This list features romance heroes and heroines who are somewhat older than the norm. While heroes and heroines in their 30s were once unusual in contemporary romances, that is no longer the case. Contemporary romances will only appear on the list if both the hero and heroine are at least 40.
NOTE: If the hero and heroine span two decades we have placed the title in the youngest character’s decade.
(List begun 12/04, updated 08/13)
Contemporary unless otherwise indicated