Summer Might Be Too Hot To Handle With These 7 Steamy Reads

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Summer Might Be Too Hot To Handle With These 7 Steamy Reads

What better time than summer to indulge in a romance novel? With a long, hot summer on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about what books we might want to read. Although there's really not a single genre that can define the season, there's something about the blazing heat that makes a romantic novel that much more enticing.

There are some relatively new releases that are deserving of our attention this summer. However, we also can't ignore the older gems that should be revisited as well. We've gathered a list of some hot and steamy romance novels—both new and old that have caught our eye lately.

Gear up for the summer with one (or multiple!) of these exciting romance novels. You'll be turning pages faster than your eyes can keep up.

1. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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This exciting novel tells the story America's First son and the Prince of Wales whose initial altercation harms U.S. and British relations, before it develops into a secret romance. Will these two lovers find the courage and power to be themselves? Or will diplomacy and campaign logistics stop them?

2. Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

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Call Me by Your Name tells the sudden and powerful romantic attraction between a young boy and a summer guest at his parents' mansion on the Italian Riviera. Their summer is filled with a restless obsession, fascination, and passion for one another. It's not long before the relationship recklessly develops into complete and total intimacy, creating grounds for an instant classic.

3. Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden

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This fictional novel tells the striking story of Nitta Sayuri's life as a geisha. It begins when she's taken from her home and sold into slavery at just nine years old. We witness her transformation into a geisha, encountering the romance, eroticism, and suspense that comes with it as she competes with a jealous rival.

4. Bared To You by Sylvia Day

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Bared to You is the first book in the Crossfire Series. The protagonist is shamelessly drawn to the beautiful and brilliant Gideon Cross, who draws her out of her own darkness. The two characters mirror each other's deepest wounds and desires, telling the provocative tale of an undying obsession.

5. Destroyed by Pepper Winters

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This hot and steamy novel tells the story of a man and a woman are drawn together by a passionate lust. The two are simultaneously destroyed by love and possessed by a feverish hope. However, they both have secrets deeper than the other could ever imagine.

6. Rush by Maya Banks

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Rush is the first book in the Breathless Trilogy. It tells the story of Gabe Hamilton who finally decides to act on his desires toward his best friend's little sister, Mia Crestwell. He draws her into his provocative world as their relationship grows from an intense obsession to something even deeper.

7. Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

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A star reporter for a big newspaper, Conley Hawkins seems to have it all. That's until she loses her job and makes her way back to her roots, running the gossip column for her family's paper. However, things take a turn when she witnesses a deadly accident and gets involved with an old flame. Scandal ensues as her lover causes trouble and mysteries regarding the accident unfold.

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