Top 20 Romance Blogs

As a romance author, you may want to get editorial reviews for your newest novel. One of the best places to get these reviews is from romance blogs. Here’s a list of the top 20 romance book blogs where you can submit your  romance novel to be reviewed.

We compiled 20 of the best romance blogs into one list. All of these sites have solid reputations, wide audiences, and simple guidelines for submitting books for reviews. Take a look to decide which site is right for you!


All About RomanceAll About RomanceAAR has been up and running for over 2 decades and has built up an audience of romance lovers from around the world. The site publisher, Dabney Grinnan, is specifically proud of their reputation for having high-quality, unbiased reviews.


Romance Junkies

Romance Junkies book blog

All types of romantic subgenres are welcome here! This site reviews 60+ romance books every month.


Red Feather Romance red feather romanceWith over 100,000 newsletter subscribers, Red Feather Romance can be a great place to gain book reviews and promote your latest romance novel!


Guilty Pleasures Book Reviewsgulity pleasures book reviewsThis site provides plenty of support for authors by providing an easy way to submit review requests, unique advertising opportunities, maintaining an active presence on Goodreads, and more.


Romance Rehab

With a clear-cut rating system and a range of reviews covering YA romance to romantic erotica, authors have overwhelmed this site with requests for book reviews. Although this site is temporarily unable to take on new requests, it should definitely stay on your radar!


Smart Bitches Trashy Bookssmart bitches trashy books

Since 2005, this fun and sassy site has exploded in popularity due to its unique sense of humor and engrossing content. New book reviews are posted everyday, and submitting a review request only takes a few minutes.


Smexy Bookssmexy books blog

Urban fantasy novels and all subgenres of romance novels are commonly reviewed by the team of writers on this site, and the site has an average of 16,000 monthly visitors who are always eager for new content.


Under the Covers Book Blog

under the covers romance blogAuthors who want to gain some more online visibility should check out this stylish website. All book reviews are shared on the blog, as well as on Goodreads, Shelfari, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.


CoffeeTime Romancecoffee time romance book reviews

Along with writing stellar reviews, this site features author’s websites, author interviews, and a special page for books that achieve the CTRR Award.


Romance Novels in Colornovels in color

This site excels at portraying diversity in romantic fiction, as all protagonists in the novels reviewed here are people of color. The blog is currently backlogged with several review requests, but submissions should open up again soon!


The Book Boyfriend Addictbook boyfriend addict reviews

All romance books reviewed here will be shared on this blog, Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, and Goodreads. Romance authors can also take advantage of other free promotional services offered here.


The Book Hookupbook hookup

For nearly a decade, The Book Hookup has been reviewing romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal novels. The blog states, “Outside opinions will not influence our reviews and you can always expect a truthful, genuine opinion from our site.” Authors are also welcome to create guest posts on the site, ask for an interview, or take advantage of other promotional services!


The Reading Cafereading cafe romance book reviews

Reviews may be posted on multiple sites, including Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and BookBub. Authors may also request an author interview and/or a book giveaway when their review is posted.


Stacked Books

The review page states that the site abides by the 5 laws of library science, firmly believing that books are to be used and enjoyed, and that every book has the potential to find an audience. Although Stacked Books promotes other genres besides romance, romantic novels remain one of the most popular categories.


Dear Author

Dear Author readers “grade” books they read on a scale from A-F, so if you’re looking for a brutally honest review, this is the place for you! The site also features a list of their top 100 romance novels, a list of recommended books, a section for author interviews, and more.


FMR Book Grind

As a strictly romance book blog, reviewers welcome all types of romantic subgenres. However, authors should note that if the reviewer is unable to honestly give a book 3.5 stars or more, a promo post will be created instead of a review.


Reviews in the City
reviews in the city book blog

Run by a professional librarian and book reviewer, authors can expect excellent reviews for their books when choosing this blog.. Authors are also welcome to create guest posts, host book giveaways, or ask to have their book advertised on the site.


With Love For Bookswith love for books blog

This sweet book review blog is dedicated to positivity, so therefore no negative reviews are ever posted. The reviewers love romance, but since they’re avid readers, they also review other genres including horror, science fiction, mystery, and paranormal.


Aestas Book Blog

Aestas book blog romance

This site may only have one reviewer, Aestas, but the amount of work that goes into the site is incredible. All reviews posted on the blog are about books that Aestas genuinely enjoyed, and authors can be reassured knowing that no review request is ever ignored.


Scandalicious Book Reviewsscandalicious romance books

Along with book reviews, the site also runs a podcast where authors can request to have their book promoted during a show. Giveaways and other contests are hosted on this site as well!


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