According to the Romance Writers of America, "Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying and optimistic ending." Both the conflict and the climax of the novel should be directly related to that core theme of developing a romantic relationship, although the novel can also contain subplots that do not specifically relate to the main characters' romantic love. Other definitions of a romance novel may be broader, including other plots and endings or more than two people, or narrower, restricting the types of romances or conflicts.

Legendary (Caraval, #2)
Love & Luck
Shelter in Place
The Pisces
From Twinkle, with Love
Listen to Your Heart
All the Little Lights
I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up, #3)
The Way You Make Me Feel
My So-Called Bollywood Life
Mogul (Manhattan, #2)
Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1)
Always Never Yours
Allied (Ruined #3)


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