From time immemorial people have smiled, blushed and wept with the protagonists of love novels. Loss of one is gain for the other. Sometimes one relationship breaks just to give way to the other. To err is human. We don't always take the right decision about our love. People falter while choosing their life partners. The old concept of "made for each other" is currently out. Love has always been transient, it is transient and it always will remain so. A mature Love Novel usually revolves around this concept.
According to some critics a best seller Love Novel must have a good amount of lust. But, it is not applicable for all cases. Still in most of the present day Love Novels love and lust go hand in hand.
The stories of unrequited love have always touched us at the core of our heart. But we all love the stories where poetic justice prevails. It gives a kind of pleasure and we start believing in miracles.
One of those very nice Love Novels of recent times, "The Wives of Bowie Stone" by Maggie Osborne, gives the feeling of poetic justice. Bowie Stone compromised with his fate to evade the noose, while her first wife, Susan, did so for the sake of the good upbringing of her child. Later on, both of them realized that none of those are unhappy at the end of the day. Both of them got loving spouses.
In "The Snow Dogs of Lost Lake", the author Dorothy Bodoin has made a perfect blend of love and mystery elements.
In "The Darkest Dream", Jennifer St. Giles has talked about love and lust with same ease. That is why emotions and feelings never turned that dark in this novel.
One very popular set of romance novels for teens is a series called TWILIGHT where there is romance, adventure and mystery all rolled up in to one wonderful novel by author Stephenie Meyer