Romance/Erotica

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

Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door

Divorced. Broke. Living with a pack of elderly roommates. And those hallucinations she’s diligently ignoring? Her tarot card-dealing mom is convinced they’re clairvoyant visions.

Just when things can’t get worse, a so-hot-it-should-be-illegal private investigator shows up on her doorstep looking for a neighbor…who turns up murdered.

Nick Santiago doesn’t play well with others. Unless the “others” are of the female persuasion. Wink. He’s a rebel, a black sheep, a man who prefers a buffet of options to being stuck with the same entrée every night, if you catch his drift.

When the pretty, possibly psychic Riley lands at the top of the list of suspects, Nick volunteers to find out whodunit. Only because he likes solving mysteries not because he wants to flex his heroic muscles for the damsel in distress.

All they have to do is figure out who pulled the trigger, keep the by-the-book detective with a grudge at bay, and deal with a stranger claiming he was sent to help Riley hone her psychic gifts. All before the killer discovers she’s a loose end that requires snipping.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

“Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.

UNDERTAKERS INC.

Tim Thompson is a young man waiting only to join his entire family in the grave. But when he is hired by a mysterious undertaker business, he learns that many things other than death can happen to him, from meeting and falling for an outlaw vampire, Cyril, to being reunited with his relatives after they emerge from the grave! Undead life is anything but simple, especially when you are the son of an ultra-dominant vampire. Will he choose the same path as Fiona, the vampire mortician and her forbidden love for a mortal, or follow the path to power and fight against his own sister who has both love and murder on her mind?
Opium traffickers, vampire hunters, Japanese ghosts: the intrigues of the vampire court of England are complex. “Undertakers Inc.” is a hair-raising journey to the other side of the grave and into a dramatic power struggle between the powers that dwell there.

The Soulmate Equation

In this “sexy, science-filled, and surprising romance full of warmth and wit” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. After all, her father was never around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before her daughter was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close but working constantly to stay afloat is hard…and lonely.

But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers: This Jess understands.

At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98 percent compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Peña. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Peña. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get ‘to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess—who is barely making ends meet—is in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River. As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the “Diamond” pairing that could launch GeneticAlly’s valuation sky-high, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than she thou

Beach Read

Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.

They’re polar opposites.

In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.

Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.

The Spark

Before I even met Donovan Decker, I knew his shoe size.
You see, I’d gone away for a few days, and in my haste to get out of the airport, I’d grabbed the wrong suitcase.
After checking out the expensive footwear and tailored clothes, I dialed the number on the luggage tag hoping maybe Mister Big Spender might have my bag.
A deep, velvety voice answered, and as luck would have it, he had my suitcase, too.
Donovan and I met at a coffee shop to do the exchange.
Turned out, it wasn’t just his voice that was sexy. The man holding my luggage was absolutely gorgeous, and we had an immediate spark.
He got me to admit that I’d snooped in his bag and then convinced me to make it up to him by letting him buy me coffee.
Coffee led to dinner, dinner led to dessert, and dessert led to spending an entire weekend together. Donovan wasn’t just handsome with a panty-dropping voice. He was also funny, smart, and surprisingly down to earth for a man who wore seven-hundred-dollar shoes.
Did I mention he also did my laundry while I slept? Definitely too good to be true.
So what did I do to repay him for his kindness?
I waited until he was in the shower, then ghosted him.
My life was too complicated for such a great guy.
In the months that passed, I thought about Donovan often.
But New York City had eight-million people, so what were the chances I’d run into him?
Then again, what were the chances I’d run into him a year later…when I’d just started dating his boss?

MARRYING FOR FAME

Janet Ashby and David Villa are a pair of ambitious singers that want to become famous. This couple is as different as night and day, but at the suggestion of their pushy talent agent, they decided that a marriage of convenience would help both of their careers. They get married and become friends, and slowly realize that fame is not the only thing in store for them. This light-hearted romance will make you laugh, smile, and warm your hearts!

Trusting Molly (Silverstone Book 3)

When Mark “Smoke” Chamberlin ventures into the Nigerian jungle with his team of government assassins, his mission is clear: get in, kill the target, and make it out alive. With his extensive military experience, Smoke has no problem heading into dangerous territory. When it comes to love, though, he’s always been a little wary. But then he meets the beautiful, intrepid Molly Smith.

Schoolteacher Molly has been trying to outrun a lifetime of bad luck, and now she finds herself kidnapped along with a hundred schoolgirls in the jungle. But when Smoke finds them, Molly thinks her luck might be turning around—until she returns to the US to find her beloved grandparents murdered.

Devastated by their deaths and mystified by the turn of events, Molly turns to Smoke for comfort. But as Molly and Smoke grow closer, a different threat emerges…one that will put their relationship to the test and their lives in grave danger.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

Flooded

Sam Chalmer, the only son of a billionaire tycoon, and Juniper Berry, who was raised by hippies, meet when she chains herself to a tree that his firm plans to chop down. His attempts at sweet-talking her fail and a storm comes through. The low-lying land starts to flood. From enemy to hero, he saves her after she loses the key to the chain.

The streets are flooded. The hotels are full. They end up sharing a room. And it’s there, in close confines, while sharing a bottle of tequila that they discover that sexual chemistry does not discriminate. They accidentally fall in love. That’s the easy part, because it’s not that simple, especially when impossible promises are made. What follows is one problem after another. He has to prove to her that he’s not the devil in a suit by promising to save that tree. In return for keeping the tree alive, he promises his father to court a wealthy heiress.

Juni’s carrying her own secret: their first night together delivered more than insatiable lust. Boasting chemistry that is off the charts, the couple, unable to take their hands off each other, have to grapple with misconceptions, expectations, and misunderstandings.

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?

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.