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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).
Can a marriage really save a town? And what will happen to the hearts caught in the crossfire?
It’s 1890, and Evan Taft, a sheriff from Montana, is determined to find a bride for the sake of his town. Echo Canyon is on the verge of extinction, and the local townspeople have come up with a creative plan to bring it back to life: mail-order brides.
Things in the town are going from bad to worse, and Evan decides to step up to the challenge in the hope that other men will follow suit.
But Evan is scarred by a broken heart, and he’s tentative about searching for love. Will he be able to give himself to the cause fully enough to succeed?
Meanwhile, Josie Bainbridge doubts that she’ll ever find a husband. All her friends are married now, and it seems like there aren’t enough men in Washington. With few options left, she resorts to the newspaper, scouring advertisements for the man of her dreams.
Josie and Evan begin writing to each other, and soon Josie is on her way to Echo Canyon to meet him. Romance blossoms quickly, and it seems that everything is set to be perfect…
But perfection is short-lived, and soon it seems like history is repeating itself, and Evan is in for another heartbreak.
With evil at work in the town, will the lovers be able to see each other through the lies and deceit spinning around them… and will Evan stay alive long enough for them to get there?
Mail-Order Bride: Montana Rescue is the first book in the Echo Canyon Brides series. Packed with action, adventure, and danger, this is a must-read for anyone who loves a passionate, high-stakes romance.
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Echo Canyon Brides series reading order: Book 1: Montana Rescue Book 2: Montana Bargain Book 3: Montana Adventure Book 4: Montana Luck Book 5: Montana Fire Book 6: Montana Hearts Book 7: Montana Christmas Book 8: Montana Orphan Book 9: Montana Surprise Book 10: Montana Miracle Book 11: Montana Ricochet
Not everyone gets a second chance.
Parker Brooks was a legendary bull rider. He had become a household name until he suffered a career-ending knee injury. Now he's back home working his family's ranch alongside his brothers.
A night out for a celebration flipped his world upside down. A certain young woman who had walked away from him without a word, or an explanation, was working the bar.
Maddison King was the only woman he'd been ready to give his heart to. She'd been his everything, and then she'd up and vanished.
He'd thought he'd gotten over her, but one look at her luscious curves and killer smile had him realizing otherwise. She's older, more mature, and too damn sexy for her own good.
There was no denying the attraction between them. It was just like old times.
He deserved to know why she’d packed up and left. She couldn’t run from him forever.
When secrets are revealed, Parker and Maddison's worlds explode. Will they be able to survive the past to build a future?
Ada Williamson lived her whole life in the shadow of her charismatic, capricious sister. But when the beautiful Melinda decides to jilt her mail-order groom on the way to meet him in Seattle, Washington Territory, Ada’s conscience demands that she continue the journey and tell Thomas Rankin the truth. After all, she wrote most of the letters the couple exchanged, and she’s already halfway in love with the man herself. Yet somehow, one look at Thomas and the future he offers, and the truth never comes out. Suddenly, Ada finds herself not only out of the shadows, but living the life meant for her sister.
After making his fortune on the goldfields, Thomas “Scout” Rankin found he could buy almost anything he wanted, including the perfect mail-order bride in a territory where women are still few and far between. But past betrayals have left him wary, so he immediately notices that the woman who claims to be his mail-order bride doesn’t quite act the part. Still, someone wrote those letters that spoke to his heart. If getting to know Ada better will reveal the truth, he’s willing to try, even if he must protect his own secrets along the way.
But someone knows both their secrets and aims to use them to advantage. Can Thomas and Ada discover the truth, about their enemy, about their pasts, and about the love they both yearn to share?
If you like warm, witty historical romances, then you’ll love this frontier historical romance by an award-winning author that continues her popular Frontier Bachelors series.
“Regina Scott writes some of today’s best Historical Romance novels!” Huntress Reviews
Find your perfect frontier match, today.
She's not about to let him steal anything else from her...least of all her heart...
Lady Lilly Musgrave is strong, capable, and utterly unconcerned with what society thinks of her. So, when her newly inherited horse is stolen, hunting down the culprits seems only natural. Her first suspect is obviously the man who wanted the horse more than she did—an arrogant, unfairly handsome rake with an even more scandalous reputation than her own...
Lord August Beresford is a great many things. But he's most certainly not a thief. He should let her go off on her fool's errand alone...but he can't. So, he'll do whatever is necessary to protect her while she's investigating the crime. He will not, however, do anything foolish along the way...like fall for the prickly beauty...
It's not long before Lilly realizes there's more to August than meets the eye—and she likes everything she's seeing. Unfortunately, persuading him to trust her with his dark secrets won't be easy. Good thing she was never one to walk away from a challenge...or love...
A small-town bad boy hiding a secret. A city girl with a brave goal. The pact that will ruin them both.
After a disastrous breakup, I decide this summer will be different. I’ll be that daring girl that has a summer fling without a care in the world. I’ll find a cute, outdoorsy guy who can show me what I’ve been missing. And when summer ends, I’ll blow him a kiss and walk into my big, bright future with my heart intact.
Enter dirty-talking raft guide Caleb Morgan, a perfect match for my wild streak. But one (incredible) night becomes two, then four...and pretty soon I’m falling. Hard.
Can I save myself before it’s too late?
If you love a bad boy brought to his knees by the woman of his dreams and a brave heroine embracing her independence, get ready to crush on Lori and Caleb in FALLING FOR MY FLING, the spicy small town romance perfect for fans of Corinne Michaels and Devney Perry.
This is book 1 of a duet in the addicting Falling Hard series featuring the fiercely loyal Morgan brothers.
Author’s note: Two soulmates unprepared for love, summertime adventures, and a mountain town founded by feuding families. Falling for My Fling is the Morgan family saga origin story. Feed your craving for powerful love stories, Cowboy cookies, reckless nights, and big feels with this wild band of unruly siblings. The Falling Hard series is meant to be read in order, and Caleb & Lori’s story concludes in book two, Falling for My Second Chance.
This is no April Fool’s Day joke!
Some of your favorite Dirty Daddy authors are teaming up to bring you a spring fling of steamy hot and light-hearted Dirty Daddies stories.
Scrub Daddy by Kara Kelley- If Mr. Clean was helping naughty little girls shine up their act.
1-800-Dial-A-Daddy by Lizzie Day - Dial 1-800-Daddy to make a connection.
Seismic Daddy by EJ Frost - A Daddy who knows just how to make his little quake.
Goose Daddy by Kessily Lewel - That’s one mean Daddy =P
Demon Daddy by J.D. Amore - A Daddy so bad he’ll make you feel like you’re in heaven.
Appliance Daddy by Raisa Greywood - He’ll make sure you’re cooking with gas.
Tentacle Daddy by M.A. Innes - This Daddy Dom is a sucker for his baby boy.
Belt Daddy by Shane Starrett - He’s going to take his angel in hand until she learns to watch her mouth stop using puns (sadly for him, that will never happen).
Cheese Daddy by Golden Angel - It’s not easy being this cheesy.
His Royal Brat by Stella Moore - No Daddy can possibly be ready for this princess’ demands.
Demolition Daddy by Kelly Dawson - He’s going to break down the walls of her emotions and renovate her heart.
Hover Daddy by Layne Daniels - It’s not a leash, it’s a safety tether!
Plumber Daddy by Ellie Rose - Let Daddy clean your pipes.
WereBear Daddy by S. Cinders - Fast, furious, and furry.
Prepper Daddy by Sue Lyndon - What happens in Daddy’s bunker, stays in Daddy’s bunker.
Poker Daddy by Bayleigh Rae - The card table isn’t the only place he has a strong hand.
Lumber Daddy by Chloe Kent - That’s not wood in his pocket … or is it?
Curling Daddy by Stella Shelton - Looking for the perfect little girl to warm his ice cold heart.
Assistant Daddy by Allysa Hart - She’s the boss, but he’s in charge.
Wolf Daddy by L.V. Lane - When the sun goes down, this Daddy will have you howling.
Trope Daddy by Jacki James - Tag Line TBD
Cotton Candy Daddy by Aster Rae - This Daddy is so sweet, he’ll give you cavities.
Accountant Daddy by Rogue London - You can count on him.
Sparkle Daddy by Maren Smith - The only person he’ll sparkle for is his baby girl.
Chess Daddy by Emily Tilton- This Daddy is going to use a gambit to checkmate his Queen.
Marie should have run away from her abusive mother when she had the chance.
But she stayed home and cared for the terminally ill monster.
The one person that she loved but never loved her back.
Just as she thought her miserable life was never going to get better…
She met a mysterious out-of-towner.
She ignored her mother’s advice: to never speak with any man, that all men are bad.
This beautiful stranger showered her with gifts, kindness, and attention.
He gave her the sort of love that she had never experienced before in her life.
What Marie didn’t know is that this gorgeous man—a mafioso—had a reason to get close to her.
He was on a special revenge mission—and she was his target.
Warning: This story contains strong language, adult scenes, and some domestic abuse. Intended for adults only.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, a cynical reporter’s relentless pursuit of the truth turns into an obsession with his subject—a young widow shadowed by secrets—in The Last Honest Woman, the first O’Hurleys novel.
Abigail O’Hurley Rockwell’s husband was a racing car legend behind the wheel, winning championships with a fearless skill and speed that claimed his life in a tragic and—some would say—reckless crash. Heartbroken, Abby wants nothing more than to raise her two sons in peace, but journalist Dylan Crosby is penning a book about her infamous husband’s life, determined to expose the man’s hidden past. But Abby is not a spoiled trophy wife Dylan can easily charm. She is a woman of integrity and mystery desperate to keep him at arm’s length—even as their desires for one another are on an unalterable collision course.
Experience the thrilling, action-packed journey of five couples as they navigate danger, passion, and love in this box set romance series.
From Aiden and his baby to Everett's desire for more, each story is filled with explosive chemistry, heart-pounding suspense, and unforgettable romance. Get ready to fall in love with these alpha men and the women who capture their hearts.
Book 1: A is for Aiden
Hunted by the Mob after they took out my dad,
I have to stay alive.
For Aiden. For our baby.
I won’t keep this a secret,
Even if it costs me the man I love.
Book 2: B is for Brett
My past shows up, bringing danger with it.
Brett protects me, keeps me close.
Now, despite everything, I never want to leave.
Book 3: C is for Carter
I hire her as my receptionist.
We see each other every day.
The sexual tension is off the charts.
One thing leads to another,
And I break all my own rules.
Book 4: D is for Deacon
We have a connection.
Friends and then lovers.
Suddenly, I’m hoping for a life with her,
A family of our own.
Book 5: E is for Everett
One kiss burns too hot to ignore.
Now I hate to leave her bed.
It feels like more than a one-night stand.
I want it all, all of her.
Men of ALPHAbet Mountain is a collection of many scandalous standalone romance novels. Each one guarantees no cliffhangers or cheating, so you can enjoy every word to its maximum pleasure. To top it off, a unique HEA to make your heart swell. Enjoy Reading! - Natasha L. Black
“Sure to delight Bridgerton fans.” —USA TODAY
The “sweet, sexy, and utterly fun” (Emily Henry, author of People We Meet on Vacation) Regency Vows series continues with a witty, charming, and joyful novel following a seasoned debutante and a rakish theater owner as they navigate a complicated marriage of convenience.
Lady Emily Turner has been a debutante for six seasons now and should have long settled into a suitable marriage. However, due to her father’s large debts, her only suitor is the persistent and odious owner of her father’s favorite gambling house. Meanwhile, Lord Julian Belfry, the second son of a marquess, has scandalized society as an actor and owner of a theater—the kind of establishment where men take their mistresses, but not their wives. When their lives intersect at a house party, Lord Julian hatches a plan to benefit them both.
With a marriage of convenience, Emily will use her society connections to promote the theater to a more respectable clientele and Julian will take her out from under the shadows of her father’s unsavory associates. But they soon realize they have very different plans for their marriage—Julian wants Emily to remain a society wife, while Emily discovers an interest in the theater. But when a fleeing actress, murderous kitten, and meddlesome friends enter the fray, Emily and Julian will have to confront the fact that their marriage of convenience comes with rather inconvenient feelings.
With “an arch sense of humor and a marvelously witty voice that rivals the best of the Regency authors” (Entertainment Weekly), Martha Waters crafts another fresh romantic comedy that for fans of Julia Quinn and Evie Dunmore.
Stuck in Vegas with a Billionaire Alpha A-Hole that I love to hate!
My plan was simple. Finish my Vegas residency and jet off for a glamorous world tour. I didn’t want this residency, and Vincent Matthews was going to learn this the hard way!
The alpha a-hole, billionaire, and self-proclaimed music God is the reason I’m stuck in this hellhole.
I hated him the minute we met, and I was going to press all his buttons to get out of Vegas.
A social media trail of chaos after my booze-filled escape to Miami should have done the trick...
Except, he moves me into his penthouse to keep me in check and I find out that I love to hate my hot billionaire boss.
I hadn’t planned on flirting with him…
I hadn’t planned on wanting him…
Vincent Matthews always gets what he wants. Looks like he’s about to get my V-card.
Separated by loss. . .reunited by duty…
When Lieutenant Ambrosia “Sia” Soto returns from an investigation into a “pilot error” case aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. James McCloud, she comes face to face with NCIS Special Agent and former lover, Christophe Vargas, the man who was involved in an F-18 Fighter Jet accident that took her brother’s life six years ago. But when another incident aboard the carrier involves the death of a senator’s son whose plane crashed into the deck on a routine training mission, she’s now required to return to the carrier with Chris in tow to face a cunning and dangerous foe. Bombarded both personally and professionally, Sia must trust her instincts and suppress the feelings that surface for her enigmatic and sexy partner.
Soon to be a Passionflix original movie production.
When romance novelist Kate Smith suddenly gets writer's block as she's beginning the final installment of her international bestselling steamy Bed 'n Breakfast series, she'll do pretty much anything to get her groove back.
Like sneak into a Tire Depot waiting room because her words flow there just like complimentary coffee-smooth, sweet, and scorchingly hot.
She manages to fly under the radar until the rugged and charming mechanic, Miles Hudson, notices the quirky redhead slinking in and out of the employees only entrance.
But she's way too intriguing to blow the whistle on. Doing a test-drive of her new book idea sounds like a much better option.
A steamy, exciting, and emotional rock star romance with a bit of a slow burn, a love triangle and a '90s grunge aesthetic.
Two Days, One Interview, Twenty-Five Years of Rock 'N Roll. Telling his story might just repair past relationships and ignite new ones.
Jack O’Donnell is a middle-aged rock star with a long history of bad decisions. When unimaginable circumstances bring Jack and journalist Erin Langford, together, the two embark on a journey through Jack’s past where he recounts the rise and fall of his band and the profound bond he shared with his former bandmate and collaborator.
Erin Langford is a seasoned journalist tasked with writing a piece on Jack O’Donnell for a popular music website. While she had preconceived notions about Jack’s rock star image and evasive nature, she learns there is far more to his story than just the headlines. As Jack reveals the heart-wrenching details of his past, the feature she thought she was going to write, turns into so much more.
Blood & Bone is the first novel in the Blood & Bone series which must be read in order for the best reader experience,
Jack’s story is perfect for readers who love a damaged redeemable rockstar, alpha heroes, love triangles, smart strong heroines, second chances, friends to lover’s, a bit of a slow burn, a touch of humor, emotional love stories with a lot of angst, and plenty of steam.
Content Warning: This book also contains some sensitive subjects about abuse, addiction and suicide. Please take care while reading.
It’s weird how every woman reacts differently. How each pregnancy differs.
Mine is definitely unique.
My sense of smell became stronger, picking up the faintest odors, and my stomach was in constant turmoil. Those were the first signs.
And then I started eating. And eating. If I don’t, I get a migraine and people’s faces become blurry. Electronics seem to malfunction in my presence. And the nightmares—they don’t stop.
Something is changing my body.
Something that should have never happened.
Something that my husband and I had prevented from happening.
Something people say is miraculous.
The bigger I get, the more frequently I encounter people who become possessed. And the more often I wind up questioning if I am carrying a miracle baby.
The closer I get to the due date, the more I love this child and the more confident I am that I will protect my baby from anything.
Even its fate.
DNA Demons N Angels contains violence, swearing, and sex scenes.
Fans of Pamela Kelley and Robyn Carr will love this small-town, feel-good romance!
Annie O'Leary's life ended the day her baby died. But then she moved to Montana and found a purpose, a reason for waking up each morning. There's something about Bozeman, something about the friends she's made that keeps her feet firmly anchored to the ground and her heart in one piece.
Dylan Bayliss is an Army veteran and security specialist. He's lived his life on the edge and paid a higher price than most. He's about to face his biggest fear and Annie is the only woman he trusts enough to help him.
Annie will do just about anything for anyone, but does she have the courage to do the one thing that could change their lives forever?
LOVING YOU is the second book in The Bridesmaids Club series and can easily be read as a standalone. All of my series are linked, so if you meet a character you like, you could find them in another book. Happy reading!
Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:
“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five-star book.”
Other Novels by Leeanna Morgan:
The Bridesmaids Club:
Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)
Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)
Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)
Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)
The Bridesmaids Club: Books 1-3
Air Force Pilot Charlie Matthews has flown to the farthest reaches of the world, but he can never seem to reconnect with his first, and only love. Will their latest reunion finally land them on a path to forever?
After years of service in the Air Force, Charlie Matthews is finally hanging up his wings and coming home for good to the Flying Cross Ranch to help his ailing pastor father. And after nearly a decade of short layovers and missed connections, Charlie is finally swooping back to sweep the love of his life off her feet. Unfortunately, he discovers the woman who makes his heart soar is about to depart on a one way ticket out of town.
Growing up in the foster care system, Savy James has always wanted her very own forever home. Now a foster mother herself, she’s devastated when the government declares her land protected for wild horses, meaning she and her ragtag bunch of foster kids will once again be uprooted, this time to the other side of the state. Being separated once again from Charlie is too much to bear, but he can’t leave his sick father and she’d never ask him to.
Determined to make this work, Charlie offers up his ranch to Savy and the kids. But the children aren’t used to his tough love. After Savy’s free-spirited ways, Charlie’s military style of discipline does not endear him to them. And when one of the kids makes a dangerous choice that leads a social worker to question their fitness as parents, Savy’s big, happy family is in jeopardy once again. Can a true love that's stood the test of time and space weather the storm of rebel youth?
Find out in His Vow to Love, the first in a series of heartwarming stories that prove that falling in love is an act of heroism, but finding family is life's most extraordinary achievement.
Two cities. Two spies. Which woman survives?
Pianist: NOUN. Informal. A person who operates or controls a radio transmitter – often in code.
Blitz-ridden London: Marnie Fern’s life is torn apart when her grandfather is killed in an air raid. But once she discovers that he’d been working undercover as a radio operative – or pianist – for the Dutch resistance, Marnie knows she must complete his mission – no matter the cost…
Nazi-occupied Amsterdam: At the other end of the wireless, fellow pianist Corrie Bakker is caught in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to keep her loved ones out of the line of fire – even if it means sacrificing herself…
Bound together by the invisible wires of their radios, the two women lead parallel lives in their home cities, as both are betrayed by those they trust the most. But when the Nazis close in on one of them, only the other can save her…
The next gripping and heartbreaking WWII historical fiction novel from international bestseller, Mandy Robotham.
Real readers love The War Pianist:
‘A story packed with everything historical fiction readers need: espionage and betrayal to plights and flights…I learnt so much!…Brilliantly paced with twists and turns, courage and bravery and a touch of romance.’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Rich in detail and almost impossible to put down…I loved it.’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A front row seat to the survival of the Blitz in London as well as the Dutch resistance work. Fascinating…riveting.’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A book that captures your attention from the first page to the last. Mandy Robotham is a master storyteller…the tension mounts on every page and I could not put it down. Highly recommended.’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘My favourite of Mandy’s books so far. I loved Marnie, Willem and Corrie and the relationship among the three of them. The strength and resolve of these characters is so inspiring and captivating…A perfectly composed novel for lovers of historical fiction…Every bit of this novel comes alive. Bravo!’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A gripping and heartbreaking WWII novel…If you love historical fiction, then this is a must-read.’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Mandy Robotham has done it again! A thoroughly well researched and interesting narrative set during WWII…Another five star read for me.’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Life will throw a lot of trouble your way—but love is always the reward.
As an orphan who was raised by the Chippewa Indian tribe, Garrett Harding has grown up caught between two worlds.
Belonging to neither the Chippewa people nor the nearby settlement of Iron Creek, Garrett has lived apart from both communities, welcoming the solitude of a life spent alone.
But now, he has had enough of the loneliness—now, Garrett wants a wife.
Katy Jones is desperate.
After a deadly pandemic left her a widow, Katy now finds herself trapped in a disease-ridden town.
She is desperate to flee before she falls victim to the same sickness that recently took the life of her husband—but her rebellious marriage left her disowned from her family, and now Katy has no one to turn to for protection or help.
Needing a way out of town fast, Katy advertises as a mail-order bride, and it seems that fortune is on her side when Garrett sends her his reply.
Her journey to meet him in his homeland is a troubled one, but once she arrives, Garrett is there with his kindness and support, and Katy is hopeful for their future together.
But Katy is carrying a life-changing secret that she must keep from Garrett until after their wedding.
As their connection deepens, her guilt for deceiving Garrett begins to overwhelm her need for secrecy.
But if he learns the truth, Katy knows that Garrett might reject her and cast her out—and there is too much at stake for her to risk that.
But how long will she be able to keep the truth from her husband-to-be?
The Mountain Man’s Mail-Order Surprise is a charming story about love and forgiveness. Will Katy ever find the courage to tell Garrett the truth in time to save their relationship? And if she does, will Garrett ever forgive her for lying to him?
To lose yourself in this romantic tale, scroll up and click “Add to Cart” right now. Love is nothing without trust.
She has no idea who I am. I immediately like that about her. The gorgeous woman who sat down at the blackjack table beside me and asked me to teach her to play doesn’t recognize me as the third baseman who played pro baseball for seven years. I tell her I’m in town for a job offer when the truth is my buddy just asked me to leave my quiet existence in San Diego and unretire so I can lead the new Vegas Heat expansion team to the championship.
She simplifies my career dilemma down to doing what will bring me the most joy, and as I spend the weekend with her, I realize she is bringing me more joy than I’ve experienced in years. Twelve years stand between us, but we agree it doesn’t matter as much as our feelings do. And as she takes me out to the middle of the desert to stare up at the stars, I know this is the place I’m meant to be.
I agree to play. I agree to move to Vegas so I can explore whatever this is with her.
But life is about to throw me a curveball I never saw coming.
CURVEBALL is the first book in the VEGAS HEAT: THE EXPANSION TEAM series. This series must be read in order.