Beyond Heaving Bosoms- The Smart Bitches Guide to Romance Novels
By Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan
bedtime- 365 Nightly Readings for Passion & Romance
All About Romance - a website for lovers of romance novels
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books- a blog and website about the newest romance novels out
Romance Writers of America
This LibGuide will address the different genres of romance novels and some of the popular authors in each category. There are many authors in each category so please remember this is just to serve as an introduction to some personal favorites and best selling. Also authors can write in different genres so these lists reflect the genre in which they are most known for.
According to the Romance Writers of America, the main plot of a romance novel must revolve around two people as they develop romantic love for each other, work to build a relationship together, and must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending."