8 Wonderful Contemporary Romance Re-releases We Love!
by Karen Green
Enjoy these eight re-released contemporary romance novels now!
Like a favorite outfit found hidden in your closet, or a song you used to sing loud and proud, some things just deserve to be back in regular rotation in your life. Books fit the criteria perfectly: with an unlimited shelf life (waka waka), many novels are not just of the moment, they’re of any moment. And when it comes to these eight books, there’s no better time to discover—or discover anew—why, like a classic outfit, these stories never go out of style.
Waiting for Nick (The Stanislaskis) by Nora Roberts
Originally released in 1997
Frederica Kimball has three goals now that she’s moved to New York City: find her own place, become a Broadway lyricist and get Nick LeBeck to fall desperately in love with her. Though Nick has always treated Freddie like a little sister, he can’t help but notice the strong, passionate and head-to-toe gorgeous woman now standing in her place. Perhaps everything he’s ever wanted is closer than he could have imagined.
Informed Risk by Robyn Carr
Originally released in 1989
Mike Cavanaugh is a firefighter: he rescues people. Inviting them home isn’t usually part of the job description. But when he pulls Christine Palmer out of her burning house, something about the gutsy single mom makes him want to protect her, to make her life a little better. Only somehow Chris and her family end up giving Mike’s life new meaning, and he is happier than he’s been in years. Chris wants to get back on her own two feet. When she no longer needs Mike’s support, will she be ready to risk her heart with him?
Changing Habits by Debbie Macomber
Originally released in 2003
Angelina, Kathleen and Joanna come from very different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: the desire to join a religious order and serve as best they can. Despite the seclusion of the convent house in Minneapolis, they’re not immune to the turbulent change happening around them, and each sister faces an unexpected crisis of faith. Ultimately all decide to leave the sisterhood, abandoning the convent to find their true place in the exciting and confusing world of men and romantic love.
The Long Road Home by Mary Alice Monroe
Originally released in 2010
Her husband’s suicide left Nora MacKenzie alone and penniless. By a miracle she’s held on to their mountainside farm—and she’ll keep holding on, no matter what. The property is Nora’s one chance to wring some dignity out of the sham she’s been living. C.W. is hardworking, gentle with the animals and a patient teacher of the hundreds of chores Nora needs to learn. Slowly she starts to believe she might be willing to open her heart again. But she won’t return to a life of lies, and the truth about C.W. may be more than Nora’s fragile heart can bear.
Married in Whitehorn (Montana Mavericks) by Susan Mallery
Originally released in 1999
Duty-bound to protect amnesiac Angela Sheppard, Deputy Sheriff Shane McBride swears he’ll never give his heart. But there’s something about the beautiful widow that Shane can’t ignore. Will Angela finally bring happiness to the brooding officer?
Messing Around with Max by Lori Foster
Originally released in 2001
Successful relationship columnist Max Sawyers has lived life in the fast lane and enjoyed every second of it, but with his life now ruled by a cranky rescue dog named Cleo instead of casual temptation, he’s decided it’s time to change his ways and find a wife. Maddie Montgomery refused to take to heart the nasty things her ex-fiancé said after she caught him cheating, but perhaps he had a point about her naïveté with men. For now, she’s going to go all out in the name of fun, and who better to practice with than the gorgeous Max?
Almost Forever by Linda Howard
Originally released in 1986
Claire Westerbrook finds it hard to believe a man like Max Conroy is truly interested in her. Gathering information about Claire’s boss in preparation for a company takeover, Max is surprised when he finds himself falling in love with Claire. Sparks fly when Claire discovers the truth, forcing her to confront her own feelings for him.
Breathless Innocence by Lisa Jackson
Originally released in 1993
Six years ago, Turner Brooks broke Heather Tremont Leonetti’s heart, and she’s been trying to forget ever since. But now she needs the help of the one man who not only hurt her the most, but gave her a son: Turner, the proud, unforgiving loner she used to love.
Ready to make room for these r-ereleases? Let us know what you’re looking forward to (re)reading!