Read Free Romantic Suspense Novels

Looking for a romantic novel with a bit of mystery, intrigue or suspense woven in? PublicBookshelf has romantic suspense novels that combine the sensuality of romance with the thrill and suspense of a good mystery.

The heroine is just as likely to be the victim of a crime as she is to be the inspector who solves the crime. The hero and heroine could be the cause of the suspense or the mystery could be happening around them. Either way, the predicable joy of a romantic suspense novel is that their romance will endure it all. Romantic suspense novels are just one of the many types of free online romance novels on PublicBookshelf.

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  1. The Sheik
    The Sheik
    by Edith Maude Hull

    Rating: 3.5/5 (1560 votes cast)

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    Self-sufficient, adventurous Diana holds a dance in an Algerian hotel to launch her month-long trip into the desert. She sets off with no-one but her Arab guides, and is swiftly kidnapped by Ahmed ben Hassen, a sheik whose brutality and passion bring on great changes for Diana.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  2. Forever Young
    Forever Young

    by Pat Dilloway

    Forever Young
    by Pat Dilloway

    Rating: 3.4/5 (1102 votes cast)

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    A young girl wakes up with no idea of who she is or how she got there on an island ruled by a strict reverend. As she struggled to find her place among the island's other children she uncovers the reverend's terrible secret.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  3. Jane Eyre
    Jane Eyre
    by Charlotte Bronte

    Rating: 3.4/5 (1033 votes cast)

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    Like heroines in many romantic stories, Jane Eyre was a penniless orphan who was an ugly duckling. She left an unhappy time at a boarding school to become a teacher and governess for a proud man with a secret.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  4. The Phantom of the Opera
    The Phantom of the Opera
    by Gaston Leroux

    Rating: 3.3/5 (455 votes cast)

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    A criminally insane, physically-deformed musician haunts a Paris opera house demanding a monthly salary and a box seat for every show. He provides voice lessons to a beautiful young singer and then abducts her to his cellar retreat away from her lover who threatens to destroy the opera house. She is forced to make a difficult choice of who to love and makes a promise to the musician. The novel was the source of several films and stage adaptations including the highly successful musical version by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1987.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  5. Secret of the Widow Mulvane
    Secret of the Widow Mulvane
    by Guy Bailey

    Rating: 3.3/5 (253 votes cast)

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    Clair Wells is a stripper/lap dancer who also studies floristry and criminology. She takes a road trip to a small fishing town down the coast where Charles Mulvane was killed 20 years ago. The Widow Mulvane is very interested in her arrival, so too is a young karaoke singing handyman/gardener.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  6. Mountain Ice (David Dean Mysteries)
    Mountain Ice (David Dean Mysteries)
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 3.3/5 (44 votes cast)

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    Escaping her abusive husband, Edith and her mute son register at the Dean’s B&B. An ex-boyfriend shows up, followed by her husband. Her husband’s climbing rope is cut and he plunges to his death. Did she sever the line or was it her ex-boyfriend or someone else? The police have made up their minds…

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  7. Agent with a History (The Agents for Good)
    Agent with a History (The Agents for Good)
    by Guy Stanton III

    Rating: 3.2/5 (199 votes cast)

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    It's been one long day for Lisa and her headache is living proof of it. She needed sleep bad and only hoped the nightmares that haunted her would leave her alone. They don't. She wakes up as usual screaming only to find out that her nightmare has just begun, because she's not alone in her room.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  8. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Rating: 3.2/5 (597 votes cast)

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    A series of mysteries are solved by detective Sherlock Holmes. A Colonel dies after receiving seeds in the mail, a young bride disappears, a jewel is stolen and a son is accused of this father's murder.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Suspense

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  9. Dead on the Fourth of July (David Dean Mysteries)
    Dead on the Fourth of July (David Dean Mysteries)
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 3.2/5 (38 votes cast)

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    David Dean's election bid for Sheriff becomes complicated after ten-year-old Martha discovers a skeleton in an abandoned mine. He and his wife promise the girl they'll identify the remains; but, the bones disappear. Someone wants the skeleton to remain anonymous! Tragedy strikes...

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  10. Skip Case (David Dean Mysteries)
    Skip Case (David Dean Mysteries)
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 3.1/5 (189 votes cast)

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    When Jeffrey Byrne disappears there is no evidence of a skip, suicide or foul play. Byrne left his lovely wife Cynthia, a sports star son, and a comfortable if boring life. The case is officially closed, but the detective's feelings for the missing man's wife grow, along with his suspicions.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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