There is something so tangible about reading a romance that makes you tear up…in fact I love these books because I don’t normally cry in books, but some books can really bring out strong emotion in me. I really do love it when you find these books, especially when they are books you aren’t expecting to make you tear up at all and then suddenly your sobbing. Of course, there are some authors I can prepare myself for and others I have no clue until it happens.
Texas Glory by Lorraine Heath
Yeah this was one of my first tear jerker romances and it can still make me sob like crazy!! Now this is a book you don’t expect that at all. Its a couple’s story that start out as a marriage of convenience out west. But man…they go through some hell and fire here folks and yeah I guarantee that you need tissues when reading this one. And those you have read quite a bit of this author or even read this book….KNOW exactly how this author works your emotions so very well.
Her Renegade Rancher by Jennifer Ryan
Jennifer Ryan is one of those authors that makes me cry in just about every one of her books….her characters are fantastic but some of them really struggle with many PTSD type issues and seeing them work through these issues can be tough. But I love the way she spins a story and I can never resist, but I am smart enough to know what to expect when I read her.
Elizabeth’s Wolf by Lora Leigh
Now this is probably one of the few tear jerkers that I have read this author. She writes very “steamy” books with super hot and sexy alpha males and not all of her books are for everyone. But this book, is probably one of the more tamer. But it does get pretty emotional at times, and man the hero in this book is superb. He treats Elizabeth and her daughter Cassie so well but these ladies, they go through some horrible stuff and he is so tender and protective and sweet all being alpha—-yep a winner with this one.
Love’s Sweet Revenge by Rosanne Bittner
*sigh* this author is still one of my all time favorites but I just love the way that she writes a romance and this book was probably the worst tear jerker she has ever written. Yeah I think (toward the ends) I was sobbing for quite some time, because what this family goes through just breaks your heart but you also admire their strength and love for each other.
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
I do love and adore this series, but this is the only book that made me cry, I just adore this couple so much and you wouldn’t normally think this would be a tear jerker, but it really is. Especially in the way these two fight for each other and what they are willing to sacrifice. Very heart melting and humbling.
Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
What a book!!! There are many books that I could list under this authors name for a tear jerker, but this one came to my mind first. The first time I read this one, it was a emotional roller coaster with tons of tearful outbursts. But I do LOVE this one so much. But yeah it does deal with some tough issues too.
This Is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland
I read this book when I was just 16 years old, and it still is an emotional read for me and one of the best books this author has written. I really adore this book so much, but it does get pretty intense with the emotional side of it all through the book. Our heroine is pretty suffering from her own form of PTSD (her father beat and whipped her constantly but also tore her down emotionally so she had zero confidence or feeling of self worth at all and feared just about everything) and just her luck she is forced into a marriage with one of the most dangerous reputations around. But our hero as his own struggles including being blind because of trusting in a woman he thought he loved who betrayed him. Yeah they work through their issues but it isn’t easy and can really be an emotional whirlwind at times but man these two are rock solid.
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Aww….dear sweet formidable Acheron who has been forged in fire—literally. This book is LONG and huge and emotional all the way through, but boy what this hero goes through in his life tests your emotions powerfully. I just wanted to hug him and kiss him.
Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley
When I first listened to this book, I will admit that it had me tearing up pretty powerfully. Of course that is no surprise considering that its Kristen Ashley, but boy what this couple goes through is pretty tough at times and definitely had me tearing up quite a bit in this book.
Shadow Fires by Catherine Spangler
This is one of my all time favorites and one of the best sci fi romances ever written—-but on top of that one of the most emotionally intuned romances. This book is spectacular but the ending is what really is the icing on the cake for this book and boy does it make you cry like buckets. What this couple is willing to do for each other is amazing and poignant.