Top Picks is a weekly meme that we do here at Scorching Book Reviews. In this post, I highlight the Romance books that I want to read that are released this week.
They are all books on my TR pile and only books we are interested in spending money on. I do not ask people to recommend books or highlight releases for author promo.
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. I can’t recommend a series at book 14 when I haven’t read the others. I also don’t read NA…
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Status on the TR List : I really enjoyed the first in the series – I have this one on my list!
He’s going to pick someone perfectly wrong for him—because fate isn’t in charge of his world!
A stand alone title in a brand-new shifter trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.
As head of security for the family company, polar bear shifter Alex Borealis has intel warning something big is about to happen. His prime suspect? Tantalizing, infuriating Lara Lazuli, youngest daughter of Borealis Gems’ main competitor. But when mating fever hits, he decides she’s the perfect one to turn to. They’ve got chemistry hot enough to melt the polar ice caps, but he doesn’t trust her enough for a permanent connection to form.
Being with Alex is one step shy of torture for Lara. As a wolf shifter, she scented the truth the instant she met him months ago—he’s her mate. But she’s not about to trap anyone into being with her, especially not a man who thinks she’s up to no good. Add in her own suspicions of wrong-doing in her pack and Lara’s caught between heaven and hell.
But tangled sheets lead to real communication, and a bond of friendship forms that neither expected. When Lara asks for help, Alex finds himself living in the pack house, scaring off random Alpha wolves and fighting at her side.
Because the mating fever knows a thing or two about fate and forever.
Borealis Bears series:
Book 1 – The Bear’s Chosen Mate
Book 2 – The Bear’s Fated Mate
Book 3 – The Bear’s Forever Mate
Status on the TR List : I ADORE the Original Sinners series but a holiday anthology is something I never expected. On the list!
Return to USA Today bestseller Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series with “Winter Tales,” a collection of three fan-favorite Christmas novellas plus a brand-new novella exclusive to this anthology.
In “December Wine,” the long-awaited story of Nora Sutherlin’s first meeting with Nico can finally be told. Nora enlists her editor (and sometimes lover) Zach Easton on a mission to track down Kingsley’s long-lost son. Nicolas “Nico” Delacroix turns out to be young, strikingly handsome, and very French. He wants nothing to do with his father…but everything to do with Nora.
This special holiday-themed collection also includes the novellas “Poinsettia,” “The Christmas Truce,” and “The Scent of Winter” (previously available only as ebooks). A bonus short story starring Søren rounds out the “Winter Tales” anthology.
Status on the TR List : I have never read anything from this author but I have heard good things … this one looks up my street.
Passion. Intrigue. Love.
“This is a perfect historical romance” – Sunday Times Bestselling Author Sarah Morgan
“The gorgeous characters and the wit and charm made this a book I simply didn’t want to put down. I was willing Eliza and Sebastian on to their fairytale happy ending!” – Nicola Cornick
London’s high society loves nothing more than a scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip off about the crime, forcing Sebastian to ask for her help in his quest to find his friend’s killer.
With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there’s nothing more dangerous than a prince socialising with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza’s contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they’ll have to work together if they’re going to catch the culprit. And soon, as temptation becomes harder to ignore, it’s the prince who’ll have to decide what comes first—his country or his heart.
Status on the TR List : I adore Kelly Jamieson – this is totally on the list.
When your name is Wynn, victory’s the only option. . . . “Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.”—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips
Everly Wynn: As the only daughter in the Wynn family of hockey heroes, I never shared the ice with my brothers—or the approval they got from my father.
And that was before the scandal that ruined my life at sixteen.
Now that I’ve put all that behind me and built a successful career, the last thing I need is another hockey player in my life.
Especially one like Wyatt Bell.
He’s an arrogant, fast-living party boy. I hate how he gets by on his good looks and charm.
So why can’t I get him out of my mind?
Wyatt Bell: Life is short, and you’ve got to live it to the fullest. I learned that the hard way.
So on the ice, I always play to win, and on the town, fun and flirting are my game.
Because it’s better to laugh your way through the pain than to let them see you’re hurting—but I’ll never stop wishing I could find someone to share the real me with.
Something about Everly Wynn makes me think she could be the one.
But all she sees is a hockey jock hooked on good times.
If she didn’t take herself so seriously, maybe she would take a chance on being happy.
USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson’s epic Wynn Hockey series can be read together or separately
Status on the TR List : I don’t quite know why I am so drawn to this but I am .. I’ve never read anything from this author nor heard of the book! I want to read some reviews first….
What girl doesn’t want to wear a tiara? Me. The one who lives in yoga pants and knows she’s not special enough to be a princess.
One minute I’m starting my dream life in NYC, and the next, a man too hot for his own good is banging on my door, telling me that I’m a long lost princess of a country on the other side of the Atlantic.
Not exactly your typical Friday night in the Big Apple.
Suddenly, all of my plans for the future are yanked away. I’m trapped in a life filled with social obligations—and stilettos!—and an uptight royal family I didn’t know existed. They, and the whole rest of the freaking country, have lofty expectations I’m not sure I can meet.
At least the aforementioned sexalicious man, Elias, is my constant shadow, protecting me with his life. The whole situation is overwhelming. So I’ve secretly put him in charge of my happiness, too…and he’s taking my orders very, very seriously.
So seriously, I’m falling for him even harder than the new country I’m coming to…maybe…love.
And that’s a major problem, because he’s crazy about me, too. I may not know all the zillion rules about being royal, but I know one for sure: No way can a princess date her bodyguard…
Each book in the Unexpectedly Royal series is STANDALONE:
* The Princess Problem
* Ruling the Princess
Status on the TR List : I’m behind on the series but I do like it .. on the list.
Brian Laster swore he’d never return to his home town of Haven, Montana. After all, he’d been a total dick to everyone there before he’d left, including his mother. However, in the past ten years, things had changed. He had changed. Coming home wasn’t something he’d wanted to do, but this time it wasn’t his choice. It was his job.
Mia’s latest assignment brought her to the small town and directly into Brian’s bed. Not that she had any complaints of working with the dark, tall, and very sexy man, but as with everything else in her life, she knew it would only end in trouble.