Red Hot Romance for July

Red Hot Romance for July

The books discussed in the above linked article look like they will be great fun to read. I have a few of them and I follow several of the authors that are listed. I may have to schedule some fun reading in this summer, just to include some of these. It’s a short list, so it should be doable.

 It Happened One Summer
by Tessa Bailey

 While We Were Dating
by Jasmine Guillory

 Isn’t It Bromantic?
by Lyssa Kay Adams

 Heartbreak for Hire
by Sonia Hartl

 Incense and Sensibility
by Sonali Dev

 Too Good to Be Real
by Melonie Johnson

Devil in Disguise
by Lisa Kleypas

Last Guard
by Nalini Singh

Perfect Stranger by Lindsey Powell

Perfect Stranger

Perfect Stranger by Lindsey Powell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed almost everything about this book. I had to suspend belief that a writer could completely forget about her phone and laptop for several days. Also, I was not thrilled about the ending. I had no choice but to get the next book in the series. I needed to know what happened. If you’re willing to invest in the whole series, then I’d recommend this mostly romance, somewhat suspenseful mystery book. 

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Fifty States, Fifty Love Stories

Fifty states, fifty love stories

The above linked article tells of the best love stores from each of the fifty states. I have read many of these books, and, of those, I agree that they are great books. I look forward to reading the others.

Annie Proulx, “Brokeback Mountain

Romance Readers Starter Kit

Romance starter kit

The above linked article suggests some starter books for those readers who aren’t normally into romances. I am not a big fan of this list, since most of these are way too “romancy” for my tastes. I agree with some of the comments though. Start with “chick lit” or sports romances. I really dislike the historical romances, and I don’t think they should be on this list at all. The suspense books are more along my tastes, and I could probably deal with the contemporary ones, but I feel there are better books out there to start with.


An Extraordinary Union
by Alyssa Cole

The Lawrence Browne Affair
by Cat Sebastian

Bringing Down the Duke
by Evie Dunmore

A Daring Arrangement
by Joanna Shupe


by Rebekah Weatherspoon  

Take the Lead
by Alexis Daria

Luck of the Draw
by Kate Clayborn  

Mr. Hotshot CEO
by Jackie Lau  


Gift of Gold
by Jayne Ann Krentz  

The Darkest Night
by Gena Showalter  

Dark Lover
by J.R. Ward

Beyond the Highland Mist
by Karen Marie Moning  


Every Last Breath
by Juno Rushdan  

by Rebecca Zanetti  

Half Truths
by Claire Contreras  

Solace Island
by Meg Tilly

Best Romantic Comedy Audiobooks

Best romantic comedy audiobooks

Just in time for Valentines Day, this list comes out. I have read a lot of these books already, but not as audiobooks. Most of the others are books that I have heard of, or are on my TBR list. I would recommend the ones that I have read, so I can only assume that the others would be good, too? Not necessarily true, but maybe?

Recommended by Romance Writers

Recommended by Romance Writers

The above linked article talks about new release romance books that were all recommended by romance novelists. I’ve read some. I own some. I have heard of some. It’s a beautiful list.

The Beast of Beswick Amalie Howard

The Bromance Book Club Lyssa Kay Adams

The Flight Girls Noelle Salazar

The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown

The Shape of Night Tess Gerritsen

Xeni: A Marriage of Inconvenience Rebekah Weatherspoon

Lost and Found Sisters Jill Shalvis

Tinderbox Rachel Grant

Get a Life, Chloe Brown Talia Hibbert

Room to Breathe Liz Talley

Not the Girl You Marry Andie J. Christopher

Daisy Jones & The Six Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Guinevere Deception Kiersten White