Top 16 Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors

Do you love to read romantic novels? If the answer is yes, then this blog post is for you. I have compiled a list of 16 best romantic novels by Indian authors that are sure to make your heart flutter. This compilation books written in English. You can choose from contemporary or historical romance novels depending on what you feel like reading at the moment. So without further ado, let’s get started with our list!

Here is a list of the top 16 romantic novels written by Indian authors.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : You Are the Best Wife

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : You are the best wife
You are the best wife

Book Name: You Are the Best Wife

Author: Ajay K Panday

Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

First Edition: 23 November 2015

Paperback: 248 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

This book is written with a loving and passionate voice. It is hard not to fall in love with this story. Bhavna and Ajay are two characters in the book.

They meet while study Engineering, and Ajay immediately falls in love with Bhavna. After much family drama, they get married and lead a happy life.

But it destroyed all of this when Bhavna falls ill and dies. This isn’t a spoiler.

The significant thing about this book is that it will make the readers feel the same pain as the characters.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors :Wish I Could Tell You

Wish I Could Tell You
Wish I Could Tell You

Book Name: Wish I could tell you

Author: Durjoy Datta

Publisher: Penguin Metro Reads

First Edition: 4 October 2019,

Paperback:  288 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

Ananth believes in all things good. He helps people who are in need. He works for an NGO.

Mohini is an aspiring writer. She is looking for a story. Her goal is to find a story that leads her to the same NGO.

The first thing that Ananth and Mohini do is find what they are searching for. This is the major part of this book.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors :The Boy who Loved

the boy who loved

Book Name: The boy who loved

Author: Durjoy Datta

Publisher:  Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

First Edition: 1st January 2017,

Paperback:  306 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

This is the story of Raghu Ganguli. He goes to college. He lives in Delhi with his family. At first, he seems like an ordinary boy, but deep down, he is hurt and guilty about something.

Brahmi is a girl who is also broken and sad. Will she find love with Raghu? They are different types of people, but they can help each other. This story is about an unusual boy who falls in love with a girl after he breaks his heart again and again.

This story is very funny.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors :2 States

Two States

Book Name: 2 States

Author: Chetan Bhagat

Publisher:  Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

First Edition: 1st January 2017,

Paperback:  306 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

This book is about a couple who move from India to two different states. It’s about how they met and how they dealt with problems until they could finally marry.

While studying in DM Ahmadabad, Krish notices Ananaya is arguing with the cooks about the food.

Krish and Ananya get to know each other and eventually fall in love. They finish their studies and decide to ask their parents for marriage. Krish’s family agrees to the marriage, but Ananya’s parents disagree.

The story goes on from here. They both tried to impress their parents. And in the end, they get married and Ananya has a twin baby.

At the end of the book, Krish says their kids will be from a state called India so they don’t have to worry about inequality.

There is a lot of sentiment in the book, and it has a happy ending.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : I’m an Average Looking Boy… Will You Be My Girlfriend?

Im an Average Looking Boy

Book Name: I’m an Average Looking Boy… Will You Be My Girlfriend?

Author: Roopesh Kumar

Publisher: Fingerprint Publishing

First Edition: 1 October 2017

Paperback/ Kindle:  296 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

This book is about friendship, love, and romance. This book will make you believe in true love and it will help you know that if you love someone with all your heart, they will always find a way to come to you.

In this book, we only hear about Vidoy and Dibisha. But there are actually six other people in the story. That makes the story more interesting because you get to know them better too.

Viday is an average-looking boy, and Bidisha is a beautiful and charming girl. This was how their story started when they first met under the virgin tree in Hindu College. They instantly became friends, but sometimes they hurt each other’s feelings. Throughout the book, you can feel that Vidoy and Bidisha are madly in love with each other and when they break up, it hurts very badly.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : Promise Me A Million Times

Promise Me A Million Times

Book Name: I’m an Average Looking Boy… Will You Be My Girlfriend?

Author: Roopesh Kumar

Publisher: Fingerprint Publishing

First Edition: 1 October 2017

Paperback/ Kindle:  296 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

The book is about two little kids, Edwin and Charlie. They want to be performers in a big city. The story turns around their lives.

Edwin and Charlie are close friends. They live in the city together and they are both homeless. So they look like family to each other and stick together through thick and thin.

Both Charlie and Edwin have a talent. They dream of performing in front of an audience and making lots of money. They live their dreams through the book.

Yet, at that point, the story must change. It is not perfect anymore. Something bad will happen that will make you very sad.

It is not always true that life gives us a second chance. Sometimes we can’t change when the time has already changed.

However, life had a different plan. Charlie meets Aster, and she is going through some tough times, too. They became really close friends. But Edwin is unhappy. He cannot understand what is going on, why his best friend has to change. Charlie’s life changes again and he meets Alena.

Promise me a Million Times is about dreams, friendship, struggles, and a will to make up for every loss of love by your side

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : A Suitable Boy

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Book Name: A Suitable Boy

Author: Vikram Seth

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

First Edition: 1993

Paperback/ Kindle/ Audio/ Hardcover:  1488pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

A Suitable Boy is a long novel that is about a boy who has many things happen to him. It is probably the longest novel in English.

This book is about a girl who lives in India. She wants to find someone to marry who she loves, and she also wants her mother to approve of him. This book is set in the 1950s when India was becoming independent from Britain and there were some terrible problems because of this. The story tells about four different families’ life stories A Suitable Boy is a story about people. They are of different races and religions. It is about love, ambition, sadness, violence, and social etiquette.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : Revaluation2020

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Book Name: Revaluation 2020

Author: Chetan Bhagat

Generic: Fiction, Politics, Romance

First Edition: 5 October 2011

Paperback/ Kindle/ Mp3:  296 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

Love, Corruption, Ambition is a 2011 novel by Chetan Bhagat.

This book is about a love triangle and corruption. It is about a journey of self-discovery. This book talks about private coaching institutions that exploit aspiring engineering students and how parents put their lifetime’s earnings at stake for these classes so that their children can crack engineering exams and change the fortune of the family. A handful accomplishes their dreams, rest just exhaust their parents.

The book has characters from various backgrounds. The author’s description of each character is amazing and leaves the readers wanting to read more.

The author said that the novel is about corruption in the Indian educational system. He thought it would be interesting to set a book there since people tend to be more emotionally attached to their alma mater. He said that he also wanted the book to have a more romantic storyline to appeal to readers.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : The One You Cannot Have

The One You Cannot Have

Book Name: The One You Cannot Have

Author: Preeti Shenoy

Publisher: Srishti Publishers

First Edition: 1 January 2011

Paperback/ Kindle:  224 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

Preeti Shenoy wrote a second book called life is what you make it on January 1, 2011. It was published and became a bestseller. The book is also on the Nielsen list for top books of 2011.

Life Is What You Make It is based on a love story set in India in the 1990s. The readers say it is about hope, love, and determination. It’s about how those things can make your destiny change. The protagonist has some hard times but then gets through them.

The novel is about a woman who has a past that haunts her like a nightmare. She grows up from an adolescent to a woman in her 20s. She wades through different situations and has some affairs. But then her parents refuse to accept what she is doing, so Ankita becomes bipolar at one point in time.

Ankita has a lot of struggles. She makes decisions and does things by herself. The book shows how she gets to know about her bipolar disorder and how she decides to help herself. Preeti made the story more fun.

Preeti Shenoy has written seven books already. One of her best ones is called ‘Life Is What You Make It.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : Sorry, You’re Not My Type

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Book Name: Sorry, You’re Not My Type

Author: Sudeep Nagarkar

Publisher: Penguin Random House India

First Edition: 13 February 2014

Paperback/ Kindle / Audio:  212 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

A story of one of the reputed Delhi based college music bands!! Vikrant, Anamika and Yuvi will make you believe ‘When your passion and purpose is greater than your fears, you find a way to overcome them. A story of Aditya will highlight the true aspects of life as in every boy’s life, there is a girl he’ll never forget and in every girl’s life, there is a boy she’ll never forget!!

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : If Its Not Forever, Its Not Love 

If Its Not Forever

Book Name: ‘If It’s Not Forever, It’s not love

Author:  Datta Durjoy with Nikita Shing

Publisher: ‎ Grapevine India Publishers 

First Edition: 1 January 2012

Paperback/ Kindle:  224 pages

Version: English

Generic: Thriller Suspense Romance

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

Durjoy Datta and Nikita Singh published the book ‘If It’s Not Forever’ in 2012. The story follows a hero with a heart scar who is trying to get past his memories related to the Delhi High Court blasts of 2011.

‘If It’s Not Forever’ is a thriller with romance, not ‘pure’ suspense. The book has seven characters: Deb, ‘The Daughter of a Police Officer’, ‘A Man with Mysterious Past’- villain- ‘Cop turned Inspector’; ‘Acting Pappu’; and ‘Tarun Amritsariya’.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : Seven Days Without You

Seven Days Without You

Book Title: Seven Days Without You

Author: Anmol Rana

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd

First Edition: 8 January 2018

Paperback/ Kindle:  336 pages

Generic: Contemporary Fiction

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

“Seven Days Without You” is the story of two childhood friends who find their destiny only when they are apart.

The battle of emotions and confessions that lasted for seven days transformed his years-old relationship with Shailja, turning it into something special. His heart overflowed with the love he thought she would never give him inside him. What happened in those seven days? Will she still be waiting for him after these hours? Does she return his feelings…?

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : Your Dreams are Mine now

Your Dreams Are Mine Now

Book Title: Your Dreams are Mine now

Author: Ravinder Singh

Publisher: Penguin Random House India

First Edition: 8 March 2017

Paperback/ Kindle:  280 pages

Version: English

Generic: Contemporary Romance

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

This wonderfully written story is not just a plot where a boy meets a girl, but it tackles major issues facing our country today. It’s the kind of book that you’re drawn to in terms of its entertainment value but also pushes you intellectually.

Your Dreams Are Mine Now falls into this category; I enjoyed reading it and found it thought-provoking.

The end of the book will be a surprise to you. The story revolves around a girl studying at Delhi University and her quiet simple life. In the beginning, it talks about her hostel life. Later, some incidents happen at college that is seen by this girl as well as when she falls desperately in love with a guy and has an incident at the spot, which makes her blame herself for it.

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : Few Thing Left Unsaid

Few Thing Left Unsaid

Book Name: Few Thing Left Unsaid

Author: Sudeep Nagarkar

Publisher: Random House India

First Edition: 29 September 2015

Paperback/ Kindle:  298 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

Aditya is a college student who hates engineering. His parents want him to be an engineer, but he doesn’t want to do that. He meets a girl named Riya in school and they become friends. They wonder if they should be together forever or just have some time apart from each other.

But the couple can’t stay away from each other. What does that mean? The answer is in this book. It will tell you how your relationship should be balanced in love and friendship.

​I liked the concept of the book and found it interesting to read because it is in contrast with the kind of books I have been reading. As a college student, I can appreciate this romantic tale between two friends. The author has done justice to his topic by giving proper examples based on real-life situations which make the readers relate to

“Few Thing Left Unsaid” is written by Sudeep Nagarkar and is influenced by his real-life experiences. The book appeals to readers who prefer readings that are focused on more straightforward, relatable narratives instead of scandalous or action-packed plots. “Few Things Left Unsaid” is rooted in Nagarkar’s real-life relations…

Publisher: Rupa Publications (7 February 2017)

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

Pride Prejudice and Other Flavors

Book Name: Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

Author: Sonali Dev

Publisher: William Morrow

First Edition: 7 May 2019

Paperback/ Kindle:  499 pages

Version: English

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

The main character in the book Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors is a neurosurgeon. The Rajes are movers and shakers in San Francisco. They put a lot of responsibility on their daughter DR. Trisha Raje. She falls in love with DJ Caine (a chef with a difficult past). You have choices to make. You can either leave her or get permission from her parents so that you don’t upset the people in your community.

This book is about Caine. He is different from a chef who has to follow the recipes of his teacher, but he doesn’t care. He got kicked out of cooking school for making his own recipes and not following what the teachers wanted him to do. The book shows how Trisha and Caine help each other deal with difficult family

Best Romantic Novels by Indian Authors : Almost Single: Is There Such A Thing As A Perfect Relationship?

Almost Single book cover

Book Name: Almost Single: Is There Such A Thing As A Perfect Relationship?

Author: Advaita Kala

Publisher: HarperCollins

First Edition: 24 July 2007

Paperback/ Kindle:  292pages

Version: English (Contemporary Fiction)

Best Sellers Rank: 4.5/5 (as per customer reviews)

The book is about a girl in India. She’s 29, and she works at the Grand Orchid Hotel. She has a lot of bad hours. And because she does not have someone to marry, her life is just small compensation.

Bathia’s friends Misha and Anushka help her find a husband. They help her do things like online dating and fasting for Karva Chauth, a Hindu festival that only women can do. Bathia wants to marry Karan Verma, an investment banker from New York City.

Some people don’t like the romance scenes in the book. They’re not very romantic or exciting. Kala does a good job at making people laugh, though.

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