Romance has always been one of the most popular fiction genres, currently accounting for over 50% of all printed and online English-language books sold worldwide. Happily, on these pages, you can download over 300 of the best free romance books online, And they won't cost you dime!
In this very popular category you will find a wealth of Romantic Novels and novelettes in a wide range of sub-genres from Contemporary, Chicklit and Historical Romance novels to True Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy and Young Adult. You’ll also have access to a selection of books written specifically for women, which may include a relationship element but will usually major on specific or popular female topics. Each story you see in this category is of course free of charge and available in pdf, epub and kindle formats to suit your particular device.
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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 good therapy to get stuck into a good book whenever you can. If you prefer to listen to romantic stories check out our recommendations for audiobooks.
Want to 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 historical book, Pretty Dukkys: The Love letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, which we hope you will enjoy. It is one of the many diverse Romance Books online that we have available exclusively on obooko for legally-licensed download.
Here are a few romance-related snippets we collected to keep you amused:
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.
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.
You have heard of marriage being described as ‘Tying The Knot,’ but where does the saying originate? Apparently many cultures use knots to signify eternal love that is without a beginning or an end. Make sure yours doesn't come undone.
Eat yourself lucky
Finding a four-leaf clover 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. But her green teeth might put him off.
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?
Put a ring on it
Ever wonder why engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand? 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.
Roses are ...
Red roses are a sign of true love and passion. Light pink roses convey passion, desire and energy. Dark pink communicates gratitude. Yellow roses can mean either jealousy or friendship. Love at first sight can be suggested by a lavender or thornless rose. And white roses signify devotion or virtue.
Uppers or downers?
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.
See you later darling
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.