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5 Reads To Make You Believe In Love

by | Feb 21, 2022 | Tea and Biscuits Discussions | 2 comments

In honor or this past week being Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share something special with my readers. Today I want to share some books that will make you believe in love. The type of stories that will convince you of happily ever afters and to never lose hope in finding it one day. Through these conflicting days we experience, we ache for something good and vibrant in our lives and I have always had such belief in love. Below I am going to share my five reads that when you read it will make you believe in love. and that it’s worth fighting for. These are more recent reads that I have read over the past couple of years and it was definitely challenging to keep it down to five books, but I recommend these if you are looking to read these type of epic love stories.

Dark notes

by Pam Godwin

About The Book

This is such a beautiful story here, and I have to tell you this book fed my romantic heart and gave me all the feels. This is a forbidden love story. From the beginning, our two main characters have a connection to each other. This story definitely has its layers of taboo but the manner in which this book was written will connect the reader to the story and you will want to share in the journey that these two go on together.

This story though isn’t for the faint of heart, but it also will shine the light on the shadows and shades of love and learning to fight for it. This is a soul-deep type of love and resonates from deep within.

Book Blurb (Via Goodreads)

They call me a slut. Maybe I am.
Sometimes I do things I despise.
Sometimes men take without asking.

But I have a musical gift, only a year left of high school, and a plan.
With one obstacle.

Emeric Marceaux doesn’t just take.
He seizes my will power and bangs it like a dark note.
When he commands me to play, I want to give him everything.
I kneel for his punishments, tremble for his touch, and risk it all for our stolen moments.

He’s my obsession, my master, my music.
And my teacher.

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About The Author

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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Annie’s Song

Catherine Anderson

About The Book

*sigh* this book is definitely pure romance and just screams love in all the most epic of ways. This story isn’t easy to read as it deals with some difficult issues here however, we also see that this author is showcasing something deep and riveting which is portrayed so well within the story. this is a story that has really spoken to many readers in such a beautiful way. The way the hero fights for the hero and giving her the freedom and acceptance to shine in such a beautiful way was just sweet perfection and shows elements of what love is about, the day to day devotion .

Book Blurb (Via Goodreads)

Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that no one enters or understands. As delicate and beautiful as the tender blossoms of the Oregon spring, she is shunned by a town that misinterprets her affliction. But cruelty cannot destroy the love Annie holds in her heart.

Alex Montgomery is horrified to learn his wild younger brother forced himself on a helpless “idiot girl.” Tormented by guilt, Alex agrees to marry her and raise the baby she carries as his own. But he never dreams he will grow to cherish his lovely, mute, and misjudged Annie; her childlike innocence, her womanly charms and the wondrous way she views her world. He becomes determined to break through the wall of silence surrounding her; to heal… and to be healed by Annie’s sweet song of love.

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About The Author

Adeline Catherine was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA. She always yearned to be a writer like her mother. The morning that one of her professors asked if she could use samples of Catherine’s creative writing on an overhead projector to teach was a dream come true. In 1988, she sold her first book to Harlequin Intrigue and went on to write three more before she tried her hand at a single-title historical romance. Nine books later, she did her first single-title contemporary.

Catherine married Sidney D. Anderson, an industrial electrician and entrepreneur. They had two sons, Sidney D. Jr. and John G. In 2001 she and her husband purchased a central Oregon home located on a ridge with incredible mountain views and surrounded by forestland honeycombed with trails. It was her dream home, a wonderland in the winter and beyond beautiful in the summer. She named it Cinnamon Ridge after the huge ponderosa pines on the property, which sport bark the color of cinnamon.

Sadly, Catherine lost her husband to a long-term illness in 2014. She has kept Cinnamon Ridge as her primary residence but divides her time between there and her son John’s farm, where she has the support of her loved ones and can enjoy his horses, cows, and raise her own chickens.

Catherine loves animals and birds, both wild and domestic. She presently has two Australian shepherds, six cats, and a very old canary. She is very family oriented as well. Her older son has lived in Japan, Australia, and now resides in New Zealand. Catherine and her stateside family will celebrate Christmas on the north island with Sidney, his wife Mary, and their two sons, Liam and Jonas

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Maybe We Will

Melissa Foster

About The Book

This story is PURE BEAUTY. This book had me in my feels from beginning to end and is probably the most poignant romantic read that this author has ever delivered and one of the most romantic novels I have ever had the pleasure to read. There is such sweet intensity to this story that if you are out of hope that love is real,…this book will make you believe in it again, I guarantee it.

Book Blurb (Via Goodreads)

From Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of She Loves Me, comes a sexy and heart-warming novel about finding love—and family—where you least expect it.

When chef Abby de Messiéres returns to Silver Island with her sister to get their late mother’s affairs in order, she expected to inherit her mother’s bistro along with their childhood home, not to discover a half sister they never knew existed, and a handsome vacationer camped out on her mother’s patio.

Workaholic Aiden Aldridge has been sent to Silver Island on a work-free vacation, armed with a “Let Loose List,” and ordered to get a life by the much-younger sister he raised after the death of their parents. After years of focusing on his sister’s well-being, he’s blindsided by his intense attraction to the gorgeous, free-spirited Abby.

Aiden might not know much about chilling out, but he’s excellent at striking deals. He helps Abby with the restaurant in exchange for her help in tackling the items on his list. Sparks fly as Aiden and Abby work, and play, side by side. Intimate conversations lead to steamy kisses and undeniable passion. But there’s more to Aiden then Abby knows, and when the truth comes out, their new romance is put to the test, as the two find out if true love really can conquer all.

About The Author

Melissa Foster is a New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 100 novels. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, always family oriented, and feature fiercely loyal heroes, smart, sassy heroines, and complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole here: https://addisoncole.com

Melissa loves to hear from readers! Feel free to send her an email or chat with her on social media.

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Dark Song

Christine Feehan

About The Book

This is probably one of the most romantic novels that this author has ever written in my mind. Dark Song is on a whole other level than anything else she has delivered. I know that is saying quite a bit considering how many books she has published, but its definitely true You perceptions on love will change the minute you read this book. The way that this author just implement such unselfish love cuts to the heart.

Book Blurb (Via Goodreads)

The 30th book in the Dark / Carpathian series is about Ferro and Elisabeta.

Stolen from her home at a young age and tormented for centuries, Elisabeta Trigovise is scared to show herself to anyone. Even though she has been rescued and is now safe within the Carpathian compound, she has lived in fear for so long she has no idea how to survive without it. She wants to answer the siren call of her lifemate–but the very thought terrifies her.

Before he found Elisabeta, Ferro Arany was an ancient warrior without emotion. Now that his senses have come alive, he knows it will take more than kind words and soft touches to convince the fractured woman that they are partners, not master and prisoner. For now, he will give her his strength until she finds hers, allowing the steady rhythm of his heart to soothe Elisabeta’s fragile soul.

But even as she learns to stand on her own, the vampire who kept her captive is desperate to claim her again, threatening the song Elisabeta and Ferro are writing together.

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About The Author

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 90 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, GhostWalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, the Sisters of the Heart Series, Shadow Riders and Torpedo Ink. All of her series have hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards

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Archangel’s Light

Christine Feehan

About The Book

I didn’t know what I expected when I immersed myself into this story, I was blown away by the beauty of love that is packed within this story. Nalini Singh wrote a work of art that is in this one. The relationship that we see that is built on the foundation of friendship and later into something more deeper and vibrant just spoke so deeply to me. I was in tears all the way through at seeing the depths of love that is conveyed within this story.

Book Blurb (Via Goodreads)

Nalini Singh returns to the world of the Guild Hunters for the most highly anticipated novel of the beloved series—a love story so epic it’s been half a millennia in the making…

Illium and Aodhan. Aodhan and Illium. For centuries they’ve been inseparable: the best of friends, closer than brothers, companions of the heart. But that was before—before darkness befell Aodhan and shattered him, body, mind, and soul. Now, at long last, Aodhan is healing, but his new-found strength and independence may come at a devastating cost—his relationship with Illium.

As they serve side by side in China, a territory yet marked by the evil of its former archangel, the secret it holds nightmarish beyond imagining, things come to an explosive decision point. Illium and Aodhan must either walk away from the relationship that has defined them—or step forward into a future that promises a bond infinitely precious in the life of an immortal…but that demands a terrifying vulnerability from two badly bruised hearts.

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About The Author

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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what are some of your top romantic reads that made you feel like you were falling in love? Let me know in the comments below!

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2 Comments

  1. Sam@WLABB

    I have not read any of these (or these authors) though Melissa Foster is on my radar. Now I have a starting point

    Reply
  2. Sophia Rose

    I really want to read Annie’s Song. Loved Archangel’s Light!

    Reply

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