Air Awakens. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas The third book in the beloved #1 bestselling author's sexy, romantic suspense Slow Burn series… They say young love doesn't last, but a girl from the wrong side of the tracks with unique abilities and the hometown golden boy were determined to defy the odds. Lieutenant Hornblower, by C.S. Read 4 169 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. His novels are still the gold standard when it comes to stories centered on a sense of esprit de corps and the origin of the idea people with a particular set of skills should not be mistreated. $6.00. Set in the early 19th century, it tells the story of young Leon Courtney who joins the army in the midst of an early-life crisis. Sandokan was once the most famous fictional pirate in literature, and this novel finds him at the heights of his career—feared and legendary, leading a band of rebels against two empires. Combining Abraham Lincoln and a Civil War-era ironside ship, the crash and disappearance of an Amelia Earhart-like pilot in 1933, a secret gold mine and a terrifying pollutant that threatens the entire world’s ecosystem, Cussler doesn’t let you have even a moment to breathe, but you won’t notice because it’s all so much fun. Set in the late Viking age in the 10th century, this surprisingly complex story can be read as a rollicking adventure following Viking Röde Orm Tostesson from his abduction and enslavement, his return home and his participation in attacks on England, at the time a fractured country in turmoil. Paperback Whether it’s an innocent story of first love, a wonderfully torturous slow burn, or a whirlwind, passionate affair, listening to narrators at the top of their game carefully unspool the threads of a love story is our favorite way to consume these enchanting stories. Paperback Night Flight, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery $16.95 From that premise Garland explores a universal truth: the biggest threats to any society come from within. This is an extremely slow-burn romance. I have read and enjoyed all of them but somehow missed book 5.5, Touched By the Northern Lights, which I need to read. A team of ultra-competent, experienced soldiers must come together and find a way to destroy the guns so the rescue can be attempted. One of the first true examples of a “historical novel” in Western literature, Ivanhoe is set in the 12th century and focuses on one of the few Saxon noble families still intact after the Norman Conquest. It is a way for this site to earn advertising fees by advertising or linking to certain products and/or services. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, by B. Traven If you love a good fantasy with lots of intrigue, action and a solid slow-burn romance added in, then I think you will really like Silver Ravens. He is eventually recruited as a spy, apprenticed to a master hunter in Africa as a cover, and slowly evolves into an effective and enthusiastic agent as World War I slowly revs up around him. $4.95. Paperback Celebrating the idea that some things are bigger than individual needs, the story of some of the first commercial pilots and the airmail they deliver overnight in order to keep lines of communication open, and the sacrifice they must all contemplate in the service of a noble goal. A drifting New York couple flee the modern world and head into the desert of Northern Africa, along with a friend. Paperback NOOK Book | $14.99. Paperback Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott Paperback A sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the mystery of the island is directly linked to that earlier novel, which just makes it all the more awesome. "Pamela Clare has one of the strongest, boldest, most readable voices in romance. Important note for readers: This book is an adult urban fantasy set on an alternative modern earth ruled by the Norse gods and goddesses. Forester’s classic Napoleonic-Era adventure is the first of eleven novels that follow the socially awkward, musically inept, but heroic and strategically brilliant Horatio Hornblower. No one combines religious and philosophical concepts with a tense spy story like Kipling did. When some of the gods relent and try to help, he finally has his chance—but of course must go through a new series of adventures beforehand. The Beach, by Alex Garland So much of the DNA of this book remains threaded throughout modern fiction it’s become almost invisible. | $17.99. At some point in every life, people dream of adventure finding them and forcing them into the world—just like the Old Buccaneer comes to Jim Hawkins, setting the boy on a path to (what else?) Kylie Scotts writing style just flows perfectly and she’s made a brilliantly entertaining rom-com.” –Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books “This was a slow burn that simmered until it became an all out FIRE! Although described as science fiction, Crichton himself name-checked King Solomon’s Mines as inspiration for this story. The 50 novels listed here are the sort of old-school romps designed to inspire you to dig out your hiking gear, quit your job, and go seeking your fortune before it’s too late. Note! Hello Everyone! It's packed with humor, adventure, and a sweet, slow burn romance between a vertically challenged wizard and the most lethal vampire in town. Jim admires his captors, somewhat—but his adventure leads him into some very dark places. Set during World War I and based on Hemingway’s own experiences as an ambulance driver in Italy during the fighting, A Farewell to Arms is usually thought of as “literature,” but it’s really an adventure novel. K. Larkwood, author of The Unspoken Name "Everina Maxwell is brilliant at creating atmosphere and drama. The romance in this series is "slow burn", and there is no sex in this particular novel. Based very closely on actual historic events, this story of a physician sentenced to slavery in the Caribbean of the 17th century only to escape and become one of the most successful pirates of the time is a classic celebration of man’s ability to make his own fate, no matter the obstacles. It’s a dark paranormal romance for readers 18+. As Buck slowly loses his “civilization” (that is, his domestication) and becomes wild and feral, he has a series of adventures that are heartbreaking in their constant cruelty, but his final fate as a member of a wild pack of wolves isn’t a tragedy. It’s packed with humor, adventure, and a sweet, slow burn romance between a reluctant fae queen and the assassin who tried to kill her. In reality, the spirit lives on—if only because so many fantastic adventure stories have already been written. NOOK Book list created February 2nd, 2018 Beau Geste, by Percival Christopher Wren 704 books — 2,271 voters UPDATED MAY 20th 2020 At their core, however, the stories of Harry Flashman’s exploits are adventures, as Harry travels the world and relies on his wits and his ability to foist consequences onto others to survive while fighting, seducing, and gambling his way through life. Paperback Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling Frederic Henry is an American serving in the Italian Army as a paramedic; when he meets nurse Catherine Barkley he initially wants nothing more than a diversion, but slowly falls in love. Paperback $14.55 Flashman, by George MacDonald Fraser Hearing of a woman of matchless beauty living nearby, however, Sandokan finds his priorities shifting—and the call of adventure is irresistible. Le Morte d’Arthur, by Sir Thomas Malory Sharpe’s Tiger, by Bernard Cornwell Cornwell’s Sharpe novels explore the land war against Napoleon from the point of view of Richard Sharpe, the low-born soldier who slowly rises through the ranks of the British Army. The crew doesn’t believe his stories of wealth, but the Captain takes him on as a crew member. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (all three books) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. This series is generally more concerned with more working class characters (although they brush with the nobility and even royalty in later books! After the death of his parents, he visits his miserly, paranoid uncle at the family estate known as the House of Shaws. Rachel Lynn Solomon is best known to her fans for writing heartfelt contemporary YA novels like 2020's Today Tonight Tomorrow and her 2018... 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O’Brian’s detailed and accurate depiction of the misery of life in the British navy at the time is fascinating, and the battle sequences are some of the best ever committed to the page. Wilfred of Ivanhoe supports King Richard and is disinherited for his trouble, joining the king on the crusades. Where the t ension is allowed to build, there’s no immediate gratification, and it’s the opposite of insta-love. Beginning with Hornblower as a freshly-minted officer and ending with an aged Baron Hornblower appointed Admiral of the Fleet, each novel details classic adventures where Hornblower must think on his feet, risk his life, and always protect the men under his command. $9.99. Maxwell has built a deeply-layered and fascinating universe filled with alien tech, complex imperial politics, and perilous intergalactic diplomacy. Above everything else, it has the classic structure of the adventure novel as Lindsay Ford travels to an unfamiliar place, loses everything, and learns to survive and flourish in a variety of scenarios most of us wouldn’t dream of coming near. Curtin, Dobbs, and Howard meet in Tampico and figure their luck can’t get any worse. $10.32 Verne’s classic work of adventure and sci-fi isn’t exactly scientifically rigorous—at one point Captain Nemo exits his submarine and strolls about on the floor of the ocean without difficulty—but its spirit of discovery, as Nemo and companions travel to various incredible places (including the lost city of Atlantis), is unparalleled. Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne 714 books — 2,394 voters Slow romance. Set in the years before World War I, Wren’s novel depicts life in the French Foreign Legion fairly accurately. Rayna York, author of YA Contemporary When Life … A straightforward fictionalization of the famous mutiny that occurred in 1789, in which Lieutenant William Bligh faced a rebellious crew and was set adrift in a small boat with the only loyal crew members. | $16.00. In my current work-in-progress, it's a constant battle to keep the characters' love for each other at a slow burn, without letting things flare up or fizzle out. $11.95. So it’s a bit of a slow-burn / beginning kind of romance, but I’m very happy with how it’s turned out so far. Paperback Editorial Reviews "The grand finale of the Dynasties: Seven Sins from Harlequin Desire, Slow Burn by Janice Maynard is a fitting end to this enjoyable continuity series...for a quick, emotionally-charged romance, Slow Burn fits the bill. Kim learns the “Great Game” of espionage and secret politics in the heat of India before being identified as English and sent back to England where he’s schooled and trained in spycraft. $6.99. If you like the TV show Vikings and wish there was more Viking-related entertainment, this book is for you. Court of Midnight and Deception is an urban fantasy trilogy featuring fae, werewolves, vampires, and wizards. The whole trilogy, really. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are cultural icons—which means they’re often treated as cultural furniture, always there but not terribly interesting. His novels are still the gold standard when it comes to stories centered on a sense of esprit de corps and the origin of the idea people with a particular set of skills should not be mistreated. Taking a minor character from Tom Brown’s School Days, Fraser imagines a coward, a scoundrel, and a debauched bully, then places him at almost every major historical event of the 19th century over the course of several novels. $16.00. A fter reading hundreds and hundreds of books over the years, I have finally determined that my absolute favorite book trope/style is the slow burn romance.. Give me all of the tension, the longing, the loaded glances, the intense feelings, the emotions that make my stomach flip… it is … Kaitlin Hillerich says: May 8, 2016 at 8:19 pm. The Geste brothers, led by eldest Michael (known by his nickname Beau), enlist in the Foreign Legion as a way of following their old-fashioned ideals of “doing the right thing,” and this act is the ultimate beau geste of the story—a fine act that leads to nothing. The story begins with aspiring Musketeer … $10.95. Johnny starts off as a hard-working apprentice in Boston, and slowly grows politically an emotionally, eventually taking part in the Boston Tea Party and becoming a spy for the Sons of Liberty—and preparing to take up arms against the tyranny of the British. | $7.95. Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson | $15.95. Five men escape from a Confederate prison during the Civil War in a hot air balloon, and crash onto an uncharted island. Paperback Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles. $3.99. Lost Horizon, by James Hilton Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brian "A slow-burn romance that's heady, clever, engaging and emotionally charged. The Walking Drum, by Louis L’Amour Paperback If you like reading romance books I have compiled a list of Slow Burn Romance Book Recommendations for you! Their relationship is troubled by war, injuries, court martials, and death itself—all told in Hemingway’s bold, signature style. Her stories are riveting, well-told, and unforgettable. Self-taught, imposingly strong, and bitterly intelligent, Wolf sees no value in existence beyond survival and sensory pleasure. Moreau, Sabatini’s main character, slowly develops a sense of idealism as he makes his way through a changing world. Oh, and deliciously sexy. The family lives for a decade on the island, learning much and becoming comfortable in their new existence, and the ultimate lesson is that adventure isn’t always something that you seek out—sometimes it comes to you, unbidden. Told from the point of view of a non-mutineer, Midshipman Roger Byam, who remains with the Bounty because there isn’t any more room on the boats Bligh and the others are forced onto, the story has everything: near-death experiences, tropical paradises, and eventual prosecution. Some might argue that the adventure novel has been undermined by the modern age: since you can fly just about anywhere for a relatively reasonable price, or experience on the internet for free, the allure of a story that takes you to far-away places and unfamiliar cultures for the sake of adventure has been lost. Another story of a civilized, complacent man—Humphrey van Weyden—caught in a shipwreck, London’s great achievement here is the antagonist Wolf Larsen. Paperback Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts Buck is a dog, kidnapped from his home and forced into slavery as a sled dog. Paperback Led by the older and competent Howard, the men in fact discover gold. Although not as well known today as his Sherlock Holmes stories, Doyle himself preferred this adventure set during the Hundred Years War in the 14th century. —A. Paperback “The Rich Boy has the perfect mix of romance and comedy. Mathurin Kerbouchard sets off to seek news of his lost father, is captured by slavers, leads a rebellion and takes the slave ship, sells his kidnappers into slavery instead—and that’s all in the first sections of the story! (All three books of this trilogy are out now!) romance, paranormal romance, fated mates, slow burn, romantic fantasy, magic romance, irish romance A lost city in the jungle of Africa, a legendary diamond mine, and a heretofore unknown breed of gorilla resulting from ancient experiments all come together to challenge a team seeking to claim a fortune that has already killed a lot of people. Dumas’ classic revenge story is also the ultimate adventure story, centered on a man who is wrongly imprisoned, escapes, makes a fortune, and seeks to get back at his enemies. It’s good sometimes to remember that not all adventures end well. You can’t really discuss adventure stories without bringing Dumas into the conversation. $7.95. All three almost die several times before they finally emerge from a volcano in Italy—but imminent death is a key feature of most adventure fiction. The origin of the term “Shangri-La,” this story of a hidden monastery in the mountains of Tibet where the aging process slows and a lifetime of study and contemplation offers hope to a world ruined by war is still a gripping tale nearly a century later. There’s hardly a genre better suited for audio than romance. You might not think of this trailblazing 1965 novel (the inspiration for the famous 1979 film) as an adventure story, but that’s exactly what it is. Based on Roberts’ own experiences as a criminal, escaped convict, and foreigner living in the slums of Mumbai (then known as Bombay), Shantaram is the story of a city, the rich mixture of cultures and ethnicities living there, and the moral journey of a single man. $14.49 | $18.95. Sea monsters and the first steampunk submarine: it doesn’t get more adventurous than that. A Malay prince whose family was killed and throne stolen by the British, Sandokan defends a group of smaller kingdoms against the British and the Dutch. I absolutely adore stories where the main characters don’t just fall into bed together but get to know each other and become friends first. It contains violence, swearing, and sexual themes. Empire of the Sun, by J.G. Set in British India, this novel is first in the chronology and includes pitched battles, torture, and espionage in equal measure, taking place during a time when all a man needed was determination and bravery to get ahead. Forester Burn for Me book. adventure. Written in a time when Africa seemed infinite and largely unexplored, at least from a Western point of view, Haggard’s classic adventure novel created a template still followed today—the Indiana Jones films owe a huge debt to Haggard, for example. The Warriors, by Sol Yurick This post on kindle unlimited slow burn romance contain affiliate/referral links. Hardcover Slow Burn romance novels focus more on the characters and their relationship as the romance slowly builds versus the insta-love and lust variety. As Don Diego de la Vega, the character feigns disinterest in swordplay, romance, or adventure, but this is all in service of protecting his secret identity. $4.99. Paperback Paperback A young lawyer nimbly shifts sides, learns new skills, and plays whatever role he needs to in order to survive the chaos of the French Revolution. The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas You can’t really discuss adventure stories without bringing Dumas into the conversation. List with slow burn romances. Cussler is probably the king of the modern adventure novel, and Sahara remains his best effort. Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss You might not think a story centered on delivering the mail could possibly be fraught with adventure—which is why you must read this book. slowburn romance fanfiction harrypotter enemiestolovers fluff angst love hogwarts dracomalfoy friendstolovers newadult slytherin lgbt ronweasley youngadult … Add only the first book in a series unless the romantic plot starts in the later volumes. Adventure novels always assume a world based on chaos, and offer protagonists who can navigate those choppy waters to a happy ending. Cathy MacRae award-winning historical romance author Scottish medieval Highlander's Bride series Hardy Heroines series Ghosts of Culloden Moor series Kathryn le Veque's World of de Wolfe ... culture and slow burn romance. There’s nothing more Adventure Novel than three down-on-their-luck Americans prospecting for gold in the unsettled mountains of Mexico shortly after the revolution there. No insta-love here. That there was a time when it wasn’t that hard to imagine secret, hidden kingdoms in the world is thrilling enough, but the story is compelling, detailing the terrors of warfare at a time when it seemed the world might just end at any moment. $8.95. The Eiger Sanction, by Trevanian King Solomon’s Mines, by H. Rider Haggard Paperback This sort of rise wasn’t impossible at the time—but it was pretty unlikely, and only Sharpe’s wit and skill with violence makes it possible. Magic Forged is the first book in the Hall of Blood and Mercy trilogy, which features vampires, wizards, fae, and werewolves. Also it's a list for books that are NOT romance based - romance must be a part of the story (side-plot), but it can't be the story. The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy Ballard’s tale of a boy taken prisoner by the Japanese after the fall of Shanghai in World War II is a story of survival and the complexity of war. Sebastian gets more than he expects from Sylvia—never mind that Maeve wants her book back—and Sebastian's slow-burn romance with Sylvia will arc over the entire series. On the downside of unbidden adventure, this is the story of David Balfour. Set during World War II, Monsarrat manages somehow to capture a thoroughly realistic view of the monotony and boredom of military service while spinning an exciting story of inexperienced sailors serving in the North Atlantic over the seven years of the war. Sir Percy Blakeney is a cultured, ostensibly weak English nobleman during The Terror, a time in revolutionary France when the government allowed and encouraged mob violence against the aristocrats of the ancien régime. Ahh, the slow-burn romance. Focused on the titular company of freelance archers, the story involves the three main characters—archer Aylward, squire (and later knight) Alleyne, and John of Hordle as they find love, taste victory and defeat, and interact with the lordly and powerful. The story includes jousts, kidnappings, and plain old-fashioned adventure, and was thrillingly unlike anything that came before it. More books to be announced in this series. The Riddle of the Sands, by Erskine Childers Best read of 2020." Wait for It (Kindle Edition) Mariana Zapata (Goodreads Author) (shelved 81 times as slow … An adventure novel or a dark tale of psychological breakdown and ennui? Why not both—Bowles’ 1949 novel remains confounding, but exciting in a dangerous, corrosive way. McCulley’s Mexican nobleman who dons a mask and a dashing persona to fight injustice and tyranny has had a profound influence on fiction since his first appearance in the early 20th century. Unwanted betrothals, assassination attempts, and a battle for the crown converge in Danielle L. Jensen's Dark Skies, a new series starter set in the universe of the YA fantasy Sarah J. Maas called "everything I look for in a fantasy novel." Tarzan, orphaned in the jungle of Africa and literally raised by Apes, rises to become king of the beasts while learning about his English heritage—a story brimming with blood, violence, and the thrilling idea that a hidden world awaits. For Zack Covington, Anna-Grace—his "Gracie"—was the one. Who hasn’t imagined what it might be like to step outside of civilization and become as one with nature as possible? There is no cliffhanger ending. The bond between the men and the tension of war on the sea offer plenty of nail-biting and emotional beats in this classic novel that remains the gold standard for stories of modern-day naval exploits. 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