As I approach the Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of summer I realized I had an amazing summer of reading. Take a look below at what were my favorites between Memorial Day (end of May) and Labor Day (beginning of Sept). If you have some time this weekend enjoy one of these books! I know many of them will be on my to read again list. The list is in the order of when I read them this summer. Enjoy!
Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare: This historical romance was hilarious. I had so many laugh out moments that I lost count. The H/h have a charisma that leaves you craving more. I had a great time reading this. I can guarantee there will be moments you will want to share the one-liners you’ll read. It is impossible not to like this book. You will smile a lot while reading it. This is my favorite book by Tessa Dare.
Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan: The emotional hell Rebecca Donovan put me through to read how Emma and Evan make it gave me at least sixteen new strands of gray hair. It was an emotional roller coaster and I loved every minute of it. *For this book you will want to go back and read the first book in the series, Reason to Breath. As cliche as it might sound there were moments I had to stop and catch my breath.
The Letter by Sandra Owens: I read this book in one day. It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. This book was written in a way that captured my heart and soul. I had never been completely engulfed in a story the way I was when reading The Letter. In my review I stated if you could only read only one historical romance this would be it. Really? Who would limit themselves to one historical romance? It was that powerful.
Desire Wear Diamonds by Renee Bernard: Oh! I have waited for what seems like forever to find out who was the Jackal was that plagued the Jaded. It was an exciting conclusion to a fabulous series. Can I say having all six men in one story was aaaamazing! There is a quite a bit of action with all the usual Renee Bernard flare she puts into her stories. NEWS FLASH- it will be on sale ($0.99) this weekend Aug. 30, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1. So if you are still waiting to pick up you should and read it this weekend! I bet you’ll want to go back and start from beginning with Revenge Wears Rubies, to get the full picture of the Jaded.
Unleashed by Sara Humpreys: Yes! I added a paranormal to my list of favorites this summer. This is uncharted waters for me but I am so happy I stepped outside my reading comfort zone for this. I loved it! It isn’t over the top paranormal. It really is a great romance with really fun characters (and it’s a series!). If you are unsure about paranormal I would start with this book and see where it takes you. I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Untouched by Anna Campbell: Anna Campbell is an author I discovered halfway through the summer and I instantly felt that author/reader connection. I spent a good portion of my summer reading her books. This story was very dark and touching. The H/h have some big issues that need to be overcome and there are moments you are not sure if theses two will survive. I had moments where my heart just ached for these characters. It’s a beautifully written romantic story with twist and turns.
It was an wonderful summer full of reading. Many of the books listed here have full reviews on my blog. If you want more information please check them out.
-Romance Reader Girl
Any Duchess Will Do is also among my favourite Summer reads too.
I’ve only read two books so far in Renee Bernard’s ‘Jaded Gentlemen’ series but I’m already addicted.
The Letter was just phenomenal!
All three you have mention were just wonderful. Yes I agree, The Letter was phenomenal. It’s a book you won’t forget. 🙂
I still haven’t read Any Duchess Will do. It’s next on my list…as for Anna Campbell, well you know how i feel. Great list!
A big thank you to both you and Carol for introducing me into the awesome world of Anna Campbell. She is fabulous. I am saving her latest for the plane ride today.
You will enjoy Any Duchess Will Do. It was a great fun read. You’ll be laughing. 🙂
Thanks for the heads-up on the Renee Bernard bargain for this weekend. I ran right over and plucked that baby off of Amazon’s shelf. I also liked the Tessa Dare number and I didn’t love Untouched as much as you. Thanks for the overview of some good reads.
Thank you for stopping by and posting! I’m glad you got Renee’s book this weekend while it was on sale. 🙂
Sorry about responding late. I was out of town.
Some of my favorites as well!!
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