What are the best novels about forbidden love?

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    #1The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 


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    Terry Gonzalez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a classic love novel. A must-read. Highly recommend."
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    #2Perfect Chemistry

    Perfect Chemistry

    Perfect Chemistry is the first book in a young adult romance series by Simone Elkeles. It tells the story of it-girl Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes as they try to reconcile their differences for a chemistry project.


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    Echo Wan
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This book is romantic with intersting stories"
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    Fallen is a paranormal romance novel by Lauren Kate that tells the story of Lucinda Price as she begins her senior year in Sword & Cross where she meets the mysterious Daniel Grigori, who unbeknownst to her is a fallen angel.


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    Carl Peterson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is one of those romance novels that you can't put down once you get reading. It takes a bit to get started, but when it does its just so good! A must read!"
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    #4Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.


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    Susan Aguilar
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "It's a classic play that everyone should read if they haven't already. It's the romance that inspires all the others, and most importantly, it's by far a much better love story than Twilight."
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    #5Daughter of Smoke & Bone

    Daughter of Smoke & Bone
    Karou, a young student from Prague, is a half-human half-monster from Elsewhere, a parallel world full of secrets. The gates to Elsewhere are closing, so Karou will have to choose between staying in the real world or dive into the darkness of Elsewhere to find out who she really is. 

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    Amber Ren
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "This is an eery romance book. The teen is half monster, stuck in a battle between angels and demons. The romance aspect is in here, but more of a back burner side story. The main plot is the main character protecting the interests of her family and finding out who she really is. It's a really engaging and intriguing book. "
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    #6Gabriel's Inferno

    Gabriel's Inferno

    The first book of 'Gabriel's Inferno' starts the story of Gabriel Emerson, a respected professor haunted by his own past that lives an uninhibited life. Dark and full of terrors, his life seems to have find light when he meets Julia Mitchell, a sweet and innocent student that will make him meet his terrible past. 


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    Benjamin Riley
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I just completed this book yesterday. I loved the story and characters."
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    #7City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.

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    Zachary Medina
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Wow. This book was great. The story really interested me. It was not really about forbidden love though."
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    #8The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King, the first book in Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series, is about Meghan, a normal girl who discovered she was the daughter of a faery king that is in the middle of a deadly magical war in the faery world.


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    Donald Nichols
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "I'm a sucker for romance novels about forbidden love. I got The Iron King by Julie Kagawa and I was blown away. Perfect storytelling and highly entertaining."
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    Bloodlines, the first book in Richelle Mead's bestselling young adult fantasy romance series Bloodlines, is about the alchemist Sydney, who was ordered to go to Palm Springs, California and protect the Moroi princess, Jill Dragomir.


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    Maria Garrett
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I'm not a big fan of fantasy books or vampire books so I didn't really care for it."
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    #10Water for Elephants

    Water for Elephants

    Water for Elephants is a book by Sara Gruen which tells the story of Jacob who has to work with a problematic man in a traveling circus and later they will acquire an elephant that they will name Rosie.


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    Melissa Kim
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Fantastic book. Brings out the side of us that we often forget and that is that even though we may be normal people we could have some great stories to tell. "
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    #11The Bronze Horseman

    The Bronze Horseman

    The Bronze Horseman is the first book in The Bronze Horseman trilogy. A story where Tatiana meets Alexander, a young officer of the Red Army who will fight against the Germans in the Leningrad siege. 


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    Dennis Hudson
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "In the Bronze Horseman the author has woven a beautiful love story into the, harsh reality of life in war-torn Russia during the WWII era. This is a smart, first-class historical fiction/romance."
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    Thoughtless is a new adult romance novel by S.C. Stephens. It tells the story of Kiera and her unbidden attraction for her new roommate, rockstar Kellan Kyle. It is the first book in the Thoughtless series.

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    Teresa Parker
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Have you ever been swept away by a tale of love and lost? The emotions that come in novels about forbidden love makes me keep looking for more books in this genre. Thoughtless was a book that I found recently that I really enjoyed. The author did a really good job with this one."
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    #13Frostbite (Vampire Academy)

    Frostbite (Vampire Academy)
    Soon after the Strigoi attack that struck St. Vladimir's school, love feelings rebirth between the students, so the annual holiday ski trip is a must. But surprises are waiting for the students in Idaho, as three friends will try to get rid of some Strigoi but will fail miserably. 


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    Russell Nguyen
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I know that the teen vampire romance is done to death by now, but please just save a little room in your library for this one. It's not that it's wildly different from what you expect (and want and love) about these books, but it just reads so well that you don't care. It's smooth as they come. I won't lie: I read it in one night and stayed up way too late, but it was worth it and I'm going to read it again."
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    Matched is the first book in the dystopian series Matched written by Ally Condie which centers on Cassia who is living in a society where the officials decide everything such as your lover, work and the date of your death. 

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    Roy Obrien
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Forbidden love is a genre of novels that I love to read about. The book, Matched, is awesome. It's dystopian and it is really gripping. "
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    #15Love, in English

    Love, in English

    Love, in English, is a contemporary romance novel by New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle. The novel was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on April 20, 2014. 


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    Joseph Richardson
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Many of the reviews are negativeand this read may be unworthy of the category "best". "
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    Magdalena is a romance fiction book written by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. It is first published in 2008 by Plain View Press. 


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    Randy Howell
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Great book and amazing plot! Highly recommend this if you are looking for a new book to read! Finished it in one day."
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    #17Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers)

    Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers)

    Prime Minister is the first book in the contemporary romance series Frisky Beavers written by Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller which follows the forbidden romance between Ellie Montague and Prime Minister of Canada Gavin Strong.


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    Jerry Cole
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "If forbidden love stories are to your fancy you will love this. It is simply a guilty pleasure of mine and you might love it as well. "
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    #18Lilly's Wedding Quilt (A Patch of Heaven)

    Lilly's Wedding Quilt (A Patch of Heaven)

    Lilly's Wedding Quilt is the second book in the Amish romance series for young adults, A Patch of Heaven series. It was released in March 2011. It is about an Amish girl trying to divide her time between her husband and her duties in the community.


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    Edward Keller
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Very beautiful and believable book about an Amish girl and her forbidden love for a man. I live in a heavily Amish community, so it's neat to see little books like this. I'm not sure how they would like it though, but for me this is a solid read for those wanting a little romance in their lives."


Best What are the best novels about forbidden love
1The NotebookBooks 32 Paid
2Perfect ChemistryBooks 27 Paid
3FallenBooks 27 Paid
4Romeo and JulietBooks 25 Paid
5Daughter of Smoke & Bone Books 23 Paid
6Gabriel's InfernoBooks 21 Paid
7City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)Books 20 Paid
8The Iron King (The Iron Fey)Books 19 Paid
9BloodlinesBooks 16 Paid
10Water for ElephantsBooks 15 Paid

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