Under the Desert Sky by Sara Luck is a historical romance set in the Arizona frontier. It offers a standalone fade to black romance with a strong heroine, suspense and ostriches. Well-paced with interesting character and a picturesque setting I quickly devoured Under the Desert Sky.
Debauched by Jennifer Dawson is the third book in the Undone series, a contemporary erotic fiction series with BDSM elements. While this is part of a series, Debauched will work as a standalone. Hot, sweet and filled with character growth Debauched offered a delicious romance. Dawson can make a brief kiss incredibly sexy.
The Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath is the second novel in the Hellions of Havisham. Heath made me weep, had me giggling aloud, pulling my hair out in frustration and swooning. The Earl Takes It All offered a unique twist, delightful characters, humor, tears and a swoon-worthy romance.
How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell is the first novel in the Disgraceful Dukes series. I devoured this delicious tale in a single afternoon. Funny and swoony worthy How the Duke Was Won delivered loveable characters as we watched wagers being bet and witnessed the Duke’s fall.
Let Me by Cecy Robson is the second book in the O’Brien Family series and there are crossover characters from her Shattered Past series that fans will appreciate including Finn our hero in Let Me. I love the O’Brien family to pieces and trust me these brothers are HOT!!! While part of a series, Let Me will work as a standalone and delivered characters who will make you smile, weep and reach for truffles.
‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick is a standalone historical romantic suspense with delightful characters and a Whodunit that kept me flipping the pages. Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz) has long been a favorite author and an auto buy for me. Her richly detailed stories always deliver and ‘Til Death Do Us Part was an exceptional mystery.
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward is the second book of her wildly popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series and one that I totally loved. Each book shares a member of the Brotherhood’s romance and advances the overall arc while weaving in a suspenseful thread. I devoured this and shed a few tears.
It is no secret that I am a Nora Roberts fan. The Obsession her newest romantic suspense standalone encompasses all the things that make her a New York Times bestselling author. A strong suspenseful story nestled around a swoon-worthy romance with characters you will want to call friends. Brilliant from begin to end The Obsession was addictive.
I am continuing the Psy-Changeling series with book two Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh. She has created a world with changelings (shifters), humans and Psy who live connected mentally to a hive network. Visions of Heat delivered an action packed paranormal romantic suspense filled with suspense and heat. Singh pulls you into the story and you quickly find yourself immersed in this world.
Wild Man’s Curse by Susannah Sandlin is the first in her new Wilds of the Bayou series. Set deep within the Louisiana Bayou in the swamps of Whiskey Bayou a voodoo priestess is murdered and from the first page, Sandlin hooked me. Suspenseful, with engaging characters, a curse, and the quirkiness of the bayou Wild Man’s Curse delivered a page-turner.