Let’s call next week… the calm before the storm. Leading up to Mother’s Day, it’s a relatively quiet release week that definitely leans towards lighter reads. While there aren’t a ton of new books coming out, they are ones that I’m excited about. There’s the newest enemies to lovers rom com from R.S. Grey, a sweet and light road trip romance from Samantha Chase, a quick and funny novella from Sara Ney, and a quarantine-influenced, strangers to lovers romance from Kylie Scott and Audrey Carlan.
Release dates have been changing frequently (and often with very little notice), so who knows what else will pop up – but I can tell you that the following week is a VERY busy one (and the week after that isn’t looking too shabby either)! New releases from Helena Hunting, L.J. Shen, Sawyer Bennett, Meghan Quinn, J.T. Geissinger, Piper Rayne and many more are coming from May 11th – May 15th, so make sure you clear out your TBR in preparation for some great reads!
Love the One You Hate by R.S. Grey
Nicholas Hunt is the man I hate.
For good reason.
His opinion of me is tainted by prejudice even before my arrival at his grandmother’s estate, and my first impression of him is just as abysmal.
His arrogance and icy demeanor make it clear that he’s the type of man who’s best handled at a distance.
Fortunately, space shouldn’t be an issue inside this Gilded Age mansion and its lush gardens. If I stick with the servants and he keeps to his sailboat and vintage Porsche, we should hardly cross paths at all. Unfortunately, at Rosethorn, I find that all roads eventually lead to Nicholas Hunt.
Sparks fly as we spar at the dinner table. Fighting words are flung in the shadows of the palatial halls.
We hang suspended in our hatred of one another, painfully oblivious to the heat and tension that build with every moment we’re left alone. We’re liable to kill one another, I think…right up until my eyes land on his lips and a new feeling grips hold of me: lust.
He knows it.
They say you should keep your enemies close, but when Nicholas tightens his grip on my waist and draws me near, I’m not sure if it’s out of loathing or love.
One thing’s for sure—I intend to find out.
Releases May 7th
Kindle Edition: Live Release
Wrong Turn by Samantha Chase
Chelsea Cooper thinks her best friend’s fiancé is the world’s biggest jerk.
She’s never really been one to make waves, but when it comes to that guy, Chelsea’s willing to make an exception. There’s just no way she can let her best friend make the biggest mistake of her life by marrying him. She’ll do anything to stop the wedding, even if it means teaming up with the one person who’s an even bigger jerk—the groom-to-be’s best friend.
Drew Russo thinks his best friend’s fiancée’s best friend is the prickliest woman alive.
Everything about Chelsea aggravates him. She’s too structured, too uptight, and too opinionated—especially when it comes to her thoughts on his best friend. When he’s tasked with keeping her away from their best friends’ secret wedding, Drew knows he’s in for one hell of a challenge. Never mind the days he’ll have to spend trapped in a car with the world’s most annoying woman.
The plan is simple enough—keep Chelsea from interfering with the wedding. But between distractions, delays and detours, they discover they aren’t the enemies they thought they were. And sometimes a wrong turn can lead you in the right direction.
Warning—This sweet, sexy, and laugh out loud funny romance is filled with all the most ridiculous road trip stories you can imagine and will make you realize sometimes being wrong can be a lot more fun than being right.
Releases May 5th
Kindle Edition: https://amzn.to/2VM2Z3r
How to Date a Douchebag: The Teaching Hours by Sara Ney
Everyone says Rex Gunderson isn’t boyfriend material. Everyone says he isn’t serious enough. Everyone says he’s a joke. Rumor has it, the disgraced ex-manager of the wrestling team left campus with his tail between his legs.
But now Rex is back—nowhere near the douchebag he used to be—and ready to prove everyone wrong.
The leopard has changed his spots, and he’s about to become my dating coach.
Releases May 5th
Kindle Edition: https://amzn.to/2yOCLUG
Love Under Quarantine by Kylie Scott & Audrey Carlan
While the world is ravaged by a global pandemic, hotshot NFL running back Evan Sparks is locked in his own personal hell. With a career-ending scandal on his back, Evan hides out in his best friend’s empty San Francisco home, the full city shutdown locking him in a lonely twenty-story apartment in the sky.
Romance writer Sadie Walsh is having the worst case of writer’s block ever…until the incredible, muscular stranger staying next door gets her muse going strong. The pair of loners, never expecting to find a friend in all the madness, meet each day out on their balconies like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.
Each new day brings unique challenges for the pair as they navigate the unknown and find solace together. They quickly figure out that as long as they have one another, they can handle anything.
Even falling in love under quarantine.