If you’re a fan of slow burn romance novels, here’s a list of the top 10 books that feature this trope.
“Beach Read” by Emily Henry
This enemies-to-lovers romance features January Andrews and Augustus Everett, two rival authors who end up renting beach houses next to each other. As they challenge each other to write in a different genre, they start to see each other in a new light.
“The Marriage Bargain” by Jennifer Probst
This fake marriage romance follows Alexa Maria McKenzie and Nicholas Ryan, two people who agree to get married so Nicholas can inherit his grandmother’s fortune. As they start to develop real feelings for each other, they must decide whether to stay married or get a divorce.
“The Simple Wild” by K.A. Tucker
This second-chance romance features Calla Fletcher, a city girl who moves to Alaska to reconnect with her estranged father. As she starts to fall for Jonah, a bush pilot who helps her navigate her new surroundings, she must decide whether to stay in Alaska or return to her old life.
“Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating” by Christina Lauren
This friends-to-lovers romance follows Hazel Bradford and Josh Im, two people who have known each other since college but have never dated. As they set each other up on blind dates, they start to realize that they might be perfect for each other.
“The Wall of Winnipeg and Me” by Mariana Zapata
This slow-burn romance features Vanessa Mazur, a personal assistant to a famous football player, and Aiden Graves, her former boss who she never got along with. As Aiden asks Vanessa to marry him so he can get a green card, they start to develop a deeper connection.
“The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren
This enemies-to-lovers romance follows Olive Torres and Ethan Thomas, two people who can’t stand each other but are forced to go on a honeymoon together after everyone else gets food poisoning at a wedding. As they spend time together in Hawaii, they start to see each other in a new light.
“Red, White & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston
This queer romance features Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the first female president of the United States, and Prince Henry of Wales. As they start to develop feelings for each other, they must navigate the politics of their respective countries.
“The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang
This diverse romance features Stella Lane, a successful econometrician who has trouble with intimacy, and Michael Phan, an escort who Stella hires to teach her about sex. As they spend more time together, their feelings grow deeper.
“The Flatshare” by Beth O’Leary
This unconventional romance features Tiffy and Leon, two people who share an apartment but have never met. As they communicate through sticky notes and letters, they start to develop a deep connection.
“The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne
This enemies-to-lovers romance follows Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman, two coworkers who can’t stand each other but are forced to work together. As they compete for a promotion, they start to develop unexpected feelings for each other.
Miracle is a slow burn romance where Sydney Snow decides to help her friend, Connor, win over the affections of his long time crush, Mackenzie, but in doing so she accidentally falls in love with him while he remains completely oblivious… continue reading >
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