Top Picks Romance Book Post : New Releases 29th Jan 2023

Posted January 29, 2023 by Nix in Top Picks / 1 Comment

Welcome to Top Picks. This is a weekly post which features books out this week which have caught my eye.

I have decided to split the list into three; On my List, On my Radar and Caught My eye. The first is those I have every intention of reading. On my Radar feautures books that I have marked on a wishlist, possibly as I am awaiting a price drop or am not up to that book in the series. The last are more one’s I know next to nothing about but have caught my eye for some reason. All books are one’s which I would potentially read.

As always, I do my due diligence on all books I put on here. I don’t recommend books from authors who I know 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 has engaged in bad behaviour, tell me in the comments and the book will be removed.

I don’t read NA. I do not read reverse harem. I also do not read Pandemic romance. I also do not read mafia romance. I also do not read age play romance. Those books will not feature here.

Due to issues with prices, I will no longer be posting RRP’s of these books – the prices I post seem to be accurate for a day so I feel it is completely pointless.


I really enjoy You’ve Got Mail retellings – this one looks fun. On the list.

He thinks she’s an elderly widow. She’s convinced he’s a grumpy old man. Neither could be further from the truth.

After a short and difficult marriage, recently widowed Edith Sherman has learned her lesson. Forget love. Forget marriage. She plans to fill her thirties with adventure. As she awaits the final paperwork for a humanitarian trip to South Africa, she accepts a short-term nursing position in a small Midwestern town. The last thing she needs is a handsome local catching her eye. How inconvenient is that?

Henry Hobbes isn’t exactly thrilled to have Edith, who he assumes is an elderly widow, dumped on him as a houseguest for the summer. But he’d do almost anything for his niece, who is practically like a sister to him given how close they are in age. Especially since Edith will be working nights and Henry works most days. When he and Edith keep missing each other in person, they begin exchanging notes—short messages at first, then longer letters, sharing increasingly personal parts of their lives.

By the time Henry realizes his mistake—that Edith is actually the brown-eyed beauty he keeps bumping into around town—their hearts are so intertwined he hopes they never unravel. But with her departure date rapidly approaching, and Henry’s roots firmly planted at home, Edith must ultimately decide if the adventure of her dreams is the one right in front of her.

Reminiscent of the beloved classic You’ve Got Mail comes a delightful new romantic comedy about mistaken identities, second chances, and finding love in unexpected places.

I love this series – Naima Simone’s Rose Bend series is heart-warming and cosy. On the list.

Passion, heat and deep emotion – Naima Simone is a gem!’ Maisey Yates, New York Times bestselling author

Jenna Landon has spent her life aiming for perfection — and missing. The pressure and disappointment has been hard to deal with and she took it out on anyone in town, sealing her reputation as ‘mean girl’. Now she is ready to leave Rose Bend and start again. Only first she must help her family with the town’s carnival fundraiser. And endure her new neighbour who seems to do everything possible to annoy her.

Isaac Hunter didn’t mean to disturb his neighbour with his music. But if anyone could use ‘messing with,’ it’s prissy, perfect, sexy Jenna Landon. But soon their clashes turn into something hotter. Recently divorced, Isaac’s focus should be rebuilding his life, not an entanglement with a woman who spells nothing but trouble. Because Jenna is leaving Rose Bend. And they both know he can’t go with her, and he can’t ask her to stay…

Kiki Clark is an author that I have good experience with and this one looks great. On the list.

When Death is your soulmate, finding love has never been so heart-stopping.

Enzo has only had time to focus on one thing for the last few years–his thesis. He’s less than six months away from finally finishing when his whole world gets flipped upside down.

By a guy dressed like a fifties greaser.

Learning truths about himself and his family leaves Enzo feeling shaken, but there is just something about Theo that keeps drawing him back in.

A connection between them that feels vast and infinite.


Until His Beginning Ends is a prequel novella set in the world of the Scythe series, co-written by Kiki Clark and EM Lindsey. Every story has a guaranteed HEA.

Previously available through the YBBB giveaway on Prolific Works. Content has not changed.

I don’t know if I will like this book or not but it sounds like I should read it … mountain men, secret baby, fertility issues….

I’ve never really had a family outside of my friends, but that hasn’t stopped me from wanting one.

When I’m no closer to being with the man of my dreams, I decide there’s nothing stopping me from becoming a mom on my own.

I decide to do just that right after my best friend’s wedding.

As a final pre-pregnancy hurrah, I give myself permission to flirt with her brother during the festivities. He’s a grumpy mountain man who is only in town for the wedding. I’ve been in love with him forever, but he’s always been off limits.

After one incredible night together, we part ways. I assume for forever.

That is until I go in for my doctor’s appointment and find out I don’t need any help getting pregnant—I already am.

Now I have to figure out how I’m going to tell my best friend’s brother that I’m having his baby.

Could this be my chance to have everything I’ve ever wanted? Or will I end up more alone than ever?

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