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Contemporary Romance Ultimate List
The Hating Game
By Sally Thorne
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman, executive assistants to rival publishing CEOs, share a small office and a huge hatred. But as they engage in daily battle, they start to realize that the line between hate and love is blurry. In The Hating Game, Sally Thorne delivers a laugh-out-loud, enemies-to-lovers romance that’s delightfully addictive, keeping you on your toes until the last page.
Seven Days in June
By Tia Williams
In Seven Days in June, Eva and Shane, two acclaimed authors, share a steamy past that resurfaces when they unexpectedly reconnect. As they spend a life-changing week together, old wounds and secrets unravel. This sizzling, emotional romance delves into the complexities of love, heartache, and vulnerability, leaving readers breathless and inspired to explore the power of second chances.
By Christina Lauren
In the delightful rom-com, The Unhoneymooners, luckless Olive and her nemesis, Ethan, find themselves on an all-expenses-paid honeymoon when her sister and his brother get food poisoning at their wedding. Forced to pose as newlyweds, the two enemies are confronted with their undeniable chemistry. Will this tropical paradise help Olive and Ethan’s animosity blossom into love, or will the island’s sun only heighten their disdain?
The Kiss Quotient
By Helen Hoang
In The Kiss Quotient, Stella Lane, a brilliant econometrician with Asperger’s, struggles with dating. Seeking guidance, she hires charming escort Michael Phan to teach her the art of love. As their lessons progress, sparks fly, and the lines between business and pleasure blur. Helen Hoang’s heartwarming debut showcases the power of unexpected connections and the beauty of embracing our unique selves.
By Beth O’Leary
In The Flatshare, Tiffy and Leon share a bed but have never met. Tiffy, a quirky book editor, needs a cheap place to stay, while night-shift worker Leon craves solitude. Their unconventional arrangement turns into a heartwarming tale of love, trust, and miscommunication, as they bond through post-it notes. With laughter, tears, and an unforgettable romance, this charming story reminds us that the best connections can arise from the most unlikely circumstances.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown
By Talia Hibbert
When the oh-so-studious Dani Brown unintentionally goes viral with a heroic act by her friend Zaf, the internet dubs them #DrRugbae. To save Zaf’s struggling charity, they team up for a fauxmance, but soon discover the line between fake and real can be a blurry one. In this witty, steamy tale, Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert delivers a delightful exploration of love, vulnerability, and finding your perfect match.
By Emily Henry
In Book Lovers, cutthroat literary agent Nora Stephens reluctantly joins her sister Libby for a getaway in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. Instead of the small-town transformation Libby envisions, Nora keeps crossing paths with Charlie Lastra, a brooding editor from the city. As coincidences bring them together, Nora and Charlie begin to unravel their self-crafted narratives, challenging their beliefs about love and what it means to be a hero or heroine.
Red, White & Royal Blue
By Casey McQuiston
In Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston delivers a delightful enemies-to-lovers rom-com. First Son of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz, and Prince Henry of Wales, once foes, are now forced into a fake friendship to mend a PR disaster. As they spend time together, their bond deepens into a secret romance. With politics, paparazzi, and family in the mix, Alex and Henry must choose between love and duty, risking it all for their happily ever after.
By Jasmine Guillory
After a very public, disastrous proposal at a baseball game, Nikole Paterson just wants to escape. Luckily, Carlos Ibarra, a charming doctor in the crowd, saves her. What begins as a rebound evolves into a whirlwind romance, as Nik and Carlos navigate vulnerability, trust, and the unexpected challenges of modern love. The Proposal is a fun, flirty tale that reminds us sometimes the most unforgettable connections come from the most unexpected moments.
It Ends with Us
By Colleen Hoover
In It Ends With Us, Lily has worked hard to build a successful life in Boston after growing up in a small town. When she meets the charming and brilliant neurosurgeon, Ryle, everything seems too good to be true. But his aversion to relationships and the sudden reappearance of her first love, Atlas, threaten to unravel Lily’s world. This poignant story explores the complexities of love, family, and the choices we make to protect ourselves and those we love.