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. Broken
    Broken
    by Annie Jocoby

    Rating: 3.8/5 (1098 votes cast)

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    #1 in Broken Series. Nick is a wealthy womanizer with no desire for an emotional connection. He meets Scotty, who is broken from traumatic experiences in foster care and homelessness. Can she overcome her trust issues and let Nick in? [Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  2. Ever After
    Ever After
    by Annie Jocoby

    Rating: 3.7/5 (471 votes cast)

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    #3 in Broken Series. Scotty is determined that she is going to bring down the evil Mr. Lucas. Prosecuting a wealthy man is never an easy task; however, Nick has a back-up plan that is risky and dangerous. Is it too late to get justice and closure? [Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  3. Saving Scotty
    Saving Scotty
    by Annie Jocoby

    Rating: 3.7/5 (564 votes cast)

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    #2 in Broken Series. Scotty is sure that she was betrayed by Nick, so she wants nothing more to do with him. She is abducted by Mr. Lucas to an island far away from New York City and is horribly suffering. Can Nick find her before too much damage is done? [Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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

    Rating: 3.7/5 (3072 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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  5. Fate
    Fate

    by Gillian Gai Hollingsworth

    Fate
    by Gillian Gai Hollingsworth

    Rating: 3.7/5 (2376 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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  6. Wallflower Girl
    Wallflower Girl
    by Guy Bailey

    Rating: 3.6/5 (278 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. A Dangerous Love
    A Dangerous Love
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2575 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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  8. Fearless
    Fearless
    by Annie Jocoby

    Rating: 3.6/5 (175 votes cast)

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    Book #1 of a planned trilogy. Harsh criticism has left beautiful heiress Dalilah floundering without the artistic voice that once centered her life. She falls in love with Luke, a gifted artist, and struggles to manipulate a wealthy benefactor for Luke. [Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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

    Rating: 3.6/5 (327 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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  10. Follow Your Heart
    Follow Your Heart

    by Candia Renee Murphy

    Follow Your Heart
    by Candia Renee Murphy

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2901 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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