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. Second Harvest
    Second Harvest
    by David Harder

    Rating: 2.8/5 (51 votes cast)

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    The story confirms that one is never too old for finding love. For Roy Folsom, being single is a way of life. Haunted by a family plague, he lives in isolation, then one day he meets Sara Johansson, a young widow half his age. Roy glimpses an escape from his tumultuous past, and a happy future.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  2. A Prelude to a Dance
    A Prelude to a Dance
    by Kay Edwards

    Rating: 2.7/5 (69 votes cast)

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    Helen jumps into an icy river to save a child, becoming a hero. She is asked to do a dance, for medical bills. A past Helen kept a secret, now collides with her present, as the famous dancer Logan Day teaches her to dance. He sees past her anxiety, and with God's help, gently helps her to heal.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  3. Fighting For Love (Fighting Series Book 2)
    Fighting For Love (Fighting Series Book 2)
    by Cindy Diaz

    Rating: 3.2/5 (184 votes cast)

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    Jane thought that finding out that her father was one of America's most wanted drug lords was the worst thing that could happen. Now she is face to face with the person behind it all. Does she have it in her to keep fighting?[Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content and adult language.]

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  4. Fighting For Freedom (Fighting Series Book 1)
    Fighting For Freedom (Fighting Series Book 1)
    by Cindy Diaz

    Rating: 3.7/5 (100 votes cast)

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    Jane's life crashed down when she discovered her father's secret. She is taking charge of her life plan until she meets Gabriel - a sexy, conceited smart mouth. He turns her world upside down with his green eyes and dark hair. She learns that your past will always catch up to you.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  5. Kill Fest
    Kill Fest
    by AL J. Vermette

    Rating: 2.4/5 (38 votes cast)

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    Former CIA Operative turned freelance assassin Aurora Constantine is young, attractive and outstanding deadly. Her lifestyle of carnage is only grounded by the love of her sister Athena and girl friend Kimba.

    Categories: Romance, Other Fiction, Contemporary Romance

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

    Rating: 2.6/5 (47 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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  7. First Life Then Death
    First Life Then Death
    by Angelina Krafft

    Rating: 2.5/5 (49 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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  8. The Proverbial War
    The Proverbial War
    by Guy Stanton III

    Rating: 2.5/5 (36 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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  9. 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: 2.8/5 (75 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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  10. The Quest for Paradise
    The Quest for Paradise
    by Guy Stanton III

    Rating: 2.4/5 (25 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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