6 Thrilling Romance Novels That Began Online

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Relationships That Began Online

In the digital age, it's commonplace for people to meet their significant other online (I met my fiancée on a dating app). It makes perfect sense for plenty of romance novels to have characters meet online too. When it comes to romance novels that began online, why let such a wonderful trope go to waste?

Everyone is on the internet these days. With how busy people are, it makes sense for online dating to be as popular as it is, especially if you live in a rural area, just moved to the area, or trying to meet other LGBTQ people to date. Sometimes people don't even mean to meet someone online, as evidenced a few of the books on the list, including a couple who met through a blog. Another met on an online game.

It's so much fun to read romance novels that began online because they're both familiar and relateable. Check out these six great ones we rounded up!

1. Hold Me by Courtney Milan

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Jay na Thalang is a workaholic who can't afford a beautiful distraction in his life like Maria Lopez. So far, he's succeeded. Maria's blog has finally hit mainstream and she works hard to preserve her identity, even from the guy who began as a commenter eighteen months ago. Those comments became emails, then hour-long chats, and eventually blossomed into friendship that could become more. What will happen when it's revealed that Jay is the mysterious commenter on Maria's blog?

2. Geek Girl by Brenna Aubrey

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Between her mother's serious health issues, her pre-med courses, the qualifying exam, and work, Mia Strong is dealing with a lot. She plays the online game, Dragon Epoch, as a distraction. There she meets FallenOne, a guy with a sexy voice who also happens to be smart and funny. He listens to her as she talks about her fears. She can tell he's holding back, though. The question is why.

3. @Last by Billy London

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Courtney has had a crush on Christopher forever. Too bad he's a jerk. When he leaves for South Africa to teach underprivileged children, a guy named Ryan who is with Christopher in South Africa emails Courtney out of the blue. Through their emails that become phone calls and letters, they become friends, heading toward something romantic. However, things get dicey when Ryan returns to London.

4. My Kind of Perfect by K.L. Jessop

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Adele Roberts is a famous romance author more focused on her characters' love lives than her own. Wanting to change that, she signs up for a dating site and meets Drew Adams, who turns out to be the kind of guy Adele would write about in her books. He has to be too good to be true, right? There's only one way for Adele to find out for sure.

5. Desire in a Kiss by Nicki Night

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Christian Chandler is the heir to his family's food empire. He's never had a problem meeting women, but they always see his money, not who he truly is. On a whim, he makes a fake dating profile and meets Serenity Williams, a wonderful woman who believes in honesty above all else. She falls for him quickly, and is devastated when she finds out the truth. Chris will have to work hard if he wants to earn back Serenity's trust.

6. Long-Distance Coffee by Emma Sterner-Radley

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Erin Black is an insomniac and personal trainer living in New York. Isabella Martinez is a single mother and writer living in Florida. One night, they connect over social media and it changes their lives. They discover their chemistry over midnight cups of coffee, bringing up questions like if they're more than friends. If they are, how will their relationship survive the distance of a thousand miles?

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