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    HOT LIST: 19 Sizzling Romance Books To Read This Summer

    Here are nineteen sizzling hot romance books you need to read this summer. Some of these soon–to-be-released titles are so new that they don’t even have an official title or cover yet! There is something for everyone including sports fans, dark romance lovers, melt your e-reader erotica, bikers, romantic comedy and more. Find them at your favorite book retailer. This is going to be one HOT summer of books!

    1. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (Contemporary Romance)

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    Release date: August 2, 2016

    Synopsis: Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up. She graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

    Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant and has a total soft spot for Lily; and the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his no dating rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

    As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan, her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

    With this bold and deeply personal novel Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all too human characters, “It Ends with Us” is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

    2. Playboy Pilot by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward (Contemporary Romance)

    Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland / Via Amazon

    Release date: September 19, 2016


    From the New York Times bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

    Money or love? Which would you choose?

    You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it's an easy decision.

    For me, it's not. Did I mention it's a lot of money? A hell of a lot.

    I needed to go far away to think it through.

    As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.

    Then, he left.

    I thought I'd never see him again.

    But fate had other plans.

    Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.

    The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.

    Carter was dangerous and always on the move.

    Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.

    He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.

    A bevvy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter's reputation were never far behind.

    I didn't know what to believe.

    But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.

    At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.

    All good things must come to an end, right?

    Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.

    3. Well Hung by Lauren Blakely (Standalone Romantic Comedy)

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    Release Date: September 1, 2016


    Here’s what you need to know about me — I’m well-off, well-hung and quick with a joke. Yup. Women like a guy who makes them laugh—and I don’t mean at the size of his d*ck. No, they want their funny with a side of huge… not to mention loyal. I’m the complete package—and I do mean package. I’ve got all that plus a big bank account, thanks to my booming construction business.

    Enter Natalie. Hot, sexy, smart, and my new assistant. Which makes her totally off limits...

    Hey, I’m a good guy. Really. I do my best to stay far away from the kind of temptation she brings to work. Until one night in Vegas…

    Yeah, you’ve heard this one before. Bad news on the business front, drowning our sorrows in a few too many Harvey Wallbangers, and then I’m banging her. In my hotel room. In her hotel room. Behind the Titanic slot machine at the Flamingo (don’t ask). And before I can make her say “Oh God right there YES!” one more time, we’re both saying yes—the big yes—at a roadside chapel in front of a guy in press-on sideburns and a shiny gold leisure suit.

    The annulment was supposed to be a piece of cake. But it turns out what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. And now, my dick doesn’t stay in my pants when she’s around. Why would it? Natalie’s hot, witty, and horny as hell—especially when we fight. And thanks to a snag with the annulment, she’s still my wife. Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Hammer and Natalie Rhodes.

    I try to resist. Honest. But the more we try to keep our hands to ourselves, the more we end up naked again -- on the desk in my office, in the cab of my truck, on the ladder -- and the more time I want to spend with her fully clothed, too.

    Sure, we both know a legit divorce is for the best, but my dick is the most loyal prick I know. Especially now that my heart is in the game too. The question now is…do I take this woman to be my ex-wife?

    *Well Hung is the next sexy, funny standalone romantic comedy to feature characters first seen in BIG ROCK and MISTER O.

    4. Boss Man by Vi Keeland (Contemporary Romance)

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    Release date: July 18, 2016

    There's a reason why Vi Keeland is on the NYT and USA Today's Bestsellers lists week after week. This author writes some incredible, unputdownable kindle crack. Her books are always a perfect mix of the feels, romance, angst, drama and sexy times.


    The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

    I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

    He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

    So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

    When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

    I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

    When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

    But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stores about our fake childhood.

    My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

    When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

    I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?

    Then again…

    What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

    5. Into the Light by Aleatha Romig (Romantic Suspense)

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    Release date: June 14, 2016


    Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.

    Stella Montgomery investigates the news on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend—following a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.

    As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she’s awakened to—an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience—and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can’t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price…

    6. All the Rage by T.M. Frazier (Dark Romance)

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    Release date: June 7, 2016


    They call me Rage.

    My real name is like a shadow, always close behind, but never quite able to catch up to me.

    I fly under the radar because no one ever suspects I’m capable of the kind of brutal violence I commit each and every day.

    You see, I’m a girl. I’m nineteen.

    And I'm a killer.

    I look like a goddamn cheerleader, but can take out a man three times my size in more than as many ways, without hesitation.

    This life is all I know. It’s all I want to know. It keeps the shit buried that I need kept buried. It allows me to live without thinking too much.

    Without dwelling on the past.

    Until him.

    It all changes when an ordinary boy becomes my next target.

    And my first love.

    I have to choose.

    The only life I’ve ever known has to die, or he does.

    Either way, I’ll be the one pulling the trigger...

    All the Rage is a STAND ALONE

    7. No Pants Required by Kim Karr (Romantic Comedy)

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    Release date: July 11, 2016

    Cover coming soon.


    I, Makayla Alexander, am on a mission to reinvent myself. So when a super hot guy boards the plane and flashes his rock hard abs, I pay attention. When he sits next to me and offers me his nuts, I can’t resist. But when I choke on them and he tells me I need to work on my gag reflex, I realize I might be in over my head.

    Before I know it we’re in the lavatory and attempting to join the Mile High Club. Let me just say this...anyone who tells you it’s easy to get it on at 37,000 feet isn’t telling you the truth. After the flight attendant busts us for getting frisky in the air, the only thing that can ease my total and complete mortification is the simple fact that I am never going to see him again.

    Now I can’t help but wonder if fate will ever allow me to become a new version of myself.

    Because Fate, she’s a fickle bitch.

    Case in seatmate is my new next-door neighbor.

    Even with the whole fate thing we have going on, we are so not meant to be together. He’s all cool and sexy in that make love not war kind of way. Guys like him are dangerous. With that bring-you-to-your-knees body, that handsome-as-hell face, and that dirty, dirty mouth, I guarantee one glance from him wets every girl's bikini bottoms.

    And then there’s me…the quirky girl looking to find herself in California. All I want to do is learn to let loose. Say words like peace and groovy. Bury my toes in the sand. Who knows, maybe even have sex on the beach.

    Yet as crazy as it seems, Camden Waters gets me. Really gets me. Like no other guy has before. Unable to get him out of my head, I entertain the thought of being more than just friends. I know the idea is absurd. And yet, I decide to roll with it.

    On this 7-mile stretch of paradise, I have to remember to keep things simple and just have fun...too bad fate decides to screw with me, again.

    Can two people hell-bent on finding themselves realize the search should have ended the day they met? Find out in No Pants Required—a sexy, funny, romantic stand-alone, that will have you hurrying to grab your bikini and rushing to dive head first into the water.

    No Pants Required is a sexy, funny, romantic stand-alone.

    8. Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones (Erotic Romance)

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    Release date: August 9, 2016


    Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.

    How bad do you want it?

    The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil.

    Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both.

    9. Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens (Sports Racing/Romance)

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    Release date: August 23, 2016


    For Mackenzie Cox, racing motorcycles is in her blood. Born into a family legacy, she's determined to stand out her rookie year. But her family rival's newest racing prodigy--the exceedingly arrogant, outrageously attractive Hayden Hayes--keeps distracting her. The stakes are high and her family's future is on the line. Kenzie needs a win, and she also needs to stay away from Hayden. Unfortunately for her though, one thing has become all too clear: she can't. Fueled by passion, driven by desire, Hayden and Mackenzie both want to win more than anything else. Except for, maybe, each other. But anger, jealousy and extreme competitiveness aren't their only obstacles...

    10. Moonshot by Alessandra Torre (Sports/Romantic Suspense)

    Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creations Model: McKinli Hatch Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography / Via Facebook

    Release date: July 4, 2016


    Baseball isn’t supposed to be a game of life and death…

    The summer that Chase Stern entered my life, I was seventeen. The daughter of a legend, the Yankees were my family, their stadium my home, their dugout my workplace. My focus was on the game. Chase … he started out as a distraction. A distraction with sex appeal poured into every inch of his six foot frame. A distraction who played like a god and partied like a devil.

    I tried to stay away. I couldn’t.

    Then, the team started losing.

    Women started dying.

    And everything in my world broke apart.

    11. Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair (Biography/Dark Romance)

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    Release date: Summer 2016

    Synopsis & cover to come:

    This is the never before told story of Anonymous.

    Written through the voice of E.K. Blair

    This is an authorized biography that delves into a world you never thought existed or were too blind to believe.

    12. Killing the Sun by Mara White & K. Larsen (Contemporary Romance)

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    Release date: June 7, 2016


    KILLING THE SUN is a collaborative novel by K. Larsen and Mara White.

    KTS is not a ROMANCE

    KTS is not ROMANTIC

    This book features a non-linear time line, some violence as well as graphic sex.

    Do not read this book if you don’t like antiheroes.

    Do not read this book if sexual sadism makes you uncomfortable.

    Do not read this book if you don’t like dubious consent.

    Do not read this book if you are looking for a traditional HEA.

    Do not read this book if you like demure heroines and swashbuckling heroes.

    KTS is a serial novel that will come in three novellas released in rapid succession.

    If you choose to take this ride, please do so at your own risk.

    13. Coast (Kick Push #2) by Jay McLean (Contemporary Romance)

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    Release date: June 7, 2016

    One life-changing summer.

    One boy.

    The boy.

    The boy who offered me safe touches and heart-stopping smiles - smiles he shared with his son.

    We filled our days with porch-step kisses,

    filled our ears with laughter,

    filled our hearts with love.

    Deep, soul-aching, desperate love.

    But love is misleading.

    It’s an invisible, fleeting moment.

    Somewhere between false adoration and pure hatred comes an emotion, a vulnerable need, a single desire.

    It lives within the ones who miss it, who crave it,

    who know better than to expect it.

    Love is relentless.

    Even when that love turns to hate, turns to loathing,

    turns to pain.

    Love should heal you.

    But it can also break you.

    Believe me, I know…

    Because I'm Becca Owens - a broken girl…

    …And he's Josh Warden - the boy who broke me.

    14. Born Sinner by S.L. Jennings (Paranormal Romance)

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    Release date: Summer 2016

    Synopsis and cover coming soon! This is what I know:

    Born Sinner‬ (Book 1 of the ‪‎Se7en Sinners Series)‬ will be here before you know it! Keep your eyes peeled and stalk S.L. Jennings on her Facebook & Amazon author pages for updates.

    15. The Last Kiss by Laurelin Paige (Romantic Suspense/Dark Romance)

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    Release date: June 14, 2016


    Emily Wayborn has made a decision.

    She might not fully trust handsome and deadly Reeve Sallis, but he is the one person that gives her what she needs. With Reeve she can finally be herself. Submitting to him is the only thing keeping her grounded as the rest of her life falls apart. But the hotelier is a master at keeping secrets and as she continues her quest for answers someone is making sure she doesn’t find them.

    Time is running out and she is questioning everything she thought she knew about friendship and love. She must now make an impossible choice that will determine if she will survive with her heart…or at all.

    16. Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman (Contemporary/Rock Romance)

    Julie A. Richman / Via Julie A. Richman

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Look for the official cover super soon!


    He likes cocaine and wild women

    She likes Ben & Jerry’s

    He’s about to get kicked out of his own band

    She ate her way off the Miss America pageant circuit

    What could these two possibly have in common?

    A psychiatrist

    A lot of unresolved issues

    A whole bunch of shared lifetimes

    And a love that is never-ending

    As bad boy rocker, Jesse Winslow, and former pageant queen, Kylie Martin, each fight the demons screwing up their lives, the one person who holds the key to healing their ills and reuniting two souls that have searched for one another, lifetime after lifetime, is the only one who knows the whole truth.

    And keeping that truth from them may just be in preeminent psychiatrist Dr. Clare Stoddard’s best interests.

    Clare has committed the ultimate sin in the medical world. She’s fallen in love with the one man she’s forbidden to love.

    Her patient, Jesse Winslow.

    And she’s not about to lose him to Kylie Martin …. Again.

    17. Untitled by Mia Asher (Contemporary Romance) / Via Designed by Freepik

    Release date: TDB 2016

    Mia Asher is working on a new contemporary romance. Romance readers and fans will need to stalk her Facebook & Amazon author pages for info. I don't know about you, but I'm excited to see what Mia is working on.

    18. Amped by Tina Reber (Contemporary Romance)

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    Release date: Summer 2016


    Kate Novak, DVM, was only seventeen when she wrapped her car around a tree while crying over a broken heart. That night in the rain, her carelessness also took an innocent life. Since that moment, she has made it her life goal to pursue veterinary medicine, pouring her heart and soul into rescuing and healing the abused and neglected. After all, animals have the power to heal us like no human can.

    SSGT Jason Trent has spent the last eight years performing medical miracles four thousand feet in the air. As a Flight Medic within the Army’s Medevac Unit, his job has always been to keep injured soldiers from dying. While on a routine recovery mission, one wrong step on an IED changed his life forever, altering everything we take for granted.

    One holiday changes everything, especially since Jason’s brother is engaged to Kate’s sister, tying them together in ways that stretch the boundaries of family.

    Can two broken souls endure past pains and heal together, becoming whole again? Some things are just out of our control.

    19. Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino (Contemporary Romance)

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    Release date: August 9, 2016

    When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

    Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

    That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

    The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?