Romance Book Preview – Nix’s Top Picks of releases of the week starting 22nd Nov

Posted November 22, 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.

Archangel's Sun: Guild Hunter Book 13 (The Guild Hunter Series) by [Nalini Singh]

Status on the TR list : Pre-ordered a million years ago (or that what it feels like) .. I adore this series – it is EPIC. And this is the Hummingbird.. I’m so excited. You do need to read them in order but you will adore all the books.

Amazon UK Price : £5.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $6.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

A horrifying secret rises in the aftermath of an archangelic war in New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s deadly and beautiful Guild Hunter world…

The Archangel of Death and the Archangel of Disease may be gone but their legacy of evil lives on – especially in Africa, where the shambling, rotting creatures called the reborn have gained a glimmer of vicious intelligence.

It is up to Titus, archangel of this vast continent, to stop the reborn from spreading across the world. Titus can’t do it alone, but of the surviving powerful angels and archangels, large numbers are wounded, while the rest are fighting a surge of murderous vampires.

There is no one left . . . but the Hummingbird. Old, powerful, her mind long a broken kaleidoscope. Now she must stand at Titus’s side against a tide of death, upon a discovery more chilling than any other. For the Archangel of Disease has left them one last terrible gift . . .

‘Singh’s worldbuilding and imagination never disappoint’Kirkus

Confessions in B-Flat by [Donna Hill]

Status on the TR list : The reviews for this are amazing and it sounds absolutely wonderful. On the list.

Amazon UK Price : £8.42

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $7.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Essence bestselling author Donna Hill brings us an emotional love story set against the powerful backdrop of the civil rights movement that gripped a nation—a story as timely as it is timeless…

The year is 1963. In Harlem, the epicenter of Black culture, the fight for equality has never been stronger. The time is now. Enough is enough. Yet even within its ranks, a different kind of battle rages. Love thy neighbor? Or rise up against your oppressors?

Jason Tanner has just arrived in New York to help spread the message of his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., of passive resistance, while beat poet Anita Hopkins believes the teachings of Malcolm X with all her heart: that the way to true freedom is “by any means necessary.” When Jason sees Anita perform her poetry at the iconic B-Flat lounge, he’s transfixed. And Anita has never met anyone who can match her wit for wit like this…

One movement, two warring ideologies—can love be enough to unite them?

Confessions in B-Flat is a celebration of the hard-won victories of those who came before us, and a stark reminder of just how far we still have to go.

The Awakening: The Dragon Heart Legacy Book 1 by [Nora Roberts]

Status on the TR list : I adore Nora Robert’s fantasy romance series – this is on the price drop watch list.

Amazon UK Price : £9.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $14.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Mists, shimmering silver fingers, rose over the pale green water of the lake. They twined and twisted toward a sky quietly gray, while in the east, over the hills, a pink blush waited, like a held breath, to waken.

Breen Kelly had always been a rule follower. So, when her father left when she was twelve years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she’s working at a job she hates and is tired of the life that playing by the rules has dealt her. It’s time to make a change.

Breen makes a leap into the unknown with a summer trip to Ireland – her father’s homeland. Little does she know how much of a leap until a walk in the woods leads her through a portal into another world – Talamh – where Breen will find magic, family and a destiny she could never have dreamed of

From Sunday Times bestseller Nora Roberts – a tale of adventure, magic and finding your home

St. Clair's Silent Night: The Men of Mafia St. Clair by [Celeste Granger]

Status on the TR list : I have read a few Celeste Granger book and enjoyed them all – this one sounds right up my alley. On the KU list.

Amazon UK Price : Free on KU or £3.49

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.49

Amazon US Link : HERE

Denver Colorado is where they met; an entrepreneur from Florida and a mafioso from Las Vegas.

But that’s not the story. Noel Livingston wouldn’t learn that about Nicholas St. Clair until much later. Who she met was the owner of the Villa St. Clair. What happened is that two souls, stranded in a snowstorm, fell into each other’s arms when the power went out. It was a silent night, but not for Noel and Nicholas.

This is a standalone that ends with a HFN. The continuation of Noel and Nicholas’ story will appear in The Men of Mafia St. Clair series.

Holidays with the Wongs: The Complete Series by [Jackie Lau]

Status on the TR list : I have read the majority of these novella’s and I love them. This is a great set to purchase.

Amazon UK Price : £2.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Four holiday romance novellas about the Wong siblings!

Book 1: A Match Made for Thanksgiving
Book 2: A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas
Book 3: A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year
Book 4: A Big Surprise for Valentine’s Day

Mister Naughty: A Romantic Comedy (Small Town Secrets Book 6) by [Cat Johnson]

Status on the TR list : I haven’t read any of this series however I always enjoy a Cat Johnson book. I love the premis so this is on the list.

Amazon UK Price : £3.49

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $3.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

How I went from working the fall harvest to secretly writing online dating and sex advice for the males of Mudville, I can’t figure.

All I know is I blame Harper for it. Apparently dating an author has done something to my brain.

But that’s not the worst of it. Oh no. My bigger problem is that my youngest brother is sprinting to the altar, intent on a Christmas wedding with a woman he’s known for barely a year. Boone beating us to “I do” is not going to sit well with my girlfriend. It should go over about as well as the news that I’m the anonymous writer she loathes.

What will happen when I finally confess that I’m secretly Mister Naughty, the man she’s declared her arch enemy? Hell if I know, but I don’t need any advice column to tell me that if I don’t fix this, and fast, my holidays this year are not going to be merry.

Mister Naughty is a standalone romance that features a hot farmer, a frustrated author, all the holiday feels, plus all the Mudville small town crazy you’ve come to expect, along with a bit of mystery and a Christmas wedding!

Hunger Pangs: True Love Bites by [Joy Demorra]

Status on the TR list : I haven’t read anything from this author and have only recently found her on twitter. Her feed is enough to make me try her work and this looks fun – on the list.

Amazon UK Price : £4.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $4.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

In a world of dwindling hope, love has never mattered more…

Captain Nathan J. Northland had no idea what to expect when he returned home to Lorehaven injured from war, but it certainly wasn’t to find himself posted on an island full of vampires. An island whose local vampire dandy lord causes Nathan to feel strange things he’d never felt before.

Particularly about fangs.

When Vlad Blutstein agreed to hire Nathan as Captain of the Eyrie Guard, he hadn’t been sure what to expect either, but it certainly hadn’t been to fall in love with a disabled werewolf. However Vlad has fallen and fallen hard, and that’s the problem.

Torn by their allegiances—to family, to duty, and the age-old enmity between vampires and werewolves—the pair find themselves in a difficult situation: to love where the heart wants or to follow where expectation demands.

The situation is complicated further when a mysterious and beguiling figure known only as Lady Ursula crashes into their lives, bringing with her dark omens of death, doom, and destruction in her wake.

One thing is for certain, nothing will ever be the same.

Christmas Wish (Lucky Series Book 5) by [Jill Sanders]

Status on the TR list : I haven’t actually read this series however I have read the author and am assured that this can be read as a standalone. On the list as I am a sucker for a xmas story.

Amazon UK Price : £4.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $4.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Laura’s been down on her luck with love, starting with Simon Berg. After the man of her fantasies ended up leaving her shattered years ago, she determined to never let anyone get close to her again. She would have succeeded if Simon hadn’t waltzed back into her life a month before Christmas.

Leaving Laura had been the hardest thing Simon had ever had to do, but it had been the only way to save her from the hell that was surrounding him. But now that he’s made a name for himself and escaped the horrors of his past, he can finally focus on winning back the only woman he has ever loved.

Head over Heels for the Holidays (Lost Harbor, Alaska Book 7) by [Jennifer Bernard]

Status on the TR list : I have read the first in the series however I’m not up to date. I did enjoy it and this one has rave reviews – on the list.

Amazon UK Price : £3.49

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $4.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Ever since her ex-boyfriend dumped her on Christmas Eve, the holiday season has been tough for Maya Badger—especially since Lost Harbor, Alaska, pulls out all the stops for the holidays. Sure, she could focus on her police work and her father’s recovery from heart surgery. But when her dad’s home healthcare nurse turns out to be her childhood buddy—all grown up and the stuff of her naughtiest fantasies—she may have a solution to her holiday blues. After all, Jay-Jay always was the perfect playmate!

Rune Larsen hasn’t been skinny little Jay-Jay in a long time…not since he and his teen sister were forced to change their names to avoid Cara’s stalker. Taking a job in tiny, remote Lost Harbor seems like the perfect way to stay one step ahead of danger. The fact that his childhood friend is the town police chief is a bonus. Not to mention the fact that Maya has grown into a beautiful bronze goddess. Hell, even her serious cop side is a turn-on…though he’s up for the challenge of bringing some fun back into her life.

In fact, if they can navigate a stalker, a runaway yak, eleventy-billion holiday parties and a criminal investigation into the dark side of Lost Souls Wilderness, Rune just may convince Maya to fall head over heels for the holidays…and beyond.

Christmasly Obedient: Small Town Holiday Romantic Comedy Romance by [Julia Kent]

Status on the TR list : I have not read this series but this has caught my attention. On the list.

Amazon UK Price : £2.99

Amazon UK Link : HERE

Amazon US Price : $2.99

Amazon US Link : HERE

Tree picking in glorious, downeast Maine. Snow. Santa. Roaring fires, people you love, and a good life. What more could a guy want?

Or, rather, two guys?

Mike and Jeremy have a quiet life with Lydia, on her parents’ family campground in Verily, Maine. It’s a little boring, sure, but after the craziness of their old lives, what’s wrong with boring?

Besides, Jeremy and Mike find Lydia anything but.

As Christmas looms, and an unexpected oops leaves them all in a state of uncertainty, they have to ask themselves: is it time to let life be a little less boring?

And what’s inside that slim box Lydia’s giving them both on Christmas morning?

Christmasly Obedient is a new holiday book in Julia Kent’s USA Today bestselling Obedient series.

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