Historical Romance

Historical Romance

Does the love of yesteryear tug at your heart strings? When you’re looking to download free and discounted historical romance ebooks, this is the place to go. Satisfy your inner passion for bestselling historical romance in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of historical romance ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount. 

 

Definition of "Historical Romance Genre": This is a very popular subgenre in the massive Romance category.  As with other subgenres of the Romance category, these books typically include the common elements of a romance ebook.  So, the love and relationship between two people is central to the story, they have to overcome sometimes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fall in love, but they do end up in love at the end of the stories.  Authors in the historical romance subgenre have another task in their writing, however, in that they need to set their stories not in contemporary times, but in times that typically are over a century in the past.  Thus, if you appreciate history and the details specific to other times in our world as well as a love story this is a fantastic subgenre for you. 

 

Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Historical Romance genre are Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Petra Durst-Benning (The Glassblower), Tracy Brogan (Highland Surrender), and Danielle Steele (Pegasus).

In The Viscount's Arms (Staunton Sisters Book 1)

by Allyson Jeleyne


Reeling from the death of her parents, eldest daughter Octavia strives to be a source of strength for her sisters. She defies their grandfather's high-handed meddling--and his desire to see the Staunton girls married. She forges her own path to independence, which leads to the gates of Caswell Hall. There, the governess has just quit her post, leaving a vacant spot in the local lord's household.


Simon, Viscount Althorne, is impressed by the sensible, dark-haired beauty, and hires her to teach his wayward young niece. He resents the loss of his carefree bachelor days, and longs to see the child settled so that he may return to London. But one perfect English summer turns their plans upside down, and he becomes hopelessly drawn to the one woman he cannot have--the governess.

Can Simon convince her that he is a gentleman worth loving? Will Octavia allow herself to fall for a man beyond her reach? Or will class and duty separate them forever?


Romance Heat Level: Warm (3.5 out of 5)

 
 
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The Tantalizing of a Scandalous Rake (The Lords of Scandal Row Book 3)

by Samantha Holt


The final book in the Lords of Scandal Row series

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A Countess of Convenience (Captivating Countesses Book 1)

by Jenna Jaxon


Following a tragic accident, an unconscious Judith Harper is returned to her childhood home to die. Miraculously, she awakens but to a horribly changed world in which she finds her husband dead and her world upended.


Judith must regain her strength, not only to reclaim her life but also to right a terrible wrong--a feat which may require her to marry again, and quickly. But not only is Judith not ready for another husband, a marriage before her year of mourning is up will ruin her in London society.

Still, if she hopes to have her life back, she may have to risk the scandal and make a marriage of convenience...but to whom?

John, Lord Haxby has loved Judith since childhood, and because of that he stood aside while she married another eight years ago. Now she is free of her odious husband, he hopes he can persuade her that he is the only man who can make her truly happy. However, he discovers Judith is more than interested in Lord Farringdon, the man who saved her life. Can he stand aside once more and watch the love of his life make a grave mistake, or will he step up and show the woman he loves he is not a convenient solution to her problem, but the perfect one?

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Speed Date: A Why Choose Romance

by Stephanie Brother


I thought Speed Dating would be a waste of time, and then my hunky stepbrothers show up with their gorgeous friends Nick and Oscar.


I'm mortified: they might think I'm an easy lay or that any of this is my idea. It's not, I was dragged here by my BFF.


Seven minutes with each man is long enough to find out that Nick and Oscar are funny, charming, and sweet. Their smiles make me blush. And I'd like to meet them again and get to know them better.


It is also enough time to discover my stepbrothers both have the hots for me.


Matthew Harris has the decency and good sense to know we must not do anything about our mutual attraction, not when we live under the same roof.

However, his twin brother, Luke wastes none of his seven minutes on small talk. He wants to take me home to do the filthy things I've only dreamed of.

And I'm tempted to say yes.


How can I choose one of their friends when all four men want me?

Whatever happens, I don't want to mess up my future career as a respectable children's nurse. I just want to settle down and have a big family of my own someday.

SPEED DATE is a sizzling romance with a very happy ever after ending.

*A full-length standalone romance. *No cliffhanger. *No cheating.

 
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Flame and Ember (Regency Love Book 1)

by M.A. Nichols


A most inconvenient marriage of convenience

Simon Kingsley is in desperate need of a wife. After years of searching, he finally found love. Unfortunately, she wed another, and now, it is time to settle for someone with whom he can share his life. A friend, a companion, a helpmate. Love is no longer an option for a man whose heart is irrevocably broken.

Mina Ashbrook longs for a loving marriage but accepts that at the age of thirty, she is unlikely to find it. Facing a lifetime of being the spinster sister living on her brother’s charity, Mina considers something she never thought she would—a marriage of convenience. She knows Simon is not marrying her for love but hopes it will blossom in his heart if only she can convince him that love comes in many forms.

Will Mina find a way to heal Simon’s heart? Or will the shadows of the past keep them from finding happiness together?

Set in Regency era England, Flame and Ember is a sweet romance about overcoming the pains of the past and learning to love.

Book One in the Regency Love Series. Buy your copy today!

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In Too Deep (Love Undercover Book 1)

by LK Shaw


For five years I've been deep undercover within the cartel, and I'm on the verge of bringing the entire organization to the ground. Until she shows up. Gabriela is the new girlfriend of the boss' nephew, but there's a spark of attraction between us. It flares to life, burning hot, before we can stop it. 


She's become a distraction that will get me killed. Especially once I discover her secret. Now, I have to do whatever it takes to protect her.

Soon a surprise enemy emerges from the shadows. Can I keep Gabriela safe or will neither of us make it out alive?

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Loving The Enemy

by Mia Faye


Thanks for the fun…Andre.

That’s what the note with orange juice and a muffin next to my bed says when I wake up.
That’s it. No phone number, no text.
I don’t even know his last name or where he lives.
I mean - really? We nearly make the king-size bed in our hotel room break down (twice!) and my ONS from last night doesn’t even bother to say goodbye?
Gosh, I hope I never see this jerk again.
But it seems like the Universe has different plans for me.
Because when I start my new job, guess who’s my new boss?
Right, Mr. I’m-so-handsome-and-I-know-it.
Getting a tooth pulled is fun compared to being his assistant.
He’s cold, arrogant and demanding, and nothing I ever do seems good enough for him.
If I didn’t desperately need the money, I’d quit right away.
That is until… the unthinkable happens.

When the fifth pregnancy test shows two lines, I must face the truth:
I’m carrying Mr. Bosshole’s baby!


This enemies-to-lovers romance features a hero with a big... ego & romantic HEA that will leave you swooning!
"Loving The Enemy" can be read as a stand-alone.

 
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Georgette Brown Boxset: A Collection of Steamy Regency Romance

by Em Brown writing as Georgette Brown

 

Regency Romances -- as hot as they come! Indulge in a world of passion and romance with headstrong heroines and rakish noblemen. This boxset of eight stories will give you hours and hours of steamy hot reading…

What readers say about the stories:


“It had me on the edge of my seat. I LOVED all the steamy drama!” – Verified Purchase of The Countess and the Rake


“Captivating from Beginning to End!” – Verified Purchase of That Wicked Harlot


“Earth Shattering” – Verified Purchase of Pleasuring Lady Pennington


Surrendering to the Rake

The Earl of Blythe turns the tables on a meddling miss determined to save her cousin from his roguish ways…

 

That Wicked Harlot

Can a gaming hell cardsharp resist falling for the arrogant Baron Broadmoor, a man she’s supposed to hate?

 

Tempting A Marquess

Miss Abbott, a proper Regency miss, refuses to take ‘no’ for an answer when the overbearing Marquess of Alastair insists on protecting her from the debauchery at an infamous chateau.

 

Tempting A Marquess for Christmas

When it comes to acting the gentleman, this marquess is damned if he does…and damned if he doesn’t.

 

The Countess and the Rake

Lord Barclay has never met a woman he can’t seduce…until now.

 

Pleasuring Lady Pennington

Will her ladyship’s plans to blackmail the handsome Cedman Ashely into her bed backfire?

 

Surrendering to the Baron

Lord Ramsay discovers that the seduction of his own wife might be the hardest part of his marriage.

 

An Improper Proposition

Desperate to keep the debt collectors at bay, Miss Deana Herwood makes a most improper proposition to wealthy Lord Rockwell.

 

If you enjoy clever dialogue, the rich settings of Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer’s world, and passion that’s HOT, HOT, HOT, you’ll love these scintillating romances from Em Brown writing as Georgette Brown.

 

Get this boxset today to give yourself the ultimate steamy “me” time!

 

 
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Wild Colonial Girl: A Victorian romance

by p.d.r. lindsay


What? Leave India? Move to the colonies and make a new life there? Melisande, appalled, gazed at her brother and fiancée. She loved her life in India. She’d been cossetted, loved and happy there. Of course the plague meant a radical change, but they could still live on the family’s small estate couldn’t they? But, no. Brother Jeri didn’t want to live in India, neither did fiancée Richard. Both young men, filled with excitement at the thought adventure in the colonies, were determined to go, and Melisande must go with them. Her life turned upside down, rushed into her wedding, onto a ship and off to Australia, and finally New Zealand, Melisande has to learn how to run a home and cope with colonial New Zealand, a life so different from her Indian one. Can she make a home and a life as happy as her Indian one?

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A Courtesan's Submission, Part 1: A Dark Historical Romance

by Em Brown


Can a former intelligence officer for His Majesty’s Army take on a seductress bent on revenge?

Liverpool, 1787, is a place where few abolitionists dare to tread.

But Georgette Bailey, a beautiful and scandalous courtesan, uses bedroom blackmail to both support the abolition movement and exact revenge upon the four slave traders who wronged her. But when she sets her sights on an officer of His Majesty’s Army as her next target, she doesn’t expect to find a man who can match her in every way, especially her darkest desires.

Colonel Bartholomew Hensley served with distinction in the Revolutionary War, particularly in the area of intelligence and information gathering. Duty bound to help a friend of the family, he agrees to wrest from Miss Bailey a most salacious journal that could be used to ruin the reputation of no fewer than four respected gentlemen of Liverpool.

But the sultry seductress is no common courtesan.

Colonel Hensley’s efforts to secure the journal will thrust them into a dark and forbidden place that will most certainly lead to their destruction.

 

A Courtesan’s Submission (Part 1 of 2) is a steamy historical romance and not for the faint of heart. If you like bold characters, intriguing settings, and dark torment, then delve into Em Brown’s scorching tale of wicked passion.

 

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Private Property (Rochester Trilogy Book 1)

by Skye Warren


"This. Book. The characters. You will fall in love with them, and you will devour this book so quickly, you'll end up wanting to read it all over again. I loved it!" - New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

When I signed up for the nanny agency, I didn't expect a remote mansion on a windswept isle. Or a brooding billionaire who resents his new role. His brother's death means he's now in charge of a moody seven year old girl. She's lashing out at the world, but I can handle her. I have to. I need the money to finish my college degree. As long as I can avoid the boss who alternately mocks me and coaxes me to reveal my darkest secrets.

"A brooding billionaire, a gothic setting, and a whole lot of steam--Warren's nod to Jane Eyre had me entranced from page one!" - #1 New York Times bestselling author Helen Hardt

"An incredible five star read! Skye Warren delivers an unconventional, yet utterly explosive romance in Private Property." - USA Today bestselling author Jenika Snow

"A compelling love story between a brooding hero and a determined heroine all set against a moody gothic, background. You won't want to miss this." - Louise Bay, USA Today bestselling author.

PRIVATE PROPERTY is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about secrets and redemption. It's the first book in the emotional Rochester trilogy.

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Earl of Brecken (Wicked Earls' Club) (Once Upon A Widow Book 5)

by Wicked Earls Club


A seductive Welsh earl on the brink of ruin. A wealthy cit in search of a hero.


Miss Evelina Franklin reads too many romance novels. She’s certain a handsome duke—or dashing highwayman—is in her future. In the meantime, Evie entertains herself with the admirers vying for her fortune.

The Earl of Brecken needs cash. His late father left their Welsh estate in ruin, and his mother will not let him rest until it is restored to its former glory. Notorious for his seductive charm, he searches the ballrooms for a wealthy heiress. His choices are dismal until he meets Miss Franklin. Guileless and gorgeous with an enormous dowry, she seems the answer to his prayers. Until his conscience makes an unexpected appearance.

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Secrets of a Duke's Daughter (The Duchess's Investigative Society Book 1)

by Samantha Holt


A duke’s daughter must be prepared for whatever life—and love—throws her way…

Lady Cassandra Fallon is finally ready to take control of her life and join her late mother’s investigative society. She’s more than confident she can do the job—even when her first case involves a potentially deadly scandal. What she’s not quite prepared for is her brother’s attractive (and increasingly distracting) friend acting as her self-appointed bodyguard…

When Lord Luke promised his best friend he’d keep an eye on Cassie, he meant it. But the brazen and entirely too alluring woman she’s become is a far cry from the mischievous, freckled girl she used to be. Luke knows a lowly viscount has no business longing for (or touching) a duke’s daughter. But against all reason…he does…

She craves independence. He only craves her. An epic battle of the sexes is at hand. But will love be enough to get them to happily ever after? Cassie and Luke will soon find out…  

 

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Bear Shifter Dating Agency: Paranormal Menage Protector Romance

by Lilly Wilder


When it comes to surviving the frozen tundra, it pays to have a big protective partner.
More than one, if you can get that lucky.


The problem with being a single mother to a bear shifter cub is that paranormal creatures are pretty much all you can date.
I've been alone since before she was born, and I need to cuddle with someone to keep me warm.
So I signed up to a paranormal dating website.

All I want for Dahlia is to have someone she can look up to, someone like her.
Seems that there are two contestants up for the job…and they might be willing to work together, to share.

And here I thought the dating scene as a single mother with a human kid was complicated.

Bear Shifter Dating Agency is a standalone paranormal romance with a HEA and NO cheating!

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The Duke is Wicked: Steamy Victorian Paranormal Romance (League of Lords Book 3)

by Tracy Sumner


Victorian historical romance with a paranormal bite.

She found the one...but he's already taken.

Ready for the Duke of Ashcroft's story of forbidden love and intrigue? The Duke is Wicked is #3 in the steamy Victorian paranormal romance series Publishers Weekly calls, “A superpowered twist on Victorian romance!"

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Not Quite a Princess: A Sweet Victorian Action-Adventure Historical Romance

by Ava Rose


A free-spirited princess determined to challenge the feminine standards of her time.


Princess Mary Armstrong-Leeds enjoys her status as a lady in Boston’s elite society. But she enjoys her job as an apprentice lady detective even more. When a prominent member of her archery club is found murdered, who better to take on the case than Mary herself?

An earl who would rather hunt murderers than snag a debutante.

Bennet Brown may be an earl and a member of Boston's elite, but he revels in his new role as an apprentice for the prestigious society detective, The Right Honorable The Viscount Henry DeHavillend. If only he didn’t have to compete for top spot with Henry’s sister-in-law, Princess Mary.

Henry orders the two competitors-turned-allies to work together on their latest case. They must find a murderer, in a race against time, and in a world that still considers the unconventional scandalous. Will these budding detectives solve their case and save the day, or will lives be lost, reputations ruined and hearts broken in the process?

This is a stand-alone story in the Boston Heiresses series. It features a heroine who flouts every restriction placed on women in 1895—and she does it, with style. If you enjoy sweet action-adventure mystery romance set in the Victorian-era, you'll love this series by historical romance author, Ava Rose.

Boston Heiresses series:
Not Quite a Duchess
Not Quite a Baroness
Not Quite a Lady
Not Quite a Princess


Coming soon: Not Quite a Detective

 
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ANN: irresistible spirit

by Ken Ross


A deeply moving tale of love, sex, motherhood, separation, ghosts of the past, and friendship. Spanning fifty years from the 1960s to modern times, the narrative records the development of a relationship between two young people who are neighbors on the back streets of Harehills in Leeds. Their love blossoms in passionate scenes of teenage lust and develops during marriage and parenthood before a hapless decision leads to their separation. Ultimately the relationship becomes an unbreakable friendship that the couple's children find difficult to understand. Perhaps it is only with the story's conclusion that the family comprehends what a truly unique bond survives through so many troubling circumstances. The story is loosely based on real-life events and is another gripping read from the author of A Cross Of Crocuses.

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Blazing Embers (Pride and Passion Book 1)

by Deborah Camp


In a West run by outlaws, Cassie Potter’s father is brutally murdered and she can afford to trust no one. Even the handsome stranger collapsed on her doorstep could be dangerous—despite the bullet in his back—a fact that makes her shudder even as the sight of him makes her heart race.


As Rook Colton’s strength and lust return, Cassie is helpless against the power of her own desire. When he takes her hungrily in his arms, warm lips trailing down her neck, her shoulders…she can no longer suppress the blazing flames within her. Forgotten is the “Wanted” poster that bares a strong resemblance to Rook—a lapse that could mean the end of all Cassie’s carefully protected since her father’s death.

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Only A Mistress Will Do (House of Pleasure Book 3)

by Jenna Jaxon


Friendless and destitute, Miss Violet Carlton has no choice but to seek work in London’s most notorious brothel, The House of Pleasure. She steels herself for her ultimate ruin at the hands of her first customer, only to be offered a reprieve in the form of a position as the gentleman’s mistress—in name only. Grateful for his benevolence, Violet agrees to the proposition and enjoys the life of a pampered courtesan—until her dashing rescuer puts her heart in jeopardy. Violet’s growing desire for the gentleman must be squashed when she discovers he belongs to another woman.


Tristan, Lord Trevor enters the House of Pleasure bent on a final night of carousing before donning the leg-shackle of marriage. To his shock, he recognizes the woman in his bed as a lady of the ton and resolves to save her from life in a brothel. After whisking her away under his protection, Tris endeavors to find her a husband, to secure her future and stem his own intense longing for the beautiful woman. With growing anguish Tris fears he can never make Violet his own for the impediment of his coming marriage pales in comparison to the secret he must hide from her or risk her loathing him for the rest of their lives.

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Forever Your Duke: A Regency Christmas Romance (12 Dukes of Christmas)

by Erica Ridley


From a New York Times bestselling author: A forbidden love, opposites attract romp between a meticulously proper duke and an impishly improper spinster in this witty, feel-good romance!

This year, the Duke of Nottingvale's Christmastide house party doubles as a bride hunt. The handsome duke seeks a blue-blooded debutante as respectable as he is, and his parlor is brimming with paragons of propriety.

Inveterate spinster and unapologetic hoyden Miss Cynthia Louise Finch does not fit the mold. Any mold. Her younger cousin is perfect for the duke! By matchmaking the two, Cynthia will save her favorite cousin from a horrific fate. The only problem? Cynthia has always held a tendre for the duke. And for the first time, she seems to have caught his attention...

The Duke of Nottingvale knows his responsibilities: Duty and decorum above all else. A respectable lord would never sneak away for stolen moments with a fearless, audacious minx he cannot make his duchess. He definitely wouldn't kiss her. Or fall in love…

Welcome to a heartwarming series of fun Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!
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THE TWELVE DUKES OF CHRISTMAS:

  1. Once Upon a Duke
  2. Kiss of a Duke
  3. Wish Upon a Duke
  4. Never Say Duke
  5. Dukes, Actually
  6. The Duke's Bride
  7. The Duke's Embrace
  8. The Duke's Desire
  9. Dawn with a Duke
  10. One Night with a Duke
  11. Ten Days with a Duke
  12. Forever Your Duke
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