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).

Caught in the Act (The Davenports Book 2)

by Kim Law


Star-crossed lovers as teens . . . are they doomed to repeat history?

Eighteen years ago, Catherine Davenport Carlton made a decision that changed her life. One she’s moved beyond, but also one she never recovered from. Now, with scandals plaguing her legendary family, and uncovered secrets rocking Cat to her core, she needs an escape. And maybe the time has come for some long-overdue closure, as well.

Brody Hollister has had one true love in his life—and many disappointments. But with each crushing blow, he’s risen and pushed forward. Now working as a professor of history in Dyersport, Maine, he’s carved out a life for himself. Only, he can’t help but yearn for more. Going for more, however, would mean shining a light on the skeletons hiding in his family closet. And that’s something he will never do.

When Cat shows up next door, Brody is on guard. Is she there to relive old times? To break his heart a second time? Or has she uncovered the secret he holds close? But what Brody doesn’t know is that he’s the last person Cat expects to find. Or that she’s got a secret of her own. One that, no matter the combustible chemistry that might remain between them, could shred their love forever.

“I loved it! The romance, the writing style, the development of the main character as the story progressed and the story itself; the plot development. Heartbreak, secrets, drama... Does Cat have an opportunity for happily ever after? Read on to find out!” —Goodreads reader, Mimi L.


Author’s note: This book was previously published in 2015 under the same title but with a different cover. The story remains the same as the original.

 
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E is for Everett: A Secret Baby Mountain Man Romance (Men of ALPHAbet Mountain)

by Natasha L. Black


I had a life I loved and the career I always wanted.

Being a chef in the fast-paced kitchens of Chicago was my dream come true.
But when my dad got sick and my sister nearly ruined the family business,
I found myself back in the little diner in my hometown that inspired my love for cooking.
I told myself I would come back just long enough to right the wrongs my sister made.
I’d clean up the business, leave it in capable hands, and go back to the grind in the big city.
But being home in Ashford, Tennessee, has me rethinking my plans.
I didn’t realize how much I missed the slower paced life, the warm familiarity.
Even so, I still have a job to do and I can’t afford to be distracted.
Especially by the stupidly hot mountain man who keeps giving me the eye.
I keep bumping into him everywhere I go, and soon, annoyance turns to lust.
Now I can’t seem to stay away from him.

But what will happen when our nights of unbridled passion leave us with two big surprises?
Are either of us ready to take this little thing of ours to the next level?

 
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Age of Wolves: An urban fantasy romance (Fated Book 1)

by Mariah Stone


Her suspect. Her lover. Her doom.

Boston police detective Ella O’Connor’s job is on the line. And only busting port owner Channing Hakonson for drug smuggling will satisfy her boss. But there’s more to the tattooed billionaire than she imagined—something mystical and ancient.

Wolves protect him. Time traveling Viking assassins stalk him. The mafia bails him out of prison.

And even Ella’s own mysterious powers can’t stop Channing from dooming them all—or occupying her every thought.
With an unprecedented early winter causing food shortages around the globe, and chaos reigning in the streets, it feels like an apocalypse is coming. And somehow the Nordic giant is responsible for Ragnarök.

To keep her family off the streets, she must put him behind bars.

To save the world, she must kill him.

But she breaks the most important rule in the book: Do not fall in love with the suspect.

Scroll up and 1-click to start reading this edge-of-your-seat, slow burn, urban fantasy romance today!
*** Previously published as Eternal Fire, book 1 of Threads of Time series. ***

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "What a fantastic start to this new trilogy!"
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Simply impossible to put this book down!"
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "OMG! I really want the next book right now."

This is the first part or a trilogy with an epic cliffhanger and not a standalone.

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A Little Hotel in Cornwall: Books 1-8

by Laura Briggs


All eight novellas in the UK bestselling series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Follow aspiring young author Maisie Clark as she stumbles into a role as a maid in the idyllic hotel by the sea, where there’s never a dull moment, from her quest to track down a reclusive English novelist, to her brush with jewel thieves and a whirlwind trip through Paris and London to name a few. All the while, she finds herself falling for the handsome and enigmatic groundskeeper Sidney Daniels. Could the key to unlocking her dreams be right in front of her?

This collection contains A Little Hotel in CornwallA Spirited Girl on Cornish ShoresSea Holly and Mistletoe KissesThe Cornish Secret of Summer’s PromiseA Train from Penzance to ParisA Cornish Daisy’s KissA Stargazy Night Sky, and The Cornish Key to Happiness.

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Mr. Billionaire's Secret Baby: New Boss, Old Enemy

by Laura Olsen


Billionaire Chris Grant was supposed to become the perfect father to our son…
Instead, I had to leave him without saying goodbye.

Three years of hiding and I unexpectedly meet him again.
He takes over our company and now he is my new CEO.

Chris is still devilishly handsome and obscenely rich.
And my body still melts in his embrace…

I see him together with our son and my heart trembles.
But I am still not telling him for as long as our baby's life is in danger.

Because Mr. Grant has dark secrets of his own…
And I won't rest until I find out the truth.

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

 

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Burned: Dragon Shifter Romance Series (Dragon Mates Book 3)

by J.K. Harper

Beauty & the beast...with dragons!

Dark, dangerous dragon shifters who just need true love...

"Ash and Teagan were amazingly written characters, with such depth and real issues to overcome.""The perfect level of heat with a nail biting ending, I couldn't put it down."

Fire dragon shifter Ash Connolly hides his scarred body from the world. Burned in an accident, the reclusive billionaire sentenced himself to a life of solitude. Yet when he meets a mysterious sword-wielding beauty, he's tempted to bare his soul in hopes she will see the aching man beneath the grotesque beast.Tasked with repairing a priceless manuscript, geeky rare book conservator Teagan Lambert is dumbstruck by its sexy owner. A thousand illicit cravings smolder in her dreams, but an extraordinary man like Ash would never notice a bookworm like her, despite the fierce passion in her soul.But she is about to discover a dangerous hidden world filled with ancient magic, oracles of destiny, and a stunning dragon shifter man who tempts her lonely heart. Yet even as the blazing passion between them reveals a destined shared story, a deadly enemy plots a final ending...

To the reader: This story is filled with hawt times, sexy romance, and the dangerous secret world of dragon shifters. If you love shifters, bright lights in the big city, and the power of wild love to always triumph in the end, this book is for you.

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Caelum: A PNR, Why Choose, Romance

by Serena Akeroyd


Caelum: an Academy built to protect people like Eve.
Who they can't protect her from?
Its own student body.


The threat of death isn't new to Eve, but when she's given the chance to escape her past, she prays her future will be brighter.

How wrong she is.

Raised in a cult, Eve has no understanding of the modern world. Targeted as a freak, a Pack of boys take her under their wing but one among them recognizes Eve for what she is.
Trouble.
And a threat.
At Caelum, threats need eliminating...
Eve survived her past, but what of her future?

This is a complete standalone. Previously published as a trilogy.
Seven Wishes, Eight Souls, and Nine Lives.

A Why Choose Romance.

 

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Mama's Boy (Last Man Standing Book 1)

by Avery Flynn


MUST HATE DOGS
Do you hate dogs? Only want to talk about yourself? Is having a sense of humor something you've never been accused of? Think eating for pleasure is a complete waste of time? Agree that tipping is for suckers? Then you're the date for me.


Dixon Beckett is the kind of guy who loves his mama, treats women right, and never ever wants to fall in love again. That's why he'll do anything to win a bet to be the last single man standing by Christmas.

He's got a plan, too. Create the most no-good, horrible, very bad dating profile in existence. Only someone actually responds to his ad...

The rules say he has to go on six dates with the first (or in his case, only) person who answers—even if that person is Fiona Hartigan: Hater of dogs, non-lover of any delicious food, and zero sense of humor.

But something feels off about this pariah. In fact, Dixon is almost positive Fiona is just pretending to be awful. Pretending to be the most horrible date in existence. And she's most definitely pretending to not be as interested in him as he is in her.

The more Dixon Beckett starts to unravel the mystery of why Fiona answered his ad in the first place, the more he starts considering the most vile, awful, terrible idea ever...falling in love.

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Beautifully Damaged: Beautifully Damaged Series Book One

by J.A. Owenby


"What an amazing start to a new series! 
Beautifully Damaged packs a punch with plenty of grit, steam, emotion, drama, and unexpected plot twists." Siobhan Davis, USA Today & WSJ bestselling author ★★★★★

A secret billionaire and the unbreakable girl he refuses to let go.
I’m used to the whispers—trash, the wrong side of the tracks, she’s just like her mother. I have plans to get out of this town as soon as possible.

Now, I’m on the bus to start a new life, but I miss my stop and land in a wealthy area. With only the clothes on my back and a few necessities in my bag, I search for a place to sleep.

The following day, I’m discovered by a handsome stranger, Holden Alastair. And I do what I do best … haul ass… right in front of a car. Now, I’m forced to stay with him until I heal.

The popular college quarterback is full of dark secrets. He introduces me to a world where the wealthy hide behind a thin veneer of civility, with an underbelly full of corruption and deceit.

When Holden admits he’s falling for me, I know I can’t give him what he wants—what he needs. I’m not sure I’m capable of love. I’m too broken. But as we spend more time together, the walls around my heart crumble, and I can no longer ignore my feelings for him.

Now, I’m on the arm of the wealthiest man in the Pacific Northwest. My world is turned inside out with the forbidden, money, and power.

But fate has other ideas, and my past is about to catch up to me, threatening to rip me away from Holden.
Follow River into Holden’s world of money, wealth, and lies. Beautifully Damaged is a secret billionaire/forced proximity college romance featuring a dominant, wealthy jock and the feisty heroine who brings him to his knees. Enough intrigue to keep you turning pages and enough steam to melt your Kindle!

 
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Daughters of War

by Dinah Jefferies


A new sweeping historical novel of World War II from the international bestselling author of The Tea Planter’s Wife

France, 1944.

 
In an old stone cottage, on the edge of a beautiful French village, three sisters long for the end of the war.
 
Hélène, the eldest, is trying her hardest to steer her family to safety, even as the Nazi occupation becomes more threatening.

Elise, the rebel, is determined to help the Resistance, whatever the cost.

And Florence, the dreamer, just yearns for a world where France is free.

Then, one dark night, the Allies come knocking for help. And Hélène knows that she cannot sit on the sidelines any longer. But secrets from their own mysterious past threaten to unravel everything they hold most dear… 

The first in an epic new series from the #1 international bestselling author, Daughters of War is a stunning tale of sisters, secrets and bravery in the darkness of war-torn France…

Praise for Daughters of War:

“A rich tapestry of courage, passion and family secrets beneath the dark shadows of war” —Hazel Gaynor, bestselling author of When We Were Young and Brave

“A glorious page-turner … a novel to disappear into” —Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Secret Wife

“An outstanding novel, beautifully written. Rich in courage, love and sacrifice, but chilling and taut in its portrayal of the horrors of war”—Kate Furnivall, bestselling author of The Guardian of Lies

“As layers of long-hidden family secrets emerge, you are sure to be hooked to the very last page”—Liz Trenow, bestselling author of The Forgotten Seamstress

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Honor and Redemption (Regency Love Book 4)

by M.A. Nichols


A childhood love longing to make amends. A daughter fighting to break free. A mother struggling to protect her. Tormented by the past, can they build a better future?

Six years ago, tragedy tore Eloise and Patrick apart. Shouldering the burden of his brother’s death, he spent years drinking himself into oblivion. Now freed from that darkness, Patrick Lennox returns to reclaim the heart of the young lady he left behind.

Can she forgive the man who abandoned her without a word?

Eloise Andrews has enough troubles in her life without Patrick stirring things up. Her mother is a heartless beast who controls every aspect of her life, and Eloise is determined to break free of her—even if it means destroying the perfect reputation her mother is desperate to save.

But not all wounds can be seen, and perhaps something more lurks beneath her mother’s frosty demeanor…

Years of torment taught Emmeline Andrews the power of shielding one’s heart behind a sterling reputation, and she will do everything she can to ensure her children are protected against society’s cruelty. But with her daughter determined to ruin herself and Emmeline’s own marriage crumbling to pieces, she has to decide whether or not that precious reputation is a shield or a jail.

Jumping between two generations, Honor and Redemption is a story about how our mistakes can shape our world and how the bond between mother and daughter, friends and sweethearts can break when we are afraid to open our hearts.

The Regency Love Series is a spin-off series of the Victorian Love Series, and together, they make the Generations of Love Series. Each book is a standalone sweet romance and can be read in any order.

 

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Tight Spot (Vegas Aces: The Tight End Book 1)

by Lisa Suzanne


I don’t date football players.


I’m not interested in the ones who are a decade older than me. I want nothing to do with the ones who play on the same team as my brothers, and I certainly avoid the ones who spend more time in strip clubs than kids’ clubs.

So why do I suddenly find myself faking a relationship with Ben Olson, the bad boy tight end who fits every descriptor on my naughty list?

He’s in a tight spot, and I’m intrigued by the illicit under the dinner table action that proved to me he’s nothing but trouble. He’s hot and I’m bored. He doesn’t do relationships, and I’m just looking for some fun.

Except fun is taking a quick turn into real feelings, and now I’m in a tight spot of my own.


TIGHT SPOT is the first book in the VEGAS ACES: THE TIGHT END series. This series must be read in order.

 
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Together We Stand Volume 2

by Tricia Daniels


We are the ones who walk barefoot through hell, making it out the other side with nothing left except sheer will and a whole lot of grit in our pockets.

 

By losing everything, others hailed us as beacons of hope. Our journeys were by no means glamorous. Each of us left an important part of ourselves behind so that we might start anew.

 

We are the survivors.

 

This is our chance to grab happiness by the horns and make it our own.

 

Join 20+ USA Today, bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming authors as they weave tales of horror, loss, persecution, and unfair struggles, leading to new lives, new romances, and most importantly, well-deserved Happily-Ever-After endings.

With stories written by:

C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author

JA Lafrance

A.L. Morrow, USA Today Bestselling Author

AM Cosgrove

Katia Kozar

TL Mayhew

C.L. Collier

A.N. Waugh

Ryan Grey, Bestselling Author

Rose Bak

Jordan Leger

A.M. Roark

Lily Fastmore

Zorha Redwolf Edwards, International Bestselling Author & Emery LeeAnn, International Bestselling Author

Pandora Snow, International Bestselling Author

Skye Callahan, International Bestselling Author

Crystal St.Clair, Bestselling Author

M.A. Abraham

Merrie Destefano, USA Today Bestselling Author

Jodi Fahey

Sky Purington, Bestselling Author

Tricia Daniels

Cedar Rose

All proceeds from the print and digital sales of this book will be donated to organizations providing relief to the Ukraine.

**May contain MM/FF and/or triggering situations.

 

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Heartthrob Hotel: The Complete Billionaire Series

by Tabatha Kiss


Five must-read romances from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tabatha Kiss!

A family of handsome billionaire men and the sassy women who steal their hearts. This is Heartthrob Hotel. You can check out, but you’ll never want to leave!

Includes all five books in this steamy and hilarious series, including an excerpt from the spin-off romantic comedy Ego Trip:
JUST A TOUCH: A Second Chance Billionaire Romance (Graham’s Story)
JUST A KISS: A Fake Boyfriend Billionaire Romance (Hayden’s Story)
JUST A FLING: A Secret Baby Billionaire Romance (Ira’s Story)
JUST A CRUSH: A Rockstar Billionaire Romance (Jonah’s Story)
JUST A KING: A Billionaire Romance (Kingston and Fiona’s Story)

 
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Discerning Grace (The White Sails Series Book 1)

by Emma Lombard


As the first full-length novel in The White Sails Series, DISCERNING GRACE captures the spirit of an independent woman whose feminine lens blows the ordered patriarchal decks of a 19th century tall ship to smithereens.

Wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence and dead-mouse stink. Discovering she is a pawn in an arrangement between slobbery Silverton and her calculating father, Grace is devastated when Silverton reveals his true callous nature.

Refusing this fate, Grace resolves to stow away. Heading to the docks, disguised as a lad to ease her escape, she encounters smooth-talking naval recruiter, Gilly, who lures her aboard HMS Discerning with promises of freedom and exploration in South America.

When Grace's big mouth lands her bare-bottomed over a cannon for insubordination, her identity is exposed. The captain wants her back in London but his orders, to chart the icy archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, forbid it. Lieutenant Seamus Fitzwilliam gallantly offers to take Grace off the fretting captain's hands by placing her under his protection.

Grace must now win over the crew she betrayed with her secret, while managing her feelings towards her taciturn protector, whose obstinate chivalry stifles her new-found independence. But when Grace disregards Lieutenant Fitzwilliam's warnings about the dangers of the unexplored archipelago, it costs a friend his life and she realises she is not as free as she believes.

DISCERNING GRACE is historical women's fiction that will appeal to fans of feisty historical female leads.

 

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Alliance: A Mafia Arranged Marriage / Forbidden Romance (Sinners of New Orleans Book 1)

by Natalia Lourose


"The Saint and the sinner. The Princess and the dealer. One pure as light, the other as dangerous as fire. Lana and Naz are forbidden to see one another, threatened with death. But, Lana is his drug, Naz is her reason to live. They’ll fight for what they need, accepting the consequences." - Amazon Reviewer


A sinner met a saint, Two worlds collided, And everything burned. Lana

I’ve done everything right.
Playing the part of the demure famiglia daughter,
And hiding my pain beneath makeup and pretty dresses.
But marrying a man ten years my senior?
Whose words cut like knives,
And lips taste like poison.
This is the one thing I can’t do.

Naz
I’ve done nothing right.
I’m not a virtuous man,
I balance on the line between light and dark.
My past is littered with sins,
Each of them is haunting me.
I’m not worthy of the angel with long hair and hazel eyes.
And yet, I’d burn the city to the ground to hold her in my arms.

What’s a sinner to do?

Nat's Notes:
This is the first book in my Sinners of New Orleans series and I think it really sets the scene of the famiglia war thats kicking off in NOLA. Lana and Naz are an unlikely pair each weighted down by family expectations. I really wanted to encapsulate that feeling of falling in love and ignoring the rest of the world and I think these two are a perfect representation.

"Alliance" is the first book in the Sinners of New Orleans series. It is a full length forbidden/arranged mafia romance with spicy scenes and an HEA. This series is best read in order. While Lana and Naz's story will have an HEA and conclude in Alliance, there is an overarching plot that will continue in future books.

Alliance contains themes of violence, explicit language, depression, and suicidal ideation. Please take caution when reading.

 
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Million Dollar Baby

by Lisa Jackson


Compassion, redemption, and love—don’t miss this classic story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson!
 
When Chandra Hill is awakened by a cry in the night, she is shocked to discover an abandoned newborn in her barn. She rushes him to the hospital, but as a former pediatrician her instincts have already kicked in. Before she knows it, she’s discussing options for the baby with the emergency room doctor, Dallas O'Rourke.
 
Dallas finds himself bonding instantly with the baby—and with the intriguing woman who brought him in. Though Chandra and Dallas try not to get attached, as days pass without a blood relative coming to claim the baby, it becomes difficult to imagine their lives without the little boy. And when the baby’s story becomes national news, the two could realize that all they want is the family they've found.

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The Lost Boys MC: The Complete Collection

by Savannah Rylan


You don’t f*ck with a Lost Boy. And you especially don’t f*ck with their women.

In this set get all EIGHT of the Lost Boys MC stories and find exactly what it means to be a member of the Lost Boys motorcycle club.

This set includes: Texas, Stone, Bronx, Notch, Diego, Puck, Frost, and West.

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The Italian Escape

by Catherine Mangan


Sparkling sea, sun, delicious food and Aperol Spritz - escape to Italy with the perfect summer romance . . .

Niamh Kelly's life hasn't turned out quite as she'd expected. She's thirty-three, still living at home and was recently dumped . . . by her boss. So when her sister invites her to tag along on a work trip to the sun-drenched Italian coast, Niamh jumps at the chance, eager to escape into a world of sparkling prosecco, delicious food, and breath-taking beaches.

Upon her arrival, Niamh immediately falls in love with the beautiful Italian town they're staying in and realises she never wants to leave, deciding instead to stay and open up a quaint coffee shop nestled in charming old town streets - even if she has no idea what she's doing. But when a family tragedy and a tricky tourist season threaten her new business, Niamh isn't so sure she can stick it out.

With help from her new-found Italian friends - and the possibility of romance on the horizon - can she make her new life in the sun a success?

A glorious and uplifting escapist novel set against the stunning backdrop of the Italian coast. The perfect holiday read for fans of Rosanna Ley, Jo Thomas and Karen Swan

Early readers LOVE The Italian Escape:

'This book is the perfect escape. Curl up and enjoy'

'Beautifully written . . . I just wanted the experience to go on for longer'

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Safe Haven: Hollow Rock Shifters Book 2

by Tami Julka


Lawson Scott can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The days of being chained to a wall and unbearable beatings are over. Now, He's renovating a hotel where shifters can relocate and feel safe. His family has reunited and Liv, the woman he loves, is by his side. When he takes on the role as pack leader it seems he has everything he could possibly want. But when a rescued group of shifters come to live at Hollow Rock, his world turns into bitter betrayal overnight and he may lose the one person who matters most.

Was that a light at the end of the tunnel? No, wait. That was the headlight of a train.

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