Throwback Thursday // Age Gap

November 16, 2023

Hey everyone and welcome to another Throwback Thursday! Every week I'll be sharing my book recommendations within a romantic trope.

Today I'm sharing the first five Age Gap stories that I loved and reviewed on the blog. It's been a while since I've talked about these books and I hope you find something new-to-you to read in this list. These stories used to feel taboo to me, but in my 'old age' I'm finding a new appreciation for them :)

If there's another book of this trope you think I'd enjoy, please let me know down below.

Signed by Marni Mann

Honestly, this was a bit of a filthy read. The hero is a grown man. The heroine is 18 years old. Their relationship is pretty secretive, but it played out in a delightful way that made these characters endearing. It was easy to forget that James was young because the author made her a very mature 18 year old. I loved this book!

Get it here: Signed (FREE with KU)
Find my review HERE

Ain't Doin' It by Lani Lynn Vale

The entire Simple Man series is amazing, so you can't go wrong with any book you choose, but this one... it was special in its own way. Coke was once married to a woman who didn't fit, but he stuck it through for his daughter. Now free, he doesn't want the trouble EVER again. But trouble loves to find him and this time, Cora was the RIGHT woman for him. I really loved the dynamic between these characters and the ease in which they kind of just fell together.

Get it here: Ain't Doin' It
Find my review HERE

Enzo by K. Webster

This story was short, but well done. Jenna was a foster kid about to age out of the system and Enzo was her caseworker. That dynamic alone makes this kind of icky, but the author did a great job keeping the creep factor to a minimum. Not every book from this author is a winner for me, but this one definitely was. There was a sweetness to the characters that worked for me.

Get it here: Enzo
Find my review HERE

Blackout Pt.1 by Janine Infante Bosco

JIB writes stories full of action, angst, and plenty of heart. In this one, Blackie is an addict, constantly at war with his demons. Lacey is the Prez's daughter and she knows that fight. They understand each other in ways no one else could get and despite the heartache and pain, what they have with each other is nothing short of amazing. They're beautiful together and the journey was well worth the watch. This duet shows what happened after their happily ever after and every hardship, obstacle and triumph they endure.

Get it here: Blackout
Find my review HERE

Destructively Alluring by N. Isabelle Blanco

An 11 year age difference doesn't mean much between consenting adults, right? This book was a sensual journey between two people who've known each other their whole lives. Dorian was absolutely obsessed with Demi and I loved it! The author rebranded so the title and cover are different, but the story is still deliciously the same.

Get it here: To Want You (new title)
Find my review HERE


  1. You must have done some digging to find your first age gaps! I bet it took some time to go through all of those posts. I went ahead and downloaded the first one on KU. I've read a couple by that author, but not this one.

  2. I am absolutely LOVING your recs here haha I haven't read any of these. I have never minded age gap stories as long as its not like 30 years or something then thats a bit too much. Lani Lynn Vale has SO many books to choose from haha I never know which one to go with. So I am going to try that series NEXT! I also have had that Marni Mann on my list so going to try that one out. I love mature young aged heroines.

    1. OMG 30 years would be too much!! I hope if you ever read any of these, you absolutely love them!! XO


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