August is Read-a-Romance Month
I fully agree with Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Life’s too short to read depressing books.
The last days of summer are perfect for reading a romance. There’s a choice for every reader out there looking for a story that will suck us in, make us laugh or shed a tear. The heart of a romance is the beauty of the romance and it’s all about the emotion. There’s nothing more satisfying than following a heroine or hero and feeling their trials and tribulations on the road to happiness. My personal choice is the happy ending, but I’m good with a satisfying one as well. This summer I found some fun contemporary romances that I have to shout about…
It was tough to do, but I had to finish it and I’m still craving more…Plumb Crazy by Molly Blaisdell. The story of Elva Presley Hicks and her summer job as a plumber’s helper, hooked me in. Elva and a few other quirky characters all had heart. Elva’s adventure in writing fan fiction around Star Trek and the boys she had to choose from for her first kiss — Chase, the pig farmer, Wyatt, the plumber with wandering hands or the electrician, Mitch. Elva’s devotion to her friends and her pet goats were as endearing as her first kiss and first love.
Cake by Lauren Dane is steamier than a hot August day. Art student Wren Davis pursues what she wants and what she wants is Gregori Ivanov, rock star of the Seattle art scene. The bad boy sculptor has a soft spot for cake and champagne and only Wren gets close enough to share them with him. Cake is a novella that’s sizzling hot.
I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough in Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell. Reid Andrews is a hero that I had to root for until the end. He’s a mixed martial arts champ and has to reclaim his title, but his chance is shattered when he’s injured before the rematch. To make sure he heals in time, he recuperates under a professional’s care—his best friend’s little sister, all grown up Lucie Miller. Chapter by chapter Reid grows closer to Lucie. Following their love story is kick-ass fun and lots of sparks!
Burn Me by Shelley Watters is an appropriate read for August. It’s a firefighter romance. I’m thinking that in the calendar of firefighters, the month of August usually offers up the hottest firefighter. In Burn Me, heroine Katrina Hale is determined to prove she’s as strong as the rest of team at the fire station. Kat knows how to work hard and stay a head of the other guys in the department, but focusing on her work gets harder as she fights the undeniable attraction she has for another firefighter, Greyson Neal. The tension between Kat and Greyson scorches the pages. Hot is an understatement. These two offer the best of a contemporary romance–sizzling action on and off duty!
This summer I’ve been fortunate to find time to read some terrific romances. My TBR pile is still sky high! Check out these websites for more suggestions–