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

    Rating: 2.7/5 (24 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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  2. First Life Then Death
    First Life Then Death
    by Angelina Krafft

    Rating: 2.7/5 (26 votes cast)

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    This is story about love, about relationships, about people and angels, about death and life. The story of the impossible. The story of unearthly feelings.

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

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  3. The Proverbial War
    The Proverbial War
    by Guy Stanton III

    Rating: 2.5/5 (22 votes cast)

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    Shaking. So much shaking. The sound of metal ripping. No air to breath. Then the fall. It never stops. Only it does. A flutter of conscious awareness followed by moments of extreme horror make it clear that I’ve just arrived in hell.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  4. All's Fair In Love and War
    All's Fair In Love and War

    by Ruth Oudit

    All's Fair In Love and War
    by Ruth Oudit

    Rating: 2.7/5 (49 votes cast)

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    Twenty-One year old Denella Oakley is the best agent at R.O.S.S. Headquarters. But when she meets a handsome agent from another spy headquarters who causes her to fail a mission, she gets stuck with a partner, Brandon. One mission becomes personal, and she must try to work with both men to solve it.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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

    Rating: 2.6/5 (21 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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  6. An Ounce of Prevention
    An Ounce of Prevention
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 3.3/5 (23 votes cast)

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    Book 7 of the Carmen & Alex series. Carmen thinks that she and Alex are not giving their children enough attention and they should take a vacation. Traveling with four children and a reluctant husband is difficult enough, but they accidentally observe a drug deal and are captured. They must work together to escape and rescue their children.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

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  7. The Diary Of Pamela D.
    The Diary Of Pamela D.
    by Greg Monks

    Rating: 3.2/5 (51 votes cast)

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    An impoverished North American girl lands a job at an old mansion in Yorkshire. She soon comes to the attention of a local serial-killer.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  8. In Just One Moment
    In Just One Moment
    by Wendy Nettles

    Rating: 3.3/5 (105 votes cast)

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    Four best friends travel to LA for a final hoorah before graduating college. Laney has it all going for her...a loving family, a scholarship to vet school, and the talent of a virtuoso violinist. Blake is a good-looking actor. Tragedy bestows on them a dose of real life. Will their love conquer all?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  9. Nichoatra, The Love He Could Not Keep
    Nichoatra, The Love He Could Not Keep
    by Mackeline Wilson

    Rating: 2.4/5 (94 votes cast)

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    When a middle age woman meets a married man, she has no idea what’s in store for her. His obsession turns deadly when she finally decide to end their affair. [Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  10. Burning Flowers
    Burning Flowers
    by June Beyoki

    Rating: 2.9/5 (151 votes cast)

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    #1 in The Clarke Trilogy. Clarke's childhood was defined by a mystery absentee father and a harsh mother. Now in her 30s, she is emotionally unavailable and high strung, still trying to please her mother. Life changed when she met the carefree Vince.[Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Other Fiction, Contemporary Romance

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