2013 Beach Reads - Romance In Color
Hello everyone. Welcome to June.
I was having a conversation with my eldest the other day as I picked the kids from school and she asked, "Mum, what are we going to do this summer holiday?"
I would've loved to say, "We'll be on some beautiful tropical island with sun, sea and sand." Instead I replied, "We'll have loads to do here in the UK, you know your baby brother is only 3 months old." She nodded and moved the conversation on. Bless her; she's so mature for a 7 year-old.
Well, they still have about 4 weeks in school till they break up, so I have time to plan activities for her and my first son. But one thing we're definitely going to do this summer is get down to the beach.
So here are a few hot reads for the beach. Enjoy.
For You I Do by Angie Daniels
Bianca Beaumont is finally engaged! She’s happy… until long-time family friend London Brown tells her she’s marrying the wrong guy. Not that Bianca believes London at first, but the sexy restaurateur has convincing proof. Now Bianca is single, and she’s got a secret of her own… A true gentleman despite his bad boy reputation, London proposes marriage to avoid a Sheraton Beach scandal. She is a Beaumont after all! Bianca agrees in name only. But London knows she’s feeling the sizzling heat of their attraction. And he’s prepared to turn it up a notch, but only when Bianca is ready, willing and able to claim him as her husband… in every way.
Rent-A-Bride by Elaine Overton
There is nothing Edward Bouchard would not do for his beloved grandfather. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Including, making a deathbed promise to the old man that not only is he finally in love - the one thing Stanley Bouchard has most desired for his workaholic grandchild - but that he asked this love of his life to marry him and she said yes! Ed’s only intention being to give his grandfather peace in his final moments.
But as fate would have it the announcement not only gives Stanley peace, it gives him strength and determination to hang on to life long enough to meet his new granddaughter-in-law and witness the ceremony for himself.
This is fine by Ed, who counts every moment with his grandfather as a precious gift. He just has one small problem . . . where the hell is he going to find a bride on such short notice?
Rendezvous with Danger by Sharon C Cooper
Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA counter-intelligence officer, plans to wreak vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. A little rendezvous with danger is not what scares her, though. It’s seeing the tall, dark, and dangerously sexy man she vowed to love forever that has her running for cover. Former U.S. Special Operative, Quinn Hamilton, left the world of covert operations after the love of his life died in his arms during a black op. Three years later, he still loses sleep wondering if maybe he could have done something more to save her – until Alandra shows up on his doorstep. With her lies and betrayal, he wants nothing to do with her, yet, his heart won’t cooperate. It’s not until unknown enemies come after her that he must decide if he can leave the past behind and protect the woman he’ll always love. Will they survive this last mission and rekindle the love and passion they once shared?
Jezebel by Koko Brown
Celeste Newsome is a good time girl with plenty of personal demons. The beautiful dancer holds them at bay with late night benders, plenty of hooch and the company of the opposite sex.
Determined to never let anyone change her bad girl ways, and risk discovery of her Achilles heel, Celeste is turned inside out when Shane Brennan walks into her life. The handsome prizefighter slowly chips away at the hard-hearted Hannah’s defenses and becomes the only man capable of taming her wild heart.
Game, Set, Match by Nana Malone
Off the court, tennis star Jason Cartwright's playboy image is taking a public beating. On the court, he's down forty-love. A knee injury is shutting down his game, and the paparazzi are splashing his love life on every magazine. A comeback is in order, but the makeover he needs to save his faltering career is in the hands of the woman he loved and left fifteen years ago.
While single-mom, Izzy Connors, sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, even without it, she knows Jason isn't the star he appears to be. Although his charm and good looks haven't dimmed since he broke her heart, all she sees is his wasted talent and playboy lifestyle.
Can Izzy put the past behind her and help Jason get his game, and his image, back on track? Or will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart?
Columnist: Kiru Taye is the award-winning author of His Treasure.
She writes historical, contemporary and paranormal romances. Her stories are sensual and steamy, her characters passionate and sassy and her settings atmospheric and exotic.
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