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Marrying My Billionaire Hookup


Nadia Lee - 2020
    With my sperm." Not the thing my one-night stand should've said to my overprotective brothers, even if the baby bump is going to be obvious in a few months...When the hottest hookup of my life pops back up, saying I'm pregnant with his child, I'm dumbfounded. How did he find out?As it turns out, he got a letter from my "lawyer," telling him to do the "responsible thing" and give up all parental rights to the baby. He's insulted, saying he won't be like his father and abandon his duties. He'll do the right thing and marry me.Except...I won't marry for anything less than love. Not for a sense of responsibility, not for money, and definitely not because of some ridiculous letter I never sent. Which begs the question—which of my brothers do I need to strangle for that letter and the "lawyer" I supposedly hired?

Deepen the Kiss


Willow Winters - 2018
     Promise Me: "Promise me you'll love me after this?" Those were the words I asked my first love on a high school date. "Always, Vi," he told me before crushing his lips against mine. I gave him a part of me I can never get back that night. Even worse, I gave him my heart. That was four years ago. Back when I was young and naive. Back when I thought we’d always be together. He dumped me right after graduation and left me to join the military. He said I shouldn’t wait for him; it didn’t matter that I wanted to. I would have waited for him forever, but he threw me away and left me here in this small town. Now he’s home and says he wants me back. Second chances don’t work in love. No matter how much I wish I could erase what’s happened since he’s been gone... no matter how much I think of falling back into his arms… Knocking Boots: We were never meant to be together. He’s a bartender with noncommittal tendencies. I’m looking for … the opposite. Commitment. Period. But drinks and a bet led to something it shouldn’t have: a fake relationship. Worse, a first date, a first kiss… and then more. He’s addictive and I can’t bring myself to accept the reality. That it’s all a lie and I’m fooling myself by thinking he could want more. That I could change him. He’s mine for as long as I keep on pretending like this is just for fun. As if I don’t want more… Like when he whispers my name, I pretend it doesn’t make my heart flip. Like when he holds me at night, I pretend I don’t want to lay in his bed every night. It's just a bet; just a lie... until it isn't. Burned Promises: He made me a promise. And then he broke it. That’s what happens with your first love. I didn’t expect for Derek to fall back into my life and for me to fall back into his bed. Time changes a lot of things, but it doesn’t change everything. It doesn’t change the way he makes my heart skip or the way my lungs stop when he stares deep into my eyes. It didn’t change his bad boy ways either and I should be smart enough to tell him no this time around. I should be, I know what it’s like to be burned by him. But it’s so hard to walk away when his touch begs me to stay and the pain in his eyes cuts me deeper than anything else in this world.

Way to My Heart


Barbara C. Doyle - 2018
    After all, cats didn't judge how much pizza you could eat in one sitting. But then Caleb Winters had to wedge his way into my life by bribing me with chocolate and my cat with toys. And before I knew it, my cat was too attached to let him go.And, okay, maybe I wasn't keen on the idea either.

Inhale, Exhale.


C.L. Matthews - 2019
    In sickness and in health. For better or for worse. Til death do us part. And death dragged us apart. We both said those vows. But neither of us kept them. This is not one of those happy stories. Life isn't made of simple choices and happily ever afters. It's a dark place. It's not easy. It's full of mistakes and lessons. It hurts. And in the end, those two words said in love, are the same ones said in hate. "You want a divorce?" "I do."

Finding Kia


Airicka Phoenix - 2013
    “If I only have this one night with you, the last thing I’m going to do is stay away.”Kia Valentines had always accepted the fact that she was a nerd, a nobody. It was a badge she wore with honor, until the day she saved Claudia DeLorenzo’s life and lost herself.When offered the chance to shed her identity for a single night, Kia never believed it would change her life. It was one night. It meant nothing, or it shouldn't have. But that single night turned out to be her undoing when she finds passion in the arms of the one person she can never have.Adam Chaves was more than just a gorgeous face, he made her laugh, but more importantly, when he looked at her, she felt like the most beautiful girl on earth. But Adam has no idea that Kia was the girl behind the mask and Kia has no intention of telling him. But a secret could only be kept if no one else knows about it. Claudia knows and she wants something Kia isn't willing to give in order to keep it.Will Kia succumb? And just how far is Claudia willing to go to get what she wants?

Six Weeks of Loving You


Karli Perrin - 2019
    I could still talk. I could still remember every little detail about the train crash.Until I couldn’t.Six weeks later, I lost my memory. I woke up believing that it was the morning of the accident.Six weeks after that, it happened again.I have retrograde amnesia. I’ve damaged a part of my brain which allows me to recall the recent past. In other words, I have an extremely limited short-term memory – six weeks to be exact. The train derailed eighteen months ago.I’ve relived that morning twelve times.When I meet Spencer Hale, I put up a huge fight. I won’t let him in. I can’t let him in. But with each day that passes, my walls begin to come down.I get one step closer to loving him. And one step closer to losing him.Welcome to the train wreck that is my life.

The Missing Ingredient


Marika Ray - 2019
    Pretty much my lifelong dream. What I absolutely shouldn’t do is sleep with one of the contestants and ruin everything I’ve worked so hard for. But he gives good hugs, makes me laugh, fills out a simple T-shirt like nobody’s business, and is sweeter than the maple syrup he dripped all over my naked body last night…Austin CoxI may have been drunk when I applied to be on that reality cooking show, which is why it’s hard to believe I’m here. What’s even harder to believe is that Elle, with her painted red lips and fiery disposition, is in my bed and making me forget I need to win this damn show to get my little sister out of the foster care system.When Elle throws me under the bus to realize her dream, will our love burn out or will we find the missing ingredient to happiness?The Missing Ingredient is a steamy, laugh out loud RomCom intended to be read as a standalone in the Reality of Love series. If you love an opposite's attract romance unfolding on a Hollywood set during a reality cooking show, then this is the book for you! Warning: prepare for food fights.

Rich Boys Don't Have Hearts


R. Scarlett
    Gabe's book.1st Book of American GodsComing 2019The rich, the corrupted, the dangerous.He was all of them.

Lives Collide


Kristina Beck - 2017
    Her only connection to him is the leather jacket he left behind. Years later, she’s still reeling from the aftereffects of her injuries, convinced that no man will love her once he uncovers her secret. She lives a life of solitude and hides behind her days of monotony. And then James storms into her life. After James helps a young girl in a car accident, he sets his life course—determined that nothing will stand in his way. Once he accomplishes his dreams, one unforeseen event changes his orderly existence into one of chaos. He spirals downward and can’t summon the strength to pull himself from the edge of despair. Until Lisa becomes a beautiful distraction. Familiarity and a sense of peace draw them to one another. They soon discover they lived parallel lives that intertwined at the most crucial points. Can their revelations help them face their fears and move forward, or will history repeat itself?

Forbidden Daddy


Natasha L. Black - 2019
     This is a zero judgment zone. So when I tell you I hired a total babe as my boy’s nanny… You won’t criticize my decision making skills. There is one other thing… Said babe is my best friend’s little sis - and I don’t know how the h*ll I’ll be able to keep my hands off her. It’s been years since I last saw her. And, boy is she all grown up. Breathtaking eyes that can see right through me… And luscious curves for days. I can’t help but think about her putting my son to bed… Only to sneak into my room after… For one WILD night. I can’t just betray my best friend. She’s everything that’s forbidden. And everything I need. So I pushed her away. Now, she’s gone for good. And so is the baby she’s carrying. Our baby. F*ck what anyone says – I’m going after the best thing that’s ever happened to me and I’m not turning back.

Excess Baggage


Laura Barnard - 2017
    A much older, hotter version of him.It isn’t long before sparks begin to fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then. But it’s only a week of fun, right?Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after Luna Island?

Pass me By


Kyra Fox - 2020
    What do a young genius and a gruff mechanic have in common?An undeniable mutual attraction, for starters.But not everything is as it seems.What starts as a one-night stand between the seemingly quirky and introverted Zoe and the charming, melt your panties with a smile Mac, quickly turns into a whirlwind romance between a sassy woman with a dirty mouth to a broken man with too many secrets.When the past comes crashing into the present, causing all of Mac's insecurities about his self-worth to push Zoe away, will their fragile bond survive?..Pass me By is the first book of the BFF SeriesThis series of steamy contemporary romance books introduces us to the world of Zoe, Trista, and Phoebe, three lifelong best friends, and their journey to find love. While each book can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading them in order as they are interconnected

Lingerie on the Floor


Amanda Aksel - 2017
    But my lingerie business is in trouble. If I don’t find an investor before I return to L.A., I’ll be forced to close my London boutique. The good news is the top fashion magazine wants to feature Kate Golden Lingerie in a double page spread. The bad news—they want me to model my lacy thong. How can I say no? I care way more about sexy lingerie than I do about love, until him . . . Drew, the insanely hot photographer I keep crashing into. I can’t help myself. He drove me wild during our boudoir photo shoot. Those eyes. That delicious mouth. The way he feels between my legs when I’m riding on the back of his motorcycle. I know, he’s a rich, bad boy, who only dates models. Sooo not my type. I’m not his either. But we can’t keep away from each other, even when we try . . .

Waiting for the Sun


Robin Hill - 2018
    When her best friend bails on their annual girls’ trip, she vows to do just that, but her plan is foiled when the hotel loses her reservation. Alone and stranded in Austin, Texas during one of the world’s largest music festivals, she's rescued by a mysterious stranger, and an unexpected friendship blossoms.Ten years after losing his family in a tragic accident, Darian Fox is finally back on his feet. The onetime rock star turned successful indie label-owner is content with the isolated life he’s created for himself and wants to keep it that way. But when he’s forced to travel to Texas on behalf of his company, he finds it’s hard to be alone in a city overrun with people. He meets the beautiful, magnetic Francesca and discovers alone is the last thing he wants to be. The unlikely pair form a bond that elevates them from merely existing to living a life less ordinary. But the lines of friendship quickly blur, and when Francesca’s true feelings surface, Darian will have to decide between breaking her heart and breaking the promise he made to the family he lost. With his own heart ruled by guilt, does Francesca even stand a chance? …Spread your wings and fly. Waiting for the Sun is part one of a two-part duet. The story concludes in part two, Riders on the Storm, available now. Due to mature content, both installments are recommended for readers 18 and up.

All Good Things


Jodie Beau - 2014
    It’s the last summer before college graduation. By this time next year she’ll be living in the “real” world; ie: paying bills, searching for a job that doesn’t require an apron, and maybe even sleeping on a bed that doesn’t turn into a couch. If there’s ever a time to be fun, irresponsible and reckless, it’s now.But things don’t always go as planned. Before the summer has even started, Roxie makes a discovery that breaks her heart and shatters her confidence. Her hopes of having the Best Summer Ever go straight in the trash. Forget the beach. Forget the bonfires. Forget summer altogether. If only her childhood friend, Jake, would let her be. His contagious smile keeps popping up and dragging her to every social event in Ann Arbor. Reluctant at first, his happy-go-lucky attitude becomes an addiction. It isn’t long before Roxie starts to wonder if her longtime friend might be the perfect cure for her heartbreak. This summer might be good after all.But All Good Things must come to an end.**All Good Things is an NA prequel to the contemporary 2013 release The Good Life. The books can be read in either order, or as stand-alones.**