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 (2554 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: 3.7/5 (2121 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 (2286 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. Follow Your Heart
    Follow Your Heart

    by Candia Renee Murphy

    Follow Your Heart
    by Candia Renee Murphy

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2631 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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  5. Second Chance Romance
    Second Chance Romance
    by Asrai Devin

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2373 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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  6. Love Like This
    Love Like This
    by Sylvia Hubbard

    Rating: 3.5/5 (2791 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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  7. A Tutelarius Love
    A Tutelarius Love
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 3.5/5 (995 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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  8. Breaking the Routine Can Have Consequences
    Breaking the Routine Can Have Consequences
    by Taylor Lowe

    Rating: 3.5/5 (2251 votes cast)

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    Samantha Peters is the quiet good girl type. Her best friend convinces her to go to New York for the weekend where she has her first one night stand. No big deal right since she lives in a little no name town until she finds out the man she spent the night with is her new co-worker.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  9. Music of Souls
    Music of Souls
    by Joanne J. Kendrick

    Rating: 3.5/5 (666 votes cast)

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    Jackson and Sarah are best friends and vampires extraordinaire. He is a hedonistic philanderer whose only emotional involvement is a passion for music. His carefree existence is derailed when he meets Elisabeth.Relationships between the living and the undead are the least of the obstacles they face.

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

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  10. The Iron in Blood
    The Iron in Blood
    by Jenny Doe

    Rating: 3.5/5 (528 votes cast)

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    Book 1 in The Iron Trilogy. Rebecca is an ordinary teenager whose DNA hides an extraordinary secret. A routine blood test after an accident turns her peaceful and rather mundane life upside-down, as she becomes the focus of three powerful brothers with exceptional skills and an age-old secret.

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

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