Recently I answered an interview question about what was on my TBR (to be read) pile. Since then, I've finished one of the titles and added more to the list. I'm not sure summer will be long enough to get through all of them, but I'm game for the challenge. 🤓 Here they are, in no particular order:
Winter's List by Jordyn Kross
Despite the title, I have a funny feeling this one is going to be a hot read: Law-school grad meets two sexy gentlemen on a flight to the Caribbean. 😎
War's Peace by Raisa Greywood
This is the first book in the author's Club Apocalypse series. This title, and Winter's List, and have been on my radar since reading the authors' short stories in the 2022 Passionate Ink Holiday Shorts anthology.
Hot & Sticky: A Passionate Ink Anthology
Speaking of Passionate Ink anthologies, the summer 2023 anthology, Hot & Sticky, can be preordered now, with a release date of August 1. Seventeen (!) steamy stories, with proceeds donated to a nonprofit that supports adult education and literacy.
Big Swiss by Jen Beagin
A transcriptionist for a sex "coach" falls for one of his clients through listening to session recordings and coincidentally meets said client IRL. Can't wait to read.
This Bird Has Flown by Susanna Hoffs
I've recently started this and first few pages actually made me think of Carrie Soto is Back in that the protagonist is coming out of a retirement (of sorts). I'm curious to see how the themes develop and where the story goes.
Mint to Be by Madelynne Ellis
Fake dating, friends to lovers, poly, movie-star contemporary erotic romance? Yes, please.
Wicked Beautiful (Wicked Games Book 1) by J.T. Geissinger
I've read (and reviewed) Wicked Sexy (Wicked Games Book 2), and now I want to read the other books in the series because I'm hooked on the author's talent for writing such great characters and intense chemistry.
The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell
Not a romance, but...that's not all I read. 😉 A locked-room whodunit on the set of a reality TV baking show. This is the one I've recently finished; here's my BookBub review:
I love the forced proximity trope in the romance genre, so although it's not a romance, I was eager to read The Golden Spoon. I most enjoyed the cast of characters, meeting them at the start, watching how they revealed their motivations and personalities -- intentionally and unintentionally -- as the story went on, and how their relationships with each other developed. I say "watching" because I could really imagine this story as I read it. Impressive debut. I'm looking forward to more.
JUST ADDED: The Affair by J. L. Berg
I came across this book, published in 2020, over the weekend and had to add it to my summer TBR. That cover! OMG, gorgeous. I keep looking at it. The book has garnered many positive reviews, with descriptions such as "second chance," "emotional," and "slow burn," all of which are near and dear to my authorial heart. 😊
What are you reading this summer, or winter depending on where you are? 🌎 Let's connect on Goodreads or BookBub and let me know.
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