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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. The Quest for Paradise
    The Quest for Paradise
    by Guy Stanton III

    Rating: 2.7/5 (15 votes cast)


    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

  2. An Ounce of Prevention
    An Ounce of Prevention
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 2.8/5 (18 votes cast)


    Book 7 of the Carmen & Alex series. Carmen thinks that she and Alex are not giving their children enough attention and they should take a vacation. Traveling with four children and a reluctant husband is difficult enough, but they accidentally observe a drug deal and are captured. They must work together to escape and rescue their children.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

  3. The Diary Of Pamela D.
    The Diary Of Pamela D.
    by Greg Monks

    Rating: 3.2/5 (38 votes cast)


    An impoverished North American girl lands a job at an old mansion in Yorkshire. She soon comes to the attention of a local serial-killer.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

  4. In Just One Moment
    In Just One Moment
    by Wendy Nettles

    Rating: 3.3/5 (73 votes cast)


    Four best friends travel to LA for a final hoorah before graduating college. Laney has it all going for her...a loving family, a scholarship to vet school, and the talent of a virtuoso violinist. Blake is a good-looking actor. Tragedy bestows on them a dose of real life. Will their love conquer all?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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

    Rating: 2.3/5 (71 votes cast)


    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

  6. Burning Flowers
    Burning Flowers
    by June Beyoki

    Rating: 2.9/5 (127 votes cast)


    #1 in The Clarke Trilogy. Clarke's childhood was defined by a mystery absentee father and a harsh mother. Now in her 30s, she is emotionally unavailable and high strung, still trying to please her mother. Life changed when she met the carefree Vince.[Publisher's Note: Includes sexual content]

    Categories: Romance, Other Fiction, Contemporary Romance

  7. Ask Me Again (A Sample)
    Ask Me Again (A Sample)
    by Theresa Hodge

    Rating: 3.0/5 (60 votes cast)


    It took twelve long years for Alyssa Darden to come home. A place she promised to never revisit again. The loss of a dear friend sent her back to a place of old hurts that she must confront before she can truly live again and that includes coming face to face with Drake Peterson.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

  8. Breathless: In Love With An Alpha Billionaire (A Sample)
    Breathless: In Love With An Alpha Billionaire (A Sample)
    by Shani Greene-Dowdell

    Rating: 2.4/5 (87 votes cast)


    It's so hard to breathe when there's no air… Walking out of a coffee shop, minding her own business, Destiny never intends to crash into real estate tycoon, Jacob Turner. A chance meeting leads to sweaty sheets, sleepless nights, and a passion she never knew existed.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

  9. ForNever
    by Lynette Ferreira

    Rating: 3.3/5 (28 votes cast)


    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

  10. Guardian Angel
    Guardian Angel
    by Lynette Ferreira

    Rating: 3.0/5 (48 votes cast)


    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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