Contemporary Romance

Contemporary Romance

When you’re looking to download free and discounted contemporary romance ebooks, this is the place to go. Satisfy your inner passion for bestselling romance in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of contemporary romance ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount.

 

Definition of "Contemporary Romance": While technically a subgenre of the Romance category, that category is much too large to not be broken down. Contemporary Romance, by definition, is set in the time in which it was written.  The ebooks in this category are largely focused on the relationship and romantic love shared by two people.  Typically, ebooks in this category reward characters that are good people, punish those that are bad, and end with an upbeat, positive conclusion.  But, that "formula" is always being altered by excellent authors--which is why we read their ebooks, right?

 

Some examples of the best Contemporary Romance ebooks past and present include Nicholas Sparks (The Longest Ride), Tracy Brogan (Crazy Little Thing), Jojo Moyes (Me Before You), Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook), Lisa Kleypas (Blue-Eyed Devil).

Loving the Ladies' Man: An Office Romance Sweet Romantic Comedy

by Kristin Canary


From bestselling author Kristin Canary comes a series filled with laughs, friendship goals, and the swooniest book boyfriends imaginable ...


Connor is the last guy in the world I should fall for.
He's the resident office flirt. I'm the quirky 
Pride & Prejudice-loving editor who uses big words and dresses like the world's non-sexiest librarian. We have nothing in common. Plus, we're competitors for the same job.

Fine by me. I'm happy to hold him at arms' length forever. And considering I'm practically the only woman in the office he's never flirted with, he's obviously happy to do the same.


But then, everything changes.
Because when we're stuck overnight in our office building thanks to an earthquake-induced landslide, I begin to realize that Connor isn't actually the jerk I thought he was—the kind who leads women on, just like my ex.

And when he offers to attend my ex's wedding as my fake boyfriend, things get even more interesting. Especially when he gives me that much-too-chaste kiss...


But I can't fall for him.
That would be repeating the same mistake, just with a different guy. Tell that to my dumb heart, though—the one that seems to think Connor Bryant is my Mr. Darcy.


Perfect for fans of:
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flirtatious banter
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office romances between competitors
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charming “bad boys” who are secret cinnamon rolls
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quirky bookish heroines
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Pride & Prejudice references
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fake relationships
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forced proximity

Loving the Ladies’ Man is Book 1 in the California Dreamin’ sweet romantic comedy series, where a group of roommates and friends find their perfect matches and support one another like crazy. This single-POV novel is filled with all the sizzling romantic tension and swoons possible without on-page intimacy.

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Didn't Expect You (Against All Odds: The Brassard Family Book 2)

by Claudia Burgoa


USA Today Bestselling author Claudia Burgoa brings you a fresh romantic comedy filled with an unexpected surprise, a wicked billionaire, and plenty of laughs.

The right life is the one you never see coming.

I had it all. The luxury apartment, hot dates, and the big office to go with long nights at the office.
Life was perfect.
But after a one-night stand, two little lines on a pregnancy test, and three lost legal cases later…
Well, overnight I went from career lawyer to single mom.

It’s okay, I can do it. I’m ready to face this alone until…

Along comes Nathaniel Chadwick. Billionaire adrenaline junky. Everyone’s favorite playboy… and my sister’s brother-in-law.
He’s as hot as he is jaded. When it comes to relationships and family, he’d rather jump off a cliff.
I wrote him off long ago, except since he learned about the baby he’s been by my side.

Is it pregnancy hormones or is there something real happening between us?
I didn’t expect any of this...most of all him.

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Didn’t Expect You is a billionaire romance of unexpected pregnancies, exciting encounters, and flirty love. It includes a very confused dog, a precious newborn, and a family you might want to belong to. This chick-lit novel is a romantic comedy with a HEA guaranteed!

 
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Angel's Target: A Paranormal Angel Romance (Elemental Angels Book 1)

by Aimee Robinson


His job is to vanquish the demon threat. But when a mortal woman gets stuck in the crossfire, can he protect her from the new target on her back?

Titan is second-in-command of the fallen sentinel angels, a fearsome group of earthbound angels who are tasked with protecting heaven from the demon charmers. The eternal struggle has cost many lives, one of which Titan still blames himself for six months later. But when a mortal woman becomes a target of his enemy, he saves her—only to discover she looks just like the woman he lost months ago.

Not a day goes by that Rose Meyer doesn’t spend looking for her twin sister. With a newfound lead at her fingertips, she heads out in search of clues to her sister’s whereabouts. What she finds, however, is a frightening magic user intent on killing her—and a hulking angel of gleaming metallic titanium who shuttles her out of the kill zone.

And refuses to let her out of his protection.

Her touch has sparked a celestial power in him that has been lost since he and his brothers fell. But as Titan’s power grows, so does the mysterious bond between him and the woman occupying his every thought. When they learn that Rose unknowingly possesses what the demons are searching for, their deep connection is tested as tensions run high. Because this elemental angel refuses to put her in harm’s way. Even if it means shattering his heart in the process.

 

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Unintended Target

by D.L. Wood


WINNER OF THE 2016 ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARDS GOLD MEDAL FOR CHRISTIAN EBOOK FICTION

Travel photojournalist Chloe McConnaughey thought she understood her brother Tate—a brilliant programmer willing to compromise anything to get ahead. She just didn’t know that included her.

When Tate dies unexpectedly, Chloe copes by taking an assignment in the Caribbean where she meets Jack, a charming Manhattan escapee who almost has her believing life could turn around. But the illusion is shattered when a series of bizarre incidents leaves them framed for murder and running from killers convinced that Chloe is the key to questions Tate left behind. Suddenly Jack’s timely entrance into her life seems more than coincidental, but with nowhere else to turn, Chloe must trust this man who is not only charming, but also dangerous, and much better at evading capture than he should be. Strained to the breaking point by a life consistently marked by tragedy, Chloe fights a sense of hopelessness, confronting the age-old question: if it’s not all random—if God does exist—why would He allow bad things to happen to good people?

Hunted from the tiny island of St. Gideon all the way to Miami, Chloe and Jack desperately search for the evidence that will prove their innocence and eliminate them as targets of the shadowy conspiracy that will stop at nothing to make its problems go away.

 
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When in Rome: A Novel

by Sarah Adams


Opposites certainly attract for the stranded pop star and small-town baker in this charming slice of romance from the author of the TikTok sensation 
The Cheat Sheet.

“This modern take on the Hepburn classic Roman Holiday is a quick, fun, slow-burn rom-com.”—Abby Jimenez, bestselling author of The Friend Zone

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR

Amelia Rose, known as Rae Rose to her adoring fans, is burned-out from years of maintaining her “princess of pop” image. Inspired by her favorite Audrey Hepburn film, 
Roman Holiday, she drives off in the middle of the night for a break in Rome . . . Rome, Kentucky, that is. 

When Noah Walker finds Amelia on his front lawn in her broken-down car, he makes it clear he doesn’t have the time or patience for celebrity problems. He’s too busy running the pie shop his grandmother left him and reminding his nosy but lovable neighbors to mind their own damn business. Despite his better judgment, he lets her stay in his guest room—but only until her car is fixed—then she’s on her own. 

Then Noah starts to see a different side of Rae Rose—she’s Amelia: kindhearted and goofy, yet lonely from years in the public eye. He can’t help but get close to her. Soon she’ll have to return to her glamorous life on tour, but until then, Noah will show Amelia all the charming small-town experiences she’s been missing, and she’ll help him open his heart to more. 

Amelia can’t resist falling for the cozy town and her grumpy tour guide, but even Audrey had to leave Rome eventually.

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Seductive Sands (Unveiling Desires Book 1)

by Cary Anne


Escape to paradise where love and destiny collide.


Devon Cartwright's life is on the rise, her career flourishing, until the sudden loss of her parents leaves her reeling. Just when she needs it most, her longtime friend Margarette offers her a six-month stay at an oceanfront Villa in the Dominican Republic, promising to help her get back on track.

But Margarette has more in mind than just business recovery. She's set Devon up with the enigmatic and devilishly handsome Amadeus who lives nearby. Amadeus has secretly admired Devon for years, and now he finally has a chance to win her heart. Devon, torn between the desire to escape and the allure of his intense attentions, finds herself at a crossroads.

With her friend's own troubles to navigate, Devon must decide whether to embrace this unexpected romance or retreat from it. Will Devon summon the courage to seize the love that beckons her, or will she let it slip away as she seeks solace in this tropical paradise?


Set against the lush backdrop of the Dominican Republic, Seductive Sands is a spicy romance that will keep you turning the pages.

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Rock Gods Don't Date Pop Princesses (Break the Rules Book 1)

by Tabatha Kiss


From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tabatha Kiss comes a hilarious new fake relationship/second chance/lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers rockstar romance that begs the question: Can a rock god date a pop princess?


No. Absolutely not.

I’m Knox Benton, lead singer of Criminal Records, the hottest rock band in the nation. What I say goes and I say that rock gods 
don’t date pop princesses.

Unfortunately, our record label disagrees.

They want to pair me up with a fake girlfriend on our upcoming tour. Just a teeny tiny publicity stunt to keep the cameras flashing on Criminal Records while highlighting their new sizzling-hot rising popstar.

It’d be an interesting ruse… if I didn’t break into a cold sweat at the mention of her name.

Hey, I’m willing to do whatever it takes to keep Criminal Records at number one.
Except her.
Please, anyone but
 her.

Harmony Max.
My ex-girlfriend.
My former muse.


She always wanted to be a star. Now’s her chance and she’ll do anything to take her rightful place in the spotlight. Even putting our torrential past behind us and calling a truce in the name of mutually beneficial stardom.

But if we’re doing this, we need to lay some ground rules.
No unnecessary touching.
No shared hotel rooms.
We don’t even speak to each other unless there’s a camera nearby.

And most of all… we don’t fall in love.

We broke every rule before, along with each other’s hearts. I’m not eager to do that again, but there’s only so many fake kisses one can give before they start to feel a little too real.

Can we rewrite our love song? Or are we doomed to repeat the same heartbreaking track ever after?


Rock Gods Don’t Date Pop Princesses is the first sizzling-hot and spicy book in a brand-new series, Break the Rules! Dive into the decadent world of rock 'n' roll where the ultimate rock god faces off against the pop princess who once set his heart on fire. Sparks fly, egos clash, and passions rekindle in a truly outrageous tale of fame, forbidden desires, and a love that refuses to follow the rules.

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Blue Ridge Mountain Billionaires: Billionaires in a Small Town Box Set

by Elizabeth Lynx


This steamy, small-town romantic comedy box set will make you laugh-out-loud while keeping you warm at night.

What you get in this box set are four standalone books. They include:

  • Billionaire heroes in a small mountain town.
  • Forced Proximity
  • One-Night Stand
  • Surprise Baby
  • Secret Relationship
  • Fake Marriage
  • Off-Limited Sister
  • Opposites-Attract
  • Dating Contest
  • Lots of bees
  • A rooster named Nancy
  • And so much more!

The books included are: Surprising the Billionaire with a Baby, Dating Disaster with a Billionaire, Fake Marrying the Billionaire, and Kissing the Billionaire’s Sister.
Plus, four bonus scenes!

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The Cupcake Cottage: A Sweet Friends to Lovers Romance (Hockey Sweethearts)

by Jean Oram


NHL player Maverick Blades could fall in love with anyone...


But he had to fall for a woman who falls under the Bro Code as untouchable—his best friend’s beautiful ex, Daisy-Mae Ray.

Anyway, he’s pretty sure she’d steer clear of a guy like him since the papers have made a mess of his reputation. Good guy, wrong place, wrong time...

Daisy-Mae knows Maverick isn’t the man everyone believes he is. But how can she, a small town nobody, fix his image and help his team?

She can’t. Except she just told off his team’s publicists, demanding they fix Maverick’s image.

And now she's been hired to deal with him.

No problem. Other than the fact that she's got a giant crush on him and kind of just set things up so he's to date her as a publicity stunt. Yeah, no problem for someone who wants something real.


Laugh, cry and fall in love along with these two meant-to-be characters as they stumble their way toward true love. This feel-good romance is set in the same charming small town world as Jean Oram's The Cowboys of Sweetheart Creek, Texas series. Enjoy! (These are slow burn, closed door hockey romances.)

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Lucifer's Daughter: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance

by Kel Carpenter


We’ve all heard the story of the Four Horsemen. Harbingers of the apocalypse. Destruction given form. Four of the sexiest—wait no—forget that. You get my point.


So imagine my surprise when I find out everything I’ve ever been told, is a lie.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here.

Let’s start from the beginning. My name is Ruby Morningstar. I run a tattoo parlor in Portland with my banshee bestfriend, have a pet raccoon, a crazy ex that stalks me, not to mention this one little thing… I’m a demon. Half-succubus, to be exact.

For the last twenty-three years of my life, that’s the story I believed, but on the day a handsome stranger bails me out of jail my world is turned upside down, and suddenly I don’t know who I am anymore.

Because the Four Horsemen aren’t the bringers of the apocalypse.
I am.


Talk about never catching a break.

Author's Note: This is a 
COMPLETED adult paranormal romance series with multiple love interests and some dark elements. If you don't like strong but flawed women and alphahole heroes that need to learn a thing or two about boundaries--this book is not for you. If you love works by Eva ChaseCaroline PeckhamRaven KennedySusanne Valenti, and Kristy Cunning, then jump right in. One click to start reading now!

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The Wish

by Lena Gibson


Maxy Award Winner - Romance & Women's Fiction

Three men. Two timelines. One wish.

Haunted by her choices, including marrying an abusive con man, thirty-five-year-old Elizabeth has been unable to speak for two years. She is further devastated when she learns an old boyfriend has died. Nothing in her life is right.

That night, Elizabeth wishes for a mulligan. When she wakes, to her surprise, it is no longer 2022, but 2017. Though thrilled to have a chance to fix mistakes, the past is not perfect. She has a stalker and is still voiceless. Just like before, her boyfriend slips into a mysterious coma, so she enlists his brother Christopher's aid to determine the cause. In their investigation, he becomes her staunchest ally and her unexpected soulmate.

Elizabeth's stalker threatens her happiness, as do those who wish secrets to remain buried. If she can't reclaim her voice, her former boyfriend will fade away in a coma and her stalker may claim her life.

Don't miss The Wish, which mixes the mundane with a hint of magic-a romantic and thrilling ride for anyone who imagines they could transform regret into their best decision.

 

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Sucker for Payne

by Carrie Thomas


One mistake doesn’t usually define a person, unless your name is Conner Payne.


Searching for a way to get his life back on track, Conner finds refuge at Steele Cage, a local gym, where he soon uncovers his potential for supremacy inside the brutal world of cage fighting. A natural talent for landing precise punches and powerful knee strikes could be Conner’s ticket out of the hellscape of a life he’s been living in for the past decade. All he has to do is train hard and avoid distractions. Should be simple enough, but Conner knows better than anyone that even when you’re not looking for trouble, trouble can still find you. And this time, the devil is disguised as a feisty reporter, full of temptation and wrapped in sin.

After a devastating betrayal, local columnist Willow Stevens devotes herself to her profession, searching for the security and stability she’s always craved. Everything is going as planned until she’s forced to cover a cage fighting match, where an altercation with a crazed fan brings her face-to-
bruised-face with the winner of the cage match and possible destroyer of her heart. With her life finally moving in the right direction, Willow can’t afford any wrong turns, but Conner Payne may be a detour too tempting to ignore.

As their lives become increasingly intertwined, Willow and Conner’s pasts continue to sucker punch them from behind. They soon find out that what doesn’t kill you may make you stronger, but you still have to learn to live with the scars.

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Baby for my Best Friend's Brother: An Age Gap, Secret Baby Romance

by Annie J. Rose


Callum is my best friend’s big brother,
Serious, straight laced, and hot as hell.
I’ve never been a damsel in distress type,
But now that dragons are on my doorstep,
I could use a white knight.


I found success in LA, but I also found trouble.
The manager I thought believed in my music,
Just wanted to control everything about me.
I ran away…right into Callum’s arms.

He’s everything I thought I didn’t want,
Too serious and upstanding for his own good.
A single father who plays by all the rules,
But now he’s willing to break them…for me.


Callum Evans thinks he can protect me.
But the more time I spend under his roof,
The more trouble I find myself in.

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Lost In Magic: (In Magic Series Book 1)

by KJ Warawa


Magic destroyed her family…
but embracing it is the only way they can be together.


Until Meredith Williams was brutally attacked and almost kidnapped, she had no idea that magic existed—or that she was born with it. But when her family friend and secret crush, FBI Agent Jack Knight, rescues her, she learns that her mother bound her powers for her own safety.

Jack knows it’s time to come clean about his role as a special agent in the undercover magic task force. He’s protected Meredith from afar since tragedy struck her family twenty years earlier, loving her but never being able to reveal his true feelings.

Now Meredith must accept who she is, because if she doesn’t, the spellbinding will sentence her mother to death. Yet accepting her magic when it’s caused so much heartbreak and lies isn’t just difficult for Meredith, it’s almost impossible.

But the evil that shattered their pasts is back and seeking revenge. And this time, unless Meredith can embrace her magic, it could spell destruction for all of them…

** The In Magic Series is best read in order although each book features a different couple and has its own Happily Ever After. **

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Losing My Breath: A steamy, new-adult, grumpy x sunshine romcom

by J Rose Black


A Marine never says die.
Neither does his princess.

Battle lines are drawn when sheltered debutante Meridian Daly moves across the hall from grumpy veteran Marine Callan Brand. Situated a bit closer than advertised to 'crime alley', Meridian’s neighbor finds himself grudgingly guarding the pampered princess out of habit. But with her sharp wit and killer curves, he can’t help but surrender to temptation…

When their relationship evolves from casual courtship to something more, Callan finds that Meridian's already discovered his closely-guarded secret. But can he let go of his pride, and tell her the whole truth of who he is and what he’s done—in the name of honor and country?

As Callan’s scars start to reveal themselves, his life spirals beyond the careful control that's helped him survive—and kept those he cares about safe.

From him.

But this tough-in-a-tiara princess won't back down, even in Callan’s darkest hours. And Meridian just might prove to be more tenacious than a never-say-die Marine!


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My Hot Enemy: A Secret Baby Romance (Southern Heat)

by Natasha L. Black


Worst birthday ever…


The plan was to turn thirty and inherit my grandpa’s store,
Not for the board to sell controlling interest right out from under me.

Victor, the new owner, is handsome as sin and twice as arrogant.
He’s determined to be hands-on with my business.
The problem is, I want his hands on me.

A tornado rages. Passion flares.
Huddled in the storm shelter together, Victor and I give in to our attraction.
My family’s legacy takes a direct hit, and I’m devastated.
Now the business we fought over may be damaged beyond repair,
And my heart is on the line.


Not to mention, there’s a little secret I’m carrying,
That could change everything.

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Lying in Ruins: The Collapse: Fate's Vultures

by Jami Gray


In a world gone to hell, better to choose the devil you know…


The world didn't end in fire and explosions, instead after an intensifying panic of disease, food shortages, wild weather, and floundering economies, it collapsed like slow falling dominoes, until what remained of humanity battles for survival in a harsh new reality.

As a ‘Hound, Charity puts the lethal survival skills learned at an early age to use by sniffing out pivotal secrets for one of the most powerful leaders on what remains of the west coast. Her work is deceptive, deadly, and best performed solo, but when her path crosses with a member of the notorious mercenary group known as Fate’s Vultures, she’s faced with a less than stellar choice – join the sexy as hell Ruin in a mockery of teamwork or waste her valuable time shaking him loose.

As one of Fate’s Vultures, a nomadic band of ruthless arbitrators, Ruin knows well the type of carnage created by the corruption and greed of what remains of humanity, so when he rides into a brutal murder scene and discovers his friend has been taken hostage, he’ll use whatever resources he can to save him. Even if one of those resources is a damn ‘Hound who’s clearly trouble. Trouble, Ruin knows he should avoid, especially since the suspicious circumstance of Charity’s involvement leaves every cell of his body skeptical - and painfully aroused.

But Fate has other plans, especially when Ruin and Charity realize they have a common enemy. Can they set aside their distrust to achieve their mutual goal of justice and revenge?

Sometimes, it's better to stick with the devil you know...


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Dare to find out why readers are binging on this complete post-apocalyptic romance series from Jami Gray with this first in series, LYING IN RUINS and claim your copy now!

Meet a new breed of warriors, Fate’s Vultures, a mercenary band who live by a code in a world gone to hell – loyalty to each other, but for the right price, they’ll be the shield for those without. In the ravaged aftermath of the post-apocalyptic these evocative couples will stop at nothing to claim their future. Welcome to the world of The Collapse.


"This is a sexy Mad Max that keeps you turning the pages." - Amazon Review

"I'm always looking for a good post-apocalyptic romance to sink my teeth into. This book delivered!" - Amazon Review

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*This is a revised edition of previously released title

 
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Miss Delectable (Mischief in Mayfair Book 1)

by Grace Burrowes


Miss Ann Pearson has spent years learning the difficult art of the professional cook, and jealously guarding her position in the kitchen of the fancy Coventry Club. When Colonel Sir Orion Goddard asks her to take on a young apprentice, Ann would rather refuse. But Orion is respectful, gruffly charming, and looking out for a girl whom others have neglected, and that is a combination Ann cannot resist. Lingering scandal has taught Orion to make his way along the fringes of polite society without allies or entanglements. Then he meets Ann, who is fierce, passionate, and warm-hearted, and also worth fighting for. If Orion and Ann are to forge a new love, they must first learn to trust each other, and find the courage to overcome old enemies who will do anything to keep the cook and colonel apart.

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Learning Destiny's Path: A Christian Regency Romance (Destiny's Mysteries Book 2)

by Sierra Kopp


Two lives are drawn together when they least expect it…

 

Georgiana Osbourne’s goal in life has been to race her horse, Xavier. Astride. Despite the rules and opinions of society. However, will this goal disappear when she suddenly finds her path intertwined with Augustus Edwards?

Seth Edwards—known better among his acquaintances as Augustus Edwards, heir to the earldom of Kent—has come to Powderham Castle for a visit—or so he thinks.

When the two unsuspecting correspondents are surprised with the knowledge of a union by their parents, both are adamantly against the idea of an arranged marriage.

Yet, complications arise and Seth embarks on a quest to win the wild, independent heart of Georgiana Osbourne.

Will his growing affection all be for naught when he is called away to sea to aid his friends of the Destiny’s crew, whose very lives are in danger?

What is Georgiana to do when she finally discovers that Augustus Edwards and Seth Porter are the same person? Will it be too late?

 

Begin the journey…destiny awaits!

 

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Enemies With Benefits: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romance (Loveless Brothers Romance Book 1)

by Roxie Noir


I don’t love him. I don’t even like him.
I just want him.


Eli Loveless was my nemesis from the first day of kindergarten until we graduated high school. Everything I did, he had to do better - and vice versa. The day he left town was the best day of my life.

Ten years later, the day he came back was the worst.

Now he’s my co-worker.

Grown-up Eli Loveless is sexy as sin. He’s hotter than asphalt in the summer. The irritating kid I once knew is gone, and he’s been replaced by a man with green eyes, perfect abs, and a cocky smile.

It’s bad that I want him. It’s worse that he wants me back.

There are looks. There are smirks. There are smiles that make my panties burst into flame.

And then there’s a shared kiss that leads to the hottest night of my life.

This is no office romance. This is a five-alarm fire.

What’s a girl to do when the man I can’t stand is the one I can’t stop lusting after?

Enter into a friends-with-benefits agreement, of course.

No dates. No relationship. Just blisteringly hot sex, because if there’s one person I could never fall for, it’s Eli....right?


Enemies With Benefits is the first book in the Loveless Brothers series, and can be read as a total standalone. It's for fans of high-heat, low-angst romantic comedies and anyone who enjoys a rivals-to-lovers story. This book also has tons of sibling banter, a workplace romance that smolders, and a small town with tons of charm and quirk. It's steamy, hilarious, and of course it's got a guaranteed HEA. (And yes, it bangs.)

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