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. Courtship of the Recluse
    Courtship of the Recluse
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 3.7/5 (2827 votes cast)

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    Cindy accepts a housekeeping job at a remote west Texas ranch. The stoic and reclusive rancher has offered her access to a horse and 3000 plus acres in her spare time. Eventually, respect and admiration for him spawns a much deeper emotion – one that gets out of control in fuzzy stages that blend into each other.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

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  2. Fate
    Fate

    by Gillian Gai Hollingsworth

    Fate
    by Gillian Gai Hollingsworth

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2261 votes cast)

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    Ethan Holt is literally swept off his feet when a beauty saves him from death. The next two weeks sees a hot/cold relationship develop between Ethan and his amnesiac rescuer. He feels beholden; she's fearful of her past. Facing a crisis from her past Zoe finds herself and Ethan and Zoe find each other.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  3. A Dangerous Love
    A Dangerous Love
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2425 votes cast)

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    After the death of her family in an auto/train accident, Lisa returns to the wild mountains of her youth. There she meets a man who employs her as a companion for his mother - which includes babysitting his daughter. At his secluded home, nothing is as it first appeared. The young man's volatile moods are nothing compared to her suspicions about the source of his wealth. She is determined to solve the mystery - if she lives long enough!

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  4. Second Chance Romance
    Second Chance Romance
    by Asrai Devin

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2470 votes cast)

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    Twelve years ago Kip Turner let the girl of his dreams go to pursue his dream of playing hockey. She is now an unmarried mother in a nearby town. Can they rekindle their relationship?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  5. Follow Your Heart
    Follow Your Heart

    by Candia Renee Murphy

    Follow Your Heart
    by Candia Renee Murphy

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2801 votes cast)

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    Lisa Stevens runs to a quiet mountain retreat after being made a laughing stock in the gossip columns at home. As she drives back to her home and life, her car breaks down during an ice storm, forcing her to seek refuge with a local, the handsome rock star Michael Joyce.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  6. Fallen (The Transformed Prequel)
    Fallen (The Transformed Prequel)
    by Stacy Claflin

    Rating: 3.6/5 (221 votes cast)

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    Is love enough to make a bad vampire turn good? Samantha is a vampire with one mission: to rule the world. Just when everything is going according to plan, she falls in love with a handsome human, causing her to question everything. What will she choose? Love or power?

    Categories: Contemporary Romance, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance, Vampire Romance

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  7. Love Like This
    Love Like This
    by Sylvia Hubbard

    Rating: 3.5/5 (2917 votes cast)

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    Angered that his wife would sleep with his brother, Ethan swore revenge. To his surprise, he becomes involved with the one person his wife never wanted him to get close to...her daughter, Nicole. Once Ethan leaves his wife penniless and then breaks Nicole's heart his revenge will be complete.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  8. Husband Wanted: Will Train
    Husband Wanted: Will Train
    by Helen Conrad

    Rating: 3.5/5 (335 votes cast)

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    It seemed a harmless game until she found out who he really was. Charity Ames needs a man to pretend to be her husband for a few days—so she hires one. Expecting a gargoyle, she’s amazed when he turns out to be a very appealing hunk. But why is there? [Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  9. Wallflower Girl
    Wallflower Girl
    by Guy Bailey

    Rating: 3.5/5 (110 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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  10. A Tutelarius Love
    A Tutelarius Love
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 3.5/5 (1056 votes cast)

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    Megan is ready to take control of her destiny, even if she has to fly to another state to escape an overprotective father. From the elite in California to a rustic cabin in Arkansas is culture shock enough, but what she finds in Arkansas isn’t at all what she expects.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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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?

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