Best Romances with an Age Difference Between the Leads

Older Heroine/Younger Hero

Cat’s Favorite Older Heroine/Younger Hero Romance 

  Heart Journey (Celta Series Book 9) by Robin Owens

Helena, a renowned cartographer, is exploring Celta when she finds out she has a HeartMate. Yearning for a partner, she is drawn to meet him.

Actor Raz Cherry is dedicated to his career. Uninterested in long-term commitments, he ignores an oracle that foretells of his HeartMate.

Though passion ignites, their lifestyles clash. Only when mysterious thefts threaten their families can they overcome the obstacles on their journey to love.




Contemporary Romance

  The Last in Love (Ardent Springs Book 5) by Terri Osburn

The Last True Cowboy by Kathleen Eagle

Leaving Normal  by Stef Ann Holm

Not Even If You Begged by Francis Ray

The Best Medicine (A Bell Harbor Novel) by Tracy Brogan 

J-Pop Love Song (Musicians in Love Book 1) by Shiree McCarver

Stealing Home (The Sweet Magnolias Book 1) by Sherryl Woods

Baby Jane Doe (The Precinct Series Book 4) by Julie Miller 

Love Becomes Her (Pause for Men) by Donna Hill 

The Red Bikini by Lauren Christopher

Taken with You: Book Eight of The Kowalskis by Shannon Stacey

Visual-Kei Rock Star (Musicians In Love Book 2) by Shiree McCarver

Love Hacked: A reluctant romance (Knitting in the City Book 3) by Penny Reid 

Just My Luck (Escape to New Zealand Book 5) by Rosalind James 

Unbridled (Unlikely Lovers Book 1) by Cheryl Brooks

He’s the Man by M. Malone

Parachutes & Kisses by Erica Jong

CRASH by Pepper Pace

Control by Charlotte Stein

New Life by Bonnie Dee

I’ll Catch You (New York Sabers Football Book 3) y Farrah Rochon

Noah (5th Street Book 1) by Elizabeth Reyes

A Different Kind of Forever by Dee Ernst 

On the Island: A Novel  by Tracey Garvis-Graves 

Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl 

Hard to Hold (Hold Trilogy Book 1) by Stephanie Tyler

Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun

The Redhead Series by Alice Clayton 

Fallen From Grace by Laura Leone

Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie

Afterlife by Joey Hill

Into the Night (Troubleshooters Book 5) by Suzanne Brockmann

Rode Hard, Put Up Wet: Rough Riders, Book 2 by Lorelei James

 Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track Book 1)  by Erin McCarthy

The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years Book 4) by Sarina Bowen 

Resisting the Boss (Mid Life Love Series Book 1) by Whitney G. 

Unrivaled (Unlikely Lovers Book 4) by Cheryl Brooks

Crashed Out (Made in Jersey) by Tessa Bailey

The Rookie (The Taylor Clan) by Julie Miller 

Red’s Hot Honky-Tonk Bar by Pamela Morsi 

Ladies’ Man by Suzanne Brockmann

What the Heart Knows by Kathleen Eagle 

Somebody to Love (Gideon’s Cove) by Kristan Higgins

No Place Like Home by Barbara Samuel

Family Blessings by Lavyrle Spencer



Historical Romance

 Wild Oats (Territory Trysts Book 1) by Pamela Morsi 
Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane Book 4)
  by Elizabeth Hoyt

Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas  

When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons Book 6) by Julia Quinn 

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies Series Book 1) by Jennifer Ashley 

Pleasure for Pleasure (Essex Sisters Series Book 4) by Eloisa James 

The Tender Texan by Jodi Thomas 

Pleasure Me by Monica Burns

The Ramshackle Suitor by Nancy Butler

Romancing Olive: Prairie Romance by Holly Bush

In Praise of Younger Men by Jo Beverley, Cathy Maxwell, Jaclyn Reding, Lauren Royal

Simple Jess (Marrying Stone series Book 2) by Pamela Morsi

The Countess Takes a Lover by Bonnie Dee 

Christmas Angel (The Company of Rogues Series, Book 3) by Jo Beverly 

Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory 

A Promise of Spring by Mary Balogh

Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell 

Two Little Lies  by Liz Carlyle

Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas 

The Bedding Proposal by Tracy Anne Warren  

Waking Up With the Duke by Lorraine Heath

Love’s Revenge by Monica Burns 

Just One of Those Flings (The Merry Widows Book 2) by Candice Hern

Courting Miss Hattie by Pamela Morsi 

The Duchess’ Lover by Julie Beard 

Romancing Lady Stone (School of Gallantry Book 6) by Delilah Marvelle

Claimed by the Laird by Nicola Cornick

Reckless (House of Rohan Series Book 2) by Anne Stuart 

Scandalous Lovers (The Men and Women’s Club Book 1) by Robin Schone

The Bumblebroth by Patricia Wynn

The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (Mackenzies Series Book 6) by Jennifer Ashley

The Outlaw and The Lady by Lorraine Heath








Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Romance

Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon

Angels’ Flight: A Guild Hunter Collection by Nalini Singh 

Impatient by Viola Grace

The Warlord Wants Forever: Immortals After Dark, Book 1 by Kresley Cole

Play of Passion (Psy/Changeling Series Book 9) by Nalini Singh

Heart Journey (Celta Series Book 9) by Robin Owens

Contact by Susan Grant 

The Moon’s Shadow (Saga Skolian Empire Series Book 8)  by Catherine Asaro



Older Hero/Younger Heroine

Cat’s Favorite Older Hero/Younger Heroine Romance

  What I Did For a Duke: Pennyroyal Green Series by Julie Anne Long

For years, he’s been an object of fear, fascination . . . and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: he’ll seduce Ian’s innocent sister, Genevieve—the only Eversea as yet untouched by scandal. First he’ll capture her heart . . . and then he’ll break it.

But everything about Genevieve is unexpected: the passion simmering beneath her cool control, the sharp wit tempered by gentleness . . . And though Genevieve has heard the whispers about the duke’s dark past, and knows she trifles with him at her peril, one incendiary kiss tempts her deeper into a world of extraordinary sensuality. Until Genevieve is faced with a fateful choice . . . is there anything she won’t do for a duke


Contemporary Romance

The Admiral’s Bride (Tall, Dark and Dangerous Book 7) by Suzanne Brockmann

Takedown (The Precinct Series Book 12) by Julie Miller 

Surprise Of His Life by Karen Keast

The Edge of Heaven by Teresa Hill

Unsticky by Sarra Manning

Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann

Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr

Best Kept Secrets by Sandra Brown 

Taylor’s Temptation (Tall, Dark and Dangerous) by Suzanne Brockmann

Ride a Painted Pony by Kathleen Eagle 

Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge Mystery Series Book 1) by Emma Jameson

Acrobat by Mary Calmes

Sway: A Delicious Novella by Lauren Dane 

Cowgirl Up and Ride (Rough Riders Book 3)  by Lorelei James

Kulti by Mariana Zapata

Deacon (The Unfinished Heroes Series Book 4)  by Kristen Ashley

Breathe (Colorado Mountain Series Book 4) by Kristen Ashley

After Hours by Cara McKenna

A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr

The Chocolate Kiss (Amour et Chocolat Book 2) by Laura Florand 

The Chocolate Rose by Laura Florand

Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

Ride with Me by Ruthie Knox

Jagged (Colorado Mountain Series Book 5) by Kristen Ashley

Wake Up Married  by Leta Blake 

Madly by Ruthie Knox

Managed (VIP Book 2) by Kristen Callihan

The Perfect Fit (a Riley O’Brien & Co. novella) by Jenna Sutton

Pretty Face (London Celebrities) by Lucy Parker

Softer Than Steel (A Love & Steel Novel) by Jessica Topper

SO SWEET: A Sugar Baby Novella by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Ninja At First Sight: An Origin Story (Knitting in the City) by Penny Reid

Beautiful Secret (The Beautiful Series Book 8) by Christina Lauren

Hard to Hold On To: A Hard Ink Novella by Laura Kaye

Artistic License by Elle Pierson

The Key by Victoria Darkins

Shoreline Drive: Sanctuary Island Book 2 by Lily Everett

The Rosie Project: A Novel (Don Tillman Book 1) by Graeme Simsion

Live by Mary Ann Rivers

A Seal Upon Your Heart by Pepper Pace 

  Wild Orchids by Karen Robards








Historical Romance

 What I Did For a Duke: Pennyroyal Green Series by Julie Anne Long

The Magic of You (Malory-Anderson Family Book 4) by Johanna Lindsey

Beast by Judith Ivory 

Valentine by Jane Feather 

The Accidental Bride by Jane Feather 
 by LaVyrle Spencer

Marrying the Royal Marine by Carla Kelly

The Admiral’s Penniless Bride by Carla Kelly

Pleasure for Pleasure (Essex Sisters Series Book 4) by Eloisa James

  Hester Waring’s Marriage (The Dilhorne Dynasty) by Paula Marshall

Roselynde by Roberta Gellis

Tempting by Hope Tarr 

With Seduction in Mind (Girl Bachelors series Book 4) by Laura Lee Guhrke

The Last Rogue by Deborah Simmons

The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare 

Dearest Rogue (Maiden Lane Book 8) by Elizabeth Hoyt 

A Man and a Woman by Robin Schone 

The Substitute Bridegroom by Charlotte Louise Dolan

Miss Whittier Makes a List by Carla Kelly

A Wild Pursuit (Duchess Quartet Book 3) by Eloisa James 

Bride of Shadow Canyon by Stacey Kayne

Love According to Lily (Avon Romance Book 4) by Julianne MacLean

The Laird Who Loved Me (The MacLean Curse Book 5) by Karen Hawkins

The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn

 And Then He Kissed Her (Girl Bachelors series Book 1)  by Laura Lee Guhrke

The Texan’s Reward (The Wife Lottery Book 4) by Jodi Thomas 

This is all I ask (de Piaget Family) by Lynn Kurland

Saving Grace by Julie Garwood 

Marian’s Christmas Wish by Carla Kelly 



Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Romance

 Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Book 1) by Lois McMaster Bujold

Kiss of Snow (Psy/Changeling Series Book 10) by Nalini Singh 

Heart Quest (Celta Series Book 5) by Robin Owens 

Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh 

How to Drive a Dragon Crazy (Dragon Kin series Book 6) by G.A. Aiken 

Firelight (Darkest London Book 1) by Kristen Callihan

Call the Moon (Tales of the Citadel Book 8) by Viola Grace 

Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh 

MacRieve (Immortals After Dark Book 14) by Kresley Cole

Ghost (Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club Book 8) by Candace Blevins

The Dragon King (The Chattanooga Supernaturals Book 1) by Candace Blevins

Figure of Speech (Halle Shifters Book 4)  by Dana Marie Bell

Dark Taste of Rapture (Alien Huntress Book 6) by Gena Showalter

Solar Flare by Autumn Dawn

The Bite Before Christmas  by Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost

Storm’s Heart (Elder Races Book 2) by Thea Harrison

  Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair

Dark Magic (The ‘Dark’ Carpathian Book 4) by Christine Feehan

Hope’s Folly (Dock Five Book 3) by Linnea Sinclair