I need a read! Romance Novels with more plot than sex, GO!

I need a read!

Romance Novels with more plot than sex, GO!

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  • I just finished the first four books in Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. Hilarious, quirky, centered around 6 brothers and one sister – and I’ve walked away with a crush on a fictional man named Cletus. 😂

    Technically, the first book is Beauty and the Mustache, which is part of her other series, Knitting in the City (which I have not started yet), but I started with Truth or Beard and went back. It didn’t matter 🙂

    • I like a lot of teen romances and manga because of the lack of good adult romances, imho, and I loved Lynn Kurland, but her books have become way too formulaic.

    • Have you tried Susan Elizabeth Phillips? She has a funny series of contemporary romances that start with It Had To Be You.

  • Helen Hardt, steel brother series. There is about 9 books out and another coming out the end of the month.

  • Oh, also! Kate Canterbary’s Walsh series. Shannon is my spirit animal, lol

  • If you like historical and humor I recommend anything by Julia Quinn. Love her.

  • I don’t know how you feel about urban fantasy/paranormal romance, but anything by Ilona Andrews is fantastic.

  • Abigail Reynolds, Pride and Prejudice based books. Lots of romance and not a lot of sex.

  • What’s the point of that?! 🤣 I read Nora Roberts “The Reef” this summer, not my favorite for the romance but I really enjoyed the scuba diving/treasure hunting aspect.

    • The Internet is for porn! Reading is for stories! 😀 I know a lot of folks like the panty drop romances, but not my thing. I donno, most of them I just roll my eyes at. 🙂

  • The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman. A really different kind of book – a really good read.

  • ^Yes, I second that. Fingersmith was an absorbing read.

    • (Places on hold at library , along with tipping the velvet)

  • Rachel Joyce’s novels “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and its companion novel “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy”. Right now I’m reading her newest book “The Music Shop” which is also more plot than romance, and also delightful!

  • Janelle Taylor historical and well researched love story

  • Oh, and I just remembered Geurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-I still get all the warm fuzzies over it!

  • Here’s another – “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend”!

    • I was surprised when I liked it so much. Had started reading it at my sister’s just to pass the time, ended up hooked!

  • I’m a huge Nora Roberts fan and her stand-alone books (i.e. not partof a trilogy)are a great blend of plot with just enough romance to keep me satisfied. I recently read The Obsession and Angel Falls and thought both were excellent.

    • The MacKade & Chesapeake Bay series are fun. The Witness and The Collector also excellent.

  • I really loved Before the Storm by Judith Lennox such a lovely book

  • Cindy Kirk’s Good Hope series & Tracy Brogan’s Bell Harbor series. More complex, try Nora Roberts or Sandra Brown.

  • Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner. Loved it. 👍🏻

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