7 Essential Romance Novels

These seven romance novels are not to be missed essentials. They are must-reads for adding that spark back to your 2020. So light the candles and run the bath and dive in to these tantalizingly good romance books. 

Books 4 People are curators of the best selling book collections for the best value. This is our highly recommended romance essentials that you'll want to return to again and again. 

1. Thorne of Glass 

Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful, deadly and destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an 18 year old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal, her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament, fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted? Now Books 4 People has the amazing first 8 books in a new collection edition.

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2. Noughts & Crosses 

Noughts & Crosses is a gripping and absorbing novel, set in a world where things are black and white and right and wrong. Callum is a nought - a second-class citizen in a world run by the ruling Crosses. Sephy is a Cross; daughter of one of the most powerful men in the country. In their world; noughts and crosses simply don't mix. And as hostility turns to violence, can Callum and Sephy possibly find a way to be together? They are determined to try. 

This special edition book set includes all the best titles in the Noughts & Crosses Collection

3. Sally Rooney 


Salacious and phenomenally exciting. Buy your two part series of one of the best young novelists in Britain. If you don't want to just take the advice from us, Sally Rooney's reviews are off the charts. 

The best young novelist – indeed one of the best novelists – I’ve read in years. - Olivia Laing, New Statesman

The best book I read last year. - Nigella Lawson

Love, sex, class, work, miscommunication and melancholy are all described in prose that is somehow at once lapidary and mysterious, glittering but with the feeling of something moving like weather behind the sentences. - New Statesman Books of the Year

Rooney’s second novel is one you read in three days flat, a Tube stop-missing, escalator-reading tale . . . Rooney’s style is pure poetry, sparse and heartbreaking, and writing this three months after I finished it I find my chest still aches for the pair of them. - Evening Standard Books of the Year

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4. Vampire Diaries 

Elena Gilbert is used to getting what she wants and she wants mysterious new boy, Stefan. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret, a secret that will change Elena's life for ever. Fall in love with these compelling and exquisitely written romance stories as Elena tries to decide between Stefan and his equally exciting brother Damon, who would rather kill his brother than let Stefan possess Elena. 

Vampire Diaries Complete Collection 13 Books Set by L. J. Smith (including favourite titles of The Awakening, The Return, The Hunters & The Salvation)

4. Anna Jacobs Collection 

When beautiful Cassandra Trent is told that she must join her aunt in London, the 20 year old is full of rage. Brought up in the Northern town of Bardsley, she wants nothing to do with polite society. But Cassandra forms a close relationship with her gentle cousin Susannah, a victim of her mother's pushy, ambitious nature. Susannah, petrified of marrying the charming, wealthy Simeon Giffard, enlists Cassie's help. It is, after all, Cassie for whom Simeon holds a torch, and he appears set on winning the heart of this strong-willed Northern lady.

From bestseller Anna Jacobs, this emotional historical saga is perfect for fans of Kitty Neale, Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin.

5. Nora Roberts Collection 

Passion, power and suspense. It's time to fall under the spell of Nora Roberts. Rowan Murray needed the space to make an important choice, so she ran to a cabin on the wild coast of Oregon. But her new house was isolated and Rowan was a woman alone. Hiking in the woods one day, Rowan's solitude was threatened by an encounter with a stranger. Liam Donovan was mysterious, temperamental, frightening and Rowan's nearest neighbour. In a terrifying storm, with the power out in her tiny cabin, Rowan desperately needed help. When Liam arrived just in time, she had no choice but to accept his aid. Rowan would have to trust an enigmatic stranger with her whole future.

Become entranced by the power of Nora Roberts Collection and its spellbinding prosaic magnitude. 

6. The Complete After Series Collection 

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She's got direction, ambition, and a mother who's intent on keeping her that way. But she's barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is undeniably hot! But he's also rude to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude; Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does, until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her; and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she's never known before. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin's prejudice about nice girls like her?

Read the complete romance of Tessa and Hardin in The Complete After Series Collection.

7. Ken Follett Century Trilogy 

The first in Ken Follett's bestselling Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants is a monumental novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London. Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and with two orphaned Russian brothers whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription, and revolution. In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity this compelling trilogy is non-stop action, love, and passion. 

Order your Ken Follett Century Trilogy Series Collection 3 Books Set today. 


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