Need A Quick Read? Check Out These Romance Short Stories

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It can be nice to take a break from books a read a short story every once in a while!

Romance Short Stories

There are times when you don't want to or simply can't read a full length romance novel. Maybe you only have a few minutes during your lunch break. Maybe you've plowed through everything on your Kindle and are broke. Maybe you just want to change it up. These romance short stories we've found can help you out with that!

The great thing about the romance short stories on this list is that they're all available for free online - you won't have to spend a single penny to read any of them! Most of the stories in this article are less than 10,000 words, but there are a few stories that are a little longer and closer to novella length. If you're interested, those would be perfect to read when you have a relaxing even ahead of you or some other chunk of time to yourself.

We hope you enjoy the romance short stories we found on the internet and find our next favorite!

1. A Royal to the Rescue by Michelle Smart

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In order to have access to Michelle Smart's short story, A Royal to the Rescue, you must create a free account on Harlequin's website. In the story, Lucy is running behind and misses her bus, losing the hope of arriving in time for her interview. Did we mention it's also raining? It is. That's when a strangely familiar, handsome stranger comes to Lucy's rescue.

Word count: about 2,150

2. His Amber Sunset by Ana E Ross

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Amber Nolan's twin daughters are her top priority since her recent divorce. Still, she does need a little break and gets talking into spending a week on the Caribbean island of Dulcina. There she meets Mark Castel, a handsome, charming man she'd love to get to know, but her bad experiences with men hold her back. Mark is determined to help Amber's heart heal if she'll let him.

Word count: about 18,400

3. Fixing Emma: A Jane Austen Diversion by Riana Everly

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Priya's uncle gifted her with an eReader. Right away, she set out to read Jane Austen's Emma, but the story doesn't play out the way she expects it to. When she says this aloud, strange occurrences begin taking place. Will Priya be able to fix the romance classic in time for Valentine's Day?

Word count: about 7,500

4. For the First Time by Alison Grey

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For Melissa, riding the train to work each day is just a part of her boring daily routine. Then one day she meets Kendra, a beautiful fellow commuter, and that all changes.

Word count: about 1,500

5. All of You by J.W. James

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Samantha and Daniel can barely remember a time they weren't remember best friends. After they unexpectedly have a child together, they vow to remain friends. Friendship isn't enough for Daniel and he's willing to risk it all for their chance to be a family.

Word count: about 6,000

6. Small-Town Secrets by Deborah Fletcher Mello

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Small-Town Secrets also requires a Harlequin.com account to access the story. A small town in North Carolina is struck by a murder, leading to a whirlwind of flaring passions, old affairs, and exposed secrets finally seeing the light of day.

Word count: story is on-going and will wrap up April 15.

7. Erasing the Lines by K.D. Williamson

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Part of the Cops and Docs series, K.D. Williamson's short story follows doctor Nora Whitmore and homicide detective Kelli McCabe. The couple is currently separated by more than a thousand miles because of work, but that doesn't stop them from entertaining one another.

Word count: about 5,000

8. Cherry-Picked by the Billionaire by Anita Snowflake

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Nicole is a determined, independent woman and is determined not to let racism or her inexperience stand in the way of success. She knows she's good, but she's still surprised when her boss, Alan Hinton, decides he wants Nicole for himself.

Word count: about 6,200

9. Extra Innings by Jess Bryant & Maren Lee

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Deacon Callahan was 18 when he asked Lily to be his wife. At the time, he knew he wanted to play baseball, have Lily by his side forever, and have a family. Deacon is now 28 and veteran player and he and Lily are married, but they haven't been able to conceive a child. The stress is killing their relationship. Will things change before it's too late?

Word count: about 18,300

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