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Adult & contemporary romance

See below for a selection of the latest books from Adult & contemporary romance category. Presented with a red border are the Adult & contemporary romance books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Adult & contemporary romance books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Melting in the Middle

Melting in the Middle

Author: Andy Howden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2020

Long-listed for the Exeter Novel Prize, Melting in the Middle is a literary comedy about redemption and second chances, played out amid the madness of office politics. Stephen Carreras' life is in turmoil. His career with Britain's worst chocolate company is heading for the rocks when it's taken over by US confectionery giant Schmaltz. He's just turned forty, has messed up on marriage and is desperately clinging on to his sanity and his job in the middle of nowhere. That's the only way to keep a toehold in the lives of his monosyllabic teenage children. Forced into an uncomfortably close working relationship with the woman he had an affair with, Stephen stirs up emotions he knows he should forget. And her plans for the business would spell catastrophe for many of his colleagues. Outside of work he meets Rachel, a choral-singing charity worker who dances to a very different beat. She challenges him to do good among the carnage he faces in the office. But to do so, he must confront his past and work out all over again what really matters in life...

Fairytale Christmas With The Millionaire / For This Christmas Only

Fairytale Christmas With The Millionaire / For This Christmas Only

Author: Jennifer Faye, Caro Carson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Fairytale Christmas with the Millionaire by Jennifer Faye He thinks he has it all... ...until he meets his spirited Cinderella! Under threat of eviction, Alina Martin finds herself making a deal with infamous CEO Graham Toliver. Yet as Alina gets to know Graham, she realises that there is more to the charming CEO than she initially thought - could their arrangement lead to her happily ever after in time for Christmas? For This Christmas Only by Caro Carson Eli Taylor is looking for something ...or someone After a chance encounter at the town's Yule Log lighting, Eli invites Mallory Ames to stay with him. Which turns into asking her to be his fake girlfriend in order to show his siblings what a loving partnership looks like while they visit for the holidays. But will their pretence turn into something real for both of them?

Forever Family For The Midwife / A Nurse, A Surgeon, A Christmas Engagement

Forever Family For The Midwife / A Nurse, A Surgeon, A Christmas Engagement

Author: Kate Hardy, Allie Kincheloe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Can he risk his heart? Ever since his ex abandoned him, Midwife Nathaniel has been wary of love. Until he meets obstetrician Rebecca, and sparks fly. But she's a widowed single mother fearful of opening her heart. Will they take a leap of faith? His emergency wedding date! Nurse Lena has serious doubts about playboy surgeon Dex's request that she be his plus-one to his brother's wedding... But he surprises her at every turn. Could Dex be the man she swore she never wanted?

Mediterranean Fling To Wedding Ring / His Last-Chance Christmas Family

Mediterranean Fling To Wedding Ring / His Last-Chance Christmas Family

Author: Jessica Gilmore, Michelle Major Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Mediterranean Fling to Wedding Ring by Jessica Gilmore A long hot summer - With the tycoon! Lily has spent her whole life working to a plan. Until losing her best friend makes her realise that she's forgotten to live. So Lily heads to head to her grandmother's Croatian island property and embarks on a fling with playboy Damir! Surely she can afford to live a little dangerously- just as long as she doesn't fall in love... His Last-Chance Christmas Family by Michelle Major Widowed, single mum Brynn Hale heads home ready for a fresh start for her son. But Nick Dunlap is the one connection to her past she can't let go of. Nick let his status-conscious parents talk him out of pursuing Brynn in high school. But the magic of the season might make forgiveness-and love-a little bit easier for them both...

Tropical Temptation: Exotic Scandal

Tropical Temptation: Exotic Scandal

Author: Bella Frances, Tina Beckett, Becky Wicks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Up close and personal Recently jilted Georgia Blue is taking on Dubai, one wild party at a time! Until she meets sexy entrepreneur Danny Ryan! Danny can't afford to be seen leaving Georgia's hotel room with the business deal of his life about to close, so a quick temporary marriage will let them both off the hook...won't it? * Dr Tracy Hinton has spent years traveling round Brazil, trying to forget her sexy husband, Ben Almeida. But when disaster hits a small community she needs his unrivalled medical expertise. Working against the clock means they can put aside their differences. Yet there's no denying their sizzling attraction-and Ben has always been so hard to resist.... * Madeline Savoia is thrilled to be writing sexy, infamous Ryan Tobias's biography-and to accompany him to the Amazon to film his TV show! She won't be tempted, she's just suffered a breakup. Only, their passion sizzles before they reach the rainforest! But is three weeks up-close-and-personal enough to become forever?

No Strings Christmas / Unwrapping The Best Man

No Strings Christmas / Unwrapping The Best Man

Author: Clare Connelly, Rachael Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

A Singapore fling... Is exactly what she ordered! A Singapore fling for the holidays! Notorious player Zach Papandreo is the sexy distraction I need during Christmas with my family. The filthy-rich Aussie is the kind of man I love to hate. But I only want two weeks of pleasure in his gorgeous arms-I definitely don't believe in fairy-tale endings. So why is returning to London starting to sound bleaker than a Dickens' novel? She's spicing up Christmas... starting with the best man! After lusting after brawny, gorgeous Jackson Black for six years - Caitlin's craving is finally satisfied on the deliciously naughty night of their best friends' wedding. But just as Cait thinks she's broken through Jackson's fiercely-guarded defenses, he leaves during the night. Now Cait's ready to play dirty. Because the only thing worse than a sexy Grinch stealing your heart is if he breaks it...

Christmas Under The Northern Lights / Mistletoe Kiss With The Heart Doctor

Christmas Under The Northern Lights / Mistletoe Kiss With The Heart Doctor

Author: Annie O'Neil, Marion Lennox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Will she fall for the Scottish doc? Betrayed by her fiance, Audrey escapes to remote Bourtree Island. But she can't escape Cooper...the gorgeous doctor she must work with! They both have demons to face. Will they have the courage to find healing and happiness-together? Can it change her life? After rescuing cardiologist Marc from an underground cave, island GP Elsa finds herself accepting his offer of help in return. But soon she's fighting to protect her heart, knowing he'll return to Sydney when the festivities are over...

Descent

Descent

Author: Helen Hardt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Turning Up The Heat / Pure Satisfaction

Turning Up The Heat / Pure Satisfaction

Author: J. Margot Critch, Rebecca Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

From sworn enemies...to secret lovers! Tom Cain is as gorgeous as he is forbidden. Distiller Gemma Rexford knows she shouldn't crave his hands, his mouth, everywhere. But she can't resist seducing him, and each moment in his arms is as decadent as fine rum. Will sleeping with the enemy cost her everything? She's his for the holidays... Bubbly Ruby Bisset is too young for CFO Adrian Wentworth, so he keeps his distance. But impersonating their bosses at a Hawaiian resort over Christmas means sharing a cabin. And when Ruby goads him into a kiss under the mistletoe he realises this tropical indulgence might leave him craving more...

American Affairs: New York Nights

American Affairs: New York Nights

Author: Rebecca Winters, Elizabeth Bevarly, Barbara Dunlop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Overnight Billionaire CEO Nick Wainwright can handle billion-dollar business deals with his eyes closed, but a baby? Nick needs help- a nanny for his precious son, and fast! Nick never mixes business with pleasure, but when delectable Reese Chamberlain enters his Park Avenue apartment, everything changes.... * When down-to-earth Gracie Sumner learns she has been left fourteen billion dollars, she doesn't know what to do. Especially when the 'true heir', Harrison Sage III, stakes his claim. Harrison is not amused, especially when quirky Gracie starts to get under his skin. But Soon a contested will turns into a contest of wills in the bedroom...! * When rancher Reed Terrell finds he is an overnight millionaire that isn't his biggest surprise! It is his attraction to city girl Katrina Jacobs. Reed knows an affair with Katrina can't continue, she left the ranch life behind years ago. But can Reed risk losing the only woman who makes him crave something more?

A Surprise Christmas Wedding

A Surprise Christmas Wedding

Author: Phillipa Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Pre-order now: the new festive romance from the Top 10 bestselling author of A Perfect Cornish Christmas. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Trisha Ashley. Experience the magic of a perfect Cumbrian Christmas. 'Sparkling and festive, as satisfying as figgy pudding and clotted cream - loved it!' Milly Johnson It's been a year since Lottie's fiance walked out, leaving her heartbroken. But things start to look up when she lands her dream job at a beautiful Lake District estate, with a handsome groundskeeper for a neighbour. So when Lottie is asked to organise a last minute Christmas wedding at Firholme, she can't wait to get started. Until she meets the couple, and discovers that Connor, the man who broke her heart, is the groom-to-be. As snow falls on the hills, can Lottie put aside her past to organise the perfect winter wedding? And will there be any festive magic left to bring Lottie the perfect Christmas she deserves? Curl up with this gorgeous story about love and second chances, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley and Milly Johnson. Praise for Phillipa Ashley's books: 'Sparkling and festive, as satisfying as figgy pudding and clotted cream - loved it!' Milly Johnson 'Sheer joy!' Katie Fforde 'Full of genuine warmth and quirky characters' Woman's Own 'Serious festive escapism . . . like a big warm hug' Popsugar 'A page-turner of a festive read' My Weekly

Spanish Scandals: Dangerous Liaisons

Spanish Scandals: Dangerous Liaisons

Author: Jennie Lucas, Angela Bissell, Maggie Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Nine-month consequences One dark, unfathomable glance from Alejandro, the notorious Duke of Alzacar, and I was his. It was only later that I realised why he'd seduced me, and I had no choice but to flee. Nine months on, he's found me. I can never let the duke take our son away from me. But Alejandro will stop at nothing. I just have one card left to play.... * To save her family's prestigious gentleman's club Emily Royce must sell her father's shares to ruthless but gorgeous Ramon de la Vega. When there is unexpected chemistry, Emily surrenders to one glorious night in Paris with Ramon. But when the night leads to an unexpected pregnancy Ramon is determined to protect Emily and their unborn child... * The last person Jenny Renfrew expects to open the door to on a dark and tempestuous night is her Spanish ex-husband! She's fought hard for her independence since their split but Rodrigo always was irresistible. Any glimmer of hope Jenny finds in his arms is destined to be dashed-until fate throws them one last surprise...