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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!

We Met in December

We Met in December

Author: Rosie Curtis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Prepare to fall head over heels. This is the perfect book for fans of Josie Silver, Richard Curtis, and anyone who ever fell in love with the wrong person. What if you couldn't get away from the one who got away? Unlucky in love Jess is following her dream and moving to London. It's December, and she's taking a room in a crumbling Notting Hill house-share with four strangers. On her first night Jess meets Alex, the guy sharing her floor. They don't kiss under the mistletoe, but as far as Jess is concerned, the connection is instant. She lets herself imagine how their relationship will grow over the following year. But when Jess returns from a Christmas holiday, she finds Alex has started dating someone else - beautiful Emma, who lives on the floor above them. Now Jess faces a year of bumping into (hell, sharing a bathroom with) the man of her dreams... and the woman of his. Jess is determined to move on and survive the next twelve months... but love has a way of hampering even the best laid plans... Set over the course of one life-changing year, this is the most uplifting and moving love story of 2019. `Like putting on your favourite Christmas jumper: cosy, heartwarming and gorgeously romantic' Holly Martin `A perfect festive hug of a book. It's packed with brilliant characters, beautiful settings, warm humour and a love story guaranteed to steal your heart. I absolutely adored this clever, wonderful story. Get ready to meet your new favourite author!' Miranda Dickinson

Star-Crossed `A bright, brilliant, joyful love story' JOSIE SILVER bestselling author of ONE DAY IN DECEMBER

Star-Crossed `A bright, brilliant, joyful love story' JOSIE SILVER bestselling author of ONE DAY IN DECEMBER

Author: Minnie Darke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

------------------------------ A gloriously feel-good romantic comedy about good friends, true love and all the signs of the zodiac, perfect for anyone who loves David Nicholls, Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes. Destiny doesn't happen by accident . . . When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her teenage crush Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer) it could be by chance. Or it could be written in the stars. Justine works at the Alexandria Park Star - and Nick, she now learns, relies on the magazine's astrology column to guide him in life. Looking for a way to get Nick's attention, Justine has the idea of making a few small alterations to the horoscope for Aquarius before it goes to print. After all, it's only the stars. What could possibly go wrong?

Lost and Found Sisters A Novel

Lost and Found Sisters A Novel

Author: Jill Shalvis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

They say life can change in an instant... After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend. So why does she feel like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find? Then when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim, the shocking revelation washes over her like a tidal wave. Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend and heads up the coast to her small hometown of Wildstone, California. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town's simple pleasures...and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked. As Quinn settles in, she discovers the inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family. Now, with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have. Something totally different for your beach read this year-and you're going to love it. -Bustle

Greek Mavericks: For The Greek's Revenge The Consequence of His Vengeance / Claimed for His Duty / Taken by Her Greek Boss

Greek Mavericks: For The Greek's Revenge The Consequence of His Vengeance / Claimed for His Duty / Taken by Her Greek Boss

Author: Jennie Lucas, Tara Pammi, Cathy Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

He always gets what he wants! Ten years ago, with her father arrested for fraud, Letty Spencer became the most hated ex-socialite in Manhattan, forced to push away the only man she's ever loved. Now, Darius Kyrillos is no longer the poor chauffeur's son and he's come back to claim her! * Leah Huntington's safety was entrusted to Greek tycoon Stavros Sporades but the rebellious heiress was a beacon for fortune hunters. The only way for Stavros to protect her was to marry her himself! * Nick Papaeliou dates beautiful women, so his attraction to frumpy Rose is a mystery. Maybe it's because she's not falling at his feet! But as his ruthless seduction weakens her resolve, Nick's in for a surprise- as Rose is woman than he could ever imagine....

The Nurse's Christmas Temptation The Nurse's Christmas Temptation / a Mistletoe Kiss for the Single Dad

The Nurse's Christmas Temptation The Nurse's Christmas Temptation / a Mistletoe Kiss for the Single Dad

Author: Ann McIntosh, Traci Douglass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

An attraction impossible to ignore... Nurse Harmony Kinkaid has grabbed the chance to spend Christmas working on a remote Scottish island. Without her beloved grandmother, the season won't be the same. But her organised world is thrown off balance by her fierce attraction to daredevil Dr Cameron MacRurie... Together again for Christmas! GP Nick has returned to Bayside to focus on raising his young son. The last person he expects to see is high-flying Beverly Hills surgeon Belle! Could a mistletoe kiss with his childhood sweetheart spark a second chance...?

One Night With His Ex One Night with His Ex (One Night) / Seductive Secrets (Sweet Tea and Scandal)

One Night With His Ex One Night with His Ex (One Night) / Seductive Secrets (Sweet Tea and Scandal)

Author: Katherine Garbera, Cat Schield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

One Night with His Ex by Katherine Garbera Two lovers reunite for one unforgettable night. Will it be their last one together? When her sister's engagement party reunites Hadley Everton with her ex-lover Mauricio Velasquez, it's lust at first sight all over again. But what should be a farewell fling leaves them both longing for a second chance. But with a media scandal sabotaging their future, can they commit this time? Seductive Secrets by Cat Schield One of Charleston's oldest families... infiltrated by a beautiful stranger. When Lia Marsh is mistaken for a long-lost family member, Paul Watts has no choice but to go along with the ruse. Still, he must expose Lia's secret agenda, and yet soon he's the one with the secret.... He desires the woman who could destroy everything he holds dear...

Christmas Baby For The Billionaire Christmas Baby for the Billionaire (South Shore Billionaires) / Bridesmaid for Hire (Matchmaking Mamas)

Christmas Baby For The Billionaire Christmas Baby for the Billionaire (South Shore Billionaires) / Bridesmaid for Hire (Matchmaking Mamas)

Author: Donna Alward, Marie Ferrarella Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Christmas Baby for the Billionaire By Donna Alward A stolen fling... An unexpected Christmas gift! Tycoon Jeremy is better suited to brokering deals than bringing up babies, until his summer romance with resort manager Tori Sharpe leaves her pregnant! Can a magical New York Christmas convince them both there's room in his high-octane life for her and their baby? Bridesmaid for Hire By Marie Ferrarella He was the love she lost... Now he's back. When Gina Bongino called off her engagement to Shane McBride she thought she'd lost him forever. Now he's back and both find themselves working at the same wedding. Can the magical setting help heal the past, and allow them both to trust their hearts again...

Claiming My Bride Of Convenience

Claiming My Bride Of Convenience

Author: Kate Hewitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

`We had an arrangement.' `Well, now I want to change it.' My terms were clear: money and a luxurious Greek island sanctuary in exchange for her becoming Mrs Matteo Diakis-on paper at least-in order to secure my business empire. But now my 'wife' Daisy wants to be free to create a real family. And as the shy waitress I've married starts to reveal an intriguing spirited side it becomes high time I claimed my convenient bride!

The Innocent's Emergency Wedding

The Innocent's Emergency Wedding

Author: Natalie Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Her proposal is unexpected... Her choice of groom...? Shocking! Katie Collins can't believe she's standing in front of notorious playboy and CEO Alessandro Zetticci asking him to marry her-immediately! She's desperate to escape the wedding her ruthless foster-father has organised for her, and who better to ask for help than his nemesis? It's only temporary-but when Alessandro tests the boundaries of their arrangement untouched Katie finds herself awakened to unknown and oh-so-tempting desire...

Virgin Princess's Marriage Debt Virgin Princess's Marriage Debt / Demanding His Desert Queen

Virgin Princess's Marriage Debt Virgin Princess's Marriage Debt / Demanding His Desert Queen

Author: Pippa Roscoe, Annie West Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Virgin Princess's Marriage Debt `I want what you once promised me...' At a Parisian ball, Princess Sofia meets a man she never thought she'd see again-billionaire Theo. Now, as their chemistry is reignited, Theo creates a scandal and finally claims Sofia's hand in marriage! Demanding His Desert Queen Passionately reunited in his bed! Desert Prince Karim needs a bride-and Queen Safiyah is the perfect choice. But the pain of their broken engagement years ago remains. Karim's demands are simple: a convenient marriage for their country's sake. Except Safiyah still fires his blood...

Secret Heirs: Baby Scandal From One Night to Wife / Larenzo's Christmas Baby / a Vow to Secure His Legacy

Secret Heirs: Baby Scandal From One Night to Wife / Larenzo's Christmas Baby / a Vow to Secure His Legacy

Author: Rachael Thomas, Kate Hewitt, Annie West Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A life-changing secret! Three months ago, journalist Serena James had her heart broken by a man she'll never forget, especially not the fury in his eyes the night they parted. Now she's back in Santorini to tell Nikos Petrakis that their summer fling had unexpected repercussions... * One blissful night in Larenzo Cavelli's bed changed Emma Leighton's life forever. By dawn she knew two things: Larenzo would spend the rest of his life behind bars, and he would never see the baby their union had made! * After losing her mother, Imogen Holgate believes she's living on borrowed time. So the cautious accountant blows all her savings on a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world but she didn't count on a steamy affair with Parisian Thierry Girard.

A Forever Family: Their Christmas Delivery Her Festive Doorstep Baby / Meant-to-be Family / the Child Who Rescued Christmas

A Forever Family: Their Christmas Delivery Her Festive Doorstep Baby / Meant-to-be Family / the Child Who Rescued Christmas

Author: Kate Hardy, Marion Lennox, Jessica Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A second chance at happiness... When baby Hope is left on her doorstep, Amy Howes knows she must help her, if only for one night. Luckily, her enigmatic and gorgeous neighbour Dr Josh Farnham is around to lend a helping hand... * Oliver Evans walked away from his wife, Emily, to allow her the chance to be a mum - something he just couldn't give her. But when Emily crashes back into his life, Oliver knows that this time he can never let her go! * For nurse Sara Wittman, life with husband Cole is perfect...until they discover having a much-wanted baby can't happen. Then Cole learns of a two-year-old son he never knew existed - and they face a crash course in parenting!