In time for summer beach reading several publishers have issued new romance titles. From classic authors to new writers, these writers know how to write a tale to set the blood racing, the pulse pounding and imaginations flying.
“Love of the Game” (Avon, $7.99) continues Lori Wilde’s “Stardust, Texas” series. Dallas Gunslingers relief pitcher Axel Richmond is recuperating from a shoulder injury at the Stardust Ranch. His physical therapist Kasha Carlyle must find a way to heal the patient and also respond to his amorous attention.
“Temptations of a Wallflower” (Avon, $7.99) presents the most wicked villain in Eva Leigh’s “Wicked Quills” series. Lady Sarah Frampton is the reclusive and quiet daughter of a duke. At night she writes the erotic fiction which is all the rage in London. Vicar Jeremy Cleland sets out to discover who this mysterious writer is and in the process sparks fly.
“How the Duke Was Won” (Avon, $7.99) is Lenora Bell’s first novel and has already won a Golden Heart before its publication. Charlene Beckett’s mother runs a brothel but is in failing health. To keep herself and her three sisters alive she must agree to a liaison with an unwelcome suitor.
“Lone Star” (William Morrow, $16.99) by Paulina Simmons is a young adult novel following the love story of college-bound Chloe and her suitor, Johnny Rainbow, a traveling troubadour about to enter the wars in Eastern Europe.
“Tryst: A SexuaL Education Novel” (William Morrow , $13.99) by S.L. Jennings is about a woman who is being pursued by two men — her husband and a rock superstar.
“The Groom Wore Red” (Avon, $7.99) by Gayle Callen is another in her series about Scotland. Maggie McCullum will marry Owen Duff to end a clan feud.
“The Rogue” (Avon, $7.99) by Katharine Ashe is a 19th century swashbuckler featuring swordplay and a dark arts society.
“Stone Cold Cowboy:” (Avon, $7.99 )is another in Jennifer Ryan’s “Montana Men’ series. Rory Kendrick, a dashing rancher, must deal with a battered woman found on his property.
“Six Degrees of Scandal” (Avon, $7.99) the latest in Caroline Linden’s “Scandal” series. The book is much like “Fifty Shades of Gray” set in 1800’s England.
“My American Duchess” (Avon, $7.99) is Eloisa James’ novella about a Boston prima donna who meets her match in London.
“Because of Miss Bridgerton” (Avon, $7.99) by Julia Quinn marks Avon Books 75th year as a publisher of romances. The story follows the Bridgertons, who have lived in England since the 1500’s, and their neighbors the Rokesbys.
“Sweet Little Lies” (Avon, $7.99) marks Jill Shalvis’ entry into the Avon stable. The “Heartbreaker Bay” series is her trib)ute to the City by the Bay.
“The Earl’s Complete Surrender” (Avon, $7.99) is the second in Sophie Barnes’s “Thorncliff Manor” series.
“The Siren” (HarperCollins, $18.99) is the first book Kiera Cass wrote. Her other works have sold more than three million copies.
“The Knave of Hearts” (Avon, $7.99) is Elizabeth Boyle’s 20th Avon romance. This is the latest in her “Rhymes with Love” series.
Whether looking for old favorites or wanting to try something new, readers will find many books waiting on the summer romance list.