Ahh, summer. Well almost. June is the beginning of many people’s favorite time of year. It’s a season full of bonfires, staying in the pool until you’re pruney, mouthwatering smells wafting over from the neighbor’s grill. When we spend hours out of doors and shut off the TVs and devote time to making memories with our family whether that be traveling together or going to the local festival.
Know what else summer means?
That’s what summer means for me! I use it to catch up on my always growing to-be-read pile. If I wake up early I sneak out to my deck and get in a chapter or two or five before the rest of the family wakes up. Now with the revolution that is digital reading, I always make sure my Kindle app is loaded up with new books for whenever I have a few spare minutes (like the grocery line … WHY is it always so long?!?).
If you’re looking for some wonderful romances to add to your summer reading list, here are five of the latest I’ve read and absolutely loved:
- Belle Calhoune’s Alaskan Grooms series
Confession: I don’t love hot weather and summer is not my favorite season (come quickly fall!). So as the temperature rises I love to travel via fiction to cooler spots—and Calhoune transports the reader to beautiful, breathtaking Alaska. Also, her heroes are the stuff dreams are made of. I flew through An Alaskan Wedding on a Saturday and immediately snapped up Alaskan Reunion and am avidly awaiting A Match Made in Alaska which releases in July!
- Carol Moncado’s Montevaro Monarchy series
Get fancy this summer and spend time with royalty. Inspy Romance’s very own wonderful Carol swept me away to a world of kind princesses and a big hearted prince with her Montevaro Monarchy series. Who doesn’t love royal love stories!? I just noticed that Carol’s released the whole series in a bundle and it’s a total steal for all of the stories.
- Pepper Basham’s book A Twist of Faith
Guys this one’s a contemporary twist on My Fair Lady and it’s simply delightful. Every character in the book, especially the hero—Reese—and his family, are so charming and fun. The book is both a feel-good and deep story that left me so happy at the end. This one is a great beach read.
- Kristen Ethridge’s Hurricane Hope series
Again (for me) summer reading is all about being transported to somewhere wonderful and the coastal town of Port Providence at center stage in Ethridge’s Hurricane Hope series is the perfect place to virtual-summer. You can start the series with Shelter from the Storm. Sweet romance, handsome guy, and rescue dogs – need I say more?
- Susan May Warren’s book From Russia With Love
Can I just say, this book is basically amazing? Because that’s how I felt. I whipped through this one and I may or may not have completely fallen for Vadeem, the hero. The story follows an American tourist and a Russian KSB agent and it’s one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. It’s a sweet, contemporary romance with a dash of suspense and a large helping of swoony moments. The best part? It’s FREE right now to download on Amazon.
Now I need your help adding books to my summer reading list. What have you read recently? What’s a beloved favorite that you’d recommend?