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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!

Fate

Fate

Author: Helen Hardt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

The Last Act of Adam Campbell Fall in love with this heart-warming, life-affirming novel

The Last Act of Adam Campbell Fall in love with this heart-warming, life-affirming novel

Author: Andy Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

'Astoundingly good. Brave, wickedly funny and profoundly affecting. Wow!' Miranda Dickinson NetGalley reviewers are loving this feel-good, uplifting novel: 'WOW if this book doesn't make you cry then I'm pretty sure nothing will' 'I loved every single page . . . I haven't been able to stop thinking about since I finished it' 'You will need a lot of tissues, as it is funny, sad and touching and really shows the strength of human spirit' A year can go quickly. Particularly when it's your last. Adam had a good life: a job he enjoyed, a nice house, a loving partner and a bright six-year-old daughter. Then he cheated on his partner. Then she kicked him out of their home. And then he was given approximately twelve months to live. Despite the devastating news, Adam is determined to turn his life around before it finally runs out. Help comes in the form of an ex-junky, a cantankerous train driver, a nun experiencing a crisis of faith, and a teenager intent on losing her virginity - all living on borrowed time, all desperate to feel alive before their time is up.

Mismatched in Manhattan

Mismatched in Manhattan

Author: Tash Skilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2020

'A sweet, genuinely funny, banter-filled delight of a rom-com. I absolutely loved this modern day You've Got Mail' Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks Love can happen when you least expect it . . . Dumped by his fiancee, Miles is reduced to couch-surfing across Manhattan and using a local cafe as his office. Also, he no longer believes in love, which is not exactly a good look in his line of work. Zoey's eccentric L.A. boss sent her packing to New York to 'grow'. But beneath her chill Cali demeanour, Zoey's terrified to venture beyond the cafe across the street. Miles and Zoey have absolutely nothing in common. The only thing they share is their daily battle for the cafe's day-old biscotti. They don't know they're both ghost-writing 'authentic' profiles for rival online dating services. Until they meet online, pretending to be other people . . . As their clients head for dating disaster, Miles and Zoey spend their virtual time falling for one another, but will their online connection turn into a perfect match when they realize who they are IRL? The perfect love letter to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher and all the wonderful rom-coms that act as a pick-me-up when we most need it.

Almost Home

Almost Home

Author: Debbie Macomber, Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2020

Hideaway

Hideaway

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2020

One day, she thought, one moment, one innocent game. How was it that day, that moment, that game never seemed to end? Caitlyn Sullivan is just nine years old when a game of hide and seek at a family party will change her life forever. The betrayal she experienced that night will shape Caitlyn's life - and for years she runs and runs, hiding from the aftermath of the trauma. But Caitlyn comes to realise that if she wants to not just survive but thrive, she must return to the family home to face up to her past. What happened that night may always haunt Caitlyn but she must decide if it's what you're running from that matters. Or who finds you.

Hideaway

Hideaway

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2020

One day, she thought, one moment, one innocent game. How was it that day, that moment, that game never seemed to end? Caitlyn Sullivan is just nine years old when a game of hide and seek at a family party will change her life forever. The betrayal she experienced that night will shape Caitlyn's life - and for years she runs and runs, hiding from the aftermath of the trauma. But Caitlyn comes to realise that if she wants to not just survive but thrive, she must return to the family home to face up to her past. What happened that night may always haunt Caitlyn but she must decide if it's what you're running from that matters. Or who finds you.

Dream Maker

Dream Maker

Author: Kristen Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2020

Two broken hearts find love and healing in each other in this sexy contemporary romance spin-off from the New York Times bestselling author of the Rock Chick and Dream Man series. Evie is a bonafide nerd and a hyper-intelligent chick who has only ever been able to rely on herself. So when she decides to earn an engineering degree, she takes a job dancing at Smithie's club to make the tuition money she needs. But between her lack of dancing skills and an alpha bad boy who becomes overly protective, Evie realizes this gig might not be as easy as she thought. Daniel 'Mag' Magnusson knows a thing or two about pain, but the mask he wears is excellent. No one can tell that this good-looking, quick-witted and roguish guy has deep-seated issues. Mag puts on a funny-guy routine so he can hide his broken heart and PTSD. But when Evie dances her way into Mag's life, he realises that he needs to come face-to-face with the demons of his past if he wants a future with her. Praise for Kristen Ashley: 'Kristen Ashley's books are addicting!'Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author 'I don't know how Kristen Ashley does it; I just read the damn books and happily get lost in her world' Frolic on the Dream Man series '[Kristen] Ashley captivates' Publishers Weekly 'When you pick up an Ashley book, you know you're in for plenty of gut-punching emotion, elaborate family drama and sizzling sex' RT Book Reviews 'Kristen Ashley books should come with a warning that says, You may become addicted to KA books ' Night Owl Reviews 'Any hopeless romantic would devour everything Kristen Ashley has to offer!' Fresh Fiction

If I Don't Have You

If I Don't Have You

Author: Sareeta Domingo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2020

The Secrets of Sunshine

The Secrets of Sunshine

Author: Phaedra Patrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

'A wonderfully hope-filled story' Sarah Haywood, bestselling author of The Cactus A single father gets an unexpected second chance at love in the heart-warming new novel from the bestselling author of The Library of Lost and Found. Mitchell Fisher has said a firm goodbye to romance. He relishes his job cutting off the padlocks that couples fasten to his hometown's famous 'love story' bridge. Only his young daughter Poppy knows that behind his prickly veneer, Mitchell is deeply lonely - and he still grieves the loss of Poppy's mother. Then one hot summer's day, everything changes when Mitchell bravely rescues a woman who falls from the bridge into the river. He's surprised to feel an unexpected connection to her, but then she disappears. Desperate to find the mysterious woman, Mitchell teams up with her spirited sister Liza to see if she's left any clues behind. There's just one - a secret message on the padlock she left on love story bridge... Brimming with Phaedra Patrick's signature charm and a sparkling cast of characters, The Secrets of Sunshine follows one man's journey to unlock his heart and discover new beginnings in the unlikeliest places. *** Praise for Phaedra Patrick: 'A gem of a book. I loved it.' Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestseller 'A charming story of self-discovery.' Hello! 'Wonderful... the perfect summer read.' Woman 'A charming story with thought-provoking themes.' Candis 'A feel-good story with oodles of charm.' The Daily Mail 'This book is a balm for the soul and the heart.' The Sun 'Eccentric, charming and wise, this will illuminate your heart.' Nina George, author of The Little Paris Bookshop

Upstairs Downstairs Temptation / Hot Nashville Nights Upstairs Downstairs Temptation (the Men of Stone River) / Hot Nashville Nights (Daughters of Country)

Upstairs Downstairs Temptation / Hot Nashville Nights Upstairs Downstairs Temptation (the Men of Stone River) / Hot Nashville Nights (Daughters of Country)

Author: Janice Maynard, Sheri WhiteFeather Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Upstairs Downstairs Temptation by Janice Maynard You want to kiss me? He should say no... Billionaire Farrell Stone needs a live-in housekeeper. Single mother Ivy Danby needs a job to support her baby daughter. Both problems solved. Except Ivy fascinates Farrell, more than any employee should. Would one sizzling night with Ivy be a huge mistake... or the fresh start they both need? Hot Nashville Nights by Sheri WhiteFeather I'm about to reunite with the lover from my past... But this time, it's strictly business! Alice McKenzie's career is taking off, thanks to her latest job: Cleaning up the image of one of Nashville's hottest stars. The trouble is, songwriter Spencer Riggs and Alice once were lovers. They can't hide their mutual desire. But Alice is not the wild child she was five years ago. And there's something Spencer isn't saying...

Cinderella's Royal Secret / His Innocent's Passionate Awakening Cinderella's Royal Secret (Once Upon a Temptation) / His Innocent's Passionate Awakening (Once Upon a Temptation)

Cinderella's Royal Secret / His Innocent's Passionate Awakening Cinderella's Royal Secret (Once Upon a Temptation) / His Innocent's Passionate Awakening (Once Upon a Temptation)

Author: Lynne Graham, Melanie Milburne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Bound by her nine-month surprise! For innocent cleaner Izzy, accidentally interrupting her most exclusive client, Sheikh Rafiq, coming out of the shower is mortifying...and yet their instantaneous attraction leads to the most amazing night of her life! But then she does a pregnancy test... Untouched...until the Italian's proposal! If there's a chance that marrying Artie will give his grandfather the will to live Luca must do it. But he's determined to resist temptation... Until their scorching wedding kiss stirs this beauty into sensual new life!

Gorgeous Greeks: Playing Her Games Playing by the Greek's Rules (Puffin Island) / Changing Constantinou's Game / Falling for Dr Dimitriou

Gorgeous Greeks: Playing Her Games Playing by the Greek's Rules (Puffin Island) / Changing Constantinou's Game / Falling for Dr Dimitriou

Author: Sarah Morgan, Jennifer Hayward, Anne Fraser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Dark Secrets Lily Rose craves a fairy-tale love, but in her experience it always ends in heartbreak. So now Lily's trying a different approach-a fling with her boss, infamous Greek playboy Nik Zervakis! It starts as a sensual game, but can Lily stick to Nik's rules? And what's more, can he? * Alexios Constantinou is notorious for his lethal charm, and doesn't waste the opportunity on reporter Isabel Peters! But Isabel's next story is Alex, and the closer she gets the closer she comes to discovering his secret. Now, with everything at stake, he'll need a whole new game plan... * Dr Katherine Burns has escaped to Greece to grieve. Yet her new sanctuary is disrupted by Dr Alexander Dimitriou. Katherine soon finds herself being swept away by this gorgeous man and his adorable young daughter. But falling for Alexander means Katherine can't hide from her old life forever...