We all love stories of romance. Tales of love and lust turn us on. They keep us on the edge of our seats leaving us yearning for more. They invoke feelings of nostalgia. We picture ourselves in the stories loving whole-heartedly and being loved back in equal measure.
Of all the subgenres of romance novels, contemporary romantic tales intrigue you the most. You therefore head to the bookstore or log into online stores to find a good contemporary romance novel. Here, we have helped compile a list of 10 hot and steamy contemporary novels for your reading pleasure.
Best Steamy Historical Romance Novels
The first in the Clayton’s Hundson Valley series, Nuts is the story of private chef, Roxie Callahan and local farmer Leo Maxwell, whose romance is full of slow burn, passionate kissing, and food-based innuendo.
The two are brought together when Roxie returns to her small home-town to help her mother with the family dinner and Leo delivers some organic walnuts. Roxie may not have wanted the small-town life, but time spent with Leo might start changing her mind, especially when they realize how just completely compatible and natural they are together. Bonus: not only does it make you pine for the sexy, sexy hero, it makes you pine for a sexy, sexy scone too.
Edward and Bella meet in high school and become friends. Edward is a vampire and he saves Bella on various occasions and they start hanging out and later fall in love.
Confessions of a Litigation God is a standalone, full length novel. It follows the affair of Matt Connover and McKayla Dawson as told in Legal Affairs. This book is told strictly from Matt’s point of view and has many additional scenes as well as an extended epilogue.
- OVERRULED, BY EMMA CHASE
The first installment in Chase’s Legal Briefs series introduces us to defense attorney Stanton Shaw and litigator Sofia Santos, two friends with “mind-blowing benefits” who hatch a plan to make Stanton’s high school sweetheart fall in love with him. The story starts with Stanton and said high school sweetheart, as we discover what happened to them and how they ended up apart, and then moves forward to present day.From the first page they share together, Stanton and Sofia’s chemistry is explosive and you just want them to always be sharing the same page. And just because Stanton is emotionally unavailable, doesn’t mean he is also, uh, physically unavailable, if you know what I mean. Both own their ambitions and sexuality right from the start.
- BARED TO YOU (CROSSFIRE SERIES #1), BY SYLVIA DAY
The chemistry between Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell is so hot, and so intense, that a scene in which the two do nothing more than work out at a gym near each other is enough to make you reach for a fan.
The whole series acts as a master course for making readers uncomfortable in public, while they continue to be unable to put the book down.
At a boxing gym in Chicago, Mary Monahan accidentally knocks out the most handsome man she’s ever met. After she wakes him up with a few slaps and some smelling salts, the very first thing he does is ask her out for ribs and beer. His name is Jimmy. He looks like a Gillette model. And he’s just too hunky to resist.
Jimmy “The Falcon” Falconi is mystified that Mary has absolutely no idea who he is. Mystified and refreshed. He is, after all, not your everyday NFL quarterback. He shops at Costco, has a soft spot for Pinterest, and is in the midst of an epic losing streak.
Jimmy falls for Mary fast and hard, the way he does everything—balls out and like it’s fourth and long. And he realizes he’s finally met his match. That stamina he’s so proud of? Doesn’t stand a chance against her Kegels.
But what they don’t know is she’s also his new physical therapist, recently hired by the Bears to work on his rotator cuff…and groin injury. If she can’t help him, he’ll be traded faster than they can say “offensive penetration.”
In spite of the thousands of internet memes featuring Jimmy’s face with captions like: “HEY GIRL, WANT TO TOUCH MY BALLS?” Mary finds herself falling for him and his unrelenting desire to make her his.
Until a toddler shows up at Jimmy’s door. And throws their lives into total chaos.
Single dad Andrew Beckwith has already devoted his life to one girl—and as far as he’s concerned, she’s all he needs. The inked, rough-around-the-edges bad boy left his reckless ways behind six years ago when his daughter Bell was born. When Bell’s mother walked out of their lives, Andrew vowed never to let another woman close enough to hurt them again.
Amelia isn’t just another woman. She’s an independent, smart, and savvy businesswoman who doesn’t have time for sex, much less love. In the midst of a drawn-out, bitter divorce, all she wants is to bury herself in work. But when sharp-tongued Amelia and stubborn Andrew cross paths, sparks fly—and burn.
Raphael is an archangel who hires guild hunter Elena to hunt his fellow archangel, Uram. They have quite the chemistry from the time they meet. They have strong personalities and hence disagree on many things. Be rest assured you will be deeply engrossed in the series.
This is the beautiful story of Christian and Anna. Let’s just say fate brings them together. Anna goes to interview Christian on behalf of her sick best friend Kate. Their story starts from there.
This paperback is a tale about love and sharing. The book deals with how Carl and Rick, two bisexual men’s relationship changed after the introduction of a new girl.