Romance Preview Post : Top Picks of Upcoming eBook Releases 16th – 21st May 2021

Posted May 16, 2021 by Nix in Top Picks / 1 Comment

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.

No links on here are affliiate links.

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake: Winner Bakes All by [Alexis Hall]

Status on the TR List : I loved Boyfriend Material so this is autobuy – I can’t wait for it. On pre-order.

UK Price : £4.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $5.86

US Kindle Link : HERE

A delicious romantic comedy by the bestselling author of Boyfriend Material, perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston, Christina Lauren, and Abby Jimenez.

As an expert baker, Rosaline Palmer is a big believer in always following the recipe. She’s lived her life by that rule – well, except for when she dropped out of college to raise her daughter, Amelie. Now, with a paycheck as useful as greaseproof paper and a house crumbling faster than biscuits in tea, she’s teetering on the edge of financial disaster. But where there’s a whisk there’s a way . . . and Rosaline has just landed a spot on the nation’s most beloved baking show.

Winning the prize money would give her daughter the life she deserves, but more than collapsing trifles stand between Rosaline and sweet, sweet victory. Suave, well-educated, and parent-approved Alain Pope knows all the right moves to sweep her off her feet, but it’s shy electrician Harry Dobson who makes Rosaline question her long-held beliefs – about herself, her family, and her desires.

Rosaline fears falling for Harry is a recipe for disaster. Yet as the competition – and the ovens – heat up, Rosaline starts to realize the best quality bakes come from the heart . . .

The Soulmate Equation: 'pure, irresistible magic from start to finish' Emily Henry by [Christina Lauren]

Status on the TR List : I do enjoy Christina Laurens and this has great reviews – on the list.

UK Price : £6.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $8.20

US Kindle Link : HERE

The New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners returns with a hilariously witty and feel-good novel which proves once and for all that while data may be easy to crack, dating isn’t quite so simple . . .

Jess Davis is a numbers genius, but when it comes to love she’s had to accept there is no magic formula. Juggling a career with raising her daughter, it’s not surprising that her love life is. . . non-existent. When yet another date ends in disaster, she’s prepared to give up on love for good.

But then she hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new matchmaking company that claims to find you the One using a DNA equation. Suddenly, love doesn’t seem quite so far out of reach . . .

Until her test shows an unheard-of 98% compatibility with GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr River Pena. Jess already knows Dr Pena, and this man is 100% not her soulmate. Yet as the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the ultimate ‘Diamond’ pairing that could make GeneticAlly a fortune, Jess begins to realise that there might be more to the scientist – and to the science behind a soulmate – than she thought.

Elementary Romantic Calculus: An Opposites Attract Small Town Romance (Chemistry Lessons Book 6) by [Susannah Nix]

Status on the TR List : I haven’t read all of ths series but I am quite liking it so far – on the TR list.

UK Price : £3.59

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $4.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Mia has had her whole life mapped out since she was 18. She’s supposed to follow up her math PhD with a research postdoc, but her 20-year tenure plan takes a surprise deviation when she’s forced to settle for a temporary teaching job at a small-town university.

It’s not easy adapting to rural life when you’re an inveterate city girl, but Mia tries to make the best of it until she can get the heck out of Podunk—er, Crowder, Texas. Things finally start to look up after a run-in with some terrifying local wildlife sends her careening into the arms of a sexy goat farmer/cheesemaker.

Mia finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Josh’s gruff cowboy charms, especially after she learns what lies behind the thick walls he’s built around his heart. The deeper their connection grows, the more Crowder starts to feel like home.

But Mia can’t afford to stay. Not unless she’s willing to give up on her dream—or trade it in for a new one.

ELEMENTARY ROMANTIC CALCULUS is a full-length standalone novel and the sixth book in the Chemistry Lessons series of contemporary romances featuring STEM heroines. Each book in the series focuses on a brand new couple with their own happily ever after and can be read in any order.

All Fired Up: A Suspensful Paranormal Romance (Ashes and Dust Book 1) by [Jenn Burke]

Status on the TR List : I really enjoy Jenn Burke’s work and I have heard very good reviews- on the list

UK Price : £3.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $6.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Once bitten. Twice burned. Forever bonded.

Don’t miss this riveting and romantic spin-off series from Jenn Burke, author of Not Dead Yet.

 
Paranormals are dying. All over the city, with no explanation and only one thing in common: their magic is missing.
 
Vampire and private investigator Evan Fournier isn’t supposed to be taking on paranormal cases, but when the murderer hits close to home, he agrees to look into it. The last thing he expects is to become a target himself—and then to become irrevocably bonded to the man who just tried to kill him.
 
With his memory gone and his soul bonded to a stranger, former firefighter Colin Zhang wants to be anywhere else. He doesn’t have a damn clue why he just tried to kill Evan, and he didn’t even know about magic until just now. The sooner he can get back to his real life, the better.
 
But every time either of them tries to leave, pure agony stops them short. Forced to work with Evan or suffer the consequences, Colin must excavate the secrets buried in his missing memories while battling two rising threats: the conspiracy behind the murder, and his mutual attraction to the bond mate he never wanted. 

Up in Flames: Steamy Firefighter/Single Mom Romance by [Mari Carr]

Status on the TR List : I have a lot of Mari Carr books and a couple are rereads – this one has a blurb that intrigues me. On the list.

UK Price : £2.88

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Jake has a big reputation, a big fire truck, and a big hose…one that doesn’t hook up to a hydrant. Men in town envy him. Who wouldn’t? He’s got women lining up to slide down his pole. He’s living a bachelor’s dream.

And then a new girl moves into town…and suddenly everything Jake’s always thought about relationships goes up in flames.

Hope moved halfway across the country for a new start after being burned by a charming bad boy. She has two goals. Thirty minutes of set-the-sheets-on-fire sex to relieve her of her near-virgin status. Then she’s going to get serious about finding the perfect dad for her son.

All that will work out just perfectly when her foolish heart stops wanting the same thing as her va-jay-jay…the notorious firefighting playboy in town.

Dating The Player (The Legends Book 1) by [Erin McCarthy]

Status on the TR List : I enjoy Erin McCarthy – I also enjoy sports romance. Win-win!!

UK Price : £2.89

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Dak

I’ve got a big pro football contract, a big appetite for women, and a big mouth. It gets me into trouble more often than not… but this time it lands me with a nerdy little PR gatekeeper who is supposed to control me. But good luck with that.
Eloise and her kitten sweaters and adorable glasses have me thinking about her in a whole different way…

Eloise

I’m not your typical nerd girl. Instead of video games, I love football. I’ve landed my dream job managing social media for my favorite team, but with Dakota North as quarterback it’s a 24/7 job. When I’m told I have to spend a week making sure Dak doesn’t tweet, he seems determined to use that time to flirt with me.

I have to ask myself, what is more important- losing my virginity to a bad boy quarterback or keeping my perfect job?

Happy Endings: A Novel by [Thien-Kim Lam]

Status on the TR List : This is a debut book LOOK at this blurb – on the list.

UK Price : £4.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $8.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

With her debut novel, Thien-Kim Lam serves up a sexy second-chance romance about exes with unfinished business. When working together reignites their passion, will these former flames sizzle or get burned all over again? 

Trixie Nguyen is determined to make her sex toy business a success, proving to her traditional Vietnamese parents that she can succeed in a nontraditional career. She’s made a fresh start in Washington DC, and her first pop-up event is going well—until she runs into the ex who dumped her. With a Post-it note.

The last person Andre Walker expected to see in his soul food restaurant was the woman he left behind in New Orleans. Their chemistry is still scorching, but he’s desperately trying to save his family restaurant from gentrifying developers. The solution? Partnering with his ex to turn Mama Hazel’s into a vibrator pop-up shop for hungry and horny clients.

Thanks to their steamy truce, both businesses start to sizzle and their red-hot desire soon reignites deeper feelings. But when Trixie receives an incredible career opportunity, will pride ruin their second chance at happiness?

Make Me Wilder (Wilder Adventures Book 1) by [Serena  Bell]

Status on the TR List : I haven’t read anything from the author but I just like the one tent story…

UK Price : £2.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

This tent is too small for the both of us. And I like it that way. 

Gabe: I promised my dad I’d take care of the Wilder family adventure business, including my rowdy co-workers, AKA my brothers. 

Now the business is in trouble. Rush Creek has become a spa-and-wedding destination, and the new tourists aren’t interested in getting dirty—at least not in the woods. 

Then Lucy comes to town, all blond hair and silky blouses and spike heels. It’s her job to give Wilder Adventures a makeover. If she gets her way, Wilder Adventures will become Wilder Romantic Adventures. 

Lucy hates small towns, getting messy, and anything involving the woods or the water—which pretty much makes her Not My Type. 

That doesn’t explain why when I see her, I can’t look away. Why when I touch her, I can’t stop. And why, even though I know no one can talk a city girl into small town life, I’m still trying. 

She’s driving me wild. All I can do is make her wilder. 

While You Were Texting (Digital Dating Book 2) by [Marika Ray, Delancey  Stewart]

Status on the TR List : I haven’t read anything by either of these authors but it looks cute .. on the list

UK Price : Free on KU

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Lincoln Cunningham doesn’t do relationships. Mostly because he learned in college that he doesn’t do them well. Translation: book smart guys focused on learning the art and science of vineyard tending aren’t always girl smart, and the humiliation that comes from being the only one invested in the relationship, well, that’s enough for him. 

Lincoln’s mother, however, isn’t so sure. Her oldest son found his match, and now her sights are set on Linc. Why she insists on setting him up at the Paint it Pal pottery shop is beyond anyone’s grasp.

Hannah Delacourt never dreamed of a life spent handing customers ceramic monkeys and pots of paint and explaining the inner workings of a kiln. But she also never intended to spend a year trying to figure out whether the vineyard she inherited should be sold or might actually produce wine.

When the same cute guy comes in to paint on date after miserable date, she figures out what’s going on pretty quickly. He slips her an SOS and she texts him to help him out of the latest painful date. When he texts later to thank her, they hatch the perfect scheme.

She’ll pretend to be his girlfriend while he helps her figure out if her grapes are worth keeping. Everyone wins, right? But what happens when you fall in love when you’re texting with your fake boyfriend? Worse yet, what do you do when he’s clueless?

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.

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