Action & Adventure Romance Books
“Men just want to last long enough not to embarrass themselves.”
These picks are filled with action, adventure, and love, and they're just the beginning.Here is a list of 12 Best Action And Adventure Romance Books for you.
1. A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, 5)
Author: by Sarah J. Maas
Published at: Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition (February 16, 2021)
Sarah J.Maas's sexy, richly imagined series continues with the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta. Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits.
Worse, she can't seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it. The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit.
But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other. Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms.
2. House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)
Author: by Sarah J. Maas
Published at: Bloomsbury Publishing (March 3, 2020)
A #1 New York Times bestseller!Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect lifeworking hard all day and partying all nightuntil a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation.
She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purposeto assassinate his boss's enemies, no questions asked.
But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passionone that could set them both free, if they'd only let it.
3. Kingdom of Shadow and Light: A Fever Novel
Author: by Karen Marie Moning
Delacorte Press (February 23, 2021)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER MacKayla Lane faces the ultimate threat when war breaks out between the kingdoms of shadow and light, as the Fever series races to an explosive revelation. From the moment MacKayla Lane arrived in Dublin to hunt her sister's murderer, she's had to fight one dangerous battle after the next: to survive, to secure power, to keep her city safe, to protect the people she loves.
The matter of who's good and who's evil can be decided by the answer to a single question: Whose side are you on? Now, as High Queen of the Fae, Mac faces her greatest challenge yet: ruling the very race she was born to hunt and killa race that wants her dead yesterday, so they can put a pure-blooded Fae queen on the throne.
But challenges with her subjects are the least of her concerns when an ancient, deadly foe resurfaces, changing not only the rules of the game but the very game itself, initiating a catastrophic sequence of events that have devastating consequences and leave Mac questioning everything she's ever learned and everyone she's ever loved.
4. An Unexpected Peril (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery)
Author: by Deanna Raybourn
Published at: Berkley (March 2, 2021)
A princess is missing and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club-an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women-Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use.
As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings.
With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela's chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves-and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears. Having noted Veronica's resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England.
5. Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, 1)
Author: by Tamsyn Muir
Published at: Tordotcom (July 14, 2020)
15+ pages of new, original content, including a glossary of terms, in-universe writings, and more! A USA Today Best-Selling Novel, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!
WINNER of the 2020 Crawford AwardFinalist for the 2020 Hugo, Nebula, and Locus AwardsUnlike anything I've ever read.V.E. SchwabLesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Charles StrossBrilliantly original, messy and weird straight through. NPRThe Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.
Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. Tamsyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth, first in The Locked Tomb Trilogy, unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants.
The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape.
6. Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Leather-bound Classics)
Author: by Thomas Malory
Published at: Canterbury Classics; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2015)
Chivalry is not dead! Central figures in Medieval literature, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table still inspire many books and films today. Drawing on the legends of Camelot from French and English sources, Sir Thomas Malory compiled the drama of illicit love, the magic of sorcery, and the quest for the Holy Grail into a sordid and chivalrous tale that's been recounted for centuries.
This beautiful leather-bound volume, with gilded edges and a ribbon bookmark so you never lose your place, will be a treasured edition of classic Arthurian folklore in any home library.
7. Smoke Bitten (A Mercy Thompson Novel)
Author: by Patricia Briggs
Published at: Ace (February 9, 2021)
Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman. My only superpowers are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens.
But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I'm going to need them. Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhilluntil she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts.
They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived. Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses.
But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anythingeven kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities.In my territory. It won't, can't, remain.
8. Ship of Theseus
Author: by J. J. Abrams
Published at: Mulholland Books; Slp edition (October 29, 2013)
The chronicle of two readers finding each other, and their deadly struggle with forces beyond their understanding - all within the margins of a book conceived by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst.
The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey.
The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him. The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears.S.
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9. Bitter Pill (Sisterhood)
Author: by Fern Michaels
Published at: Zebra (December 29, 2020)
No one weaves a story as well as beloved New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels. In the Sisterhood's 32nd adventure together, a team of unscrupulous doctors pushing destructive natural remedies is profiting from others' distress-but these loyal friends know just the cure...
The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right.
For the Sisterhood, every mission matters. But there's a special satisfaction that comes with helping a friend in need, especially when it's someone as dear as Myra Rutledge's childhood friend Charlotte. After she receives a worrying letter, Myra quickly arranges for Charlotte to visit, hoping to restore her peace of mind.
She learns that Charlotte has spent tens of thousands of dollars on "natural herbal remedies" as part of an innovative program to boost longevity. But far from improving her health, the medications seem to be destroying it. Myra becomes suspicious of the trio of doctors in charge of the program, especially once the Sisterhood's investigations reveal that one patient has died, and another lapsed into a coma.
10. The Traitor Queen
Author: by Danielle L Jensen
Published at: Context Literary Agency LLC (September 1, 2020)
A QUEEN IN EXILE.A KING IN CHAINS. A queen now in exile as a traitor, Lara has watched Ithicana be conquered by her own father, helpless to do anything to stop the destruction. But when she learns her husband, Aren, has been captured in battle, Lara knows there is only one reason her father is keeping him alive: as bait for his traitorous daughter.
And it is bait she fully intends to take. Risking her life to the Tempest Seas, Lara returns to Ithicana with a plan not only to free its king, but for liberating the Bridge Kingdom from her father's clutches using his own weapons: the sisters whose lives she spared.
But not only is the palace inescapable, there are more players in the game than Lara ever realized, enemies and allies switching sides in the fight for crowns, kingdoms, and bridges. But her greatest adversary of all might be the very man she's trying to free-the husband she betrayed.
With everything she loves in jeopardy, Lara must decide who-and what-she is fighting for: her kingdom, her husband, or herself.
11. Courage Under Fire: A Riveting Novel of Romantic Suspense (Silver Creek)
Author: by Lindsay McKenna
Published at: Kensington (February 23, 2021)
A gripping new novel of the West featuring the cowboys of the Silver Creek by acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna, perfect for fans of the exciting novels of B.J. Daniels, Diana Palmer, and Delores Fossen. Seeking an escape from her dark past, Carissa Taylor heads to Silver Creek to build a new life.
For Cari, landing a job at a historic ranch just outside town is a dream come true, and a chance to put her beekeeping expertise to work. Not only does she feel at home in the ruggedly beautiful landscape, but she's intensely drawn to rancher Chase Bishop, whose strong, steadfast nature quiets her unease.
Maybe here she can finally be more than a hunted woman fleeing a vengeful killera man who's been after her nearly all her life ... Chase didn't dare open his heart again after losing his first love. Until Cari entered his life.
Her gentle beauty and nurturing spirit call to him like no other. So when her enraged stepbrother breaks out of prison and comes prowling around Chase's ranch, the former Marine goes into full protective mode, offering Cari the shelter of his home.
12. Hadley and Grace: A Novel
Author: by Suzanne Redfearn
Published at: Lake Union Publishing (February 1, 2021)
The author of In an Instant delivers a heart-pounding and emotional roller-coaster ride of self-discovery in the tradition of Thelma and Louise. Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance.
A woman who can't even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family. Grace, new mother of baby Miles, desperately wants to put her rough past behind her for good, but she finds it impossible when her path crosses with Hadley's, and her quest for a new start quickly spirals out of control and turns into a terrifying flight for survival.
Stronger together than apart, the two find their fates inextricably entwined, and as the danger closes in, each must decide how much she is willing to risk for the other. A powerful story of self-discovery, Hadley and Grace is the heart-racing tale of two women facing insurmountable odds, racing to stay one step ahead of the trouble that is chasing them, and discovering new kinds of love and family along the way.