September brings so many exciting releases, with new books by some of my favorite authors as well as a few whose work I’m just getting acquainted with. There are plenty of books that I’m looking forward to reading, but these are the ten that I want to devour as soon as possible. Whether they’re written by an author whose past work makes any new releases one-click worthy or feature a blurb that sounds particularly enticing, these are my most anticipated September releases.
Can’t wait until these books release? I’ve got a book recommendation from each author to make the wait a little easier.
Want to know more about the books that are releasing in September? You can check out my complete September release calendar here.
Sept 17th: Loathe Thy Neighbor by Teagan Hunter
This month brings a brand new series from Hunter, and I am so curious about the direction it’s going to take. Each of her series has a distinct feel, but I usually associate her with light, fun, sexy romances. This enemies to lovers romance could be either light or angsty, but it sounds right up my alley – I love tension, unexpected roommates, and hate that isn’t really hate.
Don’t fall for your enemy…especially when he’s your new roommate.
Dean Evans is the worst.
Not only does the devil in disguise steal my pie on a regular basis, he also lives in the apartment right. Next. Door.
I see him all the time. At the mailboxes. In the elevator.
Every single morning.
It’s exhausting because he’s exhausting.
Now, after setting his apartment on fire, he’s my roommate…and he’s the worst at that too.
I don’t know what possessed me to let him stay with me. Pity, perhaps?
I do know that I won’t be falling for his charm.
Or that panty-dropping smirk.
His quick wit.
That body he works so hard for.
Nope. Not falling for any of it…least of all him.
There might be a fine line between love and hate, but I know exactly where I stand.
Amazon: Live Release
Check out my favorite from the author, Let’s Get Textual, while you wait for the release: https://amzn.to/2QZGk02
Sept 10th: The Setup by Meghan Quinn
I’m a big fan of Quinn’s writing, and the last book in this series just about ripped my heart out, so I am definitely looking forward to the followup. This series mixes humor, steam, and angst at varying levels, so I can only imagine the direction The Setup is going to take. No worries if you’re not caught up on the series – I haven’t read all of them and it hasn’t been a problem at all.
I’ve fallen victim to a heinous act.
An act so vile, so downright dirty, that I’m not sure as a twenty-year-old man I’ll ever recover. Brace yourself, because what I’m about to tell you might have you gasping in secondhand horror.
Ready? Here it goes . . .
I’ve recently become the pawn of a meddling mom.
Yes . . . A MEDDLING MOM–who’s been trying to set me up all summer.
Now, I understand it’s not a crime for a mother to want her child to fall in love, but when she makes it her relentless MISSION, the heinous act should be classified as a misdemeanor at least.
Of course, my mom, the evil matriarch in the devil’s leggings, made her final stab at finding a girl for me days before I went back to college.
And I hate to admit it, but she saved a doozy for last.
A titan in black skinny jeans.
A boss of nonchalance.
And a girl who would not only turn my life upside down, but do it while juggling a soccer ball, looking effortlessly gorgeous around campus, and is one hundred percent against relationships. Of any sort.
Check out The Change Up while you wait to get a sneak peek at the hero from The Setup: https://amzn.to/2QUQmzJ
Sept 15th: Flirting with 40 by K. Bromberg
Older woman/younger man romances aren’t usually a trope that I gravitate towards, but Bromberg’s such a talented writer that I know she’ll do it right. Her angsty sports romance, Hard to Handle, is one of my standout reads of the year so far, so I’m looking forward to checking out something a little lighter from the author.
An all new flirty, lighthearted, standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg guaranteed to make you swoon.
Blakely Foxx is having one of those years.
Her divorce may have been finalized a few months ago, but her ex is already engaged to someone half her age. Her younger boss is determined to sabotage her chance at getting the promotion she rightly deserves. And to make matters worse, she’s closing in on the big 4-0. There isn’t enough wine or ice cream in the world to convince her things will turn around.
When Blakely meets Slade Henderson, she’s left wondering why an early-thirties, hotter than hell, cardiothoracic surgeon would take an interest in her.
She’s been warned that he’ll break her heart, but she’s willing to take the chance. Not only is he helping her get that promotion, but in the process, he’s encouraging her to find the parts of herself she’s lost over the past few years.
Slade shows her that good guys really do exist, but who knew the hardest part about turning forty would be realizing the man you thought was a rebound, is actually your happily ever after?
Want something angstier? Check out Hard to Handle, the first book in Bromberg’s series of sports romances: https://amzn.to/3lRu6VF
Sept 3rd: Real Fake Love by Pippa Grant
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this fake relationship romance, and it was everything I was hoping it would be. Grant’s writing is always light, funny, quirky, and sexy – and that’s exactly how I would describe Real Fake Love.
If people have polar opposites, Luca Rossi is mine.
His butt is in the baseball hall of fame. Mine’s comfortably seated in the hall of lame.
When he’s not snagging fly balls out in center field, he’s modeling in shampoo commercials. I once jammed my own finger while stirring cookie dough, and sometimes I forget shampoo is a thing.
He’s a total cynic when it comes to love.
I make a living writing love stories.
But after my latest broken engagement (no, I don’t want to talk about how many times that’s happened), it’s clear he’s exactly the man I need.
If anyone can teach me to be the opposite of me, it’s him.
The first thing I want him to teach me?
How to not fall in love.
And as luck would have it, he’s in desperate need of a fake girlfriend to get a meddling grandmother off his back.
We couldn’t be more perfect together, because the last thing Luca Rossi will ever be is the next man to leave me at the altar.
Or will he?
Real Fake Love is a line drive straight to the heart featuring a grumpy athlete, a jilted bride, a fake relationship, and the world’s laziest cat. It stands alone and comes complete with sibling rivalry, the world’s most awkward shower scene, and a sweetly satisfying happily ever after.
Real Fake Love is out now, but if you haven’t read the first book in the series, Jock Blocked, yet, I highly recommend you do so. Not for storyline purposes, but because it’s excellent: https://amzn.to/2Z922mS
Sept 24th: Crazy to Love You by J. Saman
This antihero was in definite need of redemption at the end of the Wild Minds duet (one of my favorite love stories of the year so far). It sounds like he’ll meet his match in this one, and I cannot wait to see him fall. Saman knows how to build up the tension, and I fully expect this to be a sexy, engrossing read.
I am meeting this woman for one reason and one reason only. And that officially makes her off-limits.
I want the one woman I cannot have. Again.
The second I lay eyes on Naomi Kent, I know I want her.
And not just for my duet, though her voice is so strikingly beautiful, it can make angels weep.
It’s her mind, her passion, her perfect curvy body. Everything about her sets my blood on fire.
But here’s the thing… I need her to get this song produced.
She needs me to help her regain the life she lost.
So, any chance at an us… Well, that’s a no-go, right?
I don’t want anything Gus Diamond has to offer me.
And that includes his gorgeous face and sexy-as-all-sin body. Well, maybe I do want those.
But this duet? Nope. Not a chance.
I gave up this life when my world shattered and my broken pieces were stomped all over in a very public way. So you can understand why the last thing I want is to relive all that.
But Gus has this way about him.
And before I know what’s happening, I’m saying yes to things I know better than to say yes to.
That is until my past decides to make an unexpected return. With one hell of an entrance.
CRAZY TO LOVE YOU is a sexy, fun, and emotional forbidden romance with all the feels! It can be read as a standalone
Crazy to Love You will read as a standalone, but you’ll get a more complete picture of our antihero if you read the Wild Minds duet first: https://amzn.to/3266aGl
Sept 20th: The One That Got Away by Karina Halle
Halle is a very talented writer with the skills to pull off this complicated romance. I’ve been loving her work recently, so I am definitely excited to check this one out. But I’ll warn you now – I didn’t sign up for an ARC for this one because I’m not sure just how complicated the romance is going to get. I do love the tension that comes with this kind of backstory, but there’s a fine line for me. We’ll see how it all plays out later this month!
An epic standalone sports romance
Ruby Turner was never meant to be mine.
When I first met her she was a fresh, young American sports journalist trying to find her footing in a new life abroad. She was the one interviewing me for an article, yet I wanted to know more about her. She captivated me.
But she went home with Marco that night.
And I did what I could to pretend I was fine with it. After all, I’m Luciano Ribeiro. As the captain of Real Madrid, and Portugal’s National Team, it’s my job to be cool, calm, and collected, not easily rattled.
Only what I felt for Ruby over time, shook me to my very core. It made me do things I never imagined I would do.
It started with a stolen kiss in the middle of the night.
It led to a passionate tryst.
It created a burden of guilt that I had to carry, as Ruby came in and out of my life until she left for good, leaving her mark on me.
Now, seven years later, she’s back.
She was the one that got away.
I don’t think I’ll let her go this time.
But I might not have a choice.
Because my heart still belongs to her.
And her heart might belong to my brother.
We got a peek at this hero in Halle’s One Hot Italian Summer, and it got me excited to get reading. Check out that summer fling romance if you haven’t yet: https://amzn.to/3h1G6jQ
Sept 3rd: Revved to the Maxx by Melanie Moreland
I’ve already read this steamy opposites attract romance and it was SO GOOD! It was one of my most anticipated releases this month, and turns out there was a very good reason for that. There’s tons of chemistry between these characters, and our gruff, grumpy hero won me over in a big way.
Maxx Reynolds needs help.
His shop, house, and life are all in a state of disarray.
In desperation, he turns to the internet to hire a new employee,
thinking it will make his life easier
What he expects is a fellow named Charly.
What he gets is a quirky, sassy, red-head named
Charlynn who runs circles around him.
And she’s all woman.
He can’t stand her.
He can’t keep his hands off her either.
Revved to the Maxx is available now, so if you’ve already read it, then check out Moreland’s light, funny Changing Roles next: https://amzn.to/2F9Z1LO
Sept 29th: Return Billionaire to Sender by Annika Martin
We don’t have many details about this rom com yet, but I loved the previous book in the series so much that there’s no way I wouldn’t include the followup. I haven’t read much of Martin’s work yet, but after reading the hysterical and sexy The Billionaire’s Fake Fiancée (one of my top reads of the year so far), I went out and purchased the rest of the series so that I can get caught up on a slow release week.
The newest book in the Billionaires of Manhattan romantic comedy series!
Shy mail carrier Noelle goes to confront the elusive and ornery billionaire, Malcolm Blackberg, to try and save their building–and gets far more than she ever bargained for.
Each book in this series reads as a standalone, but you’ll want to check out The Billionaire’s Fake Fiancée because it’s a hysterical, sexy read: https://amzn.to/2Z7jqbu
Sept 18th: Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely
I have no idea how Blakely writes so quickly, but it seems like I’m always looking forward to one of her releases! This one promises to start with the steam, and while that’s not always my favorite direction, this couple has a foundation to work from. I’m sure it will be light and sexy with just a touch of angst.
A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone!
Let me list the reasons why dating the sexy, charming pro hockey star is a bad idea:
1. He’s one of my closest friends
2. All our friends are friends
3. The wounds I’ve got from past relationships go deep. And so do his.
We’re both devoutly single — it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a “friendsdate.”
And I do win.
I win him big.
And all night long.
The trouble is . . . what happens in the morning?
Blakely’s got a whole catalog of light and sexy romances to read while you wait, but we learned more about these friends in The What-If Guy: https://amzn.to/3i8E7eY
Sept 15th: Kane by Sawyer Bennett
This series of sports romances has been very solid so far, each tackling a different trope with a different vibe. This one is a friends to lovers romance, and I always love the shared history that is the foundation of that trope. I’ve read the series out of order with no issues whatsoever, but now’s the perfect time to get caught up!
I have a problem.
I’m not really sure. Here’s the deal.
There’s this girl—isn’t that how it always starts?—and her name is Mollie. I like her. I mean really like her. I hope that doesn’t make me seem less manly than my professional hockey player persona implies. But here’s the issue—she’s my best friend. The one person I can count on for everything, who’s been there with me for all the moments, big and small.
When Mollie shows up at my door, travel weary and scared following an incident with an ex, my instinct to protect her goes into overdrive. It’s then that I know she’s more than just my best friend and the skates are swept out from under me when I find out she feels the same way.
Our transition from friends to lovers to potentially something more is seamless, the Arizona Vengeance is back on the ice looking for a repeat championship, and my life has never been better. Just when I think I’ve got it all figured out, the realities of us both having careers which keep us on the road put our blossoming relationship on ice.
It feels like the game just went into overtime and I’m on the verge of either the biggest win or most disappointing loss of my life. And losing is never an option.
This series is easy to read in any order, but the last book, Wylde, has been one of my favorites so far: https://amzn.to/3buzokW