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In the early nineties, she decided to attend medical school; as she studied for the necessary prerequisites, she started writing romance novels on the side. She was then admitted to Yale Medical School, but realized she had already found her true calling. So she dropped out to become one of the most eminent historical romance writers of her generation — and is still writing today! Exactly what you want in a partner, right? Though Rai is a relative newcomer, she already has five series under her belt and a reputation in the contemporary romance world for her innovative premises and vivid characters.
Just like so many of our couples, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler have a deal. Except theirs is limited to just one night of guilty pleasure a year — guilty because of the animosity between their families.
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Riley is another big Amazon chart-topper — unusual for a romance author with mostly standalone and short-series books. Since , Roberts has written and published an astounding number of romances — her website claims the number stands at over ! But this incredibly prolific production has not come at the cost of quality.
It centers on Maggie Concannon, a fierce-minded, free-spirited woman living in Ireland. And while she may work with glass for a living, Maggie is not easily shattered — until she meets money-minded gallery owner Rogan Sweeney, who wants to manage her career. Singh is another very exciting new voice in the romance genre.
Their connection grows and they soon find themselves struggling to resist the sensation between them… though they know it could be deadly. But when their paths cross again under the most dire of circumstances, Ghost must put everything on the line to protect Rayne: not just his secrets, but his life.
The final historical romancer on our list, Lauren Willig has been writing since Her speciality is the Napoleonic era, and her works take particular inspiration from The Scarlet Pimpernel — another historical novel written by a woman almost exactly a century before Willig herself started writing.
Willig is most definitely one of a kind, and the rich history and complex characters in her books make for top-notch romance. With a frame narrative reminiscent of Susanna Kearsley, Willig tells this story through Eloise Kelly: a 21st-century American college student who goes to England to finish her dissertation.
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Zane has been a prominent author in the erotic romance subgenre since , when she started writing steamy stories for her own entertainment. Zoe Reynard is a successful businesswoman, a loving wife, a devoted mother… and a sex addict. But her romance with her husband is still front and center — hence what makes this a genuinely gorgeous work and not just a salacious romp though it has that going for it, too. Or sign up with an email address. Sign up to Reedsy Discovery and win our best romance book every month for a year.
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