Is love one of your favorite topics to read about, are you looking for a good love book? There are a wide variety of competing titles on this topic!
But don’t worry! We are happy to help you in your search for the best love books. The concept and ways of living and expressing love is wide and complex, that’s why we can find great love stories in literature.
These stories can be presented in different ways: impossible love, love and passion, love and death, with happy endings but also with tragedies that lead to sad endings.
Love books allow us to see reflected, through words, stories and characters, things we have all felt at one time or another. There is a beautiful magic in the way happiness, loyalty and love are portrayed in each of these books.
If you are one of those who prefer the classics of literature, in our selection we have reserved a special place for them, we have managed to find for you the best classic love books in PDF format so you can download them for free.
But not only that, but also within our list we have made room for the best current love books that have managed to compete even with the classics, positioning themselves among the favorites of lovers of this type of literature.
Here are the best 20 love books.
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Best Current Love Books
Love literature is one of the most demanded by the reading community, since remote years there has been an inclination for this type of stories, which emulate the love dreams of many people throughout the history of mankind.
But the way of writing, and the times have passed, which also brings a generational change of writers who do it in a different way, thus communicating their ideas in a more direct and less poetic way, something that is quite attractive in our times.
Reason why we bring for you a detailed selection of the best current love books, so you can enjoy a good story, full of love, passion and betrayals, with unexpected outcomes and even quite deep and extensive developments in their plots.
1) The Proposal
Author: Jasmine Guillory
The Proposal by Jasmin Guillory is a charming novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn’t turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own.
The protagonist, freelance writer Nikole Paterson, is faced with a series of events where everything that could go wrong, goes wrong. She goes to a Dodgers game in LA with her actor boyfriend, but the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn’t difficult, because they’ve only been dating for five months, and he can’t even spell her name correctly.
The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans. Thankfully for her, handsome doctor Carlos Ibarra comes to rescue her and rushes her away from a camera crew. Soon after, they both embark on an epic hookup, filled with food and lots of fun. But when they start breaking their own rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes. Will they be able to do so?
2) Seven Days in June
Author: Tia Williams
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams is the kind of book that will carve out a place in your heart and your memory forever. As the title indicates it, the protagonists will have seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again.
Sparks fly when the lead lady, Eva Mercy, a single mother, and bestselling erotica writer, meets the enigmatic, award-winning novelist Shane Hall at a literary event in New York. But what no one knows is that fifteen years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one week together, madly in love. While they may pretend to be strangers, they can’t deny their chemistry.
Over the next seven days, amidst a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect. But Eva is wary of the man who broke her heart and wants him out of the city so her life can return to normal. Before he disappears, though, she needs a few questions answered.
3) The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
The Hating Game is a bestselling, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy by Sally Thorne. In this novel, the author develops a wonderful story of love, hate, and of how things are not always how they appear.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are co-workers and hate each other with passion. They have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive-aggressive maneuvers. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job, and Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and happy attitude.
They’ll soon begin a heated battle over the same promotion, But the tension between them has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
4) Vision In White
Author: Nora Roberts
Vision in White is the first book of the Bride Quartet series of romance novels, written by acclaimed, best-selling author Nora Roberts. In this installment, she introduces the readers to childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac: the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut’s premier wedding planning companies.
With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera, ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her foundation is jostled again moments before an important wedding planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother, an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
A casual fling with him makes her think this is just what she needs to take her mind off the stress of her job. But little does she knows that a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends and business partners, she must learn how to make her own happy memories.
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Outlander is the first part of the saga “Outlander” written by the author, who has reaped success with this beautiful work. It has been introduced to a television series that has caused international furor.
Outlander tells the story of Claire Randall, a young woman who goes to Scotland with her love to spend a vacation after the Second World War, everything seems to be going well until one afternoon when Claire walks alone in the square, something unexpected happens, Claire enters a circle of stones and at that moment falls into a trance.
When she wakes up she finds herself in Scotland, but not in her own time, but in the year 1734. Without help and without knowing anything, she will begin a journey to return, in the midst of which she will learn how different the people of that time loved.
6) Call Me by Your Name
Author: Andre Aciman
Andre Aciman is a multifaceted writer, he has written countless works of different literary genres, his work called: Call me by your name is one of them, and shows how the talent of a person can become obsession and passion for others.
Italy is the place where the story takes place, precisely in the 80’s, where a wealthy person named Elio decides to help young talented foreigners to come to his country, and in exchange for accommodation and service they can develop as professionals.
Among them there are very good writers, but one stands out above the others, causing endless emotions not only for the owner of the house but also for all those who live in it, something that will involve the entire plot of the book.
7) Bared to You
Author: Sylvia Day
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day, Bared To You is a novel that comes as the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon.
The story features Eva Tramell, a twenty-four-year-old college graduate from a wealthy and influential family that wants to make her way in the world based on her own merits. Eva is not naive and comes with her own dark past.
Things get really interesting for her when she starts a new job and meets Gideon, an extremely wealthy, young bachelor, who also happens to be the owner of the building. At first, he’s only interested in sex, but he becomes so captivated by Eva that he wanders into the unknown: an exclusive relationship. But both of them have demons and traumatic pasts that threaten to tear them apart.
8) Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Young love can be so fanciful that it can become an impossible love, either by family impediments, different social class, immaturity among other factors, in the lives of many people it has been that way, but in others it is not usually so.
Delight yourself with Eleanor, a lonely girl, somewhat extravagant in the way she dresses and looks, who with her long red hair will captivate Park, an extroverted young man who is convinced that life makes sense when you are in the spotlight of others.
The book Eleanor & Park is a beautiful novel that shows how two people with different personalities but with very similar tastes begin to live a real love story, full of adventures, challenges and actions that will captivate the mind of the young reader.
9) Love at First Like: A Novel
Author: Hannah Orenstein
Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein is the perfect rom-com for anyone who’s ever looked for love online. Written with singular charm and style, this novel is for anyone growing up and settling down in the digital age.
The story follows sisters Eliza and Sophie Roth. They co-own a jewelry shop in Brooklyn. One night, after learning of an ex’s engagement, Eliza accidentally posts a photo of herself wearing a diamond ring on that finger to her Instagram account of 100,000 followers. Sales skyrocket, press rolls in, and Eliza learns that her personal life is good for business. So she has a choice: continue faking or clear up the misunderstanding. With mounting financial pressure, Eliza sets off to find a fake fiancé.
Fellow entrepreneur Blake seems like the perfect match on paper, and in real life he shows promise too, if only Eliza didn’t feel also drawn to someone else. But Blake doesn’t know Eliza is ‘engaged’. Soon enough Eliza’s lies start to spiral out of control, and she can either stay engaged online or fall in love in real life.
10) The Notebook
Author: Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook is a successful book, bestseller in the New York Times and taken to the movie theaters, its plot is quite striking, with a very particular love story.
It is set in 1946, in North Carolina, where its inhabitants are getting back on their feet after the effects of the war, including Noah, a farmer who is trying to recover his plantations and thus return to prosperity.
When he is there, Noah remembers the young woman he fell in love with 14 years ago and has not been able to forget, but for reasons of the war he could never find her, however, for reasons of destiny he finds her again and tries to conquer her, but Allie, is already 29 years old and is an engaged woman.
Best Classic Love Books
Reading a classic is one of the best things you can do in the world of literature, the classics are so called because they last in time, and never “go out of fashion”, they are always available and current to enjoy their pleasant history.
In that sense we have made a special selection of the best classic love books, so you can enjoy transcendental and beautiful works, which will leave you a great satisfaction and teaching when you finish reading them.
A classic is a guarantee of quality, for example Romeo and Juliet is a very emotional and deep text, which shows us how two people can love each other despite the barriers, but it is written in a way that will captivate your heart.
Like this book, there are many more titles available in our selection.
11) Sense and Sensibility
Author: Jane Austen
A secret, a lie, the hidden truth, what cannot be said, and a pact of silence imposed by piety or loyalty, are the basis of this novel that narrates the misfortunes and sufferings of two sisters who believe they have found love.
Both are affected by different obstacles on the road to marriage, by the selfishness of other people, the hilarious recklessness of their neighbors and, above all, by their own personality and character. All this brings them face to face with poverty and its limitations, and the possibility of an aimless life.
Marianne is loquacious and romantic. On the other hand, Elinor is the representation of prudence and reserve. With different personalities, these sisters will eventually find balance in their lives
Author: Jane Austen
Anne, youngest daughter of the presumptuous Sir Walter Elliot, is a sociable and graceful young woman who, despite the barriers, manages to find her hero, Captain Wenworth.
The prejudices and vanity of Anne’s family are the first obstacle in the sincere and real love of the young couple. When her mother dies, Anne is raised by a family friend, for whom she feels immense gratitude and whose advice she listens to without opposition. It is this advice that drives her away from the man she loves, an officer with little money.
After this, the young woman lives long years in solitude while her beauty and youth fade. It is her gentleness, her intelligence and her kindness that remain intact, forming an attractive woman ready for the second chance that destiny offers her.
13) Madame Bovary
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary is a novel that was published in installments in La Revue de Paris from October 1, 1856 to December 15 of the same year; and in book form, in 1857.
Besides being one of the literary selections par excellence in the genre of the so-called late romanticism, Madame Bovary constitutes one of the points of reference for the realism movement.
This work was developed in those years in three parts; with an incredible literary acuity, Gustave Flaubert shows his point of view on the life of the high-ranking society in early 19th century France, by marrying the main character to someone who offers her nothing more than to exhibit her as if she were a trophy.
14) Sentimental Education
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Sentimental Education (L’Éducation sentimentale in French) is a novel of 1869. It was his last novel published during his lifetime, considered one of the most influential novels of the 19th century. It was praised by contemporaries such as George Sand, Émile Zola and Henry James.
The novel describes the life of a young boy named Frédéric Moreau who lives through the revolution of 1848 and the founding of the Second French Empire, and his love for an older woman, Madame Arnoux. Flaubert based much of his protagonist’s experiences (including romantic passion) on his own life.
Sentimental Education has been described by Georg Lukács as the “psychological novel of disillusionment”. In a historical setting, Gustave Flaubert sketches a hero with features that, unlike Don Quixote, has a soul that surpasses in breadth of goals the world in which he lives.
15) Romeo and Juliet
Author: William Shakespeare
Romeo (Montague), who is in love with Rosaline, goes to a party to try to forget her or soothe his broken heart. At this party he meets Juliet and immediately falls in love with her. He later discovers that she is a Capulet, the rival family of the Montagues.
He decides that he loves her anyway and they confess their love to each other during the famous «balcony scene» in which they agree to marry secretly the next day.
Friar Laurence agrees to marry them to put an end to the feud between the families. Unfortunately, the feud escalates and Mercutio (Montague), a good friend of Romeo’s, ends up fighting with Tybalt (Capulet), Juliet’s cousin. Tybalt kills Mercutio, which causes Romeo to kill Tybalt in a rage. As a result, Romeo is banished from Verona.
16) Anna Karenina
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina was first published in 1877. It had begun to appear in folio form in the journal Russki Véstnik (The Russian Messenger) between January 1875 and April 1877, but its publication was never completed due to Tolstoy’s disagreement with his publisher over the ending of the novel. Therefore, the first complete edition of the text appeared in book form in 1878.
The novel is considered one of the crowning works of realism. For Tolstoy, Anna Karenina was his first real novel. The physical appearance of the title character seems to be inspired by Maria Hartung (1832-1919), the first-born daughter of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
17) The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel that follows a group of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on affluent Long Island in the summer of 1922.
Controversy exists over the original author of the work, as Fitzgerald was repeatedly accused by novelist Zelda Sayre of plagiarizing entire passages from her diary and letters after she allowed him to read them while she was still his wife.
The story mainly concerns the young, mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Considered Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby explores the themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval and excess, creating a portrait of the jazz age, art deco or Roaring Twenties that has been described as a warning about the American dream.
18) Pride and Prejudice
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
This book arises from a deep knowledge of domestic life and the human condition. It is a book full of satire, sharp, profound and anti-romantic at the same time.
Pride and Prejudice has captivated several generations thanks to its characters and its humorous description of the society of a rural and Victorian England, which is shown to be absurd and contradictory.
When the handsome and wealthy Mr. Darcy appears in the Bennet family’s life, everything is turned upside down for the five young women in the family. It is then that pride, class differences, hypocrisy, cunning, misunderstandings and prejudices lead the characters to pain and scandal, but also to knowledge, understanding and true love.
19) Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Bronte
The author of this book obtained great success after its edition, although she could not reap the full harvest because she died at the early age of thirty-nine, however she was able to enjoy good reviews while she was alive. His novel Jane Eyre was made into a movie on several occasions and starred different actors.
It tells the story of Jane, a lonely woman since her childhood, as tragedy claimed the lives of her parents in her early years, was raised by her aunt, who did not always treat her with love, and then entered a boarding school in the town of Lowood where she finished forging her hard temperament.
Jane becomes a governess, prepared to educate the daughter of a wealthy man named Rochester, and it is in this experience that she meets the one who in the future would be the love of her life.
20) Wuthering Heights
Author: Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights is considered a classic of English literature, it is the only novel by Emily Brontë, first published in 1846, under the pseudonym of Ellis Bell. The author was born in Thornton, United Kingdom, in 1818. Emily’s personality was rough, wild and violent.
Wuthering Heights, one of the most relevant English novels of the 19th century, tells the epic story of Catherine and Heathcliff. Set on the bleak and desolate Yorkshire moors, it constitutes a striking metaphysical vision of destiny, obsession, passion and revenge. This work completely broke with the canons of decorum that Victorian England required for all literary production.
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