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Find the Best contemporary romance 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.

RoomHate

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection.

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

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Stepbrother Dearest

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.

I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.

But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. But things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.

Then, just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.

It had been years since I’d seen Elec.

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

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Falling for My Brother’s Best Friend

Let’s say you’re an independent, self-sufficient woman who runs the family company and you find yourself falling for your little brother’s best friend. Now, more than ever, you need to count all the reasons why you need to abandon falling.

Abandon Falling #1 – He’s a womanizer. Hasn’t had a serious relationship a day in his life and changes women more often than he changes his sheets.

Abandon Falling #2 – He’s never serious. He cracks one-liners, mostly at your expense.

Abandon Falling #3 – When things go wrong, he seems unfazed and always remains in control. It’s so annoying.

Abandon Falling #4 – He has tattoos. Lots of them. Everywhere. Not to mention, he owns a tattoo parlor. (Damn it! Why doesn’t that sound like a bad thing anymore?)

Abandon Falling #5 – There’s a growing list of how different you two are. You can’t get along for fifteen minutes—a lifetime together would land one of you in prison.

Keep repeating those reasons and drown yourself in work. Pretend you don’t notice his good qualities or how enticing he looks without a shirt, and do not, I repeat, do not agree to live with the man while your place is being repaired from flood damage.

Trust me, even the strongest of us can only forego temptation for so long.

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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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My Sister’s Wedding

Tatum is a ruthless billionaire who avoids his family…until his sister decides to get married. When he finds an escort to be his wedding date, he doesn’t expect to fall for her—or that meeting Piper will change his life forever.

Age Rating: 18+

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Leap Before You Look

It’s the summer after high school and everyone is getting ready to leave for college. But not Kari Montgomery—she’s stuck in Eugene, Oregon, because culinary schools are expensive. Then her forever crush, Holt Bennett, suddenly asks her to make a big, life-altering decision—a decision that could make or break her future. Will Kari seize her chance to grow up, too?

Age Rating: 18+

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Mommy To Be

Kiera Johnson grew up in a Christian family with strong moral values—particularly with regard to premarital sex. But after a flirtatious night at camp goes too far, Keira finds herself pregnant—and the father is none other than Matteo Santiago, the hottest and most popular guy in high school. As her due date moves closer, Kiera struggles to come to terms with not only her future as a mom, but also whether she and Matt will survive as a couple…

Age Rating: 18+ (Stalking, Sexual Assault, Teen Pregnancy)

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Three. The Perfect Number

Madison Davis is finally done with college. Time to go home, see her brothers and their best friends, the twins, and find a boyfriend who won’t cheat on her with her friend. But Madison’s life is upended when she sees the twins again. Suddenly they don’t feel so much like brothers to her, and she doesn’t feel like their friends’ bratty little sister to them, either… What are they going to do when they can’t resist each other any longer? And what will her brothers say?

Age Rating: 18+

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