Here is our top 20 list of the Best Urban Fantasy Romance!
1. Beck Bear by T. S. Joyce (Daughters of Beasts)
Juno Beck is trying to step out from the long shadow of her father and make her place in the music industry. But this bear shifter’s days are numbered and she’s running out of time to make her mark on the world. When she stops for a day trip to visit an old friend, she discovers the hiding place of one of country music’s bad-boys-who-got-away. But everything she thought she knew about Rhett Copeland from interviews is wrong, and he’s hiding a mountain of secrets. And as she struggles with the decision to do what’s right or what’s necessary, she begins discovering who she really is, and what she really stands for. And that singer she’s crushed on for all these years, is about to show her how it really is to live.
2. Neutral by Jane Washington (Curse of the Gods Novella)
Emmy was born a dweller and she expected to die as a dweller … until Willa changed everything. Now she has no idea of her path, and she certainly wasn’t prepared for what would happen after her death. Caught in the middle of a war that threatened to prove much more significant than anyone had ever expected, there is only one person who can help her … but his terms are steep.
Cyrus was born out of necessity: a being of light, brought to life with a singular purpose. Time has changed him and the recent events have unsettled him … but a certain transformed dweller is about to do much worse than that. She is about to turn his existence upside down.
3. PYTHEN by Erin Raegan (Galactic Order)
I was having a cold coffee with my best friend Vivian when the whole world went upside down. Now there are gazelle-glowing-like-a-light-bulb aliens running around eating everybody, and enormous dark purply colored aliens that have a strong resemblance to bats, dive bombing from the sky. One of the bats says I’m his and i need to ease his mating rage. Yeah, not happening.
Except, they tell me the fate of my world comes down to me sacrificing myself to him. Maybe this won’t go like I planned. But I figure, if I have to bend to the big guy’s will, I’m damn well getting something out of it.
4. Taming by A. K. Koonce (To Tame A Shifter)
I can only run from my past for so long. Eventually my Demons always find me. Unfortunately, that Demon has hired three insufferable dragon shifters to bring me back to him.
I just have to hide my secrets a little longer. I just have to pretend to help these assholes find the person they’re looking for without letting them know the truth. They’re on the hunt for a dangerous Mage. Just wait until they find out the Mage they’re hunting is actually me …
5. Novak Grizzly by T. S. Joyce (Daughters of Beasts)
The Daughter of Beaston is hurting. Remington Novak is stuck in a city, her whole life altered for a man who didn’t keep her. A life change comes in many forms, but for Remi, it comes as a newspaper clipping, sent by her best friend. A Last Chance Crew up in the mountains is looking for help, and her skillset matches the requirements. Must like animals? She was a grizzly shifter. Must be okay with crass jokes? She was raised a Grey Back in one of the roughest Crews in existence. She could surely handle a few rowdy boys. When she shows up for the interview though, it’s clear she’s made a grave mistake. Kamp demands her inner bear’s attention immediately, but he’s dangerous to her body and soul. Something’s wrong with that lion shifter, and the more she tries to figure him out, the deeper she falls into a dangerous admiration for him and these mountains he’s claiming as home.
6. Omega’s Wolves by J. L Wilder (Hell’s Wolves MC)
The Hell’s Wolves MC are bad, dangerously bad.
They are on the outskirts of the shifter world,
and are known for being wild, reckless, and untrustworthy.
That’s why I know they are the only ones I can hire to protect me from him….
The only ones, that might save me from a life of breeding.
But can I find light in their darkness? Will they betray me?
7. Theirs to Defy by Stasia Black (Theirs to Defy)
Drea swore she’d never be a Marriage Raffle bride. Let some stupid raffle decide the five men she’d marry? No way in hell. But what if… she could do the choosing?
Because it turns out—and no on hates admitting this more than her—she might need help if she’s going to pull off rescuing the captive women from one of the most sadistic female slave traders in the whole Republic of Texas. But does exchanging vows and letting her new husbands in to her bed mean she has to let them into her heart?
8. Love at Furst Sight by Terry Bolryder (Built Fur Love)
Dawn Henderson has never met a man like her new contractor, Garrett. He carries impossibly heavy equipment, and he’s strong and committed in an old-fashioned way she’s never seen in her life. From his sparkling amber eyes to his unbelievable muscles, there’s just something otherworldly about him. When danger threatens Dawn’s new home, she might be in for a big, furry surprise.
Garrett Wilson is a giant, friendly bear of a man with an actual grizzly inside him. When that grizzly sits up and proclaims that his curvy new client is also his mate, he’s ready to get his capable contractor hands on much more than her house. But Dawn knows nothing about shifters, and Garret can’t just throw her over his shoulder and stalk off to his den, bear style. He’ll have to take it slow, and hope she doesn’t run when she sees his growly side.
9. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (The Paper Magician)
Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.
Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.
10. Trial of Three by Alex Lidell (Power of Five)
For Lera, training has never been so hard. With the males’ power roaring in her veins and River’s cold demand that she master the magic before the third trial, something has to give. Worse still, River is keeping something from her. Something about his past and Lunos’s future.
For River and Coal, the past must stay buried. Though one male’s nightmare sits on a throne and the other’s hides in his soul, they are equally unprepared for Lera’s startling determination to undress the truth.
11. Alison and the Torrid Tea Party by C. M. Stunich (Harem of Hearts)
I met fallen angel princes, a Savage Duke, and a Cheshire Cat.
And remember—how could you possibly forget—I’m the fabled Alice from the prophecy.
Just a twisted, dark version of the girl in Lewis Carroll’s old books.
Except in those books, there was a happy ending.
In those books, Alice wasn’t dating nine very different, very beautiful men.
But now that I’ve met the King of Hearts and the Mad Hatter, I’m not sure who the real bad guys are.
I’m the only one who can turn Underland back into Wonderland again.
But if I have a chance to escape the blood, the death, and the intrigue in this place, should I take it?
I’m Allison Liddell, and I’ve got a choice to make: stay here and fight the darkness, defeat the Anti-Alice, and survive the Torrid Tea Party … or run.
12. The Royal Trials by Tate James (Imposter)
Three trials. Three weeks. Three Royal Princes. It should have been an easy task, for a skilled mercenary like Rybet Waise. Simply break into the royal palace, and rescue her friend from the executioner’s block. But when Rybet accidentally qualifies for the Trials, she finds herself with little choice but to see them through.
A thin veil of etiquette, elegance and glamour hides the true nature of the Trials. Behind closed doors, they are brutal and bloody, and to fail means to forfeit her life.
13. Nanny Shifter Service by Sky Winters (Nanny Shifter)
There Is a New Nanny Service In Town,
And It Serves Very Sexy and Discreet Clients!
Will Anna’s new Dragon boss protect her when it counts?
14. City of Sleeping Gods by Olivia Ash (Nighthelm Academy)
Found wandering the Witch Woods as a child, everything about Sophia is a mystery. With no memories and no family, she’s raised in secret by the professors of Nighthelm Academy… all of whom know far more about her than they’re letting on.
But Sophia does know one thing: she’s a contritum, a magical being with a broken soul. Her very existence is illegal, and until she finds the other piece of her soul, her uncontrollable magic will only grow more deadly and untamed.
15. Purrfect for Me by Terry Boryder (Built Fur Love)
Hunter Raines is restless. Now that his friends are mated, the cougar inside him is pacing, ready for the next adventure. But everything changes when curvy, sweet Kelly walks into the bar, hiding secrets and radiating fear. Hunter’s cougar is ready to pounce on whatever is threatening her, and Hunter is pretty sure that he just found a reason to stay in Silver Lake.
Kelly doesn’t know how much longer she has until the horror she’s been running from finds her. Hopefully, her move to Silver Lake will give her the peace and quiet she needs to get back to work. But maybe even work can wait when a sexy man with blond hair, blue eyes and magic hands shows up unexpectedly, offering help with her wreck of a cabin.
16. Lauren’s Barbarian by Ruby Dixon (Icehome)
A lush, tropical island on an icy planet makes no sense. Then again, not much makes sense anymore after waking up and finding myself not in bed but on a strange world populated by aliens. Since that moment, I’ve learned that nothing is normal anymore and I’ve got to roll with the punches. I can handle this, though. I’m strong and capable.
So… washed up on a tropical island? Got it handled.
Separated from the others in my group? Handled.
Stranded alone with a brutal but delicious alien man that can’t speak English but has great…ahem…body language? Yup, handled.
17. The Wretched of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler (Legends of Muirwood)
In the ancient and mystical land of Muirwood, Lia has known only a life of servitude. Labeled a “wretched,” an outcast unwanted and unworthy of respect, Lia is forbidden to realize her dream to read or write. All but doomed, her days are spent toiling away as a kitchen slave under the charge of the Aldermaston, the Abbey’s watchful overseer. But when an injured squire named Colvin is abandoned at the kitchen’s doorstep, an opportunity arises. The nefarious Sheriff Almaguer soon starts a manhunt for Colvin, and Lia conspires to hide Colvin and change her fate. In the midst of a land torn by a treacherous war between a ruthless king and a rebel army, Lia finds herself on an ominous journey that will push her to wonder if her own hidden magic is enough to set things right. At once captivating, mysterious, and magic-infused, The Wretched of Muirwood takes the classic fantasy adventure and paints it with a story instantly epic, and yet, all its own.
18. Signs of Cupidity by Raven Kennedy (Heart Hassle)
You’d think that basically being in charge of love would be an epic job, right? Wrong. Sure, I can blow some Lust into people’s faces and watch the show, but I can’t actually participate. It gets old, trust me. Same goes for love. I can pass it out like sugar-free lollipops at a dentist’s office, but I can’t get any love for myself. It totally sucks.
I used to consider myself a hopeless romantic, so why wouldn’t I choose to become a cupid? Sounds like a good idea, right? Wrong again. They don’t call us stupid cupids for nothing. I’m stuck in this never-ending afterlife where I’m invisible, lonely, and bitter as hell. And yeah, I’m probably responsible for some terrible matchmaking out there. Sorry, not sorry.
19. Fire Breathing Beast by Candace Ayers (Dragons of the Bayou)
Sky Broussard has spent the last nine years of her life fighting for custody and raising her nephews. Between trying to make ends meet as a waitress at the Bon Temps Café, and keeping an eye on two troublesome teens, she’s had zero time for indulgences like romance.
No worries, she hasn’t been interested in the opposite sex for a long time. Not until she meets the snarling, growling, hotter-that-an-inferno hunk who caught her nephews trespassing on his swampland deep in the Louisiana bayou.
20. The Golden Line by Addison Cain (Knotted)
They call me brutal, unrepentant, possessive. I am all these things and much worse. But to her, I will be conqueror.
The Golden Line is a dark, sinister Omegaverse romance for those with twisted tastes and a love for delicious villains. Complete power exchange dominates these pages, as does an attentive Alpha hero you will adore.