Because we all need a little more security in our reading lives, Romance Rehab brings you the 1-click wonders author spotlight series. The authors featured here are totally safe, meaning you can download any of their books and be thoroughly entertained. Seriously, there’s not a stinker in the bunch. You can go ahead and 1-click with total confidence.
Today, we’re spotlighting Melanie Harlow, a USA Today bestseller who writes funny, sexy (really, really sexy) contemporary romance with heart. Her heroines are smart, quirky women you’d want to be friends with in real life, and her heroes are, well, swoony. (There’s really no better word for it than that) Her books have the perfect ratio of humor to emotional times to sexiness, which isn’t something you find too often in Romance Land. As we said, you can 1-click any of her books with confidence, but here are 6 of our all-time favorites:
Javier on Good Behavior is the sexiest hitman ever to grace a television. Sorry to all you other hitman hotties in TV Land, but Javier is my favorite. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. So, in honor of Good Behavior’s season 2 premiere (yay!), here are my favorite hitman (and hitwoman) romances that will be keeping me company while I (impatiently) wait for my Javier’s return.
(Listed in no particular order)
I’ve watched every episode of Supernatural. Through the good and bad, the deaths and rebirths, the tears and laughs, I’ve remained loyal to the show and to (my future second husband) the incredibly talented Jensen Ackles (aka: Dean Winchester). And as a fan of the show who is also a HUGE fan of romance novels, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Dean Winchester would make a phenomenal book boyfriend. But in real life...well...not so much. Now, before all you Dean fans jump on me with both feet, hear me out:
Here at Romance Rehab, we love self-published authors. For starters, they release books faster than traditionally published authors. (More books + Less time waiting = happy book bloggers) They’re also able to express their creative visions without having to first filter them through the lens of the traditional publishing industry. (And let me tell you executives in the publishing industry something: you guys don’t always know what all readers want. So, when you say that paranormal romance is dead? Yeah...not so much. We can find you thousands upon thousands of romance readers looking for new vampires, shifters, and other supernatural characters to read about.) On a whole, self-published authors are fast, flexible, and fearless—and we respect the hell out of them.
But… (There’s always a but, isn’t there?)
If you’re a fan of fairytales, fairytale retellings, romance, or hot pirates who rock leather and eyeliner like it's their damn jobs, then you’ve probably watched an episode or two of Once Upon a Time, the show that pretty much took every fairytale known to man and turned turned it on it’s ear. So, in honor of the return of Once Upon a Time (and Captain Hook. Yay!), here are our picks for the top 12 romance fairytale retellings that fans of the show might want to check out.
(Note: some of these picks are very LOOSE fairytale retellings, and might not be marketed as such. But let’s not take ourselves too seriously and get into lengthy debates about the finer points of what constitutes a fairytale retelling, m’kay? This list is just for fun.)
First of all, we’d like to point out that we didn’t make any references to hoses, melted panties, or going up in flames in our title for this list, and for that, we think we deserve HUGE credit. It would’ve been sooooo easy to do that, folks. But we digress…
There’s a reason why hot firefighter calendars sell by the truckloads. What can we say? We love these fearless, death-defying, hot, sweaty, muscle-y...um...we lost our train of thought. Where were we going with that?
Ah, yes...firefighters are real life superheroes, which makes them super sexy, in our humble opinion. So, without further ado, here are our picks for the top 9 fire-fighting heroes that we’d let pull us out of a burning building any time.
(Listed in no particular order)