Top 6 STEAMY picks
All the books that made it into our Top 6 in the previous months:
The Transcend Duet will capture your heart and never leave it. It will hook you from the start and hold your heart captive. Jewel E. Ann’s talent for storytelling always leaves us breathless and we never hesitate to one click all of her new releases! This duet is about a woman who has found the love of her life and is now trying to find her dream job until a deja vu moment stops her in her tracks. Instead of chasing her dreams, she finds herself chasing memories that really aren’t hers. She gets a job becoming a nanny for a professor, a professor that somehow she knows almost everything about. This journey of discovering pasts memories, potential loves and past loves, takes us along for an intense emotional ride. It’s messy, it’s emotional, and it down right thought provoking. If you want a soul crushing story that will break you and leave you completely healed in the end, look no further! Must read in order!
The Hardest Fall is a sports romance full of angsty goodness and has that slow burn you will crave. It starts with an embarrassing and hilarious encounter with an exchange you just have to read to appreciate how amazingly well Ella Maise has portrayed it. If you are looking for your next story to be exquisitely written with characters you can’t help but fall in love with, and want surprises with each turn of the page, then look no further than The Hardest Fall . The only downer you will have reading this is that this story has to end.
The Birthday List by Devney Perry – Standalone Contemporary Romance
This is a beautifully written love story by Devney Perry that will pull at your heart strings big time and captivate you from the very start. The Birthday List is a heart-warming story about love, loss, healing and ultimately giving love a second chance. It is a book that showcases that even after going through the ultimate loss and grief, you can move on and give love a second chance by entwining your past with your present and your future. If you love your slow burn romances then we urge you to one click.
Penelope Douglas is a definite must read author for us. Besides, who doesn’t love a forbidden romance? The whole premise of something that is so wrong could be oh so right at the same time. The inner struggles the characters have to deal with whilst giving into their hearts desires. The sexual tension and chemistry pretty much sizzled right off the pages. The angst will keep you on the edge of your seat, glued to the pages needing to know what will happen next. If you’re anything like us and love your forbidden and taboo love stories then we urge you to look no further than Birthday Girl.
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren – Standalone Contemporary Romance
Fans of Christina Lauren will be pleased with this latest release – this writer duo really knocked it out of the park with this brilliantly told unique love story. If you’re a fan of “loved you since childhood” and “soulmate” tropes and enjoy layered stories with complex characters told both in the past and the present, then this book is a must read! What happens when childhood friends reunite many years later to find out why they were torn apart in the first place? We must admit, some of the things Christina Lauren cooked up int his novel, we never saw coming. And that in itself is amazing. Get the book, people!
Intrepid by Keri Lake – Standalone Dark Roamnce
Keri Lake is one of those dark romance authors who know how to describe a scene in a way that is not completely gruesome, yet your brain can’t help but conjure up images that are sure to make an impact. Some of the scenes from her books stay with you for a long time and that’s amazing considering the fact that we read a lot of books every year. But anywhatever, if you love a tortured, mysterious hero and a revenge driven plot – do give this one a go. Keri lake always produces well though out plot with intriguing characters.
What He Doesn’t Know Duet by Kandi Steiner – Contemporary Romance
What He Doesn’t Know duet will move you before the story really even starts. The Prologue will gut you and from there, you will be hooked until the very end of this duet. There is a reason we regard Kandi Steiner so highly as a writer and that is because she has such a beautiful way of telling a story. This one is so full of emotion, it is heartbreaking, angsty and wild. The first book ends with a heart-wrenching cliff-hanger, so you need to read book two What He Always Knew as well so you don’t have to wait to find out how it all ends. This is a story about a heroine who has found herself in an impossible situation; caught between two men and a love triangle she’s unsure how to get out of, with no feeling of hope that anyone will come out this situation unscathed. The road to love is never easy, especially when it involves a love triangle. In fact it is downright messy when more than two people are involved. Kandi Steiner knows how to write the perfectly imperfect love triangle, in all its raw and messy glory. This duet is an absolute favorite of ours and we could not recommend it enough.
Long Shot: A Standalone Basketball Romance by Kennedy Ryan – Standalone Sports Romance
Who doesn’t love a forbidden love story? Kennedy Ryan has literally and irrevocably blown us away with a raw, honest, heartbreaking and powerful beyond words story with Long Shot. This is an epic love story spanning many years and the endless possibilities of what could be. With a strong and inspiring heroine and a strong, sincere, patient and caring hero for her, what more could you ask for? The perfect couple that are meant to be; pure love personified. This is a beautiful, thoughtful and gut-wrenching story and their journey is a must read.
Two Wedding Crashers (Dating by Numbers #2) by Meghan Quinn – Romantic Comedy – Can Standalone
Meghan Quinn has done it again with Two Wedding Crashers. This book follows a fun, sexy, and heart-filled adventure of two strangers who meet in the most unlikely of places. With it’s laugh out loud and heartwarming moments, this romantic comedy will keep you glued to the pages throughout the entire book. Two Wedding Crashers is a must read for the lovers of romantic comedies.
Ruin (Gods #1) by Samantha Towle – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
We are huge suckers for angsty second chance love stories and Ruin has it in spades. Childhood sweethearts who met at a fair when they were just teenagers and from that moment they got attached at the hip. While they are madly and irrevocably in love, misunderstandings, secrets and lies separate them. Fast forward and he is a boxing champion who has won every award known to man, but has paid a heavy price to be the best. She is a phenomenal dancer being accepted to Julliard on a full scholarship, but life doesn’t always work out as planned. When they eventually come face to face again years later, will their hearts open up once more? Samantha Towle has crafted thoughtfully and engaging characters. Definitely one click Ruin.
Fans of unconventional erotic romance will definitely appreciate this read packed full of taboo goodies. A forbidden love story between a man whore and an innocent virgin who is trying very hard to become a nun? You heard us right. And if that’s not enough, there’s also a pretty large age gap between those two, so for those of you who enjoy your daddy reads – this one might be just up your alley. But of course, Sierra Simone creates well thought-out characters as well as brings up some interesting thought provoking issues. Definitely recommended. This book deals with issues of faith, so if you are easily offended by this subject matter, it might not be the book for you.
We just couldn’t not include Point of Contact in our top 6 this month. This hauntingly emotional story of family, loss, grief and healing will captivate you from the very start. You will be absorbed in a journey of two men who end up finding love when they least expect it. Amazingly written with well developed characters, this book is definitely not the one you want to miss. Recommended to those who enjoy M/M romances.
In Harmony by Emma Scott – New Adult Romance
If you want a book that will make you wait with baited breath to read the next word, the next sentence, the next paragraph and the next chapter, then In Harmony is the book you have to read. Emma Scott has really outdone herself with this poignant, raw and relatable story about a seventeen year old girl who has moved from the light into the darkness and a nineteen year old man who uses other people’s words to tell his story. A definite must read to anyone who loves their beautifully written slow burn romances.
Follow Me Back (Fight for Me #2) by A.L. Jackson – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
A. L. Jackson has smashed it out of the park with an emotional rollercoaster that will make you feel everything from the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows. Follow Me Back is a beautifully written and emotionally driven story about two souls who come together when they least expect it and overcome the many obstacles life has thrown their way. The witty banter and constant flirtatiousness will make you fall in love with this story. Seriously, one click this one… we know you want to.
One Last Time by Corinne Michaels – Standalone Contemporary Romance
Corinne Michaels has done it again with One Last Time. This is an inspiring story of heartbreak, hope, strength, and love; the courage to heal your broken heart and ultimately risk letting love in once more. It contains an all-consuming sex god who you will fall in love with. He is everything romance readers thrive for when searching for the ultimate swoon worthy hero. The intense feelings between this sex god and a very courageous and inspiring heroine make this so easy and enjoyable to read. This is Corinne Michaels at her finest.
Living Out Loud by Staci Hart – Standalone Contemporary Romance
We love Staci Hart’s work and though you should never judge a book by its cover, how pretty is the cover to Living Out Loud? That alone is worth buying it. The story lives up to the front cover and more. This is a beautiful and sweet romance which will pull at your heart strings big time and make you crave more, a lot more. Living Out Loud is book 3 in the Austin series, inspired by Jane Austin’s Sense and Sensibility. Staci Hart has taken a classic Austin story and produced something sweet, emotional and remarkable. This story is truly inspiring, don’t be surprised when reading this if you start to feel like you want to step outside your comfort zone and give things a go. Go and one-click this.
Look the Part by Jewel E. Ann – Standalone Contemporary Romance
If you are looking for a beautiful, sweet, laugh out loud, dab your eyes kind of book, then look no further. This is a story of acceptance, moving on, of finding love again. Highly recommended to those who love their second chance at happily ever after kind of reads.
Up in Smoke (King #8) by T.M. Frazier – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
In the mood for something darker? Check out this new addition to the King Series by T.M. Frazier. Smoke is a hero a lot of dark romance readers will enjoy – he is tortured, raw, sexy and has a good heart. This book has a revenge plot and the reader will find out what drives Smoke to abduct the heroine. Definitely recommended to anyone who likes kidnapping themes. Dark and steamy? Yes please!
Lost For You (Sixth Street Bands #4) by Jayne Frost – Rockstar Romance – Can Standalone
Lost for You is a rockstar romance and we all know rockstars live by the creed of sex, drugs and rock n roll. This story goes into the depths of the struggles with drugs and addiction, but also the enlightenment as well. This is a roller coaster of a ride and that’s what makes it so enjoyable. The characters aren’t just “good” or “bad,” they are both, with traits that make them feel very real. You won’t help but relate to them in some way and understand where they are coming from. Jayne Frost is one of our absolute favorite authors because she knows how to write characters that you want to get to know and the rockstar world she creates we can’t get enough of. This book is something you simply need to read, to feel and fall in love with…
Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen – Standalone Rockstar Romance
What do you get when you combine a rockstar out of control, a down on your luck heroine and the writings of L. J. Shen? Midnight Blue is what you get and what a story it was. There is a reason L.J. Shen is one of our favorite authors and we haven’t got to talking about THAT cover….drool worthy or what! We as human beings are not and will never be one dimensional, there will always be different layers and sides to each of us and this is something you get to find out in Midnight Blue. In fact why say more, go one-click this now.
Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn – Standalone Contemporary Romance
If you want a book that will make you laugh, sit on the edge of your seat waiting patiently to see what happens next, you will need to grab this one! This novel will gift you many laughs and lots of sexiness. In this fun and sweet book you will get the pleasure of meeting three amazing men, one will be the perfect one for the heroine to choose from, or go after, or be chased by. We hands down recommend this read for anyone who loves adventure, fun, and happily ever afters!! (which is probably everyone here?)
Hot Shot (North Ridge #3) by Karina Halle – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
Our heart sighed, hurt, smiled, loved, and damn, did it cry for these two characters. This book takes you on a journey that completely captures your heart and makes you fall in love with this couple from the start. Right away we was in love with them before there was even a ‘them’. For anyone who enjoys a loved you since childhood romances with a good dose of angst, we hope you pick this one up and enjoy the awesomeness that is Hot Shot.
My Torin by K. Webster – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
We loved this K Webster story and if there is one thing you can guarantee, it is that you can expect the unexpected. Her writing is positively flawless and the plot and characters have the ability to pull you into the world she creates. My Torin is a remarkable love story and unlike anything you will have read to date. We urge anyone who reads this to do so completely blind to the story and key plot points. This is a sad and heartbreaking, but also beautiful and inspiring story, one that will touch you and well worth the investment.
Combust (Everyday Heroes #2) by K. Bromberg – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
Where to begin? First of all, firefighters. Who wouldn’t want to read about a hot, single one, who, on top of everything else also happens to be a very tortured hero? Be prepared for some heavy angst in certain parts of the book, you might shed a tear or two. The romance between a firefighter and a song writer, who comes to a small town to escape. Will he ask he be able to overcome his demons and ask her to stay? If you are looking for a romance about healing that also has a relationship with an expiration date in it, go ahead and pick this one up, you won’t be sorry!