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Romance isn't dead - swipe right on some of these contemporary novels (or, you know, pick up and read them).

The Love Square

Laura Jane Williams

£7.99 £7.59

You’ve heard of a love triangle, and now, meet the love square. Very of its day, very very funny and full of wonderful normy and non-heteronomative relationships that will have you rooting for them from the start

Not Working

Lisa Owens

£9.99 £9.49

Piercingly observant and one to make you snort out loud with laughter – the perfect read for anyone who’s ever struggled to find their place in life

Queenie: From the award-winning writer of BBC's Champion

Candice Carty-Williams

£8.99 £8.54

A smart, funny, and timely coming-of-age novel set in South London. Move over Bridget Jones, there’s a new female heroine in town

So Lucky

Dawn O'Porter

£4.15 £3.94

Dark, funny, and super relatable – a book for anyone who’s ever doubted themselves and is learning how to love themselves (the most important love story of them all, right?)

Sweet Sorrow: The Sunday Times bestselling novel from the author of ONE DAY

David Nicholls

£8.99 £8.54

Could there even be a list on modern life and love without our main man Davey Nics? Step back into the sweet embrace of heady teenage love with this one

The 24-Hour Cafe: An uplifting story of friendship, hope and following your dreams from the top ten bestseller

Libby Page

£12.99 £12.34

A charming story of friendships and second chances served alongside a generous helping of coffee and cake – one for the people watchers out there.

Ordinary People: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

Diana Evans

£9.99 £9.49

A story of South London love and heartbreak set to a super sweet soundtrack, expect Mariah and tears

In at the Deep End

Kate Davies

£8.99 £8.54

Brilliantly funny Polari prize winner which the Guardian called a “Sapphic sexual odyssey”, need we say more?

Exciting Times: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

Naoise Dolan


Privilege, love, and sexuality form the central strands of this fiercely astute debut

When Katie Met Cassidy


£9.99 £9.49

The boardroom meets the bedroom in this story of unexpected female romance


Emma Jane Unsworth

£8.99 £8.54

So millennial it almost hurts – a book for the swipers, the scrollers, and the Hingers out there

Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari

£10.99 £10.44

Grace After Henry

Eithne Shortall

£7.99 £7.59

Heartbreaking story of love and loss

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