August Recommended Reads via USA Today’s Happy Ever After

Posted August 2, 2017 by Keeper Shelf in Blog Post / 0 Comments

See original post @ USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

It was daunting and overwhelming to narrow this list down to 12 releases, because there are so many books I am looking forward to reading this month. I am actually stressed out trying to figure out how I can read them all. Take a deep breath, and read.

The Wright Mistake by K.A. Linde (Aug. 8). K.A. Linde has wowed me with her breathtakingly romantic Wright series, and I’m beyond excited to read the third, stand-alone book, The Wright Mistake. This second-chance romance will assuredly be sensual, sigh-worthy and on my keeper shelf.

Beneath the Truth by Meghan March (Aug. 8). I’ve only read Beneath the Truth’s description, and I am already enthralled with this sexy and evocative love story. A man, who has stopped following all the rules, is determined to get what he wants no matter the cost, and he wants his best friend’s little sister. Yes, please.

Irresistible You by Kate Meader (Aug. 14). Irresistible You kicks off a new series for Kate Meader that features a strong and sassy heroine, who owns and runs a professional hockey team. She’s determined to do what she must to see her team succeed, including taking on one of the league’s sexiest players. Contemporary sports romance doesn’t get better than this.

The Soul Mate by Kendall Ryan (Aug. 14). I can always count on Kendall Ryan to deliver top-notch, steamy romantic comedy, and The Soul Mate will surely be hilarious, entertaining and blazing hot. A one-night stand becomes a lot more complicated when it results in a pregnancy, and the father is her OB-GYN. This looks utterly unique and downright fun.

Royally Endowed by Emma Chase (Aug. 14). Royally Endowed is the third stand-alone book in the addictive Royally series, and one of my most anticipated reads of the summer. I adore a bodyguard romance, especially a royal bodyguard romance. Emma Chase’s dynamic writing flawlessly blends humor, love and fun, and I’m eager to read her take on a man falling for the woman he’s sworn to protect but considers off-limits.

Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell (Aug. 15). Santino Hassell has earned legions of loyal fans with his passionate and gritty m/m romances, and Illegal Contact is his first foray into contemporary sports romance. I’m ready to jump into this love story in which a temperamental and difficult football player finds love where he least expects it. *fans self*

Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward (Aug. 21). Penelope Ward is an auto-buy for me, and I’m impatiently awaiting her latest release, Drunk Dial. A drunken prank call on a childhood friend results in weeks of revealing and intimate conversations and a chance at love. I have a hunch this is going to be a consuming love story infused with raw emotion, sizzling sexual tension and an epic happily-ever-after.

Ready to Run by Lauren Layne (Aug. 22). Ready to Run is an enemies-to-lovers romance in which a vivacious city girl travels to rural Montana to persuade a runaway groom to participate in a dating show. This entertaining and feel-good book is guaranteed to have Lauren Layne’s signature flirty banter, endearing characters, tender moments and hot, emotional sex.

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (Aug. 22). Tessa Dare’s historical romances are sublime, and The Duchess Deal features one of my favorite tropes — the marriage of convenience. A broody, scarred and isolated duke meets his match in a spirited dressmaker, who is anything but convenient. I am betting this is going to be a sensual, tender and memorable love story.

Dirty Dancing at Devil’s Leap by Julie Anne Long (Aug. 29). Julie Anne Long might be best known for her historical romances, but her contemporary series, Hellcat Canyon, should not be missed. Dirty Dancing at Devil’s Leap is the third stand-alone book in the series and a second-chance romance, and it is destined to be enchanting and romantic.

Elliott Redeemed by Scarlett Cole (Aug. 29). Scarlett Cole writes emotional love stories and unforgettable characters, and I can’t wait to dive into Elliott Redeemed, which looks to be a gut-wrenching and satisfying read about a deeply wounded rock star who finds love and solace with a single mother and her troubled teenaged son.

Dr. Neuro by Max Monroe (Aug. 29). I am clearing my schedule in anticipation of Dr. Neuro, because I know I will not be able to put it down. This is the conclusion to the phenomenal St. Luke’s Docuseries series and features a neurosurgeon and single dad who learns how to love more with his heart and less with his brain. Max Monroe wrote it; therefore, it will be gut-busting funny, heartfelt and scorching hot.

If you’re interested in my entire list of anticipated August releases, check out my list on Goodreads. You can also add your own picks!


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