Discover Contemporary Best Sellers

Find the Best Contemporary stories through a handpicked selection of sample chapters and reviews! Each story is available exclusively on Galatea, an immersive reading platform available on iOS and Android.

The Guardian’s Mark

Angels and demons are a myth…or so Ava thought. A fateful meeting with a celestial guardian is all it takes to change her entire world. She has one chance to prove herself and save the human race, but is Ava really everything they’re hoping for?

Age Rating: 16+

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Strictly Baby Business

Peyton Hart is working two dead-end jobs, broke, and hungry when wealthy Sebastian Coleman walks into her crappy apartment and offers her a deal: have his baby and marry him. A year after the wedding, he’ll give her a divorce and a million dollars. Desperate, Peyton agrees, expecting nothing more than a business relationship—but they find themselves falling reluctantly in love. Can they trust each other with the pain and guilt of their own tragic pasts and make a new life together?

Age Rating: 18+ (Content Warning: Assault, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Use/Overdose, Eating Disorders, Kidnapping, Miscarriage, Rape, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Violence Against Women, Violent Death, Child Death)

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Secrets of the Worlds Worst Matchmaker

Imagine you’re a matchmaker and you realize too late you’re in love with your childhood best friend. You only have yourself to blame—you’re the one who matched him and now he’s engaged to be married. When you find yourself in this position there’s a few secrets you’re going to need to keep…

Secret #1 – Smile when he tells you the happy news, even if your heart cracks in half.

Secret #2 – Don’t compare yourself to his beautiful French fiancée. You’re just as beautiful.

Secret #3 – Don’t tag along to the tux fitting with him alone. Just no.

Secret #4 – Don’t help him learn to dance to his wedding song.

Secret #5 – Erase all memories of the two of you through the years when lines blurred for even the briefest of moments.

And the one you never saw coming…

Secret #6 – Definitely, don’t stand and object—someone else might just do it for you.

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More Than Just Friends

Ronnie and Jake are childhood friends, but they are forced to say goodbye too soon. Years later, they get the chance to rekindle their friendship, and in the process discover new feelings. Will they remain just friends, or will their relationship blossom into something more?

Age Rating: 16+

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Love Online

Not every love story has a happy ending. Nikki thought she had found her prince charming, but when she discovers that he cheated on her, the happily-ever-after disappears. She finds solace in her best friend, Sammy, and a new friend she’s only talked to online. Can she take the leap to write a new love story for herself?

Age Rating: 13+

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Are You Mine?

Popular but shy Maddison reluctantly agrees to go to a party where she emerges from her shell by sharing a passionate kiss with a certain someone. What follows is a rollercoaster ride of love, friendship and high school high jinks.

Age Rating: 18+ (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault/Abuse)

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The Tutor

Cara is a shy instructor at the university. When she’s assigned to tutor a gorgeous new student, she struggles to keep things professional. The situation becomes even more complicated when a certain someone from her past reappears in her life, hell-bent on pursuing her. His dark desire knows no bounds, but Cara is still torn…what path will she choose?

Age Rating: 18+ (Sexual Assault/Abuse, Violence)

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Best of Both Worlds

Dr. Chimamanda Rowland doesn’t do one-night stands. Her goal: Get through her residency, pay off her student loans, and return to her home country of Nigeria to establish hospitals for impoverished residents. But one night of partying leads to unexpected consequences, and Amanda is suddenly thrust into a world of upscale living and maternity clothes. And it feels like someone’s watching her…Amanda’s dream is in jeopardy, but can she survive when her life becomes a nightmare?

Age Rating: 18+ (Extreme Violence, Gore, Human Trafficking)

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The Superstar and the Super Nerd

Nicky Dei is a superstar actress looking for a one-night stand after getting her heart broken. Richard Alden is a nerdy law student who lives next door. After a chance encounter, Richard and Nicky embark on a wild ride. Will Nicky find love with Richard or will she keep him at arm’s length?

Age Rating: 18+

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Someone Like Xavier

A week before she starts her last year of college, Melody has a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. She doesn’t expect to see him again, but she can’t seem to forget him and the connection they shared. So, Melody is shocked when the mysterious man turns up at her graduation, and even more shocked when she sees who he’s with. They can’t deny the chemistry and passion between them, but they also can’t be together. Will fate keep them apart forever, or can they find a way to each other?

Age Rating: 18+

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