54 Best Sci Fi Romance Novels to Read

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When I read, I read to escape my world.

That’s why I love the sci-fi alien romance genre (along with all sorts of other science fiction romance stories). I love traveling to space with hunky alien heroes- horned, blue, purple, and fiercely protective of their women.

If you’re looking to read a story about intergalactic love, warring alien species, and anything out of this world, then look no further than these top picks for sci-fi romance novels.

best sci fi romance books

See our newest picks for the month in the chart below:

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The Legislator's Lover: An Alien Breeder Romance (The House of Kaimar Book 4)The Legislator's Lover: An Alien Breeder Romance

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Possessive Alien Warrior: A Sci-Fi RomancePossessive Alien Warrior: A Sci-Fi Romance by Penelope Woods
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Kissed by the Alien Mercenary (Warriors of the Lathar Book 10)Kissed by the Alien Mercenary by Mina CarterView on Amazon
Gladiator: A Rough Sci-Fi RomanceGladiator: A Rough Sci-Fi Romance by Piper Stone
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Claimed By The Alien Warrior King: A Sci-Fi Alien Warrior Romance (The Vada Wars Book 1)Claimed By The Alien Warrior King: A Sci-Fi Alien Warrior Romance by Zara Zenia
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In The Corsair's Bed: A SciFi Alien Romance (Corsairs Book 2)

In The Corsair's Bed: A SciFi Alien Romance (Corsairs Book 2)

Tarekh is a blue, horned, big and tall alien who comes across a woman for sale in the tunnel of the space station.

Noticing how Cat is near death after enduring extensive abuse, he decides to buy her.

Tarekh is immediately smitten with Cat, who does not reciprocate the feelings.

Can Tarekh show Cat the kindness and protection she needs to understand how loved she is?

Read to find out their fate especially if you like

  • protective alpha heroes
  • strong heroines
  • and sweet romance.

Tarekh was injured when he was young, leaving him rather ugly compared to his fellow Mesakkah, and it’s so sweet and heartwarming that Cat sees him for the kind soul he is.

She’s also quick to defend him when his friends playfully mock him. They both need each other, and they make the sweetest couple.

Born with a Silver Moon: Galaxa Warriors (Paranormal Dating Agency Book 15)

Born with a Silver Moon: Galaxa Warriors (Paranormal Dating Agency Book 15)

Author: Milley Taiden

Riley Parks tends to shy away from attention, but when she ends up on a shifter planet she finds she’s getting more attention than she’s used to.

She wants to resist, but when the attention comes from the hunky lion shifter Jag Kasaval, she has trouble not melting into a puddle. Jag wants to claim Riley, but she’s not one to be claimed.

When Jag and Riley are assigned to plan a royal wedding, Jag will do anything to claim Riley and keep her safe from the danger and scandal that threatens her.

Read to find out what happens, especially if you’re a fan of

  • shifter romance
  • quiet yet fierce heroines
  • and protective alphas.

Riley is a wonderful, multifaceted heroine. She comes off as shy and likes to keep to herself, but when her inner beast comes out, you see just how fiercely strong she is in the face of danger.

Riley and Jag are a power couple for sure!

His Metal Maiden

His Metal Maiden (Space Lords)
Author: Michelle M. Pillow
Lochlann is a dragon shifter who leaves home to avoid war. All he has to do to redeem himself is find a noblewoman’s missing sister, Margot. Unfortunately, all he can find is a look-alike droid made to look exactly like her. To make things worse, Alexis, the droid, has agreed to pretend to be Margot if she can have her freedom, which will make Lochlann’s task a lot more complicated.

White Tiger

White Tiger (Chronicles of Kassouk, Book 1)
Author: Vijaya Schartz
Tora is a human warrior trying to find out who killed her father. She lives in a land where humans and mutants are forbidden to interact. When the mutant Dragomir offers to help, she knows it’s wrong, but her desire to find her father’s killer knows no boundaries.

The Phoenix Rebellion Book

The Phoenix Rebellion Book Two: Outcasts
Author: Gail R. Delaney
Victor is helping Michael Tanner escape the Areth tormentors, and because he is also escaping something evil, his life is very dark. His only respite comes when he meets Beverly Surimoto, but how long will it be before she realizes that he, too, is a demon?


Author: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Penny Black is a foster kid-turned addict, but she has now gotten past some of her demons and lives in the New Society, where her abilities to rewind time are not considered scary. When Wyatt Adams is assigned to protect her, he finds her intriguing and interesting, but he has to hide the fact that he’d like her to be his girlfriend – at least for now.

Lilly’s Journey

Lilly's Journey
Author: A.R. Norris
After losing her father and her home, Lilly Jordan travels to the galaxy of Gentry II, where she has her choice of several men to choose from. Unfortunately, she doesn’t know which one she should trust, especially the one who seems bent on vengeance.


Author: Tonya Cannariato
The search for meaning, survival, and exploration of various universes combine Mark Inman’s first love, particle physics, and his second love, his wife Sarah. Spend time with Mark as he travels through these universes and attempts to get home to his beloved Sarah.

The Bleeding Crowd

The Bleeding Crowd
Author: Jessica Dall
Dahlia has never seen a man, since they have been banned from her world for hundreds of years, so when she meets Ben at age 20, she doesn’t know what to think of him. Soon, she becomes interested in this young man and begins to question everything she was ever taught and has ever experienced.

The Skeleton Cases

The Skeleton Cases
Author: Sheila Gamble
Greed, deception, and even more greed are at the crux of this novel, which threaten good family reputations and promises to do everything to destroy them in the end.

From the Ashes

From the Ashes
Author: Xen Sanders
Tobias Rutherford, AKA Spark, is known as a villain, but is actually just antisocial and a quiet underachiever. When Tobias is ordered to assassinate a senator, he is drawn into a world of intrigue and has the fates of both humans and aberrants in his hands. Add to all of this a kiss that changes his outlook on life, and you’ll understand why Tobias is a little confused.

Dark Revenge

Dark Revenge
Author: Jennifer Leeland
Alex and Tory have a purely physical relationship that is as sordid as a relationship can get. Tory wants revenge on the family that caused him to be exiled, a family that is a part of Alex’s family. When things get complex, the two lovers have to rely on more than their bodies to solve a few mysteries, but they both wonder if that is even possible.

Assessing Survival

Assessing Survival (Mechanical Advantage)
Author: Viola Grace
The story takes place in the year 2280, and the earth is at war. Her job is to take wounded soldiers and turn them into bots so they can keep fighting. When she sets out to find that one man who made his way into her heart many years ago, she wonders if she’ll ever figure out which one he is, and what could happen after she finds him.

Soul Seeker: Arms of Chaos

SoulSeeker: Arms of Chaos
Author: Elliot Graves
Katelyn Donovan is ready to leave her war-torn life and seek freedom, but as long as her life is filled with lost allies, forgotten foes, and her haunting past, she may or may not be able to enjoy that freedom one day. Every day, she wonders how long the chaos in her life will last, and hopes that she gets one step closer to the calm she so desperately desires.

Rex: Paranormal SciFi Alien Romance: Albaterra Mates Book 1

Author: Ashley Hunt

On a trip through space, Tabitha is known for her cooking and her good looks, but that’s about it.

When her ship crashes, she’s found by Rex from the alien planet Albaterra. While he’s a brute fighter like the his fellow aliens, he is set apart by his big kind heart.

Rex finds himself falling for the human and is determined to show Tabitha just how special she is. If you’re into

  • curvy heroines
  • dystopian romance
  • and strong but sensitive heroes

then you’ll definitely be into this book. Ashley L. Hunt is a master of the sci-fi genre who does a fantastic job building a complex world for this emotional, passionate love story.

This tale of two races trying to coexist is thrilling and suspenseful, with some hot sex scenes that’ll be sure to melt your Kindle.

Dark Space

Dark Space
Author: Lisa Henry
Brady Garrett is on the Defender Three protecting the earth from aliens, but he wants to go home. Cameron Rushton was abducted by the alien race and has no heart, so Brady is assigned to be a human pacemaker for him. Pretty soon, the two men are sharing thoughts and emotions as well as a heartbeat, and Brady has to figure out how to deal with being attracted to another man, especially one who can read his thoughts.

Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth
Author: Ally Blue
On a forgotten planet, two prisoners have to deal with a dirty justice system, distrust of each other, and a lot of secrets, all of which will be revealed in good time, although not necessarily to the prisoners’ liking.

Aliens Do it Better

Aliens Do It Better
Author: Autumn Dawn
Some interesting characters in this novel, including Bali Itara, daughter of a mad scientist; Domino, one man who can help her escape the madness she’s in with his bite; Interstellar Lover Nerd, who cares more about fashion than money; and Jay, who catches him in black leather and gains a whole new perspective on her life.

Black Wings

Black Wings
Author: Iryna K. Combs
Among a new humanoid species on a new planet and a new time, and a world that includes torture and pain, Annabel is unsure if she can survive the world she’s in, or if it will kill her before she has the time to find love.

In the Shadow of Extinction

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Author: Kyle Warner
This is an interesting story that is placed in the future, after the world ends, although there are survivors. But will these survivors be able to live off the land that was once lush and green and which is now destroyed and dangerous to live on?

Power in the Hands of One

Power in the Hands of One
Author: Ian Lewis
Troy Brink has been thrust into a world that is technologically superior and is able to create weapons with unimaginable power. Fighting both another technological group and a religious extremist group, he has to decipher cryptic messages left behind by the owners of the weapons, in an attempt to make sure the power goes to the right entity.

A Charming Nightmare

A Charming Nightmare (ACN)
Author: Marie Kammerer Franke
A very fast paced and creative story, it describes a woman’s situation after she wakes up one day and finds out that she is actually 40,000 years old. At first, she has no idea what to do, but then she decides to fight back against whoever put her in this position.


Author: S.J. Pajonas
In a post-apocalyptic world and living on a new planet, several survivors band together in a coastal town to survive, but old enemies, new enemies, and uncertainty take its toll on every one of them, making it difficult to figure out this new world of theirs.

Author: L.S. King
Abducted and forced to become a spy, Tam suffers through a siege, murderous plots against her family, and traitorous lords, and after meeting an alien relic and heading out on a dangerous mission, she hopes she succeeds in the end, even when the assassins get too close for comfort.

Collision Course

Collision Course
Author: Helena Maeve
With the apocalypse coming, Eve is making preparations until her ex-lover and part-time warlock, Neil, arrives on the scene. They start working together to band against the evil that is trying to take over, but neither of them knows how this will end.

Dark Prince

Dark Prince
Author: Michelle M. Pillow
Olena is a space pirate recuperating from an injury on a bride procurement ship. She poses as a mail-order bride, even though this is something she never wants to be. When dragon-shifting Prince Yusef meets the elusive Olena, he determines to make her his bride, but the independent space pirate will have nothing of it – at first.

The Down Home Zombie Blues

The Down Home Zombie Blues
Author: Linnea Sinclair
When a cop from Florida meets an intergalactic zombie hunter, they first concentrate on saving planet Earth, but they soon find they are interested in more than the tasks they’ve been assigned, making for a very quirky and unexpected ending.

Space Rogue

Space Rogue
Author: Jay Toney
Nathaniel, a pirate that raids rich colonies, and Amber, the captain of a freighter, join forces against pirate organizations and an organization that wants to conquer the free border systems and take them over, which would be good for no one.

Paul’s Pursuit

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Author: S.E. Smith
A sexy, adventurous, sci-fi/paranormal story that combines characters that the readers will fall in love with and a lot of twists and turns. This one will keep you guessing right up to the end, and you will never let go of these characters.

Echo’s Revenge

Echo's Revenge
Author: Linda Kay Silva
Echo Branson is an empath out to save the supernaturals on an island in Hawaii and destroy a lab that performs excruciating experiments on others. To do so, she has to face certain fears and let go of the person who created her, which may prove to be more difficult than she thought.


Captivated (A Phantom Corps Novel)
Author: Lauren Dane
Vincenz Fardelle and Julian Marsters are content working together against evil, but when a shattered, but resilient woman named Hannah comes into their lives, a love triangle develops that is hard to explain and even harder to understand. Will the men be able to continue their work with all of this going on in their personal lives?

Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords (Sanctify)
Author: Katee Robert
Ophelia is a diviner who thinks she’s supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda because that’s what the cards have indicated to her. Boone attempts to stop her from marrying his half-brother, but in the meantime he starts to fall for her. Their love-hate relationship remains explosive, but how long can it stay that way without something bad happening?


Author: Robyn Bachar
Lord Degalen Fairren is the sole survivor of a massacre in Sunsinger and spends most of his time reading. Andelynn Harrow is the daughter of the man Galen is teaming up with to save the world, but she is deadly. As Galen and Andee work together to rid the world of evil, they find in the end that they cannot live without one another.

Cornering Carmen

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Author: S.E. Smith
Carmen is trying to avenge her husband’s death and ends up in a plane crash that takes her life. She finds herself in an alien warship travelling to a place that she is unfamiliar with, and it is there that she meets Creon, who is a hero for ending a terrible war, but is unable to commit to love. That all changes when he meets Carmen, but she is still in peril because she hasn’t caught the man who caused her husband’s death.

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, 1)
Author: Alex White
In an attempt to locate the greatest warship ever made, a unique trio – made up of a deadly secret society, a treasure hunter, and a big-time racer – aren’t sure if the ship is lost, destroyed, or never existed in the first place, making for a very odd and memorable race against time.

The One and Only

The One and Only (The ELI Chronicles Book 1)
Author: Julia Ash
Husband-and-wife spies Ruby and Clay are headed to what they think is a low-risk mission, but thanks to Lt. Col. Quinton Oxford, they are separated, kidnapped, and brought to Moscow. Ruby becomes a pawn in a horrible war game that uses her as the prize, and she doesn’t know where Clay is or what has become of him.

The Abduction

The Abduction (Sa Tskir Brothers Chronicles)
Author: Erin Durante
Samantha goes to Las Vegas for what she assumes will be a little vacation, but before she knows it she is abducted and brought to another world – a war-torn world where her days are dreadfully boring. That is, until a young man comes home from that war and looks to her for both his physical and emotional healing.

The Visitor

The Visitor
Author: Brett Ayscough
Leaving her planet and inadvertently landing in Poland, Tak, an alien anthropologist, teams up with Baron Von Limbach, working with him to study the human race and helping him complete his own mission. Worse, all of this has to be done quickly so she can return to her spaceship before the entire earth is destroyed.

Rebels and Lovers

Rebels and Lovers (Dock Five)
Author: Linnea Sinclair
Billionaire Devin Guthrie wants Makaiden Griggs, but she is unattainable because she is in a lower caste than he is. However, when the two get together to find a missing relative and save their empire, sparks fly, and neither of them knows how their story will end.

Line and Orbit

Line and Orbit
Author: Lisa Soem
Adam is stripped of everything when an illness is revealed in an exam, because imperfections are taboo in his world. When he is taken in by former enemies, he is determined to close a rift that has been there for centuries, while holding onto the love of his life and learning to live with his new identity.

Embracing Kismet

Embracing Kismet
Author: Sally Painter
The year is 2360, and Shalene is out to retrieve a crystal that is crucial to the earth’s existence. Along the way, she captures the very handsome Mecah, and they succumb to their desires quickly. They have a war to win that humans are depending on, but will their newfound love affair get in their way?

Touched by an Alien

Touched by an Alien (Alien Novels, 1)
Author: Gini Koch
In the middle of chaos, Kitty meets a hunk named Jeff Martini, and even though they are from different planets, both of them are determined to make their relationship work. But is that even possible?


Author: Marnee Blake
After the town of Glory is wiped out, except for Blue and Seth, they have to divide their time between running away from pursuers from another town and fighting their desire for one another, which proves to be more time consuming than they’d imagined.

A Reason for Dreamers

A Reason For Dreamers
Author: M. Delfosse
In a world where doctors explain romanticism as a mental disorder, Aaron and Kiona decide to fight against the norm and prove that love can win out in the end.

Red Leopard

Red Leopard (Chronicles of Kassouk Book 2)
Author: Vijaya Schartz
Terek is playing interim king when a spaceship lands and insists on colonization. The leader of that spaceship is Galya, the princess who ignores the resistance from the population. Not even the tribal chief, whose nickname is Red Leopard, can stop Galya from fulfilling her goals. A story filled with greed, murder, and political intrigues, it has twists and turns from start to finish.


Author: Hank Luce
While covering the suicide of a prominent professor, Jake Logan teams up with the man’s granddaughter and runs into enemies he never knew he had, not to mention his ethical principles that rear their heads at inopportune times. He could never have guessed that this adventure would affect the future of humanity, or exactly how it would do so.

Alpha: Paranormal Romance

Alpha: Paranormal Romance
Author: Jenika Snow
Logan is part bear, part wolf, and Honey is a headstrong shifter. They are both fiercely independent, but Honey is starting to learn how good it can feel to submit to a man’s desires. When they are both pulled into the world of vampires, demons, and continuous war, they find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime.

Green Mansions

Author: William Henry Hudson
Rima saves a man from a snake bite and the two go off together to find her lost village. She is forced out of that village because she is considered an enemy, but when the man she saved decides to tag along and help her, it ends up being more than either of them bargained for

Barbarian Prince

Barbarian Prince
Author: Michelle M. Pillow
Explore the customs and unique characteristics of different planets while following the story of Morrigan, an undercover reporter who poses as a wanna-be bride for an interplanetary bridal service. She is actually chosen by a prince, and the interactions between her and the other brides tell what they really think about becoming a bride this way.

Reflections of Fate

Reflections of Fate
Author: Pat Cronin
After Leoni’s wife dies, she meets Nicola, who has recently become involved with someone she thinks she can love. Leoni and Nicola team up when fate brings them together, and their adventure is almost certain to either improve their lives greatly or be the end of it all.

The Curse of the Brimstone Contract

The Curse of the Brimstone Contract
Author: Corrina Lawson
Gregor investigates cases that involve magic, and Joan is his client. Joan owns a dress shop and had a client mysteriously die just outside of her store, and she enlists Gregor’s help to find out what really happened. He is a repressed man and she is someone who doesn’t take no for an answer, and their relationship is one you will never forget.

Silver Storm

Silver Storm (Timewalker Chronicles)
Author: Michele Callahan
Twenty-five years earlier, when a woman was hit by lightning and vanished, everyone suspected Timothy having something to do with it. Now, Timothy is retired and finds a naked woman claiming to be the woman who vanished – only she hasn’t aged a day. With help from Sarah, a seer, he tries to solve the mystery, but in the meantime he is getting more and more intrigued by Sarah, which could definitely complicate things.

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