41 great billionaire romance novels you will want to read

Last updated: 08 Jun 2021

The billionaire trope is probably the blockbuster among the romance book genres. There are at least 20-30 new romance novels featuring a super rich hero in a week. And why not! The appeal, of course, is easy to see:
A take charge, intelligent and savvy alpha male who is able to fulfill the heroine's every dream... Adventures in which money is no object... Economic security for a change! Ha, who would not like this. I love billionaire romance books for the pure escapism - realism be damned for a minute.

So what are the requirements? Not a just millionaire, no no no, that would be way too pedestrian... A really, really rich guy is needed. We are talking planes, private islands, probably for half the world to be in the hands of our hero. He might be a tycoon or royalty, a businessman or underworld king pin. It does not really matter where the money is coming from, as long as he rules his realm with absolute assuredness, a killer instinct and laser focus. Until, that is, he meets his match...

From rather tame on the sizzle scale to some of the hottest erotic romance books out there, from funny to heartbreaking, from sweatheart heroes to absolute jerks-waiting-to-be-reformed, this long list should offer enough suggestions to keep you occupied for a while.

  • #1 That Guy - Kim Jones

    That Guy - Kim Jones

    funny contemporary alpha male enemies to lovers billionaire

    He’s That Guy. You know, the hero in almost every romance novel. The super-rich, powerful CEO who is beyond sexy. Lives in a penthouse. Is wicked in bed. Has massive…feet. Is kind of a jerk, but really he’s not because he harbors some major secret that, once revealed, explains why he is the way he is—therefore completely redeeming himself and making all the readers who hated to love him swoon….

    Yeah. That one. Well, I found him. I’m a writer who has spent years searching for the perfect muse.

    Now that I know he exists, I have a mission. To make him fall in love with me. This should be easy. I mean, I have issues, but above all, I’m a great catch... more

  • #2 The Sweetest Oblivion - Danielle Lori

    The Sweetest Oblivion - Danielle Lori

    contemporary mafia enemies to lovers alpha male billionaire

    She’s a romantic at heart, living in the most unromantic of worlds . . . Nicknamed Sweet Abelli for her docile nature, Elena smiles on cue and has a charming response for everything. She’s the favored daughter, the perfect mafia principessa . . . or was. Now, all she can see in the mirror’s reflection is blood staining her hands like crimson paint.

    They say first impressions are everything . . . In the murky waters of New York’s underworld, Elena’s sister is arranged to marry Nicolas Russo. A Made Man, a boss, a cheat—even measured against mafia standards. His reputation stretches far and wide and is darker than his black suits and ties... more

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  • #3 Dirty Headlines - L.J. Shen

    Dirty Headlines - L.J. Shen

    funny bad boys strong heroine age gap angst

    Célian Laurent. Manhattan royalty. Notorious playboy. Heir to a media empire. ...And my new boss.

    I could have impressed him, if not for last month's unforgettable one-night stand. I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory--namely, his wallet. Now he's staring me down like I'm the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I'm supposed to take it. But the thing about being Judith "Jude" Humphry is I have nothing to lose.

    Brooklyn girl. Infamously quirky. Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch. When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.

    He knows it. So do I... more

  • #4 Filthy Gods - R. Scarlett

    Filthy Gods - R. Scarlett

    new adult contemporary angst forbidden love billionaire

    Young. Wealthy. Elite. Attractive. The gentlemen’s secret society at Yale was filled with them. And Nathaniel Radcliffe, the bane of my existence, was one of them. As the right hand of the American Gods, he was conceited and arrogant. A dangerously handsome man in a tailored custom suit and shiny black oxford loafers.

    The classroom was our battlefield. We made a sport out of arguing and debating, ready to do anything in order to win over the other. Deadly opponents, deadlier minds. I'd sworn I'd never give him the upper hand, until... The secret I’ve been hiding for the last three years?

    He just discovered it… and now he has all the power... more

  • #5 Brooklynaire - Sarina Bowen

    Brooklynaire - Sarina Bowen

    sports funny contemporary friends to lovers alpha male

    You'd think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You'd be wrong.

    For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don't know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

    When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It's what friends do. But what friends don't do is rip off each others' clothes for a single, wild night together.

    Now she's avoiding me. She says we're too different, and it can never happen again... more

  • #6 Tagged & Ashed - C.M. Owens

    Tagged & Ashed - C.M. Owens

    contemporary alpha male billionaire funny pregnancy

    The cunning predator, the willing prey, and a weekend neither of them will be able to forget... ever. Ash Branderwood was told one thing before going to her best friend's brother's wedding - don't get Tagged. Ash Branderwood can't seem to heed such logic when she meets playboy millionaire Tag Masters.

    Weddings always seem to create a false sense of intimacy, but Ash doesn't take that into consideration when she starts fantasizing about the man she can't possibly tame. She's a good girl... well, good enough. She's never really taken any chances or done something irrational or foolish. Tag is just the person to rectify that for her.. more

  • #7 Release Me (Stark Trilogy #1) - J. Kenner

    Release Me (Stark Trilogy #1) - J. Kenner

    contemporary erotic romance mystery tortured hero bad boys

    For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms.

    He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist.

    Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.

    Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart... more

  • #8 Virtuous - M.S. Force,Marie Force

    Virtuous - M.S. Force,Marie Force

    new adult contemporary erotic romance bdsm billionaire

    After surviving a traumatic event at age fifteen and the ensuing estrangement from her family, Natalie Bryant has worked for years to reinvent herself into the woman she is today—a happy teacher fresh out of college and enjoying her first winter in New York City with her faithful dog, Fluff, by her side. Natalie isn’t expecting her life to change completely during a routine stroll through Greenwich Village on a blustery January day. But when Fluff breaks loose and charges into a park, Natalie gives chase and crashes into her destiny. Only after Fluff bites and draws blood from the man who accidentally knocked Natalie down does she realize Fluff has bitten the biggest movie star in the world.. more

  • #9 Managed - Kristen Callihan

    Managed - Kristen Callihan

    funny new adult contemporary rockstars slow burn

    It started off as a battle of wits. Me: the ordinary girl with a big mouth against Him: the sexy bastard with a big...ego.

    I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I was upgraded to first class on my flight to London.

    That is until HE sat next to me. Gabriel Scott: handsome as sin, cold as ice. Nothing and no one gets to him. Ever. He’s a legend in his own right, the manager of the biggest rock band in the world, and an arrogant ass who looks down his nose at me.

    I thought I’d give him hell for one, long flight. I didn’t expect to like him. I didn’t expect to want him. But the biggest surprise? He wants me too. Only in a way I didn’t see coming... more

  • #10 Rush - Maya Banks

    Rush - Maya Banks

    contemporary erotic romance billionaire dark romance age gap

    When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.

    Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires... more

  • #11 Hudson - Laurelin Paige

    Hudson - Laurelin Paige

    contemporary alpha male billionaire erotic romance possessive hero

    "I can easily divide my life into two parts—before her and after."

    Hudson Pierce has led a life few others could even imagine. With money and power at his fingertips, he's wanted for almost nothing. He's never experienced love, however, and he's seen few examples of it in his dysfunctional family. The ridiculous notion of romance has always intrigued him. He's studied it, controlled it, manipulated it, and has yet to understand it.

    Until he meets Alayna Withers. Now, the games he's played in his quest for comprehension can finally come to an end... more

  • #12 Lev - Belle Aurora

    Lev - Belle Aurora

    young adult contemporary strong heroine dark romance friends to lovers

    From the moment Lev Leokov spots the young woman hiding behind her hair in the middle of the gentleman's club, he can't take his eyes off of her.
    For the very first time in his life, he is affected. Having been told his entire life that he can't process or understand emotion, he considers it a big deal.

    When Mina Harris gets caught red-handed with a wallet that isn't hers, she falls apart. She's tired, lonely and hasn't eaten in days.

    Lev offers her an ultimatum... A nice warm bed, a hot meal and a job, or the cops.

    Mina takes her chances with Lev.
    After all, a person with nothing has nothing left to lose... more

  • #13 Beautiful Player - Christina Lauren

    Beautiful Player - Christina Lauren

    funny contemporary billionaire bad boys alpha male

    A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.

    When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating... more

  • #14 Fixed on You (Fixed #1) - Laurelin Paige

    Fixed on You (Fixed #1) - Laurelin Paige

    contemporary dark romance bad boys bdsm alpha male

    Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out—move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan.

    But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous—the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it... more

  • #15 Dirty Filthy Rich Men - Laurelin Paige

    Dirty Filthy Rich Men - Laurelin Paige

    contemporary billionaire erotic romance office alpha male

    When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.

    I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn't stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

    And then what it was like to lose it.

    Ten years later, I’ve found my way back. Back to their world... more

  • #16 Bared to You (Crossfire #1) - Sylvia Day

    Bared to You (Crossfire #1) - Sylvia Day

    contemporary tortured heroine bdsm billionaire possessive hero

    Speaking of books in the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' mold, the Crossfire novels certainly come to mind. However similar the novels may be though, Sylvia Day is generally regarded as the more gifted writer. Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…

    He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me... more

  • #17 Hardwired (Hacker #1) - Meredith Wild

    Hardwired (Hacker #1) - Meredith Wild

    contemporary erotic romance abuse alpha male billionaire

    Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation, she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who seems determined to derail her presentation.

    Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more than to possess her since she stepped into his boardroom... more

  • #18 Manwhore - Katy Evans

    Manwhore - Katy Evans

    contemporary bad boys billionaire alpha male shy heroine

    Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

    This is the story I've been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

    Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies... more

  • #19 On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) - Samantha Young

    On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) - Samantha Young

    contemporary strong heroine possessive hero billionaire friends to lovers

    Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

    Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

    Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed... more

  • #20 Bossman - Vi Keeland

    Bossman - Vi Keeland

    contemporary strong heroine friends to lovers billionaire alpha male

    The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn't exactly make a good impression. I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date. He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice. So I told him to mind his own damn business―his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business―and went back to my miserable date.

    When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date. I couldn't help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked... more

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