I love a good single parent romance, especially when the child’s extra sweet and cute. With this trope, there is usually a single parent man or woman who meets a special person who is not only committed to loving them but loving their child(ren).
Art should imitate life and as there are many single parents looking for and open to love in real life, we need romance novels that reflect the same. Blended families are beautiful and all around us and any romance novel that showcases the journey to a healthy blended family gets a check in the win column from me.
Here are five single-parent romance novels that will warm your pretty little heart, along with their publishers’ description.
In these novels, the characters are committed to their children and are willing to do their absolute best for them, even if it means giving up on the love they want and deserve.
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“Sometimes love is the simplest choice of all.
Still reeling from her husband’s untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she decides to pack up her family, box up her bookstore, and return to her grandmother’s ancestral home on Cavanaugh Island. The charming town of Sanctuary Cove holds happy memories for Deborah. And, after she spies a gorgeous stranger in the local bakery, it promises the possibility for a bright, new future.
Dr. Asa Monroe is at a crossroads. Ever since the loss of his family, he has been on a quest for faith and meaning, traveling from one town to another. When he meets Deborah, the beautiful bookstore owner with the warm eyes and sunny smile, Asa believes he has finally found a reason to stay in one place.
As friendship blossoms into romance, Deborah and Asa discover they may have a second chance at love. But small towns have big secrets. Before they can begin their new life together, the couple must confront a challenge they never expected . . .
** Rochelle Alers’ Cavanaugh Island series cemented my love for small-town romances. While this one can be a bit too sickly sweet at times it’s Rochelle Alers, so she gets a pass.**
Discovered at sixteen, supermodel Livia Blake has lived a life most women only dream of. But beneath the glitz and glamour is a small-town girl who yearns for babies, a permanent home—and the man to go with it. Then she meets Hunter Chambers at his family-owned Napa Valley winery. The sexy single father tempts Livia with a desire she’s never known…and with a dream she was afraid wouldn’t come true.
Hunter knows Livia’s type…and she’s not his type at all. But he can’t deny the passion surging between them. But what happens once Livia jets off to her next photo shoot, taking Hunter’s heart with her? Is their love strong enough to create their own private paradise, far from the glare of the spotlight?
All Dr. Sloan Copeland needed was someone to watch her kids. What she found was the man of her dreams…
After a nasty divorce and a thousand mile move, Dr. Sloan Copeland and her twin daughters are finally getting the hang of their new life in Los Angeles. When their live-in nanny bails with no warning, Sloan is left scrambling to find a competent caretaker to wrangle her smart, sensitive girls. Nothing less will do.
Enter Rafe Whitcomb. He’s all of those things, not to mention good-natured and one heck of a whiz in the kitchen. He’s also tall, and handsome, and bearded, and ripped, and tatted, wrist to neck.
It doesn’t take long for the Copelands to invite Rafe into their home. Just as quickly, both Sloan and Rafe find themselves succumbing to a heady mutual attraction, neither of them wants to deny. With every minute they spend under the same roof, this working mom can’t help but wonder if Rafe can handle all her needs…
Despite her own dumpster fire of a love life, Calista Franklin is a hopeless romantic. Unfortunately, her life is filled with an amount of busy that precludes her from dating and finding Mister Right. Her best friend’s sudden nuptials, however, place an unexpected opportunity for love within arm’s reach.
Kirk Langley is suddenly thrust into being a single parent upon the untimely demise of his brother and sister-in-law. Balancing caring for his six-year-old niece in addition to running his own business leaves little time for dating. But when his closest friend drops the bomb that he’s getting married, Kirk’s forced to spare some time to get to know the maid of honor.
Neither was looking for love, but their close proximity during the wedding planning process draws Calista and Kirk close, allowing them to find in the other what they didn’t know was previously missing.
Sexy widower Kade Strong has moved back into the house he once shared with his wife, hoping to bring some stability into his six-year-old daughter’s life. He’s certainly not looking for a relationship–but the women of Holtsville, South Carolina, have different ideas. Only Garcelle Santos respects Kade’s grief–and he can’t help being irresistibly drawn to her. . .
A nursing student, Garcelle can use a little extra money and accepts Kade’s job offer to babysit –despite a first meeting filled with drama. Once they get past their differences, a deep friendship is forged between them. When Garcelle sees the tricks the neighborhood women have up their sleeves to seduce Kade, she makes it her business to protect him. But when she finds herself getting jealous, she realizes she’s fallen in love. Now, one stormy night alone may ignite a desire that only leaves them wanting more. . .
**Kade is by far my favorite Strong man in this sensual series by Niobia Bryant. If you are not familiar, the Strong family is one I highly suggest you read up on. **
Am I missing out on a few and do you all have any favorite romances that feature single parents? Let me know in the comments below!