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The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever  

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List Rules Vote up the college romance books that are hard to put down.

Here are the best college romance books, ranked by readers everywhere. Featuring the new college romance novels of 2019 and best-selling classics, this list of the most popular college romance books includes fan-favorites from authors, like Nicole Snow, Sariah Wilson, and Crystal Kaswell. 

College romance books typically feature summer flings, college sports relationships, and the new college girl falling for the bad guy. Despite using common tropes, the top college romance bestsellers offer something for everyone, so you'll be flipping through the pages in no time. Vote up the must-read college romance novels.

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Awakening (a Dark Mafia Romanc... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Awakening (a Dark Mafia Romance Book 2) Stasia Black

The naive Cora can't get enough of the brooding Marcus. But when a rival mob tries to take Marcus' empire away from him, Marcus realizes that he is the danger Cora is trying to escape.

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The Escort is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
The Escort Sandi Lynn

One moment Brielle is going to NYU on a paid scholarship and the next she's in debt after paying for her mother's chemo treatments. As she's forced to re-enter the world of escorting, she soon meets Caden and breaks her only rule; never fall in love with a client.

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Beauty And The Professor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Beauty And The Professor Skye Warren

Blake Morris knows he's scarred both inside and out. He's reclusive and surly. Nowhere near good enough for the smart and beautiful young woman who cleans his house. When he receives an offer to return to his alma mater as an associate professor, it's his chance to be worthy of the woman he dreams about...

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Pretty Reckless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Pretty Reckless L.J. Shen

Four years ago rich-girl Daria crushed the heart of poor-boy Penn. But now he's her foster brother and he plans on serving dish after dish of revenge.

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The Baby Bargain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
The Baby Bargain Crystal Kaswell

Ariel, a geeky grad student approaches her brother's best friend, Chase, and asks him to get her pregnant - the old fashioned way. But while Chase has looked out for Ariel since they were kids and doesn't think it's a good idea, he sure as hell isn't going to let her find someone else to do it. 

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Catching Liam (Good Girls Don'... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Catching Liam (Good Girls Don't #1) Gennifer Albin

Twenty-one year-old Jillian Nichols only has one rule when it comes to boys: catch and release. Jillian is determined to keep boys in her bedroom and out of her heart. Until she meets Liam McAvoy, the kind of guy that sticks around to make waffles and who can't — or perhaps won't — take a hint.

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Jedson: An Enemies-to-Lovers S... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Jedson: An Enemies-to-Lovers Small Town Romance Cora Brent

Leah is responsible for ratting out Ryan and causing him to go on the run. Now that he's back in town she's fascinated with him and as they fall for each other she thinks her secret is safe; the only problem is that Ryan knows what she did.

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Fake It For Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Fake It For Me Weston Parker

A self-made billionaire hires his new intern to pretend to be his girlfriend for the sake of his big Greek family. But as they fake their love for each other they soon realize that things are getting more real than they bargained for.

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The Locker Room is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
The Locker Room Meghan Quinn

The superstition on the baseball team goes; if you bring a girl into the locker room she will be your wife. So when the girl Knox falls for keeps brushing him off, he decides to test out the superstition once and for all and get her into the locker room.

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Beauty and the BOSS (Billionai... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Beauty and the BOSS (Billionaire's Obsession Book 1) R. S. Elliot

Emily is a smart and beautiful college student who finds herself working for the feared billionaire Luke Thorpe. Except she's not afraid of him, and she soon finds that Luke wants her, and the fact that she doesn't immediately step back makes her nervous.

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Summer With My Dad's Best Frie... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Summer With My Dad's Best Friend Penny Wylder

Jenny is enjoying her final summer vacation before going off to college when she finds herself crammed in a lakeside cabin with her family and her father's best friend, Ben. What starts with an innocent first kiss grows as Penny and Ben try to hide their chemistry in tight quarters.

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Dirty Irish: A Hot Fling to Fo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Dirty Irish: A Hot Fling to Forever Romance Mia Clark

When the star volleyball player spends one night in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day, she decides to let loose with a man she'll never see again. But when she meets Dare Mackenzie, a man who will swim across the ocean to get more of her, she rethinks everything she thought she knew.

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Stolen by Truths (Truth or Lie... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Stolen by Truths (Truth or Lies Book 4) Ella Miles

Kair is taken as a hostage and tortured by Milo, all so that her true love Enzo will be safe. But when it becomes clear that Kai is in love with Enzo, it looks like Enzo doesn't love her back. 

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The Friend Zone (End of the Li... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
The Friend Zone (End of the Line Book 1) Sariah Wilson

Logan Hunt is a star quarterback on his way to the NFL until his bad temper sends him to End of the Line College. Now he has to follow the rules, but then he meets the coach's daughter, Jess.

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The Help: A High School Bully ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
The Help: A High School Bully Romance (Kings of Linwood Academy Book 1) Callie Rose

A young woman's mother moves her across the country to work as a live-in housekeeper for a wealthy man. Now enrolled in the prep academy the man's son attends, the woman must keep the secrets of her new town while everyone simply thinks of her as the help.

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The Girl He Used to Know: A No... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
The Girl He Used to Know: A Novel Tracey Garvis Graves

In college, Jonathan and Annika were shy outcasts who brought out the best in each other. Now, a decade later, they are reunited as their attraction rekindles but they must confront the fears that drove them apart to begin with.

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Fearless King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Fearless King Maya Hughes

She spent a lifetime wishing for Ford's touch, and finally one night it happened. That same night he tore her heart in half, and now, two years later, he wants her back, and she's realizing that she's not as over him as she originally thought.

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Trouble is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Trouble Samantha Towle

She’s damaged, troubled and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia-for the first time in his life-he finds himself wanting to try hard for something... for someone... for her.

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Easy (Contours Of The Heart) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Easy (Contours Of The Heart) Tammara Webber

After rescuing her in a chance encounter, Lucas becomes attracted to Jacqueline, but the past he's worked so hard to overcome and the future she's put so much faith in threaten to tear them apart.

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Boys That Tease: A Bully Roman... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Boys That Tease: A Bully Romance (Lords Of Wildwood Book 1) Betti Rosewood

Tinsley is the new girl at Wildwood, and Crispin is the lacrosse god that all the girls drool over, except Tinsley. As payback, Crispin decides to make her life hell, but the only ptoblem is that he's falling in love with her, all while dating her best friend.

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Asher Black: A Fake Fiancée Ma... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Asher Black: A Fake Fiancée Mafia Romance Novel Parker S. Huntington

A woman calls the cops after witnessing a shady deal in the club belonging to New York's most eligible bachelor, Asher Black. But when Asher shows up at her college, he doesn't have revenge on his mind, but rather an offer to pay her tuition in exchange for her being his fake fiancee.

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Baby Fever: A Romance Collecti... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Baby Fever: A Romance Collection Lauren Landish

One night of no-strings-attached affection soon turns into obsession as Nic returns to Rose's town with the intention of getting her to fall in love with him. But whose baby is she carrying? 

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Boyfriend Bargain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Boyfriend Bargain Ilsa Madden-Mills

Sugar makes a bargain with Zack, the star hockey player; hookups are allowed, but falling in love is not. It only takes a few days for Zack to wish their fake relationship was real.

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No Perfect Hero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
No Perfect Hero Nicole Snow

Haley is planning to leave her small town for good when the brooding alpha military hero Warren enters her life. Though she's scared of his cursed past and knows they can never make it work, something tells her that Warren may be the perfect hero she was looking for this whole time.

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Royally Schooled is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Steamiest College Romance Novels Ever
Royally Schooled Mckenna James

Maggie is a poor tutor working for the English Royal Family when she meets Prince Edward. Though Edward is expected to find the best match for his country, he can't help falling in love for Maggie and wanting to throw everything away for the girl of his dreams.