Cate Reads

I’m a contemporary romance writer, but I’m also a voracious reader. Most authors are; to be a great writers, you have to be a great reader. Every few weeks I’ll post my recommendations* for what you might like to read next, including those mentioned in my newsletter and in my readers group. Occasionally there will be giveaways, so check back often (or subscribe to this page’s feed to receive updates in your inbox!)

*Please note I use Amazon affiliate links to display the books I recommend. But most of these are available at other retailers*

Week of June 18 2018

You may or may not have heard about #Cockygate. In a nutshell, an author trademarked the word “Cocky” and then threatened other authors with lawsuits if they used the common word “Cocky” in their book titles. She even went so far as to have Amazon take the other books down, thus costing those authors revenue and threatening their livelihood. In protest, a group of authors contributed to this anthology. Forgive the editing issues in some of the stories… this was done very quickly so that all proceeds could benefit the legal funds of the authors fighting the trademark. Not all the stories were my cuppa tea, but I did enjoy the variety and it’s all for a good cause: protecting artistic freedom.

 

I love Whitney G. She’s a seriously underrated author! This one actually had be choked up. And wanting to knock some heads together. A sexy best friends-to-lovers story.

 

I was lucky enough to read an ARC while this one is on pre-order. It’s sexy and adorable, with a little danger thrown in. Preorder now so it’ll be in your hot little hands on July 24th!

This is the next book in Alyssa’s Reluctant Royals series. It’s the perfect dreamy read for those hot summer nights!

Previous Recommendations:

5/7/18 – Andie Christopher, Kerri Carpenter, Judy Blume, Robyn Neeley

4/2/18 – Alyssa Cole, Darcy Burke, Tracey Livesay, Maisey Yates

3/12/18 – James Rollins, JL Lora, Damon Suede, Sha Renee

2/27/18 – Bella Andre, Sherry Thomas, Adriana Anders, James Rollins, Stoni Alexander

Happy Reading!