Every month, there are new releases that I look forward to, but April has some truly exciting books! From light to dark, funny to somber, there’s something for every mood. Though there are many books that I’m looking forward to, these are the ones I am most excited about (for a variety of reasons!).
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
I’ve read this one and it was fantastic. A debut novel that features a lovers to enemies to lovers romance (yes, really), this one is just as funny as it is poignant. Told exclusively from the heroine’s point of view, the reader is left in the dark about exactly what’s going on, and so we witness the ups and downs of a relationship from a biased perspective. Easily one of the best books I’ve read this year, You Deserve Each Other releases this Tuesday, April 7th.
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez
As of this moment, I am about 50% of the way into this one and so far it is really, really good. The followup to the acclaimed The Friend Zone, The Happy Ever After Playlist is a combination of comedy and angst. Jimenez is a skilled writer who balances the two well, and I am cautiously optimistic that this is going to be one of my top reads of the month (possibly the year, if it stays this strong). However – and this is a big however – I absolutely loved The Friend Zone until the back half (at which point the author ripped my heart out and not in the way I was hoping), so this could definitely still go in the other direction. Either way, it’ll be quite the journey. The release date is April 14th.
Wild For You by Kendall Ryan
This one is sitting on my Kindle as we speak, and I can’t wait to dig into it. Kendall Ryan is one of those authors whose books I enjoy about 75% of the time (occasionally there’s too much OW/OM drama), and Down & Dirty was one of my favorite releases in March, so I am definitely looking forward to continuing with the series. It’s sure to be a steamy, light read with a shot of emotion. Wild For You releases April 20th.
‘Til the Last Lyric by M. Robinson
This pick might surprise you… considering I rated the first half of the duet 3 stars. I’ve got complicated feelings about From the First Verse, but it hasn’t left my mind since I finished reading it. I think there’s a lot of potential in the writing, and I see the conclusion going one of two ways – I’m either going to love it, or I’m going to hate it with a passion. I really have no idea which way it’s going to go, but I can’t wait to find out. The conclusion to this angsty duet releases on April 21st.
Kindle Edition: https://amzn.to/3bMSTnK
A Love Song For Liars by Piper Lawson
Since we’ve got complicated rock star romances on the brain, I have to mention the upcoming release from Piper Lawson. It’s the start of a trilogy and I’ve loved every book I have read by her so far, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this one plays out. She knows how to pack an emotional punch while also creating great chemistry, so I’m guessing this is going to have a lot of push/pull that will keep me turning the pages. The release date is April 29th.
Kindle Edition: https://amzn.to/3dWX2HG
My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Every time this team of authors releases a book, I make sure to move it to the top of my TBR. Though both are skilled writers, they’re better together and each book I’ve read by them has been outstanding. This one features a road trip, promises to be a slow burn, and is sure to have some smoking hot chemistry. I’m intrigued to see how it all works out – My Favorite Souvenir releases April 27th.
Bachelor Boss by Sara Ney
I’ve been a longtime reader of Sara Ney’s work. She writes banter so well and her New Adult romances were all great reads, so I see the potential in this series. I enjoyed the first book, so I’m looking forward to the followup – it should be a light and funny read. This one’s more of an office romance, and I’ll be reading my ARC this weekend. Bachelor Boss releases April 7th.
Kindle Edition: https://amzn.to/2UGv8Iv
Beautifully Cruel by J.T. Geissinger
Geissinger dabbles in every subgenre of romance – her last release was a light and funny rom com, while the series before that was high adrenaline romantic suspense. I never know quite what I’m going to get with her, and that’s all part of the fun. This one promises to be a darker read (how dark, I have no idea), so I’m eager to dig into it and see what I’m in store for. I do read dark romances as long as they don’t cross certain lines (the variety keeps my reading from getting stale), so it’s not a guaranteed homerun, but I kinda like the mystery. Beautifully Cruel releases April 30th.
Kindle Edition: https://amzn.to/2wTDSC7
Filthy Lawyer by Whitney G.
I think Whitney G. is a skilled writer – her books are always smoking hot with solid storylines – but I’ll admit that the last book I read by her, Never Got Over You, was a hot mess (in my opinion). I’m going to chalk that one up to an isolated miss, because she’s got a lot of talent. I love to read a good office romance with an overbearing boss on occasion, because that tension causes plenty of sparks. So Filthy Lawyer has got my interest piqued, and I’ll be checking it out when it releases on April 30th.
Kindle Edition: https://amzn.to/3bSuRrw
P.S. It’s Always Been You by Lauren Blakely
Lauren Blakely’s light and sexy reads are consistently great (and her covers are amazing!), so I’m looking forward to this one. With a title like that and a skilled author at the helm, I know it’s going to be a good time. Originally planned as a multi-book release, the entire story will be launching into Kindle Unlimited on April 17th.