Hi friends! Back with a quiet feature of ALBTALBS – where I (and anyone else can!) look for recommendations from the community. It’s pretty self explanatory … but I am desperately seeking them! I’m in a Mood what with recovery and such, and … I just want books with a strong strong strong romance/pursuit from the start.
Merriam Webster defines smitten as: deeply affected with or struck by strong feelings of attraction, affection, or infatuation
Which … yeah. I want your favorite books where the hero is taken from the start. He’s head over heels for the his love interest, whether overtly or not – but he’s now pursuing her, courting her … or him! M/F or M/M … or other pairings are welcome. I just want a romance where one of the characters is gaga for the other(s) from go. If you have F/F recs I’d love to hear them too. F/F is definitely a genre I’m not very familiar with, but I’m very glad to see there are more stories being written in Romanceland/more visibility.
Off the top of my head … Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas would be one such book. In fact … I’ll list them, in no particular order.
Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Lost in Your Arms by Christina Dodd
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
Dangerous Lover by Lisa Marie Rice
Not Proper Enough by Carolyn Jewel
Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake
Lord Ruin by Carolyn Jewel
The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy
A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
There are of course more and I’ve read more – but I’d love to hear what books you’d put on this list! Thanks!