Good job! You did it! It’s been several years and five books, but our time in Wellingford is at an end. If you’re feeling anything like I am, it’s bittersweet to leave behind the characters we’ve met along the way. Fear not! I have the perfect thing for your book hangover! Hair of the dog.
That’s right. You craving some hot men in uniform and romances in a small town? I’ve got you covered. Without further ado, and in no particular order:
- Tessa Bailey’s Line of Duty series (start with Protecting What’s His). This series has it all—hot cops, hot sex, just plain hotness. No one writes dirty talking quite as amazingly as Bailey, so be sure to pack a fan and get ready to have your socks blown off. My personal favorite is Asking for Trouble, mostly because Brent is my main man. Shhh. Don’t judge me. Just wait until you read it. He’ll be your main man, too.
- Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series (start with The Unsung Hero). This particular series is a little more suspense than romance, but Brockmann is a master of weaving secondary characters’ stories throughout the main series until she gives them their happily ever afters. You’ll CARE about the team and since there are something like 16 books out, you’ll have plenty to read and immerse yourself in their world. I’m actually itching for a reread of these books. Someday. Over the rainbow. When I have a free week or two.
- Jessica Lemmon’s Second Chance series (start with Bringing Home the Bad Boy). Love small towns and bad boys? Lemmon has you covered—in spades. She knows how to hit you right in the feels and amp up the sexy at the same time, for some of the most satisfying reads I’ve picked up in the last year.
I could keep going, but between these three series, you’ll be covered for a bit! We’ve got hot, we’ve got men in uniform, and we’ve got romance in a small town. All the good stuff!
Erin Robinson is having an epically bad year. Her blossoming career on Broadway tanked, forcing her to crawl back to home to Wellington. The icing on her failure cake? Her former on-again, off-again fling is in town, and the sexy Marine is taking up way too much space.
Warren Davis always knew Erin was special, which is exactly why he can’t have her. A girl like her deserves something permanent—something neither of them wants. But now that they’re both back in town and she’s right there in front of him, a challenge in her eyes he’s never been able to resist, he’s questioning everything.
That challenge quickly escalates into an epic game of Truth or Dare. Erin’s sure she’s got him on lock, but as the night progresses, Warren’s dares intensify, drowning her in lust. But with the past still breathing down their necks, there’s no way either of them can win…
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back. Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published. Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people? She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Visit her on her website, Facebook, or Twitter!