Bad Boys of Summer: Best New Romance Books

15 Jun 2016

Summer is in full swing, and it’s getting pretty hot outside. For romance readers, it may be getting a little hot inside too… or wherever you’re reading the newest romance releases! With a new season comes a whole new set of bad boys in books to drool over while reading by the pool or lounging on the beach. If you’re looking for the best new romance books with all of the bad boys of summer, take a look at our great recommendations! Like your book boyfriends a deeper shade of bad? Then check out our Bad Boys of Summer post!

Bad Boys of Summer: Best New Romance Books

Saving a Legend

Sarah Robinson

Release Date: June 14, 2016

Kieran Kavanagh’s family has a gym that’s produced a lot of mixed martial arts legends, but he isn’t one of them. Yet. After being thrown in jail because of a nasty fight, Kieran has to do community service at a center for at-risk youth. He goes through the motions until he meets a special young girl named Shea, who is under the custody of her older sister Fiona. Fiona doesn’t have time to fool around with people like Kieran, but she begins to see his softer side after spending more time with him. Does their love for each other have a fighting chance?

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Just a Girl

Ellie Cahill

Release Date: June 21, 2016

Presley Mason has hit rock-bottom. She was kicked out of her band by her boyfriend, and now she’s back in Wisconsin working at her parent’s renowned music store. Late one night, she bumps into the store’s guitar teacher Paul Kellerman, and things get interesting between the two of them. He has a band called Jukebox Bleu, but he’s afraid to share it with Presley because he has crippling stage fright. Even though Presley vowed to never mix music and love together again, Paul might change her mind.

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Defending Hayden

L.P. Dover

Release Date: June 28, 2016

Football player Derek McLaughlin’s life was changed forever when his girlfriend died in a car accident. He takes to one-night stands and drugs to mask his pain, but nothing can erase the grief of losing the one you love. When he goes back to the scene of the crash, he runs into a beautiful girl named Hayden Hunter. He puts up a wall at first, but soon realizes that he has feelings for Hayden. When he learns that someone is hunting Hayden down, he steps up to do what he knows best: defending the people he loves.

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Winter Renshaw

Release Date: June 6, 2016

After making a couple of mistakes in the spotlight, Zane doesn’t have the best reputation. He is temporarily removed from his football team so he can calm down, and he’s ready to stay put until he can play again. If he can stay away from women and booze, he won’t get cut from the team. He thinks he can do that until he meets his next door neighbor’s great niece, Delilah. She’s beautiful and makes him want to break all the rules, but she won’t give him the time of day.

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Jay Crownover

Release Date: May 24, 2016

Even though Avett and Quaid are polar opposites, their worlds somehow collide. Avett is in trouble after making a terrible mistake, and Quaid is a straight-edged attorney who is smart enough to help her out. He doesn’t usually take on impulsive clients like Avett, but there’s something about her that intrigues him. Even though he wants to keep their relationship strictly business, he finds that she is irresistable.

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Logan Kade


Release Date: May 26, 2016

Logan Kade is a player and a partier, but he’s also a fighter. This bad boy is willing to do whatever it takes to protect the people he loves. Suspensions, arrests, you name it. He may not seem like the best guy, but he’s as loyal as a person can get. Not many people can break through his exterior, but Taylor sees through to the true Logan. She can see his darkness and pain, and she’s the one true girl for him.

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