Whether the weather's still hot or starting to cool, there’s always a trope-y romance book to keep you engaged indoors or out.



Jesus Benavidez likes women, and he won’t deny that they like him too… well… except one. But he’s on the back end of his thirties, and it seems like everyone around him has it all figured out and has left him in the dust. Then, the curvy bartender from his favorite pub becomes the new manager at his tattoo studio. She still hates him for reasons unknown, but at least now, she can’t avoid him. 


Stacey Landon just wants to do her job without dealing with overgrown man-children. Especially one man-child in particular. Managing a tattoo studio checks all the boxes of her perfect job, so she will not let her feelings about Jesus get in the way, no matter how confusing those feelings are. No matter how sexy he is or how aware her body is of him. 


When someone steals from the studio and frames Stacey as the culprit, it feels like no one is on her side, not even the one person she thought she could rely on. But she’s not the damsel in distress she was as a teenager, and this time, she’s going to save herself. 


Both Jesus and Stacey are Houstonians living in San Diego. Marine Artist is Book Three in the Melrose Lane Series. Free to borrow for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.  


Accountant by day. Writer by night. Mom always. According to her six-year-old’s last Mother’s Day card, MK Dwyer is in her forties, twelve feet tall, and “really good” at shopping. (Only one of which is true.) She’s in love with love, and in her stories, everyone finds their happily ever after. MK is living her own love story in a suburb of Houston, where some days she slays dragons and other days she reads a whole book in one sitting. 



Opposites Attract 

An affable army colonel who abruptly becomes a duke. A shy beauty who missed her coming out. And two mischievous boys who bring this pair together . . . 


A confident Colonel Winston Cutler finds himself a sudden duke when the brother he loathed perishes in a fire. Win returns to London, only to find he has two by-blow nephews to care for—and their specialty is running off their latest governess. 


Reserved Seraphina Nicholls returns to England after being stuck in Canada due to war with the Americans. Sera is slated to attend a house party, where she hopes to make a match with a man who is quiet and loyal. Instead, she finds herself volunteering to act as a governess to a neighboring duke’s rowdy nephews. 


Sera wins over the boys and is dismayed when she loses her heart to the roguish duke. Win finds Sera appealing but due to her retiring nature, he believes she would make for a terrible duchess. But Sera isn’t shy with him—especially when they are kissing. Win decides no one but this erstwhile governess will make him happy. 


Can the outgoing Win persuade a bashful Sera that opposites can attract—and thrive—in a passion-filled marriage? 


Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston’s Dubious about the Duke, the fifth book in Second Sons of London series. It’s now available from Kindle Unlimited. 


Award-winning, USA Today bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family. 


Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense. Her series include Second Sons of London, Dukes Done Wrong, Hollywood Name Game, and Maple Cove

Maida Malby loves this in-between season of late summer and early fall. She spends the days taking pictures of falling leaves during her walks. In the evenings, she revises her latest work-in-progress So It’s You, a Christmas Romance short story. Maida also reads and reviews books to reduce her massive To-Be-Read mountain and posts them on her blog Carpe Diem Chronicles.