Those of you who’ve been following this blog for a while know that every month I tell you which contemporary romance novels I’m looking forward to, and I ask which new releases you can’t wait to read.
I’ll randomly choose one commenter to win a $10 gift certificate for herself AND for the contemporary romance author she recommends. More details on that below.
Ready, Freddy? Here are the August contemporary releases I can’t wait to read!
Close Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl
Can a city girl make it in the wild, wild West?
For makeup artist Grace Barrett, Hollywood isn’t the land of golden opportunity. It’s the land of difficult divas, cheating boyfriends and unemployment. So when her great-aunt offers her a free place to stay in Jackson, Grace thinks she’ll spend a little time in the sticks to figure out her life, and then move somewhere exciting to live out her dreams. But it turns out that there are a few more thrills in this small town than Grace was expecting….
Cole Rawlins is a rugged Wyoming cowboy born and bred. Yet he can’t help but be drawn to the fascinating big-city girl who moves in across from him. He wants to get close enough to Grace to see past her tough facade, but if he does, she might see the real Cole. The one with a Hollywood history gone bad. As they discover a sizzling attraction, it becomes harder for him to keep his demons at bay-and those fires from long ago may burn them both.
They’ll need more than scorching-hot passion to make this opposites-attract affair work. But if they can learn to trust one another enough to reveal their secrets, they just might have a chance at forever.
My two cents
Victoria Dahl’s got a new series out! Victoria Dahl’s got a new series out! AAAAHHH!!!
In case it’s not clear, I LOVE Victoria Dahl. Her contemporary romance is just the right mix of funny and hot. Close Enough to Touch is the start of a new contemporary series set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and I can’t wait to read it.
Release date: August 28, 2012
Call Me Wild by Robin Kaye
She doesn’t know a single thing about relationships…
Unemployed sportswriter Jessie James plans to make a killing writing a bestselling romance novel. She’s never read one, but really, how hard can it be? Moving cross-country to a borrowed house in Idaho, Jessie starts her research with the first gorgeous guy she runs into…
Luckily, he knows everything…
Sports doctor Fisher Kincaid notices Jessie right away–the transplanted Easterner sticks out like a sore thumb in the small town. When he discovers she’s researching attraction and romance, he graciously offers himself as a test subject. That’s when everything starts to go wrong, and they both find out how much they need a few good lessons in love…
My two cents
I’ve read a couple of Robin Kaye’s previous books – including Wild Thing, which is also about the wild men of Idaho – and loved them. They’re fun, fast and sexy, and I’ve been looking forward to Call Me Wild since reading Wild Thing in December.
Answer at least one of the questions in bold below. By “contemporary romance” I mean romance between human beings set in the present day. It can be romantic suspense, inspirational, erotic, category-length or whatever.
I’ll choose one winner on Tuesday August 14th. That person will get a $10 gift certificate to the online book retailer of their choice, AND I’ll send the same to the author they mention.
If the winner mentions more than one author, I’ll ask her to choose which one gets the gift certificate.
This is open internationally.
What contemporary romance novel(s) being released in August are you looking forward to? Have you read anything by the authors I mentioned? Which of their books do you like best?