HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
Filled with plenty of fast-moving attraction and hot sex, these four delectable stories are full of charm and, in some cases, plenty of humor. These are indeed entertaining getaways for those hot summer nights.
In Jaci Burton’s “Hope Smolders,” Jane is divorced with two kids and not ready to renew her acquaintance with her ex-husband’s former best friend, Will. But Will’s desire to help soon has Jane running scared — of falling for him. In “Perfect Stranger,” by Carly Phillips, pro football player Lucas pursues stranger Alexa after just one dance — and Alexa is happy to be pursued. Policeman Hank Sharp is not ready for “bloggess” Luanne and her Legend of Jane video blog in Jessica Clare’s “The Legend of Jane.” Hank is soon torn between his attraction to her and his disapproval of her blog. Being a fifth wheel on a Lake Placid ski vacation with friends wasn’t what Chelsea had planned. Neither was being rescued by hunk Brody Durbin, but all’s well that ends well in Erin McCarthy’s “Ice Princess.” (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jul., 352 pp., $7.99)