October 2020 Romance Book Reading Challenge

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Join in the October 2020 Romance Book Reading Challenge by She Reads Romance Books. This month we are reading one romantic suspense book.

October 2020 Romance Book Reading Challenge – Mixing Mystery with Love

You can’t help but associate October with Halloween and all things mysterious so this month’s romance book reading challenge is aligned with the spirit of the season.

You may not think romance can mix with mystery and suspense but you’d be mistaken. Romantic suspense is quite a popular sub genre in the romance book world and we’re reading it this month!

If you’re new to this year’s Romance Book Reading Challenge jump in and join us.

I’m keeping it easy and simple with the challenge goal of reading one romance book each month to give readers a varied look at all that this book genre has to offer.

Whether you’re new to romance or a romance book junkie like me, you’ll love all the themes we explore in this Challenge.

Romantic Suspense – October’s Reading Challenge Theme

To participate in the October 2020 Romance Book Reading Challenge, all you have to do is pick one romantic suspense book to read and mission completed!

There can be a lot of variety in romantic suspense novels ranging from dark romance to romantic fantasy or any contemporary or historical romance book can just have a mystery component to it.

The choice is yours where you want to take this month’s reading challenge.

Want to Increase the Challenge?

If you’d like to take the Romance Book Reading Challenge up a notch this month or you really love this month’s genre, then you can tackle the October monthly romance book reading challenge.

For the October 2020 reading challenge, I’ve given you four categories for selecting additional romantic suspense books to read.

If you’re up to reading more than one romance book this month, choose one book from each of these sub-categories:

  • Dark Romance
  • Motorcycle Club Romance
  • Espionage Romance
  • A Romantic Suspense Book From a New Author to You

Want Me to Pick a Romantic Suspense Book for You?

If you’d like a romantic suspense book recommendation, pick one of my favorites below.

Wicked Sexy book cover

Wicked Sexy
by J.T. Geissinger

When one of Connor Hughes’ clients is targeted by a cyber criminal, he has no choice but to reach out to Tabitha West, an eccentric hacker by trade turned legit cyber security expert.

She’s quick to decline the job, but when she learns that someone from her past is behind this crime, she has no choice but to accept.  

THIS book is all about THIS couple: Tabitha and Connor. If for no other reason, you need to read this book because of these two incredible characters. Alone I find them to be the most fascinating, intelligent, sexy and emotionally attuned characters but together – WOW!

Something About You book cover.

Something About You
by Julie James

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde picked the wrong hotel room because she’s now roped into a high-profile homicide case with none other than Special Agent Jack Pallas. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago—and for nearly ruining his career.

This was a fantastic enemies to lovers-esq romance wrapped up in a homicide case they’re both dedicated to solve. A great read by James and a perfect pick for this challenge.

Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen book cover

by Sarina Bowen

Eric Bayer is a forward for the Brooklyn Bruisers who is currently on “vacation” between hockey seasons. He’s roped in by his family to play bodyguard to a woman who was once his childhood friend.

Alex Engles is in need of a bodyguard because she’s pregnant with an abusing ex’s baby and about to launch a new project that is catching the attention of some not so nice people.

This book delivered so much: a sexy, friends to lovers story, a bit of hockey action, a bit of corporate espionage and suspense, and a bit of fake relationship angst – all with a hot hockey player who’s hard to resist.

Catch Me When I Fall by A.L. Jackson book cover.

Catch Me When I Fall
by A.L. Jackson

Emily feels the weight of the world on her shoulders as the lead singer of the band Carolina George. One night when she’s feeling down, Emily finds comfort in the arms of a man who can finally give her the peace she’s been desperate for. Only she soon finds out that he’s the record producer set on signing her band to his label – and he’s hiding secrets.

The chemistry between Emily and Royce was palpable from their very first encounter, so you can’t help but root for them. Plus, if you love rock star romance books, this is the perfect pick.

Just be aware that there should be a trigger warning for this novel with one topic that his addressed.

What’s My October 2020 Romance Book Challenge Selection?

Engagement and Espionage book cover

Engagement and Espionage
by Penny Reid

I love Penny Reid’s books and Cletus Winston is a hoot so I’m curious about her new series where she dives into the romantic suspense genre. It’s pretty hard to pass up a book with Cletus and Jen whom I fell in love with reading the Winston Brothers series.

Be sure to share in the comments below what you are reading this month and I will cheer you along!

What’s Up Next in November?

Get ready for November’s Romance Book Reading Challenge when we’ll read a second chance romance book. It’s going to be great.

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