Is there anything better than a steamy, twisty page-turner? If you love stories that will keep you glued to the edge of your seat, then romance thriller books are for you! They successfully raise the tension by combining two fan-favorite genres: romance and mystery. Some books will have more steam than suspense. Others will be mostly danger with a side of desire.

Whether it’s secrets or survival that bring the main characters together, both romance and mystery readers will find compelling stories in this hybrid genre. Run, don’t walk, to check out these romance thriller books!

Romance Thriller Books - Does It Hurt? by H.D. Carlton

1. Does It Hurt?

by H.D. Carlton

Now, I’m a girl who’s seeking refuge in a decrepit lighthouse with a man who loathes me almost as much as he craves me. He wants to hurt me, but the old caretaker of the abandoned island may have intentions far more sinister. It’s no longer a question of who I am, but rather, will I survive?

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Romance Thriller Books - Beyond The Moonlit Sea by Julianne Maclean

2. Beyond the Moonlit Sea

by Julianne Maclean

Olivia Hamilton is married to the love of her life, Dean, a charismatic pilot who flies private jets for the rich and famous. When his plane vanishes mysteriously over the Bermuda Triangle, secrets surface, and her search for answers begins…

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Romance Thriller Books - Verity by Colleen Hoover

3. Verity

by Colleen Hoover

Lowen has been hired by Jeremy Crawford, the husband of best-selling novelist Verity Crawford, to finish the remaining novels in a lucrative series that his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen isn’t expecting to find an unfinished autobiography in the office. Page after page of terrifying confessions, including Verity’s account of the moment their family’s life was permanently changed.

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Romance Thriller Books - Reborn By Meredith Wild

4. Reborn (The Red Ledger Book 1)

by Meredith Wild

Some people measure life in hours. Days. Weeks. I measure mine in kills. A covert military mission gone wrong robbed me of my memory and any link to my past. This is my existence now. I execute and survive. Nothing more, nothing less. I was ready to write Isabel Foster’s name in my ledger of unfortunate souls until she uttered the one word that could stop the bullet meant for her. My name.

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Romance Thriller Books - Danger In Numbers by Heather Graham

5. Danger in Numbers

by Heather Graham

On the edge of the Everglades, an eerie crime scene sets off an investigation that sends two agents deep into a world of corrupted faith, greed, and deadly secrets. Doomsday preppers and small-town secrets collide in this sultry, twisty page-turning romantic thriller.

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Romance Thriller Books - Until You by Catharina Maura

6. Until You (Off-Limits)

by Catharina Maura

His best friend’s little sister is the woman he’s been falling for online, the one whose coding skills outdo his, the one he’s been trying to track down. It’s her. And she’s off-limits.

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Romance Thriller Books - Hands Off by Hannah Shield

7. Hands Off (Bennett Security Book 1)

by Hannah Shield

Devon can’t tell his neighbor Aurora the truth – that he’s really a bodyguard hired by her brother, the owner of Bennett Security, to protect her. Rule number one: don’t touch. When a crime syndicate paints a target on Aurora’s back, Devon won’t let her out of his sight. But he’s definitely not supposed to like what he sees. Steamy and action-packed!

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