Romance/Erotica

We've rounded up some of the best romance books published recently.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients’ lives — a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can’t stop hooking up with the wrong guys — she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.

With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is rev­olutionary in its candor, offering a deeply per­sonal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly reveal­ing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.

Inappropriate

Terminated for inappropriate behavior.

I couldn’t believe the letter in my hands.

Nine years. Nine damn years I’d worked my butt off for one of the largest companies in America, and I was fired with a form letter when I returned home from a week in Aruba.

All because of a video taken when I was on vacation with my friends—a private video made on my private time. Or so I thought…

Pissed off, I cracked open a bottle of wine and wrote my own letter to the gazillionaire CEO telling him what I thought of his company and its practices.

I didn’t think he’d actually respond.

I certainly never thought I’d suddenly become pen pals with the rich jerk.

Eventually, he realized I’d been wronged and made sure I got my job back.

Only…it wasn’t the only thing Grant Lexington wanted to do for me.

But there was no way I was getting involved with my boss’s boss’s boss. Even if he was ridiculously gorgeous, confident, and charming.

It would be completely wrong, inappropriate even.

Sort of like the video that got me into trouble to begin with.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

But sometimes it’s twice as fun.

Shadow of the Past

Life throws up tough choices that often control your life, forcing you to carry the baggage of your past. In the process, you have no option but to fall in love with your own shadow. Your pain and loneliness are your best friends. But there comes a breaking point and when you reach it, there is a good chance it can destroy you completely.

Shadow of the past is a story about three young people crippled by their own past and insecurities and how their life changes when they stop running away and start embracing it. But the question always remains: to what extent can anyone go to get rid of their past?

Meet Lavanya, deprived of the love that she deserved and fighting a seven-year-long battle for Rehan, who is crippled by the complexity of his own mind, then takes a major u-turn. Arpita, who yearns for Rehan’s love, suddenly finds herself trapped between the incomplete love saga of Rehan and Lavanya.

Rehan comes out of the void he is in, only to Tumble into another. Will the shadow of their past destroy their lives completely or will life give them another chance to redeem what is lost?

Love Can Happen Multiple Times

The myth says every marriage is decided in heaven. If it is so, why do we love another person first? When God already knows, why does He let us love someone else, when He knows that it is going to be a disaster? He would like to play with our life to have fun.
I am one of his victims; he made me love one girl, but my fate had different plans. Some people say love can only happen once, but I don’t think it ends with one; it moves from one to the other. Yes! I’m serious; it happened to me.

Sorry. Sorry. I didn’t say my name. I’m Karthik. Welcome to my world.

The Sheikh’s Secret Baby 2

Princess Huma is pregnant by a stranger!

When she called the local consort agency for supplying a boy for her service she just wanted to lose her innocence. She didn’t want to look like a fool before her future husband! After some months, she found herself pregnant. Now, she has just come to know that the father of the child has got married to someone else!

He will take the child and the mother in every possible way!

Sheikh Danish of Mohsin has come to know of Huma and her womb’s secret. He will lure her in his life back. So what if she mistakes his brother as the father. He can act kindly and can make her succumb to his desire…

But what if the babies take offence and decide to treat their parents in a different way? Will the tenacious couple find a way out of their misery?

The Sheikh’s Accidental Wife 2

Rukhsar…

It’s not my fault I’m a whore. I do what I need to do for my survival. I have spread legs for many men but none has ever touched my heart. Sheikh Riyaaz of Sabra, the kingdom’s future monarch has given me a tempting proposal. He wants me to give company to his young brother Sheikh Shakib. I might have to sleep with him too. That’s ok. The innocent sheikh is for sure a genuine guy. But the problem is, it is his elder brother who I’m getting really wet for these days…

Riyaaz…

I don’t have time for love. My duty is the only ambition in my life, which tells me that I need to give my dying brother a friend for his limited days of living. The sassy and curvy whore is just another item on my list that I need to get and done with. She is perfect in all the right ways. So what if I hired her for my brother? I can taste her too. After all, that’s what I think I am doing. Just going with the flow! I am scared though. I hope, my heart remains intact when she leaves after three months.

With This Ring: An Enemies To Lovers Romance

Freya,
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Maxim Ivankov is the devil incarnate.
With the fierce blood of Mongolian conquerors running through his veins he is pitiless.
From the time I was a child, I knew he was my enemy, and I have always hated him with a shocking intensity. Now my father wants me to marry him.
I cannot say no to my father. No one says no to him, not if they wish to live.
I may be his daughter, but his honor is more important than my life.
So I will marry that heartless brute.
Yes, he is beautiful, with piercing blue eyes and raven black hair, but I will not bend to him. I will not share his bed, and I will not bear him children.
Our marriage will be more barren than the wild landscapes his ancestors rode across when they came to conquer our lands.

Maxim.
I have watched her from afar for many, many years. Those flame colored locks tumbling down her delicate shoulders, that creamy-white neck when it is stretched and exposed.
I have imagined how it will feel when she offers herself to me and I am inside her.
She despises me, but now she will bear my name and be mine.
I will make her call my name.
I will make her get on her pretty, little knees and beg me to take her.
I will be her last thought when she goes to sleep and the first when her eyes open.
I will fill her belly with my seed.

Secret Baby

Madeleine has a secret. Five months ago, she met an irresistible man and made a very dumb mistake. She knows that a random hookup won’t want to be saddled with a baby and she’s way too vulnerable in this state to be rejected. Keeping a baby from the daddy might seem wrong, but it’s the best way to protect herself and her child for now.

Oliver wants answers. Five months ago, he met the woman of his dreams, took her up to his hotel room, made love to her until they both passed out only to wake up alone. He’s hired private investigators but with no last name or photographs, his hookup has remained a mystery. And he doesn’t like mysteries. Or surprises.

Oliver knows the Madeleine is the one for him. When he finally finds her, he’s determined to keep her…even if the father of the child isn’t him.

Devious Lies: A Standalone Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

“A sizzling, chemistry-filled enemies-to-lovers romance, which is both crackaliciously addictive and angst-central. I couldn’t get enough of Nash and Em. One of my favorite books of the year.” – L.J. Shen, USA Today Bestselling Author

From USA Today bestselling author Parker S. Huntington comes an enemies-to-lovers, slow-burn romance full of revenge and a dash of fate.

“She could enjoy her pretty, perfect world a little longer. Soon enough, everything she owned would be mine.”

I had a plan to escape the friend zone.
Step one: sneak into Reed’s room.
Step two: sleep with him.

But when the lights turned on, it wasn’t familiar blue eyes I saw.
These were dark, angry, and full of demons.
And they belonged to Reed’s much older brother.

Four years later, Nash Prescott is no longer the help’s angry son.
I’m no longer the town’s prized princess.

At twenty-two, I’m broke, in need of a job.
At thirty-two, he’s a billionaire, in need of revenge.

Who cares if my family ruined his?
Who cares if he looks at me with pure loathing?
Who cares if every task he assigns me is designed to torture?

I need the money.
Simple as that.

I’ll suffer his cruelty in silence, knowing there’s one thing he wants more than revenge…
Me.

Release: A Standalone Friends-to-Lovers Romance

Growing up, Ramsey Stewart branded my soul in ways time could never heal.

At twelve, he asked me to be his girlfriend.
At thirteen, he gave me my first kiss.
By sixteen, we’d fallen in love, planned a future together, and had our eyes set on the horizon.

Love never fails, right?
But for Ramsey, it did.
Love failed him.
I failed him.
The entire world failed him.

At seventeen, Ramsey was convicted of killing the boy who assaulted me.

Move on, he wrote in his first and only letter from prison.
Start a new life, he urged.
I don’t love you anymore, he lied.

There was no such thing as giving up on Ramsey. Love may have been our curse, but he was mine—then, now, and forever.

So here I am, twelve long years later, waiting for a man I don’t even know to emerge from between the chain link gates.

Let’s never get married

Lohit Bansal, the founder of a tech startup, his fantasy is to settle in the US and to become the youngest billionaire in the world.
Trisha Dutta, the best school teacher, her reverie is to make her students capable to create a difference to the society.

Both were over the moon, but then the mishappen happened for which Delhi is infamous for.

Lohit couldn’t find those felons; feeling exasperated he chose to take revenge from all the criminals in the city keeping his million dollar company at stake.

From the author of ‘Take my heart, forever…’ read this groundbreaking tale to discover how the happy-go-lucky techie turned out to be a superhero and a villain to combat with the system and to eradicate crime altogether.

When God can’t help, technology can. Techie is the new superhero!

The Unfortunates

When four individuals embark on their separate journey, fighting with all the obstacles life throws at them, they are not aware of that one piece of thread that links them together. One event from the past changes the course of their life and they’re not able to do anything about it. Or are they? The Unfortunates is about their journey and their struggle to find out why are they so unfortunate. Is it because of something from the past, a result of their karma, a curse or all of it? So when life gets out of their control, will they give up or continue fighting their misfortunes?

The Sheikh’s Accidental Wife

Sequel to The Sheikh’s Secret Princess and The Sheikh’s Hired Love…

Four lives hang in a dilemma as something dark from the past comes knocking on their doors.

The wolf clan of Amuntara has a new member. A she-wolf! Previously a human, but converted by the chief of the tribe himself, Shabnam doesn’t recall the accident that happened with her. She’s muddled and confused by her situation, not to forget the attraction she shares with the chief of the tribe. Sheeba, her wolf is more like her councillor then her friend. Her memories of her past life are not sharp enough.

Sheikh Imran of Amuntara has just lost his mate and his unborn. The destiny is drilling him all the way as he transplants the heart of his dead mate inside the human and changes her to a she-wolf. Imran knows who she is and still hides it from her. So, it’s a shock to him when Shabnam decides to run away from the tribe after coming to know about it through her wolf.

A pregnant she-wolf, a sheikh who doesn’t want to give love another chance and a Dom-Sub couple who are going through their own ups and downs…

Will there be a happy ever after or things will be complicated further?

21 Days of Happiness

Love. Which have many Definitions, Some say it Make two Hearts beat with the same rhythm, while others describe it as the point on which life is based. Whats happens when two love birds who got separated because of some misconception between them, meet after 10 years. This book tries to portray these conversations between two broken souls in the most loving way possible.

Will She Say Yes?

My father had just asked me to get married and asked if I had any love history or not. yes I had one, it was a two way traffic but for last five years i am not connected to her in any means. i want to get married to her but for that I need to contact her. I started my search. but Will she say yes?

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!

“An irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition.” (Kirkus, starred review)

“Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.” (Katie Couric)

“This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book.” (Arianna Huffington, founder, Huffington Post and founder & CEO, Thrive Global)

“Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book.” (Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author of Quiet)

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world – where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients’ lives – a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a 20-something who can’t

Dirty Letters

I’d never forgotten him—a man I’d yet to meet.

Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more different from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets and forming a connection I never thought could break.

Until one day it did.

Then, out of the blue, a new letter arrived. A scathing one—one with eight years of pent-up anger. I had no choice but to finally come clean as to why I stopped writing.

Griffin forgave me, and somehow we were able to rekindle our childhood connection. Only now we were adults, and that connection had grown to a spark. Our letters quickly went from fun to flirty to downright dirty, revealing our wildest fantasies. So it only made sense that we would take our relationship to the next level and see each other in person.

Only Griff didn’t want to meet. He asked that I trust him and said it was for the best. But I wanted more—more Griff, in the flesh—so I took a big chance and went looking for him. People have done crazier things for love.

But what I found could change everything.

In the Unlikely Event

Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.

A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word?

Where the Crawdads Sing

“I can’t even express in words how much I love this book…the way it’s performed on Audible just took me right back to my long summers in Tennessee. This story has a special place in my heart – I didn’t want it to end.” (Reese Witherspoon)

“Painfully beautiful.” (The New York Times Book Review)

“Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver.” (Bustle)

How long can you protect your heart?

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Infidelity – An Outrageously Funny Affair & The Ultimate Rom-Com

It is always said that a relationship is built on trust. But what happens when your partner turns out to be unfaithful? Or what if you think that he or she is not trustworthy because what you see is what you believe but that is not what is true? The problem could either be you or the person you are with. The Anglo-Indian characters in this lovecom, exhibiting their gregariousness, are a scream. The dramatic story about love is told with their humor and wit. They are funny, wacky, emotional, quirky, sarcastic and realistic. They will make you laugh, cry, think, love and live. The light-hearted chatter till the end is amusing and entertaining. The story has a series of events happening, comprising contrived meetings and overly comic situations. There are different viewpoints, cultural conflicts and mistaken identities. Regardless of being different in their own way, the characters find some reason to stay in each other’s lives.