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The dramas and challenges of life are woven through the basic romantic themes in a contemporary romance novel. The hero and heroine attempt to build and sustain their romantic relationship, while they live and love in a contemporary setting.

Set in a post World War timeframe, the contemporary romance novel is not limited to just a single theme. Instead it usually encompasses many facets of other types of romance novels including humor, drama and suspense. The scene may be set in the jet set world of Monte Carlo or in a cubical in a downtown office building. Either way the romance is current. Be ready for a page-turner. Contemporary romance novels are just one of the many types of free online romance novels on PublicBookshelf.

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  1. Alisa Paige - A Book Sample
    Alisa Paige - A Book Sample
    by Robert W. Chambers

    Rating: 2.2/5 (257 votes cast)

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    Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, Chambers brings all of the fiery passion of wartime back to the homefront in this historical romance. We move between New York and Virginia as a young soldier strives to do his duty on the battlefront and keep love alive with rich widow Ailsa Paige back home.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  2. The Brimming Cup
    The Brimming Cup
    by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

    Rating: 2.3/5 (268 votes cast)

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    A young couple could hardly choose a more idyllic place to settle down and raise a family than the small town of Ashley, Vermont, the home of Marise and Neale and their children. Yet, Marise feels a certain excitement is missing between her and the reticent Neale. Enter rich Eugenia from New York City, who has her sights set on igniting Neale's passions. Will she succeed, and if she does, who will ultimately benefit from his affections?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  3. In Red
    In Red
    by Monica Euen

    Rating: 2.3/5 (109 votes cast)

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    One quiet, moonlit night, two girls run away from a remote castle. They are terribly scared: they have never been anywhere but in that far-off place and, what's more, the night hides fatal specific dangers for them. So, why have they decided to risk it all... and why now?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

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  4. Shades of Deception
    Shades of Deception
    by Vivienne Diane Neal

    Rating: 2.3/5 (300 votes cast)

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    A collection of ten fictional short stories about how ordinary citizens who are sophisticated, successful and financially smart fall prey to insightful predators that use love, romance, lust and money as embellishments to destroy lives.

    Categories: Romance, Other Fiction, Contemporary Romance

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  5. Rock Con Roll
    Rock Con Roll
    by Sage Ardman

    Rating: 2.4/5 (8 votes cast)

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    Why was I conning Alejandro? I could con a crook easily enough, but cheating my favorite rock god was an entirely different story. In the end, nearly every con rule got broken, especially one of the most important ones: Never fall for the mark.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  6. Goodmans Hotel
    Goodmans Hotel
    by Alan Keslian

    Rating: 2.4/5 (283 votes cast)

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    As pressure mounts in his job in the City of London, Mark decides on a radical career change and sets up a gay hotel, the ‘Goodmans Hotel’ of the title. He is irresistibly attracted to Tom, a local handyman and he takes in an eighteen year old runaway, Darren, who is escaping from parental bigotry.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  7. The Quest for Paradise
    The Quest for Paradise
    by Guy Stanton III

    Rating: 2.4/5 (43 votes cast)

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    Book 3 – Water Wars Series A quest for endless power becomes a race by nations to learn the secrets long since buried by the few who rule the surface of the world. Choices beckon that could destroy what has been held so long in secret.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  8. Kill Fest
    Kill Fest
    by AL J. Vermette

    Rating: 2.4/5 (106 votes cast)

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    Former CIA Operative turned freelance assassin Aurora Constantine is young, attractive and outstanding deadly. Her lifestyle of carnage is only grounded by the love of her sister Athena and girl friend Kimba.

    Categories: Romance, Other Fiction, Contemporary Romance

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  9. Over Paradise Ridge
    Over Paradise Ridge
    by Maria Thompson Daviess

    Rating: 2.5/5 (231 votes cast)

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    Betty is an unusual muse to two very different men. For Sam, she is a farmer's help mate, bringing to life all of his hard work in the fields. For Pete, she is a playwright's inspiration, reflecting his art back to him. For herself, she must choose one way of life and forsake the other.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Romance

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  10. Reality Check
    Reality Check
    by John Foltin

    Rating: 2.5/5 (380 votes cast)

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    Brian and Samantha were two people who were unlucky in love. That was, until they met on the set of a reality movie. Now, their luck has finally changed. Will they fall in love? Will they find someone else on their stay? Or are they doomed to relive their past?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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