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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. POTTY TRAINING IN LESS THAN 3 DAYS
    POTTY TRAINING IN LESS THAN 3 DAYS
    by Alexconnor

    Rating: 1.9/5 (24 votes cast)

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    Fighting for someone's heart can be more challenging than fighting for a title. The Love story of two teenagers who fell in love despite their backgrounds they never gave up in the fight for love.

    Categories: Romance, Other Fiction, Romantic Suspense

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  2. Audrey
    Audrey
    by Mary Johnston

    Rating: 1.9/5 (212 votes cast)

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    Into an idyllic scene of a daydreaming child in a sunlit Virginia valley comes a warning. Strangers are approaching the isolated hollow on horseback, bringing war and love, life and death to the once peaceful glen. Mary Johnston's Audrey was a bestselling novel in 1902 and was applauded by critics in the New York Times.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romance

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  3. Clara Hopgood
    Clara Hopgood

    by Mark Rutherford

    Clara Hopgood
    by Mark Rutherford

    Rating: 2.1/5 (85 votes cast)

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    Sisters Clara and Madge, independent young women, venture out from their Fenmarket home to London. Not only are they two single women on their own, there is a newborn baby girl to account for, but no husband. The unconventional story was considered scandalous when it appeared in 1896.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  4. Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
    Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
    by B S Murthy

    Rating: 2.1/5 (10 votes cast)

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    Even as Detective Dhruva was enamored by Kavya, whom he rescues from her kidnapper, Radha, the alleged murderess gatecrashes into his life, But when Kavya too joins him after her man and her kidnapper were murdered, there ensues the tussle of a love triangle, which gets unraveled in a poignant end.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Bookies

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  5. SEX - Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English
    SEX - Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English

    by Henry Stanton

    SEX - Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English
    by Henry Stanton

    Rating: 2.2/5 (392 votes cast)

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    This practical and frankly-worded self-help book was written as a guide to sexual behavior and relationships between men and women and to explain the scientific knowledge of the day about sex. The book was was published in 1922, about 35 years after Henry Stanton's death.

    Categories: Romance, Self-help

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  6. Bella Donna
    Bella Donna

    by Robert Smythe Hichens

    Bella Donna
    by Robert Smythe Hichens

    Rating: 2.2/5 (173 votes cast)

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    A British Egyptologist is beside himself when he learns his wife has had an affair with an Egyptian man. Will his jealousy drive him to murder? Will hiding her passions lead his wife to commit a similar crime? Recipes for poisons are on every mind in this whodunit with a love-triangle twist.

    Categories: Romantic Suspense, Romance

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  7. An Ideal Husband
    An Ideal Husband
    by Oscar Wilde

    Rating: 2.2/5 (167 votes cast)

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    This fast-paced comedy of wit and satire is centered on a blackmail scheme of an ethical London politician who committed a crime many years ago to start his fortune. His career, marriage and political ambition are all in jeopardy until his friend saves his ethical life.

    Categories: Romance, Humor

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  8. No Thoroughfare
    No Thoroughfare
    by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins

    Rating: 2.2/5 (127 votes cast)

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    Walter Wilding visits the foundlings home where as an infant he was left by his desperate mother, who later reclaimed him. But Walter learns that he is not truly the son of the woman he has called mother. His quest to discover his true identity leads him to uncover many secrets and surprises.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romance

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  9. KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL (DARK SECRET)
    KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL (DARK SECRET)

    by Eyinju-eledumare

    KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL (DARK SECRET)
    by Eyinju-eledumare

    Rating: 2.2/5 (30 votes cast)

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    KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL

    The school of everyone dreams King George high school.attending king George high school was never Mia wish, getting expelled from her former school wasn't her wish either.but when bad situation just pop up unannounced leave us scattered with two other option....

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Other Fiction

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  10. Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo
    Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo
    by William Le Queux

    Rating: 2.2/5 (190 votes cast)

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    This thriller brings the mysterious Mademoiselle into contact with a seemingly unstoppable super criminal known only as The Sparrow. The high society world of Mademoiselle may be the unlikely undoing of the underworld operative who has eluded the best detectives in Europe.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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