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Best Romance Novels

Evelyn MitchellEvelyn MitchellFebruary 7, 2024

Best slow burn romance books

Best slow burn romance books

Forget instant sparks and love at first sight. Slow burn romance books are where emotions simmer—cook?—and love unfurls, much like flowers blooming through seasons. Think two (or more!) souls drawn together by dire circumstances, their connections deepening with every moment shared, every stolen glance, laugh, tear, hateful banter, grief, happiness and unspoken understanding.

Intense? Absolutely. Frustratingly slow sometimes? Maybe. But the reward? Explosive. Even better? You get to explore our special list of steamy slow burn romance novels, compiled just for you! Settle in and enjoy!

The 5 Time Rejected Gamma & The Lycan King by Stina's Pen

She stopped counting after the third. She was either never good enough, or they already had others to replace her. So, Gamma Lucianne couldn’t exactly tell when she stopped caring or wanting a mate.

At the ball hosted in the honor of the most powerful man in her world, Lucianne realizes she has been paired for the sixth time, to the Lycan King, Alexander. When the King approaches her, Lucianne is eager to put it all behind her swiftly, but she is stunned when King Alexander has a different reaction than all of the men she has been paired with.

He actually wants her. Lucianne is unsure what else to feel around him but wariness.

Alexander has waited for a long time for his mate, and the moment he found her across the hall, he was taken in by her. She was perfected, and everything he’s prayed for. Only, Lucianne didn't seem remotely interested in him.

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  • 👁 70.3K
  • 9.3

BOOK ONE of COALESCENCE OF THE FIVE: After being rejected by 5 mates, Gamma Lucianne pleaded with the Moon Goddess to spare her from any further mate-bonds. To her dismay, she is being bonded for the sixth time. What’s worse is that her sixth-chance mate is the most powerful creature ruling over all werewolves and Lycans - the Lycan King himself. She is certain, dead certain, that a rejection would come sooner or later, though she hopes for it to be sooner. King Alexandar was ecstatic to meet his bonded mate, and couldn’t thank their Goddess enough for gifting him someone so perfect. However, he soon realizes that this gift is reluctant to accept him, and more than willing to sever their bond. He tries to connect with her but she seems so far away. He is desperate to get intimate with her but she seems reluctant to open up to him. He tries to tell her that he is willing to commit to her for the rest of his life but she doesn’t seem to believe him. He is pleading for a chance: a chance to get to know her; a chance to show her that he’s different; and a chance to love her. But when not-so-subtle crushes, jealous suitors, self-entitled Queen-wannabes, an old flame, a silent protector and a past wedding engagement threaten to jeopardize their relationship, will Lucianne and Xandar still choose to be together? Is their love strong enough to overcome everything and everyone? Or will Lucianne resort to enduring a sixth rejection from the one person she thought she could entrust her heart with? *** BOOK TWO: The Rogues Who Went Rogue


The Alpha's Pen Pal by Aliie Carstens

A school project has Alpha Wesley forming a fast, pure friendship with an orphaned human, who seems to understand him better than most, even if they haven’t met. Confiding in his pen pal was quite easy, and he found himself opening up to Haven, baring his most secret thoughts to her.

As the years passed by, they lost contact, either of them phasing through arduous times that shape, break and make them. Haven moves in close to Wesley’s pack and when they meet again, their friendship is soon burned by the flames of a desire neither of them are ready to give in to, yet, their bodies refuse to resist the other.

Hunted By My Alpha by Aimee Lane

Rig Landon has his sights set on a librarian, a shy beauty with no interest in men or relationships. Cara is mostly considered boring, difficult and unapproachable, and Rig’s reputation with women rivals her reserved and cultured demeanor.

When Rig mouths off to his friends that there’s not a woman he can’t have, a bet is placed and Cara finds herself in the center of a ruthless game. Rig’s bet to ruin Cara’s innocence leads him from casually trying to seduce her into stalking her. Hunting her. Obsessing over this woman who refuses to let him in, despite his wiles and irresistible charms, and it soon dawns on him that it is no longer a game. He must have Cara, and it wasn’t just him wanting her. His wolf craved her as well.

A Rogue For The Alpha Twins by Faithuba

Considered a weakling and useless, a deformity, Sophia got banned from her pack and cast out into the wilds, making her a lone wolf and a rogue. Devastated and alone, Sophia struggled to survive, only to end up getting waylaid by a deadlier set of rogues out for her blood.

She is, however, rescued by the Sky Blue Pack, and when her saviors take her back to the pack’s base, she finds that she, an Omega, managed to get mated to both Alphas of the most powerful wolf pack that ever existed. It had to be a mistake, Sophia thought as she fled, expecting that they would hate her and reject her as well. What she didn’t count on, was them scouring the lands for her, because they not only wanted her. They were willing to fight for her.

Mated To The Mafia Werewolves: The Alpha And The Beta Wants Me by Jay Mhekzy

She obeyed her father’s dying wish, but it changed nothing. He still found her, the devil who killed her father. It didn’t matter where she ran, whatever rock she hid under, Alessandro De Luca waited for her, eager to catch her and make her pay for her father’s sins. She loathed him, and she had vowed long ago that she would get revenge.

Growing up for Arabella was realizing that pain was nothing to Alessandro, and the male had demons that would consume her if she even tried. Not that she could, when he had her under close watch, his gun constantly cocked at her, ready for the kill if she so much as breathed wrong. She hated that he considered his, and she hated herself even more because she wanted him too. Blaze showing up only complicated matters more, because Alessandro didn’t ever share his belongings, no matter that the Beta was also her mate. A fan favorite and one of the best slow burn romance fantasy books to read online.

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  • Author: Jay Mhekzy
  • Status: Completed
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • 👁 17K
  • 8.5

**Warning: Strong language, smuts, abuse, and some explicit content. Please read at your risk.** "Let go of me…" Arabella said. She grimaced, shaking her head. "Do you think I would let you go so easily?" He questioned, then tutted. Sandro's nostrils flared as he sniffed her hair wrapped in his hands, Vanilla and Strawberry. The innocent yet naughty scent he remembered her with. "That would never happen, Cara Mia." Arabella gasped as Sandro pressed his body into hers. She moved to shove him away but he grasped her hands and pinned them above her head before pointing the gun at her temple. Arabella shut her eyes tightly as the gun cocked. She inhaled and bit her tongue while saying her last prayer inwardly. She wanted to run far away from him. Away from the surface of the earth if possible. But she was certain no matter how far she went, he was going to find her. ------------------------------------- Arabella's life took a u-turn after falling into her enemy's hand. She should feel nothing for him, however. He made her lose all her senses, even her clothes. At the mercy of her foe, she discovers some secrets about him and wishes to unravel more, but got what she didn't bargain for. Alessandro, an Alpha assumes the identity of a Mafia Lord. He was the most wanted criminal in COOAN, and his name incites fear in all werewolves' packs. He was a man fighting his demons and needed a savior before he drowns. When Arabella was about to accept her miserable fate that couldn'tan't escape from that devil Alpha, Blaze showed up. Blaze often kept to himself and trusted no one until he met Arabella, whom he believed was the perfect mate sent to him by the moon's goddess. However, she was taken. The powerful urge to save her from her miserable life catapulted them into another world, which was more chaotic than theirs...


Share One Bed With My Unfamiliar Husband by T.Sweet

Slow burn romance book meets billionaire one-night stand.

After a painful night with a stranger, Jade is uneager to get into an entanglement with any man, even more reluctant to go ahead with her engagement with Hayden Lloyd. Hayden shares the sentiment, seemingly uninterested in making her his wife as well. He offers her a deal; keep the charade up for a month for the sake of their families and the marriage will be called off no later.

Jade is surprised by his offer, but she happily accepts, unknowingly inviting more than she can handle into her life.

Spin The Bottle by Ebby Greene

Diverting from her usual routine of only studying, Stephanie follows her best friend to her first high school party, signing up for a night filled with uncertainty and she dares to hope that nothing insane happens. When a spin the bottle challenge commences and the hottest boy in school plays his turn and it gravitates towards Stephanie, a kiss beckons. Stephanie’s very first. No one warned her that first kisses could be chaotic, but it wasn’t like anyone could predict how that one kiss could set off a series of cataclysmic events that make her senior year by far the wildest.

Claiming His Queen by AmonAvHs

A kind woman who spent most of her time reading to her patients has her world pulled from under her feet when she seeks aid to treat her dying mother and is forced to make a deal with her cousin for money. She had to marry Enzo, a man she desperately hated in two days. A man whose aim was to kill her.

But all of that ceased to matter when her mother died hours before the wedding, and Enzo came to collect his bride anyway, at gunpoint. Lily desperately searched for help and turning to the first hand that offered it didn’t seem like a terrible option until she finds that he’s a stalking creep who’s been watching her without her knowledge for a long, long time.

Taming The Hot Billionaire by Rituparna Darolia

Eva’s heart is broken when discovers her best friend’s brother whom she has loved for years doesn’t reciprocate her feelings. Deciding that shelving it and fleeing is the best option, Eva does all that she can to forget all about Alexander, studying hard and building her career, but when she is forced to return and share the same apartment with him, the feelings she considered dead spark to life, and it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems with Alexander and his family.

The Alpha's Blessed Mate by Darma Day

Alpha Knox loses his chosen mate in a tragedy that changes his world forever and his life spirals down a path of depression, hate and anger, until he meets Thea. Thea, the Alpha King’s true heir is used by her father as nothing but a bargaining chip to be sold off only to the highest bidder, branding her virginity to the world like a trophy.

Perhaps, it was her father’s foolish musings that brought the enemies to their doorsteps, but the encounter leaves Thea broken and bruised in more ways than one, and the last thing she recalls is being saved by Knox.

Mafia Warrior by Reneè Watts

Alexei is hungry for more than what her country life has to offer and dreams of more than being heir to her family’s legacy and getting stuck. She wishes for an escape, or something new, something interesting. Her wish comes true when someone new comes to town, bringing along with him a load of mystery everyone is interested in. He refuses to divulge what his work is, or who he might be, but if there’s anything he’s made abundantly clear, it is the fact that he wants Alexei. #2 in best slow burn contemporary romance books on Alphanovel.

Mafia's Little Pearl by Mandy

Jade Flores, a student who works part time at the Red Bar finds herself in a lot of trouble when her cousin, Marcel, infuriates the city’s Mafia, earning a cabal going after him and the only family of his that they can reach; Jade. Confused and scared, Jade is on a run for her life, and when the Matrix, another Mafia Lord nearly gets his hands on Jade, she is saved by Saint Gennaro Guerra, a stunning and cold lord, who happens to be Marcel’s boss whom he betrayed.

Saint keeps Jade in his home, holding her hostage when he is unable to find her cousin, and he soon finds himself regretting this decision of his when his naughty little princess starts to break down the walls that have surrounded his heart.

I Married My Mother’s Lover As A Stand-In Bride by Wilbright

Amelia could have sworn her mother really wanted to marry Fernando. They had been planning for weeks and she had never seen the woman so happy and excited about anything, so it was a shock when her mother went missing on the special day. Fernando, a popular business tycoon, refuses to let her mother’s supposed betrayal destroy his reputation.

He pleads with Amelia to stand in for her mother on the altar, to which she refused vehemently, and in a heartbeat, Fernando makes Amelia understand that he wasn’t asking, and she has no say in the matter.

The Beta's Blind Date by Allie Carstens

Taryn and Reid couldn’t be any more different. Taryn has always wanted a family, a mate, children. She doesn’t indulge in short term commitments, and she ended her last relationship because the Alpha male, for all of his promises of love, wouldn’t commit to her.

Reid was a well known womanizer with rules to aid his frivolous lifestyle. No kissing, no mates, no pack members, no sleeping over. When he breaks the last rule, his best friend ensures he pays the price by setting him up for a blind date with Taryn, and Reid has never been more frustrated in his life than when all of his charms seem to go right into the mud and Taryn seems unimpressed and uninterested in him. It is an oddity for Reid and he swears he’ll get her in his bed. Only, Taryn isn’t having it or him. Inarguably one of the best slow burn romance novels to read online, with spice and so much laughter.

Ravished By The Alphas by Aubrey Pepper

Every day, slaves are taken to the shop and most don’t return. It isn’t the same for Valerie Davis who is rejected by the buyers. They don’t waste a second on her. It could have been because of her rather unique features, or the brand that sat across her skin, naming her unclean and a traitor for a crime neither she nor her parents committed.

Valerie didn’t mind not being sold off to the despicable people who killed her parents and ruined her life. She wasn’t sure she could serve without killing them either, but her hopes get dashed when the Alpha visits the slave market for the first time and takes interest in her, purchasing her at a steep price.

Need more of that slow burn magic? Find the best slow burn romance novels in our Romance section. Seeking youthful escapades with adventure and sweet love? Our Young Adult section awaits your discovery, and even better, hotter and spicier, is the LGBTQ+ collection, igniting passions that know no bounds. Happy reading!

Evelyn MitchellEvelyn MitchellFebruary 7, 2024