Are you ready for 15 of the best royal love books?
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Whether it’s in books, movies, or in real life, people love to romance the Royal Family in any format. I mean, most of us grew up with the Disney movies, and the majority of them were talking about princesses finding their happiness forever. So, since childhood, many of us have dreamed of becoming a long lost princess and finding happiness. To honor that dream, let’s name the best royal romance books to read, from YA romance to adult romance.
As much as we love royal stories, you can’t erase the horrors they created with their monarchies. They are almost always responsible for the colonization of many other countries. They are responsible for destroying crops that flourished before their arrival. I would like us to stop romanticizing royalty. Disney painted us a lovely picture that did nothing wrong, but the reality is anything but that.
I guess we love royal novels because we strive for a good outcome from something that has rotten roots. We want to see the possibility of something blossoming from an already broken institution. Even if in real life I will never support the royal family, in fiction you can always hope for a good result.
Contemporary royal love books
How to find a princess by Alyssa Cole
Anastasia (1997) is a big favorite for many. For fans of the film, How to find a princess is a perfect book to read right after!
Makeda’s life is turned upside down when a sexy investigator walks through her door. Bez is looking for the long lost princess of her kingdom and she thinks Makeda is her. She intends to take it back, but first they have to get there, and the only way to do it is by boat… and there’s only one room. (They also have to pretend they’re married!).
Twisted games by Ana Huang
We can’t have a royal romance list without a bodyguard / royal couple! Twisted games is scorching, hot and delicious. But, really, anything Ana Huang writes never disappoints.
She is stubborn, he follows the rules. She’s a princess, she’s her new bodyguard. They know their love is forbidden, but the desire that builds up in them cannot be brushed aside easily.
The queen’s game by Carla de Guzman
A wild child princess, a shy and calm prince, and… a fake date between two nations?
There could only be one reason that would bring Nina home and that would be if her father died and she had to take the throne to be queen. Unfortunately for her, it does happen.
Now she’s back home, but her reputation may not be ideal for becoming Queen. So her aunt creates an elaborate plan to fake a date with her childhood friend, Prince Felipe.
The trap of the princess by Talia Hibbert
When they first meet, fireworks appear. But then they are caught kissing by the paparazzi, and Cherry finds out that this guy is a real prince. A real prince!
The press is unleashed, the palace is outraged and Prince Ruben’s life is slowly collapsing. He must act fast! Cherry comes to mind and quickly everything follows, like a flashy diamond ring in her left hand.
Theirs for the night by Katee Robert
Katee Robert is the queen of hot stories. Theirs for the night is the start of a royal series where a prince and his bodyguard meet a woman. And they want each of their nights with her.
It was a royal summer by Teri Wilson
Imagine playing a princess in a popular fairy-tale-inspired theme park! Isn’t that so cute? Well, that’s Lacey’s life. And she couldn’t be happier.
When she meets a single dad enjoying a normal day at his amusement park with his daughter, she didn’t expect him to be a prince! Can an imaginary princess and a real prince find their happiness forever together?
Tokyo forever by Emiko Jean
I also grew up with The diary of a princess by Meg Cabot, and if you have a deep love for this series, I’m sure Tokyo forever will become your new favorite.
One day, Izumi discovers the truth about the identity of her unknown father! He is none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means… Izumi is a princess. Soon after, she travels to Japan to finally meet her father and discover the country she has always dreamed of.
Curses and kisses by Sandhya Menon
You know, I have a little bit of everything on this list. For this book, we have a YA book inspired by “Beauty and the Beast” that defines an elite international boarding school.
Princess Jaya would do anything to protect her family. Especially from the enemy of his family, the Emerson clan. When she finds out that Gray Emerson is also going to his boarding school, she thinks it’s the perfect opportunity to get revenge.
His princess at Christmas by Thérèse Béharrie
In the romances category, you can find a variety of royal love stories. Secret babies with princes, arranged marriages with enemy kingdoms, you say it, they have it. Therese Beharrie is a master of words, and this time around she blesses us with a royal Christmas tale.
A prince is running away from something, but Amari doesn’t know what. The only thing she is certain of is that he is looking for a job and that she has one for him. Still, it’s definitely a bad idea to hire her, but after an unforgettable kiss, is Amari ready for the royal consequences?
Fantastic Royal Romance Books
War of the Town Criers by Nina Varela
In a world divided by humans and Made, we find our two protagonists, Ayla and Crier. Ayla has only one goal in mind, that of taking revenge for the death of her family. The one responsible for this horrific event was Lord Hesod, so now she’s going to do the same to him: murder his daughter, Lady Crier.
The kingdom of bridges by Danielle L. Jensen
It is the story of a warrior princess who takes revenge on her enemy. His enemy happens to be King Aren of the Kingdom of Bridges. She’s been training for the day she brings him to her knees… and that day could be closer than ever.
The only way to carry out his plan is to infiltrate his backyard. Thus, when she is sent as a potential wife under the guise of peace, she takes the opportunity to bring down her defenses. But soon enough, she begins to wonder if she is the hero or the villain of the story.
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
Every time you pick up a Tasha Suri book you know the romance is going to turn your world upside down. You are going to be a changed person after reading it. It’s the truth.
Set in a world inspired by the history and epics of India, a princess and a maid meet once upon a time. Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Princess Malini spends her days in isolation. On the other hand, there is Priya, a maid, one of the many people responsible for going to the top of Hirana every night to clean Malini’s rooms. But there are secrets, forbidden magic, and revenge sewn into the pages of this story.
A song of specters and ruins by Roseanne A. Brown
Karina is a crown princess who wants to resurrect her deceased mother, but needs the heart of a king. His plan is to offer his hand in marriage to the winner of the Solstacia competition in order to make him a king and later kill him.
Malik is at the Solstacia Festival to escape his war-ravaged home, but also to start a new life with his sisters. When a vengeful spirit kidnaps one of his sisters as payment in the city, Malik makes a deal: kill Karina, the Crown Princess of Ziran.
Both have one goal in mind and that is to destroy each other.
The queen touched by the stars by Roshani Chokshi
Roshani Chokshi writes beautiful love stories. I feel like they could live for years and years and people will remember them forever.
Maya has always been cursed. Her horoscope promises a marriage of death and destruction, making everyone fear her. And, see, they weren’t wrong. Her life changes when her father organizes a political wedding to become Akaran’s queen.
If you love Hades and Persephone, you’ll love this book!
The world that never changes by Rin Chupeco
Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic fantasy book where two twin goddesses rule over vastly different realms, one shrouded in darkness, while the other scorched by a relentless sun.
Today, 17 years later, the two sisters have each raised a daughter. But darkness is calling for them, and maybe it’s time for them to finally meet.
This list is not exhaustive: you can find many other royal romances, including romances like Red, white and royal blue! I narrowed it down to a list of 15 of the best royal romance books, each very different from one another. That’s the beauty of literature! You can find such a variety of books that have the same trope, so you will never get tired of reading just one trope.