The Ultimate List of Military Hero Romance Books

by Maryse on November 12, 2012 · 28 comments

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Many of you have asked for a Military Romance book list, so here it is! As usual, this is a work in progress as I know there are TONS more books in this genre. I kept postponing this list, to keep adding more, but OMG I’ve just gotta publish it now, and and add to it while it’s live. This should definitely get us started! Plus, there are a few that are freebies today (listed below) and one that I shall be reviewing later today (Just Remember to Breathe) <—- that I loved!

Let’s fall in love with a hero, shall we?

I’ve tried to separate the list by Military Branch, but sometimes, I couldn’t quite tell by the synopsis, so I’ve made a “miscellaneous” category, too. Whether they be ex-military or still active, if the military was a major part of the hero’s life, he (or she) is here. If you know of any more, or can recommend any out of the following list, please let me know!

Kirsty: Which brings me to my question, do you have, not necessarily a list, but off the top of your head know of any or many post military books? About ex service men struggling to come to terms with what they’ve seen etc. Preferably with romance too? Thanks so much if you’re able to help.

Mary: Can we have a navy seal or army one too???

Melissa:  Also a … Navy Seals?!?!  *Squeee* <— sidenote from Maryse: she was excited about news of an upcoming military suspense series by Tara Sivec. *squee* is right!!

Georgia: If you want a Military-themed series you have to start Lora Leigh’s Tempting Seals (some are novellas and some are full books … Hidden Agendas, Dangerous Games and Killer Secrets) This is continued into Elite Ops – my favorites being “Wild Card and Live Wire”.
Totally enjoyable and extremely HOT Alpha Males !!!

(sorted alphabetically by author’s name)









Miscellaneous Military Branches (special ops etc… that I couldn’t tell from the synopsis):



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Kuklamou November 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Don’t forget Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley! I am not sure what branch of the armed forces he was in, but Hawk was definitely yummy :)

Angela November 12, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I have one to add, it’s called If I Lie by Corrine Jackson, I read it earlier this year (when it was free). I think it is about the Marines, more about a girl who’s “hero” boyfriend is away at war and she cheat’s on him and becomes the town’s “devil” but the whole thing is a lie and when he goes MIA she isn’t sure if she should protect him or tell everyone about the lie. It has lots of references that had me lost, but if you are familiar with the military, military life or way its a great read. Heart wrenching all around!

Sara November 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Don’t forget the Virgin River guys had lots of military background and a lot of the books involve their military experience. :)

melanie November 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

oh,you have to put suzanne brockmann’s navy seals books there too!!!her books are the best!!!!

Mayra November 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Also, the KGI series by Maya Banks!!

Sabrina November 12, 2012 at 6:09 PM

The Rescue Series its one of my favorites one Love them all!!!!!

Erin November 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Listen to the song Love Vigilantes by Iron & Wine while reading one of these… So beautiful

Linda Gillard November 12, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Thanks for mentioning UNTYING THE KNOT. I’m the author.

I hope you won’t mind me mentioning that UTK isn’t about a Navy SEAL. Magnus is a Scot and he served in the British army working in bomb disposal. He was blown up, invalided out and now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Despite the grim-sounding subject matter, it’s a very romantic book with quite a lot of comedy and it was recently awarded an IndieBRAG Medallion. (Book Readers Appreciation Group.)

Sara November 12, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I just read you list and had to tell you that I too really enjoyed If I Lie. Some of it was a little over the top ( you’ll know when) but most of it I felt what the characters were feeling and concept of the story kept me intrigued.

Maryse November 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Thank you!! Awesome! He’s a hero in my book, and I placed it in the “misc.” section. :)

Michel Reinhard November 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Here are some of my military favorites that were not mentioned:
Stephanie Tyler- Hold Trilogy- navy seals
Stephanie Tyler- Shadow Force series- delta force
Stephanie Tyler- Seal Trilogy- Blaze
Cat Johnson- Red, Hot & Blue Series
Rita Henuber- Under Fire & Under Fire:The Admiral- Coast Guard
Julie Miller- several military books
Beth Kery-The Soldier’s Baby Bargain
Kelly Abell- Sealed In Lies & Captured In Lies
Claire Ashgrove-A Christmas To Believe In
Christina Skye- Seal Series
Dahlia Rose- several military romances
Cindy Gerard- several
M. L. Buchman- Black Hawk Pilots
Nina Bruhns-Red Heat & White Hot+ several others
Sandra Hill- Seals/Viking II Series
Suzanne Brockmann
Shannon McKenna- McCloud
Shelli Stevens-Holding Out For A Hero Series
Teresa J. Reasor- Breaking Free & Breaking Through

Lisa November 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Great list since I haven’t read very many of them – adding new ones to TBR list now. Loved the Rescue Me series by Kallypso Masters and the Black Knights Inc series by Julie Ann Walker. I have read a couple of the Elle Kennedy’s Out of Uniform, but not all of them. I definately think Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series fits in this list too since all of the main characters served in the military – Marines, Army & I think Air Force – been a while since I read them.

Lisa Pietsch November 13, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Thanks so much for mentioning my Task Force 125 books!
I’d love to submit them for reviews if you have time for them :-)

joy November 13, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Oh, you’re missing out on the Suzanne Brockmann Books. All of them. OMG. And Cindy Gerard. And Maya Banks’ KGI series. So many hunky men, so little time….

Maryse November 13, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I have some serious updates/additions to do on this list. Thank you guys sooooo much for sending me all of these suggestions! I shall get cracking!

Jodi November 14, 2012 at 2:31 AM

I love Suzanne Brockman’s Tall Dark and Dangerous series. She has another SEALS series too called Troubleshooters which I haven’t read but the TDD series is great because there is a real sense of the SEAL team and their assorted women being a real family plus when the guys have to go kick ass or mount a rescue they do it in such amazing unbelievable ways! In a way they are total bad assessed Bc the seem totally invincible!

Janet November 14, 2012 at 9:56 AM

A couple of old series which are wrapped up-Susan Andersen Marine Series, Linda Howard MacKenzie’s Mountain Series, both good and may be available on kindle and epub from your public library. LOVE Suzanne Brockmann TDD series especially Prince Joe the first one AND Troubleshooters(all are must reads) also online at the library and both wrapped up. Loved Lora Leigh’s SEALS series and Elite Ops–think both are wrapped. And How about Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker series for some really hot elite ops guys experimented on to enhance their psychic abilities…This series is ongoing and also may be at your library.

Aidan November 15, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Oh yes, the Troubleshooter series by Suzanne Brockmann. Read in order starting with The Unsung Hero, the series just gets better from there. It’s Navy Seals (and former Seals). If you like love stories that develop over several books she’s gonna knock your socks off (Sam and Alyssa’s story is the best, but you have to read several books to get the whole thing, and they are hot, wooo weeeee). SB writes fantastic alpha men, often weaves in historical threads in the form of secondary characters and their love stories. Just a fantastic writer.

EmilyAnn November 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Coast Guard!! I’ve actually only read one Ashley Lynn Willis’s The Calling, but still it’s a military branch and I’m sure they’re out there.

Angie K November 20, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Maryse, don’t forget Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series Marines! YUMMY!! They are not to be missed…each one gets sweeter and hunkier and hotter!!!

Joy November 20, 2012 at 11:04 AM

It’s two days before Thanksgiving, I need to clean my house, finish the shopping and I’m 64% of the way into “Just Remember to Breathe”…. I’m anxious to go on and yet I can’t stop!!! What is Dylan thinking???!!!

Nara September 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Hi Maryse
Just wanted to let you know thanks for giving me a good way to find new authors and genres.
I have a recommendation for you – Seal of Honor by Tonya Burrows.
It’s the first in a new series called HORNET.
I think this series will be much like the KGI Series (which I love – can’t wait for Van’s story), anyway this series has characters from several branches and the FBI. It’s pretty good.
I don’t have a kindle but I know it is available on Amazon

Bella September 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Jaxine Daniels Air Force PJ series is so good.

Michelle November 17, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Highly recommend the following:
Heather Long’s “Always a Marine” short story series about Veterans and active duty Marines finding love. Partial proceeds from the 2013 holiday stories will be donated to the “Wounded Warrior Project.”

J.M. Madden’s “Lost and Found” series, about Veterans starting a private investigation company and dealing with PTSD.

Melissa Schroeder’s “The Santinis,” “The Johnsons,” and “Little Harmless” series, so emotional, edgy and incredibly hot, hot, hot.

Laura Kaye’s “Heroes” and “Hard Ink” series.

Tonya Burrows’ “HORNET” and “Wilde Security” series.

Rhonda Nelson’s “Ranger Security (Men Out of Uniform – Harlequin)” series.

June Williams December 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Don’t forget Lindsay McKenna’s 100+ military romances including the series Morgan’s Mercenaries and its sub series and the Black Jaguar Squadron along with her new series The Shadow Warriors

Carissa December 5, 2013 at 3:12 PM

I just finished The two books currently available in Heather Ashby’s Love in the Fleet series, “Forgive and Forget” and “Forget me Not”. Navy men. Yum!

Cheyanne Narez February 28, 2015 at 12:05 PM

I have one to add! Back To You by Jessica Mastorakos! It’s a Marine Corps book and it’s the first one in the series! The second one is called Away From You and the third one will be out this summer. They’re so good!!

Melanie March 5, 2015 at 12:44 PM

I have been reading Seal of Protection series by Susan Stoker. OMG, Cried in every one of them. I don’t agree with all, but I truly like the stories.

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