I’m late again with this months anticipated release. But no time like the present! Here’s my list of most anticipated releases coming this month.
Publication Date: May 3rd 2022
A tale as old as time—for a new generation…
Isabelle is completely lost. When she first began her career in publishing right out of college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, living at home, still an editorial assistant, and the only Black employee at her publishing house. Overworked and underpaid, constantly torn between speaking up or stifling herself, Izzy thinks there must be more to this publishing life. So when she overhears her boss complaining about a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript, Isabelle sees an opportunity to finally get the promotion she deserves.
All she has to do is go to the author’s Santa Barbara mansion and give him a quick pep talk or three. How hard could it be?
But Izzy quickly finds out she is in over her head. Beau Towers is not some celebrity lightweight writing a tell-all memoir. He is jaded and withdrawn and—it turns out—just as lost as Izzy. But despite his standoffishness, Izzy needs Beau to deliver, and with her encouragement, his story begins to spill onto the page. They soon discover they have more in common than either of them expected, and as their deadline nears, Izzy and Beau begin to realize there may be something there that wasn’t there before.
Best-selling author Jasmine Guillory’s reimagining of a beloved fairy tale is a romantic triumph of love and acceptance and learning that sometimes to truly know a person you have to read between the lines.
Publication Date: May 17th 2022
Star-crossed lovers who are given a second chance…
Phina wakes up in a beautiful place that feels familiar, but she doesn’t remember how she got there. When she’s told she survived a plane crash, it feels true, but all the details are blurry.
A gorgeous, grumpy stranger owns the house where she’s recovering, and she’s drawn to him, but everything about him confuses her. His elusive answers. The way he disappears right when they’re connecting. The dreams she has of the two of them when they were young.
The longer she’s there, the more comfortable she feels in her new home, and the more she falls for Nial.
But her past begins to catch up with her, and it’s beyond anything she ever imagined.
Legends and Lovers is a collection of dark legends, and star-crossed love stories, from 20 best-selling authors. Woven with mystery and magic, love and lore, romance and suspense, this multi-author collaboration promises to make your heart pound and keep you reading late into the night.
Publication Date: May 17th 2022
The last person I would ever expect to be waiting on the front porch for me in the middle of the night was Everly Higgins. To say I was both surprised and thrilled to see her would be an understatement. I hadn’t been able to stop thinking about her since we met last fall when my sister, Greer, fell in love with Everly’s brother, Hudson.
When I see her bruised up face, I instantly want to hurt someone. The problem is, Everly won’t tell me who hurt her or who she’s running from. The only thing she’ll tell me is that she needs a safe place to stay where no one can find her.
Being a cop, I have the urge to unravel this mystery, but the other side of me simply wants to protect Everly from whatever it is she’s running from.
But as the people she is hiding from catch up with her, I quickly discover there is nothing I wouldn’t do for Everly Higgins.
I’d even die for her.
Looking for You is book six in the Boggy Creek Valley series. It can be read as a stand alone, but for a better reading experience it is recommended to read the books in order.
Publication Date: May 23th 2022
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Giana Darling comes an age gap, forbidden love story about a rebel soul and her best friend’s dad who wants absolutely nothing to do with her…
I fell in love with my best friend’s dad when I was seventeen.
He seemed like some kind of heathen god, big enough to kill a man with his bare hands, tattooed with bright, bold images, and weathered by time and a short stint in prison.
Blind to the consequences, I made a mistake that ran him out of town and ruined his life.
Now, he’s back after all these years––hating me more than the day he left.
What he doesn’t know is that I’ve been working to atone for my sins.
I’ve infiltrated the Vancouver Triad that killed his wife.
Always my protector, he decides it’s not safe for me to be in this alone, so he resolves to get me out of the Triad and out of his hair for good.
*A stand-alone novel in The Fallen Men Series.*
Publication Date: May 23th 2022
Jesse Hernandez has infiltrated my life.
The gorgeous, exciting, genius of a man who hangs out next door.
Who happens to be younger than me.
And in college.
And heading to medical school in just a few short months.
It started innocently enough.
The occasional run-in.
A few chance encounters.
An offer to babysit.
An offer for…more.
But then it snowballed.
Now, I only know two things for certain.
One, for the first time in my entire life, I’m not an afterthought.
And two, this will end very, very badly.
My kids. My job. His future.
It’s all at risk.
Jesse Hernandez has infiltrated my life, and if I’m not careful, we will all be in tatters when he leaves.
Nothing Feels Better is the third interconnected standalone in the Better Love series by Brit Benson.
This single-parent, opposites attract romance is sassy, sexy, and has a guaranteed HEA.
It is not necessary to read the other books in the Better Love series in order to enjoy Nothing Feels Better.
Publication Date: May 24th 2022
This release was pushed to June 21st 2022!
From USA Today best-selling authors W Winters and Amelia Wilde comes a sinful romance with a touch of dark and angst that will keep you gripping the edge of your seat … and begging for more.
He was mine. My protector, my lover.
My second start at life.
The man who promised me there was more than this.
He gave me hope
Until my world fell apart again.
It was bound to happen. It’s all life has given me.
Maybe he won’t break his promises.
Maybe my heart won’t shatter.
All I want … is for love to be enough.
This is book 3 of the Love the Way You… series. Kiss Me and Hold Me must be read first.
Publication Date: May 31st 2022
Finn Hughes knows about secrets. His family is as wealthy as the Rockefellers. And as powerful as the Kennedys. No one knows that the men in his line have a debilitating, early-onset illness. He’s managed the business from a young age while his father served as the figurehead. All the while knowing there’s a ticking clock on his ability to lead.
Eva Morelli is the oldest daughter. The responsible one. The caring one. The one who doesn’t have time for her own interests.
Especially not her interest in the charismatic, mysterious Finn Hughes.
A fake relationship is the answer to both their problems.
It will keep the swarming society mothers from throwing their daughters at him.
And it will keep Eva’s mother from bothering her about marriage.
Then the fake relationship starts to feel real.
But there’s no chance for them. No hope for a woman who’s had her heart broken. And no future for a man whose fate was decided long ago.