[Note from Frolic: We are so excited to have author Luna Joya guest posting on the site today. She’s sharing some of her favorite laugh-out-loud books. Take it away, Luna!]
We could all use laughter in our lives right now. Here’s a round-up of contemporary romance novels with guaranteed HEAs.
Like most romance novels, these tackle serious issues and all the drama that comes with each couple’s past. But these brought laughs like those I smothered while everyone else was sleeping, giggles that led to a full-out snort on a commute, and snickering in the super-long grocery store line.
Laughter is the best medicine, and all the better when served with steamy romance.
Running from a Rock Star by Jami Albright
The ultimate good girl—Sunday-school teaching, children’s author, family-loving—Scarlett wakes up married to bad boy rock star Gavin after a single night of drinking in Las Vegas. This runaway bride story leads to hilarious hijinks including the sweet and slightly kooky aunt, the continued “fake” marriage, and confronting some small minds in a small town. It’s funny with heart, a fast read that will make you want the next book in the series as soon as you finish.
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
Instead of a runaway bride like above, this one opens with a runaway groom who thankfully stays gone so we readers can enjoy the would-have-been-bride Lina and her wonderful, laugh-inducing family as she is forced to work with the defecting groom’s brother—the man who ruined her wedding day. This one is steamy and enemies-to-lovers done in the best snarky way with yummy Brazilian food as a bonus.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
This is the second in the fabulous Brown sisters series. I’m a reading rebel and started out of order with Dani, but I fell in love with all three posh sisters. How can you not adore an ambitious, whip-smart professor who thinks she has her life planned out until a viral video prompts a fake dating relationship with a hottie ex-rugby star? My love affair with Dani and Zaf began with a “tee-hee-hee” at the elevator scene and spun from there. Try this steamy but oh-so-sweet read.
Sustained by Emma Chase
Another second in series, I picked this up thinking “I don’t like lawyer books” (the curse of being a real-life lawyer) but an hour into the audiobook, the story had changed my mind. A cold-hearted counsel finds his true calling in romancing a tough-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside heroine who has adopted her six (pause for the OMG moment) orphaned nieces and nephews. It’s sexy and funny and endearing all in one. Plus, I laughed so hard I missed my freeway exit.
Headliners by Lucy Parker
This enemies-to-lovers is another wonderful book in Parker’s London Celebrities series. Its warning label should read “a classy snicker with a polite cover-your-mouth grin” at the witty dialogue and workplace hijinks. That is until the steamy romance scenes. Woo! So hot! Sabrina and Nick can’t stand each other, but they’ll have to work together or risk the television anchor job they both covet going to someone else. Someone neither of them can stand. Too bad their crew will throw everything at them to keep the competition alive. This has a wonderful cast of supporting characters, and Nick’s loving mom, brother, and niece are family goals.
Her Naughty Holiday by Tiffany Reisz
A November list of “grateful for giggles” wouldn’t be complete without an American Thanksgiving holiday book. Successful entrepreneur Clover is facing the biggest decision of her professional life when her why-can’t-you-get-a-husband family decides she should host their holiday dinner. Enter fake relationship with hot single dad Erick. This is part of Reisz’s Men At Work holiday series. While she is known for BDSM kink with romance, this one isn’t at that level of OMG “call the fire department” scorching. However, it is steamy complete with dirty talk and snappy one-liners. And a family who you might not want to sit with at Thanksgiving dinner, but they definitely entertain from afar.
I hope these reads can bring some laughter to your life.
About the Author:
Luna Joya writes hex and sex in the award-winning Legacy Series, described as “wickedly delightful” by Publishers Weekly.
Fluent in sarcasm and penal code, Luna prosecutes crime by day and writes paranormal romance at night. A survivor of traumatic brain injury with steel body parts, she lives in Los Angeles with her combat veteran husband and their two-pound terror of a rescue pup.
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Killing Song by Luna Joya!
One more kill and she’s free. But only if she doesn’t fall in love first.
Love destroys. Zaida has lived by that motto for centuries as a siren and the faerie queen’s most lethal assassin. So keeping things strictly professional with the sexy human she’s working with on the FBI’s paranormal task force shouldn’t be a problem. Except it is.
Former Army Ranger Zimm isn’t a big fan of love either. Losing everything and everyone will do that to a guy. Keeping his hands off the badass, sword-happy siren who’s helping him track down a murderous demon should be easy. But it isn’t.
If Zaida and Zimm have any hope of claiming their happily ever after, they’ll have to catch a killer, outwit immortal royalty, and face off against an evil magical organization. And then there’s the little matter of the last hit the queen has ordered Zaida to carry out in exchange for her freedom. The target? Zimm.
Seems like everything’s about to get supernaturally complicated.
If you like Thea Harrison, Darynda Jones, Jennifer L. Armentrout, or Christine Feehan, this steamy paranormal romance is for you. Get it now.