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Whether you are looking for romantic stories of southern bells longing for lost lives or steamy, hot romance stories, PublicBookshelf has free online romance novels to meet your romance reading needs.

Today's romance novels are not your mother's romance novels. While some titles still center on lonely women longing for lost loves, today's authors are more likely to include career driven heroines or vampires searching for love in all the wrong places.

There are many types of romance novels - historical, erotic, paranormal, multicultural, inspirational, suspense, and contemporary romance. Each type typically follows the format of traditional romantic stories, but writers today can add their own personal twist and put the hero and heroine in any situation at any place and time.

While the core of any good romantic book is the budding relationship between two characters, don't be surprised if you find some awesome action sequences or side-splitting humor subplots. It is through these attention-grabbing scenes that the characters are allowed to grow and learn more about each other. After all, real life is more than romance, and books typically mirror real life in the most important aspects.

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  1. Searching for Susan
    Searching for Susan
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 2.5/5 (33 votes cast)

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    A collection of 100+ love letters, beautifully written, in great detail during a nine month period in 1866 between a woman and man in Massachusetts. While their lives were simple, their curiosity was boundless and they took true pleasure in everything around them.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  2. My Recycled Soul (A Sample)
    My Recycled Soul (A Sample)
    by Lynette Ferreira

    Rating: 3.3/5 (103 votes cast)

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    Young Adult Romance Sometimes life can seem unfair . . . But what if everything really did happen for a reason? Elizabeth is a happy seventeen-year-old girl, until her step-dad announces, "We are moving to Ireland".

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  3. ForNever
    ForNever
    by Lynette Ferreira

    Rating: 3.2/5 (47 votes cast)

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    Heather believes in love that lasts forever and ever, and ever—right beyond infinity. The problem is, her parents have decided to get divorced and now Heather feels as if she will fornever find true love. Then without warning, Heather is plunged into a world full of magic, spells and dark shadows.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  4. Guardian Angel (A Sample)
    Guardian Angel (A Sample)
    by Lynette Ferreira

    Rating: 2.9/5 (119 votes cast)

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    Taylor's name appeared on Daimhin's list just after she was born. Daimhin had to escort Taylor across the Valley of the Shadow of Death. However, when he looked down at her in her crib, cocooned in pink, he could not get himself to just do it.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

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  5. Layered (A Sample)
    Layered (A Sample)
    by Lynette Ferreira

    Rating: 2.7/5 (67 votes cast)

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    Fifteen-year-old Caitlyn had just met Shayne, and, even though, her best friend, Sophia warns her to stay away from him because he could be contagious, Caitlyn is drawn to his haunted eyes. Now she is stuck in those memories, she cannot escape and she can feel the darkness coming for her.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  6. When We Love
    When We Love
    by Lynette Ferreira

    Rating: 2.7/5 (176 votes cast)

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    Chrissie Taylor received a scholarship to The Cornwall Academy in Charleston. Her parents are happy and proud, and her father privately says that now she won't have to go to school with so many black kids. But a black kid at the Academy catches her eye the moment she sees him.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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

    Rating: 2.8/5 (128 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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  8. To Catch A Spinster
    To Catch A Spinster
    by Megan Bryce

    Rating: 3.7/5 (429 votes cast)

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    Book 1 of The Reluctant Bride Collection - Come back to a time when manners are everything and rules are made to never be broken. Come back to a time when men are in charge and women do what they are told... Yeah, that never happened.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  9. Some Like It Charming (A Temporary Engagement)
    Some Like It Charming (A Temporary Engagement)
    by Megan Bryce

    Rating: 3.4/5 (731 votes cast)

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    Mackenzie Wyatt believes in herself and her plan. And her plan is to keep her head down and work hard until she can stop working for the man. Because even though he's a gorgeous man, he's still her boss and he likes to push her buttons...

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  10. Long Way Home
    Long Way Home
    by Neve Cottrell

    Rating: 3.7/5 (759 votes cast)

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    A second chance at love... Tyler Barnes can't believe his eyes when Alexis MacAdams walks back into his life. His high school crush left Mangrove Island seventeen years ago and never looked back. He's held on to the memory of her, even though she never gave him a second glance. Now Alexis is back.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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