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Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook You

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Contemporary Romance books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. One Day in December: A Novel (2018)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook YouLaurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away. Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best…
Author(s): Josie Silver

2. Accidental Rebel: A Marriage Mistake Romance (2019)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook YouAccidentally hitched to a dream. Now for the catch…I didn’t even say “I do.”One crank call and I’m insta-wife to a tattooed behemoth and mother to his kids.He’s paying my idiot boss a fortune for the perfect lie.Because trouble found Miller Rush, and he found me.A rock hard, overprotective rebel with a cause.Father of the century.Abs wound tighter than his attitude.A broodylicious bull stomping around my house, barking orders.Something’s got to give, okay?But it won’t be me.Not my courage, even when my nosy mother smells drama.Not my heart set…
Author(s): Nicole Snow

3. Sorry Not Sorry: The perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy (2019)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook YouShe’s not just stuck in a rut – she’s buried in it up to her chin. The only company she has in bed is the back catalogue of Netflix and falling in love feels like the stuff of fairy tales. So when she stumbles across a popular podcast, ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, which challenges women to embrace their inner bad girl, she jumps at the chance to shake things up.Old Charlotte would never ask for a stranger’s number, go on a blind date or buy lacy lingerie… But New Charlotte is waving goodbye to her comfort zone (with a side order of margaritas). And it turns out that good things happen to bad girls… ‘I am sitting on a bus…
Author(s): Sophie Ranald

4. The Irish Lottery: A Friends-to-Lovers Contemporary Romance (2019)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook You Desperate times call for desperate measures. Our ma is sick and this lottery is the only way to raise that much money quickly. But when my best friend in the whole world, the girl I've secretly loved for years, turns up as the winner I cannot believe it. When I read the secret fantasy she's submitted I almost choke. She just wants us to give her what she's never had…  …an O. This could be the very thing I need to convince her that we should be more than friends. I could give her what she wants–the sexiest night of her life…and more. I just hope she's happy when she finds out…
Author(s): Sienna Blake

5. Wish Upon a Cowboy (Cowboys of Creedence) (2019)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook YouHot on the ice and tall in the saddle…Rancher and hockey coach Logan Rivers’ attempts to hire a housekeeper are hindered by women more interested in marriage than meal-planning. So when snarky Harper Evans arrives with zero romantic interest in him, he couldn’t be happier. But as he gets to know her, he finds himself hungering for more than her cooking.Down-on-her-luck single mom Harper Evans came to Colorado with one goal: to find her son and bring him home. Temporary work for a local rancher seems perfect, but to keep the job she has to deny her feelings for the hot cowboy who’s heating…
Author(s): Jennie Marts

6. Chicago Billionaires – Contemporary Romance Series (2017)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook You~ Famous Dutch architect, Sven van der Meer, has just completed the greatest achievement of his professional life–the design and construction of The Spire, Chicago’s tallest, most controversial skyscraper. But a shameful secret threatens to destroy his prestigious career–he’s losing his eyesight. Now, he’s run out of time and the only woman qualified to help maintain his charade of invincibility is also the one woman who despises him and The Spire. Will the fiery, but enchanting Miss Sanchez, be the right woman to play the role of his pretend girlfriend? Or will the temptation of getting…
Author(s): Aria Hawthorne

7. Bane & Althea – Fated Union: A Contemporary Romance Novel (The Adair Series) (2019)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook YouDESTINED. MEANT TO BE. SOULMATES. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to stay away, the plan is already written in the star’s, and it’s pointless to fight it. University freshman, Althea “Thea” Adair, has loved Bane Curtis her whole life. However, there are two problems: He’s her brother’s best friend—and he’s much older. Brother’s best friend; easy enough to get passed, but the age gap; not so much—especially for her father. Bane Curtis, the town lawyer, has everything he could have ever wanted: A house to call his own, and to have achieved one of his…
Author(s): De Melo, Tania

8. Accidental Lies: An unputdownable, steamy, sexy contemporary romance novel (2019)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook YouIt was only meant to be a vacation fling…Three blissful weeks on the beautiful island of Maui are exactly what I need… Hula dancers, Mai Tais with cocktail umbrellas, and golden beaches – what more could I want?Then I see her, and I realize she’s exactly what I want.She was locked outside of her hotel room, all buttoned-up in a suit definitely not appropriate for a vacation, and wearing a fierce take-no-shit stance. But I couldn’t help noticing the pain behind her eyes…Four Mai Tais later, the chemistry between us is hotter than the Hawaiian sun, and we decide to spend the rest of our vacation unwinding, undressing, and getting…
Author(s): Dana Mason

9. The Forever Series (Four Book Collection): New adult contemporary romance (2019)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook YouNo one prepares you for love.You read about it in books, watch it in movies and on TV. You fantasize about that special someone, and if you’re lucky, you find him.My great love was hidden behind a sexy smile and a tortured soul.I never saw Sebastian coming. He was the infamous college senior at our private college. Dark rumors surrounded him, guys were afraid of him, and girls obsessed over him, my best friend included.I just wanted a job. To my surprise, Mr. Tall, Dark and Mysterious delivered.A friendship formed and desire followed.We kept our distance, until we…
Author(s): Tara Gallina

10. Flavors of Forever: A Christian Romance (Urban Farm Fresh Romance) (2018)

Best Contemporary Romance Books That Will Hook YouWelcome to Bridgeview, where engaging characters, strong communities and deep faith result in sweet romance!God’s love is the gold mending broken hearts and dreamsAs her friends pair off, Kassidy North thinks happily-ever-after has passed her by, but she’s too busy running a busy bistro and once-a-month cooking club to be bothered by it. Much. Until a single dad moves into the neighborhood and threatens to invade her dreams and well-ordered life.Metal sculptor Wesley Ferguson is a cynic when it comes to romance, but something in Kass makes him want to believe again. He’s not…
Author(s): Valerie Comer

Discover the best Contemporary Romance in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Contemporary romance is a subgenre of romance novels, generally set contemporaneously with the time of its writing. The largest of the romance novel subgenres, contemporary romance novels are set in the time when they were written, and usually reflect the mores of their time. Best Ever Contemporary Romance Books Vote for the all-time best contemporary romance novel. **** a contemporary romance being a full length novel set in modern times that is almost entirely focused on the romance. (i.e. it’s NOT a romantic suspense, historical romance or a paranormal romance, etc!) Contemporary Romance genre: new releases and popular books, including Well Met by Jen DeLuca, Beard with Me by Penny Reid, No Judgments by Meg Cabot, All

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Rethinking the Romance Genre: Global Intimacies in Contemporary Literary and Visual Culture

Author(s): Emily S. Davis
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2013, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1480053

Revolutionizing Romance: Interracial Couples in Contemporary Cuba

Author(s): Nadine T. Fernandez
Publisher: , Year: 2010, Size: 790 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 441016

You Don't Know Jack (Brava Contemporary Romance)

Author(s): Erin McCarthy
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 471 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 423737

Kisses To Go

Author(s): Irene Peterson
Publisher: Zebra, Year: 2007, Size: 394 Kb, Download: lit
ID: 397319

Malory's Contemporary Audience: The Social Reading of Romance in Late Medieval England (Arthurian Studies)

Author(s): Thomas H. Crofts
Publisher: , Year: 2006, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 454290

Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguistics: Selected Papers from the 33rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Bloomington, Indiana, April 2003

Author(s): Julie Auger, J. Clancy Clements, Barbara Vance (Eds.)
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Year: 2004, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 274511

A Companion to Romance: From Classical to Contemporary (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

Author(s): Corinne Saunders
Publisher: , Year: 2004, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 487995

The Romance of Democracy: Compliant Defiance in Contemporary Mexico

Author(s): Matthew C. Gutmann
Publisher: , Year: 2002, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 496698

The leper in blue : coercive performance and the contemporary Latin American theater

Author(s): Gladhart, Amalia
Publisher: UNC, Dep. of Romance Languages, Year: 2000, Size: 23 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2384870

Contemporary Research in Romance Linguistics: Papers from the XXII Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, El Paso/Juárez, February 22–24, 1992

Author(s): Jon Amastae, Grant Goodall, M. Montalbetti, M. Phinney (Eds.)
Publisher: John Benjamins, Year: 1995, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 817815

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