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Hot Romance Novels For a Sizzlin’ Summer

By: Hidden Gems on July 12, 2022

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By: Hidden Gems on July 12, 2022


If you are a regular on this blog, you’ll know that hot romance novels are the most popular genre in the Hidden Gems ARC program. There are bad boys, enemies to lovers, second chance romances, and so much more in this list. Our readers know that no two love stories are the same, so they scoop up new books every chance they get. We’ve got one for everybody on this round-up of recently top rated romance books.

Stone Cold

Stone Cold by Winter Renshaw

With over 1500 Amazon reviews and a strong average rating, this one from Winter Renshaw is a must-read and loved by our readers! Stone Cold is the story of Stone and Jovi, and follows them on their slow burn, enemies to lovers, second chance romance which is kicked off with a social media snafu, which propels their journey to romance.

Melissa G. is one of the readers that raved about Stone Cold, writing in her five star Amazon review, “I loved every page of Stone Cold! I literally devoured this book in one sitting.”

“Snappy dialogue, perfect heroine and hero, great plot, what more could you ask for?” writes Paula K. in her five star Amazon review. “I enjoyed every minute of this book. In fact I read it straight through. I honestly was not ready for it to end. I read it through Kindle Unlimited but I will be buying it to add to my collection. It’s one that I will be reading again.”


Alexei by Eva Winners

Alexei is a clear winner amongst our readers! With 500 Amazon reviews and an average rating that is close to perfect, Alexei is a must read, and is book four in the Belles and Mobsters series. Alexei is the story of an FBI agent, Aurora, and a damaged Mafia member who are forced to work together in a suspenseful and steamy enemies to lovers tale.

Alexei grabbed me on page 19 and never let me go!!!” shares Kathy H. in her five star review.

Rebecca C. seconds the sentiment in her five star review, “…This book will have your emotions all over the place: angry, sad, happy, frustrated, and a whole lot more. As with the previous books, nothing but HEA for our perfectly matched couple. I can’t wait to see where she takes us with our other favorite Mobsters and their Belles. I absolutely highly recommend every single book in this series as a must read…”

Her Second Chance Cowboy

Her Second Chance Cowboy by Leslie North and Mary Sue Jackson

Another Hidden Gems reader favorite with over 180 Amazon reviews and a 4.5 star average, Her Second Chance Cowboy is absolutely one to add to your TBR list of hot romance novels. The second in a six book series, Her Second Chance Cowboy is the story of a second chance romance between former high school sweethearts, Colin and Nancy, who are brought together again when Nancy plans a wedding hosted on Colin’s farm.

“I just didn’t think that Mary Sue could write anything better than the previous book in this series; along comes Her Second Chance Cowboy!” raves Elaine C. in her five star Amazon review. “I felt like I was actually a resident of Windy Creek. This is sweet, the dreamy story kept me glued to the pages all the way to the end!…”

Nome concludes in their five star Amazon review, “I adored this book. Charming, exciting and so sweet I couldn’t put it down. I adored the stubborn characters. Sweet HEA. Unable to put this one down.”

Evil Empire

Evil Empire by Kristen Luciani

Kristen Luciani’s Evil Empire is a must-read with over 220 ratings on Amazon and an average of over 4.6 stars. Evil Empire is the third and final book in the Ruthless Revenge series, and is the conclusion of Massimo and Kristina’s love story. The series follows the story of Massimo, a duplicitous bodyguard with ties to the mafia, and Kristina, an heiress in need of protection. If you have not previously read books one and two, you may want to read this series in order; based on reviewers’ thoughts on the series as a whole, it’s worth the read!

Irene T., writes in her five star Amazon review, “This is the third and final book in the Ruthless Revenge series. It’s a fast-paced continuation from the previous book that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish…”

Heidi S. praises in her five star Amazon review, “…Everything is tied up perfectly. There are so many twists and shocking truths exposed. Mas and Kristi know exactly who they can and cannot trust, but there are still others out there who they don’t know if they should trust them. There is deceit, action, lies, secrets, revelations and some hot and steamy moments…”

Corrupted Pleasure

Corrupted Pleasure by Eva Winners

Eva Winners is a definite fan favorite when it comes to hot romance novels, which is why she has two books on this summer reading recommendation list. Corrupted Pleasure has more than 260 reviews on Amazon, and an average star rating of 4.6. A tale of debt, temptation, and forbidden desires, Corrupted Pleasure will keep you turning the pages.

Kandi A. shares in her five star Amazon review, “This was an absolutely wonderful book. The suspense, romance, humor and wonderful characters just kept me entertained. I couldn’t stop reading it. Another hit for Eva Winners and worth every star and recommendation.”

“This was an absolutely wonderful book,” writes JenMT in her five star Amazon review further highlighting why Eva has two books on this list. “I’ve read it straight through. From literally laughing out loud to being so turned on it was nonstop from start to finish! I’ve loved every single one of Eva Winner’s books!”

Hidden Gems readers got to read these smoking hot romance novels first, so if you want more happily-ever-afters to indulge in all summer long, sign up today! Subscribers to Hidden Gems receive invitations to read books like these – plus other titles from any of up to 15 other genres – for free. Authors send these out in the hopes that the readers will write an honest review on Amazon once they’re done.

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