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5 KU Romance Novels to Borrow Next

By: Hidden Gems on May 23, 2023

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By: Hidden Gems on May 23, 2023


If you’re a regular on the Hidden Gems blog, you’ll know that romance is the most popular genre in the Hidden Gems ARC program. Our readers get to choose from love stories of all kinds, from newly published and veteran authors. This week we are highlighting some recent faves that happen to be in Kindle Unlimited. If you’re looking for a new read to enjoy soon, there’s something for every romance reader on this list!

To Redeem an Earl

To Redeem an Earl by Nina Jarrett

With over 400 ratings on Amazon and a 4.4 star average, this is one for historical romance lovers. According to the book description, in this steamy historical romance, a cynical debutante and a scandalous earl find themselves entangled in an undeniable attraction. Will they open their hearts to love or will his past destroy their future together?

Kelly R., Vine Voice raves about the character development in her 5-star Amazon review, “I thought this was an interesting spin on the reformed rake trope, and I liked the way the author handled the characters, as both are concerned about not repeating the missteps of their parents. In fact, the characters really sold me on the story right from the beginning, as I immediately cared about them, and was cheering their victories and groaning at their setbacks throughout the book.”

“I really enjoyed this book,” TG explains in their 5-star Amazon review. “The road to love was not an easy one for Richard and Sophia. There are a lot of twists and turns in the storyline. The side characters were well written and made the story more interesting. Some of them were characters from previous books. Throw in a very determined villain and it made this a book I was unable to put down. I read this book in one sitting. I recommend this book to everyone. I will be reading more of this series and any other books by this author. Well done Nina!”

Enchanted by the Alien Rebel

Enchanted by the Alien Rebel by Skyla Stone

This hidden gem has 11 reviews on Amazon, and is worth the read for those interested in sci-fi. According to the book description, Enchanted by the Alien Rebel is a full-length standalone sci-fi romance featuring a gorgeous alien rebel and the tough-as-nails human companion who find love in the most unlikely of places. If you like sexy aliens, galactic adventures, and a happily ever after for our hero and heroine, you’ll love this series! Each book in the Ixionian Fated Mates series can be read as a standalone, but it’s recommended that they be read in order for the greatest enjoyment.

“I enjoyed reading this adventure romance,” BossAngel details in their 5-star Amazon review. “The battle scenes are detailed, the romance steamy, the lovers with benefits: our characters were likable, and the storyline kept me entertained. I do recommend reading the previous books since the characters appear in this story.”

Annie555 raves in her review, “I was looking forward to this book after reading the previous books in the series and I can say that I’m impressed with the quality of character creation, plot and overall readability of the book. The writing flows smoothly which makes it easy to read but it is jam packed with content so it keeps you fully engaged and entertained. I really enjoyed how the author evolved Trace and Calix as as individuals (especially Calix) but also as a pair.”


Melodie by Charlie Godwyne

With an impressive 4.7 average star rating, the book description explains that Melodie is a 54,000-word MM paranormal romance with a shy yet brave pianist, second chances, finding home, and a gardener learning to wield his magic. Though Melodie can be read as a standalone, it is best enjoyed within the context of the Augarten and Sky Nymph series.

Coy Luke Turner raves in their 5-star review, “To say I enjoy all the books of the Sugar ten and Sky Nymph series is not enough. I do not know a word to describe it. These books span over a hundred years in the history of the characters. Through the books you go forward in time and back in time and forward in time and back and forward again. It all flows together beautifully. Amazing story telling. I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

“OMG! I was totally in love with these characters from page one!” writes JDHG in their 5-star review. “Og and Georg are so sweet and cute together once they finally talk through their misconceptions, at least. I absolutely love the found family, and I definitely don’t want to leave this world behind. This author has a way of making the images so vivid in my mind that I want all the books they choose to write! I think these books are best enjoyed as part of a series and read after the Augarten series. The author has mentioned there will be other books that take place in this shared world, and I’ll be there for all of them!”

Stranded with my Second Chance

Stranded with my Second Chance by Rebecca Waters

With 26 Amazon reviews, this small town enemies to lovers romance is one contemporary romance readers will want to grab. On and off friends since childhood, this pair is reunited ten years later at a friend’s wedding.

“Couldn’t put this book down…” Christina L. raves in her 5-star review. “I knew that Jake and Sara were in love with each other from about halfway point of the book. I kept waiting to see how long it took for them to realize it and acknowledge it. Edge of my seat read at some points…best friends for life!”

Wendy L. details in her 5-star Amazon review, “What happens when your high school nemesis turns up at a mutual best friend’s wedding, and after 10-years wants a second chance? This is a well written story which has humor, witty banter, drama, emotions, intrigue, second chances, and love, which leads to an entertaining and heartfelt page turner.”

Darkest Vice

Darkest Vice by Lauren Marcie

With an incredible 4.7 average star rating on Amazon, Darkest Vice is an enemies to lovers mafia romance, and the first in the Vice series. In the description the author does note that this book contains explicit scenes and is meant for mature audiences.

Rachel J. writes in her 5-star review, “I really liked this book! It was a different mafia than most and brought something new to the table for once. Dark and dangerous, with the perfect combination of smut! My kind of mafia romance!”

“This book is well-written and has strong characters,” Deb explains in her 5-star review. “I enjoyed reading this book. It’s not the usual mafia book as it explores the relationship between workers and the employers, what one can see as bad another can see is that it’s okay. The two main characters have a strong chemistry and find themselves thinking about the other person. It’s about dealing with past, learning to make a new future and love.”

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