47 great billionaire romance novels you will want to read

Written by Silke, updated 17 Jan 2023

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 Damaged Grump - Nicole Snow

    Damaged Grump - Nicole Snow

    funny enemies to lovers

    Our meet cute was one big sip of ugly. He pushed my hell-no buttons, wearing an indestructible smirk. I offended his warped morals in front of his starry-eyed minions. Then I got my sweet reward for doing the right thing... I found out I'd be calling Roland Osprey “boss.”

    A filthy rich tabloid king. Emphasis on filthy. A gorgeous villain who sold his soul—if he ever had one. A tyrant who stole my sensitive, uplifting music magazine. Welcome to my bait and switch.

    Apparently, disasters come in threes. His perfect vests that leave me delirious.
    The way he stares at my lips—painted for torment with an arsenal of lipstick. Our shared love for sad songs that makes me cry. So does the big fat secret assignment he drops on my head... more

  • #2 Seven of a Kind - Sandi Lynn

    Seven of a Kind - Sandi Lynn

    contemporary enemies to lovers

    My life was simple yet complicated, and Dr. Charlotte Roman knew it. Our first encounter was when I left my phone in the shopping cart at Target. I called it, she answered, and I politely asked if she’d bring it to me. She had a few choice words to say before telling me to come and get it myself. When I did, she proceeded to psychoanalyze me. Even though she was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen, I couldn’t get away from her fast enough.

    Relationships with women had always been an issue. They never worked out, so I stopped trying. Ever since birth, I experienced a loss that I carried through adulthood. The only way I could control my emotions was through my work as an orthopedic surgeon—to fix others who were in pain. Unlike my own, at least I could take theirs away... more

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  • #3 Only Mine - Laura Pavlov

    Only Mine - Laura Pavlov

    forced proximity grumpy & sunshine dark romance enemies to lovers tortured hero

    Wolf Wayburn is the devil in an Armani suit with the body of a Greek god. He thinks I’m just a small-town girl who he can intimidate—but I never back down from a fight.

    The first time we met, he cut me off at a gas station. So, I flashed him the bird and mocked his family jewels. The second time we met, he tried to get me fired. He took his shot—and he missed. At least for now.. more

  • #4 Striker - Anna Hackett

    Striker - Anna Hackett

    tortured hero friends to lovers billionaire

    He’s a hot British billionaire. The rich, muscled, former special forces soldier. He’s a temptation she doesn’t want and can’t afford, but now she’s working undercover in his company to catch a rogue arms dealer.

    Former MI6 agent Hadley “Striker” Lockwood found a new life in New York working for Sentinel Security. Her work fills a tired, jaded hole inside her. Life is just how she likes it, and she definitely has no desire for a man to mess that up.

    When her next assignment sends her back to London to hunt a dangerous arms dealer, she finds herself not only face to face with a darkly tempting billionaire, but going undercover as his newest employee.. more

  • #5 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

  • #6 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

  • #7 Dirty Headlines - L.J. Shen

    Dirty Headlines - L.J. Shen

    funny bad boys take-charge 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

  • #8 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

  • #9 Caught by Love - Melissa Foster

    Caught by Love - Melissa Foster

    friends to lovers grumpy & sunshine sweet/gentle heroine grumpy/cold hero

    Archer Steele is one of the leading vintners on the East Coast. He’s arrogant, aggressive, and has never been interested in settling down, which is what makes his hookups with his sister’s beautiful blond best friend, hair and makeup artist Indi Oliver, the perfect escape... more

  • #10 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

  • #11 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

  • #12 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

  • #13 Forever Lies - Kathleen Brooks

    Forever Lies - Kathleen Brooks

    contemporary suspense

    Greer Parker had her life planned out. She’d follow in her father and brothers’ FBI footsteps, and then she’d become the first female director. Now on loan to the president’s off-the-books black ops group, Greer is at a crossroads in her life—go back to the FBI or forge a new path. The decision is about to become more complicated when the man Greer can’t decide if she loves or hates needs to be rescued—and she’s the only one who can save him.

    Sebastian Abel’s best friend, the president, asked for a favor. Little did Sebastian know that developing code for a new spy satellite would find him kidnapped. When all hope is lost, he thinks about Greer Parker, the sweet girl next door with a sniper rifle. He had no business thinking of Greer in the many ways he was thinking of her... more

  • #14 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

  • #15 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

  • #16 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

  • #17 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

  • #18 Lev - Belle Aurora

    Lev - Belle Aurora

    young adult contemporary take-charge 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

  • #19 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

  • #20 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

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