Romance Preview Post 11th April 2021 : New eBook releasing this week on Kindle and Paperback.

Posted April 11, 2021 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.

Hot Copy: A Novel by [Ruby Barrett]

Status on the TR List : I have seen this on a lot of lists but I haven’t read anything from the author –

UK Price : £5.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $5.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

A meet-cute gone wrong is the start of a surprising courtship in this fresh, modern take on the workplace romance from debut author Ruby Barrett

Corrine Blunt knows what people think of her—she’s an icy, unapproachable executive. It’s the price she’s had to pay to get to the top. But there’s knowing you have a reputation in the office, and there’s hearing your new intern laugh when someone calls you “Blunt the C*nt” in the elevator on his first day.

She’d hoped to finally find an ally in Wesley Chambers, but she’s not about to let him off the hook for joining the office boys’ club. Taking refuge in the professional boundaries between them, she relegates Wes to assistant work—which would do the trick, if he weren’t so eager to prove he’s a decent human being.

Wes is sincerely apologetic, insisting it was a misunderstanding, and to her surprise, Corrine believes him. Being forced to work together was one thing, but long hours at the office with what turns out to be a kind, thoughtful man soon has their business relationship turning personal, and things get complicated—fast. Could this be something more serious than either of them dared to hope for? Or is their relationship just playing into the harmful power dynamics Corrine’s had to endure her entire career?

Second First Impressions by [Sally Thorne]

Status on the TR List : I have never read a book by Sally Thorne but this one gets great reviews – on the list.

UK Price : £4.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $5.70

US Kindle Link : HERE

Ruthie Midona is twenty-four (going on ninety-four) and fully committed to her job at a luxury retirement village. Keeping herself busy caring for the eccentric residents means that Ruthie can safely ignore her own life – what little there is of it.

Teddy Prescott is practically allergic to a hard day’s work. When he rocks up as the retirement village’s newest employee, Ruthie is less than impressed. The last thing she needs is a distraction as irritating (and handsome) as this selfish rich kid. Lucky for Ruthie, her favourite pair of mischievous residents need a new assistant to torture… so she hands over Teddy, ready for them to send him running.

Except Teddy may be about to surprise her – not just by surviving the old women’s antics, but by charming Ruthie so much, she starts to remember that there’s more to life than work… Could Teddy be far more than simply an unwelcome distraction?

The Companion by [EE Ottoman]

Status on the TR List : I love the EE Ottoman – on the list

UK Price : £2.92

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

New York, 1948
After years of trying to break into New York City’s literary scene, Madeline Slaughter is emotionally and physically exhausted. When a friend offers her a safe haven as the live-in companion to reclusive, bestselling novelist Victor Hallowell she jumps at the chance to escape the city.

Madeline expects to find rest and quiet in the forests of Upstate New York. Instead, she finds Victor, handsome and intensely passionate, and Audrey Coffin, Victor’s mysterious and beautiful neighbor.

When Victor offers her a kiss and the promise of more Madeline allows herself to become entangled even as Audrey is also claiming her heart. The only problem is that Audrey and Victor are ex-lovers with plenty of baggage between them. As Madeline finds herself opening up and falling in love with both she starts to wonder, can there be a future for all three?

The Virgin Rule Book (Rules of Love 1) by [Lauren  Blakely ]

Status on the TR List : It has great reviews and sounds like my kind of book – on the list.

UK Price : £1.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $2.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

A sexy, brother’s best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!
Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.

But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings…
The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially since I have a high-profile business to run.

But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.

The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.
And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.

Bombshells by [Sarina Bowen]

Status on the TR List : I do like the sound of this – on the list.

UK Price : £3.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $4.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

The women’s league is in the house! And Brooklyn will never be the same again for Anton Bayer and the team…

This is my last chance to ditch my playboy reputation and finally fulfill my potential. So I’ve made three rules for our biggest season yet: no boozing, no women, and no scandals.

Especially that last thing.

So who do I befriend on the very first day back at the rink? An amazing female hockey player. I want Sylvie in a way that’s more than just friendly. I crave her. But I have a championship to win, and so does she.

Then she gets her heart broken by my teammate, and I make the foolish mistake of comforting her in the best way I know how. Our night together sets off a string of sins.

Nobody can know about our affair, especially my overprotective teammate. I can’t let anyone see into my greedy little heart. Not even her.

The things I want from her, and the things we’ve already done? If anyone knew, there’d be bombshells.

Contains: a defenseman with dreamy blue eyes, a female goalie with bad ideas, a major battle of the sexes and a swimming pool scene… 

Just Friends in Vegas: A laugh out loud romantic comedy 2021 by [Lucy Keeling]

Status on the TR List : I haven’t heard of this author before – I do like the sound of it. On the list.

UK Price : £2.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Is love always a losing game?

When Mya is with Smithy, it feels like her eyes are constantly rolling. His wheeling and dealing charisma charms everyone but her. Well, that’s not strictly true – Mya is only human after all, and there’s no doubt the man is hot with his suits and swagger. It’s just that Smithy knows Mya’s secret, and she’s not sure she can trust him to keep it from their group of friends.

As they immerse themselves in the glamorous and mysterious world of ‘The Suits’, growing closer as a result, Smithy has to question whether his time with Mya is destined to become a case of ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ …

My One Night (On My Own Book 1) by [Carrie Ann Ryan]

Status on the TR List : I love Carrie Ann’s stuff .. on the list.

UK Price : £4.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $4.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

A one-night stand is supposed to end once the sun rises.

Only it doesn’t always work out that way in this opposites attract and tortured hero romance.

Elise Hoover never expected this. She didn’t want to go to another party, but when her friend pulls her in, she somehow finds herself hiding in a corner with…him. Dillon Connolly. The smirking, so-called good guy with the shadows in his eyes. A single glance, a sweet smile, and she lets herself have one night of giving in. Only she has to promise herself not to fall in love. No matter the cost.

Dillon never expected her. Elise haunts his dreams more than he cares to admit. He never thought he stood a chance–until she said yes. When a single night turns to two, he know he’s in over his head, but somehow, she makes him believe he can have anything. Until the sun rises, and his past along with it. He thought he’d run from the problems that could hurt them both, but now he’s falling for her and he can’t stop. He knows he doesn’t deserve her, but now he has to fight to keep her…or save her from himself.

The Defiant Wife (The Three Mrs Book 2) by [Jess Michaels]

Status on the TR List : I have a million of Jess Michael’s books still on the TR pile but I will keep adding them. On the list.

UK Price : £0.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $0.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

The second book in this sparkling series by 10 time USA Today Bestselling Author Jess Michaels

Pippa Montgomery never thought her life would go like this. When she found out her late husband was a bigamist and had been murdered, she thought nothing could ever be the same. When she met his brother Rhys, the Earl of Leighton, she knew it.

Now they must navigate a scandal that will tear them both apart. They must make decisions that will affect the illegitimate child Pippa’s late husband fathered behind her back. And ultimately they must fight, for as long as they can, the simmering desire between them that is bound to explode.

Two people, broken by a desperate scandal. They can only turn to each other, but they know they can never be together. Will they overcome the obstacles in their way and find a way to love one another? Or will the last consequence of one man’s conduct be the loss of a love that could last all time?

Heat Level: A lot of sweet surrender

The Summer Job: The hottest new debut of 2021 by [Lizzy Dent]

Status on the TR List : I haven’t of this book before but I do like the blurb. It has some good reviews – I just hope they do Scotland justice. US cover is far better than the UK but I can’t find a price for it.

UK Price : £4.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : ?

US Kindle Link : HERE

Have you ever imagined running away from your life?

Well Birdy Finch didn’t just imagine it. She did it. Which might’ve been an error. And the life she’s run into? Her best friend, Heather’s.

The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather. Actually there are a few other problems…

Can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be her best friend (who incidentally is a world-class wine expert)?

And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she’s ever actually liked (but who thinks she’s someone else)

Cowboy Magic by [Jill Downey]

Status on the TR List : I do like dude ranch story – it’s one of my many quirks. On the list to see reviews.

UK Price :Free on KU or £1.43

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Gunner Cane quit Nashville leaving behind his dreams of becoming a singer songwriter and returning to the only other life he knows…his family’s dude ranch in Wyoming.

Just when he’s finally figuring out how to settle back in, a beautiful guest walks into his life and now he’s not quite so content anymore.

Sophia Russo stokes the fire inside of him and makes him want to dream again.

Sophia Russo lost her job, her condo and her fiancée all in the blink of an eye and now after months of laying low she’s ready to get her life back on track.

Girl’s trip! Destination: a real-life working dude ranch in Wyoming.

The last thing she expected was to run into was this hunky cowboy with an irresistibly sexy smile and liquid brown eyes.

Problem is she is a city girl from Chicago and he’s a cowboy from Wyoming and they’ve both been burnt.

There’s no denying their sizzling chemistry…but is that enough for them to find their happiness together?

Texting With the Enemy (Digital Dating Book 1) by [Marika  Ray, Delancey Stewart]

Status on the TR List : I do do like the sounds of this book, although I have never read the authro before. I will wait for some other reviews though as the ones on GR are all 5 star ARC reviews which generally means fan reviews.

UK Price :Free on KU or £2.88

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

She’s texting him her heart. But she’s got the wrong number…

When Isabel “El” Watson applied for a sales job with her company, she had no idea a jelly donut would explode on her blouse, or that her grumpy boss would practically laugh her out of the interview. Accountants could be salespeople, she was sure of it, even if that jerkface didn’t think so. 

So when a lady at the local wine festival offers her a sales job on the spot at a new boutique winery, El jumps at the chance. She also jumps at the chance to text with the guy who danced with her at the festival. Life was finally looking up.

Boston’s friend, Chad, never should have given Boston’s number to the girl at the wine festival as a joke, but the damage was done. When El sends Boston a text later that night, believing he is Chad, he’s too nice to hurt her feelings by telling her the truth. But there are a few other truths Boston might have thought about: 

Truth #1: He’s her boss

Truth #2: She just accepted a job at his mother’s new winery

Truth #3: He’s always had a crush on her

Even though Boston is no longer El’s grumpy boss, they still work together at his mom’s winery. And while sparks are flying as they get to know each other for real, El’s kind of sweet on the guy who always seems to know just what to say via text too. 

Obviously, things will come to a head. 

Will Boston come clean about the flirty texts being from him? Or will El figure out on her own that she’s been Texting With the Enemy?

From two USA Today bestselling authors, a RomCom so sweet you’ll want to hug your kindle and never look at texting the same way.

Dickmatized (After Hours Series Book 1) by [Leela Lou  Dahlin]

Status on the TR List : I mean, I cannot not put this on the list with that title and cover …. look at it!

UK Price :Free on KU or £2.17

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $2.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Interviewing Gentleman Jack was the opportunity of a lifetime, the interview that could launch my career. But it was so much more than that.Gentleman Jack, the city’s Magic Mike, agrees to an interview with Phylana Monroe on one condition. She must make it through a date with him without using her safe word. Except, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. He thinks he can scare the designer-dressed diva into running for the hills and freeing him from an interview he doesn’t want. But Phylana gives as good as she gets, and while she looks a-ma-zing in her thigh-high Louboutins, she doesn’t mind getting them dirty.Jack is used to women only wanting him for one thing: his body, not his mind. Opening up to Phylana is more enticing than he expected it to be. But being vulnerable means risking getting hurt, and he can’t let anyone else in only to watch them walk away. Plus, is Phylana really ready for someone like Jack and his baggage to invade her perfect life? He only gives her three dates to find out.The clock’s ticking.

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