Bring On The Heat...
Every summer I seem to fall into a rut of what to read and generally find myself re-reading old favorites.
I have all kinds of favourite authors, but here's just a sampler of some amazing books to get you started.
Whether you're at a resort, or at a beach, you can't go wrong with any of these series'.
Masters of the Shadowlands, Cherise Sinclair
BDSM Contemporary Erotic Romance
In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants.
However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.
(Description borrowed from the authors website.) This series will leave you panting. Scorching hot doesn't even begin to describe this authors talent for leaving readers one hot mess.
Geek Kink, Sara Brookes
BDSM Contemporary Erotic Romance
Computers and cuffs. Music and ropes. Lattes and floggers. Cupcakes, video games and glass toys. Nothing is off limits when these intelligent and driven submissives capture the hearts of their powerful Dominants. As these hardcore geeks delve deeper into the seductive world of BDSM, they’ll learn how to break all the rules and level up their sex lives.
(Description borrowed from the authors website.) I've read this series just as many times as Cherise Sinclair's Masters of the Shadowlands and I can promise it does NOT disappoint.
Canadian Muscle, Kacey Hammell
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Being the hired muscle just got a whole lot harder... No one knows sacrifice better than former Army Sergeant Gavin Bennett. He’s witnessed firsthand the emotional, physical, and mental toll of being caught in the crossfire. Being a bouncer-slash-bodyguard may not be Gavin’s dream job, but he’s willing to do just about anything to help out family. When Gavin reports for his first day of work, he quickly discovers a woman who threatens to crack his legendary cool. Shree Walker is on the run from a dark past she tried to shut away. Battered and broken, happily ever after doesn’t exist for her. Ready to start fresh with a new life in a new city, she is happy dancing at the Vixen Club. She’d be even happier without the presence of the prickly new bouncer who won’t let anyone or anything get past his carefully guarded defenses. He’s a distraction she doesn’t need. And a temptation she can’t resist. When Shree is kidnapped by the criminal mastermind hell-bent on taking the club at any cost, Gavin has to make a decision. Hold tight and continue to keep Shree at arm’s length. Or break down his walls and take a chance on something more powerful than them both: Love.
(Description borrowed from Amazon. Another hot series, and the big bonus... The author is CANADIAN. I might be a smidge patriotic, but when I stumble across amazing national talent, I do love to represent it. I highly recommend any of Kacey's titles. They're super sexy and to die for.
Club Wicked, Ann Mayburn
BDSM/Erotic Contemporary Romance
Young nanny Anya Kozlov takes a job at the elite BDSM club, Wicked, in order to pay for her upcoming trip to Paris. Donning a mask to disguise herself she uses the fake name of Dove. On her first night she is shocked when she finds out that the man she is a nanny for and has an enormous crush on, Jesse Shaw, is also a member of Wicked. When Jesse expresses his interest in teaching her about the dark pleasures of Dominance and submission Anya is helpless to resist, even though she is lying to him about who she is.
Jesse can't seem to get Dove out of his mind. It's been five years since his wife passed and for the first time he feels something beyond physical lust or friendship for a woman. He is angry and hurt when he finds out that Dove is really Anya, his meek and mousy nanny. With only a few weeks left before Anya leaves for Paris, Jesse is determined to get her to not only tell the truth, but also mark her heart and soul so that she doesn't forget him when they are an ocean apart.
(Description taken from Amazon and from my favourite book in this collection: My Wicked Nanny) I'd be lying if I said I haven't read this series more than twice. So I hope you enjoy it too.
I Could Be Here All Day...
Leaving you with my favourite re-reads, but I'll leave you with four for now and perhaps I'll revisit this list later this summer.
I hope you've enjoyed this post and that you'll return for our historical romance recommendations in a few days.
The question begs to be asked. Is there anything sexier than a cowboy?
SOMEBODY LIKE YOU
Maverick Junction #1
WHEN A COWBOY MEETS AN HEIRESSâ¦
Cash Hardeman thinks heâll have all the time in the world to find the right woman...until he discovers he might lose the family ranch if heâs not married by his 30th birthday. So when Boston beauty Annelise blows into town on her Harley, Cash can't help wondering if she's the sexy, leather-clad answer to all his problems.
Giving her bodyguards and the paparazzi the slip, heiress Annelise Montjoy comes to Maverick Junction on a mission to help her ailing grandfather. But keeping her identity hidden in the small Texas town is harder than she expectedâespecially around a tempting cowboy like Cash. Heâs the kind of man who makes her want to spill all her secrets. Soon Annelise starts to wonder if sheâs finally found the man who can love her for herself rather than her money. But will the secrets they both keep ruin their plans to ride off into the sunset together?
NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN
Maverick Junction #2
THE COWBOY AND THE CITY GIRL
Sophie London hates Texas. The longhorns freak her out and the wide-open spaces are more unnerving than a Chicago alleyway at night. But Sophie wouldnât miss her cousinâs wedding for the worldâeven if it means returning to Maverick Junction . . . and to the dangerously irresistible Ty Rawlins.
A single father of rambunctious triplet boys, Ty knows trouble when he sees itâand Sophieâs got it written all over her. Yet heâs never been able to stop thinking about her, after their one brief meeting. Maybe fate is giving him a second chance. But if Ty wants Sophie to swap her stilettos for cowgirl boots, theyâll each have to face the pastâtogether.
Lynnette Austin, a recovering middle school teacher, loves long rides with the top down and the music cranked up, the Gulf of Mexico when a storm is brewing, chocolate frozen custard, anything by Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and Thomas Rhett, and sitting in her local coffee shop reading and enjoying an iced coffee. She and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida's beaches and Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Having grown up in a small town, that's where her heart takes herâto those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse. Writing for Grand Central and Sourcebooks, sheâs published twelve novels and is at work on a new series.
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A feisty beauty must choose between winning back Mr. Right
or giving in to Mr. Wrong.
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
Oxford Series #4
Releasing June 13, 2017
New York Cityâs hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.
Taylor Carr has it allâa sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isnât worried. Sheâll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writerâand longtime pain in Taylorâs ass. Sexy in a permanent five-oâclock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylorâs buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.
Nickâs always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, sheâs gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but itâs her vulnerability that kills him. Now that theyâre shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon theyâre putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylorâs ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures sheâll jump at the chance to go back to her old lifeâunless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.
Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.
A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career.
She lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL's ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.