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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 Gift of Cockleberry Bay

The Gift of Cockleberry Bay

Author: Nicola May Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

All our favourite characters from Cockleberry Bay are back, including Hot, Rosa Smith's adorable dachshund, and his new-born puppies. Now successfully running the Cockleberry Cafe and wishing to start a family herself, Rosa feels the time is right to let her inherited Corner Shop go. However, her benefactor left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it. Rosa is torn. How can she make such a huge decision? And will it be the right one? Once the news gets out and goes public, untrustworthy newcomers appear in the Bay, their motives uncertain. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa's family heritage, a new journey of unpredictable and life-changing events begins to unfold. The Gift of Cockleberry Bay concludes this phenomenally successful series in typically brisk and bolshy style and will delight Rosa's many thousands of fans.

The Best Mistake

The Best Mistake

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Fearless

Fearless

Author: Fern Michaels Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Heart's Ease

Heart's Ease

Author: Sarah Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Wind River Undercover

Wind River Undercover

Author: Lindsay McKenna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Tranquility Falls

Tranquility Falls

Author: Davis Bunn Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel

Author: Emily St. John Mandel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2020

The extraordinary novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Station Eleven Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it's the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: 'Why don't you swallow broken glass.' Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, Emily St John Mandel's The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

The Worst Best Man A Novel

The Worst Best Man A Novel

Author: Mia Sosa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

A romantic comedy that's fun and flirty, young and fresh. - Popsugar (22 of the Best Books This Winter Has to Offer) Mia Sosa delivers a sassy, steamy #ownvoices enemies-to-lovers novel, perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory, Helen Hoang, and Sally Thorne! A wedding planner left at the altar? Yeah, the irony isn't lost on Carolina Santos, either. But despite that embarrassing blip from her past, Lina's offered an opportunity that could change her life. There's just one hitch... she has to collaborate with the best (make that worst) man from her own failed nuptials. Marketing expert Max Hartley is determined to make his mark with a coveted hotel client looking to expand its brand. Then he learns he'll be working with his brother's whip-smart, stunning-absolutely off-limits-ex-fiancee. And she loathes him. If they can nail their presentation without killing each other, they'll both come out ahead. Except Max has been public enemy number one ever since he encouraged his brother to jilt the bride, and Lina's ready to dish out a little payback of her own. Soon Lina and Max discover animosity may not be the only emotion creating sparks between them. Still, this star-crossed couple can never be more than temporary playmates because Lina isn't interested in falling in love and Max refuses to play runner-up to his brother ever again...

A Year of Chasing Love

A Year of Chasing Love

Author: Rosie Chambers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

One moment can change a lifetime... The last thing top divorce lawyer Olivia Hamilton ever expected was to be served her own divorce papers! To escape her marriage troubles, she agrees to go on a year-long trip to find the ultimate guide to love. Travelling the world, surrounded by stories of love and happiness, it's not long before her thoughts turn to Nathan, her soon-to-be ex-husband, and she starts to take note of her own lessons in love... But with Nathan over a thousand miles away, will it be too late? Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Philippa Ashley and Caroline Roberts. Readers LOVE A Year of Chasing Love: 'Fabulous, feel good, fun and romantic.' NetGalley reviewer 'Enjoyable.' NetGalley reviewer 'Ticked all the boxes. A good bit of escapism fiction.' NetGalley reviewer 'Lovely... Happy and funny.' NetGalley reviewer

A Hero Comes Home A Bell Sound Novel

A Hero Comes Home A Bell Sound Novel

Author: Sandra Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill returns with love and laughter with the third book in the Bell Sound series. Welcome to Bell Cove, North Carolina. The famous bells in this small Outer Banks town are ringing a hero's welcome when a former army captain returns home... After being held prisoner for three years in an Afghan prison, Jake Dawson is finally going home--except everyone, including his wife and young sons, believed he was dead. Jake has changed since he left for war, and now he isn't sure where he belongs. Sally has changed, too. Her marriage to Jacob was on shaky ground even before his last deployment, but he's still every inch the hot, headstrong man she loves, despite his wounds, both visible and invisible. Seeing him with their three boys makes her want to fight for this unexpected second chance. As summer winds down, all of the wacky folks in Bell Cove, which is awash with yellow ribbons and American flags, are aiming for a Labor Day Love Re-Connection. In fact, they're pulling out all the stops, in their usual outrageous style, to get Jake and Sally together again...

Sexy Beast / Burn My Hart Sexy Beast (Billion $ Bastards) / Burn My Hart

Sexy Beast / Burn My Hart Sexy Beast (Billion $ Bastards) / Burn My Hart

Author: Jackie Ashenden, Clare Connelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Sexy Beast Everett Calhoun was born bad. But only he can make her feel so good. Maintaining tight control-in business and in the bedroom-keeps my darkness in check. But I'd never let my girl-next-door best friend see the beast in me. Until Freya asks for a sexual favor... She's prepared to strip naked before me and let me take what I need. But will dominating the submissive redhead cost me my closest friend...or make me beg for something more? Burn My Hart I'm a gentleman, what can I say? But this Hart burns too hot to ever be a gentleman... I'm giving myself the ultimate birthday present: Theo Hart. Notorious billionaire Hart brother, Greek god, and sexual perfection in the flesh. Happy naughty birthday to me. It was only ever supposed to be about hot, dirty sex. But every moment Theo iginites my body with his touch, a little more of my heart burns. And soon, all that will be left is ashes...

Kidnapped For His Royal Heir / The Italian's Pregnant Cinderella Kidnapped for His Royal Heir / the Italian's Pregnant Cinderella

Kidnapped For His Royal Heir / The Italian's Pregnant Cinderella Kidnapped for His Royal Heir / the Italian's Pregnant Cinderella

Author: Maya Blake, Caitlin Crews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

His prisoner in paradise! Determined to claim his child, Zak demands that pregnant Violet meet him at the altar. And if she refuses...? This powerful Prince will keep her a willing captive on his private Caribbean island until she says I do! Bound by her nine-month secret! Billionaire Cristiano can't get the unexpectedly innocent Julienne out of his head. He's sure another night together will cure him...but her bombshell destroys his fiercely controlled life! Because his one-time Cinderella is carrying the next Cassara heir...