Read Free Contemporary Romance Novels

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. Whisper In The Wind
    Whisper In The Wind
    by Susan Richmond

    Rating: 3.3/5 (565 votes cast)

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    Caitlin Chadwick, 30, returns home to Valley View and the Double C Ranch after her grandfather dies. Time spent with Garrett Winston, 40-year-old ranch owner and family friend to the Chadwick’s, leaves Caitlin wanting more. Is it possible for them to be more than friends? For this to happen, Garrett must move beyond the past, his divorce, and not struggle with their age difference. Then Scott MacKay blows into town, turning Valley View upside down. Caitlin’s heart is further lost and confused, especially after he kisses her. How can she be attracted to this man when she loves another? As Garrett and Caitlin argue over Scott’s true reasons for being in Valley View, Garrett kisses Caitlin. Now two men are vying for her heart and soul. Caitlin wonders where it will lead her. They are different men, igniting passion on two different levels. Which one has her heart? Which one has her soul? Can one man have both?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

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  2. When We Love
    When We Love
    by Lynette Ferreira

    Rating: 2.7/5 (181 votes cast)

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    Chrissie Taylor received a scholarship to The Cornwall Academy in Charleston. Her parents are happy and proud, and her father privately says that now she won't have to go to school with so many black kids. But a black kid at the Academy catches her eye the moment she sees him.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  3. Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy (A Sample)
    Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy (A Sample)
    by Jennifer Bennett

    Rating: 3.0/5 (110 votes cast)

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    Kate O’Hara had a good job, good friends and, aside from her recent nasty break-up, a good life relatively free of drama until she woke up in bed with a handsome no-nonsense cowboy named Dusty Miller and discovers she's married to him! Can they find love even without history?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

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  4. Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal
    Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal
    by Daria Anne DiGiovanni

    Rating: 3.1/5 (1093 votes cast)

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    Madeline is a sweet, sheltered woman who battles insecurities. Handsome Ken is adjusting to civilian life and has two goals: to rise above his blue-collar roots and to marry his true love. A chance encounter initiates an unexpected relationship. Neither is prepared for what happens next.

    Categories: Contemporary Romance, Romance

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  5. Waltz of Her Life
    Waltz of Her Life

    by Lacey Ann Carrigan

    Waltz of Her Life
    by Lacey Ann Carrigan

    Rating: 2.5/5 (313 votes cast)

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    'Waltz of Her Life' is an epic romance with paranormal elements. The story follows Linda Serafina from her days as a college coed, when she answers an ad for 'Dream Research Assistant,' and it changes her life forever. She becomes a nurse, a wife and mother, and a competition quality dancer.

    Categories: Contemporary Romance, Romance

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  6. Wallflower Girl
    Wallflower Girl
    by Guy Bailey

    Rating: 3.8/5 (818 votes cast)

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    Romance and a past life experience: What is déjà vu? Anne has seen this place before but has never traveled this road in her life. Well, not in this life. Her greatest fears and desires are realized when she suddenly comes face to face with her-um-husband? [Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  7. To Thine Own Self
    To Thine Own Self
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 3.3/5 (247 votes cast)

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    Book 6 of the Carmen and Alex series. Carmen has inherited the responsibilities of American Wildlife Safari, a dream that originally belonged to Alex. She is trying to divide her love and attention between the business, Alex and the children are trying to turn Carmen into a modern mom and wife, but she isn’t sure she wants meet their expectations. She wants to do whatever pleases Alex – until she decides to ride alone where she has promised him she will never go alone. A tragic accident puts a strain on their marriage and opens the door to more problems. Their marriage may come to an end if they don’t get back on track.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  8. Till Dark
    Till Dark
    by Kimberly Jackson

    Rating: 3.6/5 (306 votes cast)

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    Jordan wanted to relax and get her life back after the untimely death of her husband Darien. At the insistence of her best friend Alex she took a much needed vacation to a quiet out-of-the-way beach town where the sea and sand could heal the wounds of the past.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  9. The Wronged Princess - Book I
    The Wronged Princess - Book I
    by Kae Elle Wheeler

    Rating: 3.1/5 (121 votes cast)

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    What happens when Prince Charming slides Cinderella’s glass slipper onto the foot of her batty-eyed stepsister? He finds himself betrothed to the wrong girl of course. But the queen and her feisty twin have a lesson to impart. Impulsive decisions do not a future king make!

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

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  10. The White Widow from Michigan
    The White Widow from Michigan

    by Stephanie Ann Annis

    The White Widow from Michigan
    by Stephanie Ann Annis

    Rating: 2.7/5 (136 votes cast)

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    Strong daughter of a high ranking mobster, she wants to be part of the mob and plans her moves well. There is mystery, going on the run, hiding out, violence and romance. A surprise ending explains the title of the book.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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