Top 10 Free Romance Fiction Books (Kindle)

Looking for a free romance?  As a romance writer, I know I am!  Just in time for the weekend, curl up in a cozy chair with a free book.  Here is Amazon’s latest list of top 10 FREE Romance Kindle books (free as of 11/1/2012), complete with short description. Click the title to download from Amazon.  Enjoy!

1)  Long Time Coming

by Edie Claire.

Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her…
Eighteen years have passed since Joy’s childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after–determined never to come back. But when her father’s illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.
Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can’t identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises–Jenny’s erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny’s horrendous death–and Joy’s own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed–and the childhood friendship she treasured–now suddenly seem very much alive…

2)  Return to You (A Laurel Heights Novel)

by Kate Perry.
A Laurel Heights Novel, Book 3

That rat bastard Michael Wallace is back.
The last person Olivia Parker expects to walk into her lingerie shop is her high school sweetheart. She’s so over him. Mostly. Except that he’s hotter than ever and still knows her better than she knows herself. But how can she risk her heart when she knows he’s just going to leave again?
It’s a simple plan: return home, shoot the movie, and leave emancipated from the contract he signed eleven years before. But Michael’s plan gets blown away the moment he sees Olivia again. Smart, sexy, and successful, Olivia is distraction personified. Only worse than that–Michael fears Olivia may be his heart and soul…

3)  The Guestbook

by Andrea Hurst.

Everyone remembers their first love…
but sometimes it’s the second love that lasts…
Fleeing her picture-perfect marriage among the privileged set of Brentwood and the wreckage of a failed marriage, Lily Parkins decides to move to the only place that still holds happy memories, her grandmother’s old farmhouse. The lush and majestic setting of the Pacific Northwest calls to her and offers a place of refuge and perhaps renewal. Her grandmother has passed away, leaving the Madrona Island Bed & Breakfast Inn to Lily.
Left with only an old guestbook as her guide–a curious book full of letters, recipes, and glimpses into her family history–Lily is determined to embrace her newfound independence and recreate herself, one page at a time. With the help of the quirky island residents she has befriended, she slowly finds the strength to seek out happiness on her own terms. But as soon as she has sworn off men and is standing on her own two feet, Lily meets Ian, the alluring artist who lives next door, and her new life is suddenly thrown off course. The last thing she wants to do right now is to open her heart to another man.
Ultimately, Lily must decide if it’s worth giving up her soul for security or risking everything to follow her heart.
The Guestbook is the first book in the Madrona Island Trilogy. http://www.madronaislandbandb.com

4)  Cowboy-Sexy

by Donna Michaels.

Finn Brennan is used to his brother playing practical jokes, but this time he’s gone too far–sending Finn a woman as a ranch hand. And not just any woman, but a Marine.
When 1st Lt. Camilla Walker’s commanding officer asks her to help out at his family’s dude ranch until he returns from deployment, she never expects to be thrust into a mistaken engagement to his sexy, cowboy twin–a former Navy SEAL who hates the Corps. But before long, Cammie is wishing their fake engagement could be real.
The Corps took Finn’s father, his girlfriend, and threatened his naval career. He’s worked hard for another shot at getting back to active duty. The last thing he needs is a headstrong, unyielding, hot Marine who not only tempts his bed, but soon has him rethinking his goals.

5)  Playing for Keeps (A Novel of Family and Love)

by Kate Perry.
A Novel of Family and Love

Since her mother’s death more than fifteen years before, Grace Connors has been the matriarch of her family. She’s put her own dreams on hold to raise her younger sisters and keep her ex-marine father in line.
So when her sister Nell decides to get married, it’s on Grace to make it a wedding their mother would have been proud of. It can’t be hard to organize a party, right?
But then everything falls apart, including her budding romance with her sexy best friend Pete. Caught in the crossfire with the enemy at her back, will Grace be able to fix it all before she becomes a casualty of love?

6)  Waking Up Married

by Mira Lyn Kelly. This one is actually a free pre-order; release date is Dec. 1.

Her first thought: “Who are you?”

It’s the morning after her cousin’s bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she’s in a stranger’s penthouse having woken up with something else as well—a funny, arrogant, sexy…husband!

Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible—been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter…no, Connor Reed and she’s gone from first meet to marriage in one night!

Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor’s shocking bombshell?

“I don’t want a divorce.”

7)  Seducing Avery

by Barb Han.

Avery McAdams believes in order to truly be herself she needs to keep her head down, her guard up, and her focus on her career. Until she’s hired by sexy, charismatic Ryker Li to pull off the event of the century, and he shows up personally to convince her to handle his next party. When she meets him face-to-face, she realizes a piece of her wants him to see her as attractive, which goes against everything she’s convinced herself she believes.
Rich, powerful Ryker has made an art form of getting what he wants, when he wants it, and then moving on. But something about Avery makes him want to stick around.
When he finds everything he never dreamed to look for in a woman, can the billionaire playboy commit to the biggest deal of all? Or will a lifetime of mistrust and suspicion turn them forever into rivals?

8)  Double Trouble (The Coxwells)

by Deborah Cooke.

Two sisters. One disaster.
First things first: I’m the bad twin. While my sister, Marcia, has the perfect family in the perfect suburb, I’ve been making my living as an Internet advice columnist and designing Web sites in my downtown loft. I always thought I had the right answer – and hair color – for any occasion. That is, until Marcia ran up loads of debt and ran out on her husband and kids, and I was left helping to pick up the pieces. Her husband, James, is a lawyer who I hate on principle alone.
But for a guy who’s just lost his job, his marriage, and his expensive toys, he’s keeping it together – and making me rethink my feelings toward him. It’s not that he’s traded in his conservative suits for sexy jeans. It’s that he’s not giving up what’s important to him, and oh baby, I’m a sucker for a guy who hangs tough.
That doesn’t mean I’m ready to step into Marcia’s designer shoes now that she’s gone AWOL.
And it doesn’t mean I’m going to fall for James’s easy charm…not again, anyhow. Besides, I’ve had a lifelong policy of not being mistaken for my twin and I’m not backing down on that one now – no matter how convenient it might be for a certain sexy (and persuasive) man…

9)  Married By Mistake

by Abby Gaines.

Do not adjust your set. That really was Casey Greene being jilted by her fiancé on live TV! And that really was Memphis’s most eligible bachelor who stepped in to marry her instead.

Millionaire businessman Adam Carmichael wanted only to help Casey save face. He isn’t prepared for the news that their “fake” wedding is legal and binding.

While they secretly wait for an annulment, media and family scrutiny forces them to put on their best loving-couple act. Except by now, neither one is quite sure who’s acting….

10)  Hale’s Point

by Patricia Ryan.

While house-sitting at a waterfront estate, straight-laced Harley is stunned by the arrival of her employer’s supposedly dead son, a maverick Alaskan bush pilot recovering from wounds suffered in an airplane crash. Witty and passionate, Hale’s Point (originally published as The Return of the Black Sheep) was honored with Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award.

And there you have it – the top 10 free Romances on Kindle.  I will post an updated list each week.  If there’s a particular list you’d like to see, please comment and I’ll accommodate your request.  Also stay tuned for my next blog post, the top 10 Paid Romance eBooks for Kindle.

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