10 Ravishing Romance Novels

We're in the mood for love.

ravishing romance books

Tis the season for romance. Really, tis always the season for love. Wherever you are, whatever the weather, and however your moods swing, a good old-fashioned romance novel will cure what ails you. What more could you ask for? We’ve got ten ravishing romance novels that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

These books fulfill a prompt in our Fall 2022 Reading Challenge!

to win a prince, a ravishing romance novel

To Win a Prince

By Toni Shiloh

Iris Blakely is a fashion maven who also happens to be the best friend of the queen of the African island country Oloro Ilé. She hopes to use her talents to start a business to help citizens in impoverished areas. The only problem: her business consultant is Ekon Diallo, a disgraced former royal who lost everything due to his own screw-ups. 

To pay for his actions against Oloro Ilé, he's forced to assist Iris. He wants nothing more than to reclaim his title. That means no distractions from the likes of the stunning, charming, and extremely lovable Iris.

to tame a cowboy, a ravishing romance novel

To Tame a Cowboy

By Jody Hedlund

Brody McQuaid came back from the war a broken man. Life has no meaning for him now, and aside from his loving niece, there's nothing keeping him tied to South Park. Desperate for a purpose, he takes to looking after the wild horses that roam the region, horses that local ranchers want dead to protect the land for their own cattle. 

Savannah Marshall is a veterinarian on her family's Colorado ranch. Rather than marry a man chosen for her by her father, she runs away to South Park and joins Brody in fighting for the horses. But when Savannah's family and the resentments of the area cattlemen catch up with them both, Brody and Savannah will have to tame their fears and battle for what matters. Together, perhaps they can find new meaning in their lives.

beyond the desert seas

Beyond the Desert Sands

By Tracie Peterson

After living an opulent life with her aunt for the last few years, the last thing that Isabella Garcia wants is to return to small silver-mining town her father and mother founded in the desert, even if it's only for Christmas. 

She'd rather stay in California with the handsome Diego Morales, but now she's stuck with Aaron Bailey, a businessman with the Santa Fe Railroad, whom her father has sent to escort her safely home. They dislike each other almost immediately. But then tragedy strikes and Isabella realizes that the town of Silver Veil might be her only salvation, and that her future could include Aaron.

love and the dream come true

Love and the Dream Come True

By Tammy L. Gray

Cameron Lee wanted to be a musician his entire life, but the dream doesn't share much resemblance with the cold hard reality of the industry. When his career takes a nose dive, he's forced to return to his home town after many years away. 

There, he meets Lexie Waters, a single mother who instantly captures his attention. She seems perfect, but he's been burned by fantasy before and it doesn't take long for the nitty-gritty of love to rear its ugly head. Cameron craves love, redemption, and something true. Can he have it with Lexie?

a warrior's heart, a ravishing romance novel

A Warrior's Heart

By Misty Beller

Brielle Durand is a dedicated defender of her peace-loving French settlement in the Canadian mountains. There, they hide out from dangers untold, including the killers who destroyed her mother a dozen years before. When a foreigner wanders too near to their secret homes, she has no choice but to disarm and capture him. 

He turns out to be Evan MacManus, a soldier on assignment to find among the caves the mineral pitchblende that might help America win the War of 1812. His mission becomes at odds with his growing affection for Brielle and her home. Soon, he must face a life-or-death choice: fulfill the task given to him by his government or follow his heart and rebel.

sea glass cottage, a ravishing romance novel

Sea Glass Cottage

By Irene Hannon

Christi Reece is a former golden girl whose life has hit a number of major setbacks. She goes to Hope Harbor in the hopes of sorting herself out but runs into a familiar face. Jack Colby wants nothing to do with the woman who once broke his heart and betrayed him. There's no room in his new life for Hope, even after she takes refuge in a nearby cottage. 

But she needs his help and even he can't deny her for too long. Can these two hurting souls make peace with their past and let down their guards to allow a second chance at love?

crossfire, a ravishing romance novel


By Lynette Eason

FBI special agent Julianna James is a top-notch negotiator who has never lost a hostage. She's tougher than tough, able to navigate the most dangerous of situations. So, surely she can manage to take care of her much younger sister, Dottie, who showed up unannounced to live with Julianna while she finished her senior year of high school. 

Clay Snider is a former sniper who left the army after a tragic incident that he can't get over, so now he's working as a high school resource officer until he can get things sorted out. His path crosses with Julianna's when she is called in to negotiate a courtroom hostage situation involving Clay's sister. Together, they are forced to collaborate as Dottie is put at risk and the lives of many innocent people are on the line.

sunburst, a ravishing romance novel


By Susan May Warren

Navy SEAL and lifelong bachelor Ranger Kingston is called upon to take part in a rescue mission in Nigeria. He's used to high stakes situations but this time it's personal: the mission is to save his brother Colt, who has been kidnapped by terrorists. Among the hostages is a woman, one he knows all too well. 

Noemi Sutton was attempting to return a young girl to her family in Boko Haram territory when she and the girl found themselves taken hostage. The last thing she expects is to see a man who broke her heart, and that the only way they can get out of the country alive is to pose as husband and wife. She'll need to figure out a way to leave the man she loves if she wants to save his life.

the sweet life, a ravishing romance novel

The Sweet Life

By Suzanne Woods Fisher

Dawn Dixon is on her dream honeymoon in Cape Cod. The only problem is that she doesn't have her husband with her. Instead, she's accompanied by her mother, Marnie, helping to fill the void for her jilted daughter. 

Marnie also needs a break from real life, but that break becomes a little more permanent when she spontaneously buys a run-down ice-cream shop in the town's tightly regulated historic district. What a great way to get a fresh new start, right? 

Dawn is less enthusiastic, but when her mother's impulsive real estate purchase brings her ex Kevin back into her life, Dawn worries how she can survive another broken heart. Second chances don't really happen—or do they?

honor bound, a ravishing romance book

Honor Bound

By Hallee Bridgeman

Dr. Cynthia Myers is a medical missionary who finds peace in the most unexpected of places. She moves to a war-torn region of Africa to conduct her important work, and also to escape her messy home life that includes a cheating fiancé and a father who happens to be the American Vice President. 

But things are thrown into chaos when she fails to save the life of a local warlord's mortally wounded son. Captain Rick Norton, a member of the Army Special Forces elite "A-Team," is compelled to use deadly force to save Cynthia's life. Rebels are in hot pursuit of the pair and Rick must fight to protect himself, his team, and the woman who has instantly captured his heart.