Sure, it's fun to get swept away in a rom-com on Netflix every now and again, but getting caught up in the best romance novels ever written is really where it's at. Maybe it's because our imaginations can run rabidly wild, but something about reading love stories for the ages is just so satisfying.
And were not talking about graphic bodice-rippers here (though good erotic novels do have their time and place). We're talking real, pure, unadulterated romance. Like these classics, for example.
Originally published February 2016. Updated April 2017.