R.S. Grey certainly knows how to feed my sports romance addiction—not to mention my Summer Olympics obsession. In Out of Bounds she takes the sport of competitive gymnastics, adds in a fabulous enemies to lovers scenario, tons of heat, and a touch of forbidden romance, and—voilà—you’ve got a winning combination.
Meghan March serves up another winning addition to the Beneath series with Beneath These Chains. This is the third book in the series, and it’s filled with intrigue and suspense, plus all the steam I’ve come to expect from Ms. March. This story is about Lord—Con’s brother—and Elle—Vanessa’s best friend from Beneath This Ink.
Vi Keeland delivers a solid forbidden office romance in this enjoyable standalone. I’m used to bosses being jerks in these types of stories, but Bossman exceeded my expectations by featuring a unique and alluring hero.
Lauren Blakely delivers another winner in this spin-off of Big Rock. Mister O is hilarious, naughty, and delightfully sweet. Yes, this is a “best friend’s sister” love story, but the humor and affection prevent it from being just another forbidden romance.
In an era when insta-love tends to be the norm rather than the exception, I really appreciate romances that deliver a slow burn. Kulti—which I adored— has that in spades, and now with The Wall of Winnipeg and Me I think it’s safe to say that Mariana Zapata is the queen of slow burn.
I’m really enjoying Meghan March’s Beneath series. So far the books have been low angst, high steam, and quick reads. Beneath This Ink is the second book in the New Orleans-based series and can be read as a standalone.