7 Excellent Male POV Romance Books

Male Perspective Romance Books

Hey there, romance fans! Ever wonder what goes on in the minds of our beloved heroes in romance novels? It’s time to flip the script and dive into the world of male POV romance books, where we get a front-row seat to the thoughts, feelings, and swoon-worthy actions of the men who make our hearts beat faster. From sweet and tender to real, these stories offer a unique lens on love, challenging stereotypes and revealing the emotional depth and complexity of male characters.

Throughout the story, the hero describes his feelings for the heroine and their situation. It helps a woman to understand the man’s psychology and needs. So, whether you’re looking to see your favorite tropes through a new set of eyes or crave a deeper connection with the leading men of romance, you’re in for a treat. Let’s travel together and discover the captivating inner worlds of our fictional crushes!

7 Male POV Romance Books (Male Perspective Love Stories)

Male POV romance offers us a fresh perspective on love and relationships. Reading from the male protagonist’s point of view allows female readers to empathize with and understand male characters on a deeper level. This fosters empathy and appreciation for the unique challenges, desires, and vulnerabilities that men experience in relationships.

Here are seven Male POV romance novels for you. By exploring the thoughts, emotions, and experiences of male protagonists, these books provide insight into the male psyche and how men perceive romance and intimacy. Let’s talk!

NameKey FocusRating (Goodreads)
Sustained by Emma ChaseA lawyer investigates his case, and he finds an immediate attraction toward a girl.4.2/5
Pucked Up by Helena HuntingA hockey player finally gets his soulmate.3.9/5
Thirsty by Mia HopkinsA dynamic danger taking man sees a strong lady, and they form slow chemistry.3.9/5
Whiskey Beach by Nora RobertsA man struggles with a criminal case and falls in love with his housekeeper, who creates mystery.4/5
Tangled by Emma ChaseFor one job post, two fights, but their rivalry turns into love.4/5
The Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionA professional geneticist works for matchmaking, but he describes how he attracts an opposite girl.4/5
The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van DykenAn NFL player and his friend’s roommate build a romantic relationship.3.9/5
Male POV Romance Books List

1. Sustained (The Legal Briefs)

Sustained is the second book in The Legal Briefs series, and it’s a contemporary romance written from a male point of view. You can read it as a standalone. The story is about Jake, who was a successful lawyer, and he does have a little bit of a dark past that you find out more about in the book. He catches a boy stealing, and he wants to bring that boy home to his parents, let them know what he is doing, and rectify the situation. When Jake gets to the boy’s house, he finds out he is one of six siblings. They recently lost their parents, both their parents, in an accident.

Jake immediately has a connection with Chelsea, and I adored both characters as much as I love Jake. Chelsea is a powerful heroine. While she’s also fun, I admire her determination to overcome all the obstacles she had to raise her nieces and nephews. It was also fun to see Jake interacting with them and all the different things thrown his way, dealing with six kids. I recommend this book if you want something funny, sexy, and sweet.

Author: Emma Chase
Narrator: Sebastian York
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Tropes: Single-parent, Friends-to-lovers, Humor
Number Of Pages: 267
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

2. Pucked Up (Pucked)

Pucked Up is the second book in the series, and it’s a sports romance with a hero’s POV. You can read the first one as a standalone if you want. The story revolves around hockey player Miller, who is Violet’s stepbrother. He’s trying to date Sunny, who is Alex’s younger sister. So he’s trying to visit her, but he misses his flight. There’s all this drama with funny pictures, and the exciting thing about Buck is he has dyslexia.

So, it was interesting to figure out that he has a learning difference, and he hasn’t let that control him. Sunny is still mad at him, and sometimes she overreacts. Miller has hated pictures with fans because sometimes he has slept with tons of women in the past. Now, he’s making an effort to come out and visit her. There are many complex relationships because of the multiple characters and their romance. The plot, storyline, dialogues, and narration are good enough, but the characters are annoying. Overall, you can enjoy it.

Author: Helena Hunting
Narrator: Joe Arden
Publisher: Audible Studios
Tropes: Sports, Angst, Arc
Number Of Pages: 375
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

3. Thirsty (Eastside Brewery)

Thirsty is a mental health steamy romance, and the title is very appropriate because the male lead will leave you thirsty. It is set in Los Angeles and centers around a man named Ghost or Sal. Sal is the man he wants to be, whereas Ghost is the man he was. He got out of prison, and he’s a gang member. It’s a fictional gang, primarily a Latino gang in eastern LA, and he got caught doing some faults.

The book opens with him getting kicked out of his friend’s house, him and his friend because his friend was running around on his girl. So it’s there that Sal meets Vanessa, who is a single mother. She’s very goal-oriented and doesn’t hang out with people from the neighborhood because of her 9-to-5 job and study. When Sal meets Vanessa, they’re attracted to each other immediately. They also recognize that they are from two worlds and that things between them would not work out very quickly.

So, there’s a slow build of tension. Sal had so much more depth to his character. He was so much more in tune with everything that was going on around him, not only his own emotions but everyone else. So, the gang portion of the book was handled well. The romance is organic, fluid, believable, and natural. I recommend it if you love progressive romance, well-developed characters, and a male’s point of view.

Author: Mia Hopkins
Narrator: Ozzie Rodriguez
Publisher: Audible Studios
Tropes: Mental Health, Alpha-males, Arc, Enemies-to-love, Multicultural
Number Of Pages: 254
Available: Audiobook | Kindle | Audio CD

4. Whiskey Beach

Whiskey Beach is an adventure, mystery, and romantic suspense from a male perspective. The author managed to blend it all so that you’re entertained, and you’re kept guessing. The whole book is about Eli. He’s recuperating from the death of his wife. He was a murder suspect, and for an entire year, he was tormented by the cops and the media and accused of killing her.

So Eli goes to his grandmother’s place on the beach to recuperate and try to get his life started again. Part of the mystery is his grandmother has had a bad fall and had to stay with his sister while she recovers. So he’s taking care of the house where he meets Abra. While there, she’s the housekeeper and yoga instructor. The mystery for him is who she is and why she attracts him so much. One of the things I love about the book is that they don’t quite get along at the beginning, but as the book goes along, they slowly start liking each other more.

Several key mysteries in the story are solved: who killed his wife because he didn’t do it, why his grandmother fell, and what happened there. Then, a bunch of other fun stuff is all mixed in. It’s fun, drawing you in the whole time and keeping you going. I highly recommend reading the book.

Author: Nora Roberts
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Tropes: Suspense, Crime, Thriller
Number Of Pages: 484
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Mass Market Paperback

5. Tangled

Tangled is an alpha male-pov dark love story. We have Drew Evans and Katherine Brooks (Kate). The whole story is based on Drew’s point of view. So we don’t hear anything about Kate’s point of view. Everything from the guy’s point of view from the book. Drew is a peer. He’d go out and see different women. So, one night, he met Kate, and they were in a club. He was trying to hook up with Kate, but she was engaged. So Drew picked somebody else up and went home.

The next day, they find out they have somebody new working for them. They both want the same job, and only one person can get it. Then, both fight for their job. Somehow, Kate broke up her engagement with her boyfriend. She’d been with that boyfriend since high school and college.

You need to read the book to be able to understand that. I listened to the audiobook, which was excellent for me for the narrator. If you want a funny, steamy romance read, check this out. I found some problems with the hardcover, but the paperback is satisfying enough for font size, color, cover, binding, and paper quality.

Author: Emma Chase
Narrator: Sebastian York
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Tropes: Forbidden, Bad-boys, Comedy
Number Of Pages: 254
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

6. The Rosie Project (Don Tillman)

The Rosie Project is a YA contemporary humor romance. The book is about Don, who lives in Australia. He’s a genetics professor and very socially awkward. He doesn’t have a lot of friends, and he doesn’t go on many dates. So he couldn’t imagine being a good husband because he couldn’t even go on a suitable date.

To change himself, Don makes a White Project to find the perfect partner/wife. The questions are outrageous. Then he meets Rosie, who is opposed to what he wants and expects in a partner. She smokes and drinks and wears lots of jewelry.

So, it’s fun to read about the dynamics between them. Rosie is someone who’s looking for her biological father, and Don can help her because he works with genetics. My favorite part of the book is when Don learns how to dance. I was laughing so hard when he got a skeleton and he was practicing. The whole story is told from Don’s POV, and I enjoy the man’s POV in romance.

Author: Graeme Simsion
Narrator: Dan O’Grady
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Tropes: Cultural, Family, Humor
Number Of Pages: 331
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Mass Market Paperback

7. The Matchmaker’s Playbook (Wingmen Inc.)

The Matchmaker’s Playbook was published in April 2016, and the adaptation was released in March 2018. It’s a short book, so it will go fast. The story follows a former NFL player (Ian) who got injured. Now, he’s working for a wingman business where he and his business partner help girls get the guy. Ian meets Blake, who is one of his friend’s roommates. She joins this wingman, and he helps her try to get a guy. They fall in love with all of that. It’s cute and funny if you’re looking for an upbeat romcom from a hero’s perspective.

The movie version was solid. I also watched all the funny bloopers and a nice little touch. I would like to know when they will make the second one and to see if all of the cast will return. There were all the scenes. The actors were pretty good. My only complaint about it is the weird sound effects things. Anyway, I enjoyed the movie more than I enjoyed the book.

Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Narrator: Jeremy York
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Tropes: Feminism, Mental-issues, Virgin-heroine
Number Of Pages: 290
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

5 Steamy Male Pov Romance Books

“Tangled” by Emma Chase (Tangled Series) – This book introduces us to Drew Evans, a successful and charming businessman who meets his match in Katherine Brooks. Drew’s humorous and candid narration provides a no-holds-barred look into the male psyche as he faces the ups and downs of falling in love. Chase masterfully combines wit, romance, and steam, making “Tangled” a standout in the genre.

“Beautiful Player” by Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard Series) – Part of the Beautiful Bastard series, this novel focuses on Will Sumner and Hanna Bergstrom. Told partly from Will’s perspective, it shows his evolving feelings as he transitions from being a playboy to being deeply in love with Hanna. The male POV adds depth to the story, exploring themes of growth, passion, and vulnerability.

“Real” by Katy Evans (Real Series) – This intense and emotional romance is told through the eyes of underground fighter Remington Tate, offering us a visceral look into his dark world and the fierce protectiveness he feels for Brooke Dumas. Evans crafts a powerful narrative that explores the complexities of love, desire, and redemption from a distinctly male perspective.

“Before Jamaica Lane” by Samantha Young (On Dublin Street Series) – As part of the On Dublin Street series, this novel features Nate Sawyer, who helps his friend Olivia Holloway overcome her shyness in the dating world. Told with a mix of humor and earnestness, Nate’s perspective sheds light on male vulnerability and the realization of falling in love with one’s best friend, offering a steamy yet heartfelt romance.

“The Hook Up” by Kristen Callihan (Game On Series) – This sports romance, focusing on college football star Drew Baylor and Anna Jones, is noted for its engaging narrative primarily from Drew’s point of view. Callihan skillfully uses the male POV to explore themes of love, fear of commitment, and the pursuit of happiness, all while delivering steamy scenes that keep readers hooked.

5 Dark Male Pov Romance Books

“Vicious” by L.J. Shen (Sinners of Saint Series) – Vicious, the first book in the series, introduces Baron “Vicious” Spencer, a man famous for his ruthlessness and cold heart. The story, primarily from Vicious’s perspective, dives into his obsession with Emilia LeBlanc, a girl from his past whom he can’t seem to let go. Shen masterfully explores the thin line between love and hate, crafting a tale of redemption and twisted love.

“Corrupt” by Penelope Douglas (Devil’s Night Series) – Told from the perspective of Michael Crist, a former basketball star turned businessman, “Corrupt” delves into the dangerous games and dark desires that define the relationship between Michael and Erika Fane. Douglas’s narrative is a thrilling ride through themes of power, revenge, and forbidden love, offering readers a dark and steamy romance with complex dynamics.

“King” by T.M. Frazier (King Series) – This novel follows King, a man released from prison, determined to reclaim what is his, including Doe, a woman with no memories of her past. King’s perspective offers an unfiltered look into the world of bikers, crime, and survival, weaving a story of love, loyalty, and redemption amidst darkness.

“Fear Me” by B.B. Reid (Broken Love Series) – Keiran Masters, a high school senior with a notorious reputation, narrates a tale of obsession and control as he claims Lake Monroe as his own. Reid’s story pushes boundaries, exploring themes of bullying, power, and the complexities of love born from fear and fascination.

“Dirty Ugly Toy” by K. Webster – This standalone dark romance is narrated by Braxton Kennedy, a wealthy man with twisted desires who kidnaps Jessica, transforming her into his “toy.” Webster crafts a disturbing yet compelling narrative, focusing on themes of captivity, transformation, and the redemptive power of love through the eyes of a deeply flawed protagonist.

5 Fantasy Romance Books From Male Perspective

“The Lightning-Struck Heart” by T.J. Klune – Follow the hilarious and heartwarming journey of Sam Haversford, a wizard’s apprentice who finds himself in a complicated love triangle involving a knight, a prince, and a dragon. Klune masterfully combines humor, magic, and romance, offering us a unique and deeply emotional story filled with witty banter and memorable characters.

“Blood Song” by Anthony Ryan (A Raven’s Shadow Novel) – This epic fantasy features Vaelin Al Sorna, who is destined for a path filled with war and political intrigue. His relationships, especially those with strong emotional bonds, provide a subtle yet poignant romantic element throughout his journey. Ryan crafts a richly developed world and a compelling narrative that explores themes of loyalty, honor, and love.

“Wolfsong” by T.J. Klune – In this unique take on werewolf lore, Ox Matheson’s story unfolds as he grows from a boy into a man, finding love with Joe Bennett, the boy next door who happens to be part of a werewolf pack. Klune’s storytelling is both emotionally gripping and filled with the magic of werewolves, offering a poignant exploration of family, belonging, and love.

“The Bird and the Sword” by Amy Harmon – Told from the perspective of Lark of the Tiras, this novel weaves a tale of magic, curse, and forbidden love in a world where words have power. When she meets Tiras, the king who needs her abilities to save his kingdom, a slow-burning romance ensues. Harmon combines lyrical prose with a fascinating magical system to tell a story that’s both romantic and adventurous.

“Captive Prince” by C.S. Pacat – Starting as a story of political intrigue and survival, the trilogy follows Damen, a warrior prince who is captured and sent to serve Laurent, the prince of an enemy nation. Told primarily from Damen’s perspective, the series evolves into an epic tale of strategy, loyalty, and unexpected love. Pacat’s intricate plotting and complex character dynamics make for a deeply engaging read.

Last Words

From thrilling confessions to vulnerable moments, male POV romances have given us a priceless glimpse into the multifaceted nature of love from a perspective that’s both enlightening and profoundly touching. These stories remind us that everyone, regardless of gender, faces the complexities of love with hope, fear, and a dash of courage. As we close this chapter, let’s carry with us the understanding and empathy we’ve gained for the diverse voices that make the tapestry of romance so rich and colorful.

Keep your hearts open and your bookshelves ready for more tales that challenge, entertain, and inspire. Until next time, keep falling in love with reading, and never stop seeking out new perspectives that make the journey of love all the more thrilling. Happy reading!

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