New Romance Book Releases this week (13th Dec 2020) : Nix’s Top Picks.

Posted December 13, 2020 by Nix in Top Picks / 1 Comment

Top Picks is a weekly meme that I do here at Scorching Book Reviews.

In this post, I highlight the Romance books that I want to read that are released this week. I have been lazy of late with not going past Tuesday – that has changed and I now look for books up to Sunday.

They are all books on my TR pile and only books I am interested in spending money on. I do not ask people to recommend books or highlight releases for author promo. I research each book before it I put it on here to look for reviews, series connections and author bio.

I feel I have to point out that books in a series are only going to be featured on here if I have started the series or am interested in doing so.

I don’t read NA. I do not read reverse harem. I also do not read Pandemic romance.

I also don’t recommend books from authors who have engaged in awful behaviour or have bigotted views – I chose not to give them my money so you won’t find them on here. If I make a mistake and feature an author who is an awful person, tell me in the comments and the book will be removed.

I have made the decision to add amazon links and links to twitter profiles on this post however they are not affiliant links as I CBA with amazon.

Feisty Red (Three Chicks Brewery Book 2) by [Stacey Kennedy ]

Status on the TR list : I do enjoy this author – I really enjoyed the first in the series. On the list.

Amazon UK Price : £3.32

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $4.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a second-chance romance featuring a cowboy hero who needs some serious redeeming, a serious heroine who needs some cowboy lovin’, and a mischievous little boy who needs his parents to find their happily-ever-after.

She’s prepared for anything… except for the second chance with her cowboy ex she never saw coming.

Clara Carter is the brains behind Three Chicks Brewery. The oldest and most responsible of the Carter sisters, she doesn’t have time for anything but taking care of her son and making sure her family’s top beer, Foxy Diva, gets into bars across North America. Which means getting the brew in front of Colorado’s biggest beer distributor. Unfortunately, that becomes tricky when the man in charge of distribution is none other than Sullivan Kenne, the cowboy who ran out on her seven years ago.

Sullivan’s life has been filled with one wrong move after another. First, he tried to prove himself to his bastard father by joining a professional baseball team, a choice Sullivan still regrets. Then he bailed on Clara, the only woman he’s ever loved. Seeing her again makes Sullivan determined to right his wrongs. Unfortunately, he wasn’t counting on one of those wrongs being a six-year-old son he never knew about…

Reuniting with Clara and meeting his son is a shocking—and amazing—experience. But as much as Sullivan tries to return to his roots and be the stand-up cowboy of Clara’s dreams, the reality is that she’s having trouble trusting him. Luckily, Sullivan knows the way to Clara’s heart, and he’ll prove to her that a second chance with a cowboy is worth the risk.

Submissive Angel: A BDSM Romance Novella by [Joey W. Hill]

Status on the TR list : Joey Hill is the QUEEN on BDSM for me – On the list.

Amazon UK Price : £2.27

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $0.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Two novellas under one cover! A M/m romance to celebrate the Christmas season…

Snowflakes don’t make a sound. Just like a first kiss…

Part One: When Robert found Ange bleeding in an alley, he employed him in his vintage toy store as an act of charity. Months later, as Christmas approaches, he still has many unanswered questions about Ange, but one thing is clear. The eccentric young dancer is determined to offer his thanks-and himself-to teach a brokenhearted Master how to open his heart to love again.

Part Two: Yet even as Robert embraces Ange’s eager submission to him, the mystery of Ange remains. Something nearly destroyed him and his ability to cope in the outside world, long before he arrived broken in Robert’s alley. Robert resolves he will find out the truth and help his sub heal. Ange brought light to Robert’s life again; as a true Master, Robert will make sure the power of their bond heals them both.

NOTE: Part One was originally released in 2012 as part of an anthology. Now this re-release includes that original story, plus 170 more pages of content in Part Two, offering the REST of Robert and Ange’s story.

Hard Pursuit (Cobra Elite Book 6) by [Pamela Clare]

Status on the TR list : I am so behind on this series however Pamela Clare is one of the best suspense writers there is. On the list.

Amazon UK Price : £3.84

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $4.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

She walked away once…

When ER nurse Kristi Chang met former Army Ranger Malik Jones in Antarctica eighteen months ago, they agreed to sex with no strings. She had no idea that Malik would turn out to be the most fun she’d ever had. Or that a big, bad soldier could be so sweet. Or that she would still be thinking of him more than a year later. Now working with an international aid organization in Nigeria, Kristi regrets letting him go. When gunmen suddenly attack and tear her from her medical unit and force her at gunpoint to care for their leader, she knows she’ll have to use her wits if she wants to stay alive. She warns her captors that she’s married to a Ranger named Malik who will kill any man who touches her. If only that were true…

Now he’ll do anything to free her…

Malik hasn’t forgotten a single incredible moment he spent with Kristi. When he gets the news that she’s been abducted, he is gutted and wants to get Cobra’s guns into the fight to free her. A veteran of more than a few rescues, he knows only too well how brutal captivity can be for a woman and wants to get her out of there as soon as possible. But the State Department decides to let local authorities handle the situation and gives Cobra a different assignment, leaving Malik no choice but to quit the job he loves to go after Kristi himself. But locating her in an area bigger than the state of Texas and freeing her from a band of ruthless killers by himself isn’t going to be easy.

But the threat is greater than they realize…

When Malik appears out of nowhere and saves her life, Kristi thinks she’s dreaming. As she recovers from her ordeal, the heat between them once again flares into passion. This time, however, it’s not just about lust and physical pleasure. Their hearts are on the line. But in rescuing Kristi, Malik has kicked the proverbial hornet’s nest, unleashing the wrath of a ruthless criminal organization bent on revenge. It will take all of their strength and skill to survive—and turn this second chance at romance into the love of a lifetime.

Pretty Broken Things by [Melissa Marr]

Status on the TR list : I have enjoyed Melissa Marr’s YA but I will be honest, I’ve tried no new ones. This one intrigues me….

Amazon UK Price : £6.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $7.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

A contemporary Bluebeard story set in the shadowy edges of New Orleans’ French Quarter by the New York Times best-selling author Melissa Marr

After receiving a lead from an unlikely source, Juliana, the mortician tasked with the bodies of victims of the “Carolina Creeper”, the South’s most notorious serial killer in decades, sets off to New Orleans in search of Theresa Morris, an heiress and presumably the Creeper’s only surviving victim.

Theresa now goes by “Tess” and is a shadow of her former heiress self. She’s also being pursued by famous novelist Michael, who sets his sights on Tess as the muse of his work-in-progress, oblivious to her former identity.

As Michael gets closer to Tess and begins to put the pieces of her traumatic past together, Juliana zeroes in on her whereabouts. They don’t know it, but the three of them are on a collision course, hurtling straight into the Creeper’s path.

Meant to Be: A heart-warming romance about finding love in unexpected places by [Louisa Leaman]

Status on the TR list : I’ve not heard of this author before but it sounds so cute – on the list but only after I have read some reviews.

Amazon UK Price : £2.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : ?

Amazon US Link : ?

Love can happen when you least expect it . . .

After a spate of terrible boyfriends, Jess is sure she’s found her perfect man in dependable – but occasionally dull – Tim. But when her grandmother, tasks her with retrieving a family heirloom from a local auction she finds herself face to face with a charming stranger, Guy.

Guy has already bought her grandmother’s precious necklace and whilst Jess desperately tries to buy it back from him, he somehow convinces her to go out on a date instead.

Ridiculous. But Guy has the necklace and Jess’s grandmother’s health is declining rapidly. Jess has no choice but to indulge Guy and go on a date with – if only to get the necklace back.

Will saving the necklace risk disrupting Jess’s happily-ever-after? And will she care if it does?

A Very Montgomery Christmas: A Montgomery Ink: Boulder Novella by [Carrie Ann Ryan]

Status on the TR list : I love this series and a christmas novella is perfect – on the list.

Amazon UK Price : £0.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $0.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

It’s holiday time with the Boulder Montgomerys and there are more than a few changes coming. Between family dinners, various cheese boards, late nights, and dramatic announcements, the family that has stayed together no matter the cost proves just what makes them special this holiday season.

His Holiday Crush by [Cari Z]

Status on the TR list : Cari Z appeared on one of the events a few years ago and her writing is fab – on the list.

Amazon UK Price : £2.37

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $2.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Workaholic attorney Max Robertson is one meeting away from making partner at a big NYC firm when his best friend calls and guilts him into coming back home for Christmas. But there’s a reason he hasn’t been back to Edgewood for a decade—too many bad memories. The plan was to go for just one night, until a wild deer and a snow bank wrecked everything.

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