Have you been plowing through your summer reading list? Do you like getting new recs? Well, if you said yes to either of these questions, today is your lucky day. I’d like to introduce author D. R. Grady as she recommends some summer reads you’ll want to check out.
It’s hard to find a great new read these days. There are so many choices, and so many great potential favorites, how do you know if something is funny, or smart, or fingernail chewing worthy?
By word of mouth, of course! Here are some of my favorite authors. Hopefully this helps you figure out what to read this summer.
Christine Feehan – her stories can be intense and dark
Vickie Burkholder – more fantasy based stories
Paranormal on the lighter side
Jayne Castle – The Harmony books have dust bunnies! (set in another world)
Eve Langlais – Kodiak Point Series (set in Alaska)
Dana Marie Bell – Halle Shifters Series (set in Pennsylvania)
Vivian Arend – Takhini Shifters Series (set in Alaska)
Jayne Ann Krentz – some of her contemporaries veer into the paranormal (Also writes historical romance as Amanda Quick)
Jennifer Crusie – laugh-out-loud funny contemporary romance
Shorter, affordable stories
I also recommend anthologies. These compilations are typically affordable, involve shorter stories, and offer a nice sampling of authors.
Try: The First Sentence: A Collection of Romance Novellas (The Sentence Collections Book 1)
Of course, I also recommend my newest contemporary romance:
The Trouble With Nerds
Odd things keep happening to Dr. Sara Newton. She’s a soon-to-be-unemployed pediatrician with an alleged stalker, a hot cop on her heels breathing dire warnings, and way too much student debt.
It doesn’t help that the hot cop is Clay Morrison, her best friend’s older brother. The man has made her heart pound and her palms sweaty since puberty. The trouble is, he only interacts with her when he’s expounding on new security measures. He sees threats everywhere.
Clay Morrison is frustrated. He hates his new job, misses his Army Ranger days, loves his well-meaning, pushy family—and when did sweet Sara Newton grow up? She won’t admit she has a stalker, and she won’t keep out of his thoughts. He can only protect someone in denial for so long. No matter how attractive she is…
Clay and Sara are circling each other, trying to meet in the middle. Then a brand new threat sends them in a completely different direction.
The Trouble With Nerds Excerpt
Clay placed a hand at the small of her back and ushered her out of the hospital. He didn’t move it until they reached the front passenger door of his massive SUV. Sara calculated the distance between the passenger seat in relation to the ground.
“I’m wearing a pencil skirt.”
“I can see that.” No indication whether he approved of this state or not.
Maybe she could step into the huge vehicle sideways? There was no way she could avoid flashing the fact she did still possess a few pairs of underwear if she had to step up into his SUV.
Clay opened the door, scooped her around the waist, and swung her into the vehicle. All without breaking a sweat. He buckled her seatbelt with professionalism. Then shut her door in the same detached manner.
Did I miss something?
Her breathing had only just resumed normal operations when he strode around the vehicle. The man didn’t use the running board to climb in. Like a normal person. He stepped into the driver’s seat as though this beastly SUV was car-sized. Muttering under her breath about tall people, Sara settled into the seat.
Her heart tripped a beat. “What?”
He repeated the question.
“What about it?”
“Do you want to go somewhere for dinner?”
Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XJ3CK1G
D.R. Grady writes paranormal, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. All are clean, satisfying reads, usually involving at least one nerd. She lives with her husband near Hershey, PA. She adores chocolate, laughing, collecting bags, books, and shoes, and writing stories that resonate with others.
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