16 Kisses-Only Forced Proximity Romances for Your TBR

Written by Silke, updated 21 May 2024

Love often blossoms at unexpected times, and what could be more unexpected than being thrust into close quarters with someone you never imagined falling for?

In this curated list, sponsored by Baker Publishing Group, we’re sharing sixteen kisses-only forced-proximity books for every type of reader, including heart-pounding suspense, swoony historical fiction, and captivating contemporary romance.

  • #1 While the City Sleeps - Elizabeth Camden

    While the City Sleeps - Elizabeth Camden

    historical mystery suspense christian

    In Gilded Age New York, dentist Katherine Schneider has always admired police lieutenant Jonathan Birch from afar, but they are brought together when Katherine is the only person who can identify the mastermind behind a string of deadly bombings. With lives on the line, Katherine and Jonathan must hold on to hope—and each other—if they want to survive. more

  • #2 One Wrong Move - Dani Pettrey

    One Wrong Move - Dani Pettrey

    contemporary suspense christian

    Making amends for his criminal past, Christian Macleod has become one of the country’s top security experts. But a string of heists brings attention from Andi Forster, an insurance investigator with her own checkered past. The two of them are drawn into a dangerous game with an opponent bent on revenge, and one wrong move could be the death of them both. more

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  • #3 A Lady's Guide to Marvels and Misadventure - Angela Bell

    A Lady's Guide to Marvels and Misadventure - Angela Bell

    historical victorian steampunk mystery christian

    In 1860 London, when Clara’s ex-fiance spreads rumors that her family suffers from hereditary insanity, it’s all she can do to protect them from society’s prejudice. However, that proves to be difficult when her grandfather takes off on a flight of fancy. Thrown together with a vagabond tinker, Clara sets off on a whimsical adventure and finds a love that defies the odds. more

  • #4 A Noble Scheme - Roseanna M. White

    A Noble Scheme - Roseanna M. White

    historical 20th century mystery christian

    As part of Edwardian England’s most elite private investigation firm, Gemma and Graham must set aside their broken relationship to work together on a new case. Graham is determined to use this opportunity to win back the only woman he’s ever loved, but there’s no guarantee Gemma’s shattered heart can be restored. more

  • #5 Night Falls on Predicament Avenue - Jaime Jo Wright

    Night Falls on Predicament Avenue - Jaime Jo Wright

    historical 20th century suspense christian

    In 1910, Effie joins forces with an English newcomer to discover what lies behind the doors of the abandoned house on Predicament Avenue. In the present day, Norah reluctantly inherits the house turned bed and breakfast, where her first guest, a crime historian and podcaster, is set on uncovering the truth about what haunts this place. more

  • #6 The Roads We Follow - Nicole Deese

    The Roads We Follow - Nicole Deese

    contemporary mystery christian

    Aspiring writer Raegan Farrow learns about a tell-all on her famous mother’s life that could tear their family apart but keeps it a secret as they embark on a cross-country road trip. While trying to uncover who’s behind it, she learns their handsome driver has his own connection to her mother’s past, and all their lives will be changed by journey’s end. more

  • #7 For a Lifetime - Gabrielle Meyer

    For a Lifetime - Gabrielle Meyer

    historical time travel mystery christian

    Identical twin sisters Grace and Hope are time-crossers who simultaneously live in 1692, as daughters of a tavern owner during the Salem Witch Trials, and in 1912, as an aviatrix and a journalist. As their twenty-fifth birthday approaches, they will each have to choose one life to keep and one to leave behind forever—no matter the cost. more

  • #8 A Run at Love - Toni Shiloh

    A Run at Love - Toni Shiloh

    contemporary black mc christian

    Piper McKinney dreams of her horse winning the Kentucky Derby, and with the help of her best friend, horse trainer Tucker Hale, that hope starts to become reality. Then her parents are embroiled in a scandal, and Piper is implicated. She and Tuck will have to survive the onslaught to find their way to the winner’s circle—and each other. more

  • #9 Secondary Target - Angela Carlisle

    Secondary Target - Angela Carlisle

    contemporary suspense christian

    After the brutal murder of her mother and brother, Corina Roberts built a new life—but when their killer resurfaces, she is next on his hit list, and her best hope for survival depends on her ex, army veteran Bryce Jessup. As old secrets come to light and the killer closes in, can they keep both their hearts and lives safe? more

  • #10 With Each Tomorrow - Tracie Peterson,Kimberley Woodhouse

    With Each Tomorrow - Tracie Peterson,Kimberley Woodhouse

    historical suspense christian

    In 1904, Eleanor Briggs travels to Kalispell, Montana, with her conservationist father to discuss the formation of Glacier National Park, and sparks fly when she meets Carter Brunswick, despite their differences. As the town fights to keep the railroad, the dangers Eleanor and Carter face will change the course of their lives. more

  • #11 The Hudson Collection - Jocelyn Green

    The Hudson Collection - Jocelyn Green

    historical 20th century mystery christian

    In 1926, an ornithologist at Manhattan’s American Museum of Natural History, Elsa Reisner is tasked with cataloging a country Gothic estate. Once there, she bonds with the house’s other occupants, including an architectural salvage dealer who still bears scars from the Great War, and is swept up in a treasure hunt for a priceless heirloom. more

  • #12 Rocky Mountain Journey - Misty M. Beller

    Rocky Mountain Journey - Misty M. Beller

    historical cowboy hero western christian

    In 1837, Juniper Collins and her sisters travel west to find the Peigan Blackfoot woman their late father credits with saving his life. Riley Turner became a trapper in the Rocky Mountains to find peace and quiet, but he feels compelled to help the sisters on their mission. But they face more questions than answers as unlikely allies—and enemies—stand in their way. more

  • #13 Toward the Dawn - Mary Connealy

    Toward the Dawn - Mary Connealy

    historical western christian

    After living in hiding for six months, Kat Wadsworth and Sebastian Jones are desperate to start a new life in the west—and marrying each other may be the only way to freedom. But will the dangers from their pasts tear apart their hopes for a better future and a chance at love? more

  • #14 Meet Me at the Starlight - Rachel Hauck

    Meet Me at the Starlight - Rachel Hauck

    contemporary christian

    In 1987, supermodel Harlow Hayes came to Florida to hide and heal. Instead, she finds a former costar with a bad-boy reputation and his plucky grandmother who runs the local landmark skating rink, the Starlight. The place has a kind of magic, but when it’s threatened with demolition, saving the Starlight might be the second chance everyone needs. more

  • #15 Meeting Her Match - Jen Turano

    Meeting Her Match - Jen Turano

    historical regency christian

    When Miss Camilla Pierpont is thrust into the company of the irritating Mr. Owen Chesterfield, her prim and proper life in Gilded Age New York takes an unexpected turn. After reluctantly agreeing to help his debutante sister, she finds herself relying on Owen’s help in a way that makes her reconsider her vow never to marry. more

  • #16 By Evening's Light - Leslie Gould

    By Evening's Light - Leslie Gould

    contemporary amish

    Heartbroken after a failed relationship, Treva Zimmerman returns to Lancaster County to visit her Amish relatives before leaving her Plain past behind her for good. While caring for her elderly Aunt Rosene, Treva finds inspiration in her aunt’s story of a dramatic trip to Cold War Germany—but is it enough to change her plan? more