We still have some hot, sultry days left of summer. What’s better than curling up in a chair on a sunny deck, or cuddling up in bed with the A/C on, and reading a truly great romance novel? Not a lot.
If you’re like us, you have a list of TBR books that you’ll need to achieve immortality to finish. We’re not judging, promise. We have, however, put together a list of books that we definitely recommend you read before fall creeps in.
Let’s start with Going Down Easy by TRS favorite author Erin Nicholas. Part of the Boys of the Big Easy series, (who doesn’t love a romance set in NOLA?), this is a story of a what starts out as a red-hot fling. Single dad meets single mom with scorching hot results.
Going Down Easy by Erin Nicholas
Hot fling or real thing? There are no Big Easy answers in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas’s sultry series.
As far as flings go, single dad Gabe Trahan is pretty sure that Addison Sloan is his best bet. Once a month, Addison comes to New Orleans and then…It. Is. On. Until Addison returns to New York, it’s just hot, happily-no-strings-attached sex. And beignets. And jazz. But lately, for Gabe, it isn’t nearly enough.
Sure, maybe Addison’s gotten a bit hooked on Gabe. After all, who can resist a guy who’s so sexy, so charming, and so…available? But maybe he’s too available for her right now. Addison’s just moved to New Orleans, and relationships are definitely off the table. Besides, guys always bail when they learn her secret: she’s a single mom.
Only Gabe’s not running. Worse, he’s thrilled. But Addison never signed up for ever-after romance, and Gabe won’t settle for anything less. Now it’s a battle of wills—and when it comes to the woman he’s falling for, Gabe isn’t above playing a little dirty.
Fans of Cheryl Brooks will be delighted to learn that her latest, Maverick, is coming out on September 4th. The start of her new Cat Star Legacy series, Maverick is a hot, out-of-this-world adventure that shouldn’t be missed.
Maverick by Cheryl Brooks
Zetithians are back. And they’re hotter than ever…
Having the Zetithian feline gene gives Larry Tshevnoe awesome beauty, fearsome strength, sensuality and sexual prowess unmatched by any other males in the universe. But it can make the quest for true love…complicated.
Enter childhood friend and fellow Zetithian Althea Banadänsk. Her empathic powers make her the only one who can show Larry what he truly desires, and she’ll do anything to help…even if that means hiding her desperate craving for him.
But when a distress call sends them off course—and into danger—they find more than their hearts are at stake. Now it’s up to them to become the champions of truth and justice throughout the galaxy…or risk losing it all.
Good news! Mystic, the second book in the Cat Star Legacy series, is set to release on January 29th!
When it comes to second-chance romance, who does it better than Sharon Sala?
“Sharon Sala’s Blessings, Georgia series is filled with unforgettable charm and delight!”— ROBYN CARR, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Come Back to Me by Sharon Sala
Love always endures the test of time
After a devastating fire pitted their families against each other, high school sweethearts Phoebe Ritter and Aidan Payne were torn apart. Twenty years later, Aidan is called back to Blessings, nervous about confronting his painful past. And that’s BEFORE he knows about the nineteen-year-old secret Phoebe has been harboring all this time.
As Aidan tries to make up for lost time with the family he didn’t know he had, Phoebe and Aidan rediscover long-suppressed feelings. But the past won’t lie buried, and old enemies threaten to destroy the peace they’ve fought so hard to find.
In the mood for a fun, sexy adventure? Look no further than Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell. This is a heroine who will show you what stealing a diamond and stealing a heart have in common. Sounds good, right?
Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell
To catch a thief…or fall for one?
All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal.
The Shimmy Shimmy Bangs are master jewel thieves who are planning the heist of the century. And Shimmy leader, Stella, isn’t about to let anyone—even if he is a hunky, tatted-up studmuffin—get in her way. But when two of her girls are put out of commission, Stella realizes that Nick isn’t just a red-hot distraction. He might be the answer to her pilfering prayers.
Now, Nick and Stella are putting everything on the line for one last job. But when two thieves have this much chemistry, it’s only a matter of time before somebody’s heart gets stolen.
Have a thing for hot cowboys? Then we have the book for you. The start of a new series called Dark Horse Cowboys, Do or Die Cowboy by June Faver is the perfect end of summer read!
Do or Die Cowboy by June Faver
Putting it all on the line for love…
Cowboy musician Tyler Garrett has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to put aside his rough-and-tumble rancher’s lifestyle and realize his dream. He’s on the road to Dallas to record a demo when that dream gets kicked sideways by a beautiful woman on the run.
Leah Benson will do whatever it takes to keep her daughter safe. But when her dangerous past catches up with her, she needs a hero―and luckily for her, Tyler Garrett was born and bred for the role.
Until next time, happy reading!