Which type of summer (book) fling should you have?

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Summer is the perfect time to have an amazing fling…with a good book! Grab your deck chair, hammock or beach blanket with one of these romantic summer reads that are guaranteed to sweep you away. Because in these books, love may start as a summer fling but turns into the real thing!

If you’re in the mood for a passionate affair with a strong alpha hero, try Bought for the Greek’s Revenge by Lynne Graham:

Bedded for the Greek’s pleasure! 

Ella Palmer has neither the money nor the connections to warrant the interest of Nikolai Drakos’s archenemy. Yet the unassuming beauty has done just that—and claiming her will be Nikolai’s ultimate satisfaction!

The ruthless tycoon will use any means necessary to ensure Ella’s compliance, so he buys out her family’s debts. Debts he’ll forgive if Ella becomes his mistress. But when he discovers the true extent of her innocence, Nikolai is forced to consider something new; it appears the indomitable Greek is about to take a bride!

Congratulations, Lynne Graham, on OVER 35 MILLION copies sold worldwide with Harlequin®!

If you’re in the mood for a rekindled romance with an old crush, try Wed by Fortune by Judy Duarte:

You are cordially invited to witness the courtship of Graham Fortune Robinson & Sasha-Marie Gibault Smith

Graham has always thought of Sasha as his “little sister.”  Sasha has always considered the rugged rancher out of her league.  Now that Sasha is all grown up, there is nothing keeping them apart… Except she has a daughter. An ex-husband. And a very noticeable baby bump. And the always proper Graham suddenly finds himself thinking very sexy thoughts about the sweet single mom!

Perhaps Fortune is finally smiling on Graham—in the form of the true love this rich, unencumbered cowboy has always longed for!

If you’re in the mood for a sweet story where faith and love triumphs, try Her Rancher Bodyguard by Brenda Minton:

Her Texas Protector 

Bodyguard Boone Wilder isn’t keen on his latest mission: watching over a pretty politician’s daughter. Boone is from quiet Texas Hill Country, and Kayla is a showy city gal. But once safely settled at the Wilder Ranch, Boone watches Kayla enjoy cooking with his family, caring for his relatives and bottle-feeding calves. There’s more to her than he ever knew. Still, the former soldier’s wounds are way too deep to let Kayla close. But when he discovers that someone wants to hurt Kayla, Boone must risk his heart to protect what he cares about most.

If you’re in the mood for a hot one-on-one tropical getaway, try Trapped with the Maverick Millionaire by Joss Wood:

Anything can happen on an island with the one who got away… 

Fame, fortune and a sexy-as-hell swagger make famous hockey player Mac McCaskill nearly irresistible to Rory Kydd. They shared a searing-hot almost kiss years before. But now that she’s been contracted as his physical therapist, she’s determined to keep things professional. She keeps her hands to herself—until she and Mac are isolated on his private tropical retreat during a raging storm…

Mac never forgot how Rory made his blood burn. He wants the kiss they never had…and much more. But once the storm ends, so does the fantasy. Will the connection they found in paradise survive the real world?

 

If you’re in the mood for a romance about finding love where you least expect it, try Destiny Unleashed by Sherryl Woods:

Destiny Carlton is finally ready for a little sweet revenge.

For twenty years Destiny Carlton has put family and duty ahead of her own hopes and dreams. Now with the orphaned nephews she raised grown and married, it’s time for the once free-spirited artist to reinvent herself yet again, this time as a savvy businesswoman out for revenge. Her target–William Harcourt, a man she once loved, a man who now seems hell-bent on destroying her family’s business.

For William, going after Carlton Industries is a highstakes gamble. He’s gotten Destiny’s attention, but he’s also infuriated her family. Now they stand firmly between him and his real goal–winning Destiny’s heart.

William has set the corporate game in motion, but suddenly he’s playing by Destiny’s rules. And when an unpredictable woman’s fury has been unleashed, who knows what unexpected twists life might take?

If you’re in the mood for a steamy night of passion that could lead to a romantic reunion, try Return to Passion by Carla Buchanan:

Lovers at long last? 

Behind her good-girl facade, Camille Ryan harbored a secret desire to write erotic romances. When one of her racy stories fell into the wrong hands, she had no choice but to flee her Bible-thumping Georgia town. Now her father’s unexpected health scare turns her world upside down and brings the pseudonymous author back home to Fairdell—and to the man she sacrificed her happiness to protect.

Remington Krane never got over losing Camille. When he shows up on her doorstep demanding answers, desire once again ignites, culminating in a night of passion they’ve waited years to fulfill. Camille fears the scandalous truth could ruin the business scion’s mayoral bid. But when another woman orchestrates a campaign that could sabotage his second chance with Camille, it’s Remi’s turn to give up everything—except the woman he loves.

Looking for more summer reading recommendations? Take our quiz and find out which books suit your summer mood, from stories about travel and discovery to hot and passionate romance!

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