and desires.

Even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts would not tear us apart, the bonds of his love transformed me.

1. Delta of Venus by Anais Nin

Delta Of Venus: Erotica by Anaïs Nin

Delta of Venus is one of the most important works of modern female erotica and “a joyous display of the erotic imagination” by influential feminist artist and essayist Anais Nin (The New York Times Book Review).

Anais Nin creates a lush, magical world in which her fictional characters have universal desires and exceptional talents.

A Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women and then disappears with their money; a veiled woman chooses strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde abandons her husband for the opium dens of Peru. This is an incredibly rich and exotic collection from an erotic writing master.

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