AML raises a very important point about Vulgar Latin, which generally wasn't written but was the source of most Romance languages. Basically, there was Classical Latin for writing and then Vulgar Latin that people used day-to-day, a bit like how MSA is used for Arabic newspapers but speak Egyptian or Moroccan etc Arabic more generally.
Formal, Classical Latin is grammatically quite different from most modern Romance languages and there is a significant difference in vocabulary.
Here is a list of free Latin learning resources that are now in the public domain.
For general reading comprehension, I really recommend the Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata books by Hans Ørberg. They are written entirely in Latin and build you up gradually.