Contemporary romance books are set in the author’s present day. But aside from that one common denominator, most contemporary books don’t share many resemblances. They span countless subgenres and tropes, which is part of what makes modern romances so fun.
From new releases to classic works that were contemporary to their time, these novels can be westerns, thrillers, rockstar romances, and many other subgenres. Often, they feature dynamics like enemies-to-lovers, fake relationships, second chances, and more. Readers of authors like Jasmine Guillory, Talia Hibbert, Christina Lauren, Alyssa Cole, and Lucy Parker will be very familiar with the joys of contemporary romance, and how the subgenre showcases modern love in all its diverse forms.
Planning your TBR for the coming year? A Love So True’s contemporary romance coverage recommends the books that belong on any romance reader’s shelf.
These romance reads are full of chemistry.
This earth sign loves carefully crafted new beginnings and a sensible love.
New year, new romance novels!
Pop the champagne!
This fire sign loves to shed their burdens and seek out great adventure.
There's a fine line between love and hate.
These cowboy romance novels will wrangle your feelings.
Romance inspired by Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers.
These romantic stories dial down the heat but keep things sweet.
By G.G. Andrew & Grace Felder
These love stories are just too doggone cute.
This water sign is all about explosive passion and strong emotional connections.
From hilarious marriages of convenience to tawdry tales, we've got something for everyone.
Grab a cuppa and a good book.
These air signs strive for peace, but they never back down from a challenge.
Lose yourself in heartwarming romance.
These books will leave you longing for the great outdoors.
Who knew one night could change Noelle Butterby and Sam Attwood’s lives forever?
Get lost in these steamy stories of modern love.
By G.G. Andrew
It’s time to spice up your trip to the beach.
By Allison Wild