Secondary Romances

These books have strong romances between secondary characters.

(List begun 01/01, updated 10/14)

Medieval Romances
Regency Romances
European Historical Romances
American Historical/Frontier Romances
Contemporary Romances
Alternate Reality

 

Medieval Romances

  • The Shattered Rose (1996) by Jo Beverley
  • Only in Your Arms (2000) by Tracy Cozzens (B+ at AAR)
  • Rivals for the Crown (2007) by Kathleen Givens (B at AAR)
  • Behind Closed Doors (1991) by Betina Krahn (A at AAR)
  • Highland Heather (1991) by Ruth Langan
  • For My Lady's Heart (1993) by Laura Kinsale (A at AAR)
  • Lady of Fortune (2000) by Anne Stuart (B at AAR)
  • Lord of Danger (1997) by Anne Stuart (B- at AAR)

Regency Romances

  • The Incurable Matchmaker (1990) by Mary Balogh
  • Knaves' Wager (1990) by Loretta Chase
  • Her Grace's Passion (1991) by Marion Chesney
  • Allegra (1974) by Clare Darcy (B+ at AAR)
  • A Heart's Treasure (1993) by Teresa Desjardiens
  • Crossed Quills (1998) by Carola Dunn (B at AAR)
  • Once upon a Christmas (2000) by Diane Farr (B+ at AAR)
  • Lady Barbara's Dilemma (1993) by Marjorie Farrell (A- at AAR)
  • The Nonesuch (1962) by Georgette Heyer (A at AAR)
  • The Talisman Ring (1936) by Georgette Heyer
  • A Lady of Expectations (1995) by Stephanie Laurens (A at AAR)
  • Miss Westlake's Windfall (2001) by Barbara Metzger (B+ at AAR)
  • Carousel of Hearts (1989) by Mary Jo Putney
  • The Would-Be Widow (1988) by Mary Jo Putney
  • Rachel's Change of Heart (2003) by Donna Simpson (B- at AAR)

European Historical Romances

  • Heartless (1995) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • Longing (1994) by Mary Balogh
  • One Night for Love (1999) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • Thief of Dreams (1998) by Mary Balogh (B+ at AAR)
  • All through the Night (1997) by Connie Brockway (A at AAR)
  • Lady in Waiting (2002) by Nicole Byrd (B- at AAR)
  • Swept Away (1999) by Candace Camp (A at AAR)
  • The Pride of Lions (1988) by Marsha Canham
  • The Blood of Roses (1989) by Marsha Canham (A at AAR)
  • Whirlwind Wedding (2000) by Jacquie D'Alessandro (B- at AAR)
  • The Perfect Rake (2005) by Anne Gracie (B- at AAR)
  • The Perfect Waltz (2005) by Anne Gracie (A at AAR)
  • Rightfully His (1998) by Tracy Grant (A-/B- at AAR)
  • Absolute Pleasure (2003) by Cheryl Holt (B/B- at AAR)
  • Pleasure for Pleasure (2006) by Eloisa James (B at AAR)
  • Your Wicked Ways (2004) by Eloisa James (B+ at AAR)
  • One Moonlit Night (1998) by Samantha James (B at AAR)
  • Captive (1996) by Joan Johnston (B at AAR)
  • Again the Magic (2004) by Lisa Kleypas (B+ at AAR)
  • A Whisper of Violets (1997) by Linda Madl (B at AAR)
  • Wedding of the Year (2001) by Victoria Malvey (B at AAR)
  • Innocence Undone (1997) by Kat Martin (B+ at AAR)
  • Gambler's Daughter (1999) by Ruth Owen (B at AAR)
  • Angel Rogue (1995) by Mary Jo Putney (A at AAR)
  • The Bargain (1999) by Mary Jo Putney (B+ at AAR)
  • Petals in the Storm (1993) by Mary Jo Putney
  • The Rake (1998) by Mary Jo Putney (A at AAR)
  • Silk and Shadows (1991) by Mary Jo Putney (A at AAR)
  • Slightly Shady (2001) by Amanda Quick (C+ at AAR)
  • To Love a Dark Lord (1994) by Anne Stuart (A at AAR)
  • Prince of Swords (1996) by Anne Stuart (A at AAR)
  • A Rose at Midnight (1993) by Anne Stuart (A at AAR)
  • Shadow Dance (1993) by Anne Stuart
  • His At Night (2010) by Sherry Thomas (B+ at AAR)
  • Private Arrangements (2008) by Sherry Thomas (A- at AAR)
  • The Mandarin of Mayfair (1995) by Patricia Veryan
  • An Indecent Proposition (2009) by Emma Wildes (B at AAR)
  • Once in a Blue Moon (1993) by Penelope Williamson
  • The Deception of the Emerald Ring (2006) by Lauren Willig (A at AAR)
  • The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (2005) by Lauren Willig (B at AAR)
  • The Seduction of the Crimson Rose (2008) by Lauren Willig
  • The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (2009) by Lauren Willig (B+ at AAR)

American Historical Romances

  • Canyon Song (2000) by Gwyneth Atlee (B+ at AAR)
  • Rosewood (1993) by Candace Camp
  • Family Man (1999) by Carol Carson (B- at AAR)
  • The Tiger's Woman (1981) by Celeste De Blasis
  • Journey of the Heart (1997) by Marjorie Farrell
  • The Perfect Wife (2000) by Jane Goodger (B at AAR)
  • A Lady of the West (1990) by Linda Howard (C+ at AAR)
  • Untamed (1999) by Sharon Ihle (C+ at AAR)
  • Summer Moon (2001) by Jill Marie Landis (B at AAR)
  • The Bad Man's Bride (2001) by Susan Kay Law (A- at AAR)
  • Lions and Lace (1992) by Meagan McKinney (A at AAR)
  • Widow Woman (1998) by Patricia McLinn (B at AAR)
  • Here Comes the Bride (2000) by Pamela Morsi (B at AAR)
  • The Love Charm (1996) by Pamela Morsi
  • His Stolen Bride (1999) by Judith Stanton (B at AAR)
  • Heart of the West (1995) by Penelope Williamson (A at AAR)

Contemporary Romances

  • Baby, I'm Yours (1998) by Susan Andersen
  • Be My Baby (1999) by Susan Andersen (A- at AAR)
  • Head over Heels (2002) by Susan Andersen (B- at AAR)
  • Sweet Caroline's Keeper (2001) by Beverly Barton
  • Fast & Loose (2008) by Elizabeth Bevarly (B- at AAR)
  • How to Trap a Tycoon (2000) by Elizabeth Bevarly (A/B at AAR)
  • One Reckless Summer (2009) by Toni Blake (B+ at AAR)
  • Bodyguard (1999) by Suzanne Brockmann (A at AAR)
  • Dark of Night (2009) by Suzanne Brockmann (A- at AAR)
  • The Defiant Hero (2001) by Suzanne Brockmann (A- at AAR)
  • Flashpoint (2004) by Suzanne Brockmann (B at AAR)
  • Force of Nature (2007) by Suzanne Brockmann (B at AAR)
  • Gone Too Far (2003) by Suzanne Brockmann (A- at AAR)
  • Heart Throb (1999) by Suzanne Brockmann (A at AAR)
  • Into the Fire (2008) by Suzanne Brockmann (B- at AAR)
  • It Came upon a Midnight Clear (12/1998) by Suzanne Brockmann - SIM-896 (A- at AAR)
  • Out of Control (2002) by Suzanne Brockmann (A at AAR)
  • Over The Edge (2001) by Suzanne Brockmann (A/B+ at AAR)
  • The Unsung Hero (2000) by Suzanne Brockmann (A- at AAR)
  • She Went All the Way (2002) by Meg Cabot (A at AAR)
  • Blue Skies (2004) by Robin Carr
  • Crazy for You (1999) by Jennifer Crusie (A/C at AAR)
  • Strange Bedpersons (12/1994) by Jennifer Crusie - HT-520 (A at AAR)
  • Welcome to Temptation (2000) by Jennifer Crusie (A at AAR)
  • French Twist (6/1998) by Margot Dalton - HDJ-10 (A at AAR)
  • My Fair Gentleman (10/1996) by Jan Freed - HSR-713 (A- at AAR)
  • Talk to Me (9/1999) by Jan Freed - HSR-858 (B+ at AAR)
  • Feel the Heat (2009) by Cindy Gerard
  • Into the Dark (2007) by Cindy Gerard (B at AAR)
  • The Way Home (2013) by Cindy Gerard (B- at AAR)
  • Girls Night (2002) by Stef Ann Holm (A- at AAR)
  • Haunting Rachel (1999) by Kay Hooper (B at AAR)
  • Stuck with You (2001) by Trish Jensen (B at AAR)
  • Looking for Lacey (2003) by Linda Francis Lee
  • Paradise (1992) by Judith McNaught (A at AAR)
  • Perfect (1993) by Judith McNaught (A at AAR)
  • Someone to Watch over Me (2003) by Judith McNaught (B at AAR)
  • Secrets of the Lost Summer (2012) by Carla Neggers (B- at AAR)
  • Breathing Room (2003) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (B at AAR)
  • Dream a Little Dream (1998) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (B/B+ at AAR)
  • Heaven, Texas (1995) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Hot Shot (1991) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (B at AAR)
  • It Had to Be You (1994) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Just Imagine (2001) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A- at AAR)
  • Kiss an Angel (1996) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (B+ at AAR)
  • Lady Be Good (1999) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A- at AAR)
  • Match Me if You Can (2005) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Natural Born Charmer (2007) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A-/B at AAR)
  • Nobody's Baby But Mine (1997) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • This Heart of Mine (2001) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A/B- at AAR)
  • The Turning Point (2001) by Francis Ray (B at AAR)
  • Then Comes Marriage (2003) by Christie Ridgway (B+ at AAR)
  • This Perfect Kiss (2001) by Christie Ridgway (B at AAR)
  • Wish You Were Here (2000) by Christie Ridgway (B at AAR)
  • Angels Fall (2006) by Nora Roberts (A at AAR)
  • Birthright (2003) by Nora Roberts (B+ at AAR)
  • Born in Fire (1994) by Nora Roberts (A at AAR)
  • High Noon (2007) by Nora Roberts (A- at AAR)
  • Montana Sky (1996) by Nora Roberts (A- at AAR)
  • Northern Lights (2004) by Nora Roberts (A- at AAR)
  • The Collector (2010) by Nora Roberts (C at AAR)
  • The Villa (2002) by Nora Roberts (B+ at AAR)
  • Three Fates (2002) by Nora Roberts (A- at AAR)
  • Feel the Heat (11/1999) by Kathryn Shay - HSR-871 (A- at AAR)
  • Instant Attraction (2009) by Jill Shalvis
  • Foolish Games (2013) by Tracy Solheim
  • Exclusively Yours (2010) by Shannon Stacey
  • Come Summer (2004) by Sandra Steffen
  • Banish Misfortune (4/1985) by Anne Stuart - HARP-5 (A at AAR)
  • Catspaw II (12/1988) by Anne Stuart - HI-103
  • Glass Houses (9/1989) by Anne Stuart - HAR-311
  • Shadows at Sunset (2000) by Anne Stuart (B- at AAR)
  • 7 Days and 7 Nights (2003) by Wendy Wax (B- at AAR)
  • Wild about You (2003) by Robin Wells (B+ at AAR)

Alternate Reality

  • Body & Soul (1999) by Jennifer Archer
  • Splendid You (2000) by Lynn Bailey (B at AAR)
  • Drums of Autumn (1997) by Diana Gabaldon (A at AAR)
  • The Star Prince (2001) by Susan Grant (B at AAR)
  • Cupid's Kiss (1999) by Karen Harbaugh (B+ at AAR)
  • To Catch a Wolf (2003) by Susan Krinard (B+ at AAR)
  • Touch of the Wolf (1999) by Susan Krinard (B/B- at AAR)
  • In Death series (1995 - ) by J.D. Robb
  • Carolina Moon (2001) by Nora Roberts (B at AAR)
  • Kiss of Snow (2011) by Nalini Singh (B at AAR)
  • Games of Command (2007) by Linnea Sinclair (A- at AAR)

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