This was originally a Top 5 Wednesday topic that I missed. I loved the topic so I thought I would do it anyway.

I like to believe that I am a hardcore fantasy fanatic, but the truth is that I have a soft spot of romance, especially dark and broody kind of romances. And like extra points if said romance is a sub-plot in an epic fantasy. I can’t help but ship… It is in my nature as a fangirl. I have so many I want to list but I’m going to try and narrow it down to 5.

Harry Potter – Ron and Hermione

These two are angst and broodiness from the moment they meet until the moment they finally admit to themselves and each other that they are in love. I mean, remember that moment in the middle of the Battle of Hogwarts. They are the definition of skinny love.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

This is angst and smut at its best. It also helps that Miles is a broody pilot who tries so damn hard to deny that he feels any sort of emotion. His got a dark, heart breaking pass that explains his angst but be warned, Ugly Love is filled with smut.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

If you are looking for a fantasy novel with gorgeous prose but you’re also in the mood for a super broody romance then you have got to read this novel. Akiva is angst incarnate and Karou is just badass. 

The Air He Breathes

Omg, Tristan is goals with his book inspired tattoos and his scruffy beard. Yes, he is an asshole for like 40% of the book, but he has valid reasons for being that way. The love/hate relationship between Tristan and Elizabeth is entertaining, even if there are moments when I want to punch one of them in the face!


If you have not started this trilogy yet, stop reading this and go and get the first two books. This series is filled with political intrigue, magic and baddass far. The relationship that develops is dark, broody, and will melt your heart! The final book in the trilogy was just released so it might be worth it to binge.

Favourite Angsty Romances

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