18 best modern books about love

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The theme of love has always been popular. It is not for nothing that almost all works, regardless of genre, have a storyline associated with a romantic relationship between two people. Our rating is made up of the best books, which have touching feelings and not always reciprocal love, bright heroes who were able to pass all the tests, and characters who did not have the strength to overcome them. In any case, these novels will raise a storm of feelings: they will make you cry and laugh, empathize and worry, sometimes be ashamed of your actions, but more often be proud of them. Read, enjoy and remember that love rules the world!

Rating of the best books about love

Nomination a place Name of product rating
Rating of the best books about love 1 50 shades of grey 4.9
2 See you 4.8
3 Rejected heir 4.8
4 One plus one 4.8
5 Unlived life 4.7
6 A double blow to innocence 4.7
7 If you could know 4.6
8 Addicted 4.6
9 After you 4.5
10 Fine bastard 4.5
11 A thousand kisses that cannot be forgotten 4.5
12 Keys to your heart 4.5
13 Night music 4.5
14 Ship of brides 4.4
15 Violets in March 4.4
16 I feel you 4.4
17 Sex in the eastern city 4.3
18 Brooklyn Girl 4.3

50 shades of grey

Book Author: E. L. James

Rating: 4.9

50 shades of grey

Erica Mitchell, better known by her pseudonym E.L. James, brought the world a bestseller that won over readers on both sides of the ocean. Its sales rate has surpassed Twilight. The Russians, too, could not resist the difficult relationship between Christian Gray and Anastacia Steele. As a result, the novel became the best-selling work in our country. Despite enthusiastic responses from readers, critical reactions were mixed.

But still there were many more negative ones. Experts argued that there were too frank descriptions in it, and she would never receive any award. The controversial moment was the presence of scenes with BDSM. Despite all the scandalousness, the film adaptation of the book confirmed its popularity among readers who were looking forward to the continuation of the erotic story of a modest innocent girl and a young handsome billionaire.

The story is told from the perspective of the main character. The reader can feel all the turmoil experienced by Anastacia, inexperienced in love affairs, and how she, having learned about her partner's sexual fantasies, gradually overcomes her fear and shame and takes part in his experiments.

See you

Book Author: Jojo Moyes

Rating: 4.8

See you

The English journalist Jojo Moyes became famous thanks to the novel 'Me Before You', published in 2012. The wonderful story of the relationship between two young people could not leave indifferent even the most notorious skeptics. It helps to think about many ethical issues related to life and death. Fate brings an ordinary girl from a simple family to a guy who is completely paralyzed after the accident.

Louise Clarke was forced to agree to work as a nurse, since she is located not far from home, is well paid, and the physiological care of the patient is carried out by a completely different person. Will is 31 years old. He is well educated, surfing, skiing, swimming, that is, he was an active young man. But everything was crossed out by the accident, and even his girlfriend is going to marry her best friend. All this could not but affect his character, which leads to constant skirmishes with the nurse.

Gradually, the cheerful and spontaneous Louise regains interest in life for a bed-ridden invalid. But soon she learns that Will has signed an agreement with the clinic for euthanasia and that the due date is coming soon. The book does not end with a fabulous happy ending. But in our relative world, everyone finds their own happiness. Before his death, Will received a small, but still a piece of joy, and Louise found a new life.

Rejected heir

Book author: Erin Watt

Rating: 4.8

Rejected heir

We include in our rating the fourth book by Erin Watt about the rich royal family. Fans were eagerly awaiting the continuation of the 'Paper Princess' cycle, and their expectations were met. The main character is Easton, who evokes different emotions in readers, but not indifference. He is smart, handsome, enjoys the favor of all the girls, without exception, but envies his four brothers and, on the basis of this, rushes to all the hard.

Alcohol, sex and constant fights do not bring satisfaction, and he comes up with all new solutions to problems that not only do not calm, but, on the contrary, bring a lot of problems to him and his family members. Hartley Wright is a completely different type. She is different from her classmates, and Easton's attention does not attract her at all, considering him a spoiled mama's son, who is long overdue to grow up. But the 'golden' boy is not used to rejection, and the coldness and inaccessibility whet his interest.

It is with Hartley that Easton calms down, but his next rash action leads to disaster. Like the previous three books, the novel has aroused genuine interest among readers who are waiting for new stories about the Royal family.

One plus one

Book Author: Jojo Moyes

Rating: 4.8

One plus one

Another book by the English novelist Jojo Moyes aroused genuine interest in the reader. This is a touching love story of two people who met when they already had an adult life behind them and each of them had their own problems. They are from different worlds, but the feeling overpowers everything, and two people can no longer run away from it.

Jess spins like a squirrel in a wheel. Her husband abandoned her, she is trying to feed her family, so she has to work two jobs and make odd jobs. Her daughter Tanzi is a talented girl with bright perspectives. But for this you need to pay for lessons, participate in math olympiads, but Jess cannot afford this. The son constantly gets from local hooligans, as he does not look like everyone else.

Ed is a lonely man who lives in the present and has no idea of ​​his future. And although he is a wealthy person, his ex-wife is trying to sue his money and property. During this difficult period, they met to become each other's support and support. Many liked the novel because of the reality of the plot. In Jess, many readers recognized themselves. The author managed to describe the life of an ordinary woman without any embellishments, and the positive ending made many believe that everything is still ahead.

Unlived life

Book author: Dana Delon

Rating: 4.7

Unlived life

Dana Delon wrote a book that not only entered our rating, but also the world's tops of the best works of love. Teenage relationships throughout the story will make you cry and laugh. The author was well able to reveal the characters of the characters, their true feelings, relationship with the family. The description of Paris is so realistic that the reader imagines walking along its streets or sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Lea Sanclair is a single girl. Tired of problems in school and family, she hides from everyone and finds solace in the network. One acquaintance in the future will turn her whole life upside down. But Mikael soon stops responding to messages, and another blow awaits the girl. Raphael Delion cannot recover after the death of his brother. His computer is password-protected, and a single hint does nothing to help him. But with the arrival of a newcomer to his class, absolutely everything changes.

The book is read in one breath. And not only the teenage audience enthusiastically learned about the difficult relationship between Leia and Raphael, but also fans of the older love genre appreciated the author's light and simple syllable and the intrigue that kept until the very end.

A double blow to innocence

Book Author: Stella Gray

Rating: 4.7

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Stella Gray's work combined two genres: a love story and a detective story. It became a real discovery in 2018, and many readers enthusiastically re-read the story of Elena Uspenskaya, the main character of Double Strike to Innocence. She is young and independent of the opinions of others, she has a strong character, so she can rebuff anyone. Elena gets a job as a choreographer in a strip club, where she teaches dancers, but she herself periodically performs, not seeing anything terrible in this.

Her life changes when a certain Klaus comes to the institution and informs her about the inheritance left in Germany. The girl immediately flies to Cologne, where she makes sure that this is not a prank, and the relative really exists. Having become a rich heiress, she plunges into such a whirlpool of events, from which she barely comes out alive.

Readers were enthusiastic about the work. An incredibly twisted plot and intrigue, which is revealed only in the finale, made many read it in one breath. If you don't like quiet, cozy love stories, and you prefer adventurous pieces, then this creation by Gray is for you.

If you could know

Book author: Elchin Safarli

Rating: 4.6

book If you knew

You will surely enjoy the next book included in our rating. Written by Elchin Safarli, in 2012 it was recognized as the best work of love. Many readers wondered how the author was able to convey feelings so accurately, because before that, only women could do it. The plot is based on the betrayal of a loved one. The main character is going through difficult times, she wants to run away from everything, but, unfortunately, you cannot run away from yourself. Life destroyed after parting is very difficult to return to normal.

But with the illustrative example of the heroine, you can learn to live anew, follow all the stages of her recovery. Over time, she calms down and is ready for a new relationship without fear or hiding. The book is a kind of guide to action and will completely replace a visit to a psychologist in a difficult period of life.

It is not for nothing that the main audience is women. Readers rated the work with the highest score. Each was able to see herself and relive the feelings that arise after betrayal and parting with a loved one. Our experts recommend reading this sentimental and touching message book in order to become happy again and enjoy all the pleasures of life.

Addicted

Book author: S. Nelson

Rating: 4.6

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Book S. Nelson became the first in the series 'Addicts'. Released in 2016, it was well received by critics and readers alike. The novel tells about the difficult life of Sarah Horton, who tries to escape from her past, forget everything and start from scratch. Finally, she is given such an opportunity, and she and her best friend move to the city of dreams – Seattle. Gradually, everything is getting better, and nightmares are not so disturbing, but then a stranger bursts into her life, who has entered the store for shopping.

Alec Dever did not expect that someone would be able to influence his worldview like that. He does not tolerate any relationship, he is satisfied with his position, but it is Sarah who will become the person who will turn everything upside down. But they both have secrets, and can they, crossing out the past, become truly happy?

Experts advise not to put this book aside and enjoy the wonderful plot, vivid and interesting characters, and the difficult relationships of the main characters.

After you

Book Author: Jojo Moyes

Rating: 4.5

After you

Jojo Moyes' work became a continuation of the book 'Me Before You', which is also included in our rating. In 2015, readers were able to learn about the later life of Louise Clarke after the sad events that happened in the first part. The action takes place two years after Will's death. The girl was never able to recover from her grief, she is lonely, her life is more like a routine.

Despite the plans, Louise did not receive an education and again works as a waitress. Due to an accident, she finds herself in a hospital bed, afraid to repeat the fate of her deceased lover and forever remain confined to a wheelchair. But everything turns out to be not so scary, and the girl managed to avoid the worst.

The prolonged depression makes her turn to the same people who have lost their loved ones for support. Meeting Sam Fielding gives her a chance for new happiness. But will Louise be able to use it when Will is always there, and she secretly does not stop talking to him and sharing her experiences. Can Sam return a girl from the past and make him fall in love and be happy again? You will find answers to these questions in the fascinating novel by D. Moyes.

Fine bastard

Book author: Christina Lauren

Rating: 4.5

Fine bastard

The passionate love story of two young people was able to captivate readers, as evidenced by numerous positive reviews and reviews from critics. The book has been compared to the popular novel Fifty Shades of Gray, but it has its own interesting storyline and no less striking characters. Chloe Mills is a young woman who works for a large company. Bennett Ryan is the son of a corporation owner. He is rich, arrogant, not used to rejection. They are relentlessly drawn to each other, although they are from parallel worlds.

But love does not ask who we want to see as our half, sometimes its choice falls on the wrong people. But that's what she and love, to put up with the shortcomings of others, and even from this to make you happier. When Bennett becomes Chloe's boss, they can no longer contain their feelings. Will this relationship continue, can a rich narcissistic millionaire and a simple girl be together?

The reader has met such storylines many times, but Christina Lauren was able to grab attention, creating a special erotic story that is different from others. If you are a fan of passionate romance novels, then Lovely Bastard is your option.

A thousand kisses that cannot be forgotten

Book author: Tilly Cole

Rating: 4.5

A thousand kisses that cannot be forgotten

We have selected in the rating a work that raises the questions of life and death, love and hate, trust and lies, joy and pain. Friends thought they would always be together. But the move of the Rune family to Norway disrupts their plans. Poppy promises to wait, but the first love is subjected to such tests, which sometimes even adults cannot cope with. The girl ignores the messages, which makes the guy suffer. He does not understand what happened during this time, and why the relationship has changed so much.

Poppy tries to break all ties in order to save his beloved from the cruel reality. The author very poignantly showed the experiences of a terminally ill girl who does not want to bring suffering to her loved ones. Will Rune have enough strength to cope with the piled up misfortune, and can this love story end with a happy ending?

The tragedy of human lives is intertwined with a tender and touching love story of two teenagers. They had their whole life ahead of them, many dreams and plans. The book is not about death, it is about a real feeling that helps to overcome all trials. Tilly Cole reminded us how important it is not to forget that every kiss can be the last, and that it must be appreciated, no matter what.

Keys to your heart

Book author: Colin Hoover

Rating: 4.5

Keys to your heart

Colin Hoover's romantic and sad story immerses you in an atmosphere of love and suffering. The topic of student-student relationship has been raised by many authors more than once, but this book can captivate from the first page. With each chapter, the plot gets twisted and complicated, and the reader cannot imagine what the ending of this love story is. Leiken – 18. She grieves hard about the death of her father and the indifference of her mother and brother. Outwardly, she looks quite happy, but those around her do not suspect what is hidden behind this feigned well-being.

Hope for a new life is given by the girl's family moving to another city. Meeting a charming neighbor turns everything upside down. But will the feelings that surged so quickly surmount the trials that fate has already prepared for these two? Will is 21. As it turns out, he is a Leiken teacher, and the relationship between them can put an end to his career. Then there will be everything: happiness and pain, tragedy and joy.

Romanticism is added by poems that accompany the main characters throughout the novel. Readers who have familiarized themselves with the work and singled it out among many similar ones recommend not to miss it and enjoy all the depth and strength of the feelings of two young people in love.

Night music

Book Author: Jojo Moyes

Rating: 4.5

Night music

Another masterpiece of the English journalist Jojo Moyes takes a worthy place in the rating. Passions flare up around the mansion, which everyone calls the Spanish House. The old dilapidated building becomes a place where the main characters and secondary, no less interesting characters meet. Isabella Delancey is the new owner of the mansion, which she inherited from her great-uncle. After the sudden death of her beloved husband, she and her children move to the Spanish House in order to forget a little and recover from the misfortune that has befallen her.

Isabella hires a neighbor for the renovation work, but does not suspect that Matt and his wife will do everything to keep her and the children out of the house, as they were sure that they would inherit the mansion. Nicholas Trent wants to build new cottages in these places. Firth, finding himself on the street without a roof over his head, secretly settles in the boiler room. They all have their own plans for the house, but which of them will come true?

Moyes, as always, surprised with a dashingly twisted plot. It evokes diverse feelings in the reader, but we are sure of one thing that this is not indifference. We advise you to read this work, which will teach you a lot and help you rethink life values.

Ship of brides

Book Author: Jojo Moyes

Rating: 4.4

Ship of brides

Published in June 2005, the book immediately became a super-bestseller, and it was enthusiastically read by men and women, office workers and housewives, young people and people of venerable age. J. Moyes has combined several genres into one fascinating story. Jennifer goes on a trip with her grandmother, and in India, seeing an old ship, an elderly relative begins her story, which takes us back to 1946.

The war came to an end, and 600 brave women went on the aircraft carrier Victoria to their beloved ones from Australia to England. As if forgetting about the heroic military past, it is called the ship of the brides. But in fact, they are all legitimate wives who have married British soldiers in their homeland. They float into the unknown, because they do not know if they are expected in a new place, or if marriage was just an opportunity to live the last days in happiness, because they could die at any moment.

Most of all, women were afraid of telegrams: 'Don't come. I'm not waiting. ' Before us appear four main characters, completely different, but they have to put up with each other's neighborhood and find a common language. The book is based on real events and immerses the reader in a difficult relationship, shows the difficult post-war times and the difficulty of adapting to a new life.

Violets in March

Book author: Sarah Gio

Rating: 4.4

Violets in March

Sara Gio is an American writer specializing in sentimental novels. Her books have consistently become bestsellers. We also could not miss another masterpiece and are pleased to present it in our rating. The work tells the story of Emily Wilson, whose life is like a roller coaster: now you fall sharply down, then you fly up again.

The once successful girl, who imagined her future in the most rosy light, faces problems that are difficult to solve. Throwing everything and leaving for the island, she settles in the house of her great-aunt, next to which delicate touching violets grow. Emily's acquaintance with Jack does not please the old woman at all, but what is the reason, she does not say. The found diary, dated 1943, helps to provoke local residents to revelations.

The past reveals secrets, and Emily begins to understand a lot. Readers will love the love storyline with a detective twist. Together they form a fascinating work that can keep the intrigue until the very end, which can surprise many. Riddles, passions, betrayal, betrayal – welcome to the world of S. Gio.

I feel you

Book Author: Irene Kao

Rating: 4.4

I feel you

The second part of Irena Kao's trilogy about the passionate and ardent love of Elena and Leonardo captivated readers and made it possible to enjoy the magic of the main characters' feelings. The Italian was able to describe the nature, culture and art of her native country so vividly and captivatingly that it is impossible to tear yourself away, and the presence seems too realistic.

Helene moves to Rome, leaving in Venice the memories of the crazy days she spent with Leo. New life, new love. It would seem that everything worked out, making a strong, self-sufficient nature out of a woman. She is happy with Filippo, but fate has prepared for her trials that must be passed. The meeting with Leonardo stirred up a storm of feelings in her, and the heroine does not know how to proceed and what to choose: family or passion.

But having abandoned Filippo's reliable love, she also loses Leonardo. Elena becomes an ordinary abandoned woman. Readers empathize with her, as many of them experienced the same feelings. The book makes you think about difficult things: what is more important, live by principles or follow your desires. The heroine made her choice, but this did not bring her happiness. You can find out the further fate of Elena by reading the third part of 'I love you'.

Sex in the eastern city

Book author: Alsani Raja

Rating: 4.3

Sex in the eastern city

We all remember the fairy tales of Scheherazade, and we believe that oriental women are just as happy in life. But the book included in the rating by Alsani Raj tells about the real world, in which they are obliged to follow the harsh laws of Sharia, their family chooses their soul mate, and it is almost impossible to marry for love. But in reality, they are no different from Western girls. They love fashionable outfits, study in prestigious universities, communicate with men.

The story is led by a friend of four girls from Saudi Arabia. The reader is attracted not only by stories about people from high society, but also by the laws of one of the most closed countries, and the life that we can see from the inside. The author reveals the psychology of men professing Islam, and gives an opportunity for women seeking to marry a chosen one from the East to assess their strengths, whether she will be able to adapt to Muslim customs and customs.

Readers will love the design of the chapters, each of which begins with an email telling a story. Despite the huge gap in worldviews, after this book you understand how much we are all the same, regardless of nationality, religion, place of residence.

Brooklyn Girl

Book author: Guillaume Musso

Rating: 4.3

Brooklyn Girl

Guillaume Musso has created a bestseller that, from the moment of publication, excites readers with its intricate storyline, intrigues of intrigues, secrets and the past of heroes. The romantic story is full of tragedy. The denouement is so unexpected that it shocks in the first minutes. Raphael, a single father, meets Anna and realizes that he is ready to live the rest of his life with this woman. A few weeks before the wedding, she disappears, and it's all the fault of the reaction to the photo shown to the groom, with whom they agreed not to keep secrets from each other.

Raphael, together with his friend, a retired police officer, begins the search, learning new shocking details about the past of his beloved. And everything that happened to Anna seems monstrous and unreal. But thanks to the strength of the spirit, she finds the strength to live on. The detective line has everything: the uneasy relationship between parents and teenagers, corruption, intrigues of the powerful, indifference of the authorities, drugs, alcohol and the worst thing – child abuse.

'Brooklyn Girl' is not a love story, it is a mixture of genres, and the book is not recommended for particularly impressionable people. But if you are a fan of not simple romantic stories, but with elements of a thriller and a detective story, then this work will not leave you indifferent.


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