My *all-time favorite* contemporary romances

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The list author says: "I read historical romances for a longtime before venturing into contemporaries and I'm so glad that I expanded time periods! There are some really wonderful books out there and here is a list of some of my favorites. More will be added as they're read and loved :-)"
Wanting What You Get (Stepp Sisters, Book 2)
1.  Wanting What You Get (Stepp Sisters, Book 2) by Kathy Love
The list author says:
  "5 stars --- Stepp Sisters Trilogy, Book 2
One of the best romances I've ever read. The leading characters are wonderful and complex, three-dimensional and both flawed. The romance is sweet and passionate and utterly amazing - with great chemistry! Plus, this book deals with the real issues of alcoholism and body image issues, which adds a sense of reality to a *great* book."
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Bet Me
2.  Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
The list author says:
  "5 stars
This was an absolutely charming and engaging read, *hysterically* funny, had fantastic primary and secondary characters, an interesting plot, witty dialogue, and I could go on and on and on. Main characters also have their own issues to overcome - Min has body image issues and Cal has dyslexia."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (502 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See Jane Score
3.  See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
The list author says:
  "5 stars --- Chinooks Hockey Team Series, Book 2
Would give this book more than five stars if I could; read a library copy and immediately bought my own when I finished it. Jane and Luc were *wonderful* characters and their interactions were very enjoyable; the supporting cast was also great. This book was a nice change in that here it is the heroine who causes the main conflict, not the hero."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)
4.  Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The list author says:
  "5 stars --- Chicago Stars, Book 2
Highly enjoyable, cute and very funny! The interactions between the hero and heroine were priceless with interesting supporting characters that added to the story. Gracie was a wonderful heroine - thoughtful, sweet, bold, stubborn, sassy, and intelligent. Bobby Tom was also utterly fabulous - intelligent, witty, amusing, giving, kind, and of course 100% charming."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Naked in Death
5.  Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
The list author says:
  "5 stars --- In Death, Book 1"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,002 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Match Me If You Can
6.  Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The list author says:
  "4.5 stars --- Chicago Stars, Book 6"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Getting What You Want (Stepp Sisters, Book 1)
7.  Getting What You Want (Stepp Sisters, Book 1) by Kathy Love
The list author says:
  "4.5 stars --- Stepp Sisters Trilogy, Book 1"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy, Book 2)
8.  Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy, Book 2) by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "4.5 stars --- Dream Trilogy, Book 2"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)

Jewels of the Sun: The Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy (Irish Trilogy, Book 1)
9.  Jewels of the Sun: The Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy (Irish Trilogy, Book 1) by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "4.5 stars --- Gallaghers of Ardmore / Irish Trilogy, Book 1"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (461 customer reviews)

Finding the Dream: The Dream Trilogy #3
10.  Finding the Dream: The Dream Trilogy #3 by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "4.5 stars --- Dream Trilogy, Book 3"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Cutting Loose (NYT Bestselling Author)
11.  Cutting Loose (NYT Bestselling Author) by Susan Andersen
The list author says:
  "4.5 stars --- The Sisterhood Diaries Trilogy, Book 1"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Fast Women
12.  Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie
The list author says:
  "4.5 stars"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

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Practice Makes Perfect (Berkley Sensation)
13.  Practice Makes Perfect (Berkley Sensation) by Julie James
The list author says:
  "4.5 stars
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2SEZOBHJD1QP1/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

It Must Be Love
14.  It Must Be Love by Rachel Gibson
The list author says:
  "4.5 stars"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Getting Rid Of Bradley
15.  Getting Rid Of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
The list author says:
  "4 stars"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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Truly Madly Yours
16.  Truly Madly Yours by Rachel Gibson
The list author says:
  "4 stars"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)

Blue-Eyed Devil
17.  Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
The list author says:
  "4 stars --- Travis Family, Book 2"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Born in Ice (Born in Trilogy, Book 2)
18.  Born in Ice (Born in Trilogy, Book 2) by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "4 stars --- Born In Trilogy, Book 2"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Body Check (Jove Contemporary Romance)
19.  Body Check (Jove Contemporary Romance) by Deirdre Martin
The list author says:
  "4 stars --- New York Blades, Book 1"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Falling For Gracie
20.  Falling For Gracie by Susan Mallery
The list author says:
  "4 stars"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Lead Me On
21.  Lead Me On by Julie Ortolon
The list author says:
  "4 stars --- Pearl Island Trilogy, Book 2"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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Rising Tides  (The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 2)
22.  Rising Tides (The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 2) by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "4 stars --- Chesapeake Bay Saga / Quinn Brothers Trilogy, Book 2"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Born in Shame (Born in Trilogy, Book 3)
23.  Born in Shame (Born in Trilogy, Book 3) by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "4 stars --- Born In Trilogy, Book 3"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)

Manhunting
24.  Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie
The list author says:
  "4 stars"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Smooth Talking Stranger
25.  Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
The list author says:
  "4 stars --- Travis Family, Book 3"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

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The MacKade Brothers: Devin and Shane: The Heart Of Devin MacKade\The Fall Of Shane MacKade
26.  The MacKade Brothers: Devin and Shane: The Heart Of Devin MacKade\The Fall Of Shane MacKade by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "4 stars --- MacKade Brothers, Books 3 and 4"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Homeport
27.  Homeport by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "4 stars"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

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Glory in Death
28.  Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
The list author says:
  "4 stars --- In Death Series, Book 2"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews)

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