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).

The Bequest: (Regency Romance)

by Danielle Dabbs

A regency romance with a ticking time clock…

Joseph Harwood has a problem: he has seven days to find a bride. If he does, he inherits his deceased uncle’s estate. If he doesn’t, he faces financial ruin and social ridicule. He has his eyes on Lady Rebecca, but his heart longs for her cousin Gwen, who’s out of his reach.

Claude also has a problem: he has seven days to prevent his cousin Harwood’s marriage and receive the inheritance he believed would be his. Without the inheritance, he can’t pay off his insurmountable debt and will face servitude or death. His plan is to kidnap Lady Rebecca. What he doesn’t know is that he’ll fall in love with her when he does so.

Unbeknownst to both cousins, Claude’s creditor wants the estate for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

Desperate men do desperate deeds, but who will win out at the end of the week when the terms of the will and the dust have settled?

If you like clean, fast-paced historical romances filled with charm and witty banter, you will love The Bequest. Featuring multiple storylines that humorously combine, it’s a story of love, ruin, and redemption set in 1809 England. Who will come out on top: proud, self-made Harwood or his scoundrel cousin? Read now to find out!


Owned by the Bratva: An Age Gap, Forced Marriage Romance (Bratva Billionaires Series)

by K.C. Crowne

"Let's get this over with."
His voice rumbling through the chapel like thunder.



No wedding bells.
No blushing bride.

I have no idea who this stranger before me is.
Towering over me, a foot and a half taller...
All I know about this intimidating man is a family history of cold-hearted criminals.

My plan: find any possible way out of my cage of horrors.

But a plot twist stops me in my tracks.
Now the man I've been running from becomes my only possible hope of freedom.

And when he finds out I'm pregnant with his baby,
He becomes something completely new:
A husband who'll turn the whole world into ash before he lets his own family burn.

This is Pyotr Antonov's story and a fully standalone romance in the Bratva Billionaire Series. Follow the Antonov brothers as they rule their city and the hearts of their woman. If you enjoy billionaire, boss, Bratva romance suspense with unexpected twists and turns you're sure to love the Antonov brothers.


Best Friend's Brothers: A Why Choose Romance

by Natasha L. Black

After escaping an abusive relationship, all I wanted was to focus on my career.
The last thing I needed was to get involved with another man—
Let alone three of them!

Just when I thought nothing could be more enticing—or more forbidden—
I encountered Rory Beckett, the irresistible firefighter and my best friend's older brother.
Fate brought me back into his life, along with his equally captivating brothers, Darren and Jeremy, at a cozy barbecue.

Determined to stand on my own, I tried to resist their charm.
But when my vengeful ex turned stalking into his new obsession,
The Beckett brothers insisted on keeping me safe within their shared home.

As I found myself living with all three of them, our chemistry became undeniable,
And they assured me that I didn't need to choose just one.

Happiness and satisfaction were finally within my reach,
But when a fire set by my ex jeopardized my life and newfound love,
I might never get the chance to reveal my true feelings,
Or share the news of the precious miracle we've created together.


Along Came You (Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers Book 3)

by Claudia Burgoa

From USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Claudia Burgoa comes this billionaire workplace accidental pregnancy romance that’ll leave readers laughing and swooning!

What happens when you break the cardinal rule?

I’m good at following rules.

Like, don’t sleep with your hot employees. That’s a good rule.

At least I was until that night. I blame the champagne and the tuxedo he wore.

There are several reasons why I shouldn’t be attracted to Elliot McPhee.

  1. He’s emotionally unavailable.
  2. He’s in his mid-forties—too old for me.
  3. He’s my employee.
  4. He’s jaded after a disastrous divorce.
  5. He’s leaving soon.

But he has gray eyes, and a deep velvety voice…did I mention he looks like Joshua Jackson?

I can’t resist.

It’s just a one-night stand before he leaves.

Except, things get complicated.

We’re talking two bright pink lines complicated.

Did I mention he has no desire to commit?

So, we agree not to try.

Except, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

Then I find out he’s not who I thought.

He’s so wrong for me. So why do I still want to create a family with him?


Along Came You is a forbidden age gap romance involving a secret billionaire and an accidental baby. Get ready to laugh, swoon, and be seduced by sexy billionaires willing to please their women!



Falling for Mindy: A Taboo Older Man Romance

by Annie J. Rose

He's undeniably handsome and intelligent.
But he's strictly off limits.
And I can't resist my attraction to him.

I’m going to take notes, pass his class and quit fantasizing about my professor.
It's just an innocent crush, nothing else.

Or so I thought...

Until circumstances bring us closer together.
He’s the new advisor for my internship.
Professor Quinn isn’t just in my dirty thoughts anymore.

Now, he's my mentor and confidante,
And our undeniable chemistry is impossible to ignore.
As our connection deepens, will we be able to keep our feelings in check?


A Love Divided: A Scottish Historical Romance (Mary's Ladies Book 1)

by Belle McInnes

He's a Scottish laird, she's an English heiress. In the time of Mary Queen of Scots, that makes them enemies.

Alexandra Graham is a feisty English heiress who rides and fights as well as any man. Caught stealing back her treasured horse, she ends up in the dungeons of Scotland's most forbidding castle, prisoner of the notorious Earl of Bothwell, and treated like a common criminal.

Responsible for keeping the law on the Queen's borderland, Michael Cranstoun is a Scottish laird with a reputation for fair-mindedness and the looks of a Viking warrior. But when he meets the beguiling Alexandra, both his life and his honour are at risk - not to mention his heart...

:: Set in 16th century Scotland, 
A Love Divided is book 1 in the Mary's Ladies true history series, which tells Mary Queen of Scots' story through the lives and loves of the lairds and ladies in her court. Pick up your copy today!


The Playboy Prince and the Nanny (The Princes of Marazur Book 1)

by Donna Alward

The bad-boy prince returns...

When the future queen of Marazur is killed in a car accident, Prince Diego Navarro knows it’s time to step up and leave his playboy past behind. His brother, the crown prince, needs him, and so do his niece and nephew, who are now left motherless and afraid. His first task is to hire a new nanny for the children; someone who can give them the love, attention, and gentle support needed after such a traumatic time. Rose Walters is the perfect candidate. Her references are impeccable, her manners firm, but kind. She’s just what’s needed at the castle… Diego will just ignore his surprising attraction to her. He’ll be gone back to his own life soon enough.

Rose isn’t intimidated by celebrity or the opulence of the island palace. She is, however, thrown off her stride by the playboy prince with the racy reputation. It isn’t long before she realizes that beneath the charm lies a heart of gold and a man who would do anything for his family. But he’s royalty and she’s staff. He’s constantly in the tabloids and she’s a wallflower, keen to avoid any sort of scandal. And neither of them stands a chance when two adorable children decide to play matchmaker...


The Matchmaker and the Cowboy (Windsong Book 2)

by Robin Bielman

Callie Carmichael has a gift for making bridesmaid dresses—some even call them 
magical. Somehow, every person who’s worn one of her dresses has found love. Real love. And as long as that happily-ever-after is for someone else, Callie is happy. Because she’s fully over getting her heart broken…which is why her new roommate is definitely going to be a problem.

After being overseas for six months, Callie’s only choice is to stay with her best friend’s ridiculously hot brother, Hunter Owens. Cowboy, troublemaker, and right now, the town’s most coveted bachelor. Only, Hunter isn’t 
quite the player she thought. And if it weren’t for her whole “no more love” thing, their setup could get confusing really fast.

Now, Hunter wants Callie to make him a best man suit—a “lucky for love” kind of suit. But what happens if she makes the suit and he finds true love…and it isn't her?

Each book in the Windsong series is STANDALONE:
* The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy
* The Matchmaker and the Cowboy


Watcher Untethered: Dark Angels Paranormal Romance (Watcher of the Gray Book 1)

by JL Madore

An 8-Book Dark Angels Completed Series.

Duty. Honor. His brothers. That's all he has.

Wounded in battle, Zander wakes in a daemon feeding ground, bound to a human female. The origins of the restraints are unknown and the woman, a risk for Otherworld exposure. In the midst of the violence of his world, and with relationships punishable by death, Austin tempts a part of him he fought to lock down his entire, miserable existence.

Kidnapped and handcuffed to a dangerously sexy man, Austin is helpless to fight the attraction to her savior. The darkness of his world terrifies her, yet the rich timbre of his voice triggers a bizarre form of synesthesia. After a decade of being blind, what Austin sees when she's with Zander, threatens to destroy them both...

The Watchers of the Gray Series by JL Madore, joins the gritty, dark paranormal romance traditions of JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and IT Lucas.

Devour this page-turner and join the secret world of the Watchers of the Gray!



Let's Face the Music and Dance (The Unsuitable Brides Book 2)

by Merry Farmer

The Marquess of Vegas made a deal with the devil, and now his sons must pay the price.

In order to restore the family fortune he lost, Lord Vegas has ordered his sons to marry money, and to marry it fast. But the four of them are determined to strike back at their father by marrying the most unsuitable brides they can find….

As the second-youngest son of the Marquess of Vegas, no one has ever expected much from Dean Rathborne-Paxton, including himself. Dean has been content to spend his days flexing his artistic muscles by painting scenery for the Concord Theater. The theater is the perfect place for him to be close to the famous and scandalous actress, Nanette D’Argent. Dean has admired Nanette from afar, but when his brothers hatch their scheme to marry unsuitable women, he takes a leap and proposes.

Nan Silvers has built a life and a fortune on pretending to be someone she isn’t. She has deliberately built her image and then sold it to the highest bidders. Her image can be found endorsing everything from chocolate to soap, and the fortune she’s earned from her commercial ventures is enough to make her the envy of London. But nothing she has ever done is enough for the family she left behind to pursue her acting dreams.

So when the son of the Marquess of Vegas proposes to her out of the blue, Nan jumps at the chance to become Dean’s wife. Surely, she will be respected when she marries into the aristocracy, right?

What Nan and Dean actually get is a whirlwind courtship, a case of mistaken identity, a disastrous trip to the country, an opening night comedy of errors, and more interference from colorful family members than either of them expected. Oh, and love. Unexpectedly, paradoxically, and forever.

Please Be Advised: Heat Level – Super Steaming Hot!

The Unsuitable Brides consists of:



Down to You

by Lauren Lieberman

How do you get through a three-day wedding in Mexico where the man who obliterated your heart is a groomsman?A young romantic encounters a second chance with her forbidden first love in this witty and irresistible coming-of-age romance.

Lila has been in love with Lucas for as long as she can remember—too bad growing up being her brother’s best friend made him completely off-limits. But that never stopped the undeniable chemistry between them, and as they got older the sparks got too hot for either of them to ignore. When they got caught together, an explosive fight followed and Lucas took off for college without looking back, leaving Lila devastated.

Years later Lila and Lucas reconnect as adults when they run into each other at a local bar, and the attraction is still palpable—all the old feelings are there and more intense than ever. This time they are determined not to let the past come between them as their sweet but spicy romance heats up again. But during a tumultuous weekend getaway to the beach, a misunderstanding snowballs and tears them apart a second time.

Four months and minimal contact later they are about to be reunited in Mexico for her brother’s nuptials. Will they be able to overcome the mistakes of the past, or will Lila’s happily-ever-after with the man she loves slip through her fingers once more?

Down to You is a sweet and sexy romance full of humor and charm that is sure to be everyone’s next favorite beach read. With notes of Sally Thorne’s 99 Percent Mine mixed with Emily Giffin’s Something Borrowed (plus a margarita or two!), readers will enjoy this captivating love story about coming-of-age, first loves, and second chances.


The Tyrant's Secret Safe House: A Bad Boy, Billionaire, Enemies to Lovers Romance (Secrets Book 1)

by Rachel K Stone

I didn't know being fired from my Grumpy Boss would include a three-month severance package and a surprise pregnancy. FML

I never planned on working for grumpy, billionaire boss Matthew Cohen for more than eight months.
Matthew is a tyrant of a boss, rude, angry, cruel, and just a grump with the capital "G."

We used to be friends, but that was a long time ago.
In my defense, I thought our past would make a difference.
I thought all those stories of people he fired wouldn't happen to me.

I thought wrong.
Now the building is under an emergency threat.
I am under lockdown with him.

I should be afraid, angry, and distressed.
But all I can feel are my inhibitions reacting to his calm, controlling demeanor.
Oh, how I wish there were warning signs for times like these.


BURNED: A Cowboys of Cade Ranch Novel (The Cade Ranch Series Book 1)

by Greta Rose West

From Internationally Bestselling Small-town Western Romance author, Greta Rose West...

Jack Cade already has enough on his shoulders with his four brothers, his struggling Wyoming horse ranch, and his adopted mama going through chemo again. He doesn’t have time for a woman, and he doesn’t trust them. But when Everlea Donovan falls into his life—literally—he can’t stop fantasizing about her.

Wanting her.

But Everlea’s hiding something, always looking over her shoulder, ready to run at any moment. She can’t risk putting Jack and his family in danger, but she’s never wanted anything—anyone—the way she wants him.

When she starts feeling at home at Cade Ranch with its wide open meadows and breathtaking mountain views, she begins to let down her guard—to both her heart and her safety—and that’s just asking for trouble…

The first book in the Cade Ranch series, BURNED, is a steamy romance about learning to trust and letting love guide you home…

Trigger Warning: This book contains subjects of a mature nature and language. Issues of parental loss, abduction, and burn victims may be triggered. But there is a guaranteed Happily Ever After and lots of good ol' down home sexy fun.

The Cade Ranch Series in order:


Good Vibes Only: A Rivals to Lovers Hockey Romance (Vegas Sin Book 3)

by June Winters

Vegas isn’t big enough for both of us.

A seasoned pro at getting under the opponent’s skin, Brett Allred will do anything to win. Now the hockey star is gearing up to score a big goal off the ice – but his plans to open his very own brewery and restaurant are blindsided when he learns about the adult shop next door. Someone’s gotta go, and it won’t be him, because “Showtime” never loses.

Brett’s naughty-store neighbor, McKayla, might look like an easy target – she’s a curvy cutie with a booty to die for. But the young entrepreneur isn’t just a pretty face with a killer body. She’s a savvy girlboss who won’t back down from a fight.

Safe to say, McKayla’s not his biggest fan. But for an athlete who’s used to girls giving him the star treatment, she’s a breath of fresh air. If Brett’s serious about winning her heart? He’ll have to prove there’s more to Showtime than money and fame.

F-boys, you’re officially on notice.

As the proud owner of Good Vibes Only, a sex-positive adult boutique, McKayla has made self-empowerment her mission. But her promising business takes a hit when a noisy neighbor moves in next door – and the brewery’s owner doesn’t care that his never-ending construction is driving away her customers.

McKayla’s not at all impressed when she learns her cocky neighbor is actually the leading goal scorer of the Vegas Sin. Sure, Brett’s mega chiseled and infuriatingly attractive. And yes, her friends might be convinced their bickering is actually an undeniable attraction simmering beneath the surface. But even if she secretly thought the hockey star was hot? There’s zero chance she’d get involved with another noncommittal athlete – much less one that’s threatening her dream.

But when Brett starts stepping up his game to prove he’s the real deal, McKayla can’t help but wonder if she’s had him figured wrong. Is their rivalry too much to overcome, or will their red-hot chemistry spark a fire that’s impossible to ignore?

Can Brett prove he’s more than just a big name? Can McKayla let herself be vulnerable again? And can Good Vibes Only survive its showdown with Showtime?


Good Vibes Only is a 70,000 word rivals-to-lovers hockey romance. This standalone novel is the third book in the Vegas Sin series. No cheating, no cliffhanger, HEA always guaranteed!



Meet Jon, the Billionaire: From Enemies to Lovers (Meet the Billionaire Book 1)

by Laura Olsen

So I met a billionaire with the hottest buns.
And I know all about hot buns - I work in a bakery.

I thought I'd found the perfect solution to save my bakery. A corner lot that would help me expand and keep my dreams alive.

But there’s a catch. A big, handsome, infuriating catch.

Jon, the intoxicating business mogul, is set on acquiring the same lot to grow his empire. And he’s not going to let me have it without a fight.
He’s also not going to let me go without a kiss. Or a touch. Or a night in his bed.

He doesn’t know that I know about his plans to ruin my bakery.
He thinks he can charm me into giving up my dreams.
He thinks he can seduce me into forgetting his betrayal.

But I won’t let him win.

The problem is, every time he touches me, I forget why I’m fighting. Every time he kisses me, I forget why I’m angry. Every time he holds me, I forget why I hate him.

How can I resist him when he makes me feel desired? How can I trust him when he lies to me every day? How can I want him when he’s my worst enemy?

Can I have it all - the bakery, the lot, and the billionaire?
Or will I have to choose between my heart and my dreams?

No cheating, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! Can be read as a standalone.



Flight Risk

by Amelia Wilde

When love takes you hostage, what’s the correct response: fight or flight?

Jameson Hill has been a walking crime scene ever since he lost both parents as a teenager. Since then, his life has been one big run-in with the justice system — not that Jameson has ever had any faith in the law. In fact, all he’s ever wanted is to wipe the smile off the face of the thieving judge who stole his family’s inheritance.

So when Jameson gets the chance to seize the most powerful bargaining chip of all, he goes all in.

Law student Lily Hayes is following determinedly in her grandfather’s footsteps — anything to make sure she doesn’t end up like her flaky, “free-spirited” mother. But when she finds herself the captive of a hot, spontaneous, billionaire with a revenge wish, Lily’s good girl intentions go up in flames.

All Jameson has ever wanted was retribution, but every night with this sweetly vulnerable woman is bringing him closer to redemption. And that’s something he just can’t risk, if he’s ever going to set the record straight...

FLIGHT RISK is the first book in the Risk trilogy by Amelia Wilde. Featuring a smoking hot MMC, sweet but daring FMC, and a plot that will set your heart racing, this emotional romance is instantly addicting.




Net Worth (Wealth Book 1)

by Amelia Wilde

He’s ready to do business — and her assets are on the table.

Mason Hill has long lusted after revenge. When his family was decimated, the one person he turned to in their hour of need offered him just one thing: the cold shoulder.

But now the tables have turned.

Charlotte Van Kempt will do anything to keep her family afloat — and that’s exactly what the dangerous-looking billionaire in front of her is asking. One contract, unlimited access to her body.

And he’s about to play dirty.

Mason’s demands are many, but bringing Charlotte to her knees comes at a cost: close proximity. As his secrets start to unravel in front of her, Mason finds himself fighting tooth and nail to see his plan through to completion.

Until the contract goes up in flames.

NET WORTH is the first book in the Wealth trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde. Featuring the broken alphahole of your dreams and his virginal conquest, this dark romance explores the underbelly of wealth and redemption.




Nanny for the Doctor: A Brother's Best Friend, Secret Baby Romance

by Annie J. Rose

Be the nanny for my bestie’s niece? Perfect.
The widowed single dad?
Temptation in the flesh.

The job would be great
If I could stop fantasizing about Jack.
Piercing green eyes, stern jaw, always serious.
How hot would it be if he ever lost control?

One night of passion leaves me brokenhearted.
He vowed never to risk his heart again after his wife died.
I never expected to fall for my boss,
Or wind up pregnant with his baby.

How can I tell him there’s a baby on the way?
He may want legal arrangements.
When I just want us to be a family.


Falling for My Dad's Enemy: A Secret Baby, Enemies to Lovers Romance (Taboo Daddies)

by Natasha L. Black

I’m here to prove myself,
Not to be my dad’s pawn,
Not to fall for his rival.

Spy on my dad’s rival studio?
I need the job, so I take it.
Sparks fly with my hot shot boss.
I try to hide my attraction.
If the tension was hot, the affair is blazing.

My dad tells me Julian’s cheating on me.
I’m carrying his baby in secret.
Is he lying because I gave him fake info on Julian’s studio,
Or did I fall in love with a bastard just as awful as my dad?


Claimed by the Barbarian Warlords: Barbarian Mates (Stolen Planet Book 1)

by Charmaine Ross

Stolen from Earth and captured by alien warlords.

With their crimson skin, pitch black eyes and muscles carved from marble, these alphas claim me on the burning fields as their omega mate. I’m not who they think I am, but they’re not letting me go, no matter how hard I try to escape.

They tell me I’ll enter my heat soon. They tell me I’ll beg for their touch, their attentions, their…knots. I must resist them before it’s too late.

Finding our omega was easy while she’s desperate to escape. How can we convince her to stay when she doesn’t believe she’s ours to pleasure forever?

When I find a rare omega without her protectors, I swoop down to claim her. She says she’s human, denies she’s our fated mate and fights her biology at every turn.

We’ll hold her captive until her heat overcomes her and when she’s claimed and bonded, there will be no doubt who she belongs so.

This is the first in the Stolen Planets series. While each book contains a separate romance and HEA between a lucky human female and her alien mates, this series is best read in order.

What’s inside:

  • Steamy science fiction romance omegaverse
  • Three alpha alien warriors who are prepared to do anything to claim their mate
  • Smoking hot steamy scenes
  • Some out of this world biology
  • Nesting, knotting and other omega themes




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