15 slow burn romance books you won’t be able to put down

These alternative slow burn romance books chosen by w&h might not be the first ones that spring to mind when you think about the genre, but once you pick them up, you won’t be able to put them down.

What makes a slow-burn romance? Do the characters start out hating one another? Are they separated by distance or society? Perhaps it’s just shyness? Romantic fiction where love takes time to blossom is a favorite for many of us: we love the build-up and the eventual satisfaction when the couple finally get together.