“Romance” is one of the most popular book genres out there, and Indian Romance novels are getting more popular every day. There are plenty of great Indian authors who are writing incredible love and romantic stories. They definitely help us to get different perspectives on love. We have a lot of important days to celebrate our love for each other, let it be Valentine’s Day, Purpose Day, Kiss Day, etc. People make use of such special days to celebrate something memorable. We also prepared this list to make your romance reading experience special.
Best Indian Romance Novels!
To bring more romance into your life, we prepared a list of the best Indian Contemporary Romance books for you. These books will be helpful even if you are a beginner to reading books or even if you are new to the “Romance” genre. These latest easy-to-read love stories will keep you occupied until the last page. You can also choose these romantic books for gifting your loved ones. Let’s check them out:
1. Key to My Soul by Probal Mazumdar
“Key to My Soul” by Probal Mazumdar follows the lives of two characters, Hazel and Siddharth. One day, Siddharth receives a phone call from a friend informing him that Hazel (a mysterious person in the beginning) is in a coma; he begins to reflect on whether or not he should go check on her. He also uncovers the letters she had written to him, but they never reached him. Letter writing is a forgotten art. The thoughtful letters and the mystery of their shared past will keep you turning the pages of this best Indian Romance book. You can get the book here! 📖
2. Your Dreams are Mine Now by Ravinder Singh
In contrast to his first bestselling book – “I Too Had a Love Story”, this one is slightly more mature adult in its approach to romance. “Your Dreams are Mine Now” by Ravinder Singh is set on the Delhi University Campus; this is the story of Arjun and Rupali. Arjun is a Delhi boy who wants to bring change and has strong political ambitions, while Rupali is a small-town girl who is shy and only devoted to her studies. A shocking incident on campus and the ensuing student protest bring them together. Sadly this will not be an easy path to tread, and the two lovers have to really brave it out. This emotional book will appeal to young adults and teens. You can get the book here! 📖
3. Till The Last Breath by Durjoy Datta
Engineer and young achiever Durjoy Dutta weave a poignant and heartwarming story set in a hospital. “Till The Last Breath” is the story of two patients fighting for their life- Dushyant, who is fighting multi-organ failure as a result of drug abuse, and Peehu, a bright medical student who also has a terminal illness. Caught between their final moments, the two patients, who have little in common except their impending death, share their tragic and inspiring stories, leaving an imprint on the lives of everyone around them, including their doctors, Arman and Zarah. This best Indian romance book is a serious and heart-wrenching read. You can get the book here! 📖
4. Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma
In “Dating Dr. Dil”, Nisha Sharma introduces us to the feisty Kareena Mann. Kareena feels restoring vintage cars to their old glory is far more productive than dating men. She meets her match in Dr. Prem Verma, who is the host of The Dr. Dil Show. Prem is raising funds to restore a community health center through his show. Unfortunately, in their very first meeting on the show, the two get embroiled in a showdown. Kareena needs to get engaged in four months, or her father will not give her the keys to her late Mother’s house. But her infamous brawl drives away all the good men. The clock is ticking for Kareena, but there is no Mr. Right in sight.
Kareena’s meddlesome aunt convinces Dr. Dil to get hitched to Kareena in lieu of funding for his cause. The story unravels if this strange arrangement will actually work for the two of them and bring them closer. Read it also for the bitter-sweet interactions between the lead pair. (P.S. – You might also like to check out the previous book by the same author, “Radha and Jai’s Recipe for Romance”, which was quite an engaging read) You can get the book here! 📖
5. You are the Best Wife by Ajay Pandey
Does love diminish after marriage? “You are the Best Wife” is the story of two people who fall in love despite having opposing ideologies. Their love permanently alters their lives. It changes how they see the world and how the world sees them, and they would have lived happily ever after, but destiny has other plans for this couple. This is one of the best Indian romance books. The author Ajay Pandey wins hearts with his light-hearted but sincere narration, which he confesses as a true story. You can get the book here! 📖
5. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Faraaz Kazi
The author Faraaz Kazi is the “Nicholas Sparks of India.” He is a top-rated male romance writer in the country. The book “Truly, Madly, Deeply” is a teenage college romance between the Shy Seema and the highfalutin Rahul. Seema feels uncomfortable in the limelight, but Rahul thrives in it, putting a significant strain on their relationship. Can people really change for love? Does love conquer all? This refreshing best Indian romance book will take you back to those first days of being in love. You can get the book here! 📖
6. Without You by Preethi Venugopala
When Ananya, a bubbly twenty-year-old engineering student, arrives at her grandmother’s house in Sreepuram for a month-long vacation, romance is the last thing on her mind. But she meets the charming Dr. Arjun there and falls head over heels in love. This vacation romance soon turns serious, but what is a love story without any hurdles? This novel “Without You” by Preethi Venugopala scores even more for its biblical tour of the dazzling Dubai and scenic Sreepuram. You can get the book here! 📖
7. The Worst Daughter Ever by Aarti V Raman
Aarti V Raman was voted the USA Today Bestselling Romance Author and has written some prolific romances. An Aarti Raman heroine is typically a career-minded, city-living, strong-willed girl with a chaotic life. “The Worst Daughter Ever” is the story of young Lasya Raghavan, who lives away from her family because of falling out with them. But after the passing away of her grandmother, Chandralekha Chakrapani, she is forced to go back to India for the funeral and face her complicated relationships. The author gives a very witty account of the love-hate bonds, and you end up enjoying yourself even when the setting is a funeral. You can get the book here! 📖
8. 2 States: The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat
This famous book by Chetan Bhagat has also been turned into a hit Bollywood movie. The book “2 States: The Story of My Marriage” tells us the story of Krish and Ananya. They are from two different Indian states, also deeply in love, and want to marry. Quite predictably, their parents are not on board. The couple faces a difficult battle to turn their love story into a love marriage. Fighting and rebelling is easy, but it is much more challenging to persuade. Will they succeed? Find out for yourself in this hilarious but heartfelt romantic novel. You can get the book here! 📖
9. The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
Talking of Indian Bestselling romances, “The Jasmine Throne” is one book that doesn’t quite really fit into a hard-core proper romance novel, but it is a great read nevertheless. The Jasmine throne is book one and part of a fantasy trilogy. It is the story of the bold Princess Malini, who has been banished from her Kingdom and imprisoned in the Hirana temple by her dictator brother and her loyal handmaid Priya. These strong and resilient women come together to win back their rightful empire overcoming all odds. With its feminist and sapphic theme, this book is a fantastic read. Tasha Suri’s prose is lush, the characters are well etched out, her narration is fascinating, and the slow-burning plotline will keep you hooked. This book was also nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Fantasy novels. You can get the book here! 📖
10. Accidentally Married by Andaleeb Wajib
As the title (Accidentally Married) indicates, in this book Andaleeb Wajib creates hilarious situations around a marriage ceremony. I am sure every Indian bride and groom can relate to what Ahad and Areesha (the bride and groom) went through. The author gives a delightful presentation of Muslim food and culture and glimpses into some very amusing aspects of the Nikah and Valima ceremonies. This one promises to be a lot of fun. You can get the book here! 📖
11. The Book of Everlasting Things by Aanchal Malhotra
“The Book of Everlasting Things” is the debut novel of Aanchal Malhotra and is already making waves. It is a lush, sensual, and intensely romantic story about two lovers and two nations (India and Pakistan) separated by forces beyond their control but united by love and memory. Aanchal Malhotra’s novel is a feast for the senses and the heart, with exquisite descriptions of perfume and calligraphy spanning continents and generations. You can get the book here! 📖
With that, we come to the end of our list of Best Indian Contemporary Romance books. I hope you enjoy reading these books that tug at your heart with their stories of everlasting love.
Dr. Preeti Chauhan is a medical doctor and a full-time book lover. She also loves to write about making healthier lifestyle choices and mental health issues.