New Romance Preview : Top Picks of the weeks new romance book releases 6th -12 Dec 2020

Posted December 6, 2020 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.

What You See (Sons of the Survivalist Book 3) by [Cherise Sinclair]

Status on the TR list : Cherise Sinclair is an autobuy – I love this series and can’t wait for this book.

Amazon UK Price : £3.73

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $4.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

She will risk everything to rescue her friend.

Frankie’s BFF and four-year-old son are trapped inside a fanatical militia’s compound. In Alaska, no less. Wilderness rescues are so not in the New Yorker’s skill set. But she’ll figure it out. She must.

Bull’s new roadhouse server is a mass of contradictions.

The city girl’s reasons for being in Alaska don’t add up. Bull’s been burned by liars before. So, why is he falling for this crap again? Maybe it’s her big brown eyes, exuberant personality—or her generous, compassionate heart. Whatever the reason is, he cares. If she’s in trouble, he’ll do his damnedest to get her out.

The huge Alaskan is terrifyingly compelling–and heartwarmingly concerned for her.

But Frankie refuses to involve Bull in the deadly mess. Her plan to rescue her bestie will work without anyone getting hurt. As she tries her best not to fall in love, she doggedly acquires each skill she’ll need.

Getting shot, though…that hadn’t been on her to-do list.

Bull and Frankie’s romance put me in an unbelievable feel-good happy place I truly haven’t been to at all this year. Their story was full of suspense, action, danger, heartwarming family moments, and white-hot sizzling chemistry. I am SO VERY happy with this book that it is almost impossible to contain it!  ~ Marie’s Tempting Reads

The Queen’s Triumph (Rogue Queen) by [Jessie Mihalik]

Status on the TR list : I have book one of this on the Kindle ready to go – I need to get to it so I can get to this one.

Amazon UK Price : £2.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Queen Samara Rani knows she’s likely walking into a trap, but agreeing to meet with Commander Adams is the fastest way to get within striking distance of the Quint Confederacy’s biggest traitor and her sworn enemy. Adams attacked her home and destroyed her ship, and if he’s not stopped, he will ruin the tentative peace between the Kos Empire and the Quint Confederacy—and Samara’s chance at future with Emperor Valentin Kos.

Samara is determined to serve up some well-deserved payback, but she is no longer a lone assassin, and despite her protests, her friends and allies refuse to let her undertake such a perilous mission without them. Even Valentin, usually the voice of reason, refuses to stay behind. Samara is loath to put her friends in danger, and taking a team carries its own risks, so she makes plans to keep them safe, no matter what the cost.

When Adams threatens that safety, and everything she holds dear, Samara vows to show him exactly how she earned her deadly reputation—and why one should never cross the Rogue Queen.

The Spark: The funny new 2020 romantic comedy from the bestelling author! by [Jules Wake]

Status on the TR list : This looks so much fun! It seems to have good reviews too.

Amazon UK Price : £1.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $2.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Jess is falling for Sam.

Sam is falling for Jess.

But it seems life will do whatever it takes to make them fall apart.

When Jess and Sam lock eyes at a party, a spark ignites. The spark. But love at first sight isn’t like the movies, especially when Sam’s ex, Victoria, is determined to make their honeymoon period a living hell.

Is love at first sight enough?

Starlight Web: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Moonshadow Bay Book 1) by [Yasmine Galenorn]

Status on the TR list : I don’t have much experience with this author but I love the sound of this and I know other readers love her stuff.

Amazon UK Price : £3.86

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $4.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Moonshadow Bay…where magic lurks in the moonlight, and danger hides in the shadows.

One month before January Jaxson turns 41, her husband ditches her for a trophy wife. Adding insult to injury, he steals the business she helped build, and kicks her out during the holidays. So when her best friend Ari suggests she move back to Moonshadow Bay—a quirky, magical town near Bellingham WA—January decides to take the plunge.

Born into a family of witches, January accepts a job at Conjure Ink, a paranormal investigations website. The job’s right up her alley but she doubts that everything reported to Conjure Ink really exists. That is, until she’s sent out on her first case.

An abandoned asylum once housed a murderer, who killed an entire family one Yuletide Eve. It’s rumored that every December he returns to haunt the woodland around the asylum, seeking to add new members to his supernatural family. January’s sure it’s an urban legend, but when new victims show up with no logical explanation for their deaths, Conjure Ink sends her in to investigate. Suddenly January finds herself in over her head, staring directly into the shadowed world of the Veil.

Now, January must not only navigate the new life she’s trying to build, but the paranormal beasties she’s sent out to explore, as well as a hot new neighbor, who seems to be hiding a shadowed past of his own.

You Had Me at Hockey (Bears Hockey) by [Kelly Jamieson]

Status on the TR list : Love a Kelly Jamieson book – on the list.

Amazon UK Price : £3.49

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $4.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Can a spirited, down-to-earth influencer get an uptight hockey player out of his shell?

I am a warrior. That’s been my motto since I recovered from a near-death accident when I was younger. Now I enjoy my nice, settled life in Dallas playing pro hockey—a boring life is better than being dead. I’m not a party guy or an adventurer; I like my routine and peace and quiet. So being traded to New York is the worst possible change that could happen. And meeting unfiltered and fascinating Sara Carrington throws my life into even more chaos.

I’ve been considered weird my whole life, which is why I’m still a virgin, but I’ve turned it into a career with my YouTube videos. Who knew people would love watching me talk about my zits, taste-test meatless burgers, and try to learn TikTok dances! Now I’m launching a podcast. Getting hockey star Josh Heller as a guest will help gain listeners for sure. I expect a bearded jock with no teeth and nothing to say, but I get a hot as H-E-double-hockey-sticks grouch with a surprisingly dirty mind. My mission to make him laugh is successful, but I want to know why he’s so uptight underneath that panty-dropping smile. Maybe I can teach Josh to have some fun . . . and maybe he can teach me a thing or two along the way. . . .

Her Pretend Christmas Date: A Cider Bar Sisters Novella by [Jackie Lau]

Status on the TR list : Jackie Lau is auto-try for anything she writes – this looks fab!

Amazon UK Price : £2.49

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $2.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

She’s home for the holidays with her starchy fake boyfriend…

Although she’s the fun and outgoing one, Julie Tam has always lived in the shadow of her older sister, Charlotte. Now Charlotte has a good career and a great boyfriend whom their parents love, and Julie has neither of those things.

Her blind date with Tom Yeung is disastrous; however, he’s exactly the sort of guy her parents would like—a methodical, strait-laced pharmacist who even folds his underwear and wears paisley ties. So, she pretends they’re a couple to impress Mom and Dad in their phone conversations. When her mother insists that Julie bring Tom to her hometown for Christmas, Tom, who has no plans for the holidays, agrees.

But Julie doesn’t know how she’ll tolerate a whole weekend in his company, especially when they have to share a bed and participate in a gingerbread house competition together. The man is irritatingly proper and set in his ways.

Except after hours of baking and skating and opening presents, she’s starting to find Tom annoyingly attractive and even endearing. And now, she doesn’t want this holiday weekend to end…

Alicia: His Troublesome Fate (Wolves Of West Texas Book 3) by [Chencia C. Higgins]

Status on the TR list : I really enjoy Chencia C Higgins work – haven’t read this series but it does look like something I would enjoy 🙂

Amazon UK Price : £3.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

On the outside looking in, Brix has done a fantastic job of managing his emotions following the fallout with the Elders. He’s jumped right into life in Madow and worked tirelessly to make himself irreplaceable among the community he now called home, and he’s done so with a smile on his face and a carefree attitude. It was when he collapsed onto his bed at the end of the day that his thoughts eventually consumed him. He was haunted by the life he’d left behind and the truths that were revealed the day he left his old pack for good. The crux of the matter is that everything he knew about himself was a lie, and as he battles to create a new self-image—one he could be proud of—the tight grip he has on his sanity begins slipping. No one but his wolf could have predicted that the one woman who he’s warned to avoid would be instrumental in retaining his hold.

The last few months have seen Alicia softening where everyone who knew her would have sworn she’d never budge. Once called the rudest wolf in Madow, she has made a concerted effort at keeping her past from coloring her interactions with her new alpha or the wolves she’d brought with her. It should be simple enough, but it’s harder work than she could have anticipated. A chance encounter with the man who both activates her skepticism and makes her wolf pay attention, and she is soon flooded with memories—some familiar, some…enlightening. Overwhelmed, she is shocked when the only one who can help her is the person she trusts the least. Even more jarring is the way her wolf responds to him.

Two people who feel like outsiders no matter how hard they try to fit in, find that their history intersects in a way that neither can deny, and they’ll need each other to clear away the pain from their separate pasts. While working side-by-side, they discover something unavoidable building between them and suddenly there is another—more pressing—reason to make it onto the other side of their journey. Can they weather the thunderstorm of their history to make it to the rainbow they deserve?

Scandal In The Vip Suite (Mills & Boon Desire) (Miami Famous, Book 1) by [Nadine Gonzalez]

Status on the TR list : Ah, an only one room romance … I am all in! On the list.

Amazon UK Price : £2.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Two strangers. One bed.

When Nina Taylor peeks into the luxury hotel suite that should have been hers, she’s caught by the room’s occupant, Julian Knight. The Hollywood bad boy quickly offers a compromise: why not share? But soon, the paparazzi is jumping to scandalous conclusions. Good thing they’re only booked for a week…because boy, is she in trouble!

Intimate Negotiations (Mills & Boon Desire) (Blackwells of New York, Book 1) by [Nicki Night]

Status on the TR list : Gorgeous cover! I do enjoy this line of books – new to me author on the list

Amazon UK Price : £2.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Can she risk her dream job for a night with the man of her dreams?

Zoe Baldwin escaped her poverty-stricken youth to become a successful investment banking dynamo at the top of her game. But a forbidden office affair with her new boss, billionaire Ethan Blackwell, could ruin both their careers. And an unexpected pregnancy makes the stakes even higher. Will they come to new terms when business becomes too personal?

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