Author Layla Reyne is back on Smexy for some recs for Pride month!
Out this week, PRINCE OF KILLERS is book one of my new male/male romantic suspense trilogy, FOG CITY. Usually, when my writing brain is in romantic suspense mode, I’m reading a different genre. While working on Fog City, I’ve been binge-reading contemporary romance. These are just a few of my recent favorites that I’d recommend for your Pride Month reading.
Top Shelf – Allison Temple – A cover with character, and a lovely slow-burn romance full of unique characters, a cool bookstore, and a new town to grow to love.
Heated Rivalry – Rachel Reid – My favorite read of the year so far. Enemies to friends to lovers that spans years. The growth of the main characters and their relationship is epic, and the chemistry (and sex scenes) between them hot as hell.
Dedicated – Neve Wilder – Speaking of steamy scenes, Dedicated has some great ones, plus A+ pining between bandmates and solid demi-romantic rep.
Wilde Love – Lucy Lennox – If you’re a fan of the hugely popular Forever Wilde series, you, like me, have been WAITING for Doc and Grandpa’s story, and this did not disappoint. One of only four books I’ve ever cried at while reading.
Reverb – Anna Zabo – Reverb is Book 3 in the Twisted Wishes series, which has explored gender and sexuality across the spectrum. Mish and David are great together, two forces of nature, with banter, respect and heat between them.
Blindsided – Eden Finley – I’d been hearing great things about the Fake Boyfriend series, and while this entry doesn’t follow that trope exactly, the best friends reunited to lovers trope is played to perfection. Sweet, surprising and sports romance.
Shadows You Left – Jude Sierra & Taylor Brooke – The prose alone in this book is worth the read, but so too is the gritty mood, the compelling characters, and the romance that develops between them, something bright and special in their dark world.
Layla, thanks for stopping by Smexy with these recommendations!