Romantic Reads: Contemporary Romance

Posted on April 2, 2021

by Brooke C

According to a study conducted by the Romance Writers of America, romance books are the second highest of all book sales.  While romance books all typically have the same basic elements of a love story and a happy ending, the content of the books can vary widely across subgenres.  Because libraries are listed as the number one place people go for their romance books, I thought we would take a closer look at books in each subgenre through a series of blogs.  

The first, and possibly largest, subgenre we are going to look at is contemporary romance.  These books focus heavily on romantic relationships and are set in more present times.  Contemporary romance is becoming much more diverse in character and author, with more realistic characters and storylines.  The books in this list reflect that change toward diverse, realistic contemporary romance.

Cover of The Wedding Date Cover of The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of You Had Me at Hola Cover of You Had Me at Hola

You Had Me at Hola

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of The Kiss Quotient Cover of The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   hoopla   |   Large Print
Cover of Real Men Knit Cover of Real Men Knit

Real Men Knit

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Love Your Life Cover of Love Your Life

Love Your Life

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print
Cover of Red, White & Royal Blue Cover of Red, White & Royal Blue

Red, White & Royal Blue

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Ayesha at Last Cover of Ayesha at Last

Ayesha at Last

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of I Want You Back Cover of I Want You Back

I Want You Back

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors Cover of Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors

Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of Bromance Book Club Cover of Bromance Book Club

Bromance Book Club

eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of Take a Hint, Dani Brown Cover of Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook
Cover of The Worst Best Man Cover of The Worst Best Man

The Worst Best Man

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   hoopla

Looking for More Romance Book Options?

Find Romance Books Using the Library Catalog

Use the advanced search in the Library catalog using a combination of subject terms like romance fiction, love stories, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance stories, or another subgenre combination. Remember, you can select specific formats to limit the search results.

Find Digital Books Using hoopla

Use the advanced search on hoopla to limit by format and subject or genre. With hoopla, everything is available instantly, no waiting. Library cardholders can borrow 10 items per month.  

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