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Recommended Reads for July

It’s a month of good books so if you are looking something to take on the flight with you to RWA or to read on the sofa when you can grab a moment from the family or just something to relax and read, maybe our list will help.

  • Make Me Yours by Betina Krahn recommended by Jayne and Jane. Features a sexually knowledgeable female. A minx, if you will. It’s very fresh.
  • Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran recommended by Jane and Jennie F. It’s one of the few books to which Jane has a straight A. It’s a masterpiece of craft and romance.
  • What Happens in London by Julia Quinn recommended by Jane.   One word ran through my mind when I read this and that is charming.
  • Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh recommended by Janine.   The latest entry in Singh’s Psy/Changeling series pairs strong willed Mercy, a cat, with Riley, a wolf.   They fight like cats and dogs and make love like there is no tomorrow.
  • Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell recommended by Jayne.    This debut novel features a great heroine: “She’s supposedly powerless yet triumphs. She keeps most of her promises. She tries to do the right thing in the face of evil. She’s a heroine to respect and one I enjoyed meeting.”
  • Cowboy Comes Back by Jeannie Watt recommended by Jayne. Jayne reads far and wide within the category lines at Harlequin to find you gems like this.
  • Outcast by Joan Johnston recommended by Jane. This is a fast moving romance featuring a man broken by his traumatic past and the woman who is ready to sacrifice everything to save him.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Janine
    Jul 09, 2009 @ 10:07:57

    Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran recommended by Jane and Jennie F. It's one of the few books to which Jane has a straight A. It's a masterpiece of craft and romance.

    I don’t think Robin (Janet) will mind if I mention that she loved this book too.

    (And I also think very highly of it — but in the interest of full disclosure, I am the author’s critique partner.)

  2. Trish
    Jul 09, 2009 @ 15:01:53

    I really enjoyed Betina Krahn’s MAKE ME YOURS, too. I just love a clever heroine!

    Can’t wait to read the Duran and Singh!

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