Spicy Summer Reads 2014

Not all spicy, forbidden love books stars a vampire or zombie! …Even though we love those too!

This week we’re taking a look at a few spicy summer reads that you might enjoy! Do you have any to add? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be happy to add them to our list!


Spicy Summer Reads 2014


  1. The Year of Luminous Love by Lurlene McDaniel
    • For fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, this inspirational novel is set in Tennessee horse country, as well as the historic cities and picturesque countryside of Italy. As the story unfolds, three girls, recently graduated from high school, plan the next phase of their lives while dealing with complicated issues. Author Lurlene McDaniel subtly explores the many types of love–including love for one’s family and friends, and intimate love–and the sacrifices the girls face.
  2. Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
    • Contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP. “A tour-de-force comic narration that will leave you gasping in awe—if you ever catch your breath from laughing.”—E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars
  3. Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
    • When 16-year-old Scarlett Wakefield transfers from St. Tabby’s to Wakefield Hall Collegiate, she is relieved that no one knows her dark, haunting secret.
  4. Kissing in Italian by Lauren Henderson
    • Travel, romance, intrigue, and fun, set against the backdrop of the glorious Italian countryside are what you’ll find in this companion to Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson, author of Kiss Me Kill Me.
  5. Good (Too Good #1) by S. Walden
    • Cadence Miller is a good girl. She just happens to make one terrible mistake her junior year in high school which costs her ten months in juvenile detention. Now a senior, she’s lost everything: her best friend, the trust of her parents, driving privileges, Internet access. It’s a lonely existence. But there is one bright spot: Mark Connelly, her very cute, very off-limits 28-year-old calculus teacher.
  6. On the Island (On the Island #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves
    • When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson and sixteen-year-old tutoree T.J. are en route to join T.J.’s family their pilot suffers a fatal heart attack leaving them stranded on an uninhabited island. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.
  7. Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth.
  8. Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver
    • Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.
  9. Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins
    • This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
      Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
  10. Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini
    • As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

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