Emotionally Intense


PilesOfBooksAJ and Mel’s Recommendations

These are great series featuring dramatic, heart-poundingly intense, emotional and sometimes angsty romance romance.  These are books that bring the emotion, make you feel EVERYTHING and love every single moment of it!

 

 


The Retrieval Duet by Aly Martinez

“One story.  Two couples.” These books contain a continuous story and must be read in order.

Retrieval  Transfer

Retrieval (#1)
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Transfer (#2)
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Starcrossed by Leisa Rayven

Books 1 and 2 are one continuous story, book 3 is a spin off, and book 4 contains novellas featuring each of the coupes.  Each of them are all-time favourites!

Bad Romeo  Broken Juliet  Wicked Heart 

Bad Romeo (#1) (Ethan & Cassie)
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Broken Juliet (#2) (Ethan & Cassie)
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Wicked Heart (#3) (Liam & Elissa)
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Bad Romeo Christmas: A Starcrossed Anthology (#4) (Ethan & Cassie, Liam & Elissa, Josh & Angel)
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I love the international covers of these books! If you’re a paperback fan, you might be interested in these alternate editions.
Bad Romeo Aus  Broken Juliet Aus           Bad Romeo alt  Broken Juliet alt  Wicked Heart alt

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Wrecked and Ruined by Aly Martinez

Inter-connected standalones.

Changing Course  Stolen Course  Among the Echoes  Broken Course

Changing Course (#1) (Brett & Jesse)
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Stolen Course (#2) (Caleb & Emma)
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Among the Echoes (#2.5) (Slate & Erica) (full length novel)
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Broken Course (#3) (Leo & Sarah)
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Wreckied and RuinedThe Wrecked and Ruined Box Set
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On The Ropes by Aly Martinez

Inter-connected standalones.  These books are a spin off from the Wrecked and Ruined series, but can be read independently.

Fighting Silence  Fighting Shadows  Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00069]

Fighting Silence (#1) (Till & Eliza)
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Fighting Shadows (#2) (Flint & Ash)
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Fighting Solitude (#3) (Quarry & Liv)
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Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

This is one continuous story up to book 2, and then spins off  to different characters from book 2.5.

Cupcakes and Ink  Clipped Wings  Between the Cracks  Inked Armour  Cracks in the Armor  Fractures in Ink

Cupcakes and Ink (#0.5) 
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Clipped Wings (#1)
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Between the Cracks (#1.5) 
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Inked Armor (#2)
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Cracks in the Armor (#2.5) (spin-off novella, Chris & Sarah)
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Fractures in Ink (#3) (Chris & Sarah)
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Tristan & Danika by R.K. Lilley

These books are technically a spin off from the Up In The Air series, however they can be read on their own and this series was defintiely my favourite of the two!  An absolutely incredible love story!

Bad Things  Rock Bottom  Lovely Trigger

Bad Things (#1)
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Rock Bottom (#2)
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Lovely Trigger (#3)
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The Education of… by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Books 1 and 2 are one continuous story, book 3 is an alternate POV book – with additional content.

Dude Cover  Dude Cover  Semper Fi

The Education of Sebastian (#1)
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The Education of Caroline (#2)
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Semper Fi (#3) (alternate POV book)
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The Education Of

The Education of Sebastian/The Education of Caroline (#1-#2)
Combined books featuring bonus content
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Bristol Island by Elizabeth Finn

Interconnected, but can be read as standalones.

The Fight for Us  Inappropriate

The Fight For Us (#1) (Isaiah & Joss)
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Inappropriate (#2) (Cohen & Dylan)
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Viper’s Heart Duet by Beth Ehemann

These books are a spin off from the Cranberry Inn series, but while those are light and easy, these are definitely more emotionally intense.  The two books contain one continues story and can be read as a standalone duet.

Cement Heart  Wild Heart

Cement Heart (VH, #1)
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Wild Heart (VH, #2)
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Thoughtless by S. C. Stephens

Books 1, 2 and 3 are one continuous story, book 4 is an alternate POV book.

Thoughtless  Effortless  Reckless  Thoughtful  Untamed

Thoughtless (#1)
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Effortless (#2)
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Reckless (#3)
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Thoughtful (#1.5) (male POV book)
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Untamed (#4) (Griffin’s book)
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The Mad World series by Christine Zolendz

OK, so technically this series has a pretty big supernatural theme to it, but it’s still worthy of a mention on the contemporary list because it’s a deliciously angsty love story which totally rocked my world.  The first two books are a continuous story, and the third is an alternate POV book.

Fall from Grace  Saving Grace  Scars and Songs

Fall from Grace (#1)
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Saving Grace (#2)
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Scars and Songs (#3) (alternate POV book)
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