Top 6 STEAMY picks
All the books that made it into our Top 6 in the previous months:
Emma Scott has done it again! There is a reason why she is one of our favorite authors; she has such a magical way of creating thoughtful prose mixed with characters that are simply unforgettable. Emma Scott has written yet another story that belongs on the favorites list and will be up there as one of the best books of 2017. A woman with an addiction that sent her to hell and back; a second chance at life and a potential new love interest who comes with his own strings attached and a tough exterior she has to crack. Forever Right Now will take you on an emotional journey of kindness, tenderness, patience and above all else, love. Seriously do yourself a favor and one click this now, you won’t be sorry.
Drive by Kate Stewart – Standalone New Adult Romance
Do you love those angsty reads that keep you glued to the pages and make you pick at your nails? Well, this release by Kate Stewart is definitely one of them! This book follows a story of a woman who is trying to make a career out of being a reporter in the music industry and discovering new bands. She starts from nothing by moving in with her sister and sleeping on a couch. She is introduced to a broody but very attractive drummer of a no-name band, who also happens to be her sister’s best friend, and ends up forming an unlikely friendship with him. How hard will she fall? What follows later is a whole lot of heartbreak, new love and experiences, whole lot of music and fame. Will the heroine find peace and love at the end of such an exhausting journey?
Melanie Harlow is back with her latest release From This Moment and we absolutely loved it! Do you love your forbidden and second chance love stories? If you answered yes, then we could not recommend this story enough. What do you get when you cross a hero trying to get over the death of his identical twin brother and a heroine who is attempting to move past the death of her husband, and what happens when they fall in love? A beautiful epic forbidden love story, that’s what. Will they have their happy ever after, or will the ghost of their love one stand in their way? Make sure to read this one ASAP, you won’t be sorry!
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover – Standalone New Adult Novel
Wow! Colleen Hoover has outdone herself with this outstanding release! You are in for a treat because it is unlike anything she has written before and we loved every minute of it. Without Merit was such an engaging and thought provoking coming of age story about family and their many issues and secrets that come with it. What happens when Merit has had enough of all her dysfunctional families secrets and lets them out like a release? Will this break an already broken family? This is unlike anything we have read to date and it hooks you in from the very first page. ONE CLICK this one NOW… we guarantee you will love this as much as we did.
Missing From Me (Sixth Street Bands #3) by Jayne Frost – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
It’s not as often as we’d like that we get to read a stunning rockstar romance and this one was just that! While it is by no means tame, (let’s face it, tame is not the word that comes to mind when thinking of a rockstar) it tells an epic second chance love story between a famous drummer and a woman who stole his heart and never let it go, not even after heartbreak and years of separation. You will have front row seats to the show that is this musician’s life – his screw ups, his efforts of making things right and, ultimately, finding peace and home in people he loves dearly. And amongst all of it is music and beautiful lyrics that will absorb you into this fascinated story.
Maverick (North Ridge #2) by Karina Halle – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
We were extremely excited to get our hands on this book after some time of
patiently waiting for its release. For those of you who love small town romances set in the middle of nowhere (ahem, some distant parts of Canada….), this one is for you. These two main characters will take you on a ride into the snowy mountains in some pretty extreme weather conditions, so dress warm! This novel would be best read in front of a fireplace, while being bundled in a cozy blanket. You might need to shed that blanket about half way through, because when these two rescuers who work together start going to remote places for over night missions, it will get HOT. Keep your socks on, rest is optional.
Scandalous (Sinners of Saint #3) by L.J. Shen – Contemporary Romance – Can standalone
L.J. Shen’s recent release of Scandalous is just the perfect addition to her Sinners of Saint series and she has seriously left the best for last. If you want to be taken on a wild ride from start to finish, where you just cannot put down the book even if you want to, then this is it. This is a story that allows you to escape reality and get so invested in the characters that you feel everything as they do. Yes, this story is that powerful and intense. Who wouldn’t fall in love with an older man who has overcome the struggles of his past to become a successful businessman and more importantly a loving father. When matched with a young beautiful firecracker who is mature beyond her years and so strong and determined, you have all the makings for the perfect scandal. When you add a significant age gap to the mix, it becomes Scandalous and we loved every minute of it. A beautiful love story or a recipe for disaster? Be sure to one click Scandalous, we are certain you will love it as much as we did.
Eve Dangerfield does it again! This lady always manages to come up with original stories that take you out of your comfort zone. However, she does it in such a delicate way that you can’t help but be completely entranced with it all and fall hard in love with the plot and the characters. We are going to quote one of our favorite authors, L.J. Shen, who in her review of this book has stated the following: “If you have to read one daddy book – read this one.” And we second that! If you are into age gap stories and novels with daddy play, then this is a must! And if you haven’t sampled such reads yet, this is a perfect book to get your feet wet!
DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU by Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland – Standalone Contemporary Romance
OMG… well Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward have done it again with their latest collaboration Dear Bridget, I Want You. If you want your next read to be the perfect mix of humor, emotion, steam and angst then this book has you covered. What could be better than a younger sexy as sin Doctor and a single mother? Try being a nurse who wants to teach her son to fish and ends up with THE MOST embarrassing injury at the ER? Then the doctor who treats you ends up renting your space. Yes, this has all the awkwardness and sexy you can pack in to a book. One click it…NOW, we are sure you will love it as much as we did!
On a Tuesday by Whitney G. – Standalone Contemporary Romance
For those of you looking for a short and sweet second chance romance, this book is it! It’s on a shorter side but is just right. Told both in the past and the present, Whitney G. gives you a glimpse into the college years of these two main characters and their reunion 7 years later. This felt a lot like reading a new adult romance, and we’re big on jocks falling head over heels for their tutors, so, needless to say, we absolutely loved it! The hero is a pro football player and he chases this girl persistently. Both times! After having been separated for many years, these college sweethearts might just have another chance at love…
Love football sports romances? Love friends to lovers, fake relationship and best friend’s little sister tropes? Well, Lauren Blakely put all those goodies into this one fabulous sexy book. You’ll love reading about athletes and their camaraderie as well as a steamy romance between a pro football player and a woman he has known all his life, his best friend’s sister. He starts seeing her in a new light after they start pretending to be in a fake relationship for mutual benefit… and after one “fake” kiss, well, he’s a goner.
Logan (Preston Brothers #2) by Jay McLean – New Adult Romance – Can Standalone
This new adult novel will make you both laugh out loud and shed a tear or two. Preston family is completely charming, but, of course, not without problems. Seven kids, six of which are boys and a single father taking care of them all. Logan is one of the boys and he has been troubled ever since his mother’s death. He has an ongoing relationship with pot, a drug that makes him forget things that trouble him. He makes a connection with a girl he dislikes, a girl who wasn’t even on his love radar. She’s a loner, wears baggy sweaters and won’t take shit from anyone. Will she be the one to find out what Logan is hiding behind all that bravado? If you like enemies to lovers stories full of fun banter and both hilarious and heartbreaking moments, do not hesitate to pick this one up!
Twisted Twosome, just hearing the name made us want to dive head first and read this fun, sexy and hilarious story. If you are a fan of the enemy to lovers trope, then Meghan Quinn’s newest release is right up your alley. If you are ready to swoon beyond all belief, then you need to meet Racer and you need to meet him NOW…He is arrogant, sexy and has a very smart and quick wit that you will just completely fall in love with. How did Georgiana stand a chance? Two people coming together from two different walks of life; a blue collar construction worker and a rich sophisticated princess… you know there will be plenty of fireworks. The humor in this book is sensational, If you read this in the presence of others, be prepared to have people stare at you when you are laughing uncontrollably with tears streaming down your face. This is definitely up there as one of our favorite books by this author so far, so if you are a fan, you better go and get it…Now!
Bait by Jade West – Standalone Dark/Erotic Romance
If you’re a fan of dark, erotic romances, then we are certain you are going to love Bait. This story explores the nature of fantasies and the length some will go to live out their deepest, darkest desires. The characters play a dangerous game of cat and mouse which leads to both pleasure and pain. Bait kept us hooked from start to finish with its raw and dark storytelling and was packed full of suspense and intrigue. This story is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats until the very end. Will they be able to leave this dark world they have created behind and finally move towards the light?
Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward – Standalone Contemporary Romance
Have you ever gotten so drunk that you wake up the next day and check your phone and see all these calls or texts to people you didn’t want to talk to? What about if you called a friend from your childhood that you haven’t seen in years, but have held a grudge over how you left things? Then you think…WHAT HAVE I DONE….CRINGE….. Well Rana does this to Landon and she sure does feel embarrassed. But this is that start of a rekindling of their friendship and what becomes an undeniable connection. And who doesn’t love a hero is sweet and sexy with plenty of ink and piercings to make you have hot flushes whilst reading….yes hot flushes. If you are a fan of friends to lovers trope then we are sure you will fall in love with Penelope Ward’s latest story Drunk Dial.
Tangled Lies Series by Pam Godwin – Complete Erotic Romance Trilogy
Trust by Kylie Scott – Standalone New Adult Romance
Trust is truly Kylie Scott at her finest and we absolutely fell in love with this epic tale. This is one of those books where you know you have to go to bed because you have to wake up early the next day but keep thinking “I’ll just read one more chapter” and before you know it you’ve finished the book. Yes, Trust is one of those books that will reel you in from the start with stellar writing, inspiring characters and a compelling plot keeps you going until the very last word. Edie and John meet during a robbery at a local convenience store where they were held hostage at gunpoint. After the robbery, both Edie and John have a new outlook on life. This was an all-consuming story with intense emotions and feelings associated with falling in love for the first time. How when you meet someone for the first time they have the ability to change your life, through a bond so strong nothing or no one is likely to tear them apart. Trust us, you’ll want to read this one. It was simply unforgettable. Watch the trailer here.
Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland – Standalone Contemporary Romance
Vi Keeland has done it again with Beautiful Mistake. It was just pure awesomeness! What happens when you involve bars, alcohol, sorrow, drunkenness and hot blokes? Abusing the wrong person who looks like your best friend’s ex. Rachel starts her first day as TA and guess who is the professor of the class? Caine, who also happens to be the guy that Rachel abused at the bar mistakenly……AWKWARD! On top of that, Caine has numerous rumors swirling around him and is loathed by many. Rachel can’t help, but call him out on those rumors and then it gets really interesting. The sexual attraction and chemistry between Rachel and Caine literally jumps right off the pages. It is absolutely electrifying. Beautiful Mistake is full of humor and a lot of scorching hot and steamy scenes that will have you fanning yourself incessantly. For anyone out there who is a Vi Keeland fan, we urge you to read this book ASAP as you are sure to love it as much as we did!
Wrecked by J.B. Salsbury – Standalone Contemporary/Dark Romance
If you are a fan of angsty reads then we are certain you will love this beautiful friends to lovers story. It is a contemporary romance with some dark elements (check for triggers in our review). The hero of this book is an ex-military man suffering from PTSD, who isolates himself from the world by buying a finishing boat and spending numerous hours out on the sea. Until one day a woman walks into the marina and ends up inviting herself on one of his fishing trips. Little does he know that this woman is not who she is pretending to be. Being on a boat is actually far out of her comfort zone as well as numerous other things she is forced to experince while impersonating her twin sister. An unlikely friendship develops and these two tortured souls find solace in each other. Will the reveal of the heroine’s secret ruin the relationship they’ve managed to build?
Unconventional by Isabel Love – Standalone Erotic Romance
We are in complete awe of Isabel Love’s naughty mind. *giggle* She’s such a talented new author and she certainly knocked her second release out of the park! While her debut novel Untouchable is more of a traditional contemporary story (I’m sure you all remember me gushing about the male nurse hero!), this erotic novel explores an unconventional relationship between two people who make up their own rules. Between all the naughty there is a love story here that will keep you glued to the pages from cover to cover. If you enjoy menage books then this is a definite must read. Warning: flammable. Make sure you have a cold shower nearby. ^.^
All or Nothing at All (Billionaire Builders #3) by Jennifer Probst – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
For the fans of second chance romances and ‘loved you since childhood’ tropes, this book is a definite recommend from us! We enjoyed immensely reading all installments of this series about Pierce brothers and their happily ever afters but this one was definitely our favorite. Each of these men is unique but they are all united by one construction company, which they are all determined to see thrive. The hero of ‘All or Nothing at All‘ handles the business side of the things for the company, while the heroine, having worked for Pierce brothers for years, is seeking to finally be promoted to a partner. With these two having a history and having to work together on the same project, will old feeling make an appearance? Can these two have a second chance at love?
Something So Perfect (Something So #2) by Natasha Madison – Sports Romance, Romantic Comedy – Can Standalone
Fans of sports romance are sure to be satisfied with this story full of humor, steam and, well, hockey. The hero of this book is a pro hockey player who gets assigned a chaperone to keep him in check. Said chaperone happens to be a very attractive woman who is also a die-hard hockey fan. What will happen when these two have to share the same house and fight their undeniable attraction to each other? If you love some lighthearted humor in your romance books as well as likable albeit a bit caveman heroes, do not hesitate to pick this novel up!
The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey – Standalone Romantic Comedy
Recommended for all lovers of romantic comedies! R.S. Grey is one of our favorite authors of lighthearted and laugh-out-loud standalone reads that will keep you glued to the pages. The heroine of this novel is a realtor struggling in the business. She’s single and lonely and adopts a dog that proves to be a bit too much for her to handle. But she’s in luck, because the new vet just moved to town and he teaches a training class! And since he’s a hot bachelor in a small town, guess how many women show up for said class? ^.^ Can he, perhaps, be convinced to buy a house? Make some kind of a deal? If you’re intrigued be sure to pick this one up!
My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn – Standalone Romantic Comedy
If you’re anything like us and love a great friends to lovers romcom, then boy do we have the book for you! What happens when you move in with your best friends ex? Falling for the best friends ex. YUP…….. We absolutely love Meghan Quinn’s books and she again delivers with a humorous, sizzling romance with a fast paced plot to boot. The attraction and chemistry between the main character is electrifying. My Best Friend’s Ex will seriously touch your heart. Just remember though, best friend’s ex-boyfriends are always off limits.