Adriana Anders | Best Small Town Romances
GIVEAWAY: win the first in the Blank Canvas series
April 13, 2017
What is it about the small town romances that hits us in the feels? On a day
like today (it’s dark and rainy outside), I love diving into some unknown corner
of America, where the characters are eccentric, the heroes are hot and the
lovin’ is… well, steamy. I’ve got a few favorites I always go back to—stories
where the town is as present as the people in it. These are the other small town
romances—not the bright, sweet ones you might expect to encounter, but the
gritty or the sexy or the ones you just can’t seem to forget.
- Susan Elizabeth
Philips is the queen of the small town romance (okay, she’s the queen of a
lot of things). What I love the most about these books is how seldom she pulls
her punches. DREAM A LITTLE
DREAM is a great example of how she digs right into the heart of some tough,
real emotions and drags us readers right there with her.
- Sarina Bowen’s True North series
(starting with BITTERSWEET) shows us so
many facets of the beautiful Vermont countryside. These books are lovely and
heart-wrenching and very, very sexy.
- Zoe York is
another author who gives good small town. In fact, her LOVE IN A SMALL TOWN might
well be the perfect place to start.
- Victoria Dahl is
so good at these quirky small town characters! In TALK ME DOWN, an erotic
romance writer arrives in tiny Tumble Creek in search of inspiration. Luckily
for us, the police chief provides it… in spades.
- Before penning darker erotic romances as M. O’Keefe, Molly O’Keefe gave us fun,
sexy romps in the tiny town of Bishop, Arkansas. WILD CHILD brings together
a mayor, a reality star turned author, and a town on the verge of bankruptcy.
It’s the perfect blend of sweet, sexy, and tear-jerkingly real.
What do you look for in a romance?
Does small town always equal sweet or do you like yours a bit spicy? Tell us
below to win UNDER HER
SKIN, the first book in the Blank Canvas series.
He Will Always Bear the Scars
Undercover cop Clay Navarro left the Sultans biker gang a changed man. Its
ringleaders may be awaiting trial, but he wears the memory of every brutal act
he was forced to commit tattooed across his skin. He doesn't have space in his
messed-up life for anything gentle—not now, maybe not ever.
Dr. Georgette Hadley is drawn to the damaged stranger's pain, intimidated but
intrigued by the warmth that lies beneath Clay's frightening exterior. But when
the Sultans return looking for revenge, she finds herself drawn into the dirty
underbelly of a life forged in violence...that not even her touch may be able to
[Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: April 4, 2017,
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Adriana Anders has acted and sung, slung cocktails and corrected copy. She’s
worked for start-ups, multinationals and small nonprofits, but it wasn’t until
she returned to her first love—writing romance—that she finally felt like she’d
come home. Today, she resides with her tall French husband, two small children
and fat French cat in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she
writes the dark, gritty, emotional love stories of her heart.
14 comments posted.
Re: Adriana Anders | Best Small Town Romances
I love all levels of heat no matter the locale in my reading! Thanks for sharing!
(Colleen Conklin 12:49pm April 13)
I love small town romance there always fun
(Emily Stemp 2:12pm April 13)
NO"Gives good small town" .......Love it!
All my favorite small towns have a tad bit of spice to them!
(Kathleen Bylsma 4:17pm April 13)
small town romances are always the best!
(Jaclyn Kolhoff 3:11am April 14)
Actually i do not like this article but what power is seen
over time so likes me.
(Seo Arya 6:00am April 14)
I grew up in a small town and those romances are the best!
(Mary Lynch 6:19am April 14)
I love sweet and steamy. It all depends on the story and
(Tanja Dancy 4:15pm April 14)
I adore Romance novels, especially Historical and Western books
(Tiffany Miles 8:32am April 15)
Small town is so appealing, special and captivating. Memorable
(Sharon Berger 2:11pm April 15)
small town , sweet and steamy I love them all!!
(Jennifer Beck 7:33am April 16)
I like a variety of settings - as long as there is romance
with an HEA!
(Diane Sallans 6:25pm April 16)
I enjoy reading all types of romance, including small town, big city, sweet, or steamy.
(Bonnie Hometchko 11:04am April 18)
The setting doesn't matter as long as the chemistry is right and there are exciting events occurring.
(Anna Speed 1:05pm April 18)
A good story is all you need, spicy is good though. Real life small town-wife
caught husband by putting his deer camera in the bedroom
(Laura Gullickson 10:18pm April 18)
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