As any voracious reader knows, there are so many books out there, it can be hard to choose just what to read next. So what could be better than a hand-picked recommendation from someone in the know? Every Wednesday the XOXOAD team likes to find out what some of its favorite authors are reading. This week, we’ve asked Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Inside Out series, The Secret Life of Amy Benson series and the new Careless Whispers series, to tell us what’s on her bookshelf!


So, I’ll be honest – since I’ve been incredibly busy with my deadlines, writing the first book in Careless Whispers series (the spinoff to Inside Out) and going back and forth to LA for TV meetings that I have not had a spare minute to read anything new. Thus my “to be read” shelf is groaning and I’m dying for a new read.
However, I do want to share on my favorite re-reads that I turn to often – it’s Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard. This is one of those “whole package” books. It’s a truly gripping romantic suspense novel, but it also remarkably incorporates humor. One of the best scenes is when the hero and heroine (who are neighbors) lock eyes through their windows after he’s just walked buck naked to get a drink from the fridge!

Suffice it to say, it still makes me laugh even after numerous re-reads. With strong characters and hot sex, Mr. Perfect definitely helps me achieve that escapism I so desperately need when I hit a wall in writing, or just need an escape. If you give it a try tag me on Facebook or Twitter and let me know what you thought!
Happy Reading!