Behind every great couple is a great love story, whether it's the storybook variety or something far more scandalous. Take, for example, Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century, which follows the famous pair's relational ups and downs. But it's just one of the many books that are inspired by real-life love. Get romantically inspired with some of the most famous love stories in history. It doesn't matter if you're single or coupled up: no one can resist a juicy story of passion, glamour, and tragedy — especially if it's true! So here are some of the books we recommend you dive into to learn more about history's most fascinating love stories.