Things to do at home: 9 Contemporary Romance books to read

Hello beauties,

We like to read books, unfortunately, we don’t have the time we wish we had to read all the books that are on our list. We love stories that make us laugh, and even more when make us cry. It’s a great feeling when we can lay down, read a book and wake up wanting to read some more.

This quarantine is the perfect time for you to catch up on your reading and because of that today, we decided to give you some titles of books that we read and love! Both of us could make a list of a hundred books, but don’t worry, this time the list is small

Don’t forget to let us know in the comments what’s your favorite contemporary book, we would love to know!

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips  – Kiss an Angel

Pretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don’t happen in the modern world, so how did the irrepressible Daisy find herself in this fix?

“I don’t love you anymore, Alex.”
“It’s alright sweetheart. I love you enough for both of us.”

This is one of my favorite books. I smiled and I almost cried with Daisy’s situation. The friendship between her and the tiger is so beautiful. I usually don’t like books about circus but I’m still in love with this book after so many years. Read it, you won’t feel disappointed.

 


Gena Showalter – The Hotter You Burn

Beck Ockley never been with the same woman twice and vows he never will. His motto: One and done. No harm, no foul.

Harlow Glass is the most hated girl in town. The beautiful artist is penniless, jobless and homeless. When she sneaks into Beck’s home—her ancestral estate—for food, she’s shocked by his early return…and her immediate, sizzling and intense attraction to him.

What do you need me to do?  she asked breathily.  Whatever it is, I’ll do it. 
Just keep breathing, baby”.

I read almost every book of this series (Heartbreakers)  not too long ago and if I had to pick just one, it had to be this! Harlow’s story is very sad, when she was young she was really bad for people in school and the city never forgave her. I think they went to hard on her.. You don’t need to read the previous book to understand this, but you will not waste your time if you read them all.

 


Susan Elizabeth Phillips – Dream a Little Dream

Rachel Stone’s bad luck has taken a turn for the worse. With an empty wallet, a car that’s spilling smoke, and a five-year-old son to support, she’s come home to a town that hates her. But this determined young widow with a scandalous past has learned how to be a fighter. 

“I’m stronger than I look, and I’ll work harder than any man you’ll ever find. Besides, I can also provide psychiatric counseling for that troublesome personality disorder of yours.”

By now you already guess what type of books I like, right? Well, this belongs to the Chicago Stars series (it’s the number 4), and I like all of them, but this is my favorite. How? Well, when I finished it, I talk about it to my friend so much that she had to go and buy it. I was a pain in the a** but I couldn’t stop talking about it – how heartbreaking, intense, lovely, wonderful and touching the story is.



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Rachel Gibson – See Jane Score

A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she’s a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team—especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she’s a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of “Honey Pie”…the magazine series that has all the men talking.

“You asked me once what I see when I look into my future.” He slid his palm down her shoulder and took her hand. “I see you”

Again another book from a great series, this one belongs to the Chinooks Hockey team (#2). I laugh so much while reading this book. First: it’s a sports romance (just how I like), then the snappy writing, the sexy scenes, witty dialogue and all the sparring between the main characters. I already read it two times and I will read it a lot more times. The ritual that Rachel has to perform before every game is hilarious!

 


Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Disaster

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match. 

“I knew the second I met you
that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it
wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”
 

If you are a true romance connaisseur then you read this book or at least you heard about it. It was one of the most sold books a few years ago. It has everything, two sexy universities, and a bet. Do you want more? It has a story, an intense love story and a lot of secrets that you will find out until the end of the book. It can be a young adult romance and I remember that I liked it when I read it a few years ago.

 


E. L. James – Fifty Shades of Grey Darker

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But the desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

“Don’t leave me,” he whispers.

“What can I do to make you understand I will not run? What can I say?”

“Marry me,” he whispers.”

Yes, I chose the second book of this series because for me the first one is just too raw and the third one maybe it´s a little just romance. this one is the perfect mix of both, it will make you blush and also sigh.



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Anne Fortier – Juliet

Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy.

This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever—a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei.

“Don’t underestimate the power of events that happened a long time ago. That is the tragic flaw of modern man.”

I wanted to put here Romeo & Juliet, but if I had to chose a modern book that transpires Juliet’s story it has to be Juliet by Anne Fortier. This book has romance, destiny, soulmates, history, crime, mystery, adventure, betrayals  and fun moments that made me laugh really hard. An added bonus, every chapter is prefaced with a R&J quote.

 


Camilo Castelo Branco – Amor de Perdição

Amor de Perdição is considered an exemplary soap opera of ultrarromantism, because it extols the loving suffering of young people and points to death as a solution to the conflicts of the heart.

“Amou, perdeu-se e morreu amando.” (“He loved, he lost and died in love.”)

I read this book many years ago when I was still in high school but I never forgot this story. It’s a Portuguese book that I really recommend for you to read if you love a historical romance with betrayal, impossible loves and also heartbreaking stories that will make you not stop reading.

 


Nicholas Spark – The Last Song

The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts . . . and heal them

“Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.”

I could put here all the books of Nicholas Spark, but I needed to choose one. He is the man of romance and all his books are known for eternal love with anger, confusion and sometimes happy endings. If you like a typical romance with is up and downs go to a library and pick any book of Nicholas Spark.

 

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