Contemporary Romance

Contemporary Romance

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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).

Ruckus (Sinners of Saint Book 2)

by L.J. Shen



They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They're right.
No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
He is my forbidden, shiny apple.
The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
He is also my sister's ex-boyfriend.
One thing you should know before you judge me;
I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.
Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.


They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.
She sets my mind on fire.
All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.
In a world where everything is dull, she shines like Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I dare it to try.
Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.
Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.
And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.

Ruckus is a complete standalone and a part of the Sinners of Saint series


Scent of Magnolia

by Ashley Farley

"Equally heartwarming and heartbreaking."

Scout Montgomery has made a career out of searching for her missing brother. Helping runaways gives meaning to her otherwise meaningless life. She hasn’t spoken to her father in nearly two decades, and her crush on her sexy co-worker is going nowhere. She’s stuck in a time warp. In order to move on, she must find closure. An unexpected trip home to Alabama provides an opportunity to conduct a fresh search with mature eyes. Will she discover the missing link to her brother’s disappearance? Or will she uncover a secret that places them all in danger?

June Montgomery is married to a prominent politician, owns a magazine-worthy home, and leads an active social life. But she lives in constant fear the past will come back to haunt her. She has mixed emotions about her daughter’s sudden reappearance in their lives. Scout has the power to heal their family . . . and unravel the seams of June’s intricately crafted lies.

A homecoming sparks old resentments between childhood friends and leads to the revelation of decades-old secrets. Southern family drama and dysfunction. A moving story of friendship, hope, and second chances.


Fable of Happiness: Book One

by Pepper Winters

From New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes a new Dark Romance full of decadent angst and monstrous heroes.


A house hidden in the middle of nowhere.

A man who's lived alone for a decade.

A woman who trespasses on his solitude.

A love full of hate as well as hunger.


The thing about my life is...I was never in control of it.

I just thought I was.

I thought I had everything figured out—a good career, fun hobbies, a bright future, but everything changed when I found an ivy-cloaked house, tucked in a forgotten valley, hiding a man who corrupted my world forever.

I thought I was successful, until he showed me fortune and happiness could be snatched away in an instant.

I believed I was blessed, but really, I was cursed.

Cursed to become a plaything for a monster.

Cursed to become a prisoner just because I trespassed.

Now, I know nothing.

I am nothing.

I'm just his.


FULL LENGTH BOOK. Please note this is a dark romance and not suitable for people who have triggers. Content included can be hard to read and only recommended for people who like dark romance.


"If you still haven't read anything by this author, and you're a lover of top-notch dark romance with a capital D wait no longer pick this up, hand over your mind, soul and heart in exchange for an amazing experience." – Greedy Thirst for Forbidden


"The level of steam and delicious lust pouring out of these pages... Holy.....hell." – Ash Chases Romance


"I highly recommend this book. I think lovers of the dark side will love it." – Lina's Reviews


"If you're a lover of twisted dark romantic mysteries with a slight beauty and the beast vibe towards the beginning you will love this. " – Miss Petite Brunette Book Blog


"I'm not ashamed to say I totally ignored my family and dined on this book; binge read it in a day. That's the effect all Peppers books have on me. From the minute I read the first page, I was glued to my kindle for the rest of the journey". – Kindle and Koffee Book Blog


"OMG, you'll be HOOKED RIGHT FROM THE START!! "– Avephoenix



Mountain Man Protector: A Surprise Pregnancy Romance

by Natasha L. Black

I should keep my distance from the big reclusive mountain man.
But when danger comes near - there's no one else I rather turn to.

The voicemail on my burner phone told me the worst has happened.
My lonely new life shatters when my abusive ex shows up..
Hiking to clear my head, I get lost on the mountain.
Dillon, the ex-cop takes me in.
Mysterious and seductive, he won’t answer my questions.

Vodka and flirting turn into a long, hot night.
He’s determined to protect me. I'm determined to stand my ground.
A few weeks of hiding out drives me crazy in more ways than one.

Trapped and scared, I can’t let anyone know I’m secretly pregnant with Dillon's baby.

Sweet Liar (The Montgomery/Taggert Family Book 6)

by Jude Deveraux

Beloved bestselling author Jude Deveraux follows a savvy young woman into the intriguing heart of a past mystery—and into the arms of a once-in-a-lifetime love.

It was her father's dying wish that Samantha Elliot search for her grandmother, who'd disappeared from Louisville when she was a baby. So here she was in New York City...her parents dead, her divorce final, and she was all alone....

Michael Taggert was Samantha’s landlord—and she was charmed by this handsome, life-loving man. Yet every time Mike tried to get closer to Samantha, he ran into a brick wall. Now, as he helps her unravel her grandmother’s past—and the dangerous truth about a fateful spring night in 1928 and a seductive jazz singer—Mike slowly reawakens the joy and affection Samantha had buried long ago…


The One That Got Away (The Forever and Always series Book 2)

by Nora Bloom

Oliver and Lisa are living the dream. They are enjoying life with each other in their small Alaskan town. They started a café and woodshop together, and everything seemed complete with the birth of their little daughter, Julia.

Until someone from Oliver’s past shows up, holding the hand of a young boy. Ava was Oliver’s first great love, who disappeared overnight without a word. Now, she is back and wants to create a family with him and their son. Oliver had prayed for this moment to come, for her to return, but he thought he had moved on.

What will he do next?

What about his new family? Will he have to let them go to be a father to the son he didn’t know he had?

Is he still in love with Ava, and can he really trust her?

The One That Got Away is the second book in the Forever and Always trilogy created by romance author Nora Bloom.



Bitter Haven: Military Veteran Romantic Suspense

by Anne M. Scott

A woman who lost everything in the fires of war.

After losing her husband to a bomb in Afghanistan, military vet Erin Moore runs home to Marcus, Montana. To keep his memory alive, she follows their dream of opening a classic car garage and coffee shop, but building a successful business is hard. Hiring Ryan Walsh was her best decision so far. He’s dedicated, smart—and ridiculously appealing. But acting on her attraction to the much younger man is a huge risk for her business—and her battered heart.

A man battling the ghosts of the battlefield.

After a mortar attack took Airman Ryan Walsh’s health and high-tech career in one blast, he went home to lick his wounds. Trying to adjust to civilian life, he drifts through a series of minimum wage jobs. Then Erin hires him and his past roars to life, especially his longing for the fiery redhead. But he’s too broken for any woman, let alone a successful business owner.

When a brutal attack forces them together, sparks fly. Will the fire bond them forever or burn them to ashes?

Join the Bitterroot Montana Veterans for Sweet Romantic Suspense in the Heart of Montana! The four-book series is complete and ready for binge-reading!

(Previously published as Love, Coffee & Cars.)


Falling for My Second Chance: A Small Town Single Dad Romance (Falling Hard Book 2)

by Dakota Davies

Does every first love deserve a second chance?

Six years ago, my world imploded and the only way to protect the girl of my dreams was to break our pact and set her free.

Though I’ve settled into my new role as a single dad and firefighter, I’ve never forgotten Lori’s bright smile, her determination, the crazy, reckless love we shared night after night that summer. So when a twist of fate brings her back to Penny Creek, I’m hell bent on winning her back. Turns out I can still make her blush, she’s still full of surprises, and our chemistry is hotter than ever.

But she’s made it clear that in two weeks, she’ll be returning to the life she left behind - without me. Suddenly, I’m in a race against time to get her to stay. And just when I think we’ve scored our second chance, our pasts come back to push us apart once more.

Can I fight hard enough to keep her this time?

If you like the small town heat of Sarina Bowen and the heart of Corinne Michaels, get ready to fall hard for Caleb and Lori's second chance love story!

Buy Falling for My Fling today!



The Dominant: A Brother's Best Friend Complete Series

by Sienna Snow

Architect Damon Pierce only wants one night.

No relationships. No entanglements. Especially not with his friend's little sister.

He’s haunted by his past. Control is the only solace he knows, but it’s far too dangerous to last.

THE DOMINANT is a thrilling private club romance that explores the limits of dominance and submission, of pain and pleasure, of danger and love. It contains the complete VIOLENT DELIGHTS trilogy, including CLAIM, DEFY, and OWN.

"Damon and Sophia spark off the page and draw you right into their lush, decadent world. Everything I love in a club book. Heat and longing and a sense of found family. Highly recommended!" - Lexi Blake, New York Times bestselling author

Sophia Morelli is forbidden. Off-limits. Achingly beautiful.

And dangerous to Damon's peace.

There's no beginning for them. No ending, either. Only an endless sensual madness.

When the flames consume them, they face more than their own tortured pasts. They face the breathtaking daggers of the present. And a powerful fight for love.

"Damon and Sophia are pure FIRE! The push and pull between them is perfection. Damon is a fiercely protective Dominant, while Sophia is his sweet, yet salty, submissive. Together, their sizzling hot passion burns across the pages like an inferno." - LK Shaw, author of the Club Eden series



Iron Creek Brides: Books 1-4: Inspirational Western Mail Order Bride Romance

by Karla Gracey

There is no telling when love might come along— but it is always when it is most needed.

Welcome to Iron Creek!

Here you’ll find everything from peace and quiet, wholesome living, and maybe even a chance at love!

As four lonesome bachelors decide they’ve had enough of the single life, what follows is four breathtaking adventures, as these men set off to find the perfect mail-order brides of their own.

From a quiet, reclusive mountain man who meets a widow desperate to escape her haunted past…

To a blacksmith determined to make his own way in life, who meets an ambitious doctor ready to push her career forward.

A faithful sheriff with a town to protect—who meets a sorrowful orphan and her wily, somewhat interfering grandmother.

And a stagecoach driver drawn to life on the road—who meets a widowed mother, hesitant to open herself up to love again.

From bandits and pandemics to meddling relations and all manner of disasters…

Life out west certainly isn’t easy… and it seems that the road to marriage won’t be any less complicated either.

These husbands are about to learn that there is a big difference between finding a wife—and finding true love.

Iron Creek Brides: Books 1-4 is a collection of heart-warming stories about the mail-order brides of Iron Creek! Will the trials of life in the old west keep these four couples apart? Or will they somehow overcome all odds—and let love prevail?

To discover the answer for yourself, scroll up and click “Add to Cart” right now. Never be afraid to let love in.


Vicious (Sinners of Saint Book 1)

by L.J. Shen


They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.
He is a brilliant lawyer.
A skilled criminal.
A beautiful liar.
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived.
Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.

She is a starving artist.
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.
She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend.
The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate.
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.
So she hates me. Big fucking deal.
She better get used to me.

Vicious a complete standalone and a part of the Sinners of Saint series


Baby for My Bosses: A Secret Baby, Reverse Harem Romance

by Natasha L. Black

It’s against the rules to hook up with your boss.
But what if I get with all four of them?

Four sinfully hot ex-military brothers,
Including a pair of twins who couldn’t be more different from each other.
Working at their security firm as their assistant made me want more.
However, things change when my stalker-ex shows up.
Now they take my ex’s threat very personally.
They insist I move in with them for safety.
Things heat up incredibly fast between us.
Now I’m not just in danger from my ex.
I’m losing my heart to four men at once.

It seems like I might finally get my happily ever after,
Unless the secret I’m carrying ruins it all.


Echo Canyon Brides Box Set - Books 1 - 3: Historical Cowboy Western Mail Order Bride Box Set Bundle

by Linda Bridey

A rugged sheriff, an opinionated veterinarian, and a dusky native American. Can passion blaze a trail to the untamed West?

Box set: Over 600 pages of dusty roads leading to love on the range!

Northwest Territory, 1800s. Sheriff Evan Taft hopes attracting educated women will civilize his pioneer township. While his mail-order bride ad brings the comely and virtuous Josie into his life, he’s still haunted by his troubled past. And with a ruthless businessman intent on owning the entire settlement, Evan fears protecting the tough frontier might leave no room for love.

Dr. Winslow Wu knows his heritage makes most white folk put him beneath the animals he treats. But he sticks to his belief that the thriving small-town needs a real medical doctor… and he wants a wife. Though after marrying the charming Dr. Erin Avery from his advertisement, the gruff veterinarian discovers their instant chemistry could be rubbing him up the wrong way…

Billy Two Moons thinks he’s finally found his ideal woman. But while the good-looking native awaits his bride-to-be’s arrival after placing an advert, Billy gets involved in the rescue of Nina, a white woman raised as an American Indian and sold into slavery. And when the two are forced to marry at gunpoint, they discover their hearts may have an entwined destiny.

With the small Montana town thriving, the romantic aspirations of three strong men encounter opportunism, prejudice, and jealousy as they follow their heart’s desires.

Will these daring men and women of the frontier survive dangerous times in pursuit of love?

Echo Canyon Brides Box Set, books 1-3, contains three standalone stories from the adventurous Western romance series. If you like heartwarming scenes, courageous characters, and Wild West dramas, then you’ll adore Linda Bridey’s action-packed tales of true love against all odds.

Buy Echo Canyon Brides Box Set to ride into a journey of the heart today!


Built Of Secrets: A Midnight Security Romantic Suspense Novel (Small Town Heroes Romance Book 1)

by Jemi Fraser

She’s got a secret…
Okay, she’s got several…
But only one could get her killed.

Humiliated after being duped by her ex, Tansy chooses flight over fight. An inherited fishing lodge she can pull off the grid while working on her tech is the perfect hideout.

Burned-out FBI agent, Sam is worried about his best friend’s little sister. After a devastating case, he heads to Vermont to check on her. And if he happens to get her to fall in love with him? Even better.

When the ex refuses to stay in the past, Sam knows he’ll do anything to keep her safe.

Built of Secrets is the first book in the Small Town Heroes romantic suspense series. Each romance can be read as a standalone. This book contains some strong language and sexy times. Enjoy the read!


Sorry I Kissed You: A Rock Star Romantic Comedy

by Natalie Keller Reinert

She Apologized. He Didn't!

When super-fan Cassie kisses indie-rock darling Everett Torby, she never expects it will lead to a proposal she can't turn down—a week of fun, games, and fake-dating in Palm Springs, California!

Everett's a man in need of a temporary girlfriend—at least, that's what his publicist thinks—and Cassie's in need of a distraction from her real life. Naturally, Cassie is up for the job, but pretending to date your one true love in front of the paparazzi's cameras isn't a gig for the faint of heart. She's convinced that if she can get him out of the limelight, she can make him see they're soulmates...but she's terrified that she's going to end up back in the cheap seats, instead.

Let this fun and sassy romantic comedy take you on a dazzling tour of Palm Springs hot-spots real and imagined, while you roll down the windows, sing along, and root for true love to win out. It's a fake-dating romantic comedy that will have you rooting for true love to win out. Includes a playlist of music that inspired the characters!


Bear Creek Brides: Books 1-4: Mail Order Bride Historical Western Romance

by Amelia Rose

Can you find love while living on the ruthless Frontier? Follow four passionate romances as they try to find happiness in the dangerous untamed wild west.

Mathew Jenkins knows loneliness better than anyone. Jenny Philips needs to escape her domineering uncle who’s trying to sell her to the highest bidder.

A mail-order bride ad brings these two tortured souls together. Upon meeting the Virginia rose, Mathew falls hard and offers to help her get settled.

Although Jenny finds herself attracted to the kindhearted cattle farmer, she fears that a marriage amid deadly conflict between miners and natives could spoil their chance at happiness.

Can the couple survive a bumpy trail to love and begin a new life together?

Sheriff Jacob Benning dreams of only one thing: being a father. After placing a mail-order bride ad, an accident ruins his handwriting and with it, a chance to meet an educated lady.

He believes his dream of fatherhood is over.

But Rosa Casey, a woman battling anxiety and low self-esteem, finds the sheriff’s bad handwriting charming. For the first time in her life, she swallows her fears, packs her bags, and takes a leap into the unknown.

In the small Montana town, Jacob and Rosa begin to build a life. But dangers of the frontier lure at every corner, threatening to destroy a relationship that has just started to blossom.

Will Jacob and Rosa survive the dusty dangers to live happily ever after?

Dan Mavis, a schoolteacher in the small town of Bear Creek, Montana, believes the only way he’ll finally marry is if he mail-orders a wife. His elegant female colleague, Phoebe James, strongly disagrees.

After having her heart broken one too many times, Phoebe finds herself falling for a handsome educator, a man strikingly different from those who’ve previously courted her.

Just as Dan starts noticing the beautiful assistant and things start heating up between them, Dan’s advertisement reaches a woman keen to take up his offer.

Dan’s mail-order bride shows up at the worst moment, ready to break the starry-eyed couple apart.

Will this dramatic interruption ruin Dan and Phoebe’s best chance for a happily-ever-after?

When Edward James settled in Bear Creek to manage the mines, he didn’t plan on falling in love. Since the moment he met Morning Sun, his world has been turned upside down and he wants nothing more than to worship the Sioux beauty and be a devoted husband.

But the call of the tribe is strong.

Morning Sun loves Edward with all her heart, but her loyalty lies with her tribe.

Can she really ask Edward to give up his life to live with the Sioux? Does Edward love her enough to leave behind the life he built?

As doubts and fears plague the couple’s minds, the US military plans to banish the Sioux to a reservation, taking Morning Sun away from Edward forever.

If they run away together, they can save their love, but what will become of the tribe?

Can their love survive the harshest of tests?

In Bear Creek Brides: Books 1-4, you’ll find four exhilarating stories of how one brave act of venturing into the unknown can change your destiny.

Dive deep into a world of love and passion: scroll up and click “Add to Cart” right now.


Little Blue Box: A second chance contemporary romance set in Australia

by Frances Dall'Alba

Regrets, lies, and earth-shattering secrets. When Ella learns the identity of her biological father, nothing will stand in her way. Not even his power. When things don’t go to plan, can one little blue box put Ella and Zane back on the same path? This second-chance contemporary romance is filled with suspense, emotion and a life-changing sizzling romance.

There’s one thing missing in Ella Harvey’s life—her biological father. All she has is a few clues in a little box and a mother not willing to share anything. Add in her impatience and stubbornness and Ella decides to go about finding him herself.

Then there’s Zane. He’s used to barrelling his way through life without too much stress. He has a great family, a new career path and a beloved Ducati motorcycle.

When tasked with searching for Ella’s father, Zane discovers a secret that threatens to unravel their lives.

The attraction between Zane and Ella is flaring up quickly, but all will go up in flames if Zane doesn’t tell Ella what he knows.

Ella finds out the hard way that searching for the truth doesn’t always go to plan. She’ll bundle up Zane’s heart, wrap it up tight and hand it back to him. Problem solved and no one gets hurt.

But Zane won’t give Ella up. To keep the gorgeous Ella by his side, he had to find her father. To keep the woman he’s now fallen in love with, he’ll have to save her mother.

Will the unexpected twist that comes their way be enough for the head-strong Ella and Ducati-loving Zane to find their way back onto the same path?


My Dangerous Lover (Off-Limit Daddies)

by Annie J. Rose

I came to Dasher to start a new life,
Not fall for my mysterious new neighbor.
I’ve felt half-dead ever since I lost my husband,
But Anson Miller’s touch makes me feel alive again.

Anson keeps telling me he’s a bad guy, no good for me,
But I see through his gruff exterior.
He’s not the Grinch he pretends to be,
But the question is…why is he trying so hard to stay hidden?

There’s something lurking in his past,
Something that could threaten our future.
He says he can’t fight it, only outrun it,
And until me, he’s never had something worth staying for.

He tried to keep his distance,
He gave me every reason to stay away.
He says he’s not good for me,
But when he touches me–nothing has ever felt better.


The Last Dollar Princess

by Linda Bennett Pennell

"The Last Dollar Princess is a skillfully-written and engaging historical novel about a unique young woman struggling against the constraints of society." -Sublime Book Review

It must be said. Scandal follows her family like an ever-faithful hound. No matter how hard they kick it away, it comes slinking around time-after-time. Although her relatives are obsessed with social position and the opinions of others, heiress India Elisabeth Petra De Vries Ledbetter is determined to live life by her own terms, family expectations and society's demands be damned.

Reared away from the social whirl of Gilded Age New York, India would prefer a life of philanthropy in her native Appalachia, but Mother and Grandmama have far grander plans. They believe Mrs. Astor's old 400 are ready to overlook the past and that an advantageous marriage will cement their place in society once more. In fact, they have already selected the prospective bridegroom. The only problem? No one consulted India.

With captivating insights into the human spirit and heart, The Last Dollar Princess leads us on a riveting quest for self-determination through the most elegant and glamorous settings of the early 20th century. Perfect for fans of Marie Benedict, Daisy Goodwin, and Julian Fellowes, this sweeping work of historical fiction will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.



Taken by Love: Luke Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Trusty Book 1)

by Melissa Foster

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

In USA Today bestseller TAKEN BY LOVE...
Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again--but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her--and the man she's never forgotten.

Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down--only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.

A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

Want More Bradens? Read the full Braden at Trusty, CO series!
Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)



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