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. Saving Scotty
    Saving Scotty
    by Annie Jocoby

    Rating: 3.8/5 (835 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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  2. Ever After
    Ever After
    by Annie Jocoby

    Rating: 3.8/5 (619 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. Broken
    Broken
    by Annie Jocoby

    Rating: 3.7/5 (1544 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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  4. Courtship of the Recluse
    Courtship of the Recluse
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 3.7/5 (3178 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 (2441 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 (326 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. The Vampire Gene
    The Vampire Gene
    by Jenny Doe

    Rating: 3.6/5 (505 votes cast)

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    Book 2 in The Iron Trilogy. Rebecca Harding discovers that there is much more to being a vampire than she had originally suspected. Meanwhile, she continues to be pursued by Jack, a brutal and relentless vampire who wants Rebecca for himself, and Angus must do all he can to protect her.

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

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

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2615 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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  9. Husband Wanted: Will Train
    Husband Wanted: Will Train
    by Helen Conrad

    Rating: 3.6/5 (604 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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  10. Complications (The Rebound Series #1)
    Complications (The Rebound Series #1)
    by Emilia Winters

    Rating: 3.6/5 (467 votes cast)

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    Olivia wants nothing more than to forget her deceitful ex and rebuild her demolished self-confidence. But then a devilishly handsome man with piercing hazel eyes and a sinful smile enters her life, offering to be her rebound. [Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Other Fiction, Contemporary Romance

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