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"New Adult" Romance

“New Adult” is a fast-growing new category of romance fiction. These stories usually feature 18- to 25-year-old main characters experiencing various firsts, such as first serious romance, first job, or being on their own for the first time, and often explore mature themes and social issues.

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Boomerang by Noelle August

The morning following a drunken hookup, Mia and Ethan discover that their new internships are at the same company, and they are vying for the same permanent job offer. But their connection is as powerful as their ambition. Will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other? Also available in eBook.

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Five Ways to Fall by K. A. Tucker

Young divorcée Reese MacKay gets more than she bargained for when a former college football star, and the man with whom she had a hot one-night stand, begins working at the very company where she is employed.

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Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, the only thing they have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don't expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can't handle it at all. Also available in downloadable audiobook.

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Come to Me Quietly by A. L. Jackson

It's been six years since Aly has seen her brother's best friend, the self-destructive bad boy she secretly loved in high school, so it's past time to get over Jared and give another guy a chance. Just when she opens her heart to her friend, Gabe, Aly returns home to find Jared sleeping on her couch. The teenage boy she loved has grown into a man she can't resist. Covered in tattoos and lost in rage, he's begging to be saved from his demons--the memories of the day he destroyed his family. As the two reconnect, their passion is hot enough to torch Aly's judgment. But can she risk her future for a man who lives on the edge of destruction?

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Take a Chance by Abbi Glines

When Harlow Manning's rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan, who despises her. Harlow tries to keep her head down to get through their time together. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan's room in nothing but his boxer briefs. Grant had made a huge mistake getting involved with Nan, but nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow's eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?

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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

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Rule: A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover

In the first Marked Men novel in Jay Crownover's combustible New Adult series, pre-med student Shaw Landon has loved rebellious Rule Archer since she laid eyes on him. He doesn't have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she's the only one who can see the person he truly is. But an unexpected night together has them trying to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other. Also available in eBook.

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My Sweetest Escape by Chelsea M. Cameron

Ninth months after her perfect life came crashing down, Jos Archer still hasn't picked up the pieces even after transferring to a new college. Then she meets Dusty Sharp, the newly reformed campus bad boy, who seems determined to draw her out of her shell. But even as Dusty coaxes Jos to open up about the past, he's hiding secrets of his own. Secrets about the night her old life fell apart.

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Be With Me by J. Lynn

Teresa is in love with her big brother's best friend, but he hasn't spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, life-changing kiss. Now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It's time for plan B: college. And maybe she'll have a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real. Jase's responsibilities don't leave him time for a relationship. But it doesn't help that all he can think about is kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him. Also available in eBook.

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Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams

Undercover cop Logan "Kash" Ryan can't afford a distraction like his new neighbor Rachel Masters, even if she is the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. Deceived and hurt before, Rachel would rather be a single, crazy cat lady than trust another guy, especially a gorgeous, tattooed bad boy with a Harley, like Kash. As much as they try to keep it platonic, the friction between them sparks an irresistible heat that could be dangerous. Also available in eBook.

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Sweet by Erin McCarthy

When college co-ed Jessica Sweet crashes with construction worker Riley Mann over the summer while she helps him get his affairs in order for a custody hearing, the two begin to fall for each other; but will Jessica let her fear of rejection get in the way of true, passionate love?

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Losing It by Cora Carmack

Bliss Edwards, about to graduate from college and tired of being the only virgin among her friends, decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible--a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed. As if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theater professor as the guy left in her bed about eight hours earlier. Also available in eBook and downloadable audiobook.