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).

Filthy Ride (Men of Valor MC)

by L. Nicole


He’s filthy.
He has no right to touch someone so innocent and pure.

But, he's going to anyway.


Rock Adams is a nomad. He loves hitting the road and going wherever it leads.
Lately, however, that’s been less satisfying.
Since leaving the military, he’s wanted to find a place where he could truly belong.
That hasn’t happened and he’s about given up hope.

He is visiting the Valor MC, working in their garage, until he figures out what he wants next.

Meeting Neena Wallace throws him for a loop.
The beautiful woman with sparkling blue eyes, knocks the breath out of him.
She’s perfect, but her innocence shines like a damn halo around her.

Rock has blood on his hands.
His world is a cold, lonely place and Nee doesn’t belong.

Still, she’s all alone. There’s no one to help her.
To protect her.

Rock steps up to fill that void and now that he’s had a taste of sweet, curvy Nee Wallace…
He’s keeping her.

 
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Empire of Ash: A Passionate Paranormal Romance with Young Adult Appeal (God of Secrets Book 1)

by L. R. W. Lee


Dangerous magic, a dark god, and ancient secrets.

Archaeologist Pellucid Rose discovers THE find of the century when an earthquake hits her Mycenae, Greece dig. But before she can claim it, a dark, dangerous, and very sexy stranger steps from a swirl of shadows claiming she’s loosed a sphinx on the world by translating an ancient secret on one of the scrolls.

What’s more, he insists Secret Magic requires her to go with him to capture the ferocious creature.

Against better judgment, Pell teams up with the hot stranger to discover a world of magic where the impossible is reality, crooked mortals hide corrupt secrets, and mysteries older than myth can kill you. That thought alone makes her heart race, but things get even worse when she discovers he’s hiding world-altering secrets, and only she has what it takes to stop him.

Empire of Ash is the first book in the enthralling God of Secrets paranormal romance series. If you like Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa, you’ll adore L. R. W. Lee’s vulnerable, intimate, and gritty tale of destined lovers, potent sorcery, and unique ancient myth retellings.

Buy Empire of Ash to dive into a secret affair today!

 
 
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Marry Me for Money (Forever After Novel Book 1)

by Mia Kayla


Chicago. New place. New job. No complications. Anywhere to escape my life in my small town of Bowesville. But I can’t escape complications because chaos keeps coming.


When my deadbeat mother and money problems follow me to Chicago, I’m offered a solution that could fix everything. Marry Kent for Money?

Kent, heir to Plack Industries, a customer of mine at the bank and also a spoiled and lazy man-whore, is now my new best friend in a town where I know no one.

But marry him? Could I? Would I? I would.

And now, I realized that the easy way out just made my life harder than before.


*Due to descriptive sexual situations and mature themes, this novel is not intended for readers under the age of 18.*

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The Sham (Convenience Book 1)

by Stella Gray


Our marriage is a sham. I'm the first to admit it. Only privately, of course.


Notorious playboy Luka Zoric needs a wife, and the good PR it brings.

I just need the career boost being his top model will give me. It's a win-win--on paper. But since when has real life been simple?

His jealousy makes me crazy.

The control he maintains over my body is unacceptable.

I really shouldn't be so turned on by it.

But there's more to both me and my husband than meets the eye.

And it isn't long before I'm wondering--which of us has made the bigger mistake?

Book one of three.

 
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The One and Only: A Single Mom Second Chance Romance (Heart of Hope)

by Ajme Williams


NOW AN AMAZON TOP 50 BESTSELLER! 

The man of my dreams abandoned me almost a decade ago.
Now he's back... and I'm planning his wedding.

Seriously, could life get any more brutal?
I'm thinking about what I did to deserve this.
To watch Cade's ring on someone else's finger.
But here's the thing.
I'm the one who got the best gift from him.
His child.
And the crazy part?
Cade doesn't even know that he gave me that gift.

He absolutely cannot find out.
Neither him nor the goddamn press.
His family is toxic.
His dad is a powerful politician and it's his career that's on the line.
Hence, this sham wedding.

I just need to keep my head straight.
Plan the wedding.
Show up to the wedding.
Go home, cry, eat some ice cream and then move on... again.

But what if... during all of this, Cade discovers the one secret that makes us family?

A full-length second chance secret baby romance. High school sweethearts, unforeseen circumstances, inevitable drama...and the sweetest child in the universe, this one tugs at the heartstrings, promising the perfect HEA and absolutely no cliff-hanger! 'The One and Only' is a part of the Heart of Hope series but stands alone. Books do not have to be read in order.

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Love is a Battlefield (Seven Brides for Seven Mothers Book 1)

by Whitney Dineen


Who doesn’t want their mom to play Cupid?


Addison Cooper had planned on an all-expense paid vacation to the Cayman Islands to celebrate her most recent business success. Instead, she’s trekking to the outback of Oregon to help a friend of her mother's.

Reclusive novelist Brogan Cavanaugh’s new thriller just hit the New York Times Best Seller list. To reward himself, he was planning to spend the summer at his family’s fishing cabin until his mom unexpectedly calls in a favor.

Even though moms Libby and Ruby have been best friends since they were college roommates, Addison and Brogan have barely spent time in each other’s company. And when they did, things didn’t go well.

How will they react when they start to suspect their interfering mothers are setting them up?

Find out in this deliciously funny rom-com about mothers who really do know best and the children who don’t know they need them.

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Private Property (Rochester Trilogy Book 1)

by Skye Warren


"This. Book. The characters. You will fall in love with them, and you will devour this book so quickly, you'll end up wanting to read it all over again. I loved it!" - New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

When I signed up for the nanny agency, I didn't expect a remote mansion on a windswept isle. Or a brooding billionaire who resents his new role. His brother's death means he's now in charge of a moody seven year old girl. She's lashing out at the world, but I can handle her. I have to. I need the money to finish my college degree. As long as I can avoid the boss who alternately mocks me and coaxes me to reveal my darkest secrets.

"A brooding billionaire, a gothic setting, and a whole lot of steam--Warren's nod to Jane Eyre had me entranced from page one!" - #1 New York Times bestselling author Helen Hardt

"An incredible five star read! Skye Warren delivers an unconventional, yet utterly explosive romance in Private Property." - USA Today bestselling author Jenika Snow

"A compelling love story between a brooding hero and a determined heroine all set against a moody gothic, background. You won't want to miss this." - Louise Bay, USA Today bestselling author.

PRIVATE PROPERTY is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about secrets and redemption. It's the first book in the emotional Rochester trilogy.

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Earl of Brecken (Wicked Earls' Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 5)

by Wicked Earls Club


A seductive Welsh earl on the brink of ruin. A wealthy cit in search of a hero.


Miss Evelina Franklin reads too many romance novels. She’s certain a handsome duke—or dashing highwayman—is in her future. In the meantime, Evie entertains herself with the admirers vying for her fortune.

The Earl of Brecken needs cash. His late father left their Welsh estate in ruin, and his mother will not let him rest until it is restored to its former glory. Notorious for his seductive charm, he searches the ballrooms for a wealthy heiress. His choices are dismal until he meets Miss Franklin. Guileless and gorgeous with an enormous dowry, she seems the answer to his prayers. Until his conscience makes an unexpected appearance.

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Secrets of a Duke's Daughter (The Duchess's Investigative Society Book 1)

by Samantha Holt


A duke’s daughter must be prepared for whatever life—and love—throws her way…

Lady Cassandra Fallon is finally ready to take control of her life and join her late mother’s investigative society. She’s more than confident she can do the job—even when her first case involves a potentially deadly scandal. What she’s not quite prepared for is her brother’s attractive (and increasingly distracting) friend acting as her self-appointed bodyguard…

When Lord Luke promised his best friend he’d keep an eye on Cassie, he meant it. But the brazen and entirely too alluring woman she’s become is a far cry from the mischievous, freckled girl she used to be. Luke knows a lowly viscount has no business longing for (or touching) a duke’s daughter. But against all reason…he does…

She craves independence. He only craves her. An epic battle of the sexes is at hand. But will love be enough to get them to happily ever after? Cassie and Luke will soon find out…  

 

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Who Will Save Your Soul: And Other Dangerous Bedtime Stories

by Skye Warren


Features four novellas by New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Each standalone story ends in a happily ever after.


WHO WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL
Emily's a pathological liar. When her life is at stake, will anyone believe her?

MAFIA CINDERELLA
One dress. One dance. Lucia has one chance to change her life—and the lives of her family.

BEDTIME STORY
Jessica is on the run when her car breaks down. A small town sheriff can't be her knight in shining armor.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT
Cold. Rough. Merciless. The foreman of the construction crew is going to make her pay every last cent.

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Cowboy Strong (Dry Creek Ranch Book 3)

by Stacy Finz

Three cousins become cowboys when an unexpected inheritance leaves them with a ranch—and a future as wide open as the California sky . . .
 
Sawyer Dalton may be an investigative journalist, but he has no interest in the story of the sexy stranger who has invaded his barn’s loft apartment on Dry Creek Ranch. After months on the road, he just wants to settle in. But according to his mother, publicist for the beautiful celebrity chef sleeping in Sawyer’s bed, Gina DeRose needs a place to hide out until a scandal dies down. And Sawyer can never say no to his mother . . .

Gina is devastated that her hard-won career is about to collapse. Someone is stirring up sabotage. And when a hoaxter blows up the internet with incriminating photos, even brooding—gorgeous—Sawyer is convinced she needs his help. Once they join forces, there’s no escaping each other—and with the heat simmering between them, soon neither wants to try . . .

 “Stacy Finz delivers a fantastic tale of cowboys, cattle rustling and the power of love and family in the California gold country.” –Kate Pearce, New York Times bestselling author on Cowboy Up

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Collide (Shades of Trouble Book 1)

by Kitty Cox


Destiny is what happens when dreams collide with reality.

I've made a name for myself as a world famous lingerie model. I'm rich and powerful now. Not too bad for a girl from small town Texas. All I really wanted was to become so beautiful that Luke, my teenage crush, would fall at my feet.

But thirteen years is a long time.

Long enough for this little girl to grow up and glue back together the pieces that were chipped away as a child. Plenty of time for me to figure out that love isn't made of fairy tales and high school crushes who didn't even know I existed. Maybe it's even long enough for me to realize what's staring at me through my best friend's eyes - even as I try to say we're just business partners.

Then Gran dies. Now I have to go back to that same small town that destroyed me.

I keep telling myself I've got this - right up until Luke shows up in my life again. This time, he's noticed me, but he comes with a troubled daughter that reminds me a little too much of myself. Then there's the new guy I just hired. He's the best person for the job, even if he is my best friend's ex - and looking at my crush a little too hard.

I'm supposed to be taking over Gran's business, but the rumors are flying. This town hates me. My neighbor wants to see me fail, my love life is out of control, and Luke's daughter? It looks like she's going to be the only one who ends up hurt unless something changes. What good is success if I can't use it to help anyone else?

I came home to save something.
I just had no idea it was more than just a house.


TRIGGERS MAY INCLUDE: Mentions of cancer, violence, criminal history, eating disorders, bullying, self harm, and discussions of child sexual assault and trauma.

This is a love story, but broken people deserve love too - and an ally on their side.

Collide is a 155,000 word novel with an ending that will leave you needing more. The main female character will have multiple, often complicated, relationships with different men. Includes M/M and M/F romance.

Collide is the first in a series of four books.

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Billionaire Unexpected~Jax: The Billionaire's Obsession Series

by J. S. Scott


I never expected the man I saw as nothing but a billionaire player to be the only person who could rescue me from near insanity.

One moment, everything was perfect.

I was finally Dr. Harlow Lewis, research geoscientist, and I was actually employed at Montgomery Mining Laboratories, the crème de la crème of labs for my specialty.  I also had good friends, a supportive parent, and a budding relationship with a great guy.  Add all of those things together and it was impossible for my existence to be anything less than ideal.  

I had exactly the life I'd always wanted, until it...wasn't. 
 
I guess I never realized that brief periods of perfection could instantly be followed by a nine day, horrific hostage situation that would forever change the woman I'd been before that incident.

Oddly, after my release, the only person who knew that I was struggling to get my life back was Jaxton Montgomery, my billionaire boss, and the king of one-nighters . Not exactly the perfect confidante, right?  The two of us barely spoke unless it was company business, especially after I'd turned down a date with him two years earlier.  What rational female would want to have dinner with a man who was known for his one-and-done dating behavior?

Maybe Jax wasn't the guy I would have chosen to be the person who would drag me out of the darkness and back into life again, but he was the only one stubborn enough to do it.  He systematically broke down all of defenses until I reached out and clung to him like he was the only lifeline I had.  

It wasn't until I got to know him that I realized that Jax was so much more than the playboy he was portrayed to be in the gossip columns. 
 
He was patient, he didn't judge, and he had a wicked sense of humor.  Even stranger, he understood what I was going through, even when I didn't understand it myself.  

Unfortunately, he was also the hottest guy I'd ever met, and as our bizarre friends-but-not-really-friends relationship continued, it was getting harder and harder to fight the intense chemistry between the two of us.  

What happens when a guy you thoroughly disliked just a few months ago suddenly becomes your everything?
  
Jax had helped me claw my way back into my life, but was I brave enough to risk everything all over again to keep the one man I'd always wanted but could never have?  

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Shh... It's a Secret (Baby)

by Annie J. Rose


Just like old times.
But way more complicated.


I’m back in my hometown after an injury in the NFL.
Simone was my high school sweetheart, but we grew apart.
I show up to her boutique’s grand opening just to be supportive.

She’s got a little girl on her hip.
A little girl with my green eyes.
Her secret’s out after four long years.

It’s hard not giving in to the fury.
I have to get along with my ex and work out visits.
We have a picnic, the three of us, so I can meet my daughter.
Sparks fly with me and Simone like old times.
Later, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

Maybe you can go home again.
If I can forgive her for keeping the baby a secret,
Maybe I can make her fall for me again.
Just like old times.

 
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Bear Shifter Dating Agency: Paranormal Menage Protector Romance

by Lilly Wilder


When it comes to surviving the frozen tundra, it pays to have a big protective partner.
More than one, if you can get that lucky.


The problem with being a single mother to a bear shifter cub is that paranormal creatures are pretty much all you can date.
I've been alone since before she was born, and I need to cuddle with someone to keep me warm.
So I signed up to a paranormal dating website.

All I want for Dahlia is to have someone she can look up to, someone like her.
Seems that there are two contestants up for the job…and they might be willing to work together, to share.

And here I thought the dating scene as a single mother with a human kid was complicated.

Bear Shifter Dating Agency is a standalone paranormal romance with a HEA and NO cheating!

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The Duke is Wicked: Steamy Victorian Paranormal Romance (League of Lords Book 3)

by Tracy Sumner


Victorian historical romance with a paranormal bite.

She found the one...but he's already taken.

Ready for the Duke of Ashcroft's story of forbidden love and intrigue? The Duke is Wicked is #3 in the steamy Victorian paranormal romance series Publishers Weekly calls, “A superpowered twist on Victorian romance!"

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Boss Daddy: A Secret Baby Romance

by Natasha L. Black


An ordinary life, that’s all I wanted.
But the chemistry between us is anything but ordinary.


I’m back in my hometown after two decades in the military.
She’s the new girl working at the bar.
Next thing I know, I’m teaching her to mix drinks and making her laugh.
This energy between us is insane.
The sparks in one look could start a forest fire, I swear.

She acts like she wants to disappear.
I want to protect her from whatever she’d hiding from.
Then he comes for her, Hannah’s abusive ex.
She comes to me, soaked in the pouring rain and terrified.
I promise I’ll keep her safe.

I don’t want a boring normal life anymore.
I want Hannah, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make her mine.

 
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Man Law: A Romantic Suspense Series (Private Protectors Series Book 2)

by Adrienne Giordano


The sexy, suspense-filled second installment of the Private Protectors series features a tough-as-nails security consultant, his best friend’s widowed sister, and a terrorist determined to destroy them all.

Security consultant Vic Andrews fears nothing.

Except emotional entanglements.

He lives on the edge and by his own rules. Never mess with your best friend’s sister, for one. Especially when that sister is sweet and sexy goddess Gina Delgado.

Vic is strictly a “no strings attached” kind of guy, and a young widow with three kids is guaranteed to tie his heart in all sorts of knots. Too bad other parts of his anatomy aren’t as easily deterred.

Gina is no stranger to men like Vic. Men in love with their dangerous professions. Her firefighter husband may have been a hero, but his bravery is little comfort to Gina now. She refuses to face that kind of loss ever again.

Still, a girl has needs.

And Vic, with his military-hardened body and tender touch, is just the thing she needs to fulfill them. As long as they can keep things casual.

But getting involved with Vic puts Gina at the risk of more than heartbreak. When Vic becomes the target of a terrorist seeking revenge, no one around him is safe. With Gina and her family in a madman’s sights, Vic will break all the rules to keep her close…and keep them all alive.

If you like strong men, smart women, and thrilling danger - read Man Law today!

· "A 5 star fantastic debut read." Night Owl Reviews

· "Filled to the brim with humor, sizzling sexual tension, romance with a love that grows on you." Maldivian Book Reviewer

· “The characters were engaging, the threats kept me jumping, and the romance made my toes tingle.” Fresh Fiction

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Quintus (Immortals of New Orleans Book 9)

by Kym Grosso


From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kym Grosso


Powerful vampire, Quintus Tullius, returns to New Orleans after a demon attacks. Elusive and lethal, he conceals his true powers from all others, wielding his strength over the centuries as he sees fit. When he’s healed by an attractive stranger, he quickly realizes her altruistic actions are driven by more than kindness, and she is not who she appears to be. Unsure if he can trust the dangerous beauty, he swears to protect her, captivated by the one creature he’d never expected to flame his desire.

Gabriella Savoie has been on the run since she was thirteen years old. Determined to survive, she practices a unique blend of magick to hide from the coven who seeks her death. Desperate, she leads a treacherous existence in underground clubs, selling her mystical blood to vampires to survive. Drawn to the one person who can save her, she spirals into an erotic journey, exploring her hidden fantasies within the arms of the seductive vampire.

From Louisiana to New York, their sensual and perilous adventure leads them to discover ancient secrets, searching for the artifact that will set her beast free. As Gabriella accepts her fate, will she sacrifice her magick to be with the vampire who is her true mate? Will Quintus trust her and reveal his powers, acknowledging the unexpected bond to a woman who isn’t human? And will he be able to save her, thwarting the impending evil that descends on Big Easy?

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Dragon, Take The Wheel: MacAllen Clan

by Julia Mills


Waiting eighteen months to Mate the Witch of his dreams was unheard of…


Finding out her mother might be behind the whole debacle was maddening…

Getting sucked into a portal to an underground lair of some whacked-out psycho two days before the blessed event was… well, ummm… it just plain pissed him off…

Some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug…
But when you’re a Dragon – all bets are off!

Love, Magic, Thrills, Chills, and the Universe’s Very Own Chosen Warriors – Dragon, Take the Wheel and drive that baby like you stole it. Fate Will Not Be Denied, and She waits for no man – not even one with a sexy behind and bronze scales.

The MacAllen Brothers simply refuse to be tamed! Now, they've crossed over into the spin-off series - Dragon Intelligence Agency, and the story is hotter than ever. More Dragons, more Magic, more thrills, more romance, and loads more happily ever after - what could be better? I hope you root for the good guys, yell at the bad guys, and fall in love with one seriously sassy Witch and her true-blue Dragon! Can’t wait to hear what you think of this story! Drop me a line anytime! XOXO, Julia

 
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