We love romance and affairs of the heart. To celebrate the remarkable year that was for romance, our expert booksellers winnowed the list to present their favourites—here are the the romance reads that won over our hearts in 2015.



A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

Susanna Kearsley, a Kobo staff favourite, returned with a swirling, exhilarating historical romance. Codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to decipher the journal of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas. What she uncovers, however, is a tale of intrigue that reaches all the way into the present. A Desperate Fortune is an absolutely beautiful, addictive novel: a must-read!



See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense, See Me reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us... and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize.



Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

The staff at Kobo have been buzzing about Nora Robert’s masterfully crafted new book from the instant it was released. An engaging story with friendship, romance, elements of fantasy and mythology, and a classic fight between good and evil, Stars of Fortune is the start of what just may be your favourite new series.



If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

The drama, hilarity and tears of sisterhood are at the heart of the thoroughly captivating new novel by New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins—a funny, frank and bittersweet look at marriage, forgiveness and moving on. 



All I Ever Need Is You (from The Sullivans series) by Bella Andre

Seattle architect Adam Sullivan is well known for his brilliant historic building restorations—and for having absolutely no interest in love and marriage. He’s happy for his siblings and cousins who have found true love, and though they’re clearly hell-bent on seeing him settled, his family is just going to have to accept that Cupid’s arrow will be skipping this Sullivan. That is, until he meets Kerry Dromoland…suddenly Adam starts to question everything he once believed to be true about falling in love.