Sometimes you want what you can’t have… The bodyguard who isn’t supposed to get emotionally involved. Your team captain’s younger sister. A prince from the most well-known royal family. The forbidden romance trope is probably one of the oldest and most widely known romance tropes. Romeo and Juliet, anyone? It’s easy to see why! These books are absolutely unputdownable thanks to the forbidden tension.
Each of these couples have their reasons to stay apart, but will they find their happily ever after? Sneak around with our top forbidden romance books and find out!
1. Twisted Games
by Ana Huang
She can never be his…but he’s taking her anyway. Stoic, broody, and arrogant, elite bodyguard Rhys Larsen has two rules: 1) Protect his clients at all costs 2) Do not become emotionally involved. Ever. He has never once been tempted to break those rules…until her. Bridget von Ascheberg. A princess with a stubborn streak that matches his own and a hidden fire that reduces his rules to ash. She’s nothing he expected and everything he never knew he needed.Buy on Amazon
2. A Favor for a Favor
by Helena Hunting
When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister…Buy on Amazon
by Sierra Simone
There are many rules a priest can’t break. I’ve always been good at following rules. Until she came. Then I learned new rules. My name is Tyler Anselm Bell. I’m twenty-nine years old. Six months ago, I broke my vow of celibacy on the altar of my own church, and God help me, I would do it again. I am a priest and this is my confession.Buy on Amazon Buy Nook Buy on Apple Books Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
4. Red, White & Royal Blue
by Casey McQuiston
When his mother became president, Alex was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry. Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could upend two nations, and begs the question: can love save the world after all?Buy on Amazon Buy Nook Buy on Apple Books Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
5. DECKER: Changing the Play
by Kayley Loring & Connor Crais
As a quarterback, it’s my job to anticipate what’s going to happen next. But I never saw that finance nerd coming. She knows nothing about football and she’s inherited the Boston Tomcats. She’s stubborn, infuriating, wrong about absolutely everything, and I can’t stop thinking about her. I thought I had a winning play. But she changed everything.Buy on Amazon
6. Part of Your World
by Abby Jimenez
After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down. The cause: Daniel Grant, a ridiculously hot carpenter who’s ten years younger than her and as casual as they come—the complete opposite of sophisticated city-girl Alexis. Bringing Daniel into her world is impossible, and yet she can’t just give up the joy she’s found with him either. With so many differences between them, how can Alexis possibly choose between her world and his?Buy on Amazon Buy Nook Buy on Apple Books Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
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