It’s the heart of summer, and we’re settling in for the humid weather and steadily rising temperatures. While those sunny days are perfect for relaxing on the beach or by the pool, it’s the nights that give us trouble, leading to stifling rooms and tossing and turning until dawn. If the heat is keeping you up anyway, then why not spend those steamy evenings diving into some equally steamy reads? We’ve rounded up 10 of the hottest new books, complete with sexy heroes and even sexier bedroom scenes. You won’t even care about the heat outside when you’re buried in a story this unforgettable. Just know that it might lead to a cold shower or two (and not just because of the weather).
The Knocked Up Plan, Lauren Blakely (Lauren Blakely Books, June 23, 2017)
Nicole and Ryder are radio host coworkers who can banter with the best of them. And that’s all they are…until Nicole asks Ryder for a big favor. Luckily, he’s more happy to indulge in her no-strings attached offer, even if her end goal is to get pregnant after their steamy encounter. Blakely brings her signature wit and sexy scenes to her latest standalone romance about two people who will never be satisfied with just one night.
Black Forever, Victoria Quinn (Self-published, June 13, 2017)
The fourth book in Quinn’s popular Obsidian series continues the complicated love story of Rome and Calloway. Despite falling hard for him, Rome has been resistant to Cal’s domineering ways from the beginning. But it might finally be the right time for her to embrace her submissive side as the two dive even deeper into the true nature of their relationship.
Tycoon, Katy Evans (Self-published, June 20, 2017)
We love a good friends-to-lovers romance, especially when it’s penned by Evans (who we know can seriously bring the heat). Bryn Kelly and Aaric Christos used to be friends, before circumstances tore them apart. Now Bryn is back in Aaric’s life and asking the tycoon for business help. But both have changed a lot since their younger years, and this time their long buried passion can no longer be denied.
The Pleasures of Passion, Sabrina Jeffries (Pocket Books, June 20, 2017)
In this sexy historical romance, the Earl of Margrave, Nial Lindsey, and his one-time fiancé, Brilliana Trevor, finally get a second chance at love. After the two are torn apart following a tragic duel, they both have resentments and regrets about the past. But now they’re forced to work together once again, rekindling a romance that both thought was finished for good.
The Soul Mate, Kendall Ryan (Self-published, August 14, 2017)
As huge Kendall Ryan fans, we can’t wait to get our hands on her latest book, the fourth novel in her Roommates series. This time, it’s the story of a sexy one-night-stand gone comically wrong, with an unplanned pregnancy and an OB/GYN who just might also be the father.
Rocky Mountain Home, Vivian Arend (Arend Publishing Inc., July 18, 2017)
The 11th book in Arend’s Six Pack Ranch series focuses on the love story between Jesse Coleman and Darilyn Hayes. After a steamy one-night stand leads to an unexpected pregnancy (we’re sensing a theme here!), Dare and Jesse find their lives intertwined in ways they never could have imagined. Now the blogger has to make room for the new cowboy in her life, even if commitment is the last thing she thinks she wants.
Royally Endowed, Emma Chase (EverAfter Romance, August 18, 2017)
Chase’s Royally series is always a good time, which is why we’re dying to get our hands on her latest book. As a royal, there are certain expectations for who Ellie Hammond will marry. The problem is that the one person she wants is Logan St. James, her bad boy security guard with a dark past. Will the two be able to defy the odds and give in to their deepest desires? Find out when the sexy new royal romance is released in August.
Trust, Kylie Scott (Self-published, July 18, 2017)
Despite their young age, both Edie and John are already looking to start over. For Edie, that means acting out after a harrowing experience. For John, that means getting his act together after running wild for way too long. The two find solace in each other, even as their pasts threaten to rock the tentative trust they’ve fought to build.
Easy Nights, Kristen Proby (Ampersand Publishing, May 25, 2017)
Easy Nights is the 6th book in Proby’s steamy Boudreaux series, giving us the story of Savannah Boudreaux and the man who’s been trying to stay away from her for years. Ben Preston is best friends with Savannah’s brothers and determined to let her live her own life. But he’s also the one who protects her above all else, willing to put his life on the line to keep her safe. Now, Ben is tired of waiting and ready to show Savannah that she can be happy again – with him this time, of course.
Wicked Bite, Rebecca Zanetti (Lyrical Press, August 1, 2017)
If you like a little paranormal with your sexy reads, then try Zanetti’s Realm Enforcers series. Wicked Bite is all about Bear, the shifter leader of the Grizzly motorcycle club and a tough alpha in more ways than one. His limits are tested when witch Nessa Lansa sets out to seduce him in order to reclaim her own power. But Nessa – and Bear – might both be getting more than they bargained for when they finally give into temptation.