If you are looking for a love story that offers off-the-charts chemistry but doesn’t skimp on the romance, then check out these Harlequin Blazes. They all won a Romantic Times award for excellence and the storylines are just as current today as when they were first published. Each book features brazen women, swoon-worthy men, lusty sex and a satisfying romance.
It’s difficult to find the print edition of these books but they are still available in digital formats.
A SEAL’s Seduction by Tawny Weber
Love steamy romances about heroic men in the military? Then you need to read A SEAL’s Seduction by Tawny Weber, which won the RT Award for Best Blaze in 2013.
On leave while grieving the loss of his fellow Navy SEAL, Blake meets Alexia and can’t control the ferocious sexual attraction. At first he thought their one-night stand would be the best distraction but it quickly turns into a wild weekend that he wants to extend. But Alexia has her reasons for not dating military men. When she discovers he was a Navy SEAL, she ends the fling. Blake didn’t think he would get a second chance until he’s given an assignment to extract Alexia from danger.
Claimed! by Vicki Lewis Thompson
When Josie is invited to be a maid of honor for a horseback wedding, she accepts even though she has two big concerns. First, the best man is Jack, the wild cowboy she had dated before he abruptly dumped her. And second, she doesn’t know how to ride a horse! Jack offers to give her riding lessons as a chance to get over any awkwardness. He swears it’s not a step toward seduction but they can’t keep their hands off each other. Jack wants another chance but is she willing to open herself up to another fall?
The story won the RT Award for Best Blaze in 2010. This second chance love story offers readers a hot cowboy, a romantic western setting, and a persistent heroine who won’t settle for anything less than a love that will last a lifetime.
Insatiable by Leslie Kelly
Damien spent the wildest one-night stand with Viv, not realizing this sexy stranger had been fired from one of his offices that day for being a “distraction” to her male colleagues. He wants to take care of her and make things right, but deep down Viv doesn’t think she’s good enough for Damien. Maybe good enough for a brief fling, but she’s not the kind of woman he could care about. And when she discovers he’s the CEO of her company, she has to wonder if Damien swept her off her feet to keep her in line.
Insatiable won the RT Award for Best Blaze in 2015. If you love bad girl heroines and the strong heroes who challenge and encourage them to go wilder, then you need to read this hot and vibrant romance.
One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz
One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz is a very sexy (and explicit!) romance between a blue-collar welder and her white-collar boss. They slipped up one night and had the best sex ever but he had to immediately dump her because of the potential legal ramifications of a workplace romance. He can’t pursue a relationship with her while she works for his company. But once she gives her two weeks’ notice, nothing’s going to hold him back from winning her over.
This Harlequin Blaze won the RT Award for Best Series Romance in 2016. The chemistry between the main characters is so fun that you’ll have a goofy smile on your face while you read this book.
She’s Got It Bad by Sarah Mayberry
Years ago Liam rejected Zoe. He loved her but he was no good for someone so pure and sweet. However, his rejection set off a chain of events that changed the course of their lives. When Liam sees her again, Zoe is untamed, brash and hardened by life’s disappointments. The lust between them is as raw as ever and no matter how much they try to deny it, they can’t keep their distance.
She’s Got It Bad won the RT Award for Best Blaze in 2009. This scorching romance will sweep you away in an unforgettable emotional journey. The vulnerable and tortured characters will linger in your mind long after you read the last page.
Recommended Reading List
In addition to the books mentioned above, get these sexy contemporary romance novels:
- It Happened One Christmas by Leslie Kelly: A woman gets a second chance with her memorable holiday hookup. This romance is a blend of earthy sensuality and Christmas cheer.
- Naughty, But Nice by Jill Shalvis: Bad girl Cassie returns to her hometown to cause trouble, but she’s met her match with the sexy sheriff. This opposite attract story is hot and romantic!
- Simon Says… by Donna Kauffman: Filled with sexy banter and lots of heat, a hotel manager breaks into the wrong guest room and is blackmailed by thief who wants her master key.
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