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8 Steamy Summer Reads for 2016

Summer is on its way! And though it may seem like a distant dream right now, while you’re curled up by the fire drinking your cocoa, the sunshine will be here before you know it.

To speed things along, this is the ideal time to plan your summer getaway and book your holidays under the sun. Can’t you see yourself there already? You’re reclining on a sunbed in your newest bikini, a cold cocktail sitting next to you (made by that dreamy bartender) and a good romantic novel in your hands.

But which book are you reading? Feeling stumped about what to take on your next epic beach holiday? Here are some of the hottest and steamiest new releases to grace the bookshelves – and hopefully your sunbed – this year.

Dirty – Kylie Scott, Release April 2016

Contemporary romance fans will be all over this spin-off from the popular Stage Dive series. If you haven’t read any Kylie Scott before then you’ve probably been hiding under a rock. The New York Times bestselling author has written another addictive page-turner, this time starring Lydia and Vaughn. Lydia is heartbroken after finding out her husband-to-be is having an affair with the best man! Then she meets Vaughn, a former musician turned bartender, who is cut from a different sort of cloth. Maybe his artistic passions are just what Lydia needs to get her life back on track.

Wicked Sexy Liar – Christine Lauren, Release February 2016

Book Four in The New York Times Wild Season series will have you drooling for more. Writing duo Christina Lauren never cease to give readers a crazy passionate ride for their money. Focussing on Luke and London’s story, readers get to see a new side to their beloved Luke, a lawyer, and London, a laidback surfing bar tender. Their slow burn romance will have you pressed against the pages frantically wanting to know more.

The Score – Elle Kennedy, Release January 2016

The third book in the Off-Campus sports romance series is the perfect mix of great dialogue, realistic drama and depth of characters. Meet Allie Hayes, a college graduate not sure what to do with her life and nursing a broken heart. Hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis seems to always gets what he wants and this classic ladies’ man has his eye on Allie. After a great night in the sack Allie tells Dean she is just looking for friendship and Dean goes into full pursuit mode. When he wants something he never gives up!

 Beautiful Boss – Christina Lauren, Release February 2016

This writing duo comes up with yet another romantic win. Continue with the international bestselling series that started with Beautiful Bastard and get sucked into the ongoing drama of Will Sumner and Hanna Bergstrom. Wedded bliss isn’t all that it seems and this couple must learn to rely on each other, and not just the hot sex, as their lives take a dramatic turn. When Hanna’s career seems to take centre stage and job offers begin rolling in, what’s a married couple to do? Newlywed not-so-bliss.

Pucked Over – Helena Hunting, Release January 2016

Hysterical, sweet and sizzling hot, Hunting’s third installment in the Pucked series takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride as they root for Lily LeBlanc and NHL player Randy Ballistic. Lily’s just got out of an on-again-off-again romance and is looking for adventure and no commitment when it comes to her next relationship. Randy is more than happy to teach Lily the ways of casual sex and to be Lily’s rebound guy, he’s not looking for anything serious either. As time goes on a friendship develops and neither of them can ignore their true feelings as they rise to the surface.

Appealed – Emma Chase, Release January 2016

It’s a second chance romance for Brent Mason and Kennedy Randolph. Kennedy has been hurt before, by Brent himself as teens in high school. They’ve known each other their whole lives and have always had an undeniable sexual tension, but nothing like this before. Kennedy has grown up from that low-self-esteem girl-next-door and is now a confident D.C. prosecutor, but things get thrown for a loop when Brent ends up being the opposing attorney in a high profile case. Emma Chase brings a hilarious mix of comedy and hot, sexy romance in her newest novel.

Built – Jay Crownover, Release January 2016

Get sucked into the latest edition of the Saints of Denver series from bestselling author Jay Crownover. This thrilling romance keeps your heart racing from start to finish as we learn if opposites really do attract. Zeb Fuller has rebuilt his life and his construction business after serving time for protecting his family. It’s been a long struggle but things are looking up when he meets Sayer Cole, a new client with an icy exterior and a history of her own. Can these two make it work when Zeb’s past comes back to haunt him, and can he thaw Sayer’s heart before it’s too late?

Legend – Katy Evans, Release February 2016

Legend is the sixth novel in Katy Evans’ bestselling series. Engross yourself in a story about forbidden love and arch enemies. Maverick “The Avenger” Cage is the new kid block in his fighting circuit. He’s got a score to settle with fighter Remington “Riptide” Tate, but all bets are off after he meets Tate’s wife’s cousin, Reese Dumes. Can Maverick and Reese put their prejudices and family behind them and make their romance work, or will the match get between them for good?

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