Best Military Romance Books

Stories with strong individuals during high-stress situations and conflict lend to an exciting plotline that never gets old.These steamy stories will have you standing at attention.

Any of the 14 Military Romance Books below are enough to re-enlist you as a romance reader, between sweet moments, steamy kisses, and plots that will put a smile on your face.

1. The Return

Author: by Nicholas Sparks

Published at: Grand Central Publishing (September 29, 2020)

ISBN: 978-1538728574

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In the romantic tradition of Dear John, Nicholas Sparks returns with the story of an injured Navy doctor - and two women whose secrets will change the course of his life in this #1 New York Times bestseller. Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina.

But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any. Tending to his grandfather's beloved beehives, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local ...

Yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding. Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road.

2. Lightning Game (A GhostWalker Novel)

Author: by Christine Feehan

Published at: Berkley; First Edition (March 2, 2021)

ISBN: 978-0593333099

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Danger and passion fuse in this electrifying GhostWalker novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. GhostWalker Rubin Campo's rough upbringing made him into the man he is today: strong, steadfast and wary of outsiders. When he and his brother return to their family's homestead in the Appalachian Mountains, he can immediately sense that a stranger has taken up residence in their cabina woman who just happens to be a GhostWalker too.

Jonquille looks deceptively delicate but is clearly a fighter. She also doesn't seem to care that Rubin could kill her where she stands. She sought him out, wanting to connect on their shared interest in electrical charges. As one of the first failed GhostWalker experiments, Jonquille can produce lightning with her bodybut she can't control it.

Their connection is magnetic, their abilities in sync. Rubin knows she's his match, the answer to a lifetime of pain and intense loneliness. But Jonquille came to him with hidden intentions, ones that threaten to destroy their bond before it can truly begin.

3. Virgin River (A Virgin River Novel, 1)

Author: by Robyn Carr

Published at: MIRA; First Time Trade edition (August 27, 2019)

ISBN: 978-0778360018

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A Netflix Original Series! Welcome back to Virgin River with the book that started it allWanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included.

When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees this ad, she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache, and to reenergize the nursing career she loves. But her high hopes are dashed within an hour of arrivingthe cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her.

Realizing she's made a huge mistake, Mel decides to leave town the following morning. But a tiny baby abandoned on a front porch changes her plansand former marine Jack Sheridan cements them into place.

4. A Virgin River Christmas (A Virgin River Novel, 4)

Author: by Robyn Carr


320 pages

5.6 ounces

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A VIRGIN RIVER NOVELLast Christmas Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband, Bobby. This Christmas she's come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life and gave her three more years to love him. Fellow marine Ian Buchanan dragged Bobby's shattered body onto a medical transport in Fallujah four years ago, then disappeared as soon as their unit arrived stateside.

Since then, Marcie's letters to Ian have gone unanswered. Marcie tracks Ian to the tiny mountain town of Virgin River and finds a man as wounded emotionally as Bobby was physically. But she is not easily scared off. As Marcie pushes her way into his rugged and reclusive life, she discovers a sweet but damaged soul beneath a rough exterior.

Ian doesn't know what to make of the determined young widow who forces him to look into the painful past and, what's worse, the uncertain future. But it is, after all, a season of miracles and maybe, just maybe, it's time to banish the ghosts and open his heart.

5. I Need You To Hate Me

Author: by Genicious

Published at: Genicious (January 16, 2021)

ISBN: 978-0645010800

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A passionate and enthralling college romance. Two damaged souls on a path to obliteration. When they collide, will they heal each other, or are they damaged beyond repair? What's worse than losing someone you love? Blaming yourself for their death.

Two years after a devastating accident, Calla is still full of guilt. But beyond the blame, other demons are prowling. Post-traumatic stress disorder.Poor grades.Insomnia.Estrangement. Calla is hopeful for a fresh start.A new beginning. She's in for an inscrutable surprise when her path collides with Ace's.

Ace is an assholethere's no denying that. He's rude, arrogant, and impulsive. A magnetic force comes out to play, hurling Calla into Ace at full speed without brakes to decelerate. And there's no fighting fate, no matter how cruel or unfair it seems.

Soon, Calla is addicted. Addicted to Aceaddicted to the elation he makes her feel. And she realizes that perhaps, they aren't so different after all. However, secrets are deeply entrenched and woven through their souls. When they finally unveil, will Calla be able to look past them, or will everything shatter beneath her?

6. Dragonfly

Author: by Leila Meacham

Published at: Grand Central Publishing; Illustrated edition (July 7, 2020)

ISBN: 978-1538732236

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Read the USA Today bestseller from the author of Roses, a "sumptuous, full-bodied, and emotional" novel about five young spies embedded among the highest Nazi ranks in occupied Paris (Adriana Trigiani, NYT bestselling author of Tony's Wife). At the height of World War II, a handful of idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the government, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country.

The men and women from very different backgrounds - a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer - all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of her or his own.

They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly. Thus begins a dramatic cat-and-mouse game, as the group seeks to stay under the radar until a fatal misstep leads to the capture and the firing-squad execution of one of their team.

7. Hepburn's Necklace: A Novel

Author: by Jan Moran

Published at: Sunny Palms Press (January 7, 2021)

ISBN: 978-1647780388

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A vintage necklace.A long-hidden secret. A second chance for love. From a USA Today bestselling author. When costume designer Ariana Ricci leaves her groom at the altar, she seeks solace at the Palm Springs home of her great-aunt, a Texas-born Hollywood legend who began her career as an extra on the film Roman Holiday.

While opening yellowed, 1950s letters postmarked Italy, Ariana discovers relics from her great-aunt's hidden past, including an intriguing necklace that Audrey Hepburn gave her during the filming of the movie. Aching for a fresh start and the chance to resolve an unfinished story, the two embark on a journey to the sun-dappled shores of Lake Como, Italy that will illuminate secrets of a bygone era and offer second chances to each of themif they are bold enough to seize them.

From Jan Moran, a USA Today bestselling author of romantic women's fiction, including The Chocolatier, comes a dual-timeline, multigenerational saga of love and second chances at any age. Also enjoy her contemporary Summer Beach series and the historical novels, The Winemakers and The Perfumer: Scent of Triumph.

8. Courage Under Fire: A Riveting Novel of Romantic Suspense (Silver Creek)

Author: by Lindsay McKenna

Published at: Kensington (February 23, 2021)

ISBN: 978-1420150834

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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.

9. The Friend Zone

Author: by Abby Jimenez

Published at: Forever (June 11, 2019)

ISBN: 978-1538715604

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Fall in love with this hilarious and heartwarming USA Today bestselling romantic comedy that LJ Shen calls "an absolute treat."Kristen Peterson doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her.

She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children. Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for Kristen - especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland.

He's funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he'd be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it's harder and harder to keep him at arm's length.

The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass."Your next favorite romantic comedy... The Friend Zone is that rare beach read with tons of heart that will make you laugh and cry in equal parts." -PopSugar"Your next rom-com to obsess and cry over." -CosmopolitanGoodreads Choice Awards nominee - Best Romance, Best Debut O, The Oprah Magazine Best Romance Novels of the yearAudie Award FinalistUSA Today bestsellerBookish Best Books of the year SheReads Best Romances of the yearWomen's Health Best Romance Novels of the yearGood Housekeeping Best New Books for Summer PopSugar Best Books of Summer Publishers Weekly Starred Review Booklist Starred Review Booklist Top 10 Romance Debuts of 2019

10. My Kind of Christmas (A Virgin River Novel, 18)

Author: by Robyn Carr

Published at: MIRA; Reissue edition (October 25, 2016)

ISBN: 978-0778319207

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Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it allWhile the Riordan brothers have a reputation for being rough-and-tumble, Patrick has always been the gentle, sweet-natured one. But his easygoing manner is tested by his high-octane career as a navy pilot, and for the Riordan men, when the going gets toughthe tough find the love of a good woman.

Angie LeCroix wants to spend Christmas in Virgin River relaxing, away from her well-intentioned but hovering mother. Yet instead of freedom, she gets her uncle, Jack Sheridan. If he had his way, she'd never go out at all. And certainly not with Patrick Riordan.

But Angie has her own idea of the kind of Christmas she wantsand the kind of man. Patrick and Angie thought they wanted to be left alone this Christmasuntil they met each other. Now they want to be left alone together.

But the Sheridan and Riordan families have different plans for Patrick and Angieand for Christmas, Virgin River style!

11. The Violinist of Auschwitz: Based on a true story, an absolutely heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 novel

Author: by Ellie Midwood

Published at: Bookouture (November 16, 2020)

ISBN: 978-1800191402

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Auschwitz, 1943: In the depths of hell, can hope rise? And can love triumph over hatred? Based on the unforgettable true story of Alma Ros, The Violinist of Auschwitz brings to life one of history's most fearless, inspiring and courageous heroines.

Alma's bravery saved countless lives, bringing hope to those who had forgotten its meaningIn Auschwitz, every day is a fight for survival. Alma is inmate 50381, the number tattooed on her in pale blue ink. She is cooped up with thousands of others, torn from loved ones, trapped in a maze of barbed wire.

Every day people disappear, never to be seen again. This tragic reality couldn't be further from Alma's previous life. An esteemed violinist, her performances left her audiences spellbound. But when the Nazis descend on Europe, none of that can save herWhen the head of the women's camp appoints Alma as the conductor of the orchestra, performing for prisoners trudging to work as well as the highest-ranking Nazis, Alma refuses: they can kill me but they won't make me play.

12. The German Midwife: A Novel

Author: by Mandy Robotham

Published at: Avon (June 18, 2019)

ISBN: 978-0008340520

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The USA Today Best Seller. A powerful, haunting debutKate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkAn enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love.Germany, 1944.

A prisoner in the camps, Anke Hoff is doing what she can to keep her pregnant campmates and their newborns alive. But when Anke's work is noticed, she is chosen for a task more dangerous than she could ever have imagined.

Eva Braun is pregnant with the Fhrer's child, and Anke is assigned as her midwife. Before long, Anke is faced with an impossible choice. Does she serve the Reich she loathes and keep the baby alive? Or does she sacrifice an innocent child for the good of a broken world?

Published in the UK as A Woman of War*Mandy Robotham's highly awaited next book, The Secret Messenger, is out now.

13. The English Wife: A USA Today best seller; a sweeping and emotional historical romance novel

Author: by Adrienne Chinn

Published at: One More Chapter (February 16, 2021)

ISBN: 978-0008412401

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Two women, a world apart. A secret waiting to be discoveredAn emotive and engaging read' Rosanna LeyRich, evocative and utterly immersive, this beautifully written book swept me away' Jenny AshcroftEvocative, sensual and authentic' Jane JohnsonVE Day 1945: As victory bells ring out across the country, war bride Ellie Burgess' happiness is overshadowed by grief.

Her charismatic Newfoundlander husband Thomas is still missing in action. Until a letter arrives explaining Thomas is back at home on the other side of the Atlantic recovering from his injuries. Travelling to a distant country to live with a man she barely knows is the bravest thing Ellie has ever had to do.

But nothing can prepare her for the harsh realities of her new homeSeptember 11th 2001: Sophie Parry is on a plane to New York on the most tragic day in the city's history. While the world watches the news in horror, Sophie's flight is rerouted to a tiny town in Newfoundland and she is forced to seek refuge with her estranged aunt Ellie.

14. The Complete Novels of Jane Austen (Leather-bound Classics)

Author: by Jane Austen

Published at: Canterbury Classics (October 8, 2019)

ISBN: 978-1684129065

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This new, enhanced leather-bound edition includes all the completed novels of beloved author Jane Austen. Jane Austen's stories of clever women, elusive love, and social mores have struck a chord with millions of fans who consider her work compelling, heartwarming, and essential.

Adapted time and again for screen and stage, these enduring classics remain as enjoyable as ever, and are the perfect addition to every home library. This collector's edition includes all six of Austen's completed novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.

New readers will be enchanted once they open the genuine leather cover, see the specially designed endpapers, and read these brilliant stories, while readers familiar with Austen's genius will enjoy the introduction from an acclaimed Austen scholar that provides background and context for the works they've always loved.