Books are expensive but thank goodness there are plenty of websites where you can get them for free. The only problem is that some of these sites do not have a wide variety of genre—most only offer the classics. You probably know said websites: Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks, Overdrive, etc. These sites have great selections of fiction and non-fiction books; but, what if you want romance?

Fret not, I got your back. This is how you can download free romance ebooks:

1. Google Play Books

Android users, you’re in luck. Google Play Books offer free ebooks in various genres and yes, including romance!

Just open the Google Play Books app on your phone (it’s automatically downloaded on android phones) and go to the “Shop” tab located below the page. You can see a series of menus at the top of the page, just swipe left until you see “Top Free,” click, and behold, a hundred books ready for the taking.

 

Some romance books I got here for free are “The Deal” by Elle Kennedy and “Tangled,” “Royally Screwed,” by Emma Chase.

100 Free Ebooks for you to download!

Google Play Books also offer free audiobooks though their selection is pretty limited to short classics like fairytales (but it’s free so can’t really complain). Besides, they’re only a few minutes long. If you don’t have the patience to read unabridged ebooks, this is perfect for you. I, myself, enjoy them. I recently found out that the original Swan Lake ending was actually tragic and it only took me five minutes.

2. Instagram and Twitter

Surprise, surprise. Social media is probably the last place you’d think to look for legit free ebooks but I guarantee you, there are hidden gems in this place and all you have to do is find them. How? Follow your favorite authors.

Authors usually hold giveaway events on their social media sites and more often than not, all you have to do is comment to participate. They only select a few winners but it doesn’t hurt to try.

ARC Giveaway of Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff

Even better—there are other authors, mostly romance authors, who actually make their books free for a limited time on all reading platforms like Google Play Books, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo and more. So be sure to follow your favorite authors because you never know when they might be giving away free books.

Authors Emma Chase and Helena Hunting announcing giveaway events on their social media.

I hope this list is helpful even though it’s short. These are the only tried and tested methods I can offer. When I discover new ways to acquire free books, I’ll let you know. Happy reading!