Military Romance Novels
Military romance novels have a very different dynamic than a lot of other romance subgenres. Chock full of action and adventure, military romance novels throw the main characters of the book into extraordinary circumstances, often putting their lives in jeopardy, all while having falling in love with each other!
Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of wonderful romance books out there that don't have much or any action, but it's also fun to read a great action-packed romance novel too. Characters that are in or have been in the military are often really complex and interesting to read about.
Given the popularity of the subgenre, you're bound to a new military romance novel you love. Check out this round up of novels for your next favorite book!
1. If Looks Could Chill by Nina Bruhns
After several mysterious deaths in the bayou, Louisiana State Trooper Tara Reeves is forced to ask sexy Cajun Marc Lafayette to help on her search for evidence. Tara never expected to come across a foreign terrorist cell creating a deadly biological weapon and with plans to attack the U.S. Marc, a member of a cover special ops team, is none to happy getting stuck with a nosy cop. Even if she's absolutely gorgeous.
2. One Minute To Midnight by Nico Rosso
When former Navy SEAL Ben Jackson and former Special Forces sniper Mary Kuri are put on a mission together, it becomes difficult to tell where their cover ends and the feelings they've developed for each other begin. The town of Morris Flats is the last place for them to hookup, not when it's their job to gather intel and losing focus could cost them their lives, along with the lives of many innocent people.
3. Blue Skies by Ali Vali
A Top Gun instructor who flies F-18s for the Navy Commander Berkley Levine thinks she's doing pretty well for herself. Captain Aidan Sullivan takes the help of the USS Jefferson after a new equality initiative. However, her first mission is a doozy, and if she fails, that consequences will be felt around the world. She must destroy two different locations of nuclear weapons programs and only knows one person alive she can trust on the mission, Berkley, her ex.
4. Navy SEAL Rescue by Susan Cliff
After being captured and held by his enemies, Navy SEAL William Hudson is desperate enough to accept help from anyone. Dr. Layah Anwar wants nothing more than to help her family to safety. Hud and Layah don't trust each other, but it doesn't stop them from working together to journey through harrowing mountains, enemy snipers, and the elements, all while having an attraction to each other they can't deny.
5. As Hard as it Gets by Laura Kaye
After Nicholas Rixey was forced out of the military, he became the co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo. One day, in walks trouble in the form of the enticing daughter of his former commander, the man who got Nick kicked out of the army. It turns out that Becca Merritt's brother is missing and left her a note to find Nick to help. Nick calls in backup as they take on an organized crime ring. Despite Nick's dislike of her father, Becca is impossible not to fall for.
6. Squared Away by Annabeth Albert
Tragedy strikes, and SEAL Mark Whitley is forced to return to the states to become the guardian to his sister's children. There's a problem though - a contradictory will might give custody to another person. Mark remembers Isaiah James as a hot, wild, young party boy. Though six years have passed, Mark can't forget the way Isaiah once propositioned him and how Mark's questioned himself ever since. Isaiah got over his crush on Mark years ago, thank you very much. He's done with straight guys, especially since his cousin's kids need a guardian. As they take care of the children together, feelings begin to emerge, but will Mark find the courage to listen to what his heart is telling him?
7. The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
Ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife, Rachel, a year ago and hasn't seen her since. He becomes consumed by his guilt and grief, shutting himself off. Ethan's brothers try to convince him to join the Kelly Group International (KGI), a group of former military that takes care of what the government is unable to, several times. He doesn't agree until an anonymous phone call informs him Rachel is alive. If Ethan wants to save her, he'll have to risk everything and then some.
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