Updated: Jan 26, 2022
If you adore the contemporary romance genre and all its sub-genres. More Book Recommendation
If you were to ask any avid romance novel reader to name their favorite book of all time, it's unlikely you'll get a straight answer.
Every year, thousands of diverse titles are released across sub-genres, including favorites like historical, paranormal, erotica, and contemporary.
And with even more reads now conveniently available via e-readers and apps, there are infinite escapist love stories—and satisfying happily-ever-after's—to choose from.
Best Contemporary Romance Novels to Read
1.The Hating Game – Sally Thorne
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company.
Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.
Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
2. The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary
Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rule book out the window.