Ten Hidden Gem Romance Books

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is… Ten Hidden Gem Books in X Genre


love romance books. And I always find some that are amazing but no one knows about. 😦 So I looked into the romance books I’ve read, enjoyed, and have less than 3000 Goodreads ratings. I tried to pick a variety of tropes and couples, hopefully someone will find something they can enjoy.

1. North to You (Journey to the Heart #1) by Tif Marcelo – If you like foodie romances I recommend this one. This is a sweet story with a lot of heart! (m/f)

2. Illegal Contact (The Barons #1) by Santino Hassell – This book is soooo good. Gavin Brawley acts grumpy but he’s actually so soft. It’s a enemies-to-lovers story and a sports romance. (m/m)

3. Small Change (Small Change #1) by Roan Parrish – The heroine is tough, independent, and owns a tattoo shop. The hero is sweat, caring, and owns a coffee shop. (m/f)

4. First Position by Melissa Brayden – If you’re a fan of enemies-to-lovers this ones for you! This is a story of two rivals forced to work alongside each other in a production with the New York City Ballet. (f/f)

5. Switched by N.R. Walker – Best friends-to-lovers crowd, this ones for you! It has a really good balance of angst and humor, and it explores a lot into family dynamics. (m/m)

6. Dirty Thoughts (Mechanics of Love #1) by Megan Erickson – If you like second chance love stories check this out! Cal Payton (the hero) is gruff and stubborn but soft on the inside. (m/f)

7. Breathless In Love (The Maverick Billionaires #1) by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully – A sweet billionaire hero and a strong heroine. (m/f)

8. Misfits (Urban Soul #1) by Garrett Leigh –  A+ character development. All 3 characters were amazing in their own way. It may be a bit unconventional for some, but this is a wonderful story! (m/m/m)

9. Still Life with Strings by L.H. Cosway – The heroine is a recovering alcoholic who works as a bartender at the concert hall where the hero plays the violin. A story full of originality! (m/f)

10. Flirting with Scandal (Capital Confessions #1) by Chanel Cleeton – Perfect book for political romance fans. The hero is running for senate in Virginia and the heroine is the illegitimate daughter of a D.C. senator. (m/f)

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