12 Sensational Contemporary Romance Books
Romance is a popular literary genre for a reason. Following two characters as they fall in love and get to know each other, struggling with both internal and external obstacles along the way, is extremely compelling. If you enjoy reading love stories set in contemporary times, check out these twelve sensation romance books. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
12 Sensational Contemporary Romance Books
Fun Date Ideas For Your Real-Life Romance
- Cook dinner together
- Go for a hike or a bike ride
- Get together for a karaoke night
- Go bowling
- Have a picnic on a sunny day
- Play a boardgame or video game together
- Go to a roller rink
- Have a candlelit dinner
- Join a book club together
8 Great Romantic Movies
If you enjoy reading about love, you probably have a good time watching it on the big screen as well. Check out these eight romantic movies (if you haven't already):
- Love Actually (2003)
- Titanic (1997)
- The Notebook (2004)
- Casablanca (1942)
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
- When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
- Amélie (2001)
- 500 Days of Summer (2009)
What is Love
Love is timeless, and romantic stories have been around since Ancient Greece. While many people enjoy using literature to escape to the past, there are also plenty of great books about relatable characters falling in love in the modern age. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of twelve sensational works of contemporary romance. Take note that this list is done in no particular order.
First up, at #1, we have "Cocksure" by Shiloh Walker. Sabrina is the personal assistant of Hollywood star Luke Cochran. One day, Luke's sister asks him to come home and visit his sick mother, and he brings his assistant along with him. In a panicked effort to make his mother happy, he tells her that Sabrina is his fiance. Now, the two of them have to keep faking their relationship, and over time, they start to realize that they have real feelings for each other.
Next, at #2, is "Ghost" by Robin Covington. Oliver Burns is the renowned owner of a successful comic book publishing company, and he plans on signing an enigmatic but talented artist known only as "G" to his roster. When he finds out that "G" is actually Gareth Rain, a man he once had a one-night stand with, he makes it his goal to not only hire him, but also rekindle the spark they once had.
At #3 is "Pursued by the Rogue." Written by Kelly Hunter, it's the first entry of her "Fairy Tales of New York" series, which revolves around a group of friends who first met at a boarding school. This novella focuses on Dawn Turner, who thinks of herself as the ugly duckling of the group. In college, she had a brief fling with Finn Sullivan, but an unfortunate incident has caused her to avoid relationships altogether. Years later, they're reunited, and Finn is determined to pursue Dawn once more, despite her reservations.
Next up, at #4, we have "Delicate Ink." Written by Carrie Ann Ryan, it's the first book of her "Montgomery Ink" series. Austin, the owner of the tattoo parlor known as Montgomery Ink, is struggling to find a woman who is willing to put up with his family and attitude. When Sierra Elder sets up her boutique across the street from Austin's shop, the two of them slowly develop a loving relationship. Now, if they ever want to settle down together, they first have to deal with troublesome people from their pasts.
At #5 is "Alpha Prince" by Sidney Bristol. It's a modern retelling of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," and it revolves around Taylor Carter, the daughter of a notorious mob boss. She wants nothing to do with her family's criminal organization, and she's forced to go on the run after finding out that her stepmother wants her dead. The only person who can keep her alive is Ian Kelly, a man she once had sex with, but with even the FBI turning their backs on her, she's not sure who she can trust.
The only person who can keep her alive is Ian Kelly, a man she once had sex with, but with even the FBI turning their backs on her, she's not sure who she can trust.
Next, at #6, is "The Girl Of His Dreams" by Janet Nissenson. It's about a bachelor named Jordan Reeves, who is set on settling down with a certain woman he has a crush on. Unfortunately, she's already married. In Hawaii, he meets Aubrey Larson, who looks exactly like his crush, and he immediately falls for her. Eventually, Aubrey learns about her look-alike, and now she has to figure out if Jordan's feelings for her are genuine.
At #7 is "Wildfire Hurricane" by Amelia James. Simone Leveque and Dash Ryder first met in the seventh grade, and they quickly fell in love. Their relationship abruptly ended after Dash claimed that Simone slept with his brother, and they haven't seen each other since then. Several years later, he finds out that his new boss is none other than his ex-girlfriend. Now, they have to put their differences aside in order to save the city from a deadly hurricane and an out of control wildfire.
Next up, at #8, we have "245 Days" by Isabelle Peterson. Ashley Brennan is a professor who's teaching at the prestigious New England University. There, he falls in love with Taylor, a younger man whose family is unaware of his sexual orientation. Ashley soon realizes that their relationship is taboo because Taylor is actually one of his students. Now, they have to wait until the end of the school year before they can finally be together, but distancing themselves from each other is easier said than done.
Ashley soon realizes that their relationship is taboo because Taylor is actually one of his students.
Next, at #9, is "The Bottom Line." It's the fourth book in Aven Ellis' "Chicago on Ice" series. After leaving her dream job behind, Taylor Hartigan comes home to Chicago, where she learns that a hockey player named Hunter Riley has been traded to the local team. She first met him in the past when he accidentally broke the glass in front of her during one of his games, and they've stayed in touch since then. It's an emotional tale about two individuals struggling to keep their relationship intact as they try to rediscover themselves.
At #10 is "Inked Hearts" by Lindsay Detwiler. Avery Johannes' failed marriage has caused her to move to Ocean City, a beach town hundreds of miles away from home. There, she befriends her roommate, Jodie, who helps her settle in and find a new job. After a while, she starts falling for Jesse Pearce, an enigmatic tattoo shop owner who has also experienced heartbreak before. It's a touching story centered on a couple of damaged people learning to let go of their pasts.
Next, at #11, is "Hot for His Girl" by Rachel Blaufeld. Andi is a single mom who is best known as the "Unaffectionate Blogger," and she makes a living off writing snarky comments about other blogs. One day, she meets and befriends Reid Fellows, owner of the "Grill and Groom" blog. Over time, their relationship develops into a romance, but conflict arises when Andi's online persona is revealed.
Over time, their relationship develops into a romance, but conflict arises when Andi's online persona is revealed.
Finally, at #12, we have "Dirty Wild Obsession" by A. Wilding Wells. It's the climactic conclusion to her two-part "Dirty Wild" series, and the story picks up immediately after the first book. When stripper Boheme Blue moved to Paris in order to pursue a career in modeling, she didn't expect to fall in love with Cruz Fontaine, the owner of her agency. Unfortunately, his brother Locke has other plans for her, and now they both have to find a way to stay together amid adversity.