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Bad Idea


Nicole French - 2017
    The beautiful girl. The f**king ray of sunshine in the middle of your delivery route. Layla Barros is everything I never knew I wanted. Everything I'll never have.She's an innocent young student. I'm a convicted felon. She's rich girl from a nice family. I've got nothing but a broken home.But if I'm an addict, she's my drug. I can't stay away, even though I know I'll ruin her in the end. She might be the girl of my dreams, but I was always a bad idea.

Dirty Professor


Paige North - 2016
     But it didn’t stop there. He wanted to teach me to do dirty things to him. He wanted to teach me how to take a spanking, how to take him in my mouth, how to stay quiet while I was bent over his desk. He was my professor, so of course I knew it was wrong. He had a reputation for breaking hearts and leaving destruction in his wake. But I couldn’t resist his demands, his blue eyes, his strong hands roaming my body. He was too brilliant, too sexy, too demanding. He was the reason I transferred to Noland, the reason I wanted to be a writer. And now he’s the reason I’m about to lose everything. He kisses me again and this time his tongue pushes past my lips, parting them. My body responds to his, and I’m suddenly pliant in his arms, his tongue tangling with mine as his hands move to my hair. He pulls back and looks at me, not asking permission but giving a half smile, like he knows he’s going to get what he wants. And then he’s kissing me again, our kiss becoming deeper and more passionate, my head spinning with the intensity of it. His hand travels across my back, and around my ribcage. When I feel his fingertips brush across the front of my sweater, I have to fight to hold in the way I want to react. “I can’t do this,” I say. “It’s not… I mean, I don’t…” “You can do anything,” he whispers. “Anything you want.” He kisses my neck. His lips are warm and I shiver. “Sometimes it feels good to be bad, Addison.”

Fractured Heart


Mia Harlan - 2019
     Homeless and rejected by the school of my dreams, I somehow find myself at LUV Academy, crashing in a dorm room with an a cappella group of gorgeous, rich, talented men. They each bring their own brand of sexy and I want them all: The relentless flirt The sophisticated mountain-man The sweet boy next door And the bad-boy bully who hates me with a passion But with the college a cappella auditions fast approaching, can I write a song that’s good enough to secure these talented guys a place in the competition? And will I be able to secure a place in their hearts and get my own happily ever after? Author’s note: This is a slow/medium burn reverse harem story intended for audiences 18 years and older. #whychoose

The Dean's List


Kelly Collins - 2015
    He’s a heartbroken client. Falling in love was never in the contract… Grad student River Roberts is at the head of her class. But outside of the lecture hall, she’s struggling to make ends meet. Refusing to let her diploma slip through her fingers, she joins a secret student society that caters to the wealthy alumni’s deepest desires. But when she starts to fall for a handsome client, she realizes she never factored in the price her heart would pay.After his wife’s death, Jonathan Ferris fills his waking hours with high-powered acquisitions and commodity trading. But no amount of cold hard cash can keep him warm at night. Consumed by loneliness, he turns to his alma mater’s escort service. But his passionate encounters with a co-ed who’s as smart as she is sexy make him wonder if there’s something more between them than money. With graduation fast approaching, can River and Jonathan see past the price tag and open their hearts to true love?The Dean’s List is the first standalone novel in the steamy Making the Grade romance series. If you like secret societies, sizzling sex scenes, and forbidden love affairs, then you’ll adore Kelly Collins’ irresistible read. Buy The Dean’s List to enroll in a sultry secret romance today!

Parting Chances


Caylie Marcoe - 2014
    She doesn’t understand how to move on while her life is falling apart and her reality is destroyed.Enter Eli Park.Eli is someone Haley thought she knew, but who turned out to be so much more than she remembered. He sees through her pain and refuses to be pushed away, even when she lashes out.Eli’s patience is both frustrating and surprising. Haley was so sure she wanted to go on feeling nothing, but Eli stirs emotions she can’t deny.Will Haley allow Eli to help her through this horrific time so she can find herself again? Or will she lose the only person who can help heal her heart?

Unlearned: Virgin and Professor Romance (Unspoiled Series Book 1)


Haley Pierce - 2017
    Or at all. She’s my student, for god’s sake. But she’s so sweet, so innocent, and so, so, bendable to my every whim. Her mother wants her to be a doctor, but Addison? She has no idea what she wants. I’ll help her find out, on one condition: I’m sure as hell going to be a part of it. Because I need her. I need to touch her, to taste her, to invade her soul the way she’s invaded mine. Shakespeare said it best. I am her slave, with no choice to tend to her desires. Whatever they may be. Unlearned is a 50,000 word stand-alone romance novel with no cliffhangers, no cheating and a beautiful HEA.

My Best Friend's Ex


Hazel Kelly - 2018
    You have to be when you grow up in a family like mine. But I never wanted to share Logan. From the moment I saw him, my skin prickled and my insides burned, as if I’d found something I hadn’t realized I was looking for. Unfortunately, I had to keep that to myself since, like all the kids my parents brought home, he was considered family from the moment he took a seat at our table. So from that day on, I did everything I could to force a familial bond. Piper didn’t have to, though. She noticed immediately how special he was, and it wasn’t long before she was caring for him in a way I couldn’t, a way I wasn’t ready for. A way that made me insanely jealous. Night after night, I’d watch her leave my house and sneak over to the annex above our garage to visit him, and I’d stare at the small, curtain-covered window until my eyes burned with tears. I wanted to be happy for them. After all, Piper and I had been best friends since I was six, and she was so content with him… at least, in the beginning. But it was hard because their relationship taught me that I wasn’t as good at sharing as I thought. I just never cared about anything enough to want it all to myself before. Until Logan. Not that I held it against them that they got together. I know better than anyone that you can’t help who you love. You can only help who knows about it. And since he’ll always be off-limits, there’s no point in sharing my secret. It doesn’t matter if my body screams for his touch whenever we cross paths. It doesn’t matter that my heart swells to six times its normal size at the mere thought of that handsome loner’s shy smile. It doesn’t matter if I think I could love him better than she did. Because Logan Jones and I are never going to happen. *This standalone contemporary romance features forbidden love, yummy fratboys, and warm fuzzies galore. Ridiculously happy ending guaranteed! Enjoy!

My Billionaire Fake Fiance: A Romantic Comedy


Elyse Riggs - 2020
    Add a cocky billionaire. Throw in a fake engagement. Let the games begin.KayleeI have one rule. I don't date tourists. Ever. Because vacation boyfriends never last. But my life is a hot mess. So much so that my friends throw me a love-life intervention. Never heard of that? Me neither. I may have a problem. So I decide to break my rule just one time because the tourist is unbelievably sexy. Hey, it's more of a guideline than an actual rule. What's the worst that can happen?Cue Chase Covington, the relationship-averse billionaire who blows into my life like a category five hurricane.My Billionaire Fake Fiance is a full-length, standalone romantic comedy with no cheating, no cliffhanger, and a HEA.

Those Heartless Boys


E.M. Moore - 2020
    Maybe just maim him a bit. Peel off his perfectly chiseled handsome looks until he knows what it feels like to be normal. And while I’m at it, I’ll throw his friends in, too. They all deserve to be taken down.I should’ve seen it coming. I should’ve felt it in my gut. The moment my treasure hunter father went missing, my arch enemies sprang into action. While I still reeled, they mapped out their twisted trail of retaliation. They planned their payback, finally acting on what they’ve always wanted.Because grieving is the perfect time to blackmail someone in the Jacobs’ playbook. Well, I have news for them. My back may be up against the wall now, but a Wilder will never bow to a Jacobs. Never.

The Dom


Julia Sykes
     She doesn’t know anything about my violent past. But if I could just touch her, taste her, then maybe I could pretend her perfect world could be mine, too. I know I should stay away, but when she looks to me for protection, her fate is sealed. Ashlyn will be mine. Note: The Dom is the prequel to The Daddy and The Dom. This book was previously released under the title Battle for Love.

To Be Your Girl


Rae Kennedy - 2019
     I know he’s trouble when I meet him—half naked, covered in tattoos, and kicking an anonymous girl out of his bed. I’m not supposed to become his friend, and I definitely shouldn’t be thinking about him at night. Especially after I meet Adam—he is the perfect gentleman and he wants to be my boyfriend. To him, I am a sweet, innocent girl not to be defiled. But I’m done being innocent.This is a standalone novel in the TO BE YOURS series.

The Doctor


Nikki Sloane - 2018
    I watched him rush to the hospital countless times, his beautiful surgeon hands racing to save lives.After all this time, I can’t escape the truth. I want Dr. Lowe. Lust chokes each moment we’re together. He promises to fulfill my fantasies—every dirty, naughty desire we can dream up.Only, I can’t have him.He’s confident. Experienced. Seductive.And he’s my ex-boyfriend’s father.

First Semester


Q.B. Tyler - 2018
     He definitely wasn’t supposed to walk into class Monday morning on my first day of college. He wasn’t supposed to be my teacher. He did things to my body that no man had ever done before. Things I wanted him to do again And again. And again. But the man I had in my bed two days ago was now off limits. He was my teacher. I was his student. I couldn’t have him... I wanted him anyway. First Semester is a 50,000 word standalone novel and the first in The Campus Tales series.

It Goes On


Ashley Claudy - 2016
    His cocky swagger is hard to resist, but Kate tries to do just that. Especially since getting involved with him would pull her into a love triangle with very little love.Kate isn't looking for love; she needs friends. Not that she's going to make any. She doesn't trust anyone in her new, fast world of wealth, privilege, and lies.And she should be wary. She's only skimmed the surface of the secrets surrounding her.

Living at the Frat House


Penny Wylder - 2020
    Thanks to a loophole in the college rules, girls can do that here. But no one with good sense would willingly live with a bunch of dudes.One night in the frat, then I'd bail the next morning, ready for high-fives from the elite clique who put me up to the dare in the first place.But HE had other ideas.Malcolm Levar, the leader of Granite House. How do I describe him? Hot. Intense. Demanding.He's cold on the surface, but he stares at me like there's a fire in his belly that wants to jump out and consume every inch of my body.And I think he hates me.Probably because I broke an irreplaceable heirloom that belonged to his family.He says if I can't pay what it's worth—and I can't, I'm poor as heck—I have one other option.Stay at Granite House for the rest of the year. Not as a frat member, but as their personal pet.Do you know what that means?I don't.But I said yes. So I guess I'll find out.