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Top Picks is a weekly meme that we do here at Scorching Book Reviews. In this post we highlight the books that we want to read that are released this week. They are books on our TR pile and only books we are interested in spending money on.
This weeks Top Picks are..
Status on TR list : Ooooh, I didn’t know this one was out …. Love Thea Harrison and Jeffe Kennedy. On the list.>
As the snows fall and hearths burn, four stories of Midwinter beginnings prove that love can fight its way through the chillest night…
THE DARKEST MIDNIGHT, by Grace Draven
The mark Jahna Ulfrida was born with has made her a target of the cruel and idle all her life. During the long, crowded festivities of Deyalda, there’s nowhere to escape. Until a handsome stranger promises to teach her to save herself…
THE CHOSEN, by Thea Harrison
In her visions, Lily sees two men fighting for her tiny country’s allegiance: the wolf and the tiger, each deadly, each cunning. One will bring Ys chaos and death, one a gentler path—but she’s destined to love whichever she chooses. The midwinter Masque is upon them, and the wolf is at her door…
THE STORM, by Elizabeth Hunter
When her soul mate died in a massacre of the half-angelic Irin people, Renata thought she’d never feel happiness again. She’s retreated to the snowy Dolomites to remember her hurts—until determined, irrepressible Maxim arrives to insist on joy, too. And before she can throw him out, they discover a secret the Irin have to know…
THE SNOWS OF WINDROVEN, by Jeffe Kennedy
As a blizzard threatens their mountain keep, the new Queen Amelia of the Twelve Kingdoms and her unofficial consort Ash face their own storm. Ash knows a scarred, jumpy ex-convict isn’t the companion his queen needs. But when a surprise attack confines them together in their isolated sanctuary, the feast of midwinter might tempt even Ash into childlike hope…
Status on TR list : Love this Suleikha Snyder’s books… on the list!>
It’s been 10 years since Naya saw her stepbrother, Lachlan Christie. In that time, he’s become a famous chef, complete with his own hip and trendy Manhattan restaurant…and she’s become the woman who can give him everything — especially her body and soul. But the past doesn’t always stay dead, and you can’t escape it, no matter how far you fly or how hot you burn.
Naya’s determined to win Lachlan and secure them a happily ever after, no matter what it takes — but is love enough to save her master chef?
In the first book in the Master Chefs series, the forbidden meets the possible — and passion cooks up a storm.
“SEARED is scorching hot and wicked good fun. The chemistry between Naya and Lachlan is off-the-charts. It’s the kinky romance I’ve been waiting for. If you can stand the heat, buy this book right now!” –Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author of the Original Sinners series
Status on TR List : Trope Lust alert!! On the list.>
Everyone knows the first rule of friends-with-benefits is you don’t fall for your friend.
There are a million reasons I shouldn’t be messing around with Claudia: we’re best friends, we work together, her dad is my boss, and I’m moving out of state in a few weeks. But none of that seems to matter when we hook up at my sister’s wedding. It’s the best sex I’ve ever had. I’d have to be crazy not to keep it going.
We’ve both got too much on our plates to commit to anything more than a friends-with-benefits arrangement. And believe me, those benefits are way too good to resist. So good in fact, that I’m starting to regret my plans to move away. But how do I let her know that I want to stay when I promised her no strings attached sex? And if I tell her the truth, will I lose my best friend, too?
Status on TR list : Silver threaded beard on the cover? An author I’ve enjoyed before? Reasonable price? On the list!>
He knows if she’s been bad or good.
Amidst the sugarplums and mistletoe, fashion stylist Julia Bennett is every inch a scrooge. Known for her ice-queen ways, she’s having a meltdown over a botched business deal and an upcoming milestone birthday. Add the pressure of forced holiday cheer, and she’s ready to dive into the spiked eggnog and not come out until summer.
Warren Stone, president and owner of the Sugar Rush Candy Company, is determined to make Julia slow down and enjoy the holidays. As her friend and confidante for thirteen years, he knows her better than anyone. But when decking the halls leads them to an explosive, sexy night, everything suddenly changes.
When Warren decides Julia is all he wants for Christmas, will she risk their longtime friendship for the gift of love?
SWEET LIFE is a sexy contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane. It can be read as a standalone or enjoyed as part of the Sugar Rush series.