Contemporary Romance

Contemporary Romance

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

 

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

The Billionaire's Fake Wife: Enemies to Lovers Standalone Romance (Big Bad Billionaires Book 1)

by L. Steele


★ Amazon Top 100 bestseller ★


I never should have agreed to becoming his fake wife...

Sinclair Amadeus Sterling aka
Mr. Superior Jackass with a God complex.
Who also happens to be my blackmailer... gulp.
Tall, dark, gazzilionaire growly pants.
The first time I met him, I kneed him in his very well endowed balls, don't ask!
He had that tightly leashed, controlling air and a smoldering glare that made me damp in seconds.
The only thing that sucks worse than his attitude is his (lack of) sense of humor! Honest.
Sadly, he's also the one who could save my business from going bust. Hell!
So when he offers me the chance to work with him, I can hardly refuse, right?
Only catch? I need to be his pretend wife for hold-your-breath, thirty days.
I should have turned and run right then, but...
He has the connections to help my sister's failing health, not to mention the money to wipe away my debt.
And yeah that... sneaky video recording of him getting me off. OMG!
Besides, it's only thirty days, right?
It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with London's most notorious bachelor.
Then he tells me the real reason for the charade.
And everything changes...

Note: This is an Enemies to Lovers, Fake Marriage, Billionaire Romance featuring a hot possessive billionaire and the curvy spitfire who dares to go toe to toe with him! 1-Click NOW

 
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Daughter of the Sea: A sweeping romance and thrillingly epic historical novel

by Elisabeth J. Hobbes


A captivating and page-turning romance perfect for fans of Christina Courtenay and Barbara Erskine!

On a windswept British coastline the tide bestows an unexpected gift…

It was the cry that she first noticed, the plaintive wail that called to her over the crash of winter waves. Wrapped only in a sealskin, the baby girl looks up at Effie and instantly captures her heart.
 
Effie has always been an outcast in her village, the only granddaughter of a woman people whisper is a witch, so she’s used to a solitary existence. But when Midsummer arrives so too does a man claiming to be the child’s father. Effie is surprised when he asks her to continue looking after his daughter, mysteriously refusing to explain why. When he returns six months hence she pushes him for answers. And Lachlan tells a story she never anticipated … one of selkies, legend, and the power of the sea…

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D is for Deacon: An Older Man Younger Woman Romance (Men of ALPHAbet Mountain)

by Natasha L. Black


I’d had a crush on Deacon from the first time I saw him,
But he was nearly twice my age and clearly off limits.


Or was he?

He’s been coming into the diner where I work more frequently,
And he’s been looking at me like I’m the most delicious item on the menu.
Suddenly, all of my fantasies are coming true.
I’m finally getting a chance at my dream job, and Deacon is in my bed.
But when a jilted date brings all my old insecurities to light,
I start to question every good thing that’s happened to me.
Just went I decide that maybe I’m not good enough for Deacon after all,
I get a call that he’s been injured, and I can’t get to him fast enough.


When he opens his eyes, I’ll be the first face he sees,
And I’ll never let him go again.

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The Billionaire's Big Gamble (The Miami Vices Book 2)

by Breezie Bennett


"Flirty, dirty, and downright irresistible! Breezie Bennett's books sizzle like a steamy Florida night!"

- Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

The Billionaire’s Big Gamble: Miami Vices Book 2

One billionaire bad boy in search of a short-term girlfriend to close a major business deal. One analytical relationship coach looking for a test subject to prove her dating theories. He makes a bet with her that he’ll never fall in love…and it just might be the wildest gamble of his life.

Jayson Vice: When I find out I have the chance to buy a landmark casino in Las Vegas, I plan to close the deal for the Vice empire. But the owners are dead set on selling to a couple, so I need to find myself a serious girlfriend, and fast. Only problem is…I don’t do serious. But then I meet Haley Ambrose, a relationship expert who wants to turn me into a month-long experiment to test her “fool proof” techniques. I’m willing to bet that I’m not the fool who’ll fall in love, but this Love Doctor has some steamy strategies. Before I can even get her to Vegas, I’m starting to worry that with this woman? All bets are off.

Haley Ambrose: As a relationship expert, I can spot a commitment-phobe across any crowded bar, and I tell my clients to run far and fast. But some ladies just can’t resist a challenge, so I’ve been working on a guaranteed approach to reel in the most elusive catches on the dating scene.  But I need to test the hypothesis that I can make any man fall in love. Then Jayson Vice lands in my lap and confesses he needs a temporary girlfriend, and I know I’ve found a sexy subject for my research. But I never expected the experiment to backfire and now I might lose a bet…and my heart.

The Miami Vices:

As colorful, vibrant, and sexy as the city they call home, the billionaire Vice brothers have secrets, temptations, and never met a risk they wouldn’t take…all in the name of love. This sizzling new rom com series will have you laughing, swooning, and looking for the next book. When you’re in Miami… everyone deserves a Vice.

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Rogue Wave: A Small Town Beach Romance (Haven Island Series)

by Isabel Jolie


Sometimes, out of nowhere, comes the rogue wave…

You can ride it, or get pulled under.

 

I roamed the untamed ocean.

Set out to play the conservationist hero.

 

Those high seas? They remain lawless for countless reasons.

Over ten years, I saw the worst that humanity has to offer.

And accomplished… nothing.

 

The futility of it all left me disillusioned. Numb.

I returned to the island of my childhood summers.

All I wanted was to lick my wounds. Hide. Regroup.

 

Like a rogue wave, an idealistic beauty thrust herself into my world.

Tells me we can make a difference.

We can save the oceans.

We’re one with the sea.

 

Her naivety might be charming if it wasn’t like looking in a time-warped mirror.

Her natural beauty might be appealing if she wasn’t a college student.

 

The last thing she needs is a summer romance with a burned-out wreck like me.

 

She’s too young. She’s got everything in front of her.

 

And me? I’ve got commitments. And a past.

 

She promises release.

No need for guilt.

I aim for the crest, for a smooth, fun ride.

But when my past comes calling, will we both get pulled under?

 

The first standalone novel in the Haven Island series, Rogue Wave is a love story about two idealistic souls finding their way in a less than perfect world.

A delicious age-gap romance featuring two marine biologists with a desire to save the oceans, an unexpected adoption, and a resort island with a small-town atmosphere. The standalone contemporary romance novel is the first in the Haven Island series, an island where people come to shelter, right off the coast of North Carolina.

 
 
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Diamond in the Rough (The Diamond Trilogy Book 1)

by Skye Warren


I'm stepping off a nine hour flight when it happens.

A white van. A dark hood. Every woman's worst nightmare.

"Diamond in the Rough is masterfully written, sinfully sexy, and utterly addictive! Skye Warren proves why she is the queen of dark and delicious romance." - Giana Darling, USA Today bestselling author

Now I'm trapped in an abandoned church. The man who took me says I won't be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that's a lie. I'll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I'll need every single one of them to survive.

"Five glowing stars! Diamond in the Rough is the dark and dangerous world that I love from Skye Warren. You will be completely caught up in Elijah and Holly's story from the first page to the last." - New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous...

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Trophy Wife (The Jilted Wives Club Book 2)

by Bethany Lopez


USA Today Bestselling Author Bethany Lopez brings you an all-new trilogy about getting a second chance at love later in life. Follow Whitney, Summer, and Margo as they experience the good, bad, and ugly of dating again in your thirties and forties. Join them in The Jilted Wives Club.

When at first you fail at love, medicate with Dirty Martinis…

Summer has always tried to look on the bright side of things. Sure, her ex-husband was a liar and a cheater, but that didn’t mean all men were untrustworthy, right? Maybe the problem wasn’t her, but the type of man she’s always going for.

Noah would rather spend his nights at home with a good book than out navigating the dating scene. Women like Summer have always terrified him and there’s no denying she’s way out of his league. But when she keeps popping up everywhere it becomes harder and harder to deny their chemistry.

Summer wants to prove she’s more than a Trophy Wife. Sure, she’s sexy, sweet, and has a body that won’t quit, but she’s so much more, and she’ll do whatever it takes to prove it to Noah.

Has Summer finally met her match, or will Noah leave her crying in her Dirty Martini?

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Billionaire Boss (Napa Valley Billionaires Book 4)

by TS Layne


I knew she was sin in stilettos the second I laid eyes on her…


But did that stop me? Hell, no. Because I’m nothing, if not a risk taker. And Roxi Rickoli, with a snake tattoo climbing up her leg and hinting at unparalleled pleasure, tempts me like the devil himself. And while I can’t get enough of the wild redhead who runs my bar, I know that fate is a cruel mistress. And when she comes calling, someone must pay…


**TS Layne is the Alter Ego of USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne. TS Writes Bad Boys & Billionaires. Tessa Writes Alpha Cowboys & Hot Heroes.**

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If the Boot Fits: A Smart & Sexy Cinderella Story (Cowboys of California Book 2)

by Rebekah Weatherspoon


Bustle Best Books of Fall 2020 Selection
An Amazon Best of the Month Selection
Library Journal Best Book of 2020
An Apple Books Best of the Month Selection
A Best Book of Fall 2020 by NPR’s Boston Affiliate
A Bookish Most Anticipated Books Selection

“An adorable retelling, engaging and character-rich...this kind of mutual empowering is one of Weatherspoon’s hallmarks.”
—The New York Times

“Heart-melting…a perfect fit for fans of contemporary romance authors Jasmine Guillory and Alexa Martin.”
Booklist
 
From award-winning author Rebekah Weatherspoon comes a thoroughly modern take on the timeless tale of a struggling Cinderella who finds her prince charming at the eleventh hour—and the adventure that ensues the morning after . . .
 
Working as the personal assistant to one of Hollywood’s cruelest divas has left Amanda Queen more determined than ever to sell her screenplay and gain her independence. In the meantime, she’ll settle for a temporary escape. When her employer is felled by the flu on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, Amanda gets her glam on, struts out the door, and parties with the glitterati. But she never expects to come face to face—and closer than close—with one of the hottest stars in the game . . .
 
Following up his first Oscar win with a steamy after-hours romp with an enigmatic woman seems like the perfect way for actor Sam Pleasant to celebrate—until she suddenly disappears. Worse, she’s vanished with the wrong swag bag: the one containing his 
Oscar statue, leaving Sam even more intrigued about the beauty’s identity—and wondering if a repeat performance of their amazing night is in the stars. And when a second chance encounter happens, only a trip to Sam’s family ranch—and revealing the whole, not-always-glamorous, truth about themselves—will give them a chance to turn one magical night into forever . . .
 
“Wonderfully inventiveUniting a heart-stopping hero and a plus-size heroine who knows her own worth, this steamy fairy tale shines.”
Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
 
“One of romance’s brightest stars…[this is] a thoroughly modern Cinderella story.”
Bookpage, Starred Review
 
“Another winner from rising star Weatherspoon.”
Library Journal, Starred Review

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Sexy Suit: A Hero Club Novel

by Hero Club


When I met Ryan, I might’ve been trying to break into his basement.

It was for a good cause. I swear. Also, my dog broke in first.

Ryan Blake is jaw-dropping handsome, wealthy & cocky. Not quite my type. By some miracle, he doesn’t call the police on me when he catches me trying to rescue my dog. He even fetches a doctor for me. Don’t ask why.

I don’t figure I’ll see him again. Then, I do. Then, he kisses me. Once. Twice. Is three times the charm? To be honest, I swooned at the first kiss.

All swooning aside, we are seriously opposites. I wear cowboy boots and skirts. He wears suits and ties. He’s all New York City. I’m a Southern girl looking for a new start. We even talk at different speeds.

The list of things I don’t expect from Ryan is long. I don’t expect him to think twice about me. I don’t expect him to nearly bring me to my knees with a look. I don’t expect him to be so much more than I ever imagined.

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Ruckus (SEAL Team Alpha Book 1)

by Zoe Dawson


For U.S. Navy SEAL, Bowie “Ruckus” Cooper, going on a mission into the most dangerous place on earth wasn’t new, neither were the orders to tag and bag an international criminal, but when Bowie finds a captive American reporter, that wasn’t exactly run of the mill. Neither was getting separated from his team, teaming up with her or protecting her against all odds, while working to keep his hands from around her neck and off her delectable body.


Fearless and bold photojournalist, Dana Sorenson never backed down from a fight or to showcase her dedication to reporting on the human condition. That’s what she thought until she meets Bowie and big, bad, and tough takes on a whole new meaning. Gratitude for saving her ass gets lost in his demanding orders and fighting for her life takes a back seat to falling for this alpha male who’ll risk everything to see her safe.

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Shadow Witch: A Slow Burn Paranormal Witch Romance (Voodoo Academy Book 1)

by Rebecca Hamilton


So…Verika’s parents run a Voodoo Academy. When, exactly, were they planning on telling her? Apparently not until she almost kills half her school.

When Verika’s shadow magic nearly takes out the cast of her school play, her parents send her to a voodoo academy they run in New Orlean’s mirror world to get her powers under control.

It’s there, at Académie de Marie Laveau, that Verika learns the hot man from her dreams isn’t just a figment of her imagination…but the most feared student ever to walk the academy’s halls.

So when things start to go missing from her teachers’ classrooms, and it appears someone is aiming to pin it on Mr. Dark and Dreamy himself, Verika knows no one is going to step in to save him.

No one but Verika, anyway.

Except, Tobias isn’t looking for a hero, and Verika’s not cut out to be a detective. Considering she’s been shadow walking in her sleep and can’t account for her own whereabouts after the lights go out, it seems she’s better suited as a suspect instead.

Fans of the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and the Harley Merlin series from Bella Forrest will love this new adult, slow burn paranormal academy romance from Veronica Shade.

Scroll up and one click to see if Verika can find a way to make life at Voodoo Academy work…all while dealing with bullies, would-be boyfriends, and worse…herself.

Voodoo Academy is a spin off series of Academy of the Damned but can still be enjoyed by readers who haven’t read Academy of the Damned.

 
 
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Asking for a Friend

by Andi Osho


No woman gets left behind

Three best friends are going to solve their relationship woes once and for all

“Witty, pacy and joyful, Asking For a Friend is a truly uplifting celebration of friendship” –Beth O’Leary, The Flatshare

Forty-something Jemima’s life is on track – well, sort of, she just needs to bat her troublesome ex away for good.

Twenty-something Meagan is in the midst of her five-phase plan and is nearly ready for phase three: a relationship.

While thirty-something Simi has had more it’s not yous than any I dos.

These best friends decide it’s time to ditch the dating apps and play the love game by their own rules. They’re going to ask people out in real life…but only for each other. What could possibly go wrong?

Comedian Andi Osho’s hilarious and uplifting debut novel features her trademark wit and is perfect for fans of Candice Carty-Williams, Talia Hibbert and Jasmine Guillory.

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The Beast of Moscow

by Bethany-Kris


Tucked away deep in the hills of Dubna lives a man hiding from a past that’s as grisly as the scar on his face. Reclusive. Paranoid. Violent. His trek to the top has been a bloody game—with a deadly end for anyone who loses.


And it’s not over yet.

Vera Avdonin stumbled into the life of Vaslav Pashkov entirely by accident, and it should have stopped there, too. Just a broken ballerina who helped a beautifully tortured stranger.

But she’ll soon learn that like the mafiya he controls, once he brings you in, there is no way out.

They don’t call him The Beast of Moscow for nothing.

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The Beast of Moscow is a slow burn, contemporary romance saga told over the course of several parts and encompassing more than one generation from start to finish. Only part of this is a love story; everything else hurts. TBOM—taking readers from Moscow to Paris while peeling back the beginning layers of Vaslav Pashkov—is part one.

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Savage Peril: Military Romantic Suspense (Stealth Security Book 6)

by Emily Jane Trent


Her Navy SEAL Bodyguard Must Save Her.

Doctor Lori Waters grieves over the death of her father. She lost her mother not long before. While struggling with the loss, she must face a broken engagement.

Suspicious circumstances surround her father’s death. Alone and emotionally shattered, Lori investigates to determine if he was murdered. But an enemy has much to gain by getting her out of the way, too.

With few allies, and surrounded by danger, Lori chases down a killer. But she isn’t alone. A Navy SEAL heartthrob vows to be her protector, and she falls in love at the worst possible time.

Gunner Cantrell protects the innocent. That is his passion, his life. Then he meets Lori and can’t forget the sadness in her eyes. He is drawn to help her and will give his life to save her. No sacrifice is too much for the woman he loves.

 

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Meet Stan, the Billionaire: A Fake Relationship Romance

by Laura Olsen


Meeting your new billionaire boss sounds exciting…
Until he turns out to be your unforgettable one-night stand from yesterday.

Next day he summons me to his office and tells me that he wants me…
…he wants me to be his fake girlfriend to prove that no one can tell fake love from the real thing.

I don't even have to sleep with him… but I kind of want to.

I need the money to help my parents, but I feel that the price is too high.

He is the ultimate bosshole playboy and I really hate the day I met Stan, the Billionaire.

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

 

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Time Enough to Love

by Jenna Jaxon


When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.


From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?

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Finally Got It Right: Romance Stories from Small Towns and Big Cities

by Macie Collin


This collection of small town and big city romances and romantic comedies will keep you glued to the page, with stories including…

* A Rockstar who broke his promise to resurrect his fiancée’s languishing ranch, but took five years to return. Will she grant him a second chance, or has their love played its last tune?
* A young woman who fled the big city to escape her politician father's cheating scandal…only to fall for a struggling small town bike builder waiting for his big break. Is he a cheat like her father, or could the sexy single dad be custom made for her?
* A rundown single mom looking for a break and a kind-hearted entrepreneur in love with the wrong woman. Will their chemistry bring them love…or will the ghosts of her past come back to haunt them?
* A divorced, big time city baker forced to return to her family’s ranch. Falling for the younger and all too charming ranch hand was never part of the plan…
* A scandal that made Mitch and Olivia enemies. Can they now claim their joint inheritance without starting World War III?
* A haunted vet with nowhere else to go and a determined woman with no place to call home. Can they heal the hurricane-ravaged town of Patriot Bay…or with their broken hearts get in the way?
* And many more stories full of surprise, heartache, humor, and ALL the feels!

Fans of small town romances, romantic comedies, friends to lovers, second chances, military veterans, and happily ever afters will devour this boxed set of more than 15 standalone romances.

Each unique story in the Finally Got It Right Boxset guarantees a swoon-worthy book boyfriend and a happily ever after that fans of Melanie Harlow, Corinne Michaels, and Nicole Ellis are sure to enjoy!

Authors included in the box set are C.K. O'Connor, Heather Silvio, Cricket Rohman, Alexi Ferreira, Susanne Ash, Ginger Ring, Jade Royal & Amy Cecil, J.L. Campbell, Carmen Cook, Mel Walker, CA Miconi, Maci Dillon, J.C. Layne, Toni Denise, Lorah Jaiyn & Tiffany Carby, Jewel Walters, Macie Collins

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Alpha Wolf Protectors: Reverse Harem Rejected Mate Romance

by Lilly Wilder


Marked as a traitor after abandoning my pack and choosing to join another, I was being hunted by the man who rejected me.

Cursed as a half-breed, ignored and unwanted, I was an outcast amongst my pack.
I had dealt with a lifetime of abuse, with Ward as my only ally.
When faced with the news of his betrayal and union to a full-blood wolf, I had no reason to stay.

In a new town and with a new pack, I'm accepted and protected by three.
Have I found the place where I belong or am I being used for what I know?

Ward is determined to drag me back to the pack now that I am important to them.
Caught between the pack who only seeks to silence me and the one who seeks to use my body and learn my secrets.

Who can I trust?

18+ Only. Standalone reverse harem romance with a HEA.

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I Wanted It To Be You: Rebel Rendezvous #1

by Piper James


I have a crush… Well, two, really. One is a guy I met online, who I’ll never work up the guts to meet in real life. And the other? That’s a long story…

My life feels like it’s falling apart at the seams—I’m broke, my restaurant is on the verge of failure, and my brother’s best friend just moved back to town.

Okay, so maybe Brooks Callahan’s return isn’t a life-ending event, but it sure feels like it. Eight years ago, he told me he wanted me. He was just a kid, and honestly, so was I. When I tried to let him down gently, he lashed out, his awful words scarring me in ways they never should have.

Now Brooks is the only one who can help me, and I have to find a way to put our issues to bed. Metaphorically, not literally. That would be ridiculous, right? Of course, it would.

Maybe I’ll ask the guy I’ve crushed on for months…my online friend whose posts always seem to reverberate in my soul. Whose messages make me laugh. Think. Feel.

The one who has his own crush…on someone else.

What am I going to do?

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