Top Picks 3rd March 2020 : New Romance Releases from Kelly Jamieson, Makayla Roberts, Julia London & Mia West

Posted March 1, 2020 by Nix in Top Picks / 0 Comments

New Romance Releases

Top Picks is a weekly meme that we do here at Scorching Book Reviews. In this post, I highlight the Romance books that I want to read that are released this week.

They are all books on my TR pile and only books we are interested in spending money on. I do not ask people to recommend books or highlight releases for author promo.

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. I can’t recommend a series at book 14 when I haven’t read the others. I don’t read NA. 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.

Also, the design of the site is in progress … Please be patient!

For the Win: A Wynn Hockey Novel by [Jamieson, Kelly]

Status on the TR list : Kelly Jamieson is autobuy and has been for at least 10 years. I have a high success rate with her books – I have marked it as TR.

Harrison Wynn

Even though I’m the oldest player on the farm team, I’m playing my heart out this year to prove that I have what it takes to compete in the NHL.
Everyone expects me to live up to my dying hockey hero dad’s legacy, but my chances are receding every season.

What I need is to focus, but the team’s new yoga instructor is a major distraction; I’ve had my eye on her from the first time we met.
Except she’s not interested—okay, maybe actively disinterested—since I accidentally dumped her into the ocean during our paddleboard yoga class.

How can I prove to her—and to the NHL—that I’m worth taking a chance on?

Arya Ross

Men are the last thing I need in my life.
Yoga is my priority; it helps me center myself and heal my soul.
But I can’t turn down the once-in-a-lifetime offer to be the personal yoga instructor for the local hockey team.
Sure, there are some cute players—including Harrison Wynn, who seemingly won’t take no for an answer, and whose boyish smile and sexy charm are hard to resist.
He seems genuine, and I wonder . . .

Can I put my past behind me to start a future with him?

The Devil is My Boss (The Lucifer Brothers Book 1) by [Roberts, Makayla]

Status on the TR list : I have pre-ordered this book. I have never read this author, or even heard of her, but I do love the premise (probably due to my Lucifer adiction). I shall let you know what this book is like – I’m hoping that I love it.

Book one in The Lucifer Brothers series

Talk about having a boss from hell…

Rhys Lucifer has ten days to find someone to replace his second-in-command, and he has his eyes on Remington Sawyer, a fearless data entry clerk whose beauty and quick wit tempt him into breaking his no-sex-with-employees policy. But her sensual looks aren’t the reason he wants to promote her. With a rap sheet showing she’s efficient and level-headed in the midst of chaos, she’s just the person he needs to accompany him on a business trip from hell—literally. There’s just one problem.

“No thanks.”

Remi loves her simple job. She loves her relationship with her peers. Most of all, she loves the fact that no one knows who she truly is. Becoming COO would just screw up everything. Sure, the money would be a bonus, but not the stress that would come with the job. And as melt-worthy as Rhys is, the way he keeps looking at her is bound to stir all kinds of trouble.

Still, the offer is rather tempting—both him and the job.

The Billionaire in Boots (The Princes of Texas Book 3) by [London, Julia]

Status on the TR list :  I really do enjoy Julia London’s books and this one hits a few “auto-buy” checkboxes for me. I haven’t read this series but I have marked book on as TR.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London delivers a sexy new contemporary western, where a lonesome rancher and a no-nonsense cowgirl learn that you don’t choose who you fall for–love lassos you….

As the firstborn son, it’s been drilled into Nick that he is the heir apparent to the Prince family empire. But cattle ranching has never been his true passion. Nick wants to be a pilot.  However, when his father dies, leaving Nick to clean up the mess, he knows he must do his duty before following his heart.

Charlotte Bailey can’t believe that Nick is back to run the ranch. As the office manager, she knows it’s her responsibility to help him. If only he wasn’t so brooding and cranky–and so hot it’s a wonder his chaps don’t melt right off him. But when sparks fly between them, she’s adamant about staying away from a cowboy on his way out the door.

Nick knows the ranch’s pretty, smart, and capable office manager is off-limits, but he needs her. And working in such close proximity to Charlotte every day is making Nick crazy. She smells good, she looks good, she makes him laugh, but most of all she makes him want to stay….

Stripping His Armor (Shift & Seek Book 1) by [West, Mia]

Status on the TR list : Dolphin shifter?? Sign me up 🙂 I can’t wait to read this .. on the TR list.

He wants to control the map……but his ex marks the spot.

Dolphin shifter and treasure hunter Vince Ito just got his dream mission: find King Arthur’s sword.

Unfortunately, he also got his mission partner, the one man he ever let past his defenses, only to get wrecked.

Now he has to see the guy every day. Travel with him over his home turf of northern Scotland.

Well, no way is he going to eat with him too. Or share a room with him.

Or crack open the whisky that led to his first intoxicating taste of command.


Hawk shifter and adventure photographer Lachlan McAlistair remembers exactly how it all went down.

And he’ll be damned if he’ll give Vince that kind of power over him again.

Any realist knows there’s no sword to be found. So Lach will play along and collect his check.

No unnecessary time alone with Vince. No chatting, no joking, no reminiscing.

And definitely no admitting he’s developed a craving for Vince’s brand of discipline.

Stripping His Armor is the 1st novel in the new Shift & Seek m/m shifter series.

Set your coordinates for a disoriented control freak, a Scot who knows just how to push his buttons, some damn fine whisky, and two guys secretly hoping for a second chance.

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