6 Spicy Romance Novels That Will Hold Your Attention Until The Last Second

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With February being the month of love and Valentine's Day being right at the center, it's no wonder why people have romance on their mind. We try to round up the best romance novels, shows, movies, candies, and decorations, all themed to the heart-shaped day. 

But one of the most popular forms of celebrating love is romance novels. There is just something about books that really sucks you in. The passion and drama between two people in love can just leap off of the page. You get personally invested and feel like you are a part of their love story as well. 

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Love is always going to be around. It's a central theme of so many stories. There are action-, mystery- and comedic-centered tales, but they always have some sort of love connection involved in them. That's because love is always interesting and people will never want to stop watching or reading about it. 

Even if you're a cynic, you have to think that without love, a lot of stories would be way more boring. 

If you are jaded or heartbroken, these love stories may be a bit painful. But after time they won't be; they will make you hopeful again. If you're happily in love, these books are entertaining and fun to read. 

And if you are looking for recommendations on the best romance novels, we have you covered with Harlequin's 6 top picks. Grab your bookmark and comfy blanket because it's reading time.

1. Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in a funny, emotionally charged must-read novel about the complications of life, love and family.

One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.

Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn't necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments.

(Buy it on Amazon)

2. The Rancher’s Baby by Maisey Yates

When a torrid, possibly dangerous scandal comes to Royal, Texas, Selena Jacobs is nearly caught in the middle. Until her best friend Knox McCoy ensures her safety — by moving in!

Selena has loved Knox for years, but she’s never had the courage to tell him. Now the sparks she’s tried to smother burn out of control... and leave her pregnant. She’s having her best friend’s baby! But with the pain in his past, will Knox finally take a chance on love... with her?

(Buy it on Amazon)

3. Off Limits by Clare Connelly

Billionaire Jack Grant is totally off-limits to Gemma Picton. He’s wild, deliciously dangerous... and her boss. When working late turns X-rated, it’s better than her wildest imaginings — and Gemma’s imagined a lot!

But Jack has major emotional baggage, so when Gemma starts wanting to heal his heart as well as enjoy his body, she knows she’s in big trouble.

(Buy it on Amazon)

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4. Close Contact by Lori Foster

MMA fighter Miles Dartman’s casual arrangement with personal shopper Maxi Nevar would be many men’s fantasy. She seeks him out, they have mind-blowing sex, she leaves. Rinse, repeat. Yet lately, Miles wants more. And when Maxi requests his services via the Body Armor security agency, he’s ready to finally break through her defenses and protect her day and night.

Receiving a large inheritance has brought chaos and uncertainty into Maxi’s life. Her ex has resurfaced, along with lots of former “friends,” and someone is making mysterious threats. Then there’s Miles, who doesn’t ask for anything except her trust. Pleasure is easy. Now Maxi has to give her heart as well as her body, or risk losing a man who could be everything she needs.

(Buy it on Amazon)

5. My Last Love Story by Falguni Kothari

Simi Desai is thirty years old and her husband is dying of cancer. He has two last wishes in his final months: first, that she'll have his baby so that a piece of him lives on; second, that she'll reconcile with her old flame, who just happens to be their mutual best friend.

And so over the course of their last summer together, Simi's husband plans a series of big and small adventures for this unlikely trio, designed to help them say goodbye to each other and prove to Simi that it's okay to move on without him — and even find love again.

(Buy it on Amazon)

6. After Hours by Lynda Aicher

Assistant Avery Fast watched from a distance, mouth gaping, blood roaring wildly in her ears as she stared at the naked woman on the table before her. At executive Carson Haggert ordering a man to pleasure her. It made her feel guilty, embarrassed... and hot.

Carson watched and waited. Waited for Avery to notice him in the Boardroom. Waited for her to like what she saw. Waited to see what she’d do the next day. And the next. He couldn’t let her go — not when she’d seen what goes on in the Boardroom.

He couldn’t stop thinking about the desire in her eyes, the flush on her cheeks, her obvious arousal. Getting her to join was easy. But now Carson wants Avery all to himself.

(Buy it on Amazon)

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Molly Given is a writer and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she's not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.

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