Highly anticipated summer romances

Adrian Liang on May 30, 2019
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Because our list of the best romances of June can be found here, I've focused on July and August books that should sweep readers off their feet. 

Enemies to lovers, serial killers, rock stars, and vampires—this list has it all. Prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun summer reading.


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Breathless: (Steel Brothers Saga Book 10) by Helen Hardt

Marjorie Steel is smart and funny and deserves far more than Bryce Simpson—according to Bryce. But Marjorie has different ideas, at least until wrongdoings in the past catch up with them. So begins a three-book story arc between Marjorie and Bryce, with the next two novels planned for October and January 2020. (Breathless reaches readers on June 25)

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Raze (Riven Series Book 3) by Roan Parrish

Parrish continues her series with rock stars and the men who love them, this time focusing on Huey. Sober and telling himself that he won’t find love like his other friends have, Huey’s perplexed when Felix demonstrates that he’s interested in more than being friends. But can Felix get past the defenses Huey has built up over so many years? (July 2)


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Someone to Honor (The Westcott Series) by Mary Balogh

The social strictures of the Regency era, plus a whole lot of jumping to conclusions, put Abigail Westcott and Gilbert Bennington instantly at odds in Balogh’s newest historical romance. (July 2)


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Window on the Bay: A Novel by Debbie Macomber

Now an empty nester, intensive-care nurse Jenna Boltz is ready for a few more adventures, thought not necessarily of the dating kind. That changes when she meets Dr. Rowan Lancaster, who is treating her mother, but Jenna’s ex-husband was also a surgeon, and she’s not ready to give her heart to another one… or so she thinks. (July 16)


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The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

The third book in Guillory’s loosely linked series, after The Proposal and The Wedding Date, The Wedding Party sets friends of Alexa but enemies of each other in close proximity while Alexa plans her wedding. Strangely, though, a one-night stand neither Maddie nor Theo expected turns into an even more inexplicable string of nights. But this madness will only last until the wedding, they’re sure—until they aren’t sure at all. (July 16)


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Outfox by Sandra Brown

FBI agent Drex Easton wants nothing more than to arrest con man and possible murderer Weston Graham. But Graham changes personas easily, making him almost impossible to find. A man named Jasper Ford, newly married to smart, young businesswoman Talia Shafer, might be Graham, but Drex can’t figure out if beautiful Talia is in on the con or Ford’s next victim. (August 6)


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Blood Truth (Black Dagger Legacy) by J.R. Ward

After his sire dies, Boone is removed from his role with the Black Dagger Brotherhood and finds himself working with a cop who is tracking a potential serial killer. Helaine is on the trail of the same killer, determined to get justice for her murdered sister, and she isn’t sure she can trust the attractive Boone, especially once signs point to the killer being someone close to the Brotherhood. (August 13)


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Butterfly in Frost by Sylvia Day

In Day’s first romance in three years, Dr. Teagan Ransom and artist Garrett Frost collide when Garrett moves in next door, awakening feelings she’d thought she put aside. While not a Crossfire book, Butterfly in Frost is set in the Crossfire world, which should delight Day’s fans. (August 27)


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