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).

Shared by the Cowboys: A Standalone Reverse Harem Romance

by Cassie Cole


I started working at Cassidy Ranch as a research project.
I never expected to fall in love.
But after meeting the rugged Cassidy brothers?
I’m definitely falling head-over-heels for three cowboys.

Mason, the eldest Cassidy brother, goes about his ranch work with a calm confidence--which is as unmovable as his rock-solid body. After stealing sidelong glances at each other, we find ourselves alone in the barn together one night...
As the youngest brother, Cody is as gorgeous as he is charming, and he gives me a very warm welcome to the ranch.
Blake, the grumpy brother with an attitude, hates me from the moment I start working on the ranch. But underneath his tattooed exterior is a cowboy with a heart of gold... if I can just get him to come out of his arrogant shell.

They don’t know I’m here to do research for my novel.
But we're having so much fun that I can't bring myself to tell them.
Will they still love me once they find out,
Or will our scintillating relationship be left in the dust?

SHARED BY THE COWBOYS is a sizzling Reverse Harem love story filled with humor, suspense, and scintillating action. HEA guaranteed!

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The Shameless Flirt (Regency Love Book 3)

by M.A. Nichols

 

A rogue with a silver tongue. A spinster with an iron heart.

Ambrose Ashbrook has spent his life hiding. Even his family see nothing but the roguish facade he has carefully crafted to conceal the secret burdening his heart. But when he finds an abandoned infant, all his pretenses are upended with one look at her dimpled smile. Knowing his sister is far better equipped to deal with the babe, Ambrose strikes out for the country, determined to give her a better future than the foundling homes have to offer.

It is only a day’s journey. An easy distance. Caring for an infant cannot be that difficult…

Mary Hayward cannot abide empty compliments and false flattery. Such things turned her head once and landed her with a shattered heart, and she would never allow that to happen again. So being trapped in a public coach with a gentleman who has an overabundance of both is the last thing Mary wants. But the gentleman is so clearly incapable of caring for his young charge that she had no choice but to step in and lend a hand.

If only the gentleman would stop spouting his flirtatious nonsense! No charming and handsome gentleman could sincerely flatter a plain spinster like herself…Or could he?

Set in Regency era England, The Shameless Flirt is a sweet romance about the lengths people go to protect their fragile hearts and scarred souls, and the happiness to be found in opening up to love. Because the most important journeys to take are those of the heart.

Though part of the Regency Love Series, it is a standalone story, and the entire series can be read in any order.

Buy your copy today and escape into a world of romance!

 

 
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Cavern of Pleasures Boxset: Georgian Regency Romance

by Em Brown

 

Intrepid heroines and wickedly hot noblemen turn up the heat in this collection of three historical romances novels sure to scorch up your reading…

 

What readers have said about these stories:

 

“[B]eyond my wildest expectations. Definitely one of the best authors I have ever read. I could not turn the pages fast enough. I will definitely find more of her books and read them all with pleasure. I will not even tell you anything about the content of the books I will only tell you please read!!!!!” – Kindle Customer

 

“This one made me go WOW! I read it in a few hours which technically I probably should have gotten more sleep, but for me it was that good that I deprived myself of sleep to finish this most awesome story!” -- Goodreads reader review of MASTERING THE MARCHIONESS

 

“I loved this book. Clever dialogue that kept me laughing, delightful characters and a wonderful story. I am not generally one who likes historical fiction but this book carried me along from page one.” -- Goodreads reader review of CONQUERING THE COUNTESS

 

This super hot historical romance boxset includes:

 

Mastering the Marchioness

In a marriage of obligation, the Marquess of Dunnesford and his new wife have an agreement not to interfere in each other’s lives. But when his wife unexpectedly shows up at the Cavern of Pleasures, Dunnesford risks exposing his identity to both protect her and teach her a lesson. He soon discovers, however, this feisty wife of his isn't so easy to tame.

 

Conquering the Countess

Plain and awkward Gertie Farrington has a secret identity as the domineering Lady Athena, ice mistress of the Cavern of Pleasures. But has Lady Athena met her match in Sir Phineas Barclay, a notorious rake returned from exile? He has his sights set on Lady Athena, but will it be Gertie whom he needs to conquer?

 

Binding the Baroness

To save his family estate, Montague Edwards agrees to seduce a young widow, the Baroness de Barlow, away from the son of a disapproving Earl. In doing so, Edwards must enter the dark and seductive world of the Cavern of Pleasures. The last thing he expects to find there is love, but the Baroness may command a price he can’t afford to pay…

If you like your romances scorching, brimming with sumptuous settings, and full of passion with swoon-worthy alphas who have met their match, then dare to enter the Cavern of Pleasures. Grab this boxset today and get ready for some wickedly hot reading!

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My Magical Life to Live: Paranormal Women's Fiction (Midlife Witchery Book 4)

by Brenda Trim


There's no magic in any realm that can fix this mess. I've just got to dig in and get to work.

One day I'm fighting beside my best friends in the Fae realm, and the next I can't light a candle without burning down my house.

I always thought witches weren't supposed to have hot flashes unless we were cursed.

But then the day came when I discovered that I'm cursed.

How?
Well, the pandering ex and the nearly-empty nest would be bad enough on their own.
But did I mention the demonic assassin who's set his sights on me too?
I told you, I'm cursed.

I'm also done with letting life just happen to me. Nothing has been the same in Cottlehill Wilds since my best friend Fiona showed up. Me included.
Fate better stand up and take notice. This witch is just getting better with age.

At forty-four, I know who I am. I have what it takes to fix my wild magic, deal with this killer demon, and save the supernaturals who call my small English town home.

And I can do it all despite the wild magical flares, the stray chin hair, and my new wrinkle.

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Temptations of a Duke's Daughter (The Duchess's Investigative Society Book 2)

by Samantha Holt


Solving a murder is dangerous business. So is falling in love…

Lady Chastity Fallon will not stand idly by while her sister is suspected of murder. Since no one wants to help, she’ll take matters into her own hands. The plan? Simple. She’ll disguise herself as a servant and investigate. But when her ruse leads her to the enigmatic Lord Kendall, Chastity soon realizes nothing in her life will ever be simple again…

As much as Valentine would like to ignore the scheming beauty who claims to be a servant, he simply can’t. He needs her. Bringing his footman’s killer to justice would be impossible without her, because the vivacious Chastity can do what he can’t—talk to people and gain their trust. So, he’ll accept the chaos she brings into his life. Accepting her into his heart, however, is another matter entirely…

Fortunately for Chastity and Valentine, intrigue has a way of putting lovers on the path to happily ever after. But first, they’ve got a killer to catch…

Temptations of a Duke's Daughter, book two in the The Duchess's Investigative Society series, is a light, sexy, opposites attract, regency historical romance full of suspense, emotion, and fun banter. Download today and get ready to fall in love with your next favorite series.

 

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Amish Outsider (River Haven Book 1)

by Marta Perry


The Amish of River Haven offer sanctuary and solace…even to those with a dangerous past.

In the wake of his estranged wife’s murder, widower Michael Forster returns to the Amish community he’d left as a teen. He wants a fresh start for himself and his daughter, Allie, away from those who still believe he’s guilty. In River Haven, a quieter life seems possible. If only Allie’s Amish schoolteacher, Catherine Brandt, was easier to ignore.

A problem solver by nature, Cathy can tell Allie’s withdrawn demeanor isn’t due to shyness. But getting through to Allie also means breaching her father’s hardened defenses. What starts as persistence soon grows into an attraction neither Cathy nor Michael saw coming. When the past suddenly threatens both his daughter and the woman he loves, Michael must risk everything to save them.

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A Midsummer Night's Romance

by Gina Conkle


An Invitation to the Ball…By Fifteen of Your Favorite Historical Romance Authors!


You are cordially invited to the most anticipated event of the Season — Lord and Lady Whitwell’s annual ball! This year’s theme is the most extravagant yet…A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filled with fairytale gardens and fantastical costumes, sparkling champagne, and heartwarming romance. Opportunities abound for secret trysts in the shadows of moonlit walks, mistaken identities, delicious unmaskings, and perhaps even a magical spell or two. But one thing is certain—fifteen pairs of hearts will never be the same again. Enjoy this collection of never-before-released novellas by your favorite historical romance authors!
Grace Burrowes
Erica Ridley
Ella Quinn
Jennifer Ashley
May McGoldrick
Sabrina York
Bronwen Evans
Jade Lee
Anna Harrington
Madeline Martin
Elizabeth Essex
Eileen Dreyer
Alyssa Alexander
Heather Snow
Gina Conkle
 

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Waiting for a Rogue Like You (Rogues of Redmere)

by Samantha Holt

He knows trouble when he sees it.

Fortunately, Drake likes trouble, especially when it comes in a particularly attractive package. While he and his crew of smugglers are waiting for their next job, Julianna makes a welcome distraction from the damned ache in his leg and the scars making his skin itch.

A shame Julianna doesn’t like him one jot then, not even when he rescues her and promises to bring her to her brother. She knows a rogue when she sees one and the last thing she needs is another man in her life telling her what to do. Not even her brother…

A brother who happens to be the face of the smuggling operation Drake partakes in. And a terrifying face at that. Knight is the muscle behind the crew, ensuring their cover remains in place so that they can help the war effort whilst making a pretty penny. Knight won’t be too happy when he finds out Drake has decided Julianna is a challenge he more than welcomes.

It’s a risk he’s more than willing to take.
 

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Pierced Dreams (The Rivers Brothers Book 4)

by Lynn Landes


Inventor Pierce Rivers has his life planned out. Sell his inventions, meet a sweet, mild woman to marry, and start a family with. He can see it all in his dreams at night. His plan didn't include being robbed by a beautiful baker or hunted by a ruthless killer.


Widow, Mia Fischer has a plan. To pay off her debt and take her brother far away from the city to start the bakery her father dreamed of. Everything is going according to plan until her brother Thomas Fischer overhears a plan to murder an inventor. Now she's on the run, fighting for her life and struggling against her feelings.

Pierce knows it’s his fault they are in danger, and now that he's found them, he's not sure he wants to let them go. All his perfect plans shift when he realizes that some dreams find you when you least expect them.

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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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Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

by Cynthia Haggard


Award-winning author of Thwarted Queen writes a dark historical, about a hidden murderer and how far he will go to control his wife.


When Angelina, the black sheep of the Pagano family, meets the mysterious Mr. Russell, she has no idea that she has seen him before…in another country.

And so begins "Farewell My Life," a novel in three parts, which spins an operatic tale of dangerous love, obsession and loss; of crumbling, dissolving and nothingness.

"The Lost Mother" slices back and forth between time and space, opening in Georgetown, Washington D.C. in the Fall of 1921, while reflecting a family’s troubled past in Marostica, in the 19th century Italian Veneto.

"An Unsuitable Suitor" is a Cinderella-ish tale with not-so-charming princes who inhabit the edgy setting of 1920s Berlin.

"Farewell My Life," set in Berlin during the dark 1930s as the Nazis gain power, takes comfortable lives, assumptions and civilizations and crumbles them into ash.

And all of this revolves around 17-year-old Grace, Angelina’s younger daughter, whose fabulous talent for the violin promises a shimmering career.

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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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