Things are heating up this summer and not just outside… we’ve rounded up some of the steamiest titles from bestselling authors and breakout authors alike, and they’re sure to keep you sizzling all season long.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Stella Lane is all about numbers. She’s received an astronomical salary to come up with algorithms to predict customer purchases, and her work is a sweeping success. But so far all of that has added up to a zero in the romance department. So what’s a girl to do? Stella resolves to hire Michael Phan, an escort with all the right moves to teach her everything she’s been missing. Can the pair keep their business relationship professional? She soon learns that there’s no algorithm to predict love.
The Chateau by Tiffany Reisz
Lieutenant Kingsley Boissonneault has done a lot of dirty work fixing issues for a secretive French military intelligence agency. But his latest assignment is on a whole new level. His commanding officer’s nephew disappeared inside a sex cult and it’s Kingsley’s job to bring him home. Sado-masochism is at the center of the cult – along with the enigmatic Madame – and once inside, Kingsley quickly falls under the spell.
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
Felicity Faircloth knows what she wants and she won’t settle for anything less than a passionate marriage. What she doesn’t know is that she’s at the heart of Devil’s sinister plan for control and revenge that has been years in the making. But when Felicity unexpectedly sets her sights on Devil, his plan crumbles – forcing him to choose between the power he’s always wanted and the passion he craves.
Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
When Annie Marlow’s life is struck by tragedy, she escapes to the only place that may bring her comfort – a beloved family getaway spot from her childhood. That’s where she meets Keaton, a painter who helps fix up her rental cottage… and begins to heal her heart in the process. Just when the timing feels right for love, she receives the opportunity of a lifetime back at home. Should she leave and chase after success or stay in this new place that feels like home?
Tailspin by Sandra Brown
Rye Mallett maintains a spotless reputation for flying without incident, although you’d never guess it by looking at him. He’s rough to say the least, but when there’s a delivery to be made in the most treacherous locations, he’s the pilot for the job. So when Rye accepts an assignment to deliver a package to Dr. Lambert in fog-stricken Georgia, his day starts like any other. The sabotaged landing, romance, law enforcement, and hit-man that he encounters, however, is anything but routine.
The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke by Tessa Dare
When Alexandra Mountbatten is hired to tame a pair of wild orphans, she quickly discovers they need love, not discipline. But their guardian, Chase Reynaud, is too busy for love. He has a reputation to maintain – one as a heartbreaker with no attachments to slow him down. Alexandra must get through to him for the children’s sake, but can she do it without falling under his charms?
Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
The mall shooting lasted eight minutes, but for those who survived, the horrors never faded. Some channeled their tragic memories into passionate careers. Others waded in the emotional torture and drug along an unbearable weight. But as the group slowly begins to heal, they soon discover that there’s one among them who took a very different and dangerous path. And this time, there might be nowhere to hide.