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Romance

According to the Romance Writers of America, "Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying and optimistic ending." Both the conflict and the climax of the novel should be directly related to that core theme of developing a romantic relationship, although the novel can also contain subplots that do not specifically relate to the main characters' romantic love. Other definitions of a romance novel may be broader, including other plots and endings or more than two people, or narrower, restricting the types of romances or conflicts.

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Dr. Strange Beard (Winston Brothers, #5)
The Real Deal
Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge
Wild Like the Wind (Chaos, #5)
Pucked Love (Pucked, #7)
Endless Water, Starless Sky (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #2)
The Supervillain and Me
Cooper's Charm (Love at the Resort, #1)
Half Empty (First Wives, #2)
Idle (The Seven Deadly, #4)
I Think I Love You (Oxford, #5)
Butterface (The Hartigans, #1)
Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4)
The Brink of Darkness (The Edge of Everything, #2)

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