Favorite Books: Age Gap Stories

small favorite booksIt has been a while since we have had a new installment in our Favorite Book Lists series, so I thought today we would talk about favorite age gap stories.

I absolutely LOVE this trope and it alone is often enough to get me to pick up a book. I think to a degree it relates to my love of virgin hero books or other stories where one partner is less experienced and learning from the other. I particularly like it when the younger partner may actually be the more dominant one (like in For Real by Alexis Hall). As with most of my Favorites lists, this one has been inspired by my recent review of Slow Heat by Leta Blake, another story with a big age gap that also adds in the power dynamic of the younger man as alpha and older as omega.

So what do you all think? Anyone else enjoy stories where the characters have big age gaps? I have included our favorites here, but please feel free to share yours in the comments.

To see all our age gap stories, you can click here. And you can find all our Favorite Book Lists here.



  1. I, too, love a good age gap story! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Susan R says:

    Oh yes – me please!!

  3. Ardent Ereader says:

    Great list, I would add September by Robert Winter as one of my favorite age gap stories. Slow Bloom by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox is a favorite for a hot read.

    • Oh yes! I loved Slow Bloom! And I haven’t read September but heard great things! We had SO many books in this trope that I was only able to include our very more highly rated, but there are a ton of fabulous ones!

  4. I’ve only read about maybe 5 or 6 of these (ZA Maxfield, JL Langley, Renae Kaye & Lisa Henry) but some of these have been my favorites for YEARS. I love lists like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Love them! I’m bookmarking this page.

  6. Age gap is definitely one of my favorites too. I’ve also picked up books for this alone. I only know some of these books, will have to make a serious adjustment to my TBR pile LOL!

  7. Love this Age Gap theme too – For Real is on my all time favourites top ten! Just finished L.A Witt’s A Master Will Appear – really liked it – would be a great addition to your list too.

  8. One of my favorites in Age Gap stories is A Russian Bear by CB Conwy!

    I really hope it will be re-released with a new publisher! Oh, and I really liked Carol Lynne’s Seasons of Love series

    • Sorry, me again lol, I forgot another few of my favorites: Jules Jones’ Lord and Master series and Chris Owen & Jodi Payne’s Deviation series

    • I have had Russian Bear in my TBR list forever. I am glad to hear it is good. I’ll keep my eyes open for a re-release.

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