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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!

Sarah And The Single Dad / Tempted By The Brooding Vet Sarah and the Single Dad / Tempted by the Brooding Vet

Sarah And The Single Dad / Tempted By The Brooding Vet Sarah and the Single Dad / Tempted by the Brooding Vet

Author: Deanne Anders, Shelley Rivers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Will she choose a future with him? Nurse Sarah sought solace in her decision to donate her young son's organs, guided by a man who desperately needed a miracle for his own child. That same man is now her hospital's newest transplant surgeon-single dad David! Alex Morsi: heartbreaker...or heart-healer? The lush Dorset countryside is just what veterinary nurse Kiki Brown needs to regroup after her broken engagement. What she doesn't need is grumpy-but-gorgeous new boss local vet Alex Morsi and the temptation of his sweet kisses!

Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Author: Talia Hibbert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2020

'Funny, sexy and intensely romantic' Lucy Parker, author of The Austen Playbook Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him 'rescuing' her from their office building goes viral - perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory and Helen Hoang! Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown and an occasional roll in the hay to relive all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits. When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it's an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and ex-rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Now half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae - and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Dani's plan is simple: fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf's secretly a romantic - and he's determined to corrupt Dani's stone-cold realism. Suddenly, the easy lay Dani dreamed of is more complex than her thesis. Has her wish backfired? Or is the universe waiting for her to take a hint? *** 'Clever, sweet, sexy and brilliant' Carrie Ann Ryan, New York Times bestselling author 'So so so so good' Andie J. Christopher, USA Today bestselling author of Not the Girl You Marry 'A pure exuberant delight. I loved this book... Exactly what a romance should be' KJ Charles, author of Proper English '[An] awesome book, so full of heart and warmth and feels!' Charlotte Stein, author of Never Sweeter 'A thrilling, life-altering adventure that will keep readers riveted... Best of all, the romance is sizzling hot. This contemporary is a page-turning winner' Publishers Weekly

The Love Square

The Love Square

Author: Laura Jane Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2020

She's single. But it can still be complicated... Penny Bridge has always been unlucky in love. So she can't believe it when she meets a remarkable new man. Followed by another. And then another... And all of them want to date her. Penny has to choose between three. But are any of them The One? The bestselling author of Our Stop will have you laughing, crying and cheering Penny on in this funny and feel-good exploration of hope, romance and the trust it takes to finally fall in love. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane's If I Never Met You and Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare.

The Friendship List

The Friendship List

Author: Susan Mallery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The hilarious and heartwarming new book from bestselling author Susan Mallery about friendship, love... and and a list that will change your life! 'Join the girls for an adventure you won't forget in a hurry!' - Rebecca Raisin Author of Rosie's Travelling Tea Shop One Summer can change your life... As a single mum, Ellen Fox missed out on a lot, but she wouldn't change a thing. Then she overhears her son saying he can't leave home to go to college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she's living hers. To help, Ellen's best friend Unity creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too. Only to support her friend, not because she needs to change. She's a perfectly fine thirty four year old widow, who socialises at an old people's home! For both women, The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they're doing just fine. But somewhere between 'wear a bikini in public' and 'have sex with a gorgeous guy', Ellen and Unity discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, and filled with humour, heartache and perhaps the odd regrettable tattoo! 'What are you waiting for? Grab your bestie, and pen your very own friendship list!' 'The Friendship List by Susan Mallery is the type of book you'll be laughing and crying over with the gang at book club!' Rebecca Raisin Bestselling author of Rosie's Travelling Teashop

A Reunion Of Rivals / One Last Kiss A Reunion of Rivals (the Bourbon Brothers) / One Last Kiss (Kiss and Tell)

A Reunion Of Rivals / One Last Kiss A Reunion of Rivals (the Bourbon Brothers) / One Last Kiss (Kiss and Tell)

Author: Reese Ryan, Jessica Lemmon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

A Reunion of Rivals by Reese Ryan She can't let anything derail her passion project Not even a second chance with the sexiest man alive... The deal to bring Quinn Bazemore's career back from the brink has one catch: She must partner up with her ex-lover Max Abbott. Quinn can't forget the pleasure-filled summer they shared, but now they're butting heads over business strategy. Yet will their reawakened desire expose her deepest secrets... One Last Kiss by Jessica Lemmon Their second chance starts with an explosive kiss. And that's just the beginning. Gia Knox and Jayson Cooper have the 'perfect' divorce-they work well together and Jayson remains close with Gia's family. But when an intimate family wedding reveals a secret, all it takes is one searing-hot kiss to unleash a passion that could incinerate their entire world...

Aria's Travelling Book Shop

Aria's Travelling Book Shop

Author: Rebecca Raisin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

'WONDERFUL! I could not put this book down!... A book to warm your heart and spirit you away to a brighter place. 5 big glittering gold stars! I love it!' Colleen Coleman, bestselling author of Don't Stop Me Now This summer will change everything! Aria Summers knows what she wants. A life on the road with best friend Rosie and her beloved camper-van-cum-book-shop, and definitely, definitely, no romance. But when Aria finds herself falling - after one too many glasses of wine, from a karaoke stage - into the arms of Jonathan, a part of her comes back to life for the first time in years. Since her beloved husband died Aria has sworn off love, unless it's the kind you can find in the pages of a book. One love of her life is quite enough. And so Aria tries to forget Jonathan and sets off for a summer to remember in France. But could this trip change Aria's life forever...? A heartwarming, uplifting and hilarious novel of friendship, love and adventure! Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin. Readers LOVE Aria's Travelling Book Shop! 'A poignant and whimsical second-chance-at-love story for everyone who believes in destiny.' Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author of Sisters by Choice 'Kept me reading past bedtime... Will make you laugh and cry but most of all you'll cheer for Aria and hope she manages to follow her heart... More than just a feel-good read, it's one that will stay with you for a long time.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars 'I felt emotionally involved with this book from the start and became totally engrossed in the story... Had me laughing in some places and in tears in others... Brilliant.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars 'Absolutely loved this... I enjoyed every turn of the page... Such a lovely feel good book.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Fabulous book.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars 'You know when you read a book and then the characters stay with you, well this is one of those books... I didn't want it to end.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'What a lovely read... Beautifully written feel-good book. Highly recommend.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

I'll Be Watching You (previously published as Watching You)

I'll Be Watching You (previously published as Watching You)

Author: Leslie A. Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

She can trust him with her heart, but can she trust him with her life? Growing up as a foster kid, Jessica Jensen found her escape in movies-especially those starring teen heartthrob Reece Winchester. When she meets him as an adult, he's just as charming, fascinating, and devastatingly handsome as she'd imagined. Before she knows it, Jessica is falling hard. But her real-life Cinderella story is about to take a deadly turn... Jessica has completely upended everything about Reece's carefully ordered life. There's a reason he's never allowed anyone to get so close to him before. But now that she has, there's a target on her back. Because someone knows that the Winchesters have been hiding some dark family secrets. Someone who is out there waiting to strike. Waiting...and always watching. Previously published as Watching You

Bound By The Prince's Baby / A Family For A Week Bound by the Prince's Baby (Fairytale Brides) / a Family for a Week (Dawson Family Ranch)

Bound By The Prince's Baby / A Family For A Week Bound by the Prince's Baby (Fairytale Brides) / a Family for a Week (Dawson Family Ranch)

Author: Jessica Gilmore, Melissa Senate Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Bound by the Prince's Baby by Jessica Gilmore Ruled by duty... United by consequence! Amber Sinclair's world is rocked when she meets Prince Tristano Ragrazzi for the first time since running away from their arranged betrothal. Tris may not recognise Amber, yet neither can contain their attraction. Until unexpected consequences mean Amber must decide where her future lies. A Family for a Week by Melissa Senate Could pretending she said yes ...lead to an official I Do? Single mum Sadie Winston can't be falling for her fake fiance! Her elderly grandmother mistook her and Axel Dawson as the family's affianced couple, and to keep up the ruse, the handsome, rugged ranger is now playing future daddy to her toddler son... If only she can convince Axel to open his heart for real....

Cinderella's New York Fling / In Search Of The Long-Lost Maverick Cinderella's New York Fling (A Fairytale Summer!) / in Search of the Long-Lost Maverick (Montana Mavericks: What Happened to Beatrix?)

Cinderella's New York Fling / In Search Of The Long-Lost Maverick Cinderella's New York Fling (A Fairytale Summer!) / in Search of the Long-Lost Maverick (Montana Mavericks: What Happened to Beatrix?)

Author: Cara Colter, Christine Rimmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Cinderella's New York Fling by Cara Colter She's a breath of fresh country air... ...in his big-city life! When Jessica Winton's dream job falls into her lap, she's thrust from a small-town into bustling Manhattan - and faced with new hard to please boss, tycoon Jamie Gilbert-Cooper. But when Jamie takes her under his wing Jessica must wonder how much of the big city appeal is because of Jamie? In Search of the Long-Lost Maverick by Christine Rimmer She trusted him with her secrets But what about his... Melanie Driscoll has come to Bronco seeking a fresh start; what she finds instead is Gabe Abernathy. The blond, blue-eyed cowboy is temptation enough. The secrets he could be guarding are a whole other level of irresistible. Peeling the covers back on both might be too much for sweet Mel to handle...

A &E Docs: His Baby Surprise Two Doctors & a Baby (Those Engaging Garretts!) / Dr. White's Baby Wish / Their Double Baby Gift

A &E Docs: His Baby Surprise Two Doctors & a Baby (Those Engaging Garretts!) / Dr. White's Baby Wish / Their Double Baby Gift

Author: Brenda Harlen, Sue MacKay, Louisa Heaton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

A tiny bundle of unexpected joy Dr Avery Wallace knows that an unplanned pregnancy will present her with many challenges - but falling in love with Justin Garrett, her baby's father, might be the biggest one of all! * When a gunman takes Dr Harper White hostage, Cody Brand's bravery and quick thinking save the day. But Harper's determined not to fall for her handsome rescuer... she's too afraid he'll run when he discovers her secret. * Widower Major Matt Galloway took the job at London Grace Hospital for his tiny daughter. But he finds himself facing a barrel of emotions on meeting beautiful Dr Brooke Bailey-his late wife's best friend and single mum to her own baby girl.

Daddy's Girls

Daddy's Girls

Author: Danielle Steel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Three very different sisters are inspired by a father who has done everything he can to give them the life he never had. But when tragedy strikes, can they come together to overcome the bad times and succeed as their father's daughters? Kate, Gemma and Caroline Tucker have grown up to be three very different women but with a bond that only sisters experience. What they all have in common is an unfailing admiration for their father, Jimmy, who through sheer ambition and hard work brought them from Texas when their mother left under mysterious circumstances, and raised them to enjoy a good life on the now successful ranch in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Above all, he taught them to follow their dreams. Kate, as a talented horsewoman was born to take over the ranch while Gemma escaped the Valley for a new life in Hollywood and is now the star of a major long-running TV drama. Caroline left for university to study law and is now married to a wealthy businessman in Marin County and has two children. When tragedy strikes, family secrets are revealed, and the three girls separately have to face some tough and heart-breaking decisions. But they face the crises together and discover that sometimes you have to go through the clouds to find the sun. Ultimately, they come to recognize that they are their father's daughters and they understand the special gift that he gave them. Daddy's Girls is a wonderful, heartwarming family novel by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.

The New Guy

The New Guy

Author: Kathryn Freeman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

'Amazing chemistry and a hero you'll fall in love with' Julie Caplin Sam Huxton doesn't do one-night stands, especially not with men she's just met! But the hot guy at the bar was hard to resist and one night is all they share - no names, no numbers, just some much needed fun... Until the same guy walks into Sam's life the next day as her new employee. Sam never mixes business with pleasure and makes it clear an office fling with Ryan is off-limits. But after-hours...one thing can lead to another. Can Sam trust her heart and her business with the new guy? Readers can't get enough of The New Guy: 'Seriously love this twist on an office romance' Christina Parker, Netgalley 'Their chemistry was off the charts'Mad Mom Life 'Better than most rom coms I've watched and read!' Jennifer Arnold, Netgalley 'Reads like the perfect rom-com movie' Sinead, Librarian 'Very sexy and very sweet' Morgan Shulman, Goodreads 'Warmed my heart and read like a movie...What a beautiful sweet surprise this was' Kelsey Peterson, Goodreads 'You have yourself a page turning, don't want it to end story, in essence an absolutely cracking read!' Margaret Harris, Netgalley 'A gorgeously sweet romance!' From Rachael Claire 'It's got laugh out loud moments, heart wrenching moments but most important that feel good factor' Chantiece Bates, Goodreads