Trying out a new genre is a tricky thing. You want to find the perfect book that’ll ease you into it without straying too far from your comfort zone. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some books with the perfect blend of familiar and new-to-you genres to help you expand your reading horizons.
Bad Swipe (Billionaire's Club Book 12) by Elise Faber
Stef blamed the dating app. She saw his picture—his smile, the rugged line of his jaw, the way the man could fill out a suit, and like an idiot, she fell a bit in love with him.
Idiot because no one ever really looked like their profile pic. Idiot also because if the man did look like his profile pic then he certainly wasn’t going to be into a science geek who binged old Sci-Fi shows on the regular, and whose longest relationship was with her golden retriever named Fred.
But in a night of drunken insanity, she swiped right on the picture she’d been drooling over for months. Then in a morning of hangover unpleasantness, she saw that he’d swiped right, too. And suddenly, she found herself on a date with the man of her dreams. The only question was whether or not he lived up to them.
Dirty Toe Drag (Nashville Assassins: Next Generation #6) by Toni Aleo
Stella Brooks is a woman who knows what she wants. From her first glimpse of Paris Fashion Week at the tender age of eleven, she has only ever wanted to be a designer. Hardworking and dedicated, she knows she can make a success of it. Until…she is driven to trade fashion for frosting, a move that makes her soul sing but shakes her confidence in her decision-making to her core.
And when you add in that her sexy hookup from her older brother’s wedding is sniffing around again, things are about to get out of hand. Wesley McMillan seems different, no longer putting off love-’em-and-leave-’em vibes, which only adds to Stella’s emotional chaos.
Wesley McMillan has had a thing for Stella since she first served him a fried pickle platter at her mom’s restaurant. He may have only ordered a snack, but he found he wanted a whole meal—in the form of Stella Brooks. How could he not? She’s stunning, smart, and confident. She knows her worth and what she wants, and she owns whatever room she’s in, the ultimate turn-on for him.
He just has two problems: Stella is his best friend’s sister, and she thinks he’s a playboy. The first issue, Wes is willing to face off against. As for the second…Wes doesn’t blame Stella for her assumption. He used to love to play the field, but now that he has his demons under control, he is ready to show her and the world that he is worthy of her love. Wes may be known for his sick signature move on the ice, but will his dirty toe drag be enough to score Stella’s heart?
The Zone (Rochester Riot #4) by Colleen Charles
She's turned demanding to speak to the manager into an art form.
But her name's not Karen, it's Bristol.
And her bossy streak makes me want to risk it all.
During my teammate Cole's wild bachelor party, a sassy blonde puts an unwelcome damper on our raunchy fun.
After just one look... I don't even know what hit me.
She storms into my reckless playboy world with her platinum blonde hair, pouty lips and curves for days.
For the first time since I was drafted, I tee it up, take a swing, and -
Big. Fat. Miss.
** cue screeching tires here **
Bristol McKay delights in heating my heart to smoldering and then leaving it in pieces.
Or does she?
Maybe she has a darn good excuse underneath all that bristling beauty and bluster.
The reason why she's spent her whole life honing her hatred of hockey players.
But I'm going to melt the frost from her wicked tongue and love every single second of it.
Even though every time I taste her, touch her, want her the Universe gives me a thousand reasons why I shouldn't.
Time Stamps by K.L. Kreig
Time stamps. Our life is marked by them. Significant milestones to the seemingly mundane. All of them have a place. A purpose. Moments and chapters stacking on each other, building scars and memories. Creating stories that are only ours to tell.
But those stamps are finite, pre-determined. And eventually our allotment runs out. This is our story. Our collection of time stamps. The culmination of our love, our struggles, our redemption and our heartbreak. This story isn’t always easy, but it is real. A genuine account of utter devotion, where every page is crammed with pure emotion and truth and the gift of loving another person more than yourself. Share with us in our dreams, our laughter. Cry with us in our sorrows, our pain. Take this journey through our time stamps with Laurel and I, and I will meet you at the end.
Chained by V. K. Ludwig
I conquered her planet and pillaged her body. Now I’m back for her heart. A decade ago, I brought war to Solgad, home of the Jal’zar. I sacked the planet and slaughtered the people, all to save my race from extinction. Until one of their female warriors hissed defiance, promising me death at her hands no matter how her body longed for mine.
Each night, she came to end me, only to succumb to the raw urges of her mating heat. Each night, I gave her hungry womb what it needed, the way we coupled neither safe nor sane.
I was the enemy she couldn’t kill. She was the female I couldn’t have. Together, we unleashed chaos.
Many solar cycles after the occupation, I return to Solgad, searching the ashen plains for her: my soulmate. This time, I will claim the Jal’zar female as mine, and nobody will get in the way. Not even myself.
Chained is the fifth book in this interconnected romance series, taking us to Solgad, home of the Jal'zar. If you enjoy resilient women, devoted aliens, fated mates, and hard-earned happily ever after’s with no cliffhangers, you’ll love Garrison Earth. Author Note: The entire Garrison Earth series touches on subjects such as captivity, drug abuse, forced prostitution, loss of loved ones, human trafficking, rough handling, and violence. Any reader uncomfortable with the harsh realities of an alien invasion should please consider before purchase.