The Best Romance Anthologies To Read This Year

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Mix things up with an anthology!

Romance Anthologies

Are there ever times when you want to read something but just don't feel like starting a book because it just feels like too much? I know I've been there more times than I can count.

That's the awesome thing about romance anthologies. They're filled with romance stories of varying lengths, from short story to novella, and great for whatever time frame you need. In addition, you get to read stories by not only your favorite romance writers, but also get to check out new writers too. That's a pretty sweet deal for just one book!

We found a nice mixture of romance anthologies, including a bit of historical, own voices, fantasy, and more! It should give you plenty of stories to keep you busy for awhile, right?

1. Rogue series


While it began as just a single anthology, the response to the Rogue anthology series, transformed into seven volumes before it finally wrapped up! It began as a way to combine romance and politics to help temporarily alleviate our sorrows from the current political climate. I think the blurb sums it up best: "Welcome to The Resistance, where ordinary Americans find love and strength while fighting for their ideals. Politics has never been so sexy." Indeed!

Check out each book in the Rogue series here:

Rogue Desire, Book 1

Rogue Affair, Book 2

Rogue Acts, Book 3,

Rogue Hearts, Book 4

Rogue Passion, Book 5

Rogue Nights, Book 6

Rogue Ever After, Book 7

2. Daughters of a Nation: A Black Suffragette Historical Romance Anthology


Historical romance is a huge subgenre of romance, but too often, white voices dominate. Daughters of a Nation: A Black Suffragette Historical Romance Anthology is a much-needed addition to historical romance, particularly this time period in history. With compelling stories from Kianna Alexander, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart, and Piper Huguley, Daughters of a Nation is a must-read!

Be sure to check out The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology and For Love & Liberty: Untold love stories of the American Revolution for more historical romance featuring Black women and other diverse voices!

Buy Daughters of a Nation here.

3. Into the Mystic series


If you're looking for bisexual and lesbian paranormal and fantasy stories, the Into the Mystic series will be right up your alley! Each of these three volumes are bursting with incredible tales of magic, witches, werewolves, fairies, ghosts, and other enchanted love stories.

Check out each book in the Into the Mystic series here:

Into the Mystic: Volume One

Into the Mystic: Volume Two

Into the Mystic: Volume Three

4. The Dukes of Vauxhall


The historical romance anthology, The Dukes of Vauxhall, is a combined effort of writers Vanessa Kelly, Christi Caldwell, Theresa Romain, and Shana Galen. Each of the four stories take place in the same world in which both England's victory in the Battle of Waterloo and the Prince's birthday are cause for lavish celebrations in the notorious Vauxhall Gardens of London. Four dukes find love with four ladies, each love story tackled by separate author.

Get The Dukes of Vauxhall here.

5. Girls Next Door


Girls Next Door is a romance anthology featuring queer woman of various identities. While not all of the relationships literally center around the girl next door (though some of them do), they are all women a main character is in close proximity with: their best friend, the new woman in town, a teammate, an ex-girlfriend. This is a fun read with varying heat levels between the stories, perfect for any mood!

Get Girls Next Door here.

6. Best Women's Erotica of the Year series


To end the article, we have to include the Best Women's Erotica of the Year! While not exactly romance, it's an incredible yearly romance anthology chock full of steamy stories by some truly talented writers. Besides, sometimes it's fun to take a break from romance and delve into a bit of erotica!

Check out each book in the Best Women's Erotica of the Year series here:

Best Women's Erotica of the Year: Volume 1

Best Women's Erotica of the Year: Volume 2

Best Women's Erotica of the Year: Volume 3

Best Women's Erotica of the Year: Volume 4

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