6 Top Groundbreaking Romance Reads of All Time

Author Rulebreaking Can Be Good for Your Bookshelf

Have you read any of these six groundbreaking romances? Some authors know how to break all the rules, but still make their readers happy.

LaVyrle Spencer Morning Glory — pregnant widow; mail-order groom; ordinary can be extraordinary. Amazon iBooks Barnes & Noble Kobo

Kathleen Woodiwiss The Flame and the Flower — abused orphan, high-handed privateer, one of the first books where the bedroom door was kicked wide open. Amazon iBooks Barnes & Noble Google Play Kobo

Jennifer Crusie Bet Me — heroine who is overweight with hero who is handsome and a good catch. Amazon iBooks Barnes & Noble Google Play Kobo

Laura Kinsale The Shadow and the Star — disgraced seamstress, virgin hero. Need we say more? Amazon iBooks Barnes & Noble Google Play Kobo

Diana Gabaldon Outlander — time travel, strong protagonists, adventure, kilts. Amazon iBooks Barnes & Noble Google Play Kobo

Terry MacMillan How Stella Got Her Groove Back — older woman finds magic and second love with much younger man in Jamaica. Amazon iBooks Barnes & Noble Google Play Kobo

Leave a comment below to let us know if you’ve read any of these rule breaking classics — do you recommend them, too? Why?