Romance Novels to Add to Your Cart
If you’re a regular on the Hidden Gems blog, you’ll know that romance is the most popular genre in the Hidden Gems ARC program. Our readers know that no two love stories are the same, so they scoop up new books every chance they get. Check out this list and decide which you’ll be adding to your cart!
Sweet Slow Sizzle by Sadira Stone
With 30 ratings and a 4.6 star average, Sweet Slow Sizzle is the final book in the four book Bangers Tavern Romance series. You do not need to have read any of the other books in this series to enjoy, but reviewers say that you’ll want to dive into the other books in this series. Sweet Slow Sizzle is the story of Lana, a young server struggling to keep her brothers in line after the tragic death of their parents; and Jojo, a bouncer who has been trying to turn Lana’s head for three years.
Readers rave that this story is no fairy-tale, but satisfying and real. Elle B. writes in her five star Amazon review, “This might be my favorite of the Bangers Tavern books so far!..Sadira’s writing is at once crisp and decadent, her descriptions perfectly lush without becoming laborious…A perfect next installment of my favorite found-family contemporary romance series, Sweet Slow Sizzle does not disappoint.”
Jess concurs in their five star Amazon review, “This was such a good hearty romantic read. The book contained a solid storyline, amazing plot and great steamy scenes…I loved this book, as it had the right amount of angst, steaminess and Jojo was very lovable…”
Immortal Vendetta by L.A. McGinnis
With 80+ ratings and a 4.7 star average, Immortal Vendetta is the third in the three book Blackstone Vampire Clan series. Reviews say that you should read these books in order for them to make sense. Immortal Vendetta is the enemies to lovers vampire romance saga, with bad boys, a heroine who never needs rescuing, and magic.
Danyelle writes in their five star Amazon review, “Oh my bats and cats! I LOVE this book. It’s the third and final book in Logan’s series, so it’s necessary to read the whole series in order to understand what is happening. And there is a lot of stuff happening at the same time. This series has just about everything in it: Sizzling hot reverse harem romance, super sexy vampires, steamy scenes, fabulous magics, twisty plots, time travel, evil villains, edge of your seat action, and enormous… Fangs. I had a hard time putting down this book and getting anything else done…”
“…I loved these characters,” Laure E. raves in her five star Amazon review. “They’re all well written and unique. Very dark and steamy romance where the lead characters will have to go through unimaginable horrors to survive and possibly sacrifice their lives to destroy and ancient enemy they thought was destroyed long ago. Exciting and action packed read with plenty of magic, mayhem, bloody violence, and surprising twists in the plot that made it impossible to put this book down. I highly recommend this book and series.”
Western Hearts by Carolyne Aarsen
With 200+ ratings and a 4.5 star average, Western Hearts is the first in the six book Cowboys of Aspen Valley series. Western Hearts is the story of Kip, who is trying and struggling to raise his brother’s children, and Nicole, who is determined that she can provide a better home for the children. A battle of wills and hearts ensues in this Western romance.
GumboMom raves in her five star Amazon review, “…This was a beautiful story about a journey to find unconditional love, forgiveness and peace. The story is a clean and wholesome romance appropriate for anyone who loves a happy ending. This is the first in a series about the Cowboys of Aspen Valley in Canada. I look forward to reading more of the series.”
“Western Hearts is a sweet, uplifting romance about what makes a family and having a sense of belonging,” Bernadette C. writes in her five star Amazon review. “I love the characters of Kip, Nicole, and the boys. This well written book makes you root for all the main characters. I love when they acknowledge that only God is in control. I certainly did not expect one major discovery but appreciate that it makes the whole book perfect. This book is an awesome start to a new series.”
Possession by Andrea Hagan
With 175+ ratings and a 4.6 star average, Possession is the first of three books in the Memphis Magic series. This is the tale of a seance gone wrong; readers will follow Aubrey as she attempts to untangle herself from the possession of a half-incubus, solve the murder of her best friend, and perhaps find love along the way.
SilverStar raves in their five star Amazon review, “What can I say, this book made me laugh so much!…This book has everything! Has steamy but the author is truly elegant to deliver this without taking over the main story. The story goes from the shock of being possessed by a sexy demon who wants to seduce her at every turn to a world unseen by humans. A world of angels and demons and lawyers. Very well thought. I highly recommend this book. This is a fast pace read with a perfect satisfying delivery…”
Tiffany K. concurs in her five star Amazon review, “This slow burn paranormal romance was one I couldn’t put down! It is full of amazing characters, and had me snort snuffling out loud (because who actually laughs out loud?) Between the witty banter, the sticky situations Aubry keeps finding herself in, and the pull of a mystery, this was an irresistible book that I binge read in one sitting…”
The Baby’s Christmas Blessing by Meghann Whistler
With 80+ ratings and a 4.6 star average, The Baby’s Christmas Blessing follows Steve as he frantically tries to find a nanny for his newborn nephew; unfortunately, his first choice comes with baggage.
“…WOW, I really enjoyed this book from the very beginning!” Familymgrkendra writes in their five star Amazon review. “The main characters, Steve and Chloe have a history together, but Steve pushed Chloe away from him many years ago. I like how Chloe was open to being a Nanny to Steve’s nephew that he is caring for since his sister passed away, even after a failed relationship in the past with Steve. Both Steve and Chloe have had traumatic pasts both in childhood and adulthood, which make having a relationship with some hurdles to overcome. I truly enjoyed seeing Chloe and Steve take on the task of raising baby Aiden and in the process begin to trust and love each other again. This is a ‘Second Chance Romance’ book with a Christmas theme. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Romance books! FANTASTIC BOOK!”
TLynn concurs with their five star Amazon review, “A sweet and clean Christmas romance that will touch your heart filled with second chances, love, hope, and faith. I loved how personable and charming the characters were. They tug at your emotions and pull you into their story…This was a small-town romance with all the feel-goods. Add in the holiday cheer and it’s the perfect book to start off the holiday festivities. I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more by this author…”
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