20 Best "I Love You" Scenes in Romance Novels

Please Note: "The House on Black Lake" has been adapted to screenplay. To view provocative trailer filmed by acclaimed cinematographer go to Home Page.

Tender, vulnerable words, and the expression of  "I love you" are powerful when spoken by a man for the first time. This is especially true of a powerful alpha male.

In The House on Black Lake Ramey Sandeley breaks down at one point and tells Alexandra: "The first time I saw you was the first time I felt myself come alive. Your eyes pierced through mine like razor blades and I saw in you all the wonders of the universe. I felt I had found my mate, someone I could share all the crazy fantasies, ideas and dreams. And in the darkness, every night, I wished you close to me to stave off the montrous evils that dogged me. It was you, only you . . ."

Later, Alexandra asks Ramey to tell her he loves her, even if he doesn't mean it. He expresses his love and tells her he means it. Later Ramey recants his statement and exclaims that he doesn't believes loves exists, it's only nature's way of assuring reproduction. Yet, Alexandra will not accept this definition. She believes we feel love because we wish to create, not replicate. Their struggle to resolve  feelings will lead both to the brink of destruction, and to experience a powerful new emotion, neither has ever  felt.

I have researched romance novel forums to determine the most popular novels with great "I love you" scenes. The top novels are as follows:

1. When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn

2. Paradise by Judith McNaught

3. A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

 4. The Duchess by Jude Devereaux

5. Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale

6. Rough Riders Series by Lorelie James

7. Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) by J.R. Ward

8. . Persuasion by Jan Austen

9. Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught

10. Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

11. Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

12. After The Storm by Tia Isabella

13. Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard

14. Last Chance Rescue Series by Christy Reece

15. Keegan's Lady by Catherine Anderson

16. Simply Love by Catherine Anderson

17. Crazy for Lovin' You by Lisa G. Brown

19. Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas

20. Simply Love by Catherine Anderson

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