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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!

The Vineyard At Painted Moon

The Vineyard At Painted Moon

Author: Susan Mallery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Searching for the perfect blend of love, family and wine Mackenzie Dienes seems to have it all-a beautiful home, close friends and a successful career as an elite winemaker with the family winery. There's just one problem-it's not her family, it's her husband's. In fact, everything in her life is tied to him-his mother is the closest thing to a mum that she's ever had, their home is on the family compound, his sister is her best friend. So when she and her husband admit their marriage is over, her pain goes beyond heartbreak. She's on the brink of losing everything. Her job, her home, her friends and, worst of all, her family. Staying is an option. She can continue to work at the winery, be friends with her mother-in-law, hug her nieces and nephews-but as an employee, nothing more. Or she can surrender every piece of her heart in order to build a legacy of her own. If she can dare to let go of the life she thought she wanted, she might discover something even more beautiful waiting for her beneath a painted moon. ... Everyone Loves Susan Mallery 'Heartwarming and hilarious' - Rebecca Raisin 'Warm, witty and romantic. The perfect feel-good read' - Sarah Morgan 'Susan Mallery is one of my favourites.' #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

The Surprise Bollywood Baby / The World's Most Notorious Greek

The Surprise Bollywood Baby / The World's Most Notorious Greek

Author: Tara Pammi, Jackie Ashenden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Playing pretend just got real! For Zara, a pretend romance with old flame Virat is the ideal story to feed the press and halt her family's attempts to marry her off. But after sparks are reignited one scorching night they're left with a very real consequence to go with their fake relationship... Passion...but at what cost? To gain his rightful inheritance, Achilles Templeton must wed. But for a famous playboy like himself such a condition seems impossible! Until he meets Willow-the perfect, convenient bride next door...

Terms Of Their Costa Rican Temptation / Crowning His Innocent Assistant

Terms Of Their Costa Rican Temptation / Crowning His Innocent Assistant

Author: Pippa Roscoe, Millie Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

A deal forged in paradise Skye Soames's search for her family's long-lost diamonds leads her to Benoit Chandelar's mansion in the Costa Rican rainforest. The billionaire offers to help her find the diamonds-if she agrees to a marriage pact to save his company! 'Don't tempt me, Matteo.' Countless women would be thrilled to marry King Matteo de la Cruz. Yet his brilliant personal assistant Livia flat-out refuses his proposal...and then quits! Matteo is outraged, then intrigued...can anything make his ideal Queen reconsider?

Before My Actual Heart Breaks

Before My Actual Heart Breaks

Author: Tish Delaney Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2021

'This is in many ways a familiar story but it is told in such a fresh, entertaining, funny and moving way, it felt like I was reading something brand new.' RODDY DOYLE __________________________________________________ 'If I could go back to being sixteen again, I'd do things differently.' 'Everyone over the age of forty feels like that, you total gom,' says my best friend Lizzie Magee. When she was young Mary Rattigan wanted to fly. She was going to take off like an angel from heaven and leave the muck and madness of troubled Northern Ireland behind. Nothing but the Land of Happy Ever After would do for her. But as a Catholic girl with a B.I.T.C.H. for a Mammy and a silent Daddy, things did not go as she and Lizzie Magee had planned. Now, five children, twenty-five years, an end to the bombs and bullets, enough whisky to sink a ship and endless wakes and sandwich teas later, Mary's alone. She's learned plenty of hard lessons and missed a hundred steps towards the life she'd always hoped for. Will she finally find the courage to ask for the love she deserves? Or is it too late?

A Place Like Home

A Place Like Home

Author: Rosamunde Pilcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2021

A spellbinding collection of fifteen stories from multi-million copy, internationally bestselling author Rosamunde Pilcher, published posthumously two years after her death, with an introduction by Sunday Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley. In The Holiday, a wife surprises her husband of twenty-five years with a holiday full of Mediterranean sunshine, red rocks and blue seas in an effort to rekindle the romance they had before children. The Eye of Love takes the reader to the bright spring sunshine and sparkling waves of a Northumbrian village where old flames meet again. In A Place Like Home, a lonely young woman goes to recuperate in a Scottish countryside after a brief illness. The fruit orchards and fresh sea air offer much needed respite, but not so much as the handsome, mysterious farmer . . . Each of the fifteen stories is a perfect slice of romance written with warmth and passion, featuring some wonderfully memorable, smart and feisty female characters that will transport the reader to another time and place. 'Her genius is to create characters you really care about' Daily Express 'Rosamunde Pilcher's warm spell is charming and utterly convincing' Daily Mail 'Pilcher's storytelling skills are serene and beguiling' The Times 'Pilcher's strength is knowing what she can do well and writing about what she knows. She has a way of tapping into the emotional life of her readers and making them care about characters not unlike themselves' Daily Telegraph 'Britain's most under-rated novelist' Sunday Times 'This warm-hearted family saga, beautifully written and expertly paced, is just as satisfying now as when it was first published more than 30 years ago.' Daily Mail

Secret Billionaire On Her Doorstep / His Forever Texas Rose

Secret Billionaire On Her Doorstep / His Forever Texas Rose

Author: Michelle Douglas, Stella Bagwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Secret Billionaire on Her Doorstep Michelle Douglas A shocking inheritance... An emotional journey... Running from heartbreak, Callie's ready to start afresh in New York! But staying in an apartment she inherited from a grandmother she never knew leads to many unsolved family questions. Luckily, her intriguingly handsome new neighbour, Owen Perry, has agreed to help. Callie's not ready to start dating... but the attraction between them is difficult to ignore. But what is Owen not telling her? His Forever Texas Rose Stella Bagwell The new girl in town won't change this bachelor's mind... Or will she? Trey Lasseter's instant attraction to the animal clinic's new receptionist spells trouble. No way is he risking his heart again. But Nicole Nelson isn't giving up on her fresh start in this small town-or the hunky veterinarian assistant. Their mutual affection for animals isn't all they could share. But is Trey ready to commit to the woman he's already fallen for?

Dangerous Liaisons: Seduction

Dangerous Liaisons: Seduction

Author: Maya Blake, Louise Fuller, Jane Porter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

I want you Ruthless Alexandros Christofides will stop at nothing to recover a precious family heirloom-including using delectable dancer Sage Woods as bait! But his plan to blackmail her into compliance unravels when he discovers just how quickly their attraction ignites! Now Xandro's in danger of forgetting his own rules-because in this game of seduction, there can only be one winner... * Out-of-work actress Daisy Maddox would do anything for her brother-even sneak into a sleek New York office to return the watch he stole from billionaire Rollo Fleming. When Rollo catches her red-handed, Daisy is completely at his mercy. But Rollo needs a wife to seal a deal, and events take a wild turn-he demands Daisy become his temporary wife! * Raising her sister's child has left Rachel Bern penniless and desperate. Since her orphaned nephew's family has ignored her attempts at contact, she has no choice but to bring him to the Marcello's door. But Giovanni Marcello can't believe that she doesn't have an ulterior motive. One kiss should unravel her deception, until their smouldering chemistry has Gio reconsidering...

Passionately Ever After

Passionately Ever After

Author: Dani Collins, Michelle Smart, Tara Pammi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Bride for now... or forever? At an exclusive masquerade ball, Tiffany Davis is able to hide her scars and reveal her true self-a powerful businesswoman with an offer for the president of Bregnovia. Ryzard Vrbancic has no interest in her business deal, but the woman who can match his ruthless determination makes him eager to seduce from her the one thing she's not offering.... * Ever since losing her sister, Hannah has sheltered herself from the world, but being knocked from her bike is a wake-up call. Now there is one thing left on her to-do list, and only one man who can help her. But will the dangerous, devastatingly gorgeous Sicilian Francesco oblige her? * Cool, calm and collected CEO Kimberly Stanton is following hot on the heels of her scandalous sister Olivia. Not only has she shocked everyone with the announcement of her marriage to Brazilian bad-boy-tycoon Diego Pereira - she's also pregnant! If the rumours of society's most notorious couple are true, who can say what lies ahead?

Australian Nights: Heat Of The Night

Australian Nights: Heat Of The Night

Author: Emma Darcy, Annie West, Fiona Brand Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Seduce me slowly Jake Freedman is biding his time before exacting vengeance on the man who destroyed his family. And if a blind date with Costarella's daughter will keep his bitterest enemy sweet, Jake will don his bespoke Italian suit and mask his cynicism with a killer smile.... It seems that, in this case, revenge is a dish best served red-hot! * Raul, Prince of Maritz, is furious that an archaic law is forcing him to wed. But marrying the recently discovered princess Luisa Hardwicke will help bring stability to the monarchy. Only, Luisa challenges Raul at every turn-and he finds himself anticipating their wedding night with an excitement he never imagined he'd feel... * After becoming the reluctant owner of the company that had cost him his fiancee, Constantine Atraeus wants more. Controlling Ambrosi Pearls would not be complete without enticing Sienna Ambrosi back into his bed. But Sienna won't be won over with simple promises and elaborate seductions. Constantine must propose the ultimate marriage bargain!

Rescued By The Guarded Tycoon / Making Room For The Rancher

Rescued By The Guarded Tycoon / Making Room For The Rancher

Author: Rosanna Battigelli, Christy Jeffries Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Rescued by the Guarded Tycoon Rosanna Battigelli A snowbound single mum And her reluctant rescuer! When bachelor tycoon Red Brannigan rescues single mum Ronnie during a snowstorm, they're forced to spend the night together in front of a crackling fire to keep warm. It's the perfect romantic setting. But Red has sworn off love and Ronnie is determined to put her little boy first. Can she risk losing the one man who truly makes her heart dance? Making Room for the Rancher Christy Jeffries Finding love is the easy part... Building a family is the challenge To Dahlia King, Connor Remington is just another wannabe cowboy who'll be back in the city by mid-winter. But underneath that city slicker shine, is a dedicated horseman who's already won the heart of Dahlia's animal-loving daughter. Before she knows it, Dahlia is one third of a happy trio. But when her ex returns, Connor must decide to step up with this family... or step out.

The Last Affair / The Love Cure

The Last Affair / The Love Cure

Author: A.C. Arthur, Cara Lockwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

A little anonymity... can show you who you really are! After months of hot online verbal foreplay, New York fashion executive Desta Henner is ready to meet her sexy stranger. Except that 'Dear Lover 1686' is Maurice Gold, dark and delicious glitterati millionaire...and Desta's coworker and friend. Now they have one weekend to explore their first-and last-illicit hook-up. But will what happens between them follow them back to their regular lives-and change them forever? A secret heir, a beautiful stranger... and one sexy bucket list! Liam Lange lives a sedate life until a wild night with a stranger. Is it the bed-breaking desire, the fact that they've just met ...or the woman herself? Cecily Nichols sweeps him into a mind-numbing night of physical release...and intimacy. But she comes with a sad secret, that she only has a year left. Do they weather the good and the bad...or cut off their intense connection to protect each other?

Author: Stefanie London, Rachael Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Is he playing with her heart, or playing for keeps? A forbidden interlude with a costumed stranger...? It's every gamer girl's fantasy! Until Emery Daniels finds herself in a compromising position with her nemesis Rowan Lively. With her business struggling ,and her pride wounded, she should avoid the heartbreaker next door. But his smile is her kryptonite... A little secret sexy fun under the Tuscan sun... It's her best mate's wedding week - and Faye Davenport is celebrating with a skinny dip under the Tuscan moon. Except she's not alone. The sexy Italian dish is Rafael Perez - her mate's off-limits older brother. But now it's too late. This illicit, irresistible fire is already out of control...