It’s Top Ten Tuesday. This week, we’re posting the “Books on Our Summer 2023 Reading List.”
It’s Top Ten Tuesday, where we post a list of 10 of our best/favorite/most important book-ish-related items, depending on the theme of the week. Thank you to That Artsy Reader Girl for providing us with this feature and creative ideas.
“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”
Top Ten Books On Sweet Savage Flame’s Summer 2023 Reading List
These ten books are on our Summer 2023 Reading List. We will do our best to review them all before the Autumnal Equinox comes along! Unfortunately, we couldn’t get to all our Spring reviews, so this list has a few leftovers we never posted.
Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey
NEVER A VIKING’S CAPTIVE
Lovely and dauntless, abducted by invaders from across an icy sea, Lady Brenna vowed vengeance — swearing no Viking brute would be her master…no barbarian would enslave her noble Celtic heart.
FOREVER A VIKING’S LOVEFires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey
Yet Garrick Haardrad, the proud and powerful son of a ruthless Viking chieftan, claims her with a primitive abandon that leaves her breathless, igniting fires of passion that blaze through the cold Nordic nights and forge the unbreakable bonds of a fiery, eternal love.
Hearts of Fire Series (Books #1-6) by Miranda Lee
Dark secrets, forbidden desires, scandalous discoveries… Welcome to a glittering new six-part saga set in Australia. This, and every novel to come, features a gripping romance that stands by itself, as the passions, scandals and hopes that exist…Hearts of Fire Series (Books #1-6) by Miranda Lee
Captive Passions by Fern Michaels
Sirena Cordez: Proud, beautiful, once humiliated by a band of ruthless pirates who used her brutally at will, she escapes and commands an elusive vessel as the Sea Siren to satisfy her hunger for sweet revenge.
Regan van der Rhys: The impassioned sun-gilded master of the Dutch East Indies whose lusty tastes are stifled by his marriage to the seemingly demure Sirena.
engulfs the sultry vixen and the masterful sun-god as they clash on land as man and wife and on the seas as enemies. In an epic of endless vengeance and love, Sirena mets her lusty match in Regan – the only man who can truly possess her!Captive Passions by Fern Michaels
Eugenia’s Embrace by Cassie Edwards
Eugenia Marie Scott looked like an experienced, sensual woman. But at sixteen, the naive girl with the emerald eyes, auburn hair, and enticing figure was ill-prepared for the harsh life she was thrust into: the rough and coarse gold-mining town of Cripple Creek,
With his sky-blue eyes and coal- black hair, Drew Jamieson belonged to a new breed of men: men who scrabbled in the dirt for priceless nuggets of gold, men who lived reckless lives, men who never had enough cash, liquor or women. But he was an exciting man of adventure — and the only man Eugenia could ever love!
PASSIONEugenia’s Embrace by Cassie Edwards
Just as the blazing wild-flowers, so must had blossom in summer, so had they no choice but to fulfill their burning desire. During a rapturous night of ecstasy Drew made Eugenia a woman, and Eugenia fell under his spell — a spell she would never break for the rest of her life!
Eagle’s Song by Rosanne Bittner
Warriors and dreamers, pathfinders and rebels, the Monroes are a family divided between their Indian heritage and their white blood. At their head is the indomitable Abigail Trent Monroe, whose love for Cheyenne warrior Lone Eagle became a legend. Now, as the clan gathers for a long-awaited reunion on their sprawling Colorado ranch, old hatreds and new passions explode … in heartbreaking tragedy for eldest son, Wolf’s Blood; in a forbidden love affair between Abigail’s wild grandson Zeke and a rancher’s headstrong daughter; and in an agonizing choice Wolf’s Blood’s young son must make — a choice that could seal his father’s fate.Eagle’s Song by Rosanne Bittner
The Five Books We Didn’t Get to This Past Spring But Are on the Summer Reading List
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to post these reviews in time for Spring, but they will be published in the next few weeks.
Temptation’s Trail by Dana Ransom
HERO FOR HIRE…
When Amanda Duncan headed West to find her missing brother, she knew she was a little out of her element. Her privileged upbringing in a fancy boarding school hadn’t prepared her for the perils of frontier Texas. So, she made a plan-all she had to do was hire a hero. But when legendary gunslinger Harmon Bass showed up, he wasn’t what she expected at all. True, he was gorgeous beyond belief, but he was also unarmed! What kind of hero didn’t carry a gun?
LADY FOR LOVE…TEMPTATION’S TRAIL BY DANA RANSOM
Rugged half-breed Harmon Bass needed a job that paid well and disguised his true mission. What ha got was an irritating and irresistible trail partner who could not ride, shoot or keep quiet! Yet with every move she made, he wanted her more! Maybe it was Amanda’s sheer pluck…or unexpected courage…or the way her beautiful brown eyes glowed with sensual fire. Here was a woman to tempt and torment him-the woman he’d been waiting for all of his life. Now, as he and the feisty eastern beauty crossed a wilderness dogged by crooked lawmen and avenging outlaws, Harm only prayed they lived long enough to calm the love that waited at the end of…TEMPTATION’S TRAIL
The Hellion by LaVyrle Spencer
TWO HEARTS . . . WORLDS APART
RACHEL. The image of elegance, social standing, and beauty, she had barely recovered from her husband’s death when the wildest, most passionate flame of her youth stepped into her life, once again…
TOMMY LEE. The all-time hellraiser of Russellville, Alabama, he had three marriages behind him and a string of fast cars and women. The townsfolk said he’d never change. But Rachel knew differently…
One they were high school sweethearts, too young and reckless to handle the consequences of their love. Now, twenty-four years later, Tommy Lee could still excite Rachel like no other man. Maybe this time, they could make it work. In spite of his wild reputation…the local gossip…or Rachel’s questioning heart.THE HELLION BY LAVYRLE SPENCER
The Shining of Love by Emma Darcy
Dedicated to her husband and their work at a rural Australian outback clinic, Suzanne had rejected the temptation Leith Carew had offered.
But he’d taken away her inner peace, just as she’d taken his. And when their paths crossed again, the longing that coursed through Suzanne’s body could no longer be denied. Except this time, Leigh was not free…THE SHINING OF LOVE BY EMMA DARCY
Passion Moon Rising by Rebecca Brandewyne
Ileana – The cherished princess of a brave and noble land. Violet-eyed, silver-haired, she was graced with beauty, pride and passion … born with a great gift and a rare destiny.
Cain – A warrior prince who denied the danger that could destroy him. He lived by his courage and his instincts, and from the moment he gazed on Ileana, he knew nothing would vanquish his desire.
In each other’s arms, they shared a rich and wondrous love that brought them to exquisite ecstasy. But in a fierce and fiery clash of wills, their union was torn by betrayal and mistrust. Now, as their kingdoms are plunged into the terror of war, they must take up the only weapon that can save their world … the power that blazes in the blackest of nights – the gleaming sword of love!PASSION MOON RISING BY REBECCA BRANDEWYNE
Two Can Play by Emma Jane Spenser
They were playing a dangerous game
Private Investigator Natalie Tracy specialized in finding what was lost–missing kids, family heirlooms–so a treasure hunt piqued her curiosity. She’d been hired to unravel the clues hidden in the pages of The Quest. Her first step was to track down the elusive author, Alexander Garrick. That’s when she learned a new set of rules….
Rule #1: Despite her attraction to Alex, she couldn’t trust him.
Rule #2: She only had three weeks to solve the riddle, but her future happiness depended on it.
Rule #3: In a game where winner takes all, the stakes became her life!TWO CAN PLAY BY EMMA JANE SPENSER
What do you think of our picks for the top ten list?
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