15 Age Gap Romance Books You Must Not Miss

Age Gap Relationship

Not so unusual to hear that someone has married an older man, potentially as married a younger woman. One of the older man’s children is the woman’s age that they marry. Does it cause family issues? Typically, it does something for you to think about when you’re in that relationship. But it goes into all of the different issues to think about what happens when you marry somebody, and they don’t relate to any of the milestones you grew up with.

The person of the generation that you’re in a relationship with doesn’t relate to that at all. You don’t relate to the differences in music and all the things that might be cultural for an age cohort.

15 Age Gap Romance Books

When you’re building relationships, there are things to keep in mind, whether you’re building relationships with age gap differences or not. We often don’t think about the relationship that we’re going into. We feel something, and we move forward.

So with this as true with others, important things to think about. But love has no bound and doesn’t obey any rules. So age-gap relationship is very common, and we can not stop them. Now I will review 15 age gap romance books to read any time. Let’s go!

1. Sweet Temptation: An Age Gap Arranged Marriage Romance

This is Cora Reilly’s age gap romances which follows 31 years old guy, Cassio. He is a widower and has two tiny children. He’s an underboss for the Familia and Giulia. Giulia turned 18. It is an arranged marriage, and Cassio is very disciplined in every aspect of his life. But his home life is very out of control. He didn’t want to get attached to her. Cassio is very unapproachable, and he’s very untrusting. Giulia is this ray of sunshine that comes into his life and develops a strong relationship with his children, and Cassio eventually learns to trust her.

So Giulia is a strong heroine. She made the best of her situation because, again, Cassio was very cold standoffish to her at first, and she knew that it was her duty. She’s been raised in the mafia world. She knew that she would get married young, and it wouldn’t be a very loving marriage. But she makes the best of it, and Cassio does soften up for her.

Sweet Temptation

Author: Cora Reilly
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Billionaire Romance
Available: Paperback | Kindle

2. Monster in His Eyes

This is a mafia romance, so in this book, you are following Karissa, who is 18. She is a college student and working very hard. She’s had a hard life, and she’s trying to better herself. One day on her way to class, she sees a tall, dark, mysterious man named Ignazio Vitale. Also, she is immediately attracted to him. Ignazio is 36 years old, so he is twice her age, and he’s very used to getting what he wants.

He’s a very powerful, successful man who wants Karissa so soon. They start spending a lot of time together, quickly becoming very close. But Karissa realizes that she doesn’t exactly know Ignazio as much as she thinks she does. So Ignazio is one of those characters that is super interesting to read from because you don’t know a ton about him. He’s very mysterious and complex.

Monster in His Eyes

Author: J.M. Darhower
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Erotic Suspense
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Audio CD

3. Misconduct

Misconduct follows Easton, who is 23. She is a first-year teacher, and one night at a party, she meets Tyler, who is 35. They have an instant connection, but they don’t act on it until Easton is on her first day of school, and she realizes that she has Tyler’s son in her class. So their romance is very forbidden from the start, but they cannot stay away from each other. The pull that they have to each other is so magnetic.

Tyler is a single father, and he is trying to have a better relationship with his son. Easton does not want to be in a relationship because she’s been hurt by things in her past. If you like the age gap love and Penelope Douglas’s writing, then pick this one up.


Author: Penelope Douglas
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Historical Erotica
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | MP3 CD

4. The Forbidden Man

This book follows 40 years older woman, Thalia Blackwood, with a younger man’s romance. She has recently been divorced, and she decides that she needs to get away from all the drama from her past. So she is a physical therapist, and she works with football teams. She’s currently working in Manchester, England, and decided to move to Madrid to be their new physical therapist. Everything is going fine until she meets Alejo Albarado.

Alejo is 23, one of the team’s stars players, and he injures his knee during a game. Thalia and Alejo start spending a ton of time together, so they have such a beautiful connection and friendship from the start. But they know that being together could cost both of them a lot in their lives, especially Thalia. She could lose her job. It is forbidden for her to have a relationship with the player, but they have so much chemistry. They had to fight for their love. It was not easy, and many things stood in their way, but they came out on top.

The Forbidden Man

Author: Karina Halle
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Multicultural & Interracial Romance
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

5. Irresistible: A Small Town Single Dad Romance (Cloverleigh Farms Series)

Irresistible follows Frannie Sawyer, twenty-seven, and she has been sheltered her entire life. She was born with a heart defect, and her mother and her entire family babied her whole life. So Frannie works at their family-owned club. But she is a part-time receptionist, and she also bakes for some of the events they host. Our hero is Mack. He is the CFO of Clovelly Farms, and he is a single father to three daughters. As he is the CFO, he is Frannie’s boss. So it’s forbidden in that aspect because he shouldn’t be with her, but also the age gap.

Mack is 16 years older than Frannie. So he’s quite a bit older, and they have both been skirting around their attraction to each other for so long. Neither of them wants to act on it until Frannie babysits Mack one night, and she gets stuck at his house because of a snowstorm, and things escalate from there. So this one is a small-town romance. Although their relationship wasn’t always the easiest for them, things fell into place, and they couldn’t imagine being with anyone else.


Author: Melanie Harlow
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Romantic Comedy
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

6. Torn (All Torn Up)

Torn follows Kenzi, who is 17, but before anything happens, she turns 18. Toren is her dad’s best friend, and he so happens to be Kenzi’s godfather. So he has grown up with her. Kenzi’s mom and dad had her when they were 16. Toren was also young, so they’ve grown up together, and he’s been there for her entire life.

Kenzi has always been very mature for her age. You can even see the difference between her friends, her age, how she acts, and how Kenzi acts in the book. It’s like she’s very mature for her age, and throughout the years, as Kenzi has gotten older, their relationship dynamic has changed. So it went for more of a protector, but not a friendship.

Then now, it’s slowly starting to turn into a much deeper connection. Moreover, Kenzi is very straightforward with Toren. Toren is fighting it so much because he does not want to hurt his best friend, and he knows that pretty much anyone in their social circle will not accept their relationship. But he cannot keep himself away from Kenzi. He loves her, but he doesn’t want to ruin his friendship.

All Torn Up

Author: Carian Cole
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Contemporary Romance
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

7. The Pool Boy (Nashville Neighborhood)

Everybody is right about the hype of this book. Our heroine is 40 years old sweet lady. She got divorced from her husband. He was cheating on her. So she’s living alone. She works in the music industry, and her pool boy is her best friend’s son. He’s like 22 years old, and they start a relationship.

She had her reservations because she’s older, he’s younger. What will people say and think it’s best friend’s son? She will feel betrayed, and she is nervous about having this relationship with him. There’s also a sweet thing that happens between them as well outside of the age gap romance.

The Pool Boy

Author: Nikki Sloane
Average Customer Review: (4.3 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Erotic Literature & Fiction
Available: Paperback | Kindle

8. Twisted Games (Twisted)

It’s forbidden because Rhys is Bridget’s bodyguard. She’s a princess, and it is similar to The Princess Diaries. He’s 30 years old, and she’s in her early twenties. So there’s a ten-year age gap between them, and it’s taboo because he works for her, and it spans a couple of years. He is her bodyguard for almost two years in the beginning. Then it’s their romance, and she’s into him, and he’s into her. But they can’t cross that line because of the professional boundaries, and she ends up having a lot more responsibilities as a royal.

That puts a lot of pressure on their relationship. So they have to work together to figure things out. The more taboo aspect of their professional relationship makes it more forbidden than their age gap relationship. So if you like the bodyguard trope, I would recommend this one.

Twisted Games

Author: Ana Huang
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Action & Adventure Romance Fiction
Available: Paperback | Kindle

9. Olivia and the Masked Duke (Lady Charlotte’s Society of Angels)

The story is about Olivia and Ben. This one is forbidden because Ben saved Olivia when she was a little girl, and he’s more like a parental older brother figure to her. When she’s growing up with him, she is super into him from the start because he saved her life, and then she starts falling for him. She’s liked him for a long time. Finally, she’s 18, and she’s a woman now.

Ben had a rough marriage, and he feels very responsible for his wife’s death. So he is still trying to get over what happened there. Olivia started trying to seduce him because she was a woman and not his little girl anymore. Also, she wants to be a spy, and he’s super overprotective of her. It is such a great age gap historical romance.

Olivia and the Masked Duke

Author: Grace Callaway
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Victorian Historical Romance
Available: Paperback | Kindle

10. Forbidden (Ward Sisters)

Aiden was a professional fighter, and Isabel was obsessed with him as a young girl. She would put his posters in her room and write that she would marry him. So Aiden was her celebrity crush as a child, and he was older. He’s the gym owner, and she works at him, and she’s terrified of being alone with him. But Aiden also is a widow, and he is raising his child. So he’s a single dad, and he has a lot on his plate, and he’s not fighting anymore. He wants to do his best for the gym, which is so precious.

Isabel has many kids in her life because her brother is the one who adopted her and her sisters. He has kids, and then all three of her sisters are getting married because they had the previous three books. I liked her relationship with her family and the kids involved, and she got along well with his daughter.


Author: Karla Sorensen
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Sports Romance
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle

11. Inked in Lies (The Fallen Men)

This one is a brother’s best friend romance, and there’s a massive gap between them. Lila was six in the beginning, and Nova was 17. So it’s an 11 year age gap, and he knew her when she was a child. But he moved away soon after, knowing her three months. After they met, he moved away, but he was still super overprotective of her best friends with her brother. It is so heartbreaking and heart-wrenching. So it takes so long for them to be together.

Nova didn’t watch her grow up, and Lila was infatuated with him. It is a motorcycle club, age-gap romance. That’s what the whole series is. Read them in order because this is book five. But you can read it as a standalone.

Inked in Lies

Author: Giana Darling
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Multicultural & Interracial Romance
Available: Paperback | Kindle

12. The Scandal of It All (The Rogue Files)

This is book two in the series. You can read it as a standalone if you want to, but this one is step son’s best friend romance. There’s only a four-year age gap. But it is so taboo during this period because she is older and a widow and her husband died.

There was a bigger age gap between Graciela and her husband than her new love interest. But he is her stepson’s best friend, and he is also adamant that this will happen. It does deal with infertility. In society standards at the time, it was taboo.

The Scandal of It All

Author: Sophie Jordan
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Victorian Historical Romance
Available: Audiobook | Mass Market Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

13. Tied (All Torn Up)

Holly Daniels was kidnapped and abused for a long time, and she was often kept in this well and the woods. Our hero, Tyler Grace, finds her and saves her. But he has been in a couple of accidents, and he’s scarred and has a lot of scarring on his face. He lives in the woods as a recluse. People are scared of him, and they at first think that he’s the one who kidnapped her when they find it. A couple of years go by, and they get reconnected because she’s always felt safe with him.

She was kidnapped for ten years, so she finds him in the woods, and they reconnect. It’s so sweet. They’re two broken people trying to find a way to live life again, and they connect. Tyler is quite a bit older than her. It was such a sweet romance, and you will like watching them learn to love each other, let each other in and learn how to let go of their pasts and be happy with each other.

All Torn Up

Author: Carian Cole
Average Customer Review: (4.8 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Romantic Suspense
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

14. Desperate Measures (Wicked Villains)

It’s a Jasmine and Jafar retelling, but much steamier than any Disney thing is going to be. Jasmine hates her father, and she’s pretty much held captive by her father and Jafar kidnaps her, but she’s willing.

So he takes her, and they have this hate to love passionate romance. It’s more playful, and they don’t hate each other. But that part of their banter is that they act like they hate each other. In addition, he’s a lot older, like her dad’s age.

Desperate Measures

Author: Katee Robert
Average Customer Review: (4.3 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Romantic Suspense
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

15. On the Rocks (Becker Brothers)

This one is about a young girl. She’s not even graduated college yet, and she’s engaged a guy who is a little bit older than her. She goes to the local whiskey distillery to buy her husband a whiskey barrel for their wedding. Also, she runs into the Becker Brothers there.

There are four of them, so they all get their book. This one is Noah, and she’s known him for a while. They live in a small town, and she and he instantly hit it off in a Bantry way and end up spending more time together. Then she reevaluated her life what she was doing. There is an age gap love story between them, but it is cute. If you like small-town romance, I recommend this book.

On the Rocks

Author: Kandi Steiner
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: College Romance
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Audio CD

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