What kinds of writing do romance readers like? Amazon Publishing has shared the 14 most popular passages that readers are highlighting on their Kindles when reading Montlake Romance books, the publisher’s romance imprint.
We’ve got the complete list of excerpts, book titles, authors and links back to the book’s listing after the jump.
“I love you,” he said, delirious with it… “Like I’m the first man who ever loved a woman in the history of the universe. Like it was me loving you that caused the Big Bang, and brought everything else into existence.” – Into Darkness by J.T. Geissinger
“Life is messy, it’s complicated, and sometimes we let down the people we love the most. And sometimes they let us down, but you can’t give up. Every day is a chance to get it right. So, yes, absolutely. I believe in love. You know what Elvis said. Sometimes you can’t help falling.” – Love Me Sweet by Tracy Brogan
“Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience— or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.” – Bliss and the Art of Forever by Alison Kent
“I appreciate your chivalry more than you know. But one bar fight a night is my limit.” – Not Quite Forever by Catherine Bybee
“You’re more than the game changer. You’re the game and the team and the league and the whole universe of sports wrapped up into one neat little package.” – For the Record by K.A. Linde
“If I’d known our last kiss was going to be our last kiss,” he murmured thoughtfully, “I’d have made it better.” – Point of No Return by Tiffany Snow
“And maybe the one true thing is that together we are so much more than we are apart.” – Just One Thing by Holly Jacobs
“Love doesn’t always go the way we hope, but that doesn’t mean we can stop living. It doesn’t mean love isn’t a beautiful thing.” – One Lavender Ribbon by Heather Burch
“If being married meant owning this feeling his entire life, he was in. All-in. This he could get used to.” – Taken by Tuesday by Catherine Bybee
“He rubbed a thumb over her cheek and admitted that it was one hundred percent love he felt for her. If she would have him, he’d spend the rest of his life showing her how much.” – Sweet Nothings by Kim Law
“She fascinated him, charmed and alarmed him. Even when she made him feel befuddled—which was most of the time—he still had this insane conviction that she made sense. It was only when they were apart that he recognized otherwise.” – The Songbird’s Seduction by Connie Brockway
“Such a problem for people like us—all the people falling at our feet. It makes walking difficult.”– Never Marry a Viscount by Anne Stuart