Reading Prompts to Fall in Love With

Posted by Marie on February 12, 2018
The romance genre is a billion-dollar-a-year industry that makes up more than 30 percent of the U.S. fiction market, according to the Romance Writers of America. So not only are romance readers ardent fans, but they’re also prolific readers. For those of you looking to add more guilty pleasures to your Reading Challenge this year, here are seven romance-themed reading prompts to stir those hidden desires.





Spies, assassins, detectives, secret agents… When the stakes are high, the sexual tension is higher. These undercover lovers are here to serve, protect, and raise those adrenaline levels in any way they can.
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Gazes full of longing, letters penned with fervor, witty repartee exchanged in drawing rooms… The classic romance may not be as explicit as today’s contemporaries, but their underlying passion still smolders hundreds of years later.
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Billionaire bad boys may be a dime a dozen, but they’re always willing to share their wealth, love, and power with those they deem worthy.
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You can always trust your heart with a professional—no matter what that profession is. Whether it’s in a conference room, an emergency room, a dressing room, or a locker room, sparks fly when business meets pleasure.
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If you’re a laird or lady who prefers a good old-fashioned bodice-ripper, a Highlander, Western, or Regency-era romance might do.
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From ghosts to dragons to naughty Nosferatus, these paranormal paramours are looking to possess and be possessed. Whatever form they take, their claim on you is eternal.
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Love has no boundaries—not even on maps. And the best part about reading a romance set in a different part of the world is that there’s no passport or ticket required.
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What recommendations do you have for the prompts above? Share them with us in the comments!

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message 1: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta I'm not a romance reader, but I am in stitches at "Bae in a Bonnet". XD


message 2: by Marisa (new)

Marisa It's clear I'm in love with danger (3 of 4)


message 3: by Allie (new)

Allie You know, I always say I'm not a romance reader, but I've read at least one from 5/7 categories...and I've read the most from the Mates and Monsters category!! I totally forgot about that paranormal romance phase I went through in college


message 4: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne Reeser love Kiss of Midnight!! That series is great...so many book boyfriends :) <3


☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness Loooool Bae in a Bonnet 😂😂😂


message 6: by Ashlea (new)

Ashlea Konecny "Bae in a Bonnet" has me lolololol


message 7: by Khadija (new)

Khadija So I'm definitely into paranormal romance and the mate ideal. I've already read 3/4 of Mates and Monsters!


message 8: by Jean (new)

Jean LOL romantic suspense definitely tops this list for me, followed by Filthy and Rich!
But where's EPIC ROMANCE. Now that's my absolute favorite!


message 9: by Martina Nix (new)

Martina Nix Govoni Mates and Monsters: I've read all!


message 10: by Jaime (new)

Jaime Davis  Too funny. I thought I'd read an even number of paranormal and historical romance, but apparently not. I've read all the Mates and Monsters titles, but nothing from the other categories! I definitely need to get on that!


message 11: by Annie (new)

Annie 😂#baeinabonnet is definitely my new favorite hashtag!


message 12: by Lit (new)

Lit Reader Someone please tell Goodreads that A Room with a View does NOT feature bonnets, nor is it a "period romance" in the classic sense, it is pretty much a modern novel, and a romance... still I disagree with the classifying in this case.


message 13: by Anissa (new)

Anissa I'm a fan of historical fiction in general & now I'll always have "Bae in a Bonnet" in my brain. Whomever came up with that for the image, well done & thanks for the laugh.


message 14: by Sonia (new)

Sonia Reppe Lit wrote: "Someone please tell Goodreads that A Room with a View does NOT feature bonnets, nor is it a "period romance" in the classic sense, it is pretty much a modern novel, and a romance... still I disagre..."
roomwithaview


message 15: by Meghan (new)

Meghan I wish more historical romances written today were similar in tone to the classical romances. I like the history but don't want to read bodice-rippers.


Bookishnymph *needs hea* "Bae in a Bonnet" LOL

Well, I guess I love my Bae in a Bonnet!--(5/5)


message 17: by Cami (new)

Cami ooh xD I've read four out of the four on Filthy and Rich 🙈 and two for four in the occupational hazard 🤓


message 18: by Asia (new)

Asia bae in a bonnet is life!


message 19: by Heather (new)

Heather I just love romance books! These are cute reading prompts.
My favorite is Corsets and Kilts. :) I also like Mates and Monsters, and You Get Around. I'm gonna check some of these books out, maybe I'll find some for my to-read list, not that I need anymore books on it. haha


message 20: by Rivalic (new)

Rivalic Nothing beats a classic romance.

Gatsby, best book boyfriend ever! :)


message 21: by Lit (new)

Lit Reader Sonia wrote: "Lit wrote: ... "

For those of us picky about historical garments, bonnets are specific headpieces which frame the face and are held secure by being tied under the chin, not to be mistaken for other types of headgear.


message 22: by Me Like Reading (new)

Me Like Reading Mates and Monsters...especially when the manly mate wants to show me his monster...


message 23: by Karen (new)

Karen Check out the book all the way on the right under "Corsets & Kilts." Someone better tell the Spymaster that his six-pack is falling down on one side!!!!


message 24: by Me Like Reading (new)

Me Like Reading Karen wrote: "Check out the book all the way on the right under "Corsets & Kilts." Someone better tell the Spymaster that his six-pack is falling down on one side!!!!"

Maybe he had a stroke and back in those days he couldn’t get to the town Doc in time and has been doing cover gigs for downtrodden authors ever since...


message 25: by Karen (new)

Karen Me Like Reading wrote: "Karen wrote: "Check out the book all the way on the right under "Corsets & Kilts." Someone better tell the Spymaster that his six-pack is falling down on one side!!!!"

Maybe he had a stroke and ba..."


That's too funny!!!


message 26: by Raneem (new)

Raneem occupational hazard is clearly my guilty pleasure!


message 27: by Parisa (new)

Parisa Please help me how Can I get the books? Im really keen to read them but I cant. Please help me.


message 28: by Two lost lovers (new)

Two lost lovers Plz check my book coming on amazon next week


message 30: by Two lost lovers (new)

Two lost lovers Also available on Amazon.com


message 31: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Smith Please helo me I want to red cree books


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