Welcome to the romance category on obooko, which is full of wonderful stories in a wide range of fiction genres. The majority of e-books in this section are written specifically for women. Each story you see in this category is free of charge and avilable in pdf, epub and kindle formats for your reading pleasure: from chicklit to bodice-rippers and racy mysteries through to romantic fantasy, steamy stories, paranormal-romance books and historical-romance novels. All written by authors who are masters of the genre. Why pay when you can download great books for free?
Romance is probably the most popular fiction genre, which currently makes up over 50% of all printed and digital English-language books sold worldwide. Here on obooko, we offer a wide range of free romance books in a variety of sub-genres, including paranormal romance, historical romance, fantasy and contemporary chicklit, all in three, easy to download ebook formats for your reading pleasure.
Romance novels focus on the love between between people and the stories can take place on a wide variety of backdrops. There are a number of sub categories that give some ideas of how diverse the romance genre can be. The main target market of romance books is women but you'll be surprised at how many men enjoy a good romance too!
Our free stories are written by independent authors who excel at their craft and want you to enjoy their work free of charge in return for a star rating and some feedback. So, if you are looking for romance books at any time of the day or night you know where to come! Unlike high-street bookstores, we are open 24 hours each day, every day!
Romance can be both psychological and physical: the whole process is essential in order to attract and build a unique relationship with a member of the opposite or same sex. As with many of the love stories in this category, it’s obvious that without romance we would not be here; after all, love is what makes the world go round! So it's a good therapy to get stuck into a good book about relationships whenever you can. These are the keys to our existence and ensure the longevity of our race via procreation. Beginning in adolescence, the feelings and emotions of romance and love start to manifest via mutual attraction.
One of the most misunderstood aspects of love and the romance novel
in particular is their connection with the institution of marriage; that these feelings and emotions should be irrevocably linked to a permanent and long-lasting relationship. But they should not be linked in this way: marriage and romance are entirely separate in many ways. Romantic gestures and love express emotional feelings, while marriage is purely an established contractual existence. As you will see from the romantic stories in the extensive obooko online library, marriage is in no way a guarantee of everlasting romance!
Is love blind? While it is commendable to accept and love your partner exactly as they are, to believe that love truly is blind may be put down to myth rather than fact. As with many of the characters in the free romance novels and stories you read here on obooko, your partner may have a few objectionable tendencies, which may lead to the cooling and eventual termination of a romance.
Learn to write love letters like a King! Read the famous love letters that gave rise to the tumultuous love affair that changed England forever. These letters from King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn were found in the Vatican Library; who stole them and how they came to Rome is a mystery that has puzzled historians for years. We have located the original transcriptions and published the letters in this historically romantic book, Pretty Dukkys
: The Love letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, which we hope you will enjoy. It is one of the many romantic books
we have available on obooko for download online.
Here are some interesting love and romance facts:
Apparently men who kiss their partners goodbye in the morning as they leave for work average higher salaries than those who don't. Men who enjoy ritual affection like this tend to be more stable, industrious and methodical in their work, which leads them to achieve higher earnings. Studies show that these guys also live 5 years longer than non kissers. Enjoy your free romance books!
Men love chocolate too! Apparently, the Mexican chief Montezuma considered chocolate to be a very potent 'love drug' and drank a staggering 50 cups of liquid chocolate a day before visiting his harem of, wait for it, 600 women! Make sure you give your man plenty of cocoa tonight. And get your self a tasty book from our free romance books online!
The zero score 'Love' in tennis dates back to the late 18th century and means 'playing for love' or playing for nothing. Other suggestions claim the use of 'love' as a score derives from its similarity to the French word for egg 'L'oeuf.' Well, a zero is sort of egg-shaped. There is nothing like a good romance novel from obooko if you don't like sport!
In a lot of romance books
you will have heard of marriage being described as ‘Tying The Knot,’ but what does it actually mean? Apparently the knot is established in many cultures around the world as a way to signify eternal love that is without a beginning or an end. Make sure your knot is tied well and doesn't come undone!
In novels, especially historical romance novels, you will ofen find reference to finding a four-leaf clover, which is believed to bring good luck. It is also part of an ancient love ritual in some parts of Ireland: if a woman thinks about a man while eating a four-leaf clover, he will be sure to fall hopelessly in love with her. We think her green teeth might put him off though.
You will often find scary action in our paranormal romance books but did you know that studies have shown that if a man meets a woman in a scary or dangerous environment such as on a shaky bridge, he is more likely to fall in love with her than if he met her in a regular setting like a shop or office. This goes for women meeting men too. Now where did I see that bridge?
Romance novels will usually refer to engagement and wedding rings being worn on the fourth finger of the left hand. Why? Apparently, someone in ancient times claimed this finger contains the Vena Amoris, or the 'vein of love,' and that it runs straight to the heart. It's nonsense though because all fingers contain similar veins.
Did you know that Antidepressant drugs are likely to have an adverse effect on romantic love? This is because antidepressants increase serotonin levels. High serotonin levels can suppress emotions and restrict obsessive thoughts about the lover.
When men fall in love there is more activity in the part of the brain that handles visual stimulation. Women in love however show greater activity in the area that controls memory. Experts suggest that men form an opinion about a woman visually to determine if she can bear babies. Women record aspects of man’s behaviour in order to determine if he would be an adequate provider. All this factual stuff puts a damper on reading romantic stories though!
We hope you enjoy reading the fabulous Free Romance books, e-books, novels and stories here on obooko.