The summer months are sizzling…and romance novels can make them even hotter. Every June through September, there is a wide selection of authors to choose as companions: at the beach, at home, wherever! And anyone searching for the best of romance fiction in 2019 won’t have to look far beyond the three authors featured here, who have propelled themselves to the very front of the pack.

The first of these amazing authors is Ginni Conquest, whose star is rising rapidly in the romance genre. In 2016, Ms. Conquest wrote and released not one but three novels that coincided with holidays. Valentine’s Day delivered A Crime of the Heart; Memorial Day, A Love in Name Only (whose sequel, A Love Forever, will be released soon); and Labor Day, Love Never Fails. Her novel Desire’s Way was published in April 2017, while Second Chance for Love was released the following March. Ms. Conquest’s romance books are highly recommended for those seeking to relax, let loose, imagine, have fun and explore an author who has even more books in the pipeline. Her characters experience dizzying rushes of emotion that make readers cheer for their ultimate unity and happiness. She’s been called the next Jackie Collins and has been told her books read like R-rated Hallmark movies. The conflicts are plausible, the pressures relatable. More info can be found at, on Instagram @ginniconquest and on Facebook at

Next up is SR Grey, an extraordinary writer whose focus is the sports romance. Her bestselling hockey rom-com series, and new football series, feature a different hot player in every story. All of them can be read in any order since they’re interconnected standalones. Her most recent release, Illusion on Ice: A Boys of Winter Novel, introduces readers to professional hockey player Noel Sandlund. He leads a pretty good life; he’s not hurting for money and the ladies seem to like him. And now things have gotten even better—he thinks he may have fallen in love. While he was in Sweden playing in the world hockey championships this off-season, he met Maisie Troy. And man, she’s it for Noel. There’s just one problem: Maisie is not who Noel thinks she is. Grey’s other works include the Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey’s novels have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller Lists, including the Top 100 several times.

Finally, there is Desiree Holt. Known to the world as the oldest author of erotic romance, Desiree Holt proves every day that she is more than the sum of her years. She is known for her cowboy romance and military/security romance books. Most recently, she published Protecting Cassie, in which newly discharged SEAL Sam Alvarez and physical therapist Cassie Malone find passion when they are thrown together under unlikely circumstances—and which grows when Sam must protect Cassie from her past. Her many other highlights include the Phoenix Agency and Strike Force book series. She is a winner of the EPIC E-Book Award, an Authors After Dark Author of the Year and winner of the Holt Medallion. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village VoiceThe Daily BeastUSA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe London Daily Mail and numerous other national and international publications. 

These three authors represent the very best of what’s being written today in the romance genre. Anyone who checks out their extraordinary bodies of work will come away impressed…and with a huge cornucopia of riches to savor—and be titillated by—over the hottest months of the year!