Romance Book Preview Post : My Top Pick of the Weeks New Releases (27/2 – 5/3)

Posted February 27, 2022 by Nix in Top Picks / 1 Comment

Welcome to Top Picks. This is a weekly post which features books out this week which have caught my eye.

I have decided to split the list into three; On my List, On my Radar and Caught My eye. The first is those I have every intention of reading. On my Radar feautures books that I have marked on a wishlist, possibly as I am awaiting a price drop or am not up to that book in the series. The last are more one’s I know next to nothing about but have caught my eye for some reason. All books are one’s which I would potentially read.

As always, I do my due diligence on all books I put on here. I don’t recommend books from authors who I know 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 has engaged in bad behaviour, tell me in the comments and the book will be removed.

I don’t read NA. I do not read reverse harem. I also do not read Pandemic romance. Those books will not feature here.

Due to issues with prices, I will no longer be posting RRP’s of these books – the prices I post seem to be accurate for a day so I feel it is completely pointless.


Hook, Line, and Sinker: A Novel by [Tessa Bailey]

In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man…

King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time—in bed and out—and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is.

Now, Hannah’s in town for work, crashing in Fox’s spare bedroom. She knows he’s a notorious ladies’ man, but they’re definitely just friends. In fact, she’s nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport’s resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker’s eye… yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can’t deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost. 

Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she’s walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and… and… man overboard! He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she’ll choose him instead?

Mr. Wrong Number by [Lynn Painter]

Things get textual when a steamy message from a random wrong number turns into an anonymous relationship in this hilarious rom-com by Lynn Painter.

Bad luck has always followed Olivia Marshall…or maybe she’s just the screw-up her family thinks she is. But when a “What are you wearing?” text from a random wrong number turns into the hottest, most entertaining—albeit anonymous—relationship of her life, she thinks things might be on the upswing….

Colin Beck has always considered Olivia his best friend’s annoying little sister, but when she moves in with them after one of her worst runs of luck, he realizes she’s turned into an altogether different and sexier distraction. He’s sure he can keep his distance, until the moment he discovers she’s the irresistible Miss Misdial he’s been sort of sexting for weeks—and now he has to decide whether to turn the heat up or ghost her before things get messy.

The Love List (Rose Bend, Book 11) by [Naima Simone]

Is love the biggest risk of all…?

‘Passion, heat and deep emotion—Naima Simone is a gem!’ New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates

After being jilted at the alter Korrie Noel needs to have some fun and there is no one better in her mind than Rose Bend’s resident bad boy, Israel Ford. He’ll be able to show her how to let go of the past and live in the present.

But Israel is hiding bruises of his own. Scarred from a bitter divorce, and a two-year writer’s block, the bestselling author is willing to teach Korrie how to have fun, it might even make him finish his book. But the longer he spends with Korrie, as she learns to take risks, Israel wonders if he can convince her to take the biggest risk of all…

Fall in love with Rose Bend
Slow Dance at Rose Bend
The Road to Rose Bend
A Kiss to Remember
Christmas in Rose Bend
The Love List
With Love from Rose Bend

Bridge of Lies (Speak No Evil Trilogy Book 2) by [Nana Malone]

Betrayal was such a simple word. But such a complex emotion. The woman I loved had turned her back on me. Taken everything I’d offered and thrown it away.

I may have vowed to protect her, but she’s thrown down the gauntlet. And no matter how much I crave her, there will be consequences.

Emma Varma might be the beauty, but now she’ll meet the beast. I’ll keep my vow. I’ll keep her safe from our enemies.

But her soul and her heart will no longer be safe with me.

This is book 2 of the series.

Finding Forever On Their Island Paradise (Mills & Boon True Love) by [Therese Beharrie]

Saving their home…healing their hearts!

Morgan’s mission to save Penguin Island, her South African paradise, is personal—she just isn’t prepared for how personal it will be when striking a deal with tycoon Elliott! Putting the island back on the map is their number one priority. But working with Elliott has Morgan’s heart racing…because with every accidental touch walking away feels impossible!

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