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).

Blush (Black Rose Book 1)

by Helen Hardt


What he wants from you will make you…
Blush

Amanda Thomas is hopelessly in love with Jackson Paris, but he will never see her as anything more than his sweet and innocent bestie. After being virgin-adjacent for too long, Mandy is officially ready to move on. She wants to learn about hot, dirty sex, so she joins an online dating app where the enigmatic Mr. Dark promises to fulfill all of her wicked fantasies...

Jackson Paris has been keeping secrets from his stunning, too-innocent best friend—like forbidden sexual proclivities and his membership at the exclusive Black Rose Underground club. But Mandy has decided she needs an education—the filthy kind. As Mr. Dark, Jackson can safely give her a taste of what she wants—and deter her from pursuing more—without revealing his identity.

But in the dim, provocative atmosphere of Black Rose Underground, there are no secrets. Here, every wicked appetite is satisfied. And for the first time, Mandy will discover who her best friend really is...just in time to shock him with a secret of her own.

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My Hot Neighbor: A Secret Baby Romance

by Natasha L. Black


I came “home” to this small town to start over,
Not to start a new relationship.


I’m here to heal,
Not to find the same old troubles with a new man.

Ryan stopped to help when my car broke down.
I didn’t want to like him, much less trust him.
But I can’t help myself.

My inheritance is a dump with no electricity.
And Ryan is my new neighbor!
Next thing I know, he’s helping me repair the house.
And my heart.


This is more than a fling, but I’m afraid to define it.
I’m going to have to figure it out soon though,
Because the baby I’m carrying won’t stay a secret for long.

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The Girl He Needs (A No Strings Attached Series Book 1)

by Kristi Rose


Three reasons I’m getting in a car with a stranger by Josie Woodmere:

  1. My piece of crap car is on fire on the side of the highway.
  2. The guy in the truck doesn’t look like a murderer… in fact, he’s hot.
  3. Even if he tries something, I’m confident I could take him.

Hottie in the truck, Brinn McRae turns out to be straight-laced and so not my type. Plus, I’m not looking for romance. I have to find a job and my estranged brother.

The universe must have different plans because the first job my Daytona temp agency sends me to is Brinn’s flight school. And if I thought we weren’t compatible before, working in his small office makes me question my feelings. The only problem is I’m not sure if I want to loosen his straight-laces or choke him with them.

I don’t know if he’s the man I want, but I’m positive I’m the girl he needs.

Escape to Daytona Beach, Florida in this enemies to lover romance. The Girl He Needs is the first book in the No Strings Attached Series but each book can be read as a standalone. Only, you'll love this group of friends and want to share in their journey for love, happiness, and a few good laughs.

 

Read more novels from USA Today Bestselling author Kristi Rose

The No Strings Attached Books

The Girl He Needs

The Girl He Knows

The Girl He Wants

The Girl He Loves

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Hearts Entwined (The Kingsleys Book 2)

by M.A. Nichols


A gentleman and lady on the brink of matrimony…


Victoria loves Elijah.

Oliver loves Sophie.

Romance ought to be that simple. But with no dowry, Victoria cannot marry a pauper. Nor can Oliver wed the daughter of the woman who nearly ruined his parents’ life thirty years ago. Surely, a marriage based on mutual affection and friendship is enough.

Isn’t it?

But when all four are thrown together during a house party, Victoria and Oliver must decide between the duty to their families and following their own desires.

Whose heart must be broken?

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The Patron: A Forbidden Billionaire Romance (Broken Slipper Series Book 1)

by Vivian Wood


From Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Vivian Wood comes a new forbidden billionaire student-teacher romance. Fans of The Stopover by TL Swan, The Fine Print by Lauren Asher, and My Dark Romeo by Parker S. Huntington and LJ Shen will love this book.

A billionaire ballet patron. A beautiful young dancer. An accidental meeting that turns into a sizzling, scandalous, steamy affair.

Rich bachelor Calum meets a good girl turned exotic dancer one night in the lavish VIP room of a club. He’s immediately drawn to her gorgeous body and sultry yet innocent eyes. Pretty Kaia seems to want him too… but maybe she is a better liar than he thinks.

When they next meet, sweet little Kaia is auditioning to join the big city ballet that he just so happens to practically own. She looks like a deer in headlights, as it is a strict rule that ballerinas do not have side jobs.

But Calum has a mutually beneficial offer for her. Sign a contract. Live in his penthouse. Be at his beck and call, at any time, in every single way he can think of. And in exchange, he keeps his mouth closed and pays her a lavish stipend.

Kaia can’t resist his callous, possessive demand. But once he has Kaia all to himself, setting her free again becomes a passionate struggle…

If you love off limits, forbidden student-teacher romances, wild nights at adult entertainment clubs, and wealthy men deceiving everyone to get the woman they fall in love with, this book is made for you! It's the first of three books in a lavish, decadent, sizzlingly hot trilogy and features no cheating + an (eventual) HEA.

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Mob Boss' Secret Baby: An Enemies to Lovers Mafia Romance

by Natasha L. Black


Infiltrating his world was my plan,
Falling for the enigmatic Mob boss wasn’t.


He claims he’s trying to take the family business legit,
But the world I grew up in tells me that’s not possible.
I’m searching for a childhood friend who’s disappeared without a trace,
And Matteo is going to help me find him whether he wants to or not.
Chasing secrets can be deadly,
Especially when they lead me into the very world I swore I’d never be a part of.
The closer I get, the more entangled we become,
Our encounters are reckless, fiery, and filled with a passion I never expected.

Yet, in this world of power and deceit,
I'm carrying the most explosive secret of all: our unborn child.
The stakes are high, and trust is scarce.


I know Matteo is a dangerous man, but what happens when the danger finds me?
Can the Mob Boss who’s stolen my heart also save it?

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Perfect Timing (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan series Book 11)

by Catherine Anderson


An unlikely couple is brought together under circumstances that defy all reason in this timeless romance in the Harrigan Family series from 
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson.

Tragedy has struck the Harrigans--Quincy's beloved sister-in-law Loni is gravely ill and nearing death. Quincy, like his brothers, feels helpless to save her, and the clock is ticking. Then, with perfect timing, a winsome red-haired woman named Ceara O'Ceallaigh mysteriously appears on Quincy's property and insists that Loni can be cured. Only Quincy, she says, as the sole remaining Harrigan bachelor, can make it happen--by marrying Ceara. 

To Quincy, Ceara is a charming and quite likely deranged spinner of dreams who can't prove she's telling the truth. But how can he pass up any attempt to restore Loni to health? Against all better judgment, he decides to marry Ceara. Maybe he's making the worst mistake of his life. Or maybe he's opening himself up to possibilities that will send him on a miraculous journey toward enough love to last forever.

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Falling for the Nanny: An Older Man Younger Woman Romance

by Annie J. Rose


I need this job
But not as much as I need my new boss.


David King is just my type
Hot, successful, emotionally unavailable,
And completely off limits
We both know this can’t happen
But we both know we wish it could

It’s hard to keep my distance though
I’m living in his house, taking care of his daughter, and driving his car
I’m his employee. The hired help.
And he isn’t paying me to fantasize.


I know the boss’s bed isn’t in the benefits package
I just don’t know how I’m going to stay out of it.

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The Surprise Wedding: A Fake Relationship Small Town Romance (Veils and Vows Book 1)

by Jean Oram


Sometimes exes come in handy.


Devon Mattson’s week couldn’t get much worse. Not only is he fake engaged to the gorgeous woman who broke his heart a decade ago, but his goal of saving his hometown of Blueberry Springs has become dependent on the two of them playing nicely.

Olivia Carrington isn’t happy to have her ex back in her life. She’s spent ten long years regretting how they ended things and she’s worked hard to move on. She should be focusing on saving her family’s company, not on the handsome, helpful, fun-loving Devon who has just offered her a lifeline she can’t resist…

Tied together by mutual need, will they ruin each other’s chance of success, or will a fake engagement help them overcome their painful past and lead them back to love once again?

A second chance, fake relationship romance that will keep you reading through the night! Download your copy and start reading today.

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Virgin and the Bratva (Eggplant Canyon Phase 2: The Bratva Moves In)

by Sylvie Haas


I’m supposed to be losing my virginity as part of a fundraiser. Instead, I’m handcuffed to one of my stepbrothers who plans on taking me away from the event.

Should I cause a scene and get someone to rescue me from my brothers?

Or, do I give in to my curiosity about what they want to do with me once we’re somewhere more private?

I’m pretty sure I make the right choice until I find out the secret they’re keeping.

If you love dirty-talking men who have over-the-top ideas of how to please their woman, and are in a hurry to give her babies, you’ll handcuff yourself to these stepbrothers, too!

 

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Perfectly You (Luna Harbor Book 2)

by Claudia Burgoa


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa brings us a light-hearted small-town romantic comedy full of a swoon-worthy billionaire, single dad romance, and big laughs.

I need a massive break.

So long to my cheating boyfriend and betraying roommate.

Goodbye hectic emergency room and long hours.

When I get an opportunity to take over my grandfather’s medical practice in Luna Harbor I happily accept the chance to try on a new life that holds sweet memories.

But I can barely think about anything at all when the new coffee shop/bar next to my practice always seems to be having an impromptu concert.

Who sets up a coffee and a bar in the same location as a music venue?

Fisher Hannigan, Head Man Child (ok, keyboardist) of the band Too Far From Grace, that’s who.

He’s also the man who can't stop flirting with me every time we meet. He’s having the time of his life, while I’m trying to run a quiet, unsuccessful medical practice.

Even though he infuriates me, our chemistry is off the charts and I can’t say I haven’t thought about giving him a full physical exam.

Until a baby changes everything.

 

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Slow Heat (Pacific Heat Book 2)

by Jill Shalvis


From the 
New York Times bestselling author of Double Play, Rescue My Heart, The Trouble with Paradise, and the Lucky Harbor novels...

After a woman claims she’s pregnant with Wade O’Riley’s love child, Major League Baseball’s most celebrated catcher and ladies’ man is slapped on the wrist by management and ordered to improve his image. His enforcer is the team’s publicist, the tough and sexy Samantha McNead.

When Wade needs a date for a celebrity wedding, Sam steps up to the plate as his “girlfriend.” But given her secret crush on him and that one awkward night a year ago in a stuck elevator with too much scotch, the whole thing is an exercise in sexual tension.

Wade is thrilled when the pretense turns into an unexpected night of hot passion. But the next day Sam is back to her cool self. As a catcher, Wade’s used to giving the signals, not struggling to read them. Now, to win the love of his “pretend” girlfriend, he needs a homerun—even it involves stealing a few bases…

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Hold Me Under: An M/M Enemies to Lovers Romance (Water, Air, Earth, Fire Book 1)

by Riley Nash


Love is cheap. Love is cruel. Love can’t save us.


Victor Lang had everything—looks, money, fame. A chance to become the greatest swimmer in history. Until a failed dope test brought him crashing down.

According to the rumors, he turned into a recluse, a drug addict, a whore. Broken beyond repair. Incapable of love.
And for some reason, he’s set his sights on me.

A freak accident in his pool throws me into a world of wealth and status and people who are willing to do anything to get what they want. Before I know it, I’m being paid to fly to Italy and pose as his boyfriend. Trapped at his side, I learn what it means to truly hate someone.
Turns out, that’s exactly what he wants.

I can’t save him, and I can’t love him. But as things fall apart and I discover the truths he’s hiding, I learn that hate can be greater than love—an obsession, a prayer, dark days and darker nights, a need to be the only one who hurts him. Hate can heal the worst wounds love leaves behind.

But I have problems of my own, a broken spirit and loved ones to protect. And I’m scared to face the things he’s waking up inside of me.

A gritty, emotional, epic hate-to-love slow burn with an inexperienced top and his bratty bottom, hurt/comfort, obsession, and healing.
**Contains dark themes, adult content, and potential triggers, though every effort was made to portray them thoughtfully and sensitively.
Specific triggers (potential spoilers): sexual abuse (off the page), suicidal ideation, drug abuse, disordered eating, trauma, death, mental illness, homophobic language

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Thank You, Next

by Andie J. Christopher


One of Amazon's Best Romances of June!

Alex Turner is never The One—but always the last one an ex dates before finding love—and now she’s determined to find out why in this hilarious new rom-com.

 
Single divorce attorney Alex Turner is watching reality TV when she sees her latest ex’s new fiancée picking out her wedding dress. Yet again, the guy she dumped went on to marry (or at least seriously commit to) the next person he dates after her. Fed up with being the precursor to happily ever after, she decides to interview all her exes to find out why.

Up-and-coming chef Will Harkness mixes with Alex like oil and vinegar, but forced proximity growing up means their lives are forever entwined. When Will learns Alex and her friends are going on a wild romp through Los Angeles to reconnect with her ex-boyfriends, he decides to tag along. If he can discover what her exes did wrong, he can make sure he doesn’t make the same mistake with Alex. 
 
On this nonstop journey through the streets of LA, Alex realizes the answer to her question might be the man riding shotgun…

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The Irish Fall : A Sweet Romantic Comedy Novel

by Brooke Gilbert


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Eyre goes to find her heart in Ireland, what she doesn’t realize is she will be leaving it there.

Eyre decides she’s had enough and jumps on the first appealing flight, landing her in the heart of Ireland. As she looks out from the Cliffs of Moher, she thinks about how much Crohn’s and endometriosis have forced her to give up in life.

Darby, definitely not to be confused with Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy, is a cynical and jaded Irishman who doesn’t get emotionally involved–a true grump. While giving a tour, he spots a woman dangerously close to the edge of the cliffs, and he’s drawn to her.

But everything’s about to change for both of them. Darby collects Eyre as part of his tour group and decides to show her the heart of Ireland, and in doing so, shows her how much heart she still has left to give.

Darby has his own demons to face–invisible ones that he battles every day. With the help of a curmudgeonly older Irish man, a quirky border collie, and a fiery yet grandmotherly bartender, Eyre and Darby’s wounded souls start to open up their hearts to each other. But is the healing power of Ireland enough to open a guarded heart? And is love enough to help a scarred soul face the demons he has been trying to outrun for so long?

If you enjoy heartwarming stories, make this emotional journey to the Emerald Isle your next read. See if Ireland can truly mend a wounded heart. Click the BUY NOW button at the top to start traveling with Eyre & Darby today.
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This is the second, standalonenovel in the International Soulmates Series. Each book in the series is a complete standalone so you can read them in any order! The Irish Fall is a sweet romance for clean and wholesome romance readers from the author of The Paris Soulmate. Travel to the colorful and charming village of Doolin, Ireland, in this heartfelt romance. Readers have been laughing, crying, and falling in love with the characters. And hopefully, if you have a chronic illness, you will feel seen.

This novel features #OwnVoicesesophageal Crohn’s, arthritic pain from Crohn’s, chronic pain, migraines, mental health and female issues. This disability representation is written by an author who battles these disorders. Endometriosis and other mental health are represented in this novel as well.

This is a clean novel. Descriptive kissing only. No cursing. Faith conversations included. Trigger warnings: mild medical episodes, panic attacks, discussions of infertility, discussions of suicidal thoughts.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Darby starts out grumpy but when his heart opens up watch out! Darby couldn't be a more perfect book boyfriend if he tried." Evelyn V., Goodreads.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book was fun of humour, romance, banter, and heartwarming moments as well as some really important chronic illness awareness. I love how Brooke writes and includes how chronic illnesses do not define you." -Claire C., Goodreads

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A book about healing, faith, family, pain and love. I don’t think my soul will forget it !!! … I AM A FAN !!!" -Fedy P., Goodreads

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A true love letter to spoonies. This story is a breath of fresh air and a true marvel of writing." - Tomi Tabb, Author of The Great Austen Adventure

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “ I loved that it was more than just a contemporary romance and that it is such an advocate for those with illnesses that you can’t necessarily see . . . I’m so grateful for Brooke and what she is doing to bring light to those that need it.” -Rachel P., NetGalley

 

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Jack (Vegas Kings Book 1)

by Mckenna James


Jack Stapleton and his friends rule Las Vegas. They’ve got more money than they know what to do with, and Jack can have any woman he wants­­­­—except Ellie.

JACK

Rejection. That’s what I get for trying to save a girl who obviously doesn’t want saving.

Paying off her father’s debt so she can stop taking off her clothes for other people? That was a no brainer. Obviously, I hoped she’d fall victim to my irresistible charm. My selflessness.

But no.

I’ve offended her independent spirit, and instead of falling for me, she’s doing everything she can to avoid me. I should forget all about Ellie Masters, but I’m a sucker for her sassy smile and that fiery, luscious mouth.

I’m more than willing to take a gamble on this girl, but she’s made it clear I’m going to need more than luck to win her heart.

ELLIE

My momma raised me to believe that I don’t need a man. Except, apparently, I do.

And now that I owe a debt to a billionaire, I feel sick to my stomach.

It’s not like I’ll ever be able to pay him back.

The man is richer than God, and hotter than the Devil. When he’s next to me, I just about melt.

The last thing I want is to fall for a man like that.

The problem is, I think I already have…

 

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The Cowboy's Stolen Heart (The Cowboys of Sweetheart Creek, Texas Book 1)

by Jean Oram


"Great moments of hilarity." "Fun & quirky." "A great opposites attract romance that pulls at your heartstrings."


NYC fashion model Laura Oakes longs to be taken seriously. When an inheritance brings her to Sweetheart Creek, Texas, she shucks her old life and dives headlong into small town living. Too bad the handsome and serious cowboy Levi Wylder she’s crushing on sees her as nothing more than a princess.

Was it the sparkly cowboy boots? Because it couldn’t be due to how she stepped in and calmed that rearing horse outside his stable.

The last thing Levi Wylder needs is a high-maintenance woman interfering with his plans. But that’s exactly what he gets when his family ranch suddenly finds itself without a riding stable manager. And the only person he can find to fill those empty boots is a woman who buys her footwear based on looks alone.

But when Laura steps into the ring, Levi discovers there’s something about this beautiful stranger that he completely underestimated—such as her ability to steal his well-protected heart.


The Cowboy's of Sweetheart Creek, Texas:
The Cowboy's Stolen Heart
The Cowboy's Secret Wish
The Cowboy's Second Chance
The Cowboy's Sweet Elopement
The Cowboy's Sudden Return

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Pride, Prejudice and Wicked Pleasure - Book 1: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

by Em Brown


What if 
Pride & Prejudice and Fifty Shades had a mashup?

A hitherto uneventful trip to visit her newly married friend turns into a steamy adventure for Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bennett when she meets Mrs. Abby Trenwith, a woman more candid and intrepid than herself. Abby offers to pair Lizzy with a mentor who will guide her through unspoken pleasures and wanton desires.

Unbeknownst to Lizzy, that mentor is...Fitzwilliam Darcy.


Relive a timeless classic in new and steamy fashion with a side of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy that is wickedly delicious...

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Falling for Carla: A Secret Baby Mafia Romance

by Annie J. Rose


An ex-cop and a Mob princess?
A recipe for disaster,
That tastes too sweet to ignore.


She was my student, too feisty and beautiful to ignore.
Too dangerous to act on my attraction.
A mob princess studying to become a cop.
Fire where I was ice, an ex cop turned criminology professor.

Even looking at her that way was wrong, forbidden.
But when her life is in danger, I’m the only one who can keep her safe.
I take her to my home. Into my bed.
It’s too late and I won’t be able to let her go.

A rival Mob family snatches her.
They don’t know who they’re dealing with.
I’m going to get her back and destroy them.


I can’t resist her.
I can’t lose her.
Even if it costs me everything.

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Bossy Mess : An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Catch-22 Book 1)

by Madison Bailey


They say never mix business with pleasure. Well, they have never met my sinfully delicious boss, Wesley Hartford.


He is a brooding mess of damaged goods, with the jawline of an Italian underwear model, and not to mention my office nemesis.

We are so beyond off-limits; we should be classified as restricted.

He makes me want to break every rule, and everything about him screams a bad idea.

So, naturally, I ran straight into his arms, and apparently his pants.

Nothing about us fits. We are beyond opposites. He sucks the joy out of every room, and I make it my life’s mission to leave a trail of unbridled joy everywhere I go.

Mr. Hartford is an emotionally stunted work-o-holic that never wanted love or a family.

Yet here we are in a fairy-tale relationship. Him the dark horse, and me the human unicorn, and we have the type of passion that, well… broke the bed.

But as soon as those two pink lines appeared, I knew there was so much more on the line than just our jobs…

Every fairy tale must come to an end, but this may be one boss I just can’t quit.


Authors Note: 18+ Bossy Mess is a swoon-worthy office enemies-to-lovers romcom. This forbidden love affair between boss and employee will keep you laughing, crying and page turning. This opposites attract standalone comes complete with everything you want in a romance, love, steam and the perfect HEA.

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