Free Romance Books
Whether you get all hot and bothered over historical romance that takes you back to fluttering hearts of yore, paranormal romance that proves you don’t need to have flesh and blood to heat things up, heartwarming tales that explore the tender side of love, and of course sexy stories you might not want to read on public transit, we’ve got books to make you blush. And if you don’t think you’re interested in romance, give this list a look anyway. The romance genre has a lot to offer beyond the bodice-rippers you may have seen hiding in your mom’s bedside table growing up. Alongside the love stories you’ve come to expect, many of our favorite romances also feature strong plotlines, diverse characters, LGBTQ+ love stories, and beautiful language that keeps us hooked in right through the final page.
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Scorned Princess by Eva Chance, Harlow King
Hell hath no fury… I thought I was trading one evil for a lesser one. Marry a man I might eventually love, forge an alliance between his gang and my father’s, and get out from under Dad’s sadistic thumb. Turns out my fiancé has other plans. Like slaughtering me and my entire family the night before the wedding. I make it out alive, left with nothing but a thirst for vengeance.
Rock Hard by Jamie Knight
Music is in our souls, but are we playing the same tune? Landing the job of my dreams at my favorite record label has been unbelievable. My life has never been better, even though I’ve turned into a total workaholic. Of course, maybe the reason I spend so much time in the office is to ogle my drop-dead-gorgeous boss. Seth Black is a music legend, a former Rockstar-turned CEO of one of the hottest labels in the industry. Working under him is a huge honor.
Rise And Fall by Aiden Bates
One night will never be enough. I’m never letting a shrink in my head again. My pants, though? Dr. Scott Howard has been there, done that, and left an imprint on my soul. It was supposed to be a one-night stand, but I can’t get Howie out of my mind. He’s my brother’s shrink. Nothing else can happen between us. So why can’t I stop kissing him? Howie’s not like any shrink I’ve ever met. One kiss leads to another and before I know it, he doesn’t just know my mind … he has my heart. But will he want to stick around when he finds out just how messed up I really am?
Passion’s Bright Fury by Radclyffe
Saxon Sinclair, the broodingly secretive Chief of Trauma at a busy Manhattan hospital is less than pleased to learn that her new resident is going to be the subject of a documentary film. The arrival of Jude Castle, a fiery independent filmmaker, soon sets sparks flying as the two driven women clash both personally and professionally.
Lady August by Becky Michaels
August Summer thinks she is a nobody until a London solicitor barges into her employer’s drawing room, revealing not only is she the daughter of an earl but a wealthy heiress as well. Optimistic about a new life, she travels to her ancestral home of Linfield Hall, only for her brother to banish her to London to live with her aunt, a dowager duchess with a reputation.
Inn for a Surprise by Karen Witemeyer
Determined to keep love alive for others, Phoebe Woodward builds an inn that caters to couples. When her father sends a property manager to help make it a success, she finds her whimsical vision thwarted by his stodgy practicality. Finding the right blend of romance and reality is a challenge, and her spinster heart may be in for a surprise.
His Royal Plan by Jodie Larson
How did my life spin this out of control? What was meant to be the trip of a lifetime has devolved into utter heartbreak. The man I thought I was falling in love with believes the worst of me, thanks in part to his scheming mother—the evil queen. It seems as though her sole mission is to tear us apart, and she’s using every dirty trick in the book. Lies, deceit, subterfuge…this isn’t what I signed up for.
Her Brazen Bodyguard by Nell Alexander
After months of dealing with her stalker ex, Rachel finally takes steps to protect herself, hiring a bodyguard to stay with her while ever she is out of the house. Kieran resents being put on babysitting duty but the attraction between him and Rachel more than makes up for it. But when Rachel’s ex takes things to the next level, will Kieran be able to get to her in time? This is an instalove, steamy romance, short read with a hot alpha male hero, curvy heroine and a Happily Ever After.
Ethanomicon by Elle Porter
Twenty-something Ethan encounters a mysterious stranger in the arcade of the bowling alley where he works. Turns out the man is no human, but a demon named Pez, who enjoys vintage arcade games, breakfast food, and making Ethan’s head spin whenever he’s nearby.
Doctor For Hire by Jordan Marie
He might only be a fake boyfriend. But he’s going to make sure she’s not faking… anything. Tabitha Riley needs a date for her sister’s wedding … and fast. It doesn’t matter that her sister is marrying her ex-boyfriend. She could care less about that. It’s showing up to the wedding single and alone, feeling her family’s pity and hearing their snide remarks about her lack of social life, that she can’t handle.
Cure for Insomnia by Laina Villeneuve
According to her family, Karla Hernandez spends far too many hours working in the lab. A dedicated research scientist, she has contributed to a drug that could vastly improve the quality of life in diabetic patients. Her quality of life, however, could use some help. She thought she would sleep better when she finished grad school or her post-doc, but launching a cutting-edge clinical trial isn’t helping.
Crossing Paths by Daphne Snow
It’s cold, there are hundreds of people everywhere and not a mile of forest in sight. It’s Brooklyn and Frannie is the last person who wants to be stepping off a two-layover flight into the wintery city. She’d much rather be home curled up with a book on the west coast. But she promised she’d come didn’t she. She certainly wasn’t expecting running into a handsome green eyed stranger or the consequences of their instant connection. She’s lost everything can she bear to lose him too.
Cowboy Magic by Jill Downey
Gunner Cane quit Nashville leaving behind his dreams of becoming a singer songwriter and returning to the only other life he knows…his family’s dude ranch in Wyoming. Just when he’s finally figuring out how to settle back in, a beautiful guest walks into his life and now he’s not quite so content anymore. Sophia Russo stokes the fire inside of him and makes him want to dream again.
Crimson Tears by Lyra Winters
Death didn’t scare Lilith Whitlock. At the ripe age of twenty, she preferred to take whatever life threw at her, and if death was a curveball, she’d catch it. What she didn’t expect was for impending death to be stalled by being transformed into a vampire.
Chosen by Melanie Purser
Ari Wilder, the daughter of the Alaska packs Alpha, knew that someday she would have to marry an Alpha of her father’s choosing. She never would have imagined she’d be promised to Darien Shield, a ruthless Alpha who killed his own father along with many other wolves who have stood in his way.
Countdown to a Kiss by Piper Rayne
Three professional hockey players from the Florida Fury attend a New Year’s Eve party at the team owner’s mansion and spend time with three very different women. As the countdown to midnight begins, each of them is hoping to start the new year off right with a kiss. But if that happens, does it mean they’re destined to see these women again? A sneak peek into Piper Rayne’s upcoming series, Hockey Hotties! Reader Note: Story has been expanded since its inclusion in the Jingle Balls Anthology in 2020.
Bondage Buddies by Golden Angel
No strings attached is harder than it seems for Master Mitch and sweet, submissive Domi… When Master Mitch proposes becoming friends-with-benefits, Domi can’t find any downsides to such an arrangement. As a single mom with no time for a relationship, she’s content with leaving everything about her desires at the club.
Broken Not Shattered by Rita Potter
Even when it seems hopeless, there can always be a better tomorrow. Jill Bishop has one goal in life – to survive. Jill is trapped in an abusive marriage, while raising two young girls. Her husband has isolated her from the world and filled her days with fear. The last thing on her mind is love, but she sure could use a friend.
Across the Hall by Kat Jackson
For Caitlin Gregory, life after divorce has been an exercise in getting to know herself again. Finding love is the last thing on her mind. She scorns the idea of dating because she has all she needs—a nice new condo to call her own, her best friend right next door, and a new job that’s taking her back to her professional roots.
Auctioned Virginity by Raven Woodward
Romero came into my life when I was thirteen and taught me how to fight. To stand up for myself. He helped me survive. But his promise to protect me and my mother washed down the drain the night she died. I was sixteen. He let me leave, and then he didn’t call. Didn’t even try to make sure I hadn’t died in some seedy hotel.