New Romance Preview Post : Top Picks of this week’s new releases (Includes buy links for UK/US Amazon)

Posted March 14, 2021 by Nix in Top Picks / 0 Comments

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.

His Secret To Surrender (Love, Lies and Little Secrets Book 1) by [Cindy Gerard]

Status on the TR List : I love Cindy Gerard and this one has a cowboy. I am in.

UK Price : £2.13

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $2.99

US Kindle Link : HERE


The big city reporter was trouble. Lucas Caldwell knew it the moment Kelsey Gates, with her pretend cowboy boots and sunny smile, set foot on his ranch asking questions. He wasn’t about to let the red-haired spit-fire dig into his business and discover the secret he’d held close all of his life. Neither was he going to let her get under his skin and into his heart.


Kelsey suspected that getting this rugged, loner rancher to trust her, let alone open up to her, was going to be a tricky proposition. He proved her right ten ways from Sunday. What she hadn’t counted on was falling for this hard-edged man – or that her ambition for landing a blockbuster story would take second place to her unexpected feelings for him.

Three brothers denied a father’s name but given the gift of love from three special women.

The Dating Plan by [Sara Desai]

Status on the TR List : I really enjoy Sara Desai’s books – on the list but the price is currently a bit too high.

UK Kindle Price : £7.49

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Kindle Price : $9.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Even with a step-by-step plan, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this hilarious, heartfeltromantic comedy from the author of The Marriage Game.

Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no interest in love, the one thing she can’t give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiancé.

Liam Murphy is a venture capitalist with something to prove. When he learns that his inheritance is contingent on being married, he realizes his best friend’s little sister has the perfect solution to his problem. A marriage of convenience will get Daisy’s matchmaking relatives off her back and fulfill the terms of his late grandfather’s will. If only he hadn’t broken her tender teenage heart nine years ago…

Sparks fly when Daisy and Liam go on a series of dates to legitimize their fake relationship. Too late, they realize that very little is convenient about their arrangement. History and chemistry aren’t about to follow the rules of this engagement.

Seducing Whitney: A Fairytale Menage Romance (Wicked & Charming Book 1) by [Stephanie Julian]

Status on the TR List : It’s been sooo long since I’ve read a good menage – Stephanie Julian is an author I trust so I am ready to read this!

UK Kindle Price – £4.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Kindle Price : $4.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

This fairy tale is wickedly charming…

Sheltered heiress Whitney Snowden spent years trying to avoid her powerful father’s influence over her life. When he dies suddenly, she finds he had one final hand to play—either she steps in to run his empire or marry a man who will. Otherwise, her calculating stepmother gets everything. Whitney’s charitable foundation would be gone. She turns to the only men who have as much to lose as she does, her father’s righthand men. If Whitney is to outsmart her stepmother, she has to marry one of them. But she wants both.

Her offer will blow their minds…

Handsome. Sexy. Closer than brothers. Chase Noble and Ryan Delahunt have been groomed by Richard Snowden to run his company, not marry his daughter. But their mentor’s death rocks their world, and Whitney’s plan could be their salvation, if jealousy doesn’t get in the way. Chase and Ryan have both lusted after Whitney for years but inviting the beauty into their lives—and their bed—might put their relationship and the future of Snowden Enterprises at risk.

Can seducing Whitney help her discover the passion and strength to claim her own life? And her own loves?

Righteous: (The Men of Mafia St. Clair Book 2) by [Celeste Granger]

Status on the TR List : I haven’t read book one yet but I do have it on the list – to read.

UK Kindle Price : Free on KU OR £5.99

UK Link : HERE

US Kindle Price : $5.99

US Link : HERE

The melodies that came from his instrument soothed the ache in her heart.

Gideon St. Clair is a world-renowned trumpet player, gracing the most prestigious stages, bringing audiences to their knees with the call from his horn. Gideon is also a gangsta, second in command for Mafia St. Clair. They call him righteous because of his masterful horn skills. But those that saw the other side of him, knew Gideon to be righteous in the way he dealt with adversaries, unmercifully.

Gabrielle Dixon is a concierge doctor, catering to the medical needs of Las Vegas’ elite. She felt compelled to help. She needed to be able to fix something, because the one thing she broke that continuously broke her heart was unrepairable. There was a prolonged pain in Gabrielle’s soul. Yet, quite by accident, she heard Gideon play. Instantly, the pain in her being started to subside.

That’s when he saw her, and the magnetic attraction between them exploded into a romance for the ages.

Renovation Of Love (Love On Madison Island Book 1) by [Meka James]

Status on the TR List : Look at this cover – grey hair don’t care! I have enjoyed Meka James’s work so this is on the list.

UK Kindle Price : £3.74

UK Link : HERE

US Kindle Price : $4.99

US Link : HERE

Her return could be a second chance to repair a first love…

Forty-three and jobless, Cynthia Marshall finds herself in the last place she’d expected, back home on Madison Island, GA. Her small hometown holds the ghosts of choices past. From the large Victorian she inherited from her beloved aunt, to unresolved family issues, and the boy turned man she left behind over two decades ago.

Starting a new career is hard enough but having to do so side by side with a person whose heart she broke is something she never accounted for.

Marcel Lewis is the owner of the only construction company on the island and is the key to making Cynthia’s new dream a reality. He never quite got over the abrupt departure of the first woman he ever loved. Her return means he can finally get answers to the whys and what-ifs that have plagued him.

Years have passed, feelings have remained, but some wounds have yet to heal. The more time they spend together, the walls of the old house aren’t the only ones tumbling down. But they can’t construct a future without answering for decisions of the past.

Featherbed (Vino and Veritas) by [Annabeth Albert, Heart Eyes Press LGBTQ]

Status on the TR list : I enjoy Annabeth Albert’s work – and LOOK at the cover. Totally on the KU list.

UK Kindle Price : Free on KU or £2.99

UK Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Link : HERE

When a bookworm on borrowed time meets a younger, free-spirited chicken farmer, sparks and feathers fly…
Harrison Phillip Fletcher, III isn’t supposed to be here. Not in Burlington, Vermont, not running Vino & Veritas, a quaint inclusive bookstore and wine bar, and definitely not still alive, at forty-two. Also not supposed to be here? An unexpected delivery of chickens.

Finn Barnes knows chickens. The burly organic farmer knows all about rare breed poultry, but dealing with a hot, older bookseller is an entirely different matter. City slicker types like Harrison never end up staying in Vermont for the long-term.

They should steer clear of each other. But the flare of attraction is mutual. And somehow amid book discussions and farm tours, they discover plenty in common. Now they’re stealing kisses in Finn’s barn, sneaking out like teens, and burning up the sheets.

What starts as a fling brings very real feelings for two lonely souls, but a future together seems as unlikely as chickens in a bookstore. Feathers may be flying, but learning to trust takes time neither may have. Can they take a leap of faith together before it’s too late?

Featherbed is a stand-alone novel in Sarina Bowen’s World of True North. This opposites attract, age gap romance features a low-angst, fluffy—and feathery—romp as a fish out of water discovers the home he never thought he’d find.

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