A collection of 17 steamy short stories (5,000 - 10,000 words) by new and established romance authors, Summer Heat is sure to steam up your reading this summer!
The Research Trip - Christina Rose Andrews
Serena’s business trip to Hawaii becomes a whole lot more pleasurable when her husband, Frank, surprises her with a romantic getaway.
Summer Nights - Ariel Bishop
Staying at former movie star Josh Davis’s Hollywood house was supposed to be strictly business, but Lauren can’t deny the attraction between them.
Irresistible - Caitlyn Lynch
At her gorgeous younger sister’s tropical island wedding, Melanie feels like an old maid until the groom’s two best friends, Jordan and Saul, make her an offer that’s simply irresistible!
Parted Veils of Midsummer - Líadáin Douglas
When the veil between worlds lightens at midsummer, Brigid gets a unique visitor. Will she accept what he has to offer?
The Gardener - Sera Taino
Ben, a senior in college, works as a part-time gardener tending Elena’s garden each week. However, Elena would like to do more than just watch the young man mow her lawn.
Siren’s Call - Gwen Marshall
When a bequest from a wealthy relative includes a trip to Greece, Nerissa thought she was just getting a nice vacation. But Greek Gods may have been smiling down on Nerissa when they led Theo to her side.
Storm In A Teacup - Ava Bari
Alex is looking forward to spoiling Kira on their first wedding anniversary. When their evening is interrupted by a thunderstorm, he must comfort and distract his terrified wife - by any means necessary.
Taking Chances - T.D. Crawls
When Lila wins a week-long stay at a luxury resort, her organized life is thrown for a twist. She decides to take a chance on romance and falls in love with another guest.
The Flooding of Ar - Abbigail Clark
In ancient Egypt, young chantress Meresmin prepares for the rites to welcome what she hopes to be a lush harvest after a heady night as an offering to the Egyptian god, Min.
Bliss - Annika Steele
When Chloe heads to Mustang Island with her twin daughters for summer vacation, they meet Simon and his daughter. While the three girls become friends, will Chloe and Simon discover something more in the hot Texas sun?
Just The Three Of Us - Moxie Rivers
Emily and Josh move into their first home and they want Dan to move out of his crappy apartment and move in with them. It makes sense, their house, like their love, is big enough for three…
The Marine’s Temptation - Livvy Ward
While getting ready to leave for his sister’s wedding, Nate receives a phone call which will lead him into temptation.
Bare Knuckled Love - Cynthia Miller
Lucy and Reed are both loners by choice. A series of chance encounters draws them closer together until finally Reed trusts her enough to open up. Can Lucy accept his dangerous course and give him her heart?
Yearning - Siobhan Kearney
When Rachel died, she was forced to watch everything she cared for decay or drift away. But when hunky landscaper Ian arrives to clean up, they establish a connection. Can the two find a way to make it work even though they can’t even touch?
A Cup of Coffee And An Offshore Wind - Avery J Heath
Grace has been friends with two kiteboarding enthusiasts, Jack and Noah, for weeks now, but friendship is all she can hope for. Or so she thinks. It turns out even crappy coffee can be a prelude to a beautiful relationship.
Love In The Water - Tally Bane
Excited to meet Kai’s family while on vacation in Hawaii, Gail expects to spend the week lazing on the beach, but Kai has something else in mind.
Instant Connection - Tricia Ramey
Helping co-ordinate her sister’s wedding was supposed to be the highlight of Aphry’s trip to Barbados. Little did she know, she would make an instant connection with the groom’s best friend.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Summer Heat is a collection of short and steamy romances, absolutely perfect for the beach or when you are stuck in an airport! Just make sure you have some water with you as you might need to cool down. Every story is different, ranging from contemporary, to paranormal, to rock stars and the military. In my opinion, there is literally something here for everyone.
All of the stories flow, with no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. There is simply no story that I felt was a 'filler', and far too many to choose just one favourite! Absolutely recommended by me - for that perfect summer read; or if you want to remember those hot, halcyon days, when it is cold outside.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
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