Hot Bikers & Male Strippers: My Romance Threesome Of The Week by Kate Olson

Hot Bikers & Male Strippers: My Romance Threesome Of The Week by Kate Olson


By Kate Olson (@theloudlibrarylady)

You all know I’m a school librarian, right? Well, it’s back to work full-time for me this week! I mean, like actual “leave the house not in workout clothes” work. I read and write all summer at home, but this is the OTHER kind of work — the kind that involves an alarm clock and real live other humans. Wish me luck with that! In the meantime… let’s talk romance and bookish things.

I’m not just a book geek…..

Oh no. I’m a data and spreadsheet geek too. That’s why not only am I now logging all of my reading in Goodreads (let’s be friends there!), I have created a Google Form reading log that feeds into a Google spreadsheet - and there will be charts and graphs and data and conclusions made from all of it, I promise. Not only is there a form, but I created a homescreen icon for it on my phone so it’s like an app. Because geek. This will allow me to better determine whether I’m doing a good enough job diversifying my reading and ensuring that I’m not being sucked into a genre- or format- hole. I want to read ALL the books in ALL the formats from ALL the sources!

For all about this new level of geekiness, and for screenshots of version one of the form (of course I keep tweaking it!), head over to my full blog post about it!

You want bikers? I’ve got bikers.

But first, let’s be clear. I have never ridden on a motorcycle and I’m scared to death of them. However, romance is essentially fantasy, and in my fantasies, it appears I’m a fan of books with biker guys! Who knew?!

Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers #1) by Penny Reid

This hilarious romantic comedy has a biker gang in it — a biker gang full of bad guys. However, the auto mechanic male lead is NOT fond of these guys and is trying his best to keep them away from his family and his love interest — a high school math teacher. YOU GUYS. NERDY LOVE MEETS BIKERS. Swoon. This is not a new series, but I just encountered it this summer on audio and fell in absolute love. The newest book in the series, Dr. Strange Beard,  just released and hit the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists - I need to catch up!

To Have and to Harley (Bikers and Brides #1) by Regina Cole

 I told you about my excitement for this August 7th release a few weeks back, and I was RIGHT! It’s just as good as I thought. A Robin-Hood-esque tough biker dude and his biker gang have made it their mission to keep drugs and bad guys out of their territory - they keep the ladies safe and are do-gooders with a very unconventional (and slightly illegal) method.  Enter their leader’s long-lost family and a wedding that needs to be planned and now all of a sudden they have a completely new task - wedding planning. I just can’t get over the cuteness and the uniqueness of this story and adored these tough tattooed guys with their vision boards. The romance was sweet and vulnerable (with the requisite angst) and I can’t wait to see where the series goes next.

In Vino Veritas by Sydney Blackburn

What a fun read! Set at a Canadian vineyard, In Vino Veritas is a very steamy, short male/male romance that definitely made me look at bikers in a new light. Oscar and Anthony totally made me fall in love with their relationship and their H-O-T biker/businessman combo. Overall, this male couple stole my heart. I'd love more stories about them or related stories set at the vineyard! This one just released mid-August.

On My Radar

I adore finding upcoming releases and I love sharing them with you! Here’s a romance releasing on August 28th that I’m excited about…...


Stripped (Happy Endings #1) by Zoey Castile (Publisher Summary)

Skilled, sculpted, and sexy, the men of adult entertainment are the kind of guys a woman reserves for her fantasies, not her reality. But is there more to these professional hotties than meets the eye?…

The day Robyn Flores meets Zac Fallon is one of those days. You know, when you’re already late for work. Mostly because you haven’t really slept since your best friend abandoned you for her fiancé and her exponentially better life. The kind of day you drag yourself to the cleaners to pick up your laundry, only to discover you’ve got the wrong bag—Star Spangled sequined thong, anyone? So Robyn is definitely not ready for the ridiculously gorgeous guy at her front door, except that they have each other’s clothes. But then, is any woman ever ready to meet the love of her life?

There’s just one problem: Zac Fallon is not the love of Robyn’s life. Zac knows, despite the all-too-intimate dinner they share, he doesn’t have a shot at her. Because the next time Zac sees Robyn, he’s front and center of the male revue headlining her best friend’s bachelorette party. So much for wooing the pretty schoolteacher, much less impressing her old-fashioned family, with his upstanding lifestyle. Now he’s only got one way to win his dream girl. It’s gonna be the steamiest, most irresistible seduction she’s ever seen. And this time it will be no act…


About the Author


Kate Olson is a reader, blogger, librarian, wife and mother in Wisconsin. When not reading, she is buying books, taking pictures of books for Instagram, sorting and shelving books or writing about books (here). While she attempts to read a wide variety of genres on a regular basis, her first loves will always be romance and women’s fiction.

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