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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!

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

The Italian In Need Of An Heir / Vows To Save His Crown The Italian in Need of an Heir / Vows to Save His Crown

The Italian In Need Of An Heir / Vows To Save His Crown The Italian in Need of an Heir / Vows to Save His Crown

Author: Lynne Graham, Kate Hewitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The negotiation of a lifetime No one rejects Raffaele Manzini. Gorgeous, ruthless and successful, he gets what he wants. But strong-willed Maya Campbell is his biggest challenge yet. For if he's to acquire the company he most desires, they must marry and have a child... A royal wedding of convenience! Rachel Lewis is completely thrown by Prince Mateo's convenient proposal. She's known him for years, and has secretly yearned for him every single second. It's an irresistible offer... But can she really share his palace-and his royal bed-without getting hurt?

Grant's Heat Shark's Edge Book 4

Grant's Heat Shark's Edge Book 4

Author: Angel Payne, Victoria Blue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

A Forget-Me-Not Summer

A Forget-Me-Not Summer

Author: Sophie Claire Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

*Previously published as Her Forget-Me-Not Ex* The cosy and charming second novel from Sophie Claire, author of The Christmas Holiday. A perfect read for fans of Trisha Ashley and Cathy Bramley! It's taken years, but Natasha Brown's life is finally on track. Running a florists in the quaint village of Willowbrook, she's put her short-lived marriage to Luc Duval far behind her. That is, until he unexpectedly walks through her shop door, three years after their divorce. Luc reveals that he never told his family about their split, and now his father is desperately ill and demanding to meet Natasha. Luc needs her to come to France and pretend they're still happily married. Natasha is horrified, but when Luc makes her an offer she can't refuse, reluctantly packs her bags. The deal is two weeks on a vineyard with his family, but will Luc and Natasha be able to play the perfect couple after years apart? And in the glorious Provence sun, will the old spark between them be impossible to ignore?

Last Tang Standing

Last Tang Standing

Author: Lauren Ho Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The most exciting debut of the summer 'I absolutely adored it. It is the funniest rom-com I've read in a very long time ... Andrea stole my heart ... I cannot wait to get my hands on whatever Lauren Ho writes next' Beth O'Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare Like all good Chinese children, Andrea Tang is doing her best to fulfil all her mother's plans for her life: she's on track to become partner at a top law firm in Singapore, she has a beautiful apartment in the right postcode and a perfect boyfriend who is practically made of husband material. Except that those plans are unravelling fast: there's an unfairly attractive new lawyer out to steal her promotion, she has credit-card debt up to her eyeballs, her perfect boyfriend is now her perfect ex-boyfriend and the last single cousin in her family just got engaged, leaving her exposed to romantic meddling on all sides... For fans of Crazy Rich Asians and Bridget Jones's Diary comes a hilarious story of love, friendship and the most intrusive people in the world: family.

Black Sheep Heir / Insatiable Hunger Black Sheep Heir / Insatiable Hunger (Dynasties: Seven Sins)

Black Sheep Heir / Insatiable Hunger Black Sheep Heir / Insatiable Hunger (Dynasties: Seven Sins)

Author: Yvonne Lindsay, Yahrah St. John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Black Sheep by Yvonne Lindsay He doesn't do whirlwind romances... Until me meets her! When rebellious heir and security mogul Miles Wingate, meets Chloe Fitzgerald it feels like fate. She's beautiful, intriguing, and surprisingly interested in his estranged family. One night with Chloe leaves Miles craving more. But does Chloe have a hidden agenda... Insatiable Hunger by Yahrah St. John She's just a friend... But he craves so much more... Ryan Hathaway isn't about to let his friend Jessie Acosta marry the wrong guy-not when the right guy is him. But interfering could destroy his plans to become Black Crescent's CEO. He can't afford to give in to temptation. But with another man looming in Jessie's life, Ryan can't afford not to...

The Italian Escape The perfect summer read, full of adventure, romance and Aperol spritz!

The Italian Escape The perfect summer read, full of adventure, romance and Aperol spritz!

Author: Catherine Mangan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Sparkling sea and sun, delicious food and Aperol Spritz Niamh Kelly has made a right pig's ear of her life thus far. She's thirty-three, still living at home and was recently dumped ... by her boss. So when her sister invites her to tag along on a work trip to Italy's Ligurian coast, impulsive Niamh jumps at the chance, and discovers a world of wine, opportunity and friendship. Having fallen in love with the town of Camogli, she decides to stay and open a coffee shop - even if she has no idea what she's doing. But when a sudden family tragedy and a tricky tourist season threaten her new business, Niamh isn't so sure she can stick it out. With help from her new-found community, can she make her new life a success?