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5 Romance Novels That Should Be On Every Woman's Summer Bucket List

The only thing hotter than the temperature are these summer reads! You'll be able to cross these boy-next-door and dystopian romances off your bucket list while you lounge by the pool or relax indoors. Either way, these steamy romance novels will keep you sweating all summer long!

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1. Worth the Wait by Lori Foster

This steamy summer read follows single dad Hogan as he attempts to get his life back on track. It also examines Nathan, who is just trying to keep his life in order. Neither brother could even imagine finding love at this point in their lives, but ready or not, love will find a way. This book will have you hooked and craving a summer love of your own. Kirkus reviews calls Lori Foster's books "a sexy, believable roller coaster of action and romance."

2. Every Little Kiss by Marina Adair

There’s nothing that single mom Liv Preston won’t do if it means making her six-year-old son smile again. After a heartbreaking two years, her little family is due for some fun in the sun. She definitely didn’t expect to find it in the Search and Rescue hero next door. As head of Reno’s K-9 search division, Ford Jamison knows what it takes to make life-and-death decisions on the fly. For Liv, finding love once seemed like enough. Finding it twice seems impossible, until the moment Ford’s lips meet hers. Love doesn’t always come easy, but when it’s right, it’s worth fighting for...right?

3. For Love of the Duke by Christi Caldwell

After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he’s coaxed out of his exile to attend the Frost Fair, his life is forever changed by his meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson. In a desperate bid to avoid a match arranged by her family, Katherine makes the Duke of Bainbridge a shocking proposition―one that he accepts.

4. Secondborn by Amy Bartol

On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle's eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go. But Roselle finds an ally—and more—in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne. Can Roselle stay true to herself, or will the rebellion take everything - even love - away from her forever?

5. Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Nevada Baylor can’t decide which is more frustrating—harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor Rogan. Connor is the illusive billionaire that has catapulted her into his magical and dangerous world. Connor realizes that controlling his immense powers is child’s play next to controlling his conflicting emotions. And now he and Nevada are confronted by a new threat within her own family. Can they face this together? Or is their world about to go up in smoke?

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