Starting from Scratch by Jay Northcote: I haven't read all of the books in this series yet, but each stands alone, and I've been all right reading out of order. Starting from Scratch is an own voices trans romance with great characters that I just felt for so much. I loved the friendships in the book too. I guess I need to read the rest of the series to get their stories soon.
The Sun Still Rises by Laura Bailo: This is Laura's debut novella, and it was a lovely, sweet romance. What stood out from me most, though, was the description of Pamplona where the book is set. The city was a character itself, and the story read like a love letter the author's home. I felt as if I was there—but it also really made me want to see the city for itself.
Chef's Table by Lynn Charles: A sweet, slow burn contemporary romance between a chef and a cook set in New York City. And oh my gosh, the descriptions of food! I was perpetually hungry reading this. It made me want to cook and bake all the things. It's probably a thing I was sick while I read it, or I probably would have gone on a baking spree (or maybe not, that might have been fun).
Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick: I started reading Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz back in high school (or maybe middle school, I can't remember exactly). I'm a bit behind on her newer books, but I always enjoy picking up a new one.
Slow Heat by Leta Blake: I don't think I've ever read any alpha-omega romances so I wasn't sure about this one, but I kept hearing good things. Slow Heat had me hooked as soon as I started reading the sample. I stayed up way too late finishing it. I kind of adored Vale and Jason, and I'd absolutely read more in this world.
What have you read lately and loved? And what's on your summer reading list?