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Evelyn MitchellEvelyn MitchellDecember 20, 2023

Best novels of 2023 to read online for free

Best novels of 2023 to read online for free

Compliments of the season to you, dearest readers! As we wrap up an extraordinary year, we're excited to present our precious gems this year–our handpicked list of the best books in 2023! Each title has been chosen with care, promising you a reading experience that transcends the ordinary — a literary journey filled with wonder, emotion, and the pure magic of storytelling. From powerful Alphas to kickass Lunas, jaw-dropping CEOs to dominant royals – we've got all kinds of novels to read online for free!

The Alpha’s Mate Who Cried Wolf by Jazz Ford

Enduring constant abuse from her father whose health deteriorates with every passing day, Astrid has no idea what she truly is. Her life takes a turn when a train of men show up at her job one day, and the leader takes interest in her, asking her questions no one else ever cared to, noticing the pain in her movements. Astrid is freaked out when the leader in question, Ryker, shows up at her doorstep, claiming she is his fated mate. Telling Ryker off does nothing to get him off her back. It does quite the opposite and Astrid soon finds that she has a stalker in the form of a gorgeous Alpha who doesn't like being denied what he wants.

True Luna by Tessa Lily

Every wolf looked forward to their eighteenth birthday as it was the year they met their mates. It was Emma's birthday and she couldn't contain her excitement. When Logan Carter, the Alpha of the Crescent Moon pack barges into her home at midnight, frantic and angry, Emma knows it can't be a good thing. They were mates and she couldn't wrap her head around his anger and most certainly not his rejection. Too weak to rule the pack, he'd said, and through the blinding rage and pain, Emma accepts Alpha Logan's rejection. Logan Carter tried to convince himself that rejecting Emma was for the good of the pack, but it didn't quell the longing. It didn't take long before he began clawing his way back into her life and heart. Read the novel online to learn what happens next!

Rejecting My Lycan Mate by Tessa Lilly

It was already difficult enough, having to adjust to the concept of having a step sister he never knew about, and Alpha Dimitri thought he had everything under his control until Madeline shows up, an angelic wonder, and his wolf suddenly surges in recognition. He curbs his desire to claim her when he realizes Madeline doesn't know what she is and is yet to meet her wolf. Dimitri decides to keep the truth from her and earn her trust. However, when Madeline discovers the truth, she tries to reject Dimitri, having watched her mother suffer until her death, due to her mate's betrayal. She wants nothing of that life and makes it clear, but Dimitri isn't having it. He's waited too long for a mate, only to have her slip through his fingers. He'd keep her, no matter what.

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  • 👁 111.8K
  • 9.0

“I, Madeline Clark, rejec…,” I started speaking, but Alpha Dimitri stopped me by putting his hand over my mouth. He pulled me closer to him and growled. “What the hell are you doing?!” he shouted. “I am not letting you do this, Maddie. I’ve waited for you for months and I am not going to lose you!” His eyes held so much pain and his voice was laced with panic. “You are mine, Maddie,” he said as he leaned in and pressed a small kiss on my forehead. “You are mine, and I am not letting you go.” Madeline is a 17-year-old girl who still hasn’t shifted into her wolf. Her father abandoned her mother when she was very young. She’s been bullied and laughed at all the time. After she lost her mom, the person who loved her the most, Madeline is completely distraught and broken. Her father comes back to take her back to his pack. Madeline is against it, but her financial situation forces her to go with him. Dimitri is a Lycan wolf, the Alpha of his very successful pack. He is 22 years old, and he still hasn’t found his mate. When Madeline comes to his pack, he is very surprised to find out that she is his mate. He is also very frustrated because she is his stepsister who still hasn’t shifted. She can’t recognize him as her mate. Madeline struggles in the new pack. She doesn’t have the best relationship with her stepmother. She can’t wait to turn 18 and leave. What will happen when Madeline finds out who her mate is? What will Dimitri do after she rejects him? Will he be able to convince her to stay?


Saved By A Dark Billionaire by Rae Knight

One of the best novels online on AlphaNovel - romantic, spicy and gripping. Her boyfriend cheated on her, and Olive had the honors of seeing it happen firsthand with none other than her roommate and best friend. Olive was crushed and heartbroken, but she refused to wallow in it, letting her anger consume her. One decision, one night, and everything changes. For better or worse, she is unsure. Her anger takes root, piloting her, and Olive heads to the club to prove that she can be with whoever she wants. A cheating boyfriend wouldn't crush her self-esteem. What was supposed to be a one night stand graduates into something more intense as Lucas, her handsome stranger, refuses to let her bail on him. Read this spicy novel online for free on AlphaNovel!

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  • 👁 99.2K
  • 8.9

"If you keep biting your lip like that I won't be able to contain myself." I could feel the warmth of his breath fan over my lips, making me hungry to feel them against me. I bit my lip again as my way of permitting him. He gave me a sexy smirk before he crashed his lips against mine. His hands gripped my hips, lifting me and placing me on the kitchen island. I parted my legs allowing his torso between them as he grabbed my bottom while parting my lips with his tongue. I let him explore my mouth with a soft moan. His hands left my rear, traveling up my thighs, pushing my dress up along the way. He ran his finger over my dampening slit, through my underwear. "You're so wet for me already." He smirked against my lip before biting it lightly. I moaned again at the pleasure his touches and words were bringing me. "I want to know what you taste like, Rose." **** Olive came home one day to find her only long-term boyfriend balls deep inside her roommate. With her heart crushed, her fighting spirit from hell, and her best friend at her side, she sets out to prove a point. She can be with anyone if she wants to be. She finds the hottest guy at the nightclub and has her one-night stand with a stranger. Only it becomes more than just a one-night stand as she runs into him again next weekend while out with Lucas' best friend, Leo. Of course, she wasn't aware of the relationship between Loe and Lucas. Lucas is determined to make her his, but so is Leo. How will these best friends handle fighting for the same girl? Read on to discover how Olive deals with these two new men along with her college studies and family drama. Did I forget to mention these guys are rich beyond reason? Warning:there are plenty of hot and steamy scenes in this book


Taming Mr. Black by Goody Francis

A steamy billionaire romance novel to get your day started online! Naomi has worked at Club K for more than a year, and the rumors about the boss all seemed far-fetched until she came face to face with the arrogant businessman. Killian Black has never been denied anything he wants. The word 'no' didn't even exist in his dictionary. He was stunned when a woman who worked at his club didn't only proceed to tell him off, but she walked out on him. Her audacity and fire intrigued him, and Naomi soon became a level of difficulty he wished to conquer. He tries every trick in the book to get her in his arms, in his bed, but Naomi is a hard but to crack, and he finds himself falling hard for the woman against his unbreakable will.

The Alpha Triplets and The Rogue by Solange Daye

When Erica's parents are accused of conniving with rogues, she is forced to seek refuge in the one place she detests the most–the North Pack. There wasn't a time when the triplet Alphas hadn't tortured Erica during her visits, and every day, they found new ways to get under her skin, and it only continued when she joined the pack as a maid. On the night where Ace, Bryce and Chris celebrate their birthdays as well as their official naming as Alphas, they start to smell something delicious. The scent leads them to Erica, who's passed out in Ace's room, and the fight ensues on who might win Erica's heart first.

The Alpha King's Human Mate by Queenie

After her parents are captured and taken prisoners, Micaela Whitlock spends her early years in the castle, raised around maids, serving the royals. When the body of her best friend is suddenly found, chaos erupts in Micaela's life, and it only gets worse when she is taken to the ruthless king's castle as a peace offering. She comes face to face with the monstrous beast king, whom she hates for ruining her life and taking her parent's, only to discover that she is his fated mate. A cruel match made in hell, Micaela was convinced. She would never share his bed, she promised the cruel king and herself. But 'never' is such a powerful word to use on a creature who had all the time in the world to woo her. A captivating werewolf novel to read online today. Maybe grab a bowl of popcorn while you're at it!

Alpha King's Lost Luna by Aubrey Pepper

Wolf-less and abandoned by her mate because of her inability to shift, Cassandra settled in a smaller pack, rebuilding her life from the start with her friend. She ran a clinic, tending to the injured, contributing to the pack the only way she knew how, lest she be thrown out of being useless. Receiving an order from the Alpha to tend to an emergency, she heads to the palace to tend to the patient, who turns out to be the Alpha King's son. Upon reaching the palace, Cassandra discovers that the Alpha King is her mate who left her five years ago. He'd remarried and now had a son. But Cassandra has a secret too that she's kept hidden to herself. When Alpha King Asher left her five years ago, she was with child. Read online this amazing werewolf novel.

Pregnant and Rejected: His Wolf-less Mate by Scarlett

Born without a wolf, Melody was more or less a scourge on her father's reputation; one he wanted removed but couldn't openly get rid of. On the night her father was to be crowned Viscount, the alcohol seemed more appealing, and she downed several glasses of it. It wasn't long after her mate had told her he wanted nothing to do with her. She needed to get rid of the ache in her heart, the dejection, and she couldn't help herself. Drunk out of her mind, she passed out in the courtyard, only to wake in the guest room, naked, save for the sheets that were wrapped around her body. The only memory she had of the nights before were glimpses she wanted buried for all eternity, but they come to light with a deadly revelation that gives her father the perfect opportunity to banish her from the pack.

The Trap of Ace by Eva Zahan

Nursing a heartbreak from a man she had loved all her life, Emerald leaves her home and family behind, hoping to mend what was broken in her. She could start over. She could find true love again, and be loved in return. She could forgive herself for trusting Ace, not matter that the one who he'd chosen over her was Tara, her sister. Seven years later, Emerald returns home with her boyfriend to attend her sister's engagement. She is forced once again, to face her past, and she realizes that whoever said time healed all wounds was a liar, because coming face to face with Ace gave her a deadly reminder of what pain felt like. But Achilles Valencian is different with her now. He no longer looks upon her as a child, a rosebud that hadn't bloomed. He makes it known to Emerald that he will have her, regardless of how many times she rejects him, and by all means, he keeps to his words. One of the best billionaire romance novels to read online.

The 5 Time Rejected Gamma & The Lycan King by Stina's Pen

Rejection has become a norm in Lucianne's life, and after getting the short end of the stick five times, she couldn't possibly care less if she's given a sixth chance mate. She expects the same lousy excuse for why they couldn't chose her and frankly, she's done with even trying to mate anyone. When King Alexander visits the pack that houses Lucianne, he immediately recognizes her as his mate. The only problem being, she looks at him like he's just another man. Alexander soon realizes that he's about to get rejected, and unused to the concept of it, he forbids her from doing so. Alexander tries to connect with her, show her the beauty of their mating bond, but he's never met a woman as stubborn as Lucianne.

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  • 👁 70.3K
  • 9.3

BOOK ONE of COALESCENCE OF THE FIVE: After being rejected by 5 mates, Gamma Lucianne pleaded with the Moon Goddess to spare her from any further mate-bonds. To her dismay, she is being bonded for the sixth time. What’s worse is that her sixth-chance mate is the most powerful creature ruling over all werewolves and Lycans - the Lycan King himself. She is certain, dead certain, that a rejection would come sooner or later, though she hopes for it to be sooner. King Alexandar was ecstatic to meet his bonded mate, and couldn’t thank their Goddess enough for gifting him someone so perfect. However, he soon realizes that this gift is reluctant to accept him, and more than willing to sever their bond. He tries to connect with her but she seems so far away. He is desperate to get intimate with her but she seems reluctant to open up to him. He tries to tell her that he is willing to commit to her for the rest of his life but she doesn’t seem to believe him. He is pleading for a chance: a chance to get to know her; a chance to show her that he’s different; and a chance to love her. But when not-so-subtle crushes, jealous suitors, self-entitled Queen-wannabes, an old flame, a silent protector and a past wedding engagement threaten to jeopardize their relationship, will Lucianne and Xandar still choose to be together? Is their love strong enough to overcome everything and everyone? Or will Lucianne resort to enduring a sixth rejection from the one person she thought she could entrust her heart with? *** BOOK TWO: The Rogues Who Went Rogue


The Alpha King's Hated Slave by Kiss Leilani

King Lucien loathes every fiber of Danika's being because her father wrecked his world–killed his family, enslaved and tortured him, setting off a set of cataclysmic events that made Lucien into what he was now. A bitter, vengeful man who is bordering on insanity. His days are filled with hopelessness and his nights are haunted by nightmares. For fifteen years, his world stood still, every day a repeat of the previous one. When he gets his hands on Danika, his murderer's daughter, making her pay for her father's sin becomes his new obsession, but the woman seems to be nothing like her father, and Lucien begins to wonder if he's doing the right thing torturing her. Kickstart your day this top free novel on AlphaNovel!

The Devil's Fire by Mariam El-Hafi

If you like to read novels about the mafia world, this one's for you. Althaia Celano decides to throw caution to the wind, ignoring her father's wishes, and heads home for a cousin's wedding. Little did she know, trouble was waiting at the doorstep, and it goes by the name of Domiano Bellavia—a real-life Devil in the flesh. What starts as a family reunion takes a sharp turn into a deadly showdown between her father and Domiano, the most dangerous predator in her world. But Domiano isn't just a menace; he's got those gold eyes and tempting lips that ignite more than just fear. Caught in the crossfire, Althaia can't help but be drawn to the devilishly hot Domiano, who's set on taming her.

My Triplet Alpha Stepbrother Mates by Mahek Salvatore

After her mother wins custody of her, Giselle is forced to move to her stepfather's pack where she meets her stepbrothers, Stefan, Kevin and Riven. Already, Giselle finds it rather difficult to fit in, and the triplets don't make things any easier for her. Her life becomes even more difficult when she finds that the Moon Goddess gave her not one, but three mates, each having different personas that seem almost impossible to tame. Upon seeing her reluctance towards the bond, the triplets have a sudden change in their attitudes, trying to get her on their good side, but Giselle isn't so easily won over. Not after everything they put her through.

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  • 👁 90.5K
  • 9.6

“You had a boyfriend?” Stefan nibbled on my ear, driving me crazy. “Hmm” It came out more like a moan when I felt Kevin’s warm breath on the burning skin of my neck, making my whole body shiver with excitement. “Did you sleep with him?” Riven’s hoarse voice came from my side, his hands roaming my body freely, touching the forbidden places. “Noo…” My voice was breathy, full of need. My head fell back on Stefan’s chest. “Don’t worry, we are going to f*ck him out of your system!” Kevin promised in his seductive deep voice. …………… Giselle Swan was forced to join Dark Sapphire pack to stay with her mother, Vera Smith and her new husband, Alpha Riley and his kids, when Vera won the case of her custody. The Dark Sapphire pack is one of the wealthiest packs and Alpha Riley cherishes her. But the problem was her triplet stepbrothers Kevin, Riven and Stefan. The Famous Triplet Alphas! For some unknown reason, Triplet always despised Giselle but they made sure to make her life a living hell when she entered their territory. What will she do when she will get to know that Triplets are her mates? What will happen when the two of the triplets Kevin and Stefan will try their best to persuade her to be their Luna? Will she accept them? Why is Riven so hard to impress? Will she be able to tame him? Will she reject them all because of one? What will be their reaction when it be revealed to them that there are foxes around them in the disguise of werewolves, who are playing with their lives? WARNING: Extremely Mature Content (18+ only)


The Alpha's Flower by Teast87

Rose's mother suddenly announces that they will be moving from the city to a small town. Though Rose isn't sure what she expected, it definitely wasn't moving into a castle. Oblivious to the world of shifters and the supernatural, Rose has no idea she's walking around a pack of werewolves. Heading to the restroom, Rose gets lost and walks in on a sight that she cannot unsee, but what confuses her is the pain that shreds her insides when she sees a man in bed with not one but two women, leading to her passing out. When she awakens, she has a man hovering and breathing down on her, claiming he is her mate and he's waited for her a long time. Rose attaches a mental red flag to Alpha Derek and works to put one hell of a distance between them.

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Evelyn MitchellEvelyn MitchellDecember 20, 2023