Ten Romances you should read if you want to be swept off your feet. Top Ten Tuesday 02/09/2021

Hi friends,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  

Today’s theme is a Valentine freebie and I decided to go with my top romances

You will have something for every taste and from different tropes!


For lovers of urban fantasy and fans of witches and vampires: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

“Are you smelling me?” After yesterday I suspected that my body was giving him all kinds of information I didn’t want him to have.

“Don’t tempt me,” he murmured.”
― Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches


If you love historical romances with a hint of forbidden: From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

“Love had not made them poor. Love had made them wealthy. In that moment, they were royalty, a king of fortune and a queen of destiny, embracing a tiny prince of peace.”
― Amy Harmon, From Sand and Ash


If you love contemporary romance with lots of ordeals, self sacrifice, friendship and tragedy :  Beautiful Hearts by Emma Scott

“I wouldn’t touch you so quickly, I thought. I’d wait. Draw it out. Build up the moment so that when it happens—when each of us feels the other’s skin for the first time—it’ll be something sublime. Something earned.”
― Emma Scott, Bring Down the Stars


LGBTQ romance with great banter and royal love: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

“That’s the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.”
― Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue


If you want a heartwarming story with a character suffering from autism: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


“I don’t want just a night or a week or a month with you. I want you all the time. I like you better than calculus, and math is the only thing that unites the universe.”
― Helen Hoang, The Kiss Quotient


If you are looking for a dark romance with a tortured hero and lots of feels: Covet by Ella James

“I’ve decided I don’t want to stay away. If it hurts—if feeling this way for you simply hurts—I’ll bear it. I want to be near you. I want you to hurt near me. I feel certain that together we’d be…better.”
― Ella James, Covet


For fans of enemies to lovers with great banter and amazing family: From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata

“I love you so much I spend all day with you, and it still isn’t enough for me,” he kept going. I stopped breathing. “I love you so much, if I can’t skate with you, I don’t want to skate with anyone else.” Holy. Fuck. “I love you so fucking much, Jasmine, that if I broke my ankle during a program, I would get up and finish it for you, to get you what you’ve always wanted.”
― Mariana Zapata, From Lukov with Love


If you are looking for unconventional romcom with a pornstar and an heiress: The Roommate by Rosie Danan

“Every body is different, but none of them are wrong.”
― Rosie Danan, The Roommate


If you love very unique stories with a charming and cute Neanderthal; Transcendence by Shay Savage

“I wonder what I will do if she doesn’t wake up, and I don’t have an answer. As I lie back down next to her and pull her into my arms, my stomach growls, and suddenly I know exactly what I will do. If she doesn’t wake up, then I will just lie with her until I don’t wake up either.”
― Shay Savage, Transcendence


If you love fantasy stories with very strong minded heroines and infuriating but dashing hero: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout

“With my sword and with my life, I vow to keep you safe, Penellaphe,” he spoke, voice deep and smooth, reminding me of rich, decadent chocolate. “From this moment until the last moment, I am yours.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood and Ash


Thanks for reading!



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33 Replies to “Ten Romances you should read if you want to be swept off your feet. Top Ten Tuesday 02/09/2021”

  1. I love how this list contains something for everyone AND that you included quotes! So many good one here, I LOVED Red White and Royal Blue, The Kiss Quotient, From Lukov With Love and From Blood and Ash and I really want to start A Discovery of Witches soon!

  2. I love The Kiss Quotient! Great list!

  3. What a great list,I don’t read too many romances these days but I could happily read some of these.

  4. I so agree with From Sand and Ash. That was a stunning historical romance.

    1. It was fantastic Tanya!

  5. I love your list! I’ve read most of these already but still need to read the Emma Scott and the Jennifer Armentrout.

  6. Very intriguing list! I’d put my money on A Discovery of Witches if I had to pick which one should get a chance to sweep me off my feet here! 😛

    1. I hope you’ll read it one day Lashaan!

  7. I had a discovery of witches on my tbr but then i went and watched the series from HBO ‍♀️ now i don’t know if I can read it anymore

    1. Damn Hanna! I plan on watching it now LOL

      1. I really like the show though! Even my fiance likes watching it and he usually doesn’t care about this type of shows

  8. I love some couples here and loved to see Beth and Ehd! They’re so underrated and still one of my favorite historical romances. Not that I really ever read historical romance.

    1. I so agree with you Jamsu!

  9. How many interesting books! I loved Red, White and Royal Blue and I have just read The Roommate (and this one was all your fault! ) and really really enjoyed it, too!!

    1. They were amazing!

  10. I really need to read A Discovery of Witches and From Blood and Ash!


  11. I have almost every single one of these on my tbr and have only read Fromm Blood and Ash, sigh lol. But Covet by Ella James, that cover?! Oh my goodness, gorgeous!

    1. That book is amazing Jen!

  12. If anything, I do trust your romance recs so much! There’s still many on that list that I have to get to, eventually.. :
    Bring down the stars, Red white & Royal blue and From Lukov, with love.

    I’m not sure if you’ve seen my review of it or even read it already.. but your list made me think how you’d probably enjoy “First in” from Danika Bloom — a hot HEA romance involving firefighters!! Ohh my was it ever hot.. I got the warms to read more like that one ahah!

    1. I will go read it now Kristina because it seems perfect!

  13. I love the way you organized this list, I see a few books I really want to read, especially The Roommate!

    1. Thank you Tammy!

  14. Bring Down the Stars was a real tear-jerker for me, and The Roommate was such a surprise. Great list

  15. This is a perfect list! The Kiss Quotient is a perfect choice! 🙂

  16. I’m not a big romance fan, but I loved the All Souls Trilogy and just adored those boys in Red, White, and Royal Blue.

    1. They are amazing reads Teri!

  17. Wow, some powerful quotes there! Thanks for the recommendations, Sophie <3

    1. You are welcome Jacquie!

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