Top Romance Book Releases this week (2nd August 2021)

Posted August 3, 2021 by Nix in Top Picks / 0 Comments

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.

So We Meet Again: A Novel by [Suzanne Park]

Status on the TR List : I haven’t read any books from this author but it has caught my attention. On the list.

UK Price : £3.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $10.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

When investment banker Jessie Kim is laid off in a virtual meeting and then overhears why (“she’s already being overpaid anyway for a woman” and “Asians are worker bees, not someone who can drum up new deals”) she delivers an “eff you guys” speech and storms out. 

After moving back home to Tennessee to live with her loving but meddling mother and father, she runs into her childhood nemesis—golden child Daniel Choi—at the local Asian grocery store. The smart, charming lawyer appears to have it all…while Jessie has nothing.

Jess begrudgingly accepts Daniel’s help to relaunch her long abandoned Korean cooking YouTube channel: HANGUK HACKS, showcasing easy meal prep for busy professionals. But just as she discovers Daniel’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems and there’s more to him than meets the eye, he shows up for a life-changing business opportunity, and their rivalry is back on . . .

“A funny, lovely mother-daughter story. And then there’s Daniel—yummy Daniel—and great food. Settle in and enjoy!” —Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

Big Witch Energy: A found witch paranormal romance by [Kelly Jamieson]

Status on the TR List : I love Kelly Jamieson – this is on the list.

UK Price : £3.60

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $5.00

US Kindle Link : HERE

Life’s a witch, and then you fly.

Romy Larson
The tequila made me do it—throw caution to the wind to take a DNA test. Now I know why “who’s your daddy” is a dangerous question. Dad’s a witch, with a whole magical family I knew nothing about.

Discovering I have magic isn’t the only shock (though it explains a lot). There’s a familiar face among the noisy, joyful Candler clan. A fostered son named Trace—the only other time in my play-it-safe life I did something crazy. A night of madcap fun and sizzling kisses.

Trace Holcomb
For years, I’ve been trying in vain to find a spell to bring my family back after they died. I’ve given up on magic. What good is it if I can’t do the one thing I want so much?

I mistook Romy for my blind date, and it was the best mistake I ever made. Or maybe it’s the worst. When the other shoe—more like the hammer—drops, I learn she’s part of the Candler family, who opened their big hearts to me when my family died.

Now it’s up to me to run Romy through a crash course in remedial magic before she loses it forever. That’s the last thing I want to do. As the smoke clears from her first disastrous spells, something else becomes clearer. Our attraction wasn’t a fluke. And she could be the key to making my impossible dream come true…

The Dating Dare: A new witty and decadent rom-com from the author of ‘A Sweet Mess' by [Jayci Lee]

Status on the TR List : I really enjoyed book one – this is on the list.

UK Price : £2.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $10.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

One dare. Four dates. Only their hearts to lose…

No serious relationships. This is the one rule Tara Park made for herself and it has been working swimmingly, especially since she’s busy with Weldon Brewery. But when Seth Kim, temptation personified and her best friend’s new brother-in-law walks into her life, Tara might be willing to bend her golden rule . . . but only for four dates, which she agreed to after a few good rounds of beer – and a game of truth or dare.

Seth Kim can’t believe Tara agreed to his dating dare. He’s leaving for a new job in Paris in a month and a no-strings attached fling seemed like a nice distraction for both . . . But while their dates have a tendency to hit roadblocks, their non-dates and chance meetings are becoming frequent – and heated. What was supposed to be a little fun game is turning into something that neither is ready for.

But sometimes, the best things in life are the ones we never see coming.

Wildflower (Speakeasy) by [Mae Wood, Heart Eyes Press]

Status on the TR List : I love the cover – I have read one of the books from this press however nothing from this author. On the list.

UK Price : £2.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $4.25

US Kindle Link : HERE

When the prize is love, sometimes you get stung. But if you’re lucky, you just might hit the sweet spot…

Juliana Burton needs a medal at Speakeasy’s beer festival to push her brand-new brewery into the spotlight. She thinks she knows how to do it, too–with a beer made exclusively from Vermont hops, barley and the best honey in the state. Too bad the only thing standing in her way is a six feet tall, smokin’ sexy, and her secret high school crush.

After a very public disaster in Boston, Riggs Lyon is home with his teenage son in tow.  Riggs is taking over the family beekeeping business with an eye to offload it and start life over somewhere where “Lyin’ Lyon” isn’t a joke. Selling honey to Juliana doesn’t make business sense. She can’t afford the high prices Lyon honey fetches in specialty shops and farmer’s markets. But somehow, he’s having trouble saying no to anything she asks for, whether it’s in the hive or in the bedroom.

Acting Lessons: A second-chance romance (Center Stage Book 3) by [Adele Buck]

Status on the TR List : I enjoyed book one of the series and have book two on the kindle. On the list.

UK Price : £2.16

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $2.97

US Kindle Link : HERE

Parting may be such sweet sorrow, but second chances are so much sweeter.

An intense summer fling with handsome, protective actor James Martin opened up self-effacing Frederica Alves’ horizons. Then their potential for love met a swift end when he followed his dreams and left New York for Hollywood.

Two years later, James is back, his talent now matched by his rising fame, and that spark is still there. But the shy Freddie he knew has become a confident woman and their passionate reconnection speedily turns into equally passionate conflict.

That Freddie was still single was both unexpected and welcome after two years apart. But as James learns how much she’s grown into herself, he realizes he’d walked away from the best thing that ever happened to him.

Trouble is, one thing has stayed the same: Freddie hates cameras and attention and they’re about to face a lot of both.

Can a publicity-shy woman and a celebrity learn how to reach for the stars together, or will everything come crashing to earth?

Secrets Of A One Night Stand (Mills & Boon Desire) (Billionaires of Boston, Book 2) by [Naima Simone]

Status on the TR List : Love Naima Simone’s stuff – this is on the list.

UK Price : £2.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

She told herself it was one night. Nothing more.

Finding out her one-night fling is her new boss is the shock of Mycah Hill’s lifetime. She can’t say no to being VP for software CEO Achilles Farrell—it’s her career dream come true. But working in such close proximity means it’s hard to keep temptation at bay. And Achilles’s tortured family history means he’s not up for a relationship. But a surprise pregnancy soon changes everything…

Knocking on Helen's Door (Grim Dating Book 4) by [Eve  Langlais]

Status on the TR List : I love this author – on the list.

UK Price : £3.19

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $4.43

US Kindle Link : HERE

Dying didn’t get rid of his heart.

Grim Dating is a hit with the underworld and running like a smooth machine, which is why the commander and his mate decide to go on a vacation, leaving Julio in charge.

It’s his chance to show the Dark Lord he’s got the sinning it takes to move up in the ranks. You won’t see him getting distracted from the job by a nice pair of legs or a fetching smile. Settling down is not in the tarot cards for Julio.

Yet when an angel walks into the office asking how babies are made, he’s quick to volunteer. But seducing angels is not allowed.

Will Heaven and Hell make an exception for love?

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