Top 6 STEAMY picks
All the books that made it into our Top 6 in the previous months:
Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry – Standalone Contemporary Romance
Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again. After seventeen years together, he walked away from me, and into the arms of another. I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know how to exist without him by my side. All I wanted was for him to come back to me.
Then, Jackson Emery appeared. He was supposed to be a distraction for my mind. A summer fling. A confidence boost to my bruised heart. We were perfect for one another, because we both knew we wouldn’t last. Jackson didn’t believe in commitment, and I no longer believed in love. He was too young for me, and I was too damaged for him.
Everything was fine, until one night my heart skipped a beat. I didn’t expect him to make me laugh. To make me think. To make my sadness somewhat disappear. When our time was up, my heart didn’t know how to walk away.
Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again, yet slowly my prayers began to shift toward the man who wasn’t right for me. I prayed for one more smile, one more kiss, one more laugh, one more touch…
I prayed for him to be mine. Even though I knew his heart wasn’t destined to love.
The Upside of Falling (Blue Line #1) by Meghan Quinn – Contemporary Romance – First part of a duet
Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone. Be somebody’s hero. That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore. My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.
I’m smarter. Stronger. A man. And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.
Focus. Resolve. Determination. But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed. One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.
Smart. Charming. Beautiful. Rory changed everything. Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend. Each kiss faded decade-long dreams. And with one single incident, I fly off course.
The Downside of Love (Blue Line #2) by Meghan Quinn – Contemporary Romance – Second part of a duet
This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.
This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would.
This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself.
No, this is my story. A story about sacrifice. A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl. A story I wish I never had to tell.
This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.
Tattered (Lark Cove #1) by Devney Perry – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.
So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.
Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.
But for their daughter.
Vincent: Forgetting about Eve was the plan. Finding her at a party on my college campus was the last thing I expected. But letting her go again isn’t an option—not this time. Juggling the life I want with the one I was born into may be near impossible, but for her, it’s a risk I’m willing to take. My world has turned into a house of cards, where one wrong move can send it all crashing down…and us with it.
Eve: Finally at a prestigious university—and on the path to living my dreams—I’ve left the darkness of the Blue Houses behind. Still, a whole new host of problems await me. Vincent is here. He’s king of the school, complete with a society princess by his side. I thought I wanted to know what he was hiding, but unlocking his biggest secret leads me into entirely new territory laced with danger and lust…one I’m not sure I’ll survive.
Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog by S. Bennett – Standalone Novel
A heart-warming and deliciously funny story about the world’s worst behaved dog and how he trained his human how to love herself again.
Through the haze of vodka and self-loathing, Hazel Roundtree saw the poor creature lying in a ditch. One brown eye. One blue. Covered in mud and crying from pain, the puppy was desperately trying to free itself from a hopeless situation.
She almost kept walking by. She had her own problems and besides… no one had ever stopped to help her.
Who we’re ultimately meant to be is a journey without end, but there’s always a defined start…
Hazel had no idea the dog would be her beginning, her second chance, the miracle she never saw coming. She named him Atticus. He grew up to be a very bad—and completely awesome—dog. He took Hazel on a life-changing journey filled with mischievous adventure and painful heartbreak. In the end, Hazel grew up to be completely awesome, too.
One Baby Daddy (Dating by Numbers #3) by Meghan Quinn – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
Meghan Quinn brings us the story of the final man from the Three Blind Dates series and she doesn’t disappoint! If you have been following the series, then the much anticipated story of Hayden Holmes, NHL star, is not to be missed. This book definitely delivers and if heartwarming, sexy, swoony, and fun is what you’re looking for, then look no further!
Piece of Work by Staci Hart – Standalone Contemporary Romance
After reading Piece of Work it has reconfirmed for us yet again why Staci Hart always gets us super excited. Her writing always feels so effortless, her characters lovable and her plotline is always stimulating, engaging and above all else – impressive. The sexual chemistry is off the scales steaming hot, and the anticipation and angst will keep those pages flipping at super speed. This is a forbidden love story with just the right amount of angst, steam and sexual tension. We urge you to one click this addictive Piece of Work.
Worth the Risk by K. Bromberg – Standalone Contemporary Romance
K. Bromberg always brings the angst and boy, did she bring it with Worth the Risk. If second chance single dad romances are your jam, then you definitely want to grab this one! The heroine of this story is sent to a small town to help save one of her company’s magazines and she comes up with a genius idea of running a “hot dad” contest. The hero is entered into said contest without his knowledge by his brothers and ends up making it to top 10. It takes quite a bit of convincing from the heroine to keep him in the running and despite the animosity between these two main characters, there’s undeniable sexual chemistry brewing. The transition to friends and lovers is gradual and the reader will definitely feel the struggle of these two people trying to overcome their internal demons in order to be together.
Bane (Sinners of Saint #4) by L.J. Shen – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
Bane is book 4 of one of our favorite series of all time, Sinners of Saint. It was definitely well worth the wait as L. J. Shen knows how to write a sexy as sin bad boy who is sooooo bad to the bone and completely unapologetic for the way he is. This book will stir up a multitude of emotions like a rollercoaster. It is heartbreaking, sad, raw, complex, and unique. No review will do justice to this epic story. So our advice is to just delve in and enjoy the ride.
An Imperfect Heart by Amie Knight – Standalone Contemporary Romance
We are yet to discover a book by Amie Knight that we have not absolutely loved. An Imperfect Heart is different though, it is more, so much more; more emotion, more powerful and a lot of heart. An unexpected pregnancy, aspirations put on hold, an unborn baby with heart condition and someone who will stop at nothing to save her child. Throw in a hot pediatric cardiologist and you have a poignant and emotional story of unconditional love, faith, hope, inner strength and that beautiful gift of a second chance. One for those who love their emotionally driven second chance love stories.
Well if Rising (Vincent & Eve #1) is Jessica Ruben’s debut novel, then we aren’t sure how she can get much better. Vincent is an absolute puzzle. He is someone you want to find all the pieces that fit together to complete the jigsaw. Eve is a quiet, sweet and intelligent eighteen year old. There is an array of reasons to love this story, suspense, mystery, emotion, and the vivid writing will make you feel like you are part of this story. If you love MMA and mafia aspects, then one click, but be warned, it does end on a colossal cliff-hanger. We are itching to get our hands on book 2.