The best books to heat up your nights

Who am I?

Everyone wants to find romance. Some of us find it within the pages—or more than once. I also think romance gets a bad rap, but I for one love to fall in love repeatedly. It doesn’t matter if they’re fictional because when you read a story; you get lost in their world, as though you’re their friend, too. That is what I strive for when I write my characters. I write them as someone you could go out for a drink with and just have a good time. However, most of my characters experience life or death situations, but that just makes them stronger in the end, especially when I base them on my real-life experiences like in Tattooed Dots.


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Tattooed Dots

By Kimberly Knight,

Book cover of Tattooed Dots

What is my book about?

Easton Crawford put his modeling career before his marriage until it was ending in divorce. Years later, he is finally learning how to be the father his daughter needs him to be. He’s not looking for someone to step into the mother role—just nightly casual hook-ups. When his best friend convinces him that a good way to meet single women is to go on a singles cruise, he finds more than just a one-night stand.

At age thirteen, Brooke Bradley became an adult, raising her younger sister while her mother continually ignored her parenting responsibilities. Since then, Brooke has continued to take care of the people in her life, including her deadbeat boyfriend, Jared. For Brooke’s thirtieth birthday, her best friend surprises her with a cruise but fails to mention it’s a singles cruise. When Brooke meets Easton, the one man willing to be her constant, will she finally find the courage to leave Jared? 

The books I picked & why

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Confined Space: An Everyday Heroes World Novel

By E.M. Shue,

Book cover of Confined Space: An Everyday Heroes World Novel

Why this book?

Confined Space is a book that clutches your heartstrings, pulling you in, and demanding you find out what secrets Coral is hiding. I love the way that Rowdy loves Coral and wants to protect her. How he wants to give Archer love too and take care of him. Even after the pain, Coral suffers she can find love again and move on.

Saving Their Princess

By KL Donn,

Book cover of Saving Their Princess

Why this book?

Saving Their Princess makes you question what is possible. It takes a twist on reality and gives you a new perspective. I love this book so much because it spins one of my favorite all-time classic fairytales into a modern-day twist. I got the value of friendship and love from this story. Two men that have been friends for years fall for the same woman and they give her the life she deserves.


Falling for the Unexpected

By Rachel Lyn Adams,

Book cover of Falling for the Unexpected

Why this book?

Falling for the Unexpected is a book that tackles real-life issues while giving the reader a sense of hope. While both of the main characters have their flaws, we see tremendous growth in both of them throughout their story. Simone, the heroine shows a lot of strength throughout her journey and is a relatable character. The conflicts within the story aren’t glossed over, but rather tackled in a realistic manner that has you rooting for both Kyle and Simone.

There are times when your heart breaks for what the characters are enduring and other times where you want to cheer for them because of what they’ve overcome. When the story is over you realize that the unexpected things in life are sometimes what you need the most.


Exposure: An Epiphany Novel

By Ember Dante,

Book cover of Exposure: An Epiphany Novel

Why this book?

The characters in Exposure are well developed and likable, and the story was captivating from beginning to end. It had the right mix of tension and humor. Readers who enjoy spicy romances with some family drama thrown in will love this book. Loyalty is a double-edged sword, especially when dealing with family.


Bared Souls

By Ellie Wade,

Book cover of Bared Souls

Why this book?

Bared Souls is a unique story with interesting characters and a beautiful and tragic love story that pulls on your emotions and heartstrings. It makes you see love in a different way and takes on a topic that is hard to overcome for some. Even leading to death. Bared Souls sucks you in and will have you flipping the pages until the very end.


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