The dog days of summer are upon us. Time to curl up in the AC or grab a floatie and hit the pool/beach/lake with a new book. Here are the titles that are taking us away to new and intriguing places this month at The Romance Dish.
We're visiting merry old England on Monday, August 1 with a review of The Rake's Daughter by Anne Gracie. This second book in Gracie's Brides of Bellaire Gardens series features a cross-class, grumpy-sunshine romance that's sure to charm.
On Tuesday, August 2 we're off to southern Louisiana for The House on Blueberry Lane, the sixth book in Brenda Jackson's popular Catalina Cove series. Though this second-chance romance includes previous couples from the series it also stands well on its own.
Hellie joins us on Wednesday, August 3 with a review of For the Love of the Bard. The first book in Jessica Martin's Bard's Rest series is earning raves, including from Hellie!
Farrah Rochon wraps up her Boyfriend Project trilogy with a steamy, snappy, heart-tugging, enemies-to-lovers romance that kept me eagerly flipping pages from start to finish. Stop by Thursday, August 4 for a review of The Hookup Plan and a chance to win copies of the first two books in this popular series.
We're hosting a tour review stop for The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden on Friday, August 5. Be sure to stop by to read what Santa has to say about this story that features a piemaker given the magical chance to live the life she didn't choose the first time around.
Join us on Tuesday, August 9 for a review of Beauty and the Thief, a new novel that launches Shana Galen's The Royal Saboteurs historical romance series.
Thursday, August 11 brings a tour review of Michelle McLean's The Gunslinger's Guide to Avoiding Matrimony. I'm about 25% into this historical western romcom and haven't stopped grinning yet.
It's a sprinkle of Christmas in August on Monday, August 15 when we share an excerpt and host an ARC giveaway for The Road to Christmas. This upcoming novel (20 September) by Sheila Roberts is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit.
It's A Table for Two on Tuesday, August 16. Stop in to read a review of this small-town, enemies-to-lovers romance by Sheryl Lister.
On Wednesday, August 17, Santa will be here again to share her thoughts about Knot Again. This romcom by Kwana Jackson is the second book in her Real Men Knit series.
If you're an Ilona Andrews fan you won't want to miss our review of Ruby Fever on Friday, August 19. This final book in Catalina's Hidden Legacy trilogy is everything I could have hoped for. And more.
We're heading from the rodeo arena to the beach on Monday, August 22 with a review of Kiss Me Now, Cowboy. This friends-to-lovers contemporary romance launches Dylann Crush's new Cowboys in Paradise series.
A fierce female blacksmith, a handsome scoundrel, and a marriage of convenience? Yes, please! Join me on Tuesday, August 23 when I share my thoughts about Sophie Jordan's The Scoundrel Falls Hard.
We're returning to one of my favorite new small town series on Wednesday, August 24 with a review of Return to Cherry Blossom Way by Jeannie Chin. This one features a second-chance romance with plenty of family disruption, meddling friends, drool-worthy food, sizzling chemistry, emotional baggage, and a hard-won happily ever after.
Join me on the Isle of Skye on Thursday, August 25 for a tour review of Together Under a Snowy Skye. Lisa Hobman's heart-tugging, romantic tale has me itching to book a flight to spend my own holidays in the warm and welcoming village of Glentorrin.
Friday, August 26 brings a review of another second-chance romance. This time it's The Hellion and the Hero, a historical romance by Emily Sullivan and it's the heroine who once left the hero broken-hearted.
How's your summer going? Any new author or book discoveries?
What's on your reading schedule this month?
Four randomly chosen people who comment before 11:00 PM, August 1 will each receive a package of books from my stash.
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