Our Ultimate List of Superhero Romance Books

Published: 15 April 2023
Written by Penny Somerset

Who doesn't love a good romance book? Now, what if we add superpowers into the mix? We get one of the most exciting and adventurous genres - superhero romance books! These unique stories take us on a rollercoaster ride involving heroes, villains and damsels in distress.

A superhero and heroine embrace

Every origin story is different for these supernatural lovers, but they all have something in common; their love withstands everything thrown at them from saving the world to battling personal demons. I've compiled a reading list of some of my favourite superhero romances that will leave you swooning or cheering on our characters as they save the day. With plenty of comic books adaptions and even the occasional tv show appearance, this subgenre has been secretly growing more popular over time!

Table of Contents

• Love at First Flight: Superhero Romance Books That'll Make Your Heart Soar
• Her-oes in Love: F/F Superhero Romance Novels to Capture Your Heart
• Supermen in Love: M/M Superhero Love Stories That Pack a Punch
• Secret Identities and True Love: The Thrilling Climax of Superhero Romance
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Love at First Flight: Superhero Romance Books That'll Make Your Heart Soar

Karma Girl

Karma Girl
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by Jennifer Estep

Reporter Carmen Cole's wedding day became the worst day of her life when she caught her fiancé and best friend sleeping together. To make matters worse, they're also the town's resident superhero and ubervillain. Furious, Carmen exposes their identities and makes it her mission to unmask every hero and villain around. She has a talent for exposing them, which lands her a job at The Exposé newspaper.

Carmen is loving every minute of uncovering more characters in Bigtime, New York until she's kidnapped by the dangerous Terrible Triad. They threaten to drop her into radioactive goo unless she finds who Striker really is - the leader of Bigtime's famous superhero team: Fearless Five. This turns out to be quite difficult, especially when Carmen falls for sexy superhero Striker! Will he become another person that she unmasks or can love conquer all?

Aphrodite's Kiss

Aphrodite's Kiss
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by Julie Kenner

Zoe Smith is not your average girl. She has the chance to become a superhero on her twenty-fifth birthday, but with great power comes great responsibility. Besides x-ray vision and the ability to fly, she gains heightened sensitivity that even makes eating chocolate a heavenly experience. Her heart desires George Taylor but he's looking for an average Jane, which Zoe knows she isn't.

Despite his tough exterior, Zoe can see through to George's sweet center and believes his touch will send her into ecstasy. But with an overprotective brother and a creepy cousin lurking around every corner, it seems like love is impossible for the two of them. However, Zoe needs to know if there is any possibility of being together because relying on superpowers alone won't be enough to strip bare the workings of his heart.

Reconstructed: Building a Hero

Reconstructed: Building a Hero
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by Tasha Black

Westley Worthington is living the dream life. He has an ocean of cash, drop-dead gorgeous looks, and a gift for commerce that few possess. To top it all off, he attracts women like bees to honey; what else could a guy ask for? But after experiencing a near-death incident that made him reconsider his priorities, West begins considering something other than himself for the first time in his privileged existence.

Cordelia Cross hasn't had things so easy herself; her dedication to her family leaves her serving as an assistant to someone she dislikes in order to pay off her sister's medical costs. When West's cocky boss dismisses his last genuine friend, Cordelia rises from being just responsible for managing schedules and making coffee runs into becoming the newest member of West's inner circle. As they begin spending more time together sparks fly until an unexpected tragedy puts their budding feelings on hold indefinitely. When West faces his toughest challenge yet, Cordelia encourages him by showing him how he can become a symbol of justice.

Reconstructed leads off Building A Hero series, which includes three romance novels with billionaire superheroes.

Powerless Against You

Powerless Against You
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by Elizabeth Gannon, K Orion Fray, Andrea R. Blackwell, Jacklyn Baker, Agustin Guerrero, Jade Black, Kara Costegan, Kim Strattford, ME McLaughlin and Alice Hare

Get ready for a real love showdown in "Powerless Against You"! This book features ten wild romantic tales of superheroes and villains straddling the line between good and evil. Will these couples be able to find love while they try to save - or destroy -the world?

Get transported into a world full of drama with secret identities, fighting against hidden love, the struggle of coping with superpowers after tragedy strikes and much more. These stories handle everything from sweet romance to spicy seductions and have both straight and LGBT characters that are sure to capture your heart.

Not many collections bring together such an amazing spectrum of personalities like this anthology does. No matter what kind of reader you are, you're bound to discover a story that will leave you wanting more. The icing on top? Comic book legend Gail Simone writes the foreword! It's really outstanding, so don't miss out on giving it a read before diving headfirst into this superhero romance feast!

Sparked

Sparked
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by Lily Cahill

Have you ever felt like everything was perfect, only for it to be shattered in an instant? That's what happens in "Sparked" by Lily Cahill. It's 1954, and the town of Independence Falls, Colorado is gearing up for a summer no one will forget. But when strange fog rolls in, nothing is the same again.

Meet Clayton Briggs - a charming playboy from the prominent Briggs family who is expected to take over their business soon. His mother has been trying to find him a suitable partner from his class but things get complicated at Firelight Festival when he falls head over heels for Cora Murphy - member of the arch-rival Murphy clan that have feuded with Briggs family forever! Will Clayton risk everything just to be with her?

Cora might seem like she has hit rock-bottom - being forced into baking and slaving away most profits thanks to her father and brother's gambling habits seems unescapable. However, getting caught up in purple fog changes everything; giving her powers beyond anyone's wildest imagination. Luckily enough for Cora (and us readers), Clayton understands having discovered some abilities too which makes sparks fly between them!

Envy

Envy
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by Lana Pecherczyk

Get ready for a tale of sin and salvation in Lana Pecherczyk's "Envy". Cardinal City is struggling with deadly sins, and only one genetically-modified family of heroes can stop the chaos. But can they resist their own vices long enough to succeed? Find out for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Evan Lazarus is haunted by guilt over his family's tragic past - something that left him chasing vengeance in underground cage fighting scenes. He's afraid he might turn into the very evil he was created to fight against...until he meets Grace Go. The fiercely smart detective embodies everything Evan secretly craves - an electrifying connection tempered by opposing virtues.

Grace has her own reasons for seeking justice after escaping death herself during a bomb blast that killed her parents. When she crosses paths with Evan, intrigue ignites as the desire sparks inside them both. However, things take a dark turn when someone from Evan's shady past shows up once again allied with the city's vile Syndicate set against destroying everything Evan cherishes. To save himself and those closest to his heart and win redemption - will envy drive him apart from Grace or unite them against all odds?

How To Become a Henchman

How To Become a Henchman
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by J Bennett

Get ready to root for the underdogs in J Bennett's "How To Become a Henchman"! Big Little City is no ordinary place, with bank robberies every week and showboating heroes more concerned with their image than helping citizens. Alice just wants to get her degree and leave, but when her workplace is bombed along with her chance to escape, she has to make a tough decision.

As luck would have it (or does it?), an infamous villain announces henchmen auditions which could be the solution to all of Alice's money problems. Unfortunately, competition for these limited spots is intense as other cunning foes step up their game. Will Alice succeed or risk everything including life, limbs and integrity by joining?

Author J Bennett brings us another thrilling superhero series that shines light on themes like morality and social perceptions where good and evil are beholden only to ratings. With witty humor interlaced throughout the storylines you'll be hooked from start till end! So come join us while we root for the misfit henchman who might just steal our hearts away!

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Power Surge (Anna Jennings Super Novel Book 1)

Power Surge (Anna Jennings Super Novel Book 1)
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by E J Whitmer

Hold on to your hats because E.J. Whitmer's "Power Surge" is about to take you for a ride! Anna Jennings and her amateur buddy Carl had no clue what was in store the night they discovered their co-workers engaging in activities beyond their imagination.

From there, everything changes as Anna winds up entangled amongst the world of superheroes - including her super-hot boss and long-time crush - all battling Captain Zinger (yes folks... that's his name). And if things couldn't get any crazier, add in Carl who has a thing for spandex costumes.

Will Anna be able to stay sane while navigating newfound love interests, saving her heroes without botching it too badly with Carl? Most importantly, will she be able to save the world from that maniacal scheming villain? Well you better grab a seat, buckle yourself up tight and read this amazing novel to find out exactly how this adventure unfolds!

How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying)

How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying)
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by Cristina Fernandez

In Cristina Fernandez's "How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying)", Astrid has it all planned out - her life, that is. She might not be one of those superpowered people she sees on the news, but she does have a perfect sense of time and won't waste a second. Her carefully selected friends, classes and extracurriculars are designed to get her into medical school; nothing must get in the way - until Max Martin comes back.

Max is no ordinary boy from high school; he's different, unpredictable and doesn't follow Astrid's schedule - he disappears during dates with flimsy excuses making it clear that things between them will only grow more complicated from thereon. Things take an unexpected turn when a supervillain breaks into their room at night revealing Max's secret: He's actually a superhero! Now weaved into something entirely different than what she signed up for double-majoring as pre-med student during daylight hours, Astrid must balance being Max's girlfriend by night while still achieving her aspirations by day. Can love do away with tough choices or will they prove too much?

The Origin

The Origin
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by Wilette Youkey (June Gray)

Get ready to dive into Wilette Youkey's super hero romance novel, "The Origin". In this tale, Daniel is a man with incredible powers but no heroic aspirations. His life is just the way he likes it - he prefers living life detached from emotions and focusing on his mundane job and a solo night gig.

But when Olivia King - who holds secrets from his past - walks back into his life, the magnetic pull between them proves too strong to resist. Just as they seem to be progressing in their relationship, Olivia suddenly disappears causing Daniel to make waves in New York City as he frantically searches for her.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and Daniels finds himself committing unspeakable acts using his powers to save the one person he trusts. As if things couldn't get any more complicated than they already are...a psychic delivers some damning news that puts him at odds with choosing either his own happiness or the safety of those around him. With blood on his hands, Daniel is forced to question whether he is really the villain in this story rather than our unsuspecting hero.

Even Villains Fall in Love

Even Villains Fall in Love
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by Liana Brooks

"Even Villains Fall in Love" by Liana Brooks follows the story of Evan Smith, an ordinary family man whose resemblance to the notorious super villain Doctor Charm is purely coincidental - and please ignore those minions. Everything seems perfect until Tabitha announces her return as a superhero, just when Evan intended to focus on rigging the presidential election. But being a genius he has a plan B - keeping his wife's infatuation with him fueled with his secret basement machine.

However, messing around with science equipment while raising four children never goes according to plan. The contraption breaks down at the worst possible moment and Tabitha storms out, leaving Evan bewildered and crushed as he struggles to keep their marriage from sinking further into chaos. With world domination taking a back seat this time, can even his evil alter-ego and their kids' blossoming powers help him rescue both love and family? Or will saving everything prove too much for even such charm-infused manipulation skills?

When Gracie Met The Grump

When Gracie Met The Grump
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by Mariana Zapata

Imagine finding a half-naked superbeing in your yard. Sounds exciting, right? Well, not for Gracie Castro who is less than thrilled by the rude and grumpy hero who seems intent on staying put. But she soon realizes that this isn't just any ordinary superhero - this one needs her help to save mankind! And when duty calls, you answer it.

Even if it means putting everything you know at risk and turning your life upside down. So buckle up because sparks are flying as worlds collide in Mariana Zapata's "When Gracie Met The Grump" - a tale of unlikely love between an ordinary woman and a quirky superhero that will leave you breathless till the very end!

Caped and Dangerous

ALTTEXT
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by Isabel Jordan

Who knew being a superhero could come with so much baggage?

Greer Glenanne has had enough of saving the day - but as the official superhero, it's what she's expected to do. With her age hitting forty-six and not enjoying most people's company anymore it makes everything worse! She still steps up to catch criminals even when she doesn't want to just because that's her job. Her latest target: Killian Morgan.

Killian is younger than Greer by a decade and with looks that could kill he must be some sort of supervillain...yet he can't seem to resist giving his older foe tons of attention on every encounter! How will an annoyed, aging-hero keep things professional while also keeping their thoughts off their charming arch-nemesis?

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Heroine Complex

Heroine Complex
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by Sarah Kuhn

Be prepared to be swept away by the witty and snarky banter of two Asian American superheroines, Evie Tanaka and Aveda Jupiter. These sassy ladies protect San Francisco from perilous threats in Sarah Kuhn's "Heroine Complex".

Life as a superheroine is tough business. But for Evie, being the put-upon personal assistant to her childhood best friend Aveda, adds a level of complexity that makes it even harder. She's got everything under control when it comes to working for Aveda - managing epic diva tantrums while getting demon blood out of leather pants - but her own life? Not so much.

Things take an intense turn for these heroines when Evie must become her glamorous boss for one night - exposing her darkest secret: she has powers too! Get ready for murderous cupcakes, nosy gossip bloggers, supernatural karaoke battles - all while handling unexpected romance and ridiculous demands from Aveda. And just when they thought things couldn't get any worse... they discover a larger threat emerging that forces them both to unite their powers or face total demonic invasion!

Haunted Heroine

Haunted Heroine
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by Sarah Kuhn

Our beloved superheroine Evie Tanaka couldn't ask for more; a life full of adventure, love and excitement. As she is busy fighting demons in San Francisco with her partner Aveda Jupiter, little sister Bea keeps her grounded while Nate, a hot half-demon husband makes everything better. However, when the unexpected news of pregnancy hits home, even our courageous heroine starts to doubt whether motherhood is designed for superheroes like her.

Just as she's grappling with doubts about motherhood and finding time between battling evil forces around town to take stock of things, strange "hauntings" taking place at a local women's college make things much harder - this time Aveda and Evie are called upon to investigate as grad students during Halloween season! Will Evie be able to navigate these new challenges thrown her way? Can she truly have it all?

Scatter

Scatter
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by Molly J. Bragg

When Deputy US Marshal, Danny Martin thought she had earned a promotion, leading her own fugitive retrieval team was all that came to mind. However, things took a surprising turn when she finds herself in Pontian Florida managing super-hero support - and working with one of the most famous lesbian icons out there; Focus. Not only is this incredibly awkward since Danny has had a crush on her for years but things get even weirder as Focus appears to have an unhealthy obsession with her.

Things escalate quickly when Focus has an extreme reaction after finding out about an injury Danny sustained while at work. This prompts Danny to delve deeper into what's causing such strange behaviour from the Superhero who could easily see into the future- it leaves quite a few unknown factors though especially upon arriving 30 years back in time right before Focus's superhero career began! Suddenly everything starts making sense except why ancient-Focus seems to almost hate having Danny around so much...

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Love for the Cold-Blooded: Or: The Part-Time Evil Minion's Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero

Love for the Cold-Blooded
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by Alex Gabriel

Get hooked on the thrilling tale of "Love For The Cold Blooded" that's filled with superheroes, evil minions, and a whole lot of drama.

While being related to a supervillain could be seen as problematic for most people, Pat West doesn't really care. He just wants to finish his studies and become an urban designer. However, things take a wild turn when he accidentally sleeps with Silver Paladin - who is actually reclusive billionaire Nick Andersen in disguise. But before long, Pat finds himself way over his head and falling for someone who may not have his best interests at heart.

As danger arises when Pat's mother returns to bring havoc to the world yet again, it all threatens to unravel right before their eyes. Will Pat ever come clean about everything or will it all blow up in his face? Can love truly conquer all in this crazy world of heroes and villains or will they lose everything they hold dear? Find out in "Love For The Cold Blooded".

Infamous Heart

Infamous Heart
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by Ryder O'Malley

Being a superhero worshipper is what puts food on my table, but finding love with one was never part of the job's description.

I used to be an unassuming designer for a prestigious superhero magazine until I got fired - turns out repressed anger doesn't mix well with workplace politics. Now, not only are my career prospects in shambles, so is my dating life. But fate has its own plans it seems; as I angrily stomp away from the office, I find myself face to face with the man who makes my heart flutter.

Sebastian oozes success and confidence and let's just say his wardrobe does wonders for his physique. Even though he works for a rival publishing house, that doesn't stop me from shamelessly asking him to peruse through...my work portfolio. However, in this town where supervillains roam free like pigeons, someone is gunning for me without rhyme or reason - talk about ruining date night! Thanks to Sebastian's superpowers though (phew!), now I must juggle trying to land my dream job while learning how to be a superhero sidekick all whilst avoiding certain death at every turn. Ahhh Tuesdays!

Secret Identities and True Love: The Thrilling Climax of Superhero Romance

Superhero romance books are the perfect blend of action-packed adventure and heartwarming love stories. They'll make you laugh, cry, swoon and cheer for your favorite hero as they navigate through their personal lives while saving the world from perilous dangers. These books prove that even superheroes have a vulnerable side when it comes to matters of the heart - after all, who wouldn't melt at Superman's charming smile or Batman's brooding intensity? So grab your cape (or cozy blanket) and dive into these thrilling tales where powers collide with passion in unexpected ways!

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