25 Lovely Single Parent Romance Books

There’s a whole category of romance books dedicated to single parents – and, believe it or not, they’re some of the most popular! Whether you’re looking for heartwarming stories about overcoming obstacles together, or kick-ass romantic adventures, these single parent romance books will have you swooning.

If you’re a single dad, there are definitely books out there that are tailored specifically for you! From funny stories about raising kids on your own to heart-wrenching tales of rebuilding shattered relationships, these novels will show you that being a single parent isn’t impossible – it just takes a little bit of effort and courage.

While there are plenty ofsingle dad romances out there, there’s also a growing number of single mom romances. These novels deal with all the highs and lows of being a lone parent – from love and loss to hope and healing. From the perfect comfort read to an emotionally charged adventure tale, these single parent romance novels will have you cheering on your favorite single moms!


Single Mom Romance Books

Let’s begin with the best single mom romance books. From the surprising romance to the sultry and seductive, these are the best parent romance books.

1. One Percent Of You – Michelle Gross

Are you looking for an exciting single mom romance book? One Percent Of You will have you hooked until the very last page. Hadley is a young single mom who is also pregnant with her second child. 

Providing for her family isn’t easy. Hadley is in her last year of nursing school. Between exams and work, she doesn’t have time to keep up appearances. Her hair is messy, she has bags under her eyes, and she could care less about her clothes.

She is used to the judgemental stares from strangers and the rude comments about her lifestyle. It never bothered her, until a new neighbor moved in.

At first he seemed judgemental, like everyone else. But to Hadley’s surprise, an unlikely friendship develops.

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2. On The Square – Brenda Murphy

On The Square is a single mom romance book that features an unlikely duo with a lot of chemistry. Mai Li is a celebrity chef whose career went downhill after a very public split from her ex. Dale Miller is a single mom and hard-working contractor. 

When Mai decides to return to her hometown, she has her hopes set on reopening her parents’ old restaurant.

The building needs a major renovation before she can do anything with it. That’s when Mai meets Dale, someone she never thought she would connect with.

The two have undeniable chemistry, however, they’ve both been burned in the past. Can they put aside their insecurities for a real romance?


3. Feels Like Love – Jenna Hartley 

Feels Like Love is a single parent romance book that will have readers rooting for the pratagonist.

Bennett has a secret that he doesn’t want anyone to know. He’s falling for his best friend’s sister, Wren. Bennett figures everything is fine and he doesn’t have to face his feelings if he simply avoids her.

After a flood causes damage to Bennett’s house, she needs to find somewhere to stay temporarily. The only person he knows with a room available is Wren. 

To make things more complicated, Wren is ready to date again. She hasn’t dated since before she got pregnant as a teenager and asks Bennett to be her dating coach. Will this be too much for Bennett to handle?

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4. Sustained – Emma Chase

Sustained is one of the single parent romance books that we couldn’t put down. Jake Becker is a defense attorney that has a cold reputation.

Most people find him very intimidating, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He likes people that are straightforward and cut right to the chase. 

However, things change for Jake when he meets Chelsea McQuaid. There is something about her that he can’t resist. The only problem is that Chelsea comes with a lot of baggage. That baggage just happens to be her 6 orphaned nieces and nephews. 

Jake never imagined himself to be the knight in shining armor type of guy. But, when it comes to Chelsea and the kids, he would do anything to defend them.


5. Penthouse Prince – Virginia Nelson

One of the most exciting single parent romance books on our list is Penthouse Prince. Jeanie Long is a single mom that’s faced with a difficult decision when it comes to her position at work. That is when she is introduced to the company’s CEO, Camden James. 

Camden gives Jeanie an offer that comes with a big pay raise that the single mom desperately needs.

He needs her to pretend to be his fiance. Camden has been nicknamed the Penthouse Prince and needs to prove to his family that he’s ready to marry and turn his reputation around.  

The two “fake” lovebirds have everyone convinced they are a perfect match. However, they may not be pretending when it comes to their real feelings.


6. Until Jax – Aurora Rose Reynolds

Until Jax is one of the most intriguing single parent romance books on our list. Jax Mayson has a reputation for breaking hearts.

That’s why he’s one man that single mom Ellie Anthony doesn’t want to deal with. But, there’s something about Ellie that has Jax ready to become the best version of himself.

Jax is ready for a family, even if it means that he has to face his inner demons. He wants to be the man that Ellie and her daughter can trust. His persistence has Ellie convinced to give him a chance.

However, she is hesitant because she doesn’t want to get her heart broken. Could Jax be everything that he’s promising or is he another false hope? 


7. Keile’s Chance – Dillon Watson

If you want to read more single parent romance books about unexpected love, you need to add Keile’s Chance to your list.

Keile Griffen is used to helping everyone but herself. She has been so busy with her career that she never made time for friendship or romance. 

Things change for Keile when she finds a lost young boy in the park. His mother, Hayden Davenport, is filled with gratitude for Keile’s help. As Hayden gets to know Keile, feelings begin to develop.

However, it’s her natural instinct to guard them because she wants to protect her son and her heart. 

Has Hayden been burned too hard in the past? Or will she let her feelings flourish? 


8. Ghosted – J.M. Darhower

One of our favorite single parent romances books so far this year has been Ghosted. Jonathan Cunningham is a troubled young actor that’s always in the tabloids.

His sudden rise to fame after getting cast as the lead in a superhero movie was too much for the young star to handle. 

Kennedy Garfield is an assistant manager at a grocery store. She works hard to support her daughter. While the father isn’t in the picture, his face haunts Kennedy almost every day when she sees him on the tabloid covers. 

Being one of the top movie stars in the world isn’t everything Jonathan thought it would be. He’s ready to fix the mistakes he made when crawling to the top and get his family back.

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9. Snowfall On Haven Point – RaeAnne Thayne 

If you want to read more holiday-themed single parent romance books, you need to check out Snowfall On Haven Point.

Andie is a single mom that just wants her kids to have a good Christmas at Haven Point. 

When Andie’s best friend Wyn asks a favor, Andie can’t say no. Wyn’s brother Marshall was hit by a car and is in recovery. She needs Andie to check on him while she’s away for the holidays. Marshall hates feeling defenseless and isn’t afraid to let people know it.

While he wasn’t looking forward to being cared for, there’s something about Andie and her kids that melts his frigid heart. When a snowstorm has them stuck together at Christmas, their real wishes begin to come true.


10. Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny – Rebekah Weatherspoon

Dr. Sloan Copeland needs someone to watch her kids after moving a thousand miles away after a messy divorce.

Her twin daughters are settling into life in Los Angeles when their live-in nanny runs off without warning, leaving Sloan to scramble for a replacement.

Rafe Whitcomb is everything needed to be a good nanny; good-natured and a fantastic cook.

He’s also handsome, ripped, and tattoed from neck to wrist.

Soon Sloan and Rafe find themselves heading into a mutual attraction that they can’t deny. But this working mom wonders if Rafe can handle all her needs…

This is a slow angst romance novel and nanny romance novel with a tender touch.


Single Dad Romance Books

And now for the dads. If you’ve ever fantasized over a single dad, then you’re going to love these single dad romance books.

11. Happily Letter After – Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Are you looking for a single dad romance book that will warm your heart? You need to read Happily Letter After.

Sadie works for a magazine company that makes a point to fulfill a few readers’ wishes each year. When Sadie opens up a letter from a young girl named Birdie, she can’t help but play fairy godmother to fulfill some of the things the girl had been wishing for. 

Sadie feels a connection to young Birdie. Once she catches a glimpse of Birdie’s single dad, who happens to be incredibly handsome, Sadie knows she needs to meet them. She decides to take a big risk and go for it, even if it means randomly showing up on their doorstep. 

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12. Fresh Meet – Jasmine Miller 

Fresh Meet is a single dad romance book that we couldn’t get enough of. Jace is a professional swimmer that’s known by his fans as the king of the water.

His lifestyle as a pro athlete has come with a lot of sacrifices, allowing him to only have time to focus on his sport. 

Jace’s world is thrown through a loop when a son he never knew he had shows up at his home. This kid also comes with a cute nanny.

However, Jace can’t afford any distractions right now if he wants to stay on top. Could the arrival of Jace’s son shake up his chances of achieivng his goals? Or will he trade trophies for love and family?

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13. All His Secrets – Maya Hughes

All His Secrets is a single dad romance book that will have you rooting for a happy ending.

Rhys is a billionaire who once had a perfect life and family. After his wife passed away, his daughter Esme stopped speaking in other people’s presence. She will only speak to Rhys.

His world is shattered when Esme goes missing. But to his surprise, a sweet waitress finds his daughter. What’s even more surprising is when Esme says “thank you” to the young woman. This is a sign to Rhys that he needs to know more about the waitress, Melanie.

While Melanie sticks around and helps Esme come out of her shell, Rhys is afraid that his feeling could jeprodize how she is helping his daughter. 

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14. When The Time Is Right – M. Mabie & Aly Martinez 

If you’re looking for single parent romance books that fit into the friends to lovers niche, you should check out When The Time Is Right.

Alexis has never enjoyed the company of her brother’s best friend Hudson. He’s cocky and full of himself, with an attitiude like he’s God’s gift to women.

When Hudson reaches out to Alexis to get help finding his dream woman, she agrees to help him. Hudson wants to meet a woman that his son will adore as much as he does.

However, when Alexis starts spending more time with the father and son, she realizes that she wants to be that woman. 

Will she act on her feelings before it’s too late?

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15. Forever Right Now – Emma Scott 

Forever Right Now is a single parent romance book that had us glued to the pages until the very end.

Darlene Montgomery has been released from jail and is ready to turn her life around. She moves to San Fransico to make things happen for her dance career. 

Darlene moves next door to Sawyer Haas. He’s a single dad that’s finishing his last year of law school.

He’s in over his head with finances and is struggling to provide for his daughter. To make things worse, his absentee ex’s parents are trying to fight him for custody of his daughter. 

When the two strike a friendship, they need to learn to trust each other to get over their own obstacles. 


16. Tempest – Beverly Jenkins 

One single parent romance book that had us on the edge of our seat was Tempest.

This story centers around Reagan Carmichael, an independent spirit that agrees to marry a man she’s never met before. When she accidentally shoots him in the shoulder, she questions if she made the right decision. 

Dr. Colton Lee isn’t thrilled about his mail-order bride. His heart belongs with his wife, who he buried years prior. All Colton needs is a woman that will take care of his daughter.

Reagan isn’t the delicate flower that Colton was expecting. Yet, there’s something about her fierce and bold personality that he begins to admire. His family may not approve, but he will do whatever it takes to win her heart.

This is one doctor romance novel you won’t be able to put down.


17. Look The Part – Jewel E. Ann

Look The Part is a fun single parent romantic book that will warm your heart. Flint is one of the best lawyers in Minneapolis.

He needs a good tenant to rent the space above his law office. Ellen seems like the perfect fit and has book references to back her up. What Flint didn’t know when renting to Ellen is that she’s a musician.

This tenant’s loud music is too much for the lawyer to handle, so he writes up an eviction notice. However, his plan to evict her fails when his autistic son takes a liking to her.

He wants to learn more about music and play with her pet rats. Flint can’t stand Ellen, but he’s also fascinated by her.


18. Give Me A Reason – A. L. Jackson

Give Me A Reason is a New York Times bestselling novel by A.L. Jackson about a single-dad and jaded club owner who falls for his son’s teacher.

Eden Murphy is a teacher who wants to make some extra cash. Usually, a girl as soft as her would be ripped apart in a club like this but there’s something about her that makes Trent Lawson drawn to her.

She’s hot, and a little bit challenging. Despite the fact that she teaches his son, she also cannot deny her attraction to trent.

This is a sweet enemies-to-lovers stand-alone novel.

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19. Return To Us – Corinne Michaels

Return To Us is a gripping second chance romance story about a couple who reconnect several years later.

When Jessica Walker was eighteen, she left Willow Creek Valley for good, leaving behind the love of her life, Grayson Parkerson.

Fourteen years later, she returns home to recover after getting into a crash. Now Grayson is living as a single dad to his daughter, and the pair start working together at The Park Inn.

By chance, they reconnect. She falls back in love with him, but he’s guarded his heart. Can Jessica convince him to give their love a second chance?


Single Parent Romance Series

Sometimes one book just isn’t enough. If you’re looking for a series, these are the best single parent romance books in a series.

20. Irresistible – Melanie Harlow

Mack is a full-time single dad with three daughters. He’s also a busy CFO at Cloverleigh Farms, so he really doesn’t have the time to fall in love.

But then there’s Frannie Sawyer. She’s beautiful and sweet, and only twenty-seven. She’s also the boss’s daughter and Mack’s part-time nanny.

The desire between the two is mutual and Mack can’t stay away. She reminds him of what it’s like to want something, to feel something besides parenthood and work.

Despite being a former Marine, Mack is struggling to resist her, even if it means giving up a life he wants.

Irrisistable is an age gap romance novel and forbidden romance novel with lost of tension and irristable chemistry.

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21. Juniper Hill – Devney Perry

When Memphis Ward comes to in Quincy, Montana, it’s one of the worst days of her life. Having just moved across the country with a newborn was not an easy task.

But she’s determined to build a good life and put the past behind her, for a better future for her newborn son.

She takes up a job working as as a housekeeper at The Eloise Inn and moves into an apartment above a garage.

But on the day she moves in, she meets the handsome Knox Eden – a beautiful chef and also her temporary landlord.

He’s sharp and tattooed, the kind of rugged bad boy women swoon over. But he’s the kind of guy that could mess up her dreams…or maybe, he is her dream?


22. Mr Masters – T. L Swan

T.L. Swan is known for writing incredibly captivating CEO romance novels, and Mr Masters is no exception. Julian Masters is a powerful boss and he needs a nanny for his kids.

Brielle moves to England to become a nanny, only the job didn’t get off to a great start as the kids didn’t like her.

It then goes from bad to worse, when he catches her snooping in his bathroom in her skimpy pyjamas and the chemistry goes from playful fun to more tantalising romances.

If you’re looking for a single parent romance book where the man falls for his nanny, then you’re going to love Mr Masters!

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23. Things We Never Got Over – Lucy Score

You wouldn’t expect it from the cover, but Things We Never Got Over is a bad boy book about a bearded barber called Know who prefers to fly solo. Until a runaway bride comes along.

Naomi wasn’t just running from her wedding but trying to rescue her twin from the rough town of Knockemout, Virginia, where disputes are settled in bar brawls.

But Naomi’s evil twin hasn’t changed and stole her car and cash. She also leaves her with something unexpected, her niece, who she didn’t know she had.

Now she’s stuck with no car, no money, no job, and no home, with an 11-year-old to take care of.

Knox doesn’t do high-maintenance women, but as Naomi’s life imploded right in front of him, he decides to help her out. So much for living a solitary life…

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24. Single Dad Seeks Juliet – Max Monroe

Hollie is a reporter, who’s stuck running the newspaper’s Bachelor Anonymous contest. Her job is to help a reader-nominated bachelor find a date, and she’s feeling not only grossed out by the idea but overwhelmed by the enormity.

Men from all over Southern California have applied, and Single Dad Seeks Juliet was the reader’s favorite.

Jake is a six-foot three, former Navy SEAL, business owner and motorcross rider. He’s a funny single dad, the full package. As Hollie gets to know him, the more she wants to bring the content to a close, not to find him a date but because she wants him for herself.

This is a sweet romantic comedy single parent romance book that will have you hooked from start to finish.

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25. The Air He Breathes – Brittainy C. Cherry

Tristan Cole is a cruel, cold, damaged man. Or at least that’s what people say about him. When everyone said to stay away, Liz couldn’t help herself.

She didn’t see the monster everyone else does. The wreckage that lives in him, lives in her too.

Both Tristand and Liz are looking for something to fill their empty lives, and to repair the damage of their past.

Together, they finally remember how to feel and to breathe.

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Final Word on Single Parent Romance Books

So there you have it, 25 of the best single parent romance books, whether you’re looking for a strong, independent single mom pratagonist or looking for your new single dad book boyfriend, these single parent romance books have something for everyone.

Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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About Louisa

Editor/Founder - Epic Book Society

Louisa is the founder, editor, and head honcho of Epic Book Society. Once a published poet at the age of 7, she aspired to become a journalist, but that career hit a wall so here she is writing about books instead. When she's not writing about books, she's teaching English to primary school kids around the world.

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