Eight Texas Romance Authors that Will Bring the Heat this Summer

by Leona Barr on June 8, 2023 in Entertainment, Gift Guides,

Texas summers are hot and these books are even hotter! Grab a tall glass of iced tea or a spicy margarita and add these eight romance novels from local authors to your reading list.


Texas Rose Happily Ever After by Katie Graykowski 

An unexpected “meet cute” in the middle of Hwy 16 in the Texas Hill Country results in a handsome young rancher falling for a princess-in-disguise who’s dead-set on finding her mysterious grandfather. What they discover might change their lives forever. $9.99 Paperback, $4.99 Kindle

Dating Coach for Hire by Laurie LeClair

He’s the bad boy everyone’s always warned her about. She’s the good girl he’s drawn to like a moth to a flame. What could possibly go wrong… $3.99 Kindle

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker. She’s got his back. He’s got her heart. They’ve got a secret. What could possibly go wrong? $17.00 paperback, $14.99 Kindle

Royal Gone Rogue by Emma St. Clair

Royal Gone Rogue is the second in the Sweet Royal RomCom series with laugh-out-loud humor, heart-warming love stories, and sizzling chemistry that keeps the bedroom door closed. $15.99 paperback.

Pint of Contention by Susannah Nix

PINT OF CONTENTION is book #3 in the King Family series set in the small town of Crowder, Texas, home of the King’s Creamery ice cream company. Each book is a standalone, full-length contemporary romance that follows one of the six King siblings as they find and fight for love. $18.99 paperback, $4.99 Kindle.

Interview with a Billionaire by J. Kenner

When Damien Stark agrees to be interviewed for a series of articles about his life, business, and family, he never expects that the interviewer will be an old flame. Or that she’s coming to the table with an agenda of her own… $18.99 paperback, $7.99 Kindle

Hello Stranger by Katherine Center (coming July 11)

If you love an up-all-night, swoony, romantic read; if you love animals (especially geriatric dogs); if you love roller skating, and starry nights, and rooftop parties, then Hello Stranger might just be perfect for you. $29.00

Isha Unscripted by Sajni Patel

Unwilling to yield to familial expectations, an aspiring screenwriter attempts to pursue her dreams during an unforgettable night of chaos and chasing Matthew McConaughey in this hilarious and heartfelt novel. $17.00


Cover Photo courtesy Leona Barr

Leona Barr is a writer living wild in the Texas Hill Country.