Slow-burn romance

Romance novels that focus on character-driven romance, where the relationship takes a while to develop. These books can be real steamy, but not of the insta-lust variety. I'm talkin' real character and relationship development throughout the course of the story that builds and builds and builds. Contemporary and historical books welcomed!
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602 books · 1,960 voters · list created March 14th, 2016 by Molly (votes) .
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message 1: by Molly (new)

Molly Thanks to whoever recommended Broken Heart Syndrome! It was GREAT!


message 2: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jan 10, 2017 01:35AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Molly wrote: "Thanks to whoever recommended Broken Heart Syndrome! It was GREAT!"

I had a similar experience with Checkmate. Had never heard of the book and didn't know the first thing about it when I started reading it, but it was great. I had such a good laugh, as it turned out to be romance mixed with a solid and healthy dose of humor :-)


message 3: by Mjspice (new)

Mjspice Why is Pestilence here twice?


message 4: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Mjspice wrote: "Why is Pestilence here twice?"

Should be solved now, as I had the system perform a duplicate check.


message 5: by Thanya Maziel (last edited Jan 13, 2020 12:13PM) (new)

Thanya Maziel Booklovinglady wrote: "Mjspice wrote: "Why is Pestilence here twice?"

Should be solved now, as I had the system perform a duplicate check."


Could you please also remove blossom in winter? It's not fair that so many lists are showing this book in the top spots when the voters are certainly campaigning for it. There are lists that remove giveaway votes and spam.


message 6: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady @Thanya Maziel
The creator of this list is also a GR librarian, so I think you should ask her, as it is her list.


message 7: by Parvati Patil (new)

Parvati Patil Thanya Maziel wrote: "Booklovinglady wrote: "Mjspice wrote: "Why is Pestilence here twice?"

Should be solved now, as I had the system perform a duplicate check."

Could you please also remove blossom in winter? It's no..."


I second that.


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