Summer Beach Reads: 9 Irresistible Gay Romances Coming in July by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss


Pack your favorite book bag and grab some sunscreen, because we’ve got enough M/M romances to keep you turning pages all summer long. Reads that are perfect for a day at the beach, lounging by the pool, or enjoying in the cool air-conditioned comfort of home.

Can’t get enough cowboys or bad-boy jock heroes? Perhaps you prefer princes? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. From thrilling stories of romantic suspense to tales of sweet second chances, these upcoming gay romances are sure to satisfy whatever your trope or subgenre preferences might be.

Out of Character by Annabeth Albert (July 6)

Is it true what they say about how opposites attract? Jasper and Milo are former best friends, a classic jock/nerd romantic pairing who get a second chance at love as they as they game and cosplay their way towards a happily-ever-after. This is a sequel to last summer’s hit Conventionally Yours.

Scoring With Him by Lauren Blakely (July 9)

Baseball bros find major league love in this story from bestselling author Lauren Blakely. Declan and Grant’s epic love story begins here and will conclude in the second part of the Men of Summer duology, Winning with Him, releasing on August 6.

Accidental Lover by Jocelynn Drake (July 9)

With the Russians and the CIA on his tail, it’s a story of love on the run for sexy assassin Alexi, who can’t help but fall for the man he’s supposed to take out in this action-packed continuation of the Exit Strategy series.

Summer Kisses by Charlie Novak (July 15)

The rising kitchen temperature isn’t the only thing heating up when two chefs, with major egos, must get over their past issues and learn to work together. Can former lovers turned enemies become lovers once again? 

Chasing Fate by Mia Monroe (July 16)

While hunting for his Mr. Right, a guy reconnects with Diego, a friend from his past. When their friends-with-benefits arrangement starts getting serious, it begs the question… has his perfect match been right in in front of him all along?

Rules of Play by Lane Hayes (July 16)

When a grad school scientist and a mechanic (who dreams of becoming a baseball analyst) fall for one another, it’s a match made in romance trope heaven. There’s opposites attract, classic nerd/jock dynamics, bisexual awakening, best friend’s brother. It’s all part of the second book in Lane Hayes’ Script Club series.

The Fake Prince Jake by Geoffrey Knight (July 20)

Comedic hijinks take center stage in this outrageous rom com where a beleaguered PR professional is tasked with locating an impossible to find royal. To save the day, he’ll have to fake a relationship with a friendly barista who is a dead-ringer for the bad-boy prince. The safety of England itself depends on the success of their scheme!

The Ranch Hand and the Single Dad by Jackie North (July 27)

Romance is in the air as author Jackie North returns to her Farthingdale Ranch series with the story of a divorced single-dad who finds himself drawn to a particularly appealing cowboy. Can the conservative accountant win the heart of the out and proud young ranch hand?

Summer Drifter by RJ Scott (July 29)

Horse trainer Levi isn’t looking for any attachments. When Quinn arrives at Lennox Ranch, he literally tumbles into Levi’s arms. Quinn’s nephew could be somewhere in Whisper Ridge, Wyoming. Can they find the answers he’s looking for without falling in love in the process? 

About the Authors:

Jeff Adams & Will Knauss are husbands, authors of m/m romance and podcasters. Big Gay Fiction Podcast, their weekly show, is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can learn more about them at and

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