Top Picks : My pick of this weeks new releases

Posted May 11, 2014 by Nix in Top Picks / 1 Comment

New Romance Releases


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.

UPDATED INFO ON TOP PICKS…. Usually, the books on the Top Picks post have been the ones that I have personally pre-ordered or received for review purposes and liked. As I mentioned yesterday, I am no longer pre-ordering so  I’l be explaining why I pick each Top Pick as I go along. Bare with me whilst I get the formatting right though….

This weeks Top Picks are….


One sadist. One submissive
One extraordinary love

and may all your darkest wishes come true

Fleeing false murder charges, Lindsey lands in San Francisco. There she builds a satisfying life until, in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she encounters deVries. Moth, meet flame.

A security specialist and occasional mercenary, deVries needs an adorable submissive like a knife to the gut. Hell, she’s not even a masochist. But here she is, all big brown eyes and sweet body and sassy mouth. Loyal. Tough-minded. Honest.

Or maybe not, considering her ID is forged. If she thinks to lie to him, she’ll learn better. He’s the Enforcer of Dark Haven—his discipline is absolute, his punishments harsh, and his heart untouched…until now.

Reason for addition to Top Picks : I love Cherise Sinclair’s Masters and this series is awesome. It will be added to my Watchlist as it will only be available from Loose ID for a few weeks and I don’t buy direct from them.


Surviving will take a miracle. Happily Ever After’s going to take two.

Southern Arcana, Book 6

Anna Lenoir has always fought. First to escape her broken childhood, then to prove a female shapeshifter can stand shoulder to shoulder with the men. Now she fights for money, and her reputation is as legendary as her stone-cold heart. She’s never met a man she couldn’t walk away from.

Until him.

Bounty hunter Patrick McNamara has a scary reputation of his own, along with mysterious powers linked to his many tattoos. On the clock, they’re the perfect supernatural-crime-solving team. After hours, she’s ready to rock his world. But Patrick won’t settle for just her body, and Anna’s better at breaking homes than making them.

When the heir to the Southwest council goes missing, their combined skills are the best chance of averting a territory war. But the hunt will drag them through the most vulnerable parts of their broken pasts. Daring to risk her heart might be the first fight she loses, and the stakes have never been higher.

Because Patrick will sacrifice anything for her. Even his life.

Warning: Contains cheap motel rooms, gas station chili dogs, supernatural politics and a literal flaming sword. Also, sex. Angry sex, dirty sex, sweet sex and thank-god-you’re-alive sex between a tough-as-nails heroine with a fragile woobie heart, and a dangerous hero who will sacrifice anything to love her.

Reason for addition to the list : I love this series. The writing is amazing and the shifters are sexy. It is on the Wish-List


Nerdy girls can be sexy. All it takes is the right mix of sugar and spice…

In high school, Victoria was every guy’s buddy. And ever since, she’s been stuck in the friend zone. Sex appeal? She doesn’t have enough of that to fill her smallest measuring spoon. Thankfully, her catering business keeps her too busy to think about her personal life—or lack thereof.

When her old high school crush strolls back into town, heating up feelings she thought she’d shoved to the back of her emotional freezer, she feels compelled to take up her best friend’s offer to do a makeover. Maybe it’s time she play the siren, not the sidekick.

Back in Summit Green to open a new branch of his auto repair service, Rider James barely recognizes the alluring brunette as the clumsy, introverted girl from high school. He always liked her, but back then she was too innocent to mess with. Now she’s all grown up…and turning him on.

Yet Victoria can’t help wondering if Rider will ever look past the sinful pout and stiletto heels—and love the vulnerable woman who still hides beneath.

Warning: Features a slightly nerdy caterer, a man determined to do more than kiss the cook, a generous portion of steaming-hot sex, and a dash of bondage.

Reason for addition to the list: Anne Rainey writes very good Erotic romance books so I automatically take notice of releases. This one has a geek girl and I love Geek characters 😀


Katrina’s Lesson in Social Media Disasters or How Technology Can Bite You in the A**

Katrina Phillips is an expert social media manager. But that doesn’t mean she can’t make mistakes. Horrible, hide-in-your-closet-forever mistakes…like accidentally syncing her BootyBook app with her online profiles.

Blammo. Now everyone in the world can see who Katrina has dated and how they rated in appearance, sexual performance and (OMG) detailed descriptions of their manly parts! Now her phone is blowing up with angry exes—and an out-of-the-blue text from the only guy who came close to a perfect score….

Katrina has had a thing for Drew Jordan since forever ago, even if a booze-fuelled one-nighter did destroy their friendship. So why is he suddenly texting her now—and is it because she rated his Sexy Staff of Manliness as “magnificent?” Now the only way to satisfy her curiosity is to reunite with Drew…and rate him all over again!

Reason for being on the list : I liked it and I gave it 4 Stars. The review is here 


You and your “work husband” have just won an all-expenses-paid vacation in Oahu. Now the fun begins…

1. Get lei’d. (With flowers, obvi.)

2. Settle into your gorgeous ocean-side cabin. Contemplate living in Hawaii forever.

3. Become overwhelmed with hideous unexplained jealousy when your bestie decides to make sexy moves on your work husband, Alan.

4. Dismiss jealousy. After all, you’re not interested in Alan “that” way… are you?

5. Avoid joyous dancing when bestie’s ex arrives and sweeps her off her feet—leaving Alan completely and totally available.

6. Now you’re alone with Alan. Alone. In paradise. Take a deep breath, have a mai tai—or two—and (gulp!) make your move. Be classy.

7. “Accidentally” let Alan peek under your grass skirt.

8. Take off grass skirt.

9. Do Incredibly Naughty and Sexy Things everywhere.

10. And do not think about what happens when you and your work husband go back to reality….

Reason for addition to list : I have already read this but just not got round to reviewing it. I really enjoyed it, like I have with all the ones in this series.


Jobless, broke, and struggling to support herself and her invalid mother, paramedic Sophie Miller doesn’t have time or energy for a relationship. Especially with her mother’s clock ticking down.So when the sexy cowboy she meets at a carnival proposes a no-strings, one-night stand, she’s all over it.

Until her one-night stand shows up again and turns out to be everything she’s ever wanted.

Tucker Haywood has his hands full running Paint River Ranch and trying to deal with all the changes pulling the rug out from under him. His past has taught him it’s better to keep women at arm’s length, for their sake. Stubborn and temperamental, Tucker doesn’t have a clue how to deal with a city girl who’s scared of squirrels and dirt.  So when Sophie gets under his skin, he has to do whatever it takes to push her away.

Even if it means losing the part of himself he never thought he’d find.

Reason for addition to the list : I’m looking at as it has Cowboys, a hot cover and a good price ($0.99)



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