Contemporary Romance

Contemporary Romance

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

 

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

 

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

Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancee (Shopping for a Billionaire series Book 6)

by Julia Kent


All of our best dates end up in the emergency room....


I planned the perfect proposal. Plenty of lobster, caviar, champagne and—her favorite—tiramisu. The perfect setting. The perfect woman.

The perfect everything.

My dad gave me my late mother’s engagement ring, platinum and diamonds galore. Of course, my Shannon wouldn’t care if I slid a giant hard-candy ring on her finger instead of a three-carat diamond designed to impress.

But my future mother-in-law, Marie, will pass out when she sets eyes on that rock, and that will give us two minutes of blessed silence. That woman talks more than Kim Kardashian flashes her naked backside on the internet.

I was going to make it perfect, down to the color of the tablecloth to the freshness of the roses.

And it was perfect.

Until Shannon swallowed the ring.

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The Burn (High School Bully Romance) (Diamond Lake Romance Book 1)

by Cassie Alexandra


Written by USA Today Bestselling Authors K.L. Middleton and Cassie Alexandra

I didn't think there could be anything worse than losing my parents... until I changed schools and became the target of the A-squad - the cruel and popular a-holes of Diamond Lake High. The worst of the group? Chase Adams. An arrogant, rich, hell-raiser who gets his thrills by street racing, partying, and playing games. This year he and his crowd have it out for me.

They think they can shake me. Ruin me. Break me.

What they don't realize is that I've already been to hell and back.

If I have to return, it won't be alone.


A new adult bully romance featuring snobby, power-hungry, dangerous teens against the girl who refused to bend.

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Fang: Colony: Nyx #1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency): An Alien Scifi Romance

by Demelza Carlton


When vampire dentist Dr Fang (yes, really) gets invited to go to the Intergalactic Dating Agency’s speed dating event as his friend’s wingman, he can’t refuse. He isn’t looking for love, let alone his fated mate, but one taste of the pretty young human girl Dani, and he’s hooked.

Dani isn’t sure what frightens her more: aliens, vampires or dentists. Only to discover that there are much more dangerous beings in the Colony…and the hot alien vampire dentist might be the exact hero she needs right now. Maybe even forever…

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Rivalry (Vegas Aces: The Coach Book 1)

by Lisa Suzanne


When I score the promotion of my dreams and my boss tells me to become best friends with the new head coach of the Vegas Aces, I do everything I can to prevent the inevitable from happening.

The Vegas Aces could’ve hired anyone as their head coach. Despite my protests and warnings, they chose Lincoln Nash.

With a family rivalry spanning two decades, I’ve been conditioned to hate the entire family. But there’s a special passion to my hatred for the new coach. He was my first when we were teenagers, and then a few days later, he broke my heart.

When I’m named the Vegas Aces team correspondent for my news channel and the team owner grants me the first exclusive interview, it takes everything in my power to keep it professional as I interview my mortal enemy.

A family feud may have torn us apart, but the biggest rivalry of all is going to be keeping my job as I fight my feelings for the new coach.


RIVLARY is the first book in the VEGAS ACES: THE COACH series. This series must be read in order.

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Thanksgiving with Three Brothers: A Holiday Reverse Harem Romance

by Natasha L. Black


I’ve got three things to be thankful for this season. Noah, Leo & Ethan.
The lights went out and my heroes walked in.


It would take a miracle to save my shop.
Good thing I’ve got three.
One thing the three brothers have in common—I can’t get them off my mind.

A crush on one guy is fine, but all three?
Noah kissed me at lunch. Leo makes me crazy. Ethan took me out for champagne.
They say they’re not jealous, that this could work.
It seems scandalous, and too delicious to refuse.


Noah’s got a stalker. His ex won’t leave him alone.
What she doesn’t know is this,
The Foster men are mine, and I don’t give up without a fight.

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Beneath the Stars (Sugarlake Series Book 1)

by Emily McIntire


From USA TODAY bestselling author Emily McIntire comes an angsty, second chance romance and the first interconnected standalone in The Sugarlake series.

Alina Carson meets Chase Adams when she’s eleven years old, after he moves in down the street carrying nothing but a chip on his shoulder and dimples in his cheeks.

Immediately she falls, loving him before she even knows what loving is. But becoming best friends with Chase’s little sister means that he’s off-limits, no matter how much their connection screams for something more.

Chase never cared much for following the rules. Abandoned by everyone who was supposed to love him, he’s broken and insecure, choosing to push others away before they have a chance to hurt him. But there’s something about the girl with golden hair, and before he can stop himself, he’s sneaking through her window, whispering his deepest secrets beneath her glow ‘n stick stars.

As time goes on and they get older, he decides to give their love a chance, no matter what anyone else thinks. But old habits die hard, and when tragedy strikes, Chase is back to doing what he does best.

Ruining everything.

Chase disappears, and years pass, leaving Alina with no choice but to pick up her broken pieces and move on. Until one day, he’s back. All grown up and taking over his family’s business.

When Alina and Chase are thrown together and forced to work in the same building, old feelings resurface, and Alina quickly realizes that Chase is on a mission, determined to right the wrongs of his past.

Starting with her.

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*Beneath the Stars is the first interconnected standalone in The Sugarlake series. It contains mature and graphic content. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Full list of TW can be found on author's website.*

 

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Write Before Christmas

by Julie Hammerle

Enjoy another charming romance from our August Imprint, featuring heroines who find their perfect happily ever after in their 40's.

You’ve probably heard of me.

Reclusive fantasy author turned famous when his series got developed into a mega TV hit.

Except now I’m way behind deadline, and the whole 
world is waiting to see what I’ll write next.

The pressure is getting to me, and I. Can’t. Write.
Cue: small town where people don’t recognize me.
Cue: my assistant insisting on a personal chef to keep me fed and nothing more.
Cue: finding the first bit of inspiration I’ve felt in months whenever she’s around…

Am I a walking cliche now, or what?

Dani Cooper seems to have her own hurdles to jump this holiday season. Newly divorced, looking for her next move. She’s the first person who’s seen me for 
me in way too long. And I see her, too--as way more than just an employee, a divorcee, a cook. She’s becoming my muse…

But when my Christmas deadline hits, will it spell the end of us, too?

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A Dark Christmas Knight: A Marriage of Convenience Scottish Medieval Romance

by Aurrora St. James


She healed his wounds from an assassin’s arrow. Can she also heal his heart?

(Note: This book was previously titled His Christmas Angel in the Yuletide Kisses anthology)

Laird Dougal de Giffard knows that no woman will have him. As the son of the infamous Wizard of Yester, rumors of black magic and necromancy have dogged his steps since he was a child. In a time when superstitions have deep roots, even strong men avoid him.

Ambushed and left for dead just days before Christmas, he’s rescued by the feisty daughter of his neighbor. Slaine de Morham shows no fear of him, even when she learns his name. As enticing as she is, Dougal has no intention of subjecting her to a life of censure. That is, until the man chosen to be her husband arrives. A man with three very young, very dead wives. Seeing the terror in Slaine's eyes affects Dougal on an unexpected level, and he does something he never intended to do - take a wife.


With new enemies and an assassin drawing near, Dougal will do everything in his power to protect Slaine. Because now that she's his, he intends to keep her, even if he must do the one thing he swore he never would... follow in his father’s footsteps.

 

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The Cupcake Cottage: A Sweet Friends to Lovers Romance (Hockey Sweethearts Book 1)

by Jean Oram


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Night's Kiss (The Ancients Book 2)

by Mary Hughes


As a human who hunts vampires, I risk death each night I take to the streets. Bloodsuckers are stupidly fast. I have only my wits, my practice, and my weapons.

Oh yeah, and my rage.

Vampires killed my parents before my eyes when I was young. My revenge? I'll destroy every last one of the evil bastards, starting with their king.

But only one man can help me locate the king. Achingly tall, dark, and too-sexy-for-his-own-good, Ryker is gorgeous enough to be the vamp king himself. But the devilish arch to his black eyebrow, his white, unfangy grin, and rocking the daytime are good clues that he's human.

We’ll have to work together as uneasy allies if I hope to get my final revenge on the king—only now it seems evil monsters are also after our prey, and they’ll stop at nothing to see us all dead. And why are they having so much trouble finding the king?

Each book in the Ancients series is STANDALONE:
* Night's Caress
* Night's Kiss

 

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Ghost Unleashed: Demon Cursed 1

by Charmaine Ross


When my family curse awakens, the dead come calling. They want to be heard, but they drove my mother insane and I fear that same will happen to me.


I became a surgeon to save people from death, not their afterlife. My sister Laura, should have inherited the gift, but instead it went to me. When I’m framed for the murder of my patient, an amnesiac detective who died over 80 years ago comes to my aid.

I have to help Elliot too. Without his memories he can’t pass to his afterlife, but the more I come to know him, the more I want him to stay. My mother warned me, but my stupid, selfish heart didn’t listen. I’ve fallen in love with a ghost. There can be no future.

But there’s more to the dead than ghosts, angels and demons. An unknown entity has unleashed creatures on Earth who steal souls from living bodies and Elliot is the key.


To protect the world, I’ll lose my heart, my life and my soul. But whatever the cost, I’ll never lose Elliot.

Fans of Laura Thalassa’s ‘Four Horsemen’, I.T. Lucas ‘Children of the Gods’, and K. F. Breene ‘Demigods’ will devour this paranormal romance filled with angels, demons and impossible odds.

Ghost Unleashed is the first in the Demon Cursed series. If you like strong heroines that fight for the truth, lost souls that sacrifice all and the answer to the afterlife itself, dive into this exciting series today!

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Her Wild Coast Outlaw: A Small Town Age Gap Military Romance (Wild Hearts Book 1)

by Dakota Davies


I've got one chance to get her back…or fail the only mission that's ever mattered.

I came back to Storm Harbor for a simple job gathering intel for my best friend's security company, but my rule to keep business separate from pleasure goes up in flames when I meet my target’s niece, Petra.

She's all innocence and sweet curves and way too good for me, which is exactly why I should resist her. In my world, distractions are deadly. And yet, when she opens that sassy mouth of hers and refuses to stay out of trouble…my resolve crumbles.

When a hidden element takes me by surprise, turning the case, and my heart, upside down, I'm forced into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, with Petra as the bait. The timer ticks down, closing off all my options, until I'm facing my final chance to save the woman of my dreams.

Either I come back with her, or I don't come back at all.

Fans of Susan Stoker’s Mountain Mercenaries and Nicole Snow’s No Good Heroes are devouring Dakota Davies’ addictive series starter.

Scroll up and one click to start reading this smoking hot romantic suspense story today!

 

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A Perfect Mess (Hope Parish Novels Book 1)

by Zoe Dawson


I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there's only one person who knows what she did

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers--all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother's death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer--sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can't help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt's "accident."Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn't hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn't want to answer? She's knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess. 
Don't miss the new full length novels, Resisting Samantha and Handling Skylar!

Hope Parish Novel Series:
A Perfect Secret Series
Three Perfect Girls. Three Perfect Secrets. One Unholy Trinity

BOOK 1: A PERFECT MESS (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 2: A PERFECT MISTAKE (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 3: A PERFECT DILEMMA (Braxton and River Pearl)

Hope Parish Novellas

BOOK 4: FINALLY AGAIN (Evie and Win)
BOOK 5: BEAUTY SHOT (Deke and Minnie)
BOOK 6: MARK ME (Rory and Savannah)
BOOK 7: A PERFECT WEDDING (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 8: A PERFECT HOLIDAY (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 9: A PERFECT QUESTION (Braxton and River Pearl)

Resisting the Fall Series
Three broken girls, three horrible pasts, one set of bad boys to guide them home
 
BOOK 10: RESISTING SAMANTHA (Chase and Samantha)
BOOK 11: HANDLING SKYLAR (Jake and Skylar)
BOOK 12: SHELTERING LAWSON (Ethan and Lawson)

Check out all the books: bit.ly/hopeparishnovels

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JoAquin: Sci-Fi Alien Romance (A SciFi Alien Romance Series Book 2)

by Charmaine Ross


When my car broke down in the middle of nowhere, I knew I’d be in trouble. I just didn’t imagine it would be this kind of trouble.


I’ve been abducted by aliens. Not the hot, sexy kind those romance novels like you to believe. The aliens that abducted me are terrifying. There’s something in my blood they want, and they stop at nothing to take it from me.

Then I’m rescued by the sexiest man I’ve ever laid eyes on only to learn he’s an alien and his rescue attempt went wrong. Very wrong. I’m not on Earth anymore and the Reptiles are after us on an alien planet. We’ve been taken prisoner by the planet’s natives and an old shaman woman tells me I’m the key to freeing thousands of mind-enslaved.

My rescuer is cold and aloof and should be off-limits but there’s something about the way he touches me that sets my skin on fire and sparks flowing through my veins. I’ve been through enough heartache to last a lifetime and now my soft heart is at risk again. I’m not the saviour everyone wants me to be and if I don’t resist his touches I’ll lose more than just my heart. The whole universe will be at risk.


Jo’Aquin is a full-length standalone sci-fi romance featuring a hot, alpha alien warrior with sparkling golden skin and a high moral compass when it comes to protecting their vulnerable females.

If you like hot aliens, sweeping adventure, and steamy romance, you’ll love this series. No cliffhanger, an ongoing battle between good and evil, and a happily ever after guaranteed!

Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but for maximum enjoyment, it’s recommended that the series be read in order.

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Merciless Desires: A Dark Romance Collection

by Oona Ryda


Morally gray. Flawed, tortured, irrepressible.


And yet, I don’t fear him.

I crave him.

Desire him, with every cell of my being.

I’m the day to his night; the calm to his storm; the light to his dark; and the key to his freedom.

But do I really want to set this monster free?

And if I do… will I be able to break down his barriers before he breaks my heart?

Fans of Rina Kent, Zoe Blake, and Serena Akeroy will love this collection of Dark Romances!

Authors included are:
Ella Jade, Candace Ayers & Oona Ryda, Deborah Garland, January James, Merissa Bartlett, and P.T. Macias.

About These Stories.

EnTWINed in You by Deborah Garland: She escaped her abusive boyfriend with the clothes on her back and a baby in her belly, only to be taken prisoner by his identical twin brother.

Condemned Desire by Ella Jade: When a mafia princess comes to America to live with her father’s associate, she thinks she’s found freedom, but soon learns she’s his prisoner.

Scorched Rose by January James: I was paid to be taken out of my body, if only for one night. What I didn't expect was to be taken out of my life, forever.

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Falling for Hailey: An Older Man Younger Woman, Secret Baby Romance

by Annie J. Rose


Falling for a student in my class? Never.

Well… maybe.

Enter Hailey, my younger sister’s best friend,
Brilliant and perfect for the internship at my firm,
Not to mention, 100% off limits..
And since she’s forbidden fruit,
She’s all I fantasize about.

I know it’s so wrong but it feels so damn right.
When her tires are slashed, I give her a ride home.
All I did was put my arm around her…I swear.
One kiss. One night.
Then another.


We can’t stop. No matter what it costs us.

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Faking The Game (Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers Book 1)

by Claudia Burgoa


From USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Claudia Burgoa comes this page-turner fake-relationship-office romance.

What happens when the guy who’s afraid of love finds himself in it?

Know what they say about never mixing business with pleasure? Yeah, no.
The one about never sleeping with your boss?
I ignored it too.
I blame Aslan Spearman, 
the boss.
He’s a wealthy playboy who doesn’t believe in happily ever after.
He’s demanding, a workaholic, and cynical.
He’d rather have a root canal than be in a romantic relationship.
Do you want to know a secret? I think he’s afraid of love.
So when he has to go to the Spearman family reunion in Hawaii with his girlfriend, he’s in big trouble.
That’s what happens when you lie to your family about your relationship status.
It wasn’t important—until now.
What does he do?
He comes to me, his VP of Operations and right hand for assistance.
After all, I’m a problem solver.
Except my personal life is complete chaos.
So we make a deal. I’ll be his girlfriend if he helps me solve my problems.
It’s a win-win situation, right?
I mean, how hard can it be?
It’s not like I plan to fall in love.

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Curse of the Spider Woman

by Linda Mercury


Due to die….


Former anti-terrorist agent Rachel Havelock has two weeks to live. She intends to spend that time reveling in sex, sin, and excess. But the world still needs the giant spider shifter.

But the Gods intervene….

Her ex-boyfriend, Jordan Tasos, is in hot pursuit of the terrorists who are exploiting the Greek financial crisis for profit. Only Rachel and her spider powers – silk, venom, and eight legs- can help him stop the Heirs of Socrates from destroying Greece.
Can they beat the clock and save the world’s oldest democracy? Or will Rachel fall victim to the Curse of the Spider Woman?

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A Little Wilder: A Steamy Small-Town Romantic Comedy (Wilder Adventures Book 4)

by Serena Bell


What happened in Vegas? Definitely didn’t stay in Vegas.

Gabe’s the oldest. Brody’s the bad boy. Clark’s the strong, silent warrior. Amanda’s the girl. And Easton—well, Easton’s the panty melter.

I’m Kane.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not a bad job. But usually, I’m not the one people are talking about.

That’s about to change. Because the woman I had a smoking hot one-night stand with in Vegas? The one I should have stayed far, far away from, since women like her are my kryptonite?

She’s the same woman my brother just hired to redesign his fancy new glamping RVs.

I haven’t seen her since Vegas, but the instant I lay eyes on her, I can tell my quiet role as the boy-next-door brother is about to change.

She’s pregnant.

And it’s mine.

A steamy, small-town, accidental pregnancy, one-night-to-forever standalone romantic comedy by the USA Today bestselling author of Sleepover.

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Escape to Osprey Cove: Book 1 of The Osprey Cove Lodge Series

by Luisa Marietta Gold


What Doug finds in the secret compartment of his new red Corvette will forever change his life. It will also change Catherine’s. Doug and Catherine come from two different worlds. Catherine’s world is one of privilege and wealth. Doug grew up dirt poor and full of envy of others who had the things that he wanted but could not have. His goal was to one day have all the things he coveted. Their worlds collide when Catherine, VP of a large New York City marketing firm, hires Doug. As soon as Doug learns of Catherine’s wealth, he sees Catherine as his ticket to all the things he covets. After a whirlwind courtship, they are married.

Poor boy meets rich girl should have resulted in “happily ever after” — not exactly. Doug quickly learns he also covets independence. Events begin to unfold in each of their lives. For Doug, it is his mysterious discovery in the secret compartment of the Corvette. For Catherine, it is a business meeting with Alex Droxell at the Osprey Cove Lodge. When Catherine enters the beautiful and serene lodge, it’s as though she is entering another place and time. The lodge is an escape from the nightmare she is living back home. Follow the twists and turns of Book 1 of the Osprey Cove Lodge Series. Follow Doug and Catherine’s story to see if there is a “happily ever after” and with whom.

EXCERPT:

It appeared to Catherine as though she had just approached Mr. Darcy’s Pemberly in all its magnificence. Now she knew how Elizabeth felt at her first sighting of Pemberly. But unlike Elizabeth, Catherine thought, there would be no happy ending. This would not become her home one day, as Pemberly had become Elizabeth’s, and live happily ever after. Catherine did not covet the house that lay before her. In fact, Catherine was wealthy enough to buy a home like it, if she so desired. What Catherine did long for was what Pemberly represented to all Jane Austen lovers — the culmination of a beautiful love affair. Catherine was not naive enough to expect her life to be storybook in nature. But she did not expect her life with Doug to disintegrate into shambles just two years after marrying him. She did not understand why it was happening. She did not know how to fix it.

 
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