New Romance eBook Releases : Nix Top Picks of the weeks upcoming releases.

Posted December 27, 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.

Fairy Godmothers, Inc.: A Hilarious and Charming Feel-Good Read by [Saranna DeWylde]

Status on the TR list : This looks ADORABLE. I do enjoy Saranna DeWylde. On the list.

Amazon UK Price : £7.08

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $9.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

First in a magical new series full of edgy and hilarious antics, this is the read you need to finally give your year the fairy-tale ending it deserves! An enchanting story of love, dreams, and second chances—a delightful read for cold winter nights that fans of Christina Lauren, Tessa Bailey, and Kerry Winfrey can’t miss…

If love is the source of all the magic in the universe, and the town of Ever After, Missouri, is the epicenter of enchantment, then the locals are in dire need of a reboot. At least according to resident fairy godmothers Petunia, Jonquil, and Bluebonnet. Their solution? Blow a bit of fairy dust in the direction of those in need of romance. . . . What could possibly go wrong?

SOME KIND OF AWFUL . . .

Lucky Fujiki’s first name is a cosmic joke. Her luck is so bad, even the number seven steers clear of her. But when her adorable godmothers ask for a favor, Lucky can’t say no. After all, it’s just a little one—to save the world’s magic. Lucky can already feel the bad juju waiting to strike. And her mission is even worse than she imagined: to promote Ever After as a wedding destination by faking a marriage to her first love and long-time ex, Ransom Payne—he of the Embarrassing Incident that neither of them will ever live down . . .

OR ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL?

Ransom Payne has spent years building an impressive new reputation for himself, and now his godmothers want him to pretend to wed the one girl he’d like most to forget? Sure, weddings in Ever After could be a huge boon for his chocolate business, but risking more up-close-and-personal time with Lucky? Considering the stakes, it’s a curse he’ll have to bear, at the risk of being humiliated—or perhaps, bewitched

Foreplayer: A Brother's Best Friend Hockey Romance (A Rookie Rebels Novel) by [Kate Meader]

Status on the TR list : I do like Kate Meader books – and it’s hockey! On the list.

Amazon UK Price : £3.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $4.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

She’s got game everywhere but the bedroom. Enter the player who knows exactly how to grade her curves . . .

After a very public breakup and a viral post that declares him the villain, power forward Cal Foreman is taking a timeout from women and relationships to focus on hockey. When Chicago Rebels captain and old friend, Vadim Petrov, “volunteers” him to help train Vadim’s sister Mia, Cal figures he can do a favor for a pal and get ready for the season with his new team. But the imperious Russian would slice a skate blade through Cal’s internal organs if he knew what lessons Mia really wants.

Yeah, not that kind of stickhandling.

Hockey phenom and Olympics hopeful Mia Wallace needs help seducing the man of her dreams. That man is most definitely not Cal Foreman: notorious playboy, thorn in her side, and her brother’s bestie. But surely a guy with his reputed skill set has a few tips on how she can nail her target—which makes him the perfect foreplayer.

Cal knows Mia sees him as merely the warm-up act in her grand plan to win another man, but as they spend more time together, he wonders if that’s enough.

If they could be more.

And if he could convince her he’s worthy of the starting line-up . . . in her heart?

FATAL DECEPTIONS by [CINDY GERARD]

Status on the TR list : Usually, Cindy Gerard is autobuy and I explicitly trust her but this blurb worries me .. on the list to read some reviews.

Amazon UK Price : £3.24 or KU

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

US Army Lieutenant Mac (Samuel) McKenzie went off to Afghanistan a patriot – and came home a prisoner. Now charged of murder and facing life in prison for killing an unarmed combatant, Mac spends his days behind bars, his memory of the incident gone, his life and military career in ruins.

His wife, Rachael, begs Mac to let her help him. Defeated and unwilling to drag her into his personal hell, he shuts her out, pushes her away, and tells her to get on with her life without him. Devastated, she turns to Ian, Mac’s best friend, who has stood by their sides through this ordeal. Ian’s interest in Rachael, however, runs deeper than friendship. Can Mac’s innocence be proven before Rachael gives up and gives in to Ian, in what might be a FATAL DECEPTION?

Don’t miss this brand-new series from the bestselling authors of the STORMWATCH and BREAKDOWN series! Coming in December 2020 in ebook and paperback!

THE LIE Debra Webb (December 2)
BLOOD STRANGERS Vicki Hinze (December 9)
SAVAGE BEAUTY Peggy Webb (December 16)
DEADLY REFLECTIONS Regan Black (December 23)
FATAL DECEPTIONS Cindy Gerard (December 30)

Ten Rules for Faking It: Can you fake it till you make it when it comes to love? by [Sophie Sullivan]

Status on the TR list : How cute does this look? I am down for this kind of romance.

Amazon UK Price : £2.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.37

Amazon US Link : HERE

What happens when your love life becomes the talk of the town?

As birthdays go, this year Everly Dean has hit rock bottom.

If catching her boyfriend cheating with his assistant wasn’t enough, Everly’s rant about Simon the Snake, a.k.a. Cheating Ex, accidentally being broadcast live on the radio really sealed the deal…

When public humiliation turns her into a viral sensation with a string of potential dates, and suddenly there’s some serious chemistry with her cute but until now distant boss Chris, Everly – the woman who could win a gold medal in people-avoidance – is going to have to dig deep.

They say fake it till you make it, and Everly’s making a list: The Ten Rules for Faking It.

Because sometimes making the rules can find you happiness when you least expect it.

‘This is a Hallmark movie in book form’ Helen Hoang

Love at the Icicle Café by [Denise N.  Wheatley]

Status on the TR list : I adore the look of this book .. Marked the book TR to see what the reviews say.

Amazon UK Price : £2.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Can an icicle-themed festival thaw the most unlikely hearts?

California lawyer Mina Richards spent her childhood helping her mom bake at their winter-themed café in the snowy village of Gosberg, Germany. When her retired parents want to sell The Icicle Café, Mina returns to facilitate the sale. She needs this to go right—she’ll fly in, finalize the deal and fly out to rescue her once high-powered career. But faced with Scott, her childhood friend and crush who doesn’t want to sell, Mina’s plan quickly falls apart.

Rising chef Scott Dawson has turned The Icicle Café into a destination restaurant. His parents and their partners want to sell the café to a hotel chain, and Scott can’t meet their price. When Mina arrives—more beautiful and determined than ever—he sees the possibility of a new future for the business and the town he loves. He just needs to change her mind…about more than selling the café.

When Scott asks Mina to help with the café’s annual Icicle Fest, their icy relationship warms. Can these former friends find a future together in the snowy village of their past?

Six More Minutes: New Year Bae-Solutions by [A.C. Arthur]

Status on the TR list : I am an AC Arthur fan and this looks CUTE. On the list.

Amazon UK Price : £1.50

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $1.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

This thing had been going on for a year now. The thing where they’d meet up at this quaint little bed and breakfast to spend a steamy weekend together. It had started last Christmas when they’d both been in Temptation. They’d agreed to the no strings attached occasional trysts, but this holiday season—after all she’d gone through in the past months—Gemma Taylor might need something else; and if Myles Donovan doesn’t agree, she’ll take just six more minutes in his arms.

This novella is part of the New Year Bae-Solutions Series. It is 1 of 8 short stories that are connected by the New Year’s Eve theme.

Here is a list of all the books in this series:

Eight Naughty Nights by Nicole Falls
Seven Month Drought by Sherelle Green
Six More Minutes by A.C. Arthur
Five Midnight Moments by Sheryl Lister
Four Page Letter by Angela Seals
Three Wrong Dates by Kelsey Green
Two Hot Kisses by Yahrah St. John
One More Drink by Elle Wright

Each story can be read as a standalone, so please do not feel you are committed to purchasing and reading each story in the series. However, I can safely say that you might be missing out on 8 fantastic stories if you don’t.

Two Hot Kisses: New Year Bae-Solutions by [Yahrah St. John]

Status on the TR list : Yahrah St John is an amazing author! On the list 🙂

Amazon UK Price : £1.50

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $1.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

She was the one who got away. That’s what successful author Brandon Cobb thought about his secret college crush Sasha Bennett. The beautiful aspiring artist and free spirit had always been way out of his league – until now. While on tour promoting his latest book, he spots Sasha.

Fate is telling him his timing is finally right. He suggests Sasha spend New Year’s Eve with him. Sasha ditches her date and they have an unforgettable night. When the clock strikes twelve, Brandon makes his move. One kiss leads to two hot kisses and a promise of forever.

Make sure you check out the rest of the books in the series:

Seven Month Drought by Sherelle Green
Six More Minutes by A.C. Arthur
Five Midnight Moments by Sheryl Lister
Four Page Letter by Angela Seals
Three Wrong Dates by Kelsey Green
Two Hot Kisses by Yahrah St. John
One More Drink by Elle Wright

Three Wrong Dates: New Year Bae-Solutions by [Kelsey Green]

Status on the TR list : This is a new author for me but the blurb drew my eye.

Amazon UK Price : £1.50

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $1.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Ivory Vaughn was raised to uphold her family’s prestigious expectations. Marry a man from a well-known family. Create a life others envy. Live wealthily ever after.

Her New Year’s Eve date is set to be the start of her perfect life. But when the sexy, unpolished Jackson “Chef” Keating crashes, all plans get thrown to the wind. He might stand for everything she believes is wrong, but Mr. Right is sometimes the man you least expect.

Make sure you check out the rest of the books in the series:

Seven Month Drought by Sherelle Green
Six More Minutes by A.C. Arthur
Five Midnight Moments by Sheryl Lister
Four Page Letter by Angela Seals
Three Wrong Dates by Kelsey Green
Two Hot Kisses by Yahrah St. John
One More Drink by Elle Wright

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