Rebecca Zanetti Recommends Ten of Her Favorite Recent Steamy Romances

The Broken author shares some of her favorite red-hot reads, plus upcoming releases she can't wait for.

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve needed a lot of distraction over the past couple of months, and finding a good book makes all the difference. 

Here are five steamy romances that I read to escape—plus five new books I am waiting (somewhat) patiently to read when they're finally released. 

Buy Island Affair at Amazon

Island Affair

By Priscilla Oliveras

I always enjoy the make-believe fiancé trope, and this book takes readers to the Caribbean to boot. 

The family dynamics for the heroine are perfectly done, and the hero is a sexy hottie with impressive strength. Island Affair definitely took me away for a while.

Buy The Highlander's Christmas Bride at Amazon

The Highlander's Christmas Bride

By Vanessa Kelly

I love Vanessa Kelly’s romances, and this one, about a spirited heroine who was deserted by her arranged fiancé before she failed as a nun, is one of my favorites.

The hero is a hottie Highlander (meow) who’s a single dad, and the setting is around Christmas.

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Buy Queen Move at Amazon

Queen Move

By Kennedy Ryan

I’m all about destiny and soulmates when it comes to romance, and this book has both in buckets. 

It’s sweet and sexy, and I got lost for a while in the heartfelt connection between the characters. This one is definitely a keeper. 

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Buy The Deception at Amazon

The Deception

By Kat Martin

I’ve read this one a few times, and I just love the action, romance, and danger. 

It’s easy to escape for a while with Hawk Maddox and the case the characters are pursuing, coupled with the emotional stakes for them both. I highly recommend this book. 

Buy Butterfly Bayou at Amazon

Butterfly Bayou

By Lexi Blake

This is a new series by Lexi, and it has all of the snarky humor, sexy romance, and heart-pulling emotion as her other series. 

The characters are three-dimensional and intriguing, and the setting in Louisiana makes me want to visit right now.  

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Books I Can't Wait to Read:

Buy Like a Wolf With a Bone at Amazon

Like a Wolf With a Bone

By Shelly Laurenston

We’re back to the Pride series, baby! I can’t wait to read this one!

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Buy RomeAntically Challenged at Amazon

RomeAntically Challenged

By Marina Adair

I love Marina’s voice, and I’m really excited to dig into this new series.

Buy The Rebellious Rancher at Amazon

The Rebellious Rancher

By Kate Pearce

This is the 3rd Millers of Morgan Valley books, and I’ve been eagerly anticipating the next romance for this crew.

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Buy The Jackal at Amazon

The Jackal

By J.R. Ward

I can’t wait to start this new spinoff!

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Buy How to Catch a Queen at Amazon

How to Catch a Queen

By Alyssa Cole

I loved the Reluctant Royals and am so excited for this new spinoff series, called Runaway Royals.

Editor's Note: Island Affair, The Highlander's Christmas Bride, Like a Wolf With a Bone, RomeAntically Challenged, and The Rebellious Rancher are published by Kensington Publishing Corp., as is Rebecca Zanetti's latest novel, Broken.

Published on 4 Jun 2020