Winter isn’t coming, it’s here. If you believe in Groundhog’s Day, we have six more weeks of this freezing cold weather to look forward to.
So here are even more hot reads to keep you warm on those chilly nights.
Molly McAdams is an expert at pulling the rug out from under her characters (and her readers) just as you think that the story is headed for a happy ending. Instead, you reach for the tissues to soak up your hot tears. From Ashes is a New Adult story about a young girl who follows her best friend to college, only to fall in love with his college roommate instead. The story tugs at every heartstring, between Cassidy’s loss of her parents, her friend Tyler who has been waiting for her to discover that he wants to be more than friends, and his friend Gage, who catches Cassidy’s elusive heart.
If you prefer your heat to be of the demon-hunting variety, then take a look at Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series, starting with Halfway to the Grave. Cat and Bones start out as unwilling partners in the demon hunting business, but the chemistry between vampire bounty hunter Bones and revenge seeking Cat is explosive from their very first meeting. Cat starts out looking for the man who ruined her mother’s life, but over the series, she discovers that she’s found a man who will fight beside her, forever.
For a realistic love story with both lots of heat and more than a little heartache, you can’t go wrong with The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers. Her heroine is a 30-something librarian (!) with a great life but she knows that she’s missing something in the romance department. She’s not looking to be rescued, but she would like to be in a relationship that has some fireworks. Meeting a man for kisses in the park every Wednesday turns out to be much more than she bargained for, and much better.
While there is no town named Lunacy in Alaska, Nora Roberts’ romantic suspense tale really heats up the frozen north in Northern Lights. The hero at the heart of this story is a city cop turned small-town Sherriff, and the woman he first starts to investigate, and then comes to love. The way that Sherriff Nate falls in love with the town of Lunacy, its resident Lunatics, and life on the Last Frontier will warm your heart, while his investigation into a (very) cold case murder will keep you on the edge of your seat.
And if you prefer your hot romance with historical flair, Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series, starting with Wicked Intentions, should be right up your lamp-lit alley. The series has dangerous and dashing heroes, and heroines who walk on the edge of society’s strictures because they need something more in their lives. Add the search for murderers in London’s notorious slums and you have a recipe for historic romances with lots of action both daring and romantic.