I don’t know about you, but the choices in Kindle Unlimited can be daunting to wade through when you are looking for something new to read. Here are a few I enjoyed recently and would recommend.
In a Jam by Kate Canterbary
Marriage of convenience, slow-burn, grumpy/sunshine… this romance has it all.
After being dumped at the alter only hours before her wedding, Shay is depressed and hiding out in her best friend’s house. Then she finds out she has inherited her step Grandma’s tulip farm and decides this might be the thing she needs to give her time to heal and choose where to go with her life. She quickly runs into Noah, a high school friend who was a touchstone in her life all those years ago. But his cold, grumpy attitude around her is perplexing,
Noah has left the high-powered attorney life and is back in his hometown, on his farm raising his niece. He has been secretly in love with Shay since their teenage years but doesn’t want to get too close to her now and have his heart broken all over again. Until he blurts out an offer of a marriage of convenience for her to meet the terms of her grandma’s will… and Shay takes him up on it.
This book is laugh-out-loud funny with a bunch of small-town gossips, a first grader with a foul mouth, and lots and lots of pining and sexy times. I adore this author. Her books are totally my jam. Heh.
Science Fiction Romance:
Desire in His Blood by Zoey Draven
Brides of Kylorr #1
I was a little bummed when this author wrapped up her Horde King series because I love it so much. So I was super excited to see she was working on a new series set in the same universe as her other series.
Gemma is stuck in an impossible situation with her dad’s gambling problem and trying to find a way to pay off all of the debt he’s accrued while taking care of her sisters. When she gets an offer of marriage from an alien species she has no other option but to accept, even if the Kylorr are known to be brutal, blood-drinking berserkers.
Azur has one goal in mind when he makes the offer of marriage and that’s to destroy the Hara family and avenge his aunt. He doesn’t count on Gemma being his fated mate and being so entranced with her fiery spirit and attracted to her physically. What starts out as a battle for dominance between two strangers quickly evolves into a passionate, loving relationship.
This enemies to lovers, fated mates, marriage of convenience alien romance is 100% my cup of tea and I devoured it in one sitting. So excited for this new series.
The Stoneheart Bride by Kati Wilde
The Deadlands #3.5
If you need a quick read that will satisfy your fantasy romance-loving heart, here is the newest addition to the Deadlands series. At only about 51 pages, it’s an enjoyable way to spend your lunch break.
Flora is abducted by ogres and ends up being rescued by Brom the Stonehearted, the one man she pines for yet who rejected her hand in marriage. Turns out Brom’s feelings for Flora are just as strong, and he is going to set out to prove to her how compatible they are.
This quick romance has a whole lot of heart and some pretty intense love scenes. Don’t worry about being confused if you aren’t familiar with the series, the relationship history between the two is established early on and there aren’t any big gotcha mentions of previous books or characters. Although you just might want to grab up the rest of the series to binge later.
If you like motorcycle romance and are looking in KU, I recommend On the Brink: A Devil’s Seed Romance by B.L. Harris.
*adds to TBR*
Kate Canterbary and Kati Wilde are two of my favorite writers. I enjoyed IN A JAM, although I do think you have to hang on through the first 30% or so because the book is so front-loaded with story and setup (not to mention the heroine’s various friends, all of whom I assume will feature in future books). I also liked THE STONE HEART BRIDE, but I do think it suffered from being of novella length and much of the setup had to be communicated through exposition rather character interaction. Still, even not quite top-shelf Canterbary or Wilde is miles above many other romances available. I recommend both books.
I really hope Canterbary does continue on and make this a series. I enjoyed it so much.