Wonder Where to Read Romance Novels Online? We Have the Answers

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Find out some great places to read romance online!

How To Read Romance Novels Online

If you've ever wondered how to read romance novels online, you've come to the right place! Ebooks are a popular way to read romance today, but it isn't the only way to digitally get your hands on romance books. Figuratively speaking, of course.

More and more websites are offering ways for people to access the digital content they desire, and some of it is even free. It's wonderful if you're looking to find a place to read romance novels online because, like with music, TV shows, and movies, romance books also have a huge presence online much to every fan's benefit!

Keep reading to discover six great places online to read romance books that will change your romance reading experience!

1. Radish

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Radish is a serialized fiction app that is "the literary equivalent of addictive TV shows, right on your phone." Thousands of stories in many different genres, including romance, are serialized on the app. One great feature of Radish is that readers are able to connect with authors and other readers in chat rooms. Many popular authors publish exclusive content on Radish or use it create buzz their upcoming books. Just a few great novels using Radish are Alessandra Torre, Tiffany Reisz, Tamara Lush, and Nadia Lee. Radish does require you to purchase tokens to read most stories.

Download on Android and iTunes.

2. Book+Main Bites

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Book+Main Bites is a really interesting app in which the 2,500 romance authors using the site can share "bites," or short works. Bites consist of bonus scenes, excerpts, epilogues, post-epilogues, and deleted scenes from their novels and have 1-5 flame rating. On an author's page, you'll find links to their work. It's easy to search tropes and subgenres on the app, and you're able to generate a feed of your favorite bites.

Download for Amazon and iTunes.

3. Harlequin

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Every romance reader is familiar with Harlequin, but some people may not know that Harlequin actually has nearly 400 stories available to read for free on their website! Stories include both short stories and serialized stories updated each week. There are even a few novels that belong to series, such as Man of Fame by Rochelle Alers, part of The Best Men, and McCabe's Baby and A McCabe Proposal by Cathy Gillen Thacker, part of the McCabe books. In order to read the stories on Harlequin's websites, all you have to do is make an account on their website!

Harlequin's online reads can be found here.

4. Crave

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Created to suit the way we consume media in the modern world, Crave is an app that releases segments of a romance novel each day over the course of a month. When you live a busy life and don't have much time to devote to reading each day, Crave is pretty much a perfect solution! For the cost of the book, you get access to the entire novel, videos, audio, photos, and extras from the author. The app features bestselling authors like Colleen Hoover and Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Download for Android and iTunes.

5. Wattpad

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Wattpad is a fantastic site for known and unknown writers alike! Boasting more than 70 million readers worldwide, it hosts a wide spectrum of different genres, including our beloved romance. A lot of writers actually got their start on Wattpad and the site continues to produce a ton of great content. There's a feature that allows you to create your own library of your favorite stories so you can come back to them again and again.

Download for Android and iTunes.

6. Author's websites and mailing lists

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Don't overlook visiting your favorite romance authors' websites and signing up for their mailing lists! Many authors offer free content on their website, including deletes scenes from their books and short stories. Others may send you a free novella or another work simply for signing up for their mailing list! Also, if you're subscribed to their mailing list, they'll often let you know when their books go on sale or when book pre-orders are offered for a discount.

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