Summer is the perfect time to get swept away by a great romance while you relax by the water, and we’ve rounded up three great romance novels about love by the bay. These novels are the perfect beach read—even if the only beach you’ll be attending is in your imagination!
A Sword for His Lady is just as unabashedly silly, sensual and fun as its cover suggests. It has no pretensions of being deeply intellectual or literary—it's simply a sexy, entertaining romance unfolding in the exotic setting of early 12th-century England. The first in Wine's Courtly Love series, it’s perfectly suited for a summer vacation read.
Our July Top Pick is best-selling author Julie Ann Walker's action-packed romance Hell or High Water, the first in her Deep Six series about a crew of ex-SEALs and the deep-sea salvage company they run. In a 7 Questions interview, Walker tells us about her Key West research trip, the Cuban-treat that fueled her novel, the appeal of a Navy SEAL and more.
This month's hottest new Romances include a reunion in South Africa, a paranormal mystery and a pulse-pounding story featuring a Navy SEAL.
With all the force of a revving engine, Kristen Ashley returns to her Chaos series with her third installment, Ride Steady. In this novel filled with plenty of motorcycle mayhem, one man learns whether his high school crush can love the person he’s become, or if the former prom queen is still blind to the flame he’s always carried for her. Years removed from their teenage selves, Carson—now called Joker—Steele and Carissa Teodora must deal with the fact that there will always be those people you simply can’t forget.
Authors Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee, writing together as Laurelin McGee, offer up their charming first collaboration, Miss Match. A standalone novel featuring a cheeky matchmaker and her businessman client, this romance is a flirty love story complete with plenty of laughs.
USA Today best-selling author—and our very own romance columnist—Christie Ridgway returns readers to Blue Arrow Lake in Can’t Fight This Feeling, the third book in her Cabin Fever series. Former soldier and current landscaper Brett Walker is content with his bachelor life in the small resort town where his family has lived for generations. His past involvement with spoiled rich girls, however, has left him scarred in both body and heart, and he no longer believes in love. Therefore, he fights his attraction to beautiful heiress Angelica Rodriguez, unwilling to believe she’s any different than the other snooty women who frequent Blue Arrow Lake.
Within the relatively new romance genre of New Adult, the heroes and heroines are focused on negotiating the tricky, independent years after high school. We’ve selected four New Adult romance novels that perfectly capture the feeling of first love—and first heartbreak—that is so definitive of one’s early 20s.
In the Air Tonight is the first book in the Sisters of the Craft series, a trilogy about triplets descended from witches. The orphaned triplets, each with a special power, were all adopted by different families and, as of the first book, they don't know about each other. In the Air Tonight focuses on Raye Larsen, who is telekinetic and has the power to communicate with ghosts. She’s managed to build a relatively normal life as a kindergarten teacher in a small Midwestern town. But the serenity of the town is shattered when the body of a murdered woman is discovered, and her ghost wants Raye’s help.
Prolific New York Times best-selling author Nalini Singh returns to the paranormal world of the Psy-Changelings in Shards of Hope, the 14th novel in the series following Shield of Winter.