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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!

Escape to the French Farmhouse

Escape to the French Farmhouse

Author: Jo Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'You smell the lavender, you feel the sun on your face, this book is pure joy!' Katie Fforde 'Uplifting and full of warmth, this novel is the next best thing to jetting off to France on a relaxing break away.' My Weekly Can Del find her recipe for happiness? Del and her husband Ollie moved to a beautiful village in Provence for a fresh start after years of infertility struggles. But six weeks after they arrive, they're packing the removal van once more. As Del watches the van leave for England, she suddenly realises exactly what will make her happier...a new life in France - without Ollie. Now alone, all Del has is a crumbling farmhouse, a mortgage to pay and a few lavender plants. What on earth is she going to do? After discovering an old recipe book at the market run by the rather attractive Fabian, Del starts to bake. But can her new-found passion really help her let go of the past and lead to true happiness? A heart-warming tale about reclaiming your life, set amongst the lavender fields of Provence. Perfect escapism from the author of Late Summer in the Vineyard and The Honey Farm on the Hill. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Readers are falling in love with Escape to the French Farmhouse ***** 'It's simply amazing . . . has you hooked and makes you feel are in the sunshine in France.' ***** 'A refreshing, feel-good story, just perfect for sitting and reading in the sun.' ***** 'A love story at its best. You can smell the lavender.'

Billionaire Boss: Hot. Single. Billionaire.

Billionaire Boss: Hot. Single. Billionaire.

Author: Maureen Child, Michelle Celmer, Lucy Gordon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Unexpected Passion Bestselling writer Micah Hunter lives a nomadic life. But temporarily settling in a small town for research he finds himself tempted by his gorgeous landlady Kelly Flynn. When Kelly asks for his help; pretend they're engaged to placate her family, he agrees...until acting like they're in love begins to feel like more than an act! * Self-made CFO Emilio Suarez is one of the richest men in Texas. And it's time to reap his reward when Izzie Winthrop-the woman who dumped him when he was just a maid's son-shows up on his doorstep needing help. Time for Emilio to exact his revenge-or to reignite the explosive feelings he thought he'd left behind? * When tycoon Marcel Falcon and his ex Cassie are thrown together in Paris, both must face facts - the past is not the past. He's her boss now so there's no avoiding each other, and no escaping the fact that they've both changed dramatically. Underneath, the spark is there-but can it ever be the same again?

A Surprise Family: Their Perfect Surprise

A Surprise Family: Their Perfect Surprise

Author: Lucy Gordon, Abigail Gordon, Connie Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A Fairytale Future Tired of being in the shadow of her prettier, more popular sisters, Charlotte Patterson escapes to Italy where she seeks solace in the arms of mysterious widower Lucio Constello. But one intensely passionate night together will affect them more than they could possibly imagine... * For nurse Phoebe Howard, Bluebell Cove is the perfect place that she and adorable baby Marcus can call home. But she can't ignore the effect Harry Balfour, her gorgeous new boss, has on her. Harry wants the Howards in his life for good, if only Pheobe can find the courage to say 'I do'... * Dr Jason Drake is a brilliant Dr. But shaped by a painful past he runs his life as clinically as his medicine. Including his no-strings affair with his boss, Dr Stephanie Montclair! Their red-hot affair was never meant to last, so Jason's damaged heart is tested when a shock pregnancy complicates matters!

The Italian's Unexpected Heir / The Last Man She Expected

The Italian's Unexpected Heir / The Last Man She Expected

Author: Jennifer Faye, Michelle Major Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

The Italian's Unexpected Heir by Jennifer Faye Her baby surprise proves... that one night will never be enough! Enzo Bartolini is set on selling his family's Tuscan vineyard, and trying to forget the impulsive night he and best friend Sylvie shared. While the sale moves forward, the thrilling awareness between him and Sylvie is harder to move past...especially when she reveals she's carrying his baby! The Last Man She Expected by Michelle Major Falling for her arch nemesis Isn't going to happen Moving to Starlight for a fresh start after her divorce, Mara Reed did not expect to bump into Parker Johnson, her ex-husband's ruthless divorce attorney. Away from the big city, Mara is seeing Parker in a new light-but is it enough for her to set aside her anger?

Dream Vacation, Surprise Baby / The Maverick's Baby Arrangement

Dream Vacation, Surprise Baby / The Maverick's Baby Arrangement

Author: Ally Blake, Kathy Douglass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Dream Vacation, Surprise Baby by Ally Blake From young, free and single... ...to pregnancy shock! In Italy, on the holiday of a lifetime, Aubrey Truesdale is swept into a perfect holiday fling with gorgeous millionaire Sean Malone. So compellingly her opposite Aubrey can't resist him...except Sean's past makes him as unprepared as she is for their resulting baby bombshell! The Maverick's Baby Arrangement by Kathy Douglass Can he take a wife Without falling in love? Needing to convince the authorities that he's worthy of custody of his orphaned niece, wealthy rancher Daniel Dubois convinces Brittany Brandt to be his fake bride. Soon they are a cozy family of three-but can Daniel guard his heart in this make-believe family?

The Lost Love Song

The Lost Love Song

Author: Minnie Darke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A feel-good romance by the author of Star-crossed, perfect for anyone who loves David Nicholls, Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes. Arie and Diana were destined to be together. Arie falls for Diana in a heartbeat. Their love creates a life for them, a marriage and a home. Pianist Diana wants to capture this in a song for Arie. But that's not where the story ends... After Diana debuts their song to a room full of strangers, tragedy strikes and Arie never gets to hear it. There's still a verse to come. Diana's melody lives beyond her and the lost love song begins to find its way back home. Can it help Arie to find new hope, and a new love? Readers love Minnie Darke 'Witty, mischievous and intelligent... if you enjoy Marian Keyes or Mhairi McFarlane, you'll enjoy this. 'A clever and witty comedy' 'Warm, funny, addictive, I couldn't put it down.' 'A smart and funny novel' 'Beautifully written with warmth and wit... a truly delightful read.' 'Uplifting, romantic and fabulous... I loved this charming book.'

Secret Crush Seduction / The Rebel's Redemption

Secret Crush Seduction / The Rebel's Redemption

Author: Jayci Lee, Kira Sinclair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Secret Crush Seduction by Jayci Lee If I don't have you after that kiss, I'll burn to dust from the inside out... Aspiring fashion designer Adelaide Song wants to prove she's more than just a pampered heiress. All she needs is the help of Michael Reynolds, her childhood crush and her brother's best friend. But when her secret crush turns into an illicit liaison, Adelaide realises mixing business with pleasure spells trouble for all her plans.... The Rebel's Redemption by Kira Sinclair She owes him a second chance. He's ready to collect. Anderson Stone went to prison to protect Piper Blackburn. But when he sees the vulnerable beauty again ten years later, he still wants her-and she's still keeping secrets. She once trusted him with her life, and it cost them their past. How much will they risk for their future?

The Little Cottage in Lantern Square

The Little Cottage in Lantern Square

Author: Helen Rolfe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Step into the magic of Lantern Square... A delightfully heartwarming story, perfect for fans of Holly Hepburn and Cathy Bramley. The Little Cottage in Lantern Square is Helen Rolfe's four Lantern Square novellas collected together for the first time. Hannah went from high flyer in the city to business owner and has never looked back. In the cosy Cotswold village of Butterbury she runs Tied up with String, sending handmade gifts and care packages across the miles, as well as delivering them to people she thinks need them the most. But when her ex best-friend Georgia turns up and wants in on the action, will Hannah be willing to forgive and forget? With her business in jeopardy she needs to maintain the reputation she's established, and discover who she can trust... Meanwhile, a mysterious care package lands on her own doorstep at Lantern Cottage. Who is trying to win her heart - and will she ever be willing to give it away? *The Little Cottage in Lantern Square is the collected Lantern Square novellas. If you have read and enjoyed the novellas, then you have already enjoyed The Little Cottage in Lantern Square. For more novellas from Helen Rolfe, try her Little Cafe at the End of the Pier series* ***

Scandalous Secrets: Scandalous Reputation

Scandalous Secrets: Scandalous Reputation

Author: Maureen Child, Sophie Pembroke, Nikki Logan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Who is he? Security expert Garrett King has been covertly hired to protect Princess Alexis who has escaped her castle to look for independence and true love. As he bodyguard she's off limits. As a confirmed bachelor, he doesn't do happily ever after...but one kiss from a princess could change everything. * Thea has everything a bride wants: A Tuscan wedding, the perfect dress, a handsome groom...and her wedding will unite two families. So why is it only when her groom's brother Zeke Ashton arrives that things start feeling right? And who will be the groom under this Tuscan sun? * When Nathan Archer 'rescues' Viktoria Morfitt, he doesn't realise she needs no help. Or that he'll end up working with her. As attraction simmers between them, both are hiding secrets that have haunted them for years... but can they let go of the past or will the secrets ruin their future?

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Author: Egan Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'This one really pulled me in' JANE CORRY 'Tense, thrilling and full of twists and turns' ANGELA MARSONS 'Addictive, I was gripped from the opening chapter' JO SPAIN 'Plunges the reader in and leaves them gasping for air' RACHEL EDWARDS Mia thinks she has escaped her controlling ex-husband, Rob. She's found herself a new home, a new boyfriend and a new life. But when the police arrive to tell her that Rob has been found dead on his boat, things quickly fall apart. Mia is terrified she'll be suspected, however the police are keeping all options open. They know Mia had reason to hate her ex-husband, but she's not the only one. Plenty of people wanted Rob Creavy dead, not least his new wife, Rachel. What they don't know is that Mia has a secret, one she's desperate to protect. But someone else knows. Someone with very dark secrets of their own . . . A claustrophobic, twisty psychological thriller about love, trauma and revenge - perfect for fans of, THE HOLIDAY, SOMETHING IN THE WATER and THE WOMAN IN CABIN TEN.

The Second Chance Hotel

The Second Chance Hotel

Author: Rachel Dove Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

I absolutely loved this book... This has been the escape read I have been looking for. 5 Stars, Netgalley reviewer April Statham had it all - until her husband left her for a blonde ten years her junior. Now she's thirty-five, single, and starting again. So she does what anyone in her position would do: she impulsively invests her life savings in the chalet park she used to visit as a child, on the beautiful Cornish Coast. The Shady Pines Chalet Park is... ramshackle. But it has one big advantage - it is as far as physically possible from April's ex, his new fiancee, and her old life. With gorgeous handyman Cillian O'Leary, April is looking forward to the challenge. As visitors arrive, April realises that Shady Pines isn't just a second chance for her, it gives Cillian another shot at happiness too. But when he moves into the chalet next door, April's painful past starts to catch up with her, and she struggles to reconcile her feelings for Cillian. Is April's new beginning destined to end in failure - or will she find new friends, a new life and new love at her second chance hotel? Fans of Jenny Colgan, Emma Davies and Debbie Johnson will love Rachel Dove! Readers LOVE The Second Chance Hotel! 'Emotional and uplifting. I read it in one sitting on a lazy Saturday during lockdown and felt I had escaped to the Cornish coast for a few hours...'-NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars 'I absolutely loved this book, a beautiful setting and a variety of gorgeous characters all rolled in one... without a doubt a five star read.'-NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars 'The Second Chance Hotel is a truly heartwarming novel that will give you all the feels... It's the perfect feel-good book to curl up with this summer.'-NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars 'I absolutely loved this heart-warming novel about second chances and having hope and a chance to heal...There were moments to make you smile and even a moment when I shed a few tears thinking of my own mum.'-NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars

Sun, Sea and Sangria

Sun, Sea and Sangria

Author: Victoria Cooke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Escape to the palm-fringed beaches of the Canary Islands and wash your worries away. Kat swore off dating many years ago, after her marriage ended in a catastrophic mess. Having moved to the Canary Islands for a fresh start, she has never had much time for romance, channelling all her energy into managing an all-male dance troupe - the Heavenly Hunks. With golden beaches, sparkling blue water and relaxing after work with a glass of sangria - or three - for Kat, it's summer all year round. But despite life being postcard-perfect, Kat can't help but wonder if she is missing out on the most important thing of all . . . love. The dancers are all well known for their flirtatious antics and aren't looking for anything serious . . . except Jay. Sitting by the pool, watching the sun reflecting in the water, Kat feels like she can tell him anything. Handsome, caring and a good listener, he ignites a fire in Kat's heart that scares her witless. But her relationship with Jay should stay strictly professional . . . right? There is absolutely no way that she can be his boss and his date. As the temperature rises, will Kat be able to take the plunge, let go of her past and find romance in paradise? Fans of Sue Roberts, Mandy Baggot and Holly Martin will love Sun, Sea and Sangria! Readers LOVE Victoria Cooke! 'Uplifting, funny, romantic and charming ... The perfect summer read' 'Kept me hooked till the last page ... Recommended!' 'Heartwarming with a lovely romantic storyline and fantastic characters' 'Cosy romance that I read in one sitting' 'Could not put it down ... A nice summer read'