Discover Emotional Best Sellers

Find the Best Emotional stories through a handpicked selection of sample chapters and reviews! Each story is available exclusively on Galatea, an immersive reading platform available on iOS and Android.

Toxic Love

Katherina Blackwood’s life takes an unexpected turn when she’s abducted by a vicious gangster named Luca and taken to Italy, where she is kept as his sex slave. But as she spends more time with her dangerous, enigmatic captor, Katherina realizes that there’s more to Luca than she expected….

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Assault, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Use/Overdose, Extreme Violence/Gore, Human Trafficking, Kidnapping, Rape, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Stalker, Torture, Violence Against Women)

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The Dream Life

When Anna found herself pregnant and completely on her own at seventeen, she vowed she would build a dream life for her and her child. After her parents kicked her out, she moved to Seattle, where she found a job at a bakery. Now her child is three years old, and with the support of a couple who have become her surrogate parents, she has almost finished college. Her dream life is almost within reach, but a medical crisis and the unexpected return of her child’s father threaten to tear down everything she has fought so hard to build. Will Anna lose everything she’s ever wanted, or will she finally get to live her dreams?

Age Rating: 18+

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I’ll Fight For You

Claire Walker is an undefeated street fighter and a straight-A student. Blake Johnson is a stereotyped bad boy who has a secret brain. To know her reason for fighting, you’ll have to strike into her past; to understand him, you’ll have to duck beneath the surface. There’s one question left: are these two ready for the fight of their lives?

Age Rating: 18+ (Assault, Kidnapping, Suicide)

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Dream of Me

What would you do if the man of your dreams stood before you? Leila is shocked and dazed on discovering that the masked stranger from a Halloween party, Nikoli, is the same man haunting her dreams. A man who dreams of her too…a man with whom her connection transcends this lifetime.

Age Rating: 18+ (Child Abuse, Extreme Violence/Gore, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Blood)

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Katie: A Love Story

Katie’s world changed forever at the age of nine when a car accident claimed her mother’s life and left her unable to walk or speak. That doesn’t mean that she doesn’t think and feel like any other girl her age. And her dad Adam has taken care of her every need.

Now Katie is nineteen, and Adam realizes that there are some needs that a dad can’t help with. But when Katie meets university student Peter, Adam wonders if Katie may actually get to live the life that he always envisioned for his little girl.

Age Rating: 18+ (Ableism)

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Risking it All: Jason’s Story

Kara and Jason have had a tumultuous relationship, to say the least. High school drama, a big breakup, and finally their problematic reunion later in life. It’s been pretty easy to see everything from Kara’s point of view, but what about Jason? He’s not as cut and dry as you’d expect!

Age Rating: 18+

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Seal Team One

After spending his school years protecting his best friend’s adopted sister from bullies, William leaves to join the armed forces. Ten years later, he comes home to find that Colette has grown even more beautiful, and that their feelings for each other have blossomed into something more than friendship. But Colette has a dark past that she’s kept from Will: she escaped a child-trafficking ring right before she was adopted, and it appears that her old pimp isn’t done with her…

Age Rating: 18+ (Sexual Abuse/Rape/Violence/Kidnapping)

Warning: this book contains material that may be considered upsetting or disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.

Note: This story is the author’s original version and does not have sound.

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Chasing the Omega

Alice thought it couldn’t get any worse. Attacked by a rabid wolf at work, but waking up the next day without even a scratch, is she starting to go crazy? But now the bad-boy at her school has started to take an interest in her. Is something happening to Alice?

Age Rating: 16+

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The Playmaker

Nova Conners is a big physics nerd and football fan. So she’s ecstatic when the Atlanta Cruisers offers her a job based on her final thesis. She jumps at the chance—a dream job. But their star quarterback, Maxwell Garland, is an arrogant, driven player who refuses to listen to anyone: not his coach, not his team, and especially not a physics nerd. But if they want to keep their jobs, they can’t let anything get in the way of being professional…like their uncontrollable lust for each other.

Age Rating: 18+

Note: This story is the author’s original version and does not have sound.

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Take the Risk

Kara is just your average high-school senior, not popular, but not a loner. She has a boyfriend, Adam…until she catches him cheating on her. Now she wants to forget all about him, but he keeps showing up. Then at a party he starts to get physical with her. Unfortunately for him it’s Jason Kade’s party. After handing Adam’s ass to him, Jason has his eyes on Kara, and he doesn’t like the word no. Now Kara and Jason are caught in a game of cat and mouse, but which one is which?

Age Rating: 18+

Note: This story is the author’s original version and does not have sound.

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