I read many genres, and I find that even when I am not reading a romance novel I appreciate a romantic subplot in a book. Many novels in the mystery, fantasy, paranormal, and women’s fiction genres do include elements of romance, although the romance is not the focus of the plot. The Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards even include a category for this: Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements. Although these novels lack the typical plotlines (and covers) of a romance novel, they should please romance readers looking for something a little different without branching out too far. Request one today!
Silent in the Grave  – Deanna Raybourn
Darkfever  – Karen Marie Moning
Between Sisters  – Kristin Hannah
Beguilement  – Lois McMaster Bujold
Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye  – Victoria Laurie
Crocodile on the Sandbank  – Elizabeth Peters
Moon Called  – Patricia Briggs