5 Hot Books for Hot Summer Days (post by Anna, Summer Treats & Reads Blog Hop)
What better way to laze away a hot summer day than with an even hotter book? Romance novels are quintessential beach reads, a steamy escape from everyday life. And these days, with our Kindles and iPhones and even audiobooks, we can read whatever we like and nobody else will know! So pick up a hot summer read today. Here are some of my favorites.
- Lynsay Sands historical romances. I love her Scottish romances best, but her Regencies rock too. With plenty of humor and sizzling love scenes, you can’t beat a Lynsay Sands book for beach reading—or anywhere, anytime reading!
- Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden series. Okay, these aren’t strictly romances, but they have an essential love story woven throughout the entire series. Since a lot of the stories take place in Florida, New Mexico, or on a cruise ship, you can’t go wrong with these fun and suspenseful diversions.
- Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey. So much fun and so sexy! The perfect beach read, this contemporary romance will sweep you away from the heat of summer and into the heat of passion.
- The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean. This is the first of Sarah MacLean’s historical romances I’ve read (how did I miss her books until now?) and I loved it. Sensual love scenes paired with great characters and an engaging story make this a top-notch escapist read for summertime.
- The Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning. Historical and paranormal romance all in one scorching package. Can’t beat that! My favorite of the series is The Immortal Highlander, but I love all these books and have read each of them twice so far. Whenever I’m sick or exhausted and need a break, I turn on the audiobook version of one of these, narrated by the incredible Phil Gigante. So while you’re sun-tanning at the beach, cram those earbuds in, crank up your iPod, and relax into the steam of a Highland/fae romance!
Of course, if you really want to steam up your mind with a smoking-hot beach read, you must check out Tempted by a Kiss, by yours truly. You can enter for a chance to win one of five copies during the Summer Treats blog hop.
And be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this hop. You’ll find the links below.