Romantic books are often considered a genre that caters mostly to women. However, the truth is that men can also enjoy these heartwarming and emotional stories. Whether you are a seasoned reader of romance novels or just starting out, there are plenty of great options out there to explore. In this article, we will introduce 10 romantic books for men to start with the genre. From classic works of literature to modern-day bestsellers, these books offer a range of stories that will capture your heart and leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. So if you’re ready to dive into the world of romance, grab a cup of coffee, curl up with a good book, and let’s get started!
10 Romantic Books For Men To Start With The Genre
- While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
- How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
- The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
- The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- Against the Tide by Kat Martin
- Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
Jasmine Guillory’s sizzling romantic comedy follows the story of Anna Gardiner, a gorgeous and down-to-earth movie star, and Ben Stephens, an advertising executive who has never taken relationships seriously. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring Anna, he finds it difficult to keep things purely professional. Similarly, Anna didn’t expect Ben to be her biggest distraction. As they reveal truths about themselves, their lighthearted banter takes a serious turn when Ben helps Anna in a family emergency. As they consider turning their fling into something more, they must decide whether to prioritize their Hollywood careers or take a chance on love.
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Upon returning to his old home in London, Tom Hazard hopes to live a normal life as a high school history teacher. However, he has a rare condition that has allowed him to live for centuries, and he has lived through some of history’s most significant events. When he meets a French teacher who takes an interest in him, Tom must navigate the dangerous territory of falling in love, which is prohibited by the Albatross Society, a group that protects people like him. As memories of his past and the Society’s leader threaten to upend his new life and relationship, Tom must decide whether to continue living in the past or embrace the present. How to Stop Time is a novel about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the many lifetimes it can take to learn how to live truly. It is a heartwarming and innovative tale about self-discovery, the inevitability of change, and how we can find happiness by learning over time. Additionally, it will soon be adapted into a major film featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings who is hard to resist, has come up with a scheme to avoid being trapped into marriage by the marriage-minded mothers in town. He decides to fake an engagement with the beautiful Daphne Bridgerton, without any actual plans of tying the knot. However, something about the charming Miss Bridgerton ignites a spark in Simon’s heart.
Meanwhile, Daphne, being a smart debutante, assumes that being declared desirable by a Duke will attract many suitable suitors. But as she glides through one ball after another with Simon, she begins to forget that their courtship is nothing more than a complete sham. Now, she must try her best to resist falling head over heels for the dashing rebel who has sworn off marriage for good!
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Clare and Henry’s love story is unlike any other. They first met when Clare was just six years old and Henry was thirty-six, and eventually got married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry was thirty. However, their relationship is constantly challenged by Henry’s rare genetic condition that causes his time-traveling abilities to pull him unexpectedly into the past or future. Despite their efforts to lead a normal life, their journey is a poignant and unforgettable testament to the power of love against all odds.
Against the Tide by Kat Martin
Liv Chandler is on the run and she feels like no one can help her, not even the police. However, there is one man who makes her feel safe and secure, and that’s Rafe Brodie, a rugged captain of a charter boat. Despite her reluctance to trust anyone, Liv finds herself drawn to Rafe, and he is determined to unravel the mystery that surrounds her. As their relationship deepens, Liv’s past threatens to catch up with her, and when tragedy strikes, she realizes that she may not be safe in the remote village of Valdez, Alaska.
Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
Professor Gabriel Emerson is a respected Dante specialist by day, but at night, he indulges in a hedonistic lifestyle. Despite his good looks and charm, he’s haunted by his past and feels he can never be redeemed. Julia Mitchell, a sweet and innocent graduate student, enters his life and creates a mysterious connection that threatens his career and forces him to confront his past. “Gabriel’s Inferno” is a captivating and passionate story that explores seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, as Gabriel struggles to earn forgiveness and love and escape his hell.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
This exquisite and highly acclaimed novel presents the authentic confessions of one of Japan’s most celebrated geishas with remarkable authenticity and poetic beauty. “Memoirs of a Geisha” takes the reader into a world where outward appearances are highly valued, where a girl’s virginity is sold to the highest bidder, where women are trained in the art of captivating powerful men, and where love is viewed with suspicion. It is a work of fiction that is both unique and compelling, incorporating elements of romance, eroticism, and suspense, and ultimately unforgettable.
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The austere beauty of the North Carolina coast provides the setting for Noah Calhoun’s story. Recently returned from the Second World War, Noah is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, haunted by memories of a girl he met fourteen years ago – a girl he loved like no other. Unable to forget their summer together but unable to find her, Noah lives content with his memories until she unexpectedly returns to town. The story of Noah and Allie is like a puzzle within a puzzle, evolving into a tale of higher stakes and deeper emotions that offer a poignant portrait of love itself. Their story of miracles and tender moments will leave a lasting impact on readers.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Hazel’s life has been marked by her terminal illness, despite the medical miracle that shrunk her tumor and gave her a few more years. Her fate was seemingly sealed upon diagnosis, until a plot twist in the form of Augustus Waters appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group. John Green’s award-winning novel, The Fault in Our Stars, is a raw and irreverent exploration of the complexities of being alive and in love. With bold insight and heartbreaking honesty, the novel follows Hazel and Augustus’ journey as they navigate the funny, thrilling, and ultimately tragic business of life and love.
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
The first rule of Book Club is simple: don’t talk about Book Club. But for Nashville Legends second baseman, Gavin Scott, his failing marriage is something he can’t keep quiet about. When Gavin discovers that his wife Thea has been faking her pleasure in bed, he loses his cool, causing their already strained relationship to reach breaking point. Desperate to save his marriage, Gavin turns to an unlikely source for help: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s alpha men. Using their current read, Courting the Countess, the group coaches Gavin on how to win back his wife’s trust and reignite their passion. But it’ll take more than words and gestures for this hapless Romeo to become the hero his marriage needs.