What are the best romance short stories and novellas?

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    #1Passport To Happiness

    Passport To Happiness
    Passport to Happiness by Debbie White is a romantic novel that will take you to traveling with strength and determination as you explore places and discover new things leading to one's happiness.
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    Diane Riley
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Who doesn't love a good romance story; and one that spans the globe is especially enjoyable. Vicarious travel is almost as exciting as the real thing, and it's far less expensive."
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    #2Hearts in Darkness

    Hearts in Darkness
    Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye is an erotica, adult fiction. Leave your worries for a while and immerse yourself as Makenna James and Caden Grayson reach out to each other as they fall in love through their similarities and differences.
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    Shirley Lopez
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I don't read romance and short stories. Amazon would be a good place to start since you can weed out crappy books via reviews. I guess this one looks alright. Typically, I can't get over some of the covers."
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    #3Dandy Day: a Romantic Comedy

    Dandy Day: a Romantic Comedy

    Dandy Day by Annie Wood is a chick lit that typically deals with love, friendship, adulthood, and in-betweens. Know how today's generation deal with insecurities and undertake on their circuitous thoughts on grown-ups and particularly growing up.

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    James Armstrong
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I love cozy things. This is a book you can curl up in a blanket with a cup of tea and just get warm and fuzzy. I've actually read it more than once. Memorable characters and settings, great dialogue and romance. The best is friendships the characters feel so real to me. Terrific book for women or girls."
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    #4When He Was Bad

    When He Was Bad
    When He Was Bad by Shelly Laurenston is a romantic novel of a bad boy turned into a good boy when he met the heroine of the story. This book will make your heart skip a beat on dreaming of a bad boy with a good heart in between lines.
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    Doris Evans
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "There are a lot of romance books out there, to be sure, and if you like a little bit of sci-fi in your romance, think in terms of Twilight, this could be a good choice for you. Self-publishing produces a metric ton of crap romance books, but this one is just good enough to be considered a keeper. "
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    #5Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels)

    Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels)

    Magic Dreams: A Penguin Special from Ace is an urban fantasy fiction novel written by the ew York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews. This is the fourth book in the Kate Daniels series. This was published in 2012.

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    Rafael Escobedo
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This particular work has been published by a best-selling and highly acclaimed author, and this title lives up to high reader expectations. It is highly readable, and is well researched and very well written, with strong plot and character development, and with a very realistic narration and detailed progression."
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    #6Torn

    Torn

    Torn is a dramatic lesbian and bisexual novel for young adults written by Amber Lehman. It was a 2010 Lambda Literary Finalist for Bisexual Fiction. It is about a girl who moved to a new school and met two interesting friends.

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    Paul Mendoza
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Outstanding Novel with many good points. "
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    #7City Solipsism

    City Solipsism

    City Solipsism by Zack Love is an ode to the thrill of romantic possibility. The story was from the point of view of a New Yorker on relationships as it begins, deepens, and ends over into the unknown.

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    Judith Nguyen
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is only available on kindle but it is still a great find! This book is filled with sexy, mind blowing words and really makes you think. I would recommend this to anyone who really likes to use their brain and really put a lot of thought into things. If you didn't before you read this, you will now! This book has great ratings and isn't expensive. "
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    #8The Salty Dog

    The Salty Dog
    The Salty Dog by Debbie White is a contemporary romance on dealing with loss and choosing potential romances thereafter. This is a quick read on ideal marriage to unexpected singlehood.
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    José Alfredo Amador
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I love me some romance short stories and this one is really great. It gets the juices going creatively, if ya know what I mean."
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    #9Butterfly Season

    Butterfly Season

    Butterfly Season by Natasha Ahmed is a cultural fiction novel that illustrates the intricacies of falling in love at the most unexpected time while dealing with life's diverse sensibilities.

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    Matthew Long
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I love to read romance short stories and novellas. I needed something new and fresh to read. I found out about Butterfly Season. This is a book by Natasha Ahmed that is all about falling in love. It's beautifully written and very deep. I love the writing style. This book tugs at my heartstrings; it's just that good. Highly recommended!"
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    #10Rekindled

    Rekindled
    Angie Kilpatrick is the CEO of a powerful pharmaceutical business: she has achieved everything she wanted, but all that money and success is nothing compared to the man she lost 10 years ago. Now, she has a chance to fix her mistake, but the love of her life is a very different man... 




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    Tammy Robinson
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "This short story was a fantastic example of what the romance genre is missing. I found myself totally wrapped up in this book, from the beginning to the end, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone. "
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    #11Blue Lady (The Angelica Mason Series)

    Blue Lady (The Angelica Mason Series)
    Blue Lady (The Angelica Mason Series) is a short story written by Stephany Tullis. Totaling 27 pages, it was first published in 2015 by Diamond TK Publishing. Blue Lady is a part of the Angelica Mason Series.
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    Marilyn Stephens
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I enjoyed reading this story, but I felt that it was over much too soon! I realize that that is the nature of short stories, but I really felt like the story could have been fleshed out even further. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and thought that it was a nice, easy read. I just wish that the pacing wasn't quite as fast as it was! I think that this could have definitely been worked into a full-length novel, which would have been even more satisfying given how much fun I had getting to know the characters in the brief time that I had to acquaint myself with them."
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    #12Rough Ride (Chaos)

    Rough Ride (Chaos)
    Rough Ride is a novella in the contemporary romance series Chaos written by Kristen Ashley which follows the romance between Rosalie Holloway and Chaos Motorcycle Club brother Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh.
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    Amit Subramanium
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Seems like a good author and 4 of 5 stars so good read . not sure how much romance here as iot seems like a biker dude story line with violence involved. "
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    #13Working With Heat

    Working With Heat

    Working With Heat is an erotic contemporary romance novel written by Anne Calhoun. This erotic contemporary romance book was published on May 12, 2015 by Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin.

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    Roger Richardson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "As far as erotic novellas go, this is one of the better ones. The author knows that the anticipation of the erotic scenes is half the fun and handles it masterfully. And there is more to the novella than just erotic scenes. The story takes place in the modern day, where social media has changed the landscape of dating. The story gives an interesting insight into both the benefits and the problems of dating in the age of social media. I enjoyed the story thoroughly and thought it served well as both an erotic work and a work of literary merit."
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    #14Naughty Boss (Steamy Coffee Collection)

    Naughty Boss (Steamy Coffee Collection)
    Naughty Boss is the first novella in the contemporary romance series Steamy Coffee Collection written by Whitney G. which follows the love story between Mya London and Michael Leighton.
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    Edward Robertson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I did not really enjoy this book. After reading so many books it takes a lot to impress me and this book failed on many levels. The story was not interesting and lacked tension. The main characters were boring and were not proactive enough. I struggles reading this book and I only finished it, because I always finish what I start. I was so bored with it at home that I sometimes had to take 10 minute breaks to focus on finishing it. To me, it is not a good romance short."
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    #15Gray Matter

    Gray Matter

    Gray Matter is a short horror story written by Stephen King. It was released by Random House Audio in 1993 and is included in Stephen King's book Night Shift. Night Shift is a collection of short stories and novellas.

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    Jeremy Stevens
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Gray Matter is one of my favorite stories that Stephen King wrote in the early 90's I think pretty much everything he did then was a solid hit."
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    #16Return To Santa Flores

    Return To Santa Flores

    Return To Santa Flores is a fictional category romance novel written by Iris Johansen. This fictional category romance novel was published on December 28, 1984 by Bantam.

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    Paula Esparza
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I was looking for something short but this was a full length novel. It was a generic stereotypical romance, nothing special."
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    #17Under The Mistletoe With Me (With Me In Seattle)

    Under The Mistletoe With Me (With Me In Seattle)

    Under the Mistletoe with Me is a novella in the contemporary romance series With Me in Seattle written by Kristen Proby which follows the 10-year married couple Isaac and Stacy Montgomery.  

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    Tom Tan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This story is what love should be. Reminds me of a time long passed where people stay together through thick and thin. Quite a refreshing take on love. "
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    #18Dirty Doctor (Steamy Coffee Reads Collection)

    Dirty Doctor (Steamy Coffee Reads Collection)
    Dirty Doctor is the second book in the contemporary romance series Steamy Coffee Collection written by Whitney G. which follows the love story between Garrett Ashton and Natalie Madison.
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    Jason Newman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I came across a real steamy novel called Dirty Doctor.It follows the love story between Garrett Ashton and Natalie Madison. This book is full of sexual romance tension between two doctors who meet thru a dating app."
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    #19Death in Venice and Other Tales

    Death in Venice and Other Tales

    Death in Venice and Other Tales is a collection of short stories written by Thomas Mann which tells about the disastrous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor. 

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    Zhao Song
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book is an absolute must read for anybody who is interested in modern German literature. It goes to show the life long search for impossibility only to never find it. Despite it being a translation of original literature, the ready can very easily decipher the deeper meaning that Mann had intended to convey. "
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    #20His Road Home

    His Road Home

    His Road Home is a standalone contemporary romance novel written by Anna Richland which follows the love story between Staff Sergeant Rey Cruz and Grace Kim.

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    Victoria Campbell
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a wonderful book. Rey wit, humor and character is so dreamy, I fell head over heals for him. What a romantic story I hope there are more to come, perhaps a series like this."
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    #21The Maddest of Men (In the Kingpin's Shadow book series)

    The Maddest of Men (In the Kingpin's Shadow book series)

    The Maddest of Men is a fictional M/M paranormal romance book written by Ofelia Gränd. This fictional M/M paranormal romance book was published on November 22, 2016.

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    #22Sex on the Beach

    Sex on the Beach

    Sex on the Beach is an erotic contemporary romance novel written by Delphine Dryden. This erotic contemporary romance book was published on July 15, 2014 by Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin.

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    Donald Mason
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "My wife needed a gift for a birthday. And shes a sucker for romance short stories and novels. After she read it, she said Sex on the Beach, was exactly what she was looking for."

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Best What are the best romance short stories and novellas
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Passport To HappinessBooks 38 Paid
2Hearts in DarknessBooks 34 Paid
3Dandy Day: a Romantic ComedyBooks 29 Paid
4When He Was BadBooks 24 Paid
5Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels)Books 20 Paid
6TornBooks 20 Paid
7City SolipsismBooks 13 Paid
8The Salty DogBooks 11 Paid
9Butterfly SeasonBooks 9 Paid
10RekindledBooks 7 Paid
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