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Evelyn MitchellEvelyn MitchellJune 12, 2024

Forced proximity romance books

Forced proximity romance books

What are forced proximity romance books?

Forced Proximity Romance books are a type of romance novel that brings two or more characters together in a small space, leading to tension, conflict, thrills, and more. However, despite the conflicts, love always finds a way to come in.

These stories explore the ups and downs of relationships and the human emotions that come with living in close quarters.

This genre/storyline includes stories with:

  • Enemies living together
  • Strangers stuck together
  • Sharing a bed
  • Roommates or neighbors who can't avoid each other
  • Contract marriage
  • Forced marriage
  • Sold to… and more.

So, are you interested in these kinds of stories?

If yes, below, we highly recommend 15 books that fit this genre, perfect for readers who enjoy romance, drama, and humor.

Prepare to be emotionally hooked yet ready for a heart-pounding, intense ride with these gripping forced proximity novels! Enjoy ~

Forced To Marry The Mafia Don by HJ Lovelace

Amelia Pearce didn't have a choice when she was forced into a marriage with Gio, the ruthless and feared prospective Head of the Locatelli Cartel within the New York Famiglia.

This was a man notorious for his brutal nature, known for strangling his cousin with his bare hands.

But what she didn't expect was that beneath his domineering aura and brutal exterior, he would reveal a softer side to her – one that made her the one girl he was willing to pamper and cherish obsessively.

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Alphas' Possession by Jessica Hall

An all-Alpha Pack — according to rumors, they were best known for losing Omega, hence, they were called the Omega Killers.

Trained to be the perfect Omega just to be auctioned off to the highest bidder? A female lead that bends for no man, especially an Alpha, but somehow, her gene test proved potent — the perfect mate for an all-Alpha Pack?

A story perfectly narrated with enthralling storylines each chapter holding an even better twist, written by Jessica Hall?

Alpha's Possession is the combination of all and beyond. Read, Alpha's Possession, one of the best forced proximity romance books available to read.

A Night With My Hot Billionaire Boss by Blessing Silver

“She had a one-night stand with her boss right after sending her nude to him.”

Emma's life had hit the rock button. She mistakenly sent her intimate photos to her boss, Jace Sanders, her boss of nine years.

To make matters worse, her boyfriend dumped her the same day. Believing she'd lost everything, both her job and relationship, she sought solace in a club, got drunk, but surprisingly woke up naked in bed with her boss.

Jace was infamous for his cruel and arrogant behavior towards his secretaries, driving them to quit or firing them. Yet, Emma had endured his abuse for nine years, desperate for the paycheck.

But the hasty one-night stand in a dark room changed everything. Would Jace recognize the woman he'd shared a night with as his loyal secretary of nine years? And what about the necklace with the initial "E" she'd left behind? The thought of facing him at work the next day was daunting.

Vicious Vows by Mys_tic

Just a few days ago, Octavia would never have thought she'd be walking down the aisle, getting married to the infamous, ruthless Alpha of the Black Diamond Pack — Damien Salvatore — in place of her sister.

His face was hidden behind an intricately crafted mask that revealed no skin.

She'd heard various rumors about why he wore the mask, including that he was hiding his ugliness, which was why her parents had forced her into marrying him, deeming her sister too good for him.

His reputation included killing people for entertainment — it wasn't just a rumor, Octavia had somehow witnessed it herself.

Still —

What if — just what if, they were all misunderstandings and he was far different from how the public perceived him?

Possessive male leads? Pampered female leads? Forced proximity novels? Vicious Vows is definitely the perfect choice for you.

My Cursed Sadistic Alpha by Liz Barnet

“Sold to... Alpha Sebastian Valdez.”

Perfectly sculpted face that took my breath away, framed with heavenly blue eyes that looked right through my soul, skin of an angel, an aura of a ruler... It was my mate.

Unfortunately, just when Athena thought she'd finally gotten the perfect fairy tale story, reality struck and her life had gotten even worse from then on.

His words – had completely uttered her reality.

“I never wanted a mate, but I had never thought it would turn out to be this pathetic. Listen to me very carefully; don't think I have purchased you because of this mate bond thing. I don't give a shit about you. So, if you're thinking that it's going to be a fairy tale since I have brought you from hell, you are wrong. And get this in your head: you are coming with me to my home, not as a mate but as a slave!”

The reality was that he had only bought her to tame his wolf. Tame his wolf? Why did his wolf need to be tamed?

“I hated him, but that was until I got to know what his curse was…”

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  • Author: Liz Barnet
  • Status: Completed
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • 👁 18.1K
  • 9.4

"Don't get the ideas that you are ever going to receive anything other than hate from me, Athena. I don't need a mate. I don't need a weak pathetic bond like this to survive," He growled as he grabbed a fistful of my hair and harshly threw me on the bed. I was naked and helpless in front of his menacing eyes. "Sebastian, please don't do this..." "I have purchased you from that auction only because you'll come in use to tame my wolf, and you are nothing but a good that I will use every day and night for my pleasure. And your life in hell starts from today." "Please don't..." I begged but none of my words affected him. I backed away till my body hit against the headboard but he dragged me by my ankles and shredded the last piece of fabric, my panties, and threw it away. After being sold by my parents to auctioneers because of being a wolf-less she-wolf, When fate landed me in my mate's arms from the auction, for once I thought I was finally going to find happiness...someone who'd love me. But it was another hell I landed into. Sebastian Valdez-- was known as the cursed Alpha who killed his own father. Everyone feared him, his barbaric deeds had no bounds, and he did not have a heart. He only had one rule in his life--Thrive in others' pain. But what he did to me was even worse. He snatched my innocence, abused me, r*p*d me every night, hurt me beyond extreme, and left me with only the want to escape from his cage but that was until I got to know what his curse was......


Owned By The Dragons by Jane Knight

Possessive Male Leads, Reverse harem — multiple partners, forced proximity fantasy books, erotic, was your take? Owned by the Dragons, the perfect binge-read for you.

To save her sister from this man she couldn’t tell what creature he was, she had blurted the words that seemed as the pathway to many other problems.

“No, just take me, let her go.”

Of course, he was taking her, but he had brothers too, three others.

To live, she will be forced to please the dragon's brothers — not one, but four!

Mafia Kings: Ronan by T.R. Malone

“The first thought that comes to mind when I look at this girl was MINE! I feel it in the very depth of my soul that this girl belongs to me and I belong to her. Nothing will keep me from claiming her.”

Mafia King: Ronan, the stunning Mafia King hadn't quite been attracted to a woman the way he was to Everleigh when he first set his eyes on her.

A pull of undefeatable attraction, the perfect obsession.

If perhaps she thought there was any escaping from his grip, then, she was mistaken, cause Ronan would stop at nothing to make her his!

A heartwarming tale of love at first sight, and a pampered female lead.

The Luna's Second Chance Mate by Joy Apens

Larissa, the Luna of the Tokenmoon Pack, thought she had finally achieved her dream life by marrying the man of her dreams.

However, on their wedding night, she discovered that her husband had been cheating on her with her sister.

This betrayal continued until she lost everything to her deceitful Alpha husband, who not only cheated on her with her stepsister but also physically and emotionally abused her, ultimately rejecting her and banishing her from their pack.

Left homeless and heartbroken, Larissa stumbled into his territory – Stedan, the Alpha of the Griffen-howl Pack, who unexpectedly turned out to be her second chance mate.

This encounter could have marked the beginning of a fairy-tale love story, but fate had other plans.

Kaden, her second chance mate, was a broken man who had lost faith in love.

However, all this might just change cause—

When he finds himself being possessive with burning desires in him for this lady, he finds himself doing things he hadn't done before.

Sold To The Mafia For A Million Dollars by Faithuba

With a mere encounter with him — Xander Cage, the don of the biggest mafia organization in the States — she'd become his target.

For the first time, Ashley had taken a bold step and danced with a stranger whose eyes had been on her all along. Leaving him mid-dance and aroused, she'd run back to meet her curfew, having snuck out of the house.

But then, the next day, her parents had sold her off to pay off their debts. From being sold and resold, she eventually landed right back in Xander’s possession.

And now, her whole life depends on what he needs her for. Was it to complete the arousal she'd left unfinished the other day, or something even more thrilling than that?

Possessive or obsessed male lead? A binge-read? Best forced proximity romance books? Soothing romance moments? Great chemistry? Read, Sold To The Mafia For A Million Dollars.

Flash Marriage: A Wife For A Stranger by Moonlight Blue

Right on her adult delivery job, she'd caught her boyfriend of six years cheating on her. Getting drunk and believing she was dull and boring, she wanted to let loose – to prove a point her drunk self couldn't think through.

So she seduced a handsome stranger and got in bed with him, but before things went further, he asked her to sign a document:

“I need to make it official. It's the most basic respect a man can have for his favorite woman.” He said.

Drunk, she didn't understand, but she grabbed the document and signed it.

Waking up the next morning, she apologized right away for her behavior, but the stranger asked unfazed:

“Have you forgotten what you signed?”

The signed document was handed over to her, and right there, her heart sank as she saw two large words clearly written: Marriage Application.

Had she signed a marriage agreement and her life away in her drunken state?

And who was this stranger?

Han Henry — the richest and most powerful man in the city.

The Alpha's Rejection by Natie

The biggest blow to his ego came when he was rejected not once, not twice, but three times by his potential mates due to his notorious reputation as the most ruthless, cruel, and cold Alpha Male.

He grew to despise women, viewing them only as objects of pleasure.

Vowing to reject his next mate before she does, he attended the mating ball he’d been forced to, only to find himself face-to-face with Zoe Cloe Anderson, the spoiled princess.

Realizing she was his fourth chance mate, he promptly rejected her. But when she exacted revenge by seductively dancing with his best friend, a surge of jealousy and anger ignited within him more than he could have ever imagined.

A second encounter?

“Since people are scared of you here, I shall send you over to my friend Pack, his son in an Alpha, a very strong one and he will be able to protect you and handle your personality. Hopefully, he could tame that temper down.”

When he comes knocking on her door as her protector, and a man meant by her father to tame her, Zoe realizes that provoking him by dancing with his best friend was a grave miscalculation.

Enemies to lovers forced proximity books? Read, The Alpha’s Rejection, the best of its kind.

Alpha's Betted Bride by Ms.M

“It’s not a discussion, son. The deal has been made, she will arrive in two days and the wedding will take place right away.”

He was bound to marry the spoiled bratty Princess, Gabriella Santos, a union that would secure his position as the Pack leader.

But he had initially refused the arrangement, especially since he had a girlfriend. However, when his friend's bold and audacious bet sparked his curiosity, he found himself irresistibly drawn in and couldn't help but be enticed by the challenge.

“We have all heard of the stories. The spoiled Princess who is her daddy’s pride and joy, always gets what she wants and never takes a no for an answer. The challenge is to grab her feet and pull them back down on the ground. Break her, clip her wings, so she doesn't soar high in the cloud, you will be her Alpha, make her submit to you.”

A tempting bet had been made – a game of wills to tame the spoiled princess and make her surrender to his dominance.

Or so he thought, unaware of the emotions that would soon arouse a far more intense battle than he’d thought.

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  • Author: Ms.M
  • Status: Completed
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • 👁 14.1K
  • 9.8

Gabriella is married off to an Alpha by her parents against her will. She is forced to leave her old life behind and move in with the Alpha, who is known for his power and control within the pack. Despite her initial resistance, she eventually comes to accept her new life alongside Alpha Aiden. However, she soon realizes that the Alpha is a cruel and abusive man who uses his position to control her every move. Aiden wanted the title and to receive it , he had to take a wife. As Grabiela is about to enter his life, Aiden decides to make it fun and turn it into a game, with her as the main pond, between him and his friends. When the abuse and lies weigh too heavy she realizes that she has to leave but will he let her go? Or will he tighten his grip and lock the doors? ”I’m guessing the meeting wasn't to talk about the food arrangements for when you take over the pack?” ”They’ve arranged for me to marry Gabriella Santos from the Trimoon pack,” ”So what, when have you ever backed down from a challenge?” ”How is tying my life to another in marriage, a challenge?” ”The challenge is to make her submit to you.” ”We’ll make it more interesting-” ”- I bet you won't be able to get it done before the end of the year,” ”I’ll have her submitting to me by the end of the month,” ”Not just submit. You have to have her wrapped around your finger, hopelessly in love with you by the end of the year,” ”Ten grand to whoever wins,” Explicit sexual abuse, violence, and otherwise TW scenes later in the book. Will warn in Author Notes***


Enslaved To The Ruthless Mafia by Kylie Evans

“What do you want from me?”

He let go of my chin and smirked,


Right on her way back home, Gabrielle was kidnapped by some unknown men and had been auctioned off to be sold to the highest bidder.

Dickson had only escorted his business partner to the bidding room. He was indeed attracted to the beautiful lady brought on stage to be auctioned off, but he wasn't quite interested in the whole bidding thing.

However, when his business partner became the highest bidder and had purchased her, what he didn't quite expect was that she would be sent over to his house as a gift. A beautiful, tempting, breathtaking gift.

The things he did to her after that – even the stubborn-headed Gabrielle couldn't resist the pull of succumbing to the wishes of this man, as beautiful and gorgeous as a sin!

A Taste Of Sin: Awakening Her Darkest Desires by Eliza Selmar

Tabitha, having quite a bad day after catching her boyfriend cheating on her, agreed to go clubbing once her friend asked her to. Dressed so sexy and ready for whoever was available to mend her broken heart in the club — she wasn't ready for lasting things. A one-time thing was enough.

But little did she know, her night was about to take a dark and sinister turn.

What she didn't quite expect was to catch the attention of two men with striking, breathtaking resemblance. If she needed a man to mend her broken heart, they did just that and beyond.

But when she learned they were Vampires, creatures responsible for her brother's death, she pushed them away, thinking – it would be that easy. Big mistake – it was only just the beginning.

Allister and Vance weren't ones to let off a woman as gorgeous as she was—a perfect prey, their new obsession! So they marked her, giving her their venom before all.

“The thing about our venom was that it slowly began to eat away at its victim, driving them mad until they couldn't resist coming to find their masters. Even if the woman had us this evening, she would eventually give in. Once they were ours, we could do what we wanted with them, and they would love every second of it.”

If she thought she had only Vance and Allister to deal with, then—she was sadly mistaken. There was another, a man who would stop at nothing to claim her as his own. And he would do anything and everything to have her.

Books with forced proximity trope, read the seductive tales of A Taste of Sin: Awakening her Darkest Desires.

A Werewolf For The Witch by Cynthia Bells

Princess Avalea, a Venusian witch and the heir to the throne of a magical Kingdom, witnessing her father's death, had been on the run because those who killed her father were now after her.

However, while on the run, somehow, she ended up in the territory of Adrich, a werewolf, and also a cursed one, just that, he was far different from what she’d heard and known about the cursed ones.

The only person Avalea could trust was Adrich; however, when secrets began to unfold, she realized that his mysterious past was intertwined with her own destiny and that their fate had always been inescapably linked.

Hope you enjoyed this list of captivating tales of Forced Proximity romance books!

If you're craving more stories that'll set your heart racing, search for more books on our Romance novels page or Forced proximity novels pages. Discover new favorites, indulge in swoon-worthy romances, and get swept away by seductive tales of love in unexpected places. Happy reading!