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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #23 – Summer lovin’…

Boys in our Books Friday Question of the Week!

Each week we’ll ask a question about your reading experience. Our review team will give our answers and we encourage you to join in and comment with your answers as well!  Let’s talk about BOOKS! :)


What books would you recommend for summer vacation/holiday reads?


I’d recommend something not too heavy that you can keep on reading when you’re back home, so 1st books in series.

Somebody Killed His Editor
Immortality is the Suck 


I’d totally recommend My Summer of Wes for your next vacay. It’s a delicious, easy read, perfect for poolside, beach side or just a relaxing day off.


Fun and fluffy reads like Taboo for You by Anyta Sunday, the juicy and dirty freebie No Homo by RemainNameless and, if you want to unwind, Gives Light by Rose Christo.


For fun and easy Beach reads, I recommend Timing by Mary Calmes or the Texas series by RJ Scott (apparently I think cowboys when I think summer vacation). For a jet set reader – Gold Digger by Voinov and for some down and dirty fun – The Back Passage by James Lear.


Beach Reads have to be light and fun and sexy. I would go with anything my Josephine Myles (Screwing the System) or Jay Northcote ( Nothing Serious) or M.J. O’Shea (Catch My Breath). Those are a few of my happy place authors and you can’t go wrong with happy on the beach. Le Sigh. Can we go to the beach now?


At Piper’s Point would be the perfect book to take to the beach….it’s fun, flirty and has an island full of sexy hotties!


When I think Summer or the beach, I immediately think of Starfish & Coffee by Kele Moon. I think another great vacation read would be Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan. It’s long enough to read over a few days and it’s sweet and entertaining!  Though, if you’re gonna buckle down and invest some serious time and energy into getting through something while away from work, I’d take the time to read Special Forces by Voinov/Marquesate.


The Chimera Affair is a hot, sexy spy read; For a can’t-put-it-down suspense romance, I’m a fan of Life Lessons and its sequels. (I love exciting reads!) On one beach vacay, I swam through four volumes of the translated yaoi novel series S by Saki Aida. Fast, quick, but fun reads!


For some reason, Kim Fielding comes to mind when I think “Summer reads.” If you enjoy fantasy, try out Stasis or Treasure (the former being part of a trilogy).

Science fiction thriller? How about One Breath One Bullet for sizzling action on and off the bed.

And if you need a little dub-con/violence/prison setting with your summer sunshine and beach side view, and don’t mind reading an AU fanfiction, I would recommend Po Lazarus.



9 comments on “QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #23 – Summer lovin’…

  1. Glenda
    July 11, 2014

    Anything by Tj Klune-specifically the “Bear, Otter and the Kid” series


  2. Robi Lombardi
    July 11, 2014

    Jay Bell’s Something like series


  3. Marlobo
    July 11, 2014

    I can’t answer this. The concept of vacation /holiday reads is totally alien to me. In my case, reading is a continuous phenomenon, don’t have seasons.

    Liked by 2 people

    • katinka
      July 13, 2014

      Good point!:D


  4. LegeArtis
    July 11, 2014

    Hmmm, ok:

    Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger for the feels,
    Muscling Through by J.L. Merrow for the laugh and feels,
    Think of England by K.J. Charles for the moody days when you have to stay inside;
    Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet because you’re trying to keep up with current buzz books;
    Collision Course and No Souvenirs by K.A. Mitchell – well, entire series is on the fluffy side, but these two can be ok summer reads…

    Ok, I’m done. :)

    Liked by 1 person

    • katinka
      July 13, 2014

      Muscling Through..YES. I was wondering…have you read other Merrow’s that you thought were great? After not being very impressed with Merrow’s Fall Hard I didn’t read anything else by her for a while. But I’m over it now and like to try out some of her other works.


      • LegeArtis
        July 13, 2014

        Same as you, I read Hard Tail, Fall Hard and Pressure Head and they were 1. nothing like MT and 2. easy reads, but forgettable, imo… nothing to write home about.
        Al is one of the kind. ;)


  5. Jody
    July 11, 2014

    LB Gregg – almost everything she writes is fun. Start with Catch Me if You Can or Mark and Tony from the Men of Smithfield.
    AJ Thomas – A Casual Weekend Thing – a great suspense
    Damon Suede – Horn Gate for fantasy
    Mary Calmes – Mine, Frog or Acrobat – These are quick, light and sweet.


  6. Otila
    July 12, 2014

    L.A. Witt’s Changing Plans


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