Even more than science fiction, the subgenres of romance fiction are plentiful. One article lists 15 (Romance Subgenres
by Lee Masterson) ranging from glitz or glamour romance to regency, pirate, western or other historical romance subgenres.
To be considered a romance, a novel must meet two criteria. First, it must have a love story as a central plot. Two people meet, struggle with their relationship and ultimately find love. Second, it must have a happy ending. The good guys win; the bad guys get their just rewards.
Contemporary romance is one of the most popular subgenres. Visitors to goodreads.com
voted the novels below among the “best ever contemporary romance books.”The Notebook
by Nicholas SparksCan You Keep a Secret?
by Sophie KinsellaNobody’s Baby But Mine
by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsSugar Daddy
by Lisa KleypasParadise
by Judith McNaught