It's Romance Week on Goodreads

Posted by Cybil on February 6, 2017

Romance Week brought to you by the latest book in Helen Hardt's Steel Brothers Saga, Burn.

It's time for love stories, sweet 'meet cute' tales, steamy guilty-pleasure reads, and favorite heartfelt novels. Yes, it's time for the Goodreads Romance Week.

All week we will be bringing you the best in romance leading up to Valentine's Day, including top romance authors (we're talking J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Kristen Ashley, and many more) writing 14-word love stories! Check out their very short (and very clever) stories below.

Check back for more Romance Week!
Visit your favorite author's Goodreads page for their Romance Week updates and follow along on social media using #RomanceWeek.



14-Word Love Stories From Goodreads Top Romance Authors

"'How can I not love you?' I said to Channing Tatum as he blushed."
J.R. Ward

"Mistaken text. Not mistake, but fate. It was you. When we met I knew."
Katy Evans

"Courtesan spy and celibate warrior priest save realm, fall in love. Oops, goodbye celibacy!"
Jacqueline Carey


"She was a woman he couldn't claim. He was a man she couldn't tame."
Brenda Jackson

"An altar-dumped groom tricks his best man and worst enemy into honeymooning together."
Damon Suede

"Blind date to forever: Glances, smiles, holy-forearms, killer-legs, laughter, lips, hands, beds, walls…love."
Emma Chase


"She rescued a wounded wolf…and woke to a man. He smiled. She fell."
Nalini Singh

"See him. Laughter. Conversation. Butterflies. Kisses. Floating. Merging. Terror. Falling. Held. Courage. Forever lifemate."
Christine Feehan



"They met at 17, fell in love. Married at 21, lived happily ever after."
Karen Rose

"The heart drawn on the paper coffee cup that I held until it cooled."
C.S. Pacat



"Black eye. He moved to her, cautious. She looked to him. He was lost."
Kristen Ashley

"Violet shed her rights, Viggo shed his—for what use was freedom without love?"
Bella Forrest

"Every day
Same train
Empty seat
He sits
We talk
We miss our stop."
Kylie Scott

Tell us what you're reading in observance of Romance Week!

Burn

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message 1: by Eliza (new)

Eliza I'm currently reading Fifty shades darker


message 2: by Sam (new)

Sam Quixote My suggestion for a Valentine's Day read: The Necrophiliac


message 3: by Elyse (last edited Feb 06, 2017 11:28AM) (new)

Elyse Not big into straight romance novels. I'm reading Throne of Glass!


message 4: by mwana (new)

mwana Out of the Blue by Josh Lanyon soon. Also will there be a mystery week?


message 5: by Natalia (new)

Natalia Harusavagegarden's Reviews Sparrow Romance Novels aren't really my cup of tea, yet I liked this one damn much.


message 6: by Carrie (new)

Carrie For Romance Week, I'll be reading Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern and The Statistical Probability of Love at First iIght by Jennifer E. Smith.


message 7: by La Puchina (new)

 La Puchina My suggestion: Me Before You


message 8: by Jackie (last edited Feb 06, 2017 09:48AM) (new)

Jackie I am reading "You And Me, Always"
by Jill Mansell"


message 9: by Adelaide (new)

Adelaide I'm surprised Penny Reid isn't on any of these lists. She's a great romance writer!


message 10: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Haha, Jacqueline Carey! Cracking up at that one!


message 11: by Marie (new)

Marie Because of Miss Bridgerton, Julia Quinn <33


message 12: by Janice (new)

Janice I don't pay too much attention to St. Valentine's Day, but I love family, and I love those non-scary, non-gruesome paranormal romances ...especially those with "good guy" shifters and vampires...no ghosts or zombies, for me.


message 13: by Bigbooknut (new)

Bigbooknut At the moment, I'm reading Bound (Mastered #1). I'm really enjoying the 14 word romances. Of those posted so far, my top 4 favorites (in order) are Katy Evans, Nalini Singh, Kylie Scott and Karen Rose. I'm also pretty intrigued by Damon Suede's. That's a longer story I'd like to read.


message 14: by Unbroken (new)

Unbroken I suggest "Queen Margo"
I'm currently reading "Fangirl" :)


message 15: by Sophie (new)

Sophie I´m actually needing a good romance novel... one that stick to you forever


message 16: by Lexi (new)

Lexi I suggest the "Rosemarry Beach" seris by Abbi Glines


message 17: by Esther (new)

Esther I'm reading Penny Reid's Grin and Beard It


message 18: by Sumeet (new)

Sumeet Mahendra Liza in the library wrote: "I'm currently reading Fifty shades darker"

WoW!


message 19: by Sumeet (new)

Sumeet Mahendra Sophie wrote: "I´m actually needing a good romance novel... one that stick to you forever"

Hey Liza, If you get one then please share the name of book with me.
Take care :-):-)


message 20: by Josephine (new)

Josephine Mwanamali wrote: "Out of the Blue by Josh Lanyon soon. Also will there be a mystery week?"

I hope so!


message 21: by Mindfluff (new)

Mindfluff I'm Reading Covalent Bonds and listening to Shock & Awe again. The Cut & Run/Sidewinder books are my favorite romances to read.


message 22: by Madalina (new)

Madalina Iuliana Mocanu I try to avoid romance as much as possible though I dunno how I tolerate them seeing as YA is basically full of them.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

My Love is Deep, Briana's Bistro, The Christmas Ornament and her newest, The Promise is the sequel "To The Christmas Store". Tons of romance laced with suspense. Check out Barbara Avon


CristiinaReads❀ THIS SO GREAT! <3

XOXO


Alice (MTB/Alice Tied The Bookish Knot) I'm reading Beyond The Highland Mist, so steamy!


message 26: by Jenna Vahue (new)

(Goldilocks Reads) Jenna Vahue Jacqueline Carey's quote made me laugh. I'd read that book!


message 27: by Iris (new)

Iris I'm reading The House of Mirth, because sometimes you need a little tragedy.


message 28: by Tricia (new)

Tricia Schneider I'm reading two this week! Glory and the Rake by Deborah Simmons and The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance.


message 29: by Ellen (new)

Ellen Crave by j r ward


message 30: by Adean (new)

Adean Just finished Beautiful Bastard , now reading The Grand Sophy


message 31: by Breezy (new)

Breezy If you are looking for a good romance novel, Brittany C. Cherry has great books, they are the kind of stories that you can never forget and that keep you reading to the very end, wishing the story was never ending.


message 32: by Breezy (new)

Breezy Sophie wrote: "I´m actually needing a good romance novel... one that stick to you forever"
You should read a book by Brittainy C. Cherry, she is a great author.


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message 34: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Sumeet wrote: "Sophie wrote: "I´m actually needing a good romance novel... one that stick to you forever"

Hey Liza, If you get one then please share the name of book with me.
Take care :-):-)"


I surely do!


message 35: by L. (new)

L. McCoy Most romantic book in my favorites is East of West, Vol. 1: The Promise. A lonely man looks for his long lost love.


message 36: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Bree wrote: "Sophie wrote: "I´m actually needing a good romance novel... one that stick to you forever"
You should read a book by Brittainy C. Cherry, she is a great author."

Thanks for the advice! I´m looking right now on BD what title of her I can get.


message 37: by Wynn (new)

Wynn I love a good heart wrenching love story. This one is real & I'll need a box of Kleenex.
This Life I Live One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever by Rory Feek


message 38: by Kalilah (last edited Feb 06, 2017 11:01AM) (new)

Kalilah All of the above quotes about love are, in my humble opinion, pretentious and predictable. Often times, when writing about love, I have found that authors try too hard to be memorable, profound and poetic in their prose and just as often fail to pull it off. Ends up sounding melodramatic and far from the truth.


message 39: by Aya (new)

Aya  (2am Reads) Something from Georgette Heyer for sure. If romance isn't the main genre you want, Princess Academy hit that well, and A Court of Mist and Fury + Six of Crows if you're into YA.


message 40: by Lacey (new)

Lacey It Ends with Us I loveeeed this one


message 41: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Herman I am rereading Lori Foster's Under Pressure for the second time. I love her writing style.


message 42: by Cara (new)

Cara currently reading Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines. Such a great book! :-)


message 43: by Shelley (new)

Shelley Chastagner Enjoy the Dance by Heidi Cullinan. It's excellent!


message 44: by Sarbjot (new)

Sarbjot I'm currently reading "Storm Siren"


message 45: by Maja (last edited Feb 06, 2017 11:14AM) (new)

Maja I'm currently reading Beyond all boundaries


message 46: by Michelle (last edited Feb 06, 2017 11:21AM) (new)

Michelle I'm deeply entrenched in the women (and men!) of Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe The Shore Leave Cafe series.


message 47: by Lolly (new)

Lolly "The Wallflowers", "The Hathaways", "The Ravenals" and "the Travis's"- all by Lisa Kleypas all AMAZING <3


message 48: by Antonella (new)

Antonella Sophie wrote: "Bree wrote: "Sophie wrote: "I´m actually needing a good romance novel... one that stick to you forever"
You should read a book by Brittainy C. Cherry, she is a great author."
Thanks for the advice!..."


Great author!Good suggestion! I would recommend Maybe someday-Colleen Hoover.... Archer voice-Mia Sheridan.... Binding arbitracion-Elizabeth Marx....


message 49: by KOMET (new)

KOMET I highly recommend the novel "A Little Love" by C.C. Medina - which is a deeply affecting romantic tale - and a book of non-fiction, "Love" by Leo Buscaglia, which is an absolute gem.

A Little Love by C.C. Medina

Love by Leo Buscaglia


message 50: by Kaylee (new)

Kaylee Toma Not sure yet if this counts as romance but I'm reading "Matched" by Ally Condie.


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