Have a Outstanding Summer with these 8 Classic Romances

by Karen Green

Call them fan favorites; call them re-releases; call them nostalgic —however you put it, these eight worthy classics are just a few of the titles that have been given a fresh new look and are ready to be rediscovered—or discovered for the first time!

From contemporary to military and everything in between, these are the romances you’re going to want to put (back) on your to-be-read pile right now.

 

Classic Contemporary Romance

A Time to Keep by Rochelle Alers

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Originally published in 2006

Gwendolen Taylor, fed up with big city life, finds herself inheriting an antebellum estate in Bayou Teche. Little does she know that this legacy may lead to a love beyond her wildest hopes and dreams.

A change of scenery can often create an unexpected change of heart…

 

Tangled Hearts by Carole Mortimer

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Originally published in 1987

It’s been ten years since Sarah Harvey has been permitted to see her only nephew. So now that the boy has defied his father and come to visit, Sarah vows to do everything she can to make their reunion happy and long lasting. Even if it means facing brooding—and devastatingly sexy—Garrett Kingham again

Classic Romantic Suspense

A Hero to Hold by Linda Castillo

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Originally published 2001

She has no name, no memory, nothing but the knowledge that she’s pregnant and someone wants her dead. Her only hope is John—the rescue medic who saved her life, the Good Samaritan who vowed to keep her safe, the sexy stranger who’s stealing her heart. Her hero.

Bad Penny (A Cat Dupree Novel) by Sharon Sala

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Originally published 2008

Cat Dupree would love nothing more than to settle down and build a life with fellow bounty hunter Wilson McKay. But Soloman Tutuola—the man who murdered her father and slashed her throat when she was thirteen—haunts her even from the grave. An investigator is tracking down the person responsible for Tutuola’s death—and the trail leads directly to Cat. To add to her bad luck, a junkie with a vendetta is stalking Wilson and is willing to kill anyone who gets in the way of his revenge.

Classic Military Romance

A SEAL’s Fantasy (Unrated!) by Tawny Weber

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Originally published 2014 

When a vicious drug lord kidnaps his rival, SEAL Dominic Castillo receives a black ops mission to protect his rival’s sister, Lara Banks. And any mistakes will either result in her death—or his. Lara clearly has no interest in being protected by a military man, especially an acquaintance of her estranged brother. So why is she doing her best to drive him crazy with pure temptation?

 

Sharp Shooter (Shadow Agents) by Cynthia Eden

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Originally published in 2013

Two years ago Gunner Ortez saved Sydney Sloan’s life on a mission gone wrong. And ever since then, he’s been watching her back. Now a hostage-rescue mission is about to blow the Elite Ops agents’ lives apart once again. Working side-by-side back in the jungles of Peru, the only thing harder to avoid than the life-threatening threats they face is the heat igniting between them. With the danger escalating, Sydney knows Gunner is her only hope at successfully completing their assignment.

Classic paranormal romance

Ghost Shadow (The Bone Island Trilogy) by Heather Graham

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Originally published in 2010

There are those who walk among us who are no longer alive, but not yet crossed over. They seek retribution…vengeance…to warn. Among the living, few intuit their presence. Katie O’Hara is one who can. As she’s drawn deeper and deeper into a gruesome years-old murder, whispered warnings from a spectral friend become more and more insistent. But Katie must uncover the truth: could David Beckett really be guilty of his fiancée’s murder?

Inferno (Raintree) by Linda Howard

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Originally published in 2007

Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. Despite their extraordinary powers and supernatural origin, the Raintree have largely blended into the modern world. They are bankers, cops, husbands, wives and lovers in the society of humankind. But now, the rejoined battle will measure the endurance of their people and test their loyalties and relationships. It will force upon them all new lives they could barely have imagined before.

 

Are you ready to (re)discover these classics? Let us know what you think of these then-and-now titles!

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