What are the best southern romance books?

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    #1Emerge (Evolve)

    Emerge (Evolve)
    Emerge is the first book in the new adult romance series Evolve written by S.E. Hall which centers on the love story of Dane Kendrick and Kellan Kyle.
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    Lauren Rios
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "A love story with all the twists and turns of a real romance. It is a really good read if you like young romance and sexy hot male characters. I don't think that it should be very relevant to southern books though as this is not a main factor in the story."
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    #2Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island)

    Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island)
    Compulsion is the first book in the young adult paranormal trilogy The Heirs of Watson Island written by Martina Boone which centers on the story of Barrie Watson and Eight Beaufort.
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    David Gardner
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Compulsion is a dramatic fantasy novel set in the Deep South. The story follows a young woman who must discover the secrets of an ancient curse. The book has also received very positive reviews."
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    #3Only His (Only)

    Only His (Only)

    Only His is the first book in the historical romance series Only written by Elizabeth Lowell which centers on the story of Willow Moran and Caleb Black.

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    Joe Matthews
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "looks like it meets the topic with good reviews"
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    #4Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises)

    Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises)

    Blue-Eyed Devil is the second book in the Travises series written by Lisa Kleypas. This contemporary romance fiction book is first published in 2008 by St. Martin's Press. 

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    Alexander Valdez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The New York Times bestselling author of Sugar Daddy is back with her most breathtaking, hot-and-bothered novel yet! MEET THE BLUE-EYED DEVIL His name is Hardy Cates. He’s a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He’s made enemies in the rough-and-tumble ride to the top of Houston’s oil industry. He’s got hot blood in his veins. And vengeance on his mind. MEET THE HEIRESS She’s Haven Travis. Despite her family’s money, she refuses to set out on the path they’ve chosen for her. But when Haven marries a man her family disapproves of, her life is set on a new and dangerous course. Two years later, Haven comes home, determined to guard her heart. And Hardy Cates, a family enemy, is the last person she needs darkening her door or setting her soul on fire. WATCH THE SPARKS FLY. . . . Filled with Lisa Kleypas’s trademark sensuality, filled with characters you love to hate and men you love to love, Blue-Eyed Devil will hold you captive in its storytelling power as the destiny of two people unfolds with every magical word."
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    #5Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars)

    Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars)

    Dream a Little Dream is a contemporary sports romance novel written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. It was first published in 1998 by Avon, and it is the fourth book in the Chicago Stars series.

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    Gabriel Mercado
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This was a nice book and had great charm, especially with its setting in North Carolina. I just felt that the male characters were a little too strong and showy, almost in an overbearing way. Still, the book had a wonderful romance story despite that."
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    #6Hex Hall

    Hex Hall
    Hex Hall is the first book in Rachel Hawkins' fantasy and adventure series for young adults, the Hex Hall series. It was released in 2010. It is about a teen-aged girl who goes to a school for people with powers.
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    Eugene Olson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Teenage years tends to be really special times when one grows up and starts reflecting upon those years and how one was very naive and clear-headed. The story of Sophie in Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, a teenage character who is different than most people around her, is very representative of young ladies and accurately depicts the implicit emotional struggles. What I found fascinating about the events that are meant to be fiction and made up, is the notion that these events could somewhat be translated to our inner fights, fights with our inner demons in our heads that pertain to us starting from teenage years to adult ages. Those demons in our heads always try to demean our emotions and belittle our self-esteem. Rachel Hawkins is truly marvelous is capturing these phenomena in metaphorical sense through the life of Sophie"
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    #7Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)

    Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)

    Heaven, Texas is the second book in the contemporary romance series Chicago Stars written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips which centers on Gracie Snow trying to convince ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton to start shooting his first motion picture. 

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    Phillip Webb
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a good book to read. I love romance books!"
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    #8Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)

    Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)
    Lena Duchannes is having trouble concealing her supernatural ability, a hidden power that has been running in her family for generations. She will eventually meet Ethan Wate, who has been dreaming of a beautiful girl, and they both will have to uncover the connections between them. 




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    Ralph Campbell
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Beautiful Creatures is a really good read for people into romance in that fantasy style with a hint of supernatural. It is a great example of a romance book but I wouldn't say so much southern romance but it has a splash of that style as well. Great read that will keep you coming back till the last page is read and it is a great all around read. "
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    #9Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises)

    Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises)

    Smooth Talking Stranger is the third book in the Travises series written by Lisa Kleypas. This contemporary romance fiction book is first published in 2009 by St. Martin's Press. 

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    Gerald Gray
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Assuming that Texas is conmsiderd a Southern novel and for the sake of this question I will (a bit of a stretch with location but still southern anyway for a guy from NJ) and given it high rating I would rate it a 4 . Also the writer has written many books so it seems she is popklar also"
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    #10Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures)

    Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures)

    Beautiful Chaos is a fantasy fiction and romance novel written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. This book was originally published in October 2011 by the Little Brown and Company. It was followed by Beautiful Redemption in 2012.

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    Joan Fowler
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Installment #3 in the Beautiful Creatures series, this book while set in the South, isn't a traditional Southern Romance book. It will appeal to young adult reader who enjoy a romance with a supernatural twist. The book is mildly predictable though still very entertaining. A good addition to a collection of Southern Romance books, but not necessarily the best example. "
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    #11Rescued By A Kiss

    Rescued By A Kiss

    Rescued By A Kiss is the first in The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles written by Colleen Mooney. This contemporary romance novel was originally published in 2014.

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    Emily Duan
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Being a southerner and having been to countless Mardi Gras parades, this book is a fun, romantic turn of events that could potentially happen in the artistic city of New Orleans. Rescued by a Kiss written by Colleen Mooney also doubles as a mystery novel as well."

Summary

Best What are the best southern romance books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Emerge (Evolve)Books 32 Paid
2Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island)Books 27 Paid
3Only His (Only)Books 26 Paid
4Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises)Books 26 Paid
5Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars)Books 24 Paid
6Hex HallBooks 23 Paid
7Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)Books 21 Paid
8Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)Books 21 Paid
9Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises)Books 18 Paid
10Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures)Books 9 Paid
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